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2018-08-19   Micky Fest

Micky Fest 2018 takes place in the field behind the Blands Arms on Sunday 26th August. Admission is £2 for adults and £1 for children, payable at the gate. The event runs from 1pm to 9pm. All proceeds go to the Yorkshire Cancer Centre at St James’ 


2018-08-19   Miners Win 1-0

Following a poor start to the season with a 4-2 defeat to Liversedge FC at home midweek the Miners bounced back with a 1-0 home win against Athersley Recreation. Curtly Martin-Wyatt decided a tense game by heading home a pin-point cross from substitute Aodhan Brownlee with five minutes remaining. 


2018-08-18   Vintage Weekend

Lotherton Hall is hosting a two day vintage event this weekend. From 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Usual admission fees for Lotherton Hall apply each day. 


2018-08-18   Bid to Avert Rail Strikes

Arriva Rail North has called for fresh talks in a bid to avert the next wave of strikes on 25th august and 1st and 8th September. In response the RMT union said the talks will need to be meaningful 


2018-08-17   Groups and Services Event in Kippax

Kippax Library is staging an event giving people information about groups and services in the village. The event runs from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday 4th September and is free. For more details call 07545 604005 


2018-08-17   Oven Theft

On 12th August between the hours of 12:30pm and 3pm a grey oven was taken from the garden of a property on New Lane, Sherburn. North Yorkshire Police are appealing for any further witnesses of the incident or anyone who has any information to call 101 and quote reference 12180149784. 


2018-08-16   Community Drop In Today

The next Sherburn in Elmet community drop-in service takes place today (16/08/18) between 2pm and 4pm at the Sherburn Library. Police volunteers will be present to offer any assistance and advice. 


2018-08-16   Crowds Flock to Beer Festival

More than 400 people attended this year’s Garforth Lions Annual Beer Festival, which raised several thousand pounds for good causes locally 


2018-08-15   Rhinos Summer Camp Success

Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s summer camp at Garforth Academy attracted 150 youngsters, who enjoyed a variety of sporting activities. Ronnie the Rhino joined in the fun with Rhinos players Brad Dwyer and Liam Sutcliffe. 


2018-08-15   Local MP Defends Universal Credit

The Minister for homelessness and rough sleeping, Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams, has sought to play down the impact that benefits changes may have had, despite a chorus of charities saying that the Government needs to address root causes. Mr Adams MP said it was too simplistic to blame one issue, Universal Credit, for rising numbers of people on the streets. 


2018-08-14   New Coffee and Craft Club

There is a new Coffee and Craft club, starting on 16th August, at Churchville House, Micklefield on Thursdays between 1pm and 3 pm. Everyone is welcome. Bring along your knitting, sewing and crocheting or just come along for a cuppa and a chat 


2018-08-14   Battle’s Over Project

Kippax Battle’s Over project is looking at the effect that the First World War had on local men and women who returned to civilian life after the conflict. The project will culminate on Armistice Day when there will be services and a parade through the village.  


2018-08-13   Luncheon Club Vacancies

The St Benedict’s Friday Luncheon Club has several vacancies. If you are over 60, enjoy good company and good food, do think about joining them. Details from Andrea Grant: 01977 681 197 


2018-08-13   Miners Continue on FA Cup Trail

An Albert Ibrahimi hat-trick and a goal from Niah Payne sealed a first FA Cup victory for the Miners for four years. The Miners delivered a lesson in finishing to the hosts who, it should be said, enjoyed good chances of their own but couldn't take them. A revenge match at Bridlington Town on 25th August awaits Garforth in the next round. 


2018-08-12   Community Centre Opening

The Old Girls School in Sherburn will be opening as a community centre and tearoom on 1st September from 10.30am till 3pm. Everyone is welcome to the official key opening at 11am 


2018-08-12   Bags of Help

Tesco Garforth are looking for more applicants for their Tesco Bags of Help scheme. The company has £4000 available for local clubs and societies. Successful applicants are decided by customers of the store voting for the applicants using blue tokens earned by shopping in the store.  


