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2019-01-21   MFUFC Comedy Night

Monk Fryston United FC is holding a Comedy Night on Saturday 30th March from 6.30pm to midnight. Tickets are £20. They are currently on pre-sale to members  

 

2019-01-20   The Late John Dolan

The Coroner’s Office has appealed for the public’s help to trace the relatives of the late John Dolan, 69, who died at his address on Westbourne Crescent, Garforth on 12th January. There were no suspicious circumstances. Anyone with information should call Debbie Howarth on 01924 292301 

 

2019-01-20   Reward for Hit and Run Information

Castleford businessman Neil Liversidge has offered £1000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of the driver of a car in collision with a motorcyclist on the B1222 near Peckfield at around 4.40pm on 6th January. The driver left the scene without stopping. North Yorkshire Police investigating the hit and run believe the car involved was a silver saloon, possibly a VW or a Skoda. 

 

2019-01-19   Sleeping Beauty

Dianne Bonner Theatre Dance School presents Sleeping Beauty the Pantomime at Eversley Park, Centre in Sherburn today at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are £8.50 for adults and £6.50 for children 

 

2019-01-19   Five Arrested for Robberies

Five people have been arrested after a string of robberies and attempted robberies in Leeds and Wetherby including Tesco Alwoodley and Sainsbury's Kippax robberies. Four men, aged between 26 and 46 and one 43-year-old woman were arrested in Seacroft last night on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robberies and burglaries. 

 

2019-01-18   X26/X27 Bus Service

First bus express service X26/X27 now runs from Infirmary Street in Leeds to Fairburn Drive in Garforth via Crossgates shopping centre, Thorpe Park and The Springs. The service is available Mondays to Fridays 

 

2019-01-18   A Very Merry Christmas Collection

The Garforth Lions Christmas Santa street collections around Garforth and surrounding villages raised a total of £10,343. Announcing the total, Lions President Will Greenaway thanked the residents for their generosity. The money will be spent on local projects 

 

2019-01-17   Rugby Taster Day

Leeds Rhinos Foundation is running a Sky Try taster session at Garforth Academy on 25tth January for children in school years one and two. The sessions are free of charge 

 

2019-01-17   See the Kippax Plan

The Kippax Neighbourhood Plan is now available to view at Kippax Post Office, Kippax Library and the Leisure Centre. Polling cards are currently being delivered for the referendum on the plan 

 

2019-01-16   Brownie Leader Wanted

Aberford Brownies are looking for a new Brownie leader at 1st Aberford Brownies. The group of 7 to 10 year olds meets on a Monday evenings in term time. You do not need to be experienced, just enthusiastic. For more details contact Debbie Sherratt at aberford.brownies@ gmail.com 

 

2019-01-16   Praise for Homecare Provider

The Care Quality Commission has rated Garforth based Medacs Healthcare PLC as Good in every area in a newly published report, following inspection. The company cares for more than 200 elderly people in the area 

 

2019-01-15   See the Greatest Showman

The Old Girls School Community centre in Sherburn is presenting the Greatest Showman on 8th February. Come along from 7:00pm as doors open 30 minutes before the film begins. Tickets cost £4.00 

 

2019-01-15   Snowdrop Weekend

St Mary’s Church Swillington holds its Snowdrop Weekend on 23rd February from 10am till 3.30pm and on 24th February from noon to 4pm. Visitors can admire the snowdrops in the church yard. There will be stalls and refreshments. The weekend ends with a concert by White Rose Male Voice Choir at 3pm 

 

2019-01-14   Miners Lose

Penistone Church beat Garforth 3-1 to become new promotion favourites after the other rivals for the top spot all dropped points. Alex low gave Garforth a dream lead early on, but Church turned it around to go in 2-1 up at half time thanks to strikes from Sam Scrivens and Jordan Coduri. In a pivotal moment, Towns' recent signing Kane Bingley had a penalty saved just minutes after the break. Scrivens then gave the home side a two goal cushion with his second and their third of the game to run out comfortable winners. 

