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2020-02-24   Burglary Appeal

At around 11am last Wednesday 5 men wearing balaclavas and driving a red Audi A3 smashed the rear patio door of a property on Haddlesey Road in Birkin. When they were challenged by a neighbour they threatened him with a crowbar and made off in the vehicle. The vehicle was stopped in West Yorkshire and 4 males were arrested and will now be spoken to about the incident. Police are appealing for any information, especially CCTV covering this vehicle or the offenders. Please contact us on 101 quoting ref 12200029282. 


2020-02-24   Miners Win

Alex Burton hit two goals in the first twelve minutes to see off Eccleshill United in a fine 2-1 home win. Gale force winds made conditions difficult but Garforth coped best and were rarely threatened by the Eagles, until a lapse of concentration allowed Jacob Buchanan to pull one back from a corner in the 90th minute. 


2020-02-23   Blinded by the Light

Sherburn Community Cinema presents Blinded By The Light at the Old Girls’ School Community Centre, Sherburn, in partnership with Selby Globe Community Cinema on Friday 13th March. Doors open at 7pm with the film starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 each and can be purchased on the door 


2020-02-23   Pair Let Horse Deteriorate

Richard Marnick, 24, and Catherine Brooksbank, 42, were fined at Leeds Magistrates Court on February 21 after being convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal. The court heard that Marnick paid Brooksbank, who is an experienced trainer, £80 a week to look after him at her stables in Garforth. Archie appeared to be healthy when he and Marnick paid for the full livery package, that included hay and hard feed, but after 18 months he was found to have deteriorated and lost a lot of weight. Marnick, of The Marsh in Pudsey, was fined £532 at Leeds Magistrates' Court and £300 of that money will be sent to the RSPCA. Brooksbank, of Severn Drive in Garforth, was fined £982 and £750 of that money will be sent to the RSPCA. 


2020-02-22   Making Japan Exhibition

A new exhibition at Lotherton Hall will take visitors on a journey to Japan thanks to fascinating links forged decades ago by one time Ambassador to Japan Sir Alvary Gascoigne, who inherited Lotherton in 1937. Sir Alvary’s career took him to countries across the world and exposed him to many different cultures. Making Japan will be at Lotherton from 1st March until 18th October. A series of events and workshops will be taking place as part of the exhibition. 


2020-02-22   Christmas Drink Driver Banned

David Baldwin from Seacroft was stopped by police officers concerned about the way he was driving his car in Kippax on Christmas Eve. He told the officers he had just drunk a half litre of whiskey and that he didn’t have a driving licence. He pleaded guilty to failing to provide a breath specimen, having no insurance and possessing cannabis. He was ordered to complete a 24 day rehabilitation activity and was banned from driving for three years 


2020-02-21   Annual Charity Ball

The Yorkshire Charity will be hosting their 29th annual black-tie ball at Ledston Hall on Saturday 4th July 2020. The Yorkshire Charity has raised over £360,000 for local Yorkshire charities over the years and for this year’s event, the main charity will be Heart Research UK. 


2020-02-21   Indoor Car Boot Sale

There will be an indoor car boot sale at the Old Girls School Community Centre in Sherburn on Sunday 8th March from 10am to 2pm. Tables are £8 and must be booked in advance. Admission for buyers is free. 


2020-02-20   Fashion Show

There will be a fashion show at the Old Girls’ School on Wednesday 4th March. Doors opening at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £3 and include a drink. There will be lots of high street brands being showcased at affordable prices. Tickets are available to buy from the Old Girls’ School 


2020-02-20   How to Get Lotto Funds Event

Elmet and Rothwell constituency is ranked 640th out of 650 wards when it comes to cash handouts from the National Lottery. Kippax ward councillors have now arranged for representatives from the National Lottery Community Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund to speak to residents about what money is available and how to apply. Anyone interested is invited to attend a meeting at the Old School in Allerton Bywater today 20th February from 5pm to 6.30pm 


2020-02-19   Zero Waste Shop

Scott and Angela Cooper from Garforth have launched the first zero waste shop in east Leeds - selling refillable household goods in a bid to save the planet. Customers are encouraged to bring containers and bottles and re-fill them with cereals, oils, grains, spices and other cupboard essentials. Refill & Go is open on Main Street, Garforth, from 9.15am until 5pm Monday to Wednesday, 6pm on Thursday and Friday and 9am until 5pm on Saturday. 


