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2019-08-22  Burglar Caught in the Act

A teenager from Kippax who burgled the home of an elderly woman 2 weeks after she went into care has escaped a custodial sentence. Casy Foley was caught red handed at the house by police officers when a neighbour raised the alarm. Foley of Glencoe Gardens, Kippax admitted burglary and was sentenced to 12 months in a young offender institution, suspended for 24 months 


2019-08-07  Fishery Hit by Virus Again

It has been confirmed that Osprey Lake at Kippax Park fishery has fallen to koi herpes virus KHV. The deadly virus can cause a 100 percent wipeout of carp stocks and has no known cure. .After a similar outbreak at the siteís sister Lapwing Lake last year, CEFAS has extended the siteís designation order in an attempt to limit the disease 


2019-07-30  Paedophile Jailed for 13 Years

69 year old Malcolm Church of Coronation Avenue, Kippax was jailed for 12 years and nine months after pleading guilty to two offences of rape and two of indecency with a child. The crimes took place in the mid-1980s when the girls were aged 12 and 14.  


2019-07-26  Bat Night at St Aidanís

RSPB St Aidanís is hosting a dusk bat walk tonight from 8.30pm to 10.30pm. Visitors can learn about bat habits, search for them by sight and listen for their clicks 


2019-07-23  Kippax Councillor Awarded Doctorate

Former Kippax and Methley Councillor Keith Wakefield OBE has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Leeds Beckett University. Mr Wakefield served as an elected member of Leeds City Council from 1988 until he stepped down in May this year. He was leader of the city council on two occasions from 2003 to 2004 and then 2010 to 2015. 


2019-07-19  Kippax 2020 Calendar

Entries for the Kippax 2020 Calendar should be submitted no later than 31st July. Send a jpeg of your Kippax photograph to magazine@ 


2019-07-17  Kippax Village Caretaker

Kippax Parish Council has appointed a Village Caretaker. Caretaker John started in his new role at the beginning of July. If you have any ideas about areas of the village that need Johnís attention contact parish councillors Julie Biscomb or Martin Eyre 


2019-07-08  Flytipped Caravans

Police were stunned two find two unwanted caravans abandoned on a grass verge in the village of Ledston. The vehicles were in a poor state of repair, with smashed windscreens, flat tyres and damage to the bodywork clearly visible. Their registration details will be passed to Leeds City Council, who will investigate their last known owners for flytipping offences. 


2019-07-06  Kippax and Micklefield Monthly Contact Points

The Neighbourhood Police Team will be at Kippax Library on Saturdays 6th July, 3rd August and 7th September from 11am to 11.45am. On the same dates from 12 noon to 12.45pm the team will be at Churchville House in Micklefield. Come along and meet your local NPT Team and discuss any concerns or issues you may have. 


2019-07-04  School Requires Improvement

Following a recent OFSTED review Kippax Greenfield Primary School has been rated as Requires Improvement in three key areas and overall with two criteria given a good rating.The school was previously reviewed as good prior to becoming part of Brigshaw Learning Partnership trust. The trust is taking robust action to rectify the areas that have been identified as requiring improvement. 


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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