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Covering the villages of Wilsden and Harecroft


The parish council Annual Return and Notice of Conclusion of Audit for 2015-2016 is available to be read or downloaded here:

The Annual Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Wilsden Parish Council on application to Ruth Batterley, Parish Clerk. Please telephone 07875 635203 to make a mutually convenient appointment.

The Royd House Trust was registered as a Charitable Trust in 1997 following the sale of Royd House, Barn and Garages. (Charity No 700025)

The Trustees for the Charity, Bradford M.D.C. have determined that a group be formed to distribute the income from the trust. The charitable purpose’s determines that the proceeds can be spent for the benefit of the residents of Wilsden.

The Trustees are inviting bids from Wilsden community organisations for financial support for projects that will strengthen the community and enhance the well-being of Wilsden residents and their environment.

The Trust will consider bids up to a value of £ 2,000.

Initial expressions of interest should be forward to Ruth Batterley, Clerk to WPC, at Wilsden Village Hall, Townfield, Wilsden BD15 OHJ,  07875 635203 Or via email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An application form and guidance notes will be then forwarded at a later date. The closing date is likely to be within the next two months but is still to be confirmed by Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

Applications will be considered on their merits by an Evaluation Group of the three Bingley Rural Ward Councillors and a Wilsden Parish councillor who will make their recommendations to the Trustees.  Please note that this is not a Wilsden Parish Council scheme and they are only acting as a “post box “.

The Parish Council has replaced the bench located at the corner of Bents Lane and Harden Lane, as the original bench provided by Bradford Council was deemed as being beyond repair. The original bench was much appreciated as a welcome resting place for people walking up from Harden Beck and we hope that the new bench will give a similar service for many years.

Photograph courtesy of Tony Caunt LRPS