A pair of judges have toured Haworth to make a spring assessment of the village’s entry in this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom contest.

Linda Casper and Christine Stewart, who visited the village for the first time as competition judges, were shown around on Tuesday.

They will return to Haworth in mid-July for their main summer assessment.

Village resident Gill Hill, of the Haworth Bloom Makers, said she was encouraged by the judges’ reaction.

“On the whole, they seemed very impressed,” she said. “They thought what Haworth Primary School is doing in terms of gardening was marvellous.

“They got to see the park and the flower meadow at the Parsonage, and said they thought Main Street was looking very clean. As a group, there are still all sorts of things we need to do, and they gave us plenty of helpful pointers.”

Residents who are not part of the bloom-makers group can contribute to Haworth’s entry by making sure the village remains looking clean and tidy for when the judges return.

Tackling dog fouling is also high on the agenda.