Community news - Walton

HAVERCROFT PARISH COUNCIL:The next meeting of Havercroft-with-Cold Hiendley Parish Council will be held in Havercroft and Ryhill Community Learning Centre on Wednesday February 8. In council news, they were able to gain re-accreditation as a Quality Parish Council. This status demonstrates that the council are representative of the community, competent and capable of taking on an enhanced role. In achieving the re-accreditation the Panel were impressed that the Parish Council is active in the community and were pleased with a good record of achievements.

NEW COURSE: A New Health and Social Care level 1 course will be starting at Havercroft and Ryhill Community Learning Centre on Tuesday 31st January, from 9.30am – 12.30pm. This course is ideal for those wanting to know more about this area with a view to working in the sector. For more information please contact the centre on 01226 727824.

WINTER WALK: There will be a charity winter walk on Sunday January 29th, beginning at 2pm at Anglers County Park. This will be a guided walk of 1.5 hours duration. Entry fee is £5, which will contribute to the Dr Jackson Cancer Fund charity which has supported the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust for over 30 years. To sign up for the walk, please contact Catherine Marsden at the Dr Jackson Cancer Fund Appeal Office at Pontefract Hospital on 01977 708686 or email

WALTON METHODIST CHURCH: The Rev Richard Oldroyd will lead the service on Sunday at 10.30am. Tomorrow is the Third Saturday Coffee Morning. This will be from 10 - 11.30am, with Cakes, Books and Craft stalls. Admission is £1 including tea/coffee and biscuits. On Monday the After Tea Dance Group meets from 6.30- 9pm for a programme of mixed dance. This is an informal evening where everyone is welcome. On Tuesday Open Door Coffee Morning is from 10 - 11.30am, Craft Class is on Wednesday from 9.30am - noon.