2020-02-19   HMRC Scam

There has been a marked increase in the number of residents receiving an automated call supposedly from HMRC who state there is a warrant out for your arrest due to unpaid tax and to press 1 to speak to an advisor. This is a scam. Do not press 1 and terminate the call. 


2020-02-18   Join Garforth Social

Garforth Social group meets every two weeks at Garforth Library on Mondays from 1.30 to 2.30pm. The group hosts free activities including singalongs, quizzes and talks. No booking is required, just call in for a cuppa and meet new friends 


2020-02-18   High Flying Delta

Delta Academies Trust, which leads 51 schools across Yorkshire and the Humber including almost all of the schools in Garforth, has been ranked one of the best education providers in the country in new Government tables. In official league tables, Delta was ranked 14th out of more than 100 academy trusts for GCSE results and the progress students make – and third of the large academy trusts overseeing at least 20 schools. 


2020-02-17   Miners Waterlogged

Garforth Town’s away game to Grimsby Borough on Saturday was called off due to a waterlogged pitch 


2020-02-17   Rachel Reeves Live

The Old Girls’ School will be hosting a talk and a Q & A with Rachel Reeves MP, author of Women of Westminster, The MPs Who Changed Politics. The talk will be on Thursday 23rd April at 7:30pm, at The Old Girls’ School Community Centre. Tickets are £6 including a glass of wine/beer/soft drink/beverage. 


2020-02-16   What the Dickens

A new community reading facility is starting in Hillam. What the Dickens opens its doors at Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre on Wednesday 19th February at 10.30am and will be at the community centre every Sunday from 1pm to 4pm and every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm. For more information call 07500 450249 


2020-02-16   Fraudsters Target Kippax

Police are investigating a gang of fraudsters who have been targeting elderly home owners in Kippax. The incidents happened at the end of January when a leaflet drop offered services to steam clean roofs and driveways. Call 101 if you have any information about this. 


2020-02-15   It’s a Lottery

A postcode in Little Fenton, Sherburn was announced as the People’s Lottery winner last Tuesday. Lucky residents at LS25 6HQ could claim £1000. The lottery raises money for charities. 


2020-02-15   Cash Van Robbery in Swillington

Armed robbers raided a cash-in-transit van at Tesco Express on Wakefield Road Swillington at 6.30am on Thursday. The two men and cashbox fled the scene in a dark coloured car and the empty cashbox was found shortly afterwards in Swillington Lane. Anyone with any information regarding the robbery should contact the police on 101 


2020-02-14   Amazon Fraud

There have been over 500 local reports about an automated call impersonating Amazon. The recipient of the call is informed fraudsters have used their personal details to subscribe to Amazon Prime and are instructed to 'press 1' if they wish to cancel the subscription. When victims do this they are automatically connected to criminals posing as Amazon Customer Services who attempt to remotely access the victims computer in order to steal personal and financial details. 


2020-02-14   Lorry Driver Jailed for Pensioner’s Death

A lorry driver who reversed over and killed Garforth great-grandmother Kathleen Wilkinson before driving off unaware has been jailed for ten months. Scaffolder Dunston Dean Wainwright was behind the wheel of a 7.5 tonne flatbed truck that was slowly manoeuvring out of a side street in Garforth town centre on the afternoon of 23rd January, last year, when he struck Kathleen, a 71-year-old who was hard of hearing. Wainwright had previous driving convictions, including a ban for dangerous driving from 2006 when he was being chased by police, followed by two convictions in 2008 and 2011 for driving while banned. 


2020-02-13   Battlefield Comes to Library

During February half term on Tuesday 18th February, 2pm-4pm, The Towton Battlefield Society are coming to Sherburn and Villages Community Library to run an interactive talk and activity workshop for children of any age. Tickets are £2.50 and are available from the library. 


