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Introducing the New Magazines

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New Year’s Resolutions - how to keep them

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Looking at Stress

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Food & Drink

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Visiting Treeside Alpacas

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Life with Lottie

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Viewing On-Line

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Ryalls Publishing Local Magazines

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Baby Yoga

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What’s On

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Community Pages

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Useful Telephone Numbers

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Domestic Services

Welcome to the very first issue of the Hemsworth Review magazine. Published every two months and delivered out to 8,000 homes in the Hemsworth, South Kirkby, South Elmsall, North Elmsall, Upton & Badsworth 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. A big thank you to the advertisers who have supported this first issue, please remember to mention the Hemsworth Review when responding to their adverts as their continued support is vital to the success of the magazine. I hope you enjoy reading the Hemsworth Review and find the information in it useful - keep it by the phone just in case you need information or a number quickly - and look out for the next issue in March. If there is anything you would particularly like to see in the next issue or have comments about this issue, please get in touch and let us know. See you in March,

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Contact: Editor: Caron Ryalls Advertising enquiries: 01924 260500 Email: ryallspublishing@hotmail.com The Hemsworth Review is published by: Ryalls Publishing Ltd, Ossett Review Office, 4 Dickinson House, Bank St, Ossett WF5 8NW No part of this publication may be reproduced in any way without the consent of the publisher. ©Ryalls Publishing Ltd. Disclaimer: Whilst every care has been taken to ensure total accuracy in this publication, Ryalls Publishing Ltd. accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions. All details are believed to be correct at time of going to press.

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Do you have anything planned yet for Mother’s Day? ‘Mothering Sunday’ was originally the day when in 16th Century Christian practice one would make an annual visit to one's mother church, which meant that most mothers would be reunited with their children on this day. Later it was the one day a year when servants were allowed to visit their families. In the UK it’s celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent, but in the US and many other countries, they have a fixed date, often the second Sunday in May. Whether it’s called Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday, most countries in the world have chosen to celebrate motherhood every year, but it’s becoming more and more commercialised and the original sentiments forgotten. It is now largely a secular festival, becoming one of the biggest occasions for gift giving and card sending after Christmas and one of the most popular days of the year for eating out (so if you were thinking of treating your mum ot a meal out, book early!) According to the Flowers & Plants Association, Mother's Day is the biggest event in the UK's cut flower and indoor plant industry. At this time of year the UK's sales of cut flowers and indoor plants increase by an average of 40% on a normal day's

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trading. The British Retail Consortium reckon that around £45 million is spent on Mother’s Day cards with around 30 million cards sent, and around £55 million is spent on chocolates, with around 4 million people buying a box for their Mum. But it’s become all too easy to nip call into the petrol station on the way to visiting your Mother to pick up a card and bunch of cut flowers. Where has the special occasion and thought disappeared to? We’re interested in finding out what our readers feel would make the best Mother’s Day gesture. As a mother, has any of your children ever surprised you with an exceptionally thoughtful gift or gesture? Or is there anything they could do that would make you feel really appreciated? As a child, have you ever pulled out all the stops to give your mother something really special on Mother’s Day, and what was her reaction? Please let us know and we’ll include comments and feedback in the next issue. Send your comments to: ryallspublishing@hotmail.com or, Ryalls Publishing, 4 Dickinson House, Bank Street, Ossett WF5 8NW


New Year’s Resolutions Why do we make them? New Year’s Resolutions are a great idea and most people make them in varying degrees of seriousness, The idea is sound cleanse oneself of bad habits and start again with a clean slate. We pledge to lose weight, exercise more, and quit smoking. We decide to save more, spend less, become more organised. But do our resolutions work? Usually not, say psychologists, because they're based on wishful thinking rather than commitment. And more often than not, we set ourselves up to fail, knowing as we make the resolution, we are unlikely to keep to it. It’s almost a game of ‘lets see how many days I can manage this year, before I fall off the wagon!” So does this mean we should forget about New Year's resolutions altogether? Not at all. It’s a useful exercise to take stock and realise that there are some things in our lives we'd like to change. Finding the right way to go about it is the answer. The New Year is useful in that it gives us time to mentally prepare for the changes we are trying to make – knowing we're going to have to make them sooner or later. The holiday season might be a good time to view the past year with objectivity to see what does and doesn't need to change and the New Year can bring a sense of focus and renewed energy to make the changes and if or when you feel your focus and resolve slipping usually towards the end of January, seek help to keep you on the straight and narrow.

