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2017-08-18  In Memory of Mum

The Augustus Court care home has been presented with a new oak bench for its grounds by local estate agent Mike Dobson, in gratitude and memory of his mum who was a resident there from September until her death in June 

 

2017-08-17  Fare Misery for Train Users

Rail commuters in Leeds face a hike of 3.6 percent in the price of tickets from next January. The increase applies to regulated fares including off-peak and standard return tickets. Rail fares have risen twice as fast as pay since 2010 

 

2017-08-16  Roadworks on Main Street

Resurfacing of roads on Main street and Lidgett Lane is scheduled to take place between 29th August and 13th September. To minimise disruption to shops, schools and businesses the work will be carried out between 6.30pm and 11.30pm and on Sundays. Diversions will be in place and bus routes affected. Pedestrian access to Main Street will not be affected. 

 

2017-08-15  Bus Service Disruption in Garforth

Garforth bus users have been warned of service disruption between now and 25th August whilst roadworks take place on Aberford Road. The work will be carried out between 9.30am and 3.30pm and buses 402 and 403 will operate on a diverted route 

 

2017-08-15  Local Councillors Back Workers

Garforth Independent Councillors have announced that they will not take the one percent uplift to councillor allowances that will be implemented in October. They feel that they should not be taking a pay increase when the council is planning to make upto 415 full time staff redundant. 

 

2017-08-13  Miners Hit Six

The Miners were rampant as they put Clipstone to the sword 6-0 in the first home game of the season. Callum Ward, Lee Turner (3), Simon Poole and Luke McCrum were the scorers. 

 

2017-08-11  Tanker Crash at Junction 47

An overturned tanker closed a local section of the M1 on Thursday. Police said the tanker crossed the central reservation and overturned just after 11am at junction 47, near Garforth. The driver was freed from the vehicle and taken to hospital. Highways England said the M1 was closed southbound between junction 46 and 48 and did not expect the tanker to be removed from the carriageway until the evening 

 

2017-08-10  Lego Event at Garforth Library

A Lego themed cops and robbers event for over four year olds will be held at Garforth Library from 11am today. Admission is free and there is no need to book 

 

2017-08-10  Local MP Supports Drink Drive Law Change

Elmet MP Alec Shelbrooke is to formally request a meeting with a Government minister to seek a change to the law to deal with drunk driving following deaths on private land. Mr Shelbrooke is backing the campaign by the parents of Harry Whitlam who was struck by a reversing tractor at Swithens Farm in Rothwell in August 2013 

 

2017-08-08  Leeds Ladies Pre-Season Thriller

Leeds United Ladies FC lost 7-4 away to Middlesbrough Ladies FC in a pre-season thriller . There were encouraging performances from new signings with a couple getting onto the scoresheet 

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Clubs and Societies

 

1st Garforth Scout Group Michael Hansborough  

 

3rd Garforth Guides  

 

Dayspring Church Nick Castle 0113 2320898

 

Dayspring Listening and Counselling Centre Laurie Lowton 0113 287 5055

 

Firthfields Community Association Gwyn Beckwith 0113 286 2031

 

FOCUS Helen Falkingham 0113 287 3754

 

Garforth Brass Band Janet Lymath 07960 294986

 

Garforth African Drumming Club Alison Lyon 01423 880628

 

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society James Grayson 07842 903018, 0113 2865552 and 07709050110

 

Garforth and District Lions The Secretary 0845 833 5825

 

Garforth and District Probus Club Brian Fox 0113 2864692

 

Garforth Camera Club John Bebbington 0113 286 4373

 

Garforth Community Association David Leroy 0113 286 8576 / 0113 232 0421

 

Garforth Flood Support Group Jacqueline Simpson 0113 2866709

 

Garforth Girls Brigade, Methodist Church,  Main Street,  Garforth Liz Gordan 0785 5757760

 

Garforth golf club Ken Findlater 0113 286 2063

 

Garforth Historical Society Mrs Vera Willis 0113 286 3524

 

Garforth in Bloom Carol Woodhead 

 

Garforth Jets Badminton club Stephen Sumner 

 

Garforth Jubilee Brass Band Charles Hindmarsh 07979 686675

 

Garforth Musical Society Mrs J Robinson 0113 206 6865 / 0113 286 6044

 

Garforth Railway Circle Allan Dawson 01132868054

 

Garforth Rangers  02 3454 3334545

 

