Creative Calverley - Community Noticeboard
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Noticeboard - Heart in the community
 
 
Creative Calverley have been asked to remind organisations if you are planning an event PLEASE check the diary in Calverley Library and to try to avoid duplication of events on the same day. There are many fantastic things happening and many more people can be involved in them.
 
Information on this community noticeboard is provided by individuals and organisations.  Please contact the individuals and organisations direct if you have any queries with the information posted.
 
We have tried to collate information about local events in Calverley. 
If information is not on the noticeboard it is because we have not been advised the details.
 
All are welcome to join in.
 
 
PLEASE HELP
 
Can you help?
 
Please bring empty jam jars (washed if possible) to Creative Calverley events. One of the makers involved likes to recycle the jars to put their homemade jam, chutney and marmalade in.
 
Fiona from Creative Planting has also asked for people to bring along empty tins (washed please).  Anything from cocoa, syrup, sweetcorn, baked beans tins please.  Fiona uses the tins for some of her plants.
 
Please also collect any vouchers you may have from local supermarkets and bring them to our events
 
Even if you do not normally accept the vouchers, do not have children, or your children are grown up, please say "Yes" the next time you are asked whether you are collecting them. 
 
It does not cost anything to make a difference. 
 
We will ensure that we re-distribute the vouchers to local organisations.
 
Calverley Brownies '100 people start to lose their sight every day. Help 2nd Calverley Brownies raise money for Read for RNIB day by taking part in the Great Big Calverley Bookswap and help the Brownies get their Disability Awareness Badge.
 
Donations of children's and adults books in good condition very welcome, contact Sarah on 07818 066 329 or saraherobinson@hotmail.com for further details or to donate books'
 
Thank you.
 
Calverley  - Planning Applications, Highways, Bridleways etc
 
People who have lived in the village for a number of years will be familiar with Calverley Residents Action Group "CRAG". The original action group formed in 1975 to prevent a road from being built through Calverley Woods and was very successful in its aim to prevent building over "green areas".
 
Over recent years it has become apparent that there are areas in Calverley that are prime locations for building.  It would appear that a significant development is to be built close to Calverley that will have a major impact not only on access to the village, but possibly on village life in general.
 
Listed below are links to pages on the Leeds City Council Website that contain maps of information relating to Calverley.  The main Calverley information is on map 14, but map 20 also contains Calverley information.
 
 
 
 
There are housing sites that are being considered in Calverley (planning permission on this land is being reviewed). 
 
 
 
If you have any comments regarding the land or the proposed change of use, please complete the online form which is here
 
 
Resident Initiative 1
 
David Gracey is a Calverley resident who has provided the following information:
 
"After speaking with many residents from Carr Hill Road(s), Crowther Avenue and Ravenscliffe Road, I am not satisfied that enough action has been put in place to deal with the rush hour rat runners.  I have heard many horror stories about speeding drivers, texting drivers and aggressive drivers all rushing through 'access only' roads for their own convenience.  I have spoken with many people who have been writing to our council/MP for years and it still goes on.  I am proposing a community action group is set up to deal with the issue.  I would welcome anyone who has any ideas or would like to become involved to contact me on d.w.gracey@gmail.com or call me on 07923643546 David Gracey"
 
 
There is a link to a Facebook Page here
 
Resident Initiative 2
 
Calverley Park Fairy has been established to promote use of Calverley (Victoria Park) by all members of the community.
 
 
 
Resident Initiative 3
Anne Akers is a Calverley resident who has used her talent in photography to take pictures of some of Calverley's hidden gardens.
 
Anne has put all her fabulous photographs on a website here for all to enjoy.
 