2020-02-13   Fox Killing at Fairburn Ings

On Wednesday, 5th February West Yorkshire Police's Wildlife Team were called to Fairburgn Ings after reports that a fox was killed by dogs. A crime of hunting with dogs has been recorded. Anyone with any information please call 101 and quote 13200067570. 


2020-02-12   RNLI Coffee Morning

The Garforth branch of RNLI is holding a coffee morning at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 15th February from 10am till noon. Refreshments, souvenirs, home made cakes, tombola and books are available 


2020-02-12   Teachers’ Open Day

On Friday,21st February the RSPB Fairburn Ings reserve will be hosting its first teacher open day, which allow local teachers to learn more about the RSPB’s schools on reserves programme and the outdoor learning opportunities, while giving their own children a really wild adventure at the same time. This event is free to teachers and their children and includes free parking and family friendly activities. To book your place, contact Rebecca Savage on 01977 628196 


2020-02-11   School Closed

Friday 14th February is a staff training day at Garforth Academy and so the school is closed to all pupils. 


2020-02-11   Recruiting Begins for New Service Station

Dozens of new jobs are up for grabs at a brand new M1 service station near Leeds and people can find out more at a series of recruitment days this month. Skelton Lake services were initially due to open last month, but the construction has overrun slightly and the £60 million project at junction 45 will now be completed in spring. The services are just a few miles away from Garforth, Rothwell and Swillington and will create around 300 permanent jobs. A raft of new roles are currently being advertised by developers Extra Motorway Service Area (MSA) Group. 


2020-02-10   Murder Mystery Evening

There is a Lourdes Fund Murder Mystery Evening at 7:30pm on, Saturday 29th February in St Benedict’s Parish Centre. Tickets are £10 each and include a two course supper. For tickets please call 0113 286 8159 or 0113 286 7790. 


2020-02-10   Art for the Hospice

Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary Invite you to Field’s Garden Centre, Sherburn in Elmet Friday 20th March from 6.30pm onwards to support Art for the Hospice. You will be greeted with a glass of wine or soft drink, entertained by local musicians while you browse pictures, have a go on the tombola then enjoy a pie and pea supper. Tickets are £10, available from Chris Lovett, Tel 01977 620766. All the art work is available for purchase and monies go to St Leonards and the Prince of Wales hospices. 


2020-02-09   Landowners Against Foxhunting

Landowners are having to stand guard to prevent a hunt trespassing on their property after they repeatedly ignored "private" signs. One landowner from the Selby area said they are having to patrol their land when the Badsworth & Bramham Moor and York & Ainsty South Hunts (BBMYAS) hunts are out. The landowner, who asked not to be named, said they routinely ring the police to report the trespass and “illegal hunting”. She said: "Like many other nearby landowners, we have told them to stay away on numerous occasions and many of us have put ‘private’ signs up, but they ride straight past them. 


2020-02-09   Miners Win Again

In tough conditions and against a determined side, goals from Sean Hunter and Jack Lazenby either side of half time sealed the win 2-1 for Garforth Town at home Albion Sports on Saturday 


2020-02-08   Fraud Warning

North Yorkshire Police have received recent reports from local businesses whereby payment for goods or services are paid for by card over the phone but on several attempts payment has failed until a 'valid' card is presented. It subsequently turns out the previous attempts at payment are made with stolen cards and the address given to dispatch the goods is altered from an address to an industrial estate or similar. All these factors indicate a fraud in progress and businesses are asked to be vigilant 


2020-02-08   A Present from Santa

Garforth and District lions collected £10,974.74 with Santa over the Christmas period from the local community this year. The money will be used to support a range of local causes. 


