10th May 2019
Robin Hood is a small suburban village of only 0.743 sq km situated within the Leeds metropolitan borough but with a Wakefield postcode. It lies some 5 miles south of Leeds city centre (City Square) and 4 miles north of Wakefield city centre (Northgate). The larger conurbations of Lofthouse and Rothwell are a couple of miles away, offering major shopping facilities, sports centres and schools for all age groups.
The 2011 census showed the population of Robin Hood to be 3,573, with 51% being females. The highest proportion of residents were owner-occupiers (in line with the national average) with the biggest proportion in the 40-49 year age group. The last survey of population health showed residents of Robin Hood to be in ‘Very Good Health’.
The village has its own primary school, post office and numerous pubs and eateries. Just outside the main village area are The Angel and The Coach and Horses. In the centre is The Old Halfway House, noted for its food, and quiz nights. The football team, Robin Hood AFC (not to be confused with Robin Hood FC based in Bermuda!) is well supported and plays in the West Yorkshire League. The ground is located just behind the Coach and Horses pub on the A61 Wakefield Road. The club has an adult as well as junior teams.