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Welcome to the Wrenthorpe Community Association Website

On this website you will find information about Wrenthorpe village, situated in Wakefield West Yorkshire.

Welcome to the Wrenthorpe Community Association website

Welcome to the Wrenthorpe Community Website. We hope you enjoy browsing through what we have to offer. There are so many things going on in Wrenthorpe and we aim to cover them all!

We try to keep the information on the website accurate but please check before going along to any of the activities detailed or using the information provided.

Who are we?

This site is run by volunteers from Wrenthorpe Community Association. As well as being a charity, the Wrenthorpe Community Association is now a company limited by guarantee, and as such the former committee members are now unpaid directors.

What do we do?

The directors are responsible for the lettings and management of Wrenthorpe Village Hall and the Community Centre at Valley Crescent. The Association also aims to enhance the local community spirit and help people work and play together!

  • We organise plays and other social events in the Village Hall and Valley Crescent Centre.
  • As well as maintaining this website, we produce the ‘Wrenthorpe Matters’ newsletter three times per year and times per year and a team of volunteers distributes it to every house in Wrenthorpe.
  • We are responsible for the Community Café on Wednesday mornings at Valley Crescent Centre.
  • Through our Facebook page we try and keep up to
    date with any issues that affect our community and publicise these and feed in local opinions
  • Our volunteers run an indoor bowling club in the Village Hall

Latest News

  • LEARN THE UKULELE - WEEKLY CLASS FOR BEGINNERS

    Ukulele Classes for beginners are held at Valley Crescent Centre 7 – 8 pm every Monday evening. If you are interested in joining please go along or contact Fel Richardson fel_richardson@yahoo.co.uk or 07710 750480 if you would like more information before making up your mind.

  • ** FLU JABS - OVER 65'S AVAILABLE AT WRENTHORPE PHARMACY **

    Outwood Park Medical Centre and Pharmacy are out of vaccine again, but there is plenty available at Wrenthorpe Pharmacy. Call in or ring for an appointment – 384410

  • MONDAY 3RD DECEMBER FROM 2PM CELEBRATE THE END OF WORLD WAR 2

    On the afternoon of Monday 3rd December there will be a celebration of the end of the war! Afternoon tea is being served at the Village Hall, accompanied by music, dancing, games and a display of work. This is the hard work of the staff and pupils of Jerry Clay Academy and everyone is welcome to attend. The event starts at 2pm and is free of charge.

  • Don't miss this: Lino printing Christmas card workshop

    Lino printing Christmas card workshop.
    Saturday 24th November, £25
    Valley Crescent Community Centre, 2.15-5pm. all materials and refreshments provided. Learn how to design and print your own Christmas cards and gift tags to personalise your gifts.
    Suitable for beginners.
    Places are limited so please call or message Jayne on 07813 897998.

  • *PETE MOSS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND 18 OCTOBER*

    THE UKULELE MAN, PETER MOSS is coming back to Wrenthorpe by popular demand!

    * Wrenthorpe Village Hall (WF2 0NE) * Thursday 18th October starting at 7.30pm * Entry £7

    Tickets will be sold on the door. All welcome!

    Part 1 Ukulele workshop (optional)

    interval with refreshments

    Part 2 concert

    Bring your uke if you have one!
  • * SAFEGUARDING *

    The Community Association takes safeguarding very seriously and has recently implemented their own policy. Posters giving brief details are displayed at both our venues, and a full copy of the policy is now available on this website by viewing the ‘bookings and newsletters’ section to the right hand side of this page.

  • 22ND OCTOBER DROP-IN HELP SESSIONS AT OUTWOOD SURGERY

    Drop-in sessions will be held at Outwood Park Medical Centre to help people to sign up to order their repeat prescriptions on line.

    22nd Oct 9am-10.30am and 1pm -2.30pm.

  • Neighbourhood Plan Progress

    This is to keep you updated on progress with setting up the Plan.

    The Planning regulations require 21 people to sign up to be Forum members. At the Sunday drop-in launch, there were more than 21 who signed up, so the Plan group had an inaugural meeting on Friday 3 Aug to vote in a management committee, agree lead persons for the working groups and agree the constitution. Julie Baker (who is a WCA director) has been voted on as Chair. The Group has submitting the constitution to the Council, along with a proposed boundary for Wrenthorpe and a list of Forum members. This is just the start while the Council do their consultation with the community which could take between 13 – 20 weeks.
    The Group intends to stay active during this time:
    - making sure that the community know about the council consultation as they will need to vote it in,
    - setting up working groups,
    - creating a website and a Facebook page.
    There’s a consultation map of the proposed Wrenthorpe boundary on the noticeboard inside the Village Hall.
    The Group has set dates for Forum meetings: 4th October, 1st November and 13th December 2018 all to be held at Valley Crescent Meeting house at 19.00hrs.

  • **WRENTHORPE SHOW - VILLAGE HALL - SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER**

    The annual Village Show is on 8th September and doors open to the public at 3pm. Entry is only 25p (adults) and for children free of charge. Everyone is welcome to come and take a look at the display of flowers, fruit and vegetables, home made produce, photography and art and crafts.

    Better still why not enter? Every household in Wrenthorpe will soon receive a schedule, and with 92 classes there is something for everyone, including children.

    At 4.15 many of the exhibits will be sold in an exciting auction – why not come along and bid?

    Your support for this popular community event would be appreciated.

  • No New Houses in Wrenthorpe! A link to Wakefield Council's database of developers' proposals

    You can see the full details of developers’ proposals by copying this link into your web browser (eg Google, Windows Explorer, Chrome):
    http://consult.wakefield.gov.uk/common/search/advanced_search.jsp?id=0&eventId=31686&page=0&pageSize=20&sortMode=response_date&lookingFor=representations&tab=find&searchQuery=wrenthorpe&x=27&y=9

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