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” Bill Vaughan 8

Making the Changes To maximise your chances of keeping those resolutions, here's some tips. 1. Write down your goals. If they're down in black and white you'll have something to refer to later. 2. Be realistic. They're got to be achievable 3. Be specific. Rather than; 'I want to lose weight', make it 'I want to lose 7lb by the end of February, to help me get to my ideal weight by June'. 4. Work out the practicalities of actually implementing your goals, for example; 'To lose that 7lb, I'm going to swim three times a week and cut out biscuits'. 5. Set deadlines and a timeframe to reach your goals and be prepared for the slump, when your initial enthusiasm gives way to the drudgery of doing it. 6. Don't try to do too much at once. Stopping smoking, losing weight and getting fit all at once is probably a bridge too far for most people and you're more likely to fail on all counts and it’s too late to get the help you need. 9. Keep a diary of your progress. Psychologists say that keeping a record of what you've done makes it more likely you'll stick to your regimen and reach your goal. And if you fall off the wagon and drift back into your old ways, don't worry another New Year is around the corner for you to try again!


What is Stress?

Do you recognise the symptoms? Jane Murphy-Thresh of D-stess explains the symptoms & effects of Stress The word ‘stress’ is derived from the latin ‘stringere’ which means ‘to draw tight’. If you look the word up in a dictionary, you will find it explained as ‘force, pressure, strain, emphasis, weight or importance’. Perhaps a better definition of stress on a person would be ‘when the demands put on you exceed your ability to cope’. This better describes how it actually makes you feel. Most people could probably relate to that feeling at some time or another and you may have already remembered a stressful time in your life. Stressors are the events, situations and people which bring about these feelings. Stress can be brought on by a significant change such as a new job, new house or end of a relationship, for example. A phobia can also cause a great deal of stress if it is not controlled. A person can be a stressor, such as a boss, family member or even yourself! Also, drugs, tobacco and alcohol can cause stress as well as the environment that you live or work in. Of course, work related stress is responsible for a huge loss of work days each year and can be caused by problems such as long hours, workload, insecurity etc. So now you know what stress is and what causes stress. Let’s now look at the effect it has on you. The subconscious mind or emotional mind is there to protect you. It warns you of danger and triggers physiological changes in your body in response to that danger, or the threat of danger. We often call this ‘instinct’ and this reaction is known as ‘fight or flight’. The brain triggers production of adrenaline and increases heart rate and breathing rate so that you can run away or fight the danger. However, these extreme responses can occur in far less dangerous circumstances and indeed can even be triggered if a problem is merely anticipated. The sort of short term symptoms of stress you may feel can include ‘butterflies’ in the stomach, sweaty hands and a dry mouth. Stress is not a disease in itself but it can be a factor in the onset or worsening of other medical conditions. So the long term effects of stress could be high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, to name only a few. Possible behavioural symptoms include irritability, loss of sense of humour, constant tiredness and nervous twitches. Many of these symptoms in turn can lead to changes in mood and general attitude to life. In very extreme cases the stress causes complete ‘burn out’ which renders the sufferer completely unable to function in day to day life. Recognise any of these symptoms?

Stress, it seems, is part of modern day life. Low levels of stress can be productive, increasing motivation, creativeness and decision making, for example. However, once the pressure becomes too great, the positive benefits are quickly outweighed by the negative responses. It is true that each individual will react differently to different circumstances. Most people can cope on a day to day basis but once they are exposed to extreme or continued pressure, from whatever source, it can be detrimental to their physical, medical and spiritual wellbeing. It is therefore important to be aware of the onset of stress and its triggers for you as an individual and to be able to manage it. There are self help books available which can help you to assess your level of stress but many prefer the face to face contact with a trained stress manager who can help them to develop strategies for coping with the future. For more information about combatting stress contact Jane Murphy-Thresh at D-Stress on 07804 305240

