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Welcome to the fourth issue of the Hemsworth Review across the Hemsworth & surrounding areas, the Hemsworth Review will keep you up to date with what’s happening locally and with news about local businesses and groups. The community and diary pages are free to community groups, so please send in details of your groups or event - it’s a great way to get free publicity.

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food&drink AUTUMN FOODS The abundance of fruits from the autumn harvest gives plenty of scope for delicious recipes from vibrant squashes to sweet figs but the classic fruit crumble really takes some beating! In season during September and October: artichoke, aubergines, beetroot, blueberries, broad beans, broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, celery, chestnuts, clementines, courgettes, cranberries, cucumber, duck, elderberries, elderflowers, fennel, figs, French beans, garlic, grapes, kale, leeks, mackerel, mangetout, marrrow, melons, nectarines, onions, parsnips, peaches, pears, peas, peppers, potatoes (main crop), radishes, rabbit, raspberries,r ocket, runner beans, salmon, sardines, scallops, squid, tomatoes, walnuts, watercress, wild mushrooms

Pumpkin Pie Use a ready made sweet crust pastry case. For the filling: 450 g/1lb prepared weight pumpkin flesh, cut into 1in/2.5 cm chunks 2 large eggs plus 1 yolk 3 oz/75g soft dark brown sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ level teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg ½ tsp ground allspice ½ tsp ground cloves ½ tsp ground ginger 10 fl oz/275 ml double cream

FIGS The fig is considered to be one of the most sensual of fruits with its tempting, luscious flesh that is at its best when it has been left to ripen in the sunshine. The ancient Greeks recognised the health benefits of figs and included them in the diet of the athletes for the first Olympic Games. Some prefer to peel the fig before eating, but in fact the whole fruit is edible. Figs should be eaten at room temperature, as chilling suppresses the flavour. If you get a glut, fig jam is delicious or they can be poached in syrup and served with a little crème fraîche or mascarpone. Try fresh figs quartered, served with thick Greek yoghurt and drizzled with honey - delicious!

Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

BLACKBERRIES

Place the sugar, spices and the cream in a pan, bring to simmering point, whisking. Pour over the eggs and whisk again briefly.

Blackberries can be gathered as soon as they ripen from red berries into dark, plump ones. They can be eaten fresh (they only keep for a short time) or preserved into excellent jelly or jam - although the latter can be a bit 'pippy'. They are also delicious in pies, crumbles, ice cream, fools and summer puddings and are a natural partner to the first cooking apples. Blackberry and apple jam or crumble are popular recipes. Blackberries also make an excellent match for rich or gamey meat such as venison, lamb or pheasant.

Use a shop bought sweet crust pastry case, about 9 inch/23 cm diameter and 1½ inches/4 cm deep. To make the filling, steam the pumpkin then place in a coarse sieve and press lightly to extract any excess water. Lightly whisk the eggs and extra yolk together in a large bowl.

Add the pumpkin pureé, still whisking to combine thoroughly. Pour the filling intothe pastry case and bake for 35-40 minutes, by which time it will puff up round the edges but still feel slightly wobbly in the centre.

APPLES

Remove from oven and place the tin on a wire cooling rack.

Worcester Pearmains, Bramleys, Discoveries, Early Windsors and Cox’s Orange Pippins should all be making an appearance this month. Some of these are available in supermarkets, but searching out local growers and visiting orchards will give you an even wider choice. It will also mean that the apples you buy will be as fresh as they can be. Use Bramleys in pies and crumbles, or bake them whole with some brown sugar, butter and spices. Slices of caramelised apple also work wonders with meat, especially pork.

