KEIGHLEY town hall square’s appearance as a “bright and flowery oasis” has won it the top accolade from Yorkshire in Bloom judges.

Keighley Town Council received a platinum award for their efforts to look after the square along with a discretionary award for its war memorial.

The results were announced this afternoon at a presentation ceremony in York.

Keighley town clerk Safia Kauser said: “The judges passed some positive comments on the overall impression stating that the square is a bright, flowery oasis in the heart of Keighley, and which is clearly appreciated by the people of the town.

“Judges were impressed to hear that the square has also welcomed visitors from around the world and it and it is something Keighley should definitely be proud of.

“Comments were also passed at the use of layers of beeswax to protect the bronze statues which showed the level of care given to the memorial and the careful maintenance of the overall square.

“Well done to everyone involved and to the people of Keighley for having a beautiful memorial garden and square, which we should all be proud of ."