Thrive Hub

Supporting our Children and Families

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96 (Dewsbury) Squadron Air Training Corps

For boys and girls from 13 years of age. Aims to promote a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force and to provide training useful both in Service and civilian life. Also, to foster the spirit of adventure and to promote leadership and citizenship in young people. Uniform provided free of charge.

Monthly subscription is very affordable for the opportunities on offer.

Parades every Monday and Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm.

Lots of weekend activities.

Squadron telephone number at those times 01924 462446.


Phone: 01977 604 691


Ansaar Organisation

The Ansaar Organisation is a voluntary, non-profit community based group dedicated to develop a successful and confident community through networking, educating, encouraging and empowering young people and communities to develop and make a valuable contribution to the economic, spiritual, social and civic life of Kirklees. Working in partnership with other community groups and statutory agencies the Ansaar Organisation through the medium of sports, social and recreational activities aims to help participants develop a more holistic understanding of the community as well as encourage further development of personal, social and educational skills.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 438 126


Ashworth Lodge and Ashworth Tenants and Residents Association

Ashworth Lodge is run by Ashworth Tenants and Residents Association.

There is a luncheon club on Mondays from 12noon to 1pm, and a coffee morning on Wednesdays from 10.30am to 11.30am. It was a small bungalow, and has tables and chairs, heating and a small kitchen and toilet.

Main room (capacity 30 people) for hire - £15 per hour in winter and £10 in summer. Disabled access at the rear of the building.

Mobile: 07590 915 787

The following is a list of community groups in the Thrive Hub area – these are community groups that can offer support, help tackle issues, offer activities to different age groups, have resources for local people.


The list is not sorted or catalogued – but simply an alphabetical list of the services, groups and clubs we know about – scroll down and find out what is going on in our community!


We will update this list regularly, so keep checking what is going on in your area!

Our Community

Auntie Pam's - Supporting Mums to be

Are you trying to get pregnant? Think you are pregnant or definitely pregnant - we can help!

Free support for mums to be including help with housing, benefits, health, pregnancy information, clothes and book swap shop and relationships. No question too big or too small. Local women trained as peer support volunteers can offer you time and support. Any age, any issue, any concern, any question. Do you wonder what will happen and when it will happen during your pregnancy? Ask us.

Come and chat to us in a friendly, relaxed and welcoming place.

Drop in at;

Northgate Dewsbury Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am to 3pm

Queensgate Market, Huddersfield Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 3pm.

If you would like an Urdu version of the Auntie Pam’s, Healthy Baby and Healthy you Starting well or Genetic Awareness leaflets, please go to our website and see the link on the bottom of the home page. The link can be found below.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 438 316


Autism Plus Ltd.

Autism Plus was founded 25 years ago by a group of parents of adult children, all diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition. After reaching school leaving age they found there was no service to support their children through adulthood. We are delighted to launch a new support group in Kirklees for adults with autism and Asperger syndrome.

We hold regular social meetings to enable individuals to meet others in safe supportive environment.

Dewsbury: fortnightly on Wednesdays. 10:30am to 1:30pm at the Options Centre, 7 George Street Dewsbury WF13 2LX

Huddersfield: fortnightly on Fridays. 10:30am to 1:30pm at Brian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 5JP

Please contact us or see our website for exact dates.

You are welcome to just come along, meet others and socialise. No need to book a place, just turn up!

We are shortly planning to start dementia reading groups - please contact Julie Abbott for more details.



Bismillah Association (Dewsbury)

Bismillah Association is a group where elderly people come together to take part in social gatherings like playing draughts, reading newspapers and a luncheon club.

Meet: Monday and Thursday 10am to 4pm.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 325 147

Mobile: 07875 300 190


Boathouse Volleyball Club

The largest volleyball club in West Yorkshire. All ages and abilities catered for. The club currently runs 2 league teams. Everyone is welcome - young, old, beginners, experienced, male and female players. Matches at Thornhill Sports Centre.

Training in winter in Brighouse; in summer in Huddersfield and Halifax.

Please see our website for contacts and for more details.



Breathe Easy Dewsbury And District

A support group for people with chest complaints and their carers. Breathe easy is part of The British Lung Foundation.

We meet in the coffee shop at Asda at 12.45pm and then proceed to a comfortable room at the back of the store 1st Tuesday of every month except January.


