Community - Outwood

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

OUTWOOD PARISH CHURCH SERVICE DAYS AND TIMES: Today eucharist at noon. Tomorrow (Saturday) eucharist 8am. Sunday, July 31, morning prayer and eucharist 8am, parish mass 10am – all family welcome. Children’s group in vestry, tea/coffee afterwards, baptisms 3pm, evening prayer 4.15pm.

PARKSIDE METHODIST CHURCH SERVICES: Services on Sunday, July 24 will be led at 10.30am by Dr Richard Bowen, at 6pm it joins the congregation at Trinity for a joint service, led by Rev Alan Withew. There will not be an evening service at Parkside.

PACT MEETING: Police and Communities Together (PACT) meets on Thursday, August 18 7pm to 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.

OUTWOOD PRESCHOOL: Outwood Preschool would like to thank everyone who came to the end of term summer fun day and made it such a success, a great time was has by all. They would also like to say goodbye and good luck to all the leavers who will be missed. Contact them on 01924 825688.

KEEP OUTWOOD LIBRARY OPEN: Outwood Library is being threatened with closure again. Outwood SOUL (Supporters of Outwood Library) are campaigning to keep the library open. If you want to join the campaign contact Karl Grubb on 01924 820264 or e-mail Thank you in advance – your support may just make a difference – you will never know if you do not try.

SAD NEWS: Diesel the white Siberian husky who was seen around the Outwood/Newton Hill area with his sister Petra sadly died on Wednesday, July 13. I am sure he will be missed by many of our readers. Condolences to his owner and his sister, at this sorrowful time.