Complete Village Guide
St Mary Magdalene, Moor Lane. Family Communion is celebrated each Sunday at 9.15am except for the fourth Sunday of the month which is 'All Age Worship'. Holy Communion is held monthly, on first Wednesday at 11am. (Each week in Lent). The Churchwarden is Fiona Siekierkowski, and can be contacted through the Church Parish Office on 01937 574273. The church dates from 1857. The church is open during daylight hours. Should you require further information please contact the Parish Office on the number above. You can find more information on the activities of the church in Bardsey and East Keswick on www.bardseypcc.org.uk
East Keswick Art is a thriving art group meeting fortnightly on a Thursday afternoon in the Village Hall. Membership ranges from new painters to the more experienced although we particularly aim to encourage those new to painting or those wishing to renew old skills in a relaxed and friendly club atmosphere.
Operates each Wednesday from 7.45pm to 9.15pm. Contact Geoff Waterfield on 01937 573062.
There are no banks in the village. The nearest ones are at Wetherby, though there is a cashpoint (free withdrawals) in the convenience store at Slaid Hill.
Pure Indulgence is a beauty salon at Laurel Bank on Main Street offering a wide range of manicures, pedicures, waxings and facial treatments. For an appointment phone 01937 579977
In the car park of the Duke of Wellington.
Contact Dave Padgett on 572285
Meet each Wednesday at Bardsey School from 5.45pm to 7pm, to give girls aged between seven and ten the opportunity to experience awareness of the environment, international friendship, service and fun through shared activities. Further information from Diane Coombes (Brown Owl) on 01937 573034.
Service X99 Leeds - East Keswick - Wetherby
Buses run every hour to Leeds (Park Row for Rail Station) via Bardsey (Bank Top), Scarcroft, Wellington Hill, Oakwood (for Roundhay Park) and Harehills. In the other direction, at the same frequency, buses run to Collingham, Linton and Wetherby. Many evening and Sunday journeys are extended to Deighton Bar.
Buses leave the village for Wetherby at these times:
Monday to Friday 0700 0801 0911 1011 1116 1216 1316 1416 1518 1618 1725 1829 1919 2014 2114, 2214 2314
Saturdays 0638 0738 0839 0914 1016 then every hour until 1816 1915 2014 2114 2214 2314 2356
Sunday 0915, 1016 then every hour until 1716 1814 then every hour until 2314
Buses leave the village for Leeds at these times:
Monday to Friday 0616 0646 0737 0845 0954 then at the same time past every hour until 1454 1556 1656 1808 1905 1927 2006 2101 2201 2246 2346E
Saturday 0726 0826 0954 every hour until 1754 1903 2003 2101 2201 2246 2347E
Sunday 1004 then every hour until 1804 1901 then every hour until 2201 2246 2346E
E: Terminates at Leeds (Headrow) not Leeds (City Square)
Service 923 Wetherby - East Keswick - Otley
This is a rural bus service which runs south along Main Street to Bardsey, Scarcroft, Bardsey (Congreaves), Collingham, Wetherby. In the opposite direction, up Main Street, the service runs to Harewood (save your bus ticket for reduced admission to Harewood House), Arthington, Pool and Otley.
Buses leave the village for Otley at these times:
Monday to Saturday 0950 1250 1450
Buses leave the village for Wetherby at these times:
Monday to Saturday 1204 1404 1604 (1540 from Otley)
There is no Sunday service.
Renowned local butcher with legendary home made pork pies and a following extending well beyond the village. Huge choice of BBQ foods and even ready prepared meals. R P Setchfield, Main Street. Tel: 01937 572815. Open Tues & Wed 8am to 5pm; Thurs & Fri 8am to 5.30pm Saturdays 8am to 3pm.
There are three caravan parks just two miles away at Blackmoor Lane, Bardsey. These are Glenfield (tel 01937 574657), Haighfield (01937 574658) and Moor Lodge (01937 572424).
The nearest Catholic Church is now in Wetherby. Vigil is Saturday at 6pm, Mass celebrated Sunday at 10am. The Priest is Father John Nunan, tel 01937 582283.
The Children's Playground at Carr Green is open daily from 8am until dusk for under tens and accompanying adults.
Part of East Keswick Sports Association. Plays at the Sports Ground on Moor Lane. Contact Harry Moores on 01937 573206.
Founded in 1937, this long standing group comprises members from various villages and meets fortnightly during winter months at Bardsey Village Hall. The programme includes debates, discussions, book reviews, poetry readings and guest speakers. There is also a summer outing and Annual Lunch. New members welcome. Contact Mike Baldock on 0113 286 2581.
