Community news - Crigglestone

CRIGGLESTONE CRICKET: On Sunday Crigglestone Cricket Club completes its Huddersfield Central Cricket League season when the first team is away to Birkby Rose Hill and the second team at home to Durkar CC. Both matches start at 1pm and will have a bearing on whether both Crigglestone teams achieve promotion for this season.

BRETTON RAINBOWS: If you have a daughter aged five to seven who enjoys crafts, playing games and getting badges, then rainbows maybe a great way for your daughter to spend an evening. We meet on a Wednesday in the village hall from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. For more information contact Claire Little on 07921 081493 or e-mail

OVER 50S CLUB: Last Thursday members of Bretton Over 50s Club met in the village hall for its September social afternoon. Jean Bowers outlined future visits and next Wednesday there is an outing to York. A visit to Burton Agnes is planned for November. Raffle prize winners winners at the meeting were Geoff Bayliss and Karen Hopcroft.

CHURCH IN WEST BRETTON: Last Sunday, circuit superintendent, Rev David Hall, presided over communion at the covenant service. Lessons were read by Diana Franklin and Jennifer McKinlay. Sidesperson was Ian McKinlay and Jennifer McKinlay was steward. Church flowers were arranged by Diana Franklin. Organist was Peter Bowers. Members signed the Declaration of Intent as a sign of their commitment. Next Sunday there is no service at West Bretton. Alternative worship is at St Peter’s Church, Woolley, or Clayton West Methodist Church at 10.30am.

COMPLINE: A service of compline was held in the Church in West Bretton last Monday night and was conducted by Leonard Bartle.

BRETTON SCHOOL: Parent meetings for children in Foundation Stage years 1 and 3 were held this week a Bretton School. Breakfast club meetings have begun and the cost is £2.10 per day.

PARISH COUNCIL: Last Monday West Bretton Parish Council met in the village hall for its September meeting. Coun Trevor Hodgson was chairman. PC Wood gave a police report for the last two months. There had been two house burglaries and a car theft. Other matters related to illegal activity at Top Lane and motorcycles in Dawson Plantation. A report was received from Yorkshire Sculpture Park and on Bretton Hall matters. Reduced bus services and a bus shelter were matters raised with Metro.

BOWLS: There was a club competition for the Auckland Trophy on West Bretton green last Sunday afternoon organised by John Burton. Helen Burton was the winner, beating her husband, John. Semi-finalists were the two Burtons and Derek and Don Wolford. Bretton B team in the Wakefield Workshops League were involved in the Champion of Champions Cup, where the top teams in each of the four divisions compete against each other. The winners were Sandal A but Bretton B were runners up, being beaten by Sandal A 168-146. They gave a very creditable performance.

PROPOSED HOUSING OFF DURKAR LANE: At the September meeting of Crigglestone Parish Council, members agreed to reiterate their previous objection to the proposal for housing at land off Durkar Lane. Members were unhappy that the revised proposal abandoned parking provision for the adjoining school and added eight homes, exacerbating the concerns previously indicated. The accuracy of a travel plan listing local bus services was also questioned.

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK: Members of Crigglestone Parish Council were informed that a planning inspector, Shelagh Bussey, had been appointed to conduct a public examination into Wakefield Council’s sites specific proposals. A series of hearings will start on November 14. It was agreed the parish council would participate at the hearings in respect of sites at Durkar Lane, Barnsley Road and Calder Grove.