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food&drink February 27th & 28th Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb A line-up of top regional chefs and food experts has been unveiled by organisers of this year's Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb. Cookery demonstrations, food tasting sessions and a market full of Yorkshire grown produce are expected to attract a record number of visitors to this year's Festival on February 27 and 28. Last year the event pulled in around 138,000 people. Cllr Denise Jeffery, Deputy Leader of the Council, with responsibility for culture and tourism, said: "This festival is an important event in calendars not only in this district, but far and wide because it does attract visitors from all over the world. "We are proud to be presenting it again this year and hope that people will come along to see what we have to offer." Deliciouslyorkshire was at the festival for the first time last year and it proved such a success that they are back for 2009. The campaigning brand of the Regional Food Group for Yorkshire and Humber will be showcasing food and drink from Yorkshire producers. Deliciouslyorkshire will be in the Cathedral Precinct, along with other selected local food producers. There will also be a demonstration marquee and displays about Medieval food on the precinct. Presenters on the Friday will include: Richard

Holmes of Cryer and Stott giving a talk and tastings of rhubarb cheese; Heather Copley of Farmer Copley's will demonstrate a savoury main course and dessert; former Masterchef finalist and Best Chef in Yorkshire winner Janine Lishman-Peat will cook up some rhubarb dishes; Wakefield College and finalists from Young Chef of the Year; Kevin Grant from the Holiday Inn will be showcasing his skills and there will be an audience challenge. Richard Holmes and Heather Copley will also be appearing on the Saturday. Also demonstrating their skills will be junior chefs from Thomas Danby College, Richard Allen, executive chef at Harvey Nichols in Leeds, and a chef from the Bollywood Lounge restaurant. Ashley McCarthy, the Publican Food and Drink Awards 2008, Chef of the Year will also be appearing in the marquee for the first time. He runs Ye Old Sun Inn in Colton, near York. Event programmes and booking information can be requested from Wakefield Tourist Information Centre on 0845 601 8353


Mediterranean Pork This is a great recipe that’s guaranteed to please and it’s so easy.

Ingredients 6 pork medallions 2 tblsp olive oil 1 rounded tblsp plain flour 2 medium onions 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp dried basil 14oz tin chopped tomatoes 6 floz red wine 1 green pepper, chopped mushrooms salt & pepper to taste

Method Heat the oil in a large pan, add pork and brown on both sides, remove to a plate. Add onions and cook. Return the meat to the pan and add the flour. Stir everything well and add the chopped tomatoes. Pour in the wine, add the garlic, basil. salt and pepper and stir, bringing to a simmer. Transfer to a casserole dish, cover and cook in the oven, Gas mark 4 for 1½ hours. Add chopped pepper and mushrooms and cook for a further 30 minutes. Serve with new or mashed potatoes and plenty of fresh bread to mop up the delicious sauce. Serves 4 - 6

Smoked Mackerel Pate

Are your eggs fresh?

This recipe was given to me by my mum who had been given it by a neighbour - it’s been a family favourite ever since I can remember. A lovely starter or lunch. How can something so simple taste so delicious?

Did you know that the white of a fresh egg will stay together around the yolk, keeping it’s shape. The older the egg, the more liquid the white and the more it will spread out when cracked open. To tell if an egg is fresh without cracking it open - pop it in a glass jug of cold water. If the egg sinks and sits horizontally at the bottom, it is very fresh, if sits vertically from the bottom of the jug, it, it’s probably stale and can be used for scrambling. If it floats to the top, it’s old and not fit for anything.

