District news: May 24-31

Dewsbury District News


DEWSBURY CEMETERY ACTION GROUP - Thursday: Annual meeting, topics for discussion will include the chapels and damage to monuments, Asda Dewsbury, 6.30pm.

DEWSBURY PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP - Monday was the judging of the monthly competition finals and the photo-journalism competition. Monthly finals: Mono 1Paul Ketton, 2 John Ketton. Colour 1 Tony Pratt, 2 Frank Lodge. Projected images 1and 2 Neil Blackall. Photo Journalism competition 1Paul Ketton, 2 Neil Blackall. Next meeting: September 23. Contact: 01924 464165, 01924 495757 or visit www.dewsburyphoto.com/home.

DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT RAMBLERS - On May 16, 12 walkers did a circular walk starting at Ledsham, walking to Ledston then on to Fairburn Ings. They then went through woodland and field paths back to the start of the walk. Barbara Harrison and Mollie Jackson led. On May 18 the planned walk was cancelled due to bad weather. Eight walkers did a local replacement walk starting at Red House, Gomersal, walking towards Hartshead on to the Greenway. Tomorrow: A Calderdale Caper, this is a B walk. Please meet at the Link Road, Dewsbury for 9.30am. Jeane Balmforth will lead. Sunday: Harcliff Hill – this is a change to the syllabus. This is a B-plus-walk. Please meet at the Wellington Road car park, Dewsbury for 9am. Margaret Mitchell is the leader.

DEWSBURY AND BATLEY INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED MOTORISTS - Next meeting: June 3, 8.30pm, Mirfield Constitutional Club. Speaker, IAM examiner Peter Doyle, a police sergeant from the motorway section. .

DEWSBURY ROTARY CAR BOOT - Monday: Dewsbury and District Hospital staff car park. Cars £8, Vans £10, charity stalls are free but must be booked in advance and will be reserved until 8am. Ring Ian Leask on 01924 508642. Please note it is advisable to get there early, the last sale was full by 7am

DROP IN SERVICE - Monday: Rosewood Centre, Dewsbury and District Hospital, 10am-4pm. Contact: senior sister Julie Pagan or sister Carol Parker, 01924 512039.

DEWSBURY NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM - Meet officers to talk about issues in your area. Today: Dewsbury Library, Railway Street, 2pm-3.30pm. Thursday: Greenwood Centre, Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe, 2pm-4pm; Tesco Express, Leeds Road, 5pm-7pm.

FRENCH CAFE - Monday: Cloggs Cafe, Tithe Barn Street, 4pm-5pm, for coffee and friendly informal conversation in French at all levels. Contact: Elsie King, 01924 461328.

KIRKWOOD HOSPICE LOTTERY - The winners of the latest lottery are: first prize of £750 – 10285; second prize of £100 – 6342; third prize of £50 – 1663; and five prizes of £20 – 3892, 7173, 4847, 9642, 10079. To join the lottery, contact: 01484 557913.

THE NERVE CENTRE KIRKLEES - Wednesday: Stronger Together, the Options Centre, 10.30am-2pm. Contact: Stella or Richard, 01484 469853, Wednesdays or Fridays.

NORTH KIRKLEES AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP AND FRIENDS - The group organises regular activities for autistic and special-needs children, including siblings. Contact: Kath on 0777 253 4625 or Maggie on 0773 821 8784.

OPTIONS CENTRE - Monday: Phab Club, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Tuesday: Yoga, 10am; luncheon club, noon, £3.50, main course, dessert and tea or coffee. Thursday: Luncheon club, noon, £3.50, main course, dessert and tea or coffee; Phab Club, 6.30pm-8.30pm.

VOLUNTEERING KIRKLEES - Thursday: Drop-in session, Dewsbury Library, Railway Street, 10am-1pm. Contact: 01484 518457.

BAPTIST CHURCH - Services on Sunday were led by the Minister. On Wednesday there was a prayer evening. Today: Barbecue and Garden Centre at 8 and 10 Smithy Brook Lane, Thornhill, 6.30pm. Sunday: All Age Worship and Junior Church; Sermon: “Father, Son and Holy Spirit” 10.45am; United Service at Dewsbury Elim Church, 6.30pm. Monday: Church Fun Day at Knaresborough (car park beside the river).