2020-02-07   Sling Library

West Yorkshire Sling Library is hosting a drop-in at Garforth Firthfields Early Years Centre on Conisborough Lane on Tuesday 11th February from 10am to 1pm to help parents with all kinds of slings and carriers. The event will repeat every 4 weeks 


2020-02-07   Man Jailed for Injuring Babies

Luke Flynn of Birch Road, Kippax was jailed for 10 years after being found guilty of brutal attacks on two infants.. He was found guilty of two counts of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm  


2020-02-06   Drop In

Feeling lonely? Need to get out and meet people? The Drop In Café is just the thing for you. It meets every Wednesday morning from 10.20am to noon in St Mary’s Church Hall on High Street South Milford. Come along and meet people from the local area for tea, coffee cakes and a chat 


2020-02-06   The Big Push

Following on from the Big 50 Sofa Challenge of 2018 which raised almost £200,000, Look North team Harry Gration, Amy Garcia and Paul Hudson will set off from Scholes on Friday 6th March, pulling and pushing their red sofa 100 miles. Day one sees the team push 14 miles from Scholes via Barwick in Elmet, Aberford, Bramham, Clifford, Boston Spa and finishing in Wetherby. 


2020-02-05   Selby District Business Conference

Selby District Council will be hosting the Selby District Business Conference and the first-ever Selby District Business Awards on Thursday 19th March at Hornington Manor. The conference will have guest speakers who will be delivering talks about how to make businesses more profitable, sustainable and environmentally friendly. 


2020-02-05   Suspicious Vehicle

Over the last two weeks a suspicious vehicle has been sighted around the Main Street area of Saxton. It is believed this vehicle could be involved in a fraud incident. If you have any information or are able to identify who this vehicle may belong to or any further sightings of suspicious activity, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting log number 12200016974.  


2020-02-04   Signal Failure Disrupts Rush Hour Trains

A signal failure at Cross Gates yesterday afternoon resulted in the cancellation of rush hour trains between Leeds and York and Selby. Buses were introduced to transport affected passengers 


2020-02-04   New Post Office for South Milford

South Milford once again has a Post Office Service in the village at Grove House Community Centre following the closure of the Post Office. The service which is supported by Selby District Council will also have a Community Café and the hope is to bring members of the community together. The opening times for the Post Office Service at Grove House will be: Monday 12.30 – 14.30, Wednesday 12.30 – 14.30.  


2020-02-03   Downton Abbey

Sherburn Community Cinema presents Downton Abbey at the Old Girls’ School Community Centre, Sherburn, in partnership with Selby Globe Community Cinema. The showing will be on Friday 14th February. Doors open at 7pm to buy sweets and refreshments, with the film starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 each and can be purchased on the door 


2020-02-03   Five Star Result

Five second half away goals by Garforth stunned Goole AFC when the Miners came to town on Saturday and took the spoils 5-0. Dan Coupland, Jack Lazenby (2), Alex Burton and Sean Hunter got the goals. 


2020-02-02   Aberford Bus Changes

There will be major changes to Leeds bus routes next month as work starts on the multi-million pound redevelopment of Infirmary Street. Local services affected include the Connexions service 64 Aberford - most journeys into Leeds City Centre will terminate at Eastgate. Towards Aberford they will start from Vicar Lane, stop M3 (45010679) run via Vicar Lane, Kirkgate, New York St and stop at York Street, stop F4 (45014780 near Leeds City Bus Station). Some early morning and evening 64 journeys will still stop at Infirmary Street, stand C. All First service 64 Monday to Saturday early morning, evening and Sunday journeys will continue to stop at Infirmary Street 


2020-02-02   Snowdrop Sunday

St Mary’s Church Swillington is holding Snowdrop Sunday on 23rd February. There is a service at 10.30am followed by home-made soup, cakes and drinks from 12 to 3.30pm, with stalls to browse. A concert by White Rose Male Voice Praise Choir follows at 4pm and there is a churchyard full of snowdrops to stroll around. 


2020-02-01   Garforth Feastival

This year’s annual Garforth Feastival will take place on Saturday 11th July 


2020-02-01   Fast Tracked to Ambulance

When a woman passenger collapsed on the train at East Garforth station on Friday morning, the train was halted awaiting an ambulance. Rather than block the railway line at rush hour the decision was made to ‘fast-track’ the train, which ran non-stop into Leeds station where a waiting ambulance was able to help the stricken passenger 


2020-01-31   Heart Fund Event in Kippax

Kippax Band Club is holding a Rocky Horror Show themed evening on 28th March from 7pm to 11.30 in aid of Leeds Children’s heart Surgery Fund 


