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ROTARY WALK: Following the success of last year’s Rotary Navigation sponsored walk, local rotary clubs Horbury and Ossett Phoenix, Mirfield, Ossett, Dewsbury, Brighouse, Elland and Sowerby Bridge have come together and arranged another walk on Sunday, April 1. The route runs from Horbury through to Sowerby Bridge, approximately twenty miles, with six optional start or finish points, walks of about four miles upwards are available. Registered walkers can take advantage of transport to their preferred start point for example begin in Dewsbury and walk back to Horbury. You can enter as individuals or as a family and forms need to be completed by March 23. You can see more info on www.rotarynavigation.co.uk. All monies raised in aid of Forget Me Not children’s Hospice, Wakefield, Kirkwood and Overgate Hospices.

HISTORICAL: Horbury Historical Society meets on Wednesday, February 1 in Horbury Library at 7.10pm. This month, Peter Seaword will be presenting ‘Charles Roberts & Co, the company and some of its products’. Any past employees or anyone with connections to the company are invited to go along.

BURNS NIGHT: Celebrate Burns night at St John’s Church, Horbury Bridge this evening at 7pm for 7.30pm with a traditional supper and entertainment. Call Valerie on 01924 262614 for tickets.

POLICE: You can now follow Neighbourhood Policing on Facebook, please see ‘Wakefield North West NPT’ for up to date information on our area.

HOCKEY: Slazenger U10 boys played in their first tournament of the year at Wheetwood, Leeds last weekend. Playing against Driffield, Leeds and Thirsk in Division 4 they had some tough competition. With some great team work Slazenger held the opposition, drawing four games and losing two out of the six games played.

COUNCILLORS: You can contact our local councillors as follows: Graham Jesty call 01924 374142 or email gjesty@wakefield.gov.uk. Graham holds a surgery in the Conservative Club on alternate Saturdays from noon until 2pm. Brian and Janet Holmes can be called on 01924 380490 or email bholmes@wakefield.gov.uk or jholmes@wakefield.gov.uk. Brian and Janet hold a surgery at Horbury Library on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10.15-11.30am. All councillors will arrange home visits if preferred.