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Name Description
AWARE - Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource

AWARE supports parents, carers, siblings, professionals and interested parties in the care and support of those with an autistic spectrum condition. Open to anyone involved with a person with an autistic spectrum condition, or who has an ASC diagnosis themselves. We have a monthly newsletter and meetings with speakers on relevant topics, also an extensive library on autism. We run youth clubs, a holiday scheme, monthly trips scheme for 12 - 16s and over 16s and other children's activities.
Children's activities mainly based at Addingham Youth Centre.
Membership open to anyone, not exclusive to those living in Airedale and Wharfedale. We don't insist on children/young people having a diagnosis before joining.

Baildon Community Link

Baildon Community Link is a community centre which runs a variety of activities for all ages: Over-50s Social Activities, Youth Club, a Thursday Cafe, Seniors' Active Exercise, Seated Exercise, Rag Rugging, Monday Afternoon Women Singers, Painting, Games afternoon (Bridge), Parkinson's group, Rainbow Guides and Yoga. Advice outreach sessions (call Windhill on 01274 588831 to book an appointment with an advisor).

Baildon Cricket Club

Baildon CC is an inclusive, welcoming, family club with 4 adult Saturday teams and 5 junior sides.

Licensed clubhouse with excellent catering facilities. High quality facilities for viewing, all are welcome.

Our annual Beer & Gin Festival in association with Saltaire Brewery will be returning from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2023 at Baildon Cricket & Rugby Club, Jenny Lane.

Baildon Imagination Library

We are a small charity of 5 trustees, all unpaid volunteers, established in 2015 with the aim of getting more children enjoying to read, parents and guardians to read to them, to develop a love of reading for life and imagination. We’d also like to help improve literacy levels and ensure children are ready for school.
If you live in BD17 with a child or children under 5 you can register free here for them to receive a free book posted to them every month until their fifth birthday - just follow the link that says "Can I register my child?" https://imaginationlibrary.com/uk/

Baildon Methodist Church

A Methodist Church in Baildon that welcomes those who are single, or in a partnership, married or divorced, widowed, straight, gay, trans, or not quite sure. Whether you are rich or poor, happy or sad, whatever your faith or if you have none – we are glad you are interested in our church. If you have special needs to enable you to join-in our activities – please let us know.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, to adults who consider themselves to be “grown-ups”, and to children and teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome you if you’re having problems, are down in the dumps, or don’t much like ‘organized religion’.
We offer a welcome to those who work too hard, and those who don’t work, those who would like to get to know us better, or are just looking at this website because Granny is visiting and you want somewhere friendly to go for a cup of coffee.

Find out what's on at https://baildonmethodists.org/events/

Room hire available: All rooms and toilets are accessible and a cafe serves meals at lunchime and light refreshments 10am to 3pm. Free Wi-Fi available in every room. https://baildonmethodists.org/room-lettings/

Baildon Orchestra

Meets at Baildon Community Link, 35 Cliffe Avenue, Baildon on Thursday evenings at 7.45pm to 9.45pm. Plays classical and light music.
We try to maintain an orchestra with strings and standard woodwind, 2 flutes, 2 oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets. We have given concerts of light music-show selections, Gilbert and Sullivan, light classics free of charge for pensioners groups and the Arthritis Care Association and others.
The aim of the orchestra is to promote the experience of playing music live and enjoying it. We are open to anyone who can show a basic competence in playing an instrument.

Bangladeshi Community Association - Keighley

Our aim is to better the lives of the Bangladeshi and local residents in Keighley by providing services, activities, hosting social and cultural events for all the community.

Our staff and volunteers work with members of the community, local institutes and organisations to improve and develop the area as well as voice the views of the Bangladeshi community.

We have activities and classes for men, women and children of all ages. Activities include an Advice Service which is OISC and CLS quality-marked, we also have integrated Youth sessions, ESOL classes for women, older peoples walking and healthy living sessions, creche facilities, access to IT and internet, baby clinic, mother and toddler classes, we are a venue for meetings and community events and the centre is a focal point and the first point of call for the community.

