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2017-06-25   New Head Lion Appointed

Garforth and District Lions President Peter Crebbin is standing down after completing his year in office. The new President of the Lions will be Martin Egginton 


2017-06-25   Big White Birds at Fairburn Ings

A family of spoonbills has set up home At Fairburn Ings RSPB reserve and hatched chicks for the first time in northern England. Spoonbills have not nested regularly in England since the 1700s. Because of their rarity in the UK these large white heron-like birds are a protected species 


2017-06-24   Garforth Jazz Rock at the Playhouse

Garforth Jazz Rock Band and the Phoenix Dance Theatre performed a showcase of newly choreographed dance pieces at the West Yorkshire Playhouse on Friday night. Over 100 young people from across Yorkshire took part 


2017-06-24   Three Day Train Strike Looms

Northern Rail workers have announced a further three days of strike action from Saturday 8th July to Monday 10th July in response to Arrivas plans to implement Driver Only Operation on their trains.  


2017-06-23   Flood Group Coffee Morning

Garforth Flood Group is holding a Coffee Morning and Fundraiser at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 24th June from 10am till noon.  


2017-06-23   Police Warning Over Swimming Danger

In the last few days police officers have attended a number of incidents where teenagers have been swimming in large flooded holes on a building site and on a former open cast site. Cooling off in rivers, canals, ponds, quarries and lakes can have deadly consequences. 


2017-06-22   Big Singers from Brigshaw

Year7 students from Brigshaw High School took part in the Opera North Big Sing event last Monday. The concert took place in the beautiful surroundings of Wakefield Cathedral 


2017-06-22   It’s Bye Bye for The Miners

When the draws for the first and second round of the League Cup were made this week, Garforth Town's number was left in the hat at the end, meaning they will start in the third round. The date of the tie is to be confirmed but will be sometime in October 


2017-06-21   Neighbourhood Watch Week

National Neighbourhood Watch Scheme week runs from 17th to 24th June and is fully supported by West Yorkshire Police and there are over 2000 schemes across the county. As part of the week, there will be several events held across the county to give more information on what the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme involves and to provide information on how to start your own scheme. For further information on how to set up your own Neighbourhood Watch, email the Leeds Co-ordinator diane.winder@ westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk 


2017-06-21   Top Curry House 2017

Two local restaurants have made the shortlist for the Yorkshire Evening Post Curry House of the Year 2017 competition. Grand Bengal restaurant at Cross Hills Kippax and Grand Indian Lounge Swillington have made the final ten list. Voting must be on the coupons printed in the Evening Post. Closing date is 7th July 


2017-06-20   St Benedicts Race Night

St Benedict’s Friends on Friday group are holding a Race Night on 30thJune 2017 at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. Admission is £3. Bring your own drinks and nibbles, tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. Wear a big hat! 


2017-06-20   Giving It a Try

On Thursday 13th July Garforth Academy will be opening its doors for Year 6 students who will be coming to the Academy in September 2017. A whole host of activities are planned and students will be able to sample some of the lessons that they will receive once they become "full time" Academy students after the summer break. Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 do not attend the Academy on this date. Years 10 and 12 attend as usual. 


2017-06-19   Micklefield Gala

Micklefield Gala takes place on 1st July from noon at Churchville House. There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, stalls, games, refreshments and a barbecue. Everybody welcome. 


2017-06-19   Suspected Burglars Arrested

A 23-year-old man and two boys,15 and 14-year-old, all from the local area, were arrested in Monk Fryston on Thursday 15th June on suspicion of burglary. Police are appealing for witnesses and information that could assist the investigation 


2017-06-18   Friday Night Fun Sessions

Great Preston Cricket Club are running a series of Friday Night Fun Sessions for children from reception class upto year 3 The 6pm sessions will run every Friday upto the summer holidays. For more information call 07342052013 


2017-06-18   Lions Car Boot Sale

Garforth Lions’ annual pre-gala boot sale takes place from 8am at Glebelands on Sunday 25th June. The gala starts at 12.15pm 


2017-06-17   New Spire Magazine Here

The new June 2017 edition of the Garforth Parish magazine The Spire can be seen by clicking on the link in the right-hand column  


2017-06-17   Ings are Sixty Years Old

This summer RSPB Fairburn Ings is celebrating sixty years as a designated nature reserve. From July there will be a display in the visitors centre. Fairburn Ings is one of the biggest and most bio-diverse sites in Yorkshire  