ELIM CHURCH - On Sunday Pastor Paul spoke about Pentacost, from Acts 2, and told us to never give up on God, as there can still be ‘suddenlies’ in your life! Tonight: Fuse youth group (11-14), 6.30pm-8pm; No Veracious youth group. Tomorrow: Churches Together breakfast, 8.30am. Sunday: Worship and Communion, 10.30am; Baptismal class, 4.30pm; Membership class, 5.30pm. Tuesday: Prayer meeting, 10.30am; Youth dance, 7.30pm. Wednesday: Prayer Station, 10am-noon; Kids’ Club, 6pm; Women4God, 7.30pm. Thursday: Men4God, 7.30pm.

GOSPEL CHURCH - On Sunday Pastor Bob Ward outlined the importance of the Gospel as highlighted in 2 Sunday: Services will meet as normal, 10am and 6.30pm. A number of the congregation will be attending the Andrew Wommack Ministries Grace and Faith Family camp, in Shropshire. See www.graceandfaith.uk.net. Meetings will be streamed live and can be viewed on the website.

LONGCAUSEWAY URC AND METHODIST CHURCH - Friday: Mums and Toddlers, 10am; Sanctuary open, 10am-3pm. Saturday: Refreshments, 9.45am-11.45am; Sanctuary open, 10am-12noon. Sunday: Service conducted by the Rev Alison Termie, 10.30am. Monday: Craft club, 10am. Wednesday: Sanctuary open, 10am-3.30pm; Refreshments, noon-3.30pm; Shoppers’ Service, 1pm; Pilots, 6.30pm.

MINSTER CHURCH - Sunday: Holy Communion and baptism, 10.30am, Churches Togethr service at Elim Church, 6.30pm. No evening service at the Minster. Every weekday morning: Prayer in the Paulinus Chapel, 9am. Wednesday: Holy Communion, noon; Bible Study, 7.30pm. Thursday: Bible study, 1.30pm. The Minster Church is open Monday to Saturday, 9am-3pm. The Refectory is open 9.30am-2.30pm.


ASHWORTH TRA - Monday: Luncheon club, noon-1pm, £1.50. Tuesday: SureStart, 9.30am-11.30am. Wednesday: Coffee morning, 11am-noon, 50p plus raffle. Ashworth TRA Centre, Moorlands Road.


DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT ART CLUB - Monday: St Paulinus Church Hall, Westtown, 6.45pm-8.45pm.

OVER 55S - Next meeting: Wednesday, social dancing, St Paulinus Hall, 12.45pm-3.15pm.

THURSDAY FRIENDS GROUP - A group for people with dementia-type illnesses and their carers. Thursday: St Paulinus hall, noon-3pm. Contact: Cath or Ronnie Knowles, 01924 515619.

ST PAULINUS - Tomorrow: Vigil Mass, 6.30pm. Sunday: Mass, 9am and 11am. An access bus is available to take people to the 11am service, ring 0113 3481902.


TRINITY CENTRE - Today: Aspirations and achievements group, ladies aerobics, 5.15pm-6.15pm. Monday: KFA Ladies’ keep fit for mature movers, wear something comfortable, 7.15pm-8.15pm. Tuesday: Luncheon club for over 60s, two course roast lunch for £3.50, noon, phone 01924 437331; Yorkshire Supreme Majorettes, three years and up, 6pm-8.30pm. Wednesday: Art and craft group, 1pm-3pm; social dancing, ballroom and sequence, 2pm-4pm, £2.50 including tea, coffee and biscuits. Thursday: Learn to dance, 1pm-8pm.

TRINITY CHURCH - Sunday: Holy Communion. Music supplied by Hazel Crabb, 9.30am. Thursday: Bible Study meeting.


TALEEM TRAINING AND COMMUNITY CENTRE - Sessions include ESOL English for beginners, Bismillah Carers’ Group and Taleem Youth Club. Monday-Friday: Privilege Home Care, Old Building Office, 9am-5pm. For full listings, ring 01924 325147.


PSYCHIC CLUB - May 31: The speaker is Liz Wood, 7.30pm.

SENIOR CITIZENS - Tuesday: Lunch club, noon. Thursday: Coffee morning and fresh fruit and vegetables, SureStart Centre in Edge Lane, 10am-11.30am.

SiDZ CAFE - June 5: Tea, coffee, biscuits, sandwiches and cakes, Thornhill Parish Church, 11.15am–1pm.

Social CLUB - Tomorrow and Tuesday: Modern sequence dancing, 7.30pm-10pm. Monday: Yoga, 7pm, contact Dawn on 01924 848008. Wednesday: Art class, 7.30pm.