Barnardo's

Delivering a wide range of services for vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Growing up is a challenge for everyone, but for some it's more difficult than others. We offer practical and emotional support so that young people can enter adulthood with the confidence they need to achieve their full potential.

Nobody knows better than children and young people what their lives are really like. We're here to listen to them and help them get the support they need. We're serious about that.

Whether in the home, at school, online or in the local community, we support children and young people who have been abused and help them feel safe again. And we reach out to children at risk of harm, giving them the long-term support they need.

BD4 Community Trust

We work with pre-school aged children and their parents or carers (BD4 Family Project), right through to our senior outreach project for the over 55’s (GEMS Project). We provide various activities, groups and parenting courses for families to attend together, to learn, grow, meet new people and have fun.

BEACON (Bradford Ecumenical Asylum Concern)

BEACON provides hospitality and practical support to asylum seekers in Bradford and the surrounding area through four projects:
McKenzie Friends - volunteers provide legal support to asylum seekers who do not have access to legal representation
CHAT Phoenix House - refreshments, a listening ear and signposting for people waiting for hearings at Phoenix House Immigration and Asylum Tribunal Hearing Centre in Bradford on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings
CHAT English Club - a free English conversation club open to all non-English speakers wishing to improve their spoken English
Hosting Project - accommodation for destitute asylum seekers in volunteers' homes

If you would like to make a donation to BEACON, you can do so here:
https://www.give.net/20118943

Beamsley Project

The Beamsley Project is a small registered charity that provides self-catering accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales for groups/families with additional needs. Our specialised facilities allow us to cater for everyone's needs, however complex.
Our Centre sleeps up to 30 guests over 10 bedrooms and our cottage sleeps up to six people over three bedrooms. The Beamsley Project is for all people with disabilities and their carers regardless of age, gender, faith or sexuality. We allow you to tailor your holiday to suit your individual needs.

BEAP Community Partnership

BEAP Community Partnership exists to focus on meeting the needs of the local community in Manningham, Bradford.

We aim to provide services ourselves or with partner organisations to address high levels of deprivation and disadvantage in the neighbourhood, in particular the Bangladeshi Community in Bradford.

We work with local people, helping them to form and action their own agendas for positive change (sustainable, and people oriented).

Current services are listed at https://beapcp.co.uk/our-services/

Beckfoot and Bingley Tennis club

Beckfoot & Bingley Tennis Club is a small, friendly tennis club located on Beckfoot Lane, Bingley. Beckfoot Tennis Club was established in 1946 and merged with Bingley Tennis Club (formerly Bailey Hills) in 2013 which means we were 70 years old in 2016.

We always welcome new members of all ages and ability, we play social tennis on Wednesday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the Summer.

We are an active club in the local tennis leagues. We have several teams in Bradford District League, Bradford Friendly League and Wharfedale League.

We strive to keep our fees to a minimum and have great discounts for families. You can come along up to three times as a guest before deciding if you would like to join.

Ben Rhydding Sports Club

At Ben Rhydding Sports Club:

Bowls: Ben Rhydding Bowls Club is a Flat Green Bowls Club - one of very few in the area. Plays on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons and on Tuesday evenings.

Cricket: Ben Rhydding Cricket club provides competitive and friendly cricket for all ages. Senior teams play in the Nidderdale and District Amateur Cricket League, and junior teams in the Airedale and Wharfedale Junior league. The cricket club has it's own website see https://www.brcc4u.co.uk/ for details.

Croquet: Ben Rhydding Croquet Club's usual days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the Summer. There is also play on Sunday mornings. We hope you will make new friends, have fun and enjoy playing croquet, whatever your knowledge and experience of the game. The croquet club has it's own website see https://croquet-websites.org.uk/benrhydding/about-the-club/ for details.

