OAKWORTH'S Christmas lights were switched on at the weekend.

And tribute has been paid to everyone who supported a fundraising campaign to provide the festive illuminations.

Saturday's switch-on was performed by youngster Oliver Todd, with guests including Santa and Keighley town mayor, Councillor Julie Adams.

Over £11,000 was raised for the lights, with donations from residents, plus £3,000 from Keighley Town Council and £4,000 from Bradford Council.

Mags Dearden, chair of the Christmas Lights Group, said: "I'm overwhelmed by how successful our campaign has been and the support we have received from residents. We've gone way beyond our initial target."

Group member, Cllr Luke Maunsell, said: "This has been one of the most incredible campaigns I've ever been a part of and I look forward to playing a role in wherever we go next."

The switch-on followed a well-attended Christmas fair in the village hall, organised by Oakworth Village Society.

Janet Armstrong, for the society, said: "It was splendid to be able to incorporate Oakworth's first Christmas lights switch-on with the fair. The interest shown in lighting-up Oakworth has been incredible and many thanks are extended to the small team of volunteers who have made the village look so pretty."