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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. 

 

2020-01-05   Lucky 7

Garforth Academy will have a partial closure on Monday 6th January due to heating issues. Year 7 will not be in, all other year groups will be in as normal. 

 

2020-01-05   Miners Heartbroken

Garforth Town were beaten 1-0 in time added on after dominating for large parts of their local derby at home top Yorkshire Amateurs. Even when reduced to ten men, the Miners continued to be a threat, but Ashley Flynn capitalised on the last chance of the game to give the visitors three points. 

 

2020-01-04   Governor Wanted

South Milford Primary School is looking for a Governor. Being a governor is enjoyable, stimulating and re-warding. You don’t have to have specialist expertise or knowledge. Enthusiasm and interest is much more important. For an informal chat or to learn more, contact our chair of governors, Dan Murphy, by emailing cofg@sm.starmat.uk 

 

2020-01-04   Accessibility Award for St Aidans

RSPB St Aidans has been awarded the 2019 Good Access Scheme award from Yorkshire charity Open Country for the efforts of staff and volunteers to create a fully accessible path for wheelchair users and people with a disability. The project was funded by HSBC 

 

2020-01-03   Oh No it Doesn’t

The Sherburn U3A pantomime takes place at Eversley Park Centre on Thursday 16th January at 2pm 

 

2020-01-03   Unexpected Power Cut

An unexpected power cut left 2,200 homes without power on Thursday afternoon, including properties in Castleford, Fairburn, Garforth, Ferrybridge, Knottingley and Monk Fryston. The incident was first reported at 1.23pm. Northern Powergrid said they expected to restore power in 90 minutes. 

 

2020-01-02   Christmas Drink Driving Up Substantially

West Yorkshire Police made nearly 400 arrests for drink or drug driving in December. This number is up from last year when 284 arrests were made.  

 

2020-01-02   Kitten Killed by Hounds

A seven-month-old kitten was allegedly ‘ripped to pieces’ during an ‘illegal fox hunt’ on Christmas Eve. Bits of fur were all that was left of a ginger and white cat named Tiger after he was attacked by hounds from The Bramham Hunt in a ‘barbaric’ incident in Scarcroft. A spokesperson from the Badsworth and Bramham Hunt said: ‘The Hunt were in the vicinity on the 24th December and are aware that a young cat went missing. 

 

2020-01-01   The Lion King

It is Cinema Evening at the Old Girls School on Friday 10th January. The film is The Lion King. Tickets are £4 and doors open at 7pm with the film showing at 7.30pm 

 

2020-01-01   Oh Rats!

There have been more than 2,000 instances in the past three years where council workers have been alerted to rat sightings at houses or commercial properties across the city. The worst affected area was Roundhay with 108 incidents. Harewood was 9th with 69 instances, Kippax and Methley was 28th with 40 incidents and Garforth and Swillington was 33rd worst ward with 25 instances of rats.  

 

2019-12-31   Library Reopening

Sherburn and Villages Community Library and Information Hub which closed on Tuesday 24th December 2019, will re-open at 9am on Thursday 2nd January 2020.  

 

2019-12-31   Sing Along Session

There is a Sing Along Session as part of the Memory Café from 1.30-3.30pm at The Old Girls’ School in Sherburn on Monday 6th January. The event is open to all ages with free entry (tea & coffee £1)  

 

2019-12-30   Team Leaders Required

Leeds Health Walks are looking for Walk Leaders to allow them to expand their current walk program. Where necessary training will be arranged and help given to start up, no experience required you just need to be reasonably fit and enthusiastic about walking. More information can be obtained from John Scott on 0113 2863656 

 

2019-12-30   Dusk Walk

There is a Dusk Walk at Fairburn Ings on Wednesday 8th January. This walk is suitable for everyone and is great for those who would like some company wildlife watching and walking on the reserve in the dark. The walk will last about two hours on good footpaths, sturdy footwear is recommended as well as warm clothing and a torch. The cost is £7.50 or £6 for RSPB members. In the event of bad weather, they may postpone the walk to the following Wednesday.  

