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Dewsbury and District Pensioners Association

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  1. Affiliated to the National Pensioners Convention. We are a pensioners' forum that fights for pensioners rights, but are now mostly a small social club based in Thornhill Lees.

    New members welcome.

    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 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, but please contact me if you have any queries.



Contacts

Iris Bettney
Secretary

Village Hall and Social Centre, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury WF12 0RT

01924 439525
07585112192

Organisation last updated

  1. 02 January 2018

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  1. Thornhill Lees Village Hall
  2. Thornhill Lees Village Hall and Social Centre, Lees Hall Road, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, WF12 0RT
    1. All key services are accessible. Wheelchair access
    2. Either, there are specially marked parking spaces for disabled people, or disabled people can park within 50 metres of an accessible entrance. Disabled parking
    3. There is a toilet with some facilities for people with disabilities but it may not be suitable for everybody. Please contact the group if you need further information. Partially accessible toilet
    On bus route close to bus stop. Pedestrian crossing outside the building.

History

  1. The group started as Earlsheaton Pensioners in the early 1990s
    The Group became Dewsbury Pensioners Association in the mid 1990s
    The Group became Dewsbury District Pensioners in June 2000
    The Group then incorporated the West Yorkshire Pensioners in 2006 but voted to retain the name Dewsbury & District Pensioners Association.
    The group is affilliated to the National Pensioners Convention in London and we try to send a delegate to the National Pensioners Parliament in Blackpool every year.
    In 2009 a Sub Group was formed in Thornhill Lees for the people who could not attend the Dewsbury Town Hall meeting.
    In 2012 these meetings were changed to socials with entertainment with a charge of £2 per person - this was to overcome the loneliness and to try and get people to come out and meet each other and make new friends. This also would encourage people to eat a meal when they were with other people.

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