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Welcome to Issue 11 of the Wakefield North Review. This month we’ve taken a look at planning for your Big Day and how to avoid the stresses and strains involved in getting the day perfect. Local businesses offering wedding related services have supported the article, so please do mention the Wakefield North Review when responding to their advertisements. We’ve also taken time out with Colin Dack, a local drummer who has performed with the stars and is now retiring as resident drummer at Crigglestone Working Mens Club but has other projects up his sleeve. Read about how he got started and how he describes his 56 years of drumming. For our Food & Drink page, peaches are our choice of seasonal fruit this issue and we’ve included a couple of delicious poached peaches recipes for you to try. Drop us an email to let us know what you think to the recipes. With the summer months come the dreaded exam results and career decisions for our school and college leavers. RTC Training is a local training company offering a range of Apprenticeships for young people, so if you’re in the process of helping a school leaver or young person decide the next step, they’re a good place to start. They also provide funded training for people who have been made redundant - in the current climate most people know someone who has either been made redundant or is working under the redundancy cloud - take a look at their details on the centre pages of this issue. See you next issue






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Buying & Storing Peaches Best bought late July through to September A ripe peach will always have a fragrant aroma. It should feel firm with a slight ‘give’ when gently squeezed. Avoid buying peaches with blemishes or bruising as they can mould very quickly.

Preparing Cut around the peach with a sharp knife and twist the two halves apart, then slice or chop as required. The fuzzy down on the skin can be rubbed off under cold water if you have a particular dislike of it. Alternatively just bite into a succulent fruit and eat as you would an apple.

Cooking Peaches are delicous eaten raw, as they are, sliced into fruit salads or served with cream, ice-cream or coulis, but they can also be poached or roasted to make a really tastly dessert.


To Poach Poaching works really well with peaches that are under-ripe. Skin the peaches by covering whole fruits with boiling water, leave for 30 secs and then plunge them into cold water. The skins should peel away easily. Simmer skinned whole peaches in a mixture of about a pint of sweet white wine, 2 tbsp clear honey and a vanilla pod, split (or a teaspoon of vanilla extract). Simmer until peaches are tender but not too soft, usually about 15-20 mins. Turn the fruit a couple of times. Remove from syrup mixture and reduce the syrup down by boiling hard for about 10 mins. Spoon thickened syrup over peaches and cool. Stored covered in the fridge and serve either warm or cold with cream, ice-cream or yoghurt. Spicy Poached Pears Poach skinned and halved peaches in a mixture of red wine (add wine to pan until peaches float), a tablespoon of suger per peach, one or two cloves or a pinch of mixed spice. Simmer until soft (30 mins to 2 hours), remove peaches, reduce syrup down and pour over peaches to serve or store. Experiment with poaching liquid by adding citrus flavours and zests, different wines, liquids or water and different sugars and honey. Have fun!


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Redundant but not Retired! Local legend Colin Dack has backed acts like Craig Douglas, Marti Wilde, Emile Ford, Marti Caine, Kenny Lynch and Jane McDonald and has been resident percussionist at Crigglestone Working Mens Club in Wakefield since 1972. After starting drumming at age 13, Colin looks back on an incredible 56 years as a drummer. It all started when my mother and dad became the landlord and landlady at the Drum & Monkey in Outwood - now the Rescuers. I was all of 12 years old and the resident drummer at the pub took me under his wing, teaching me how to play drums and bringing me on stage at weekends to do my little bit. This sparked a love of playing drums that has stayed with me my whole life. My dad gave me an old radio mic and amplifier to exchange for a drum kit and the exchange was done with The London pub in the Springs, Wakefield. The drum kit consisted of bass drum, solid brass snare drum, tom tom, high hat foot pedal and 2 old bashed cymbals. I was invited to try out the drums on stage at The London and at the tender age of just 13 years old, I 12

enjoyed my first real public appearance on stage which seemed to go down well with the audience - in fact I was offered a job on the spot and told I was going to be a star! I played at The London, without my parents’ knowledge, for 5 nights and earned 12/6 shillings - I remember going on holiday and the landlord giving me an extra 1 shilling and sixpence, which at the time felt like a pools win! My time at The London didn’t last long as, at the time, I was going to Wakefield College of Art and soon formed my own band, getting all the experience and practice I could. On leaving college, I couldn’t wait to join my first ‘real’ band and in 1957 auditioned with a skiffle group called The Calder River Skiffle Group, which at the time was one of the best skiffle groups on the scene. We played mainly pubs and youth