We are sure that Anne would like to add to her collection of photographs, so if you have a garden that you would like to be photographed, please contact Anne at anne.akers@oleana.co.uk
 
Calverley Carnival in Victoria Park
 
Calverley Carnival 15, 16, 17 August Further Details Will Be Posted Soon
 
Monies raised at the event go towards Calverley Christmas Lights
 
Friday 15 August
 
Community Cricket Match
 
BBQ/Refreshments
 
Children's Fun Fair
 
 
Saturday 16 August
 
Vintage Vehicles
Tug of War
Flat Cap Throwing
Welly Wanging
Food Stalls
Craft Stalls
Charity Stalls
Children's Fun Fair
Beat the Goalie
Boules Competition
Live Music
Refreshments
Bouncy Castle
 
Sunday 17 August
 
Calverley Little Legs For Life Sponsored Walk to raise money for Cancer Research
 
Calverley Big Lunch 12pm until 2pm (Bring and share food/social)
 
Scarecrow Competition Winner Announced at 1pm
 
Calverley (Victoria) Park
 
Boules (Petanque) court now open in Calverley Park.  Bring your own boules and play. 
 
Boules are also available to hire from Calverley Cricket Club.
 
Will there be a boules league appearing as well? ...watch this space!
 
Simple rules for boules here
 
 
Other
 
Leeds City Council are reviewing whether Calverley Park should be re-designated a "community park".
 
This may have changes to how the park may be used by many residents and non residents.
 
There is a link to a webpage that has further information re possible "control order" implications here
 
For ease of completion, a copy of the questionnaire and details of the parks across Leeds that may be designated community parks are below.
 
 
 
  
Kirklees Knoll Farsley
 
Building plans, supporting documents and map for Kirklees Knoll, Farsley can be viewed using the Advanced Tab (planning number - 12/04046) - on the Leeds City Council site here
 
You can follow Save Kirklees Knoll on Facebook here.
  
For further information from the local councillor who is leading a campaign objecting to the planning application contact andrew.carter@leeds.gov.uk
 
 
 
Does your lawnmower come out a few times a year?  Do you have a foodprocessor that is used twice a year? 
 
If so, would you be willing to loan/rent to people in Calverley for a set time, to enable them to complete jobs that they need to do. 
 
You can also earn money at the same time!
 
Use the link above to register information in the LS28 area.
 
 
 
 Book Club
 
Please use the Creative Calverley website if you shop at Amazon (or do any shopping online) and use the easyfundraiser log in (on the home page). 
 
Any revenue raised is used towards putting on workshops and events in the community.
 
 
Do send in your recommended reads for the beach, garden or just for leisure/pleasure. 
 
We will put details on our website.
 
We are reading:
 
 
"Catastrophe:  Europe Goes To War 1914" by Max Hastings.
 
A chronicle of the build up to and first months of the Great War.
 
  
"The Examined Life" by Stephen Grosz.
 
Psychoanalyst offers insights into the stories of his many patients.
 
 
"Autobiography" by Morrissey.
 
The singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths reflects on a colourful career.
 
 
If you prefer to listen to books you can download audio books (click here to go to Audible).
 
 
Calverley Library
 
Picture courtesy of Exploring Leeds
(Click here to find out Calverley Library opening times).
 
As well as offering access to many fantastic resources, libraries throughout Leeds also offer free computer training to help you to brush up your skills or learn about computers for the first time.
 
Details of the courses are available here contact Calverley library if you wish to book.
 
Chatterbooks
 
A new reading group at Calverley Library from 4,00pm - 4.45pm.  First Thursday in the month
 
New members aged 7-11 years old are welcome. 
 
Please contact the Library on 0113 2146043 for further information.
 
Story Time (Term Time Only
 
Thursday's 2.45pm - 3.15pm
 
Rhyme Time
 
Tuesday's 10.30am - 11.00am
 
Knit Wits
 
Knitting and Crochet, alternate Mondays from 2.00pm - 4.00pm.
 
Calverley Library Readers Group
 
Meeting monthly Monday evenings 6.30pm - 7.30pm.
 
Third Tuesday of every month, 4.00pm – 5.00pm 
Meet like minded people and inspire others. Take part in exercises to improve your skills. Share your knowledge and experiences.
Please leave your contact email or number with staff.
 
Everyone is welcome to drop in.
 
Library Friends
 
Every third Thursday, 11am - 12pm.
 
Change your books, have a chat, have a cuppa.
 
A review of Calverley library is available here
Calverley Local History Centre, next meeting to be confirmed, 7pm, Calverley Library
 
Meeting to discuss how local history documents, photographs and "other" items can be recorded and used by those interested in the local history of Calverley.
 
