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2017-10-18   MTRA Meeting

There is a meeting of Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association at 2.30pm at Churchville House on 25th October to discuss plans to rotate Sheltered Service Officers (wardens) from other areas  

 

2017-10-18   Garforth Litter Pick

There will be a litter pick in Garforth on Sunday 5th November. Volunteers should meet at the Welfare Hall at 10am. Litter pick sticks and bags are provided and there are free refreshments 

 

2017-10-17   Spooky Events at Kippax Library

The Community Hub at Kippax Library is holding a Halloween Crafts event on Monday 23rd October from 2pm to 3pm. Kids are encouraged to turn up in Halloween fancy dress. The event is suitable for under 16s and no booking is required. 

 

2017-10-17   Roadworks in Micklefield

A section of the Great North Road through Micklefield will be closed from 8am on 23rd October to 5pm on 29th October . The section from 100 Great North Road to Manor farm is being dug up to access the existing foul sewer and to lay a gas mains to a new housing site. The dates coincide with half term to minimise disruption to school buses 

 

2017-10-16   Bloomin’ Brass Band Concert

Garforth in Bloom are holding a Brass Band Concert at the Welfare Hall on Saturday 28th October at 7.30pm featuring Garforth Brass Band. Tickets are £5. There are free refreshments 

 

2017-10-16   Missing Person Appeal

North Yorkshire Police have issued an urgent appeal to find South Milford man Richard Taylor (30), who has been missing from home since Thursday. The vehicle he was driving was found parked in a lay-by near Selby Golf Club, at around 8pm on Saturday 14th October. It was left unattended and insecure but the keys were inside the vehicle. If you have any information please call North Yorkshire Police immediately on 101 and quote incident number 12170183257. 

 

2017-10-15   Councillor Vacancy

Micklefield Parish Council has a vacancy for a councillor following the resignation of Councillor Nigel Mullen.  

 

2017-10-15   Miners Draw at Home

The Miners were held to a 1-1 draw against Hall Road Rangers on Saturday. Mark Simpsons' 71st minute strike lit up a tight, injury-hit game, but Hall Road equalised late on. Despite their efforts, neither side could clinch it in the seven minutes of added time awarded. 

 

2017-10-14   Aberford PC Meeting

The next Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th October in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing 7:30 p.m. 

 

2017-10-14   Squires Fireworks Display

There will be a fireworks display at Squires Café Bar in Sherburn on 5th November. There is a kids entertainer from 6pm and the fireworks start at 7.30pm. Entry is free. There will be food, drinks and fairground attractions 

 

2017-10-13   Spinathon for Children in Need

There is a 12 hour Spinathon from 8am to 8pm at Garforth Leisure Centre on Friday 17th November to raise money for BBC Children in Need 

 

2017-10-13   Locally Built Electric Bus is the Future

A two week trial of an all-electric bus is seen as seen by transport chiefs as the start of a transformation to a greener future. The Metrodecker EV is a zero emissions vehicles that can travel 150 miles on one charge and carry 99 passengers. Sherburn company Optare unveiled the Metrodecker EV in 2016  

 

2017-10-12   South Milford Bonfire and Fireworks Display

Paper tickets for the South Milford bonfire and fireworks display will be available from Saturday in the following places - Powder Keg fireworks Castleford, Village stores South Milford and Jacksons Butchers , Sherburn. The event will sell out so don’t leave it too long to get your ticket  

 

2017-10-12   Burglary and Car Thefts

Overnight between 08th and 9th October two properties were burgled and vehicles taken and there was an attempted burglary on a third property. The properties targeted were on Lumby Lane and Old Vicarage Lane in Monk Fryston. Locks were snapped on the UPVC doors to gain entry to the properties in order to find keys to vehicles. Three vehicles were stolen : a silver BMW 3 series registration JWF856, a black Audi A6 registration SB66 CHL and a black BMW registration YK63 ZDV. If anyone has any information in relation to these incidents please contact NYP on 101 ref 12170180913 

 

2017-10-11   Burglary Warning

There has been an increase in burglaries in the Selby District over the last few months. Police are asking residents to be extra vigilant and make a note of any vehicles or suspicious activity in or around neighbouring properties. If you believe a crime is in progress, please call 999 with as much information as possible. Any other concerns can be reported to NYP on 101 

 

2017-10-11   Miners Lose at Home 4-0

Garforth Town’s seven game unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at the hands of a fired-up Athersley Recreation Team. The visitors were deserved winners, although Garforth did miss a couple of big chances when trailing by just one goal. 

