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2019-09-17   Knife Crime Blackspots

People used knives and other sharp weapons to commit 2,030 crimes in Leeds, including murders, robberies and sexual offences, in 2017 and 2018. The most dangerous wards were Gipton and Harehills will 244 offences and Little London and Woodhouse with 207 offences. Meanwhile, just 4 offences were reported in Harewood ward, 14 in Garforth and Swillington and 16 in Kippax and Methley over the same period.  


2019-09-17   Favourite Chippy Nominees

Two Garforth fish and chip shops are amongst the 39 nominated as Favourite Chippy in a competition being run by the Yorkshire evening post. The two shops are East Garforth Fish Shop and Hilltons Fish and Chips on Long Meadowgate. YEP readers have until Friday 4th October to vote for their Favourite Chippy 


2019-09-16   To Taser or Not to Taser

Do you think police officers on North Yorkshire’s streets should routinely carry Tasers? Please tell Julia Mulligan, your Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, your views at www.telljulia.com. The decision on their deployment is ultimately down to the Chief Constable but, ahead of that being made, the Commissioner wants to know whether people feel greater investment in the devices is the right thing to do, and if communities would feel safer. About 40% of uniformed frontline police officers in North Yorkshire carry Taser. 


2019-09-16   Out of the Cup

The Miners lost 2-0 at home to Sunderland Ryhope CW in the FA vase on Saturday. Garforth slumped to another defeat as the players desperately searched to re-capture the inspiration that saw them unbeatable in the previous two months. 


2019-09-15   The Christmas Experience

Lotherton Hall's Christmas Experience runs this year from Friday, 22nd November, right through to Sunday, 5th January 2020. Enjoy a magical Twelve Days of Christmas Walk through the Captains Wood, uncover a secret fairy hideaway in the rock garden, visit Santa in the North Pole and meet the elves helping in their workshop. Marvel in the splendour of the Edwardian House with the rooms dressed in all their festive finery. General admission to the Christmas Experience is £8 for adults and £4 for children. Tickets go on sale on Monday, 16th September from 2pm 


2019-09-15   Burglary in South Milford

Overnight between 1.30am and 8.30am on 12th September offenders gained entry to a property on Common Lane in South Milford. A TV, laptop and watches were stolen as well as a 68 plate Vauxhall Astra in Blue off the driveway. If you have any information please contact 101 ref NYP-12092019-0087. 


2019-09-14   Open Evening

Garforth Academy will open it's doors on Thursday 3rd October from 5pm to 8pm for parents and future students to get an insight into what makes Garforth Academy outstanding 


2019-09-14   Bonkers Bingo

The Friends of Sherburn High present Bonkers Bingo, A Halloween Special on Friday 18th October. Doors and bar open at 7.30pm and eyes down at 8.30pm. Tickets are £10 to include 5 games of bingo. All money raised will be used to decorate the school interior 


2019-09-13   GADS Play Readings

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society are holding a play reading on Monday 16th September in the Tap Room at The Gaping Goose Public House, Selby Road, Garforth, starting at 7:30pm. All Members, Friends, Potential Members or just anybody who is interested, are invited to come along to take part or to sit and listen. 


2019-09-13   Race Night at Firthfields

On Saturday 5th October Firthfields Community Centre in East Garforth is hosting their annual Race Night with Garforth and District Lions. The doors open at 7,30pm and the first race is at 8pm. Tickets are £4 and ther is a bar and complimentary buffet. 


2019-09-12   Viva Vox Live

Viva Vox Choir will be performing in St Benedicts Parish Centre on Sunday 29 September at 4:00pm. Tickets are £5 adults; £3 children and include refreshments.  


2019-09-12   Monet Magic

Recreate your own Monet Landscape at Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre on Saturday 21st September from 2.30 to 4.30pm. The session costs £20 and there are only 10 places. To book a place call Philip Potter on 07450 622726. All materials and step by step tuition is included. 