2018-08-11   Trip to Lotherton Hall

Leeds Youth Service is organising a trip to Lotherton Hall on Monday 13th August from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Tickets are £3. The event is part of the service’s summer programme 


2018-08-11   FA Cup Day

Garforth Town AFC travel to Northallerton Town today as they look to get their FA Cup campaign under way with a win. 


2018-08-10   Knit and Stitch

Garforth Knit and Stitch takes place at Garforth Library on Thursday 16th August from 10.30am to 12.30pm. The event is free 


2018-08-10   More Rail Strikes Announced

The RMT union has announced a fresh series of 24-hour strikes, with the first planned for Saturday 25th August. Staff will also walk out for 24 hours on 1 September and 8 September, the Union announced. German-owned Northern Rail want to run nearly half a million trains a year without a safety critical guard on board in a move that would wreck both safety and access ‎to services according to RMT general secretary Mick Cash 


2018-08-09   Garfest 2018

Garfest 2018 takes place at the Crusader, Ninelands Lane from noon till 11.30pm on Saturday 18th August. The all-day music event features 10 acts, stalls and fun for the whole family. The event is sponsored by Sainsbury’s and is in aid of Dementia UK. Entry is free. 


2018-08-09   New Homes to Replace Clinic

A revised planning application to demolish the former Garforth Clinic at Lidgett Lane and build six houses is set to be approved at today’s North East Plans Panel meeting. A previous application for seven houses was refused. 


2018-08-08   Micklefield Activity Day

There is an activity day at the Micklefield Rec, behind the old Fire station on Thursday 16th August from noon to 3pm. The event is organised by Leeds City Council and the events are free 


2018-08-08   More Houses for Junction 45 Site

Templegate Developments have submitted plans to build an additional 700 homes on their Skelton Gate site immediately south west of Swillington. The site, east of junction 45 of the M1, already has planning permission for 1100 homes. Although the development is in Garforth and Swillington ward the land has been excluded from the Outer South East housing area by Leeds City Council and therefore does not count towards the housing targets for the Outer South East 


2018-08-07   Girl Footballers Wanted

Garforth Rangers are holding taster training sessions on Ash Lane at 10-11am on Saturdays 11/8, 18/8, 25/8 for Under 8 girls. There are also vacancies for U12 and U13 girls. Contact garforthrangersgirls @gmail.com if you are interested. 


2018-08-07   Anniversary Grant from Lions

St Marys Youth Theatre has received a £500 grant from Garforth and District Lions towards the costs of their 25th Anniversary show 


2018-08-06   Car Wash Success

A charity car wash at Garforth fire station on Saturday raised £550 for the Fire fighters charity and Garforth Rangers under 12s 


2018-08-06   Sixth Annual Beer Festival

The sixth annual Monk Fryston Beer Festival will be held at the Community Centre Monk Fryston on September 14th and 15th 2018. With over 20 beers and this year separate Cider and Gin bars the event offers something for everyone and includes live music, kids entertainment and a wide selection of food. 


2018-08-05   Beer Festival

This year’s Garforth Beer Festival takes place at the Miners’ Welfare Hall on Saturday 11th August. The event runs from 11am to 11pm. 


2018-08-05   Unlucky Miners Kick Off with a Defeat

A dramatic last ten minutes saw Garforth cruelly defeated 2-1on the opening day of the season at Bridlington Town. Garforth dominated the game and should have had it wrapped up before Joe McFadyen struck the first of his two goals on 82 minutes. Devonte Morton continued his goalscoring run with an equaliser five minutes later, but McFadyen had the last say with a 90th minute winner 


2018-08-04   Lions Help Library Upgrades

Garforth and District Lions have given £1000 grants to Green Lane Primary Academy and Strawberry Fields Primary Academy to upgrade their libraries. 


2018-08-04   Charity Car Wash

There will be a Charity Car Wash on Saturday 4th August at Garforth Fire Station, Ninelands Lane , Garforth from 10:am to 3pm, proceeds to be shared between Fire fighters Charity and Garforth Rangers Girls under 12s whites , who are in need of a new kit for the new season. Please drive along, dirty vehicles wanted 


2018-08-03   Live Jazz at Lotherton Hall

Lotherton Hall is hosting a concert by Leeds based jazz outfit King and I on Sunday 9th September at 2pm.  