Those interested in volunteering time to the project most welcome to attend.
 
A formal committee will be established to move this project forward.
 
 
Calverley Local History
 
Members of Pudsey Civic Society have marked two historical sites in Calverley with heritage plaques at St Wilfrid's Church Old Vicarage and Calverley Town Wells to mark the historical importance of the buildings.
 
A link to the Museum Stuff website here for some historical information about Calverley. 
If you have some local history information of your own. Do contact us.
 
 
Picture courtesy of leodis.net and copyright of Fred Swaine
 
Photographic archive of Leeds available from Leodis. (here)
 
There is a link here to a few memories from someone who lived in Calverley many years ago via the Francis Frith website.
 
 
Calverley Connections
 
Many people have their favourite places in Calverley and some people have been kind enough to share their thoughts...
 
Picture from http://yorkshirecdbooks.com/Yorksview/calverley/
"I really enjoy walking past Victoria Park on a summer's day and seeing the cricketers on the cricket ground.  The cricket pavilion always looks to be a hive of activity.  I often stop just to hear the sound of the bat when it hits the ball really hard, and the shouts and cheers of the cricketers as they encourage each other to either catch the ball or throw the ball quickly."
 
"My favourite view of the Calverley is actually from the canal.  There is a certain place where you can see St Wilfrid's Church nestled on the hill, the woods in the foreground...perfect"
 
"My favourite view of Calverley is the bend in the road which has the cottages and the church side by side.  I remember the day I got married in that church every time I see it."
 
If you have favourite parts of Calverley that you would like to share, please do email them to us info@creativecalverley.co.uk
 
 
Royal British Legion
 
 
Meets the second Wednesday of every month at the Methodist Chapel School Room from 2.00pm.  
 
The Calverley Branch of the British Legion was formed in 1922 one year after the foundation of the legion in 1921. 
 
There are over 60 members of the Calverley branch which means that Calverley is one of the largest branches in the Leeds area.
Guests are welcome for all the above dates. 
 
 If you would like to join the British Legion or attend meetings as a guest please contact Peter Illingworth on 0113 257 2035
The Greatest Act of Remembrance 
   
Monday 4 August is the 100th anniversary of the day Great Britain entered the First World War.  St Wilfrid's Parish Church will be open for refreshments where the service from Westminster Abbey will be relayed on screen.
 
The Calverley Branch will have a stand showing the work they do for the Armed Forces with memorabilia from the First World War.
 
Flanders poppies will be planted in the churchyards of St Wilfrid's and the Methodist Chapel.
 
 
Sponsored walk (donations gratefully received) of approximately seven miles to support Calverley's four care homes - Champion House, St Lukes, 16A & 16B Salisbury Street, Brookleigh.
 
Sponsor Forms available from 0113 2574794
 
Electronic version of the sponsorship form available here word or PDF.
 
A booklet detailing the Millennium Way Walk is available from Calverley Library.
 
 
2 August, Champion House Coffee Morning, 10.30am - 12pm
 
All welcome to come and view the lovely grounds and view Champion House itself.
 
Tickets cost £1.00 each (pay on entry)
 
The project for this year is to raise money towards a mini bus.
 
 
Volunteers are always needed to raise funds or help out at the care home.
 
Champion House has a team of volunteers who provide invaluable support to residents by driving, befriending, escorting, helping with activities, fundraising, gardening and more.
 
If you are interested in volunteering please contact:
 
Volunteer co-ordinator: Cath Baker
 
Telephone: 01274 612459
Fax: 01274 619221
Email:
championhouse@LCDisability.org
 
  
 
Communitea, Calverley Cricket Club, 4pm - 6pm, 27 September, 26 October.
 
An initiative to bring members of the local Calverley community together to share food, friendship and fun.
 
28 September, 26 October, 30 November
 
If you would be willing to volunteer to bake cakes, make sandwiches for the event, please contact us at ccommunitea@gmail.com follow us on twitter @CCommunitea or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/calverleycommunitea
 
If local people would like to hold a Communitea event, please contact us.  A communitea event can be used to raise your profile or raise funds for a particular charity or project.
 
