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7 November 2006










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Brierley girls raise £800 for the Asda's Tickled Pink Campaign

Brierley girls Karina Hare, Michelle Rowney (both from the Hillside estate) and Kaeran Vaines from Norwood Drive, managed to raise a total of £800 for the Asda stores Barnsley “Tickled Pink” campaign for research into women’s breast cancer. After a Halloween garden party and an escorted sponsored walk from Hemsworth to Brierley by 10 year old Brendon King, his sister Jaymie aged 13 and Alex Hurd also 13, The events were concluded with an auction in the Three Horse Shoes on Friday night. The winner of the best dress person in pink was Rose Bower and the raffle winners were, Izzy Evans Paula Murtagh and Mrs Lloyd. The girls would like to thank everyone who donated and bidded on the night.

Photograph shows left to right, Michelle Rowney, Sue Hall from Asda stores Barnsley, Karina Hare and Kaeran Vaines before the auction in the Three Horse Shoes on Friday night

Bulb planting: Pupils from St Paul's school were busy last week planting bulbs in the Dean Hancock gardens. PC Fell also visited the school to give a talk on firework safety. There will be a governors meeting on Wednesday at 6pm.

Methodist Church: Edwin Hambleton will take the Sunday morning service at 10.15am while the Reverend Terry Keen will take the evening service at 6. The welcoming steward this week will be Jean in the morning and Phyllis in the evening. Pam and Ray will provide flowers. Will anyone who has a collection box, or a donation for N.C.H please hand them in to Elizabeth as soon as possible.

Brierley Cubs FC: The under 10s had a convincing win when they beat Hoyland Town 7-1 at home in the Sunday Millennium league. The Goal scorers for Brierley were Kai Hancock with four, Marty Farrar, Danny Patrick and Seamus O’Callaghan. The Under 10s next match is on Sunday 19 November at home to Mapplewell. The kick off time is to be arranged.

Autumn Fayre: At the Methodist Autumn Fayre on Saturday, Mary Hall won the snowman cake that she had baked herself, she very kindly donated it back and it was then won by Cameron Lee who is a member of the Boys Brigade. All other raffle prizes were claimed.

Social club: Malcom Evans won the Monday night quiz, which is held every week at 8.30pm.

Woodcarving: There are still places available for the wood carving course in Brierley, which runs on a Tuesday evening from 7pm till 9pm. For further details contact John Nyland at the Brierley Grimethorpe Shafton Community Partnership on 01226 718282.

Demolition: Demolition of the old house on Church Street took place last week. The house which stood next to the church was build around 1930. It was compulsory purchased by the council and will now form part of the cemetery.

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.

Community Workshop : A community workshop for woodworking crafts is available in Brierley on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am till 12 and from 2 till 4. The workshop is available free for anyone to use. For further information contact John Nyland at the Brierley Grimethorpe Shafton Community Partnership on 01226 718282.

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

Midair 91 to appear on TV: Brierley punk rock band Midair 91 are to appear on the channel 4 programme Popworld. More than 1000 fans text in to the competition for October to request the lads appearance on TV. The band members are, Ben Hinchcliffe, James Dawson and Damien Haigh. The band have also reached the final of the Battle of the Bands competition which will be held at Birdwell club.

Pop In : The next pop in club will be held on Thursday 23 November 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.

Spiritualist events: There are still a number of tickets left for the audience with the Fox sisters at the Spiritualist Church on Wednesday 29th November 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. Tickets, which are £3, are available from the church. Tickets priced £3.50 are also on sale at the church for a Christmas Buffet and Clairvoyance evening with Julie Winfield on Wednesday 6 December starting at 7pm.

Remembrance Sunday Parade: On Sunday after a short Remembrance service in the Methodist Church taken by Edwin Hambleton, members of the Boys Brigade will parade to St Paul’s church to join the British Legions Remembrance Sunday service at approximately 10.50am. The two minutes silence will be at 11am.

Ladies Recreation : There will be ladies recreation evening every Tuesday in the Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm. Last Tuesday the ladies enjoyed a Beetle Drive.

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

Women’s Fellowship : The ladies meet every Monday at 2pm in the Methodist Church Hall. Last week the women listened to readings.

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.

Spiritualist Church : There will be a healing in the sanctuary on Friday from 6 till 6.45pm followed at 7pm by an open circle till 8pm. Gary Robinson from Normanton will take the Sunday evening service at 6pm till 7.15pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

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. Last week, Terry Winter won the Thursday night quiz with 17 out of 20 correct. The Hellraisers won the nearest too question and a few beers while Mick Pointon won the bottle of wine.

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.

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