Bilton News

Bilton News

Bilton news – June 7

Knox Valley Residents Association: at the recent AGM there was good news. Sufficient help to keep the organisation going for at least another 6 months was offered. Hopefully, this will be long enough for the future of the very valuable KVRA to be secured. Thanks are expressed to those who have come forward. Any further offers of help will be gratefully received by the chairman or secretary. Please telephone them on 01423 503581 and 01423 569907 respectively for more information.

The church tower: has now emerged from its cloak of scaffolding after several months. It is good to see it back. Thanks to substantial grants it has been possible to do more essential work than was first envisaged but there is still a shortfall to be found. We look forward to hearing about future fund raising events the whole community can support.

Coffee morning: at St John’s Church Hall on Saturday, June 9, 10am-noon. Entrance £1 includes a drink and biscuit. There will also be cakes, a tombola, raffle and stalls. Proceeds are for Kidz Club which provides weekly activities and family support for 2000 children from inner city and other disadvantaged areas of Leeds. All welcome.

Thanks for support: the organisers of the May St John’s coffee morning would like to thank everyone who supported it and helped raise £885.68, including donations received before the event, for Bunda High School for girls in Tanzania.

Services at St John’s: on Sunday, June 10 Holy Communion is at 8am and 10am. There will be a parade service at St Luke’s at 10.30am. Next week morning prayer is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9-9.30am. On Wednesday, June 13 Holy Communion takes place at 10.30am.

Bingo: at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane on Monday, June 11 at 2pm. Everyone is welcome to go along and join in the fun. Admission 30p, bingo books 50p each.

Knox WI: Andy Dennis describes a “Cycle Ride across America” at the meeting on Monday, June 11 at Dene Park Community Centre, 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome. There is a small charge.

Bilton Ladies Forum: on Tuesday, June 12 at Bilton Community Centre, 7.30pm Joyce Patterson is to give a presentation on Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Visitors welcome. The last meeting of the season on June 26 is the annual outing. For more information, or to request an autumn programme when available, telephone 01423 545511.

Toast: drop in every Thursday during term time at Bilton Area Methodist Church, 8.45am-11am for chat, tea, coffee and toast. Ideal for those on the school run who have not had time for breakfast or just an excuse for a break in good company. If further details are required telephone Matt Lunn on 01423 501533 or email The church is on Skipton Road with the main entrance and car park at the rear off Bar Place.

Pregnancy Yoga Classes: at Bilton Community Centre on Fridays 6.30-8pm. These are blocks of 5 classes to use over 6 weeks £45 or drop in at £11 per session by arrangement. Mums to be are welcome to join from the beginning of the second trimester (from 14 weeks) until the baby is born. To find out more or make arrangements telephone Dani Bedding on 07950 336495 or email

Non-fiction book sale: at Bilton and Woodfield Community Library throughout the month of June. A wide range of second hand books is available at very reasonably prices whenever the library is open. Opening times are Mondays 1-7pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9.30am-5pm, Saturdays 9.30am-1pm. Also throughout the month for children is a Jungle Book theme book promotion. The library is on Woodfield Road on the same site as the school and Children’s Centre.


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