News and Reviews
Here you will find information and results about events that we have been involved in.
We have positively encouraged many local organisations to "reach out" to the wider community and let people know what they do by changing the way that they advertise their events to the local community.
We know from feedback that we have received that people have noticed a difference to Calverley during the time we have been in existence.
We have been approached by many other areas of Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and London interested in what we do and to seek advice from us.
Local Farmers Market
We held a regular farmers market in Calverley for a number of years and were the first farmers market in Leeds to offer local food and local crafts alongside each other.
Kirkstall and Farsley Farmers Market as well as others in the city of adopted this method of supporting local enterprise.
Supporting Start Up Companies
We offered business support and advice and some of the people we worked with have either set up online web business/market stalls/shop premises in the city. One or two of them are either national or local award winners for retail. .
Many community based organisations around the country have asked for our advice/guidance. We continue with this support.
Calverley Folk Day
Throughout our time we have raised funds for nominated charities:
Hope for Tomorrow
St Gemmas Hospice
Macmillan Cancer Care
In 2012 we were approached by the National Citizen Service whether we could "mentor" a group of young people on volunteering in the community.
We did and hope to again.
Calverley in Bloom
We hosted litter picks, heritage walks, wildlife walks and helped Calverley in Bloom to achieve their first ever "gold award" in 2012.
In 2013 we hosted litter picks and birdwatching walks.
In 2014 we continued to organise litter picks. With the help of a project from Kew Gardens we are also distributing wildflower seeds to enable people to grow native wild plants in containers and hanging baskets in their gardens.
In 2019 we continue to hold our annual sunflower growing competition for the seventh year.
We continue to help this organisation by promoting their events on social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
The sunflower competition is now in its fourth year, but is spreading out across Leeds with people in Bramley, Rodley, Farsley, Guiseley, Pudsey and Kirkstall also getting involved with the competition.
Tunbridge Wells (Kent) are also joining in the competition as a bit of fun as they have a "Calverley Park" as well.
Calverley Horticultural Society
Results of Calverley Scarecrow "Crop Idol" was announced at the first ever "Open Allotment Coffee Morning" in 2012.
In May 2013 we helped members of Calverley Horticultural Society to plant the "edible" bed in Calverley (Victoria) Park.
We helped to organise the carnival 2013/ 2014/ 2015.
Calverley Methodist Church
We held a Christmas Tree Festival in the church in December 2013.
We took part in a "Community Day" at the church in September 2015.
St Wilfrid's Church
Calverley Community Cinema was established in 2011 and film screening are hosted in this venue.
Christmas Tree Festival was held in the church in December 2013 / 2015 / 2017.
We helped St Wilfrid's Church to organise their "Walking Nativity" in 2014 / 2015.