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Noticeboard - He art in the community

Creative Calverley have been asked to remind organisations if you are planning an event PLEASE check the 2022 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.

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, back on the * April/May 2022?

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, X July 2022, 1pm onwards

Themed parade (meet at Parkside playground at 12.30pm)


Treasure Hunt

Hog Roast

Live Music

The event is no longer organised by local councillors and there is a new volunteer group, who want to make the event more fun for everyone.

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


Leeds City Council, Summer Brass Band in the Park 2022, Victoria Park, Calverley, Sunday 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Dates TBC: 


Calverley Christmas Lights Switch On, Date TBA 2022, (6.30pm switch on), Calverley Victoria Park

Entertainment and stalls, carol singing plus of course Father Christmas.

All welcome

Carols in the Park, 5 December 2022, from 3pm (refreshments available from Methodist Church Hall)

This lovely event is for all the family and symbolises the start of Christmas celebrations for many people in the village.

Come and sing a few carols (wrap up warm).

All Welcome


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.

"Adventures in Human Being" by Gavin Francis.

Award winning writer and doctor takes us on a voyage around the human body.

"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.

Family Club

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

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.

There is a link to the Calverley Local History Centre website here

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.

If you have some local history information of your own. Do contact Calverley Local History Centre.


Picture courtesy of and copyright of Fred Swaine

Family History and Historical Information about Calverley link for further information.

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...

"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 eight miles to support Ukraine People's Appeal.

Sponsor or donations on the day.

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


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.

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 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. 

Calverley in Bloom


Photo from

Calverley in Bloom Meeting, 28 March 2022, 7pm at Calverley Conservative Club

If you are interested in volunteering your time and talent to help the "in bloom team" - please do come along.

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 let us know.

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

Dates to be confirmed

Great opportunity for people who love rugby league to chat.

Calverley Cycling Club

A platform to organise local rides (Mountain biking and road cycling), share cycling tips and offer advice to anyone who is looking to start cycling.   

Calverley Runs

A platform to organise local runs

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.