THE LORD Mayor of Leeds has officially named Pool-in-Wharfedale's new Honorary Citizen of the Year.

Martin Lee was presented with the award shield by Councillor Jane Dowson at the village's annual Civic Service on Sunday, October 8.

Cllr Dowson, who lives in Pool, was joined by Pool Parish Council Chair Councillor Hazel Lee and other dignitaries for the event at St Wilfrid's Church.

The parish council asks villagers each year to nominate people who have made an outstanding contribution to the community for the award.

Cllr Lee said Old Pool Bank resident Mr Lee - no relation - was an excellent example of a kind and thoughtful neighbour, and a 'fantastic' member of the community.