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 27 November 2008








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Town council Best lights

Residents are invited to enter their homes in the Best Christmas Decorated house competition.  Judging will take place on the weekend of 20 December and will be conducted by Town Councillors. To make sure your house is included for judging, please telephone the Town    Council on 01226 714681 and leave your address details. There will be prizes to third place for this competition. Extra consideration will be given to those entries that are imaginative. Father Christmas will be visiting the streets of Grimethorpe and Brierley on December 20 and 21 from 4pm until 7pm.The council has secured some extra funding to increase the number of Christmas lights in the village this Christmas. The clerk is working on further funding that will allow the scheme to be extended even further for Christmas 2009. 



Pyramid Productions will be coming to the Lifestyle community centre on 14 December at 4pm with their production of the pantomime Aladdin. Tickets for children under 16 are now on sale at £3 each, while 16 year olds and over may purchase tickets at the educed price of £1.


Father Christmas

Children of Brierley will be able to visit Father Christmas in his Grotto at the post office on Saturday 13 December between 10am and twelve noon and receive a small gift from Debbie and a free photograph taken with Santa courtesy of Brierley and its people in photographs. A £1 voluntary donation to charity would be kindly accepted and which will be presented to Terry Haynes from the Grimethorpe Ambulance Association towards their Christmas party for young adults with special needs from Brierley, Shafton and Grimethorpe.


Brierley Cubs FC

The away game against Dale Juniors in the quarter final of the Millennium league cup last Sunday was postponed due to the weather. It is hoped it can be rearranged for this Sunday.


Grange House

On Tuesday residents will hold their Christmas party when the Grimethorpe and District Junior Brass Band will play. The event will start at 5pm till 9pm and all residents will receive a present from Father Christmas.


Pop In

The last Pop in morning before the Christmas holidays will take place on Thursday from 9.15am till 11 at the Methodist church hall. Everyone is invited to pop in for tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat.


Boys Brigade

Both the Junior Boys and Company Section meetings take place on 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.

Proceeds are towards church funds.


St Paulís

On  Saturday   13th  December,   there  is  a  Christmas  Fair  at Brierley St Paulís church from It  4pm till 6pm.  There will be a  Santa's   grotto,   Christmas  stalls,  cake stall,  mulled  wine,  tea  coffee and music  by  Grimethorpe  &  District Brass band.

On Sunday   14 at 7.30pm there will be a Christmas   concert by the pupils from Brierley school. Tickets are £4.   Jenny who teaches the pupils   and some of her friends will also play musical instruments  

On 22  December  if  weather  OK   we  are  going  round  the  village  carol  singing with Brierley school choir.


 Spiritualist Church

On Friday at 6pm there will be Healing in the Sanctuary followed at 7pm with a demonstration of mediumship taken by Debbie Askew from Thurgoland. The Sunday demonstration of mediumship at 6pm will be taken by Janet Rushton from Normanton. Refreshments will be served after each service. Next Friday after Healing in the Sanctuary there will be a candle and carol mediumship service taken by Gail Davies from Normanton followed by mince pies and sherry. Demonstrator of mediumship for Sunday 14 December will be and Anne Sharpe from Pontefract after which the church will close at 8pm and reopen on Sunday 4 January 2009 at 5.30pm. Members of the church committee would like to thank everyone for their support throughout the year and to wish them all a very merry Christmas.


Christmas Party

There will be a Christmas party on Saturday 20 December in Grimethorpe Sports and Social club for young adults with special needs from Brierley, Grimethorpe and Shafton. The event is organised by Terry Haynes and members of the Grimethorpe Ambulance Association and is paid for by an anonymous local business man. Father Christmas will visit with gifts and there will be fun and games. The event will start at 12 noon.


Methodist Church

Mr Edwin Hambleton will take the Sunday morning Parade and family service at 10.15am. The welcoming steward will be Normal. Adele will provide the flowers. The majorettes will meet on Thursday.


Womenís Fellowship

The Fellowship meeting takes place on a Monday at 2pm at the Methodist Church. Last week the ladies enjoyed Christmas readings. The ladies will hold a raffle for a food hamper at their meeting on the 15 December. Tickets are available now.


Three Horse Shoes

There is a quiz night at the Three Horse Shoes on a Thursday at 9.30pm and on Sunday at 8pm there is a music, conundrum and general knowledge quiz. On Sunday Sharks table won the quiz and Les and chums came second. Andrea and Mark won the conundrum. The head to head was not won and will be for £45 next week. Ged and team won the quiz on Thursday while the bar staff won the nearest too question. The Infamous Five won a bottle of wine.


Village club

There is a quiz night every Monday starting at 9pm. The winner last week was Volvo Phil. The quarter final draw for the Grahamís Taxi Christmas pool knockout trophy has been made and the matches which will be the best of three frames are as follows: Graham Hotchins vs Stephen Whaling, Davina McLoud vs Adrian Kenneth Sheard, Kenneff Clarke vs Darren Kearford and Bernard Lucas snr vs Keith Brown.


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