2017-06-16   Picnic Together at St Aidan’s

RSPB St Aidan’s will be supporting ‘The Great Get Together’ this Sunday. The event marks the 1 year anniversary of the death of MP Jo Cox. St Aidan’s is inviting everyone along to enjoy a picnic in the sun 


2017-06-16   Rhinos Summer Sports Camps

Leeds Rhinos Foundation and Leeds City Council will be running 4 day multi-sport camps at Brigshaw School from 31st July to 3rd August and at East Garforth Academy on 7th to 10th August. The courses are for children aged 7 to 14 and will cost £15. To book a place call 0371 4231315. A £1.50 booking fee applies 


2017-06-15   Free Swimming Lessons

Swimtime Yorkshire are offering free swimming lessons for children at the South Milford Hotel this weekend. These are half hour sessions and there are fully qualified teachers supervising at all times. To book please call Swimtime Yorkshire on 01924851439. 


2017-06-15   Death Not Suspicious

Police investigating an almost complete skeleton found on land near Junction 45 of the M1 in March say the death is not being treated as suspicious and that the man had been identified as being of eastern European descent 


2017-06-14   Swillington Litter Pick

There will be a community litter pick in Swillington on Saturday 17th June from 10am till noon. Volunteers should meet at Swillington Village Hall 


2017-06-14   School Criticised by OFSTED

Saxton Church of England Primary School was rated inadequate and placed in special measures in an OFSTED report published this week.  


2017-06-13   PCSO’s Required

West Yorkshire Police are recruiting PCSO’s. You must be at least 18 but no formal qualifications are required. There is a 7 week training course for successful applicants. Pay starts at £19,326 pa. If you are interested visit the westyorkshire.police.uk website for more details 


2017-06-13   Hodgson’s Lane Housing Plan

Planning applications have been re-submitted to build 135 homes and 60 homes on land adjacent to Hodgson’s Lane Sherburn following a recent Supreme Court judgement . The Planning officer has recommended the plans be approved despite opposition from Sherburn Parish Council 


2017-06-12   Jorvik Players Present..

The Jorvik Players will be performing Wuthering Heights at Sherburn Church on Friday 14th July 


2017-06-12   Skateboarders at Garforth Gala

Following the cancellation of skateboard coaching sessions in Garforth due to bad weather on 27th May Sk8safe will be bringing a team of skateboarders to Garforth Gala on 25th June and offering free coaching sessions in the morning from 10am till noon. There is no need to book. 


2017-06-11   Garforth Lions Gala

Garforth Lions Gala takes place on Glebelands from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 25th June 


2017-06-11   Tories Retain Selby and Ainsty

Nigel Adams has retained his seat in the Selby and Ainsty constituency with a 13,772 majority over second place Labour candidate David Bowgett on a 74 percent turnout. Mr Adams polled 32,921 votes 


2017-06-10   Aberford Parish Council Meeting

An Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 13th June at the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, Aberford, commencing 7:00 p.m, to discuss the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan before it is submitted for consultation. 


2017-06-10   Elmet Returns Alec

Alec Shelbrooke has retained the Elmet and Rothwell constituency for the Conservative Party with a 9,805 majority in a 74.2 percent turnout. Mr Shelbrooke received 32,352 votes, increasing his vote share over the 2015 election by almost six percent. 


2017-06-09   Defibrillator Training

Sherburn Parish Council are organising a series of free non-certified one hour training courses so that residents have the skills and confidence to use one of the local defibrillators and perform CPR in an emergency. There are 2 public defibrillators in the village, one by Jacksons in the village centre and the other at Eversley Park Centre. Anyone interested in being trained should contact the parish council. 


2017-06-09   Top Scorer Leaves Miners

Striker Mark Simpson has left The Miners to join relegated Evo-Stik North Division club Frickley Athletic. The news is a major blow for Garforth Town manager Rob Hunter who has the task over the summer of replacing last season's 30-goal striker. 


2017-06-08   Wartime Weekend

Lotherton Hall is staging a Wartime Weekend on 17th and 18th June. Attractions include live music, craft activities and a street party. There will also be prizes for best dressed visitors. 


2017-06-08   Garforth Man Admits Porn Charges

A Garforth man has pleaded guilty to offenses relating to making and distributing images of children. Sixty five year old Neil Taggart, a former councillor and Lord Mayor of Leeds is currently in custody for breaching his bail conditions 


2017-06-07   Rangers Welcome Morning

Garforth Rangers AFC are holding a welcome morning on Saturday 17th June from 10am to 11.30 am at Garforth Academy for under7, 8 and 9 girls and boys. There are also places for boys 12 and 14 year old teams and other ages. Simply turn up and register on the day. 