Serve chilled (stored loosely covered in foil in the fridge) with some equally chilled créme fraïche, cream or ice cream

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Heritage Open Days is a national scheme that celebrates England's architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Every year, over four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors. It is a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture. Free of charge and literally on people's doorstep, Heritage Open Days is an event for everyone, whatever their background, age and ability. Co-ordinated nationally by English Heritage and local groups, councils and property owners, the event thrives on the enthusiasm and expertise of local people. Thousands of volunteers from all walks of life share their knowledge and memories with some 850,000 visitors every year, making Heritage Open Days England's largest voluntary cultural event. 10


A Selection of Heritage Open Day Events Across the Wakefield District Visit www.heritageopendays.org for full details or further events PONTEFRACT The Medieval Hermitage Southgate entrance of Pontefract Royal Infirmary Wf8 1LN Sat 12 Sept 2pm - 4pm Organised by Pontefract & District Archaeological Society

Rogerthorpe Manor Thorpe Lane, Badsworth WF9 1AB Fri 11 Sept 9am - 5pm

All Saints’ Church South Bailey Gate, WF8 2JL Thurs 10, Fri 11 & Sat 12 Sept 10am - 2pm Organised by Pontefract Civic Society

Pontefract Town Hall & Heritage Walks Bridge Street WF8 1PG Sat 12 Sept - Town Hall open 9am 12noon, Heritage Walks start 10.30am and 12noon from Museum. Tel: 01977 722740

Organised by Pontefract Civic Society

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St Giles Church Market Place WF8 1AT Thurs 10 & Fri 11 Sept 10am - 3pm Sat 12 Sept 9am - 3pm Sun 13 Sept 11.30am - 3pm

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St Michaels Church Carleton Road, Carleton WF8 3RW Sat 11 Sept 10am - 4pm Sun 13 Sept 12noon - 4pm Organised by Pontefract Civic Society

National Coal Mining Museum New Rd, Overton, WF4 4RH Fri 11 - Sun 13 Sept - 11am - 3.30pm Screen & surface tours Booking Essential. Tel01924 848806 for tour times and book on arrival Organised by NCM

Carleton Grange Carleton Road, Carleton WF8 3RJ Sat 11 & Sun 12 Sept 11am - 4pm Organised by Pontefract Civic Society Pontefract Castle Castle Chain, WF8 1QH Sun 13 Sept 12noon - 4pm Organised by Pontefract Heritage Gp The Castle Magazine Castle Chain, WF8 1QH Sat 12 & Sun 13 Sept - Tours at 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm Organised by Wakefield Council Pontefract Racecourse Pontefract Park WF8 4RA Thurs 10 Sept - Talk & Tours starting at 10am & 2pm Organised by Pontefract Civic Society Pontefract Barracks Minden Hs, Wakefield Rd WF8 4ES Thurs 10 Sept - Talk & Tour starts 12 noon, refreshments available Organised by Pontefract Civic Society

Nostell Priory and Park Lane Doncaster Road, Nostell WF4 1QE Free entry Sat 12 Sept only - House 1pm - 5pm. Also craft & second hand book fair from 11am - 4.30pm Organised by National Trust The Gissing Centre 2 Thompson’s Yard, Westgate WF1 1XF Sat 12 & Sun 13 Sept 2pm - 4pm Organised by Wakefield Civic Society The Orangery Back Lane WF1 2TG Thurs 10 & Fri 11 Sept 9.30 - 4.30pm Sun 13 Sept 12pm - 4pm Organised by Beam St Peter the Apostle Church Warmfield-cum-Heath, Kirkthorpe WF1 5SZ Sat 12 & Sun 13 Sept 12 noon - 4pm Organised by St Peter’s Church

Chantry Chapel of St Mary The Virgin Wakefield Bridge, Doncaster Rd

Sun 13 Sept 11am - 3pm Organised by Wakefield Civic Society

Clarke Hall Aberford Road WF1 4AL Sat 12 Sept 10am - 4pm Tel: 01924 302700 for more info Organised by WMDC & Friends of Clarke Hall

Register Office Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BS Sun 13 Sept 2pm - 4pm Organised by Wakefield Civic Society

Wakefield Cathedral Northgate WF1 1HG Sat 12 Sept 10am - 4pm - Guided tower/cathedral tours, crafts & activites Organised by Wakefield Civic Society