Phone: 01924 400 116


CARE Dewsbury

Offers help to the homeless and those with addictions.

Open on Monday and Thursday from 10am to 12noon at Dewsbury Baptist Church.

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 07815 583 144


Chuldow Martial Arts Thornhill Lees

Karate classes for all ages and abilities taught by professional instructors in a fully matted academy. Self defence, fitness, self discipline, confidence building.


Email: [email protected]


Contraception and Sexual Advice Service (NHS)

Confidential advice about contraception, sexual relationships, pregnancy, pregnancy testing, unplanned pregnancy and abortion, and infections spread through sexual intercourse.

The service covers Kirklees.

There are drop-in sessions for adults of all ages at Princess Royal, Huddersfield, and Dewsbury Health Centre.

Also clinics for under 25s at various centres.

Please see our website or contact us for more details.



Dewsbury and District Art Club

Art sessions, and demonstrations by professional artists. Outings to galleries. Members are mainly older people with an interest in art.

Meetings on Monday from 7pm to 9pm.

Phone: 01924 522 328


Dewsbury and District Sea Cadet Corps

Sea Cadets is for young people aged 12 to 18.

Parades on Tuesday and Friday evenings 7pm to 9pm.

Our Junior Cadet Section also caters for young people 10 to 12 and is held on a Friday.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0113 289 7897

Mobile: 07831 338 994


Dewsbury and District Pensioners Association

Affiliated to the National Pensioners Convention. We are a pensioners' forum that fights for pensioners rights. New members welcome from all over West Yorkshire

Group meetings at Thornhill Lees Village Hall, Lees Hall Road on 3rd Tuesday in month at 2pm.

These now take the form of a social tea with entertainment for a charge of £2-50p plus a raffle, we hope you will come and join in and have an enjoyable afternoon.

We hope to see you and welcome you to our merry group.

Our meetings have full wheelchair access


Dewsbury and District Women's Health Group

Women from all walks of life helping other women lead positive healthy lives. We have experience of working with women with emotional problems and anxieties, and share their concerns in a safe place to help them improve their lives.

Meetings on Wednesdays from 7.15pm to 9pm and by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays.

The group has speakers and various courses including meditation, homeopathy and yoga.

All activities are free.

There is a large room with kitchen, capacity 60 which may be available for hire.

Email: [email protected]


Dewsbury and Mirfield Neighbourhood Housing Team

Please see the website for more details and opening times.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01484 414 886


Dewsbury Army Cadets

Parades Monday and Thursday from 7pm to 9pm. For boys and girls aged 12 to 18.

Please note 12 year old Boys and Girls must be in Year 8 at School.



Dewsbury Arts Group

Theatrical productions, Youth drama classes, lectures, art exhibitions, life drawing Sessions, art discussions.

Open to those interested in all aspects of performing and visual arts

Meetings held at Lower Peel Street, off Bradford Road, Dewsbury.



Dewsbury Bus Museum

A voluntary organisation involved in the restoration and operation of preserved buses in the Dewsbury and West Riding area. At least two open day events held per year.

We are constantly looking for new members willing to help restore and maintain old buses and coaches, and to help out at open days.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0844 504 0085


Dewsbury Chamber of Trade

Seeking to promote trading in Dewsbury and the Yorkshire Mill Mile.

Meet 3rd Monday of month at 6pm. Please see Related Links for more details and list of members.

Phone: 01924 430 336


Dewsbury Chess Club

Small friendly club which can cater for all standards of players. We have a team playing in the Yorkshire chess league.

Meetings on Thursday at 7.45pm (September to April).

Phone: 01924 420 505


Dewsbury Collegians Amateur Operatic Society

We produce one main musical show per year in June, one pantomime per year in January and in addition we present various concerts and hold social events throughout the year.

Our membership is open to all.



Dewsbury Concert Society

A mixed voice choir.

New members always welcome. Rehearsals are held on a Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.

We rehearse at the Longcauseway UR Church venue and perform concerts at a variety of venues.


Dewsbury Country Park

Dewsbury Country Park is located on the former Lower Spen Valley Landfill site between Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury Moor and Heckmondwike. Dewsbury Country Park - Dewsbury's newest public open space, and one of the largest new areas of tree planting in the north of England!

With events like the Woodland Playscheme for children 8-12 years. Enjoy activities such as den building, woodland crafts and campfire cooking.



