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Creative Calverley

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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 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 [email protected] 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.

Contact [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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...

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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 [email protected]

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 [email protected] 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

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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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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.

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.

Rodley Nature Reserve (link to the Rodley Nature Reserve website)

Wildlife on your Calverley doorstep.

Reopening again for canal towpath users only on the 3 April from 9am until 5pm.

Vehicle access not available to the site.  Once the bridge repairs have been completed new opening times will be announced..

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

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Community Centre run by Leeds City Council.

Good for putting on shows and dances!

For Hire contact 0113 224 3850 (Lettings)

Tuesday (Term time only)

9.10am - 11.05am Calverley Playgroup

Thursday (Term time only)

9.05am - 11.00am Calverley Playgroup

For pre school children aged two and a half and up.

For place availability please contact:

[email protected]

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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. 

Aerobics Class, Saturdays from 1.15pm - 2.15pm

Bring a towel, water bottle and £3.50

Community Events (Other)

Calverley Methodist Church (events suspended due to Covid)

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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

Services on Sunday



Singing for Pleasure, Monday from 2pm

Sing for an hour, sing and have a chat.

Contact Alan Thompson 0113 2198479

New members welcome (male voices in particular needed).

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 [email protected].

Calverley Lunch Club, Wednesdays, 11.45am at Calverley Methodist Church (organised by Farsley Live at Home Scheme)

Two course lunch for £4.25, new over 60's welcome.

Opportunity for residents to have nice food and a chat in a warm, friendly environment.

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 [email protected].

£10.00 for a large table and £7.00 for a small table.

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.

Sew Easy/Sew Creative (with Lorna Muir) the original source of inspiration

Friday 10.00am - 12.00pm (Sew Creative)

Classes cost £6.00 each and are held in the Brookleigh 

Community Room (Brookleigh Sheltered Housing Complex)

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.

Stores are open every Sunday 10.30am until 11.30am for compost and other supplies.

Meetings held at Calverley Methodist Church

Contact Shirley Taylor

[email protected]

Calverley Spring Show, Details Coming Soon

? May 2022, Calverley Horticultural Society Plant Sale, 10.00am until 11.30am, Calverley Methodist Church Hall

Plant sale, good prices (Get there early).

Allotment Open Day, ? August, 10am until 1pm

? August, Annual Show, 2.30pm until 5pm, Methodist Church Hall

Calverley Parish Church (St. Wilfrid's Church)

Service times: currently all services are online on You Tube, live at the stated service time, and available afterwards on our You Tube channel

Sundays: 9am

Live Sunday worship at

Monday to Friday: 8am

Online morning prayer at

Church is open for prayer Monday to Friday 10am - 11am

When the church opens for services again, Sunday services are likely to be 9am and 11am.

9am: Common Worship Communion service with hymns

11am: Family service with contemporary music (Communion twice a month).

Saturday teatime services are not currently running.

Please see our website and check our Facebook page for recent updates at

Any enquiries can be sent to [email protected]


Food donations for Bradford North Food Bank, Wednesdays 10am - 11am

Click here to link to the St. Wilfrid's Church Calverley site.

Picture from the Calverley Parish Church Website

Messy Church is online at the moment, on the first Saturday of each month at

Barn Babies - Parent and Toddler Group

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings in the Barn, currently unable to meet due to the pandemic, but we will resume when we are able to.

Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] if you'd like to get in contact with us. 

Picture from the Calverley Parish Church Website

St. Wilfrid’s Parish Church, Calverley – Churchyard Project

A wildflower meadow has been planted by local children in the meadow below the new graveyard and the graveyard is lovingly maintained by a hard working group of volunteers on Tuesdays and Fridays, for the benefit of the whole community.

If you would like to find out more about the churchyard, or how you could get involved with volunteer gardening, please contact us [email protected] 

Bellringing/Church Bells

Church bells are rung in the village for special occasions and only because people have volunteered their time and talent (often from outside the village), to enable this to happen.

Calverley "tower" are looking for new bell ringers who can commit to regular practise sessions. Practise night is Thursday evenings (with bellringing also needed for Sunday service).

If you think that you may be able to help, please contact Maurice Calvert [email protected]

Angel in Calverley Churchyard

Photo by John Walker

A twenty foot carved wooden angel carved by Shane Green from a 200 year old beech tree sadly needed to be removed in 2020 due to wood rot.

Sadly the angel is no longer in the churchyard, but a reminder of the art work remains..

Calverley Rotary Club

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 Players, Mechanic's Institute, Thornhill Street, Calverley

Calverley Player's Facebook Page

Contact Colin Tren 0113 256 7708 [email protected]

"The Barn", St Wilfrid's Church, Calverley

Available to hire.

Contact can be made via email on [email protected] 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 is £2.00 and £1.00 is payable at each meeting (this includes tea, coffee, biscuit and a raffle ticket).

The will also be organised trips for which payments will be required.

For further information, please contact Clifford Wheatley on 0113 256 75211 or Constance Preston on 0113 257 1555.

Dad's Football

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 [email protected]

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)

Calverley Parkside Primary School (link to the school website)

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.

We are excited to share our interests with you and hope you find everything you need.