Steeton parish councillors are optimistic they will win grant cash for a new children’s playground outside the village’s community centre.

Chairman Coun David Mullen said one conditional offer had been received for money to help develop the playground next to the Community Hub.

He added: “We await the results of our other application – we should know by July if we have been successful.”

The two grants would be supported by donations already received from businesses and the £400 proceeds of a sponsored toddle by mother and toddler groups.

Coun Mullen, speaking in his annual report to Steeton-with-Eastburn Parish Council, said the playground design had been finalised following consultations with local groups.

He added: “Three companies were invited to tender the project and from this a contractor was appointed.”

The council is also planning to landscape the area around the Hub. It has been working on the project with Keighley and Ilkley Voluntary and Community Action and Airedale Hospital, which has offered to provide shrubs.

He added: “The Hub has been in use for just over 12 months and is proving to be a popular venue.”