Barbara Rickards

01423 771475

Gardening Club: November 14 in Warsill Parish Hall at 7.30pm is the last meeting until 2014 for Warsill Gardening Club. Bob Forbes will gave an inspirational flower arranging demo - Baubles and Blooms. Ticket £5.

Church Yard: weather permitting on Saturday, November 9 at 10.30am there will be a working party in St John CE Churchchurchyard. Everyone is welcome to come along to help and refreshments will be served.

Dominoes: 7.30pm on November 9 in Warsill Parish Hall, and at Markington Institute at 7.30pm on November 14, 21 and 28.

School News: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Bishop Thornton Class 1 visited Tropical Word Leeds as part of their topic. The children saw a variety of animals and insects’ during the visit and thoroughly enjoyed the day. The behaviour of the class was excellent and the children represented the school brilliantly.

Visit: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School will be visiting a school in Kirklees on November 21 as part of the of the inter-faith week. In the morning the school visits St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Batley Carr and will spend time with Year 2 and 5 classes. After lunch there will be a tour of the Masjid-e-Noor Mosque in Batley and two art workshops with Kirklees, Interfaith Services. Later in the visit there will be opportunity for a question and answer session with the Imam.

The school very busy preparing presentations and films to show life at Bishop Thornton School and the village. During the year the school children will maintain communication between both schools via email and letter writing, before we host a reciprocal visit to Bishop Thornton in the summer

Twitter: it’s an additional way of keeping in touch with St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. To access additional information and news from Twitter feed there is a micro-blogging site that allows the school ``followers’ via short messages. Twitter is a quick and ease means of communicating with the school and wider community area, easily accessed at stjosephscpsbt.

Bishop Thornton Primary School: was visited by the fire brigade when they were given a presentation about bonfire night fire safety, as well as fire safety in the home.

Robingwood: three children from Year 6 spent three days at Robingwood with children from Birstwith Primary School. They had a fabulous time participating in team building games, high ropes, canoeing, caving and many more activities.

Bake Off: Bishop Thornton Primary School is holding a Great Bishop Thornton Bake Off where families are provided with a recipes and dry ingredients, ready weighed out. It’s a Let’s Get Cooking, recipe which takes 30 minutes and results are judged blind.

Church Services: St Joseph’s Catholic Church Bishop Thornton 6pm Saturday Vigil Mass, Sunday Mass 10am, Weekday Masses 9.30am Parish Priest Fr Barry Cummins telephone 01423 770036 St John’s CE Church Bishop Thornton November 10 10.55am Remembrance Service, November 17 10am Family Services Rev Paul Harford telephone Markington Vicarage 01765 677123.

Need a Laugh?: the dark days are here again and you need something to cheer you up put a smile on your face .So why not go along on November 13 for 8pm, to Sitting Room Comedy Club at the George Hotel Harrogate .Ticket cost £10 in advances or on the door £12 from the reception. or the Tourist Information Centre. You will come out with a smile on your face afterwards.

Christmas Events: don’t forget to let me know about your Christmas events taking place in December well in advance. email or drop through the letter box at 21 Grange Close Shaw Mills Harrogate HG33HX, telephone 01423-771475 leave a message and I will get back to you.