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2019-05-26   Wellbeing Walks

RSPB Fairburn Ings marked Dementia Awareness Week by launching its new monthly Wellbeing Walks to connect more people with the Aire Valley. A similar programme has run at St Aidan’s since July 2018. The event is free and led by RSPB rangers. The event will take place on the second Thursday of the month. The St Aidan’s event takes place on the last Wednesday of each month 

 

2019-05-26   Theft from Van

There was a theft from a Transit Van parked on Brambles Court, Hillam between 9pm on 23rd May and 0545am on 24th May. The offenders gained entry to the vehicle by drilling the locking system. Power Tools and Hand Tools were stolen from within. Please contact North Yorkshire Police with any information on 101  

 

2019-05-25   Wartime Tea Dance

There is a 1940’s Tea Dance at the Old Girls School on Wednesday 5th June from 1pm to 3pm. Tickets are £2. Ring 01977 685178 for more details. 

 

2019-05-25   Mental Wellbeing

On Tuesday 4th June Garforth Library will be starting a 7-week-long Mental Wellbeing Course with the organisation Humans Being. The course will be every Tuesday, 10.00-12.00, and will be a safe and supportive environment to talk about your problems. This course will tackle many issues, including stress, self-esteem, being true to yourself and setting goals, all with the aim of creating a more confident you. The course is entirely free but there are limited places, so if you'd like to join, phone 0113 224 3291 

 

2019-05-24   Outdoor Yoga

An Outdoor Yoga class takes place at Bert's Barrow in Hillam on Saturday mornings throughout the summer from 08.15 to 09.00, come rain or shine (in the barn if it's raining!). It is £5 or £3 for under 16s. 

 

2019-05-24   For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow

During his year as Chairman of Selby District Council, Sherburn man David Buckle has helped raise £23,000 for charities and good causes including Peter Pan Nursery and Selby Abbey. 

 

2019-05-23   Glam Rock Night

Saturday 1st June is 70’s Glam Rock Night at the Eversley Park Centre. Tickets are £15 and the event starts at 7.30pm. There will be tributes to the Bay City Rollers, T Rex, Mud, Slade, Bowie and many more  

 

2019-05-23   U3A AGM

Garforth, Kippax and District U3A group are holding their first annual general meeting at Garforth Workingmen’s Club on 5th June at 1.30pm. All full members are welcome to attend. 

 

2019-05-22   Springtime Tax Scams

HMRC have issued a warning about bogus messages in a bid to stop people falling victim to them. Around 250,000 reports of the scams were received this time last year. Scammers are using the spring to target people as genuine tax refunds are also sent out at this time of year by the HMRC. The so-called 'springtime tax scams' target victims with the offer of a tax rebate, primarily via email or text. Victims are encouraged to provide bank details in exchange for such a payment. Such an action is done through a fake government website. 

 

2019-05-22   Mum and Daughter Dance for Cancer UK

A Micklefield woman who lost her dad to cancer took part in a charity ballroom event with her daughter to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Ann Hughes and granddaughter Nicole Houghton took part in the Ultra Ballroom event at the Royal Armouries Museum to honour Mr Tedhill, who passed away in 2011. The mother and daughter danced together in front of more than 300 people, raising £1,449 for Cancer Research UK. The couple scored 32 points out of 40, finishing in the top 10 out of 27. 

 

2019-05-21   G-Fest 2019

G-Fest 2019 takes place on Glebelands playing fields, Garforth on Saturday 20th July from 11am to 9pm. It is a day of outdoor family fun, food, drink and live music in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice. Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children and £25 for families (2 adults & 2 children) from St Gemma’s Hospice charity shop in Main Street.  

 

2019-05-21   6th Annual Beer Festival

The Queen O’ T’Owd Thatch public house in South Milford is holding its 6th annual beer festival runs from 5pm on Friday 24th May and ends on Sunday 26th May with a 100 question pub quiz at 8.30pm. No ticket required 

 

2019-05-20   Gardeners Wanted

St Benedict’s Allotment needs helpers and is looking for enthusiastic gardeners. Crops produced are donated to those in need and proceeds from the sale of crops go to N.E.T. If you are interested in helping call David on 07553 428 364. 

 

2019-05-20   Bonfire Missing Again in 2019

South Milford Bonfire and Firework Display Committee has announced that the event will not happen again this year but they are hopeful it will return in 2020. They have made positive progress with the relevant authorities regarding safety measures for events and will be consulting with members of the local community about potential plans in the near future. 