The Dene Stanton Four clubs and appeared on many cinema stages - the Regal on Kirkgate, the Playhouse, City Varieties and Theatre Royal Castleford. Playing with the group gave me my first real taste of the business and when the skiffle era ended, I took a couple of resident jobs in Wakefield pubs (Crown & Anchor, Daulphin, British Oak) and one of my claims to fame is to have played to the first ever stripper to appear in Wakefield! That was at the Crown & Anchor on Kirkgate, which is now Wilkinsons store. My next group in the sixties was a five piece rock and roll group called Roy Hant & the Rhythm Makers. We worked local pubs, clubs and dance halls and finally signed a contract with Butlins through a London agent, George Ganjou, who at the time was agent to many stars such as Cliff Richard. He sent us to Butlins in North Wales, where we had our own ballroom and appeared every Sunday

With Jane McDonald in 1998 evening on the Gaiety Theatre. We spent sixteen weeks in the camp and worked with some great names - Clinton Ford was there and I actually met a young drummer called Ringo Starr! Butlins gave me some great experiences but we came home to Wakefield where the group disbanded after playing locally for a while and I returned to doing resident work in the pubs and clubs around the city. A young fella by the name of Prince Dav Khan advertised in a Leeds paper to form a backing group called The Babes and after auditioning, the final selection included four of us from the Rhythm Makers. The job was to play rock and roll for 2

weeks in a large tent at the fairground in Town Moor, Newcastle. The set up was a boxing booth in which we were paraded outside, shown to the crowd and then took up our places on a stage 10 feet high with crash barriers to stop the crowd pushing forward. My next move, which lasted five years, was to an excellent group called the Dene Stanton Four, a four piece playing anything from rock to ballads. We played all the local clubs and made a real name for ourselves in the Yorkshire area - we even made a record for the Pirate Ships at EMI Studios. Eventually, I was offered a job with The Hillbillies Showband, which went on to become The Sterling Showgroup. We did just about everything from social clubs to Batley Variety and Wakefield Theatre Club to television extra work and had some great times mixing with top names such as Jimmy Tarbuck, Kenny Lynch and Bruce Forsyth. I received offers to work on the QE2 and to go with American artiste Guy Mitchell to South America as his personal drummer, but due to commitments at home, it just wasn’t to be. I spent quite a few years playing jazz and worked with the Wakefield Arms Jazz Band which gave me even more experience in the music field. I had the honour whilst working with the jazz band to be selected, with other jazz musicians, to represent Yorkshire at the Wakefield Theatre Club, which was recorded and played on radio. In 1972 I was asked to work at the Crigglestone Working Mens Club and remained as resident percussionist. Thirty eight years after starting to work at Crigglestone, the club has decided to dispense with its resident backing, bringing my time with the club to an end. I’ve had an amazing career and been involved with hundreds of fantastic musicians, many were household names such as Jane McDonald and many were unknown to the public but nevertheless incredible. My last evening at Crigglestone Working Mens Club on 9th July will be a special and emotional evening and anyone who has come to know me over the years is very welcome to attend. But that isn’t quite the end of Colin Dack. Although I am intending to slow down a little bit, music is for life and one or two offers have already come my way, so look out for details. My main passion now though, is to pass on the benefit of my experience to local youngsters who would like to be introduced into the world of drums. If you are interested in learning more about playing drums or have a child who is interested, please give me call on 01924 825587. 13

