PART of Haworth has again benefited from a united community effort to spruce up and improve this area's environment.

Residents and councillors banded together to tidy up Ebor Lane on Saturday afternoon. (Nov 11)

They got rid of litter, cleared up fallen leaves and cut back undergrowth.

The clean up was organised by Worth Valley ward councillors Rebecca Poulsen and Russell Brown, and supported by Bradford Council's Keighley Area Co-ordinator's office.

Cllr Poulsen said: "It was especially nice to see people of all ages taking part, including little children who were really excited to be picking up the litter and seeing the big improvement they were making.

"It was freezing, but we provided teas and coffees and Chris Herd brought down some pies and sandwiches.

"There were a lot of fallen leaves to clear and weeds to dig up.

"Where we were working there wasn't too much litter, though there is a lot in the beck itself.

"We're working with the Rivers Trust to see what involvement they can have with sorting out the beck, because that's not a job for Saturday afternoon volunteers.

"But what we did achieve was very worthwhile. It was a proper community clean up, mainly involving residents of the area who all want to live in a nice environment."