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2019-07-18   Old Girls School Holiday Club

From the 24th July – 29th August on Wednesdays and Thursdays, multi sports activities are being held at the Old Girls School and Pastures Muga - every Wednesday from 9:00am-4:00pm at the Old girls school – £5.00 per child and Thursday from 9:00am-1:00pm at Pastures Muga* – £2.50 per child 

 

2019-07-18   Road Chaos Warning for Leeds Festival

Organisers of the Leeds Festival are preparing for more road traffic following Network Rail’s decision to close the East Coast Main Line for 48 hours over the August Bank Holiday weekend. A city council official said they only became aware of Network Rail’s plans three weeks ago. Other groups affected by the closure will be Rugby League fans going to the Challenge Cup Final, cricket fans going to the Ashes Test Match at Headingley, race fans going to the Ebor meeting and people making their way to the Edinburgh Festival 

 

2019-07-17   Garforth Show 2019

This year’s Garforth Show takes place at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 7th September. If you would like to be a sponsor for one of the classes it costs just £5 to have the class dedicated to you, a loved one or in memory of a loved one. For more details email garforthshow @gmail.com 

 

2019-07-17   Kippax Village Caretaker

Kippax Parish Council has appointed a Village Caretaker. Caretaker John started in his new role at the beginning of July. If you have any ideas about areas of the village that need John’s attention contact parish councillors Julie Biscomb or Martin Eyre 

 

2019-07-16   Macmillan Christmas Bazaar

Macmillan Cancer Support will be holding their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 2nd November at the Garforth Welfare Hall 

 

2019-07-16   Sherburn Community Awards

The 100 Club hosts Sherburn Community Volunteers Awards 2019 celebrating those who make a difference. 17 residents are set to receive awards in recognition of their voluntary service and commitment to Sherburn. The night will be held on Friday 19th July from 6pm – 8pm at the Swan Public House, Sherburn. There will also be a raffle held in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. 

 

2019-07-15   Walk Leaders Required

Leeds Health Walks are looking for walk leaders. Where necessary training will be arranged and help given to start up, no experience required you just need to be reasonably fit and enthusiastic about walking. More information can be obtained from John Scott on 0113 

 

2019-07-15   Evening with Yorkshire Rowers

The Old Girls’ School is presenting a night with two of Yorkshires “intrepid mums” who rowed across the north sea and 3000 miles across the Atlantic. There will be a showing of the award winning documentary “Four mums in a boat” followed by a Q&A after and a chance to buy some signed books. The event is at 7pm on Wednesday 24th July. The film will play at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 

 

2019-07-14   Coffee Morning Success

Macmillan Cancer Support managed to raise £350 at their Coffee Morning at the Miners Welfare Hall on 22nd June 

 

2019-07-14   New Defibrillator in Garforth

A new defibrillator has been purchased for the community and will be located near the St Benedict’s main church entrance. This life saving equipment was funded by the legacy of Agnes Radford and her son, Peter. 

 

2019-07-13   Van Break-In

Between 5th and 9th July a Vauxhall Combo Van was broken into at an address on Back Lane in Barkston Ash. The rear door was forced open and numerous power tools were stolen from within. Police ask residents to remain vigilant with vehicle security and where possible remove tools overnight. Please report any information on this theft to NYP on Tel 101 ref 12190124745 

 

2019-07-13   Where is the Next Nellie’s Tree?

Following the success of Nellie’s Tree in 2018 The Woodland Trust is inviting nominations for its Tree of the Year competition 2019. Any individual, group or organisation can nominate a tree and share its story on the charity's website. Nominations are open until 19th July. The entries will then be shortlisted by a panel of independent experts before facing a public vote. 

 

2019-07-12   GULP

Garforth Ukulele Players will be performing at Garforth Feastival on 13th July, where they will have some food and drink themed songs (including some amusing parodies) – see them outside Dorothy Anne’s on Main Street about 12.45pm. 

 

2019-07-12   Late Winner for Miners

Curtly Martin-Wyatt scored a late goal to give Garforth a 1-0 win in an entertaining game at Shelley AFC, continuing the Miners winning start to pre-season. 