2017-06-07   Possible Sighting of Missing Micklefield Woman

Police investigating the disappearance of a Ukrainian woman from her home in Leeds are appealing to people in Doncaster following a possible sighting. Svitlana Krasnoselska, aged 40, was last seen at her home in Micklefield at about 5am on Monday, April 3. She is originally from Ukraine and has British citizenship, and is known to friends as Lana. Officers have now been contacted by a woman in Doncaster who has reported seeing someone she believed to be Lana. Police have been conducting extensive enquiries in that area, including checks of CCTV, but have so far been unable to confirm it is her. 


2017-06-06   Summer Evening Music

Music for a Summer's Evening' by the Ensemble Boquhan will be performed at Sherburn Church on Friday 30th June at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 including refreshments. 


2017-06-06   New Park and Ride Opens Soon

The new Temple Green Park and Ride near junction 45 of the M1 opens on Monday 19th June and for the first week, Monday 19th to Saturday 24th June there will be no charge to use the service. The Park and Ride will be open every day from Monday to Saturday with buses every 10 to 15 minutes. A day ticket costs £3 with discounts for more journeys. There are 1000 parking spaces protected by CCTV 


2017-06-05   MUGA Coming Soon

An application by Micklefield Parish Council to the Tesco Bags for Help fund for a grant to build a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) in Micklefield has been successful, obtaining the highest award. The PC was also successful in a funding bid from WREN for the MUGA project which is expected to start construction in the next couple of months 


2017-06-05   Proms at the Pavilion

The annual Proms at the pavilion concert takes place at Hillam and monk Fryston Cricket Club on Saturday 15th July from 5.30 to 11pm. Live acts include Leeds male Voice Choir, York Railway Institute Brass Band, Fairburn Singers and Jessica Lee Taylor. Premium tickets are £25, standard tickets are £15 and concessions and children’s tickets are £5. Money raised will go to Chernobyl Aid UK, Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club and Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Association 


2017-06-04   Big Band Night

Tadcaster Grammar school Big Band presents an evening of big Band standards and popular music at St Marys Church Garforth on Friday 23rd June at 7pm. Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children 


2017-06-04   The Retiring Rector

The Rector of St Mary’s, the Reverend Gordon Cooper is retiring in early Autumn. His last Sunday Service will be on 10th September. Reverend Cooper started at St Marys in October 2008. 


2017-06-03   Refugee Week

Garforth Refugee Group and CAFOD are hosting an Eritrean Evening on Friday 23rd June 2017 at St Benedict’s Parish Centre to mark Refugee Week. Attendees can try some Eritrean food and drink, and discover this country's fascinating history and culture. Tickets are £5 


2017-06-03   Off Road Bikes Seized

West Yorkshire Police’sLeeds District Off Road Bike Team seized a number of bikes in Micklefield which had been causing a nuisance in the area. 


2017-06-02   Anniversary Reading

Garforth Amateur Dramatic society are proposing to put on a “rehearsed reading” of Austensibility”, which is based on Jane Austin’s letters and other writings as well as including extracts from her well known plays as part of the Garforth Festival and their own 70th Anniversary Celebrations. This is likely to take place at St Mary’s Church, Garforth on or around 15th July. 


2017-06-02   Outing to Chatsworth House

Firthfields Community Centre is running a trip to Chatsworth House and gardens and the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show on Saturday 10thJune. The Cost is £72 and includes afternoon tea in a private dining room. 


2017-06-01   Attempted Break In at Cricket Club

Thieves attempted to break into Burton Salmon Cricket Club on the night of 21st May. Locks on the main gate were cut and the thieves tried to ram through the fence. Nothing was stolen and no attempt was made to break into the building or container. Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting reference number NYP-22052017-0102 


2017-06-01   Investigation Launched into Roof Fall

The Health and Safety Executive have begun an investigation into the incident where a 13 year old boy fell through the roof of a building on the old Stocks Blocks site in Garforth last Saturday evening. The site is being cleared in preparation for building 238 houses, subject to planning permission. 


