2022-08-16 Replacement Bridges Imminent
North Yorkshire County Council have informed Hillam Parish Council that the replacement bridges affecting the Brickpond path will be installed this coming week.
2022-08-16 Summer Event at Aero Club
Sherburn Aero Club is holding a summer event featuring Air Display, Fun Fair, Inflatables, Helicopter flights, TVR Supercar display, Aeroplan flights, Street food, Market stalls, Face painting, Emergency services, Live band and a Raffle on Saturday 27 August 2022 from 12pm-5pm. There is free entry and free parking.
2022-08-15 Badminton Players Wanted
Garforth PBC are looking for badminton players. The club plays at Garforth Badminton Club on Monday nights from 8pm to 10pm and currently have 3 men?s teams and one mixed team in the Leeds and District League.
2022-08-15 RSPB Volunteers
Would you like to be part of the RSPB Aire Valley volunteer team to help nature and inspire visitors? Come along and chat at one of their Volunteering Open afternoons, 1pm-4pm on Sunday 21st August at St Aidan?s and on Saturday 27th August
2022-08-14 Kippax Band Concert Night
Kippax Band are playing a club concert at Kippax Band Social Club on Sunday 14th August at 8pm. The bar opens at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.
2022-08-14 Local Fire Crew Attends Cornfield Fire
Fire crews from Garforth, Rothwell, Hunslet, Leeds and Normanton attended a cornfield fire off Manor Crescent in Rothwell at around 3pm on Wednesday.
2022-08-13 Foodbank Collection
The next collection of food and toiletries at St Mary?s Garforth for the Food Bank is Monday 15th August, 2pm-3pm in the Church car park. Alternatively leave your donations in The Rectory porch, before then.
2022-08-13 Post Office For Sale
Garforth Post Office and gift shop in Main Street has been listed for sale, along with the two-bedroom flat above, on business property website Daltons for ?595,000. The owners are selling due to retirement.
2022-08-12 Parents Urged to Check for Smoke
Police have alerted residents to a recent ?trend? of youths starting fires in woods and the outskirts of farmer?s fields in recent days after a spate of incidents in the Aberford area.
2022-08-12 Range Rover Theft
A black Range Rover was stolen from a drive in the Garforth area overnight on Sunday 7th- 8th August. The registration of the vehicle ends in BKG. If anyone has any information or Dash cam footage please call 101 and quote 13220433081
2022-08-11 Grass Fire
Crews from Castleford, Garforth, Pontefract and Normanton Fire Stations were called out when a fire took hold on an area of grassland on Ings Lane, off Newton Lane, in Ledston on Sunday at about 2.30pm
2022-08-11 Closed to Festival Traffic
Aberford will be shut to through traffic trying to get to the festival at Bramham Park again this year. The 173 and 174 buses, as well as residents themselves, will still be able to travel through Aberford across the Bank Holiday weekend, however. Festival organisers have employed a village liaison manager to work with local people ahead of and during the event.
2022-08-10 Community Fund Closing
The Caird Peckfield Community Fund is closing in October. Community groups wishing to apply for a grant have just two more opportunities with closing dates of 24th August and 12th October. For more information about the Caird Peckfield Community Fund visit grantscape.org.uk
2022-08-10 Removed for Drive Blocking
Police officers attended a house in Garforth on Monday where a vehicle had parked across a drive to the point where the householder could not get their car out of the drive. Officers carried out enquires but the owner could not be located so the vehicle was removed.
2022-08-09 Teddy Bears Picnic
Nellie?s Teddy Bears Picnic takes place at The Crown in Monk Fryston from 2pm to 5pm on Thursday 11th August. Cost is ?5 per picnic. Bring your own blanket and teddy.
2022-08-09 Burglary Appeal
The police attended two burglaries in the Acaster Drive area of Garforth over the weekend, If you have any information about the offences or saw anything suspicious please call 101 and quote 13220431810 and 13220431209.
2022-08-08 Lady Footballers Wanted
Garforth Rangers Ladies Football Club are looking for lady players (16+ years old) of all abilities. Home matches and training take place at Ninevah Lane in Allerton Bywater. For more information email garforthrangersladies123 @gmail.com.