Ingredients 100g/4oz smoked mackerel fillets (approx) 28g/1oz butter 1 tblsp finely chopped onion 1 crushed garlic clove 1 grated or finely chopped hard boiled egg 1 tblsp cream (or the top from whole milk) Salt & pepper to taste Method Remove skin and bones from the mackerel fillets and flake with a fork or by hand. Melt the butter and fry the onion and garlic until soft. Add to mackerel with the grated/chopped egg and cream. Season to taste and fill a small dish with the mixture. Cover and leave overnight if possible. Serve with fresh crusty bread or melba toast Serves 4

Local Produce Markets If you haven’t already visited one of the district’s Local Produce and Farmers Markets, then do make a note to go to one. Held monthly in Wakefield, Ossett and Pontefract, the markets offer fabulous foods and crafts which have been produced locally. There will often be producers of crafts such as soaps and lotions, carpentry goods, furniture and knitting and needlecrafts. Typically, you’ll also find producers of organic fruit and veg, specialist cheeses, preserves and chutneys and high quality meats and sausages that bear no resemblance to those bought in supermarkets. My favourite from the Ossett and Wakefield Markets are Lime and Chilli sausages from Burtons of Wilberfoss with an Red Onion preserve from Cryer and Stott. Delicious and well worth the wait!

We’re always on the look out for good recipes and tips from our readers. If you’d like to share your recipes, tips, thoughts or experiences with other readers of the Food & Drink page, send the details to us at Ryalls Publishing Ltd, 4 Dickinson House, Bank Street, Ossett, West Yorkshire WF5 8NW or Email: ryallspublishing@hotmail.com, marking all your submissions ‘Food & Drink’ 11


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Meet the Alpacas Ambo - the confident one, who likes to be up front with Kimbo. Kimbo - the greedy one, who likes to think he is the leader. Wellington - the smallest one, who likes to walk in the middle Nelson - the quiet & cautious one, who likes to walk at his own pace at the back


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Welcome to our series dedicated to all things green and garden based... Lottie will be sharing her secrets with us, but if you have some tried and tested tips, we’d love to hear from you! Preparation, preparation, preparation…..got that? Repeat and meditate. Yes, I am a firm believer in plot preparation (and alliteration). You'll thank me when you get the best out of the land and your plot…. and you don't waste precious time covering up for mistakes that could have been avoided. I know I sound harsh, but believe me, in the frantic months of spring and summer, you'll be glad you listened… you will. Prepare the beds now and enjoy the invigorating exercise. (I know it hasn't stopped pouring down, but hopefully swimming isn't on the exercise programme down at your plot). When there's a fine day, grab your tools and go for it: Clear: Cover: Check.....oh, and dig, hoe, dig, hoe, dig, hoe. There are fewer gales this month and indeed the days are lengthening. There's much more sunshine around, however, do not be lulled into a false sense of seasonal security: It's likely to be rather treacherous for a few weeks to come my fellow allotmenteer. Take my womanly advice; fashion is left behind in the "real" world when you enter the plot gates. Warmth, workability

February

IN FEBRUARY • Get on with some DIY. Shed damage? Things been battered and blown? Repair. • Stakes and ties need checking. • Check stores of produce for mould and mice nibbles. • Check for big bud mite on currants. Pluck off unnaturally swollen buds on blackcurrants and withered ones on red and white currants. • Make sure you cleaned your tools……they're your new best friends remember. • Order those potatoes so that you can get chitting them at the end of February and planting them out in March. 18

and anti-wetness (almost alliteration) are your aim. I'm actually designing a plot scarecrow based on my groovy lottie- attire. Based on the recent sketches it's guaranteed to certainly scare away something! Hmm…Maybe you could e-mail any scarecrow ideas that you have… I humbly await your ideas and suggestions.

OUT AND ABOUT: • Attend to any slugs and snails now to reduce later problems. Ahem, I leave the method of this task to you entirely… my mother and I have rather opposing views on this subject. • Don't turn/dig soggy or frozen soil. Only dig on finer dryer days making borders ready for later planting. • Rake over (check weather) seed beds to a fine tilth resembling bread crumbs. If possible, cover with polythene to warm the soil. • Dig bean trench (18inch wide & depth of a spade) and start to fill with organic matter from the kitchen to help retain moisture. Leave open till sowing later on. • Get those seeds and make sure you have your seed spuds ready for chitting next month.

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Antoinette in Lancashire: Dear Lolo can I sow anything in February? Lolo’s reply: Wow, thanks for reading over in Lancashire: Yes. In the greenhouse sow peas in guttering. Sow the hardiest Broad Beans outside. Sow radishes under cloches. In a propagator sow seeds of tomato (64F/18C) and aubergine (70F/21C). Plant rhubarb and new fruit bushes & trees. Happy gardening over in Lancashire!