2017-05-31   Sherburn Cycle Club

Interested in cycling? Sherburn in Elmet Cycling Club is open to all and they will have a ride for you whatever your level of ability on a bike. For more details visit the Sherburn-in-Elmet Cycling Club facebook page 


2017-05-31   The New Sherburn Sculpture

The Fairey Swordfish sculpture erected in Sherburn village centre commemo-rates production of this biplane by Blackburn Aircraft, originally on Bish-opdyke Road and now the site of Sherburn Aero Club. The Swordfish was built in Sherburn between 1940 and 1944. When production ceased in 1944, the Sherburn site had produced 1,699 planes. Dan Jones is the artist who designed and built the sculpture. Prior to starting on the sculpture Dan spent some time at the Sherburn schools involving pupils and getting their input into the design. 


2017-05-30   Great Preston in Bloom Meeting

The next meeting of the Great and Little Preston In Bloom Group will be held on Wednesday 7th June at 6.30pm in the Elders. All welcome. 


2017-05-30   Garforth Christmas Market

There will be a Christmas Market in Garforth from 4pm to 8pm on Friday 24th November and from 9am to 4pm on Saturday 25th November. A full programme of events will be announced nearer the date 


2017-05-29   Bloomin Meeting

The Next Meeting of Garforth in Bloom is on Monday 12th June at 7.30pm in The Gaping Goose Public House, Selby Road Garforth . Why not come and meet them, you will be made most welcome. 


2017-05-29   Musicians Wanted

Kippax Band is currently recruiting for the positions of Kit percussionist, Bass Trombone, Bb Tuba and Cornet. Rehearsal evenings are Monday and Thursday (7:45pm until 9:30pm). If you are interested in joining this friendly, social and ambitious organisation, please apply in confidence to Colin Moss, Band Chairman Tel: 01977 709901 


2017-05-28   New Aberford Parish Councillor Announced

The one remaining Aberford Parish council vacancy has been filled by Ms Claire Knowles following a signed ballot. Losing candidates have been informed 


2017-05-28   Vintage and Veterans Day

Sherburn Aero Club’s Vintage and Veterans Day takes place on 29th May with a display of vintage and veteran aeroplanes and vehicles. Although there is no longer an air display, there will be a steady stream of classic and vintage aircraft arriving during the day. The event is free to members and there is an entry chargefor members of the public 


2017-05-27   Garforth Town Goal of the Season 2016/17

Mitch Hamilton won this years' goal of the season with his breakaway goal against Clipstone. The contenders were a mix of individual, team goals and timely finishes and were voted for at the presentation night. 


2017-05-27   Garforth Christmas Lights

The 2017 Christmas Lights switch on in Garforth will take place on Friday 24th November at 7pm. There will be a parade and entertainment from 5pm 


2017-05-26   July Feastival

Garforth Community Feastival takes place from 10am to 10.30pm on and around Garforth Main Street on 15th July. Admission is free. More details will be announced nearer the time 


2017-05-26   Elmet and Rothwell Candidates

The candidates for the Elmet and Rothwell constituency election on 8th June are: Dylan Brown (Greens), Matthew Barnaby Clover (Yorkshire Party), Stewart Golton (lib Dems), David Patrick Nagle (Labour) and Alec Shelbrooke (Cons) 


2017-05-25   Quiz Night

St Benedict’s Friends on Friday group is holding a Quiz and Play your Cards Right Night on 26th May 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. Admission is £3. Bring your own drink and nibbles.  


2017-05-25   Bloomin Front Gardens Competition

Kippax residents are reminded that the closing date for entries in the Kippax in Bloom Front Garden Competition is 24th June 


2017-05-24   EGA PTA AGM

East Garforth Academy PTA Annual General Meeting takes place on 25th May at 7:00pm in the Community room. All parents are welcome 


2017-05-24   Selby and Ainsty Candidates

The candidates for the Selby and Ainsty constituency election on 8th June are: Nigel Adams (Cons), David Bowgett (Lab), Callum Delhoy (Lib Dem) and Tony Pycroft (UKIP) 


2017-05-23   Micklefield Annual Parish Meeting

Micklefield Annual Parish Meeting is scheduled to be held on Thursday 25th May, at Churchville House Social Centre, Churchville Drive, to begin at 7.30pm. This is a meeting of registered electors of the parish of Micklefield and is not a meeting of Micklefield Parish Council 


2017-05-23   New Board at the School

Following Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association’s successful bid from Banks Community fund, an information notice board has been supplied to Micklefield school 


2017-05-22   Band Secretary Dies

Kippax Band have announced the death of Keith Fairburn, who until recently had been Band Secretary. Keith is known throughout the banding community not only for being an exceptional bass trombone player, but his industrious allegiance to a single band for close to six decades.  