Located on the all of the beauty salon, corner of Main Street and School Lane. Dial 999 Ambulance Service to be given access codes.
Drama Classes for Children
For 5 to 11 year olds each Tuesday at the Village Hall. Details from 01423 541834 or www.helenogrady.co.uk
No Surgery in the Village. Most villagers use one of the following GPs:
Collingham Church View Surgery, School Lane, Collingham Tel: 01937 222841
Harewood 69 The Square T 0113 288 6210
Wetherby Wetherby Health Centre, Hallfield Lane T 01937 585669
Leeds City Council T 0113 247 5964
If you're over 60 and have a mobility problem, this class could be ideal. Supported by the Parkinson's Disease Society and approved by the Physio department of Chapel Allerton Hospital, this clas runs for an hour on Tuesday mornings at 11am in the Village Hall. The cost is £1.50 per session and full details are available from Linda Thompson on 0113 293 5930. Help is available with transport if required.
We are a very friendly club of around 54 members and new members are always made most welcome. We meet on the third Thursday of every month at 1.30pm in the Village Hall.
Subs are £24.50pa which includes tea and biscuits and afternoon entertainment by some very accomplished flower arrangers. In addition to these monthly demonstrations there is a Summer Lunch, two coach trips (one in Summer, one at Christmas) and the occasional 'Gardeners Question Time' and workshops. For further details and the Season's programme, please contact Janita Dedicoat on 573923
A Fish & Chip van parks in Old Star car park, Main Street from 7pm to 7.45pm on Tuesday evenings.
Meet each Wednesday (termtime) at Bardsey School from 7.15pm to 8.45pm. Guiding is about acquiring skills, enabling girls and young women to be ready to meet challenges, to grow as individuals and achieve their fullest potential. Girls aged between 10 and 14 years are welcome to join. If any parents are interested in joining or helping in any way with the group, please get in touch. Contact Heidi Potter 01937 572116.
EKOne is a unisex salon at The Grove. Tel 01937 572550 Lee also has a salon on Moor Lane. Hollis is a further salon alongside Pure Indulgence
A mobile library visits the village each Friday from 5pm to 6pm and can be found in the Duke of Wellington car park. This service is a valuable asset and yet will be under threat if not fully utilised. Please check it out one Friday soon.
Meets regularly in the Village Hall and publishes a periodic newsletter. See separate website www.eastkeswickhistory.com
There are three post collection boxes in the village. These are all on Main Street and Whitegate at these locations: opposite the butchers, next to the white railings and at the war memorial.
Weekdays 0900 (War memorial and opposite butchers) 1715 (White Railings)
Saturdays 0700 (War memorial and opposite butchers) 1215 (White Railings)
There are no Sunday collections.
Highly acclaimed book telling the story of the village from the year 1000 right up to Millennium Night 1999. 224pp softback. Sadly now out of print though copies are available in local libraries. You can download a copy free from the Local History tab of this website.
UK parliament: Alec Shelbrooke MP. T 580109
European parliament - Richard Corbett MEP. T 0113 279 5814
Under the Localism Act 2011 communities such as ours are empowered to create a Neighbourhood Plan to set out our vision for our village in the decades ahead. Once this plan has been put to a referendum it would carry legal weighting. A steering group is currently working on a draft plan which will be put to an open village meeting later in 2013. For full details of the group, its minutes and how to have your see www.eastkeswick.org.uk/plan.
The village has a very active neighbourhood watch whose aim is to cut crime and the opportunities for crime by responding promptly to alarms raised in the properties of other members of the group and reporting suspicious circumstances to the police. Each Tuesday the West Yorkshire Police relays a voice mail message to the convenors, who in turn give each member the message which consists of the number and type of offences committed in the village during the previous seven days.
Nearest newsagents are at Collingham (which delivers to the village) and Slaid Hill
The Parish Plan was devised in wide consultation between the Parish Council, villagers and local authority planners. It sets out agreed aspirations for the future of the community and its recommendations with regard to planning issues are taken into consideration by local authority planners in respect of any developments and extensions in the village. You can access the full document by following this link http://crc.rocktimeweb.net/Uploads/East-Keswick-Parish-Plan-2005_FileFile_FILE1164.pdf.
