TWO landmark buildings in Haworth are changing colour this week.

The Bronte Parsonage Museum and the village's parish church are both being illuminated purple.

Haworth & Worth Valley Rotarians have been given the go-ahead to temporarily adjust the floodlighting to mark a Rotary International polio awareness campaign.

Purple is the campaign colour, and this is the second year that the Haworth & Worth Valley club has been granted permission to alter the floodlights of the two iconic buildings – which attract Bronte enthusiasts and tourists from across the world.

Rotary International has invested millions of dollars into a global programme to eradicate polio from the world, and the initiative is close to achieving its target.

The programme includes a network of almost 100 environmental testing sites for sewage in Afghanistan and Pakistan, covering all the major population centres. In 2020, nearly 60 per cent of monthly samples tested positive for poliovirus, but that has dropped to around 15 per cent this year.

Ian Park, past president of Haworth & Worth Valley Rotary Club, says: "Our club has supported the campaign since its inception and we’re delighted that both the management at the parsonage museum and the church’s parochial church council have given us permission to colour their buildings again this year.

"It helps us raise the profile of Rotary’s polio eradication campaign."