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04/12/2020 Unhealthiest Parts of Leeds
Experts from Leeds University have pinpointed which parts of the city are likely to damage your health ranking areas on a number of criteria, including access to fast food restaurants, pubs, health services, air quality, leisure facilities and gambling outlets. Amongst the 5 most unhealthy areas are the villages of Scholes, Barwick in Elmet, Aberford and Micklefield. Analysis of the data reveals it is a lack of health and leisure services that is behind their poor showing. Surprisingly, they have also been deemed to have a shortage of green space and surprisingly poor air quality

04/12/2020 Carol Singing
St Mary’s Kippax will be holding outdoor carol singing on Christmas Eve between 11am and 1pm. Social distancing will be observed.

03/12/2020 Parish Councillor Vacancies
There are currently two vacancies on Micklefield Parish Council due to insufficient nominations at the election in May 2019. The council can now fill the vacancies by co-option. If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, please write to the parish council and include a few details of why you would like to become a councillor. Deadline for written applications is Wednesday 22nd January 2021

03/12/2020 Keep Moving Around Kippax
Kippax Parish Council has created a new guide about keeping active and enjoying the local community. The Keep Moving Around Kippax guide features walking routes, information about local nature reserves and other local facilities that are available for everyone to enjoy. The guide which was funded by the LS25 and LS26 Care Partnership, will be delivered in the next week and is also available on the parish council website

02/12/2020 Growing the School
Sherburn Hungate School in Sherburn-in-Elmet is undergoing a £2.5 million refurbishment and extension to almost double capacity and meet growing population demands. The primary school, which is run by the Sherburn, Tadcaster and Rural - Multi-Academy Trust, currently has 243 pupils and will be have capacity grow to 446 once the work is complete in April 2021.

02/12/2020 Have Your Say Invitation
Young people between 13 and 21 years old are being invited to help advise the West Yrkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner on policing and community safety by joining his Youth Advisory Group. Members of the can express their views and opinions on local policing matters, communication campaigns, strategies and much more. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact consultation@ westyorkshire.pnn. police.uk

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03/01/2019 Peckfield and Parlington Plans Squashed by the Inspectors
Hearty congratulations to Garforth Neighbourhood Forum, the Save Parlington Campaign and our local councillors for their sustained campaigns against building houses on Green Belt land around Garforth and Aberford. We are not short of brown field sites in the Outer South East of Leeds so there was never any need to use farm land for much needed affordable housing. Thank you also to the Inspectors for showing LCC the error of their ways. We must all hope their recommendation is heeded.

25/12/2018 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Goinlocal wishes its readers a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019

24/12/2015 A Merry Christmas to All Our Readers
Goinlocal would like to wish all its readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your continuing support in 2015. We look forward to seeing you all in 2016

07/01/2015 Goinlocal Visitors Jump 31 Percent
Goinlocal wishes to thank the 221,632 visitors to the website in 2014, fifty-three thousand more than visited in 2013. We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you all again in 2015

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19/09/2016 Bengal Comes to Kippax
The grand opening of the Grand Bengal Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant and Takeaway takes place on 26th September at 18 Cross Hills Kippax. There are opening offers for dining in and takeaways. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol to the restaurant.A delivery service is available. Call 0113 2864012 for reservations and for takeaway orders.

14/09/2016 Bert's the Best
Hillam based greengrocer Bert’s Barrow have been shortlisted for Best Independent Retailer in this year’s Yorkshire's Finest Taste Awards. The winner will be announced on 2nd November.

10/09/2016 Local Airport’s Charter Flights Plan
The owners of the Leeds East Airport at Church Fenton, Tadcaster, have applied for an operator's licence by the Civil Aviation Authority. The airport plans to offer up to four flights a day to Cannes, Faro and Malaga from May 2017. Residents have raised concerns over aircraft noise and an increase in traffic congestion. A spokesman for the airport said there were no plans to introduce scheduled flights but the airfield would concentrate on a limited number of "VIP service" charter flights costing around £1,000 per person for a return ticket.

08/09/2016 Big Collection at Tesco
Tesco Garforth will be hosting a Big Collection on 16th and 17th September to raise funds for Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation

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