Community news - Crofton

JULIUS VOROS: On January 16 Coun Julius Voros died peacefully at his home in Crofton, aged 84. A councillor for many years Julius always went out of his way to be helpful. He was a keen allotment owner and a member of the Shay Lane Primary School governing body. He leaves a wife Freda and children Monica, Theresa and Steven. The cremation takes place today at Pontefract Crematorium at 2pm. Donations if desired for Breast Cancer. One minute’s silence was observed last week when Crofton Council met for its monthly meeting. David and I wish to express our condolences to the family of the late Julius Voros. David met Julius when he first obtained an allotment in the 1980s. Julius offered advice and occasionally used his tractor in the Autumn to turn over David’s allotment. A further common ground they shared was their interest and participation in football which they both played in Lancashire. David with Nelson FC and Julius with Accrington Stanley, and of course Julius was very active with the local soccer scene, particularly at Pontefract Collieries.

NOSTELL: Fixtures for Nostell MWFC are as follows for tomorrow. The first team play Pickering away, meet at noon for a kick off at 3pm. The second team play at home to Great Preston, meet at 12.45pm for a 2pm kick off. The third team play College FC at home, meet at 1pm for a 2pm kick off. On Sunday, Nostell Ladies are away to Uppermill Ladies, kicking off at 1pm.

COUGARS: Crofton Cougars ARLFC have an away game tomorrow when they play Upton in the 1st round of the Wakefield Presidents Cup, kick off 2pm.

SPORTS: Crofton Sports AFC have two games tomorrow. The first team are at home to Battyeford FC Wasps, and the second team are away to Durkar FC. Meet at the Weavers Green at 12.30pm for 2pm kick offs.

BOWLING: Anyone with an interest in crown green bowling will be welcomed tonight at the Crofton Community Centre when the annual meeting for Crofton Centre Bowling Club takes place at 7pm.

TUESDAY WALKERS: Meet at the car park of the Crofton Community Centre at noon on Tuesday, January 31 for another organised walk.

CROFTON WMC: Jump ‘n Jive a four-piece live rock and roll band will be performing at the club tomorrow evening.

READING GROUP: Meet in the library on Wednesday, February 1 to discuss the book Room by Irish-born novelist Emma Donoghue. Starts at 7pm.

FIRE CHECKS: Wakefield Fire Brigade will be present during the community café morning in the parish centre from 10am to noon on Saturday February 18 offering free safety checks to residents. Make sure your appliances are safe and that your home is protected. No admission charge, call in for a cuppa and a chat.

BAND: Band members are now preparing their test piece for a competition at St George’s Hall in Bradford during March.

CANDLEMASS: There will be a service to celebrate candlemass (Feast of the purification of the Virgin Mary) in Crofton Parish Church on Thursday, February 2 at 7pm.

FISHING: At last week’s meeting in the parish centre it was stated that Coppers Lake has not yet been classed as a reservoir. Silt and debris are to be removed by volunteers from the lake and pegs (platforms) are to be placed in situ. The next meeting will be on Monday, March 5.

COUNCIL: Crofton’s Council recently reported that decorating and changes to the cupboard spacing at the Parish Council Centre would soon be carried out.

SLIPPER: Tomorrow evening there will be a 60s fancy dress evening at the Slipper starting at 7.30pm. Bingo with prizes is ongoing every Monday from 7pm.