Welcome to

Badsworth Village

a thousand years in the making

Welcome to Badsworth

Welcome to Badsworth. The Anglo Saxons set up many "springline" villages which offered an assured good quality water supply from natural local springs and Badsworth is one such village.  Already established before 1086 when the Domesday Book was written, Badsworth is listed as Badesuurde meaning Bades or Baedi's enclosure.  This seems to indicate an Anglo Saxon settlement with open fields around a nucleus of houses and it is believed, a wooden Anglo Saxon church.  More about the history of Badsworth

Badsworth is more than just a village lost in time, There is a dedicated group of volunteers that bring energy and life to the Village.  Visit the What's On page and come along to one of the many events and activities.  Why not join one of the community groups and help to keep Badsworth a thriving village into the future . 

Scarecrow Week 17-24 June

Although Scarecrow week is officially postponed, I am still looking forward to seeing some wonderful creations over the coming weeks and trust everyone is staying safe while busy making scarecrows.

There seems to be a lot appearing in local villages so I am hoping we will have quite a few appearing around our village. Remember that this year it is an open theme.

We normally make some straw available but in light of the current climate with social distancing I thought it best we give this a miss this year, so use whatever you can get your hands on.

If your creations can be displayed during the original dates - Wednesday 17th June to Wednesday 24th June, I will get them photographed for the village website and Facebook page. Feel free to keep them up longer if you wish.  Any viewings must of course be in line with government recommendations regarding social distancing that are relevant at that time.

 

Thank you for all your support, Dean Parkin Scarecrow in Chief.

CORONAVIRUS 

The situation regarding Coronavirus is constantly changing.  The VPC is putting in place measures to support and provide reassurance to Badsworth residents.  Please look out for updates on lamp posts and notice boards around the village.

Many local events have been either postponed or cancelled.  Please contact the organiser for the latest information on any published activity or meeting.

Visit our Facebook Page

Our Facebook page has all the latest news from Badsworth Village and is updated updated daily

https://www.facebook.com/badsworthvillage

Keeping Badsworth Residents Safe

We have had a great response for volunteers and thank you to everyone who has replied so far. Over 35 households replied and we have over 50 individual people in the team.  If people still want to volunteer or put their names forward we'll create a "reserve" list in case we get a lot of enquiries via the helpline or in case the situation goes on longer term and we need to give people a break. 

 

In the meantime please continue to check on nearby neighbours and friends and ensure we're all helping each other out where we can.  For more information complete the contact form.

For more detailed advice regarding Coronavirus, please visit the following websites:

 

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/coronavirus-information?

 

Badsworth Church

The Church remains closed for the time being. Revd. Charlene Smith has kindly recorded a video message to explain how she continues to support Badsworth Parish from her home and how you can join in the online services.  further information can also be found on the Ackworth Parish Facebook Page.  

Badsworth Way Spring Clean

BADSWORTH WAY NEEDS YOU!

Badsworth Way has started getting some well neededTLC and phase 2 is underway. There was another great turn out on 3rd March with Barrie, Bob, Carol, Janet, John, Pam, Peter and Tania tackling the second half of overgrown hedge.  There's still more to do and you can help out by 

contacting the  organiser Peter Smith at badsworthcomputers@live.co.uk 

Download a copy of the report 

Badsworth: A village through time

If you are spending more time at home, why not read about the village you live in.  This is going to be your last chance to get a copy of this book. Charting the history of Badsworth Village with stories and photos of Badsworth past and present, it's a must have for all villagers.  Written and published by Anita Cook, a Badsworth resident.  Copies cost £10 each with all profits donated to charity.  More info

Contact Us

Have an idea, suggestion or question?  fill in the form and let us know.  If you need help due to the Coronavirus pandemic, visit our dedicated page here

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