Break the Cycle of Yo-Yo Dieting with LighterLife Most people know obesity is on the increase, and so are all the medical conditions associated with it. What you may not realise is that being just three stone overweight classifies you as being clinically obese and this can affect self confidence, fitness levels and more seriously, according to figures released by the NHS puts you at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cancer. Obesity is estimated to shorten life by an average of nine years. But you no longer have to be another statistic thanks to LighterLife. LighterLife is a unique weight-loss and weight-management programme that has been designed specifically for men and women who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or over, and the programme has successfully helped thousands of people to make lasting changes and enjoy happier, healthier lives. The medically monitored programme was developed over a decade ago by three professional women with personal experience of obesity who wanted to offer a lasting solution to the familiar phenomenon of yo-yo dieting. It is the only national weight-loss and weight-management plan that looks beyond food to examine lifestyle and emotions in order to help clients to break the weight loss / weight gain cycle. “There is more to weight loss than eating less and exercising more,” comments Peter Barrett, a LighterLife Counsellor for the Wakefield area.“If it was that easy everyone would be slim and healthier. That is why LighterLife


uses a powerful combination of very low calorie nutritionally complete soups, shakes and bars, which enable fast and effective weight loss, along with counselling techniques which include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and transactional analysis (TA) to examine the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that have led clients to become overweight.” Peter runs LighterLife meetings in small, single sex groups of 7-12 people and “by removing conventional food from the equation, his clients are able to focus on themselves and to question their eating habits, whilst at the same time having the motivation to keep on the programme because they see the weight coming off week after week, which is really important when you have a lot of weight to lose. The counselling, coupled with motivational tools, enables people to make lasting changes to their diet and ultimately their life,” says Peter The nature of the weekly groups is extremely supportive and clients can also make additional visits to Peter if they feel they need a little more support. And the support doesn’t stop there. Once the target weight has been achieved, the qualified LighterLife Counsellor re-introduces clients to conventional food slowly and educates you on healthy choices in order to help you maintain your weight loss and new figure for life. To find out more about LighterLife or to book a free appointment, please call Peter on 01924 211855 or visit



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Planning Your Big Day With a bit of organisation and attention to detail, planning your perfect wedding can be stress-free Planning a wedding involves skills that you may never had had reason to use before - you need to be a skilled manager, negotiator and mediator and be able to take on the worry and frustrations of arranging what is probably the most important day of your life. The first thing that needs to be considered when planning the ultimate wedding is how much time you will give yourself for the planning. This is determined by the date you set for your Wedding Day. Some weddings can take up to 3-4 months to prepare for and plan, but some can take much longer and some need to be planned and arranged in only a couple of months. The length of time you allow yourself to plan your wedding will to some extent determine the type of wedding you can have. One of the most important factors that go with planning a wedding is determining who you will be delegating specific duties to. Many brides have a close circle of friends and/or family members who are happy to help out with different duties. Don’t be afraid of accepting offers of help as it is easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of tasks that need

doing and the responsibilities involved. Here are some of the various duties that you can hand out: • Catering - all of the arrangements for the food and drink • Invitations and seating arrangements - addressing and mailing of invitations and the working out of seating arrangements • Decorations for the wedding and reception including flowers, centre pieces, balloons etc • Music, entertainment and/or DJ • Bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts and favours • Gowns and tuxedos • Bridal showers/bachelor parties - usually the responsibilities of the chief bridesmaid and bestman It is usual to have all these things to organise for a wedding and brides often start to plan their wedding feeling and organised and wanting to be in control of everything. The small details can however, quickly add up to a lot of work and stress. It is very possible to retain full control whilst delegating certain tasks. 19

The secret to retaining control is setting a specific time period to have all tasks completed after you have delegated the responsibilities. Creating a to-do list and time sheet is a great way to do this, checking off tasks as they are completed. Regular meetings to discuss the progress of tasks will help you feel in control and should identify any potential problems before they become real problems. Ideally, at least a year is needed to comfortably plan a wedding but this is not always possible or wanted. For the purposes of this guide, we are looking at a 12 month wedding timeline that will certainly make it a little bit easier to host the wedding of your dreams.

