Notton Bonfire & Fireworks Display (between Wakefield & Barnsley) 5th November 2011

Dont miss one of the best professional firework displays in theWakefield and Barnsley area – Notton is off the A61 between Wakefield and Barnsley.

Parking on the village green opposite Notton village hall.

Bonfire lit at 7.00pm and Fireworks at 8.00pm on the sports field behind Notton village hall.

Great entertainment for all the family with childrens fun fare, licenced bar, pie and peas and hot dogs.

                                                           Tickets : Adults £3.50 Children £2.50

Tickets can be purchased on the night, or to save queing, from Notton Village Post Office. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 7.00am to 7.00pm

and Sunday 8.00am to 12.00am

Music Licence for community buildings

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An announcement affecting any community building that plays recorded
music has just come out:

An amendment to legislation introduced this year means that charity shops and
community groups will have to pay for licences to play recorded music from
January 2012. Music licensing authority PPL announces groups with incomes of
£10,000 or more will pay 1 per cent of their income, with the rest charged
£42

The amendment
says public venues, including those used by charities and not-for-profit groups,
will need licences from PPL in order to play music from records, CDs, the radio
or television.

More nformation from the PPL website:

http://www.ppluk.com/en/Music-Users/Information-for-Charities/

It will obviously affect things like dance sessions, keep fit etc – though sometimes the tutor may have their own
licence to cover wherever they go, so it would be worth checking. If you want to
know any more, please let me know.

Peter Foyle, Voluntary Action Wakefield District, 01924 367418

What’s on in Wakefield and Barnsley? – Notton Gala Sunday 12th June 2011

What’s on in Wakefield and Barnsley area Sunday 12th June 2011?  Notton Gala Sunday 12th June 2011  1pm-5pm

There will be a full afternoon of activities with attractions on the Arena from Wakefield Fleur de Lys Majorettes, Attitude Academy hip – hop dancing and star turn of strongman Mighty Smith, who will challenge you to feats of strength – with a £1000 prize if you can beat him!   There will be many stalls, amusements and pony rides, plus the Yorkshire Traction Honley Band.  So this is set to be a fun afternoon for everyone . Refreshments are available in the Village Hall and on the Village green.  Please park on the playing fields which are down past the Village Hall.  Money raised will be used to support Village activities and donations will be made to the Wakefield and Barnsley Hospices.

Help for local community groups

There will be an event to help local groups at Notton Village Hall on Monday 9th May from 4.30 – 6pm.

If anyone wants advice about funding, legal issues, use of volunteers etc please come along. There will alsio be information about the Digital TV Switchover.
If you want to discuss a particular issue, book an appointment with Peter Foyle on 01924 367418, email peter.foyle@vawd.org.uk.
The event is free, orgsanised by Voluntary Action Wakefield District, which provides support for groups in the Borough.

Notton Newsletter December 2010

The December 2010 Notton Newsletter is here for download – Dec 2010 Newsletter

carol singing walk around the village

Sing out Against Cancer


Monday 20th December

6.30pm set off walking from the Village Shop

Please join us for our 19th annual carol singing walk around the village in aid of Cancer Research

Don’t worry if you haven’t got the voice of an angel – none of us have! You just need warm clothes, a torch and enthusiasm! Song sheets are provided.

Contact Jan on 01226 722851 for more information