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2020-10-21   School Places Deadline Approaches

Parents and carers have until Saturday 31st October to submit their applications for their child’s secondary school place (year 7) for September 2021. Families are advised to use all five of their preferences to give their child the best chance of being allocated a place at a preferred school 

 

2020-10-21   Youth Gangs Warned

Police is Garforth have given groups of young people Covid-19 warnings after finding them wandering the streets. They have also warned that their parents face fines starting at £200 if they are caught again. Meeting outdoors in groups of more than 6 is illegal at this time. 

 

2020-10-20   Road Closure

The Great North Road in Micklefield will be closed from 8am to 4pm on Sunday 1st November for roadworks. 

 

2020-10-20   Lorry Fire Delays

Two lanes on the M1 near Garforth were closed due to a lorry fire on Monday afternoon. Traffic queued for several miles due to the incident, which was northbound between J46 A6120 Selby Road (Leeds Colton/Garforth) and J47 A656 (Garforth Micklefield). Junction 47 sliproad was closed. Police and the fire service were in attendance and dealt with the fire 

 

2020-10-19   Caught with Trousers Down

A man has been jailed for 10 weeks after being caught with his trousers round his knees in the bushes in Barley Hill Park in Garforth. 56-year-old Andrew Siberry pleaded guilty and was also ordered to pay £515 in court costs. 

 

2020-10-19   Missing Person Concern

Police are appealing for anyone who sees a missing Leeds man to get in contact. Macauley Racz, 25, was last seen on Main Street, Garforth at 3.20pm on Wednesday 14th October. The last known contact with him was on Friday 16th October. Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare. Macauley is white, 6’2” tall and with a beard, last seen wearing a hooded top, black North Face parker jacket with a fur hood, black bottoms and Timberland boots. Macauley may now be in the Manchester area. Anyone who sees him is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 1510. 

 

2020-10-18   Halloween Competition

Garforth Feastival is giving away 3 spooktacular hampers to the best outdoor decorations in the Garforth and Swillington ward. Post photos of your decorated house on the Garforth Community Feastival Facebook page or on Instagram with #spookmyhouse and tag @GCFeastival before the deadline of 6pm on 31st October to enter 

 

2020-10-18   Farewell at the Minster

The funeral of Reverend Frank Chappell, former Vicar of St Mary’s Garforth will be on Friday 23rd October at York Minster. Due to the current restrictions, attendance will be limited to family and invited guests. 

 

2020-10-17   Local Covid Hotspot

Leeds now has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Yorkshire and there are several hotspots where the virus is spreading faster, according to Public Health England data for the seven days up to 10th October. Of the 28 worst hit areas of Leeds only one is in LS25, Kippax West, which has 28 reported cases. 

 

2020-10-17   Local House Prices Fall

According to Zoopla the average house price in LS25 is £214,159. This figure is down £4,237 in the last 3 months and £21,838 down on a year ago. 

 

2020-10-16   Romance Scams

Police forces across the country are highlighting the dangers of dating scams. Do you think you may have met someone online who is not who they are claiming to be? Are they asking you for money on a regular basis? Beware. 

 

2020-10-16   Almost There But Not Quite

The end of waste tipping at Peckfield Landfill site, which was scheduled for 30th September 2020, has unfortunately not been met due to waste inputs at the site have dropped significantly because of the impacts of Covid 19 and the coming online of the second energy from waste facility at Ferrybridge. The final phase of landfilling will therefore be managed through the planning enforcement regime. Residents are asked to remain patient. 

 

2020-10-15   Virtual Halloween Disco

Sherburn Gala Association run a Halloween disco every year, but due to COVID-19, they have to do things a little different this year. The Gala Association will have a virtual Halloween disco this year on Friday 30th October 6 -7 pm. Families can join in the fun and have a Halloween party at home. The disco will also be on Facebook live.  

 

2020-10-15   Community Volunteer Awards

Awards have now been handed out to all the winners of the Sherburn in Elmet 100 Club Community Volunteer Awards 2020. The awards recognise the local people and businesses who have helped the community throughout the pandemic in a variety of different ways. Local residents nominated all of the finalists for their hard work and efforts throughout the pandemic. 