Dewsbury Customer Service Centre

Dewsbury Customer Service Centre is in the Walsh Building (to the right of the Town Hall).

Opening times Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm Friday 10am to 5pm

The centre offers support with all council enquiries and information including: • Council Tax and Business Rates • Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction • Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing • Rent Assist • Housing Solutions (including homeless unit and tenancy relations) • Social Care • Disabled Travel • Licensing • Sensory services by appointment Self help computers and telephones are available in the centre for you to access council services.


Dewsbury Moor Amateur Rugby League Club

We are an Amateur Rugby League Club with Community Sports Club status having fully furnished club house, gymnasium, sauna, changing rooms, showers and 3 full size rugby pitches including an outdoor training facility. The club is wholly owned by the membership.

The club serves the districts of Dewsbury Moor, Ravensthorpe, Heckmondwike, Norristhorpe, Roberttown, Liversedge and Cleckheaton.

It provides playing facilities for the game of rugby league for all ages, genders, ethinicity and religions from Under 8's level through to Open Age level.

The club is open 7 days a week from 7pm till 11pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sundays.

Please see our website for more details.



Dewsbury Moor and District 50 plus Club

For older people to socialise, play bingo, occasional lunches and day trips, gentle exercise, line dancing. Also help each other when needed e.g. sewing.

Meet: Tuesdays 12.30pm to 5pm.

All welcome. Covers Dewsbury Moor, and also Heckmondwike, Norristhorpe and Liversedge.

Phone: 01924 501 457


Dewsbury District Third Age (U3A)

A self-help voluntary organisation providing a wide range of classes for the over 50s, to give people an opportunity to take up new interests and meet other people. We provide a choice of subjects in informal daytime classes.

These are at various venues throughout Dewsbury area.

Please see course programme or phone for more information. All our classes are friendly and relaxing. Classes are at a variety of venues in the Dewsbury area including the United Reformed Church.

For more details please see our website or contact us.


Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 07842 284 778


Dewsbury Karate Club

Welcome to Dewsbury Karate Club, lead club in the Martial Art and Sport Coalition.

We train in Wado Ryu and sport karate. Our chief instructor is Liv Hauer, 2005 World Champion. We welcome students of all ages, all abilities and all fitness levels. The first lesson is free, and parents can train free for 6 months.

We meet in Dewsbury Sports Centre at the following times:

Tuesdays 615 pm to 7.15 pm (Experienced Students Only - Core Syllabus)

Fridays 6.30pm to 7.30pm (All ages)

Fridays 7.30pm to 8.30pm (Kyu grades only)

Saturdays 9.30am to 11am (Black belts only)

Saturdays 11am to 12 noon (All ages)

Classes are suitable for all students aged from 4 years old to adult. For further information, please contact us.


Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 07834 638 637


Dewsbury Library and Information Centre

Dewsbury Library and Information Centre Opening times: Monday: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm; Tuesday: 9.30 am to 7.30 pm; Wednesday: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm; Thursday: 9.30 am to 7.30 pm; Friday: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm; Saturday: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm.

Every library in Kirklees has a range of books available for members to borrow free of charge. It’s free to join; call in to your library with some ID. You can also borrow talking books, large print books, and at some libraries DVDs. We also offer e-books and e-audio. Search the library catalogue to see what’s available. Every library has public access computers that library members can use free of charge. You can also print for a small charge. We offer free basic IT help to anyone who would like to feel more confident using computers. One hour’s free Wifi is available at this location. Library staff will help you access information, council services, learning and volunteering opportunities. Some locations also have visitor information. Our local studies collection includes old maps, photographs and newspapers. This library hosts a range of groups: please contact the library for more information.



Dewsbury Macmillan Cancer Relief Fund

The group organises fundraising on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Relief. All money raised goes to this charity only.

Meetings on the 1st Thursday of the month at 10.30am.

Phone: 01924 461 109


Dewsbury Owls

Sport and leisure activities for the over 50s, including aerobics, bowls, table tennis, badminton, swimming and volleyball.

Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch are included in the price per day of £8.25 (current July 2014). This price includes the 20% discount with a kal card. (For details of kal cards please see our website)

We are here Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 4pm except in the school holidays when we usually meet just on Tuesday.

Please note that refreshments are not available on Wednesdays.