2019-09-11   Music Quiz

Come along to All Saints Church Hall, Sherburn on Friday 13th September at 7pm and enjoy an evening of musical quizzing. Tickets are £10 each which includes a Pie and Peas supper. Bring your own snacks and drinks along. Contact Caroline to get your tickets: 07775 868189 


2019-09-11   Leukaemia Walkaround

St Benedicts Annual Leukaemia Walkaround school grounds will take place on Saturday 21st September at 10am. Entry fee is £5 and includes scones and tea/coffee. Sponsor forms are available or just make a donation to Leukaemia Research. For any more details phone 2867790. 


2019-09-10   Man Assaulted Outside Kippax Club

A man has been arrested after a 37-year-old man was assaulted in Kippax on Saturday night.The assault happened on Church Lane, near the Kippax Ex Service Social Club at about 9.45pm. The victim was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with injuries to his face and neck. Police arrested a man in the early hours of Sunday morning on suspicion of assault and the suspect was also taken to hospital with injuries to his hand. 


2019-09-10   Tolkien in Sherburn

Sherburn Community Cinema presents Tolkien on Friday 13th September. Tickets are £4 each and are available to buy in advance from -The Old Girls’ School, -The Little Teapot Tearoom and the Sherburn and Villages Community Library. Arrive at 7pm ready for the film starting at 7.30pm. 


2019-09-09   Fuel Theft

At approximately 1am on 6th September, a number of HGV's were reported to have been targeted by offender(s) who syphoned fuel from the tanks whilst they were parked up near junction 42, A1(M) and A63. 


2019-09-09   Be Informed

Selby Neighbourhood Policing Team has launched a new text message service called ‘Be Informed’. The text service has been designed to keep parents in the loop of what’s going on in the local area. If police officers respond to a report of anti-social behaviour, they will send a text to those who are registered with the service. You’ll receive some information about the incident, so you can make contact with your child and be reassured that they are not involved and that everything is OK. The areas covered are Barlby, Brayton, Eggborough, Selby Town, Sherburn and Tadcaster. 


2019-09-08   30days30waysUK

A month-long campaign to prepare for emergencies is being supported by Leeds City Council. The 30days30waysUK September campaign, now in its fifth year, aims to raise awareness of being prepared for possible emergencies. Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council and Kippax Councillor James Lewis said: “You cannot put a price on the value of people, families and communities knowing what to do in emergency situations, so the more we can raise awareness and help people in Leeds be prepared the better.” 


2019-09-08   Setback for Miners

Garforth Town lost away at Silsden Town 7-1 on Saturday in the first ever meeting between the two teams. The Miners were looking to extend their unbeaten run in the league to four matches. 


2019-09-07   Brass Band Vacancies

Garforth Brass has new vacancies for a solo horn and a solo euphonium. The players come from all walks of life with a variety of professions and all share a love of making brass band music together. 


2019-09-07   Sherburn Litter Pick

There will be a community litter pick in Sherburn on Saturday 14th September 2019 10am-11.30am. Everyone who wishes to help out should meet at the Spar in the village. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Litter pickers, bags and gloves will be provided but please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Soft drink refreshments will be provided afterwards courtesy of the Spar. 


2019-09-06   Road Blocked on A1

There were long queues on the A1 motorway northbound yesterday due to a broken down lorry adding to problems caused by an earlier crash. Two cars overturned onto the central reservation just before 9am on Thursday, temporarily holding all traffic between junction 44 (A64, York/Tadcaster) and junction 45 (A659 Wattlesyke/Boston Spa). The residual traffic from the accident was made worse by a broken down lorry on the Aberford By Pass at junction 44 for York/Tadcaster. 


2019-09-06   Doorbell Thefts Warning

Police have issued a warning over the theft of Ring video recording doorbells in several Leeds areas this week. Police have warned that the hi-tech doorbells are being stolen by thieves in Allerton Bywater, Methley and Micklefield. The joke is on the thieves though - the doorbells are registered, so they won't work when stolen. Owners simply block them and they're nothing more than a doorbell shaped paperweight. 


2019-09-05   Garforth Show

The annual Garforth Show takes place at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 7th September. Classes include photography, handicrafts, home produce, flowers, fruit and vegetables. The show opens to the public at 2pm and there will be an auction of the produce at 3.15pm.  