 

2019-12-29   The Lion King

Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth is organising a trip to see the Lion King at the Alhambra Bradford on Thursday 14th May. The coach leaves Firthfields at 6pm for the 7.30 performance. Tickets are £69 . Call 0113 2864298 for more details 

 

2019-12-29   Christmas Present for Miners Fans

Two goals by the Miners’ Sean Hunter in the final two minutes turned a 2-0 looming defeat into a dramatic draw away at Maltby Main on Saturday. Maltby thought they were heading to a deserved victory through goals from Gavin Allott and Sam Forster, but Garforth mounted a late rally that left the home side scratching their heads and Town heading north with an incredible draw. 

 

2019-12-28   Selby District Business Conference and Awards

Selby District Council will be hosting the Selby District Business Conference and the first-ever Selby District Business Awards on Thursday 19th March 2020 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. The awards ceremony aims to recognise and celebrate the Selby District’s most successful businesses. 

 

2019-12-28   WW2 Anniversary Events

There will be a Commemoration Weekend Event in Kippax for 75th Anniversary of the End of WW2 on 13th and 14th June 2020. This will include a 1940’s dance at Kippax Ex-Service and Social Club on Saturday 13th June. Tickets are £6 to include a pie and pea supper. 

 

2019-12-27   Micklefield Councillors Wanted

There are currently two vacancies on Micklefield Parish Council due to insufficient nominations at the recent election. The council can now fill the vacancies by cooption, which is a process whereby the council considers applications from interested persons and can then select someone to fill the seat. If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, please write to the parish council and include a few details of why you would like to become a councillor. Deadline for written applications is Wednesday 22nd January 2020 

 

2019-12-27   Road Closures in New Year

Yorkshire Water is planning on replacing the water mains on Leeds Road, Kippax, in the New Year which will involve a road closure and multiway lights for upto 3 months. To alleviate disruption the road closure part will encompass the school half term holidays but it is expected to last 3 weeks. The works are expected to start on the 27/01/2020 – 24/04/2020 

 

2019-12-26   Snow White

Kippax Amateur Operatic Society presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Castleford Phoenix Theatre from 8th to 12th January. Performances are 7.15pm on Wednesday to Friday and 1pm and 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are £14 for adults and £12 for children 

 

2019-12-26   Spray Paint Found

Police officers attended at St Aidens nature reserve and seized a quantity of spray paint that had been hidden there with the intention of causing damage at a later date. The paint has been disposed of. 

 

2019-12-25   Kippax Art Club Welcomes New Members

Kippax Art Club welcomes new members, come along and meet them any Wednesday, except the 3rd Wednesday of the month, at 7pm until 9pm at the Community Centre in Gibson Lane near Ash Tree School. 

 

2019-12-25   Garden Waste Service Stopped for Christmas

Selby District Council stopped garden waste collections on Monday 16th December. The service will resume on Friday 10th January so that collection crews can concentrate on clearing Christmas waste 

 

2019-12-24   Blown It Campaign

The Christmas Drink Drive Campaign ‘Blown It’ has seen over 220 people arrested for drink or drug-driving offences in just 20 days in West Yorkshire, police say. Commenting on the number of arrests, the county's Roads Policing Unit said: "People are still not learning." 

 

2019-12-24   Motorway Crash Causes Major Delays

A crash on the southbound M1 between junctions 45 and 46 caused 3 miles of traffic chaos on Sunday afternoon. Drivers were directed up and over junction 45 whilst the accident was cleared. 

 

2019-12-23   Garforth Library Christmas Hours

Garforth Library will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve and open on 28th December from 9am to 4pm, 30th December from 9am to 5pm and 31st December 9am to 3pm. It then opens in the New Year on January 2nd 

 

2019-12-23   Fly Tipper Prosecuted

Anthony Smith, of Sherburn was fined £40 with £305 costs for fly tipping a cardboard box and household waste outside flats in Beechwood Croft, Sherburn.  