Lolo x




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Baby Yoga What is Baby Yoga? Baby Yoga sessions are fun, relaxing ways to help stimulate and develop babies in a safe and supportive environment. Baby Yoga consists of exercises for both baby and mum, and these are intertwined with songs and fun activities. Parents learn how to stimulate their baby’s mental and physical abilities using gentle movements and rhythm; learn how to settle colic; get help and techniques to induce sleep; and gain confidence in handling their baby. Baby yoga, which complements infant massage, offers quality physical stimulation including flowing postures, holding, movement, touch, voice and deep relaxation. It induces a happy, carefree and lively parent-infant interaction, which develops as the baby grows. It encourages pre-verbal communication and enhances baby’s physical confidence. The experience of movement combined with touch is probably the richest stimulation we can offer babies from birth. In yoga, this stimulation occurs through the mutual involvement of parent and baby, at a pace at which the baby can absorb and integrate it. As yoga postures induce deep relaxation in adults, so in babies they bring a state of deep contentment and promote deep sleep. Yoga offers babies a resource that will enable them to deal positively with stress and know how to relax. The handling of the babies is a loving one, in which the conversion of a challenging movement into a safe game, to play and enjoy, is repeated again and again. This playful stimulation through yoga-based exercise is a powerful way of helping babies relish life, with all its demands, as they grow.

• Psychological - Baby yoga helps the parent and baby to get to know each other, enhancing communication between them. Yoga helps to heal any birth trauma; the baby will also be better equipped to deal with shocks. The baby’s enjoyment of the positive stress of yoga will increase the babies ability to cope with future challenges. Through the high quality attention the baby receives from it’s parents, the baby learns to interact with others and play actively, the deep relaxation that is part of yoga helps parents cope with the stresses of early parenting.

How can I find out more about Baby Yoga Classes? Baby Yoga classes are currently being run in the Wakefield area at a number of Children’s Centres and Health Centres. Classes usually last for 1 hour per session for a 6 week course, and are suitable for babies from 6 weeks to crawling. A class size of no more than 10 works well. Parents attending recent sessions in Wakefield have benefited as follows: • Young mums with little experience of motherhood gaining confidence holding and interacting with their baby • Mums who have struggled to bond with their baby have found that Baby yoga has helped them in this area • Coping with colic, and helping to ease the babies’ distress • Improved sleep among the babies attending • Social interaction for mums in a baby-centred environment For further information regarding Baby Yoga, please contact Anne-Marie Barnes on Mobile: 07956 266144, e-mail: anne-marieking@hotmail.co.uk

What are the benefits of Baby Yoga? Benefits of Baby Yoga include: • Physical - In one short session, the baby is given as much physical activity as they would receive if they were handled and carried all day. This activity will help the baby sleep more deeply. The baby’s behaviour will be more ‘settled’. It provides a daily routine of activity through which the parent can engage constructively with their baby from birth

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Which is best One of the biggest debates you will find on the Internet is the one over which is better out of Plasma Tvs and LCD Tvs. There are people that will argue for both cases in the plasma verus lcd war and in the end it may be down to personal choice. One of the biggest arguments for Plasma screens is the fact they can produce natural dark colours and black where as LCD Tvs are made using a backlight making a very dark black on screen not quite as impressive as with Plasma Tvs. One of the first things to consider is what is the difference in plasma and lcd and it is entirely down to the way the televisions operate and produce the picture on the screen. LCD Tvs use technology which uses a backlight and plasma Tvs do not. When considering whats the best to buy you should go into stores and have a look at what you can expect from each. The picture quality will all depend on the source and what you are using. A great example would be if you played a VHS on a plasma and thought it didnt look good, the picture will only be as good as the source so if you put a blu-ray HD player through a 1080p Plasma or LCD screen it should look fantastic. The main sources for HD now are Sky HD, Virgin Media boxes and Playstation 3s which have in built bluray technology. HD-DVD was the biggest competitor to Blu-ray but it is technology which is now seen as dying having lost the war to blu-ray when Toshiba stated they would no longer be manufacturing players.