 

2020-10-14   Drive Thru Flu Clinic

Starting from 13th October until 17th October South Milford Surgery is holding a drive-thru flu vaccination clinic at Sherburn Airfield. You must arrange an appointment in advance to attend by calling 01977 682202 

 

2020-10-14   Less Lotherton Discussion

Leeds City Council are considering a reduction in opening hours at Lotherton Hall and Thwaite Mills as part of a cost saving programme to try to meet the £118.8m shortfall which is estimated for the 2021/22 budget. Cost saving options will be considered at a meeting of the executive board on Wednesday 21st October 2020 

 

2020-10-13   Roadworks at Academy

Replacement gasworks are taking place on Lidgett Lane between Garforth Academy and the Selby Road junction from 24th October to 1st November. The road will be closed to everybody but residents for 9 days. 

 

2020-10-13   In the Know Now

Following the failure of Leeds City Council and Public Health England to promptly inform Garforth residents of the major Covid outbreak in the community, local councillor Mark Dobson has managed to secure a seat on the Council’s cross party COVID-19 Member Outbreak Control Board.  

 

2020-10-12   Spooky Scarecrow Trail

Lotherton Hall’s spooky scarecrow trail will open from 24th October to 1st November with some new additions including Western themed Skeleton Town and an indoor craft area, outdoor play areas and bird garden. Social distancing measures will be in place in the form of one-way systems, signage and guidance from staff. Families are asked to only attend with people from the same household or social bubble, adhering to the guidelines of a 6 people maximum. 

 

2020-10-12   More Time in the Garden

Wetherspoons on Garforth Main Street has submitted a planning application to extend the use of the front beer garden by 2 hours to midnight on any day and to allow deliveries to start one hour earlier on Mondays to Fridays from 7am. 

 

2020-10-11   New Deacon

Jonathan Brennan was ordained Deacon of St Marys Garforth last Sunday. Revd Jonathan will be ordained Priest next year 

 

2020-10-11   Gang Terror in Garforth

A gang of youths aged 14 to 18 have been terrorising elderly residents in the areas around Barley Hill Road in Garforth for the last few months. Incidents have been reported to the police but the gang continue to damage property and threaten residents. 

 

2020-10-10   Volunteers Wanted

The Prince of Wales Hospice Shop in Kippax is looking for additional volunteers to help in its shop, which opens next week. 

 

2020-10-10   Thefts from Vehicles

Overnight on 7th/8th October two vehicles were entered on Highfield Villas, Sherburn and various tools taken. From the first vehicle a briefcase like toolbox in black with a silver lining and a tablet/IPAD were taken along with other tools. The second vehicle had two makita drills, a blue toolbox, 110V transformer and copper piping taken. The SatNav was also ripped out. Anyone with information is asked to ring NYP on 101 quoting Incident 12200176729  

 

2020-10-09   Playworkers Wanted

Ninelands Primary School has vacancies for three Playworkers at its Out of School Club. The roles are part time, term time and permanent. Contact office@ ninelands-school.co.uk if interested 

 

2020-10-09   Kippax Calendar

The Annual Kippax Calendars have been prepared and are now available for sale. The calendars will be available from a selection of shops on the High Street from next week.  

 

2020-10-08   Covid Outbreak

Lucie Kemp, the principal of SLP drama college, at the heart of the Covid outbreak in Garforth, has confirmed that 78 people, staff and students tested positive for the virus and the college was closed from Friday 25th September. Public Health England was informed and local health officials have visited the college. She added that Covid-19 guidelines had been followed at all times. 

 

2020-10-08   Thefts from Vehicles

There has been a recent increase in overnight Theft from Motor Vehicle offences in the Garforth area around Church Lane and Bluebell Avenue. Officers will be providing an increased visible presence in the area and residents are asked to report any suspicious activity they may witness. Please ensure your vehicles are locked and secure, all valuable items and personal belongings are removed from your vehicle and the alarm is activated.  

