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Where is Wibsey Village?

Wibsey is a predominantly residential ward to the south of Bradford. It stretches from Southfield Lane in the north to Netherlands Avenue in the south, and includes Bankfoot and much of Odsal Click the link below for more detailed information about Wibsey ward.
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Marie Curie fundraising group to cover the Buttershaw and Wibsey area

Marie Curie Cancer Care based at the Bradford Hospice, are in the process of setting up a new fundraising group toMarie Curie cover the Buttershaw and Wibsey area. The aim of the group is to help raise funds and awareness of the local Marie Curie Hospice Bradford and the home nursing service.
They have a fantastic group of seven volunteers who are very keen to start raising funds, but to really move things forward they need a Chair person and Secretary to join them. The members are looking for very specific volunteers to take on these key roles within the fundraising group. It’s important that they find a confident leader to take on the role of chair person and someone who is very organised to become the secretary.
The Wibsey Fundraising Group will support the work of Marie Curie Cancer Care in the Wibsey, Buttershaw and Odsal area of Bradford by coordinating the Great Daffodil Appeal in the area, organising a Blooming Great Tea Party, looking after the collection tins as well as any other fundraising activities they enjoy.
They are holding a meeting on the 16th October at 6.00pm at The White Swan, High Street, Wibsey.
Contact: Helen Rowlands, Tel: 01274 337034, Mobile: 07798 638136, Email: helen.rowlands@mariecurie.org.uk, www.mariecurie.org.uk

Community Activities Directory for Wibsey Urban Village

The Chair and Vice Chair of Wibsey Urban Village are pleased to present the Community Directory which has been
delivered to every home in Wibsey Ward. It has been produced to fulfil a need for information identified by local residents.
The Directory can be accessed by clicking here or from the Directory link on the top menu.

A Wibsey childhood, Some of my memories by David Bland

Old WibseyI went to Wibsey nursery school - Mrs Dobson I think was the teacher and Wibsey Junior School. That was back in 1953 or thereabouts. My best friend was John Moulson who lived next door with his sisters Barbara and Rita. We climbed every tree in the school yard and I shinnied up the drainpipe to get all the tennis balls that were stuck in the gutter There was an old mine shaft at the bottom of the field behind the nursery and you could drop stones down the edge where the slab that covered it didn't quite reach. I lived with grandparents Medley and Edith for some time when my dad Arthur (their son) was ill and again after he died. Their cottage at 63 North Road Wibsey had a shared outside toilet, and I think the house was built in 1768, there were initials and a date over the front door.
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Councillor Simon Cooke scoffs at Ramblers who request that dangerous stiles be repaired!

Simon Cooke Councillor for Bingley believes that Ramblers in the Bradford district should be made to pay for the upkeep of stiles and footpaths.
Recently the Bradford Telegraph and Argus contacted me in my capacity as the President of the largest rambling club in the Bradford district, and invited me to pass an opinion on the state of footpaths and access stiles in the Bradford area.
In the article which was subsequently published in the T&A,  I spoke about the 5% of stiles in the area that had not been maintained, which at the very least prevented the elderly and infirm from completing a  walk, and at worst presented a serious danger to anyone attempting to pass through.
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Wibsey Local History Group

In the spring of 2000 a number of enquiries were received at Wibsey library about the possible existence of a local history group. Such a group did not exist. As a result of the enquiries, however, a preliminary meeting was held and a number of local residents decided that there was sufficient interest to form a local history group, From September that year meetings have been held on the second Monday afternoon each month, excluding August.
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WELL USED WIBSEY FOOTPATH REQUIRES URGENT ATTENTION

I have contacted Councillor Ralph Berry to ask if he would approach the Highways Department regarding the state of the footpath that links Thomas Court and Acre lane Wibsey. I regularly walk the footpath which links the village with the Briarwood estate. Wibsey Footpath I have seen its condition steadily deteriorate over the past few years. In fact is provides the most convenient way for residents of the Briarwoods to get into the village. It has become very overgrown with bushes and trees from adjoining gardens, much rubbish has been tipped and at the present time there is a large Calor Gas bottle in the centre of the footpath. I am aware that footpaths are muddy due to the constant bad weather we have been experiencing, but if a few barrow loads of gravel are not put down soon the path will be impossible to walk without Wellingtons Boots. Also it would be good if the footpath could be signed where it leaves Acre Lane and Thomas court. Councillor Berry has indicated that he will act on this.