St Luke's Nursing Home, Upper Carr Lane, Calverley, LS28 5PL
 
St Luke's Summer Fair, 26 July, 2pm until 4pm

Cakes, Tombola, Plants, Cream Teas, Jams and Pickles, Hook a Duck, Fancy Goods, Crafts, Children's Games and Much More

Details of future events will be posted as soon as they are received.
 
 
Little Acorns, Ideas Fair, Calverley Library
 
Have you got a passion you'd like to share with others?
 
Are you passionate about Calverley?
 
If the answer is yes and you want to find out more, join us to hear about the wonderful work happening in your community.
 
 
 
 
Leeds branch based in Calverley.
 
Training times Sundays.
 
10.00am - 10.45am (advanced handlers and dogs).
11.00am - 11.45am (puppies, beginners and intermediate handlers and dogs).
 
 
Calverley Men's Forum, Wednesday's 10am-11.30am, Methodist Chapel School Room
 
Specialist speakers, question sessions and refreshments.
 
Contact Peter Perkin for further information on 0113 257 4507. 
 
New members are welcome.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Be prepared...fun...challenge...adventure...
Support 2nd Calverley for free when shopping online with over 2000 popular retailers http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/calverleyscouts
 
Raise when you search the web with easysearch http://calverleyscouts.easysearch.org.uk
 
Monday
 
Cub Scouts - 8-10 year olds, 6.45pm - 8.15pm
 
Tuesday
 
Cub Scouts - 8-10 year olds, 6.45pm - 8.15pm
 
Wednesday
 
Scouts - 10-14 year olds, Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm
 
Thursday
 
Beavers - 6-8 year olds, Maple Colony 4.45pm - 6.00pm,
Beavers - 6-8 year olds, Redwood Colony 6.15pm - 7.30pm
 
 
Other events at the Scout Hut
 
Wednesday
 
 
Youth Streetdance 8 - 11 years 4pm - 5pm
Mini Streetdance 5 - 7 years 5pm - 6pm
Cheerdance 7 years+ 6pm - 6.45pm
 
Contact Emma 07901 914419
 
Thursday 
 
Yoga  8.00pm - 9.30pm.
 
Contact: Fenella Whall 07909 776660
 
Saturday
 
 
Teeny Streetdance 3 - 5 years 9am - 9.45am
Youth Contemporary 8 - 11 years 10am - 11am
@ttitude Stage 8 years + 11am - 12pm
Boys Streetdance 8 years + 12pm - 1pm
Senior Contemporary 14 years + 1pm - 2pm
 
Contact Emma 07901 914419
 
Calverley Guides, Brownies, Rainbows, Guide Hut, Blackett Street
 
The 1st Calverley Guides was set up in December 1914. 
 
Ex Guides or their parents who may be interested in helping the Guides to celebrate and/or have photographs or memories which they would like to share, please contact the guides (contact details below).
 
Monday
 
6.30pm - 7.30pm - Brownies
 
Tuesday
 
7.30pm - 9.00pm - Guides
 
Wednesday
 
7.00pm - 8.15pm -Brownies
 
Thursday
 
6.15pm - 7.15pm - Rainbows
7.30pm - 9.00pm - Guides
 
Subs are paid for each meeting that a person attends.
 
If anyone would like to volunteer and get involved with the units, please view here
 
 
Guitar Lessons
 
Release that inner rock star!
 
Lots of lessons and workshops available from Jonathan Vipond School of Guitar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have you got a glut of produce in your allotment or garden this year? 
 
Why not share your harvest...
 
The harvest share initiative is here to create links between gardeners and community projects, help reduce waste and increase enjoyment of fresh, local fruit and vegetables. 
 
If you have some spare produce, please bring it along to Creative Calverley on the first Saturday of each month and we will ensure that your produce (however large or small) is distributed to communities and people in and around Calverley and Leeds who needs it most.
 
 
Calverley in Bloom
 
Photo from yorkshiredailyphoto.com
We are delighted to announce that Calverley won a silver gilt award in 2013 in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition.
 
A very big thank you to all those who have contributed to the success of 2013's entry.  Your efforts/voluntary work(s) are very much appreciated.
 
