Community news - Walton

YOUTH CLUB: Havercroft and Ryhill Youth Club is now open again, Mondays and Fridays, 4pm-5.30pm are for the eight to 12-year-olds, while Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6pm-8pm are for 13 to 19-year-olds. Entrance fee is 50p.

ST JAMES’ CHURCH: Coffee and cakes are on sale every Friday from 10am in the St James’ Centre, with tasty home baking.

POPPIES: As the time for selling poppies for the Royal British Legion comes closer, it seems there are no arranged places in Ryhill and Havercroft for them to be sold. If you would like to keep a box of poppies and a collection tin please to help in the Ryhill and Havercroft effort, telephone Sue Kent on 07966 071432.

RYHILL ART SOCIETY: The guest artist at the first meeting was Jeremy Taylor, painting a view of Holkham Beach, North Norfolk, featuring Cley Windmill in watercolours. On Wednesday, September 21, Rob Waring will demonstrate painting in oil. The session is at St Paul’s Methodist Church, £3 including refreshments.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH: Children’s Church begins again on Tuesday, September 20 at St Paul’s Church, The Balk, Walton. All children of Primary School age are welcome, along with parents,  grandparents or childminders, to take part in this creative and enjoyable monthly service with refreshments, from 3.45pm to 5pm. Sessions are £1 per child and 50p per adult.

WALTON METHODIST CHURCH: The Rev Richard Oldroyd will lead the service on Sunday at 10.30am. Tomorrow the third Saturday coffee morning is from 10am to 11.30am, with book, craft and cake stalls. Admission is £1 including tea/coffee and biscuits. On Monday the after tea dance group meets from 6.30pm to 9pm, for an informal evening of mixed dancing. On Tuesday open door coffee morning is from 10am to 11.30am, and on Wednesday craft class is from 9.30am to noon.

WDH WALK: Wakefield and District Housing holds a residents’ walk on Friday, September 23, from 10am starting outside numbers 1 and 2 at Brooklands. The group will be walking around both Brooklands and the Grove to address any concerns residents may hold.

FRIENDS OF HAW PARK WOOD: There will be a litter-picking activity day in the wood on Sunday, September 18. Meet by the Discovery Centre, Anglers Country Park at 11am.

PUBLIC MEETING: Friends of Walton Colliery Nature Park Public Meeting holds a public meeting in the Village Hall on Tuesday, September 20 at 7.15pm.

WALTON ARTS FESTIVAL: The banners are up and the brochures are out – you can find them at Walton Post Office, Walton Library and at St Pauls on the Balk. Not long now until the festival.