 

2019-12-22   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  

 

2019-12-22   Miners Washed Out

Garforth Town’s home game against Knaresborough Town yesterday had to be postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. The announcement was mad following an inspection at 9.30. 

 

2019-12-21   Makeover for Leisure Centre

Kippax Parish Council, Ward Councillors, local residents and Leisure Centre staff have secured £175,000 to enable Kippax Leisure Centre to undergo a makeover with refurbished changing rooms, redecoration, new signage and improved frontage this winter. Works are set to begin in mid-December and are expected to be completed in early spring 2020, with disruption to Leisure Centre openings kept at a minimum. 

 

2019-12-21   Flock to the Motorway

The M1 was closed in both directions near Leeds yesterday morning after drivers spotted sheep on the carriageway. Traffic ground to a standstill after the flock of sheep were spotted on the tarmac between junction 47 for Garforth junction 46 for Colton. Highways England officers quickly arrived on the scene to carry out a rolling road block in both directions around 11am. It was reported that the sheep were wandering down the slip road at junction 47. 

 

2019-12-20   Garforth Social with Tess

Writer and politician Tess Seddon will be at the Garforth Social at Garforth Library on Monday 13th January from 1.20 to 2.30pm for a community consultation on your feelings about politics and whether you feel represented. Refreshments are provided and there is no need to book. 

 

2019-12-20   Miners Back in the Cup

Garforth Town will play Ossett United away in the Quarter Final of the West Riding County Cup after Eccleshill United were removed from the competition. The Miners’ opponents in the last round were ruled by the County FA to have fielded two ineligible players in the re-arranged tie at the Bannister Prentice Stadium last month. 

 

2019-12-19   Stolen Car Recovered

A Hyundai car that was stolen in a burglary in the early hours of Thursday morning from an address in Garforth has been found by police officers at Peach Walk, in East Bowling, Bradford with a cloned registration plate. It was recovered for forensic examination. 

 

2019-12-19   Railway Car Park Reopening

Commuters who use Garforth train station on a daily basis will be able to take advantage of the brand new car park from Friday, 20th December. There has been disruption for more than five months since contractors moved onto site in mid-July to complete the £1.12 million works. There is now enough space for 333 cars on site, including 15 blue badge bays. The significant works have also seen CCTV, low-energy lighting and enhanced drainage infrastructure installed, while a bigger cycle storage area and repair station will open in early 2020. 

 

2019-12-18   Transit Theft

Between 8pm and 4.30am on the night of 15th December, a ford transit pick up bearing the registration YG66 MHA was stolen from an industrial unit in Sherburn. Metal slats were removed from the fencing to gain access to the site. If you have any information or CCTV please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 ref 12190229437 

 

2019-12-18   Teenager Trapped Under Land Rover

A 17-year-old girl was trapped under a Land Rover in Garforth on Monday evening at around 4.30pm when the driver of the vehicle was travelling along the A642 Wakefield Road and was in collision with the young pedestrian. The road was closed as emergency crews were sent to the scene. Using specialist equipment from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service's technical rescue unit at Cleckheaton they were able to pull her free from underneath the car and transfer her to paramedics, who took her to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment for serious injuries. 

 

2019-12-17   Death Crash Man Appears in Court

A lorry driver from Seacroft has appeared before magistrates charged with careless / inconsiderate driving following the death of a 71 year old woman in Garforth last January. Dunston Dean Wainwright did not enter a plea to the charge and was bailed until next month 

 

2019-12-17   Timetable Changes Start Badly

Leeds commuters were hit with cancellations and delays on the first day of the new train timetable. Some of the earlier services were cancelled due to a 'shortage of train conductors. The train operators also spoke of more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time. 

 

2019-12-16   Most Outstanding

Garforth Academy year 13 student Kiera Ahmed has won the ‘Most Outstanding Piece of Research’ award from the Nuffield Foundation for her research into nanoparticle systems 

 

2019-12-16   Burglar Arrested

Officers from Garforth have arrested a local male who was wanted for burglary. The male is currently in custody. 

 

2019-12-15   Day Off for Miners

Garforth Town’s game at AFC Mansfield on Saturday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, along with floodlight generator problems. 

 

2019-12-15   Sherburn Burglary

At 2.30am on Saturday, a burglary was reported at a property on Egremont Place, Sherburn. The burglars were disturbed by the occupant who heard a noise downstairs. Entry had been gained by snapping the lock to the door. Muddy footprints were visible on the floor. Please remain vigilant with property security and report any information to NYP on Tel 101 ref 12190228261 

 

2019-12-14   Quiz Night

The Fly Line pub on Aberford Road in Garforth is holding a Quiz Night every Tuesday at 7.30pm 

 

2019-12-14   Elmet and Rothwell Vote Shelbrooke

Conservative candidate Alec Shelbrooke was re-elected as the MP for Elmet and Rothwell constituency on Thursday. Mr Shelbrooke received 33,726 votes, Labour candidate David Nagle received 16,373 votes, Stewart Galton ( Lib Dem) received 5,155 votes, Penny Stables for the Green Party had 1,775 votes and the Yorkshire Party’s Matthew Clover received 1,196 votes. 

 

2019-12-13   Christmas Fayre Success

This year’s annual St Benedict’s Christmas Fayre has raised £1147 for the parish 

 

2019-12-13   Stolen Car Taken Apart

The shell of a stolen car with no doors or windows was recovered by police from Barrowby Lane in Garforth. Police believe the car was dismantled for parts. Enquiries are ongoing 

 

2019-12-12   Star in the Jar

On Friday 20th December from 3.30 to 4.15pm, there will be a special story and craft session in Garforth Library. Come and explore the lovely picture book Star in the Jar, a story about a child who finds a fallen star and - you guessed it - keeps it in a jar. 

 

2019-12-12   Clampdown on Drink Drivers

More than 100 drivers have been arrested in the first 9 days of this year’s crackdown on drink and drug drivers over the Christmas period. 

 

2019-12-11   Relatively Not Much Knife Crime

The number of knife and bladed article offences recorded in Leeds in 2017 1nd 2018 was 2,030. Of the 33 wards in Leeds the highest number of incidents occurred in Gipton and Harehills with 244 offences. Kippax and Methley ward was 26th with 16 reported offences and Garforth and Swillington was 29th out of 33 with 14 recorded offences. Harewood ward was the safest of all with just 4 recorded offences 

 

2019-12-11   Santa at the Library

Father Christmas will be visiting Sherburn and Villages Community Library on Saturday 14th December between 10am and 12noon. Tickets are £2.50 each and include a gift from Father Christmas and a drink. Tickets are limited so purchase yours now from the Library to avoid disappointment 

 

2019-12-10   How to Apply to Oxbridge

Sherburn High School welcomed Doctor Simon Bulley, Academic Clinical Fellow in Haematology and Admissions Tutor for Cambridge University, who gave up his day off to talk to Year 10, 11 and Sixth Form students about how to apply to Oxbridge. Dr. Bulley gave students invaluable advice about what to include in a personal statement and the interview process in order to be successful. 

 

2019-12-10   Afternoon Burglaries in Garforth

There have been 2 daylight burglaries in Garforth recently on Acaster Drive and a suspicious incident on Severn Drive. If you live in the area please can you check your CCTV to see if you have captured anything of note between 1 and 2pm on Tuesday 3rd December. If you have any information please call 101 and quote 13190619983 

 

2019-12-09   A Bonkers Night

The Friends of Sherburn High (FOSH) November fund raising event, Ben & Barnett's Bonkers Bingo, was a huge success and raised almost £2300 to add to the Sherburn Spruce Up pot. 

 

2019-12-09   Mark Hits a Century

Mark Simpson reached the landmark of 100 goals for Garforth Town when he scored their only goal in a 3-1 away defeat to Barton Town on Saturday 

 

2019-12-08   Farm Theft

In the early hours of Monday 2nd December a blue Isuzu Pick-up reg no. YG18 FYY was stolen from a farm in Byram, Selby. Also taken was a aluminium back off another pickup truck for a L200. If you have any information please call 101 and quote job no: NYP-02122019-0098. 