 

2019-07-11   Summer Reading Challenge

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge begins on the 13th July at Sherburn Library. This year's theme is Space and ties in with the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the moon. The Challenge always brings lots of young readers into the library 

 

2019-07-11   Garforth Feastival Returns

The third annual Garforth Feastival takes place on Garforth Main street on Saturday 13th July at 10am, showcasing and celebrating great independent food and drink businesses in and around the area. Pop along to try some of the many hot foods on offer as well as some truly exciting products to take home on the day 

 

2019-07-10   Halloween Bonkers Bingo

The Friends of Sherburn High present Ben and Barnett’s Bonkers Bingo Halloween Special on Friday 18th October. Doors and bar open at 7.30pm and bingo starts at 8.30pm. Tickets are £10.  

 

2019-07-10   Sherburn Library Award

Sherburn and Villages Community Library has been awarded Highly Commended as a runner-up in North Yorkshire’s Library of the Year Awards for its outstanding performance in 2018/19 The Library opened its doors as a community library in April 2017. 

 

2019-07-09   Triathlon Fun

Garforth School Triathlon took place this week. Six local schools take part in the friendly event. The event involves swimming at Kippax leisure centre then a cycle to St Benedict’s School in Garforth then finishes with a run. The event is organised by Jillian Sabourn, the head teacher of Ninelands Lane Primary School. 

 

2019-07-09   Local Speed Check Day

Police officers attended Ninelands Lane yesterday to carry out speed enforcement checks following complaints from local residents. One person was reported for excess speed. Officers also attended the A63 at Micklefield and Garforth to carry out speed checks. All motorists were within the speed limit whilst officers were present 

 

2019-07-08   Flytipped Caravans

Police were stunned two find two unwanted caravans abandoned on a grass verge in the village of Ledston. The vehicles were in a poor state of repair, with smashed windscreens, flat tyres and damage to the bodywork clearly visible. Their registration details will be passed to Leeds City Council, who will investigate their last known owners for flytipping offences. 

 

2019-07-08   Z Fest

Z Fest takes place at The Lord Gascoigne Garforth on Saturday 13th July from 11am to 10pm. There will be reptiles, donkeys, stalls, rides, activities and entertainment for all ages with some great local acts and bands on all day. Entry is free. 

 

2019-07-07   Miners Hit Eight

Goals from Wilkinson, Chippendale, Low, Hunter, Williams, Simpson (two) and Marshall gave The Miners a commanding win over York Premier League side Huntington Rovers to get pre-season underway in style. Garforth Town are next in action on Tuesday 9th when they head to North West Counties League side Shelley FC (kick-off 7:45pm). 

 

2019-07-07   Thefts From Sheds and Garages

There has been a recent increase in shed and garage burglaries across the Garforth Area with motorcycles being stolen. Please ensure your garages and sheds are as secure as possible. Garforth NPT will provide high visibility and targeted patrols along with disruption visits on known offenders to address the rise and address the increase in these occurrences. If you notice any suspicious behaviour report it on 101 

 

2019-07-06   Kippax and Micklefield Monthly Contact Points

The Neighbourhood Police Team will be at Kippax Library on Saturdays 6th July, 3rd August and 7th September from 11am to 11.45am. On the same dates from 12 noon to 12.45pm the team will be at Churchville House in Micklefield. Come along and meet your local NPT Team and discuss any concerns or issues you may have. 

 

2019-07-06   Seussical is Magical

Two hundred children from South Milford Primary School performed Seussical the Musical to packed audiences at Sherburn High School this week. Head Teacher Melanie Lawrence hailed the performances as a huge success for the children and the community. 

 

2019-07-05   All in a Day’s Work

In the early hours of Thursday morning a motorcycle was stolen from the Garforth Area. Local Police Ward Officer PC Johnson obtained local intelligence, acted on the information received swiftly and the motorcycle was recovered and returned to the delighted, rightful owner the same day. 

 

2019-07-05   Highest Council Tax Areas

The most expensive Leeds areas for council tax in 2019 have been revealed. Micklefield is most expenisve at £1750.88 for a band D property. Great Preston is 11th, Kippax is 14th, Swillington 16th and Aberford 20th at £1671.86 . Standard band D ( ie excluding Parish precept) is £1644.90 

 

2019-07-04   Miners New Sponsor

Civil Enforcement Agents Limited (CEA Limited) have signed up to be an associate sponsor of Garforth Town this season. 

