Local Facilities

Village Hall

The Village Hall is a Victorian building used by the whole community. It hosts Ballet, Tai Chi and Keep Fit classes, Guides and the Bridge Club. Several organizations hold meetings there, including the Parish Council and the Yorkshire Countrywomen's Association.

It can be hired for parties, wedding receptions and dinners for up to 100 people. The Hall runs a lottery called the 150 Club, where members pay £5 per year with the chance to win cash prizes. There are three prizes each month and bonus prizes every Summer and Christmas. More info on the Village Hall website.

School Hire

The school hall is also available for hire.

Call 0113 214 4127 for more information.

Shadwell Independent Library

Opening Hours

Monday 16.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 12.00
Thursday 15.00 - 17.00
Saturday 10.00 - 12.00

Shadwell Independent Library is staffed entirely by volunteers. Telephone 265 6450. See http://www.shadwell-library.org.uk/ for more information.

Post Office

Opening Hours

Monday 09.00 - 17.30
Tuesday 09.00 - 17.30
Wednesday 09.00 - 13.00
Thursday 09.00 - 17.30
Friday 09.00 - 17.30
Saturday 09.00 - 12.30

The Village Store is open 07.30 - 19.30 Mon to Sat, and 08.00 - 14.00 Sun. There is now a recycle point for ink cartridges, toner cartridges and mobile phones.

Shadwell News

Shadwell News is an invaluable village magazine with local news, society reports, Parish Council minutes, church pages, diary and local adverts. Published ten times a year in handy A5 format, it is delivered to your door by volunteers, and currently costs just 50p per edition.

To order your copy contact Chris Graham on 273 7429. To advertise contact Susan Frost on 273 8821.


Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb. All fruit and vegetables taste better when you've grown it yourself and picked it fresh from the ground.

Shadwell has six small allotments behind the Recreation Centre on Holywell Lane, managed by Shadwell Parish Council. The land was cleared and improved in 2002, and has mains water, rabbit protection and a land drain. There is a lot of camaraderie amongst the allotmenteers, coordinating supplies of manure, swapping plants, and holding a Summer BBQ. They also supply compost to Shadwell In Bloom, and some of the produce is exhibited at Shadwell Flower Show. Apply for allotment space here.


There is a children's playground on Holywell Lane.