 

2020-10-07   Mystery Shopper Fraud

Fraudsters are targeting job-seekers using recruitment websites and apps to identify potential targets. The victim is then called by someone claiming to be an employee of a mobile phone network. The victim is told to take part in a “mystery shopper” test involving visiting one of the network’s stores and taking out a phone contract using their own personal and financial details, assured that the contract will be cancelled after the recruitment process is completed. They are directed to drop-off points to deliver the phone and SIM card to a ‘colleague’ of the caller. The victims never hear from the suspects again. 

 

2020-10-07   Covid Outbreak on Main Street

West Garforth has become a city hotspot for Covid-19 following an outbreak of the virus at SLP drama college, just off Main Street. To date 78 staff and students at the college have tested positive, some going back as far as 19th September. It is not known if infected students have been using the shops on Main Street but currently Covid figures in South and East Garforth and other surrounding areas remain low. 

 

2020-10-06   This is No Trick

People living in areas across West Yorkshire currently subject to strict local coronavirus rules cannot go trick or treating this year. Downing Street said going from door to door and interacting with neighbours and friends still counts as mixing, which is currently prohibited in some areas across Yorkshire. 

 

2020-10-06   Lotherton Christmas Experience

Lotherton Hall’s Christmas Experience returns soon for its fifth year, starting on Friday 27th November and running until 3rd January. There will be an Elf Village with Santa and his elves and Ye Olde Post Office for sending letters to Santa, with everything socially distanced. 

 

2020-10-05   Virtual Open Evening

Garforth Academy is holding a virtual open evening for parents and year 6 students on Thursday 8th October. Prospective parents and students can view a presentation from the principal and watch a video about life at the Academy 

 

2020-10-05   Vehicle Break In

On 4th October at 2:50am a vehicle was broken into at an address on High Street, South Milford. A number of items were stolen from inside the vehicle. If you have any information please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 ref 12200174186 

 

2020-10-04   Food Bank Donations

The next Food Bank donations collection at St Mary’s Garforth will be on Monday 19th October, 2-3.30pm, in the Church Car Park, with the option of dropping off donations to The Rectory before then (box in the porch). Basic non-perishable foodstuffs, which are easy to prepare with minimal cooking facilities, are the most suitable. 

 

2020-10-04   Local Jump in Covid Sufferers

In the week ending 30th September the number of reported corona virus cases in West Garforth was 29, up from 9 the previous week. This is the most Covid impacted area in the LS25 postcode. The worst impacted area in Leeds is Hyde Park Corner and Woodhouse Cliff with 95 cases 

 

2020-10-03   Burglary Warning

The police would like to make you aware of a slight increase in overnight burglaries where cars have been targetted. They recommend that any Euro-cylinder style locks are updated to snap safe locks. Also ensure doors are locked, leave a light on, close your curtains when it's dark and don't leave vehicle keys in view. 

 

2020-10-03   Solar Energy Park

Banks Renewables is developing a planning application for a new solar energy park which will have an installed capacity of approximately 40MW– enough to meet the needs of up to 12,000 family homes. The new Barnsdale scheme, to the south east of Leeds, would include solar panels and battery storage covering around 50 hectares of south-facing agricultural land between Kippax and Allerton Bywater. 

 

2020-10-02   Miners Hit Lucky Seven

The Miner’s Marshall was on target with a remarkable four goals as Garforth Town recorded their biggest competitive away win in seven years beating Goole AFC 7-2. The hosts scored first before the Miners hit back to level 2-2 by half time. Town then scored 5 times without answer in the second half. 

 

2020-10-02   Hillam PC Vacancy

Hillam Parish Council has a vacancy. If you think you can help, please contact the clerk in writing (email is acceptable) expressing your interest and explaining what attributes you think you could bring to the council. Interviews will take place probably via ZOOM. Application deadline is Tuesday 20th October. Email the Clerk: hillampcclerk@gmail.com 

 

2020-10-01   Free Parking

Wakefield Council has announced free parking across all Council car parks from 1st October until 2021 to help support local business and the local economy particularly in the run up to Christmas. This will include council car parks in Castleford, which is in the Wakefield area . 