 

2019-07-04   School Requires Improvement

Following a recent OFSTED review Kippax Greenfield Primary School has been rated as Requires Improvement in three key areas and overall with two criteria given a good rating.The school was previously reviewed as good prior to becoming part of Brigshaw Learning Partnership trust. The trust is taking robust action to rectify the areas that have been identified as requiring improvement. 

 

2019-07-03   A Great Night at the Prom

Year 11 students had a wonderful time at Sherburn High School’s 2019 Prom which took place at Hazlewood Castle at the weekend 

 

2019-07-03   HMRC Scam Warning

North Yorkshire has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls and voicemails, to members of the public purporting to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs. The fraudsters state that as a result of the victim’s non-payment of tax or other duty, the victim is liable for prosecution or other legal proceedings in order to settle the balance. They suggest victims can avoid this, by arranging payment to be made immediately by methods such as bank transfer or by purchasing iTunes gift cards. In genuine cases, HMRC will initially make direct contact with you via post/letter and potentially follow up that letter with a phone call at a later date 

 

2019-07-02   Curry House of the Year

The Evening Post is inviting readers to vote for its Curry House of the Year 2019 and several businesses in this area have made the final 35. The nominated curry houses include Cumin Lounge in South Milford, Grand Bengal and Sylheti Balti in Kippax and Grand Indian Lounge in Swillington, Voting closes on Friday 19th July 

 

2019-07-02   Big Wild Sleepout

RSPB is holding its annual Big Wild Sleepout event at Fairburn Ings nature reserve on 27th and 28th July. Tickets are £25 for children and £30 for adults. RSPB members receive a discount 

 

2019-07-01   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  

 

2019-07-01   Police Visit Strawberry Fields

As a result of issues raised by the public in relation to general road safety and parking around Strawberry Fields School in Garforth, officers from the East Leeds NPT and the Leeds Off Road Motorcycle unit conducted some enforcement checks resulting in 3 tickets being issued 

 

2019-06-30   Best Business Location

A photograph taken in Micklefield has been shortlisted in a competition to find the World’s Best Business Locations. The photo was taken at Makin-Jones’ farm which produces strawberries for the likes of Claridges, Ocado and Michelin star chefs. The winner of the competition, which is being run by London-based tech company UENI, will be revealed on the UENI website on World Entrepreneurs’ Day, 21st August. The World’s Best Business Locations competition is open for entries until 19th July. 

 

2019-06-30   Police Called to Domestic Incident

Police were called to a domestic incident at a property in Great Preston on Friday. Officers forced entry into the house and safely detained a man after concerns for his welfare. Officers were called about a man making threats at the property and there were concerns about his welfare 

 

2019-06-29   U3A Meeting

The Garforth, Kippax and District U3A group are holding their next members meeting at Garforth Working Mens Club on Wednesday 3rd July at 1.30pm. All retired and semi-retired people are welcome 

 

2019-06-29   Junior Crime Scenes at Gala

The Garforth Neighbourhood Policing Team will be attending Garforth Gala on Sunday. They will be joined by the Crime Scene investigators who will be setting up mini crime scene activities for the children. 

 

2019-06-28   Garforth Gala

Garforth Lions Gala takes place on Sunday 30th June at Glebelands Field. The gala starts at 12 noon and entry is free though donations can be made at the gate. The fancy dress theme is ‘Favourite Animal’. The gala will be preceded by a car boot sale from 8am. 

 

2019-06-28   Golf Club Break-In

On 26th June there was a break in at Scarthingwell Golf Club, Saxton at around 3.30pm. Sheds and other out buildings were broken into. Three Fairway Rider golf buggies were stolen, 2 charging kits and a black Callaway golf bag with clubs in. Also a Giant Mountain bike with road wheels, dark grey in colour with a red trim was taken. If you have any information please call 101 and quote job no: NYP-260620190437. 

 

2019-06-27   Brass Band Stars at Stutton

Dogs, a medieval re-enactment group and Garforth Brass Band were highlights of entertainment at the third annual Stutton Village Fete last Saturday. Proceeds of the day will go towards funding Stutton Village Hall improvements. 

 

2019-06-27   Fish Shop Owner Brandished Knife

Fish shop owner Kalvinder Mander brandished a knife at customer who complained about the quality of the takeaway's vinegar. The 52-year-old grandmother picked up a bread knife from the counter and hit the customer with the handle of it when he tried to leave York Road Fisheries and Pizza Bar in Leeds without paying for his chip butty. Mander, of Honeysuckle Close, Micklefield, Leeds, pleaded guilty to threatening a person with a bladed article in a public place. Sentencing, Judge Christopher Batty told Mander: "You did not point the blade of the knife at him. It would be unjust to send you to custody.” Mander was ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work and pay £300 in prosecution costs and a statutory surcharge. 