New members are welcome, and taster sessions are possible. Please contact us for more information.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 565 254


Dewsbury Photographic Group

The group caters for all photographers, providing talks from outside speakers, competitions, and practical sessions. These include portrait sessions, and instruction in the use of computer-based photograph enhancement programmes, Photoshop etc.

Meetings on Monday evenings at 7.15pm at Dewsbury Town Hall from September to May.



Dewsbury Police Station

Please see web page for station opening times and station phone number 101 is the national number to contact the Police when it's not an emergency. 101 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You should call 101 to report less urgent crime or disorder - for example, to report a stolen car, if property has been damaged, to report drug dealing or a minor traffic accident and for general police enquiries. 999 is for real emergencies, where there is a danger to life, or a crime is in progress.


Phone: 101


Dewsbury Rams Rugby League Football Club (Holdings) Ltd

Professional rugby league team. Matches throughout the season. Royal Suite and Bailey Bar are available for functions, private and corporate. Car boot sale every Sunday.

Please see website for more details.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 465 489


Dewsbury Rams Success Centre

KLAS (Kirklees Learning and Sport) is a community interest company that offers learning and sports opportunities at 2 professional sports clubs in Kirklees. We work alongside Adult Learning to run courses for Kirklees residents.

Please contact us or see our website for more details.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01484 234 153


Dewsbury Readers' Group

The chance to discuss books in a fun and non-academic way, with like-minded people. The groups are free, with refreshments.

The Readers Groups meets on the last Thursday of the month at 6.30pm,



Dewsbury Road Runners

Road running and jogging (all levels of ability), cross country, fell running and social activities. Meetings on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.45pm.

Please see our website for more details including contacts.


Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 07786 925 426


Dewsbury Sports Centre

A variety of regular activities and facilities. Please visit our website for more information. Also, holiday playschemes.

Please contact us for more details.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 565 254


Earlsheaton Monday Club

Socialising with friends, bingo, raffles, occasional entertainments and outings, tea, coffee and biscuits. Meetings on Mondays 1pm to 4pm.

Covers Earlsheaton, Chickenley and Dewsbury.

Most of our members are elderly, but other ages are welcome.

Phone: 01924 465 083


Electronic Village

Electronic Village (formerly Disabled People's Electronic Village Hall) is an IT training organisation delivering learning to disabled and disadvantaged adults throughout West Yorkshire. Many of our students use computers to benefit themselves, learn new things, improve their employment opportunities or just to come in and socialise.

We are a registered charity and have been in operation for over 18 years, originally working out of the Walsh Building in Dewsbury. There is a variety of courses available to suit all abilities from the absolute beginner through to the more advanced.

Courses include Introduction to Computors, Digital Photogrophy, Office Skills, and Employability Skills Please see our website or contact us for more details.

We are open to the public Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday from 9am to 4.30pm.



French Language Cafe, Dewsbury

We meet each Monday at 4pm at Cloggs Cafe, Tithe Barn Street, Dewsbury to speak French.

All levels welcome. Just buy a tea, coffee or other drink and join in.

If you would like further details please contact us.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 461 328

Friends of Crow Nest Park

A voluntary organisation which aims to encourage people to use the park and make it a better place for everyone to enjoy.

Meetings on the 1st Monday in the month at 6.30pm.



Friends of Rectory Park Thornhill

Formed in May 2010 Friends of Rectory Park is for people who are passionate about the park and its history. Our main aims are the preservation and restoration of the Grade 2 listed Island which contains the remains of Thornhill Hall, and its surrounding moat and grounds. We are also actively involved with the upkeep of the park and improving access for all groups, hopefully creating a useable resource for the people of Thornhill and beyond. Everyone is welcome to join the Friends group or help with activities in the Park. Details of how to do this can be found on our website, which also carries news updates and whats on listings.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 454 227


Friends of Walker Street (Thornhill Lees)

A community group for people in the Thornhill Lees area, based at the Walker Street Complex in Thornhill Lees. It is for members of the community of all ages and cultures. We hold luncheon clubs, afternoon teas, art and craft class, gardening activities, intergenerational events and much more.


Fusion Bond Guarantee Scheme

For those over 18 years old, single or a couple, homeless or threatened with homelessness to access private rented accommodation. If you're unable to find the money for a bond then we may be able to help. We could provide your landlord with a guarantee in the form of a written agreement instead of a cash bond.

