Community - Crofton, Sandal, Walton

CROFTON WMC: A male comedy act Sharp Experience will be appearing at the club tomorrow evening.

NOSTELL: Tomorrow the reserves have a home friendly match against local rivals Crofton Sports kicking off at noon. In the afternoon the first team entertain Garforth Town with a 3pm kick-off. On Tuesday, August 2 the first Xl has its last home friendly against Brodsworth, with a 7.30pm kick off. League matches begin on Saturday, August 6.

MAKE A WISH: On Saturday, August 6 there will be a fundraising day starting at noon in the Slipper Pub New Crofton. Lots of activities during the day and evening, all proceeds for the Make a Wish Foundation. More details in this column next week.

HEALTH CENTRE: Started yesterday to upgrade its computer system, patients are asked to be understanding during this very busy time.

CIRCUS ACTIVITIES: For children who will be taking part in the reading challenge at Crofton Library, there will be some circus star craft activities at the library on Wednesday, August 3 from 2.30pm to 4pm.

WALKERS: The next organised walk from the community centre is on Tuesday, August 2 starting at noon from the car park.

ANGLING: The next match for members of Nostell Miners’ Angling Club will be at Rollaston on the River Trent on Sunday, July 31.

MOTHERS: Over 20 members from Crofton Mothers’ Club enjoyed a free meal at the Rhubarb Triangle last night, thanks to Honor Bennett for her organisation. Names were also taken for the Christmas meal. Next meeting is at the community centre Thursday, September 15.

PLAYERS WANTED: The following teams all train on the Crofton Sidings and all need new players. Crofton Sports AFC, new and old players needed, train every Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30pm. Crofton Cougars ARLFC training every Thursday from 6pm. Crofton Junior U11s, train every Friday from 6pm telephone Shaun 07545 702611 and Crofton Junior U10s. contact Jon Barber on 07711 955939.

READING GROUP: Half A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie is the chosen book for August for members of the Crofton Reading group. Meet at 6.30pm at the White Horse Inn in Sharlston on Wednesday, August 3 for a meal and chat.

YORKSHIRE CANCER: Jenny Wright of Crofton opened her house and garden recently to host a cream tea which raised £1,000 for Yorkshire Cancer. All the raffle prizes were claimed. Thanks to all for their support.

BOOTS, BOATS AND TRAINS: On Sunday, July 31 there will be a circular walk (approximately six miles) along the disused Barnsley Canal looking at the history of the area and the present day wildlife. Starts at 10am from the Waterton Discovery Centre. No need to book but take a packed lunch.

ALLOTMENTS: Will allotment holders at the Hare Park site take home their rubbish instead of tipping it onto the car park. If the council need to order additional skips then the allotment rents will have to be increased.

CHARITY NIGHT: Tomorrow at the Crofton Community Centre starting at 7.30pm a charity night in aid of Pancreatic Cancer.


TENNIS FUN DAYS: There will be eight separate days on Tuesdays and Thursdays from August 2 to August 25, at 10am to noon for four to seven-year-olds (cost £9 a day) and 12.30pm to 3.30pm for eight to 14-year-olds (£13 a day) To enrol, or for more information contact Judith on 07905 054183 or 01924 827437, or e-mail her at

CHEVET LANE: More complaints from residents about speed on this country lane in spite of the 21 slow signs my brother Brian had painted on the surface.

THE OLD WALNUT: One of the most famous pubs in Wakefield, one to which I would often take my children in bygone days, where they would sit in the garden while I had a glass of beer. Since the new Walnut Tree opened, dear old landlady Nora and her girls, Janet and Susan have lived in relative peace in the cottage, apart from traffic noise and occasional vehicles crashing through into the garden, two lorries, two cars in the past and last week a big van came crashing through the wall.