Wakefield Museum Wood St, WF1 2EW Sat 12 Sept - tour at 2pm Organised by WMDC & Wakefield Civic Society

Wakefield Theatre Royal & Opera House Drury Lane WF1 2EW Sat 12 Sept - tours at 10am & 11.30am Org by Theatre Royal & Wkfd Civic Society

Yorkshire Sculpture Park West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG Free tours on Sat 12 Sept - 1pm & 3pm Organised by Yorkshire Sculpture Park

OSSETT & HORBURY Ossett Town Hall Market Place Ossett WF5 8BE Sat 12 Sept 10am - 12noon Main hall & Council Room opento view Organised by Ossett Civic Trust

Trinity Church Church St, Ossett WF5 9DW Sun 13 Sept 12noon - 4pm Tower open, refreshments, exhibits Organised by Trinity Church Church of St Peter & St Leonard Church St, Horbury WF4 6LT Sat 12 Sept 10am - 4pm Exhibition on John Carr, refreshments Organised by Horbury Civic Society

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health & wellbeing Old-fashioned Cold Remedies After years of fobbing them off as old wives' tales, scientists have discovered that some of the traditional old fashioned cold remedies actually do work. Hot fruit drinks and chicken soup are just two of Granny's oldfashioned remedies that have been proven effective in the fight against colds and flu.

Hot Fruit Drinks Experts at Cardiff University's Common Cold Centre have proved that a steaming mug of hot fruit cordial helps to reduce symptoms of a cold. Sipping the hot fruity drink increases air flow through the nose, making it easier to breathe, and raises body temperature, making you feel immediately better. Lemon or citrus flavours are best and the drink should be drunk piping hot or at room temperature.

Chicken Soup Chicken soup contains a number of ingredients that help to ease infections of the upper respiratory tract; in other words a blocked up nose and a sore throat. A good hot chicken soup made with chicken, 12

onions, sweet potato, parsnips, turnips and salt and pepper, calms inflamed throats, breaks up mucus and creates airway secretions, making it easier to breathe.

Garlic Although her advice to crush it in a glass of milk may have been a little extreme, Grandma was right again with her tip that garlic was good for fighting colds. Research has shown that garlic is an antioxidant and can shorten the life of a cold. Also, Allicin, an ingredient found in garlic, is a decongestant that will help clear your blocked nose and sinuses.

A Hot Toddy This one might have come from Grandpa rather than Grandma, but whoever advised you to slip a couple of drops of whiskey into your hot honey and lemon drink was talking sense. Small amounts of alcohol (we're talking whiskey or brandy here not Smirnoff Ice or cider) can have an antiinflammatory effect on mucous membranes and can help reduce a fever. A dash of alcohol in a hot drink before bed can also aid restful sleep.


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As the cost of weddings rocket, many couples are exploring the option of getting married abroad and combining the wedding and honeymoon into one package. Even with a long haul exotic destination such as the Seychelles, the wedding and honeymoon together can often work out less expensive than a traditional wedding at home. And you’re guaranteed good weather and good wedding photographs! Specialist companies are available to help you make your dream wedding a reality regardless of how ‘wacky’ or unusual the theme. The USA is perfect for unusual weddings - it seems to be that anything goes in some parts of the US. Everyone is familiar with the Las Vegas wedding chapels with the minister dressed as Elvis, but did you also know that you can get married in a hot air balloon, at Niagara Falls, on horses with a cowboy theme, in fact if you can imagine it, it can probably be made to happen. Skienthusiasts - how about ski-ing to your reception, in full wedding regalia! Made about animals? How about getting hitched on Safari, surrounded by giraffes and hippos! But the destination weddings aren’t just about the weird and wonderful. Destination weddings offer a great solution to couples who don’t want a religious ceremony, don’t want a large reception and would rather just go away and do it. Or for the impossible romantics, what could be more romantic that being pronounced man and wife on the beach, with the sound of the sea lapping onto the shore and a glorious sunset? But are destination weddings the easy option? They can be, but you have to bear in mind that you may be getting married in a place you have never seen until the day before you wedding - you really do need to go into a destination wedding with your eyes wide open! Many tour operators offer wedding packages that takes most of the planning and stress away from you. You’ll have different options to choose from, but other than getting official documents officially translated to comply with legalities, there may not be that much else to do.

