A VILLAGE sculpture trail has been launched.

Several works by different artists are located around Oxenhope.

The trail was officially opened at the Millennium Green by the Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, David Pearson.

He used his ceremonial sword to perform the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Village councillor Helen Hartley came-up with the concept for the trail and invited ideas from locally-based artists.

The results vary from a huge concrete hand to a sound sculpture and a large steel flower.

“All the sculptures celebrate the village and the local environment,” said a spokesperson.

“The trail can be walked in less than an hour and is an excellent way for families and visitors to Oxenhope to explore the village.

“Maps of the trail are available from the local Co-op and Oxenhope Station.”

Pieces on display include Perspective, by Stan Lawler, at Oxenhope Station car park; a works at the primary school, by Charlie Kershaw; Nurture, by Sarah Clark, which is located at St Mary’s Church and is surrounded by pebbles decorated by pupils from the village primary school; OxenHOPE, created by two A-level students at Parkside School in Cullingworth, situated at the mill pond; and Village Visions, by Thomas Clayton, which can be seen in the rose garden. More details are at facebook.com/OxenhopeST.