2017-05-22   Free Skateboarding Lessons

On Saturday 27th May in conjunction with Sk8 Safe, Garforth and District Lions are offering free Skateboarding Coaching by qualified instructors at Glebelands Skateboard Park, Ninelands Lane, Garforth. Places are available on a first come, first served basis and are very limited. 


2017-05-21   Speaker Encourages Exam Candidates

Motivational speaker Richard McCann paid a visit to Sherburn High School to speak to theYear 11 and Post 16 students who are about to embark upon their final exams. Richard, son of the Yorkshire Ripper’s first murder victim, spoke of the trials and tribulations he had faced throughout his life and how he has used those experiences as a tool for always striving to be better and telling himself that he can do it! 


2017-05-21   Plant Sale

There is a plant sale at Firthfield Community centre today from 10am till noon organised by Firthfields Gardening Club. Refreshments and Tombola are also available. With hundreds of quality plants for garden, basket and tubs at low prices, perennials, tomatoes etc, there will be something for everybody 


2017-05-20   OECC Workshop on Neighbourhood Plans

An Outer East Community Committee workshop, exploring how a neighbourhood plan can be delivered, will take place at Bowers Allerton Chapel Hall on Great Preston from 5.15pm to 6.30pm on Tuesday 13th June . LCC planning expert Ian McKay will open the meeting. There will be group discussions on what is needed in the area and how a neighbourhood plan could achieve it. 


2017-05-20   Miners Awards Night

Garforth Town held their annual presentation evening last Saturday and as expected, Mark Simpson went home with a clutch of awards - Golden boot, supporters' player of the season and a special award for setting two club records (scoring in ten consecutive games and scoring thirty league goals in a season). Mitch Hamilton scooped the goal of the season award, Luke McCrum was a popular choice for most improved player, players' player of the season went to Jack McMurrough and James Beaston earned Rob Hunters' managers' player of the season trophy 


2017-05-19   Kippax Neighbourhood Plan Meeting

The next meeting of the Kippax Neighbourhood Plan group takes place at Kippax Band Club on Tuesday 23rd May at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend 


2017-05-19   Academy Signs Up to Heart Scheme

Garforth Academy is one of over a hundred Yorkshire secondary schools that have signed up for Restart a Heart Day. This is an initiative to train as many people as possible in CPR in one day. Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff and other volunteers will visit the schools in October and train 25,000 children. 


2017-05-18   Hotel Safe Robbed

Two men entered Monk Fryston Hall Hotel at 5.30am on Friday morning and stole money from the hotel safe. The burglars were caught on CCTV. One man was wearing a black woolly hat and black top the other had white or very pale trousers. 


2017-05-18   Teacher Runs for Cycling Victim Friends

Garforth Academy teacher Rachel Shakespeare has run the Plusnet Leeds Half marathon to raise money for the road safety charity Brake in memory of work colleague Ian Winterburn and university friend Steph Turner. Both were killed in accidents whilst cycling to work. Rachel has raised £600 so far. Anyone wishing to donate should visit the fundraising area of the justgiving.com website and search for Rachel-Shakespeare 


2017-05-17   Church Coffee Morning

There will be a coffee morning and church open day at St Mary’s church, Micklefield on Saturday 20th May from 10am till 2pm 


2017-05-17   Local Area Struck by Earthquake

A small earthquake was recorded in Saxton in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The British Geological Survey has reported that a quake measuring 1.9 on the Richter scale was detected near the North Yorkshire town at around 4.30am. The epicentre was identified six kilometres beneath the village. 


2017-05-16   South Milford Bonfire Date

The date of this year’s South Milford Bonfire and Firework Display is Saturday 11th November. This is the 25th event and although costs have risen by 20 percent the ticket prices will remain unchanged. 


2017-05-16   Work Starts on Sherburn Artificial Sports Pitch

Work has started on the new state of the art, full size, floodlit, artificial grass sports pitch at Sherburn High School with Local Councillor Bob Packham cutting the first sod. The new 106m x 70m floodlit, 3G, artificial pitch will support grass roots sport in the area, be used by the school during the day and open to the wider community during evenings and weekends 


2017-05-15   Micklefield Scarecrow Fest

Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association are holding a Scarecrow Picnic on the school playing field on Saturday 10th June. There will be a picnic and games at noon followed by milkshakes and ice creams at Churchville House at 2pm. It is £1 to enter a scarecrow and judging will take place at the picnic. There are prizes for the best three scarecrows. For more details call 07949 747452 


2017-05-15   School Rated Good All-Round

Sherburn High School was inspected by Ofsted on 26th and 27th April. The school was rated good in all areas of assessment. 