Garforth RUFC Jonathan Fallas 0113 3935561

 

garforth touring car club  07775 592747

 

Garforth Town AFC George Williams and Bryan Haddington 0113 2877145

 

Garforth Townswomen's Guild Mrs P Wadsworth 0113 286 3343

 

Garforth Villa jnr football  

 

Garforth youth football league  0113 2047864

 

GarforthBridge Club Mrs Jeal 0113 286 2914

 

GarforthMethodistChurch Mr A F Sedman 0113 286 2618

 

GarforthRec Bowling Club Mr K. Wadsworth 0113 286 3343

 

Kempo Ryu  

 

Leeds Health Walks Chairman John Scott 0113 2863656

 

Macmillan Cancer Relief Mrs E J Gisburn 0113 286 6358

 

Neighbourhood Elders' Team Monica E Walker 0113 287 4784

 

Rainbow Club Denise Looker 0113 232 0550

 

Sinatra Music Society -Leeds Branch Glenys Day 0113 286 7341

 

St BenedictsGarforth Fr Donal Lucey 0113 286 3224

 

St Mary's (CE) - Garforth Gordon Cooper 0113 286 3737

 

Take a Pride in Garforth Group Jacqueline Simpson 0113 2866709

 

Vision is not Essential (VINE) Mrs A D Knott 0113 286 5200

 

Events

 

23/4/17 Garforth Fire Station car boot sale from 9.30am to 1pm in aid of the Fire Fighters charity.

 

25-29/4/17 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Garforth Musical Society presents Oliver! Performances start at 7.15pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

 

29/4/17 St Marys Garforth Murder Mystery Evening at 7pm

 

29/4/17 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall coffee morning from 10am to noon.

 

30/4/17 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society Acting Workshop for all ages from 15 years upwards from 10am till 4pm. Participation fees are £15 per person

 

6/5/17 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall St Marys Spring Fair from 10am to 2.30pm

 

14/5/17 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society Drama Workshop from 10am to 4pm.

 

20/5/17 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall RNLI Coffee Morning and plant Sale

 

21/5/17 Firthfields Community Centre , East Garforth Firthfields Community Association plant sale

 

3/6/17 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning

 

10/6/2017 Chatsworth House and the Chatsworth Flower Show Firthfields Community Centre summer outing . The cost is £72 and includes the coach, entry to Chatsworth House and gardens, afternoon tea and entry to the Flower Show. To book your place call 0113 2864298

 

17/6/17 Garforth Academy Garforth Rangers AFC welcome morning from 10am to 11.30 am for under7, 8 and 9 girls and boys. also places for boys 12 and 14 year old teams and other ages. Simply turn up

 

23/6/17 St Marys Garforth Tadcaster Grammar school Big Band presents an evening of big Band standards and popular music at 7pm. Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children

 

25/6/17 Glebelands garforth Garforth Lions Gala from 10am to 5pm

 

8/7/17 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall RNLI Coffee Morning

 

9/7/17 st Benedict's School St Benedicts School Summer Fair from 11am

 

15/7/17 Main street Garforth Garforth Community Feastival from 10am till 9pm

 

15/7/17 Main street Garforth Garforth Community Feastival from 10am to 10.30pm on and around Garforth Main Street Admission is free

 

25-27/8/2017 Bramham park Leeds Festival at Bramham Park

 

23/9/17 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall RNLI Coffee Morning

 

12/10/17 Firthfields Community Centre , East Garforth Firthfields Community Association is running a theatre trip to see Grease at the Alhambra at 7.30pm. Tickets £45 to include coach travel. call Patrick on 0113 2864298

 

24/11/17 Main street Garforth 2017 Christmas Lights switch on at 7pm. There will be a parade and entertainment from 5pm

 

25/11/17 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall RNLI Christmas Coffee Morning

 

Every Monday Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth Dorinda School of Theatre Dance 3.30pm - 5.30pm Elaine Grimes A.I.D.T.A. on (0113) 2868301

 

Every Monday Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth Monday Funday for parents/carers and children 9:30-11am term time only    Dawn 28974189

 

Every Monday Welfare Hall, Garforth Line Dancing 1:30-3pm  Doreen Fall 2860944

 

Every Monday Welfare Hall, Garforth Caroline Atha School of Dance 4pm to 8pm  ring Caroline Atha 2865319

 

Every Monday Welfare Hall, Garforth Line Dancing 8pm to 10pm Sam Lambert  2863707

