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CHARITY FUN DAY: A fun day in aid of the British Heart Foundation is to be held tomorrow at noon at Crigglestone Sports Club on Painthorpe Lane. There will be a sponsored leg wax, tombola, bric-a-brac, jumble, cake stall, roundabouts, donkey rides, an auction with sponsored BHF top signed by stars and much more. There will be a DJ and a performance from the Stanley Starlights Majorettes. For more information contact Gaynor on 01924 255678 or 07979 485820.

DURKAR WI: There will be a quiz night on Monday, July 25 at 7.30pm, £3 including refreshments, to be held in Crigglestone Methodist Church. Will all WI members please note that there is no meeting in August.

ARTHRITIS CARE GROUP: For more information contact Cynthia on 01924 251544 or visit www.wakefield ruralarthritiscare@yahoo.co.uk. The next meeting is on Thursday, August 4 at 10am at Hall Green Community Centre.

KETTLETHORPE TENANTS’ AND RESIDENTS’: An estate walk will be held on Saturday, July 23 at 10am, meeting up at Woodmoor Road corner.

gala: Takes place on Saturday, July 30 starting at 11am. Once again the proceeds will be used towards a number of senior citizens having a wonderful Christmas dinner, along with a gesture of remembrance for Owen Wightman. Due to holidays the next official meeting will be on September 14 at 6.30pm in the back room of the community centre.  However a quick meeting will be held on August 8 at 6.30pm to hopefully discuss the success of the gala and any other outstanding issues at that time.

DANE ROYD NEWS: Last week sports afternoons took place for all children in school. Two concerts were held with entertainment provided by the choir and musicians from years 3-6. Conrad Burdekin, poet, storyteller and writer worked with children in school this week. The summer fair also took place. School closed yesterday and will return on Tuesday, September 6.

HISTORICAL WEEKEND: Hall Green Community Association are holding a historical weekend in August. The exhibition, titled Crigglestone, another look back, will contain over 500 old photographs and memorabilia, etc, encompassing the whole of the parish. The exhibition will run from Friday, August 5 to Tuesday, August 9 and will be open in Hall Green Community Centre on Painthorpe Lane, from 2pm to 7pm. Admission will be £3. Refreshments will be available. For further information ring 01924 240776.

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FOOTPATH: At the July meeting of Crigglestone Parish Council, it was agreed to submit an objection to the gating order proposal which would restrict use of the public footpath from Stoney Lane to Hall Lane.  If anyone would like to object to the gating order please quote ref no L/AF/107/GO/11/1 and contact Bernadette Livesey, Service Director, Legal and Government, County Hall, Wakefield, WF1 2QW.

AFTERNOON GET TOGETHER: Next month’s meeting will be on the third Wednesday in the month and members are asked to bring photographs of old Bretton.

OVER 50S CLUB: Next Wednesday, members of Bretton Over 50s Club will be having an outing to Cleethorpes.

PARISH COUNCIL: Last Monday there was a meeting of West Bretton Parish Council in the village hall. Residents raised concerns over double parked vehicles in Sycamore Lane causing obstructions to buses, particularly on Sundays. An update to matters relating to Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Bretton Hall was given by Richard Dean, head of development at YSP. District Coun June Drysdale reported on district council matters.

BRETTON SCHOOL: At a special “well done” assembly Brandon Speed was presented with a book token by the school’s library service. He had been runner up in a poetry competition run by the National Coalmining Museum following a visit there. Years five and six children were presented with their Bikeability certificates and badges. Today is the last day of term for Bretton School and there is a special leavers’ assembly. As well as saying goodbye to the year six children, two teachers, Mrs Jenkins and Mrs Tiffany, will retire. Earlier this week, parents and friends were able to see key stage one and foundation stage children on Tuesday, and key stage two children on Wednesday give their end of term performances. Yesterday the children entertained an invited audience of village residents and friends after a roast beef lunch.

CONCERT: On Sunday, local teenager, Laura Pick, will entertain an audience with a variety of songs at 3pm in church. Tickets are available at the door at £3 each.

CHURCH IN WEST BRETTON: This week at 10.30am Canon Stephen Kelly will be celebrant and preacher for communion.

MILLENNIUM BUGS: The few members of the Millennium Bugs remaining met for a swimming afternoon last Saturday and followed it with a party in church. This was their last meeting and thanks are expressed to Deacon Jane Paine and Samantha Forster for their hard work in keeping the group together. The church council is looking at possible alternatives for youth activities.