2020-01-31   Missing Teen

Police have launched an urgent appeal to trace a missing sixteen year old boy from Swillington. Connor Maxfield was last seen at 4.40pm on Tuesday in the East Ardsley area. Police are concerned for his safety 


2020-01-30   Pheasant Dumping Appeal

The Police have appealed for information after a man was seen dumping dead pheasants in a field of Leeds Road Swillington at around 8.30am on 21st January. A Mercedes Sprinter flat bed vehicle with a red cab was also spotted. Anyone with information should call 101 


2020-01-30   Boost for Picnic Area

Leeds City Council has agreed to spend £101,000 to improve the Whitehouse Lane picnic site at Great Preston. The funding comes from Taylor Wimpey and will pay for three benches, an accessible footpath, new planting and fencing  


2020-01-29   Four Homes on old Pub Site

Plans have been submitted to the Council to build two pairs of semis on land behind the old Royal Oak pub in Cross Hills, Kippax. 


2020-01-29   Van Fire Closes Motorway

A van fire yesterday closed the A1M near Leeds, causing severe traffic delays. The white van caught fire on the northbound carriageway between Junction 44 at Tadcaster and Junction 45 at Boston Spa. Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, as traffic started to build up approaching the incident. West Yorkshire Police closed the road as the surface needed to be made safe to travel on and a diversion was put in place. There were no reported injuries. 


2020-01-28   Last Chance with Funding Survey

The survey on police and fire survey funding in North Yorkshire next year closes at midnight tonight 28th January. If you wish to take part then go to www.telljulia.info to start the survey. 


2020-01-28   Three Cards in Twelve Seconds

There was an unusual sending off in the Miners’ game against Bridlington Town on Saturday afternoon. Garforth's Alex Low was shown three cards at once as he got sent off for two fouls within 12 seconds in the same run of play. The ref played advantage after Low's first foul but when he committed a second foul just seconds later the ref called him back and gave him a yellow card for each offence leading to an immediate red. The match finished in a 1-1 draw. 


2020-01-27   More Free Wifi

St Mary’s Church Garforth has increased the footprint of its free wifi to include the church and the Parish Centre 


2020-01-27   A Good Draw

Garforth picked up a point against form team Bridlington Town on Saturday in a home match full off commitment. Sam Barker slotted Town in to the lead in the first half, before the visitors equalised after the break. Lee Turner had a penalty saved as both sides pushed for a winner. 


2020-01-26   Women’s Rights Workshop

There is a Women’s Rights Workshop at Garforth Library and One Stop Centre on Thursday 30th January at 4pm. 


2020-01-26   Jigger and Jar

A new cocktail bar has opened on Garforth's high street, offering a selection of wines, cheese boards and bespoke cocktails. In the day the bar serves as a coffee shop, opening at noon for coffee, hot chocolate and Brown and Blonde brownies. Jigger and Jar is open from noon every day, except Monday's, on 40 Main Street, Garforth. 


2020-01-25   Holocaust Art Exhibition

The pupils of Strawberry Fields Primary School will launch an art exhibition on the Holocaust at Garforth Library on 27th January from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. The event is open to the public. 


2020-01-25   Kit by Miller

Garforth Villa has received a £600 sponsorship from local housebuilder Miller Homes. Thanks to this money Garforth Villa under 10’s will wear the new kit which celebrates the clubs 50th anniversary. 


2020-01-24   Not Second Best

According to customer reviews on Tripadvisor the Station House Café and Bistro is rated third best Italian restaurant in and around Leeds. Veeno in Wellington Place was rated best. 


2020-01-24   Quite Quiet Stations

The Office of Rail and Road has also pulled together the numbers of the quietest train stations across Leeds. Cottingley is the only train station in the city to register less than 100,000 visitors with just 96,604 people using it in 2018/19, which equates to a measly 265 a day. Micklefield (165,600) and East Garforth (220,824) are the second and third least busy stations respectively. 


2020-01-23   Globe Nominated for Award

Kippax based Globe not for profit has been nominated for a Yorkshire Choice Award.“Charitable Business of the Year”  


2020-01-23   Making the Cut

Author Darren Walker, from Garforth, has been shortlisted for the People's Prize Awards for his fantasy-comedy novel The Sword of Uncreation. The Sword of Uncreation is a comedy-fantasy novel based on an ancient war between angels and demons and God's attempt to find peace. Voting for the first round of the People's Book Prize Awards is open now and six finalists will be selected in February. 


