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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


    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.


    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.


    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):


    Wrenthorpe Open Gardens weekend is supporting Alzheimers Society and Yorkshire Air Ambulance by opening 10 gardens for the charities. The gardens are the hard work of members and friends of Wrenthorpe Gardening Club, including 2(B) Lingwell Gate Drive, Outwood (open Sunday only) displaying the National Collection of Dierama (Angel’s Fishing Rods). Many gardens are selling plants or serving delicious refreshments. Programmes with maps available from the Village Hall or Valley Crescent Centre free of charge. £4 entry fee is payable on the weekend at the first garden you visit, or at the Village Hall. For enquiries please contact Roy and Margaret Mitchell on 379541 or trickettjudith@gmail.com

  • 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


    Further courses will be held at Valley Crescent Centre on Thursdays 14th June, 19th July and 16th August 7pm to 8.30pm. This will cover adult and child basic life support including awareness of how to use a defibrillator. The course will be run by Nick, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Life Support Instructor. Cost is £10 per person with all proceeds being donated to Wrenthorpe Rangers. Please text 07969 346944 or e-mail klausbrown35@yahoo.co.uk to reserve a place. Although places are limited further course dates will be added to meet demand.

  • 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.

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