2019-09-05   Yorkshire Battles

Garforth Social will be hosting a talk by Josh Flint on the battles, sieges and naval battles that have been fought in Yorkshire from the 7th to the 20th-centuries. The event is at Garforth Library on Monday 9th September 


2019-09-04   Sunflower Arts Festival

Sunflower Arts Festival will be on throughout September at Sherburn Library where there will be a display of artworks from the Elmet Art Club. There will also be a day of workshops held at the Old Girls’ School on Saturday 14th September. Money raised at these events will go to St. Leonards Hospice 


2019-09-04   Cannon and Ball Live

Come along for an Audience with Cannon and Ball on Saturday 14th September at Eversley Park Centre. The show starts at 7.30pm. All proceeds will be going to charity. Tickets are £25 or VIP £50. To book a ticket, contact Eversley Park Centre 01977 681024. 


2019-09-03   Fruit, Veg and Flowers

Aberford Horticultural Society held its 55th Annual Aberford Show on Saturday in the Village Hall. The event was opened by the Lord Mayor of Leeds  


2019-09-03   Latest Health Walks List

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


2019-09-02   Cool-ing Towers

For those that missed the first “ blowdown event” at Ferrybridge the chance to see 4 towers coming down is planned for Sunday 13 th of October. The time is still to be confirmed and a bigger exclusion area has been identified . 


2019-09-02   We’re Top of the League

Burton Salmon Cricket Club have won the 3rd division of the Wetherby Cricket League with one match to play. Next season they are leaving the Wetherby League and joining the Pontefract League 


2019-09-01   Charity Cricket Match

There is a charity cricket match at Hillam Cricket Club today from noon between Fairfax Plant Hire and Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club. All proceedings will be shared by Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Hillam Junior Cricket Club 


2019-09-01   Miners Progress in FA Vase

Dan Williams popped up with a late winner to see Garforth Town go through 2-1, away at Chester-le-Street in an FA Vase game they dominated, but made a little harder than it should have been. Town played some of their best football of the season with Sean Hunter opening the scoring for Town. 


2019-08-31   Back to School at Sherburn High

Sherburn High School reopens on 2nd September for year 11 and 12 induction and registration. The rest of the school, years 7 to 11 return on 3rd September 


2019-08-31   Underfunded Garforth Schools Identified

The Prime Minister’s pledge to raise per pupil funding to £4,000 for primary schools means that 95 of the 218 primary schools in Leeds would receive this cash boost. Amongst the schools affected is Green Lane Primary Academy which currently receives £3,500 per pupil and Ninelands Primary School, which receives £3,543 


2019-08-30   U3A Meeting

The next members meeting of the U3A group takes place at 1.30pm on 4th September at Garforth Working Men’s Club on Barleyhill Road. Guest speaker will be Sarah Hey from Dogs Trust. All retired and semi-retired people are welcome. 


2019-08-30   Entertainment at the Bird in Hand

The Bird in Hand in Garforth is holding a 70’s and 80’s Rock Night tonight 30th August from 7pm and a Halloween dress up(optional, but why not join in the fun) disco party on Friday 1st November. 


2019-08-29   Garforth Show

Garforth Show takes place at the Welfare Hall on 7th September at 2pm. There will be classes in photography, handicrafts, home produce, flowers, fruit and vegetables and children’s classes. Prize giving will be carried out by Reverend Jane Brown from St Mary’s Church and there will be an auction of produce afterwards at 3.15pm. 


2019-08-29   Back to the Academy

Garforth Academy term begins again on Tuesday 3rd September for years 7-11 at 8.20am. Year 12 students have an induction on Thursday 5th with lessons from period 4. Year 13 have their assembly on Wednesday 4th and commence lessons in period 2 


2019-08-28   Summer Camps Success

More than 240 children had a fantastic time at the Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s Summer Fun Camps at Garforth Academy and Prince Henry’s Grammar School last week. 


2019-08-28   Remembering D-Day

95 year old June Denby from Sherburn joined other veterans at a lunch in Leeds last week to relive their recent voyage to the D-Day beaches to mark the 75th Anniversary. June served as a driver in Normandy, based just outside Caen. 


2019-08-27   Biggest Coffee Morning

There is a Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at 10:30am on Friday 27th September 2019, at 80 Ringway, Garforth. Do join us for our fundraising event for this very worthy cause. Entry fee is £2.00 which includes tea/coffee (and refill!) and cake or scone. 


