LS252019-06-17GarforthGarforth Lions Car Boot SaleThere will be a car boot sale on Glebelands field on Sunday 30th June ahead of the Garforth Lions Gala. The car boot sale runs from 8am to noon.News
LS252019-06-17GarforthGolden Summer FairSt Benedict’s School ‘Golden’ Summer Fair takes place on Sunday 7th July in the school grounds from 11am onwards. There will be stalls, refreshments, BBQ, entertainment and the chance to view archive photographs from the last 50 years.News
l2019-06-16GarforthSalon of the YearThe Chocolate Beauty Spa, at High Street, in Morley has been crowned the Yorkshire Evening Post Salon of the Year 2019 Shanda Wright, owner of the Chocolate Beauty Spa, said they were delighted to win the trophy. Shanda also has another salon in Garforth and is about to open a third elsewhere in the city. Jason’s Hair Salon, High Street, Kippax was one of the ten shortlisted candidates for the award.News
LS252019-06-16GarforthReady to Go AgainGarforth Town’s busy pre-season schedule kicks-off on Friday 5th July at Huntington Rovers. North West Counties League side Shelley awaits on Tuesday 9th July, followed by Ilkley Town four days later. The Miners visit last season's FA Cup opponents Northallerton Town on 13th July, before a "Harrogate double" sees them host Railway on the 19th, followed by a short journey to their neighbours Town on the 25th. The final match is at home to Nostell MW on the 27th, before the league season proper begins on Saturday 3rd August.news
LS252019-06-15GarforthDick WhittingtonGarforth Musical Society’s Christmas pantomime will be Dick Whittington. Performances will take place at the Miners Welfare Hall from Tuesday 3rd December to Saturday 7th December. The show start at 7.15pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are £8 and go on sale from 21st October at SPT Uniforms on Main StreetNews
LS252019-06-15KippaxKippax Teenager Skydives for Air AmbulanceTeenager Leah Bell from Kippax who lost her dad and brothers in a road traffic accident 10 years ago has celebrated their memory by taking part in a 10,000ft skydive, raising more than £1,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Leah was only seven-years-old when she and her family were involved in the collision, in which she sustained a number of severe injuries. She said “I did it to say a massive thank you to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for their efforts in trying to keep my dad and brothers with me.”News
LS252019-06-14GarforthGarforth Gala StallsThere are gala stalls available for the Lions Garforth Gala on Sunday 30th June at Glebelands from noon. Commercial or charity rates apply. Contact Martin Egginton on mandmeggy@ btinternet.com for an application formNews
LS252019-06-14KippaxThat’s the SpiritThe Spirit of le Tour de Yorkshire award recognises an individual, community or business that fully embraced the essence of the Tour, and Paul Flintoft from Kippax is this year’s worthy recipient. Paul worked tirelessly to bring Kippax together ahead of the race and his butcher’s shop on the High Street became the nerve centre the village’s unbelievable support.News
LS252019-06-13KippaxBest Dressed AgainThe winners of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire Best Dressed competition have been confirmed by race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire. For the second year in a row Kippax has won the Best Dressed Village award News
LS252019-06-12GarforthBloomin’ Well DoneGarforth in Bloom’s Summer Fair at the Miners Welfare Hall last Saturday has raised over £900 for their fundsNews
LS252019-06-12GarforthGirls Football Taster SessionGarforth Rangers are holding a taster session for Under 7 girls at Ash Lane Garforth on Saturday 15th June from 10am to 11am. Garforth Rangers have girls teams from Under 7s through to Under 15s and play in the West Riding Girls LeagueNews
LS252019-06-11KippaxCelebratory ConcertThe VivaVox Choir presents a 5 Year Celebration Concert at Kippax Band Club on Sunday 7th July to celebrate 5 years of the VivaVox Choir. Tickets are £8 including supper. Call 07951 572163 for more informationNews
LS252019-06-11SherburnArrest Scam WarningNorth Yorkshire Police have seen a recent increase in residents being called by someone claiming to be from Law Enforcement or the HMRC claiming there is a warrant out for that person’s arrest. The caller will claim that unless an immediate payment is made, the person will be arrested and/or his house visited by court bailiffs and property removed. This is a scam. Do not respond to the caller’s demand for payment.News
LS252019-06-10SherburnFarm Break-InsOvernight on 5th June two farms in Barkston Ash, Selby noticed someone had been into their farm yards overnight. The first one noticed doors to the grain store were open and the other farm had locks broken to gain entry. Nothing is believed to have been stolen at this time. If you have any information please call 101 and quote reference no: NYP-06062019-0600 and NYP-080620190143News
LS252019-06-10KippaxKathryn Fielding BEMKathryn Fielding from Kippax has been given the BEM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her work in bringing sport to the lives of blind and partially-sighted people across Yorkshire. She has led the development of goalball across the UK supporting the 36 clubs that are running.News
LS252019-06-09KippaxDementia RoadshowAn NHS dementia roadshow will be held at Kippax Community Centre from 10am to noon on Thursday 27th June. People are invited to come along and learn about dementia, how to seek a diagnosis and find support to live with the illness.News
LS252019-06-09GarforthCouncillor Facing Official ComplaintsGarforth and Swillington councillor Sarah Field is under investigation after transgender activists lodged complaints about a speech she gave during a meeting at Leeds Civic Hall, when chairing a session organised by women’s rights group Leeds Spinners. Leeds City Council say the complaints are being considered in line with their complaints procedure.News
LS252019-06-08GarforthKennet Lane Housing Plan Dropped by BuilderAn appeal by Redrow to the Planning Inspectorate regarding the Council’s decision preventing construction of 52 dwellings on vacant land off Kennet Lane, Garforth has been withdrawn by the builder and no further action will be taken on the Appeal.News
LS252019-06-08GarforthClip’n ClimbA planning application has been submitted to allow Clip’n Climb to open an international indoor climbing centre at East Side Retail Park off Aberford Road in Garforth. The shop unit involved is situated between the Sue Ryder shop and Home Bargains. This requires a change of usage class for the premises from A1 to D2News
LS252019-06-07GarforthLocal Beer to Star at Leeds FestivalGarforth based Quirky Ales is one of 11 local breweries taking part in the Leeds Beer Festival. The event runs until Saturday at Leeds Becket Students UnionNews
LS252019-06-07SherburnCourier Scam WarningNorth Yorkshire Police have revealed that Courier Fraud is a common scam seen regularly in this area. The conmen say there has been fraudulent activity at the victims’ bank and the staff at the bank are involved. The victim is then asked to withdraw money to either keep it safe or assist the police with their investigation. A courier attends the victim’s home address to collect the money, bank card or goods the same day.News
LS252019-06-06GarforthCharity Football MatchLeeds East Academy staff played against Garforth Academy staff in a charity football match. The score was 2-1 to Garforth and the event managed to raise £140News
LS252019-06-06GarforthKidzone for Special Needs KidsKidzone in Garforth is running regular sessions for children with special education needs. The next ones will be on Wednesday 26th June and Wednesday 17th July from 3.30pm to 6pm. Admission is £2News
LS252019-06-05GarforthMacmillan Coffee MorningThere will be a Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning at the Garforth Welfare Hall on Saturday 22nd June. For more information call 07802 333472,News
LS252019-06-05SherburnThreat to Visiting ServicesA fundraising campaign has been launched to raise £20,000 to avoid services for lonely and isolated older people being cut back or withdrawn. Sherburn Visiting Scheme has been helping people for 30 years, providing Meals on Wheels, shopping buses, transport to medical appointments, social afternoons, day trips and a memory cafe for people suffering from dementia. The long term future of these services has been put at risk following the total loss of funding support from North Yorkshire County Council.News
LS252019-06-04SherburnSherburn Camera ClubClub members meet on a Monday evenings at 8 pm at the All Saints Church Hall and every Thursday they travel to different places of interest. They have speakers attend on a Monday evening to talk about different aspects of photography and a number of competitions are held through-out the year. New members are always welcome and they provide help and advice covering all aspects of photography.News
