Community news - Horbury

CRAFTS, ARTS & CAROLS: Tomorrow St Mary’s Church, Horbury Junction is the venue for a craft fair selling gifts and toys. There will also be an art exhibition, Yorkshire Horns (brass quintet) and Horbury Primary School Choir from 2pm. Refreshments will be served all day in the parish hall. Admission is 50p, children free.

FAIR: Horbury Methodist Church are holding a Christmas Fair in the church hall tomorrow from 9.30am to 3pm. The stalls will include toys and games, home made jams and preserves, home baking, Christmas gifts, sweets, chocolates and jewellery. There will also be a café open all day for refreshments and midday meals. Admission is free.

LATE NIGHT SHOPPING: Over 20 of Horbury’s independent town centre shops will be open for a special late night shopping event on Wednesday, 30 November. From fairy lights to flowers, traditional sweets, books, handmade jewellery, toys, hampers and greeting cards, special offers, music from Horbury Victoria Band, tasting and treats will also be available.

GRANT: There is still time to complete an application form for a Christmas grant from Horbury Common Lands Trust. Anyone aged over 70 years and who has lived the Urban District of Horbury for ten years are invited to apply. Application forms are available from the Black Olive and Jule Health, both on Queen Street and need to be returned before 4pm tomorrow. Please see application form for further information on eligibility.

AUTHOR: On Saturday, December 3 at 10.30am Richard Bell will be signing his new book, Wakefield Words. This is based on the 1865 edition by W.S. Banks. A fascinating collection of words used around Wakefield in the nineteenth century.

LIGHTS: Horbury Christmas Lights will be switched on by local author and artist Richard Bell on Saturday, December 3rd when the fun kicks off at 4.30pm. On hand will be Castle Radio with Charlie’s disco, the Rapide Brothers Magical Clowns, plus children’s rides and stalls. Santa will be making a special VIP stop too before the lights are switched on at 6.30pm.

POO: The dark nights once again provide cover to the irresponsible dog owners who fail to pick up after their pets. The stretch of pavement between Parklands Drive and the Post Office, including outside the school, is littered with piles of it. If you see any individual who is not clearing up you can call the contact centre at Wakefield Council on 0845 8 506 506 or report on-line.

FRIENDS: Friends of Horbury Lagoon are holding their next meeting at Slazenger Sports Club on Thursday, December 8 at 7.30pm. Members of the public are invited to go along with any fundraising ideas or if you would like to become involved with the group.

CONTACT: A member from our Neighbourhood Policing Team will be at the Library on Westfield Road, Horbury every Saturday morning from 10am until 11am should you wish to speak to them.