2020-01-22   60’s Dance

The NSPCC Kippax District Group is holding a 60’s Dance at the Legion club on Saturday 25th January at 7.30pm. Sixties dress is optional but there is a prize for the best. Tickets are £6 including pie and peas supper. 


2020-01-22   Winter Beast

The St Aidan’s Winter Beast challenge takes place pn Sunday 26th January from 10am to 1pm over the 6.6 miles of hills, trails and mud in the nature park 


2020-01-21   Peace Art Exhibition

Garforth Peace Project is holding a Garforth Peace Art Exhibition at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 1st February from 2pm to 3.45pm featuring art work by local primary schools. 


2020-01-21   400 New Jobs for Sherburn

A new house-building factory in Sherburn will create more than 400 jobs and manufacture 3,500 homes each year. Legal and General Modular factory will create modular homes that can be transported around the country and assembled on site. 


2020-01-20   Burglary at Towton

Between 3pm and 4pm on the 18th January a burglary occurred in the Close in Towton, The Occupant returned home to find that the front door has been forced open and an untidy search had taken place, At this time it is unknown if anything was stolen. Police are interested in a black Audi Q5 which was sighted nearby. If you have any information in relation to this incident or have working CCTV in the area, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 12200010001 


2020-01-20   Miners Hit Three

Goals from Charlie Marshall, Sam Denton and Sam Leach gave Garforth a convincing win at home to Silsden on Saturday. 


2020-01-19   How Much Are They Worth?

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s elected Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner wants to know how much you are willing to pay in your council tax for North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Have your say at www.telljulia.info. The survey closes at midnight on 28th January 


2020-01-19   Thefts from Vehicles Warning

Residents in Garforth are being reminded by the police not to leave valuables in their cars following a series of thefts from vehicles. On each occasion the thief had smashed vehicle windows and stolen handbags and other valuables. 


2020-01-18   Four in Twenty

Police caught four drivers in just 20 minutes in speeding checks on Ninelands Lane in Garforth on Tuesday morning. The drivers were issued with fixed penalty tickets that carry a fine of £100 and 3 points on the licence.  


2020-01-18   Leisure Centre Opens Longer

Opening hours at Garforth Leisure Centre have been extended. People will now be able to use the facilities from 6am to 10pm on Mondays to Fridays and open at 8am on Saturdays and Sundays. The Council’s decision to extend hours comes as a result of an increased demand over the past year. 


2020-01-17   PC Meeting

The next Micklefield Parish Council meeting will take place at the Old Fire Station on Thursday 23rd January at 7.15pm 


2020-01-17   New Head at East Garforth School

Delta Academies Trust has appointed Jessica Roy as Head of Academy at East Garforth Primary Academy. Mrs Roy has taught in Yorkshire for more than 20 years with seven of those years in leadership roles. 


2020-01-16   Is There Anybody There…

There will be an evening of Clairvoyance with spiritualist Steve Holbrook on Tuesday 25th February at 7.30pm at the Old Girls’ School Community Centre and Tearoom. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £13 each and can be purchased by contacting 01977 685178 or buy on the door.  


2020-01-16   Alderman Wakefield

Former Kippax Councillor Keith Wakefield is one of nine former councillors who were given the title of honorary Aldermen of the City of Leeds at a special ceremony at the Civic Hall yesterday. Councillor Wakefield became a councillor in 1988 and was leader of the council for two periods of time before stepping down as a councillor last year council on two separate occasions 


2020-01-15   Harper Brothers in Concert

The Harper Brothers will be performing at the Eversley Park Centre, Sherburn on Saturday 15th February at 7.30pm bringing an evening full of comedy and song. Tickets can be bought in advance for £12.50. Contact the Centre Office to purchase tickets on 01977 681024 or 07802 449825. 


