SHELLEY is once again celebrating.
This time the village, which was crowned Northern Village of the Year, was presented with a plaque to commemorate its conservation projects.
Work has been done to improve both Shelley Bridle - a path and beauty spot - and Shelley Whins - a network of paths off Westerley Lane - thanks to a Kirklees-wide grant from the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers and Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd.
Work has including providing benches for people to enjoy the views and managing shrubs and woodland.
Shelley Conservation Group chairman Malcolm MacDonald said it had been a wonderful year for Shelley.
"Things are really happening for this village at the moment and the Bridle and Whins are perfect examples of how far we have come," he said.
"Not long ago the Whins was owned by a development company so instead of being the open space it is it could have been housing. Now people can enjoy this space for years to come."