 

2019-01-14   Fishing Equipment Theft

Between 6pm on Thursday 10th and 10amon Sunday 13th January a large quantity of high end fishing equipment was stolen from an out building in the South Milford area. If you have any information which you feel may help with on-going police enquires please contact 101 and quote Ref. 12190007528 

 

2019-01-13   Tigers Wanted

Garforth Tigers ARLFC are looking for year 5 and 6 girls and boys for their U11 team. No experience necessary. Come along to Glebelands on Tuesday at 6.30pm of Friday at the all-weather pitch at Garforth Academy from 6pm 

 

2019-01-13   Call to Ban Hunt Meet

The League Against Cruel Sports has written to council leader Judith Blake asking the council to stop allowing the Badsworth and Bramham Moor Hounds holding a meet in Aberford on New Year’s Day amid claims that animals are still being chased. In the letter it is claimed that the November hunt chased a fox and a deer with hounds.  

 

2019-01-12   Vehicle Damage Appeal

There has been a recent spate of malicious damage to vehicles in Micklefield, tyres slashed and some cosmetic damage etc. This has been happening late in the evening or overnight. This has caused a lot upset to the victims, not to mention the cost. If anyone has any information about who could be doing it can they please contact West Yorkshire Police on 101  

 

2019-01-12   What the Dickens

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society and St Mary’s Church present What the Dickens, a rehearsed reading of the life of Charles Dickens on Saturday 26th January at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, Garforth. Tickets are £7 including refreshments 

 

2019-01-11   Car Theft Advice

The police are asking residents to remember to keep car keys as far away as possible from your parked vehicle. Thieves are using a *signal booster* device which triggers the vehicles keys into unlocking the vehicle. A second piece of advice would be to put the keys inside a metal container which will hopefully reduce the signal getting to the keys. 

 

2019-01-11   Sherburn Craft and Food Festival Meeting

A Sherburn in Elmet Craft and Food Festival meeting will be held on Wednesday 16th January from 7pm at the Old Girls School. Anyone can come along, to get involved and share ideas to help make the 2019 festival a great success. 

 

2019-01-10   Inconsiderate Parking Warning

It has become apparent that some people are parking inconsiderately in and around Sturton Lane / Sturton Avenue in Garforth. Some of these vehicles are causing obstructions to driveways, the roadway and pavements. Local PCSO’s will be patrolling the area over the coming months and will be taking action where necessary. Fixed penalty tickets may be issued to those who continue to park irresponsibly. 

 

2019-01-10   New Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

Aberford parish council has been advised a new Neighbourhood Watch Scheme has been set up for the Leeds Outer North East policing area. A letter has been issued asking for volunteers to assist with the scheme by creating small Neighbourhood Watch Groups. If you’re interested in joining the scheme or would like to know more, please contact Maureen Brewer. BEM, 01937 582 441 or 07711 150 438. 

 

2019-01-09   Parents Evening

There is a parents evening for year 11 students at Garforth Academy on Tuesday 15th January 

 

2019-01-09   Christmas Drink Drive Campaign Success

Police officers arrested more than 350 drivers for drink or drug driving during the festive crackdown. Chief Inspector Chris Corkindale thanks the public for their support and response to the campaign 

 

2019-01-08   Police and Fire Precepts

As Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner it is Julia Mulligan's responsibility to set the police and fire precepts. The precept raised for policing is used to fund the Police. The precept raised for fire and rescue is used for the Fire and Rescue Service. Before Julia sets the precepts, she wants to hear your thoughts. Please complete the survey at www.telljulia.com and tell Julia how much you are prepared to pay for both the police, and fire service in North Yorkshire. 

 

2019-01-08   Car Thefts in Sherburn

Overnight 7th to 8th January 2019 three vehicles were stolen from 2 different addresses on Pasture Way, Sherburn in Elmet. The vehicles are a BMW Red Coupe, Mercedes C250 D AMG in Blue and a Mercedes CL100 estate in white. The BMW and the blue Mercedes have since been located in another force area. Police are appealing for anyone with any information to ring North Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting reference numbers 12190003573/12190003574 

 

2019-01-07   Plastic Free Fridays

Garforth Academy school canteen has switched to biodegradable packaging for sandwiches, baguettes, soup, take-outs, fruit pots, cups and even cutlery on Fridays. Plastic bottles can be recycled using the recycling bins in the canteen and on all the corridors. 