 

2019-06-26   Stolen White Van

At 4am on 24th June a white ford transit tipper van, registration ND12 DHM was stolen from outside an address on Beech Croft, Barlby. The van was sign-written with ' D G LANDSCAPING'. Local CCTV shows the stolen vehicle leaving in convoy with a dark coloured Ford Mondeo. The vehicle was last sighted on Monday morning in a small car park in Micklefield. Police are appealing for anyone with any information regarding this stolen vehicle to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 ref 12190113454 

 

2019-06-26   Garforth Lions Appoint New President

Garforth and District Lions Club has appointed its first female president. Gillian Swan, 63, has taken over from outgoing president Will Greenway. Ms Swan, a former nurse specialising in teaching, is the first woman to hold the role of president in the club’s history. 

 

2019-06-25   Liaison Day

On Wednesday 3rd July Garfiorth Academy will hold its annual liaison day, where year 6 students that are due to begin Year 7 in September experience a day at High School. For this day only, students in Year 7, 8 and 9 will not be expected to attend the Academy, however, year 10 students should attend as normal. 

 

2019-06-25   Four for the Miners

Garforth Town have announced a number of new signings for next season. Striker Adam Priestley has returned to the club. The Gibraltar international was previously part of manager Steve Nichol's 2010-12 squad. Another player is midfielder Dan Coupland who was a regular in the 2017-18 season. Left-back Danny Buttle has also committed for next season, making the move from Handsworth. Finally midfielder Adam Porritt joins from Ossett United. Adam is a product of Huddersfield Town Academy 

 

2019-06-24   Garforth Show

The 2019 Garforth Show takes place at the Miners Welfare Hall Saturday 7th September at 2pm. Classes include Photography, Handicrafts, Home Produce, Flowers, Fruit & Vegetable and Children's Classes. Official opening of the show and prize giving at 2pm by Revd Jane Brown, Rector of Garforth. There will be an auction of produce after prize giving at approximately 3:15pm 

 

2019-06-24   Knife Crime Statistics

Police statistics about knife crimes across the city reveal that Kippax and Garforth wards have a very low incidence of these crimes. Of the 2,030 crimes reported between 2017 and 2019 only 16 were recorded in Kippax and Methley and 14 in Garforth and Swillington wards. Harewood was revealed to be the safest ward with just 4 incidents recorded. In contrast, 244 knife crimes were recorded in Gipton and Harehills and 207 in Little London and Woodhouse wards in the same period. 

 

2019-06-23   Car Boot Sale

Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary hold their next Car Boot sale at South Milford Plant Centre on the Sherburn-Milford bypass (A162) on 14th July. Sellers are welcome fom 8am-1pm, buyers from 9am-1pm. Tea, coffee and bacon butties are available 

 

2019-06-23   Leeds United Support the Growing Zone

In July 2018 the Leeds United Foundation made a donation of over £1,500 worth of gardening tools and vouchers to support local disabled students with a project in Kippax called the ‘Grow Zone.’ Coaches from the club’s official charity have been back to the allotment recently to check on the progress they’ve made and it was clear to see the hard work and determination that had gone into creating and developing the space into an area the pupils could be proud of. The initiative was introduced to give the students something they could create together from start to finish, giving them the chance to learn new skills and information 

 

2019-06-22   Motorcycle Seized

A nuisance motorcycle was seized by the West Yorkshire Police off road bike team, after being used without insurance in Kippax and Allerton Bywater. Several S59 warnings were also issued. Enquiries are on-going. 