Pilates classes are held each Thursday in the Methodist Church meeting rooms. The class starts at 7.30pm and is a mixed intermediate and advanced class. Other classes are run at Bardsey and Wetherby. For full details of these and Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap and Spanish dancing classes see www.balletspanishdanceacademy.co.uk or contact Natisha Baxter on 01937 579878 or 07773 199617.
Our local garden centre on Harewood Road offering a large variety of plants, shrubs and materials. You can also buy logs and coal here and - in December - Christmas Trees eastkeswickplantcentre.co.uk.
Every planning application concerning the village is referred to East Keswick parish Council for its comments and scutiny in addition to the usual vetting and process by Leeds City Council. if you are considering altering your property and would like to know how to do so in sympathy with your surroundings, please refer to the Parish Plan. You'll find details higher up this page together with a link to the actual document to download. Planning documents can now be viewed online at www.leeds.gov.uk/publicaccess. This includes aplication forms, plans, drawings and background papers sch as Design and Access statements, manufacturers details, photos etc. Revised plans are added as previous ones are superseded. once a decison has been made about an application, background papers and superseded plans are removed and you'll see appeal decisions, amendments and discharge of conditions as appropriate.
You can find information on recent police activity in our area by clicking on www.westyorkshire.police.uk/npt then type in your postcode.
For non-emergencies, you can also phone 101. To report a crime in progress or for fast urgent help, always phone 999.
Village Hall, School Lane. Open for the full range of Post Office services within the Village Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays 12.30 - 2.30pm.
Report any potholes to the Highways Agency hotline 0113 247 7500 or 0845 124 0113.
The Duke of Wellington, Main Street
At the lower entrance to the village stands the Duke of Wellington offering a warm welcome real ales - Leeds Pale, Doombar, Theakstons, and guest ales. The Restaurant is open evenings for dinner, and on Sunday afternoons for traditional Sunday lunch. There is ample free parking. For reservations and other enquiries phone 01937 574647
The Old Star, Main Street
Popular village local with hand pulled John Smith's and guest real ales. The pub features a lively tap room with pool and darts. Tel 01937 573745
Nearest mainline stations are Leeds and York. A half hourly service operates from Leeds to London Kings Cross. Tickets (for the whole railway network) can be purchased online and timetables checked at www.northernrailway.co.uk You can also visit their enquiries counter at the front of Leeds station between 9am and 5pm to arrange your journey and book tickets.
Black wheelie bins and Green wheelie bins are emptied alternate weeks on Saturdays.
Black wheelie bins are scheduled to be emptied on the following dates in 2017 Aug 5/19 Sep 2/16/30 Oct 14/28 Nov 11/25
Green wheelie bins are scheduled to be emptied on the following dates: 2017 Aug 12/26 Sep 9/23 Oct 7/21 Nov 4/18
Brown wheelie bins are emptied fortnightly except in winter months. All Tuesdays being (for 2017) Aug 1/15/29 Sep 12/26 Oct 10/24 Nov 14/28 then service suspended, resumes Mar 2018
Green bins can take clean recyclable materials such as magazines, newspapers, food cans, drink cans, pet food cans, plastic bottles, paper and cardboard packaging. Brown bins can take grass, hedge clippings, dead house plants, twigs (up to 3cm diameter), windfall, fruit and weeds.
Large items, such as old furniture, fridges etc. can be collected from outside your home and disposed of free of charge if you call 0113 222 4406 to make the arrangements. Try to avoid phoning on Monday mornings if you can, it's their busiest time. note it can take up to eight weeks notice to get a bulky item collected.
Donate furniture to charity
If you have unwanted furniture, some charities would collect and pass on to people who might be grateful for the items. Several charities do this but to nearby ones are Leeds & Moortown Furniture Store 0113 273 9727 and Emmaus 0113 248 4288. For smaller items which could be used by others, there is a charity store within Seacroft Recycling Site which will take furniture, clothes, toys etc
Household waste tips/Recycling sites
The nearest tips to take domestic waste to are at Thorp Arch Trading Estate (the very far end of the trading estate) and Seacroft (Limewood Road). Seacroft includes a charity shop where you can donate goods which you don't need which nevertheless might have a future. Another site in the Leeds direction is at Newsam Green (take Bullerthorpe Lane (signposted Oulton) from Colton Sainsburys for about two miles and follow signs).All sites are open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm in summer and 9am to 4pm in winter months (defined as the months we use GMT). For further information on refuse collection phone 0113 398 4760 or 0845 124 0113. To order a wheelie bin phone 0845 120 0113.
The Duke on Main Street offers a full restaurant menu each evening plus lunchtime food and Sunday roasts. For more information or bookings phone 01937 574647.