 

2019-01-07   50th Anniversary Ball

St Benedict's Catholic Primary School will be hosting a 50th Anniversary Celebration Ball at the Holiday Inn, Garforth on Friday 24th May from 7pm onwards. The dress code is ‘Smart’ (Black Tie is optional). Tickets are £25 and include a drink on arrival, 3-course dinner, a glass of wine and entertainment for the evening. Tickets go on sale from Friday 1st February from the school office. 

 

2019-01-06   Wise Owl Quiz

The annual Wise Owl Quiz will take place at the Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre on Saturday 26th January. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets including a supper, are £6 a head from the Village Store and The Potting Shed 

 

2019-01-06   Miners Hand Out Ammering

Garforth Town put in a great display to defeat promotion favourites Yorkshire Amateur 2-0 in their home league game on Saturday. Sean Hunter with a stunning free kick and Dan Williams late on grabbed the goals, but there were stand out performers all over the pitch. 

 

2019-01-05   Les Miserables

Firthfields Community Centre is running a theatre trip to see Les Miserables at the Alhambra in Bradford on Monday 22nd July at 7.30pm. The cost is £66 including return coach travel. The coach leaves the Community Centre at 6pm. Call 0113 2864298 for tickets 

 

2019-01-05   LCC Propose Parking Charges for Garforth Main Street

In a letter to the Evening Post Councillor Tom Leadley has revealed that one of the proposals in Leeds City Council’s Initial Budget Proposals for 2019-20 is to introduce parking charges on city council owned car parks in three town centres, Wetherby, Garforth and Guiseley. Councillors will be able to put forward their own ideas and amendments to these proposals and hopefully won’t be supporting the principle of having parking charges in local town centres 

 

2019-01-04   Lotherton Spring Clean

The staff at Lotherton Hall have started a spring clean of the halls and rooms of the main building in preparation for 2019. The house and surrounding estate are all open to the general public for one single price of admission. 

 

2019-01-04   Peckfield and Parlington Housing Plans Thrown Out by Inspectors

Two independent government-appointed inspectors have recommended that the Leeds Site Allocations Plan should be modified to exclude the major green belt sites at Peckfield and Parlington, Strong representations against the Peckfield site were made by Garforth Neighbourhood Planning Forum and local councillors. The inspectors have accepted the council’s approach to maximise the use of brownfield land, whilst minimising the release of greenfield and green belt land for development, The modifications will now be subject to Executive Board resolution ‪on 14th January.‬ 

 

2019-01-03   Festival of Brass

Kippax Band will be competing at the Durham Festival of Brass in Peterlee on Sunday 3rd February, subject to confirmation 

 

2019-01-03   GCA AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Garforth Community Association will take place at the Miners Welfare Hall on Monday 28th January at 7.30pm. Everybody is welcome to attend 

 

2019-01-02   Rail Fares Up

Rail prices will rise by an average of 3.1 percent from today 2nd January, the largest increase since January 2013. 

 

2019-01-02   Bar Man Robs Pub

Casual bar worker Daniel James Bell hid the key of the Wheatsheaf pub in Sherburn and burgled it when the landlady was on holiday. He let himself in at 6am on 15th November and took £60 from a jar. His actions were caught on CCTV and he was recognised by the landlady on her return from holiday. Bell pleaded guilty to burglary and was given a 12 month community order and ordered to pay £386 

 

2019-01-01   Brigshaw Admissions Consultation

Brigshaw Learning Partnership, as the admission authority for: Brigshaw High School, Allerton Bywater; Kippax Ash Tree, Kippax Greenfield, Kippax North, Methley and Swillington Primary schools, is proposing changes to the admissions arrangements to the schools for the academic year 2020/21. Admission authorities are required to consult on their admission policy whenever they would like to make a change. All comments and suggestions must be received by no later than the consultation deadline of 30th January 2019. 