2017-05-14   Aberford PC AGM

The Annual Meeting of Aberford Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 16th May in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing at 7:00 p.m. This will be followed by the monthly Parish Council meeting at 7.30pm at the same venue. 


2017-05-14   Fire Crews Tackle Kitchen Fire

Firefighters from Garforth and Killingbeck attended a kitchen fire at a house in Rowan Place, Garforth on Friday shortly before 2pm. Fortunately smoke detectors fitted in the home raised the alarm 


2017-05-13   Map of Local Memories Goes on Display

A Map of Memories, depicting historical stories and places in Garforth and Lotherton, will be on display at Lotherton Hall until September. The large wall hanging was developed by a local history group that was formed as a result of a workshop run by Garforth Library and Lotherton Hall.  


2017-05-13   Local Students Meet Jeremy

A group of Year 13 students from Garforth Academy went to meet Jeremy Corbyn whilst he was out campaigning in Garforth earlier this week. Students were reminded that they have until 22nd May to register to vote and were encouraged to make that vote count. 


2017-05-12   Yorkshire Day Celebration

Lotherton Hall will be hosting a Yorkshire Day celebration from 11am to 4pm on Tuesday 1st August. It will include dog shows and a cake challenge hosted by Sanddy Docherty from The Great British Bake Off 


2017-05-12   Help the Tigers Buy a Defibrillator for Garforth

Garforth Tigers ARLFC is aiming to raise £2,000 to pay for a community access defibrillator, to be kept at Glebelands where the club plays its home matches. To help with a contribution you should visit the garforthtigers page at justgiving.com 


2017-05-11   Venetian Masks

Local artist Kathryn Richardson will be holding a workshop at Sherburn Library on the 17th June where you can learn how to make a Venetian mask. It runs from 10am to midday and is suitable for ages 7 years and upwards. Tickets are available at the Library and are £3.50 per person or £5 for two. 


2017-05-11   Police Concern Over Missing Micklefield Woman

West Yorkshire Police are continuing to appeal for information to help trace Svitlana Krasnoselska, aged 40, who was last seen at her home in Micklefield at about 5am on Monday, 3rd April. Despite extensive enquiries and searches of the wider area around her home, officers have been unable to establish her current whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting log number 716 of 5th April. 


2017-05-10   Dog Pool Plan

Plans for a specialist swimming pool for dogs in Garforth will come before the plans panel this week. The application is to build a canine hydrotherapy pool. Council officers are recommending a temporary one year approval for monitoring the disruption to neighbours. 


2017-05-10   Labour Leader Visits Garforth

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn is visiting Garforth Leisure Centre at 12.45 today as part of his general election campaigning in Leeds 


2017-05-09   Top Shot Mark

Mark Simpson's 30 goal haul for Garforth Town this season has earned him 8th place in the 2016-17 NCEL Premier Division top scorers table. Remarkably, Mark is the only player in the table where all of his goals came in the league. The total of 30 league goals in a season is also a club record, 


2017-05-09   Year Long Gas Mains Repairs Planned

A programme of essential gas mains replacement work has begun in Garforth and is expected to take 53 weeks. The project will replace 7,5 kilometres of metal gas mains with more durable plastic ones and will cost more than three quarters of a million pounds. All work will take place in residential areas, beginning on Fairburn Drive. Customers will be given four weeks’ notice of when they will be affected 


2017-05-08   Nature Photography Workshop

There will be a Nature Photography Workshop run by professional photographer Paul Miguel at Fairburn Ings on Saturday 17th June from 12.30 to 4.30pm. The cost is £40. 


2017-05-08   Grease is the Word

Firthfields Community Association In East Garforth is running a theatre trip to see Grease at the Alhambra on Thursday 12th October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £45 each to include coach travel. For ticket information call Patrick on 0113 2864298 


2017-05-07   Table Top Sale

There is a table top sale in aid of the Yorkshire Cancer Centre at Kippax Band Club today from noon till 3pm. Tables are available at £12. Sellers are also asked to make a donation from any profits made. 


2017-05-07   GADS Acting Workshop

Garforth amateur Dramatic Society are holding an acting workshop at the Miners Welfare Hall on Sunday 14th May from 10am to 4pm. Everybody aged 15 or above is welcome. The cost is £15 including a light lunch. The workshop is limited to 20 people so booking a place is essential. Call 0113 2862491 for more details 



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