Keep Stanley Community Centre Open

I have now submitted the signatures from this campaign to Wakefield Council. To read the latest news please scroll to the bottom of this page. 


Wakefield District Council are proposing to close the Stanley Community Centre and this will damage the community in Stanley. Local people will be stripped of a fantastic place for residents of all ages to socialise and enjoy recreational activities together. Andrea wants to see the Stanley Community Centre remain open and provide services for the people of Stanley.

The centre is integral to our community because:

1.      The Stanley Community Centre is used to provide fitness classes to help people stay fit and healthy. Promoting healthy living is something that the city should certainly continue to promote and benefit from.

2.      There are local activities for the elderly community. Looking after our elders is very important for our communities and this centre allows them to socialise in a safe and familiar space.

3.      It gives local people a place to integrate with and meet new people. With new developments being proposed in our area, surely even more people will need and benefit from this space.

4.      There is already a lack of alternative services provided by the Council in the area.

Andrea believes that community centres are the heart of a community. While we do need to ensure that Britain does not live outside its means and create a lasting debt burden for our children and their families, there are many areas of Council waste that can be looked at before taking the quick and easy option to close our community centres. It is the responsibility of the council to ensure that local facilities are maintained for the safety of our communities.

Join us in our fight and sign here if you want to see your local community centre stay open.


Guarantees secured for residents at Stanley Community Centre

Following a nearly 300 strong petition organised by Andrea and residents, as well as extensive subsequent discussions with Wakefield Council on behalf of residents, the Council has now confirmed that Stanley Community Centre is to be leased to a well-known group in the area, the Stanley Day Nurse

Stanley Community Centre - continuing work with residents

Andrea, who has been working with lead residents and the Council to ensure that Stanley Community Centre remains accessible to the community despite the Council’s plans to go ahead with the transfer, is asking for comments on the proposed lease for the Centre.

Stanley Community Centre Talks

Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Andrea Jenkyns, launched a campaign against Wakefield Council’s decision to put Stanley Community Centre out for tender earlier this year.


Andrea Jenkyns' constituency update

Many activities for all in Morley and Outwood this weekend starting with the Annual Schools’ Music Festival to be held in the Alexandra Hall, Morley Town Hall later on this morning (website link at the bottom of this post).