2018-08-03   Burglary at Stables

In the last week there has been a burglary at a stables in the Garforth area where youths have entered a stable spread broken glass on the floor of the stable. Youths were seen to make off in the direction of Colton. Anyone with any information please call 101 and quote 13180374436 


2018-08-02   Young Footballers Wanted

Monk Fryston and Hillam Football club are currently recruiting players for a few of their teams - Year 1, 2, 6 and 7 - New school year groups. They are also always on the lookout for more coaches/helpers. If interested youcan contact mfufc.enquiries @gmail.com for more details 


2018-08-02   Helping Kids to be Seen

Garforth and District Lions have presented 280 high-vis vests to six schools including St Benedicts Catholic Primary, East Garforth Primary, Aberford C of E Primary, Kippax North Junior and Infant and Nursery Schools 


2018-08-01   Close Ups at Fairburn Ings

RSPB Fairburn Ings is hosting a Binocular and Telescope Open Weekend on 4th and 5th August from 10am to 4pm. A variety of binoculars and telescopes will be on display for visitors to try out and income raised through purchases will help the RSPB deliver its wildlife conservation work. 


2018-08-01   Miners March for Yorkshire Day

Former coal miners will be parading their banners and paraphernalia at a march at Lotherton Hall on Yorkshire Day 1st August. Central to the parade will be a Josh wedding, a 100 year old ceremony for supporting injured coal workers . A programme of events is planned from 10am to 4pm with the Josh Wedding taking place at 2pm 


2018-07-31   Rolling Back the Years

Lotherton Hall will turn back the clocks for a vintage weekend next month. The chance to relive the fifties and swinging sixties will take place on 18th and 19th August and will include vintage market stalls, live music and outdoor games. People are welcome to dress for the occasion 


2018-07-31   Rail Compensation Reminder

Following the train timetable shambles a compensation scheme has opened for people with season tickets, including Mcards travelling on the Leeds to York route. Rail users are urged to find out if they are eligible for the scheme and if so, to make a claim. 


2018-07-30   Breast Cancer Coffee Morning

There is a Breast Cancer Awareness coffee morning at the Swan, Sherburn today, Monday 30th July from 10am to 2pm. Come along for coffee/tea and cake. All proceeds go to Breast Cancer Care 


2018-07-30   Motorway Closed for Man on Bridge

Police shut the M1 Northbound carriageway between junctions 44 for Rothwell and 45 for Temple Newsam on Sunday afternoon and halted traffic due to concerns for a person seen on a motorway bridge. Traffic was directed off the motorway by the Highways Agency and a diversion put in place via the A639. 


2018-07-29   Find Those Burglars

Businessman Neil Liversidge of West Riding Personal Finance Solutions is offering a reward of £5,000 for information leading to the conviction of those who burgled the home of Garforth War veteran Robert Noble 


2018-07-29   A Real Lightning Strike on Railways

There was chaos across the West Yorkshire rail network on Friday afternoon when the offices hosting the rail signalling system was struck by lightning. As a result of the total signal failure trains were forced to stop and rely on manual methods of bringing trains into railway stations 


2018-07-28   Wild Challenge Week

The RSPB and ALDI are challenging families to take part in adventures at Fairburn Ings and St Aidan’s nature part from 30h July to 5th August during Wild Challenge Week. Those taking part will receive a free kit including wildlife goodies 


2018-07-28   Burglars Steal War Hero’s Memories

Burglars posing as workmen stole a box containing a local war hero’s lifetime of memories last Tuesday. 93 year old Robert Noble of Church Lane Garforth also lost £3,000 in cash when the bogus workman struck at his home. 


2018-07-27   Striker’s Return

Striker Curtly Martin-Wyatt has returned to Garforth Town FC. Curtly first played for The Miners back in October 2013 and scored on his debut, but is probably best known for a 23-goal haul in 2015-16 season which did much to maintain our Premier Division status. 