What you do need to consider is is that setting beach, chapel/church/hotel room or somewhere overlooking the beach or a fabulous view. If you are opting for a beach wedding, please be aware of the time of day you will be getting married - you may not want to stand for very long in your finery if the heat is blistering and there is not shade nearby, and your guests may suffer, if you have family and friends with you. Also the sand can get very hot and won’t be suitable for many types of footwear, so warn your guests and think carefully about footwear. Barefoot on the beach sounds idyllic, but if the sand is unbearably hot, you may not be able to stand still! Most venues and wedding planners will have taken this into consideration and scheduled weddings for late afternoon or mid morning but ask. It is also worth asking before you confirm you booking, how private the ceremony is and how many wedding will take place each day this will give some idea of what to expect when you get there. Even with destination weddings, most families and friends expect a celebration of sorts on your return, which can be anything from an informal party at home if you have the space, to a formal reception. As someone who took the plunge and got married abroad in Greece, all I can say about our experience is that it was the perfect wedding for us. Low key, easy to plan, a great setting and a lovely holiday to boot. We opted for Greece so that both sets of parents could be there and we had a lovely party at my parents on our return. For us it was perfect, but I must warn you that our marriage certificate looks like a scrap of A4 paper and totally unrecognisable as a marriage certificate - it’s in Greek. That alone has caused a few raised eyebrows and hiccups when I’ve been asked to confirm my marital status. Hubby is convinced we’re not actually married! And as idyllic a sunshine wedding is, if you’re not used to the sun, do prepare beforehand and be prepared to stay out of the sun before the wedding. The last thing you want on your wedding day is to be lobster red with a nice cold sore brewing - heed my words!

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Something Old Something New... There are many customs and superstitions associated with weddings. Many originated or are modifications of customs which began many centuries ago and are known throughout the country and many parts of the world. They are maintained in the belief that they will bring good luck and happiness to the couple at a time when their lives are changing, hopefully for the better. SURNAMES It was thought unlucky for a woman to marry a man whose surname began with the same letter as hers. The sentiment was summarised in the following rhyme: To change the name and not the letter Is to change for the worst and not the better The bride should not practice writing her new name before the wedding. This is thought to bring bad luck by tempting fate. GETTING THE TIMING RIGHT Although most weddings now take place on a Saturday it was considered unlucky in the past. Fridays were also considered unlucky particularly Friday the 13th. The famous old rhyme advises a wedding in the first half of the week: Monday for wealth Tuesday for health Wednesday the best day of all Thursday for losses Friday for crosses Saturday for no luck at all SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW ... Something old, something new Something borrowed, something blue And a silver sixpence in your shoe The rhyme originated in Victorian times although some of customs referred in it are much older. The "something old" represents the couples friends who will hopefully remain close during the marriage. Traditionally this was old garter which given to the bride by a happily married woman in the hope

