Name Description
Age UK: Worth Connecting (Digital Champions)

Free one hour lessons to help gain basic skills on how to use a computer, the internet and sending and receiving emails on all operating systems including tablets and iPads.
No equipment is required as this is supplied but you can bring your own.
Please note that we take complete beginners.

Ahead Partnership

We connect employers with education, public and private sector partners to widen their social impact.
We work across the country with employers and educators to provide services that help employers to engage, inspire and motivate young people around skills, career options and future employment.
Our award-winning and externally validated Make the Grade programme is now in its eighth year and has had an impact on over 150,000 young people to date.

Air Training Corps

To promote an interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force, to provide a broad training useful to both civilian and service life, to foster a spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship. Membership for cadets open to any young person aged between 13 and 17 years, staff by application to Squadron Commander, applicants should be aged between 20 and 50 years. Squadron meets in the Drill Hall off Lawkholme Lane on Monday and Wednesday 18:45 - 21:00 hours. To contact at these times please phone 01535 606010.

Air Yorkshire Aviation Society

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The Society celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2014 with a series of events starting in January. Monthly meetings with guest speakers from the world of aviation (see website) on the first Sunday of each month at 2.30pm at Leeds/Bradford Airport, a prior invitation is required for non members.
See website for details of how to join or contact David Senior.

Aire Rivers Trust

The Aire Rivers Trust has a unique role as a voluntary body set up to help improve the quality of the River Aire and its catchment, in order that all river and catchment users can enjoy a better experience of the river.

Our Vision for the River Aire
A thriving river valued for its environmental, social and economic benefits, and which is actively appreciated by the community for its diverse ecology and contribution to flood risk management.

3 Key Aims
1 Good ecological status for river and tributaries

2 Reduced risk and consequences of flooding

3 Improved community appreciation of the river

We oversee the continuing regeneration of the river and its tributaries following our industrial past. The river has improved dramatically over the last 40 years and we aim to continue the journey back to a pristine watercourse that residents can be proud of.

We were set up in 2011 to carry out projects that improve the condition of the river for its wildlife and for people to enjoy.

We are involved in saving some of the country’s most endangered species and preventing pollution by working with local people, businesses and landowners close to the river. The catchment has been modified over many years and our work to return the River Aire to its natural state contributes to reducing flood risk.

Much of our work involves education and explaining to people how the River Aire effects our economy and well-being, and what steps we can do to protect our watercourses.

We rely entirely on grants, fund raising activities and donations to carry out our work.

Aire Valley Archers

Target archery club with outdoor facilities at St.Ives Estate, Bingley and South Craven School, Crosshills. In the winter we also use Oakbank School, Keighley and South Craven School, Crosshills. Periodically we run beginners' courses so that members of the public can learn archery using our equipment. Once they have completed a course and we deem them safe, then they can join any archery club by presenting the certificate we provide. Minimum age limit 9 years of age for beginners.

Aire Valley Arts Association

Support network for visual artists working in the Aire Valley area. Aims to provide opportunities for exhibiting, meeting and mutual support. Membership by application (age 18+) Approx 15 members. Please contact Secretary for further details.

Aire Valley Disabled Archers

Aims to promote archery for disabled and non-disabled people. Meet at Oakbank Recreation Sports Centre, Keighley during winter and at St. Ives during the summer Saturdays 2-5pm. Membership by application and open. Approx 40 members. AGM Feb.

Aire Valley Rail Users' Group

To ensure passengers on the Airedale line continue to enjoy the best possible train services and station facilities. Has links with other organisations. A newsletter. AGM May. Membership enquiries: Keith Renshaw, 3 The Crescent, Baildon Green, Shipley BD17 7PE. Chairman Tim Calow 01756 799517

Contact us if you want help with anything related to the Aire Valley Railway System, we are all too happy to help.

Aire Valley Scouts
Aire Valley Singers

We are a choir of about 30 singers based in Shipley, which aims to perform a wide variety of music, mainly acappella, to a high standard. We rehearse on Monday evenings. Good sight readers are invited for an audition.

Aire Valley Vintage Machinery Club

Preservation, restoration and display of vintage machinery, primarily stationary engines, tractors and commercial vehicles. The club has also developed a section interested in all types of oil and pressure lamps and associated equipment. Meetings usually consist of a talk or a slide/film/video show. Contact sec for details. The club regularly puts on displays of vintage machinery around the Keighley and Craven area and from time to time in Wharfedale. Open to everyone but children MUST be under the direct supervision of their parents or guardians.

Aire Valley Young Farmers

Youth organisation for 10-26 year olds interested in agriculture, rural issues, learning new skills and making new friends.
For details of contact and times of meetings please contact Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs head office on 01423 865870.

Aire Wharfe & Craven Counselling

We offer both Counselling and Psychotherapy depending on your presentation and needs, however, all clients must be able to engage in therapy. Where an individual is considered to be severely mentally unwell or highly distressed, immediate therapy may not be possible. AWC Counselling can support and advise people on how to become ready for therapy. Confidentiality means that we do not share information with other agencies. The only exceptions to this are where specific laws are being broken e.g. involvement in terrorism, abuse of vulnerable individuals. The rules around confidentiality and contracting will be fully explained. Therapy sessions are not limited but clients are expected to define goals and work to achieve them. These goals are then reviewed every 6 weeks to ensure that progress is being made.
Counselling and psychotherapy are available for people who are concerned about how they are feeling. It allows them to talk things through and gain an understanding of their choices in particular situations or circumstances. People are supported and helped to work towards goals which will enable positive outcomes.