Please see our website or contact us for more details of the bond scheme and all the other housing-related services provided by Fusion.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01484 425 522


Fusion Housing

Fusion covers Kirklees and provides: Free and confidential advice on all housing and housing-related matters. Housing support to people aged 16 to 30.

Learning opportunities and practical workshops.

Recycling scheme for household goods and furniture.

Food bank.

Bond guarantee scheme.

We have specific support services for refugees, young parents and young Asian women.

Please visit our website for full details of everything we provide.

We have offices in Dewsbury and Huddersfield. Please telephone or call in for information.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01484 425 522


GAS - Group for Adults who Stammer

Small informal support and treatment group for those with stammers.

Meetings 7pm to 8.30pm on the last Tuesday of the month on the top floor of Dewsbury Health Centre.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 03033 309 420


Girl Guides

5th Dewsbury Brownies (Thornhill Lees)

For girls aged 7 to 10 years in Thornhill Lees. Please contact for times of meetings.

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 07919 618 813


Dewsbury Trefoil Guild

We are a fellowship and support group for GirlGuiding UK. We have made the Girl Guide promise and have been leaders within the Girl Guide movement. At present we are all female but anyone who has been involved in Guiding and supports its aims can join.

We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month at 1.30pm with usually a speaker covering a wide variety of interests.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 471 473


Good Sehat Association (Dewsbury)

Asian women's group which provides healthy cooking and food, exercise, massage, socialising and discussions. Meets every Wednesday 10.30am to 1.30pm.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 325 147


Hum Sath Sath Project (Dewsbury)

An over 50s group for women involving socialising, exercise and luncheon club.

Meets Wednesdays 9.30am to 3pm.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 325 147

Mobile: 07875 300 190


Justify Move Dance Academy in North Kirklees

Justify Move Dance Academy in Kirklees provides dance classes for children and adults in various dance styles such as Street Jazz Dance, Bollywood Dance, Bhangra Dance and others. JMDA aims to give children and adults the opportunity to work with music, meet new friends and feel a sense of achievement whilst having fun and developing their performance skills. We have children's classes in Street Jazz Dance, Bollywood Dance and Bhangra Dance at all levels. We will re-open all children and adult classes in February 2015 (Heckmondwike, Batley and Thornhill Lees). For more information or to register your interest please email [email protected] To book please contact us or see our website.


Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 07752 246 185


Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing

Available Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 10am to 5pm.

There are Rent Assist surgeries Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 10am to 4.45pm.

The Council's Licensing department is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am to 5pm by appointment.(Appointments can also be made via Kirklees Direct on 01484 456868)



Lees Hall Road Neighbourhood Watch

Allows people to protect their homes and property by working together and reporting any criminal activity. Our notice board is updated with information in the Village Hall. Meetings are held on a regular basis - dates will be sent through your letterbox. The area covered is 182 to 244 Lees Hall Road, Chestnut Terrace and Grove House.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 439 525

Mobile: 07585 112 192


New Picture House, Dewsbury

Volunteer-led, not-for-profit community cinema based in Dewsbury.

Please see our website for more details.


Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 07717 748 680


Northstead Community Centre, Ravensthorpe

The Centre is run by Northstead Tenants and Residents Association and is open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. There is disabled access to front and rear of the building, and a large toilet with disabled access.

Main room (capacity 30 people) for hire. Kitchen facilities.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 509 351


Pennine Canoe Club

The club provides quality kayaking and canoeing opportunities to paddlers in Kirklees and West Yorkshire.

Meet at Dewsbury Sports Centre Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons, and at outdoor locations. Please see our website or contact us for full details.



Phab North Kirklees Options Centre

Options is a community venue which provides and creates opportunities for children, adults and families of all abilities to enjoy life together to the full. The Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. It is fully equipped for special needs, has a sports hall, and hosts a variety of activities and events. These activities vary so please contact us or call in to find out more.

We currently run a community lunch club on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 noon providing a home-cooked two course lunch with a drink for only £3.50.

Also, the Phab club for young people and adults of all abilities meets on Monday and Thursday 7pm to 9pm.

We have a number of different rooms available for hire for a wide variety of meetings and social functions. i.e. private parties, training events and business meetings. We also have a sports hall and shower facilities. We also have mini-buses for hire self drive or with a driver.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 438 239


Ravensthorpe: The Friendly Club

A social club for over 50s. Meet on Tuesdays 10am to 12 noon.