 

2019-01-01   Latest Health Walks List

The list of Leeds Health Walks for January and February is now available. Follow the link in the right-hand column for details. All walks will be easy-going and approximately 3.5 to 4 miles in length, unless otherwise stated. Some may include off-road walking and involve the use of stiles. Please wear suitable footwear and bring waterproof protection (raincoat or umbrella). All walks are free and there is no need to book, just turn up  

 

2018-12-31   Garforth Golf Day

Garforth Lions are inviting expressions of interest in a Garforth Lions Golf Day on Friday 10th May at Garforth Golf Club. Entry is £50 per person in teams of four. Entry includes breakfast, lunch and 18 holes of golf 

 

2018-12-31   School Marking 50 Years

Kippax North Primary School is marking its 50th Anniversary by asking former pupils to get in touch, It is appealing for photographs and memories from the early years. Contact Chris Clarke on 0113 286 9427 

 

2018-12-30   Hall for Hire

St Benedicts Parish Centre Hall, Lounge and Bar are available to hire for weekend events/parties (except 18th and 21st birthdays). The venue has a license to sell alcohol. Booking enquiries – 07514 053 325 

 

2018-12-30   Miners End Year with Home 2-1 Defeat

Garforth ended 2018 by capitulating to a pretty good Eccleshill United. The visitors took advantage of sloppy play to build a two goal cushion and although Lee Turner converted a penalty for the Miners in the dying minutes, it was too late to give hope of a comeback. 

 

2018-12-29   Supervisor Wanted

There is a vacancy at St Benedict’s Primary School, for a lunchtime Supervisor, 5 hours per week 12-1pm, £8.62 per hour (term time only). Contact Mr Flood on 07860773400 for more details and an application form. 

 

2018-12-29   Police Christmas Campaign

West Yorkshire Police have arrested 301 people as part of their drink/drug drive campaign so far. A conviction for driving while under the influence of drink and/or drugs will lead to a criminal record, a driving ban of at least a year and a fine up to £5,000 

 

2018-12-28   January Rail Misery Announced

The RMT Union has announced further rail strike action every Saturday in January. This is part of the long running dispute with Northern Rail over guards on trains. 

 

2018-12-28   Two Rescued from Christmas Fire

Two people had to be rescued when fire broke out at a house in Long Meadow Gate, Garforth at around 3.30am on Christmas Day. It is believed the fire broke out in the kitchen. Fire Crews from Garforth and Killingbeck attended. The two occupants were treated for smoke inhalation by the ambulance service at the scene 

 

2018-12-27   Mindfulness Taster Session

Have you ever wondered what Mindfulness is, how it can improve your mental wellbeing, put you back in control in your life and increase your general happiness? Come along to the taster session at the old Girls School Community Centre on Wednesday 30th January at 1:30pm till 2:30pm. The cost is £5 

 

2018-12-27   Big Grant for Cricket Club

Hillam Monk Fryston Cricket Club has secured a £60,000 grant from Biffa Award, part of the Landfill Communities Fund. The money will enable the existing cricket pavilion to be fully insulated. New doors, windows and a heating system will allow the pavilion to be used as an all year-round community facility. At the moment, the building and its environment is only useable in summer months. 

 

2018-12-26   Very Dashing

There was a Santa Dash through South Milford on Sunday morning 23rd December The many Santas raised hundreds and hundreds of pounds for Martin House Children’s Hospice. 

 

2018-12-26   Hillam VETS System

Hillam Parish Council is setting up a Village Emergency Telephone System to support the use of the defibrillator - this is where local individuals volunteer to collect/deliver the defibrillator to the location it may be needed in the village. It is essential in defibrillation cases that the responder stays to deliver CPR and ensure oxygen is still pumping through the casualty's body instead of losing time collecting the defibrillator. 

 

2018-12-25   Fundraising Success

The Old Girls’ School Community Centre staff and Committee were overwhelmed with the response to their first fund raising event since opening the building for community use in September. They would like to thank everyone who attended the Craft and Carols event on Saturday 8th December. 

 

2018-12-25   Allotment Burglaries

In the last few weeks there have been a number of burglaries at allotments in the villages of Garforth, Great Preston, Allerton Bywater. If you have an allotment please check your security and if you need any advice please get in touch with the police. 