 

2019-12-08   Train Fares to Rise

Rail tickets are to increase by an average of 2.7 percent on 2nd January and the increase will affect about 45 percent of services. 

 

2019-12-07   Battery Theft

On Sunday 1st December a farm at Hazelwood, Tadcaster had a battery stolen from a Manitou vehicle. Barns were also entered but nothing else taken. If you have any information please call 101 and quote job no: NYP-03122019-0062. 

 

2019-12-07   Election Candidates

The candidates for the Elmet and Rothwell ward in the upcoming General Election are Alec Shelbrooke - Conservative, David Nagle - Labour, Stewart Golton - Lib Dems, Penny Stables - Greens and Matthew Clover - The Yorkshire Party. Labour needs an 8.2 percent swing to win the seat from the Conservatives 

 

2019-12-06   Christmas Concert

Garforth Brass and Garforth Community Choir will be performing at a Christmas Concert at Garforth Academy on Saturday 7th December. The show starts at 1.30pm and tickets are £6 from SPT Uniforms, the Academy and the library. 

 

2019-12-06   Accident Halts Morning Rush

A serious accident on the northbound motorway where the A1 and M1 merge on Thursday morning shortly after 8am resulted in long queues developing on both motorways. Emergency services had to close the main carriageway to junction 44 for around 30 minutes. 

 

2019-12-05   Drink Driver in Court

David Carl Summerfield, 30, of The Grove, Kippax, appearing at Leeds Magistrates Court, admitted having 55 mcgs of alcohol in 100 mls of breath while behind the wheel. The legal limit is 35 mcgs. He was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £300 and told to pay £117 in costs. 

 

2019-12-05   Evening Chaos on M1

The M1 southbound carriageway between junctions 47 and 46 was closed yesterday evening after a pedestrian was hit by a car. Queueing traffic tailed back eight miles. Lanes one and two were eventually reopened to traffic  

 

2019-12-04   Crash Causes Motorway Delay

There were rush hour delays on the M1 on Monday morning after a crash at Junction 46 near Colton at 7.10am. All traffic was stopped while officers cleared a vehicle from the central reservation 

 

2019-12-04   Blooming Christmas Fair

Garforth in Bloom is holding its annual Christmas Fair at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 14th December from 10am till noon.. There will be tombola, a raffle and craft and cake stalls 

 

2019-12-03   Quad Bike Theft

Between the 24th and 28th November a quad bike was taken in a garage burglary on Lowther Road, Garforth. If anyone has any information about the theft please call 101 and quote crime number 13190610324. Please check your CCTV and if you have any images please contact the above number 

 

2019-12-03   Drink Driving Campaign Starts

The 1st December marks the start of the annual Christmas Drink and drug driving campaign. During last years campaign over 375 people were arrested in West Yorkshire. Think when you will be fit to drive again, the police regularly have more people fail the morning after. So don’t drink and drive this Christmas 

 

2019-12-02   Jack and the Beanstalk

The Jack and The Beanstalk pantomime takes place at Firthfields Community Centre on Saturday 14th December at 3pm. Tickets are £6.50. Call 0113 2864298 for tickets 

 

2019-12-02   Miners Lose at Home

After a10 day break the Miners were able to play their home league game against Maltby Main FC and disappointingly suffered a 4-2 defeat 

 

2019-12-01   Community Carol Service

There will be a Community Christmas Carol Concert with Garforth Jubilee Brass at Firthfields Community Centre on Sunday 8th December from 6.30pm. Admission is £1.00. Ticket includes a drink and festive refreshments. 

 

2019-12-01   Ring Tree Lights

Hillam Ring Tree Lights switch on takes place on Saturday 7th December at 6.30pm in The Square in Hillam. There will be mince pies, mulled wine, hot soup, carol singing and a visit from Father Christmas 

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