 

2019-05-19   Z-Fest 2019

Z-Fest takes place at the Lord Gascoigne, Garforth on Saturday 13th July. The event is in aid of St Martin’s Hospice and features live music, stalls, rides, games, bouncy castles and a reptile show. Musical acts include the Sound of Bowie and Bash the Bishop. Admission is free 

 

2019-05-19   Sherburn Festival

Sherburn in Elmet Festival is being held on the 24th to 26th August 2019 at the Eversley Park Field and Centre. The event was formerly known as The Sherburn in Elmet Craft & Food Festival. There will be 100 craft and food stalls, live entertainment, demo kitchens, children’s activities and entertainment, funfair, vintage cars and bikes and plenty more family entertainment 

 

2019-05-18   Dementia Roadshow

An NHS dementia roadshow will be held at Kippax Community Centre from 10am to noon on Thursday 27th June. The public are invited to learn more about dementia and the support available. 

 

2019-05-18   Funfair Fun

Kippax Family Funfair has arrived for the weekend and is open today from 1.30pm to 9.30pm and on Sunday from 1pm to 8pm on the field behind Kippax Leisure Centre. There are stalls, food, children’s rides and thrill rides. 

 

2019-05-17   Proms at the Pavilion

This year’s Proms at the Pavilion takes place on 13th July from 6pm to 11pm at Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club 

 

2019-05-17   Murder Mystery Afternoon

There will be a Murder Mystery Afternoon at Kippax Community Hub at Kippax Library on Monday 13th June from 2pm to 3pm. Listen to witness statements and see if you can work out who the killer is. Contact the Community Hub on 0113 3781878 to book a place at the event 

 

2019-05-16   Psychic Evening

Sherburn Community Gymnastics Club is holding a Psychic Evening Show on Saturday 25th May from 7.30pm. Enjoy an evening with the talented and outgoing Miss Starlight, an experienced and well respected Spirit Medium. There will be a licensed bar open 7.30pm till 11pm. Tickets are £10.00 and the Venue is Sherburn Community Gymnastics Club 

 

2019-05-16   Driver Caught with False Number Plates

A woman blamed her sister when she was caught driving with false number plates. Terrasa Bolton also had bags of cannabis in her car and was subject to a driving ban when she was stopped by officers in Leeds. The mum-of-two gave her sister's details when officers stopped her on Aberford Road, Garforth, on 19th January this year. She was given a six-month jail term, suspended for two years, and disqualified from driving for 12 months. 

 

2019-05-15   Sky Try Playoffs

Leeds Rhinos Foundation have hosted Sky Try 9s Playoffs for year 7,8 and 9 boys at Brigshaw High School with 330 children and 31 teams taking part. The playoffs decided who would qualify for the finals at Stanningley ARLFC on 22nd May. 

 

2019-05-15   Clamp Down on Garforth Street Parking

Police were handing out parking fines to cars in the Green Lane area of Garforth yesterday after a number of complaints about parking issues. Officers issued several Fixed Penalty Notices for parking offences and conducted speed checks with a mobile speed camera. 

 

2019-05-14   Basic Life Support Training

Learn how to perform basic life support skills which could help you save someone’s life at the Old Girls school on Wednesday 15th May either 9am-10am or 10:30am-11:30am. There are only 10 places available at each so places must be booked Wimbles on 07518374867 

 

2019-05-14   Sherburn Gala

Sherburn Gala is back and is celebrating 43 years of success! This year’s Gala will be held on Saturday 18th May and the theme this year is ‘Stage and Screen’. The parade will set off from New Lane at 12.30pm working its way through the village centre, and finishing at Eversley Park 

 

2019-05-13   Byram Burglary

A burglary occurred at a business premise on West Acres, Byram between 4.30pm on 11th May and 1am on 12th May. Offender(s) gained entry by kicking the panel through on a UPVC door on the side of the building and climbing through. A small quantity of cash was stolen from within. Please report any information to North Yorkshire Police on Tel 101 ref 12190085239. 

 

2019-05-13   Anniversary Ball

St Benedict’s School’s 50th Anniversary Ball takes place on Friday 24th May at Garforth Holiday Inn starting at 7pm. Tickets are £25 per person to include a pre-dinner drink, 3 course meal and entertainment. 