A circular walk around Wibsey

Mike Priestley, the popular walking correspondent for the Bradford Telegraph and Argus Weekend supplement, has created a fine circular walk in Wibsey. Please click here to download a copy, you may print it out and take it with you on the walk, if you have a printer connected to your PC.
To view the PDF files, you'll need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed on your computer.
Thanks to Mike Priestley and the Telegraph & Argus for permission to reproduce the Article here.

Images of byegone Bradford and Wibsey

Stuart Light has put together a collection of postcards and images of old Bradford, if you would like to view a short slideshow of the images click the link below.You will need Windows Media Player installed on your computer and a Broadband connection.
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INSPECTOR'S PLEDGE TO KEEP THE COMMUNITY SAFE

Inspector Alan Rhees-Cooper will now head up the Queensbury, Royds and Wibsey Neighbourhood Policing Team. He is delighted to take responsibility for the area. The Inspector said “I have spent a considerable amount of my career in the Bradford District and started up as a patrol officer in Shipley before moving to Bradford to work as a Community Inspector Rhees-CooperConstable for a number of years. I also have experience dealing with robbery, vehicle crime and anti social behaviour, having worked as a Sergeant on a specialised team in Huddersfield and then as a Patrol Inspector. I have also spent four years as a Detective Inspector in a Forcewide role with particular focus of missing person investigations and sexual exploitation. Three years ago, I returned to Bradford working as a Response Inspector and more recently working in a department to improve upon the service we deliver to the public. I have lived in Wibsey for nearly twenty years and have a son, daughter and grand daughter of 9 months who also live locally. Policing the area is personal to me and I know just how important tackling local issues are to the residents. My priorities will be to tackle anti social behaviour, reduce burglary and vehicle crime. Although the next few years may be challenging with reducing police budgets, I am determined to ensure my officers focus on what is important to the local community. We have been very successful recently in arresting and convicting local criminals for robbery, burglary, vehicle crime and drugs. I have an excellent team of officers and I am confident that these successes will continue.
As part of the Force's spending review, consideration is being given to altering the opening hours at Trafalgar House. For more information on this and how you can have your say, see the attached letter from your local Inspector.
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Download Queensbury Royds and Wibsey NPT Newsletters

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Newsletter 1 | Newsletter 2 | Newsletter 3 | Newsletter 4 | Newsletter 5 | Newsletter 6 | Newsletter 7
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Cold Calling Control Zone in Wibsey

On the 15th April West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service will be joining forces with The Neighbourhood Policing Team, Bradford South Area Co-ordinators Office, Neighbourhood Wardens and active residents of the community to launch a Cold Calling Control Zone in the Wibsey area of Bradford, thanks to POCA (Proceeds of Crime Act) money.

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Join Wibsey's Community Choir

After a very successful street party for the Queens Jubilee, friends in Beacon Road thought it would be good to keep the community spirit going and start a choir in Wibsey.
We have a group of singers who are coming together for some fun and company.

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New Computer repair shop in Wibsey

WIBSEY PC REPAIRS: Has opened a shop in the same premises as The Wibsey Flowerbox on Beacon Road. Computer Repairs
The staff there has given me the following information about their business.
You can purchase Cables for your printer, Monitor or audio equipment. Buy Printer cartridges-CD & DVD media. They do repairs and upgrades to PC’s and Laptops and can even build a new system made to your requirements.
Mobile: 07810194348 Premises: 41a Beacon Road.

THE WIBSEY WORD

Wibsey WordThere is lots of information from the Wibsey Word, articles and photographs of Wibsey that we have printed. You can find them all by navigating down the right hand column. All our advertisers from the Wibsey Word, Wyke Awake, Shelf Life and Northowram News are listed down the left hand side of our Web Site.
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Ofsted School Reports On Schools within 5 Miles of Wibsey

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Early Years-Children
Wibsey Primary School
St Paul's CofE Primary School
St Winefride's Catholic Primary School
Secondary Schools
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