 
If you are able to help with planting, growing seeds, growing plants please do contact 0113 2574794.
 
Volunteers requested, Carr Road Project
 
Please come and help the team to clear weeds, brambles etc from the rockface.  
Garden gloves and small trowel would be really help.
 
Any help is appreciated.
 
Interested in entering your own garden for "in bloom"?
 
Please contact David Williams on 0113 257 4794
Calverley In Bloom, Meeting date to be confirmed, 2pm, Brookleigh Community Centre
 
Committee members and those who want to help/volunteer in the initiative are most welcome to attend.
 
Leeds Central Aikido, West Leeds Aikido, Calverley, Jimmy's Fitness Centre Ravenscliffe Road
 
Junior Class Saturday 10am until 11am
Teens/Senior Class Saturday 11am until 12pm
 
Contact Sarah Fletcher 07823 325 155 or email sarahjfletcher@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
 
Calverley Rhino's Supporters Club, Calverley Conservative Club
 
 
If you would be interested in becoming a member of the Calverley Supporters Branch please contact Ian Mitchell by phone on 07944044043 or email calverleyrhinos@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
Run England, Thursdays, Calverley Conservative Club (outside), 7.45pm
 
All abilities running club.  £2.00 per session.
 
The group is led and managed by Joe Marjoram with help from Mark Middlemiss.
 
For further details contact Joe on 07866 552530
 
 
Calverley Cameras
 
"Wish I had my camera with me when...hearing the ice cream van play its tune, I came down a street and eagerly queueing up, with big smiles on their faces, were two of Calverley's over 60's.  The child in you never goes..."
 
If you have captured images of Calverley that you would like to share.  Please do send them in to the site.
 
Click here to go to the qwiki site for Calverley, which has an automated slideshow (and voiceover) with some of the sights around Calverley.
 
Alternatively, select the link to the flickr site showing images of Calverley here.
 
There is also a Looking Good Calverley website which may also be of interest. 
 
We do have some very talented people in and around the village.
 
If you have an old digital camera (that still works) please consider donating it to us.
We will use it/them in community projects for people of all ages.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This site will take you to pictures and cartoons of cat owners and non cat owners may be very familiar with.
 
  
 
 
 
 
Rodley Nature Reserve (link to the Rodley Nature Reserve website)
 
Wildlife on your Calverley doorstep.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date
Event
Description
Notes
 20 April, 11am onwards
 Easter Egg Hunt
 A fund raising day for all the family including a walk around the reserve to find hidden eggs and win a prize, tombola and 'hook a duck'.
 Organised by Aireborough Rotary Club.  Egg hunt starts from the visitors centre.
 4 May, 9am
 Bird Walk
Join Peter Griffin for a walk around the reserve to look at summer visitors.
Meet at the main car park.
14 June, from 8am
 June Wildlife
 A full day of activities including moth traps (weather permitting), small mammal survey, dragonfly walks, pond dipping and more...
 
 19 July, 9pm
 Bat Night
 Walk around the reserve with a bat expert to look for bats and listen to them on our bat  detectors.
 Meet at the visitor centre.  Pre booking essential.
 30 July, 10am
 Moth Trap Opening (weather permitting)
 Another opportunity to join Dave Nesham to see some of the many interesting moths around at this time of year.
 Meet at the visitor centre.
 2nd August, 9am
 Small Mammal Survey
 A walk around the reserve with two of our experienced volunteers to find and identify small mammals.
 Meet at the visitor centre.  Pre booking recommended.
 6 August, 10am (weather permitting)
 Moth Trap Opening
 Each Wednesday in August join Dave Nesham to see and identify moths caught on the reserve.
 Meet at the visitor centre
 9 August, 8pm
 Bat Night
 Another chance to walk around the reserve with a bat expert to look for bats and listen to them on our bat detectors.
 Meet at the visitor centre.  Pre booking essential.
 13 August, 10am (weather permitting)
 Moth Trap Opening
 Join Dave Nesham to see and identify moths caught on the reserve.
 Meet at the visitor centre.
 16 August, 11am until 3pm.
 Summer Fair
 Our annual summer fair
 