2020-01-15   Comedy Night

The annual comedy night in aid of Monk Fryston United JFC will take place on Saturday 7th March at the Community Centre. There will be three comedians hosted by Matt Fong. Tickets are £20 including pie and peas. For tickets call 07837 730032 


2020-01-14   Indoor Car Boot Sale

There will be an indoor car boot sale at the Old Girls’ School Community Centre and Tearoom in Sherburn on Sunday 26th January from 9am to 1pm. There is free entry and refreshments are available (The Little Teapot Tearoom opens at 10am). All tables/stalls are now booked for this event. 


2020-01-14   A Wheelie Good Idea

A new recycling service for Selby district residents will begin in April. Each property will receive two new wheelie bins. The blue one is for glass, cans and plastic. The brown one is for paper and cardboard. The new system will mean people can recycle much more of their household waste than before. 


2020-01-13   Abba Tribute Band

I Believe In Angels, the ultimate Abba tribute will be performing at the Eversley Park Centre on Friday 31st January at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 each and can be purchased from the Centre Office or by contacting 01977 681024 


2020-01-13   Consultation on Removal of Payphones

Selby District Council is consulting residents over opposing plans by BT to remove 12 payphones in the district, including the one opposite the Crown Hotel in Monk Fryston. Visit the Selby.gov.uk to complete the form and let them know your thoughts.  


2020-01-12   Miners Lose Away

Garforth Town were beaten 4-1 away at Liversedge on Saturday. Charlie Marshall scored a fine goal in the second half, finishing after a couple of lovely one-twos, but it was just a consolation. 


2020-01-12   Murder Mystery Evening

There will be a Murder Mystery Evening in aid of the Lourdes Fund at 7:30pm on Saturday 29th February in the Parish Centre at St Benedicts, Garforth. Tickets are £10 each and include a two course supper. For tickets please call 0113 286 8159 or 0113 286 7790. 


2020-01-11   Cup Date Set

Garforth Town will visit Ingfield on Tuesday 21st January for their Second Round tie in the County Cup. 


2020-01-11   School Places Reminder

Parents in Leeds have until next Wednesday to submit applications for their child’s primary school reception place in September 2020. Families of children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 must complete an online application on the Leeds City Council website. If they don’t have access to the internet families should call 0113 2224414 


2020-01-10   We Want a Cornet

Garforth Brass are looking for a solo cornet to complete their line up for this year’s regional contest in Huddersfield on 7th March 


2020-01-10   Homes Plan for Former Medical Centre

Wheatley Construction has submitted plans to restore a former doctors’ surgery for use as two houses. The old Radshan Medical Centre closed 2 years ago after struggling to recruit GPs 


2020-01-09   Macmillan Coffee Morning

There is a Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 14th March 


2020-01-09   Musical Director Wanted

Garforth Jubilee Brass Band has a vacancy for a Musical Director following the resignation of Martyn Beecham. Applications for the position close at the end of January. The band is a non-contesting band and a not for profit organisation. 


2020-01-08   Plan for Estate Agents

A planning application has been submitted to Leeds City Council by the House Share Company to convert a former estate agents at 13-15 High Street Kippax into four studio apartments. A decision is expected at a later date. 


2020-01-08   Motorcycle Theft

Police are looking for three thieves who took a black KTM motorcycle from the car park of the Miller and Carter restaurant in Garforth between 530 and 6pm on Saturday. The bike was pushed along Selby Road and abandoned on Swillington Lane. Anyone with information about the theft should call 101 quoting 13200005766 


2020-01-07   RNLI Coffee Morning

There is an RNLI Coffee Morning at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 15th February. 


2020-01-07   GCA AGM

The Garforth Community Association Annual General Meeting takes place at 7.30pm on Monday 27th January at the Miners Welfare Hall. All are welcome to attend. 


2020-01-06   MU AGM

The Mothers’ Union AGM and elections at St Mary’s Garforth takes place on Tuesday 7th January. It will be followed by a quiz.  


2020-01-06   Burglary at Wildlife Centre

Thieves used crowbars and disc cutters to break into RSPB Fairburn Ings near Castleford on the night of 28th December. They stole several laptops, a TV and damaged several outbuildings and the electronic gates to the site. CCTV captured the group breaking into the site. 



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