Cookridge Village Hall, Moseley Wood Lane, Cookridge, Leeds. LS16 7ER
Telephone 0113 267 4706
The booklet "History of the Association" is now freely available.
The story of the association begins more that 50 years ago when Cookridge really was a village, before developers came into the area followed by house hunting families, who soon found a glaring lack of amenities.
Some forward looking people got together and decided they needed a community hall.
So all those years ago, steps were taken to purchase the present site, firstly with a hut and then in 1964 the present building was erected with an extension at the rear being added later.
The lead was taken by Donald Kaberry - then a Leeds Solicitor - who later became Sir Donald and eventually Lord Kaberry of Adel.
Together with a small band of helpers he drew up the constitution with the Charity Commissioners to obtain a charitable status, on December 4th 1964, ensuring that the lease was held by the Trustees and kept under the control of the Association.
So was born the Cookridge Village Association - a small independent local charity - that is not attached or affiliated to any outside interest or organisation but exsists only to provide premises and amenities for the pursuit of leisure and community activities for Cookridge residents.
The association is run purely by volunteers with all income being received from the hire of the hall, membership fees and donations.
It has its ups and downs but will continue through the efforts of its dedicated officers, the enthusiasm of its members and the support of all residents of Cookridge.
We have a booklet with a concise history about The Cookridge Village Association