WORK is under way to lovingly restore war memorial gardens.
Local people are being invited to help in the latest phase of work at Bailiff Bridge.
The garden fell into disrepair when all the original trustees died or moved away.
But Calderdale Council stepped in to help start restoration.
People in the area are being urged to go and help plant four mini-gardens next Saturday.
The memorial garden working group includes representatives from the council, the Royal British Legion, Bailiff Bridge Community Association and the Friends of War Memorials.
Clr Lorraine Stott, a council Cabinet member, said the work showed what could be achieved when a community came together.
"This has been a true community effort, with people working to restore something which is important to the whole community," she said.
Locally-based company Calderdale Security is providing free regular foot patrols while council park rangers and the police have increased their presence in the area.
Calderdale Community Safety Partnership gave £2,500 for improved lighting. Another firm, Small Building Services, is to pay for the electricity to light the area.
Work so far has included pruning and removing some of the more overgrown plants. The planting was made possible with £1,500 from Calderdale.