2018-07-27   Road Closure Impacts Bus Service

Bus services will be disrupted on Friday 10th August due to the closure of Fairburn Drive, Garforth. The closure will start at 9.30am and affect Service No 166. The buses will be diverted via Ninelands Lane  


2018-07-26   Tigers Gala

Garforth Tigers are holding a rugby gala at Glebelands this Saturday 28th July. The event gets under way at 10am. There will be lots of attractions, a beer tent and hot food  



Two local curry houses, Saffron @ The Newmarket Inn Garforth and Sylhety Balti in Kippax have reached the final ten in the Yorkshire Evening Post Curry House of the Year competition. Fans of these takeaways can vote for them using the entry form in the Evening Post. Closing date for votes is 10am on Friday 10th August. 


2018-07-25   Parlington School Reunion

There will be a reunion for ex-pupils who attended Parlington Secondary Modern school between 1954 and 1968. The sixth annual reunion will take place at Garforth Workingman’s Club on Saturday 11th August at 7pm. All ex-pupils are welcome. You may bring a guest. Admission is £1 


2018-07-25   Soak It Up

Ninelands Primary pupils have taken part in Yorkshire Water and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Soak It Up project by planting trees, constructing a rain garden planter and a water butt planter to help reduce the impact of surface water. Flooding is a real issue in Garforth so the children are keen to learn about slowing the flow of water into the existing drainage system. 


2018-07-24   Police Helicopter Wakes Neighbours

The operators of the police helicopter apologised to Garforth residents for the noise in the early hours of Sunday morning as they searched for two burglary suspects following a spate of burglary reports. 


2018-07-24   Award for Retired Head Master

David Eaton, a retired head teacher of East Garforth Primary Academy has been named Supply Teacher of the Year 2018 in an industry award ceremony. He was nominated by Hunslet Carr Primary School. 


2018-07-23   MTRA Meeting

There is a meeting of Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association at Churchville House on Wednesday 1st August from 2.30 to 3.30pm  


2018-07-23   Aberford Village Hall Cafe

A new community cafe opened on Friday 13th July 2018 at Aberford Village Hall between 9am and 3pm. The cafe will be open on Fridays and will serve hot and cold drinks and homemade cakes. The community cafe is run by volunteers so if you’d like to get involved with baking or help with serving and tidying up, please do let one of the other volunteers know. 


2018-07-22   Crop Fire Call Out

A fire engine from Garforth was one of five engines called to a blaze covering 10 acres of crops and woodland in Rothwell on Friday morning. Water jets and beaters were used to tackle the fire. 


2018-07-22   Miners Season Tickets on Sale

Garforth Town season tickets for 2018-19 are now on sale, with a discount if buying before our first league game on Saturday 4th August. Prices are £75 for adults and £35 seniors/concessions (£100 and £50 respectively from 4th August). Concessions now include students, on production of valid student ID. These season ticket prices have been frozen for 4 years in a row. However the price at the turnstile will be £6 with concessions £3 and children free with a paying adult 


2018-07-21   Bus Services Shake-Up

Bus timetable changes affecting local services come into practice this weekend. Services affected are number 22 – Seacroft Garforth Kippax Rothwell and number 175/175a – Wakefield Garforth Castleford. For details call Metroline on 0113 245 7676 


2018-07-21   Local Communities Grab Tour Awards

Kippax was announced as winner of the best dressed village award for communities on the route of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire at a ceremony at the offices of tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire. Sam Whitley from Garforth received the Spirit of the Tour award for her work in ensuring Garforth made the most of the event’s visit. The competition was backed by the Yorkshire Post and Welcome to Yorkshire 


2018-07-20   Hungate School Garden Project

The Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary are supporting Sherburn Hungate Primary School with the renovation of their overgrown Wildlife Area, to create a usable space to help the children connect and learn about nature and animals. The project is estimated to place over the summer holidays to be completed and ready for the new school year is September. 