 20 August, 10am (weather permitting)
 Moth Trap Opening
 Join Dave Nesham to see and identify moths caught on the reserve.
 Meet at the visitor centre.
 27 August, 10am (weather permitting)
 Moth Trap Opening
 Last chance to join Dave Nesham to see many of the interesting moths caught the previous night.
 Meet at the visitor centre.
 21 September, 9am
 Bird Walk
 Join Peter Griffin for a walk around the reserve to see the many species resident at this time of year.
 Meet at the main car park.
 18 October, 11am onwards
 Pie & Peas / Fungus Foray
 Annual pie and pea event from 11am followed by our popular Fungus Foray with expert Mary Larner.  Walk around the reserve to find and ID a variety of fungi.
 Pie and peas booking recommended.  Foray starts at 2pm from the visitor centre.
 
 
Leeds Tapestry (link to the blogspot about the Leeds Tapestry)
 
The Leeds Tapestry is a community embroidery celebrating the life and times of Leeds at the millennium.  The sixteen completed panels are on display at the Central Library in Leeds.
 
 
Mechanics Institute
 
Picture courtesy of www.geograph.org.uk
Community Centre run by Leeds City Council.
 
Good for putting on shows and dances!
 
For Hire contact 0113 224 3850 (Lettings)
 
 
Tuesday
 
9.15am - 11.10am Calverley Playgroup
 
Children from two and a half, usually potty trained, except in special circumstances.
 
Contact: Janet Bramley 0113 2556910
 
 
Wednesday
 
9.15am - 11.10am Calverley Playgroup
 
Children from two and a half, usually potty trained, except in special circumstances.
 
Contact: Janet Bramley 0113 2556910
 
 
Thursday
 
Calverley Playgroup runs at busy times of the year in the morning - contact Janet Bramley for additional information on 0113 2556910
 
 
Friday
 
Youth Club
 
6pm - 8pm (Supper Room)
 
Heather Wilman 07891 279125
 
Angela Capper 07891 276720
 
 
Saturday
 
Dancing and Performing Arts Class (5 to 16 year olds)
 
10.30am - 11.30am
 
Contact:  Sophie Wysoczanski
 
 
 
 
Picture courtesy of geograph.org.uk
Calverley Conservative Club is located in the centre of Calverley village, overlooking Victoria Park.
 
 
The club can be used for a variety of functions. 
Select the link for further information.
 
 
Aerobics Class, Saturdays from 1.15pm - 2.15pm
 
Bring a towel, water bottle and £3.50
 
 
Pilates Class, Tuesdays from 8.15pm - 9.15pm
 
Suitable for all levels.  Course of 5 classes for £30.00 available (as well as 1:1 and small groups in people's homes.
 
Contact Vicky on 07970 717 010
 
 
Elev8 Dance School
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modern, vibrant and friendly dance school based at the Conservative Club.  Wide range of dance classes for children from the age of 2 and a half upwards. Students can train in a wide range of performing arts subjects. 
 
Link to website here
 
 
Acoustic Sunday, Last Sunday of the month from 6.00pm - 9.00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"The opportunity for musicians, comedians, magicians (and more) of all abilities (a reasonable standard expected) and ages to get together showcase their skills.
 
Everyone gets 8-12 minutes on stage (PA and lighting is provided).
 
£1.00 entry.  Bring an instrument and join in, or be part of the audience (no talking whilst an artiste is performing please). 
 
For more information contact Bryan.
 
 
 
Local charity Cloth Cat (making music accessible to all).
 
 
Cloth Cat use music training to help local people to improve the quality of their lives through empowerment, confidence building, making music contacts, learning musical and other skills.  Cloth Cat also help users to gain control over their lives and find avenues into employment.
 
 
Cloth Cat operate on a "not for profit" basis, so any money that is made goes towards their current activities and expanding their programme of music projects.
 