Football: Ilkley Town AFC provides football for; boys and girls of all ages; seniors, men and women; veterans and super veterans. If you are interested in joining the football club, contact the relevant team manager - contact details available on the football club's website at https://ilkleytown.net/pages/teams

Hockey: Ben Rhydding Hockey Club has 7 mens and 5 womens teams playing every Saturday. The Ladies 1st team play in the second tier of England Hockey (Division 1 North) and the Mens 1st team play in the North Premier League. The hockey club has it's own website see https://www.brhc.co.uk/ for details.

Tennis: Ben Rhydding Tennis Club has five grass courts at Ben Rhydding Sports Club. It is a small friendly club which caters for both social and competitive tennis, with two mixed teams in local leagues, and a mens team in the Bradford Parks league. Tennis club member meet on Sunday afternoons at 2.30pm for social tennis; prospective new members and visitors are welcome to join them.

Room hire available: Large main function room, kitchen, bar, car parking, disabled access, outside areas. Also marquee, decor and music system for hire. For booking enquiries telephone Michelle Attwood on 07835 530407 or email michelleattwood86@icloud.com

Better Communities Bradford

We aim to improve the socially, criminally, economically, educationally and environmentally disadvantaged area of Bradford by increasing the provisions and knowledge available to residents in terms of health, economic betterment, crime prevention, environmental improvement and community cohesion - with a particular focus on supporting Young BAME People and BAME Women.

Better Start Bradford

We work with families to give children the best possible start in life in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton through a range of innovative projects to support them through pregnancy and the earliest years of their children’s lives.

Led by Bradford Trident, we are funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, using National Lottery funding, for 10 years (until 2025). Working with local partners, we aim to leave a lasting legacy for children, families and the whole area.

Our vision for the future:
Children across our part of Bradford and beyond have the best possible start in life, in terms of their health, wellbeing and life chances, forming the cornerstone of strong, happy communities.

Our mission:
To work with families and partners to improve the life chances of children in our part of Bradford, through a comprehensive programme focused on improving health, social and emotional development and communication, and to share lessons from this to promote wider change.

BHT Early Education and Training

BHT Early Education and Training is a registered charity established in 2003 to support the social, intellectual and physical development of children.

We offer excellent, reputable childcare and nursery education, After School and Holiday provision, and a communication and language development programme with a wide variety of training for parents, carers and professionals. Alongside our own internally funded services, we are commissioned to deliver a host of other projects for external agencies.

Bierley Community Association

Bierley Community Association is a registered charity that runs the Bierley Community Centre in the heart of Bierley community 102 - 104 Bierley House Avenue BD4 6BU.
We have a wide range of group activities and services.
We provide a warm space Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Please pop in to use the facility and have a warm drink, breakfast or free lunch.
Free Greggs Tuesday to Friday
Free Community Lunch Tuesdays 12.30 to 1.30pm until 31st March.
Free Community Breakfast Wednesdays 9am to 10am until 31st March.
Community Market £5 for 15 items £1 donated to an allocated Credit Union account.
Free afterschool Grab bags Monday to Friday.
Monday and Tuesday we provide support and provide sessions to the Gypsy and travelling community.
We have free warm shower available for all community members.
BCA volunteers feed the homeless weekly.
Free community Library and use of the WIFI.
Martial Arts 6.30 to 8.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Benefit advice Tuesday 12.30 to 2.30pm.
Carers support craft group first Monday of every month.
My Wellbeing - college Monday to Friday.
The Life Nursey - preschool nursery.
Free fruit, vegetables and bread weekly.
Kinship carer's support group.
Community Garden Monday to Friday.