Coffee, social chat, speakers, quizzes, table top games, craft activities, armchair exercises, outings, including local amateur shows.

Covers Dewsbury West area.


Phone: 01924 510 030


Rotary Club of Dewsbury

Rotary is a service organisation of business and professional leaders united worldwide who help those in need, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and work towards world understanding and peace.

Membership is by applying to the secretary.

Meetings on the 1st and 3rd Monday in each month at 12.30pm and on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Monday in each month at 6.30pm.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 508 642


Royal British Legion Dewsbury Branch

Branch meetings on 2nd Friday of month at 7.30pm.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 507 158

Mobile: 07946 262 475


Scouts Groups

Dewsbury and Westborough 16th Dewsbury Scouts

Beavers,Cubs and Scouts meet on Wednesday 6.30 Beavers & Cubs 7.30 Scouts in the church.

Phone: 01924 411 421


Ravensthorpe and Scout Hill: Dewsbury West Scout Group

Beavers meet on Tuesday. 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Cubs meet on Friday. 6.30pm to 8pm Scouts meet on Friday. 7.30pm to 9pm

Covers Ravensthorpe, Scout Hill, Thornhill Lees and Thornhill areas.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 493 551

Mobile: 07748 054 250


1st and 2nd Yorkshire Scout Group (Thornhill Lees)

A scout group for the further education of local young people from aged 7 to 11 (Cubs) and 11 to 16 (Scouts). Meet on Tuesdays 6.45pm to 8pm during term time, and for camps during school holidays. Indoor scout teaching, outdoor pursuits and camping.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 262 428


St Paulinus over 55s, Westtown, Dewsbury

Our over 55s meet on a weekly basis at St Paulinus Parochial Hall, West Street. .It gives members the opportunity to socialise and feel less isolated.

Meetings on Wednesdays 12.45pm to 3.15pm.

Admission is £2.50 which includes a buffet lunch. We provide a varied programme of recreational and educational sessions and events. These include monthly entertainers, keep fit, social dancing, guest speakers, quizzes, games and planning outings. The sessions end with half an hour of bingo.


Tai Chi Experience

We are two dedicated Tai Chi enthusiasts who want to spread the word on what we feel are the many health and mental benefits that can be derived from practicing Tai Chi. Tai Chi is for men and women of all ages and fitness levels and can be adapted to suit many kinds of physical limitations.

Our classes at Spen, Batley and Dewsbury sports centres welcome people from all areas of West Yorkshire.

Class times and admission fees can be obtained from the individual sports centres.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 699 864

Mobile: 07772 308 616


The off outs (Thornhill)

We aim to provide outdoor activities for over 55's but any age is welcome. We have organised health walks. We meet outside the club at 1pm every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Each walk approximately 2 hours. Walking boots advised. Linked to Kirklees health walks. Health walk plus. We hope to offer new activities in the New Year such as cycling, you don't need a bike just turn up. Also Nordic Walking if enough people are interested. Watch this space.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 488 305

Mobile: 07407 706 700


The Priory Hospital Dewsbury

The Priory Hospital Dewsbury is a 32 bedded locked service and has easy access from major motorway and transport links. The hospital has two wards: Hartley and Jubilee Ward, which focus upon active rehabilitation and recovery of adult males.



Thornhill Cricket and Bowling Club

At Thornhill Cricket and Bowling club as well as cricket and bowling, there is also tennis, archery and football on the same site, as well as a social club. Please see our website for more details, or contact the Social Club regarding room hire.



Thornhill Flower Club

Competition night in August, months vary for workshops but we have two workshops nights usually. Meetings on the last Thursday in the month at 7.30pm.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 468 559


Thornhill Lees Community Centre

Local centre that aims to meet the needs of the local community. The centre staff offer a warm, welcoming and safe environment for everyone from babies to the over 50s and provide a range of activities. The Centre can be booked for training courses, conferences, meetings and other events at reasonable costs.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 468 053


Thornhill Lees Over 50's Social Group

Meet on Mondays and Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm. Social club for older people. Mainly bingo, but also guest speakers, trips to the coast etc. Also a week's holiday a year, and events at Christmas. Covers Thornhill, Thornhill Lees and Batley areas.

