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Covering the villages of Wilsden and Harecroft


The Entrance Stones

In the final days of the Wilsden Village Society in 2003 Tony Caunt took on the idea of having welcome stones for the village. He identified three sites at the entrances of Wilsden, opposite the Malt Shovel on Harden Lane, the grass verge opposite Shay Lane and outside the first house on the grass verge of Thornfield Terrace, Haworth Road. He then worked with the quarry on Bank Top and selected three suitable pieces of Yorkshire stone and had them engrave “Welcome to Wilsden” on the faces. The quarry duly delivered all three stones and with the help of Noel McGurk, Tony installed the three stones in the locations. The Parish Council engaged a landscape gardening company to plant flowers in front of the stones and thus our village has beautiful entrance stones to welcome one and all.

The Village Green

The Parish Council owns and maintains the grassed area at the junction of Lingfield Road with Main Street. This was acquired as a result of a planning condition when permission was granted to build houses in the adjacent field. In addition to the land the Council was given money towards the long term maintenance of the land. This money is managed such that an amount roughly equivalent to the cost of grass cutting is used, reducing the amount that must be raised from the precept.

Before the Parish Council was established Wilsden Village Society paid to install three stones saying Welcome to Wilsden on the main roads approaching the village. The Parish Council pays to ensure the grass around these stones is cut and flowers are planted around them.