Name Description
West Bowling Activity Group
West Bowling Community Advice & Training Centre


The centre is open Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Multi-Lingual and bilingual workers are employed at the centre.
We deliver advice, information & guidance in all areas.
Gym & sauna facilities
Women only sessions</li>
Men only sessions</li>
Additional advice & guidance</li>
Personal training support</li>
Keep fit aerobic classes</li>
Technique classes </li>
Health & Well Being Activities Projects</h2>
Early interventions & preventative initiatives</li>
Therapeutic activities</li>
Older people projects/mental health groups</li>
Health courses</li>
Well being activities for the elderly with mental health issues</li>
Women's group</li>
Nutritional advice & information</li>
Healthy lifestyle complimentary activities</li>
One to one coaching</li>
NHS Healthy Weight Management Courses
Aerobics/Keep Fit Classes - off site
Healthy Living activities</
Older Women's Support Group</li>
Well-Being Programme for Elderly people</li>
Gym & Sauna Facilities</li>
Beep Scheme in operation </
Community Services
We provide a number of different courses in education & learning at different satellite venues. We currently offer the following courses:
English Classes (Entry 1,2,3)
Sewing Classes Beginners and advanced
We also provide the following services:
Community Development Support
Peacemaker International</li>
Support for small Community groups>
Capacity building for individuals and projects</li>
Health Trainer Sessions</li>
Housing Reports & Translations e.g Marriage & Birth Certificates
Specialist Support in Welfare Benefits & Debt issues - by appointment only<
Debt Advice<
Disability Living Allowance Appointments<

West Bowling Local History Archives
West Bowling Youth Initiative

The West Bowling Youth Initiative (WBYI) is a small charity and local voluntary sector organisation based in a multi-cultural area of Bradford. It was established in 1991 by local people to work with predominately young British Pakistani Muslim men, especially those who were at risk of offending. The initial project was supported by The Prince’s Trust and subsequently gained funding and backing from other charities, EU and government funding and ongoing support from the local authority.

Over the last 25 years, WBYI has broadened its remit and has developed a strong reputation for successfully engaging hard to reach young people, including those excluded or struggling at school, ex-offenders and those in the criminal justice system and others facing a difficult transition to adulthood. WBYI currently works with a core age range of 13 to 25 year olds including, employment support programmes; alternative curriculum programmes for schools and crime prevention work through personal and social development projects. In addition, school holiday programmes and sports activities cater for local 7 to 13 year olds and increasingly there is a demand for volunteering and leisure activity.

WBYI has evolved and is highly respected part of the community and increasingly works in partnership with other organisations – voluntary sector projects, sports clubs, employers and the local authority. It is also now engaging young people from other communities, including traditional white working class neighbourhoods (Holmewood and Bierley) and new migrant communities (Manchester Road and Little Horton) closer to the city centre. This is an indication of how WBYI has matured and is ideally placed to facilitate an expansion of its methodology to address new challenges with new communities.

West Bradford Bowling Club

West Bradford Bowling Club offers an ideal location for a variety of functions or as a meeting place. The comfortable bar and lounge, with a small dance floor, provides an ideal venue for a birthday, anniversary or other family celebrations. The club offers free WiFi and light refreshments, including hot snacks or cold food, and can be provided at competitive prices. Alternatively, party organisers are welcome to provide their own catering. The club has one of the best bowling greens in the Bradford district which can, subject to availability, be used at certain times of the year to enhance any social occasion. West Bradford Bowling Club always welcomes new members.

West End Centre

The West End Centre is a purpose built modern community centre based within St Oswald’s Church.

The Centre is financially independent and distinct from it. The Centre serves all sections of the local community and welcomes people of different faiths, cultures and ability levels.

​It is a Registered Charity and Company Ltd by Guarantee. We are based in Little Horton, Bradford. The Centre opened in May 2005.

It has developed provision in line with the needs and wants of the local community.

We have a range of groups and activities delivered in the heart of the community.

We develop the capacity and skills of the members of the socially and economically disadvantaged local community of Little Horton and the City of Bradford in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet their needs and participate more fully in society.

We promote social 'inclusion' by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and helping them to integrate into society. This benefits the community, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, race or of political, religious opinions.

West Lane Baptist Church

We meet Sunday mornings at 10:30am, and people will be just inside the front door to welcome you just after 10am. Our Sunday morning service has a mixture of sung worship, prayers, bible readings, a sermon and more. Part way through the children will head out to their own group, apart from the 3rd Sunday of the month when we have our family service, where everybody stays in together.

Services 10.30am every Sunday (30 minutes)- All welcome. Please wear a mask and use hand gel – available on way in.

West Lane Methodist Church

Haworth Methodist Church and Grimshaw Community Centre is situated opposite the Old Sun Hotel in West Lane.
As well as Sunday worship our large hall is used most evenings and through many days. It is popular for children`s parties and large enough for a bouncy castle. Hire charges are �15 per hour. Regular users range from dog trainers to Guides, karate to senior citizens get-togethers.
We have recently begun a Wednesday 10am to 2pm pay-as-you-can cafe and free help yourself library which will soon include computer skills all run by the Welcome Project and it is hoped eventually to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables on overgrown garden land in a scheme run by Haw-Earth.

