Community - Sharlston

COFFEE MORNING: St Luke’s Church will hold a coffee morning in Sharlston Community Centre tomorrow, Saturday, July 30 from 10am to 11.30am. Stalls will include raffle, cakes, tombola, new and second-hand goods. Bring your family along and chat with friends. Proceeds in aid of church funds.

SHARLSTON ROVERS: The teams are now starting pre-season training. New players are welcome for both teams. The teams will still be playing winter rugby in the Pennine League as last season. On Saturday, July 30 in the clubhouse there will be a female vocalist – Toni Ellis.

MIDSUMMER KIDS FUN DAY: The Villa Club and Institute will be holding a fun day for kids on Saturday, July 30 starting at 2pm. There will be a bouncy castle, penalty shoot out, tug of war, face painting, guess the lollipop game. At 4pm there will be a free barbecue. Daz’s Disco and Karaoke will also be there.

CHARITY CRICKET MATCH: On Sunday, July 31 there will be a charity cricket match in aid of Leukaemia Research and in memory of Jack Sykes. Featherstone Town CC Invitation XI versus Robin Sykes Invitation XI. Wickets pitched at 1pm.

SHARLSTON CHILDREN’S CENTRE: From Monday, August 1 it will be animal week. On Tuesday, August 2 there will be a stay and play session for ages up to 11 from 9.45 to 11.15am. A tortoise will be visiting the centre and you can bring your (small) pets to visit too (excluding cats and dogs). Thursday, August 4 will be donkey fun day for children aged up to 11 from 9.30am to 11.30am. Donkeys are £1 a ride. Face painting (50p) and other activities.

SUMMER FUN ACTIVITIES: From Monday, August 1 to Friday, September 2 on Monday and Friday afternoons there will be summer activities at Haw Hill Park, Normanton, from 1pm to 3pm for children aged two and above. Butterflies Children’s Centre, Normanton Common Infants and Targeted Youth Support are working in partnership to offer children summer fun activities. Butterflies is providing activities for children aged two to five, Normanton Common is providing activities from for five to eight-year-olds and Targeted Youth Support activities for eight-year-olds upwards. On Wednesday afternoons, August 3 and 10, Butterflies and Newland Primary are offering activities at the Bronte Cricket Field. On Wednesday, August 17 and 24 Butterflies and Newlands Primary will be at Smirthwaite Park. All activities will take place unless rain stops play.

PARISH COUNCIL NEWS: Councillors were pleased to learn that horses left tethered on the pit site land have now been removed. A further problem on the pit side land has been one of a vehicle being driven over the land and over the children’s play area behind Long Row in order to gain access to property on Crossley Street. This has been addressed. Fencing which had been removed illegally is to be replaced. This should close up the area of access that has been made.