 
Community Events (Other)
 
 
Calverley Methodist Church
 
Picture from geograph.org
Coffee Morning, First Saturday of each month, 10am-12pm, Calverley Methodist Hall
 
Charles Wesley's Cooking Club, first Saturday of each month
 
Parents and Toddlers Group, Mondays, 9.30am - 11.15am
 
Contact Nicola 07840790516
 
Childminder Drop In, Tuesdays, 9.15am -10.45am
 
Contact Nicola 07840790516
 
Baby Group, Tuesdays, 2.00pm - 3.30pm 
 
Contact Sharon 07914237502
 
Indoor Market,  Further date to be released soon, 10am - 3pm
 
Local produce, crafts and bric a brac.
Refreshments available.
To book a table contact Julie Skelton on 07928 305606 or email julieskelton@sky.com.
Come along to this popular event! 
 
Venue Hire
 
The church is now inviting the hire of the hall for children's parties.  We have a lovely, spacious hall with good facilities.  For a limited period we are offering a free birthday cake for the birthday boy or girl.
 
To make an enquiry please contact Julie on 07928 305606.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friday 10.00am - 12.00pm (Sew Creative)
 
Classes cost £6.00 each and are held in the Brookleigh Community Room (Brookleigh Sheltered Housing Complex)
 
Monday 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Sew Easy)
 
Classes cost £6.00 each and are held in the Methodist Church (School Room).
 
People of all ages and abilities are welcome to join. 
 
You can work on your own projects or be creative.
 
 
 
Brookleigh Residents Association
 
Keep Fit for Seniors Wednesdays 2.00pm - 3.00pm £1.50.
 
Thursday Afternoon Get Together 2.00pm - 3.30pm tea/coffee and biscuit 30p.
 
 
 
Link to the creative classes held at this lovely local knitting and quilting shop.
 
 
Calverley Horticultural Society
 
Picture from the Calverley Horticultural Society Site
Click here to link to the Calverley Horticultural Society site.
 
Meetings held at Calverley Methodist Church
30 August 2.30pm - 5pm - Annual Show
 
8 October 7.30pm - Annual General Meeting
 
Event at Gatescroft (Calverley Allotment Site)
 
10 August 10am - 1pm - Allotment Open Day 
 
 
 
 
 
Calverley Parish Church (St. Wilfrid's Church)
 
 
Click here to link to the St. Wilfrid's Church Calverley site.
 
Calverley Community Coffee Shop (Open Fridays 9am -12pm at Calverley Parish Church)
 
Help is urgently required for people to help out at this coffee shop (not every week - closed during holidays) between 10am -12pm (rota and dates to suit).
 
Training will be given for volunteers. Duties may include clearing tables, washing up, serving food.
 
Contact John or Pauline Corbin on 0113 2100765
Thank you.
 
 
 
Picture from the Calverley Parish Church Website
First Saturday of each month.  Fun for all the family. 
 
About one hour in the mess being creative with paint, glue, playdoh, paper, and scissors.
 
We then move over into to church for a short celebration of the same theme explored creatively, before returning to The Barn for a shared meal.
 
 
 
Barn Babies - Parent and Toddler Group (Select to find more information)
 
 
Picture from the Calverley Parish Church Website
St. Wilfrid’s Parish Church, Calverley – Churchyard Project

Please contact David Badger on 0113 2565840 for further information.
 
A wildflower meadow has been planted by local children in the meadow below the new graveyard.  
 
Watch out for a blaze of summer colour and enjoy the wildlife attracted to the plants.
 
 
Angel in Calverley Churchyard
 
 
Photo by John Walker
A twenty foot carved wooden angel has appeared in Calverley Parish Church (St Wilfrid's) Churchyard.
 
The ancient and picturesque churchyard, which has recently won an interim Gold Award from Leeds In Bloom, is the perfect setting for the angel.
 
The angel has been created by local Otley based artist Shane Green and has been carved from the remains of the 200 year old beech tree which was badly damaged by a storm in 2011.
 
More information about the artist and the Calverley Angel is available here
 
 
 
 
 
Mothers Union
 
Meetings - Tuesdays from 7.00pm in The Barn.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Link to the Rotary Club website
 
 
Calverley St Wilfrid's Cricket Club
 
Cricket may not be played in the winter but the pavilion can be used for events all year round.
 
Perfect location, overlooking the park.
 
 
Click here to go to the website.
 
Calverley Cricket Club are fundraising towards re-furbishing the cricket club.
 