 

2019-06-22   History of Money

There will be a Garforth Social at Garforth Library on Monday 1st July from 1.30-2.30pm when Leeds Museums will give a talk about the history of money, from long ago right up to the present. There will be an object handling session which will allow you to pick up and interact with rare and special coins while learning more about their history. There is no need to book, just turn up 

 

2019-06-21   Checking the Area

West Yorkshire Police carried out speed enforcement checks on Ninelands Lane Garforth on Monday afternoon. They also conducted speed checks in the Westfield Lane area of Kippax on Saturday. This was in response to a number of complaints about speeding by local residents 

 

2019-06-21   Wellbeing Walks

The RSPB will be running three St Aidan’s Wellbeing Walks on Wednesday 26th June, 31st July and 28th August at 11am. These free monthly walks are open to everyone, especially older people and are dementia-friendly. The walks generally last an hour but are flexible and can be extended for those wanting to explore further, 

 

2019-06-20   Garforth Golf Club Hosts Seniors

Garforth Golf Club has played host to the Yorkshire Seniors competition this week. Moor Allerton’s Johnny Lawrence lifted the title, winning by three shots after scores of 74 and 71. 

 

2019-06-20   Medieval Monk Fryston Walks

Monk Fryston Time Team are holding 3 free walking tours focusing on Medieval Monk Fryston on Monday 24th June at 7pm, on Sunday 30th June at 2.30pm and Wednesday 24th July at 10.30am. All the walks start from the Community Centre and will be approximately 2 hours duration. They are free but are restricted to 20 per walk therefore to reserve you place please contact Ray Newton on 01977 682074 or 07706 795344 

 

2019-06-19   Family Fun Day

There will be a Family Fun Day at the Gaping Goose on Sunday 28th July from noon to 5pm with barbecue, tombola, face painting, music, drinks and much more 

 

2019-06-19   Fun Dog Show

There is a Fun Dog Show at Burton Salmon Village Hall on Sunday 23rd June. There are 14 classes to enter. Entry is £3 per class or 4 classes for £10. Registration is at 9am and the classes begin at 10am. There are refreshments and free parking is available. The event is in aid of the village hall fund. 

 

2019-06-18   Ninelands Summer Fair

The Friends of Ninelands PTA are holding a Summer Fair on Friday 28th June from 5.30pm to 8pm. There will be fun fair rides, beat the goalie, dancing, donkey rides, an inflatable slide, games and a gin bar. Volunteers to help on the day are welcome. 

 

2019-06-18   Fire Station Open Day

Garforth Fire Station will be holding its annual open day on Saturday 17th August from11am to 3pm. There will be lots to do including Freddie the Fire Engine, crash rescue demo, stalls, face painting, bouncy castle, tombola, barbecue and much more. 

 

2019-06-17   Garforth Lions Car Boot Sale

There will be a car boot sale on Glebelands field on Sunday 30th June ahead of the Garforth Lions Gala. The car boot sale runs from 8am to noon. 

 

2019-06-17   Golden Summer Fair

St Benedict’s School ‘Golden’ Summer Fair takes place on Sunday 7th July in the school grounds from 11am onwards. There will be stalls, refreshments, BBQ, entertainment and the chance to view archive photographs from the last 50 years. 

 

2019-06-16   Ready to Go Again

Garforth Town’s busy pre-season schedule kicks-off on Friday 5th July at Huntington Rovers. North West Counties League side Shelley awaits on Tuesday 9th July, followed by Ilkley Town four days later. The Miners visit last season's FA Cup opponents Northallerton Town on 13th July, before a "Harrogate double" sees them host Railway on the 19th, followed by a short journey to their neighbours Town on the 25th. The final match is at home to Nostell MW on the 27th, before the league season proper begins on Saturday 3rd August. 

 

2019-06-15   Dick Whittington

Garforth Musical Society’s Christmas pantomime will be Dick Whittington. Performances will take place at the Miners Welfare Hall from Tuesday 3rd December to Saturday 7th December. The show start at 7.15pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are £8 and go on sale from 21st October at SPT Uniforms on Main Street 

 

2019-06-15   Kippax Teenager Skydives for Air Ambulance

Teenager Leah Bell from Kippax who lost her dad and brothers in a road traffic accident 10 years ago has celebrated their memory by taking part in a 10,000ft skydive, raising more than £1,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Leah was only seven-years-old when she and her family were involved in the collision, in which she sustained a number of severe injuries. She said “I did it to say a massive thank you to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for their efforts in trying to keep my dad and brothers with me.” 