 

2020-10-01   Appeal for Stock

Autism Plus charity shop in Garforth is appealing for donations of items for its shop. The shop has not yet reopened but they are accepting donations between 10am and 3pm each day 

 

2020-09-30   Nut and Seed Collectors

Between September and November look out for seed collection boxes at different locations around Leeds. You can collect acorns, beech nuts, sweet chestnuts and conkers and place in the boxes; they will be collected and taken to The Arium, where they will be sown to grow the trees of the future for Leeds City Council’s New Woodland Creation initiative 

 

2020-09-30   Jane Does it Again for Charity

80-year-old great grandmother Jane Bull from Garforth is carrying out a skydive to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Jane is a former nurse and has raised money in the past by abseiling down Leeds College of Technology at the age of 60 to raise money for Cancer Research UK. To donate to the cause please visit www.justgiving.com and find peta-jane-bull in the fundraising section. 

 

2020-09-29   Sherburn’s Zero Emission Buses

Transport Minister Baroness Vere visited York this week to take a ride on one of First Bus's fleet of zero emissions vehicles. The company is set to have 21 electric buses operating in the city by the end of October. First has invested £9.3 million in the fleet, which is made by bus manufacturer Optare based in Sherburn-in-Elmet. 

 

2020-09-29   Floodlights for St Wilfrid’s

St Wilfrid’s Church in Monk Fryston is looking for sponsors to floodlight the church this winter. Sponsorship for one week is £35 

 

2020-09-28   Last Orders

Diane Campey, landlady of the Gaping Goose has retired after thirty years in the hospitality industry as a landlady locally in Garforth. 

 

2020-09-28   Ordination

The Curate at St Marys Church Garforth, Jonathan Brennan, is to be ordained Deacon on Sunday 4th October in Bradford Cathedral.  

 

2020-09-27   Food Bank Collection

Donations of food for the Food Bank collection may be brought to St Marys Garforth Church Car Park between 2pm and 3.30pm on Monday 28th September or dropped off before then to The Rectory, where there is a collection box in the porch. Please include only non-perishable items and ideally basic foodstuffs that can be used by people with minimal cooking facilities.  

 

2020-09-27   Covid in Selby District

In Selby district between 13th and 19th September there were numerous positive coronavirus cases, eight cases in Sherburn in Elmet and South Milford, seven in Carlton, Hemingbrough and Osgodby, six in Selby Town, five in Selby South, Brayton and Barlow and four in Tadcaster. 

 

2020-09-26   Leisure Centres Reopening

From 28th September Garforth, Kirkstall, Scott Hall and Wetherby Leisure Centres will be opening. The gyms where applicable will be open across all the sites along with the pools for public swimming sessions. 

 

2020-09-26   Cannabis Fine

Benjamin Deval Hall, age 21, of Hall Park Croft, Kippax, admitted possession of cannabis, and was fined £100 and told to pay £115 costs at Leeds Magistrates Court. 

 

2020-09-25   Roads Survey

North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is encouraging residents across the county to have their say on road safety and enforcement. Julia Mulligan is supporting a national which will help form the response to the government’s review of roads policing, including looking at what the future of traffic law enforcement may look like. The 60-second poll can be completed until Wednesday 30th September at bit.ly/NYRoadsSurvey 

 

2020-09-25   Kippax at Christmas

Although Kippax Christmas Lights Switch-on Event has been cancelled the village will still have Christmas lights, trees and decorations. The Lights Committee plans to have other Covid free activities for the community. The lights will be switched on at 6pm on Monday 23rd November 

 

2020-09-24   Taxi Office Plan

A planning application has been submitted to change the Tackle Box at 22 Cross Hills, Kippax to a 24 hour taxi booking office. Anyone wishing to comment on the application has until 12th October 

 

2020-09-24   Coronavirus Response Meeting

North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is asking for people to get involved in her next monthly public accountability meeting which will focus on the fire and police services response to the Coronavirus. The meeting on Tuesday 29th September, will start at 1.30pm. To watch the live broadcast goto http://bit.ly/29Sept2020PAM  

 

2020-09-23   Jury Service Scam

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute has issued a warning over scam texts demanding the public perform jury service or pay to postpone it. The messages and accompanying website are designed to look very authentic. But an official jury summons will never ask you to pay a fee for postponing service. 