12 months before your wedding day: • Announce the engagement • Set your wedding date • Create a budget • Hire a Wedding Coordinator (optional) • Start brainstorming ideas and themes • Compile your wedding guest list, consulting both families. • Choose the best man, ushers, bridesmaids and page boys. • Book the church or register office. If the location is a newly licensed venue you will need to provisionally book the registrar, but you must confirm with them 3 months before the wedding date. • Make reservations for your Reception area • Book your wedding cars, photographer and video company • Book the reception venue and caterers. • Investigate and arrange the entertainment for the reception. • Start looking for your wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses. If you plan to have them made book a designer at least four months ahead of the wedding.

• Book the honeymoon especially if you plan to travel during peak season. • Apply for passports, if required • Consider taking out wedding insurance.

6 months before your wedding day: • Finalise your guest list • Arrange the hire of any formal wear for the groom, best man, ushers and the fathers. • Book your wedding night hotel

4 months before your wedding day: • Meet and confirm arrangements with the minister. Discuss the service, any readings and your choice of music • Book registrar office now if appropriate • Order or make your wedding stationery such as invitations (day and evening), orders of service, place cards, etc. • Organise and book your wedding flowers. It may be worth contacting other couples who are getting married the same day to see if you can share the cost of the flowers for the church. • Choose and order your wedding rings • Order your wedding cake. Check with the reception venue if you will need to supply a cake stand and knife.

3 months before your wedding day: • Confirm the wedding music with minister • Finalise your honeymoon plans and check for any visas or vaccinations that may be necessary. If the bride plans to change here name have the passport name changed now so they are the same as the travel documents, forms can be obtained from the Post Office • Shop for your honeymoon and going away clothes • Place your wedding list with stores of your choice

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2 months before your wedding Day: • Send out your wedding invitations at least six weeks before the wedding. Have your wedding present list ready for people who ask for it. • If presents are sent to you before the wedding send a thank you letter now. • Ensure guests have details of local accommodation • Choose your presents for the best man, ushers, bridesmaids and mothers. • Make final alterations and fittings for the bridal gown and groomswear

1 month before your wedding day: • Any late invitation replies should be chased up to enable you to finalise the guest list. Work out the seating plan and write out the place cards. • Check that the wedding clothes will be ready on time (they need to be ready at least one week before). • Bride to visit the hairdresser to discuss what style is required and to book final appointment. Don't forget to take the brides wedding head-dress if appropriate. • Check all transportation has been arranged and check the journey time to the church. • Order money for the honeymoon.

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2-4 weeks before your wedding day: • Schedule the rehearsal a day or two before your wedding day • Make an appointment with a beauty salon for the day of the wedding • Make necessary arrangements for name & address change, if any. • Discuss final details with the reception site and the caterer

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The day of your wedding day: You need to be able to relax and enjoy your big day , so ask your friends and family to see that any arrangements are made for you on the day. Things need to happen whilst you are on honeymoon so ensure responsibilities have been delegated and everyone is clear about the tasks given to them. • The case for your honeymoon needs to be sent to your overnight hotel • After you have changed into your going away clothes, your wedding outfits need to be packed and taken home. • Your wedding presents need to be carefully packed up and taken away from the reception. Think about keeping your presents at a friends or family members home until you return from your honeymoon • Any items that you have hired need to be arranged to be returned as soon as possible after the wedding • Wedding cake can be sent to people unable to attend the wedding

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A midsummer Wilde scene William Shakespeare famously claimed that “all the world’s a stage”, and Wakefield Council is taking heed of the playwright’s adage this summer with a series of outdoor theatre productions at Woolley Hall. As part of the Council’s Summer of Culture,Woolley Hall – in association with Heartbreak Productions – will be raising the curtain on the summer sun by hosting a trio of shows in its picturesque Italian Gardens. A bar and refreshments will be available for thirsty theatregoers – and if you fancy a side order of picnic food with your performance, you will be able to bring your own goodies into the beautiful gardens. Cllr David Dagger, cabinet member for culture, said:“The Summer of Culture promises to be a fantastic way of providing activities and events for people all across the district, and these outdoor performances will be particularly enjoyable in the upcoming warmer months.The shows will be a great day out for everyone from families to youth groups in the grounds one of Wakefield’s finest venues.” Tickets for the shows are priced at £14 for adults and £7 for children in advance. For more information or to book tickets, call Woolley Hall on 01226 392300 or email 26

