Sandy Lane, West Yorkshire

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Sandy Lane
Sandy Lane Primary School - Cottingley Moor Road - geograph.org.uk - 642980.jpg
Sandy Lane Primary School
Sandy Lane is located in West Yorkshire
Sandy Lane
Sandy Lane
Sandy Lane shown within West Yorkshire
Population2,646 (2011)
OS grid referenceSE1035
Civil parish
  • Sandy Lane
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBradford
Postcode districtBD15
Dialling code01274
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°49′N 1°50′W / 53.81°N 1.84°W / 53.81; -1.84Coordinates: 53°49′N 1°50′W / 53.81°N 1.84°W / 53.81; -1.84

Sandy Lane is a village and civil parish to the north of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 2,646.[1]

It is situated between Wilsden, Allerton and Nab Wood.

History[edit]

Sandy Lane has been a small village since it was founded until the 1990s when a series of new developments were built to accommodate the burgeoning Bradford population. However residents in the village were upset with the plans and formed their own opposition group and subsequently voted for a parish council in 2003.[2][3]

It is a traditional English village including a primary school, church, pub and park.

Sport[edit]

Sandy Lane has a football team, who play in red and blue stripes, and a cricket team.

The football team has played in a variety of nearby places including Bingley and Keighley. Their current ground is at Marley Stadium, Keighley. The team currently plays in West Yorkshire League Division One. There are also junior teams with children from five to 16 years old.

The cricket side currently play in Greenwood Park within the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Watchdog to step in over homes row". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 18 April 1998. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  3. ^ "More power to the people". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 9 December 2003. Retrieved 23 January 2018.