2018-07-20   Missing Woman’s Clothes Found

Clothes worn by 52 year old Garforth woman Denise Birdsall were found on a beach near Scarborough. Denise travelled to Scarborough on Monday morning and her clothes were found on the beach at Cayton Bay on Tuesday evening. She is being treated as a missing person 


2018-07-19   Brass in the Park

Garforth Jubilee Band will be performing a free concert of banding music, popular arrangements and more at Roundhay Park on Sunday 19th August from 2.30pm. Garforth Jubilee Brass Band was established in 1977 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Entry is free. 


2018-07-19   Yorkshire Day Gala

Lotherton Hall will celebrate Yorkshire day on 1st August with a community gala. The event will include stalls, live performances and a miners’ march with banners and brass bands. It takes place from 11am till 4pm. 


2018-07-18   Closed for Refurbishment

Monk Fryston Post Office and village store will be temporarily closed for refurbishment. The Post Office will close from 5.30pm on 30th July and the store will close from 7pm on 1st August. Both parts will reopen for business at 7am on Monday 13th August  


2018-07-18   Rail Strike Called Off

A planned strike in the long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains has been called off while talks take place between the Union and train operators. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union on Arriva Rail North were due to walk out for 24 hours on 21st July. The long-running dispute between Unite the union and Northern bosses revolves around guards on trains - a role which operators are looking to phase out. The latest reprieve follows months of disruption for Northern passengers, more recently blamed on a new timetable upset caused by delayed Network Rail works. 


2018-07-17   Starlight Charity Walk

Grab your brightest attire and join Prince of Wales Hospice for their Starlight Walk this summer. Take on this 10k glow themed sponsored walk and help raise funds for your local Hospice. There are two events/routes to choose from, both starting at 9pm, but the nearest is on 7th September and the route begins from the Sherburn Scout Hut. The other event takes place the following day and starts in South Elmsall. Advance entry costs £10 and includes: a glow wristband, fizz on arrival and refreshments at the end. Advance entry closes on Sunday 2nd September. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. 


2018-07-17   Back to Edwardian Britain

The two day Edwardian Times event at Lotherton Hall last weekend attracted around 5,000 visitors. The traditional sideshows, brass band, themed entertainment and period dress gave everyone a feel for life during the early 20th century 


2018-07-16   No Routes 4 You

Due to unforeseen circumstances North Yorkshire Police’s Routes 4 You service on Saturday 28th July at Eversley Park, Sherburn in Elmet has been postponed. If anyone was hoping to speak with a member of NYP staff they can still be contacted on the 101 number or you can alternatively visit Sherburn Police Station to book an appointment. They will still be holding their Sherburn Library drop in on a regular basis for anyone who wishes to speak to a member of the team. 


2018-07-16   Trailer Theft

A 16ft metal Ifor Williams trailer bearing the reg FV65 0BX was stolen from a compound in Burton Salmon on the 6th July. The trailer is 6ft x 5ft and had a bright yellow pipe box and green plastic fuel bowzer on the rear. Serial No of the trailer is SCK60000010329766 and it had LDC marked on teh near side axel. It is a 2001 model and the frame number is 58308. If you have any information please contact the police on 101 quoting ref 12180121272 


2018-07-15   Community Drop In

On Thursday 19th July between 2pm and 4pm North Yorkshire Police will be conducting their next Sherburn In Elmet community drop in at the Sherburn Library. Please come down if you wish to speak to a member of the Neighbourhood Policing Team about any concerns or issues within the community. This is also a good opportunity to meet one of your local PCSO's. 


2018-07-15   FA Vase Walkover

Garforth Town FC been informed by the FA that their First Qualifying Round opponents Team Northumbria have resigned from the Northern League. Therefore the tie on Saturday 1st September is a walkover and the Miners progress to the second round of qualifying two weeks later when they will travel to Ryton & Crawcrook Albion. 


