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MEMORIAL: The annual memorial service at St Mary’s Church, Horbury Junction, will be held this year at 3pm on Sunday, October 30. This is an opportunity to remember and give thanks together for loved ones who have died, with refreshments afterwards.

PRIDE: The Pride in Horbury Bridge community group will meet on Tuesday, November 1 in the Bingley Arms public house, Horbury Bridge, at 7.30pm. All are welcome to come along to discuss ways of improving the area and to join them for a social get together.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH: The senior citizens group is holding Christmas celebration dinners on November 20 and 27 at Primrose Hall, Horbury, and have a few tickets available for November 27. Full details and tickets will be available at the group’s coffee morning at the Salvation Army Centre in Peel Street on Wednesday, November 9 from 10am to noon, or by contacting Graham on 01924 374142. Or see fliers in the library, the Co-op Bank or Earnshaw’s Greengrocers.

HISTORICAL: Horbury Historical Society meet on the first Wednesday of the month in the library at 7.30pm. On Wednesday, November 2, Keith Lister will talk about the early years of Sabine Baring-Gould. The annual subscription is £7.50, or you can guest at a cost of £2 per meeting.

CRAFTS: Homemade Home Workshops is delivering a programme of creative courses at Primrose Hall, Horbury. Each week the classes will be presented by a skilled tutor, exploring different crafts each week including stained glass Christmas decorations, jewellery and Christmas stocking decoration. The classes start on November 7 and places are limited so call 07540 0074002, or see www.homemadehome workshops.co.uk

COUNCILLORS: You can contact our local councillors as follows: Coun Graham Jesty call 01924 374142 or email gjesty@wakefield.gov.uk. Coun Jesty holds a surgery in the Conservative Club on alternate Saturdays from noon to 2pm. Couns Brian and Janet Holmes can be called on 01924 380490 or email bholmes@wakefield.gov.uk or jholmes@wakefield.gov.uk. Couns Holmes hold a surgery at Horbury library on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 10.15am to 11.30am. All councillors will arrange home visits if preferred.