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LOCAL NEWS STORIES

From Brierley and the surrounding area

27 April 2002

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Football

In a recent friendly match away to Thurnscoe Boys A, Brierley Lions (under 13s) lost 8-2. Goal scorers for Brierley were Luke Carbutt and James Hardwick. Training for both the Lions and the Cubs takes place on Tuesday's at 5.45pm in the park. Old and new players are welcome to train. The coach and players would like to thank Adam and Marie Midgley who have made a donation to the teams, which will be used for paying their league entrance fees. The club are also in need of a sponsor who is willing to fund the clubs insurance fees of 130. If anyone is interested please telephone the team coach, David Henstock on 01226 713592.

 

Spiritualist

There was healing in the sanctuary by trained volunteers last night (Friday) which was followed by an open circle at 7pm. Sunday is a service of hymns, prayers and clairvoyance and will be taken by Helen Bolton from Wakefield at 6pm. Susan Dilks from South Elmsall will also take a service of hymns, prayers and clairvoyance next Friday. Lee Davies from Wakefield will take the service on April 28. To ease traffic congestion on Church Street visitors are asked to use the Brierley Hall car park.

 

Garden & Allotment Society

The Society will meet in the Three Horse Shoes on Wednesday at 9pm. Old and new members will be made welcome. Further details can be obtained from Pat Nicholls on 01226 710888.

 

Free Alarms

Brierley ward councillor's Chris Sykes, Alex Vodden and Arthur Whittaker were out and about on Monday morning handing out free personal attack alarms to the residents on the Grange Road and Regina Crescent estates in Brierley. They also spent time explaining how the alarms worked. The project was very successful with over one hundred alarms being accepted by the residents. The alarms were paid for through the Area Forum community support fund and the councillor's hope to extend the scheme into Shafton in the near future.

 

Boy's Brigade

The Boys Brigade Juniors will meet on Wednesday and will be led by Mr and Mrs Hambleton while the seniors will meet on Thursday and will be led by Edwin Hambleton and David Parkinson.

 

Regular meetings

Garden and Allotment Society

Meet the first Wednesday in every month in the Three Horse Shoes at 9pm.

Brierley Labour Party

Meet the last Sunday in every month in Brierley Social club at 10.30am.

Brierley Village (Community) Partnership

Meet every second Tuesday in the month in their offices at Brierley Hall.

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Clean Up

The clean up in Brierley, which has been organised by the three-ward councillor's and funded by the Area Forum community support fund, will finish off in Brierley today Saturday with the following areas being covered, Barnsley Road, Regina Crescent, Clifton Gardens, Cross Hill, Mackay Crescent, Hilltop, Frickley Bridge Lane and farm. Residents are asked to leave their rubbish out for collection between 8 and 11am. Further details can be obtained from the Area Forum Officer Kathy Allen on 01226 773013.

 

Social Club

The Social club concert room was reopened last night (Friday) after refurbishment with top line artiste Ricky Allen providing the entertainment. There were also cash bingo and raffle prizes. On Sunday morning April 28 at 11.15am, Mick and Janet the new managers are inviting all residents to come along and have a look round the newly refurbished club and to meet them to chat about ideas on what the residents want from the club. There will also be an artiste engaged on Sunday night.

St. Paul's Church

Jean Johnson read the lesson at last Sunday's Eucharist service, which was taken by the Rev John Baskerville. The PCC annual general meeting took place at St Peter's church at Felkirk last night (Friday Election of officers also took place.

 

Grange House

The social evening was held on Tuesday this week and the raffle winner was Mrs Gash.

 

THS Quiz

Gerry Talbot was winner of the quiz while Pat Nichols won guess the nearest too at the Thursday night quiz in the Three Horse Shoes. The event is held every week and starts at 9.30pm.

 

Primary School

The Primary school pupil's have been treated to a range of events this week. Chris Rooke from the Barnsley College Performing Arts Group has been working with them, and the 'Crowman'; alias Dave Pitt has been showing the pupils how to make masks. David Webb taught the pupils drama and poetry with funding from the Education Action Zone. The pupils gave a presentation of their weeks work to their parents yesterday afternoon (Friday). Due to the local council elections, the school will close on Thursday May 2.

 

Coppins

The staff welcomed a new resident this week, Fred Anderson who is from South Elmsall. Winner of the bonus ball on Saturday was Margaret Handley while Janet King won on Wednesday.

 

Girl's Brigade

The Girl's Brigade led by Janet Baxendale will meet on Monday at 7.15pm in the Methodist Church hall.

 

Methodist Church

The Rev Gill Newton will take the Sunday morning family service at 10.15am and the evening service at 6pm. On Tuesday there will be a ladies recreation evening at 7.30pm

 

Grimethorpe Annual St John Open competition results

The competition, which is held annually took place at the Miners Institute in Grimethorpe on Saturday and was very well attended with teams from all over Great Britain taking part. The event was organised by Brierley residents Ian Walker and Terry Haynes with Alan Crossley from Grimethorpe. Terry also congratulated one of the judges Mr Eric Wright from Cross Hill, Brierley on his 80th birthday. Councillor Chris Sykes who presented the winners with their trophies was also thanked for his fund raising efforts over the years for the Grimethorpe Brigade. The actors playing the injured patients were from the junior section of the Grimethorpe St John's Ambulance.  Results were as follows: Cadet section winners Markham Main, second Chiltern St John's Ambulance (Durham). Section A. 1st Barrow, 2nd Bolsover, 3rd Kellingly A. Section B. 1st South Yorks Police, 2nd Hayley Bearings and 3rd Kellingly B. The overall winners were Kellingly B.

 

Donations

Both Willowgarth High and Brierley Primary schools have received a donation of 100 each from the BMBC's Neighbourhood Renewal Fund. The cash is to be used for environment development.

 

Pop in club

The next pop in club, which will be held at the Methodist Church hall, will be on Thursday May 9 from 9.15am to 11.15am. Everyone is invited to 'pop in' for a chat and refreshment

 

Labour Party

There will be a Brierley Ward labour party meeting in Brierley Village club on Sunday morning at 10.30am. One of the items on the agenda will be the forthcoming District Council election. The winner of last month's century club draw for 50 was Mick Rooke with number 49.

 

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