CONONLEY Parish Council has a new chairman.

Councillor Nick Swain took-up the role at the council's annual meeting.

He succeeds Alan Parker, who stepped into the chairmanship earlier this year but has now retired as a councillor.

Mr Parker was thanked for his work, for the parish council and in the community, over the years.

The former community correspondent for the Keighley News and sister paper, the Craven Herald, joined the parish council in August, 2007.

He became vice-chairman in 2016.

His appointment as chairman followed the resignation from the council last December of Cllr Lois Brown.

This month's elections saw Kath Clark become a member of the parish council, joining those who had sought re-election.