SPORTS AND COMMUNITY CENTRE - Monday-Thursday: Cafe open, 10.30am-3pm. Monday: Yoga, 1.30pm-3pm; senior youth club, 6.30pm-8.30pm; under-12s training, 6pm-7.30pm. Tuesday: Under-eights training, 6.15pm-7.30pm; under-15s training, 6pm-7pm; under-16s, 6.30pm-7.30pm; under-17s rugby training, 6.30pm; open age training, 7pm-8pm; Zumba, 8.30pm-9.30pm. Wednesday: Under-10s training, 6.15pm-7.30pm; under-12s, 6pm-7.30pm; slimming club, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Thursday: Junior youth club, 4.30pm-6pm; under-8s, 9s and 10s training, 6.15pm-7.30pm; under-15s training, 6pm-7pm; under-16s training, 6.30pm-7.30pm; under-17s rugby training, 6.30pm; open age training, 7pm-8pm; slimming club, 6.30pm-8pm. Contact: 01924 468147.

TENNIS CLUB - Social tennis: Tomorrow afternoon, Sunday morning and Tuesday afternoon. Junior coaching: Tomorrow morning, The Combs, Thornhill. Contact: Chairman Wade Hyde, 01924 462888.

THORNHILL FLOWER CLUB - Thursday: ‘Ready, steady, arrange’ class at the social club, Overthorpe, £4.50 for visitors, 7.30pm.

WOMEN’S TWINNING PROJECT - Tuesday: Exercise, sport and fitness activities, Thornhill Community Science College, Valley Drive, 1.30pm.

METHODIST CHURCH - Sunday: The service will be led by Mrs Margaret Newton from Drighlington, 10.45am.

PARISH CHURCH - Tomorrow: Churchyard maintenance with volunteers, 9.30am-noon; Wedding of Beverley Harrison and Peter Dyson. Sunday: Holy Communion, 8am; Parish Communion, 9.30am. Tuesday: Funeral of Marjorie Parker, 2pm. Wednesday: Holy Communion, 10am; Church open, 10.30am-2pm; Cafe open, 11.15am-1.15pm; Bell ringing, 7.30pm.


COMMUNITY CENTRE - Monday: Numeracy course, 9am-11.45am; English, 1pm-3pm. Tuesday: Art class, 1pm-3pm; slimming club, 7pm-9pm; senior youth club, 13-19 years, 6pm-8pm. Wednesday: Baby Bistro, 10.30am-noon; English, 12.30pm-3pm; baby weigh clinic with health visitor, 1pm-3pm; karate, 6pm-8pm; junior youth club, eight-12 years, 6pm-8pm. Thursday: Kiddies’ Korner, 1pm-3pm; ESOL, 1pm-3.30pm.

OVER 50S - Monday and Wednesday: Bingo, Village Hall and Social Centre, Lees Hall Road, 1.30pm-3.45pm. Trips: Keswick and Windermere, June 11; Morecambe, July 9; Chester, August 13. Members £11, non-members £14. To book, ring Jim on 01924 444231 after 6pm.

VILLAGE HALL AND SOCIAL CENTRE - Tuesday; Scouts and Cubs, 6.30pm. Wednesday: Fifth Dewsbury Brownies, 6.30pm. Thursday: Sing along with hoot harmony singing, no experience needed, 10.30am-12.30pm; bingo, 2.30pm. Day trips to the coast during the year, contact centre for details on 01924 439525 or 01924 430809. Pick up points at Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury and Batley.


COMMUNITY CENTRE - June 1: Whitley Bazaar, 9.30am-12.30pm. Ring 01924 728057 for more information or to book a table.

PARISH CHURCH - Tomorrow: Church open, 10am-4pm. Sunday: Parish Communion, 11.15am. Thursday: Pebble prayers, 10am; Church open, 10am-4pm.


HISTORY GROUP - The group is appealing for old photos, documents and stories about the village. Contact John Lyte on 01924 848893.


COMMUNITY CENTRE - Monday and Thursday: Youth group, eight-12 years, arts, crafts, drama and games, 6pm-7.15pm, 20p. Tuesday: The Dewsburyites youth theatre group for all ages, putting on plays and musical shows, 7pm-8.45pm, £2.

FRIENDLY CLUB - Tuesday: Ravensthorpe Community Centre, Garden Street, 10am-noon.

WOMEN FIRST - Monday: Yoga, 1.15pm-2.30pm. Thursday: Exercise and toning session, 10am-11am. Sessions £1.50. Contact Sughara, 0794 339 9488, or call in to the Addas Centre, 652 Huddersfield Road.

ST SAVIOUR’S CHURCH - Every other Sunday starting January 20: Parish service, 10am.

