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2021-10-22  Spooky Halloween Trails

Families are invited to explore the Spooky Halloween Trail at St Aidanís and at Fairburn Ings this October. The walks at St Aidans take place on 24th and 30th October and at Fairburn Ings on 23rd and 31st October. All walks run from 5.30 to 6.30pm. Tickets are £3 per child, no booking is required 


2021-10-17  Walking Netball

Walking Netball is coming to Kippax Leisure Centre on Wednesdays from 4-5pm, starting on 20th October.  


2021-10-16  Community Connections Cafť

Garforth NET (Neighbourhood Elders Team) are setting up community connections cafes including one in Kippax Methodists every Thursday from 10am to noon, for everyone to meet up and find out information on local services. The first session is on 14th October. There will also be an information day at Kippax Methodist Church on Thursday 2nd December from 10am to 2pm 


2021-10-15  Craft Fair

There is a Craft Fair at St Mary's Church, Kippax on Saturday,16th October 10.00am - 2.00pm. All proceeds in aid of elderly active residents of Kippax for trips and a Christmas party. Come along and support this event. 


2021-10-14  St Aidanís Half Marathon

St Aidanís Trail Half Marathon takes place at RSPB St Aidan's Nature Park on Sunday 17th October from 10am to 2pm 


2021-10-14  Leading the Way in Covid Outbreak

Leeds recorded more than 3,000 new Covid cases in the week to 5th October. The area with the highest case rate is Kippax East, Micklefield and Allerton Bywater, with a staggering case rate of 1,054.2 per 100,000 people; followed closely by Garforth South, Swillington and Little Preston, with a rate of 967.5. 


2021-10-13  New Defibrillator

A new Defibrillator has been installed at Gibson Lane Community Centre.  


2021-10-12  Rare Bird Spotted

Around 1,500 people have visited St Aidans Nature Reserve after an extremely rare Long-toed Stint, a bird which has strayed a long way from its normal range, was found on Friday. The Long-toed Stint breeds in Siberia during the Northern Hemisphere summer. There have only been three previously verified occurrences in the British Isles. 


2021-10-10  Junior Rugby Players Wanted

Kippax Welfare JARLFC are looking for Under14ís players (year 9). For more information call Danny on 07946 509919 


2021-10-05  Car Thieves Jailed

A car theft gang used a £20,000 high-tech device to open and steal five SUVs from outside victims' homes in Leeds and Wakefield, a court heard. The trio stole five Mitsubishi Outlander vehicles worth more than £180,000 between 28th June and 21st July, including a £36,000 Mitsubishi Outlander, stolen from an address in Kippax on 20th July. The ring leader was jailed for two and a half years and two other men were sentenced to 22 months, suspended for 2 years. 


Clubs and Societies


1st. St. Mary's Kestrels Scout Group Group Scout Leader Samantha Carmichael 0113 2876126


Extend Exercise Pat Goodacre 


First Steps Elizabeth Anne Thomas 0113 287 0326


Great and Little Preston Parish Council Janet Winn 0113 2869288


Kippax Amateur Operatic Society Anne Brookes 0113 286 2468


Kippax and District Local History Society Edgar Pickles 0113 286 4785


Kippax Community Association LorraineHarrison 0113 286 5211


Kippax in Bloom Mrs Pat Sammy  0113-2862283


Kippax Line Dancing Carol Bradley 01132 871099


Kippax Methodist Church Rev Robin Fox 0113 2877669


Kippax Parish Council Colin Child 01977 681350


Leeds Samurai Martial Arts Lisa Powders 0113 2879667


LeedsPhoenix Club Mrs M Watson 0113 286 7813


LorraineSchool of Theatre Dance Mrs LorraineHarrison 0113 286 9321


Osteoporosis Society - Leeds Branch Pat Goodacre 0113 286 8193


Royal British Legion - Kippax Branch Mr Fielding 0113 286 3734


St Mary's (CE) - Kippax Bruce Carlin 0113 286 2710


St Vincent Paul Society J T Guthrie 0113 286 3449


The Fitness League Miss Denise Perry 0113 286 4475


The Growing Zone, Gibson Lane, Kippax , Leeds LS25 7BQ  June Perkin  


Yorkshire Evening Post Brass Diane Carlisle 0113 286 2415


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20/4/17 RSPB Fairburn Ings the first of a series of walks entitled from Coal Face to Wild Place at 10am.


26-28/4/17 St Mary's Church Hall Kippax Kippax Dramatic Society murder mystery evenings at 7.30pm.


25-29/4/17 Castleford Phoenix Theatre Kippax Amateur Operatic Society present the musical comedy Betty Blue Eyes


17/6/17 RSPB Fairburn Ings Nature Photography Workshop by Paul Miguel from 12.30 to 4.30pm. The cost is £40


Every Monday Band Club Kippax Kippax Line Dancing Club 7:30-9.0pm easy, †9-10:30pm Intermediate


2nd Monday of Month St Marys Church Hall Kippax Kippax and District Historical Society 7:30pm


every monday Kippax Methodist Church Pram Club mums and babies 1.30-3pm


Every Monday Band Club Kippax Kippax Line Dancing Club 7:30-8.30pm easy, †8.30-10:00pm Intermediate


every tuesday Kippax Methodist Church Coffee morning 9.30-11.30am


Every Wednesday Band Club Kippax Kippax Line Dancing Club 7:30-9.0pm easy, †9-10:30pm Intermediate


last Wednesday of the month Brigshaw High School Friends of Billy Wood Monthly Meeting 7:30 Harry Bratley 2868073


every wednesday Kippax Methodist Church Weekly Coffee Evening 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm


last Wednesday of the month Elders Community Centre Great and Little Preston Parish Council Meetings 6.30pm


Every Wednesday Band Club Kippax Kippax Line Dancing Club 7:30-8.30pm easy, †8.30-10:00pm Intermediate


Every Wednesday Kippax Leisure Centre Jujitsu with Leeds Samurai Martial Arts Wednesday 6-8:00pm Contact Lisa Powders on 0113 2879667


3rd Thursday of month Methodist Chapel Kippax Kippax Parish Council† 7pm Parish Clerk: Colin Child,† 0113 2860033


first Thursday of month Mount Pleasant Kippax Connect friendship group 10am-noon


every Thursday Brigshaw High School Zumba Fitness classes starting 15th Sept 2011 from 6.30pm-7.30pm. Please call 07917692340 to book.


every third saturday Kippax Methodist Church Dance 7.15pm


Photos of Kippax


By Carol

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Cheeney Basin, Kippax by Carol

Local Websites



Kippax Village - Excellent community website.


Kippax Environment Forum - Forum for local issues


Kippax & Methley community site


Kippax Parish Council


Great and Little Preston Parish Council


Barwick & Kippax statistics


The Kippax Band


Kippax Amateur operatic Society (KAOS)

Places of Worship

St Mary's (CE) - Kippax


Brigshaw school


Greenfield school Kippax

Clubs and Societies

Follow this link to the list of clubs and societies in Kippax


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