Creative Calverley - Community Noticeboard
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Creative Calverley have been asked to remind organisations if you are planning an event PLEASE check the 2015 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.
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 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 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

Calverley Garage Sale, Further date to be confirmed (2017), 11am until 3pm

To find out more please find us on Facebook 'Calverley Spring Clean' link here 
or follow us on Twitter: @calverleyspring

Calverley Carnival in Victoria Park
Calverley Carnival 10, 11, 12 June 2016
Monies raised at the event go towards Calverley Christmas Lights
The carnival is organised by volunteers.  

If you would like to get involved in helping to organise the carnival or have any suggestions, please contact Councillor Andrew Carter or Councillor Rod Wood.

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? this space!
Simple rules for boules here


Calverley Christmas Lights Switch On 5 December, from 6pm, Fireworks from 7pm, Calverley Victoria Park

Entertainment and stalls, plus of course Father Christmas.

All welcome

LEEDS CITY COUNCIL Summer Brass Band in the Park 2016, Victoria Park, Calverley, SUNDAY 2.30pm - 4.30pm       

Dates to be confirmed
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
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:
"Reasons To Stay Alive" by Matt Haig.
British novelist describes how reading and writing helped him overcome depression.
"All I Know Now" by Carrie Hope Fletcher.
You Tube star shares her thoughts on growing older wisely.
"The Establishment" by Owen Jones.
How institutional power informs the socio-political aspects of democracy.
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.
A reading group at Calverley Library from 4,00pm - 4.45pm. 

 First Thursday in the month
All ages are welcome. 
Please contact the Library on 0113 3793124 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.

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 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...
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"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
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

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.

A PDF guide to the Millennium Way is also available here


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

Champion House Coffee Morning, Further dates to be confirmed, 10am until 12pm

Cake and a cuppa, Book Stall, Silent Auction and a good old natter.

Champion House Summer  Fete, ? June 2016, 1pm until 4pm

If anyone is interested in having a stall at the event, please contact Vanessa on the number above or email
Communitea, Calverley Cricket Club, 4pm - 6pm, Further dates to be confirmed.
An initiative to bring members of the local Calverley community together to share food, friendship and fun.
If you would be willing to volunteer to bake cakes, make sandwiches for the event, please contact us at follow us on twitter @CCommunitea or Facebook
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
Contact Lynda 0113 256 3547

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.
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Cub Scouts - 8-10 year olds, 6.45pm - 8.15pm
Cub Scouts - 8-10 year olds, 6.45pm - 8.15pm
Scouts - 10-14 year olds, Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm
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
Youth Streetdance 8 - 11 years 4pm - 5pm
Mini Streetdance 5 - 7 years 5pm - 6pm
Cheerdance 7 years+ 6pm - 6.45pm
Contact Emma 07901 914419
Yoga  8.00pm - 9.30pm.
Contact: Fenella Whall 07909 776660
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

6.30pm - 7.30pm - Brownies
7.30pm - 9.00pm - Guides
7.00pm - 8.15pm -Brownies
5.00pm - 6.00pm - Rainbows
6.00pm - 7.00pm - Rainbows
7.30pm - 9.00pm - Guides

Please follow the link to find out more about Girlguiding, to add your daughter to the waiting list for a unit or to register your interest in volunteering with  Girlguiding 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
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We are delighted to announce that "Calverley" won a silver gilt award in 2015 in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition.
A very big thank you to all those in the community who have contributed to the success of 2015's entry.  Your efforts/voluntary work(s) are very much appreciated.

Individual awards will be given to people and organisations in the village who have entered the competition such as Calverley Churchyard, Brookleigh and many more.

If you are able to help with planting, growing seeds, growing plants please do contact 0113 2574794.
Volunteers requested, Carr Road Project, (ongoing)
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, Next meeting date to be confirmed, 2pm, Brookleigh Community Centre (AGM)
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
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
Tuesday 2 June 8pm, An evening with Gary Hetherington

Great opportunity for people who love rugby league to chat.