 

2017-10-10   Motorway Delay

Two lanes of the M1 motorway were closed northbound between junctions 46 and 47 yesterday after a serious multi-vehicle smash resulting in delays of up to 20 minutes.. 

 

2017-10-10   Fundraiser for Sophie Michelle

There is a Poker Tournament at the Swan, Sherburn on Sunday 15th October from 4pm in aid of the Sophie Michelle Fund. Entry is £15. Sophie Michelle is 5 years old and is diagnosed with a rare condition called Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. Her family are raising funds to take her to Thailand for specialist treatment. 

 

2017-10-09   Quiz Night in Church Hall

There is a Quiz Night on Friday 27th October at 7.00pm in Sherburn Church Hall. Tickets are £10 including a pie and peas supper.  

 

2017-10-09   Kippax Christmas Lights

The 28th annual Christmas Lights switch on in Kippax will take place on 23rd November, The organisers hope to have Danny Milo to compere the show along with Santa, JT from Cas Tigers, Bare Brass and a host of local talent; also the annual fireworks display  

 

2017-10-08   Miners Win Away

A Calum Ward free kick and Mark Simpson wonder goal gave the Miners a 2-1 away victory at Parkgate FC 

 

2017-10-08   They Will Rock You

Sherburn High School Performing Arts department has announced that the school production 2018 is going to be We Will Rock You! , based on the songs of legendary British rock band Queen. The show will be performed on Wednesday 28th February and Thursday 1st March  

 

2017-10-07   Social Media Workshop

A free workshop aimed at helping you keep your child safe online is being held at the Children’s Centre (next door to SherburnLibrary) from 7 to 9pm on Tuesday 10th October. The workshop is not suitable for children to attend. 

 

2017-10-07   Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience

The Christmas Experience returns to Lotherton Hall from Friday 24th November to Saturday 23rd December. There will be an Elf Village, a chance to meet Santa, a Christmas shop , a 12 days of Christmas walk and other events 

 

2017-10-06   Big Macmillan Coffee Morning Success at Brigshaw

Pupils and staff at Brigshaw High School raised £367.56 for Macmillan Cancer Support at their Coffee and Cake Morning  

 

2017-10-06   Meeting Spurley

Garforth Academy student Ben Dobbs who raised £10,022 for Guide Dogs UK has finally met the dog he was allowed to name. Ben called the dog Spurley after his grandfather and met up with the 5 month old golden Labrador/retriever cross for the first time at Temple Newsam recently. Ben is already planning how to raise his next £10,000 

 

2017-10-05   Halloween Bonfire

There will be a Halloween Bonfire at Monk Fryston Community Centre on Saturday 28th October. Doors open at 5.30, the bonfire is lit at 6.30 and the fireworks start at 7.30pm 

 

2017-10-05   Housing Plan Examination Delayed till Early 2018

Leeds City Council’s request to postpone the examination of the housing element of their Site Allocation Plan has been granted by the independent examiners. The sessions covering retail, employment and greenspace will still go ahead on 24th October but the sessions looking at housing will now take place in February/March 2018. 

 

2017-10-04   New Bus Service Operator

Squarepeg buses, which currently operate the number 22 service, will begin operating the number 9 bus service as well from Monday 23rd October. The number 9 service runs from Seacroft Bus Station to Horsforth via Swillington  

 

2017-10-04   MUGA Opening

The new Multi-Use Sports Area at Micklefield Skate park will be officially opened by a small ceremonial cutting of the ribbon on Saturday 7th October at 1,15pm. There will be a few exhibition games by various community groups followed by light refreshments in the Youth and Adult Centre (Old Fire Station) IT Suite. 

 

2017-10-03   South Milford Bonfire and Firework Display Tickets

Online Tickets for the 25th South Milford Bonfire and Firework Display at South Milford Village which takes place on Sat 11th Nov 2017 are available but limited. The date when they will be available in local shops has still to be announced 

 

2017-10-03   LCC Call for Delay in Housing Review

In a letter to the Inspectors of the Leeds Site Allocation Plan Leeds City Council have asked for a delay in the housing requirement/green belt review whilst they re-assess housing numbers and the implications of a Government White Paper advising the release of Green Belt land only in exceptional circumstances 

 

2017-10-02   Halloween Party

There will be a Halloween Party at the Youth and Adult Centre , Micklefield on Sunday 29th October from 5pm till 6.30pm with a gloop bucket, gob the ghost and hanging doughnuts and apples 

 

2017-10-02   Have you Seen This Man

The police would like to speak to anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Mark Anthony Priest, aged 39, who is known to frequent the Garforth and Castleford area. He has been previously convicted of burglary offences and is wanted on recall to prison as he has failed to comply with the terms of his licence. Anyone who has information about his whereabouts should contact police on 101 quoting 13170428084. 

