There is bingo on Tuesdays at the Dickie Bird starting at 8pm. On Wednesdays there is a quiz and Strike It Lucky games night starting at 9pm. There is a free supper at both events. Food is once again on the menu including fish & chips on Fridays and the popular Sunday lunch.

The Art Group at Long Lee and Thwaites Brow Village Hall now welcomes people interested in any type of craft work. If interested you can call at the Village Hall on any Tuesday or Friday between 1.30pm and 3.30pm and meet the members or contact Barbara Klempka on (01535) 669914 For bookings and further information about the village hall, please e-mail or visit

Long Lee Shell group meets at Long Lee Methodist Chapel on Fridays at 6.30pm for ages eight to 12 tears. For details of how to join, contact Jenni Presland on 07799 030706.

Sunday church services at St Barnabas’ Parish Church, 8am, holy communion. 9.15am, parish communion. At Long Lee Methodist Chapel 10.30am, holy communion led by Mrs Tanya Short.

Thwaites Brow Brownies meet in St Barnabas’ Church Hall on Mondays from 6.15pm. For details and to add names to the waiting list, contact Sue on 211837. The 25th Keighley/Long Lee Scout group also meets there on Thursdays, Beavers meet from 5.15-6.15pm, Cubs 6.30-7.45pm and Scouts from 7.45-9.15pm. For information, e-mail

On Tuesdays there is a karate class in Long Lee Village Hall from 5-7.30pm. For details, contact Stuart MacKniff on 210249.

Airedale Male Voice Choir will be singing at St Barnabas’ Parish Church this Saturday at 7pm. Tickets are £7.

Long Lee/Thwaites Brow Village Hall committee have announced the date for the annual Open Gardens and Scarecrows competition, Sunday, June 29. The theme for the scarecrows is Sport/Le Tour. For details, visit the Village Hall website.

The Rev Malcolm Foy was the celebrant at the sung parish communion at St Barnabas’ Parish Church and preached on the importance of recognising and following the Good Shepherd. Readers were Carl Pybus and Jill Dodsworth. Intercessions were led by Margaret Anstey and the chalice was administered by Billy Clayton and Edna Huggett was organist. The monthly family/parade service was led by Billy Clayton who explained how different people see from different views and show different aspects of the same truth. Helen Sal supervised artistic work and the uniformed organisations presented their colours.