Counselling can help if:

you are feeling stuck and not sure what to do
you have recently been bereaved or experienced a loss of some kind
a past event is having a negative impact on you and affecting how you feel
you feel stressed or anxious
you have a poor self-image, low self-esteem, or lack confidence
you want to make significant life changes
you have been, or fear that you may become addicted to substances that mask feeling(s)
you are feeling low and may have a sense that you have lost control of your life or your direction
relationships in your life are difficult, or you’re going through divorce/separation or another important change
you simply need a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings and contemplate choices which may lead you to positive change

Everyone has a clinical assessment of their therapeutic need to ensure they will benefit from counselling. Sometimes an agency, an employer or the NHS, directly fund the counselling for the client as well as the assessment cost. Most clients, however, pay for their own assessments.

During the assessment interview, the assessor will discuss counselling fees with the client where applicable. The affordability of the fees for both the assessment and the counselling sessions is fully discussed. The fee, unless paid by someone else, is set at a rate that is affordable for the client and linked to their annual income.

The decision to offer counselling is based on clinical need and not on ability to pay. If a person is not offered counselling, the Clinical Lead will explain why and offer support for them to find an alternative pathway. The cost for an assessment is £25.00


Family History Society promoting genealogical research.
3 Branches; Burley in Wharfedale, Keighley & Threshfield
regular meetings at each branch see website for details

Airedale Agricultural Society (Bingley Show)

Aims to promote agriculture, horticulture, rural crafts, husbandry and organise the Bingley Show. Meet at the address on Wednesday morning and most days nearer the Show. Membership open. Approx 350 members. AGM April.

Airedale and Bradford Out on a Limb
Airedale and Pennine Motor Car Club

Bradford based motorsports club, we organise, assist and compete in a varied selection of events including rallying, trials and autotesting.
We cater for members of all ages.

Airedale and Wharfedale Federation of Townswomen's Guilds

To advance the education of women irrespective of race, creed or party and to provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation. The Federation is made up of 5 Guilds. At the council meetings, held bi-monthly at Eccleshill Library, each Guild is represented by 2 delegates. The Council meets on the third Tuesday in alternate months ie. January, March, May, July, September, November at 10.30a.m. AGM May.
Registered charity no. 1095910.

Airedale Antique Collectors Society

We are a group of like-minded people who are interested in antiques or other collectables. We meet for a talk on a special subject on the first Tuesday of every month in Shipley Library, 2 Wellcroft, Shipley at 7.30pm. (Library telephone 01274 437150). Membership is open to all. Guests welcome
Currently meeting at The Conservative Club, Shipley until April 2016.

Airedale Beekeepers Association

ABKA meet once a month during the winter for lectures at various venues; please phone for details. We run a beekeeping course for beginners every spring followed by one to one training with an experienced beekeeper.
Our aim is the furtherance of the craft of beekeeping through education.

Airedale Centre for Mental Health

Airedale Centre for Mental Health is located on the Airedale General Hospital site. It provides 24-hour inpatient care by skilled, qualified and experienced nursing staff, doctors and other professionals who continually assess patients with acute mental health problems. The unit is an ‘all age’ service – this means that anyone over 18 with a functional mental health problem will be cared for here. The Centre caters for a diverse mix of patients with a wide range of needs and problems. It offers the latest in healthcare building design, for example every patient has their own bedroom with ensuite facilities.
On Bracken Ward we care for anyone over the age of 65.
On Heather Ward we care for females aged 18 – 65.
On Fern Ward we care for males aged 18 – 65.

Airedale Enterprise Services

Supporting businesses in Yorkshire & Humberside and East Lancashire since 1983
Whatever stage your business venture is at, we offer a one-stop shop to access all the support you need.
For over 30 years we have nurtured thousands of businesses like yours to success. An award-winning not-for-profit organisation, we have been appointed as a chosen provider for delivering opportunities from government initiatives and EU funding through to reputable commercial loans, grants and training to help grow your business.
From helping you launch a business from scratch through to providing support in gaining high level ISO quality accreditation for your established enterprise, we’ll guide you through the process.
Our friendly in-house team provides coaching, mentoring, workshops and administrative support as well as bringing you external trainers who are experts in their field.

Airedale Mums

Support group for parents and parents-to-be, empowering them to make informed choices about where and how they give birth. Campaigning to help NHS midwives provide the level of care that all families deserve.

Airedale Olympic Cycling Club

We promote cycling in all its forms. We have regular road club runs throughout the week including Wednesday evenings, even during the winter. There is a beginners ride from Yeadon every Saturday morning at 09.30 as well as longer rides both Saturday & Sundays. The website & or Facebook group give good info on how to get involved and when rides are planned. <a href=""></a> We are a small freindly interactive club affiliated to both British Cycling & The Cycling Time Trial or CTT organisations. Aims:To develop the sport of cycling in all its forms. To provide for members, club runs that are both varied and interesting. To meet regularly to exchange ideas, and for provision of social activity. To ensure the use at all times of the highway code by members. The Club consists of ordinary members, all having an equal say in Club activities.