2018-11-22 Visit the Maras
Lotherton Wildlife World has become the only zoo in the UK to be home to a group of rare Chacoan maras, a South American relative of the guinea pig. The new additions arrived from Prague Zoo and once settled in will take part in an international breeding programme.
2018-11-22 Kippax Lights
Kippax Christmas Lights will be switched on tonight Thursday 22nd November. There will be stalls and entertainment from 6pm.
2018-11-21 Archery Course
Are you interested in archery? Bowmen of Leeds, based in the Garforth area, will be running a beginners' course in Jan/Feb 2019 (all equipment provided), For more information email helen.falkingham@ btinternet.com
2018-11-21 Light Volunteers Required
Sherburn Gala Association are appealing for volunteers to help put up the Christmas lights in the village. This will be taking place on Saturday the 24th of November at 8:30am, and volunteers should meet in the Social Club car park beforehand.
2018-11-20 Christmas Market
There is a Christmas Market of Nearly New Children’s Items, crafts and gifts at St Benedicts church hall on Saturday 24th November from 10.30 to 12 noon.
2018-11-20 YEP Pub of the Year
The Swan Hotel in South Milford is one of 47 pubs nominated for the Yorkshire Evening Post Pub of the Year 2018 award. Readers of the paper can vote for their favourite using ther voting coupon in the newspaper. Closing date for votes is Friday 7th December
2018-11-19 Martyn’s the Man
Garforth Jubilee Brass Band have announced the appointment of Martyn Beecham as their new Musical Director and Conductor.
2018-11-19 Ninelands Christmas Fair
Ninelands Primary School in Garforth is holding its Christmas Fair on Friday 7th December from 3.0pm to 5.30pm and it’s only £10.00 to have a stall.
2018-11-18 The Jersey Boys
For one night only the ultimate tribute, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons will be re-enacting the Jersey Boys at Eversley Park Centre on Friday 30th November 2018, doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets cost £15.00.
2018-11-18 Miners Draw Away
Garforth Town drew 2-2 away at Harrogate Railway on Saturday with Harrogate coming from behind twice to share the points. The Miners goalkeeper saved two penalties and Harrogate’s Adam Turner was sent off for two yellow cards in an enthralling encounter.
2018-11-17 Circus Art Book
Kippax based writer and circus expert Steve Ward has released his new book Nineteenth Century Circus Art. It looks at the posters connected to Wakefield’s Wood Street circus during the 1800s. The book is available from Amazon
2018-11-17 Dancing Through the Decades
Pupils from South Milford Primary School danced through the decades to raise money for Children in Need on Thursday, performing routines from the 1950’s to present day.
2018-11-16 Garforth Gala 2019
Garforth Gala and Boot Sale 2019 will take place on Sunday 30th June 2019 at Glebelands.
2018-11-16 Footballers Wanted
Sherburn White Rose U15s are looking for new players to add to their squad. All positions and ability are welcome, Matches are on Sundays in division 2 of the Garforth league. Contact Sammy on 07977035821 for further info
2018-11-15 Knit and Stitch
There is a fun knit and stitch craft activity session for adults at Garforth Library today from 10.30am tom 12.30pm. The event is free and no experience is necessary. Call 0113 2243291 for more details..
2018-11-15 Legally Blonde
St Mary’s Youth Theatre are performing Legally Blonde The Musical at the Carriageworks, in Leeds this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A few tickets remain at 316 or £14 with concessions. For more information call 0113 3760318
2018-11-14 Police Advice to Christmas Revellers
York City Neighbourhood Police are working in partnership with British Transport Police and TransPennine Express to remind you that there is a fit to travel policy on Saturday evenings leaving York Train Station. If you are planning on visiting York in the run up to Christmas, please ensure that you comply with this policy. Otherwise you may find that you are denied travel home.
