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From Brierley and the surrounding area

20 June 2001

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Table Top Sale

At a recent Table Top sale held in the Methodist Church a total of 201 was raised for the new building fund. Raffle prize winners were, Betty Topliss, David Hardwick, Christine Shepherd, Mrs Horsfall and Ian Gomersall. The ladies from the Tuesday keep fit also raised over 200 with a recent sponsored walk


Historical Photographic Society

At a meeting in Brierley Hall on Tuesday the chairman welcomed 20 new members to the society. The committee from the Hillside Tara offered the society the use of two rooms in the Tara offices until permanent premises could be obtained in Brierley Hall. The members accepted their kind offer. Active volunteers will meet on Monday's and Thursday's at 10 am till 12 noon


Task Group

Volunteers from the Primary school Healthy Task group met in the school on Tuesday and discussed the three themes that have been chosen, Drugs education, P.S.H.E. and safety



At a meeting held in Brierley Hall the committee of the Brierley Village Community Partnership elected the following officials; Chairman Jack Henstock. Vice Chair Janet Roberts. Secretary Gary Hotchins and Treasurer John Dawson. The main topics of discussion were the groups priority projects which included the old school on Church Street and Public consultation. The Partnership will meet again in Brierley Hall on Thursday 28 June at 7pm


Toy sale

There will be a sale of children's toys, books, and games and also second hand computers/printers at the Methodist Church Hall on Wednesday at 7pm


MPs Surgery

Local MP Jeff Ennis will hold a surgery in Brierley Hall on Saturday at 10am. There will be a Councillors surgery on Friday from 5.30 pm till 6.30



15 youngsters from the Hillside estate will begin a ten-week football coaching session on Saturday. Ex professional footballer Dave Leadbeater and F A coach Barry Helliwell will take the kids from 10am till 12 noon. The Hillside Tara is running the event and they will provide hot dogs and refreshments for the kids after the coaching sessions. Certificates and trophies will be awarded after the 10-week course


Brierley Ward Labour Party

There will be a meeting tonight (Wednesday) in Brierley Hall at 7.15pm



Parents and toddlers enjoyed a day at the Sea Life Centre at Scarborough recently. On Friday 13 July at 11am the group will hold a fun day that will include a bouncy castle and various stalls


Town Council

A meeting of Brierley Town Council will take place in Brierley Hall next Wednesday 27 June at 7pm


Grange House

At the Monday night social evening Mrs Armitage won the raffle while Mrs Guest won Thursday's prize. Louise Milburn won on Friday


Labour Party

Brierley Social Club will be the venue for the Brierley Labour Party meeting which will take place on Sunday at 10.30am

Social Club

Keith Brown won the Friday night quiz and Mick Gough won the conundrum. Ian Walker won a gallon of beer. The Sunday night tote was not won and will be a rollover next week for 160. Simon Lacey won the mixed grill. Keith Kenworthy won the Sunday afternoon quiz while Joanne Taylor won the raffle. Dave Smith won a gallon of beer. This Sunday's artiste is Dee Marie


Election celebration

Jeff Ennis MP held a party in Brierley Social club on Friday to celebrate his win in the local elections. Kelly Lee won a House of Commons bottle of whisky signed by the Prime Minister Tony Blair. All other prizes were claimed on the night. Jeff thanked Chris Sykes his election campaign manager and presented his wife Margaret with a bouquet of flowers in appreciation of her support throughout the campaign



The Rev Gill Newton will take the Sunday morning service at 10.15am while Mrs Hambleton will be organist. At 6pm there will be an Open Air Section Service at South Hiendley. Mrs Ida Scott will provide this weeks flowers. There will be a pop in club on Thursday from 9.15am till 11.15am. Visitors will be able to pop in for refreshments and a chat



There will be healing in the sanctuary on Friday at 6pm till 6.45 followed by an open circle at 7pm. On Sunday David Harper from Rotherham will take the service at 6pm


Women's Fellowship

The speaker at the meeting of the Women's Fellowship today (Wednesday) at 2pm will be Mr R Lofthouse. The meeting will be in the Methodist Church. Margaret Watson will be pianist



The winner of the Sunday night quiz for 10 at the Three Horse Shoes was Mick Pointon


St Paul's

Father John Baskerville will conduct the Eucharist service this Sunday morning at 9am. Beverly Kenworthy will read the lesson. Tickets are now on sale from any church member for the Strawberry tea, which will be held on Sunday 15 July at 2pm till 4pm. There will also be a selection of old Brierley photographs on display from the Brierley historic Photographic Society (BHPS and formally Baipip) archives. Tickets are 1.50 and will include strawberries and cream


Weight Watchers

At the weekly meeting of the weight watchers that is held in the Methodist Church Hall the members lost a total of 31.5 pounds


Boys Brigade

Andrew and Edward Hambleton will travel to Hull on 9 July to be presented with the Queens Badge by the Lord Leif tenant of Yorkshire



At a recent bingo social evening held in the home a total of 86 was raised towards the residents outing fund. The home has recently received an Investment in People Award


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