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GOLDEN OLDIE MUSIC: The villa club will hold a golden oldie music night and karaoke every second Saturday.

SHARLSTON RUGBY: Bad results for both teams last week – both finished second. This week the first team travel to Slaithwaite – bus leaves at 12.30pm. The second team area at home to Booth Town. Both kick off at 2.30pm. In the clubhouse on Saturday night there will be a vocal entertainer named Chris Wood.

SCHOOL NEWS: There will be a spooky Halloween dress up day on Monday, October 31 so children (and staff) can come to school in fancy dress. There is also an after-school disco which will include games, face painting and refreshments (small charges apply) and a parents’ room where you can sit and have a chat and a cuppa while your children enjoy the party next door. There will also be a raffle for a spooktacular Halloween hamper containing some fantastic prizes. Tickets will be on sale at £1 per strip. The infant disco is at 5.30pm to 6.30pm and the junior disco is at 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Come along and join in the fun. A reminder that pupil progress meetings will take place from Tuesday, November 1 to Friday, November 4 (KS1 and KS2).

PARISH COUNCIL NEWS: There are two vacancies for the parish council. Anyone interested should contact the parish clerk, Janet Hull, on 255628. The councillors were pleased to hear that the Dam footpath had been re-cut after the complaint that the path was being encroached by weeds and long grass that had not been attended to. The Dam car park has also been cleared, so the weeds and overgrowth have now been cut back. The clearing of the Dam car park has been put on the grass cutting contract we have with Wakefield Council and so should be done regularly in the future. It has been reported that some of the drains along the middle road are blocked up. The situation has been reported to the highways department which appears to be working in some parts of the village clearing drains.

DISTRICT COUNCILLORS NOTICE: District councillors Graham Isherwood and Richard Taylor would like to inform the people of Sharlston, New Sharlston and Streethouse that both councillors attend the coffee mornings at Sharlston Community Centre every Saturday morning from 10.20am onwards. If anyone has a problem or needs advice from the district councillors they would be pleased to help them as best they can. Do call into the coffee morning to see them. They will also visit you in your home if necessary.