Members of the Guide Association for girls aged 5 to 7 years. The group's aim is to promote good citizenship in a caring and fun environment. Meets Wednesdays (term time) at Bardsey School from 4.45pm to 5.35pm. Further details from Hayley Dodsworth 07981 554853.
Safeguarding the welfare, interests and memory of all those who served in the Armed Forces and caring for their dependents. Club covers Collingham, East Keswick and Bardsey. Open to all who have served in the Forces and others who support the aims and objectives of the Legion. New members welcome, details from Beryl Coster 01937 574100.
The local primary school is Bardsey School, tel 01937 572612 www.bardseyprimary.org.uk. Other schools used are Harewood C of E, Collingham C of E and Wetherby RC.
Local senior schools are Boston Spa (01937 842915) www.bostonspa.leeds.sch.uk, Wetherby High (01937 582163) www.wetherbyhigh.co.uk and St John Fisher Catholic High School (01423 887254) www.sjfchs.org.uk. Several private schools are nearby including Gateways at Harewood www.gatewaysschool.co.uk and Leeds Grammar School www.lgs.leeds.sch.uk. All these schools offer school bus services through the village.
Nearest sizeable shops are at Slaid Hill (convenience store) and Collingham (Tesco Express).
Meets Mondays and Tuesdays in winter months between 1.15pm and 3.30pm in the Village Hall and anyone interested in playing Indoor Bowls would be most welcome at this successful group. Membership includes some serious bowlers but also many who are there for the fun, exercise and companionship so do come down. New members, including total novices, are especially welcome. You don't need any experience or any equipment, just a pair of flat shoes. All ages are welcome and no previous bowling expertise is required.
For further information, contact Jim Baines on 579926.
To report an obnoxious smell 0113 37 86576
Contact Harry Moores on 573206.
Deighton Cars 01937 589192
Premier Private Hire 0113 288 8855 www.premiercarsleeds.co.uk
More than a hundred villagers and many complete families are members of this vibrant club created to provide tennis playing facilities to all residents and coaching for juniors. Playing standard is from recreational to competitive levels and club nights are held each Monday during the season (May - Sept). Outside of this, the courts are available at all times for members to use. Membership details from Robert Siekierkowski on 01937 572836 or Peter Lord on 01937 574029. The club's tennis courts can be found at Carr Green.
A large part of the village lies within a designated conservation area conferring extra protection on established (trunk diameter exceeding 75mm) trees. In addition, some other trees and ancient hedgerows have Tree Preservation Orders in place. In summary, these prohibit the felling, pruning or uprooting of any part of a tree including its roots without written permission, punishable by a fine of up to £20,000 per tree. The village has designated Tree Wardens to whom infringements may be reported and who would also offer advice. For further information please contact Melanie Smith on 01937 574140.
The village hall is home to many of the groups in the village and its facilities are available tif you need a hall for hire. For anyone seeking a wedding venue,wedding reception venue, birthday party venue, anniversary party venue, conference venue or business seminar venue close to Boston Spa, Collingham, Wetherby, Scarcroft, Shadwell, Harewood or Bardsey, the Village Hall provides the ideal solution in modern attractive surroundings. See www.eastkeswickvillagehall.org
The East Keswick Voluntary Care Group takes people to the doctor or optician, collects prescriptions, pops in to see people, and provides transport to the Senior Citizens Club in next village. The group is willing to help all age groups. If you have a need please call Susan Priestley on 01937 572227 or Fiona Siekierkowski on 572836.
The Bardsey and East Keswick Walking Club meets the first Sunday of each month leaving from Bardsey Village Hall at 10am. Details of each walk can be found in the Church and Village Newsletter or from Maeve Brook on 572360.
Formed in March 1992, the Trust aims to promote Nature Conservation within the Parish and protect the diverse habitats for wildlife. The village Wildlife Trust owns 35 acres of woodland between Harewood Avenue and the river and also manages Keswick Marsh and Frank Shire's Quarry. It operates a varied social calendar of walks, speaker events and children's activities. Meetings are held regularly at the Village Hall and on site. See www.ekwt.org.uk for more details.
Offers women the opportunity of sharing friendship and learning to widen their horizons, and to influence local, national and international affairs. East Keswick WI meets in the Village Hall on the second Tuesday of each month from 2pm. Contact Elizabeth Ward on 573600.
Youth Club meets Wednesdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Bardsey Sports Club on Keswick Lane. If you're aged 12 to 16, do go along and see what you are missing.