2018-11-14 Hillam Burglary Appeal
On Monday 12th November between 4pm and 6 pm a property in Chapel Street, Hillam was broken into and valuables stolen. The property owner would be grateful if anyone with CCTV in the vicinity can look to see if there are any indications of unusual movement of vehicles or pedestrians in the area at that time or earlier in the day. Anyone in either Hillam or Monk Fryston with information can contact the property owner on 07738886629
2018-11-13 Miners So Close
Garforth Town once again worked their socks off, only to be undone by a solitary goal late in the game,losing 1-0 away to table topping Yorkshire Amateurs
2018-11-13 New Train Timetables
Train timetables change on Sunday 9th December. There may be a slight change to your train times, so check the timetables at Northernrailway.co.uk
2018-11-12 G-Fest 2019
G-Fest is returning to Garforth in 2019. The event will take place on Saturday 20th July. Early bird tickets will be on sale soon.
2018-11-12 Selby Road Closures
There will be road closures at Charlie Sweeps Corner ( Selby Road/ Leeds Road junction) on consecutive Sundays from 18th November to 9th December between the hours of 8.30am and midnight for road surfacing and road markings. Diversions will be in place.
2018-11-11 Lotherton Christmas
Lotherton Hall has revealed that tickets for its Santa Weekends are selling fast. A host of activities will be on offer including the Twelve Days of Christmas woodland walk, the Elf Village, the Christmas Courtyard and the North Pole where children can help Santa’s elves in their workshop.. The event runs from 23rd November to 23rd December and Santa will be in residence daily from 3.40pm
2018-11-11 Ballet for Parkinson’s Sufferers
Leeds based Northern Ballet are offering dance classes to Parkinson’s sufferers at Garforth Squash and Leisure Club. The weekly sessions improve balance, flexibility and strength through ballet. Classes run until 5th December with new classes starting in January. For more information call 0113 220 8000
2018-11-10 Curtain Up
Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society will be performing Curtain Up by Peter Quilter at the Miners Welfare Hall on 14th to 17th November. There is a bar from 7pm and the performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from 0113 2862491
2018-11-10 Police Appeal over Stolen Motorbikes
Police are appealing for help to find two stolen motorbikes. A blue Suzuki and a green Triumph were taken from Kippax on 26th or 27th October. The bikes have since been sighted in Seacroft and Gipton
2018-11-09 Illegal Dumping
Police officers attended an incident yesterday afternoon where someone drove on to a farmers field in the Ledston area and dumped a number of dead birds and animals. If anybody has any information please call 101 quoting crime number 13180561385
2018-11-09 WW1 Centenary Event
There will be a community event on Friday 9th November 2018 from 4pm – 6pm in Aberford Village Hall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Light refreshments will be served and The Village Harmonies Choir will attend to sing songs. Come along to learn about the fallen men from the village and to read the Headmaster’s log book from this time.
2018-11-08 He’s a Champion
Harry Bramley from Hillam has won the Under 16s Yorkshire Amateur Golf Championship which took place at Knaresborough Golf Club
2018-11-08 Library Get-Together
Kippax Library is staging an friendly and fun afternoon giving people information about groups and services available in the area. The event takes place from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday 4th December
2018-11-07 Christmas Craft Fair
There will be a Christmas Craft Fair and carols at the Old Girls’ School in Sherburn on Saturday 8th December from 2pm to 4.30pm. Entry is free. Santa’s Grotto is £2
2018-11-07 Keyless Car Break-ins
Police are stepping up patrols in villages around Garforth after a spate of vehicle break-ins. Thieves are using boosters to open the doors of keyless entry vehicles. Police advise people to keep their keys as far away from their vehicles as possible
2018-11-06 Advice Surgery With Julia Mulligan
Residents from Selby and the surrounding area have their chance to their raise concerns about policing or community safety issues when the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, comes to Selby on Tuesday 13th November. The appointment based surgeries will take place between 4.30pm, and 6.30pm at Selby Community Centre, Scott Rd, Selby YO8 4BL To book some time with call 01423 569 562
2018-11-06 More Train Strikes Till Christmas
A further series of 24-hour strikes is to be staged by Northern rail workers in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Services will be affected by five walkouts on Saturdays between 17 November and 15 December. Industrial action is already scheduled for 3 and 10 November regarding the firm's plan to remove train guards.
2018-11-05 Impact of HS2 Revealed
The latest information release by HS2 has revealed that building the track around Garforth would result in a permanent loss of approximately: 6.6ha (23 per cent) of Hawk’s Nest Wood Local Wildlife Site. Construction of the Proposed Scheme would also involve the removal of a listed wall at the Grade II listed Barrowby Hall
2018-11-05 Cup Success for Miners
A dramatic injury time goal by Shaquille Clarke-Adams secured Garforth Towns' place in the next round of the league cup beating Shirebrook 2-1. After falling behind to an early goal, Clarke-Adams scored an equaliser mid-way through the second half to set up a barnstorming finish in which he popped up again to grab the last-gasp winner
2018-11-04 Christmas Fayre
Scarthingwell Golf Club is holding a Christmas Fayre on Tuesday 27th November from 11am to 3pm. Funds raised will go to the golf club and to Martin House Children’s Hospice.
2018-11-04 Darren’s Dream Debut
Garforth author Darren Walker’s first book, a comedy fantasy called Closing Shop is in the running for the fiction category of the People’s Book Prize competition. The winner will be announced in March
2018-11-03 Christmas Concert
Garforth Brass and Garforth Community Choir present a Christmas Concert at Garforth Academy on Saturday 1st December. The performance is at 1.30pm and tickets are £6
2018-11-03 Garforth Christmas Lights
This year Garforth Christmas Lights will be switched on at an event on Main Street from 5pm to 7.30pm on Friday 23rd November. Main Street will be closed from 3.30pm to 8.30pm. The lights will be switched on at 7pm, followed by a fireworks display.
2018-11-02 HS2 Information Event
HS2 are holding a series of public information events on how different areas of the region will be affected by the construction and operation of the HS2 high speed railway line. One of the events will be at the Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth, on Monday 19th November from 2pm to 8pm.
2018-11-02 Sober Help for Macmillan
Garforth Councillor Mark Dobson has raised over £1300 for Macmillan Cancer Care by taking part in the annual gosober sponsorship event, successfully giving up alcohol for the whole of October
2018-11-01 Lighting of the Beacon
Sherburn Parish Council are looking for someone to play ‘The Last Post’ on the bugle during their upcoming Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday 11th November. To mark and commemorate the end of the First World War, Sherburn White Rose Football Club will be lighting a beacon in memory of the brave soldiers. The ceremony starts from 6.30pm with the beacon being lit at 7pm. If you can play ‘The Last Post’ on the bugle during the lighting, please contact David Buckle: email@example.com. Nellie has been crowned the UK's tree of the year.
2018-11-01 Garforth Lions Bonfire
The Garforth Lions bonfire takes place at Glebelands on Friday 2nd November from 6.30pm. There will be a bonfire and fireworks display. Admission is free
2018-10-31 Oh Deer
Police officers attended Hartley Wood, Micklefield on Tuesday and located a deer that had been shot with a small calibre firearm. Crime 13180544675 has been recorded. If you have any information about the matter please call 101
2018-10-31 UK Tree of the Year
Nellie’s Tree has been crowned the UK's tree of the year beating a giant redwood in Northern Ireland, a Scottish spruce and a Welsh oak to scoop the overall prize. Nellie's tree will now go on to represent the UK in the European tree of the year contest in early 2019.
2018-10-30 Latest Health Walks List
The list of Leeds Health Walks for November and December 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
2018-10-30 Sherburn Gala 2019
The 2019 Sherburn Gala theme has been announced. It is Stage and Screen, which can be anything from film to musicals. The 43rd Annual Gala will be held on 18th May 2019.
2018-10-29 What the Dickens
Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society will be performing an evening of rehearsed readings entitled ’What the Dickens!?’ at St Mary’s Church Garforth on 1st December starting at 7.00pm Tickets will include mince pies etc,
2018-10-29 Community Cinema Opening
The long awaited Sherburn community cinema has now an official opening date, On the 9th November from 7pm the Old Girls School community Centre will be showing the fantastic film ‘Finding Your Feet’. Tickets are only £4.
2018-10-28 Miners Lose Away
The Miners lost 3-1 at Handsworth Parramore on Saturday. Having scored eight goals in their last two games, Handsworth proved too dangerous in front of goal for Garforth. The Miners put plenty of effort in, but the creativity and guile is missing from their game at the moment. At three nil down, James Beaston scored a rare goal to give Town hope, but Garforth couldn't build on it.
2018-10-28 Attempted Break In
On the 22nd October between 6pm and 9pm a shed and a container had the padlock cut off in Newthorpe, South Milford, Selby. It is believed a quad bike was used to enter the rear of the farm and gain access. Nothing was stolen. If you have any information please call 101 and quote job no: NYP-23102018-0108.
2018-10-27 Yorkshire Gin Night
The Sherburn Business Network Group have organised their very first ever, Yorkshire Gin Night on Friday 2nd November at 7pm, at the Old Girls School on Kirgate, Sherburn In Elmet. The night involves a “meet the distiller” opportunity with local gin company Adlam’s Gin
2018-10-27 Snow White
Garforth Musical Society presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Miners Welfare Hall from Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th December. Performances start at 7.15pm with a 2.30 matinee on Saturday. Tickets are £8.50 with concessions £7, available from SPT Uniforms on Main Street
2018-10-26 Autumn Art And Craft Fair
From 2nd November till 3rd November at 10am till 12pm Sherburn library is holding an arts and craft fair. With Christmas around the corner there will be Christmas decorations to purchase to get you in the festive mood as well as selection of cards to choose from.
2018-10-26 Big Friendly Coffee Morning
The Friendly Fridays café at the village hall in Aberford raised £193.50 at their Macmillan Big Coffee morning in September.
2018-10-25 Kippax Road Closures
Kippax bus users have been warned of service disruptions during the closure of Valley Road for utility works from Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November. Numbers 173A, 174, 174A, 175 and 175A will be affected, with diversions via Leeds Road
2018-10-25 Twilight Halloween Pumpkin Carving Event
On Tuesday 30th October Sherburn library are holding an event for children where they can carve pumpkins. Tickets are now on sale at the Library, but there is limited availability. The cost is £2.50 for children which includes a carving kit
2018-10-24 Oktoberfest at Quirky
Quirky Ales will be celebrating the famous beer festivals of Germany by serving classic German beer styles brewed by themselves on Saturday 27th October from 1pm to 10pm at their premises on Ash Lane Garforth
2018-10-24 Sherburn White Rose Bonfire Cancelled
The Sherburn White Rose annual bonfire display due to take place on Friday 2nd November has been cancelled because of a requirement to provide extra insurance that makes the 30 year old event financially untenable.
2018-10-23 Selby District Advice Surgery
Residents from Selby district have their chance to their raise concerns about policing or community safety issues when the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, comes to Selby on Tuesday 13th November. The appointment based surgeries will take place between 4.30pm, and 6.30pm at Selby Community Centre, Scott Rd. If you would like to book some time with Julia, please call 01423 569 562
2018-10-23 Farm Break In
On 19th October at 1pm a farm was broken into in South Milford, Selby. Nothing was stolen however offenders tried to move machinery but were unable to get them started. The only description is males wearing tracksuits. It you have any information please call 101 quoting job no: NYP-22102018-0124.
2018-10-22 Tree of the Year
A beech tree grafted into an N-shape to woo a woman called Nellie has been named as England's Tree of the Year. The Woodland Trust, which runs the competition, said Nellie's Tree at Aberford, near Leeds, was formed almost 100 years ago by Vic Stead.
2018-10-22 Gala Halloween Disco 2018
The Annual Gala Halloween Disco is being held on Friday 26th October at 6pm, at the Elmete Social Club. The event is sponsored by the Spar in Sherburn
2018-10-21 Miners Misery
A second half penalty was enough to see off a below par Garforth Town in their 1-0 away defeat to Bottesford Town in the league.
2018-10-21 Reuniting Stolen Animals
Police in North Yorkshire are working to reunite hundreds of suspected stolen animals with their rightful owners. More than 400 animals – including dogs, sheep, goats, rabbits, turkeys, ducks and chickens – have been seized as part of the investigation, and are being looked after in secure locations.
2018-10-20 Concert Band Players Wanted
Do you play a concert band instrument or used to play and have been thinking about taking it up again? The Preston Players are looking for new players of all concert band instruments (minimum grade 3 standard) to join. Rehearsals take place in Great Preston Village Hall every Thursday 7.30-8.30pm during term time. Just turn up with your instrument to see if you would like to become a member.
2018-10-20 Oh Brother
When nine-year-old Jamie Broadbent won a brand new bike in his school’s summer raffle, the Ninelands Primary School pupil opted to use his £150 voucher, donated by Redrow Homes, to buy a bike for his younger brother Jonny, aged 3. The raffle was organised by the school’s parent teacher association, the Friends of Ninelands (FON) alongside the annual summer fair. The raffle and fair combined raised a total of £2,461, which will be used to improve outdoor spaces and enhance the school grounds.
2018-10-19 Community Carol Service
There will be a Community Carol Service with Garforth Jubilee Brass at Firthfields Community Centre on Sunday 9th December from 6.30pm to 8pm. Admission is £1 and includes a free drink and seasonal refreshments
2018-10-19 Bus Service Changes
A series of bus service changes are being introduced from 28th October. Local services affected by the change include Service 64 Leeds – Crossgates – Aberford, Service 163,166 Leeds-Garforth-Kippax –Castleford and Service 19/19A Ireland Wood/Tinshill- Leeds-Garforth. Visit the wymetro.com website for full details.
2018-10-18 Halloween at the Miners
There is a Halloween Party at the Miners Bar and Kitchen, Garforth on Friday 26th October from 8pm to 11.45pm. The will be live music. Fancy dress is optional
2018-10-18 Garforth Remembrance Day
To mark the centenary of the end of the First World war this year’s Community Act of Remembrance will be held at the new War Memorial in Garforth Cemetery at 10.45am on Sunday 11th November. There will be a procession from St Marys Church to the cemetery at 10.30am and there will be an Act of Remembrance in St Mary’s Church for those who cannot go to the Memorial. Afterwards refreshments will be served in St Marys Parish Centre
2018-10-17 Café Church
There will be café style worship for anyone who wants something a bit different at St Mary’s Garforth on Sundays 21st October and 25th November at 3pm. Everyone is welcome.
2018-10-17 Curtain Up
Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society will be performing the comedy Curtain Up from Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th November at the Miners Welfare Hall. Tickets are available from Garforth Library, the School Partnership shop and by ringing 0113 2862491
2018-10-16 Kidzone Halloween Party
There is a fancy dress Halloween Party at the Kidzone, Chestnut Court, Garforth on Friday 26th October from 4pm to 6pm. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £8 in advance or £9 on the door.
2018-10-16 Christmas Concert
Kippax Band will be playing at a Christmas concert at St Mary’s Garforth on Sunday 16th December at 7pm
2018-10-15 Halloween Party
There is a Halloween Party in the Old Haunted Fire Station in Micklefield on Sunday 28th October from 5pm
2018-10-15 Holiday to Murder
The Kippax dramatic Society’s Whodunwot Players will be performing Holiday to Murder, a murder mystery evening at St Mary’s Church Hall Garforth on Saturday 3rd November at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 including supper. You can bring your own drinks. For more information and tickets call 0113 2863293. Admission is by ticket only.
2018-10-14 Fallen Leaves
There will be a performance of Fallen Leaves at Monk Fryston Village Hall on Tuesday 30th October. Tickets are £9.50 from 01977 682334
2018-10-14 Waspis Meet MP
The Castleford and Yorkshire Waspi (women against state pension increase) group are meeting with Alec Shelbrooke MP on Friday 19th October at 2.00pm Garforth Library to discuss the problems 1950’s women are facing with the increase in age of the state pension.
2018-10-13 Autumn Plant Sale
Firthfields Gardening Club are holding an Autumn Plant Sale at Firthfields Community Centre on Sunday 14th October from 10am till noon.
2018-10-13 The Village Bonfire
The Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Association Village Bonfire will take place on Saturday 3rd November from 5.30pm at the Community Centre.
