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Covering the villages of Wilsden and Harecroft




Environment – Councillor Callaghan

Walling – Councillor Caunt

Car Scheme – Councillor Allison

Contact Point – Councillor McNamara

Speedwatch – Councillor Graham

Planning – Councillor Caunt

Councillor to check bank reconciliations – Councillor Callaghan


Sub Committee/Working Groups:

Internal Audit – Councillors Callaghan, Ketley,Overend and Dufton

Management and Strategic Policy – Councillors Allison, Ketley, McNamara and Caunt

Neighbourhood Planning Working Group – Councillors Dufton, Allison, Graham, Ketley, Callaghan, Caunt Overend and McNamara

Website Review Working Group – Councillors Allison, Ketley, Callaghan and Caunt


Outside Bodies:

Parish Council Liaison – Councillor Allison

Police Tasking – Councillors McNamara and Graham

Shipley Area Committee – Councillors Dufton and Caunt

YLCA South Pennine Branch – Councillors Allison and Overend

Friends of Wilsden Park – Councillors Callaghan and Allison

Bradford Local Access Forum – Councillor Callaghan

Wilsden Village Hall – Councillors Dufton and McNamara

This year’s gala will again take place on Wilsden Cricket Field, building on the success of last year’s event which saw unprecedented numbers turn up to enjoy the sun, stalls, rides and games.

The gala will be held on Sunday 5th July from 2pm following the traditional procession through the village in fancy dress (starting at 1pm). The theme, decided this year through a competition for local children, is “Animals”. It was chosen by seven-year-old Mary Hague, whose theme and design were selected to appear on the cover of the gala programme.

We hope to see everything from elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle on the day! As always, there will be prizes for the best costume efforts, with categories for Best Fancy Dress (Girl), Best Fancy Dress (Boy), Best Walking Tableau (Group), Best Bike/Scooter/Skateboard (Individual) and Best Pram/Buggy (Individual). There will also be prizes this year for the best-decorated animal-themed gardens on the procession route.

Attractions at the gala itself will include fun pocket-money games like Splat the Rat, Buzzwire, Minion Tombola and many more, plus pony rides, raffle, stalls, rides and a bouncy castle. In the central arena there will be a dance display by the children of Jennifer’s Dancekool, children’s races with medals to be won and a brass band, plus a family dog show run by Wilsden Animal Feeds with the following categories: Waggiest Tale, Handsomest Dog, Prettiest Bitch and Best Owner & Dog Fancy Dress, Best Junior and Best Senior (all well-behaved dogs welcome to attend!).

Refreshments include two beer/wine tents, a barbecue and tasty homemade fare from Wilsden Women’s Institute.

The gala is free to attend for both children and adults, with programmes available in advance and on the door for 50p (including entry slip for raffle prize draw). The event will be opened by this year’s gala king and queen, Leon Slater-Sesay and Becca Watkinson, with help from their attendants Layla Raoul and Hope Mansell. Our gala VIPs were chosen during a special selection disco at the village hall in March.

The gala committee look forward to seeing you on 5th July - save the date!

Below are the dates for the Parish Council meetings which commence at 7 p.m. in the Library Room at Wilsden Village Hall.  All are welcome.

 Monday 1 June 2015

Monday 6 July 2015

Monday 3 August 2015

Monday 7 September 2015

Monday 5 October 2015

Monday 2 November 2015

Monday 7 December 2015

Monday 4 January 2016

Monday 1 February 2016

Monday 7 March 2016

Monday 4 April 2016

Monday 9 May 2016 – Annual Meeting of the Council followed by the May 2016 Parish Council Meeting