A LONG-AWAITED youth shelter is finally open in Marsden.
And a plea has been made for young people to treat it with respect.
Local Tory councillor Dorothy Lindley said: "We've been talking about this for some time and I'm pleased to say we have finally got it.
"I hope that young people use it and look after it."
The hangout is near the National Trust car park at the village's former railway goods yard.
It was built after complaints about young people congregating in a bus shelter at the Dirker estate and at Marsden railway station.
Cash for the shelter came from the Local Network Fund for Children and Young People, Marsden Enhancement and Residents' Committee, Kirklees Council and Marsden Against Crime.
Pictured with the shelter are Clr Lindley, Evelyn Lambert and Joan Ladbrooke.