Anglican Church

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

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Arts Club

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.
Tuition is provided monthly in all media by our resident tutor and includes a brief illustrated talk on the art history of the session topic such as painting storms or rainbows. Other activities include full day workshops, visits to art galleries, painting plein air and critiques. Membership costs £20 per term which is just £2.75 per class and includes tea and biscuits. For more information contact or follow us on Twitter @eastkeswickart

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Badminton Club

Operates each Wednesday from 7.45pm to 9.15pm. Contact Geoff Waterfield on 01937 573062.
Annual membership: £50 per person.

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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.

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Beauty Salon

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

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Junior section of Scouting Association. Open to all boys (and now girls) aged 6 to 8 years Currently all beavers move to Cubs in Bardsey at 8 years Meets Tuesday evenings at the Scout Hut in East Rigton during term time from 5.15pm until 6.15pm to 'have fun and make friends' through playing games, making things and exploring outdoors. Details from

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Bottle Bank

In the car park of the Duke of Wellington and at the Village Hall.

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Bridge Club

Contact Dave Padgett on 572285

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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.

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Bus Services

Service X99 Leeds - East Keswick - Wetherby

Buses run every hour to Leeds (New Briggate) 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: 0636 0739 0900 1009 1112 1210 1309 1411 1513 1614 1740 1820 1900 2005 2105 2203 2304

Saturdays 0629 0729 0831 0908 1011 1106 1206 1306 1407 1507 1609 1708 1807 1906 2011 2112 2206 2306 2348

Sundays 0912 1012 1111 1212 1311 1411 1511 1611 1711 1810 1908 2007 2106 2206 2306

Buses leave the village for Leeds at these times:

Monday to Friday: 0552 0615 0724 0837 0950 1053 1155 1254 1354 1454 1557 1651 1825 1853 1953 2052 2153 2232 2332H

Saturdays 0722 0822 0953 1053 1153 1253 1353 1453 1553 1654 1754 1853 1958 2058 2154 2246 2346H

Sundays 1000 1100 1200 1300 1359 1459 1558 1658 1854 1953 2054 2153 2246 2346H

H terminates at Leeds (Headrow)

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.

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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.

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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).

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Catholic Church

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.

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Children's Playground

The Children's Playground at Carr Green is open daily from 8am until dusk for under tens and accompanying adults.

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Choir - Village Voices

This is our choir for both Bardsey and East Keswick. We meet on Thursday evenings at 7:30 in the Methodist Church on Main Street. You are welcome to come along and see if you like signing with us, there are no auditions.

For further information please contact Jim and Janita Dedicoat on 573923.

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Cricket Club

Part of East Keswick Sports Association. Plays at the Sports Ground on Moor Lane. Contact Harry Moores on 01937 573206.

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Takes boys and girls aged 8 to 10 and meets at The Scout Hut, Rigton Green, East Rigton each Monday from 6pm. Contact

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Debating and Literary Society

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.

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On the outside wall of Pure Indulgence, School Lane. Dial 999 for access code. Other defibrillators are at Bardsey (Sports Club and Village Hall), Collingham (outside Tesco Local) and Scarcroft (Village Hall)

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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

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Dog warden

Leeds City Council T 0113 247 5964

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Environmental Health

Noise and pollution concerns: T 0113 378 6576 E

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Extend Exercise Class

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.

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Keep fit classes

Keep fit in East Keswick by joining one of these classes at the vilage hall designed for all ages, both sexes and every level of fitness. All are a fun way to keep fit amongst small friendly and welcoming groups. All over workout classes run for an hour on Tuesday mornings at 9.30am and Thursday evenings at 6.45pm Join either or both, the cost is £4 per session. Aerobics classes run Thursdays at 6.30pm and the cost is £3.50 per session. To join a class, just turn up. Or if you need further information phone Klara Morgan on 01937 579088 or email

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Flower Club

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

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Fish & Chips

A Fish & Chip van parks in Old Star car park, Main Street from 7pm to 7.45pm on Tuesday evenings.

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Girl Guides

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.

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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.

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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.

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Local History Group

Meets regularly in the Village Hall and publishes a periodic newsletter. See separate website

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Mail Collection

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. Collection times:
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.

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Methodist Church

Main Street. See Morning Worship is held each Sunday at 10.30am with Cafe Church from 10.15-11.30 on the second Sunday morning of each month. The Minister is Rev Steve Jakeman 01937 842156 or 07756 698396 For bookings and room hire, please contact the Booking Secretary on 01937 574603 or 0791 404 arrange marriages, baptisms or funerals, please contact the Minister.

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Millennium Book

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.