 

2018-12-24   Christmas Eve Fun

There is a Christmas Eve Fun for Under 5’s event at Augustus Court, Garforth today from 10.30am to 11.30 am hosted by Sling Swing and Beanie Boppers East Leeds. There will be festive dancing, singing and Christmas craft activities. Older Siblings are welcome too. Admission is free. 

 

2018-12-24   Vehicle Vandalism

There have been several incidents of cars being vandalised in Micklefield in recent weeks The police have been called and are investigating the problem. Any information would be greatly appreciated. 

 

2018-12-23   Miners Lose on the Road

Garforth Town lost by 1-0 away at seventeenth placed Liversedge on Saturday, failing to build on last week’s win against Albion Sports 

 

2018-12-23   Family Zone Plan for St Aidans

RSPB St Aidan’s has applied for planning permission to build an outdoor play area at its site at Swillington. The family nature zone would be near Bowers Lake and the visitor centre 

 

2018-12-22   New Year Bus Service

First Buses will be providing a Saturday Service on New Year’s Eve tapering off from 6pm with no services after 8pm. There will be no service on New Year’s Day 

 

2018-12-22   Building Firm Lends Helping Hand

Building firm Redrow has donated £500 to help Sherburn High School’s recovery efforts following the serious fire in July that destroyed a gym and changing room at the school.  

 

2018-12-21   Christmas Bus Service by First

First bus timetables will be altered over Christmas. Christmas Eve will have a Saturday service tapering off from 6pm with no services after 8pm. There will be no service on Christmas Day and a special service on Boxing Day. There will then be a Saturday Service on 27th, 28th and 29th December. Visit www.firstgroup.com/leeds for full details. 

 

2018-12-21   Quad Bike look Out

Around 11pm on Tuesday 18th December two quad bikes were seen driving across land around the Church Fenton and Ulleskelf area of Tadcaster. The police are asking everyone to be vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour to North Yorkshire Police at the time of any sightings. 

 

2018-12-20   Knit and Stitch Today

Garforth Knit and Stitch adult group meet at Garforth Library today from 10.30am to 12.30pm. New members are welcome and no experience is necessary 

 

2018-12-20   Setting the Precept

How much are you willing to invest in your local police and fire and rescue services in North Yorkshire? As Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner it is Julia Mulligan's responsibility to set the police and fire precepts and before she sets the precepts, she wants to hear your thoughts. Please complete the survey at www.telljulia.com and tell Julia how much you are prepared to pay for both the police, and fire service in North Yorkshire. 

 

2018-12-19   Festive Fun at Lotherton

Families are getting the festive spirit at Lotherton Hall as they enjoy the annual Christmas Experience. The attraction is open every day upto Sunday 23rd December. Tickets are 37.50 for adults and £3.75 for children. Under 4’s go free. Opening hours are 10am to 7pm excerpt Friday and Saturday when they stay open till 8pm 

 

2018-12-19   Rugby Success for Garforth Academy

Garforth Academy Year 11 rugby league team defeated Abbey Grange to win the Hector Crowther Trophy at the Leeds and Hunslet Cup Finals 

 

2018-12-18   Feed a Family this Christmas

The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Feed a Family Campaign to ensure no one in the city goes hungry at Christmas means people can make donations to the various foodbanks in the city via local Tesco stores including the one at Garforth 

 

2018-12-18   More Compensation for Rail Users

Rail passengers can now claim compensation from Northern Rail for journey delays. The new scheme means passengers can claim 25percent back on the single fare if their journey is delayed 15 to 29 minutes, and 50 percent for delays of 30 minutes or over. Northern have compensated 11,000 customers since the timetable was changed earlier this year 

 

2018-12-17   Charity Gala

Chairman of Selby District Council, Councillor David Buckle invites you to his Charity Gala Concert. Celebrating the talent of Selby District in the 950th anniversary year of Selby Abbey, in aid of Save the Children, Peter Pan Nursery and Selby Abbey. The Event will have a selection of guests preforming throughout the day, from teen singers to classical singers and even a West End star.The Concert will take place on Saturday the 16th of March at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are £5 to £15 

 

