MORE details about a £320,000 scheme to create an older people's 'hub' will be shared with Otley residents this month.

Otley Action for Older People (OAOP) is working with the trustees of the Otley Older People's Welfare Centre, on Crossgate, on plans to modernise the building.

Both groups are working to raise funds for the redevelopment, and received a boost last year when Otley Town Council agreed to back the project in principle - paving the way for them to apply to the Investing in Otley Fund.

They will hold two consultation events at the centre this month, from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21, to let people ‌find out more.

OAOP's Project Manager, Sue Trainor, said: "Otley residents will recognise this major landmark in the centre of Otley as the building where the older people meet for coffee mornings and lunch clubs.

"The property is over 50 years old and, whilst this may not show on the outside, it definitely shows on the inside.

"The trustees of the building are working in partnership with Otley Action for Older People to raise the funds to redevelop the building.

"As the centre is a major community asset, donated to the older people of the town many years ago, the two charities are keen to consult with local residents and businesses.

"These consultation events will be an opportunity to look around the building and to see the architect’s plans for the proposed redevelopment."

The scheme would see a new office added to the the downstairs of the building, which would be completely refurbished, and disabled toilets fitted.