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Milk Deliveries

Doorstep milk deliveries are available from T D Goodall of Beech Grove Farm, Scarcroft. Mark Price is responsible for village deliveries. You can contact the dairy on 0113 289 2229. This line is manned weekdays 8am to 4pm and Saturdays 8am to 12 noon. A telephone answering machine operates at other times but messages will not be dealt with until 8am the following working day. You can also email the dairy at

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MPs - National and European

UK parliament: Alec Shelbrooke MP. T 580109
European parliament - Richard Corbett MEP. T 0113 279 5814

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A newsletter 'Village News' is published eleven times a year by the Parochial Church Council of the Parish of Bardsey with East Keswick, and is distributed free to households throughout the village. Copies are also available in village churches.Local clubs and societies are welcome to put forward items for free inclusion at the discretion of the editor: Denise Hall 01937 584551

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Neighbourhood Plan

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

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Neighbourhood Watch

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.

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Nearest newsagents are at Collingham (which delivers to the village) and Slaid Hill

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Parish Council

Comprises seven unpaid councillors elected every four years and a part time paid clerk. Council meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. An annual assembly, where the council reports on its work over the previous year is held each Spring. Any resident on the electoral roll may speak and vote there. The Parish Council is funded by a precept Council Tax. The Chairman is Andrew Batty
The clerk is June Gallant. Tel: 573365 See separate webpage for full list of councillors contact details and minutes of recent meetings.

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Parish Plan

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

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Pilates and Dance Classes

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 or contact Natisha Baxter on 01937 579878 or 07773 199617.

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Plant Centre

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

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Planning applications

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 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.

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You can contact the Neighbourhood Policing Unit on 0113 285 5374 or by email to Our local inspector is Marcus Griffiths.
You can find information on recent police activity in our area by clicking on 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.

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Post Office

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

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Report any potholes to the Highways Agency hotline 0113 247 7500 or 0845 124 0113.

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Public Houses

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

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Railway Station

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 You can also visit their enquiries counter at the front of Leeds station between 9am and 5pm to arrange your journey and book tickets. Jim Dedicoat in the village is also happy to give advice or 573923 (You may travel on our bus service X99 to Leeds City Square (last stop), and walk straight down and over the lights, up to the main entrance ahead of you. The last service back from Leeds is at 22:43 and 23:23 on Saturdays). Back to top

Refuse Collection

Each home is entitled to a black wheelie bin for general waste, a green wheelie bin for recyclable waste and a brown wheelie bin for garden waste. If you need a bin or other assistance email or phone 0113 398 4760. 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: Sep 1/15/29 , Oct 13/27, Nov 10/24, Dec 8/22

Green wheelie bins are scheduled to be emptied on the following dates: Sep 8/22, Oct 6/20, Nov 3/17, Dec 1/15/29

Brown wheelie bins are emptied fortnightly on the following Tuesdays: Sep 11/25, Oct 9/23, Nov 6/20 (service suspended Dec, Jan, Feb)

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.

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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.

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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.

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Royal British Legion

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.

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The local primary school is Bardsey School, tel 01937 572612 Other schools used are Harewood C of E, Collingham C of E and Wetherby RC.
Local senior schools are Boston Spa (01937 842915), Wetherby High (01937 582163) and St John Fisher Catholic High School (01423 887254) Several private schools are nearby including Gateways at Harewood and Leeds Grammar School All these schools offer school bus services through the village.

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Meets at Rigton Green, East Rigton every second Thursday from 7pm. Please visit:

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Nearest sizeable shops are at Slaid Hill (convenience store) and Collingham (Tesco Express).

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Short Mat Bowling

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.

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To report an obnoxious smell 0113 37 86576

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Sports Association

Contact Harry Moores on 573206.

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Private Hire
Deighton Cars 01937 589192
Premier Private Hire 0113 288 8855

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Tennis Club

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.

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Toddler Group

Provides a fun and relaxed environment for parents, carers and pre-school children. The group runs sessions on Thursday mornings during term time in the Village Hall from 10am to 11.30am. Varied activities including play, craft and seasonal themes are available. Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits provided. For further information, please contact Jenny Havery

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Tree Wardens

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.

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Village Design Group

The group has completed a Village Design Statement in consultation with the villagers. It has been added as Supplementary Planning Guidance by Leeds City Council Further information from June Gallant, Parish Clerk 01937 573365 email:

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Village Hall

The Village Hall is home to many of the groups in the village and its facilities are available if 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

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Voluntary Care Group

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.

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Walking Club

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.

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If you have a comment about the website, maybe your organisation would like to be mentioned, or maybe your own society would likes its own page to administer, please email The website is owned by East Keswick Parish Council and managed on its behalf by the Editor Andrew Batty. All views expressed are those of the individual contributors and not necessarily those held by East Keswick Parish Council

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Wildlife Trust

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 for more details.


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Women's Institute

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

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Youth Club

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.
Youth Worker: Contact or phone Ann on 07891 2708998.

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