2018-12-17   Have Your Say on HS2

Anyone wishing to object to the HS2 route proposals is advised that the Phase 2b Environmental Statement Consultation ends on Friday 21st December at 11.45 pm 

 

2018-12-16   Miners Win at Home

Garforth Town returned to winning ways beating Albion Sports 3-2 at home on a cold and wet Saturday. Albion took an early lead but the teams went in level at half time. Both teams scored again before Daniel Williams got the Miner’s winning goal 

 

2018-12-16   Joseph

Sherburn High School presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat from Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th December in the Main Hall at 7pm. Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for concessions and students 

 

2018-12-15   Cold Calling Alert

The police are advising residents to be aware that there are individuals cold-calling at addresses in the Selby district proposing to carry out work on properties and are reported to be over-charging and preying on vulnerable people. They are urging people to be vigilant and raise any concerns with NYP on 101 or if an incident to this nature is on-going dial 999. 

 

2018-12-15   Parent Wins Books

Sherburn High School has gratefully accepted over £300 worth of new books for its school library thanks to a magnanimous gesture from parent Rachel Parkes. Rachel, whose son James attends the school, entered a competition launched by Scholastic Book Clubs called James Patterson’s Big Book Giveaway and she won! Rachel had to say why she thought Sherburn High deserved to win so she told them how winning the books would raise student morale after a fire at the school had caused significant damage in July last year. 

 

2018-12-14   Funderful Fair

St Benedict’s Christmas Fair raised £1173 for church funds 

 

2018-12-14   New Library for School

A new school library has been officially opened at South Milford Primary School. A year of fundraising by parents , teachers the parish council, residents and local businesses raised almost £23,000 for the project. Children’s aithor Jeremy Davies hosted the opening event. 

 

2018-12-13   Brigshaw Rugby Success

Brigshaw High School year ten rugby league team won the Wilson Cup last Wednesday at the Leeds and Hunslet finals at the John Charles Centre. Leeds Rhinos Foundation ran the tournament supported by Sky Try. 

 

2018-12-13   Elf and Safety Problem

A power cut at the Elf Experience at Lotherton Hall on Saturday night caused the event to be evacuated after visitors to the woodland walk were left in darkness. The power cut was caused by a blown fuse following a downpour of rain. The event was back to normal the following day 

 

2018-12-12   Christmas Concert

There will be a Christmas Concert by Kippax Brass Band at St Marys Church, Garforth on Sunday 16th December at 7pm. Tickets are £6, available from the church and the library.  

 

2018-12-12   School Bus Crash

Police were called to the scene of a crash between a lorry and a school bus on Selby Road , Monk Fryston at 3.30pm on Monday. Two people were taken to hospital for treatment. Police say the driver of the lorry involved in the collision has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving. 

 

2018-12-11   The Landscape Detective

There will be a talk on Uncovering Yorkshire’s Historical Parks and Gardens Through the use of Archival Sources at Burton Salmon Village Hall on Wednesday 9th January at 7.30pm. Entrance is £2 

 

2018-12-11   Tour De Yorkshire is Back

Garforth and Kippax are once again on the Tour De Yorkshire route in 2019. Stage 2 on Friday 3rd May starts in Barnsley and finishes in Bedale, passing through Kippax, Garforth, Barwick, Scholes, Shadwell, Alwoodley , Bramhope and Pool in Wharfedale on the way 

 

2018-12-10   Micklefield Mini Fair

There is a Christmas Mini Fair at Churchville House Micklefield on Sunday 16th December from 2pm. There will be refreshments and stalls 

 

2018-12-10   Garforth Peace Flame is Spreading

On Saturday 15th December the nearby village of Scholes will install England’s second World Peace Flame Monument, it will take place in the garden opposite St. Phillips Church , Main Street, Scholes at 12 noon. 

 

2018-12-09   Not The Usual Suspects

West Yorkshire Police is highlighting that not all drink-drivers this Christmas will be young men, as they challenge people's perceptions about who will be drink driving.z88;The Force is supporting the national drink drive campaign, reminding people that it is not always the " Usual Suspects" that drink drive over the festive period. 

