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Thursday: Oakworth Police and Community Contact Point is open every Thursday, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Holden Hall. Call (01535) 647574.

Oakworth playgroup, in Oakworth Methodist Church, is open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings every week during term time only. It is open from 9.15-11.40am. Call 07748 425182.

Oakworth old people’s welfare group meets at Holden Hall every Thursday afternoon, from 1.45pm to 3.30pm. There is always something going on with bingo, dancing at their weekly meetings and of course, there are always refreshments available. New members are always made very welcome A new venture in the village is an art club at Christ Church on Thursday at 7.30pm. This recently started, popular little group welcomes anyone with an interest in art whether experienced or just beginning.

Keighley Youth Theatre, KYDZ, meets every Thursday at Oakworth Methodist Church. The group has up to 20 members aged ten to 18, and recruit new members through drama workshops. At their Thursday sessions the group learn drama skills as well as devising performances. They also present two stage productions each year. The next production is being planned.

Friday: Oakworth playgroup, which is situated in Oakworth Methodist Church, is open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings every week during term time only. It is open from 9.15-11.40am. For further details, please ring 07748 425182.

Sunday: Christ Church: Sunday Eucharist will be at 9.30am, and afterwards you are welcome to share tea and coffee in the church hall St John’s Church Newsholme: Today’s Sung Eucharist service will be at 11.15am.

The Easter Sunday service at the Methodist Church today led by Reverend Barbara Walls will be at 10.30am and will be followed by refreshments in the church lounge.

Today’s service at Slack Lane Baptist Church will be at 10.45am.

Monday: Oakworth Scouts meet on in Monday evenings in Holden Hall, at 7pm. New members are always welcome.

Iyengar yoga classes are held at Holden Hall from 7.30-9pm on Monday evening. For further details, ring Alan Brown on (01535) 637359.

Oakworth Morris dancers are on the lookout for dancers and musicians to help continue the tradition. New members are always welcome and they claim that they can teach anyone to dance. Morris dancing is a rewarding hobby with the added bonus of a good social side as they attend events around the country. Visit

Tuesday: Oakworth Police and Community Contact Point is open every Tuesday, from 9-11am at Holden Hall. The volunteers are trained to give you advice or, if they don’t have the answer they will find it for you. Call 647574.

Oakworth Toddler Group is closed for the moment due to lack of interest. If you are looking for somewhere to take your baby\toddler to meet other children for play and to develop social skills please contact Jackie on 07972727269 with a view to recommencing this group.

Wednesday: Oakworth playgroup, which is situated in Oakworth Methodist Church, is open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings every week during term time only. It is open from 9.15am to 11.40am. For further details, please ring 07748 Aerobics class with Sonia at Oakworth Juniors clubhouse, Bronte playing fields. Classes run from 6.30 to 7.30pm and cost £3 per session. Call 07958 280291.

A coffee morning is held every Wednesday at Christ Church, with fair trade tea, coffee and biscuits. From 10am to 11.30am and everyone is always made very welcome. There then follows a short Eucharist service at 11.30am for those who wish to join in.

Guiding in Oakworth: Rainbows, brownies and guide groups meet this evening at Oakworth Methodist church – rainbows from 5.00 to 6.00pm, brownies from 6.15 to 7.30 pm and guides from 7.45 to 9.00pm, For further details please ring Janet Armstrong on 642625.

Boxercise at Oakbank recreation centre – if you fancy taking up a new sport why not try this? Sessions for adults only are on Wednesdays at 7pm and the first session is free. Call 07912 603771 for further details.

Bokwa sessions are held at Holden Hall on Thursday evenings from 6.30 to 8.00pm. For further information please contact Hollie by e-mail on Oakworth Juniors Football club: For times and further information about the club, please contact club secretary Richard Hewitt on 07843560119 or visit the club website After 23 years sterling service Richard Hewitt will stepping down as secretary at the annual meeting so if anyone has a burning desire to step up and give the club a similar service now is your chance. Good luck to the group as it continues to succeed with the youngsters of the area.

A youth cafe is now open on Friday evenings from 5.30pm, why not come along and find out more about their plans for the future; it looks like being an interesting and exciting place to be on a Friday night. I am told that attendance is already picking up and many interesting things are planned to take place in the next few months The Hare Hills Trust Foundation is a charity established in 1744 offering financial aid to help pupils and students with their education. The Trustees are seeding applications from individual students who reside within the area of the Trust. This means the area of the former Oakworth Urban District Council, excluding the former Laycock ward and as such parts of the former Oldfield and Stanbury wards as lies outside Oakworth Parish.

The Trustees will consider all applications from residents living within this area and a grant is made to the most eligible. Written applications stating residents address should be sent to: The Clerk to the Trust, Oakworth First School, Station Road, Oakworth, Keighley, BD22 7HX, by April 23.


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