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.
 3 May, 9am
 Bird Walk
Join Peter Griffin for a walk around the reserve to look at summer visitors.
Meet at the main car park.
20 June, from 8.30am
 June Wildlife
 A full day of activities including moth traps (weather permitting), small mammal survey, dragonfly walks, pond dipping and more...
 18 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.
 29 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.
1 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.
 5 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
 8 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.
 22 August, 11am until 3pm.
 Summer Fair
 Our annual summer fair
 27 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.
 24 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
Community Centre run by Leeds City Council.
Good for putting on shows and dances!
For Hire contact 0113 224 3850 (Lettings)
9.15am - 11.10am Calverley Playgroup
Children from two and a half, usually potty trained, except in special circumstances.
Contact: Janet Bramley 0113 2556910
9.15am - 11.10am Calverley Playgroup
Children from two and a half, usually potty trained, except in special circumstances.
Contact: Janet Bramley 0113 2556910
Calverley Playgroup runs at busy times of the year in the morning - contact Janet Bramley for additional information on 0113 2556910
Youth Club
6pm - 8pm (Supper Room)
Heather Wilman 07891 279125
Angela Capper 07891 276720

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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

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
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Coffee Morning, First Saturday of each month, 10am -12pm, Calverley Methodist Hall
Charles Wesley's Cooking Club, first Saturday of each month

Singing for Pleasure, Monday from 2pm

Sing for an hour, sing and have a chat.

Contact Alan Thompson 0113 2198479

Childminder Drop In, Tuesdays, 9.15am -10.45am
Contact Nicola 07840790516
Baby Group, Tuesdays, 2.00pm - 3.30pm 
Contact Sharon 07914237502

Pilates Class, Tuesdays
Intermediate from 7pm - 8pm
Beginners from 8pm - 9pm
Suitable for all abilities. 
Great for improving core strength, posture and toning up.
Contact Vicky on 07970 717 010 or email

Indoor Market,  Date to be confirmed, 10am - 3pm
Local produce, crafts and bric a brac.

Refreshments available.

Admission Free.

To book a table contact Julie Skelton on 07928 305606 or email
£10.00 for a large table and £7.00 for a small table.

Come along to this popular event! 

6 November, Fireworks and Dominos Party, Calverley Methodist Church Hall, 6pm until 8pm
Family ticket £10.00
Adults £5.00

Pie and pea supper.
Fireworks in the car park. 

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)
Thursday 7.00pm - 9.00pm
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.

May 2016, 10.30am, Outdoor Coffee Morning

Come down for coffee and enjoy the launch of Calverley Floral Front Garden Competition.

All welcome.
August 2016, 10am - 1pm Event at Gatescroft (Calverley Allotment Site)
Allotment Open Day.  Enjoy home baked cakes, buy fresh allotment produce and have a walk around one of the best allotments in Leeds.

August 2016 from 2.30pm, Calverley Horticultural Society, 95th Annual Show, Calverley Methodist Church Hall

Prizes awarded by 4pm by the Lord Mayor of Leeds.

Admission £1.00, Children £0

Meetings held at Calverley Methodist Church

7 November 2015  9.30am - Annual General Meeting
Contact Shirley Taylor

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. 

Mondays, 2pm onwards, Community Bingo

Free Raffle.  Tea/Coffee available.

Fun and chat.

Everyone welcome.
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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
Third Thursday of each month 7.15pm for 7.30pm start at the Methodist Chapel Hall.

All members receive a free monthly newsletter which details the events and activities for the month.

Planned outings:

May:  Kiplin Hall
August:  Lavender Farm

Various events are planned throughout the year including fundraising events and speakers on many differing topics.

Coffee Morning, 19 September, 10am until 12pm, Calverley Methodist Chapel Hall

Tombola, bread and cake stall, books, white elephant stall, greeting cards and more.

Entrance £1.00, which includes light refreshment.

President of Calverley WI is June Fleetwood.
For any enquiries please contact 01274 581642 or email
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

Future performance details to be released

Tickets £7 (£6 for groups and concessions) available from Liz Sanders on 0113 2567708 or by email from

"The Barn", St Wilfrid's Church, Calverley
Available to hire.
Contact can be made via email on 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
Pilates Class, Mondays from 6.15pm until 7.15pm (Commencing 14 September)

These classes are run as courses and they coincide with school half term blocks (normally 6 to 8 weeks long).

£6.00 per class when purchased as a block course or £7.00 per class when paid for individually.

Contact:  Marcus - 07590 805823

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
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)
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Calverley Parkside Primary School (link to the school website)
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Calverley Parkside Nursery
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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 for a booking form.
We are excited to share our interests with you and hope you find everything you need.