2022-08-08 Car Stopped Following Complaints
North Yorkshire Police stopped a Volkswagen Golf occupied by men with dogs near Monk Fryston on the night of 2nd August following complaints from residents. The men and dogs were suspected to be hare-coursing in the area. Their details were taken and the men will be served warning letters as part of a staged process.
2022-08-07 Advance Beer Festival Tickets
Advance tickets for the Monk Fryston Community Association?s Beer Festival are available from the local Post Office for ?5 for the weekend. Tickets on the day will cost ?7.50. The event takes place on 16th and 17th September at the Community Centre.
2022-08-07 Miners? Cup Exit
Garforth Town suffered an early exit from this year?s FA Cup losing 1-0 to visitors Pontefract Collieries. The visitors scored when they were awarded a dubious penalty in the 70th minute.
2022-08-06 Life Savers in Place
Kippax now has ten defibrillators scattered around the community at medical centres, sports facilities and community centres. Some were installed by Kippax Parish Council. Others were funded by local businesses and local parent groups.
2022-08-06 Fatal Collision Witness Appeal
North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a two-vehicle collision on the B1222 on Wednesday evening shortly after 6.30pm when a black Honda motorbike travelling towards Sherburn-in-Elmet collided with a silver Toyota Hilux 4x4 also travelling in the direction of Sherburn. The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in the collision. He was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly died shortly after. If you saw either vehicle beforehand or have dashcam footage please call 101, select option 2 and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team.
2022-08-05 Most Expensive Streets in LS25
According to the Property Solvers website and HM Land Registry the cheapest street to buy a house in LS25 is Manor Garth in Ledsham, followed by Poole Lane in Burton Salmon and Main Street North in Aberford. Next in the list is Chapel Street, Hillam and Westfield Lane in South Milford
2022-08-05 FA Cup Tie for Miners
Garforth Town take on Pontefract Collieries at home in the FA Cup extra preliminary round this Saturday 6th August. Kick off is 3pm. Admission is ?6 with concessions at ?3 and under 6s free.
2022-08-04 Cheapest Streets in LS25
According to the Property Solvers website and HM Land Registry the cheapest street to buy a house in LS25 is Woodlands Court in Kippax. The cheapest street in Sherburn is Oak Terrace. In Micklefield it is West View and in Garforth it is Grangefield Court.
2022-08-04 Garforth Art Club Exhibition
Garforth Art Club will be exhibiting and selling pictures at the Stables, Lotherton Hall on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th August from 10am to 4pm
2022-08-03 U3A Meeting
Garforth, Kippax and District U3A meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:30 pm at Garforth Working Men?s Club on Barleyhill Road, Garforth. The next meeting is today, 3rd August when guest speaker Tom Dixon will talk about ?Liquorice ? the history & origin of Pontefract Cakes? If you are retired or no longer working fulltime, new members are always welcome.
2022-08-03 Motorway Chaos Following Accident
Traffic was disrupted on the M1 northbound by a road traffic incident between junctions 45 and 46 on Monday afternoon. One lane was closed and traffic backed up all the way to junction 43.
2022-08-02 Tigers Rugby Gala
Garforth Tigers Rugby Gala takes place on Glebelands on Saturday 3rd September from 10am. Apart from the rugby there will also be a beer tent, hot food, stalls, a bouncy castle and lots more.
2022-08-02 Help the Beer Festival
Hillam and Monk Fryston Beer Festival takes place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September and they need help from the Thursday through to the Sunday morning building the marquees, serving food and drink, working on the front desk, or clearing away on the Sunday.
2022-08-01 Car Boot Sale
The next Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary car boot sale is on Sunday 21th of August at Milford Plants in South Milford. Sellers are welcome to arrive from 8 am (?10) Buyers can arrive from 9 am (free entry)
2022-08-01 Auditions for Nativity
Kippax Amateur Operatic Society are holding kids auditions for Nativity! The Musical on Sunday 21st August at Castleford Civic. They are casting around 20 children who need to look between 9 and 11 years old. It doesn't matter if they've never been on stage before, they are searching for raw talent. Email email@example.com for more details
2022-07-31 The Duke
Cinema Evenings have returned to The Old Girls? School in Sherburn. They showed The Duke on Friday 29th July. Doors opened at 7pm film started at 7.30pm. Watch out for more films
2022-07-31 Breeze on Kippax Common
Breeze in the Park is coming to Kippax Common on 3rd August. There are two sessions during the day and tickets are 50p a session.