Phone: 01924 522 780


Thornhill Lees Village Hall and Social Centre

The Centre is open for all the community in the Kirklees area. Mondays Over 50s bingo club meet at 2pm New members welcome. Tuesday Tea with artist first and third Tuesday in month at 2pm all welcome. Tuesdays 6.30pm cubs and scout meetings 7.30pm Wednesday Over 50s bingo 2pm. Wednesday 5th Dewsbury Brownies 6.30pm till 8pm. New members welcome Thursday Hoot Singing Group 10-30 till 12-30 Thursday afternoon bingo 2.30pm start. Thursday evening Chuldow martial arts class 6pm to 8.30pm Trips and outings to the coast and other locations throughout the year. Rooms available for hire: Hall - up to 85 people. £12.50 per hour Upstairs meeting room - up to 20 people £10 per hour. Office with IT equipment - up to 6 people £10 per hour. Use of kitchen is included in room hire. Large screen TV with computer laptop facility. Phone Centre 01924 430809.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 439 525

Mobile: 07585 112 192


Thornhill Senior Citizens

Club for older people. Activities include coffee mornings every Thursday 10am to 11.30am, and luncheon club every Tuesday at 12noon. Also, bingo on Thursday 6.30pm.


Thornhill Social Club

Various activities including: Yoga class (please contact Dawn) Art class, Keep fit and slimming, Probus club, Flower club and sequence dancing.


Thornhill Sports and Community Centre

As well has being home to Thornhill Trojans ARLFC the Centre has: Yoga on Mondays 1pm to 3pm. Senior Youth club for aged 14 to18 on Mondays 6pm to 9pm. Youth club for juniors on Thursday 4.30pm to 6pm. Rugby training for under 7s, 8s, 9s and 10s, as well as Under 18s and Open Age. Contact centre for training nights. There are 2 function rooms for hire, with a fully licensed bar and catering facilities. For more details and bookings please ring Thursday and Friday evenings or weekends after midday. We also have dressing rooms for 6 teams and match officials.

Phone: 01924 468 147


Thornhill Sports Centre

Please see our website for more details and opening times. Please contact Dewsbury Sports Centre for bookings or enquiries.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 565 254


Thornhill Tennis Club

Three all weather courts. Floodlights. Lawn Tennis Association coach available. Mens, ladies and mixed teams in Huddersfield and Wakefield Leagues. Social tennis played on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings. Junior coaching on Saturday mornings. Membership only, but courts may be hired out for a small fee by non members . Please ring for more details .



Thornhill Trojans Rugby League Club

Please see website for more details.



Thornhill United F. C. (youth teams)

Thornhill United F.C. is based in Rectory Park, Thornhill, Dewsbury and supports young people from the age of 6 to 18 years. Our main aim is supporting young people with active minds, promoting community cohesion, and linking with other local clubs to provide as many outdoor activities as possible. Our main priority is football but we also promote other sport including Paint-balling, Tug O War etc. Through our dedicated hard working team of volunteers helping to raise funds, we are proud to be able to offer free subscriptions to all our players. All our Managers, Coaches and helpers are C R B checked, and as an expanding club we are always looking for new helpers, Managers/Coaches with a chance to go on level 1 and 2 courses paid for by the club.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 467041

Mobile: 07904 586794


Thornhill Womens Institute

Meetings - 3rd Wednesday of month at 7.30pm.

Phone: 0113 255 0810


White Rose Aikido

Whiterose Aikido teaches the traditional Japanese art of Aikido to all adults of all levels. We also have a new class in Dewsbury for aged 8 upwards.

Please see our website under 'dojos' for details.

Traditional Japanese Martial art stressing health of mind and body and self protection. British Aikido Board qualified instructors and first aid trained.

Classes in Kirklees at : Dewsbury Sports Centre Tuesday 8.30pm to 10pm. Dewsbury Sports Centre Thursday 8pm to 10pm. Huddersfield Leisure Centre Thursday 8pm to 9.30pm. Classes also in Morley and Halifax.

Please see our website or contact us for details.


Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 07914 860 920


Women First (Ravensthorpe)

A self-help group for women with minor mental health issues. We provide activities to enhance mental and physical well-being.

The group meets in Ravensthorpe, but covers Kirklees.

Mondays 12.30pm to 2.30pm Dru yoga £2

Tuesday am - various short courses through College - ring or text for details.

Unfortunately, there isn't disabled access to the floor where the activities take place.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01924 494 173

Mobile: 07943 399 488