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2018-11-22  Kippax Lights

Kippax Christmas Lights will be switched on tonight Thursday 22nd November. There will be stalls and entertainment from 6pm. 


2018-11-17  Circus Art Book

Kippax based writer and circus expert Steve Ward has released his new book Nineteenth Century Circus Art. It looks at the posters connected to Wakefield’s Wood Street circus during the 1800s. The book is available from Amazon  


2018-11-10  Police Appeal over Stolen Motorbikes

Police are appealing for help to find two stolen motorbikes. A blue Suzuki and a green Triumph were taken from Kippax on 26th or 27th October. The bikes have since been sighted in Seacroft and Gipton 


2018-11-09  Illegal Dumping

Police officers attended an incident yesterday afternoon where someone drove on to a farmers field in the Ledston area and dumped a number of dead birds and animals. If anybody has any information please call 101 quoting crime number 13180561385 


2018-11-08  Library Get-Together

Kippax Library is staging an friendly and fun afternoon giving people information about groups and services available in the area. The event takes place from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday 4th December 


2018-10-25  Kippax Road Closures

Kippax bus users have been warned of service disruptions during the closure of Valley Road for utility works from Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November. Numbers 173A, 174, 174A, 175 and 175A will be affected, with diversions via Leeds Road 


2018-10-20  Concert Band Players Wanted

Do you play a concert band instrument or used to play and have been thinking about taking it up again? The Preston Players are looking for new players of all concert band instruments (minimum grade 3 standard) to join. Rehearsals take place in Great Preston Village Hall every Thursday 7.30-8.30pm during term time. Just turn up with your instrument to see if you would like to become a member. 


2018-10-03  Virus Closes Fishery

Kippax Park fishery has been temporarily closed because of a confirmed outbreak by CEFAS (Centre for Environmental, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) of KHV (Koiherpesvirus), and an update will be issued when the situation alters. The disease can result in large-scale mortalities of up to 100 per cent among common carp and all varieties. There is no treatment, and any fish that survive become carriers of the disease in future years. 


2018-09-27  Chill Coffee Afternoon

The Kippax Chill Coffee Afternoon takes place today from 2pm to 4pm at Kippax Library on Westfield Lane. Come along and find out about local groups and services in the area. 


2018-09-27  Bus Service Disruption

Bus users of the 174A service face disruption from Saturday 29th September to Sunday 7th October while work is carried out by Yorkshire Water in the Westfield Lane area of Kippax. Diversions via Leeds Road and Valley Road will be in operation. 


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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