Stanley, West Yorkshire
Stanley is an area in the Metropolitan Borough of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England. It is about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north-east of Wakefield city centre. Stanley was an Urban District in the West Riding of Yorkshire before 1974, being made up the four electoral wards of Lake Lock, Outwood, Stanley and Wrenthorpe. The Lofthouse / Stanley area of West Yorkshire has a combined population of 22,947.
The area has a number of commercial and corner shop type shops. It has a few pubs including The Wheatsheaf, Bar Stanley, Stanley Ferry and The Travellers and is also home to St Peters School, Stanley Surgery and a large community centre.
Stanley is home to the Stanley Marsh nature reserve which is a site consisting of varied terrain including a lake. The reserve is situated on the site of a former colliery, (see Lake Lock Rail Road).
Stanley also plays host to the Stanley Falcons, a successful cricket team who play in Division One of the Central Yorkshire Cricket League. Stanley Rangers ARLFC, an amateur rugby league team who play in National Conference League Division Two.
Stanley Rodillians RUFC Ltd is based at Manley Park on Lee Moor Road and currently play in the Yorkshire 4 league.
Following the collapse of a previous project for a new stadium in 2009, due to an objection by Leeds City Council regarding use of greenbelt land, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats will (planning permission permissive) be looking to move to a new stadium by 2015.
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Urban Areas : Table KS01 : Usual Resident Population Retrieved 26 August 2009
- Wakefield Wildcats Official Website Retrieved 18 August 2012
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