 

2019-05-12   Our Day Out

Sherburn High School Drama Club presents Our Day Out – The Play on Thursday 4th July at 6.30pm 

 

2019-05-12   Plant Sale

Firthfields Gardening Club is holding a plant sale at Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth from 10am to noon on Sunday 19th May. There will be quality plants at low prices. Refreshments will be served 

 

2019-05-11   Car Boot Sales

On the second Sunday of each month, 12th May,9th June, 14th July, 11th August and 8th September, the Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary Club will be holding their popular Car Boot sales at South Milford Plant Centre. Located on the Sherburn-Milford bypass. Sellers welcome from 8am, buying begins at 9am. The events end at 1pm 

 

2019-05-11   Yorkshire Party Lead Way

David Brook from the Yorkshire Party was first choice as Selby District Councillor for Sherburn in last week’s elections, collecting 925 votes. The other two councillors returned for Sherburn were David Buckle (Conservative) and Bob Packham (Labour). 

 

2019-05-10   Flying Through Garforth

The Flying Scotsman is coming to Yorkshire in July, hauling a special rail tour from York to Carlisle via Leeds on Sunday 7th July. The train departs York Station at 9.30am and takes the Church Fenton line through Micklefield and Garforth to Leeds, arriving at 10.20am. It returns from Carlisle at 4.15pm, arriving at Leeds at 8.30pm and York at 9.20pm. 

 

2019-05-10   Museums and Exhibitions Visitors Up

More than 1.7 million people visited Leeds’s museums and art galleries last year, an increase of 23 percent on the previous year. Leeds City Council has the largest council-run collection of museums in the UK, including Lotherton, Temple Newsam, Kirkstall Abbey, Thwaite Watermill, Abbey House Museum, Leeds Industrial Museum, Leeds City Museum and Leeds Art Gallery. 

 

2019-05-09   Delays on M1 Northbound Yesterday

There were delays after a crash on the M1 yesterday teatime. It happened between Junction 46 Colton to Junction 47 Garforth causing queuing traffic on the northbound carriageway with tailbacks to junction 45. The accident was cleared by 6.30pm 

 

2019-05-09   Tiger Moth Experience

Flights in World War 2 Tiger Moth aircraft are being offered at Sherburn airfield. Tiger Moth Experience offer flight packages that include recreating the sights and sounds of the Officers Mess in 1940. The package is available daily from 9am to dusk from April to September 

 

2019-05-08   Green Book

Sherburn Community Cinema at the Old Girls School community Centre is showing Green Book on Friday 14th June. Doors open at 7pm and the film starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 and go on sale from 7th May  

 

2019-05-08   Miners Presentation Night

Goalkeeper Toby Wells unsurprisingly swept the board at the Garforth Town presentation evening, winning supporters' player of the season, manager’s player and players' player awards. The young player of the season award was received by Joe Colley. 

 

2019-05-07   Students Visit Parliament

A group of students from Sherburn High School visited the Houses of Parliament last Wednesday at the invitation of local MP Nigel Adams 

 

2019-05-07   More Places Plan at Micklefield School

Leeds City Council propose to permanently expand Micklefield Church of England Primary School, increasing the admission number into the reception class from 20 to 30 places from September 2021 and each year thereafter, eventually creating 70 additional places overall. They are inviting comments to this proposal which must reach them by 3rd June 

 

2019-05-06   High Society

Garforth Musical Society presents High Society at the Miners Welfare Hall from Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th May. Performances start at 7.15pm. Tickets are £8 from SPT Uniforms on Main Street. 

 

2019-05-06   Council to Investigate Election Clash

A row between Labour and Garforth and Swillington Independents candidates contesting the Garforth and Swillington ward at Thursday’s local council election is to be investigated. Leeds City Council has confirmed that all complaints made will be investigated by chief officer Tom Riordan. 

 

2019-05-05   No Change in local Elections

In Thursday’s council elections Suzanne McCormack retained her seat for Garforth and Swillington Independents and Mirelle Midgeley retained the Labour seat in Kippax and Methley 

 

2019-05-05   Horse Breeder Jailed

A Leeds Crown Court judge jailed 54-year-old Andrew Hinde of Becca Farm, Aberford, for eleven months and banned him from keeping animals indefinitely for showing a "cavalier attitude" to animal welfare. Hinde kept 20 horses at his own farm and more than 50 ponies in fields he rented at Westfield Farm at Kirk Smeaton. In February 2017 RSPCA inspectors went to Westfield Farm and found some of the ponies were in poor condition. In July 2017 RSPCA inspectors went to Becca Farm and seized 20 horses after finding that some were being kept in conditions that didn't meet their needs. 