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Ward 21: Wrenthorpe & Outwood West

Mary Creagh MP

Kirkhamgate • Gentian Court • Carr Gate • Outwood North Wrenthorpe • West Alverthorpe North • Newton Hill West Outwood (Ledger Lane) • Lingwell Gate • Silcoates Councillor Annemarie Glover Tel: 01924 217424 Email:

Tel: 01924 204319 Email: Constituency Office: 20-22 Cheapside, Wakefield, WF1 2TF Surgeries are held at Wakefield Town Hall twice a month on Fridays, 3pm - 5pm. Telephone the constituency office for dates Appointments can also be made by contacting the constituency office on 01924 204319

Normanton Constituency Ed Balls MP Tel: 01924 898158 Email: Consituency Office: 54 High Street, Normanton, WF6 2AQ Contact the constituency office with any concerns or to make an appointment

Partners & Communities Together Meetings (PACT) (Neighbourhood Policing Meetings) Outwood Meetings held at: Ledger Lane Junior & Infants School (7pm) Thurs 5th Aug

Thurs 9th Sept

Thurs 21st Oct

Stanley Meetings held at: Community Centre, Lake Lock Road, Stanley (6pm) Weds 25th August Weds 6th October

Weds 17th November Weds 29th December

Wrenthorpe Meetings held at: Valley Crescent Community Centre (7pm) Weds 20th October

Weds 1st December

Councillor Betty Liles Tel: (01924) 370740 Email: Councillor Richard Hunt Tel: (01924) 383297 Email: Surgeries for Cllrs Glover & Liles 1st Friday of the month • Parkside Methodist Church, Outwood, 10am-11am 1st Saturday of the month • Wrenthorpe Village Hall, 10.30am - 11.30am Surgeries for Cllr Hunt Call Cllr Hunt and he will arrange to come and see you

Ward 15: Stanley & Outwood East St John’s North • Bottomboat • Newton Hill East • Stanley Stanley Lee Moor • Lofthouse • Outwood West • Lake Lock Outwood (Leeds Road) • Newmarket Lane • Lofthouse Gate Councillor Clive Hudson Tel: (01924) 896864 Email: Councillor Jacqui Williams Mayor of the District Tel: (01924) 278007 Email: Councillor Simon Wilson Tel: 07527 814405 Email: Surgeries for Cllrs Hudson & Williams 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month: • Stanley Library & Community Ctr, at 6pm - 7pm 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month: • Stanley Library & Community Ctr at 9.30am - 10.45am • Bevin Close Community Centre at 11am - Noon Excluding Bank Hols, No Appointment Necessary

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Community Local Community Groups Wakefield & District Family History Society Meet at The Memorial Hall, Leeds Rd, Outwood on the first Saturday in the month. Doors open at 9.45am for a 10.30am start. Available on the day: stalls, books of interest to Family Historians, Help Desk, Library, Computer Desk and Refreshments. Visitors are welcome. Contact: Ron Pullan at Stanley Chldren’s Centre Long Causeway, Stanley, Wakefield WF3 4JB Tel: 01924 303181. Centre Manager: Gill Sheldrake. Offers services and information to children under five and their families. St Peter’s Church All services are held at the Church Centre, Lake Lock Road, Stanley Minister: Rev W Henderson Sunday 10.00am Family Communion 4.00pm Evensong Tuesday 9.15am Prayers Weds 9.30am Holy Communion Thursday 9.15am Children’s Ark St Peter’s Cafe - Open from 10am - 2pm on Tuesdays ad Thursdays. Serves home cooked meals, hot and cold meals and snacks, all-day breakfasts, cakes & puddings and drinks. Delicious food and great value. The Cafe is run entirely by volunteers and would welcome any new volunteers who could help out. If you are able to spare a little time, contact the church centre on 01924 835746 Zion Christian Centre Full Gospel Church, Aberford Road, Stanley Minister: David Dixon Sunday 10.30am Service 11.00am Sunday School & Creche Thursday 8.00pm Bible Study Methodist Church Lee Mount Chapel, Stanley Minister: Rev Dawn Colley. Tel: 01924 246052 or 07757 099435. Steward: Mrs Doreen Abson Tel: 01924 824577 Sunday 10.30am Service, including Junior Church The Rodillian Singers A love of music and a good sense of humour are the most important prerequisites - an ability to read music is not essential. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm at East Ardsley Methodist Church, Chapel Street, East Ardsley Wakefield WF3 2AA For de Forget Me Not Cafes For people with dementia, their families and carers. Come along to our Cafe at Altofts Methodist Church, Altofts on the 28

