Outwood community news

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

BARBECUE: You are invited to a barbecue lunch at the Church Institute on Sunday August 14 August.  There will be no licensed bar so please feel free to bring your own drinks.  All welcome, Adults £6, children £3.50.  To book phone 01924 826220. 

OUTWOOD PARISH CHURCH SERVICE DAYS AND TIMES: Please note: no weekday services until Friday August 19. Sunday August 14, Festival Parish Mass 10am - All family welcome. Children’s group in vestry, tea/coffee afterwards. Friday August 19 Eucharist 12noon.

PARKSIDE METHODIST CHURCH SERVICES: Services on Sunday August 7 will be led at 10.30am by Dr Richard Bowen, the evening Service at 6pm by Mrs. Josephine Smith

WAKEFIELD HOSPICE: The Outwood Fundraising Group for the Hospice is holding a Coffee Morning tomorrow at the Memorial Hall from 10am-11.30am tomorrow (Saturday). Stalls will include gifts, tombola and books. All welcome.

SUMMER FAIR: A Summer fair is being held at Belvedere Lodge, Leeds Road, Outwood tomorrow (Saturday) 1pm-4pm. Various stall including tombola and raffle. Everyone welcome.

ARTHRITIS CARE: The next Arthritis Care meeting is on Thursday August 18 at 2pm at Outwood Memorial Hall. The topic this month is “Arthritis and your Eyes”. All welcome.

KEEP OUTWOOD LIBRARY OPEN: The library is a focus for the community, not only for books, but for access to the internet, a mums and toddlers, the Knit and Natter, and a well attended readers group. If you would like to join the Outwood S.O.U.L (Supporters of Outwood Library) campaign please contact Karl Grubb on 01924 820264 or email outwoodsoul@hotmail.co.uk Thank you in advance – your support may just make a difference – you will never know if you do not try.

PACT MEETING: Police and Communities Together (PACT) are meeting Thursday August 18, 7pm-8pm at Outwood Memorial Hall. Areas will be monitored for ongoing anti social behaviour issues, sex in vehicles, drugs, underage drinking etc. Any incidents need reporting on the none-emergency number: 0845 6060606.

PROJECT YO: Charlie Keith is planning a meeting for anyone wanting join a group called Project Yo. Aimed at the Youth of Outwood, it will be offering an alternative to standing around on street corners, a pilot project being aimed for September. Input is wanted from the youth of Outwood with what they want to do, it is intended to put a suggestion box in the Spar shop on Potovens Lane for any ideas. Charlie will keep me posted once a venue has been arranged for a meeting, which I will include in this column.

NEWLY REFURBISHED PRE-SCHOOL: Rooks Nest Pre-school, Outwood will be open 7.45am-6pm all year round from September. Offering quality, affordable and flexible childcare, including breakfast, snacks and hot meals. An open day is arranged for Thursday September 1, 10am-3pm when you can call in and meet the staff, or phone Debbie Miller 01924 303835/ 303836 for further details.