TO celebrate Parliament Week, Burley-in-Wharfedale Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, were very lucky to enjoy a visit from the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Gerry Barker.

The Lord Mayor brought along his mascot, a small teddy bear named Brad. He attended on three separate nights so he could see all 200 guiding members.

Sue Vint, leader, 1st Burley-in-Wharfedale Guides said: "The Lord Mayor talked to everyone about his role and what it entailed, then young members were able to ask him lots of their own questions. There were many questions as the girls were fascinated by his robes, hat and chain! The girls heard that he was Lord Mayor for a year and about his charity, which is the Bradford Cinderella Club.

"We know the Lord Mayor is very busy and we are very grateful him giving up his time to meet us, we really enjoyed his visit."

Parliament Week aims to inspire interest in parliament, politics and democracy and encourage young people engage with the UK's democratic system and institutions. This year it runs from November 6 to12.