Any donations, help, support that can be given to this lovely cricket club is gratefully received.
 
If you have any cricket memorabilia in your attic (or elsewhere) relating to the club, please contact David Alred on 0113 2560393. 
 
 
 
 
Picture from Geograph.org
Calverley Bowling Club provides competition and social crown green bowling for everyone during the season April to October.
 
New to the game or experienced you are always welcome.
 
Contact Geoff Dixon on 0771 526 0136 or come to see us at the bowling green.
 
Click here to go to the website.
 
 
Calverley WI
 
Click here to link to details of Calverley WI.
 
Third Thursday of each month 7.30pm at the Methodist Chapel Hall.
 
Meeting:
 
 
For any enquiries please contact 0113 2574229 or 0113 2576548
 
 
Pudsey WI
 
Pudsey WI meets on the 1st Monday of each month from 7.30pm at Pudsey House.
 
 
Rodley WI
 
The WI in Rodley meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at The Owl (conservatory) from 7.30pm - 9.30pm(ish).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Calverley Players, Mechanic's Institute, Thornhill Street, Calverley
Calverley Player's newsletter is here
 
Contact Colin Tren 0113 256 7708 corbysanders@googlemail.com
 
 
"The Barn", St Wilfrid's Church, Calverley
 
Available to hire.
 
Contact can be made via email on barnrep@calverleyparishchurch.org or if you would like to speak to a person in Office Hours:
 
Sunday 9.00am-10.00am
Friday 19.00pm-20.00pm
 
on 0113 290 9068
 
 
Calverley Over 50's Club, (meets at Calverley St Wilfrid's Cricket Club)
 
Meets 2pm on the last Wednesday of each month.
 
The programme of events includes:  Guest Speakers, Quizzes, Musical and Other Events.
 
Annual subscription ios £2.00 and 50p is payable at each meeting (this includes tea, coffee, biscuit and a raffle ticket).
 
The will also be organisaed trips for which payments will be required.
 
Phone Harry Jackson on 0113 257 9642 or Constance Preston on 0113 257 1555, for further details.
 
 
 
A number of Dad's in the village are wanting to play five-a-side football after work.
Nothing too formal or competitive.
 
If you are interested, visit the Facebook page here
 
 
 
Meet at Rawdon Meadows (summer) and Undercliffe Cricket Club (winter).  Something for all abilities and friendly too.
 
Dementia Friends
 
Dementia Friends aims to make everyday life better for people with dementia by changing the way the nation acts, thinks and talks.
 
Being a Dementia Friend is about turning understanding into action; from giving someone a helping hand to find the right bus, to encouraging someone else to be a Dementia Friend.
 
Information sessions are available which helps the audience learn about Dementia and how they can help to create Dementia Friendly Communities.
 
For further information, please contact Julie Skelton on julieskelton@sky.com
 
 
 
Christian Aid Fundraising Events
 
 All are welcome to come along to the church service and to find out more about the work of Christian Aid.
 
 
NSPCC Fundraising Events
 
Everyone welcome
 
Contact Trisha Willis for more information on 01274 613979
 
 
 
 
 
Calverley C of E Primary School (link to the school website)
 
 
Picture via leodis.net
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Calverley Parkside Primary School (link to the school website)
 
 
Picture via leodis.net
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Calverley Parkside Nursery
 
Picture via geograph.org
Baby Bugs Class, Monday 1pm
 
Music Bugs run fun, interactive and lively music and singing classes from 4 weeks to 12 months. Each class is 30 minutes long and the focus is on sensory play, stimulation and singing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beanstalk Creative is run by qualified teachers who are passionate about arts and crafts.  They can also host children's craft parties with a choice of themes and activities. 
 
Bespoke packages are also available to cater for different interests and hobbies and well as budgets.
 
Beanstalk Creative regularly hold workshops for Creative Calverley.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sponge Tree provide community based arts and crafts workshops for all ages.
 
Sponge Tree specialises in natural art using sustainable approaches, recycled art + sculpture, outdoor learning + den building and creating wildlife habitats.
 
All workshops include materials and take home makes!
 
Contact spongetree@live.com for a booking form.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are excited to share our interests with you and hope you find everything you need.