 

2019-05-04   Dirty Dancing

Sherburn Community Cinema at the Old Girls School community Centre is showing Dirty Dancing on Friday 10th May. Doors open at 7pm and the film starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4  

 

2019-05-04   Police Link two Pub Burglaries

Police believe break-ins at two pubs in Leeds on the same night are linked. Raiders broke into The Regent in Chapel Allerton at 2am and The Lord Gascoigne in Garforth two hours later in the early hours of Tuesday 23rd April. Police received reports of a burglary at The Lord Gascoigne pub, in Aberford Road, Garforth just after 4am. Three suspects used a ladder to reach a first floor window and broke into an office. They were disturbed by the alarm and left empty handed. One of the suspects at both incidents was seen on CCTV wearing a black hooded top with a white logo across the front. 

 

2019-05-03   Lotherton Food and Drink Festival

Lotherton Hall is hosting its popular food festival this Bank Holiday weekend. Street food stands, bars, and entertainment will be on offer at the stately home in Aberford. The event has been running since 2016. The event takes place on Saturday 4th May, Sunday 5th May and Monday 6th May from 10am-5pm. Day tickets on the gate are £8 for adults and £4 for children. A family pass for two adults and two children is £21.50. Weekend tickets are also available. 

 

2019-05-03   New Cricket Field Proposal

A planning application 19/02404/FU has been submitted for the creation of cricket club facility including clubhouse, football training pitches, parking area and new access on land Opposite Junction Of Ninelands Lane Selby Road Garforth. The proposed site would replace the cricket field on Church Lane Garforth. Please send any comments to planning@ leeds.gov.uk by 20th May 

 

2019-05-02   Tributes to Chris Walters

Tributes have been paid to a former RAF serviceman and verger of Selby Abbey. The funeral took place on Tuesday, at Sherburn Methodist Church, of Chris Walters. Mr Walters, 73, lived in Sherburn, and was verger at the abbey for more than 20 years. He died following a long battle with vascular dementia. Born in Burton Salmon, the son of local Methodist preacher Lawrence Walters, and attended primary school in the village before winning a scholarship to King’s School in Pontefract. After leaving school, he became an apprentice electrician at Micklefield Colliery, and in 1969 volunteered to join the RAF. Mr Walters was chair of Monk Fryston Parish Council 

 

2019-05-02   Retirement Village Plan

A planning application 19/02248/FU has been submitted for the cricket site on Church Lane Garforth for a Retirement Care Village of 64 apartments and 29 bungalows (C2), with associated activity lawn, landscaping and car parking following the demolition of the pavillion/social club building. Please send any comments to planning@ leeds.gov.uk by 22nd May 

 

2019-05-01   Rhinos Encourage Local Women’s Rugby League

Leeds Rhinos Women’s club captain Lois Forcell is looking to build a growing participation in the sport by helping Garforth Tigers launch their own junior girls team. She is hosting a launch event for players interested in joining the u12 side 

 

2019-05-01   Latest Health Walks List

The list of Leeds Health Walks for May and June 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  

 

2019-04-30   Spring Fete

Green Lane Primary Academy Spring Fete takes place on Saturday 18th May from 11am to 3pm. There will be a helter skelter, surf simulator, trampolines, coconut shy, tombola, hook a duck, drafts, cakes and everyone is welcome. Admission is free 

 

2019-04-30   Local Housing Wins Award

Saxon Gardens in Sherburn was one of two Yorkshire developments praised at the Redrow’s annual Central and West Regional Building Responsibly Conference Awards. Saxons Gardens won the Site of the Year award 

 

2019-04-29   Early Closing at Academy

The Tour de Yorkshire comes past Garforth Academy again this year on Friday 3rd May. Due to the earlier road closure this year the school has taken the decision to close 30 minutes early on Friday 3rd May to ensure both staff and students can make their way home safely prior to the road closure. School will finish at 2pm and there will be no after school activities, detentions, homework club or revision on this day.  

 

2019-04-29   Eggcellent Day Out

Squires Cafe Bar in Sherburn recently held their annual ‘Squires Egg Run’ which raised over £1600 for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and donated around 700 eggs to causes helping disadvantaged youngsters. Approximately 560 bikers took part in the race which was held on Sunday 14th April, doing a 25 mile route to hunt for eggs, starting and finishing at Squires Cafe. 