A lot is talked about the plasma versus lcd tv contrast ratio and again this can make a huge difference but a lot can also depend on the set you go for. Cheaper models will not look as good as the better higher priced ones such as Panasonic or Samsung which are currently the leaders in the market. If you are wanting the best quality picture available then it will require that you buy a top range TV that will cost more than the budget Plasma screens now readily available. When you are looking to compare plasma hd display tv with lcd it will again all depend on the source and what Television you have. There are fantastic LCD and Plasma Screens available and if you are willing to spend the money then you should be able to get a great TV that will satisfy you and introduce you into the world of High Definition. Once you have had a look in stores you can also use the Internet to look for big screen tv plasma lcd reviews and price comparison websites. If you spend time and effort looking through the Internet then you should be able to find some good deals on the TV sets and save some money. You can also look at user reviews on the Internet to see which TVs are popular and supposed to produce a good picture. When looking for hd tv reviews television plasma lcd it is a good idea to use as many sources as you can find so that you do get a fair overall view of the TV sets and not just the opinion of one or two that could be slightly biased towards Plasma or LCD Tv sets.

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Dates for your diary FEBRUARY 2009

MARCH 2009

Saturday 7th February 2009

Friday 6th March

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet Organised by Wakefield Concert Society at Jubilee Hall, Margaret Street, Wakefield, 7.30pm Info from tel: 01924 378349 / 371546

Alcyona Mick double bill ~ Quartet and Blink Trio at Wakefield Jazz Pianist whose career was boosted by winning the Promoters Choice Award two years ago. Both her award-winning band and the new trio with French saxist Robin Finker will perform. Prices: £12.00 (full); £10.00 (Conc.s); £6.00 (students with ID); Free to children of 14 and under. Doors open at 7:00; food from 7:30and Music from 8:30 pm Contact:: Chris de Saram Tel: 01977 680542 Email: sportsclub@wakefieldjazz.org.uk www.wakefieldjazz.org.uk Wakefield Sports Club (College Grove), Eastmoor Road, Wakefield, WF1 3RR

Sunday 15th February The Geology of Upton at Upton Country Park Join West Yorkshire Geology Trust on a short walk around Upton Beacon and the Country Park. Take the opportunity to find out about the rocks that influence the landscape and industry of the village. Approximately 2 miles of walking. Dogs welcome. Meet in the car park at the side of the library. Suitable for families. No booking required. 2pm - 4pm (approx) Contact: Interpretative Officers Tel: 01924 303980 www.wakefield.gov.uk Email: countrysideinterp@wakefield.gov.uk

Thursday 26th February Walk around the Rhubarb Triangle with Richard Bell Richard Bell will be leading a rhubarb themed walk that will last approximately one and a half hours. Booking is essential and can be made via Wakefield Tourist Information Centre. Signed ‘Walks around the Rhubarb Triangle’ by Richard Bell will be on sale from Monday 23rd February at Wakefield Tourist Information Centre, Bull Ring, Wakefield. Times to be confirmed. Contact: Wakefield TIC 0845 601 8353

Friday 27th - Saturday 28th February Wakefield's Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb celebrating the cultural links that the district has with rhubarb as well as supporting local growers and the micro-brewers in the Wakefield district. Visitors are given the chance to sample organic, locally-produced food delights, as this year’s festival includes a Deliciously Yorkshire Market held on the Cathedral Precinct in the centre of Wakefield. From walking tours of the Rhubarb Triangle and Civic Quarter to a Rhubarb Relay Race at Pugneys Country Park, this years festival is sure to entertain all the family. For more information, please contact Wakefield Tourist Information Centre on 0845 601 8353. Details to: ryallspublishing@hotmail.com Ryalls Publishing, 4 Dickinson House, Bank Street, Ossett WF5 8NW

Saturday 7th March Eleanor Fagg & Anna Tillbrook at Jubilee Hall Eleanor is a former leader of the National Youth Orchestra and already an experienced soloist. In an ambitious programme with her talented partner, the Franck Sonata promises to be a special treat. Franck – Sonata in A Major and music by Handel and others. This concert is supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Prices: Season ticket: £45.00 Single ticket: £10.00 Concessions: £8.50 Full-time student: £3.00 Under 16's admitted for free with a paying adult 7.30pm at Jubilee Hall, Wakefield Girls High School, Margaret Street, Wakefield Contact: Chris Pearman Tel: 01924 371546

