HUNDREDS of people turned out to support the 2019 Otley Green Fair.

The town’s annual celebration of all things environmental was this year held at Otley Courthouse on Saturday, April 13.

Stalls from all kinds of local and national organisations, including Friends of Gallows Hill and the RSPB, were set up on the day to supply information and advice to visitors.

Some creative activities were also organised, including a sticker art workshop, while the Rainbow Morris side danced before and after lunch.

Green Fair organiser Hazel Costello said: “More than 300 visitors came, making the fair one of the most successful in recent years and indicating that there is plenty of interest in taking a stand for the environment and against climate change and pollution.

“The attractions included 18 stalls from a wide variety of local and national environmental organisations and local crafts.

“The West Yorkshire Bat group was a very popular stall, with live bats on show as well as the opportunity to see on a map where bats have been seen in Otley.

“One brave stallholder, Chaz Lockett - Leeds Team Leader for the Canal and River Trust - was outside in the courtyard all day, where he had an excellent view of the Rainbow Morris side dancing.

“The free sticker art workshop in the Art Room was very popular and lots of exciting objects were created by both children and adults.

“And the café was busy all day, serving delicious veggie and vegan food. Thanks to all who took part and all the volunteers who helped make this such a successful day.” Other local groups taking part included Wharfedale Beekeepers and Otley Community Land Trust.