NEW netball and art classes are being launched by Otley Action for Older People.

The charity’s Introduction to Walking Netball course will start at Prince Henry’s Grammar School on Wednesday, September 18. Aimed at anyone aged over 55 who is interested in getting back into the sport, the 5.30pm to 6.30pm sessions will run on Wednesdays for ten weeks.

The art classes, meanwhile, will get underway in October and run from 2.30pm to 4pm at the Otley Old People’s Welfare Centre, on Crossgate, each Tuesday.

An Otley Action for Older People (OAOP) spokeswoman said: “The class is suitable for all abilities so, whether you have an existing flare for art or are a beginner, everyone is welcome!” To register your interest or find out more, call (01943) 463965. OAOP offers support and organises activities for people in Otley, Pool-in-Wharfedale and Arthington.