2019-08-27   Christmas Lights

Kippax Christmas Light's Switch On is set to take place on Thursday 21st November this year - with extra special festivities planned for their 30th Anniversary! 


2019-08-26   Vegetables for Net Donation

St Benedict’s Allotment Team has donated £100 to Monica at Garforth NET from the sale of allotment vegetables. 


2019-08-26   Kippax Gala

Kippax Community Gala takes place on Friday 30th August from 6pm to 9pm and Saturday 31st August ( Gala Day) from 11am to 5pm on Kippax Common playing fields 


2019-08-25   That’s It for Another Year…

Garforth Town exited the FA cup on Saturday, losing 4-0 to visitors Colne FC.  


2019-08-25   Best at Cycling

Kippax based cycling company Sportive HQ is on track to take the Best Road Cycling Event and Best Event Organiser awards at the Let’s Do This Endurance Challenge awards. The company was founded in 2014 by Matthew Porter 


2019-08-24   Quiz Night

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society are hosting a Quiz Night at The Miners’ Welfare Hall, Main St. Garforth on Friday 18th October at 7.30pm . Entry is £4.00pp, including snacks Please phone 0113 2865552 to book a table for your team.  


2019-08-24   Fraud Warning

North Yorkshire Police have noticed an increase in the type of fraud whereby a resident or business will receive an email purporting from a supplier, for example utility company, solicitor, builder etc informing the resident/business that the supplier's account details have changed and all further payments need to be paid into the new account. In fact, the suppliers email account has been compromised and the new account details are that of the criminal. The email address of the 'supplier' may be very similar to the original and the changes are subtle. The best protection against this type of fraud is to contact the supplier to see if the request has originated from them. 


2019-08-23   Be an Actor

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society are holding Play Reading Evenings at 7.30pm on Monday 2nd and 16th September at the Gaping Goose, Selby Road, West Garforth Every one is welcome to listen or read 


2019-08-23   Garforth Accountants Give a Duck

Accountants Sindy Smetham and Kate Roberts from Garforth-based Business Works UK, figured they could get fit and help children with cancer, by taking part in the Run for All Leeds 10k. They completed the challenge raising £450 for The Give A Duck Foundation. The small, Wakefield-based charity will fund 18 Chemo Duck programmes for children diagnosed with cancer at the LGI. 


2019-08-22   Miners in FA Cup

Garforth Town have a home tie against Colne FC in the preliminary round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday 24th August. Kick-off is at 3pm  


2019-08-22   Burglar Caught in the Act

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



Aberford is bracing itself for road restrictions relating to the annual Leeds Festival which takes place from 23rd to 25th August. Traffic is directed to approach Bramham Park via the A1. The A64 has drop off and pick up zones and becomes one way from 9pm on Sunday evening until about 3pm on the Monday with the Fox and Grapes to the A1 closed to traffic travelling eastbound from Leeds to York 


2019-08-21   Miners Continue Bright Start to Season

The Miners were in league action on Tuesday night away at Knaresborough Town. Mark Simpsons' exquisite turn and shot gave Garforth a sixth minute lead, but a second half strike gave the home side a 1-1 share of the points. 


2019-08-20   Roadworks on Milford Road.

Network Rail are carrying out work on the 20th August near the railway line on Milford Road. Drivers can expect delays and possible road closures. Traffic will be diverted via Sherburn bypass. 


2019-08-20   Sherburn High Celebrate Exam Results

Sherburn High Post 16 students are celebrating with 98% of students passing their course; over a third at A* – B and 72% at A* – C. Assistant Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form, Dan Kirby was really pleased with the results saying “Our students have worked incredibly hard over the past 2 years and it’s fantastic to see them reap the rewards” 


2019-08-19   Cricketers Wanted Urgently

Allerton Bywater cricket club have five games left to play this season and are struggling to get 11 players each week due to work commitments and holidays. Their youngest player is 13 years old and the oldest is 61, so varied ages. They play with plenty of spirit but batting is a let down, they have lost 4 games by about 20 runs. Anyone interested in playing the odd game or regularly call John on 07807755697. Games start at 1pm and usually finish between 5.30 and 6.30pm at latest.  


