Wibsey Community Website

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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OPEN POETRY COMPETITION     NOW closes 31st March 2016

N B   Competition closing date has been extended.

NB there is also a competition for children, which is FREE TO ENTER.

The King and I

1. Except for Poetry, all entries should be double spaced on one side of A4 paper.
2. Your name & address should NOT appear on any page except cover page of your entry.
3. Please enclose a sae if you wish to have your entry returned.
4. Entries should not have been previously published or have won any other competitions.
5. Entry fee for members of the Circle is £2.00 for first entry and £1.00 each for any further entry. For non members of the Circle the entry fee is £3.00, any further entries £1 each.
6. Cheques to ‘Bradford Writers’ Circle’ please.
7. Please mark entry POETRY 2016.

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Come and share your ideas for improving your Neighbourhood

Bradford South Bradford South Area Committee invites you to work with us to make our communities even better! Tong - Bierley, Holme Wood Queensbury - Clayton Heights, Horton Bank Top, Queensbury Great Horton - Lidget Green, Scholemoor, Great Horton Wyke - Low Moor, Wyke Royds - Horton Bank, Buttershaw, Woodside, Harold Park Wibsey - Odsal, Netherlands Avenue, Bankfoot, Rooley, Wibsey.
Please contact the Area Office for any forthcoming events in the Bradford South Area on 01274 431155.

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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Saturday 20th June, 2.30pm The award winning ladies choir OPUS 44 will be giving a musical afternoon with a varied programme celebrating the “magic of song” at Wibsey Methodist Church School Lane Wibsey.
A strawberry tea will follow the entertainment. £7 pay on the door.

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.

Enjoy a Sing-a-Long with Beacon Community Choir

We are Beacon Community Choir and we have been singing together for year. We do not hold auditions but welcome anyone who enjoys singing songs from Mama mia to Fields of gold. We meet term time only on a Thursday evening 7.15 to 8.45. Please see the attached flyer.
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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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Councillor Simon Cooke scoffs at Ramblers

Simon Cooke Councillor for Bingley believes that Ramblers in the Bradford district should be made to pay for the upkeep of stiles and footpaths.
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‘Project Avenue’- Free sports sessions for children at Bradford Park Avenue AFC.

Thanks to special funding from the Football Association- Bradford Park Avenue AFC and local charity J.A.M.E.S are working in partnership to offer free sports sessions to young people in Bradford South- getting Bradford healthy and active!
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Ofsted School Reports On Wibsey Schools

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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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