 

2019-06-14   Garforth Gala Stalls

There are gala stalls available for the Lions Garforth Gala on Sunday 30th June at Glebelands from noon. Commercial or charity rates apply. Contact Martin Egginton on mandmeggy@ btinternet.com for an application form 

 

2019-06-14   That’s the Spirit

The Spirit of le Tour de Yorkshire award recognises an individual, community or business that fully embraced the essence of the Tour, and Paul Flintoft from Kippax is this year’s worthy recipient. Paul worked tirelessly to bring Kippax together ahead of the race and his butcher’s shop on the High Street became the nerve centre the village’s unbelievable support. 

 

2019-06-13   Best Dressed Again

The winners of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire Best Dressed competition have been confirmed by race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire. For the second year in a row Kippax has won the Best Dressed Village award  

 

2019-06-12   Bloomin’ Well Done

Garforth in Bloom’s Summer Fair at the Miners Welfare Hall last Saturday has raised over £900 for their funds 

 

2019-06-12   Girls Football Taster Session

Garforth Rangers are holding a taster session for Under 7 girls at Ash Lane Garforth on Saturday 15th June from 10am to 11am. Garforth Rangers have girls teams from Under 7s through to Under 15s and play in the West Riding Girls League 

 

2019-06-11   Celebratory Concert

The VivaVox Choir presents a 5 Year Celebration Concert at Kippax Band Club on Sunday 7th July to celebrate 5 years of the VivaVox Choir. Tickets are £8 including supper. Call 07951 572163 for more information 

 

2019-06-11   Arrest Scam Warning

North Yorkshire Police have seen a recent increase in residents being called by someone claiming to be from Law Enforcement or the HMRC claiming there is a warrant out for that person’s arrest. The caller will claim that unless an immediate payment is made, the person will be arrested and/or his house visited by court bailiffs and property removed. This is a scam. Do not respond to the caller’s demand for payment. 

 

2019-06-10   Farm Break-Ins

Overnight on 5th June two farms in Barkston Ash, Selby noticed someone had been into their farm yards overnight. The first one noticed doors to the grain store were open and the other farm had locks broken to gain entry. Nothing is believed to have been stolen at this time. If you have any information please call 101 and quote reference no: NYP-06062019-0600 and NYP-080620190143 

 

2019-06-10   Kathryn Fielding BEM

Kathryn Fielding from Kippax has been given the BEM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her work in bringing sport to the lives of blind and partially-sighted people across Yorkshire. She has led the development of goalball across the UK supporting the 36 clubs that are running. 

 

2019-06-09   Dementia Roadshow

An NHS dementia roadshow will be held at Kippax Community Centre from 10am to noon on Thursday 27th June. People are invited to come along and learn about dementia, how to seek a diagnosis and find support to live with the illness. 

 

2019-06-09   Councillor Facing Official Complaints

Garforth and Swillington councillor Sarah Field is under investigation after transgender activists lodged complaints about a speech she gave during a meeting at Leeds Civic Hall, when chairing a session organised by women’s rights group Leeds Spinners. Leeds City Council say the complaints are being considered in line with their complaints procedure. 

 

2019-06-08   Kennet Lane Housing Plan Dropped by Builder

An appeal by Redrow to the Planning Inspectorate regarding the Council’s decision preventing construction of 52 dwellings on vacant land off Kennet Lane, Garforth has been withdrawn by the builder and no further action will be taken on the Appeal. 

 

2019-06-08   Clip’n Climb

A planning application has been submitted to allow Clip’n Climb to open an international indoor climbing centre at East Side Retail Park off Aberford Road in Garforth. The shop unit involved is situated between the Sue Ryder shop and Home Bargains. This requires a change of usage class for the premises from A1 to D2 

 

2019-06-07   Local Beer to Star at Leeds Festival

Garforth based Quirky Ales is one of 11 local breweries taking part in the Leeds Beer Festival. The event runs until Saturday at Leeds Becket Students Union 

 

2019-06-07   Courier Scam Warning

North Yorkshire Police have revealed that Courier Fraud is a common scam seen regularly in this area. The conmen say there has been fraudulent activity at the victims’ bank and the staff at the bank are involved. The victim is then asked to withdraw money to either keep it safe or assist the police with their investigation. A courier attends the victim’s home address to collect the money, bank card or goods the same day. 

