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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

  • 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:

  • Beginners Ukulele Classes

    Beginners ukulele classes start on Monday 3rd April, 7.15-8.15pm at Valley Crescent Centre. Please ring Margaret on 379541 for further information.

  • 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.

  • How WRENS are helping to secure the Rec

    How WRENS are helping to secure the Rec

    Please find attached a letter from Nichola Bell,
    Chair of Wrenthorpe Environmental Society
    The letter is also displayed on their Website and Facebook page.
    Click on the title bar to display the letter

  • The Right Royal Birthday Tea at the Village Hall

    Last weekend, the Community Association entertained villagers who were 80 or over for the Queen’s 90th Birthday. The Queen herself wasn’t able to be there, but we decided the closest thing was to crown a resident born in the same month as the Queen. The afternoon tea was beautifully set out, and enjoyed by all. You can see photos on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Wrenthorpecommunityassociation

  • March Newsletter

    Click to see our latest newsletter which is shown on the top right of this page

  • Petition for a pedestrian crossing by the village hall

    Local residents have put in a petition for a crossing by the village hall and they’d like you to support them – the link is below:
    We’ve also put the link on our Facebook page.


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