The latest in a series of meetings to try to retain services at Haworth Fire Station was highly positive and constructive, according to a parish council chairman.

Councillor John Huxley, of Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury Parish Council, said the meeting was staged by the Worth Valley Joint Transport and Emergency Services Committee.

Among those present were representatives from the police, the fire and rescue service, ward councillors and Calderdale Mountain Rescue.

Haworth Fire Station was scheduled for closure in December 2012, but a two-year stay of execution was granted to allow groups to work out an alternative way of maintaining and operating the premises.

Last year, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue confirmed it would consider the establishment of a new, community-style emergency service centre, using mainly volunteers.

Coun Huxley said: “The committee called the meeting because we needed to know who else was prepared to get involved and what kind of support they could offer.

“We had very constructive presentations.

“What everyone is concerned about is whether this can be sustainable. But I believe as long as there is the political will, we can make it work.”