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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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Creating a dementia friendly Wibsey

A group of us including representatives from local organisations, residents, local police officers, council ward officers, councillors and the Alzheimer’s Society have been meeting together to discuss how we can make Wibsey a better place for people living with dementia. Below is a list of suggestions made by members of the public.

Suggested area for discussion.
  • Support groups through GP
  • Bowls and other sports
  • Training for shop owners
  • Need some local activities
Dementia Friendly
What we need to do?
  • Raise awareness with shops
  • Safe scheme
  • Intergenerational activity
  • Cleaner bus stops/timetables
  • Electronic Screen
  • Raise awareness in the community
  • Accessible Transport
  • Make information available
  • Rowland’s pharmacy make Dementia Friendly
  • Good Neighbours – to take people to GP/Chemists/ Etc
  • Pets – pet therapy
  • Dementia Friendly pubs/activities
  • Sociable Dining
  • Chiropody/Opticians/Hair and Beauty – Make accessible (home visits?)
  • Talking newspaper/books – raise awareness
  • Wellbeing Café’s – Transport
  • Community Lunches
  • Access Bus – Publicise to raise awareness

Our group know there are a lot of good things about Wibsey, what can we do to make it even a better place to live?
To find out more about Dementia Friendly Wibsey or to tell us you are coming to an event please phone Ash Mahmood on: 01274 431155 or email: ash.m@bradford.gov.uk
For enquires about Bradford Dementia Friendly Community Project please phone Cathy Henwood on: 01274 586008 or email: cathy.henwood@alzheimers.org.uk

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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Buttershaw St. Paul's AODS perform 'South Pacific' at St. George's Hall Bradford

Following their highly acclaimed successful production of 'Annie', Buttershaw St Paul's Amateurs return to bring a breath of sunshine to St George's Hall in January with their fresh production of South Pacific.
South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan.
The show became the second-longest running Broadway musical of it's time and has remained popular ever since. Several of its songs, including "Bali Ha'i", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Happy Talk", "Younger Than Springtime" and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy", have become popular standards.
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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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Members Slides

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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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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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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