Community news Outwood & Newton Hill, Ardsley

PENSIONERS’ LUNCH CLUB: The lunch club will be meeting Wednesday, July 27 in the Church Institute, if you would like to join or volunteer in anyway, please contact Jean Wade on 01924 825524

MOTHERS’ UNION: The group will be meeting at Mrs Blythe’s, at 2pm on Wednesday, July 27. If you would like further details, contact Jean Wade on 01924 825524

WIVES’ GROUP: The group meets on Wednesday, July 27 at 8pm in the Church Institute for the annual meeting and a supper. Contact Jean Wade on 01924 825524 for further details.

PARISH GALA: Thanks to all that helped or attended the parish gala on Saturday, July 16, approximately £1,400 was raised.

OUTWOOD PARISH CHURCH SERVICE DAYS AND TIMES: Today eucharist at noon. Tomorrow (Saturday) eucharist 8am. Sunday, July 24, morning prayer and eucharist 8am, parish mass 10am, children’s group in vestry, tea/coffee afterwards; evening prayer 6.30pm. Tuesday, July 26 eucharist noon. Wednesday, July 27 eucharist 9.30am. Thursday, July 28 West Ridings Nursing Home communions: Swaledale House 3pm, Calderdale House 3.45pm, eucharist 7pm. Friday, July 29 eucharist noon

PARKSIDE METHODIST CHURCH SERVICES: Services on Sunday, July 24 will be led at 10.30am by the Rev Naomi Kaiga and by the Rev Richard Oldroyd at 6pm.

NEWTON HILL CRICKET CLUB: Members were surprised and delighted to find their club featured in a national sports magazine. The story pays tribute to the work done in supporting junior cricket, by coaching local youngsters.

FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERERS: The Wakefield and District Fibromyalgia Support Group has activities and throw a lifeline to sufferers within the Wakefield district. If you wish to find out more about the group, you can visit the website or phone June Chivers on 0844 877 2362. Awareness events are currently being planned over the next year throughout the Wakefield district, details on the website.

THEMED SURGERY: Coun Charlie Keith is holding a themed surgery on healthcare and the NHS today at Outwood WMC, Ledger Lane, Outwood, from 5pm. This may also include issues surrounding social care and the growing concerns for the elderly and vulnerable in our society, and is open to anyone from across the ward. The surgery is part of a consultation period which will culminate with an invited “coffee and conversation” session held by Ed Balls in Stanley on Thursday, July 28. 

PACT MEETING: Police and Communities Together (PACT) meeting takes place on Thursday, August 18 7pm-8pm at Outwood Memorial Hall. Lofthouse Colliery and Railway Terrace are remaining priority areas and any incidents need reporting on the non-emergency number 0845 6060606. The areas will be monitored for ongoing anti social behaviour issues / sex in vehicles / drugs / underage drinking, etc.

DEADLINE: Please e-mail or phone me by a deadline of Sunday 6pm this week, for next week’s submission.