Bingley Art Society

We are an art group that meets weekly (apart from around Christmas, the New Year and Easter)
We meet at Wilsden Village Hall in the meeting room from 2pm to 4pm.
Our members use a mixed variety of mediums and are happy to share their knowledge and methods. We have workshops and demonstrations throughout the year.
Visitors and new members are welcome

Bingley Arts Centre

Amateur theatre and community arts centre offering plays, arts events and hire of space for public and private events. Also houses Food Bank and provides facilities used by NHS Blood Donation Service.

Bingley Belles

Bingley Belles is a Cycling UK affiliated group. We are a women's community cycling group.

Based in Bingley, West Yorkshire, we cycle for pleasure, fitness and wellbeing along canal routes, off road and some quiet roads. Our routes are from 5 to 15 miles, ranging from beginner level to the more challenging routes. We usually start and finish in Bingley.
We do have bikes which you can borrow if you don't have your own and can arrange lessons for you with a professional cycling instructor (there is a charge for the lessons). If you would like to relearn your cycling skills and build confidence, we can help.
Guided, social and cake & coffee rides. Meet new friends. Non-competitive, friendly, inclusive women’s club. Please contact us if you would like to join us. We would love to hear from you.

Bingley Camera Club

Our meetings are held on a Monday evening start at 7pm ready for presentation start 7.15pm sharp and will usually finish around 9 or 9.15pm.
There will be a tea/coffee break at each meeting

We have a mixed program for the season catering for people of all abilities, from a first time camera user to an experienced hobbyist. We have a mixture of competitions, visiting speakers, practical night, photoshop class and lightroom classes and club outings.

We're always looking for new members so for those who haven't been to any meetings yet or perhaps haven't been for a few years, please come along and see how things are done or how we might have changed. One thing that is the same - we're still very friendly. We are just a group of keen amateur photographers trying to enhance their enjoyment of photography with a programme of presentations, competitions and practical evenings. It's about helping each other develop and learn.

We meet every Monday evening throughout the autumn, winter and into spring. Our members come from all around the Aire and Worth Valleys including: Bingley, Shipley, Saltaire, Baildon, Bradford, Keighley, Sutton, Oakworth, Haworth, Cullingworth, Wilsden to name but a few.

Our membership ranges from the very experienced to the beginner; whatever your level of expertise, you'll hopefully find something of interest. You'll certainly find a very warm welcome. If you wish to join the club, please use the contact page and the Club Secretary will be in touch.

Bingley Walkers are Welcome

Best Foot Forward!

Walkers are Welcome is a way to make sure more people ARE aware of the great outdoor opportunities that Bingley and the surrounding areas have to offer. Walking is a great way to improve health and also to increase footfall into the area, boosting the local economy.

Black Health Forum (Bradford)

The main aim of the Black Health Forum (BHF) is to work in partnership with the African / African-Caribbean communities in the Bradford district enabling them to become, confident and informed about Health and Social Care Services on offer. The BHF acts as a conduit for disseminating information and signposting services. It also supports African and African Caribbean groups that do not have a constitution in delivering health related projects.

The BHF was set up informally in May 2000, to look at health and social care issues relating to African/African-Caribbean communities and the services they receive. Due to the successful funding application made in 2001, to the then City Primary Care Trust, the BHF was able to go on to develop into a more formal structure with the ultimate goal of achieving our aim.

The forum is made up of health, social and voluntary sector workers, who share a common goal of reducing inequalities in health and social care for the African/African-Caribbean communities in the Bradford district. Over the years the committee members have changed, some have left and new ones have come on board and some old members have returned.

The forum continues to run on a purely voluntary basis. Over the past two years we have seen a significant increase in membership.

Black Spider Academy

Black Spider Academy is a martial arts and fitness centre were we provide a style of martial arts, which is unfamiliar to the UK. The Martial Arts is called SAMBO. Sambo is a mixture of judo, submission, wrestling and kickboxing. This particular style of martial art is made to build self-confidence and give the capacity to whose do it to defend himself without the use of weapons.
We have set up this community organization to make martial art and fitness more accessible and affordable for our community.

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