West Riding Ruggers

We are a group of rug makers who meet at Bradford Industrial museum once a month. We welcome new members, our current membership is £12 a year. Please see our web pages for further details of our meetings.
We get involved in lots of activities, over the last four years we have been working with Bradford Libraries to make a WW1 reading commemorative rug that will be used for childrens reading events. This last year we have exhibited atYork Castle museum in conjunction with threads of war, and will be exhibiting at Bradford Mechanics Institute.
We made rag rug bunting to show at the International meeting of rug makers (Tighr) at Reeth in October this year.
We have worked with the The Big Ideas company this year to produce a wreath for "the Unremembered" in WW1. It has been on show at the National Army Museum in London, together with other wreaths, and we were honoured to lay it at the Cenotaph in London as part of the Peoples Parade.

West Riding Sailing Club

Formed in 1937, West Riding Sailing Club is one of the largest and oldest sailing clubs in West Yorkshire with around 300 members and 120 boats. We are situated five miles south east of Wakefield on Wintersett Reservoir with a sailing area covering approximately 100 acres. We are easy to find, being located next to the Heronry Country Park.
A full programme of training courses are provided through the club's RYA qualified instructors who can tailor their tuition to suit all levels - beginner to expert.
In addition to a comprehensive racing calendar and training programme, the club has an active social scene with events running throughout the year.
AGM February. Approx 200 members.

West Yorkshire Branch Motor Neurone Disease Association

The West Yorkshire Branch is a group of volunteers, many of them with current or past experience of MND. They can provide support and information to people living with MND, their families, carers, supporters, volunteers and fundraisers.
Our monthly Carers Group offers mutual support to anyone currently caring for someone with MND.
Alternatively, our monthly Garden Centre meetings are a chance for anyone interested in the work of the MND Association to find out more, or just meet with old and new friends in an informal setting.
We also have a team of Association Visitors (AVs) and Care Volunteers trained to offer support, practical advice and information on all aspects of living with MND, from a listening ear to help with voice banking.

West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS)

West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS) supports organisations to manage their finances more effectively and efficiently. Our specialist and highly knowledgeable team offer you training, support and tailored services to help you to better manage your finances and meet the various regulatory requirements allowing you to focus on delivering your services. Unique in West Yorkshire, WYCAS has been operating since 2000. In that time we have built up an excellent track record for providing financial management training and accounting services particularly within the voluntary and community sector.

West Yorkshire CTC

West Yorkshire CTC is part of Cycling UK, the cyclists' champion, covering Leeds, Bradford and Calderdale. It aims to encourage and assist local CTC and Cycling UK member groups in this area and organises cycling events which attract cyclists of all abilities.

West Yorkshire Family Mediation Service

We provide mediation for couples whose relationships have broken down or are breaking down. When relationships have broken down and families are living apart or intend to live apart, we can help sort out matters such as where the children will live, how they will continue contact with both parents, grandparents etc,and financial matters.
We offer legally aided mediation to those who are eligible. Family Mediation is the alternative to using the courts for sorting out separation and divorce issues. It is less costly and less adversarial.
We offer mediation in Bradford and Leeds

West Yorkshire Iraqi Community Group
West Yorkshire M S Therapy Centre

Advice and therapies for people with MS and their families and carers.
We continue to offer several therapies and support to MS sufferers but also several other neurological conditions. We offer Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Physiotherapy, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Counselling service, Tai Chi class and a Pilates class, Reiki healing and Acupuncture.

West Yorkshire Organic Group (WYOG)

WYOG is a community group which promotes organic gardening. Annually, we hold a Potato Day and a Fruit, Flower, Veg and Produce Show where entries are judged on taste rather than appearance.

West Yorkshire Police Band And Fanfare Team

Membership open to everyone over the age of 13. Meet at Police Training Complex, Carr Gate, Wakefield, WF2 0QD Approx 28 members.

West Yorkshire Scouts

As a county we help over 8000 young people and are supported by over 1000 adults. Over recent years our membership has continued to see increased growth year on year. We have 14 districts and our county extends from Ilkey in the north to Huddersfield in the south and Halifax in West to Dewsbury in the East. We have a diverse range of areas including inner city Bradford to the countryside in the Aire Valley.

To support the programme we have over 10 activity centres and campsites dotted all over the county and some a bit further afield.

Our adults are supported through our adult training, and our young leaders through a dedicated young leader programme.

Membership open. AGM Sept Approx 8,500 members. See website for details.

West Yorkshire Winter League

Cross Country League covering 7 local running clubs. Full details about the league, including all race results are obtained on the Idle Athletic Club website. Membership open to over 18s who are members of the running clubs (currently) who form the league.

Weymouth Centre

Weymouth centre is a community centre , that is used for Groups Party's Job club And for the community

Wharfedale Agricultural Society (Otley Show)

Founded in 1796, for the purpose of encouraging improvement and development in agriculture. Organisers of Annual show in May (Otley Show). Average attendance 12,000. Membership available. Exhibitors include Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Poultry, Goats and Dogs. Stands include Agricultural and Craft, Children entertainment.

Wharfedale District Scout Council

Wharfedale District Scout Council administers the rules of The Scout Association for the Scout groups in the following communities in Wharfedale: Addingham, Ilkley, Ben Rhydding, Burley, Menston and Otley. [The first 5 named are in the Bradford MDC area & Otley is in Leeds CC area]. It also manages the Curly Hill Campsite and Centre, and has oversight of the Reva Water Activity Centre.

Wharfedale District Scouts

serving young people across Wharfedale from Addingham to Otley

Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts