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2017-08-18   In Memory of Mum

The Augustus Court care home has been presented with a new oak bench for its grounds by local estate agent Mike Dobson, in gratitude and memory of his mum who was a resident there from September until her death in June 

 

2017-08-18   Buggy Wins an Award

A pony whose skin was being eaten alive by maggots when rescued from a field in Hillam has been awarded Rescue Pony Champion of the Year at national horse show Equifest. Buggy, the pony responded well when rescued by World Horse Welfare last year. 

 

2017-08-17   Local Weekly Neighbourhood Officer Surgery

Neighbourhood Officer surgeries are drop in sessions where you can come along and talk to a Neighbourhood Officer about any issues or concerns you have and ask questions. They can offer advice and assistance in relation to housing queries, issues within your community and on a range of other council services. The Sherburn - Western Surgery is 9.30am until 12.30pm every Tuesday at Sherburn Library. 

 

2017-08-17   Fare Misery for Train Users

Rail commuters in Leeds face a hike of 3.6 percent in the price of tickets from next January. The increase applies to regulated fares including off-peak and standard return tickets. Rail fares have risen twice as fast as pay since 2010 

 

2017-08-16   Bogus Tradesmen Alert

Two vehicles, a White Toyota Hiace van, reg R315NEH and a White Ford Transit van, reg UUI 2617, have been involved in suspicious circumstances with bogus tradesmen in Selby District. If seen can you please contact the Police on 101 and Trading Standards 03454 040506. 

 

2017-08-16   Roadworks on Main Street

Resurfacing of roads on Main street and Lidgett Lane is scheduled to take place between 29th August and 13th September. To minimise disruption to shops, schools and businesses the work will be carried out between 6.30pm and 11.30pm and on Sundays. Diversions will be in place and bus routes affected. Pedestrian access to Main Street will not be affected. 

 

2017-08-15   Bus Service Disruption in Garforth

Garforth bus users have been warned of service disruption between now and 25th August whilst roadworks take place on Aberford Road. The work will be carried out between 9.30am and 3.30pm and buses 402 and 403 will operate on a diverted route 

 

2017-08-15   Local Councillors Back Workers

Garforth Independent Councillors have announced that they will not take the one percent uplift to councillor allowances that will be implemented in October. They feel that they should not be taking a pay increase when the council is planning to make upto 415 full time staff redundant. 

 

2017-08-14   Parish Council Meeting

The next Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 15th August in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing 7:30 p.m. 

 

2017-08-14   World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

There will be a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at Churchville House, Micklefield on Thursday 28th September at 11am.  

 

2017-08-13   Miners Hit Six

The Miners were rampant as they put Clipstone to the sword 6-0 in the first home game of the season. Callum Ward, Lee Turner (3), Simon Poole and Luke McCrum were the scorers. 

 

2017-08-13   Ticket Winners Meet United Star

Alex and Jay Carter from South Milford have won season tickets to watch Leeds United in a competition run by Radio Aire. The prizes were awarded to the couple by footballer Pontus Jansson, who had bought and donated the prize. The couple also received a signed Leeds United shirt. 

 

2017-08-12   Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

The next production by Kippax Dramatic Society will be Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, a comedy by Constance Cox. The production will take place at St Mary’s Church Hall, Kippax from 22nd to 25th November 

 

2017-08-12   Trailer Theft

Between 5pm on 4th August and 7.30am on 5th August a 12ft long Ifor Williams flatbed trailer was stolen from Gorse Lane, South Milford. The trailer was loaded with timber and was showing the registration number HK65 VVR. If anyone has any information please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 ref 12170138031 

 

2017-08-11   Beer Festival tickets

Tickets for the Monk Fryston and Hillam Beer Festival are now available at the local post office. The tickets are £5 if bought in advance or £7.50 on the door 

 

2017-08-11   Tanker Crash at Junction 47

An overturned tanker closed a local section of the M1 on Thursday. Police said the tanker crossed the central reservation and overturned just after 11am at junction 47, near Garforth. The driver was freed from the vehicle and taken to hospital. Highways England said the M1 was closed southbound between junction 46 and 48 and did not expect the tanker to be removed from the carriageway until the evening 

 

2017-08-10   Lego Event at Garforth Library

A Lego themed cops and robbers event for over four year olds will be held at Garforth Library from 11am today. Admission is free and there is no need to book 

 

2017-08-10   Local MP Supports Drink Drive Law Change

Elmet MP Alec Shelbrooke is to formally request a meeting with a Government minister to seek a change to the law to deal with drunk driving following deaths on private land. Mr Shelbrooke is backing the campaign by the parents of Harry Whitlam who was struck by a reversing tractor at Swithens Farm in Rothwell in August 2013 

 

2017-08-09   Free Swimming Lessons

Swimtime Yorkshire are offering free half hour swimming lessons at the South Milford Hotel for children of all abilities on 21st to 24th August. To book a place please call Swimtime Yorkshire on 01924 851439. 

 

2017-08-09   Family Fun Day

There is a Family Fun Day in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance at Sherburn White Rose Football Club on Finkle Hill on Sunday 13th August from 10am to 4pm. Yhere will be lots of fun games and competitions. Entry is free, as is parking 

 

2017-08-08   September Beer Festival

The fifth annual Monk Fryston and Hillam Beer Festival takes place at the Community Centre on 15th and 16th September. Tickets for the event will be going on sale soon 

 

2017-08-08   Leeds Ladies Pre-Season Thriller

Leeds United Ladies FC lost 7-4 away to Middlesbrough Ladies FC in a pre-season thriller . There were encouraging performances from new signings with a couple getting onto the scoresheet 

 

2017-08-07   MTRA Meeting

The next meeting of Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association will take place at Churchville House at 2.30pm on 23rd August 

 

2017-08-07   Early FA Cup Exit for Miners

Garforth Town FC crashed out of the Emirates FA Cup in the first round after being beaten away at Sunderland RCA by 3-1. The turning point in the game was at 1-1 when the Garforth Town goalkeeper was sent off, leaving the Miners with 10 men for the remaining 47 minutes 

 

2017-08-06   Parish Council Meeting

The next Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 8th August at the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, Aberford, commencing at 7:00 p.m, to discuss the Leeds SAP Examination and hearing sessions. 

 

2017-08-06   Planning Application Proposal in Garforth

Residents on Selby Road Garforth have received a letter stating Harron Homes and Persimmon Homes intend to submit an Outline planning application for the residential development of land South of Selby Road, Garforth for 299 dwellings with proposed vehicular access via the space between Nos 28 and 38 Selby Road. The land in question, south of Selby Road is identified as PAS land in the Leeds Site Allocations Plan 

 

2017-08-05   Go Wild this Summer

Families can take the Wild Challenge at Fairburn Ings this August. Every Wednesday from 11am to 3pm there will be a different nature task ranging from minibeast safaris to creating a compost heap. Entry to the challenge is £2.50 

 

2017-08-05   Burglary in Burton Salmon

Between 6.45pm and 22:45hrs10.45pm on 3rd August a farm house in the Burton Salmon area of Selby was broken into. Offenders searched the whole house and have made attempts to move a safe which contained the occupants firearms. On this occasion nothing was stolen but the police are asking residents in the area to check their own security especially if they have gun cabinets in the house. If anyone has any information please call 101 ref 12170137172 

 

2017-08-04   Selby Bypass Improvements Starting

The final phase of the reconstruction of the Selby bypass starts next week. Work is scheduled to start on 9th August and completion date is 13th October. Advanced notice signs will advise motorists of closures and diversion routes. 

 

2017-08-04   Better Station for Micklefield

Micklefield railway station is one of three stations being given a revamp as part of Northern’s Better Stations programme. Work starts in August to provide facilities such as waiting shelters, improved waiting rooms, customer information, ticket machines and CCTV. 

 

2017-08-03   Fun Fridays at St Aidans

RSPB St Aidans will be hosting fun activities for youngsters every Friday throughout August. There will be craft activities and various workshops. 

 

2017-08-03   Vintage Lotherton Hall

Lotherton hall is hosting a vintage themed weekend on 19th and 20th August. There will be upto 25 stalls selling clothes, small furniture and collectables dating from the 1920s to the 1980s. There will also be live music and games as well as spot prizes for people dressed in the best outfits. The event runs from 11am to 4pm each day 

 

2017-08-02   Introduction to Sixth Form

Garforth Academy invite all parents/carers and students to a Year 12 Information Evening which will take place in the Main Hall of the Academy on Thursday 14th September 2017- at 6.30pm. The event will set out some of the important aspects of Post 16 study and give everyone very important information about university applications, careers and apprenticeships. 

 

2017-08-02   Family Fun Day

Great and Little Preston in Bloom are holding a Family Fun Day and BBQ on 2nd September at the Wild Flower Meadow. Admission is £1.50 for adults and £1 for children. A family ticket for upto 5 is £5. The event starts at 1pm, games start at 1.30pm and the BBQ is at 3.30pm. Bring your own meat and drinks. Salads and sides are included in the ticket.  

 

2017-08-01   Cannabis Raid in Garforth

Police officers seized several cannabis plants from a property in Garforth last Sunday.. 

 

2017-08-01   It’s Yorkshire Day

Lotherton Hall is holding a Yorkshire Day event today from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy glass crafts, a forge, good food, wood craft, pottery, children’s activities, donkeys, dog shows, live entertainment including ‘The 3 Yorkshireteers’ and the ‘Lotherton Cake Challenge’ hosted by Sandy from ‘the Great British Bake Off 2015’.Usual admission charges apply. 

 

2017-07-31   Miners FA Cup Tie

Garforth Town FC will be running a coach to next Saturday's (5th August) Emirates FA Cup tie at Sunderland RCA, leaving the ground at 11:30am. Places are still available at £10 each. Contact the club to book a place. 

 

2017-07-31   Gardeners Question Time

Firthfields Gardening Club are holding a Gardener’s Question Time starring BBC Radio Leeds’ Gardening Expert Graham Porter at Firthfields Community Centre East Garforth on Tuesday 5th September from 8pm. Tickets are £5 including refreshments and a raffle ticket. 

 

2017-07-30   Micklefield Activity Day

There is an Activity Day on Micklefield Recreation Ground at thew back of the Fire Station on Thursday 10th August from noon to 3pm. There will be inflatables and art equipment. The event is organised by Leeds City Council Youth Services. 

 

2017-07-30   Selby District Park Laws Review

Selby District Council is seeking residents’ views on new byelaws that will better reflect how their district’s parks and greens spaces are used in the modern day. The byelaws that govern the Selby District Council parks were first introduced back in the late 1800s and include outdated laws, such as not being able to bring a bull, sheep or pig into the park. The Council has drafted new byelaws and residents have the chance to have their say on the proposed byelaws in a consultation which is running over the next four weeks. The Consultation will run from 24 July until 20 August, 

 

2017-07-29   Community Litter Pick

There will be a community litter pick at St Aidan's Nature Reserve on Sunday 13th August from 11am till 3pm. Volunteers should meet outside the visitors centre. Accompanied children are welcome 

 

2017-07-29   World Peace Flame Celebration

On Monday 31st July the World Peace Flame will be 18 years old and to celebrate there will be a minute’s silence for Peace and a Peace reading at the Garforth World Peace Flame in the Diamond Jubilee Garden at 7 p.m. Everyone can come along and join in, and also take a small tea light candle home with you, lit from the World Peace Flame. 

 

2017-07-28   Gaping Goose Beer Festival

There is a beer festival at the Gaping Goose on Sunday 27th August from noon to 9pm. There will be 25 different ales and a hog roast.  

 

2017-07-28   Abusive Boyfriend Jailed

Ashley Parker of the Crest, Kippax, was jailed for two and a half years after pleading guilty to unlawful wounding and an offence of controlling behaviour in an intimate relationship. Parker subjected his partner to a series of drunken assaults, including biting her ear, during a prolonged period of abuse. Leeds Crown heard the attacks on the victim took place over a four-month period between January and April last year. 

 

2017-07-27   Play the Ukelele

Garforth Ukulele group are a community ukulele group in Garforth, playing and singing together for enjoyment. They meet at the Miners’ Welfare Hall, Main Street, Garforth on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. For more information email carolmargaret1958@gmail.com 

 

2017-07-27   Mini Breeze in East Garforth

There will be a Mini Breeze event at East Garforth Primary Academy on 31st July. Mini Breeze is a mini version of Breeze on Tour (suitable for ages 0 - 19 years), hosted in smaller parks for local communities, with inflatables, arts crafts and a media workshop bus which are all free, plus refreshments stalls 

 

2017-07-26   A Tea-rrific Response

The Cream Tea held at Churchville House, Micklefield last Sunday raised £174 for the Macmillan charity 

 

2017-07-26   Sports Awards at Sherburn High

On Thursday 13th July, Sherburn High School celebrated the brilliant sporting achievements of their students with a bumper awards evening. Leeds Rhinos and England Rugby League icon, Jamie Peacock MBE, was able to present the awards and speak about what it takes to be a successful sportsperson 

 

2017-07-25   Friendly Quiz Night

St Benedict’s Friends on Friday group are holding a Quiz, Coin Rolling, Play your cards right on Friday 28th July 2017 at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. Admission is £3. Bring your own drinks and nibbles, tea, coffee and biscuits will be available 

 

2017-07-25   Suspicious Vehicle Warning

North Yorkshire Polices have issued a warning about a black Landrover Defender bearing plates AG15 GAP that has been seen in suspicious circumstances in Ryedale and Selby districts. Residents are asked to contact them with any information about the vehicle on 101 

 

2017-07-24   School fair Success

St Benedict’s School Summer fair raised $4,600 on the day for school funds 

 

2017-07-24   Parish Council Petition Success

A petition for a parish council in Garforth, submitted to Leeds City Council, has been successfully validated as having the required number of signatures to proceed. As a result a Community Governance Review will be conducted by the Council later this year inviting residents to share their views on the formation of a Parish Council, to determine the boundaries of the new parish and the number of councillors required to properly represent the residents. 

 

2017-07-23   Counter Terrorism

There will be a counter terrorism awareness talk by David Brook on Tuesday 25th July at 7.30pm at the Eversley Park Centre in Sherburn to help understand the threat from terrorism to the UK and guide individuals on what to do if they find themselves involved in a terrorist incident or event 

 

2017-07-23   Christmas Lights Poster Winner

East Garforth Primary Academy student Lucy Pierce is the winner of the poster competition for the Garforth Christmas Lights Event on 24th November. Lucy’s winning poster will be on display later in the year. 

 

2017-07-22   Cream Tea Time

There will be a Cream Tea held at Churchville House on Sunday 23rd July from 2.30 to 5pm. The cost is £2 and all proceeds go to the Macmillan charity 

 

2017-07-22   Garforth Show

After 37 years the Garforth Flower and Vegetable Show is to be renamed The Garforth Show, to reflect the wide range of sections that aren’t flowers or vegetables. . This year’s show will be open to the public on Saturday 2nd September from 2pm. Entries can be submitted the day before from 6pm to 8pm and on the morning of the show from 9am. Prizes will be awarded by the Reverend Gordon Cooper. 

 

2017-07-21   RNLI Race Night

The RNLI Race Night is on 14th October and will again be held at Barleyhill Road Working Men’s Club. Tickets are priced at £6 each to include supper . For tickets call the Branch Secretary2863473 

 

2017-07-21   East Garforth Primary is Good

East Garforth Primary Academy has been assessed as Good in its latest Ofsted appraisal in June this year. Every criteria was assessed as good apart from Early Years provision which the inspectors felt required improvement. The Inspectors are confident that the programs in place will secure a better early years improvement 

 

2017-07-20   Quad Bikes Stolen

Thieves stole quad bikes and a generator from an outbuilding of a property on Hillam Hall Lane. Anyone with information about the robbery should contact the police on 101  

 

2017-07-20   Northern Rail Told to Look Again at Timetable Proposals

Norther Rail have been warned that proposed changes to services in West Yorkshire could break promises made to secure its franchise. The problem changes include first trains that are not early enough, last trains that are too early and the number of peak services Norther is proposing to run to the east of the city. A spokesman for Northern said the anomalies identified are being looked at and amendments are being made. 

 

2017-07-19   Garforth Beer Festival

The Sixth Garforth Beer Festival takes place on Saturday 12th August from 11am to 11pm at the Miners Welfare Hall. There are 18 ales, bottled beers and ciders, plus a a gin and prosecco bar. Food and entertainment will be available all day. Admission is £5, to include a souvenir glass and a free first half pint. The Lions organised event is for over 18s only 

 

2017-07-19   Garforth’s Amateur Bakers Help Charity

The Great Garforth Bake Off, which was part of the Garforth Feastival, prompted dozens of enthusiasts to submit entries. The cakes were subsequently sold off for charity and raised £65 for Pets as Therapy 

 

2017-07-18   Micky Field Fest 2017

This year’s Micky Field Fest takes place on Sunday 27th August from 1pm till late in the field next to the Blands Arms. There will be face painting, a bucking bronco, a barbecue, refreshments and much more 

 

2017-07-18   Rugby Skills and Activity Session

Leeds Rhinos stars Kallum Watkins and Brett Ferres will be at at Garforth Tigers ARLFC on Wednesday night 19th July from 6pm to 7pm for a year 3 (Under 8s) taster coaching session. All abilities are welcome, The session includes free coaching and a chance to meet Ronnie the Rhino and coaches from the club. 

 

2017-07-17   Sweet Sounds of the Summer

The VivaVox choir will be staging their summer concert next Saturday 22nd July at Great Preston Village Hall. A fab night of brilliant music from the world of pop and musicals includes supper and cocktail. 

 

2017-07-17   Internet Scam Warning

North Yorkshire Trading Standards have noticed an increase in reports from residents of phone calls claiming to be from Microsoft, Bt or similar, claimingthey have identified a problem with the router and instructing them to download software that gives the caller access to the computer. This scam has been around for a while and residents are advised to hang up and if in doubt, contact their internet service provider 

 

2017-07-16   Aberford Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of Aberford Parish Council takes place on Tuesday 18th July in the Oriel Room at St Ricarius Church, commencing 7:30 p.m. 

 

2017-07-16   Give Us a Try

Over the three days 17th - 19th July the Year 6 students joining Garforth Academy in September 2017 are invited to spend a day at the school. During these fun filled days the students will get an opportunity to be involved in a range of activities including Splat Circus, Inflatable fun and trampoline time. Followed by the in-door activities of 'Getting to know you' and Tie 'tie-ing' 

 

2017-07-15   Celebrity Guests at Big Sleepout

The RSPB Big Wild Sleepout at Fairburn Ings on 29th and 30th July will feature an appearance by CBeebies’ favourites the Twirlywoos. They will be visiting the camp out at intervals throughout the Saturday afternoon. 

 

2017-07-15   Toddling for Charity

The children at Karen’s Kiddie Care in Kippax have helped to raise £282 for charity. The kids, aged 10 months to 3 years old joined The Big Toddle to raise money for Barnardo’s 

 

2017-07-14   Drop In at Aberford

Aberford Parish Council will be holding a public drop-in session on Sunday 23rd July at Aberford Village Hall, from 10am to 1pm to discuss the Aberford Neighbourhood Plan document. 

 

2017-07-14   Just Two Cornets

Garforth Brass is asking Tesco shoppers to vote for them to help them win a Tesco Bags of Help award. If they qualify for one of the three awards they plan to purchase two cornets for the band.  

 

2017-07-13   Free Play session at Library

A Duplo play session for youngsters under 5 will be held at Garforth Library today from 11am to noon. The session is free with no need to book.  

 

2017-07-13   Parlington School Reunion

A reunion for pupils who attended Parlington Secondary Modern School, Aberford between 1954 and 1968 is being held at Garforth Workingmen’s Club on Saturday 12th August at 7.30pm. All former pupils and their spouse/partner or a friend are invited to attend. Admission is £1 

 

2017-07-12   Edwardian Gala at Lotherton

Lotherton Hall will host an Edwardian-themed gala this weekend, 15th and 16th July, with brass band music, face painting, punch and judy and other sideshows.  

 

2017-07-12   Brigshaw Dancers are National Champions

The dancers from Brigshaw Hign School scored 288 out of 300 to secure first place in the Great Big Dance Off final in Northamptonshire with a poignant routine about the 9/11 terror attacks 

 

2017-07-11   Water Win

Burton Salmon Cricket Club has been successful in applying for a grant from Sport England to get a watering system installed at the ground. 

 

2017-07-11   Sherburn Road Closure

Sir John’s Lane (also known as Copley Lane) on the northwest side of Sherburn (between Sherburn and Lotherton Hall) will be closed from 08.00 to 15.00 on Sunday 23rd July whilst inspection work is carried out on the railway bridge. 

 

2017-07-10   Tigers Rugby Gala

Garforth Tigers are holding their annual rugby gala at Glebelands on Saturday 15th July from 10am. There will be lots of family entertainment and lots of rugby on display. Everybody is welcome to come along. 

 

2017-07-10   Free Dog Owners Course

Selby District Council have linked up with Dogs Trust to host a series of free community events to promote responsible dog ownership. These take place throughout July. The events will offer a free dog health check including nail clipping, free poo bags, free on the spot microchipping and a free 'check your chip' service. One of the events will be at the Eversley Centre on Wednesday 19th July, from 11am to 3pm 

 

2017-07-09   Aberford Plan Released for Public Consultation

The Aberford Neighbourhood Plan has been released by Aberford Parish Council for public consultation. The consultation period is 7th July to 18th August and comments are invited from individuals and organisations. The plan and supporting documents can be accessed from the parish council website. Hard copies are also available at various locations around the village 

 

2017-07-09   Flying Scotsman’s Flying Visit

The Flying Scotsman will be steaming through Garforth today just before 10am on its way to the Settle to Carlisle rail track. It will be returning to York in the evening, passing through Garforth again around 8.45pm 

 

2017-07-08   A Roaring Success

The pupils of South Milford Community Primary School have done four sell-out performances of the Lion King at Sherburn High School. Every child in every year was involved in the whole school show. The success of the show has led to plans for pupils to perform a production every two years. 

 

2017-07-08   Rare Birds Hatch Chicks at Fairburn Ings

Two spoonbills at RSPB Fairburn Ings have hatched three chicks. These heron-like birds are not usually found in Britain and fewer than five pairs breed in the UK each year. This is the first time these rare birds have hatched in the north of England 

 

2017-07-07   RNLI Coffee Morning

The Garforth branch of RNLI is holding a coffee morning at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 8th July from 10am till noon.. There will be refreshments, cakes, souvenirs and tombola. Admission is free. 

 

2017-07-07   New Crematorium Plan Near Garforth

Plans to provide a new crematorium to serve the residents of east Leeds and surrounding villages will go on show to the public at Garforth next week. The new crematorium would be built on land currently occupied by the driving range on Long Lane between Barwick in Elmet and Garforth. The proposed site is likely to cater for around 1,100 cremations per year – an average of fewer than five per day. The exhibition will take place at Garforth Golf Club Long Lane on Tuesday, July 11 from 2.30pm to 7.30pm. 

 

2017-07-06   10K Run Around St Aidans

The East Leeds 10k run will take place at RSPB St Aidans on Friday 7th July starting at 7pm.The circular trail race course will cross and follow the River Aire. Entry is £12-14 

 

2017-07-06   Northern Rail Announces Strike Timetable

Northern Rail has announced an amended timetable covering the three day strike period from 8th to 10th July with upto 60 percent of services cut. Buses will supplement services in some areas. On Saturday and Monday services will run from 7am to 7pm and on Sunday there will be services from 9am to 5pm 

 

2017-07-05   Bus Service Disruption in August

Users of bus services 402, 403 and 404 have been told to expect disruption while roadworks are carried out on Aberford Road from 7th to 25th August. Revised routes will be implemented when the works require it.  

 

2017-07-05   Local Former Mayor Jailed

Former Lord Mayor of Leeds Neil Taggart has been jailed for 32 months after making and distributing indecent photographs of children. Taggart, 65, of Marlowe Court, Garforth, who served as the city's Lord Mayor in 2003, pleaded guilty to eight child sex offences in June. 

 

2017-07-04   Car Boot Sale at Milford Nursery

Millford Plants Limited are hosting a Rotary Club Car Boot Sale at their plant nursery on Sunday 9th July from 9.30am onwards. Sellers can start setting up from 7.15am. There is no need to book, just turn up. 

 

2017-07-04   Virgin Cable Drop In

Virgin Media are holding a drop in at Swillington Village Hall 0n 20th July from 6.30pm to 8.30pm to tell people about the ultrafast network that they are bringing to Swillington 

 

2017-07-03   School Summer Fete

The Friends of South Milford Primary School Summer Fete takes place from noon to 4pm on Saturday 15th July. Admission is £1 for adults and 50p for children. Under 4’s are free. Everyone is welcome. 

 

2017-07-03   The Sherbies

Sherburn High School celebrated students' achievements in style at their 6th annual Sherbie Awards Evenings last week. The top performing students were nominated for the outstanding achievements and contributions that they make to the school and wider community. The event was sponsored by Elmhirst Parker Solicitors, Emmerson Doors LTD., G R Electrical Services LTD., Rainbow Nursery School and Sherburn in Elmet Methodist Church. 

 

2017-07-02   Family Fun Day

Hillam and Monk Fryston Community Sports Association are holding a Family Fun Day at Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club on Sunday 9th July from noon to 5pm.  

 

2017-07-02   Latest Health Walks List

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

 

2017-07-01   Lead Tea Party

There will be a Summer Tea Party at the Lead Church, Saxton from 1pm on Sunday 23rd July. The chapel dates from the 14th century and was probably the chapel for a medieval manor house which no longer exists. There is evidence that an earlier chapel existed on the site, because in 1934 excavations revealed a grave slab dating from the 9th or 10th century 

 

2017-07-01   Rail Crossing Survey

This weekend contractors will be carrying out a user survey at the pedestrian crossing near Pit Lane, Micklefield to understand the usage of the crossing. The survey is part of the preparation for upgrading the Transpennine railway. All crossings across the route are being assessed as part of the development of the Transpennine Route Upgrade programme 

 

2017-06-30   School Summer Fair

St Benedicts School Summer Fair takes place on Sunday 9th July from 11am onwards 

 

2017-06-30   Miners Hold Season Ticket Prices

Garforth Town FC have announced that season ticket prices have been held for a third season in a row if bought before 31st July. Prices are £75 for Adults and £35 for Seniors/Concessions till the end of July (£100 and £50 respectively from 1st August). 

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