 

Last Monday of month Squash Club Garforth Garforth Residents Association Meeting 7:30pm

 

Monday to Thurs Welfare Hall, Garforth Pre-School Playgroup 8.50am to 12.00 Wendy Laycock 2320421

 

2nd Monday of Month Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth Committee Meeting 7pm all welcome

 

Every monday See Published Itinerary Leeds Health Walks - free guided walks on Monday and Thursday mornings website www.wix.com/lhwalks/front-page

 

Every Monday to Saturday Garforth Library Garforth Youth Facility for Teenagers: Monday 2.30pm-8pm, Tuesday 2.30pm-5pm, Wednesday 2.30pm-5pm, Thursday 2.30pm-8pm, Friday 2.30pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday closed

 

every Monday Garforth Library Garforth NPT will be holding surgeries every monday 4pm - 6pm

 

Last Monday of month (excl Bank Holidays) Miners Welfare Hall, Garforth Garforth Flood Support Group 7pm Contact Jacqueline Simpson on 0113 2866709

 

1st Tuesday of every month Garforth Library Garforth Readers Group 10:30 to 11:30

 

Every Tuesday Squash Club Garforth Garforth Jets Badmington Club Night  8-10pm  May to Sept

 

Every Tuesday Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth Dorinda School of Theatre Dance 4.30pm - 7.30pm Elaine Grimes A.I.D.T.A. on (0113) 2868301

 

Every Tuesday Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth Tiddlers mother and toddler group 9.45am to 11.15am Lesley (0113) 2870282

 

Every Tuesday Welfare Hall, Garforth Tea Dance 2-4pm Frank Hawkins 286 8341

 

Every Tuesday Welfare Hall, Garforth Yoga 7:15pm to 9:15pm ring Margaret Thorpe 01845595142

 

First Tuesday of month Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth Gardening Club on the first Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7.30pm ring Patrick 2864298

 

First Tuesday of month St Marys Church Garforth Mothers Union  1:30pm

 

every Tuesday Garforth Methodist Church Garforth Musical Society, 8pm-10pm, all welcome, any capacity

 

first Tuesday of month NET, Main Street, Garforth Singing Group 2-4pm

 

last Tuesday of the month NET, Main Street, Garforth Connect Friendship Group £1.50 2-4pm

 

Last Tuesday of every month Methodist Church, Garforth Garforth Railway Circle 7.30pm Slide shows. Digital presentations. Talks, by Guest speakers and members

 

Every Wednesday Garforth Community College Garforth Community Arts School 4pm to 8:30pm term time only All welcome

 

Every Wednesday Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth East Garforth Childminder's Drop In Group 9:30-11am  Lesley Tel:2870282 or Joan Tel:2861239 for more information

 

Every Wednesday Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth Garforth Kenpo Karate  Juniors: .6.30pm - 7.30pm Seniors: 6.30pm - 9.00pm contact Sensei Ian Atkinson, on (0113) 2868531

 

Every Wednesday Garforth Methodist Church Garforth Girls Brigade 6-7:30pm

 

Every Wednesday Welfare Hall, Garforth Patchwork People 2pm to 4pm ring Thelma Conquest 2864897

 

Every Wednesday Welfare Hall, Garforth Caroline Atha School of Dance 4pm to 7:15pm ring Caroline Atha 2865319

 

Every Wednesday Welfare Hall, Garforth Games Night 7:30pm to 10pm ring Roy George   2861839

 

Every Wednesday Welfare Hall, Garforth GCA Art Club 7:30pm to 9:30pm Gordon Hall 2860239

 

Last Wednesday of month Primrose Hill Community Centre, Swillington Swillington in Bloom Group 286 2364

 

1st and 3rd wednesday of month Barleyhill Working Mens Club, Garforth Garforth and District Probus Club. Retired businessmens club, speakers, outings, bowls. Contact Brian Fox 0113 2864692

 

Every Wednesday  St Benedicts Parish Centre Irish Dancing 6pm

 

every Wednesday NET, Main Street, Garforth Whist Group 1.30-4pm

 

Every Thursday Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth Dorinda School of Theatre Dance 4.30pm - 6.30pm Elaine Grimes A.I.D.T.A. on (0113) 2868301

 

Every Thursday Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth East Leeds Militaria Society (ELMS) hobby wargaming group 7:30-10:30pm John Daybell (0113 2660427), Duncan Hey (0113 2958575)

 

