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From Brierley and the surrounding area

1May 2009

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Garden scheme

Brierley Town council are offering a community gardener scheme, to offer assistance to Brierley and Grimethorpe residents who are unable to maintain their own gardens due to poor health or age. If you feel that you are unable to look after your garden or know someone who would benefit from the scheme, please contact Jan or Sarah on 01226 714681. The Town council will also begin its judging of residents gardens during the week commencing 13 July. Should you wish your garden to be included, contact any councillor or again telephone Jan or Sarah. 



In the Smithies Wednesday night pool league, the village club team played at home to the Spencer Arms and won 5-2. Winning players for Brierley were Kenneth Clarke, Bernard Lucas snr, Andy Bryan, Chas Oldham and Alan Davies. Next week they will play away to the Bridge Inn at Monk Bretton.


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.


Grange House

The winner of the social evening raffle on Monday was Iris Edgley while Rita Ford won on Thursday. Violet Gash claimed Friday’s prize. The warden Linda Millburn has arranged a trip to Bakewell in the Peak District for Tuesday 2 June leaving Grange House at 10.45am, returning at 4pm and calling at the Wetherby Whaler in Durker for a fish and chip supper before leaving for home and arriving back at Grange House approx 8pm. This trip will be adults only. Spare tickets will be available priced at £6. For further details telephone Linda on 01226 711221.


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Spiritualist Church

There will be Healing in the church by approved healers tonight from 6 till 6.45pm followed at 7 by a clairvoyance service that will be taken by Catherine Mitchell from Barnsley. On Sunday at 6pm till 7.15 there will be a demonstration of mediumship taken by Jackie Jennings and the Brierley Fledglings. Refreshments will be served after each service. Other demonstrators for May will be Sid and Joyce Pickersgill from Wakefield, David Rawlings from Dinnington and David Williams from Derbyshire. The church will be closed on Sunday 24 May.


Village club

There is a quiz night every Monday starting at 9pm. The winner last week was Malc Evans.



A brochure will be distributed to all residents in Brierley shortly featuring the work that Brierley and its people in photographs do in the village.


Women’s Fellowship

The women’s fellowship meets in the Methodist Church every Monday at 2pm.



Ward Councillor Dorothy Higginbottom will hold a councillors surgery in Grange House on Wednesday from 10am till 11.


Women’s Institute

The next meeting of the WI will be on Wednesday 13 May in the Methodist Church Hall. The ladies will meet once a month but times and dates vary.


Pop In

The next meeting of the Pop in club that is held at the Methodist church Hall will be on Thursday from 9.15am till 11am. Everyone is invited to pop in for tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat. Proceeds will be towards Church funds.