2018-07-14   Sunday Tea in Micklefield

There is an Afternoon Tae at Churchville House, Micklefield on Sunday 15th July at 2.30pm. The cost of the tea is £4 and all proceeds will go to Neuroblastoma UK  


2018-07-14   Sherburn High Prom Night

Sherburn High School year 11 students celebrated the end of high school life at the magnificent Hazelwood Castle on 28th June with a movie themed Prom Night party. Highlights of the evening included the long awaited Prom Awards with accolades ranging from ‘Best Bromance’ to ‘Clumsiest Person’ and of course the much coveted Prom King and Queen. 


2018-07-13   Beano at the Library

Youngsters aged five and over will get the chance to create their own comic strip at a Beano inspired event at Garforth Library on Wednesday 25th July. The free event runs from 1pm to 2pm and no booking is required. 


2018-07-13   Car Stolen for Burglary

Between 9pm on 9th July and 4am on 10th July thieves broke the lock on the rear patio doors of a property on Pasture Avenue, Sherburn in Elmet to gain the keys to a VW Golf which was stolen and used in a burglary. If you have any information please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101. ref 12180124230 


2018-07-12   Springwatch Presenter to Visit Ings

Television naturalist Chris Packham will be visiting Fairburn Ings on Thursday 19th July as part of his investigation into the threat to the nation’s wildlife. Fairburn Ings is one of 50 sites being visited by Mr Packham and his Bioblitz team. 


2018-07-12   Generous Domino’s Hand Out Dough

Big hearted staff at Dominos in Garforth invited 3 year old Ada Butterfield to a morning of pizza making topped off by a £400 donation to the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation. Little Ada suffers from biliary atresia which may require her to have a liver transplant at some point in the future. 


2018-07-11   Stolen Polo

Between 2.30 and 3.30pm a White Volkswagen Polo was stolen from the roadside of A1246. The vehicle had a flat tyre and was awaiting recovery. If you have any information please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101. Ref 12180121554 


2018-07-11   Timetable Changes Blocked

Plans for a new timetable for Northern rail services have been delayed to avoid a repeat of the current chaos. The Rail Delivery Group announced that Northern, as well as TransPennine and Govia Thameslink will not introduce new timetables in December  


2018-07-10   Miners FA Vase Outing

Garforth Town travel to Team Northumbria for an FA Vase First Qualifying Round tie on Saturday 1st September (kick-off 3pm). Should they return down the A1 with a win, they would make the journey to Ryton and Crawcrook Albion in the next round. 


2018-07-10   Fundraising Football Match

Following the recent fire at Sherburn High School which destroyed the gymnasium, in a fundraising bid to help replace lost equipment, Otley Town AFC U16’s will play Sherburn White Rose FC at the Old Showground in Otley on Friday 17th August, kick off 6.30pm. Entry is by donation to the Sherburn High PE Fund  


2018-07-09   Luke Gale Academy

The Luke Gale Academy is coming to Garforth Tigers ARLFC on 18th August. The event will take place at Glebelands playing field from 10am to 3pm. Boys and girls from 7 to 16 are welcome. Cost is £20  


2018-07-09   Green Lane Academy Summer Fair

Green Lane Primary Academy’s Summer Fair takes place from 3.30pm onwards on Friday 13th July. Everyone is welcome. There is lots of entertainment. There is even a circus, admission £5 with performances at 3.45 and 4.45pm 


2018-07-08   FA Cup Away Day

The Miners have been drawn against Northern League side Northallerton Town away in the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup, to be played on Saturday 11th August (kick-off 3pm). 


2018-07-08   Suspicious Vehicle Warning

Farms and businesses in the rural Selby area are being thanked for their vigilance and urged to tighten up their security, after a suspicious vehicle was sighted in the area. The police believe the vehicle is on cloned plates. Any sightings of a suspicious white transit van should be reported to North Yorkshire Police immediately, giving the direction of travel. 


2018-07-07   Train Services Getting Worse

A report from the Office for Road and Rail has produced statistics for the year ending 31st March showing that less than two thirds of trains run by Northern arrived on time. TransPennine Express was even worse with less than half of of trains arriving on time. The collapsed Virgin Trains East Coast service also had less than half of its trains arriving on time. 