 

2017-10-01   Community Carol Concert

There will be a Community Christmas Carol Concert with Garforth Jubilee Brass Band at Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth on Sunday 10th December from 6.30pm to 8.15pm. Tickets are £1 to include a drink and festive refreshments  

 

2017-10-01   We are the Champions

Garforth Academy Year 10 Rugby League team has won the Leeds Schools Championships. Eight schools took part in the tournament and Garforth Academy will now go on to represent Leeds in the Yorkshire Championships. 

 

2017-09-30   East Garforth Christmas Panto

This year’s Firthfields Christmas Pantomime is Aladdin. The performance takes place at 3pm on Saturday 16th December. Tickets are £6, they are currently on sale to club members and the remainder will go on sale to the general public on 25th September 

 

2017-09-30   Counter-Terrorism Police Arrest Garforth Man

Police were called to Oak Avenue in Garforth on Wednesday, as part of an investigation into banned extreme right-wing group National Action. A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of membership of a proscibed organisation. National Action became the first extreme right-wing group to be banned under terrorism laws in December 2016. 

 

2017-09-29   Open Evening at the Academy

Garforth Academy is holding an Open Evening for parents and Year 6 students on Thursday 5th October from 5pm to 8pm. Prospective parents and students are invited to come along and view its facilities.  

 

2017-09-29   Kippax and Methley Forum

Kippax and Methley Forum are meeting at Brigshaw High School on Wednesday 11th October at 6pm. It is open to residents from Kippax, Methley, Allerton Bywater, Micklefield, Mickletown, Ledston, Ledston Luck and Ledsham 

 

2017-09-28   Macmillan Coffee Morning at Welfare Hall

Garforth Community Association are holding a Macmillan coffee Morning at the Miners Welfare Hall on Friday 29th September from 10am to noon. There will be entertainment by the students at SLP from 10.30am 

 

2017-09-28   Jessica Dances to Finals

Jessica Bambrook from Caroline Atha School of Dance, Garforth has won the City of Wakefield Senior Modern Championship and will go on to represent CASOD at the Champion of Champions in Blackpool in January. Jess is a student at Garforth Academy. 

 

2017-09-27   New Spire Magazine Here

The new August 2017 edition of the Garforth Parish magazine The Spire can be seen by clicking on the link in the right-hand column  

 

2017-09-27   Kippax Strike Blooming Gold

Kippax in Bloom have been awarded Gold in the very competitive Urban Community category of Yorkshire in Bloom 2017. Garforth in Bloom were awarded a Silver Gilt in the Town category of the competition 

 

2017-09-26   Garforth Lions Bonfire

The Garforth Lions Community Bonfire will be on Friday 3rd November at Glebelands. The bonfire is lit at 6.30pm and fireworks commence at 7pm. Please do not bring your own fireworks or sparklers 

 

2017-09-26   Care Home Praised by Inspectors

Meadowbrook Manor care home in Garforth has been rated as Good in a recent report by the Care Quality Commission. The CQC praised the home for its safeguarding measures and training for staff. They also praised staff for treating their residents with care, compassion, dignity and respect.  

 

2017-09-25   Leukaemia Walk

St Benedict’s annual Leukaemia walk will take place on 30th September.Walkers start at 10am from the Parish Centre and walk around school grounds then enjoy scones and tea. The admission is £5 but if you are unable to walk come along and support.  

 

2017-09-25   Stargazing Sell-out

The Introduction to Stargazing event at St Aidan’s at 7.30pm on 30th September is sold out. The evening of astronomy is organised by RSPB and Wakefield and District Astronomical Society 

 

2017-09-24   Police to Advise Bikers

Officers from West and North Yorkshire Police forces are hosting an event at Squires Biker Café in Sherburn on 30th September and 1st October to give bikers advice on crime prevention 

 

2017-09-24   Cup Success for the Miners

Garforth Town beat Nelson FC by 3-2 to progress in the Buildbase FA Vase. Despite cruising to a 2-0 lead midway through the first half, Garforth laboured to victory, but you can't knock four straight wins. 

