A COMMUNITY group has a new team at the helm.

And the line-up has wasted no time in getting involved in activities.

Just a week after the new Lund Park Community Group management committee was formed, a hugely-successful litter clean-up was staged at the Keighley park.

More than 18 volunteers took part, including the town’s deputy mayor, Councillor Julie Adams.

Support was also provided by ward officer Liz Horne.

And Keighley Town Council provided materials including litter pickers, gloves and high-visibility tabards.

The group’s secretary, Kamal Hussain, said: “As we come out of lockdown in the next few months there will be many families visiting Lund Park, so it’s important to ensure the park is clean, safe and welcoming for everyone.”

He added: “We have a very strong and diverse team, committed to making Lund Park a better place.

“There is a good community spirit, which makes it easier for the group to work.”

The group was originally set-up in 2002.

New chairman is Councillor Abdul Shohid.

“It’s been truly humbling to see people in the community come together to support the group,” he said.

“Roy Williams and Jo Horrox were instrumental to the group’s existence and we are extremely grateful.”

Jo is serving on the new management committee, as treasurer. Tahid Khan is media officer and Christie Bridge first aider.

New facilities planned for the park include an agility trail.

“We are delighted that Bradford Council has secured funding to install the trail – which will feature high-quality equipment,” said Mr Hussain.

“In addition to the equipment, signage will also be installed.

“Children will get so much out of the equipment.”