Community news - Middlestown

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Many thanks to all who contributed and worked in an excellent effort which resulted in 85 filled shoe boxes for this charity appeal that were collected on November 4, together with sufficient transport funds. This equals last years effort.

NETHERTON J&I SCHOOL: The Halloween disco organised by the PTA raised £168 and the Bags to School programme another £130. Year 4 visited Bagshaw Museum to engage in a number of activities about Ancient Egypt.

CHESS: Netherton & West Bretton 1st team remain unbeaten in the Huddersfield League when it defeated it’s 2nd team 5.5 - 5.5. There were wins for Keith Thompson, Barry Marshall, Nick Edwards, Alan Coupe and Bill Lumley, while Richard Desmedt avoided a whitewash for the 2nd team by drawing with Peter Shaw.

CHRISTMAS: A reminder of the Netherton Christmas Tree light switch on and community carols is on Thursday December 1st at 6pm at St Andrew’s Church. Netherton J&I School choir will be singing, Santa Claus will be visiting and there is a community carol singing led by Andy Woodings and supported by Gawthorpe Youth Brass Band. The Christmas Tree Festival at St Andrew’s Church is on December 3/4.

Table Top Sale: The remaining table top sale on Saturday December 3 at the Red Shed has been cancelled. My apologies to anyone who turned up for the cancelled November table top sale.

St Lukes church: Horbury Victoria Youth Band are presenting a Christmas Concert at the church on Dcember 3rd at 7pm. There will be tea, coffee, mince pies and mucky fat served at the interval Ticket £5 each. Contact Norman on 01924 272827 or Margaret 01924 261201.

Parish council: Please note that the Sitlington Parish Council meeting on Tuesday December 6 at 7:15 has been transferred to Centre X at Middlestown J&I School.

cHRISTMAS ALLSORTS: A Christmas anthology of music, readings and participation suitable for all ages with seasonal refreshments will take place at Trinity Methodist Church, Netherton, on Friday December 9 at 7pm. No charge but there will be a free-will offering for the Oxford Place Children’s Centre, Leeds.

PANTOMIME: Congratulations to the Coxley Players for yet another wonderful pantomime “Robin Hood of Coxley”. It was a great community effort enjoyed by everyone who attended.

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