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From Brierley

22 November 2006





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Sports competition: At a recent sports competition at Batley Sports centre, members of the Brierley Boys brigade came away with a shield and 4 certificates. The senior section (15 to 18 years) won the five a side competition shield and also a certificate. The company section (11 to 15 year olds), were runners up in their section and also received a certificate. Running in the cross-country race for the company section, James Vause came second and Aaron Gibson gained third place for the senior section, once again both received certificates.

Spiritualist Church: There will be a healing in the sanctuary on Friday from 6 till 6.45pm followed at 7pm till 8 by a demonstration of mediumship by Janet Hart and Kim Watkins from Brierley. Ann Sharpe and Joanne Pollard from Pontefract will take the Sunday evening service at 6pm till 7.15pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards

Spiritualist events: There are still a number of tickets left for the audience with the Fox sisters at the Spiritualist Church on Wednesday starting at 7.30pm till 9.30pm. The event will include a talk on the start of modern spiritualism, clairvoyance, trance, healing demonstration and lots more. The Christmas Buffet and Clairvoyance evening with Julie Winfield on 6 December is sold out.

Pop In: The next pop in club will be held on Thursday 7th December in the Methodist Church Hall from 9.15 to 11.15am where everyone is invited to pop in for a cup of coffee or tea and biscuits. Proceed for the Church funds.

Councillors Surgeries: The next council surgery will take place at Great Houghton Methodist Church on Friday at 5m. Next weeks surgery will take place at Grimethorpe Methodist Church on Saturday at 10am. Councillors Vodden, Whittaker and Higginbottom will be in attendance.

THS Quiz: There is a general knowledge quiz at the Three Horse Shoes every Thursday at 9.30pm and music quiz on Sunday starting at 8pm. Eric Wright won on Thursday with 16 out of 20 correct. The Pirates of the Caribbean won the nearest too question and C Dennison won a bottle of wine.

Women’s Fellowship: The ladies meet every Monday at 2pm in the Methodist Church Hall. The Speaker last week was Mrs. J. Hotchkiss

Line Dancing: Line dancing will take place in the Methodist Church Hall every Monday and Friday starting at 7.30pm.

Drop In: A stop smoking drop in on a one to one basis is available to all residents from Brierley Grimethorpe and Shafton at Grimethorpe clinic on Cemetery Road every Wednesday from 2.30 till 3.30.

Town Council : There will be a Town council meeting in Brierley Hall council chambers next Wednesday at 7pm.

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Labour Party: The next meeting of the local branch of the Labour party will take place in Brierley Social club on Sunday at 10.30am. Last months century club winning number was 58. New members are welcome telephone councillor Alex Vodden on 01226 711081 for further details.

Social club: A quiz night is held every Monday at 8.30pm in the Social club. There were three winners last week, Tracy Molics, Kev Elvidge and Volvo Phil.

British Legion: At a recent meeting of the Brierley Branch of the Royal British Legion, the following officials were all re elected, Jeff Ennis MP President, Gerry Talbot chairman, Alex Vodden secretary and Chris Sykes treasurer. In January the officials hope to arrange a meeting in Shafton to promote the Legion’s services.

Grange House: On Tuesday Lloyds chemist visited and entertained the residents to a Christmas gift Fayre. The warden Linda Milburn will take everyone to the Burntwood Court hotel on 5 December where they will enjoy their Christmas dinner and entertainment. On the 12 December at 5pm the residents will enjoy their Christmas party. Bingo and a free raffle will be provided and the residents will receive a Christmas present.

Brierley Cubs FC: The under 9s reached the semi final of the Millennium cup by beating Ackworth 6-1 at home. Brierley played some exciting football giving their fans a real treat with Macauly Haigh and Ryan Smith both scoring twice with Callum Shaw and Ryan Haywood scoring the other two goals. The man of the match was Jack Mansell. On Sunday they will play at home against Dearne Dragons with an 11 o’clock kick of.

St Paul’s Church: The Sunday Mass will be at 9.30am. Daily Mass will be taken on Monday at 10am and Friday at 3pm. Father Peter Needham will conduct the services. Marriage or Baptism enquires to be made to Father Peter Needham at St Luke’s Church Grimethorpe on Friday between 6.30 and 7.15pm.

Children’s Centre: Funding is still available for free sessions for two year olds at the Milefield Children’s centre, which caters for children from nought to five. The centre welcomes children from the Brierley, Grimethorpe and Shafton areas and are looking at new intakes for the New Year. For further details contact Helen Cook on 01226 715127

Ladies Recreation: There is a ladies recreation evening every Tuesday in the Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm. Last week the ladies enjoyed a display of Christmas floral arrangements.

Boys Brigade: Both the Junior Boys and Company Section meet on a Wednesday night in the Methodist Church Hall. The 7 to 11 year olds meeting will take place from 6.30pm till 8pm and the older boys will meet from 7pm till 9. Edwin and Elizabeth Hambleton lead the boys.

Methodist Church: The Reverend P Allen will take the Sunday morning service at 10.15am while Keith Lodge will take the evening service at 6. The welcoming steward this week will be Pearl in the morning and Brian in the evening. The Cleaning Stewards will be Norma & Brian while Hilda will provide the flowers.