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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

  • 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.


  • A bit of recent history - videos

    Videos of the Diamond Jubilee and the building of the Wrenthorpe Kiln – click on the title to see them

  • Pictures from the Christmas lunch

    The lunch for senior citizens was again very successful,
    There’s some photos of the event on our Facebook page:

  • Commemorating the First World War

    Wakefield Grammar School Foundation have recently announced a major new project to commemorate the First World War with the aid of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Click on the title for more details

  • Wakefield Hospice Coffee Morning

    The local Fund Raising Group are holding a Coffee Morning in Wrenthorpe Methodist Church hall on Saturday 30th January from 10am to 12 noon. There will be various stalls selling cakes, books, jigsaws and bric-a-brac, a tombola and a raffle. Refreshments, including Bacon Butties, will be on sale. Admission FREE donations appreciated.

  • Looking For A Christmas Gift?

    Do you know someone who’s interested in the history of Wrenthorpe? Well, here’s a great Christmas gift: why not give them an emailable or digital CD copy of Edward Green’s excellent book “Wrenthorpe – A History”. You can read about the man who was arrested for digging a coal pit in the middle of Wrenthorpe Lane, or the robbery at Wrenthorpe Hall: and there are lots of photos of old Wrenthorpe. It’s a real bargain – for a limited period we’re offering it for just £7, compared to the normal price of £10. (Please text or ring Jon on 07936-457730 or email jonr1.wca@btinternet.com, then drop a note with your email address and a cheque to the Wrenthorpe Community Association through the post box at the village hall).

  • The Latest Newsletter is Available

    Click on the Newsletter block on the right hand side to read our latest village news including all the Christmas events, and how you can help to keep our local Post Office.

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