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Welcome to issue 9 of the Wakefield North Review. With spring just about upon us I think we’re all looking forward to lighter nights and warmer weather and to at last saying goodbye to the wintery weather that has plagued us this winter. Many local businesses have really suffered over the last year with the recession and the bad weather, so please do support the businesses around you rather than going further afield. One of the strengths of the Wakefield district is the many individual towns and villages, each with it’s own identity and local economy. Supporting your local businesses will help ensure your own community retains it’s own spirit and will help it to thrive. We are now planning our late spring and summer issues of the Wakefield North Review, so please send us details of your summer fayres, fetes, galas and festivals as soon as you have them so that we can include them in our Diary section or Community pages. We’re also always happy to hear about local news, achievements and campaigns, so get in touch if you have anything you would like featuring in future issues. We can’t guarantee inclusion, but we’ll do our best. Here’s to a lovely warm, bright and happy springtime, Caron the cinema It's the 21st century, but the gods of Mount Olympus seem to have walked out of the pages of Percy Jackson's Greek mythology texts and into his life. Percy has learned that his real father is Poseidon, god of the sea, which means Percy is a demigod - half human, half god. At the same time, the powerful gods on Olympus are feuding, which could launch a war enveloping our entire planet. To prepare for the adventure of a lifetime, Percy travels to a special enclave called Camp Half

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EMPIRE Cinema Themed Fish & Chip Restaurant, Takeaway and Drive-Thru TUCKIN G into a plate of the finest fish and chips is always something of an occasion – but there’s one local restaurant where it becomes a really special event. That place is the Empire, the former cinema alongside the A61 at Outwood, which even from the outside brings back fond memories of a bygone age of old-fashioned entertainment. Step inside, however, and you’ll be in for a big surprise, for you’ll find yourself in a modern airconditioned restaurant which, at the same time, has preserved much of the character and atmosphere from its cinema days. Proprietors Brian and Sheila Cooper went to great lengths to keep the cinema theme running throughout the restaurant, with memorabilia ranging from the golden age of the cinema up to the modern era. Everywhere you turn there are classic posters, photographs of film stars, even old cinema projectors, while one corner of the restaurant is dominated by a big screen showing classic movies to watch while you eat. As well as loving the food, diners will enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere and the fact they can take advantage of the children’s menu and special deals for senior citizens. The extensive menu is divided into curtains up (starter) and main event (main course) sections and offers plenty of choices beyond fish and chips, while the Empire also has a well-stocked licensed bar. Groups and parties looking for a venue with a difference are welcome to make a booking – and don’t forget the Empire’s takeaway and drivethrough service. Fish and chips were never as much fun as at the Empire. Telephone 01924 870002 to book a table.

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Dates for your diary MARCH


Saturday 13th March

Saturday 3rd April

Spring Fair - Ossett Fundraising Group, Wakefield Hospice Ossett Town Hall 10am - 1pm Interesting Stalls & Gifts. Admission Free

Coffee Morning - Horbury Methodist Church 10am - 12 noon in the Church Hall. Bric-a-brac, books, cake stall, jewellery stall. Everyone welcome

Saturday 13th March

Saturday 3rd April

Spring Fair - Stanley Methodist Church 11am - 3pm. Light lunches are being served everyone welcome.

There's Going to be a White Wedding - a talk by Christine Ellis Wakefield & District Family Histiory Society, Outwood Memorial Hall, Leeds Road, Outwood. Doors Open 9.45am for a 10.30am start.

Wednesday 17th - Saturday 20th March Wakefield Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents The Gondoliers At the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Wakefield Performances: Wed 17th to Frid 19th - 7.30pm Sat 20th - 2pm & 7pm Tickets: £11 to £14 with concessions Special Offer Saturday Matinee – Children £6 Contact the Ticket Secretary on 01924 339538, or the Theatre Box Office on 01924 211311

Saturday 20th March Wakefield Concert Society Ensemble 360 from sheffield close the season with the Archduke Trio by Beethoven, Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio and various ‘Party Pieces’ 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

Saturday 10th April Spring Collection concert by King's Way Singers at The King's Way Church, Ossett - 7.00pm Admission free, with charity collection for Music and the Deaf

Saturday 10th April Skelmanthorpe Male Coice Choir with Soloist At Horbury Methodist Church. Tickets £6 or pay on the door.