 

2017-09-23   Dominos on Main Street

A new dominos store has opened on Main Street Garforth. The store employs 25 locally recruited members of staff. 

 

2017-09-23   Ex-Clergyman Jailed

Former clergyman John Bishop, 76, from Kippax has been jauiled for 6 years after admitting sexually abusing underage girls. The ex-Church of England Minister pleaded guilty to 25 charges of indecent assault. The offences were committed between 1955 and 1982 

 

2017-09-22   MTRA Meeting

The next meeting of Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association takes place on Wednesday 27th September at 7.30pm at Churchville House.  

 

2017-09-22   RNLI Coffee Morning

The Garforth branch of RNLI is holding a coffee morning on Saturday 23rd September at the Miners Welfare Hall from 10am till noon. Entry is free. 

 

2017-09-21   Buzz Along to Lotherton Hall

Visitors to Lotherton Hall today can find out about beekeeping when Robin Tomlinson gives a talk on the subject from 2pm to 4pm. For more information call 0113 378 2959 

 

2017-09-21   Minecraft Fun for Kids

A club for the fans of computer game Minecraft is meeting at Garforth Library from 5pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday 27th September. The activity is free and aimed at kids aged seven or over. To book a place call 0113 2243291 

 

2017-09-20   Village hall AGM

The 2017 Aberford Village Hall Annual General Meeting will take place in the hall on Thursday 12th October at 7.45pm. 

 

2017-09-20   More Train Strikes Planned

The RMT Union has confirmed a further two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North in the guards' safety dispute. They will go ahead on Tuesday 3rd October and Thursday 5th October 

 

2017-09-19   Chippy of the Year Contestants

Central Fisheries, Main Street, Hiltons Fish and Chips at Long Meadows and East Garforth Fish Shop have all been nominated for the Yorkshire Evening Post Chippy of the Year title. The winner will be selected by readers of the newspaper. 

 

2017-09-19   Miners Home Win

Garforth Town ground out a win over Rainworth Miners Welfare to extend their winning run to three games. Calum Ward scored the only goal in the first half  

 

2017-09-18   Race Night

Firthfields Community Association and Garforth and District Lions are holding a Race Night at Firthfields Community Centre on Saturday 28th October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 and there is a bar and complimentary buffet. For tickets call 0113 2864298 

 

2017-09-18   Sherburn High Open Day

There will be an Open Day for prospective parents to visit Sherburn High School on Saturday 23rd September from 10qm to 2pm . All departments are open to view. There will be demonstrations, performances and refreshments. For more information call 01977 682442 

 

2017-09-17   Parish Council Meeting

The next Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 19th September in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing 7:30 p.m. 

 

2017-09-17   Art and Craft Fair

Monk Fryston Art and Craft Fair will be held in the elegant surroundings of the Banqueting Hall at Monk Fryston Hall Hotel, on Sunday 1 October 2017 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is the 15th annual event to be hosted by Monk Fryston Art Club. Yorkshire-based artists will exhibit over 100 original paintings, many of which can be purchased at a lower price than a mass-produced print. There will also be hand-crafted items and cards to buy 

 

2017-09-16   Police Warning Over Bogus Traders

Although bogus trader incidents are rare in our district, North Yorkshire Police ask that you check the identity of anyone attending your property unannounced. If something doesn't seem right call trading standards and/or the police. Historically offenders have used excuses to homeowners in a bid to distract the occupant to gain access to the property or charge for work which does not need doing. If you’re not sure don't open the door. 

 

2017-09-16   Rush Hour Motorway Closure Chaos

Drivers were hit by major delays on Thursday morning after a serious road crash forced the closure of a stretch of the M1between junctions 46 and 47. The motorway’s northbound carriageway was shut and one southbound lane was also temporarily closed due to an overturned lorry. 

 

2017-09-15   Welcoming Father Phillip

Father Phillip’s Induction Mass, as parish priest of St Benedict’s Garforth, will take place Friday 22ndSeptember 2017 at 7pm, after which there will be light refreshments. All are welcome to come and celebrate. 

