Community news - Ossett

HAPPY NEW YEAR: I hope everyone had a lovely new year and would like to thank everyone for their contributions throughout 2011 and look forward to continuing them thoughout 2012. Could I please remind everyone that my cut off for inclusion in Friday’s issue is 5pm Sunday. Thanks.

TRINITY CHURCH: Sunday, January 8 8.30am communion, 10am worship for all, service of the word (no kids’ club or creche)  Sunday, January 15 12.30pm at Ossett Community Centre, a get-together lunch to raise funds towards new heating. For more information contact the church office on 01924 263497.

CROFTLANDS: Open house to be held on Saturday, January 7 from 3pm to 5.30pm.  bric-a-brac stall, nearly new stall, cake stall and refreshments available.

MARKET DAYS: Don’t forget Tuesday and Friday are market days in Ossett. You will find a vast selection of stalls both outside on the precinct and inside the town hall.

INDOOR CAR BOOT SALE: The Elizabethans are holding an indoor car boot sale at Ossett War Memorial Community Centre on Saturday, February 4 from 10am to 1pm. Tables are limited and early booking is advisable, they cost £7 each.  Contact the organiser on 01924 263618 or e-mail

LITTLE RASCALS: Little Rascals is for children under school age and their parents and carers. It is held every Wednesday during term time at Christ Church Parish Centre from 9.30am to 11am.  However, if you are dropping older children off at school at 9am, then come along then.  There are lots of suitable toys in the main hall and a quiet room where little ones can play with the garage and train track and also do a craft to take home. If you care for a little one why don’t you come along? If you would like more information contact 263311.

OLD OSSETT 2012 CALENDAR: Ossett Rotary Club has launched its calendar for 2012 to raise funds for the club’s nominated charities. The calendar features photographs of old Ossett with reproductions of images of the town and the surrounding district going back to the early 1900s. The calendar is printed on high quality gloss paper and has a page and photograph for each month. It is supplied with a card envelope, suitable for mailing. Club member June Drysdale, who is leading the Rotary team on this project said: “It’s an ideal gift, just the thing to send to family and friends who no longer live locally.” The calendar, priced at £5, is still available from Ossett Newsagents in the Market Place, C&J Armitage in the Wellgate Centre and from June who can be contacted on 07885 269754.