2018-10-12 Charity Spirit Fair at the Gaping Goose
The Gaping Goose Inn is holding a Mini Mind, Body and Spirit Fair from noon to 4pm on Saturday 13th October in aid of the Radio Aire Cash for Kids Christmas Campaign. Entry is free.
2018-10-12 Local Councillor is Sober in October
Garforth and Swillington Councillor Mark Dobson is taking the go-sober challenge for 31 days this October in support of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. Visit the gosober.org.uk website to sponsor him
2018-10-11 Berts Barrow Christmas Event
The Berts Barrow Christmas food and shopping event takes place on Saturday 10th November. There will be hampers available with 10% discount, and there will be opportunities for you to make your own hampers that can be stored at Berts barrow until the big day.
2018-10-11 New Shopping Centre Opens Soon
The Springs shopping centre at Thorpe Park will open its doors on Saturday 13th October. Big names confirmed include TK Maxx, River Island, Next, Marks and Spencer, Boots, Nando’s and Odeon.
2018-10-10 A Golden Anniversary
Ninelands Primary School is celebrating its 50th Birthday on Friday 12th October. To mark the occasion they are inviting pupils who attended the school between 1968 and 1980 to join them for a show, gallery of photographs and refreshments. Please call 0113 2878370 to book a place
2018-10-10 St Mary’s Shoe Boxes
St Mary’s Garforth will be filling shoe boxes to send to countries around the world where there is great poverty. . If you would like to contribute they need toiletries, cuddly toys, games, hats, gloves and scarves, sweets and shoe boxes covered in Christmas wrapping paper. . The shoe boxes will be filled on 23rd October at 7.30pm and 6th November at 1.30pm if you want to come along and help.
2018-10-09 Macmillan Coffee Morning
There will be a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care from 10am to noon at the Garforth Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 3rd November
2018-10-09 A Tasty Choice
The Stores and Barn guest house in Monk Fryston has been shortlisted for the 2018 Taste Awards.
2018-10-08 St Mary’s Mothers’ Union
St Mary’s Mothers Union Garforth meets at 1.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month and at 7.30pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Come along and give it a try
2018-10-08 Past and Present
Monk Fryston Time Team has just published a booklet entitled Monk Fryston Past and Present. It includes four local walks of varying length around the villages of Hillam and Monk Fryston. A further walk is a self-guided trail through the heritage of Monk Fryston. The booklet is on sale locally for £3
2018-10-07 RNLI Xmas Fair
There will be a RNLI Christmas Fair from 10am to noon at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 24th November
2018-10-07 Sherburn Gin Festival
On Saturday 1st December, Sherburn in Elmet is having its very own Gin Festival! Hosted by The Gin Shack, the pop up festival will be held in the heart of our community at the Eversley park centre, and will be a chance to try 30 different unique gins.
2018-10-06 Harvest Festival
There will be a Harvest Festival Service at St Mary’s Garforth on 7th October. There will be a stall selling craft items in aid of church funds and a Mothers Union stall selling Christmas cards.
2018-10-06 Public Defibrillator
A public access defibrillators is to be installed outside Monk Fryston Surgery on Main Street next to the Post Office
2018-10-05 Clothes Swop
There will be a Neighbourhood Elders Team Ladies Only Clothes Swop from 10am to noon at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 6th October
2018-10-05 Under 5’s Footballers Wanted
Garforth Rangers U5s are looking for new players – boys and girls. They train on Saturdays, 10:45am-12, at Garforth Academy Astroturf. Subs are only £3 and the first session is free.
2018-10-04 Race Night at Firthfields
There will be a Race Night with Garforth Lions at Firthfields Community Centre on Saturday 6th October. The doors open at 7.30pm and first race is 8pm. Admission is £4 including a complimentary buffet. There will also be a bar.
2018-10-04 Visiting Scheme in Jeopardy
The withdrawal of NYCC funding for the Sherburn Visiting Scheme (SVS) has put the Scheme in jeopardy. SVS has, over the past 30 years, given support to the elderly community in Sherburn and surrounding villages. SVS provides a unique service, medical transport, social activities, and a cooked meal once a week, in addition to Meals on Wheels, shopping trips, dementia support and outings to places of interest.