COMMUNITY DAY: A community day takes place on Saturday, September 17 at Hall Green Community Centre from 11am to 3pm. There will be a mobile disco with City Limits youth project, WDH will be there, neighbourhood police, Wakefield Rural Arthritis Care, Time for Us toddler group. Reflections Majorettes are performing, there will be face painting, finger painting and lots of other free activities for children, stalls and games, a fancy dress competition with a story book theme, plus refreshments. If you are interested in a youth group for the area for 11-16 year olds or a junior youth club for younger children, go along and give your support.
HALL GREEN UNITED: This Saturday Hall Green United are away at Marsden FC with the Reserve side at home to Littletown Reserves, Both matches are in the West Riding County Amateur Football League and kick off at 2.30pm.
TIME FOR US: Time for Us, the stay and play group at Hall Green Community Centre starts again on Tuesday from 9.15am to 11.15am. All parents/carers and their babies and toddlers are welcome to go along and meet friends old and new. Many activities for all ages and refreshments available.
WAKEFIELD HOSPICE: Calder Grove and Durkar fundraisers are holding an Elvis ’n Chips’ evening featuring Chris Hawkin as Elvis, at the Wetherby Whaler on Thursday, September 29 at 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50 including three-course meal available from Wetherby Whaler or ring 01924 260880 and leave a message. All proceeds for Wakefield Hospice.
BUS SERVICES: The 443 which operates between Wakefield and Woolley will no longer run on evenings and Sundays after April next year. This is part of a review of services in the Wakefield area. This will affect many people and you can visit Wakefield Bus Station on Thursday, September 22 between 10am and 7pm for a chance to give your views at a drop-in event or make comments online www.wymetro.com/consultation/busreview/ before Friday, October 7.
ST PETER’S CHURCH, WOOLLEY: This Sunday Harvest Festival communion is at 10.30am. Repairs in the church central heating system are now complete, making it possible to heat the Wentworth Chapel separately from the rest of the church. The church council met in Woolley Village Hall last Monday.
TABLE TOP SALE: A table top sale will be held in Woolley Village Hall tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to 3pm. There will be 14 stalls selling a variety of new and second-hand goods. Bacon butties will be served in the morning, followed by afternoon teas. Admission is 50p, children free. All proceeds will help Woolley’s link church in Tarime, Tanzania, to build a new vicarage, £2,500 has already been raised by St Peter’s Church towards a cost of £11,000.
YOUNG PEOPLE’S GROUPS: The two youth groups met together on Sunday evening in Woolley Village Hall to prepare an alternative Advent service on the theme of caring for the environment. Diamondbacks are for the age group school years 6 to 9 and an older group caters for school years 10 and above.
POLICE REPORT: The police attended Crigglestone Parish Council’s September meeting. Sgt Day circulated a report which showed that 17 hours had been worked on the safe scheme in July and 14 hours in August. Police officers had worked 25 hours and PCSOs six hours in the two months. A total of 52 incidents had been recorded in July and 61 in August. Despite the schools being closed, anti-social behaviour calls had been slightly lower than usual.