Saturday 17th April Wakefield Hospice Concert - The Wesley Singers with soloists West Wakefield Methodist Church, Thornes Road, Wakefield. 7.30pm. Admission £6, Children 515yrs £2. Proceeds for Wakefield Hospice. Information from Keith Jones 01924 366803

Saturday 27th March Monteverdi, Vespers of 1610 Presented by Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir at Wakefield Cathedral, 7.30pm Ticket prices £12.00 [£10 concessions] From Wakefield Tourist Information Centre, Cathedral or Concert Treasurer 01924 364862 or via website

Sunday 28th March Century Brass and Voices featuring Wakefield AOS Chorus and Century Brass At Wakefield Theatre Royal - 7.15pm Tickets from the box office 01924 211311

MAY Saturday 1st May Sex, Sin and Scandal in Newspapers - a talk by Roy Stockdill Wakefield & District Family Histiory Society, Outwood Memorial Hall, Leeds Road, Outwood. Doors Open 9.45am for a 10.30am start.

SUMMER FETES, GALAS & FESTIVALS Send in your details now to feature in our summer guide to Fetes, Galas and Festivals around the District. Email or post full details to the address below.

Please confirm details with the individual groups before travelling as the Review Magazines can accept no responsibility for errors or omissions

Send your event details to: Review Magazines, 4 Dickinson House, Bank Street, Ossett WF5 8NW or email to: Deadline 10th of the month prior to publication (eg 10th April for June magazine)

OSSETT TOWN HALL Friday 12th March

OSSETT TOWN HALL Friday 23rd April

Doors open 7.15pm Show starts 8.00pm Tickets £18.50 from Town Hall 01924 302999 or Ossett Review shop 01924 260500 or Central Box Office 0845 601 8353

Doors open 7.00pm Show starts 8.00pm Tickets £13.00 from Town Hall 01924 302999 or Ossett Review shop 01924 260500

A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE What’s On at the Theatre Royal Wakefield Wakefield Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Wakefield AOS Chorus Presents

The Gondoliers

Century Brass & Voices

Essence of Ireland

Wed 17th - Sat 20th March Tickets: £14, £13, £12 (plus concessions) Children £6 (Sat Mat only)

Featuring Century Brass and Wakefield AOS Chorus Sunday 28 March 7:15pm Tickets: £13, £12, £11

Wednesday 7 April 7:30pm Tickets: £18, £16.50, £15 (plus concessions)

(no concessions on Sat evening) Derek Block Artistes Agency Ltd Presents

The Blues Band 30th Anniversary Tour

Beyond the Barricade

Wednesday 24 March 7:30pm Tickets: £17.50, £16, £14.50 (plus concessions)

Brand New Spring 2010 Show Tuesday 30 March 2010 Tickets: £18.50, £17, £15.50 (plus concessions)

Stop Messing About Thurs 25 & Fri 26 March 7:30pm Sat 27 March 4:00pm & 8:00pm Tickets: £20, £18, £16 (plus concessions) Sat 27th - 4pm all seats £14

Box Office: 01924 211 311

John Bishop

Elvis Has Left The Building Tuesday 6 April 8:00pm Tickets: £15, £13.50, £12 (plus concessions)

The Show Providers Ltd Presents

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Presents

Cider With Rosie By Laurie Lee. In a new adapatation by Daniel O’Brien

Thur 8 April - Sat 10 April 7:30pm Tickets: £16, £14, £12 (plus concessions)

Stepping Out Mon 12 April - Sat 17 April 7:30pm (& 2.30pm Wed & Sat) Tickets: £19.50, £17.50, £15.50 (plus concessions)

