Community news - Crigglestone

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SPANISH LESSONS: Spanish lessons for children are beginning tonight at Waterside Cafe, Newmillerdam. Children will learn through fun, song & games. Classes are just £20 for 5 half hour sessions and are as follows: Every Friday, ages 3-5 from 4pm-4.30pm, ages 6-10 from 4.40pm-5.10pm and ages 11-14 from 5.20pm-5.50pm. Call 01924 251241 for more details.

BETTY EASTWOOD PARK: Friends of Betty Eastwood Park invite you to an open meeting in the Crigglestone Village Institute on Friday, January 27 at 7.30pm. The committee will give an update on what we have been doing in the park. There will be a talk and slide show on woodland diversity and community project benefits by tree warden Roger Parkinson of the Woodland Trust.

FRIENDS OF BETTY EASTWOOD PARK: At their recent meeting, Crigglestone Parish Council was given an update on work being undertaken by the Friends of Betty Eastwood Park. In order to promote the development of a healthy and safe environment, trees were being thinned and dead trees removed. The group has applied for funding to improve footpaths and to resurface the BMX track. In addition the perimeter fence had been repaired and hundreds of spring bulbs planted.

HEDGEROWS DENBY DALE ROAD: Following enquiries Crigglestone Parish Council was informed that it was hoped that all the hedges cut down or removed on Denby Dale Road alongside Calder Park would be reinstated.

NEWSLETTER DELIVERY: Crigglestone Parish Council is looking for a person or group to deliver the Parish Newsletter. The newsletter is currently produced twice a year and is delivered to some 4,300 properties throughout the parish. Anyone interested can ring 01924 373487 for further details.

CHURCH COUNCIL: The Parochial Church Council of Chapelthorpe met last Tuesday. The main business was the church buildings and property. The Council considered the five yearly architect’s report on our buildings and the extensive repairs which need to be put in hand. In addition, plans for development at Saint John’s and Saint James were discussed.

SAINT JAMES CHAPELTHORPE: The Rev Canon Ian Gaskell was the celebrant and preacher at the Parish Eucharist on Sunday. The Sunday School showed the cards they would be sending to African children through the charity “Action Aid”.

WAKEFIELD HOSPICE: Wakefield Hospice benefited by £525.41 from the carol singing in Bretton village at Christmas and thanks are extended to residents and singers for this generous amount. OVER 50S CLUB: Last Wednesday members of Bretton Over 50’s Club were treated to dinner at Hotel St Pierre at Newmillerdam, when it was paid for out of Club funds. Thanks are expressed to Jean and Peter Bowers for the arrangements.

CHURCH IN WEST BRETTON: Last Sunday, Deacon Jane Paine led Morning Worship. Lessons were read by Ian Mckinlay and Ian McKinlay, who were Sidesperson and Steward respectively. Peter Bowers was Organist. Church flowers were provided by Ivy Buscombe. This Sunday, Canon Stephen Kelly will be Celebrant and Preacher for Holy Communion at 10.30am.