 

2020-09-23   Parish Clerk Wanted

Kippax Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. The post is 60hrs a month working mainly from home. Closing date for applications is 9th October and interviews will take place from 12th October. For more information call 07795070043 

 

2020-09-22   Drive In Cinema Postponed

Following the upsurge in virus cases Bert’s Barrow made the decision to postpone their drive in cinema last Saturday and the Sunday car boot until things settle down 

 

2020-09-22   Apprentice Dispenser

South Milford Surgery has an apprenticeship vacancy. They are looking for an Apprentice Dispenser. The job is 35 hours a week over 4 and a half days and pays £4.15 an hour. The apprentice will undertake a 12 month qualification to become a Dispenser. For more information email rosa.foody@nhs.net 

 

2020-09-21   Sheep Escape Field

The police were called when a number of sheep escaped from a field close to the dual carriageway by the Best Western Hotel at South Milford on Sunday. Police were appealing for the owner of the sheep to come forward 

 

2020-09-21   Covid Rise in Sherburn

A "major incident" has been declared in North Yorkshire after a "worrying rise" in coronavirus cases in areas across the county. Cases have more than quadrupled over the last fortnight and there is concern about growing evidence of increased community transmission, particularly in the Whitby, Sherburn-in-Elmet and Crosshills/Sutton-in-Craven areas according to The North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum (NYLRF). 

 

2020-09-20   Dig Days

Garforth in Bloom hold “dig days” on second and fourth Sunday of each month from 9.30am, duration 1 or 2 hours only. If you want to help come along to the Jubilee Garden next to the Gascoigne pub. Bring gloves and a small trowel.  

 

2020-09-20   Comedy Checkout Show

An Adult Only Comedy Improvisation Show from award winning 5 star rated group "The Discount Comedy Checkout" will take place at Swillington Miners Welfare Club on Saturday 24th October from 8pm to 10pm. Tickets are £10 to £30 from Eventbrite.co.uk. Social distancing will be in place. 

 

2020-09-19   Superstar Filmmaker

Fourteen-year-old budding filmmaker James Thompson has received praise from his teachers for creating YouTube videos for his school Brigshaw High School during the lockdown. Starting with a tribute to the NHS from Brigshaw School he has moved on to transition video for year 7 pupils coming to the school and a virtual version of the annual Brigshaw’s Got Talent contest 

 

2020-09-19   Cycling for Anthony Nolan

Garforth sales and letting agency Tudor has raised more than £8,000 for blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan by cycling the Lees and Liverpool canal. 

 

2020-09-18   MBE Man Dies Suddenly

Martyn Hastings, who attended Kippax Primary school and was awarded the MBE for services to the Duke of Edinburgh youth scheme has died suddenly at the age of 74.  

 

2020-09-18   Tackling Anti-social Driving

The police are asking residents in East Leeds to help them tackle the anti-social driving of quad bikes and off-road motorcycles on public land and open spaces. They are urged to call 101 to share information about who owns or rides the vehicles in an anti-social manner.  

 

2020-09-17   House Price Drop

Average house price in LS25 according to Zoopla , is £214,159. This is a £4,237 fall in the last 3 months and a £21,838 fall in the last 12 months 

 

2020-09-17   Horse Box Theft

A black and silver horsebox has been stolen from a farm on Ledgate Lane in Burton Salmon. It is believed that the horsebox was towed away by a silver estate car. The theft happened at around 9.30pm. Anyone with any information should call 101 quoting reference 1220016266 

 

2020-09-16   Road Toll Scam

North Yorkshire Police have received many reports of a new scam email purporting to be from HM Courts and Tribunal Service informing the recipient they have been using their vehicle on a road subject to a charging scheme and have failed to pay the appropriate charge. The recipient is informed there is a £25 fine increasing to £50 if not paid within 14 days and £100 if not paid within 28 days. The recipient is encouraged to click on a link in the email in order to pay the fine. 

