SILSDEN youngster Niamh Lawrence has written to her MP voicing concerns about the state of the town's play area.

The six-year-old says in her letter to Robbie Moore that parts of the facility in Silsden Park are "dangerous and need repairing".

Niamh's mum, Rachel Whitehead, says: "Niamh is proud of where she lives. The play equipment is so poor it prompted her to write the letter."

In his response to the Silsden Primary School pupil, Mr Moore said he had been to see the state of the play area and described it as "unacceptable".

He added he had forwarded her letter to the chief executive of Bradford Council, and hoped the local authority would act "as soon as possible".

A Bradford Council spokesperson told the Keighley News: "Silsden Park is in the third and final phase of our playable spaces refurbishment programme. We're working with ward and town councillors to produce a design brief and are planning to refurbish the toddler play area within the fenced section, play equipment outside the fenced area and safety surfacing. The disc roundabout will also be replaced.

"We expect to start work this autumn and meanwhile thank parents, carers and children for their patience."