2022-07-30 Swillington Litter Pick
A group of children from Swillington Primary School will be out in the village on Sunday morning doing a litter pick.
2022-07-30 And They are Off
Garforth Town v Hemsworth kicked off the new NCEL season under the floodlights of the Bannister Prentice Stadium on Friday evening. The game ended level 2-2.
2022-07-29 Meet the Councillors
On Saturday 30th July the local labour council members for Kippax and Methley will have a stall at the Kippax Co-op, 10.00 to 11.30ish to speak to local people and pick up any issues that you want to raise
2022-07-29 Cycling Tigers
Garforth Tigers ARLFC U12?s have completed a Cycle Challenge at Tesco, between them cycling a total of 85 kilometres. The lads are raising funds to take them to The Rhinos Challenge at Butlins next year as well as other tournaments, trips and for an away kit.
2022-07-28 Enjoy the Big Band Sound
The Northern Swing Orchestra with Cherie Gears are performing at Swillington Sports and Social Club on Sunday 7th August. Tickets are ?7. Under 16?s are free.
2022-07-28 Police Appeal for Accident Witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision in Kippax on Wednesday. Roads Policing Officers would like to speak to anyone who saw or has dashcam footage of the incident on Longdike Lane at about 11.05am when a Honda Jazz came off the road and drove into a hedge. Emergency services attended and the 86-year-old male driver was taken to hospital where he is described as being seriously ill.
2022-07-27 Swim School
Bubbles Swim School Leeds have spaces available in September for Stage 3 / 10m swimmers on Thursday evenings at Garforth Holiday Inn. Please email info@bubblesswim schoolleeds.co.uk for further details or to book a place.
2022-07-27 Police Respond to Incidents in Sherburn
There will be an enhanced police presence in Sherburn over the coming weeks following a number of reports regarding ?youths? acting in an anti-social manner in the village. If you have any information regarding these incidents contact the police via 101 quoting reference 12220127071
2022-07-26 School of Dance
Caroline Atha School of Dance re opens on Monday 5th September. If you are interested in enrolling in September please contact Caroline on 07748015175. They have classes from 3 years to adults in Ballet, contemporary modern jazz, tap, freestyle,gymnastic dance and Boys street dance.
2022-07-26 Disappointing End to Good Pre-season
The Miners ended their pre-season in defeat as they were deservedly beaten by Division 1 opponents Campion in the Yorkshire Trophy final.
2022-07-25 Become a Police Officer
Ever fancied becoming a Police Officer for West Yorkshire Police? Recruitment is now open with a number of entry routes. The recruitment campaign is part of the national Uplift scheme which was introduced by the Government to increase officer numbers nationally by 20,000. Applications will close on Sunday 31st July
2022-07-25 Job Opportunities with Greene King
The Lord Gascoigne are looking for various positions to be filled - Part Time and Full time experienced Bar Tenders, part time cleaner, part time and full time chefs. They also offer apprenticeship programs. If interested please drop your CV into the pub
2022-07-24 Food Bank Collection
The next food bank collection at St Marys Garforth is on Monday 25th July from 2-3pm.
2022-07-24 Cornet Wanted for Gig
Kippax Band are in need of a front row cornet player for Sunday 31st July at Lotherton Hall, 2pm - 4pm. If you can help please contact Colin Moss on 07962 172699
2022-07-23 Daddy Cool
Daddy Cool is appearing at The yard in Garforth on Sunday 24th July at 7pm
2022-07-23 It?s Final
The Miners are through to the final of the Yorkshire Trophy after Charlie Marshall's second-half goal proved enough to see off Division 1 visitors Swallownest 1-0. Garforth Town face Division 1 side Campion who were emphatic winners of Group B. The Yorkshire Trophy final will be played at Liversedge FC today 23rd July. Kick-off is 3pm.