LS252019-06-04MicklefieldParish Council VacanciesThere are currently two vacancies on Micklefield Parish Council due to insufficient nominations at the recent election. 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 19th June 2019 News
LS252019-06-03KippaxTable Top SaleThere will be a table top sale at St Mary’s Church Hall Kippax on Saturday 8th June. If you want to book a table at £15 call 0113 2864768News
LS252019-06-03GarforthGarforth FeastivalThe third annual Garforth Feastival takes place on Saturday 13th July. The event showcases and celebrates great independent food and drink businesses in and around the area.News
LS252019-06-02GarforthThe History of Writing and PrintingGarforth Library will be hosting Rhian, the Collections Manager at Leeds Central Library on Monday 3rd June, from 1.30 to 2.30pm, for a wonderful talk about the history of writing and printing. For more information call 0113 3785005News
LS252019-06-02GarforthFree YogaYoga for Health is running a free 6-week yoga course at Garforth Library, starting Thursday 13th June from 9.30 to10.30am. This course is great for newcomers to yoga as the instructor will take everything at a gentle pace. To book a place phone 0113 224 3291News
LS252019-06-01AberfordAllez LizLiz Ness, who used to be a primary teacher at Aberford Junior School, enjoys languages so much that she has launched weekly French lessons for fellow residents at Windsor Court care home in Wetherby. Now in her early seventies, Liz is passionate about French and studied it at college.News
LS252019-06-01GarforthRush Hour Rail ChaosThousands of passengers faced long delays and cancellations after all lines were closed at Leeds station on Thursday morning. All trains running to and from the busy station were suspended at around 7am after concerns were raised about a man who British Transport Police said was in 'a precarious position'. Some passengers were stuck on trains waiting outside the station for several hours. Lines were reopened shortly after 11am, after the man was brought to safety and detained under the Mental Health Actnews
LS252019-05-31GarforthWedding FairThe Holiday Inn Garforth is holding a wedding fair on Sunday 9th June from 11am to 3pm. News
LS252019-05-31AberfordPrickly Couple at LothertonLotherton Hall’s Wildlife World attraction has taken possession of two African Crested Porcupines. They are thought to be a male and female pair. The porcupines have been joined at Wildlife World by a group of hyraxes, who have also newly arrived on the site. Hyraxes are a small breed of mammal found in Africa which is distantly related to elephants and manatees.News
LS252019-05-30KippaxNPT Drop In There is a Neighbourhood Policing Team drop in at Kippax Library on Saturday 1st June from 11am to 11.45am. Come along and have your say about any neighbourhood concerns in Kippax.News
LS252019-05-30GarforthEnjoy the Jubilee Band in the ParkGarforth Jubilee Band will be performing a free concert of brass band favourites from 2.30pm-4.30pm at West Park Fields on Sunday 2nd June as part of the International Concert Season. No booking is requiredNews
LS252019-05-29SherburnFisherman’s FriendsA Cinema Evening at the Old Girls School in Sherburn on Friday 12th July at 7pm is showing Fisherman’s Friends. Tickets go on sale from 11th JuneNews
LS252019-05-29KippaxPolice Up Patrols Near Local SchoolPolice officers on motorcycles have been patrolling outside Great Preston Primary School following complaints about speeding cars, mobile phone misuse and bad parking near the school.News
LS252019-05-28GarforthGarforth Refugee GroupTo celebrate Refugee Week, Garforth Refugee Group are again organising a symbolic Walk of Solidarity with Refugees on Thursday 20 June, from Garforth to the city centre. Total distance 8 miles, leaving Garforth Methodist Church at 9:30am, finishing about 3pm at the Conversation Club in City Square. There are coffee and lunch stops on the way. Join us for all or part of the walk. Call Dot Read on 07946 368953 for more Details.News
LS252019-05-28SherburnOperation EyeballA brand new fly tipping task force named Operation Eyeball has been formed to tackle fly tipping in rural parts of North Yorkshire and Selby. Bringing together North Yorkshire Police with landowners and district and unitary councils will allow the sharing of intelligence and information to tackle the crime. A key element will be planned and targeted enforcement action days.News
LS252019-05-27MicklefieldMini GalaMicklefield Mini Gala takes place at Churchville House Micklefield on Saturday 13th July from noon.News
