THERE was a lot of interest in the work of Skipton Civic Society when its members ran an awareness stall outside the town hall.

Held as part of National Civic Day, it was a chance for society members to discuss issues affecting the town.

There were also guided walks showing some of the more historic parts of Skipton led by Sue Wrathmell and Sheila Clark.

A spokesperson said: "People commented on the benefits of green spaces in the town which the civic society has done much to create, the need to improve the old Rackham’s building and car park as well as the need for more trees in the town. There were also calls for a return to a traffic free High Street."

On July 6, the society has organised a walk around Gawflat Meadow, in Aireville Park. Starting at 7pm, it will be a chance for people to find out about the history of the site, and the challenges in maintaining it.

On July 26, member, Claire Nash will head a tour of Silsden, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.