2022-07-22 Time Team Talk
The Time Team are giving a talk on Romano-British and Iron Age settlements in the Vale of York on Tuesday 26th July at 7.30pm in the Community Centre at Monk Fryston
2022-07-22 Best Takeaway Win
The winner of best takeaway in the recent Leeds Loves Awards was Bangladeshi and Indian fusion takeaway Bengal Cottage in Micklefield.
2022-07-21 Bar Manager Wanted
The Commercial Inn in Kippax are currently looking for a bar manager to work Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday full time. They must have experience working in a pub and be aged 25 and over. Please contact the commercial on 01132 871286 for more information
Play Safe at the Pavilion nursery and pre-school in Hillam had an unannounced Ofsted inspection on 9th June and the report has judged them to be outstanding in all areas.
2022-07-20 Last Orders
The landlord of the Plough Inn in Burton Salmon is having a leaving party on 23rd July at 7pm with singing duo Tracy Morgan and Co providing the entertainment. Currently nobody is taking over the pub
2022-07-20 Police Investigate Flasher
A man flashed a female horse rider in a wood near a North Yorkshire village on Sunday morning. The rider was taking her horse out for an early morning hack on Sunday July 17 to Bywater Wood, near Hillam. A man exposed himself to her near the entrance of the wood, which is a popular walking and horse-riding spot.
2022-07-19 Bin Collection Advisory from Council
Leeds City Council has issued an important bin collection update amid the extreme weather conditions which has seen record breaking temperatures in Yorkshire. People across Leeds have been urged to put out their bins before 6am as collections will begin early to allow bin crews to work in lower temperatures. A spokesperson for the authority said collections will start at 6am and crews will not return to collect any bins put out after this time.
2022-07-19 Too Hot to Visit
Due to the extreme heat expected on Tuesday 19th July, all Visitor Centre facilities at both Fairburn Ings and St Aidan's sites (including the shop, caf? and toilets) will be closed all day to protect visitors, volunteers and staff. They will reopen 10am Wednesday
2022-07-18 Goodbye to Messy Church
Messy Church in Garforth held its last session on Sunday 10th July. It started in Garforth in October 2013.
2022-07-18 Peace Flag Unveiling
The Garforth Peace Flag will be unveiled outside Garforth Academy on Sunday 31st July at 2pm. Then there will be a walk along the Peace Trail to the Garforth Peace Flame.
2022-07-17 Car Wash Jamboree
First Oulton St Johns and Second Garforth Brownies are holding a car wash and tabletop sale at Rothwell Scout Hut on Sunday 24th July from 10am to 3pm for the World Scout Jamboree.
2022-07-17 Running Scholarship for Jasmine
Former Garforth Academy student Jasmine Trott, who only took up racing during the 2020 cross country season, will be taking her talent across the pond to a university which competes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics. Kippax based Jasmine gained a D-1 scholarship and will be off to America in August.
2022-07-16 Volunteers Wanted
The Prince of Wales Hospice shop in Kippax is looking for more volunteers. If you are interested, call in for more information
2022-07-16 Water Shocker
The Environment Agency has detailed the water companies? ?shocking? performance in 2021 and said company bosses should face jail for the worst pollution incidents. In February this year Yorkshire Water agreed to pay ?300,000 to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust after a sewage discharge led to pollution in Leeds in 2018. The company breached its environmental permit due to the unauthorised discharge from its Garforth Storm Tanks, which led to a pollution incident at Kippax Beck.
2022-07-15 A Real Potato
Helen Reed from Aberford was stunned to discover her pack of cheese and onion crisps contained a rogue potato, which she said was ?soggy? and ?smelly. She contacted REAL crisps about the bizarre find, and as an apology they sent over a box containing a few bags featuring different flavours.
2022-07-15 A Hot Draw
Garforth Town and Horbury Town played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in their Yorkshire Trophy match at the Bannister Prentice Stadium on Tuesday evening.
2022-07-14 Heat Causes Train Delays
Soaring temperatures are expected to cause transport disruption over the coming days. Network Rail is preparing to introduce speed restrictions to reduce the likelihood of tracks buckling.
