Anne Richards

01423 508771

Great news: from this week Bilton news will appear every week instead of every fortnight. This means there will be more space and your news can appear nearer the event. So, if you have not yet been in touch with your 2014 events and ideas please do so. I look forward to hearing from you.

Harrogate Stitch and Craft Group: tonight, Thursday, January 16 is the AGM at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane, 7.30pm. This could be a great opportunity to find out more about the group. A cheque for more than £200 is to be presented to Yorkshire Air Ambulance at the meeting. Take along your old Christmas cards to cut into gift tags when the business meeting is over. Ribbons and children’s wavy edged scissors will be provided. Telephone Pauline on 01423 507617 for further information, or go along to the meeting.

Tagg House Ladies: meet tomorrow, Friday, January 17 at Bilton Community Centre, 2.15pm. Take a letter Miss Brown is the title of the presentation by Cindy Brown, who will describe her time as a secretary at Leeds Infirmary and her involvement with Leeds Broadcasting and the people she met. Admission £1.50 includes tea and biscuits. Visitors are always welcome. To receive a copy of the programme, telephone 01423 508771.

Big Breakfast: at Bilton Community Centre is becoming one of the must not miss occasions of the month. The next chance to enjoy the eggs, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, beans as much toast as you can eat and as much tea or coffee as you can drink for just £3.50 is on Saturday, January 18. Breakfasts are served from 9am to about 11am.

Services at St John’s: on Sunday, January 19 morning worship is at 10am with Theos at 6pm. Holy Communion will be at St Luke’s, off Kings Road, at 10.30am. On Wednesday, January 22 there will be Holy Communion at St John’s at 10.30am

Thirst: is the coffee morning which takes place every Wednesday morning at Dene Park Community Centre between 10am-noon. This friendly event is organised by volunteers from St John’s and St. Luke’s and everyone is welcome. The 2a bus stops at the door.

Bilton Area Methodist Lunch Club: is next on Wednesday, January 22. Enjoy a great lunch for just £3.50. To find out more, or book a place, telephone Molly England on 01423 564986. The church is on Skipton Road with an entrance and car park at the rear off Bar Place.

A big thank you: to everyone who supported the Youth Cells Breakfast in St John’s Church Hall when over 70 breakfasts were served, raising £165.55 for Children in Need. At least 70 people would like to say thank you to the team who cooked the breakfasts. Well done.

Lucky winners: the holders of tickets number 27 and 65 have won £100 and £50 respectively in the Bilton Community Centre December draw. What a wonderful Christmas present that must have been.

Vote for Bilton and Woodfield Library: the library volunteers are thrilled that Asda has chosen it as one of its three charities for January and February. They are all good causes so I apologise for being biased but, if you shop at Asda, place your green token in the Bilton and Woodfield box and help the library win £200.

Bilton Children’s Centre: is on Woodfield Road on the same site as Woodfield School. It offers a comprehensive programme of courses, activities and lots of advice on anything to do with children. To find out more contact the centre by telephone 01609 532902, email or visit