Gala Queen Lilly on a clean up mission

Gala Queen Lilly on a clean up mission

LillyChildren at Oakworth Primary  School heard how a fellow pupil and outgoing Gala Queen, Lilly Bower, has joined in a campaign to clean up the village by challenging irresponsible dog walkers.

Lilly, aged 11, wrote to both Keighley Town Council and Keighley Area Co-ordinator’s Office to demand action to combat the amount of dog fouling on the streets of Oakworth, and was invited to meet the Area Co-ordinator and ward officer along with her mum Nicola and Janet Armstrong of Oakworth Village Society.

As a result  the Area Office has placed new dog fouling signs on the main road in Oakworth, and carried out a doorknock in the most affected places.

Ward Officer Liz Parker also joined Lilly in leading a school assembly to promote the Green Dog Walker Scheme and Operation Oakworth, the campaign to encourage residents to join in a village clean up on Saturday July 9.

Lilly is also a member of Oakworth Methodist Guides who heard about Operation Oakworth, and offered  to serve scones and tea to the volunteer litterpickers in support.

Lilly hands over her crown to Mekayliha McDonald,  the new Oakworth Gala Queen, at the Gala on Saturday July 2.

For further info contact Liz Parker on 01535 618008 or to email Oakworth litter hotspots to

Picture above, Lilly Bower (centre) with fellow guides Charlotte Bairstow (left and Isla Clarkson).

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