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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

  • Don't forget to go online to WMDC and put your views on the Neighbourhood Forum

  • DON'T MISS BRASS ON THE GRASS 23rd JUNE - CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

    Don’t miss Brass on the Grass!

  • WHAT'S ON AT THE VILLAGE HALL and VALLEY CRESCENT CENTRE?

    There are several events on every weekday at both venues if you are looking for something to join. There are also occasional community events such as flower shows, charity fairs and family events on weekends. Both venues are available for anyone to hire for regular classes and clubs,private parties and any other events whenever we can fit them in. Full details are shown on the right hand side of this page on the Village Hall Activities and Valley Crescent Activities sheets.

  • SATURDAY 8TH JUNE COFFEE MORNING AT WRENTHORPE METHODIST HALL

    There will be a Coffee Morning 10 am until noon this Saturday in support of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
    Bric a brac will be for sale, plus a cake stall, and bacon butties are being served.

  • WRENTHORPE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION AGM 24 APRIL 7.30 PM

    THE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION will be holding its Annual General Meeting THIS Wednesday 24th April 2019 at 7.30pm in Wrenthorpe Village Hall.

    It has been a busy year in Wrenthorpe -we’d love you to come along and share any thoughts you have about the village. All are welcome to have a drink and hear about the Village Hall and Valley Crescent Centre and some of our activities.

  • WRENTHORPE SPRING FLOWER SHOW SUNDAY 7 APRIL

    Wrenthorpe Gardening Club’s Annual Spring Show will take place on Sunday 7th April in the Village Hall. There are classes for spring flowers, plants, alpines, bread and cakes, jam, wine, and flower arrangements. Also 2 children’s classes for a painting or collage of Spring flowers. Anyone can enter – please bring your entries to the Hall from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday 6th April and from 8.30am to noon on the day of the show. Show schedules with full details for potential competitors can be picked up from the Village Hall, Valley Crescent Centre, or the Post Office, or contact Peter Trickett, the Show Secretary, on 373829. The show will open to the public at 2.45. If you don’t wish to compete just come along and take a look around. There will be the usual plant and cake stalls, refreshments and raffle, all in support of the show.

  • OUR GREEN BELT’S SAFE!! LET’S PARTY!!

    Thursday 21st February was the last date for comment on Local Development Plan
    proposals to use green belt land for housing. We’ve confirmed that no new proposals
    have been submitted for Wrenthorpe! That’s wonderful news, and it’s time to party!!
    So you’re all invited to the Neighbourhood Forum in the Village Hall on Sunday 24th
    March, 1.30 to 4.30; but it will also be a Green (Belt) Party. Wear something Green! Bring
    your own drinks and nibbles: Celebrate Wrenthorpe’s green fields!

  • *NEW CIRCUIT CLASS STARTING IN FEBRUARY*

    Classes start on Friday 1st February 6.20 -7.05 pm every week in the Village Hall. For details contact Helen 07711 045963
    Circuit Training class is a combination of 20 plus different cardio, core and strength exercises. Each exercise lasts for approx 45 seconds then move onto next exercise. Train at your own pace and there are no age restrictions. Exercises can be modified to suit. All welcome.

  • No new Houses on our Green Belt!

    No new Houses on our Green Belt!

    The draft local plan for Wakefield was published on 10th January on the Council’s website.

    http://consult.wakefield.gov.uk/portal/spatial_policy/lp2036/id2018/vol2/vol2

    Wrenthorpe is under Section 2; when the Neighbourhood Forum is approved, we will have our own area and the information will be easier to find.
    The WCA and the Action Group are delighted that no new sites in Wrenthorpe go forward at this stage.
    The draft local plan for Wakefield was published on 10th January on the Council’s website.
    Here’s a map: Click on the title line to see it larger. The red areas are the housing developments on Batley Road, Lindale Lane and Wren Green which have already been built on. There’s nothing new proposed. Cheers from Jon

  • COMPUTER CLUB STARTS AGAIN THURSDAY 31 JAN AT 7PM AT VALLEY CRESCENT CENTRE

    The popular Computer Club resumes for 2019 on Thursday 31st January 7-9pm at Valley Crescent Centre. This friendly, informal and very helpful class will take place once a month, usually on the last Thursday. Contact Darren Welldon for details on 07783 171248.

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