Thank you to everyone involved – Mayors Charity Tea Sat 21st October

The Mayor Councillor Lynne Whitehouse would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who was involved in the Mayor’s Charity afternoon tea on Saturday 21 October; Craig Gallimore and his team for providing the excellent food, Lisa Clarkson and her bar staff for the amazing cocktails, Brooke Hawkins and Jean Harrison for the entertainment, staff and councillors that worked behind the scenes and a special thank you to Sweet Spaces for providing vintage cake stands, tea pots etc free of charge which of course made the day extra special.

We raised an astonishing £800 on the day for the Candlelighters and Bone Cancer Research Trust.

Many thanks for all who attended and gave generously.

Grove Hall Bookings & Regular Users

The Grove Hall provides facilities for larger functions, concerts, weddings and conferences and is situated immediately to the rear of The Grove. A large car park is available and the woodland grounds provide an ideal setting for outdoor activities and photographic opportunities.

As well as been hired out for private functions there are also various community groups that use The Grove Hall and they are listed in the link below.

Please click on the link below to view the timetable.

Grove Hall Regulars Public Poster


The first port of call for booking The Grove Hall is via the caterer, Craig Gallimore and his team from A & S Catering, even if your booking does not require food.

You can reach Craig on 01977 326362 (Catering Office) / 07789 683374 (Mobile)

To view the website that covers only The Grove Hall specifically and for more information on The Grove Hall please visit

Barnsley Road Recreation Ground – Playground Official Opening 22.07.17

The Mayor of Wakefield, Cllr Kevin Barker, and the Town Mayor, Cllr Lynne Whitehouse, officially opening the new play area on our Barnsley Road Recreation Ground during our Community Festival. The funding for the play area was arranged by our district councillors – Cllr Michelle Collins, Cllr Steve Tulley and Cllr Wilf Benson – and was provided by Wakefield Council so our thanks go to all of them.

Community Festival thank you

Thank you to everyone who came to either of our festival days on 21st & 22nd July. On Saturday 22nd it looked like we would have had to cancel because of all the rain overnight until around 9/10am.

Luckily the rain stopped until around 7pm by which point the people that remained enjoyed dancing in the rain! Pictures will be available from the event soon. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and we are looking forward to next year. As always feedback and ideas are more than welcome.

Minsthorpe Vale

The mowing of the grass in the area of Minsthorpe Vale which falls in the parish of South Kirkby and Moorthorpe (as per the red outline on the Google Earth photo) has been arranged and paid for by South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Town Council. This is because Wakefield Council have refused to have it mowed/maintained.

Minsthorpe Vale