Saturday 7th March Finding out about your ancestors in British India by Edgar Holdroyd-Doveton Wakefield & District Family Histiory Society, Outwood Memorial hall, Leeds Road, Outwood. Doors Open 9.45am for a 10.30am start. www.wsfhs.co.uk

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Communitypages Jon Trickett MP

Your MP

Your Elected Member of Parliament

Hemsworth Constituency

It is my great pleasure to write in this inaugural issue of Hemsworth Review. Our area has always had a good community focus and I hope that this magazine will help to bring people in our area together. I hope in future editions to be able to write about local issues and what is happening in Parliament. I always enjoy getting feedback from constituents, if Hemsworth Review readers want to get in touch, you can do so by emailing JTrickett@jontrickett.org.uk or by calling (01977) 722290. You can also contact me through my website at www.jontrickett.org.uk. One major local issue I would like to make constituents aware of in my first column, is the issue of bogus callers. I have been made aware, of smartly addressed individuals knocking on the doors of, usually, elderly people – and posing as NHS or Social Services staff. They ask to go to the toilet and in the process get a good look around the house. Genuine callers will be happy to

Jon Trickett MP

Your Local Councillors

Tel: 01977 722290 or 722291 Email: jtrickett@jontrickett.org.uk Constituency Office: 18 Market Street, Hemsworth, Pontefract, WF9 4LB Surgeries Opening hours: 9.30am until 3.30pm: Monday to Friday Weekly surgery: Thursday, 10:00am until 12:00pm

make an appointment to visit and will carry an identity card with a photograph. You should be very aware of who you let into your property, you can get a booklet from my office about how to beat bogus callers or download it from my website. I wish the Hemsworth Review the best of luck and look forward to seeing future editions.

Jon

Ward 1: Ackworth, North Elmsall & Upton

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

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

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

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

Ward 14: South Elmsall & South Kirkby

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

Councillor Wilf Benson Tel: (01977) 658609 Email: wbenson@wakefield.gov.uk

Ward 7: Hemsworth

Councillor Laurie Harrison Tel: (01977) 642343 Email: lharrison@wakefield.gov.uk

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

Councillor Harold Mills Tel: (01977) 644104 Email: hmills@wakefield.gov.uk

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Communitypages Town & Parish Councils South Elmsall Town Council 01302 856229 South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Town Council 01977 642159 Brierley Town Council 01226 714681 Havercroft Council 01977 863573 Ryhill Council 01977 643867 Hemsworth Town Council 01977 617617 Badsworth Parish Council 01977 644853 Parish Church of St Helen Station Road, Hemsworth WF9 4HN Rector: Fr Robert W Hart SSC The Rectory 3 Church Close, Hemsworth WF9 4SJ 01977 610507 Sung Mass at 9.45am including a Children's Liturgy of the Word Come and join us! Other Sunday Services: 8.00am Mass 9.00am Morning Prayer 5.00pm Evening Prayer 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. Badsworth WI The Women's Institute meets on the second Wednesday of every month at The Lawson Hut, Main Street, Badsworth Line Dancing Thursday night is line dancing night at Upton Village Hall from 7pm-9pm. Havercroft and Ryhill Community Learning Centre 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 caters for people from the surrounding areas including Havercroft, Ryhill, South Hiendley, Hemsworth, Ackworth, Crofton, Walton and other surrounding villages and towns. 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. The Centre works in partnership with other communities in Wakefield including Ryhill, South Hiendley, Fitzwilliam, Kinsley, Hemsworth, Ackworth, South Elmsall, South Kirkby, Crofton, Walton and others and welcomes all who would like to take part from any area. For information regarding all courses starting during 2008 and 2009 contact the Centre on 01226 727824 or e-mail info@havercroftcentre.com.

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LIBRBARIES Upton Library 01977 723285 Kinsley Library 01977 722300 Hemsworth 01977 72227

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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