 

2019-04-28   Fraud Awareness

On 11th April 2019, North Yorkshire Police launched a Fraud Awareness page on Facebook. The page has been created to serve the residents of North Yorkshire to promote awareness for frauds and scams happening in their area. The page is named as North Yorkshire Police Fraud Awareness which will be in the results of a search. It is staffed by Fraud Ambassadors from each local policing teams. There will be advice and safeguarding information posted on a regular basis as well as events happening in your area. 

 

2019-04-28   A Fine End to Season

Garforth Town were in irresistible form as they romped to a four goal lead within half an hour of the kick off away at Athersley Recreation on Saturday. Lee Turner and Dan Williams hit a brace each and a number of players could have added to tally as the Miners never dropped their energy levels until the final whistle. 

 

2019-04-27   Builder Helping Swimming Club

Kippax Amateur Swimming Club has received a £1000 boost from Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire’s Community Champions initiative. The donation will be used to purchase training equipment including floats, fins and diving blocks. Persimmon is building homes at the Woodside development in Kippax. The swimming club was founded in 1975 and has more than 100 members. 

 

2019-04-27   Cocktails Please

Plans have been submitted to convert a former hairdresser’s shop on Main Street Garforth into a café and cocktail bar. The applicant Dan Gore has been running a mobile cocktail bar from a VW camper van and now wants to expand his business with a permanent location.  

 

2019-04-26   TdY Road Closures

The council have announced timings of the road closures for the Tour de Yorkshire race. Roads will be closed for between half an hour to an hour to allow for the cyclists to safely enter and leave the area, with start and finish locations expected to be closed all day. The race passes through Kippax on Friday 3rd May. The ladies race will close affected streets in Kippax from 9.40am to 10.40am and Garforth from 9.40am to 10.40am. The men’s race in the afternoon will affect Kippax from 3.15pm to 4.15pm and Garforth from 3.20pm to 4.10pm 

 

2019-04-26   Operation Close Pass

Motorists who passed too close to cyclists on the A63 near Garforth were stopped by police as part of a 'close pass' operation last Saturday. They were looking for drivers who were driving too close to cyclists, failed to give way at junctions or those who were distracted from having a proper view while driving. Officers stopped and spoke to 11 drivers in one hour about close passing. In 2017 fifty five cyclists were killed or seriously injured in Leeds 

 

2019-04-25   Golfing for Lions

Garforth and District Lions are hosting a charity Am-Am golf day on 10th May at Garforth Golf Club in aid of Alzheimer’s Research and Garforth Lions’ local charities. For more details visit the Lions’ Facebook page 

 

2019-04-25   Free Autism Awareness Training

The Jigsaw Tree is offering free autism awareness training to businesses in the Garforth area. Training will be available for 2 members of staff from each business. The course lasts around 1.5 hours and will run locally from aprox. 5.30pm. It will help businesses understand what autism is, how it affects people and how to make small, free adjustments to accommodate someone with autism. Visit thejigsawtree.org for more information 

 

2019-04-24   Romance on the Run

Lucy Rider proposed to her partner Alan Lumb at the weekend at Woodhouse Moor 5k Run. The couple from South Milford met through a Leeds Parkrun and got engaged at the same run three years ago 

 

2019-04-24   Mini First Aid

There will be a Mini First Aid class at Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre on Sunday 12th May from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Mini First Aid classes are for parents, grandparents and carers of babies and young children. The 2 hour class covers choking, CPR, bleeding, bumps, breaks and burns, febrile convulsions and meningitis awareness. The cost is £20 per person. Call Elaine on 07720 287575 for more information 

 

2019-04-23   Theft from Farm

Between 5th and 8th April a New Holland tractor screen and GPS device was stolen from a farm near Selby. Offenders have come over the back fields to the farm in Thorganby.. If you have any information about the theft please call 101 and quote job no: NYP-12042019-0089. 