2022-07-14 Travellers Set Sights on Kippax Allotment
A family of travellers have asked for permission to stay on an allotment site, as they claim they will have to live on roadsides if evicted. The family, which includes four children, has retrospectively applied to Leeds City Council for planning consent to remain on land off Sandgate Lane in Kippax.
2022-07-13 Golf Taster Sessions
Scarthingwell Golf Club are holding golf taster sessions on Saturday 16th July. There are limited places at noon, 1.30pm, 3pm and 4.30pm for the free one-hour sessions with the Club Professional Tony Howarth. For more information call Pam on 07875 665587
2022-07-13 Rights of Way
Hillam Parish Council has entered into an agreement with North Yorkshire County Council to take over the maintenance of the rights of way around the community following significant reductions in countryside budget.
2022-07-12 Art Club Exhibition
Garforth Art Club are holding an Exhibition of Art with pictures for sale at Temple Newsam House Amphitheatre on Saturday 16th July from 10am to 4pm
2022-07-12 Guilty of Harassment
Kenneth Byford, age 74, of Cross Hills Court, Kippax, admitted harassing a female by calling at her home, shouting names at her and leaving a bucket of urine outside of her door. He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and told to pay ?22 costs.
2022-07-11 Yorkshire Trophy
Garforth Town are playing Horbury Town FC in the pre-season Yorkshire Trophy tournament in a home tie on Tuesday 12th July at 7.30pm. Tickets are ?6 with various concessions for juniors
2022-07-11 Parish Council Opposes Housing Plan
Monk Fryston Parish Council voted to object to a planning application to build 4 new houses on a plot on Old Vicarage Lane, based on overdevelopment of the site, concerns regarding vehicle access, and conservation of the area. If the development is to go ahead, the Parish Council believes fewer new houses should be built on the site
2022-07-10 Food Bank Collection
The next food bank collection at St Mary?s Garforth is on Monday 11th July. Donations may be dropped off to the Church Car Park between 2pm and 3pm or left in The Rectory porch before then.
2022-07-10 Legends of the Castle
A new children?s musical will be staged at Hazlewood Castle later this summer. Hazelwood - Legends of the Castle is written by Peter Dayson and Max Hudd. Performances are during the day, from Thursday 28th July to Monday 29th August. Tickets are?9, at totallytickets.co.uk
2022-07-09 Moving On
Cornwall RLFC have completed the signing of Kippax man and former Keighley Cougars prop Myles Tate on a two-and-a-half-year deal. Tate is a product of local Leeds-based junior club Oulton Raiders.
2022-07-09 Takeaway of the Year
Bengal Cottage in Micklefield is one of the ten candidates for Takeaway of the Year in the Yorkshire section of the English Curry Awards organised by Oceanic Consulting
2022-07-08 Garforth WI Meeting
Garforth WI?s next meeting is Tuesday 19th July from 8pm at Firthfields Community Centre. Visitors extremely welcome to come along for free for the first visit including refreshments.
2022-07-08 Bat Walk
RSPB Fairburn Ings and St Aidan?s are holding a Dusk Bat Walk at St Aidan?s on Tuesday 19th July from 8.45pm to 10.45pm. Warm clothes and appropriate footwear are recommended. Tickets are ?15.50 for non-members and ?12.50 for adult members, ?8.50 for child members
2022-07-07 Miners? New Season
Garforth Town?s new season will commence on Saturday 30th July. The FA Cup and Vase draws are expected on Friday 8th July.
2022-07-07 Garforth Feastival
Garforth Leisure Centre will be hosting Garforth Feastival in its car park on Saturday 16th July from 10am to 6pm. Entry is free. There will be food, drink and music.
2022-07-06 PSPO Survey
Leeds City Council are consulting the public on a proposed Public Space Protection Order relating to vehicle nuisance. The survey can be found by googling PSPO Leeds. It should take you about 10 minutes to answer all the questions. The last day that you can respond is midnight on Friday 12 August 2022.
2022-07-06 Green Lane Summer Fair
Green Lane Primary Academy in Garforth are holding a Summer Fair on Saturday 9th July. In addition to stalls and games, there is a raffle for some great prizes, and a silent auction for a boot signed by Kalvin Phillips. There is also a special guest who will be present from 12.30-1.00 pm.