2019-08-19   And Now for Something Completely Different…

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society’s next production will just be 2 nights and will be performed on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November 2019. One night will consist of “Austensibility” (a rehearsed reading in costume based on Jane Austen’s life, devised and written by Alan Richardson from Jane’s diaries, letters and excerpts from her writings). The other night will consist of “What The Dickens?!“, (a rehearsed reading also in costume, based on the life and works of Charles Dickens, devised and written by Erica Nicholls). Doors open at 6.45pm and the performance starts at 7.30pm 


2019-08-18   Racing Through Sherburn

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) World Road Championships is a yearly event that takes place every September and in 2019 it is to be held in Yorkshire. It will feature 12 races over 9 days, passing through Hillam, Monk Fryston, South Milford and Sherburn. 


2019-08-18   Garforth Town Win 1-0

Adam Priestley scored a scorcher on his first league return to the Miners as they took three points away at the title favourites Yorkshire Amateurs on Saturday 


2019-08-17   House Prices Up in LS25

The average house price in LS25 is £237,715. This is an increase of £4,142 in the last 3 months and a £40,557 increase in the last five years. 


2019-08-17   Lotherton Vintage Weekend

Vintage Weekend at Lotherton Hall takes place on 17th and 18th August from 11am to 4pm each day. Usual admission fees for Lotherton Hall apply each day. There will be up to 25 stalls of genuine vintage fashion, homewares, small furniture, jewellery, records and collectables from the 1920's to the 1980's spread throughout the grounds, also live music from The Pretend Beatles, a handful of classic cars and games, as well as the vintage fair. 


2019-08-16   World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

There will be a Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September from 11am to 2pm at Church Gardens Community Centre in Garforth. There will be lots of lovely home-made cakes on offer, so come along 


2019-08-16   Classic Rock Concert

On Friday 13th September Garforth Country Club will be hosting the third annual concert to remember Chris Mather and to raise funds for St Gemmas. This year Peter Jones, a fantastic multi-instrumentalist, will be performing classic rock and prog rock covers. Tickets are £7.50 and the concert begins at 7.30pm 


2019-08-15   Rail Price Increase Set for January

Rail prices are set to rise again in January by around 2.8 percent. Increases are based on the July Retail Price Index. As a result an annual season ticket from Micklefield to Leeds is likely to increase from £1,076 to £1,106  


2019-08-15   Tomfest 2019

Tomfest 2019, a night of music and fun to remember Tom Reid and raise vital funds for CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young takes place at Garforth Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 7th September from 7pm to 11.30pm 


2019-08-14   Lock Your Car Doors Warning

The police have issued a warning to Garforth residents remove all valuables and remember to lock their vehicles following a report of prowlers trying car door handles in the early hours of 9th August 


2019-08-14   Rock On to Sherburn Festival

Comedian, singer and TV entertainer Tommy Cannon, of Cannon and Ball fame, will be opening the Sherburn Craft and Food Festival which takes place in Eversley Park on 24-26th August. With over 100 exhibits and attractions, there will be something for everyone, including live entertainment, children’s activities, a funfair, a vintage car and bike display. Festival tickets cost from just £2 for a child over five and £6 for an adult. Family, multiple day and Afterfest tickets and concessions are also available. 


2019-08-13   HS2 Consultation

On 6th June 2019, the Government announced the launch of a consultation on 11 proposed changes to the design of Phase 2b, the section of the HS2 route from Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds. That consultation closes at 23:45 on 6th September. For more details, visit www.hs2.org.uk/phase2b. 


2019-08-13   Major Roadworks Impact Local Bus Services

More than 50 major Leeds bus services will see routes altered for over a year due to changes to The Headrow. The major changes are coming into effect at the start of September ahead of £20 million plans for The Headrow. Local services affected include 19,19A, 173A, 174, 174A, X26 and X27. Visit the West Yorkshire Metro website for full details 


2019-08-12   Mini Breeze Comes to Garforth

Mini Breeze Garforth takes place at Garforth Academy on Tuesday 13th August from 1pm to 5pm. There will be sports, outdoor games, arts activities and inflatables, all of which are free! There will also be smaller rides and refreshment stands 


2019-08-12   New Defibrillator

The newest Community Defibrillator at St Benedict’s church in Garforth will be installed, all being well, on Wednesday 28th August. It will have a personal dedication for Agnes and Peter Radford who bequeathed the parish a financial gift to pay for the life saving device. 