 

2017-09-15   A Half Century of Excellence

Garforth Academy is celebrating its fiftieth year this year. The school has undergone several name changes from Garforth Comprehensive to Garforth Community College to Garforth Academy but has maintained its excellent high standards throughout. The school will celebrate its birthday with a series of events throughout the year. 

 

2017-09-14   Grant for Bowling Shirts

Members of Aberford Bowling Club have received a set of branded polo shirts thanks to a grant from energy firm Banks Renewables. The £895 grant came from a community benefits funded linked to the wind farm at Hook Moor. 

 

2017-09-14   New Skate Park Opens in Kippax

The Lord Mayor of Leeds will open a new £150,000 skate park in Kippax at 1pm this Saturday. The facility is located on Kippax Common playing fields and can be accessed from Green Lane and Green Avenue.  

 

2017-09-13   Harvest Weekend

St Mary’s Swillington is holding a Harvest Weekend starting with Harvest Praise at 7pm on Friday 29th September and with a Harvest Service on Sunday 1st October at 10.30am. Any donations of dried or tinned goods will be passed on to the foodbanks in Allerton Bywater and Seacroft 

 

2017-09-13   Monk Fryston Planning Application

A planning application (2016/1254/FUL) for partial demolition of bungalow at 31 Lumby Hill, Monk Fryston and the building of four 3-bedroom semi -detached houses and one 4-bedroom detached house is still under consideration bySelby Council. A decision deadline has been set for 31st October 

 

2017-09-12   Summer Reading Challenge

Garforth Library will host a Summer Reading Challenge for youngsters aged four and above. Participants can win a medal and certificate at the event on Friday 15th September from 3.30pm. Booking is not required 

 

2017-09-12   Mark Takes Up Macmillan Challenge

Garforth Councillor Mark Dobson is taking part in the Go Sober challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. If you wish to sponsor Mark to go booze-free for the 31 days of October then visit the gosober.org.uk website and sponsor him. Alternatively, have a go yourself  

 

2017-09-11   Fishy Practices Investigated

Police officers from Garforth have supported the Environment Agency and Angling Trust with patrols targetting people fishing without a licence. A number of people will be subject to further action by the Environment Agency. 

 

2017-09-11   Miners Progress in FA Vase

A Lee Turner penalty, plus one from Luke Kitson and an own goal in three second-half minutes saw the Miners safely through to the next round of the FA Vase 3-1 against a spirited Holker Old Boys 

 

2017-09-10   Help for the Growing Zone

Staff from the Leeds Building Society offices on Main Street Garforth have been using their volunteering leave to fix up old furniture at the Growing Zone in Kippax. The Growing Zone is an allotment garden project for adults and children with special needs. 

 

2017-09-10   HMRC Scam Warning

West Yorkshire Police have issued a warning about a scam whereby people are receiving calls claiming to be from HMRC. The caller tells the victim they owe taxes from years ago or have overdue tax bills, and threatens them with prosecution and arrest if not paid immediately. HMRC do not contact people by telephone or email in these circumstances. If you receive a call like this, hang up. If in doubt, contact HMRC on 0300 200 3300. 

 

2017-09-09   Christmas Bazaar

Sherburn Christmas Bazaar and Grand Prize Draw will take place on Saturday 25th November 

 

2017-09-09   Murder Mystery Evening

There is a Murder Mystery evening. On Saturday 14th October 2017 at St Benedict’s Parish Centre. Tickets are £10 including 2 course supper. Please contact 2867790 or 2868159 for tickets and further information. 

 

2017-09-08   New Priest at St Benedict’s

Father Phillip Hall has been appointed as the new parish priest at St Benedict’s Garforth. He replaces Father Gerard Kearney 

 

2017-09-08   Harvest Festival

St Wilfrid’s Harvest Festival will take place on Sunday 1st of October at 4pmwith a special ‘All Age Worship Harvest Service’. All harvest produce that is brought to the Harvest Festival will be donated to the Knottingley Food Bank 

 

2017-09-07   Adventures in Digital Photography

Are you interested in digital photography and aged 13-17? If so come along to a new camera club that meets fortnightly at Kippax community Hub from 4pm to 5pm, starting 18th September. All equipment is provided and it is free. This is a 6 session programme funded by Outer East Community Committee. Booking is essential 

 

2017-09-07   Swillington Roadworks

The A642 Wakefield Road at Swillington will be closed for carriageway lining works from 8am to 7pm on Sunday 10th and 17th September. A diversion will be in place along Bullerthorpe Lane 

 

2017-09-06   HS2 Information Event

There will be a HS2 Phase 2b information event at the Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa from 2pm to 8pm on Tuesday 19th September. At the event, you will be able to find out how the design for the route will be developed and the environmental impacts assessed. 

