Otley residents and businesses are being reminded that the deadline for returning Neighbourhood Plan questionnaires is fast approaching.

Completed forms – the content of which will feed into a policy document that will influence changes in the town over the next 20 years – should be placed in the ballot box at Otley Core Resource Centre by next Friday, April 4.

Otley Town Council, meanwhile, is also looking for volunteers to be part of the focus groups who will develop the themes that come out of the initial consultation process.

A number of residents have already put their names forward but more are needed. To find out how to take part contact the council’s executive officer, Suzanne Kidger, on (01943) 466335 or e-mail eo@otleytowncouncil.gov.uk.