that her happiness in marriage would be passed on to the new bride. "Something new" symbolises the newlyweds' happy and prosperous future. The "something borrowed" is often lent by the bride's family and is an item much valued by the family. The bride must return the item to ensure good luck. The custom of the bride wearing "something blue" originated in ancient Israel where the bride wore a blue ribbon in her hair to represent fidelity. The placing of a silver sixpence in the bride's shoe was to ensure wealth in the couples married life. Today some brides substitute a penny in their shoe during the ceremony as silver sixpences are less common. THE WEDDING DRESS It is thought unlucky for the bride to make her own wedding dress and it is also unlucky for the groom to see the bride in her wedding dress until she arrives at the ceremony. It is also considered unlucky for the bride to wear her entire outfit before the wedding day. Some brides leave a final stich on the dress undone until it is time to leave for the ceremony when the outfit is completed. WEDDING DRESS COLOUR Most brides today marry in white which symbolises maidenhood. This tradition started by the rich in sixteenth century. The tradition was given a boost by Queen Victoria who chose to marry in white instead of silver which was the traditional colour of Royal brides. Before the white dress brides wore their best dress. The colour was a matter of preference. The following is a traditional rhyme offering advice on dress colour: Married in White, you have chosen right, Married in Blue, your love will always be true, Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl, Married in Brown, you will live in town, Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead, Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow, Married in Green, ashamed to be seen, Married in Pink, your spirit will sink, Married in Grey, you will go far away, Married in Black, you will wish yourself back. THE VEIL Traditionally, brides have been thought to be particularly vulnerable to evil spirits and many of the customs and traditions associated with weddings are to provide protection. The veil was originally worn by Roman brides. It was thought that it would disguise the bride and therefore outwit malevolent spirits. Bridesmaids were dressed in a similar way to the bride for the same reason. The bridesmaids were thought to act as decoys to confuse evil spirits and thus ;protect the bride. THE COUPLE'S FIRST PURCHASE It is said that the first partner who buys a new item after the wedding will be the dominant one in the relationship. Many brides ensure that they make the first purchase by arranging to buy a small item such as a pin from the chief bridesmaid immediately after the ceremony. 19


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Making a Hedgehog Hibernation Box Although hedgehogs are often happy to hibernate in a pile of old leaves and twigs, some wildlife enthusiasts have reported success with a constructed wooden box plus an entrance tunnel, buried under old leaves. A wooden box with a small entrance hole (10-12sq cm or 4-5sq in) makes the nest, and a covered tunnel leading

to the entrance helps to prevent foxes and other predators from raiding it. A tunnel can easily be made from old bricks with a wooden plank laid over them. You can then watch hedgehogs come and go from the box in a known location.

In the Garden - Jobs for the Autumn September

October

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1. Clear up fallen autumn leaves regularly 2. Cut back perennials that have died down 3. Divide herbaceous perennials and rhubarb crowns 4. Move tender plants, including aquatic ones, into the greenhouse 5. Plant out spring cabbages 6. Harvest apples, pears, grapes and nuts 7. Prune climbing roses 8. Order seeds for next year 9. Last chance to mow lawns and trim hedges in mild areas 10. Renovate old lawns or create new grass areas by laying turf


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parenting... Is Your Child Starting A New School? There are many things you can do to help your child settle in and feel more confident. Starting a new school can be both exciting and very daunting for children of all ages but, as a parent, there are many things you can do to make the transition a little easer. • Talking to your child about the changes they are facing, will help them share any concerns or worries they may have. • Ask if there is anything they are unsure or worried about • Do a trial run of the journey to school if it is different or further than before • Help your child prepare by getting everything (uniform, stationery, money, etc) ready the night before; encourage them to take responsibility and organise themselves • Keep a copy of the timetable where it can be easily seen; this serves as a reminder about days where certain books, or PE kit, are needed • Take an interest in what they are learning and help them (see Help with homework). If the school uses a home-school diary or homework diary make a point of looking at it to see what they are – or should be – doing • Take an interest in new friends they are making • Encourage them to take part in after-school clubs and activities – they can help your child learn new things in a fun way and increase the overall motivation to learn. They will also meeting lots of new friends through their new activities, which will help them settle in easier. • Make a note of key school events on a wall planner or calendar, for example school productions, parents' evenings, sport days.

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designed to let you meet teachers and see the environment your child will be learning in. If you cannot attend these sessions or your child is starting a new school mid term, contact the school and ask if you can go along at another time. Always be prepared at school meetings with a set of questions covering all the things you and your child want to know about Keep in touch with the school and let them know any important information about your child Read information provided by the school, which may include: • information leaflets and newsletters • handbooks or prospectuses • information on the school website • information afternoons and evenings • induction events • parents' evenings, to provide feedback and opportunity for discussion. If you do not receive documents or information about these kinds of events, contact the school office and ask.