 

2017-09-06   Miners Home Point

Garforth Town drew 1-1 at home to Maltby Main ending in-form Maltbys' winning streak in a frantic game at the Supply Chain Network Stadium. Calum Wards' fantastic strike gave Town a first half lead against the run of play, the visitors equalised in the second half though. Both teams had chances to seal victory late-on, but the game finished with honours-even. 

 

2017-09-05   Back to School

Garforth Academy reopens on 6th September for year 7 to 11 students with year 7 staring at 8.30am, years 9 and 10 at 9am and year 11 at 9.30am. Year 13 students return on 7th September and year 12 students start on 8th September 

 

2017-09-05   Neighbourhood Officer Surgery

At a Local Neighbourhood Officer surgery drop in session residents can talk to a Neighbourhood Officer about any issues or concerns they have and ask questions. Neighbourhood Officers have in depth knowledge of the area and local issues. They can offer advice and assistance in relation to housing queries, issues within your community and on a range of other council services. The Sherburn-in-Elmet - Western Surgery is 9.30am until 12.30pm every Tuesday at Sherburn Library. 

 

2017-09-04   Brass Band Concert

There will be a concert by Knottingley Brass Band in Sherburn church on Saturday 18th November.  

 

2017-09-04   Sherburn Community Litter Pick

There will be a community litter pick in Sherburn on Saturday 9th September. Everyone is welcome. Volunteers should meet at 10am at the Scout Hut opposite All Saints Church. The event will finish by 11.30am. All picking equipment is provided 

 

2017-09-03   Miners Lose

Garforth Town's unbeaten home run came to an end in a scrappy match full of talking points when they were beaten 1-0 by Pickering Town in their NCEL game. The Miners came close to salvaging a point a few times, but just fell short. 

 

2017-09-03   Utopia Bus Service Replacement

ConneXions Buses has been in negotiations with North Yorkshire County Council and will be operating routes 492, 493 and 494 from Tuesday 29th August 2017. These routes run between Sherburn-in-Elmet and Tadcaster, and include the villages of Barkston Ash, Church Fenton, Ulleskelf, Saxton and Towton. The contract awarded is initially an interim one until October 

 

2017-09-02   Plant Sale Cancelled

A plant sale at Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth on Sunday 10th September has been cancelled. The event will be rearranged for a later date. 

 

2017-09-02   Beware Bogus DWP Calls

Police are urging residents to be wary of cold callers following reports of bogus calls from Department of Work and Pensions informing people of money owed to them and asking for bank details. Anyone with any information or concerns is asked to contact the police via 101 

 

2017-09-01   Autumn Fair

St Mary’s Autumn Fair takes place at the Miners Welfare Hall at 10am on Saturday 28th October. There will be refreshments, crafts, cake stall, tombola and much more 

 

2017-09-01   Latest Health Walks List

The list of Leeds Health Walks for September and October is now available. Follow the link in the right-hand column for details. All walks will be easy-going and approximately 3.5 to 4 miles in length, unless otherwise stated. Some may include off-road walking and involve the use of stiles. Please wear suitable footwear and bring waterproof protection (raincoat or umbrella). All walks are free and there is no need to book, just turn up  

 

2017-08-31   Best Ever Proms

Over 500 people attended this year’s Proms at the Pavilion event in Hillam and around £3,500 was raised for local projects 

 

2017-08-31   Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Kippax Dramatic Society’s next production is Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, a comedy play by Constance Cox, based on a short story by Oscar Wilde. The production will take place at St Mary’s Church Hall, Kippax in November at 7:30pm on Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th , with a matinee at 2:30pm on Saturday 25th. To Book Now call 0113 286 2834 or 0113 287 1693 

 

2017-08-30   Interactive Music Event

There will be an interactive music and art session for families at Lotherton Hall on Saturday 2nd September. Images created by attendees of the free event will be used to inspire piano player Ben Gaunt into creating music. Children of all ages can attend the session from 4pm. 

 

2017-08-30   The Last Service

The Reverend Gordon Cooper will perform his last service at St Mary’s Church Garforth on Sunday 10th September before beginning his retirement. A new rector has yet to be announced. 

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