2018-07-07   Girl Arrested Over Sherburn School Fire

A teenage girl has been arrested on suspicion of starting a fire at a secondary school which badly damaged its gym and changing rooms. North Yorkshire Police said the girl was arrested on Tuesday and had been released while inquires continued. The school, which had been closed since Monday, has now re-opened. 


2018-07-06   Garforth Litter Pick

There will be a litter pick in Garforth this Sunday 8th July. Volunteers are asked to meet on Lidgett Lane at 10am. Attendance should be confirmed in advance by ringing 0113 2866709 


2018-07-06   Further Rail Strike Announced

The RMT union is to call a further rail strike on Northern services over driver only trains on Saturday 21st July 


2018-07-05   Knit and Stitch at the Library

A knit and stitch group is meeting at Garforth Library today from 10.30am to 12.30pm. The adult craft activity group’s meetings are free to attend and no experience is necessary. For more details call 0113 2243291 


2018-07-05   Villans Fund New Defibrillator

Garforth Villa Junior football club have raised the money to fund a community defibrillator, along with help from resident Caroline Walker in memory of her husband Keith. The defibrillator will be installed at Garforth Working Men’s Club. Villa hope to install another machine in the East Garforth area in memory of referee Albert Birch.  


2018-07-04   Police Give Warm Weather Warning

North Yorkshire Police have been giving residents a warm weather warning. There have been two recent burglaries in Selby District where suspects have gained entry via open/insecure windows and doors. This is easily done when the weather has been so hot. Please therefore remember to lock windows and doors on the ground floor and if possible make use of safety catches on any upper floors. Please also remember to keep your doors locked if you are in the garden as this poses an ideal opportunity for sneak-in burglars. 


2018-07-04   Major Fire at Sherburn High School

Dozens of firefighters were called out to Sherburn High School just before midnight on Monday. The gymnasium and changing block have been damaged but no-one was in the building at the time. North Yorkshire Police said it launched a full inquiry and was checking forensic analysis and CCTV. Officers investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire now believe the origin of the fire is suspicious. At its height, firefighters from six stations across North and West Yorkshire tackled the blaze. 


2018-07-03   RNLI Coffee Morning

The Garforth Fundraising Branch of RNLI will be holding a coffee morning at the Miners Welfare Hall, Garforth on Saturday 7th July from 10am till noon. 


2018-07-03   Proms at the Pavilion

For a totally amazing night of great music, food, drink and a massive firework display you can't beat Proms at the Pavilion at Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club on Saturday 14th July, from 6pm to 11pm. The night has an amazing line up of musical talent including Bare Brass Band, Ellie May, the Dixon Sisters, Jess Taylor and a Rock Choir. York R I will top the show off with all your favourite Proms numbers as well as McArthur Park, Let Me Entertain You, Life on Mars, Mr Blue Sky, Happy and more! 


2018-07-02   Stonebridge Development in Hillam

Hillam Parish Council has received a set of plans for re-consultation prior to the August Selby Council Planning Meeting. Plans will be available at the Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 4th July, 7.30 at the Community Centre, Monk Fryston. They are also available on the Selby Council Planning Portal: Ref 1033/FUL Observations should reach Selby District Council by 5thJuly. The plans relate to the residential development of 33 dwellings on land to the west of Main Street 


2018-07-02   New Head Lion at Garforth

Garforth Lions President Martin Eggington’s year at the helm is coming to a close. His replacement as Lion President will be Will Greenway. 


2018-07-01   Tigers’ Rugby Gala

Garforth Tigers are holding a Rugby Gala at Glebelands on Saturday 28th July from 10am. There will be a bouncy castle, beer tent, tombola, hot food, stalls and lots of rugby  


2018-07-01   Pupils Win Blooming Award for School

Thomas Wheelhouse and Zachary Brabbs of Kippax Greenfield Primary School were amongst the winners of the Design a Flowerbed award at the annual Leeds in Bloom awards at the Civic Hall. They took home an art set and a holdall and earned their school a £300 voucher to spend at the Arium plant nursery 



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