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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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • No New Houses in Wrenthorpe!

    We made front page news in Wakefield Express today!Horrendous Plans!!
    Thanks from the Community Association and WRENs to everyone who came to the photoshoot. This is just the start. Come to the Village Hall at 7.30 tonight (Friday).
    Click on the Title for more details of our campaign. Sign our petition at https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-our-green-belt-4

  • Wrenthorpe Spring Show 1st April 2018

    Wrenthorpe Gardening Club’s Annual Spring Show will take place on Sunday 1st April in the Village Hall. Entries can be made from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday 31st March and from 8.30am to noon on the day of the show. The show will open to the public at 2.45. There are a wide range of classes including specialist daffodils, tulips, alpines, flower arrangements and home produce. Something for everyone,including novices. Some of the work of Jerry Clay Academy pupils will also be exhibited. There will be the usual plant and cake stalls, refreshments and raffle. Show schedules can be picked up from the Village Hall or from Peter Trickett, the Show Secretary, on 373829.

  • Wakefield Hospice - Spring Fair

    The local volunteer Fund Raising Group is holding its annual Spring Fair in Wrenthorpe Village Hall on Sat 17 March from 10am – 1pm. There will be craft stalls together with stalls selling cakes, plants, books, gifts, jigsaws, bric-a-brac, tombolas and a raffle. Refreshments will be on sale. Admission FREE but donations appreciated.

  • Wrenthorpe Surgery - Proposed closure

    Dr Putman & Partners have approached Wakefield Clinical Commission Group (CCG) to enter into the process of applying to close the branch surgery at Wrenthorpe. If you are a user of Wrenthorpe you may be wondering how this may affect your care.
    There have been several public meetings including one last night at a packed village hall when the majority of people attending voted to keep the surgery open.
    So that your views can be heard it’s important that you take a few minutes to complete the patient survey questionnaire – which is available at the surgery reception or online by highlighting and copying this link into your web browser:
    https://outwoodpark.gpsurgery.net/patient-info/patient-survey/

  • Work to protect the Rec

    Work starts next month on protecting the Rec from any future traveller visits. Wrenthorpe Community Association, Wrenthorpe Environmental Society, Wrenthorpe Community Orchard, and our two councillors have just had a site meeting with Streetscene who will be responsible for doing the work. All options have been explored and the only one that works is a mound of earth, called a bund, about 3 ft high with a flat top, that goes down the entire street side of the Rec. Wrens will plant it with bulbs and there will still be pedestrian and pram access to the Rec. The earth will be seeded so eventually covered in grass and flowers.

  • Wakefield Hospice Spring Fair

    Wakefield Hospice
    The Wrenthorpe St Johns Fund Raising Group are holding their annual Spring Fair at Wrenthorpe Village Hall on Saturday 4th March from 10am to 1pm in aid of Hospice funds. There will be craft stalls together with stalls selling cakes, plants, books, jigsaws and bric-a-brac, tombolas and a raffle. Refreshments, including bacon butties, will be on sale. Admission FREE but donations gratefully received.

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