2019-08-11   Still Up for the Cup

Garforth Town drew 0-0 away at Shildon in the FA Cup on Saturday. Both sides had their chances, but the stalemate means that Shildon must come to the Bannister Prentice Stadium on Tuesday night to face a buoyant Garforth. Kick off will be 7.45pm 


2019-08-11   Top school List

Garforth Academy is ranked 6th out of the 38 secondary schools in Leeds in the Real Schools Guide 2019 , compiled by Reach's data unit, which aims to give a far more comprehensive picture than traditional league tables. The guide takes into account 51 different data points - including not just GCSE results and Attainment 8 scores but also factors like Progress 8, pupil-teacher ratios and absence rates. This year's results put Allerton High School on top as the best school in Leeds. 


2019-08-10   Beer Festival Today

Garforth and District Lions Eighth Annual Garforth Beer Festival takes place today from 12 noon to 9pm in the Miners Welfare Hall on Main Street. Admission on the door is £5 and includes a souvenir glass, programme and free first half pint. 


2019-08-10   Top Ten Attraction

Lotherton Hall with its historic hall and popular Wildlife World, is one of the top ten visitor attractions across the whole of Yorkshire, with almost half a million people passing through its gates over the last year. It is situated within a stunning Edwardian country house and grounds, north of Leeds. 


2019-08-09   Art Workshop

An art workshop will be held at The Old Girls School in Sherburn from 6pm until 8 pm on Thursday 15th August. The event costs £20. Participants don’t need to bring anything with them but it is recommended to wear something you don’t mind getting a bit of paint on – just in case. All the materials are provided and step-by-step tuition is included. Each participant will leave 2 hours later with a complete recreation of a Claude Monet landscape. To book a place call 07450 622726 


2019-08-09   Gymnasts Make Final

Sherburn Community Gymnastics Club has made it into the final of a brand new Building Futures Competition. The competition supports children in health, sport, education and the arts and is giving away over £1 million in total this year. In the final stages the prizes range from £5000 to £100,000. Local clubs Sherburn White Rose Juniors, Sherburn Community Gymnastics Club and 2434 Church Fenton Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets all benefited from the prizes presented in the last few months. 


2019-08-08   Open Day at Garforth Fire Station

Garforth Fire Station is holding an open day on Saturday 17th August from 11am to 3pm. Come along and see Freddie the Fire Engine, a crash rescue demonstration, face painting, stalls, fairground rides, a bouncy castle, tombola, a bbq and much more. 


2019-08-08   End of an Era

50 years ago this month Lotherton Hall was gifted to the people of Leeds by Sir Alvary Gascoigne. On this 50th anniversary, visitors will be able to find out more about the Gascoigne family and the decision to hand over Lotherton Hall to the public, by immersing themselves in a new exhibition called 'End of an Era'. 


2019-08-07   More Burglaries in Sherburn

Between 1am and 9am on 5th August, a burglary occurred at a property on The Fairway in Sherburn. The burglars snapped the lock on the rear patio door and conducted a tidy search of the downstairs of the property. They are believed to have been looking for the keys to a high value vehicle parked at the address. At this time, nothing appears to have been stolen. This report may be linked to the previous report on Braeburn Road, Sherburn. 


2019-08-07   Fishery Hit by Virus Again

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


2019-08-06   Sherburn Burglary

At 4am on 5th August, a burglary was reported at a property on Braeburn Road in Sherburn. The burglars attacked and snapped off the door handles of the UPVC French doors gaining access to the property whilst the home owner slept. They searched areas on the ground and first floor before being disturbed and fleeing the property. No items were stolen. It is thought that the target may have been the keys for high value vehicles parked at the front of the address. Please report any information you may have to NYP on Tel 101 quoting Ref 12190143032 


2019-08-06   Road Works Week in Sherburn

North Yorkshire County Council will be carrying out road maintenance on Milford Road, Low Street and Finkle Hill throughout August. Work on Milford Road and Low Street to the junction with Aldi will take place between the hours of 7.30am and 6pm on 5th to 9th August. Traffic travelling north will be allowed through the site. Traffic heading south will be diverted via Sherburn bypass. The section from Aldi to the Finkle Hill will be done from 7th to 9th August over night between 6pm and 2am. 