To help the school you can: • Let the school know how they should contact you, especially in an emergency • Inform them of any details about your child, such as medical conditions and hobbies/interests that you believe are important.

To become involved in a new school and support it, you can find out… • What opportunities there are to assist in the school. Schools are always looking for parent volunteers to help with events, trips etc • If there is a group of parents already supporting the school, which you can become involved with • If there are any practical skills you can offer.


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Dates for your diary SEPTEMBER 2009

Saturday 17th October

Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th September

Pinderfields Coronary Support Group Coffee Morning at St Johns Community Centre from 10am. All welcome to enjoy a drink and achat in congenial company.

Heritage Open Days across the district Five Civic Societies across the Wakefield District are organising events and tours in conjunction with WMDC and property owners under the banner of Heritage Open Days. Where there is normally an admission charge, the charge will be waived for at least one day. There are also special events, tours, exhibitions and talks. Contact individual properties or Wakefield Tourist Information Centre for details

Thursday 17th September A film show on St Petersburg and Moscow Nostell WI, 7.15pm at the Church of the Resurrection, Kinsley. New members welcome from all areas. Contact Pauline Firth on 01226 727313.

Sunday 20th September Local Band Showcase Clarence Park Bandstand, Wakefield 3pm - 7pm Contact: info@themusiccollective.co.uk

Saturday 26th September Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir Armed Man, Jenkins African Sanctus, Fanshawe conductor ANDREW PADMORE Leeds Town Hall - 7.30pm For further information and tickets please contact the Concert Treasurer (01924 364862)

Saturday 17th October Wakefield Concert Society Featured String Quartet QUATUOR ARDEO from France playing music by Mozart, Schubert and Medelssohn. Jubilee Hall, Margaret St, Wakefield Admission £11 with concessions. Tickets at the door. Under 16s free with a paying adult. More information from Chris on 01924 371546

Sunday 18th October Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - 10th Anniversary Concert 2.00pm Blackburn Hall, Rothwell Featuring guest soloist Mark Wilkinson, Principal Cornet Fodens Richardson Band Tickets £5.00 Adults, £3.00 Concessions Available from The Secretary on 01977 607352 www.lofthousebrassband.org.uk

Thurs 29th Oct – Sunday 1st Nov KTs 3rd Blues Festival, Wakefield Taking place in participating pubs - DNE, ODs, Talbot and Falcon, Jockey – including Dr.Feelgood - other bands and times TBC

NOVEMBER 2009 Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November

OCTOBER 2009 Wednesday 7th - Saturday 10th October The Pirates of Penzance Presented by The Castleford Gilbert & Sullivan Society at Pontefract Town Hall Includes a Saturday Matinee Box Office: 0113 287 3461 www.gilbertandsullivancastleford.org.uk

Thursday 15th October Nostell WI Open Evening Dance the night away with the Caledonian Society. Details on time, admission etc. not yet finalised. Nostell WI, 7.15pm at the Church of the Resurrection, Kinsley. New members welcome from all areas. Contact Pauline Firth on 01226 727313. Details to: reviewmagazines@hotmail.co.uk The Review Magazines, 4 Dickinson House, Bank Street, Ossett WF5 8NW

Rosebasket Autumn Craft & Gift Fair at the NCM Indoor craft and gift fair at the National Coal Mining Museum, New Rd, Overton. Open 10am 4pm each day. Free Entry. Free Parking. 40 stalls, all quality products - no bric-a-brac or second hand goods. Contact: Paul Gunson on 01924 377694 www.rosebaskets.co.uk

Saturday 14th November Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir Magnificat, Rutter Music Makers, Elgar conductor ANDREW PADMORE Dewsbury Town Hall - 7.30pm For further information and tickets please contact the Concert Treasurer (01924 364862) Please confirm details with the individual groups before travelling as The Review Magazines can accept no responsibility for errors or omission

