Sharlston community news

COFFEE MORNING: St Luke’s Church will hold a coffee morning in Sharlston Community Centre tomorrow Saturday, August 13 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.

FUND RAISING: St Luke’s Church will be raising funds for the Transplant Games and Luke Hepenstall in Sharlston Community Centre on Saturday, August 20 from 10am – 11am. Stalls include tombola (adults and childrens), raffle, face painting, cakes and buns, lucky numbers and bric a brac, refreshments and much more. Come along and enjoy a fun morning, have a chat and pick up a bargain. All funds raised will be used to assist Luke and any other transplant children to attend the games.

ANNUAL FUN DAY: St Luke’s Annual Fun Day will be held on Bank Holiday Monday on the Old Sharlston Cricket Field. The event will be opened at 2pm by Father Peter. There will be many stalls including Main draw, Homemade Cakes, Children’s Tombola, Jewellery, Small Raffle, Bottle Tombola, Adult’s Tombola, Knitted Items plus Community-Run stalls and refreshments, barbeque and ice cream. There will also be the Stanley Majorettes, Punch and Judy Show, Face Painting and Balloon Race. Proceeds will go to Church funds. Everyone welcome.

SHARLSTON ROVERS: A mixed squad of first and second team players took on Dearne Valley Bulldogs in a friendly and won comfortably 54:12. This Saturday in the Clubhouse there will be Dr Jive Rock and Roll Show.

UNDER 11’S FOOTBALL: Wakefield Under 11s need new players – boys/girls for the new season starting in September. Training is on Monday in Thornes Park from 7 – 8pm with a level 2 coach. If interested contact David 07831262870.

SHARLSTON CHILDRENS CENTRE: Week commencing Monday, August 15 will seaside week. On Tuesday, August 16 there will be a stay and play session for ages 0 – 11 years from 9.45am to 11.15am. Bring your children for a paddle, an ice cream and hook a duck. On Thursday, August 18 there will be a Seaside Trip to Bridlington for children aged 0 – 16 years.

SUMMER FUN ACTIVITIES: From Monday August 1 until Friday September 2 on Monday and Friday afternoons there will be summer activities at Haw Hill Park Normanton from 1 – 3pm for children from ages 2 years upwards. On Wednesdays 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: The new larger waste bin has been delivered to the shops area on Weeland Road. It is a good size and should hold quite a lot of litter. So let’s do it justice and put all our litter in this large, rather posh looking, waste bin rather than dropping it on the floor. The fact that this bin has a lid on it will not only prevent the litter from getting wet and smelly, but will also cut down the risk of litter being blown out of the bin and along our main road area. Perhaps we could do with a few more bins like this around our Parish!