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PACT MEETING: The next meeting will be on Thursday, October 6 at 7pm at St Swithuns Community Centre.

COMMUNION SERVICE: Held at St Swithun’s on Sunday at 10.15am the Holy Communion Service will be led by the Rev Dawn Ingham, preach the Rev Dawn Ingham, readings and prayers for the church, community and world will take place. Refreshments will be served following the service and everybody is welcome.

FIT AND FRIENDLY: The Fit and Friendly Club are having a Macmillan Coffee Morning today from 10.45am to 12pm in St Swithuns Community Centre. As well as coffee there will be a raffle, tombola, cake stall and a bag stall.

SIMPLY LEISURE: At St Swithun’s on Monday Simply Leisure are going on a visit to Northern College. If you intend going on this trip, please ensure you are at the centre ready for a prompt 9.30am departure.

LITTLE FISHES: At St Andrew’s church on Thursday, October 6, from 9.30am to 11.15am the Little Fishes group for toddlers, mums and carers will meet. Entrance is £1 per child and includes toast, fruit and a drink and everyone is welcome.

COMMUNITY CAFE: The Your Space community cafe at St Andrew’s church is open for light lunches, snacks and homemade products. The cafe is also available for parties, funeral teas etc, please enquire at the cafe.

BIN AND GONE: I have been contacted by a number of local tenants and residents regarding the lack of litter bins in certain areas of the estate. The problem initially concerns Eastmoor Road, Ivy Lane and Stanley Road area. The bins have apparently been removed due to abuse. This is now resulting in more litter being dropped on the street, and over property boundaries into gardens and communal areas. If anyone from the local authority reads this please could you rectify this situation.

THURSDAY CLUB: Twenty four members of the Trinity Thursday Club enjoyed an afternoon visit to Epworth Parsonage, the birthplace of John and Charles Wesley last week. A guided tour round the house was followed by afternoon tea and a walk around the gardens. This group meets at 2pm on the second and fourth Thursday’s of each month and everyone is welcome.

HARVEST SERVICE: The Harvest Festival services at Trinity Methodist church on Sunday will be led at 10.45am by Rev Naomi Kaiga and at 6pm by Miss Margaret Dodd. After the services, all items will be taken to the Community Awareness Programme in Wakefield which provides meals etc for the homeless. A Harvest Supper will take place at 6.30pm on Monday, and all proceeds will go to the Methodist Relief Fund.

REMINISCENCE EVENT: On Wednesday, October 12 there will an archive reminiscence event at St Swithuns community centre. The evening will commence at 7pm and will give attendees the chance to view films showing Wakefield City High (now Wakefield City Academy). This footage has been recently transferred from film to disc. If you have any memorabilia from your school days such as photos, newspaper cuttings or anything else please bring them along. It will also be an opportunity to purchase your copy of the Archives 2012 calendar at £3.75. This is an ideal present for local people or perhaps ex-pats, and all the proceeds go towards supporting the archives.