Community news - Crofton

NOSTELL: Tomorrow Nostell’s first team are at home to Bridlington Town, meet at 1.30pm for a kick off at 3pm. The reserves are away tomorrow against Waterloo in the Wakefield District Cup, meet at 1pm for a 2.30pm kick off. There are no games for the other teams.

COUGARS: Crofton Cougars ARLFC have a home league game tomorrow against Whitkirk, with a 2.30pm kick off.

SPORTS: There are two games tomorrow for Crofton Sports AFC. The first team are at home to Kingston United WMC and the 2nd team are away to Garforth FC Reserves, meet at the Weavers Green at 12.30pm for kick offs at 2.30pm. Matchball sponsors are JH Mower Services.

BAND: Crofton Silver Band will be leading the Wakefield MDC parade and service on Saturday, September 24 from the town hall to Wakefield Cathedral.

COPPERS LAKE: The launch of the newly formed Crofton Fishing Club will be on Sunday, September 18 at the lake at 2pm. Membership for the first year has been set at £2.50 for 18- 65, over 65s honorary, 14-17 associated members £1.25, and five-14 free but must be accompanied by an adult. More pegs are being been sited around the lake and a grant will ensure a planned programme of work around the lake within the next 12 months. Anyone interested in joining just turn up. For more information contact the secretary Dave Kimbley on 01924 863536.

NEW COURSES: A new 10-week course teaching the basics of the art of floristry begins on Wednesday, September 21 at Crofton Academy 7pm to 9pm. Other courses include sign language and pocket French and Spanish. Call 01924 303940 for more information.

ANGLING: Members of Nostell Miners Angling Club will meet on Sunday, September 18 at Rollaston on the River Trent.

HEALTH CENTRE: New GP Dr Mark Kearns has been welcomed to the health centre at Crofton. The centre will be closed from noon on Wednesday, September 21 for training and will reopen on Thursday, September 22 at 8am. Appointments are now being booked for flu vaccinations.

COUNCIL MEETING: The next meeting at the Parish Council Centre will be on Tuesday, September 20 at 7pm.

CROFTON WMC: Tomorrow evening’s entertainment at Crofton WMC will be provided by Big Beat.

THE MANOR: Still ongoing at The Manor Hotel, prize bingo every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.

DARBY AND JOAN: Resumed its meetings this week at Crofton WMC. The group’s next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 21.

DONATIONS: During the last year the Crofton Smoke Signal have contributed to the following charities. British Red Cross, Candlelighters, Children in Need, Girl Guides, Great Yorkshire Bike Ride, Japanese Tsunami, Juvenile Diabetes Research, Medecins Sans Frontiere, Pakistan Earthquake, Sightsavers, St George’s Crypt, Wakefield Hospice, Wakefield Samaritans and Water Aid.

CROFTON INFANTS: From Monday, September 19 early morning reading with parents and guardians at Crofton Infants School will begin at 8.45am.

LEE RICHARDS: Lee is now preparing himself for the Great North Run on Sunday. Last weekend he completed the Hell Runner Delamere Forest run in Cheshire in a time of 2 hours 10 minutes. To sponsor Lee who is raising money for the Wakefield Hospice visit /2011 the challenge.