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Communitypages Your MP

Your Local Councillors

Hemsworth Constituency

Ward 1: Ackworth, North Elmsall & Upton

Jon Trickett MP

Councillor Sarah Balfour Tel: (01977) 610699 Email: sbalfour@wakefield.gov.uk

Tel No 01977 722290/1 - Fax No 01977 722290 Email: jtrickett@jontrickett.org.uk Constituency Office: 1 Highfield Road Hemsworth Pontefract WF9 5DP Surgeries Opening hours 5 days a week to the public: Telephone for a specific appointment

Councillor Jean Martin Tel: (01977) 610844 Email: jeanmartin@wakefield.gov.uk Councillor Richard Molloy Tel: (01977) 612338 Email: rmolloy@wakefield.gov.uk

Ward 7: Hemsworth Councillor Tracey Hardwick Tel: (07887) 594707 Email: thardwick@wakefield.gov.uk

Town & Parish Councils South Elmsall Town Council 01302 856229 South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Town Council 01977 642159 Brierley Parish Council 01226 714681 Havercroft Council 01977 863573 Ryhill Council 01977 643867 Hemsworth Town Council 01977 617617 Badsworth Parish Council 01977 644853

Councillor Glyn Lloyd Tel: (01977) 618193 Email: glynlloyd@wakefield.gov.uk Councillor Ian Womersley Tel: (01977) 615163 Email: Iwomersley@wakefield.gov.uk

Ward 14: South Elmsall & South Kirkby Councillor Wilf Benson Tel: (01977) 658609 Email: wbenson@wakefield.gov.uk Councillor Laurie Harrison Tel: (01977) 642343 Email: lharrison@wakefield.gov.uk Councillor Harold Mills Tel: (01977) 644104 Email: hmills@wakefield.gov.uk

Neighbourhood Policing The direct contact telephone number is

01924 294518 Non-emergencies 0845-6060606 Crimestoppers: 0800-555111 In all Emergencies dial 999 www.westyorkshire.police.uk

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Badsworth WI The Women's Institute meets on the second Wednesday of every month at The Lawson Hut, Main Street, Badsworth

Nostell Womens Institute Nostell WI meet on the third Thursday of the month at 7.15pm, in the Church of the Resurrection in Kinsley, our 2009 programme is as follows:SEPTEMBER 17th A film show on St Petersburg and Moscow OCTOBER 15th Is another "open evening" where visitors are welcome, we will be dancing the night away as our guests will be the Caledonian Society. Details on time, admission etc. not yet finalised. NOVEMBER 19th A talk on the work of the Wakefield Registry Office. No meetings in December & January, but members enjoy a Christmas Party in the hall, and a New Year Lunch at a restaurant. New members are always welcome. Contact Pauline Firth on 01226 727313 for details

Upton Women's Institute Upton WI meet at the Upton Village Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm. New members and visitors are very welcome.We have a varied programme including speakers, social evenings and trips out. SEPTEMBER 8th Golden Memories of Variety - talk by Mr Alan Scott of BBC Radio OCTOBER 13th Annual General Meeting - please make every effort to attend NOVEMBER 19th A Beauty Demonstration by Clarins DECEMBER 8th Christmas Party - with personal appearance by Father Christmas.

Luncheon Club Badsworth CE J&I School invites any retired members of the community to join them for their new luncheon club. The club will run every Wednesday at 12.30pm. A two-course lunch with tea or coffee is offered at the cost of ÂŁ2. Anyone interested should contact 01977 723395 to book, Places limited.

Line Dancing Thursday night is line dancing night at Upton Village Hall from 7pm-9pm.

