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From Brierley and the surrounding area

8 November 2000

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Planning permission refused

Plans to build on land to the rear of 24 Barnsley Road was refused by Barnsley Council. Part of the proposed dormer bungalow would have been on green belt land and would have meant the loss of vegetation and a hedgerow. The design of the property was also considered poor.


Garden trimming scheme to be repeated

Brierley Town Council will extend the scheme for pensioners and the disabled in Brierley and Grimethorpe to have their gardens and lawns tidied up. The maintenance staff has so far attended to a total of 63 gardens, and several of the owners have written to the clerk and the councillors with their thanks. The scheme will be repeated in 2001. Any disabled person or pensioner who would like to be considered for next year can telephone the clerk to the council on 01226 370834.


Pub Watch

Brierley will join with Grimethorpe in a pub watch scheme to combat drugs in pubs and clubs. Councillor's Whittaker, Sykes and Vodden will be contacting all the local licensees to set up a meeting with themselves and South Yorkshire Police.


Brierley Social Club

The rollover tote winner for 160 on Sunday night was Ruth Thompson, the winning numbers were 20 and 25, the artiste this Sunday is Mike Ford and the Friday night quiz winner was Chris Sykes, Mary Clarke won the conundrum. The Tuesday and Thursday bingo jackpot has now reached 150 on 55 numbers. Non members are welcome to play and games start at 9 pm. Names are being taken for the Monday night games, which will include, pool, dominoes and darts. The games will be played in the club every Monday night with members playing each other, refreshments will also be provided. Trophies will be awarded to the winners at the end of the season.


Farriers Arms

Baipip has received a full history of the Watson family who was Victuallers of the Farriers Arms from one of their descendants Trevor Limbert of Mapplewell. The story starts with the birth of William Watson on 23 May 1788 and follows the family through to 1972 when Mabel Watson was interred at Brierley cemetery. Trevor goes on to say that although there were two other Watson families (not related) in Brierley during the same period, he feels sure that there are other descendants, directly related, living locally. If you think you may be a descendant of the Watson family mentioned, then please feel free to E-mail me and I will pass on your details to Trevor.


Brierley Juniors FC 1948/49

After an appeal in the Barnsley Chronicle two weeks ago by Baipip, another former player came forward this week with a photograph of Brierley Juniors FC 1948/49, Brian Ryalls from Common Road who played as goalkeeper for the team also went onto to play professional football with Sheffield Wednesday. Ronnie Harpham another former player came forward last week with three photographs and information, and Jack Henstock informs me that he has still got the Barnsley Chronicle merit award medal that he won that



Bowling club presentation

The annual presentation for Brierley Bowling club will take place on Saturday night in the social club. Trophies will be awarded in the following categories. Keith Cooper shield, Memorial Trophy, Hospital cup, Joe Crowther doubles, Veterans Trophy, Ken Knowles Trophy, Frank Wardle Trophy and the H Cook Trophy. There will also be awards for Saturday averages, Tuesday averages and Doubles averages. There will be live entertainment provided by Tylah and refreshments will also be provided. Due to the lack of local facilities the team will play as Grimethorpe B next season.


Brierley School

Under Brierley schools commitment to parents, there will be a School Governor available in the school once a week for parents to chat to. On call next Tuesday will be Councillor Alex Vodden from 3 pm till 3-30 pm.

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Autumn Fayre

Mr K Bradley opened the Autumn Fayre at the Methodist church Hall last Saturday.


Elderly Persons Christmas Treat

Rod Philips, the former community policeman is to hold a Christmas treat for any elderly resident of Brierley, Grimethorpe and Shafton. The event will take place at Cudworth Social club on Wednesday 13 December at 12-30 till 4-30 and Phil Gary, a very popular local entertainer will be the compare and singer for the afternoon. There will be a full buffet, bingo, games and prizes galore. Rod points out that you don't have to be on old age pension to qualify. Tickets are available at 50p each by telephoning Rod on 712671 or Sandra Rowell on 232067. They will deliver your tickets personally.


House Group

There will be a house group meeting at the home of Ida Scott on Tuesday morning at 10am.



The annual Brierley Town council bonfire held in the Welfare Park last Saturday was well attended despite the bad weather. The two winners of the Guy Fawkes competition each received 5. A barbecue raised 80-00 for the British Legion poppy appeal



It was a full house at Coppins residential home last Friday for their pie and pea supper and firework display. The event was so well attended that the staff ran out of food for the hungry visitors. The winners of the raffle were; Bottle of whisky John Wilson number 04547, Tin of biscuits Jenny Bently number 04103 and a large bottle of Babycham was won by Nigel Edwards with number 04037. Winning ticket number 04011 for a bottle of Meadowcroft liqueur is still unclaimed. A total of 180 was also raised on the night which will help towards outings and Christmas activities for the residents. There will be Sunday worship at the home at 2-30 pm taken by the Rev G Newton.


Remembrance Day Service

The Boys Brigade will lead the procession of the Brierley Branch of the Royal British Legion from the Methodist Church at 10-45 pm after a Remembrance Day service at 10-15 conducted by the Rev Leslie Newton. Mr Edwin Hambleton will conduct the service at the cenotaph.


Methodist Church

The Rev Gill Newton will take Holy Communion at the Church on Sunday at 6-00 pm. Mr T W Newton will donate this weeks flowers and last weeks offertory was 124-66p. The Girls Brigade meets at 7-15 pm every Monday and there will be ladies recreation evening on Tuesday at 7-30 pm.


Women's Fellowship

Guest speaker at this weeks Women's fellowship on Wednesday at 2-00 pm will be Mrs F Heppinstall.


Well done Richard

Local historian and keen cyclist Richard Watson completed the 600 yards hill climb at High Street South Elmsall in 1 minute and 16 seconds to retain the South Elmsall SCC championship. Richard's climb was 4 seconds ahead of his nearest rival Peter Ireland from Norton.


Friends of Kenya

Doreen and Peter Britton of Church Street along with other 'friends of Kenya', will hold a raffle and coffee evening in Grange House next Wednesday night. The first prize in the raffle will be a Champaign narrow boat trip and will be drawn at 7-30. There will also be a further 25 prizes. Tickets are 25p per strip and can be purchased on the night.


Houses of Parliament Trip

Brierley Ward Labour party will take a trip to meet the local MP Jeff Ennis in the Houses of Parliament next Wednesday. There are two spare tickets price 12 each and can be reserved by contacting Councillor Alex Vodden on 01226 711081.


Grange House

Lucky raffle winners at this weeks social evenings were Monday Joyce Howell, Thursday Jean Ennis and Friday Sue Noble.


Jumble Sale

There will be a jumble sale at the Methodist church on Saturday at 1-15 pm, entrance is free.