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From Brierley and the surrounding area

25 July 2001

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1,254 residents of Brierley and Grimethorpe voted in favour of abolishing Brierley Town Council. 121 voted against the abolition. Campaigner Frank Hardy called it "A victory for democracy." Councillor Arthur Whittaker said " The people have decided and now it is out of the hands of the Town Council. But I believe the people of Brierley and Grimethorpe does not realise what this council does." Members of Barnsley council will now be asked their views and the final decision will rest with the secretary of state, Stephen Byers



There will be a Special meeting of the Brierley Community Partnership in Brierley Hall on Monday at 7.15pm. The meeting will be with the Ward councillors to discuss the progress with the Wakefield Diocese regarding the old school building on Church Street


PC Glen Glaves swops uniforms

Community bobby PC Glen Glaves will swop his uniform for a football kit on Saturday morning when he will join the kids from the Hillside estate for a 2-hour football coaching session with F A coaches Dave Leadbeater and Barry Helliwell. Barnsley Football club have kindly donated match day tickets for the Barnsley versus Nottingham Forest match to the kids



The Rev Gill Newton will take the Sunday morning service at 10.15am while Mrs Hambleton will be organist. Mr O Wright will take the evening service at 6pm. The Girls Brigade will meet on Monday at 7.15pm under the leadership of Janet Baxendale.



The winner of the Sunday night quiz in the Three Horse Shoes was Barry Smith who claimed a 10 prize

Social Club

The winner of the Friday night quiz was Chris Sykes while Mick Gough won the conundrum. Johnny Leyland won a gallon of beer and Paul Creasey the mixed grill. The Sunday afternoon quiz was won by Volvo Phil while E Mallinson won a bottle of whisky. The Sunday night tote winner for 80 was Albert Taylor. Mick Hurd won 2 gallons of beer


Weight Watchers

At the weekly meeting of the weight watchers that is held in the Methodist church on Mondays the members lost a total of 12.5 pounds


Neighbourhood Watch

The Committee of the Hillside Neighbourhood watch were successful in obtaining a grant from the South Yorkshire Police Community Initiative Program ABC awards, for security enhancement of the hillside estate


St Paul's

The Eucharist service this Sunday will be taken by Father John Baskerville while Judith Bradford will read the lesson. A concert will be held by the Phoenix singers at St Peter's Church at Felkirk on Thursday 23 August at 7.30pm. Tickets are 3 and 2 concessions


Cream Teas

Mrs Beryl Brier will serve cream tea at her home at 6 Holly Grove on Thursday 2 August from 2pm till 4pm. There will also be a bring and buy stall


Grange House

J Parker, L Hall and C Burton were the lucky raffle winners at last week's social evening's


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