2022-07-05 Children?s Centre Relocation
Garforth Children's Centre has now re-located to Conisborough Lane LS25 2LR from Garforth Academy and has merged with Kippax & Villages East, Cross Gates & Manston & Micklefield Children's Centres. The 5 centres offer a wide range of services for families with 0 -5yrs olds
2022-07-05 Bus Strike Suspended
The long running bus strike involving Arriva has been paused while members of the Unite union are balloted on a new pay offer. The 650 bus workers returned to work on 2nd July.
2022-07-04 Footballing Girls Wanted
Garforth Rangers are looking to recruit players for new Under 7 and Under 8 girls? teams for next season. For more information contact info@ garforthrangers.co.uk
2022-07-04 Motorway Go-slow Warning
Police have issued a warning that they are aware of plans for a protest on parts of the M62 today 4th July. The go-slow protesters are meeting at Ferrybridge Services at 6am. The protest has been planned by carsuniteuk as fuel prices continue to rise.
2022-07-03 Post Office Strike
Post Office staff are set to strike in July in a dispute over pay with more than 100 branches across the UK affected. Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) who work at 114 Crown Post Offices, which are run directly by the Post Office, will walk out for the day on 11 July.
2022-07-03 Bomber Fly Past
A World War II Lancaster Bomber flew over Kippax and Garforth on Saturday on its way to Leeds as part of the city?s armed forces day celebrations. The RAF Lancaster Bomber flew over Briggate three times around 2pm
2022-07-02 Community Club Summer Festival
Garforth Tigers will be taking part in the Community Club Summer Festival hosted by leading local amateur outfit Hunslet Warriors on Sunday 31 July. The festival will involve teams at Under 9s and Under 7s, who will play in the morning, and Under 10s and Under 8s sides in the afternoon.
2022-07-02 Motorbike Seized
On Tuesday night officers from the Outer East Neighbourhood Policing Team responded to reports of off-road motorbikes riding illegally in the Garforth Main Street area and seized a motorbike.
2022-07-01 45 Year Celebration
The Aagrah restaurant chain will be celebrating its 45th year in July. To celebrate this significant milestone, they will be offering their esteemed and loyal customers massive savings throughout their birthday month. There will be a 45 percent discount for in-house customers on 5th July, excluding drinks. Visit their website for more details.
2022-07-01 Stolen Bin
On the 28th of June between 8am and 8.30am two men in a Ford Transit Connect on Park Avenue Kippax close to the Longdyke Lane end of the road stole a bin belonging to the Parish Council. If you have any dash cam footage showing the vehicle’s registration plate please contact 101 and quote 13220352385
2022-06-30 Recycling Glasses
A new Lions Club recycling bin has been placed with Blenkinsop’s for your glasses and hearing aids. The Lions also have collection bins at Moorhouse Opticians, Garforth Main St., Garforth Library, Gibson Lane Medical Centre and PA Stockton Opticians, Kippax High St.
2022-06-30 President Dobson
Mark Dobson has been appointed as new President of the Garforth and District Lions. Mark has been a Lion for 20 years and has been President twice before.
2022-06-29 Music Quiz
There is a music quiz at All Saints church hall, Sherburn in Elmet on Saturday 2nd July 2022 at 7pm. Tickets are £10 including pie & peas supper. Contact Caroline on 07775 868189 for tickets
2022-06-29 Housing Plan Changed
The plan to build 8 homes on the site of the Bird in Hand in Garforth has been revised by the developers. Their new plan is for just five 3 and 4 bedroom houses.
2022-06-28 Beer Festival Entertainment
Harkin’s Bike will be the headlining bike at the Monk Fryston and Hillam Beer Festival on Saturday 17th September. On the opening night, Friday 16th there will be an eighties disco. The organisers are appealing for volunteers for the Thursday set-up and help at the event itself.
2022-06-28 Kippax Swimming Pool Problem
Contractors working hard to identify the issues with the pool at Kippax have concluded that existing iron pipework feeding water to the pool will have to be removed and replaced. They will commence the works on Monday 4th July and this is expected to take 6-8 weeks.