 

2019-04-23   Girls’ Rugby League

Garforth Tigers ARLFC are launching an Under 12s girls team for girls in school years 6 and 7. The launch event takes place at Glebelands on Wednesday 1st May from 6pm to 7pm For more details call 07966753746 

 

2019-04-22   Silent Auction

A silent auction will be held at St Mary’s Church Swillington on Saturday 8th June. The event runs from 2.30 to 4.30pm 

 

2019-04-22   Peace Flame Anniversary

A celebration is being held at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 27th April to mark the second anniversary of the lighting of Garforth’s world peace flame. The event starts at 2pm and ends with a walk to the flame in the Diamond Jubilee Garden 

 

2019-04-21   60’s Night

The Eversley Park Centre in Sherburn is holding another 60’s Night on Friday 26th April from 7.30pm. Tickets are £15. 

 

2019-04-21   Miners Narrow Defeat to Champions

Garforth Town suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at league champions Worksop Town on Saturday. The early signs were ominous as the hosts took an early lead, but Garforth have had a new found resilience of late and the end result was very creditable. 

 

2019-04-20   Train Service Disrupted by Breakdown

A train breakdown near Garforth caused major disruption to services between Leeds and Selby and York on Friday Afternoon 

 

2019-04-20   Police Raid in Garforth

The police have carried out a raid on an undisclosed address in Garforth as part of an ongoing investigation into money laundering. One person was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, possessing a class B drug and possessing a prohibited article. 

 

2019-04-19   Tabitha’s Hair-Raising Plan

A 6 year old girl is raising money for her local gymnastics club and helping children with cancer by donating her long locks to the Little Princess Trust on Friday 26th April. Tabitha Ellis is a member of The Sherburn Community Gymnastics Club 

 

2019-04-19   A Bonkers Evening

Over £2,500 was raised for Sherburn High School last week after the huge success of the FOSH’s (Friends of Sherburn High’s) Bonkers Bingo event. Over 100 people attended the fundraising evening which included 6 fun games of bingo with hilarious prizes including, a giant gnome, a cardboard cutout of ‘The Rock’ and even some baked beans 

 

2019-04-18   Quiz Night

GADS are hosting a quiz night at the Miners welfare Hall on Friday 28th June at 7.30pm. Entry is £4 per person including snacks. Book by phoning Tom on 0113 2865552 

 

2019-04-18   Kippax Couple Cycling for Prostate Cancer

Alex and Jenna Easton, from Kippax, are tackling a 145-mile fundraising tandem bike ride to Amsterdam over two days in June to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. They have already raised more than £1,700 through donations to their JustGiving page www.justgiving.com /fundraising /tandem-whites 

 

2019-04-17   Sherburn Library Pocket Park

The Parish Council and Sherburn Community Trust have worked together to obtain a government grant to rejuvenate the garden next to the library. The aim is to provide an area which will benefit the whole community. From now until Friday 19th April there will be a display in the library and residents are invited to leave their comments. 

 

2019-04-17   Growing Zone Wins Award

The Growing Zone Group in Kippax has been granted a Duke of York Community Initiative award for its “excellent work”. The Duke presented the certificate to Growing Zone’s placement worker Daniel Moran at a ceremony in Catterick earlier this month. The scheme on Gibson Lane is an allotment garden project for children and adults with special needs, which helps build confidence. 

 

2019-04-16   Speed Cameras on Ridge Road

Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police have issued the list of speed camera locations to be aware of this week. One of the ten sites will be the A656 Ridge Road at Ledston. 

 

2019-04-16   Council U-turn on Discounts

Leeds City Council have suspended plans to remove Leeds Card admission discount at several visitor attractions including Lotherton Hall, Temple Newsam Home Farm and Tropical World following a backlash from customers. Existing discounts for Leeds Card and Breeze Card holders will continue while further consultation is carried out. 

 

2019-04-15   Reunion for Murder

Kippax Dramatic Society will be presenting a murder mystery entitled Reunion for Murder at St Mary’s Church Hall, Kippax on 24th to 26th April at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 including a two course supper. Bring your own drinks. To book call 0113 2862834 

 

2019-04-15   Miners’ Home Win

Garforth Town beat Goole AFC 2-0 on Saturday. The Miners scored in each half through goals from Sam Barker and Joe Colley to beat relegation threatened Goole. The result puts Garforth back on track to finish the season strongly, while Goole still have a three-way battle with Harrogate Railway and Hall Road Rangers to avoid the drop. 

 

2019-04-14   Quiz Night

GADS are hosting a quiz night at the Miners welfare Hall on Friday 29th June at 7.30pm. Entry is £4 per person including snacks. Book by phoning Tom on 0113 2865552 

 

2019-04-14   Garforth Leg Club

A new club has been created in Garforth to assist people living with leg related problems. The club will meet every Wednesday morning from 10am to noon at the NET offices in Dover Street East Garforth. The club offers holistic treatment on a drop in basis and is manned by volunteers and nurses. 

