TWO KEIGHLEY town councillors have teamed up to give £4,000 to community groups in the Oakworth area.

Councillors Luke Maunsell and Mark Curtis have jointly donated the money from their individual Ward Improvement Funds.

Cllr Maunsell this month handed £500 to local man Andrew Heaton to ambitious efforts with other volunteers to spruce up the Dockroyd cemetery in Oakworth.

They gave around £2,200 to Oakworth Community Trust, which runs Oakworth Village Hall, formerly Holden Hall, hosting a range of regular community activities.

Keighley Youth Theatre (KYDZ), whose 24-strong membership presents three shows a year at Oakworth Methodist Church, received £500.

Other money was spent on dog bag refills for dispensers around the village (£250), the activities of Plastic Free Oakworth (£150), and an upcoming event by the Men of Worth military history group (£100).

Councillors Maunsell and Curtis have £300 left to be spent.

Cllr Maunsell said he was delighted he and Cllr Curtis could support the "wonderful" efforts to restore the cemetery to its original Victorian state.

He said: "Andrew, alongside his army of volunteers, are helping give the graveyard an incredible degree of dignity after years of neglect.

"I have adopted a grave myself and am deeply proud of how hard residents are working to restore the graveyard to its former glory. I look forward to seeing the project continue and hope this money will help take it further!"