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ROUTE 1, Ossett, Monday 07 December

Starting at 5.30: Houses on Whitley Spring Road, Spring View and Whitley Spring Crescent; Teall Court, off Haggs Hill Road; Fairfield Drive, Fairfield Close and Fairfield Walk, off Fairfield Road; Grange Drive, Brook Close and Heather Close, off Station Road; Sowood Grange, off  Horbury Road


ROUTE 2 , Horbury Bridge Tuesday 08 December

Starting at 6.00: Houses on Bittern Croft, Lapwing View and Coxley Dell; Water Lane; Baring Gould Way + Sabine Fold; Parklands

ROUTE 3, Horbury Wednesday 09 December

Starting at 5.30: Houses on Benton Park – Tyndale Avenue, Addison Court, Becket Close, Chesterton Court, Osborne Avenue, Rochester Drive, Rochester Court, Shelley Court ; Houses on Manorfields – Clifton Road; Savile Drive; Ken Churchill Drive; Gaskell Drive; Manorfields Drive; Additional stopping points at junction of Clifton Road/Savile Drive and junction of Manorfields Drive/Gaskell Drive




Monday 14 December


Starting at 5.15:  Inwood Residential Home, then from 5.45 onwards - houses on Cliffe Crest ; Dovecote Close; Gagewell Drive; Stannard Well Lane and, Stannard Well Drive; Oakwood, Beechwood and Elmwood Groves




Tuesday 15 December


Starting at 5.30: Houses on California Drive; Parker Road; North Avenue, East Avenue, South Avenue and West Avenue; The Sycamores; The Shutt, Dudfleet Lane and Castle Grove – then Santa + Sleigh to GOSH Xmas party at the Bulls Head




Wednesday 16 December


Starting at 5.30: Kingsway Gardens and Mews; Deneside; Crown Point Road, off Kingsway; Nettleton Street and  Wesley Court; Millfields; Westfield Drive, Westfield Farm and Westfield Crescent

Well - we did it again and a massive thank you to the public for visiting The Horbury Show we hope you enjoyed it - and don't forget the next Horbury Show, which is, as always, the last Sunday in June and in 2016 that is Sunday 26th June.


Here is the Special Feature article published in the Wakefield Express following the Show. Reproduced here by kind permission of the Wakefield Express, Johnston Press and of course the author, reporter Laura Drysdale.

Wakefield Express Special Feature Article



Every year in June Yorkshire's Rotary District organises a "Kids Out" event where hundreds of deserving children get taken on a coach to Lightwater Valley Theme Park near Ripon for rides and treats. The Rotary Clubs all send volunteers to accompany the kids and assist their teachers and carers.

This year Horbury and Ossett Phoenix Rotary Club took along 13 lovely kids from Kingsland School, we hope they enjoyed it at will remember their exciting day for a very long time. The Rotarians and their partners who accompanied them this year certainly enjoyed their day - "those kids simply melt your heart"

Many thanks to our organiser of our part of the event Rotarian Chris Taylor, who as always did a wonderful job.

Here is an album the kids created for us to thank us - it's wonderful!

Thank you

Jonathan Siddall

President (July 2014 to June 2015)

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Horbury and Ossett Phoenix RC have continued to support EAEP, which has built a nursery and primary school on the coast south of Mombasa over the past 14 years. The involvement of the club both with EAEP and with other Kenyan projects is detailed on this website under the heading ‘Kenyan Projects’...

The support of the club for the mosquito net project, which is detailed on this site under the appropriate heading, also has continued over the past few years, both financially in the supply of nets,but also through the ‘hands-on’ efforts of some members who have visited. A member of the club visits annually and is involved with the running of first aid courses and health promotion.

On Wednesday 12 March, at the Horbury Working Men's Club, representatives of local Junior Sports Teams and members of the Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix got together to watch Rugby League Legend Neil Fox present cash awards totalling £1550 to six local Junior Teams. The money had been raised through a Sporting Supper at Horbury WMC organised by the Rotary Club at which Mick Morgan was the main speaker and Neil Fox and fellow Trinity star of yester year Ian Brooke made up an Expert Panel to take questions from the audience.
Awards were made to Wakefield Phoenix Netball Club (kit for teams), Ossett Town Juniors FC (Kit training and first aid), Ossett Albion Girls FC (pitch hire, kit and trophies), The Friends of Netherton Village Hall(Sports Equipment), Emley Moor ARLFC (Match day equipment) and Thornes Junior FC (Coaching training).
Rotary Club President David Maynard said, "Supporting youth activities in the area has been a constant priority for the club, and sport has long been recognised as an opportunity for young people to develop citizenship qualities of self discipline and team spirit as well as aiding general health. We are very grateful again to Neil Fox for giving up his time to make the presentations."

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Recipients on behalf of sports teams with Neil Fox and the President David Maynard.

Back Row: L to R Brian Wilcox (Thornes), Chris Harrison (Ossett), David Maynard, Stephanie Prince (Phoenix), Neil Fox.

Front Row: Paul Durrant (Emley), Finbarr Cronin (Netherton), James Whitworth (Ossett Albion).


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