 

2020-09-16   MP Votes on Internal Market Bill

Elmet and Rothwell MP Alec Shelbrooke voted for the Internal Market Bill, which will give the UK government the power to override parts of the EU withdrawal agreement 

 

2020-09-15   Zero Deaths in Leeds

According to figures published by Public Health England Leeds has now gone 31 days without any Covid-19 deaths being registered in our hospitals 

 

2020-09-15   Road Safety Survey

North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is encouraging residents across the county to have their say on road safety and enforcement. Julia Mulligan is supporting a national survey from the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners which will help form the response to the government’s review of roads policing, including looking at what the future of traffic law enforcement may look like. The 60-second poll can be completed until Wednesday 30 September at bit.ly/NYRoadsSurvey 

 

2020-09-14   Oddfellows Stay Away Instruction

The Oddfellows Arms in Sherburn-in-Elmet is refusing to serve those between 18 and 25 after an 'escalation' in cases of coronavirus and the government announcing stricter limits on social gatherings on Wednesday. 

 

2020-09-14   Community Volunteer Awards

The finalists have now been announced for the Sherburn ‘100 Club Community Volunteer Awards’. There are three awards categories which are: Community Volunteer, Fundraiser, and Going the extra mile. There are 16 finalists all voted for by the local community. The finalists will all receive an award in recognition for what they have done to help the community. One of the finalists will also receive the very special Myrtle Hall Memorial Award. 

 

2020-09-13   Bonfires Cancelled

Leeds City Council has announced that the annual fireworks displays and bonfires held in six parks across the city have been cancelled due to the Covid outbreak. 

 

2020-09-13   Police Hunt for Six Hooded Men

A police search is underway after a group of men was seen getting out of a lorry on the A162 near South Milford at around 8.10am on Friday morning. Police were alerted after a member of the public saw at least six men running away from the vehicle which was stopped at the roundabout south of the village. They were described as wearing dark clothing with hoods up. 

 

2020-09-12   Mountain Bike Theft

Between 1130pm and 7am on 7th September a garage was entered in the Monk Fryston area and a silver Marin Mountain Bike stolen. If any members of the public have information which would assist North Yorkshire police with their investigation please contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Quoting ref number 12200157157. 

 

2020-09-12   Pub Closes Due to Covid

The Cross Keys pub in Hillam closed at 6.45pm last Wednesday because staff had to isolate after coming into contact with a person who tested positive for Covid. Customers who visited the pub will be contacted by the track and trace service as appropriate. The pub will reopen on Monday 14th September though the staff who are having to isolate will be off work until their isolation period is complete. 

 

2020-09-11   Suspicious Activity

North Yorkshire police have been experiencing an unusual rise in reports of vehicles entering South Milford and Hillam with items being taken from residential streets. In addition there have been reports of a man acting suspicious in the early hours of the morning trying car doors and taking Sat navs, mobile phones and a wallet from vehicles. 

 

2020-09-11   Climbing for Cancer Research

Liz Ellwood and her son Dalton from Kippax have done a virtual climb in inflatable ballerina suits for Cancer Research UK. Over 14 days they climbed 587 flights of stairs and raised just under £800 for the charity. 

 

2020-09-10   Bus Changes

From the 31st August, the 402/403 Arriva service will be replaced by the 164 service – Selby – Thorpe Willoughby – Hambleton – Monk Fryston – South Milford – Sherburn in Elmet – Micklefield – Garforth – Colton – Cross Gates – Leeds. The service will run approximately every 2 hours Monday – Saturday daytime. There will also be additional peak times journeys between Sherburn and Leeds and additional daytime journeys between Garforth and Leeds.  

 

2020-09-10   School Streets Scheme

Great Preston Primary School has joined a Leeds City Council scheme that closes off roads around participating schools to all traffic except Blue badge holders, cyclists and emergency vehicles. It is hoped the School Streets scheme will make social distancing easier for parents. Typical closure times are 8.30am to 9.15am and 2.45pm to 3.45pm 

 

2020-09-09   Keeping Safe

There were 330 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Leeds in the seven days to 3rd September, according to Government figures. This is the equivalent of 41.6 cases per 100,000 people, up from 27.5 in the previous seven days to 27th August. None of the Leeds communities in LS25 feature in the top 15 areas with most cases. Worst impacted area is Lincoln Green and St James with 23 new cases. 

 

2020-09-09   Two Men Flee Overturned Car

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, which took place on the southbound carriageway of the M1 at around 11pm on Monday, close to junction 46 when a silver Vauxhall Corsa had left the carriageway and overturned. It is understood that there were four people in the vehicle, but when police arrived only two female passengers were in the car. They were taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Two men, including the driver, are believed to have left the scene. 

