A MOBILE CCTV camera is to be used at a Wharfedale nature reserve to catch litter louts.

Otley and Yeadon ward councillors have arranged for the camera to be deployed at Gallows Hill, off Pool Road.

It will be loaned from Leeds City Council's Outer North West Community Committee, which also uses it to deter and catch fly-tippers.

Signs to warn people that the camera could be in operation are to be installed at Gallows Hill too, while there are also plans to have a larger bin installed in the car park.

The activity follows concerns raised by Otley residents recently about the state of the reserve in terms of the amount of rubbish that is being dumped there, especially in the car park.

Otley Town Council Chairman Councillor Ray Georgeson (Lib Dem, Danefield) said: "Hopefully this will all make a difference and the vast majority of users who treat the area with respect will see the benefit, while staying vigilant in reporting any issues."