Yorkley is a typical Forest settlement situated on a ridge of high ground, with views out over the River Severn, partially surrounded by woodland and with areas of forest waste being a strong characteristic. It has a mixture of housing styles and ages but still retains its' character. It has good facilities with two shops, a post office, two public houses, a primary school, a health centre, a community centre and recreation ground. There is also the Onward Hall which is home to Forest Brass Band with members across the local area.  

 

The Community Centre

The Community Centre at Yorkley was built using National Lottery money and opened in April 2015. Landfill community tax monies contributed to providing ground source heat pump and solar panels to ensure environmentally friendly heating and lighting. The Centre is very well used with a wide variety of classes, activities, social events and is a popular venue for children's parties.  It is sited on the Recreation ground which is a surrounded on three sides by woodland and protected from boar and deer by fencing. It has a football pitch and is the home of Yorkley Football Club who have changing rooms adjoined to the Community Centre.  Within the grounds is a skatepark and children's playground with picnic benches and along with the area around the Cenotaph which is immediately in front of the Centre,  is popular for people to gather with family and friends in a safe space.  The Centre and Recreation grounds are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation  ( CIO ) and held in trust for the benefit of the residents of Yorkley, Oldcroft, Viney Hill and Pillowell and run by ten Trustees who are also the Management Committee. 

 

Yorkley Court Farm