Havercroft & Ryhill Community Learning Ctr The centre is a community based not for profit organisation. It offers a range of activities including adult education courses, community activities and has a wide range of other functions and services. The Centre offers a variety of courses to meet the needs of individuals from craft/hobby type courses to courses designed to equip people with the skills to get work or change the type of work they are doing. Individuals enjoy taking part in leisure type courses and to meet socially in a friendly informal setting. The 30 courses on offer range from computers for beginners and other levels, Spanish, Italian conversation, painting for pleasure, health and social care to maths and English with new courses being added on a regular basis. For information regarding all courses contact the Centre on 01226 727824 or e-mail info@havercroftcentre.com.

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Artwork & Galleries Lucy Art 0845 6590660 See page 5

Auto and MOT Services JW Autos Kinsley MOT Centre 01977 610336 / 0800 0272132 See page 15

Bathrooms First Bathrooms 01977 642094 See page 5

Bridal & Wedding Services Cottage Bridals 01924 276791 See page 17 Hansons Menswear Hire 01924 454197 / 07725 5916341 See page 17

Childrens Activities & Tutoring Jo Jingles 01977 650455 See page 23 Kip MaGrath Tutoring 01977 600800 See page 23 Sing and Sing 07786 981484 See page 23

Cleaning Services Dusty Spring Clean 01977 651844 / 07904 576461 See back page

Curtains & Blinds Bali Blinds 0800 328 8227 See page 3

Double Glazing Repairs Demist 01924 276477 See page 3 UPVC Repair Services 01977 641516 / 07970 097610 See page 15

Education Havercroft & Ryhill Community Ctr 01226 727824 See page 25

Driveways Resin Drives 0800 007 5730 see page 21

Garage Doors Wakefield Garage Doors 01924 566102 / 07828 065632 See back page

Gardening Products & Services Barnsley Garden & Building Supplies 01226 733722 See back page Buzz Organics 08450 509409 See page 21 First Choice Landscapes ltd 01924 898877 / 07885 965610 07900 281661 See page 21 Greecroft Treework Ltd 01924 850918 / 07789933759 See page 21

Hynotherapy Les Denton 01924 250851 See page 13

Locksmith Byram Locksmith 01977 678566 / 07703 120706 See back page

Mobility Aids & Equipment Go Mobility 01977 652200 See page 13 MV Mobility 01937 558604 See page 3

JML Gas Services 01977 651944 / 07855 403427 See back page SC Gas Services 01977 645992 / 07919 977934 See back page SRI Gas Services 07807 215344 / 07976 091365 See back page

Property Development, Maintenance & Building Work Arena Property Maintenance 01977 645041 / 07852 427972 07733 467823 See page 3 Cresent Property 01924 261728 See page 2 H&S Buildign Services 07834 986242 / 07792 220563 See back page SM Home Improvements 01924 280795 / 07799 375286 See back page SMS Property Services 01977 670553 / 07786 776531 See back page Safecon Ltd 0845 631249 / 0845 631258 0845 631259 See page 29

Signs Douthwaite Signs 01977 603605 See page 9

Solicitors Milners Solicitors 0800 9800086 See page 31

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Windows, Doors & Conservatories Bennion & Sons 01977 642220 See page 7

Website Design & Services Horbury Design 01924 334187 See page 5


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TRANSPORT Traveline Rail Enquiries Metro Bus Doncaster Airport Leeds Bradford Airport Manchester Airport

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UTILITIES Electricity (Emergencies & Loss of supply) Gas (Emergencies) Water (Enquiries)

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LIBRBARIES Upton Library Kinsley Library Hemsworth

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SCHOOLS St Joseph's Catholic Primary 01977 723830 Brierley JI School 01226 711332 Hemsworth Arts and Community College 01977 624220 Fitzwilliam Primary 01977 722235 Grove Lea JI School 01977 722240 Havercroft JI School 01977 722484 Kinsley Primary 01977 722245 Ryhill JI School 01226 722530 South Hiendley JI School 01226 711485 St Helen's JI School 01977 723700 West End Primary 01977 723705 Hemsworth Sacred Heart Primary 01977 723140 St Wilfrids Catholic High School 01977 723565 Felkirk School 01226 718613

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