 

2019-04-13   Garforth Council Election Candidates

The candidates for the Garforth and Swillington ward in the City Council elections on Thursday 2nd May are Michael Bolton - The For Britain Movement, Mitchell Galdas – Liberal Democrats, Suzanne McCormack – Garforth and Swillington Independents, Mark Pratt – Labour and Linda Richards – Conservatives 

 

2019-04-13   Jack Raises Awareness of Autism

Garforth Academy student Jake Gill has organised a coffee morning that has raised £200 for the National Autistic Society. Fourteen year old Jack was diagnosed with autism aged twelve and is seeking to raise awareness of the condition. 

 

2019-04-12   Facecloth Puppies

Alan and Amanda Hartley from Kippax have been raising funds for Dogs for Good by creating toy puppies out of facecloths, buttons and bows. They have been selling the facecloth puppies for donations of around £2.50 and raised nearly £700 donated. They are now appealing for other local dog lovers to help them reach their target of £1,000 at uk.virginmoneygiving.com /BarkingMadLeeds . Dogs for Good trains dogs to help children and adults with all sorts of challenges 

 

2019-04-12   Arson Attack on Hayrick

Police are investigating an arson attack on a hayrick on Swillington Lane on 31st March. A group of youths were seen running away between 6pm and 6.30pm. Firefighters from Garforth, Killingbeck and Hunslet attended the scene. The police are appealing for witnesses 

 

2019-04-11   GADS AGM

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society’s AGM will take place at the Gaping Goose on 29th April at 7.30pm. Everyone is invited to come and air their ideas and views. 

 

2019-04-11   Creative Site Given Green Light

A decision by planners to approve a large-scale extension to the film and TV production facility at a former RAF base near Tadcaster could create the region’s largest “park” for creative industries. Its owner, the Garforth-based developer Makin Enterprises, wants to build a “flagship HQ-style” building on the site and convert aircraft existing hangars into more space for film sets. They say the Church Fenton site could eventually support 1,800 permanent, skilled jobs in the creative and digital sector. 

 

2019-04-10   Scam Warning

North Yorkshire Police have received a number of reports from residents who have received a telephone call from someone claiming to be from Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The victim is told there is an outstanding tax bill against their name which must be paid immediately.. Often they will claim to have been to court and have instructed bailiffs to attend the victim’s home to settle the debt. 

 

2019-04-10   Poetry Workshop

There will be a Poetry Workshop at Garforth Library on Friday 12th April from 2pm to 3pm. Join award winning singer-songwriter Tally Koren to learn how to write your entry for the National Schools Poetry Competition for Peace 

 

2019-04-09   Kippax Council Election Candidates

The candidates for the Kippax and Methley ward in the City Council elections on Thursday 2nd May are Dylan Brown – Green Party, James Egan – Conservatives, Conrad Hart-Brooke – Liberal Democrats and Mirelle Midgley - Labour 

 

2019-04-09   Euphonium Player Wanted

Jubilee Brass in Garforth are looking for a euphonium player. Could it be you? They are anon-contesting band with a number of concerts booked and rehearse on Wednesday evenings. Interested? Ring Martyn on 07974 826684 

 

2019-04-08   GADS Present…

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society is performing Nobody’s Perfect, a comedy by Simon Williams at the Welfare Hall from 10th to 13th April at 7.30pm. Tickets are only £7 on the door 

 

2019-04-08   Aberford Café Craft Fair

Aberford Village Hall café is hosting a Craft Fair on Friday 12th April from 10am to 4pm. In addition to the usual food and drink there will be eight local crafters in residence 

 

2019-04-07   Social Crafts Session

On Monday 8th April from 1.30-2.30pm Garforth Social is having a Tour de Yorkshire crafting session at Garforth Library. Garforth Social is usually aimed at adults, but as it's the Easter break children can also enjoy some crafting fun. They will be making bunting, flags and sun catchers, which can either be taken home or left with the library to decorate their windows come Tour de Yorkshire weekend. No need to book, just turn up 

 

2019-04-07   Miners Lose at Albion Sports

Garforth were disappointingly beaten 3-0 away to lowly Albion Sports in the NCE premier league. Albion Sports struck within 15 seconds set them on the way to victory. 

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