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH - Last Sunday the Rev Mark Robinson conducted the service. The organist was Rodney Green. Sunday: Service will be lead by Doreen Storey, 10am. Monday: Music group, 7pm. Thursday: Muffins with the minister, 10am.


OVER 50S CLUB - The group meets on Tuesdays for light exercise, line dancing, bingo and trips, membership 50p per week, Dewsbury Moor RLFC Heckmondwike Road, 2pm-4pm. Contact: Florence Smith, 01924 501457.

SCHOOLCROFT TRA - Tuesday: Drop in to report repairs, order new bins or have a chat, 1pm-4pm; meet the estate manager, 2pm-3pm. Contact: Kath, 07768 896870.

ST JOHN’S PRE-SCHOOL - Meets at the old library, 125 Heckmondwike Road. Monday-Friday: 9am-noon, 12.30pm-3.30pm, all day places available, children aged two+.

ST JOHN’S CHURCH - Sunday: Holy Communion, 10.30am; Churches Together at Elim Church, 6.30pm. Tuesday: Butterflies closed for half term. Wednesday: Holy Communion, Dewsbury Minster, noon. Thursday, Bible Study at Trinity Church Batley Carr.


16TH DEWSBURY SCOUT GROUP - All Scout sections meet in the schoolroom in Westborough Methodist Church, Green Lane. Tuesday: Beavers, 6.30pm-7.30pm. Wednesday: Cubs, 6.30pm-8pm; Scouts, 7.30pm-9pm.

METHODIST CHURCH - Today: Brownies and Rainbows, 6pm; Guides, 7.15pm. Sunday: Service, 10.30am. Monday: Kids club, 6.30pm. Tuesday: Fellowship, 2pm; Beavers, 6.15pm; hobbies and crafts, 7.30pm. Wednesday: Cubs, 6.30pm; Scouts, 7.30pm. Thursday: Purls of Wisdom, craft, coffee and chat, 1.30pm-3.30pm.


COMMUNITY CENTRE -Today: ALIENS youth club (11-18 years), 7pm-9pm. Monday: Step by Step Work Club, CV writing, covering letters and job applications, 10am-noon; Kirklees College, English, Maths and IT courses, 11.30am-2pm; after school cricket club, 3.30pm-5pm; senior youth club (13-18 years), 6.30pm-8.30pm. Tuesday: Young People’s Services junior youth club (8-13), 3.45pm-5.45pm; majorettes (five-open age), 5.30pm-9pm. Wednesday: Gardening club, 11am-3pm; after school gardening club (3.45pm-5.45pm); Majorettes (five-open age), 5.30pm-7.30pm. Thursday: Over 50s luncheon club, 11.45am-1pm; bingo club, 1pm-4pm; senior youth club (13-18 years), 6.30pm-8.30pm; fishing club, 6.30pm-8pm. Monday-Thursday: cafe open, 9.30am-1pm.


AGE CONCERN 50 PLUS - The group met last Thursday for games, a raffle and refreshments. Next meeting: Thursday, sea cadets hall, New Street, 2pm-4pm.

BOWLING CLUB - The Walter West Singles tournament planned for today has been cancelled. Sunday June 9: Charity fun day in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 1pm.

MONDAY CLUB - Next meeting: Monday, Earlsheaton CWMC, Commercial Street, 1.30pm.

OVER 60s - Next meeting: Tuesday, refreshments, bingo and raffle prizes, sea cadets hall, New Street, 2pm-4pm.

SEA CADETS - Meets at cadets building, New Street. Tonight: Senior cadets, 12-18 years, 6.45pm-9.10pm. Tuesday: Junior cadets, 10-12 years, 6.45pm-9.10pm; senior cadets, 12-18 years, 6.45pm-9.10pm. More adult volunteers are needed. Contact: Commanding officer Chris Linley, 01924 469586, or Christine Kane, 01924 462796.

ST PETER’S - On Sunday, Holy Communion was celebrated by the Rev Tom Hiney, prayers D Johnson, readings J Braime and J Dibley. Bible study was on Thursday, 1pm. Today: Coffee morning, 10am-11.30am. Sunday: Holy Communion, 11am.


ST PAUL’S - Sunday: Holy Communion, 10am. Monday: Monday club, 1.30pm. Thursday: Said Communion, 9.30am.

EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH - Sunday: Services will be led by the Rev Judith Satchell, 9.30am and 10.30am.


MOUNT TABOR - Sunday: Preparation and prayer, 10am; family service, 11am. Tuesday: Going Bananas, three to 10 years, 6.30pm. Thursday: The Cave, 11-16 years, 6.45pm.