A NEW entrance has been created to an Oakworth cemetery thanks to the generosity of local businesses.

Volunteers on the Dockroyd Graveyard Restoration Project received support from specialists as they transferred the entrance from the main road to a quiet snicket.

They also led a footpath from the new entrance for visitors from the snicket between Dockroyd Lane and Providence Crescent.

Andrew Heaton, owner of the site, said: “The former entrance off Chapel Street was hazardous for both young and old alike.

“The new entrance from the snicket between Dockroyd Lane and Providence Crescent will provide safe and disabled access away from busy traffic.

“Once more the local community has come together to provide an improved experience for visitors to Oakworth.”

Mr Heaton wanted to thank to Worth Welding in Oakworth for sourcing and fitting a suitable Victorian wrought iron gate.

He said: “The stonework around the entrance was expertly completed by our volunteer and master stonemason Stuart Sharp.

“We are grateful Ward Planings in Keighley for arranging the donation and delivery of suitable road material to give the path an authentic Victorian look.

“We would also like to thank Neil from Chippindale Plant Hire in Keighley for the provision of machinery for volunteers William Mitchell and Simon Thornton to level the path and lay the stone.”