A HOYLAND community group is looking for new members to join and help with its busy events programme.

Mates of Milton was set up a year ago by local residents who wanted to organise fun events for children, young people and families while raising money to improve the area.

It has already hosted nine events including a Royal Wedding party, summer gala, and Easter and Halloween fun days. The most recent was a Christmas market in Elsecar which raised £700.

Member Kelly-Leanne Hardy - whose mum Diane came up with the idea for the group - said it had raised almost £2,000 in total and had members aged 14 to 80.

She added: "It's all about building community spirit and spending time together."

The group's plans include providing hanging baskets in the Milton Road area and an event in the Summer.

Find the group on Facebook 'Mates of Milton' or visit www.matesofmilton.co.uk