 

2020-09-08   Rugby Players Wanted

Garforth Tigers ARLFC Under 14's are looking at bolstering their current squad and are welcoming new players from the new School Years 9 and 10. No rugby experience is required; fully qualified coaches will teach you everything you need to know. Training is in line with Covid-19 guidelines to ensure everyone is safe whilst enjoying getting outdoors. Email U14@garforthtigers.com for more details. 

 

2020-09-08   Car Boot Sale

There is a Rotary Club car boot sale at Millford Plants from 8am to 1pm on Sunday 13th September. Selolers car boots are £10. There is free parking for buyers and admission is from 9am. For more information call 07824825243 

 

2020-09-07   Police Recruitment

Recruitment is currently open for West Yorkshire Police and a number of Positive Action recruitment events will be taking place over the next few weeks. These events are intended for people from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds to enable them to find out more about police officer recruitment. For more information about the recruitment window, please visit our website: www.westyorkshire.police.uk  

 

2020-09-07   Truly a Legend

Berts Barrow has won the deliciouslyorkshire Lockdown Legends business award sponsored by Chilli. There were 200 nominations and 2.5k online votes 

 

2020-09-06   A Big Day of Music

Kippax band The Music return for a huge day festival at Temple Newsam. This outdoor show on 28th May will be the only UK reunion gig from the band. The big day of music will also feature The Cribs, The Coral, The Snuts and The Skinner Brothers 

 

2020-09-06   Ings Reopen

RSPB Fairburn Ings has reopened its trails and car parks to visitors but limiting the capacity. The car park is open from 8am to 5pm. The toilets are open from 9.30am to 4pm. The shop is open from 10am to 4pm for snacks and drinks though no indoor seating is available 

 

2020-09-05   Cake Shop Reopening

Dumouchel’s Patisserie in Garforth will be reopening its shop from 10th September 

 

2020-09-05   Man Arrested After Robbery

A 25 year old man from Leeds was arrested at Manchester airport on Monday in connection with a large amount of cash stolen from the Coop on Finkle Hill, Sherburn on 21st August. The man was released on conditional police bail while the investigation continues. 

 

2020-09-04   Community Association AGM

The annual General Meeting of Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Association will take place on Wednesday 9th September at 8pm via Zoom. The meeting is open via Zoom to members and guests 

 

2020-09-04   Thefts from Unattended Vehicles

Over the last few days in South Milford there have been 3 thefts from vehicles - on Harvesters Way entry was gained to a Seat Leon and a purse containing around £40 cash and bank cards, driving licence was taken, - on the Haywain, there was an untidy search of the glove box but nothing appears to have been taken and - on High Street a mobile phone and some tools have been taken. Police are appealing for witnesses to any suspicious activity to ring 101. 

 

2020-09-03   Leeds Festival 2021

Liam Gallagher, Stormzy and Post Malone will be headlining the Leeds festival in 2021, alongside Disclosure, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Queens of the Stone Age. The event will take place on 27th to 29th August, Covid permitting. 

 

2020-09-03   Late for Work

A BMW driver lost control of their car at the Old George roundabout in Garforth last Monday, careered through a metal barrier and continued into the middle of the roundabout, causing significant damage as the three-door coupe ended up on its roof. The driver escaped with no injuries but now awaits court for a speeding offence. 

 

2020-09-02   Bubbling Under

Leeds City Council chief executive Tom Riordan has warned that the Covid Case rate is rising but the city is “bubbling under” the national Covid-19 watch list, adding younger people have been most affected by the virus in recent weeks. 

 

2020-09-02   Police Stop Stolen Van

At 1.30am on Tuesday West Yorkshire Police passed on an alert that a white Ford Transit, stolen from the Kippax area of Leeds, was heading north on the A1(M).Traffic cops spotted the vehicle at 2am as it travelled across the Durham border. However, it turned back towards North Yorkshire and was safely stopped near Richmond. The suspect ran from the van which then rolled into one of the patrol cars causing minor damage.A police dog was then sent into a nearby field and the man was arrested at 2.10am on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and driving while disqualified. 

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