2019-08-05   Gaping Goose Beer Festival

The eighth Annual Gaping Goose Beer Festival takes place on Sunday 25th August from 12 noon to 9pm. Tickets are £4 in advance or £5 0n the door. No under 18’s or dogs allowed. 


2019-08-05   Miners Off to a Flyer

Garforth Town got their league campaign off to a perfect start against a new-look Handsworth side with a 3-0 home win. Although the Miners got off to a bright start, Handsworth looked the stronger side as the first half progressed, until Garforth got their first goal on thirty seven minutes. A second goal just four minutes after the break confirmed where the points were heading. The victory was a boost ahead of next week’s tricky FA Cup tie at Shildon 


2019-08-04   Break-In

Between 7.30am and 5.15pmon 2nd August, a burglary occurred at a mid-terrace property on Ash Grove in Church Fenton. Entry was gained via an insecure ground floor kitchen window and items including jewellery and cash were stolen. The offender left using the rear kitchen door which had the key left inside the lock. If you have any information on this break-in, call NYP on 101, quoting ref 12190141435. 


2019-08-04   Garforth Social

The next Garforth Social will be on Monday 12th August, 1.30-2.30pm at Garforth Library, and will be a summer singalong featuring Garforth Ukulele Players (GULP!). GULP! will be performing a range of classic songs and nursery rhymes. No booking is required and there will be refreshments available. 


2019-08-03   U3A Meeting

The next members meeting of Garforth, Kippax and District U3A will take place on Wednesday 7th August at 1.30pm at Garforth Working Men’s Club. The guest speaker will be from Leeds Civic Trust. All retired or semi retired people are welcome 


2019-08-03   FA Cup Starts Here

Garforth Town play away at Shildon in the extra preliminary round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday 10th August, kick off at 3pm. Shildon AFC was established in 1890 and play in the Northern League Division One in County Durham. 


2019-08-02   Applying for School in 2020

Leeds City Council has announced that the application process for secondary schools in Leeds has opened. Families with children starting secondary school in September 2020 can start applying for their child's school place as of today (1st August). Visit Leeds City Council's website to complete an online application for their child's secondary school place, before the closing date of October 31st, 2019 alternatively phone 0113 222 4414 to discuss the options available. 


2019-08-02   Pothole Complaints

More than 37,000 complaints were made about the state of roads in Leeds between 2014 and 2019. The highest number of complaints was in Harewood ward where 2,376 complaints were made. In Garforth and Swillington there were 1029 complaints and in Kippax and Methley ward 653 complaints 


2019-08-01   Green Lane School Extension

Delta Academies have submitted a planning application to build a small( 32 sq mtr) single story extension at Green Lane Primary Academy 


2019-08-01   A Cat-astrophe

A vicar’s cat from Garforth ended up on a road trip through France after she accidentally became a stowaway. Eight-year-old Squish travelled to France after hiding in her owners' caravan as they packed for their summer holiday earlier this month. The Rev Jane Brown, vicar at St Mary's Church in Garforth, discovered her when they got off the ferry in France. They had get Squish a pet passport, a rabies shot and extend their holiday for 3 weeks whilst the cat was in quarantine. 


2019-07-31   What’s That Smell?

Police have increased patrols in Allerton Bywater after complaints of people smoking weed in the village’s park. Residents living near the park reported the distinctive strong smell.  


2019-07-31   Attempted Burglary

Sometime between 1am and 12 noon on 27th July, somebody attempted to access a property on Southlands Close, South Milford by forcing the rear door open by using a screwdriver or similar implement. Entry was not gained. If you have any information about this incident including sightings of suspicious persons, vehicles or activity please call North Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting Ref 12190136909. 


2019-07-30   Parish Hall Closed for Repairs

St Benedict’s parish centre will be closed from Thursday 25th July to Friday 2nd August for routine maintenance. This is a part of a schedule of maintenance across the church, parish centre and grounds in the coming months. 


2019-07-30   Paedophile Jailed for 13 Years

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



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