third Wednesday of the month, 1pm - 3pm. The cafés offer a supportive environment to access information from health and social care professionals and you can also to speak to people having similar experiences. For further details contact The Alzheimers Society on 01924 373264 Email: or Stanley Library & Community Centre Tel: 01924 303130 Library Opening Hours: Monday 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 7pm Tuesday 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm Weds Closed all day Thursday 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 7pm Friday 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm Saturday 9am - 1pm The Community Centre has a hall, two rooms and a well equiped kitchen available to hire. Contact the Library for details. The Friends of Stanley Community Centre Meets to support and raise funds for the centre. Regular events include: Tea Dance - sequence dancing and refreshments Tues & Fri 1.30pm - 4pm Coffee Morning - relax with friends over a cuppa Thurs 10am - 12noon Social Dance Night - a variety of dancing. Admission £2.00. Refreshments included. First Saturday in each month. The Bevin Community Group Based at Bevin Centre, Outwood. There is no fee to join. Organise events and day trips. Tues - Craft Classes 12.30pm - 2.30pm Wed - Prize Bingo 12.30pm - 2.30pm General meetings every 3 months Wakefield Medals and Military History Society For all collectors of militaria and those interested in military history. Meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month at the Victoria Band Room, Peel Street, Horbury. For details contact Ian Laidler on 07815 484641 or Richard Taylor on 01924 256644. Wakefield Outward Bound Association Arranges for young people in the Wakefield district to attend Outward Bound adventure courses in the Lake District, Wales and Scotland. For more information contact the chairman, Colin Moran, on 01924 240494 (Mobile 07802 181659). Rotary Club of Wakefield The club, which meets for a meal each week at the New Brookhouse Club, Barnsley Road, Wakefield, is seeking new members to become involved in its busy programme of charity work. A warm welcome is offered by a friendly club. Contact club president Sue Parkin on 01924 256429 (Mobile 07791 256110).

Wakefield Talking Newspaper We are a group of volunteers who record the Weekly Wakefield Express onto tape and CD to distribute completely FREE to blind and visually impaired people in the district. It is a service to people who can no longer enjoy the pleasure of reading about what is going on and is available in their area. Contact Jean on 01924 252615 or email: Astronomical Society Ever wanted to learn about the Universe or see the Planets through a Telescope? West Yorkshire Astronomical Society can help you do just that. The Society is based at Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract WF8 3RJ. Open every Tuesday from 7.30 – 9pm. (Closed August) All welcome. TRAC - The Really Active Club The Really Active Club is a group of all ages who like to explore Britain on foot and by bicycle, visit museums and stately homes and sample the occasional quaint pub and teashop. Regularly use hostels as bases for good value weekends away but YHA membership isn’t necessary to join. A full programme of activities. Email: or tel Jackie on 01924 829096 The Black Horse Poets Always welcome new members. A group of unpretentious ‘amateur’ poets who meet on the last Tuesday of every month at 7pm in Henry Boons, Westgate, Wakefield, for readings and discussions of members’ peoms. For further details email: International Plastic Modellers Society (Wakefield and District Branch) We meet on the second friday of the month at Netherton WMC, Netherton Lane, Netherton from 7.30 pm onwards,where we enjoy discussing and displaying plastic models in a range of scales and subjects , our meetings are free to attend and new members are always welcome. Contact: Karl Grubb on 01924820264 Lunchclubs at a local school near you? Age Concern Wakefield District in partnership with Help the Aged, Wakefield District Primary Care Trust and Family Services are working with Kingswood Catering and local schools to provide sustainable Lunchclubs across the district. At most of the schools the lunches are served at 11.30am and a sample menu is: Roast Beef & Yorkshire pudding with a selection of vegetables, followed by treacle sponge & custard + tea or coffee - all this for only £2 per person. To find out if there is a lunchclub running at a school near you or if you would like your local school to set up a lunch club please phone Vanda Dunnachie on 01977 552114 or 07726 901678

Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir Is a choir of over 100 voices and rehearses each week on Tuesday evenings 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Mulberry House Hall, Margaret Street, Wakefield. They promote five concerts per year, usually in Wakefield Cathedral, but also in Dewsbury Town Hall. The group was formed 55 years ago from the school choir at the old Thornes House Grammar School. New members especially welcome, contact Graham Heley on 01924 272385 or email 'Wakefield Orchestral Wind are an orchestral wind band based in Ossett, West Yorkshire. We have a varied repertoire, and a large selection of music, from popular film music to show music, big band, classical and our conductor's own arrangements. Concerts are held throughout the year subject to demand. For information and bookings please contact us. Rehearsals take place at Ossett Community Centre every Thursday evening at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start. We finish around 9:00pm. New players are always welcome, and although we don't generally audition prospective new members, our music is sometimes quite demanding and players should therefore be at least Grade 6 standard. We are a friendly group, and also enjoy other social activities. Although we are predominantly a senior band, younger players are welcomed and encouraged. For more information call Fiona on 07929 734888 or visit' Castleford & District Royal Naval Assiciation The above association is for anyone with an interest in the senior service. Our members include ex royal navy personne, as well as friend members who have never served in the Navy but who have a common interest. We meet on the third Sunday of the month at the Royal British Legion in Castleford at 11.00 am. We have social events throughout the year including trips to visit other associations and we are repeating this year our trip to Malta. Everyone is welcome to come down to the 'Legion' and join but we are in need of more members who have served in the navy. INTERESTED? Then come along and help us pipe up the rum Consumer Direct Consumer Direct is a government run consumer advice service providing telephone and email advice on consumer issues (such as for example the purchase of goods which become faulty, or poor workmanship by traders). The service covers the whole of the mainland United Kingdom through a website and a local rate telephone service: 08454 040506. Consumer Direct is operated through a number of regional contact centres, including one in Morley which serves the 5 million residents of the Yorkshire and the Humber Region. To contact Consumer Direct, tel: 08454 040506 or visit: (Telephone lines are open from 8.00 until 18.30 Monday Friday and 9.00 - 13.00 on Saturday) 29

Useful Telephone Numbers EMERGENCY SERVICES Police (Non Emergency) Crimestoppers Wakefield Fire Station

0845 606 0606 0800 555 111 01924 334 020

HEALTH Dewsbury & District Hospital 0844 811 8110 Pinderfields Hospital 0844 811 8110 Pontefract General Infirmary 0844 811 8110 Leeds General Infirmary 01132 432 799 St James Hospital 01132 433 144 NHS Direct 0845 4647 Local GP Surgeries & Health Centres Dr Blakemore & Ptnrs, Lofthouse 01924 822273 Outwood Park Medical Centre 01924 822626 The Health Centre, Stanley 01924 822328 Wrenthorpe Health Centre 01924 822626

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SCHOOLS Primary Schools Jerry Clay Lane J&I School Kirkhamgate Primary School Ledger Lane J&I School Lofthouse Gate Primary Newton Hill J&I School Pinders Primary (JIN) School Rooks Nest J&I School St. John’s CE (VA) J&I School Stanley Grove Primary School Stanley St. Peter’s CE (VC) Primary and Nursery School Wrenthorpe Primary School Secondary Schools Outwood Grange College of Technology

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Wakefield North Review – Issue 11  
Wakefield North Review – Issue 11  

The Wakefield North Review is a local magazine and directory for the residents and businesses of Outwood, Stanley, Wrenthorpe and surroundin...