Community news - Sharlston

COFFEE MORNING: St Luke’s Church will hold a coffee morning in Sharlston Community Centre tomorrow Saturday, September 24 from 10am to 11.30am. Stalls will include raffle, cakes, tombola, new and secondhand goods. Bring your family along and chat with friends. Children welcome. Proceeds in aid of Church funds.

GOLDEN OLDIE MUSIC: The villa club will hold a golden oldie music night and karaoke on Saturday, September 24 and every second Saturday. You don’t have to sing just come along and listen to the oldies music.

SHARLSTON ROVERS: There were mixed results again last week. There was a good win for the A team 32:6 against Wyke and the first team drew 26:26. This weekend the first team are away to Queensbury. The bus leaves the club house at 12.30pm. The A Team are at home to Odsal. In the club house on Saturday night there will be a Harvest Festival in aid of Old Sharlston Cricket Club. Come along and support your local team. Lots of bargains to be had.

SHARLSTON PHARMACY: The pharmacy has now moved into their smart new premises at the old Sharlston Hotel.

WARNING: Once again I have to warn old people in the village not to let strangers into their homes. There have been recent incidents when thieves have gained access to elderly people’s homes and stolen money. Please be on your guard and do not let strangers into your homes.

SCHOOL NEWS: The school will be promoting Wakefield Council’s road safety campaign by having LED flashing armbands, high visibility rucksacks and cycle safe packs available to order from the school office. There are a number of items of lost property, particularly coats which were left at the end of last term, so if anyone has any missing items then please come in and have a look.

PARISH COUNCIL NEWS: The overhanging trees along Grime Lane have at last been trimmed back and pruned and are now much pleasanter to look at. It has opened up the views up across the fields to the delight of people living along there. The pathway around the Dam still causes concern as when the edges are not trimmed the grass just encroaches on the pathway. It needs to be strimmed to keep the edges tidy. This is going to be requested as also is the tidying up of the Dam car park. The councillors are still waiting for the Bridleways and Footpaths Officer to come out to inspect the Lidgett pathway. It has been reported that it is almost impossible to walk along there due to the big ruts and bricks and rubble. The ruts could do with being filled in with some finer rubble to make it much easier to walk on.