Community news - Eastmoor

EASTMOOR OLD BOYS: Norman Hazell, who grew up on Woodhouse Road on Eastmoor, recently met Ernie Brook who told him that a mutual friend and another Eastmoor lad, Jimmy Rothery, is recovering after an operation. The next day saw Norman chatting to Jimmy, who was at St Austins at the same time as him. Jimmy played rugby for Eastmoor, before moving on to the great Wakefield Loco, league champions year after year. Jim later played as a professional for Dewsbury and Batley, and remembers one game when he and his winger Joe Snowden shared 14 tries, putting in seven each. Typically a few weeks later Joe (another St Austins boy) broke the record with eight.

FUNDRAISING: A total of £538 was raised for Action for Children at the Quiz Night held at West Wakefield Methodist Church last Friday evening. Thanks are expressed to everyone who contributed to it being such a successful evening and total.

TRINITY SERVICE: The preacher at Trinity Methodist church at 10.45am on Sunday is Dr B Hill of Ossett. There will be no evening service at Trinity.

COMMUNION SERVICE: At St Andrew’s church on Sunday at 10.15am the Advent Sunday Holy Communion Service will be led by the Rev Dawn Ingham, preach the Rev Dawn Ingham, readings taken from Corinthians and Mark will be by Diane Bunting and prayers for the church, community and world will be by Gill Denyer. Refreshments will be served following the service and everyone is welcome.

SIMPLY LEISURE: At St Swithun’s on Monday Simply Leisure (from 1pm-3pm) will be talking about Archive films. Entrance is £1.50 and includes refreshments that will be served during the meeting and everybody is welcome.

LITTLE FISHES: At St Andrew’s church on Thursday, December 1 Little Fishes the group for toddlers, mums and carers will meet. Entrance is £1 per child and includes toast, fruit and a drink and everybody is welcome,

COMMUNITY CAFE: At St Andrew’s church from Monday-Thursday from 10am-2pm Your Space the community cafe is open for light lunches, snacks and homemade produce. Your Space is also available for parties, funeral teas, etc. Enquire at the cafe.

PILATES: Come along and enjoy this low impact form of exercise taught by a trained professional on Tuesdays from 5pm - 6pm. It increases strength and flexibility. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Sandra at St Swithun’s on 01924 361212 .

ADULT EDUCATION: Classes at St Swithun’s Community Centre are as follows : Arts & Crafts, Computing, Counselling, Embroidery and Beaded Treasures, English, Employment Skills, ESOL (English for speakers of other languages), Health & Social Care, Maths, Mosiac, and Yoga. For further information contact 01924 361212 or call into the centre. There are limited places left on these courses. Emails for more information to

RESIDENTS MEETING: Pinders Heath residents group will be holding a meeting on Monday, December 5. It will be held at the Methodist Church on Stanley Road and will commence at 7.30pm. There will be a discussion on the continued parking problems on the estate. People are also still concerned about the Wakefield East proposals and the effects this would have on the Washlands and surrounding areas if it goes ahead.