 

2018-12-09   Miners Hit for Six

The heavens and floodgates opened as Garforth suffered a heavy defeat at home to Hemsworth Miners. Mitch Hamiltons' superb strike was a rare high point in a game dominated by rampant Hemsworth who ran out winners 6-1. 

 

2018-12-08   Timetable Shake up on Buses

Bus timetable changes come into force this weekend. Services 19 and 19A (Ireland Wood to Garforth) will start running a revised weekend schedule aimed at improving punctuality. For more information visit the wymetro.com website 

 

2018-12-08   Train Services to Worsen

Local train users face the prospect of longer journeys following the introduction of new timetables this weekend. The new timetables mean the withdrawal of direct services to Bramley, New Pudsey, Bradford, Halifax and beyond. Passengers wishing to go to these destinations face an average of 20 minutes added to their journey time as they must now change trains in Leeds. 

 

2018-12-07   Policing Surgery

Residents from Tadcaster and the surrounding area have their chance to their raise concerns about policing or community safety issues when the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan, comes to Tadcaster on Thursday 13th December. The appointment based surgeries will take place between 5.15pm, and 7.15pm at Tadcaster Methodist Church, High street, Tadcaster LS24 9AT. Surgeries are by appointment only 

 

2018-12-07   Carols Around the Christmas Tree

Garforth Jubilee Brass Band will accompany singers at an outdoor carol service at the Millennium Village park in Allerton Bywater on Monday 17th December from 6.15pm 

 

2018-12-06   Christmas Post Deadlines

This year’s postal deadlines for Royal Mail are: Tuesday 18th December for second Class mail, Thursday 20th December for First Class mail. Visit the Royalmail.com website for details of parcel and tracked deliveries.  

 

2018-12-06   Hare Coursing Appeal

On Sunday 25th November and also Sunday 2nd December there has been a red Subaru partial vrm: T183 hare coursing around Sherburn-In-Elmet and also the Saxton area. If sighted please call the police on 101. 

 

2018-12-05   A Christmas Treat

The Friendly Fridays Café in Aberford is holding a Christmas treat on Friday 14th December from 11am to 12 noon. The Village Harmonies Choir will be doing a festive sing along and there will be mince pies plus all the normal café delicacies. 

 

2018-12-05   Stolen BMW Rams Police

The driver of a stolen BMW X5 rammed a police car as he tried to escape officers. The vehicle was travelling with another stolen BMW when the drivers failed to stop in Sherburn on Sunday night/ The X5 was later found abandoned a few miles away. Nobody was hurt in the incident 

 

2018-12-04   Sweet Success

Sherburn based food tailor and ingredients specialist Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) Ltd is celebrating a brace of prestigious awards recognising its export success, manufacturing excellence and outstanding customer commitment. The candy company received two nominations for the 2018 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, in the Ingredients Manufacturing Company of the Year and Award for Export categories. 

 

2018-12-04   Driver Personally Thanks Local Firefighters

A van driver who broke both his legs in any icy road accident on the A1 and was rescued from his van dangling over the A64 has returned to West Yorkshire to personally thank the Garforth Fire Crew for saving him. Driver Thomas Dulson is slowly but surely making a full recovery thanks to the fire crews of West Yorkshire  

 

2018-12-03   Police Warning on Winter Car Thefts

As winter approaches, motorists are being warned against the dangers of leaving cars unattended with keys in them while the windshield defrosts. Data from vehicle recovery service Tracker reveals a spike in vehicle thefts during the autumn and winter months. 

 

2018-12-03   Hillam Houses Planning Meeting

The planning meeting to consider an application to build 33 houses on land West of Main Street, Hillam behind Hillcrest House will be on 5th December. 2018 at 2pm. A Selby Council Planning Committee Report recommends refusal of the application 

 

2018-12-02   Early Christmas Win for Miners

Garforth kicked off the festive season with a resounding 4-1 win at relegation threatened Goole AFC. After slipping behind to an early Dan Barrett strike, goals from Lee Turner and Mark Simpson late in the first half turned things round. Simpson added a penalty shortly after the restart and a Goole red card soon after sealed their fate. Joe Colley weighed in with the final goal for the Miners 

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