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Community Your Local Councillors Ward 21: Wrenthorpe & Outwood West • 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: Councillor Betty Liles Tel: (01924) 370740 Email: Surgeries for Cllrs Glover & Liles 1st Friday of the month • Parkside Methodist Church, Outwood at 10am - 11am 1st Saturday of the month • Wrenthorpe Village Hall at 10.30am - 11.30am

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 Portfolio Holder for Environment Tel: (01924) 896864 Email: Councillor Jacqui Williams Mayor of the District Tel: (01924) 278007 Email: Surgeries for Cllrs Hudson & Williams 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month: • Stanley Library & Community Ctr, at 6pm-7pm

Councillor Richard Hunt Tel: (01924) 383297 Email: Surgeries for Cllr Hunt Call Richard Hunt on (01924) 383297 and he will arrange to come and see you

2nd & 4th Saturday of each month: • Stanley Library & Community Ctr at 9.30am-10.45am • Bevin Close Community Centre at 9.30am-10.45am Excluding Bank Hols, No Appointment Necessary Councillor Simon Wilson Tel: 07527 814405 Email: Surgeries for Cllr Wilson 3rd Saturday in every month Stanley Library - 10am - 11am

Your MPs

Normanton Constituency

Wakefield Constituency

Ed Balls MP

Mary Creagh MP Tel: 01924 204319 Email: Constituency Office: 20-22 Cheapside, Wakefield, WF1 2TF Contact the constituency office with any concerns or to make an appointment

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

Community Page listings are free to non profit making groups. Please send details of community groups and local news to: or post to Review Magazines, 4 Dickinson House, Bank Street, Ossett WF5 8NW. We can’t guarantee to include all listings in every issue as all free listings are subject to available space.

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 Diary of Events: April 3rd There's going to be a white wedding by Christine Ellis May 1st Sex, Sin and Scandal in newspapers by Roy Stockdill 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 099 435. Steward: Mrs Doreen Abson Tel: 01924 824577 Sunday 10.30am Service, including Junior Church 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 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 details visit 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 Forget Me Not Cafes For people with dementia, their families and carers. Come along to our Cafe at Altofts Methodist Church, Altofts on the third Wednesday of the month, 1pm - 3pm Cafe Dates 2010: April 21st, May 19th, June 16th The cafés offer a supportive environment to access information from health and social care professionals and you can also to speak to people 27

having similar experiences. For further details contact The Alzheimers Society on 01924 373264 Email: or

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:

Outwood Community Video Outwood Community Video is a video-making club in Outwood, Wakefield. The club was formed in 2001 to encourage people of all ages to take an interest in film making. We intend to film events around our local communities in Outwood, Stanley, Alverthorpe, Wrenthorpe, Kirkhamgate and Lofthouse. All our members are volunteers. The aim of our club, with the aid of local funding, is to produce a series of videos that reflect the history of our area as well as putting together a digital database of film and photographs for future generations. We also aim to help raise funds for the less fashionable charities, groups and clubs that sometimes miss out to the more popular groups. The club meets every Tuesday at Outwood Memorial Hall, Victoria Street, Outwood at 7.30pm. New members and visitors are always welcome. Contact: Outwood Community Video Tel: 01924 378527

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.

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.

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:

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).

Dogs for the Disabled Dogs for the Disabled is a charity based in Oxfordshire, which trains assistance dogs to be partnered with disabled children and adults who, with their help, can lead more independent and fulfilled lives. We have recently opened a new training centre in Nostell, Wakefield, which will help us to provide more dogs for people living in the North of England. We need the help and support of local people, community groups, schools and businesses in order to raise funds for our vital work (we receive no government funding.) If you are interested in supporting Dogs for the Disabled in your local area please contact Rowan Martin on 01924 860699 or email Open Days - regular open days are held at our centre, at Nostell Priory. Tel: 01924 860699 or email:

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

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

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).


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

The Wakefield Natural Healing Centre, at The Quaker Meeting House, Thornhill Street Wakefield. Every Thursday morning from 10.00 to 12.30. Healing given freely, donations accepted to help to pay the rent

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 ÂŁ2 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

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

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

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)

'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'

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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 9  

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

Wakefield North Review – Issue 9  

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