 

2019-06-06   Charity Football Match

Leeds East Academy staff played against Garforth Academy staff in a charity football match. The score was 2-1 to Garforth and the event managed to raise £140 

 

2019-06-06   Kidzone for Special Needs Kids

Kidzone in Garforth is running regular sessions for children with special education needs. The next ones will be on Wednesday 26th June and Wednesday 17th July from 3.30pm to 6pm. Admission is £2 

 

2019-06-05   Macmillan Coffee Morning

There will be a Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning at the Garforth Welfare Hall on Saturday 22nd June. For more information call 07802 333472, 

 

2019-06-05   Threat to Visiting Services

A fundraising campaign has been launched to raise £20,000 to avoid services for lonely and isolated older people being cut back or withdrawn. Sherburn Visiting Scheme has been helping people for 30 years, providing Meals on Wheels, shopping buses, transport to medical appointments, social afternoons, day trips and a memory cafe for people suffering from dementia. The long term future of these services has been put at risk following the total loss of funding support from North Yorkshire County Council. 

 

2019-06-04   Sherburn Camera Club

Club members meet on a Monday evenings at 8 pm at the All Saints Church Hall and every Thursday they travel to different places of interest. They have speakers attend on a Monday evening to talk about different aspects of photography and a number of competitions are held through-out the year. New members are always welcome and they provide help and advice covering all aspects of photography. 

 

2019-06-04   Parish Council Vacancies

There are currently two vacancies on Micklefield Parish Council due to insufficient nominations at the recent election. If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, please write to the parish council and include a few details of why you would like to become a councillor. Deadline for written applications is Wednesday 19th June 2019  

 

2019-06-03   Table Top Sale

There will be a table top sale at St Mary’s Church Hall Kippax on Saturday 8th June. If you want to book a table at £15 call 0113 2864768 

 

2019-06-03   Garforth Feastival

The third annual Garforth Feastival takes place on Saturday 13th July. The event showcases and celebrates great independent food and drink businesses in and around the area. 

 

2019-06-02   The History of Writing and Printing

Garforth Library will be hosting Rhian, the Collections Manager at Leeds Central Library on Monday 3rd June, from 1.30 to 2.30pm, for a wonderful talk about the history of writing and printing. For more information call 0113 3785005 

 

2019-06-02   Free Yoga

Yoga for Health is running a free 6-week yoga course at Garforth Library, starting Thursday 13th June from 9.30 to10.30am. This course is great for newcomers to yoga as the instructor will take everything at a gentle pace. To book a place phone 0113 224 3291 

 

2019-06-01   Allez Liz

Liz Ness, who used to be a primary teacher at Aberford Junior School, enjoys languages so much that she has launched weekly French lessons for fellow residents at Windsor Court care home in Wetherby. Now in her early seventies, Liz is passionate about French and studied it at college. 

 

2019-06-01   Rush Hour Rail Chaos

Thousands of passengers faced long delays and cancellations after all lines were closed at Leeds station on Thursday morning. All trains running to and from the busy station were suspended at around 7am after concerns were raised about a man who British Transport Police said was in 'a precarious position'. Some passengers were stuck on trains waiting outside the station for several hours. Lines were reopened shortly after 11am, after the man was brought to safety and detained under the Mental Health Act 

 

2019-05-31   Wedding Fair

The Holiday Inn Garforth is holding a wedding fair on Sunday 9th June from 11am to 3pm.  

 

2019-05-31   Prickly Couple at Lotherton

Lotherton Hall’s Wildlife World attraction has taken possession of two African Crested Porcupines. They are thought to be a male and female pair. The porcupines have been joined at Wildlife World by a group of hyraxes, who have also newly arrived on the site. Hyraxes are a small breed of mammal found in Africa which is distantly related to elephants and manatees. 

 

2019-05-30   NPT Drop In

There is a Neighbourhood Policing Team drop in at Kippax Library on Saturday 1st June from 11am to 11.45am. Come along and have your say about any neighbourhood concerns in Kippax. 

 

2019-05-30   Enjoy the Jubilee Band in the Park

Garforth Jubilee Band will be performing a free concert of brass band favourites from 2.30pm-4.30pm at West Park Fields on Sunday 2nd June as part of the International Concert Season. No booking is required 

 

2019-05-29   Fisherman’s Friends

A Cinema Evening at the Old Girls School in Sherburn on Friday 12th July at 7pm is showing Fisherman’s Friends. Tickets go on sale from 11th June 

 

2019-05-29   Police Up Patrols Near Local School

Police officers on motorcycles have been patrolling outside Great Preston Primary School following complaints about speeding cars, mobile phone misuse and bad parking near the school. 

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