Every Thursday Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth Tiddlers mother and toddler group 1.00pm to.. 2.30pm  Lesley (0113) 2870282

 

Every Thursday Welfare Hall, Garforth Caroline Atha School of Dance 40pm to 7:30pm ring Caroline Atha 2865319

 

Every Thursday Welfare Hall, Garforth Yoga 7:45pm to 9:15pm ring Kay Bennet 2861892

 

2nd Thursday of month Garforth Community College Garforth Townswomens Guild Mrs Joyce Emery  2861635

 

Every Thursday See Published Itinerary Leeds Health Walks - free guided walks on Monday and Thursday mornings website www.wix.com/lhwalks/front-page

 

Every Thursday St Marys Parish Centre Net sponsored Extend Keep Fit class 10 am

 

every Thursday St Benedicts Parish Centre Garforth Musical Society, 8pm-10pm all welcome, any capacity

 

second Thursday of Month Net, Main Street, Garforth Coffee Morning 10am-noon

 

Every third Thursday 62C Main Street Garforth Coffee afternoon for dementia sufferers and their carers in Garforth 2-4pm

 

Every Friday Squash Club Garforth Garforth Jets Badmington Club Night  8-10pm

 

Every Friday Welfare Hall, Garforth Coffee Morning 10am to 12pm Garforth Community Association

 

Every Friday Welfare Hall, Garforth Bowmen of Leeds  7:30pm to 10pm  ring Andy Wilkinson 2860110

 

first friday of month Garforth Methodist Church Papercraft Plus 1pm to 3pm

 

Friday Mornings Welfare Hall, Garforth Diddy Dance 07917757566

 

Every Saturday Garforth Community College Garforth Community Arts School 8.45am to 12.45pm  All welcome

 

Every Saturday Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth Dorinda School of Theatre Dance 9.30am - 12.30pm  Elaine Grimes A.I.D.T.A. on (0113) 2868301

 

Every Saturday Welfare Hall, Garforth Caroline Atha School of Dance   9:30am to 12noon ring Caroline Atha 2865319

 

Phone for Information Welfare Hall, Garforth Ballroom Dance Lessons Phone for details  Mrs Beaumont  01274 876122

 

First Saturday of month Garforth Town Football Club Saturday Night Disco 7pm Come dance the night away!

 

Every Sunday Welfare Hall, Garforth Broad Acres Baptist Church 9:45am to 12:30pm  Rev. Wray   2873598

 

First Sunday of month Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth East Leeds Militaria Society (ELMS) hobby wargaming group10-5pm  John Daybell (0113 2660427), Duncan Hey (0113 2958575)

 

First Sunday of month Garforth Methodist Church Garforth Girls Brigade

 

every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month Garforth Community College Dayspring Church - every first and third Sunday of the month at 10:30am ring 0113 2320898 for more details www.dayspringchurch.co.uk

 

Every Sunday Garforth Methodist Church Garforth Brass Band 6.15-7:45pm Training band 5pm-6pm

 

Phone for Information Welfare Hall, Garforth Gads (Drama) Pat Toes   2862491

 

Phone for Information Welfare Hall, Garforth GMS (Musical) Joyce Robinson 2866044

 

Local Websites

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Garforth area community websites

Garforth and Swillington Community Website

 

Garforth Community Association

 

Firthfields Community Association

 

Garforth Resident Association

 

Garforth NET

 

Garforth in Bloom

 

Garforth Flyer Forum

 

Garforth Historical Society  and new GHS website

 

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society

 

Garforth one stop shop

 

Photos of Garforth

 

Garforth Lions

 

Garforth Fire Station

 

Garforth Medical Centre

 

Gibson Lane Practice on-line appointments

 

National Statistics Garforth

Schools

East Garforth primary school

 

Garforth Community College

 

Green Lane

 

West Garforth junior school

Arts

Garforth Jubilee Brass

 

Garforth Musical Society

 

GADS Garforth Amateur Dramatics Society

Recreation

Garforth Camera Club

 

Garforth touring car club

Places of worship

St Benedicts Garforth

 

St Mary's (CE) - Garforth

Sports Clubs

Garforth Rangers junior FC

 

Garforth Villa jnr football

 

Garforth youth football league

 

Garforth Jets Badminton club

 

Garforth Town FC

 

Garforth golf club

 

Garforth rufc

 

Kempo Ryu Karate club

 Youth

3rd Garforth Guides

 

Garforth Girls Brigade

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