SILSDEN people are being urged to get ‘snap happy’ when out and about in countryside surrounding the town this spring.

Silsden Campaign for the Countryside is asking residents to capture seasonal images on their cameras or smart phones.

The photographs will then be displayed at a special fundraising event, Springtime Around Silsden, being held at the town hall on Saturday, June 1.

There will be prizes for the best overall entry and for the top photo showing fields or footpaths under threat from development.

Campaign co-ordinators Caroline Whitaker and Cathy Liddle said: “Silsden not only boasts a beautiful rural landscape of fields, hills, moorland, ancient woodland and lanes, but a spectacular variety of wildlife, trees, hedgerows and flowers.

“The aim of the photo exhibition is to clearly demonstrate how fortunate we are in Silsden to have access to such remarkable countryside and how much would be lost if our environment and heritage were to be destroyed.

“We are hoping to receive prints not just from the expert snappers, but from anyone who goes out walking and appreciates the many delights of the season.”

Photos can be of any shape or size, colour or black and white.

Prints – in a named envelope, with a caption – can be left at Silsden Community Library anytime up to Friday, May 31.

Alongside the exhibition there will be a coffee and cake morning, with various bring-and-buy stalls.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Plastic-Free Silsden will be among organisations represented.