A ‘FREAKY fun day’ was staged to celebrate a community project which has seen a derelict Keighley plot transformed into an urban green space.

The event – at Westfell Road – featured pumpkin carving, hook-a-duck and a creepy karaoke. There was also a street kitchen providing free food, courtesy of sponsorship from Keighley Town Council.

Residents of all ages attended, together with guests including councillors and town mayor Cllr Peter Corkindale.

The ground clearance ­— and the celebratory event – were organised by the town council’s project co-ordinator, Pip Gibson, and voluntary organisation Keighley Urban Meadows.

Keighley Urban Meadows trustee, Robert Whitaker, said: “It took a lot of hard graft to get the site fit for community use – many of our people have worked really hard clearing weeds, brambles and rubbish.”

Town councillor and vice-chairman of community development, Julie Adams, said the town council was committed to supporting projects that get people actively involved in improving their neighbourhoods.

She added: “We will be happy to hear from residents or local groups who want to do something practical to improve their own neighbourhoods. Contact details are on the Keighley Town Council website.”