LS252019-05-27SherburnSherburn Volunteer AwardsThis year’s Sherburn Community Volunteer Awards will be held at The Swan Public House from 630 to 8.30pm on Friday 19th JulyNews
LS252019-05-26KippaxWellbeing WalksRSPB Fairburn Ings marked Dementia Awareness Week by launching its new monthly Wellbeing Walks to connect more people with the Aire Valley. A similar programme has run at St Aidan’s since July 2018. The event is free and led by RSPB rangers. The event will take place on the second Thursday of the month. The St Aidan’s event takes place on the last Wednesday of each monthNews
LS252019-05-26HillamTheft from VanThere was a theft from a Transit Van parked on Brambles Court, Hillam between 9pm on 23rd May and 0545am on 24th May. The offenders gained entry to the vehicle by drilling the locking system. Power Tools and Hand Tools were stolen from within. Please contact North Yorkshire Police with any information on 101 News
LS252019-05-25SherburnWartime Tea DanceThere is a 1940’s Tea Dance at the Old Girls School on Wednesday 5th June from 1pm to 3pm. Tickets are £2. Ring 01977 685178 for more details.News
LS252019-05-25GarforthMental WellbeingOn Tuesday 4th June Garforth Library will be starting a 7-week-long Mental Wellbeing Course with the organisation Humans Being. The course will be every Tuesday, 10.00-12.00, and will be a safe and supportive environment to talk about your problems. This course will tackle many issues, including stress, self-esteem, being true to yourself and setting goals, all with the aim of creating a more confident you. The course is entirely free but there are limited places, so if you'd like to join, phone 0113 224 3291news
LS252019-05-24HillamOutdoor YogaAn Outdoor Yoga class takes place at Bert's Barrow in Hillam on Saturday mornings throughout the summer from 08.15 to 09.00, come rain or shine (in the barn if it's raining!). It is £5 or £3 for under 16s.news
LS252019-05-24SherburnFor He’s a Jolly Good FellowDuring his year as Chairman of Selby District Council, Sherburn man David Buckle has helped raise £23,000 for charities and good causes including Peter Pan Nursery and Selby Abbey.News
LS252019-05-23SherburnGlam Rock NightSaturday 1st June is 70’s Glam Rock Night at the Eversley Park Centre. Tickets are £15 and the event starts at 7.30pm. There will be tributes to the Bay City Rollers, T Rex, Mud, Slade, Bowie and many more News
LS252019-05-23GarforthU3A AGMGarforth, Kippax and District U3A group are holding their first annual general meeting at Garforth Workingmen’s Club on 5th June at 1.30pm. All full members are welcome to attend.News
LS252019-05-22SherburnSpringtime Tax ScamsHMRC have issued a warning about bogus messages in a bid to stop people falling victim to them. Around 250,000 reports of the scams were received this time last year. Scammers are using the spring to target people as genuine tax refunds are also sent out at this time of year by the HMRC. The so-called 'springtime tax scams' target victims with the offer of a tax rebate, primarily via email or text. Victims are encouraged to provide bank details in exchange for such a payment. Such an action is done through a fake government website.news
LS252019-05-22MicklefieldMum and Daughter Dance for Cancer UKA Micklefield woman who lost her dad to cancer took part in a charity ballroom event with her daughter to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Ann Hughes and granddaughter Nicole Houghton took part in the Ultra Ballroom event at the Royal Armouries Museum to honour Mr Tedhill, who passed away in 2011. The mother and daughter danced together in front of more than 300 people, raising £1,449 for Cancer Research UK. The couple scored 32 points out of 40, finishing in the top 10 out of 27.News
LS252019-05-21GarforthG-Fest 2019G-Fest 2019 takes place on Glebelands playing fields, Garforth on Saturday 20th July from 11am to 9pm. It is a day of outdoor family fun, food, drink and live music in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice. Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children and £25 for families (2 adults & 2 children) from St Gemma’s Hospice charity shop in Main Street. News
LS252019-05-21South Milford6th Annual Beer FestivalThe Queen O’ T’Owd Thatch public house in South Milford is holding its 6th annual beer festival runs from 5pm on Friday 24th May and ends on Sunday 26th May with a 100 question pub quiz at 8.30pm. No ticket requiredNews
LS252019-05-20GarforthGardeners WantedSt Benedict’s Allotment needs helpers and is looking for enthusiastic gardeners. Crops produced are donated to those in need and proceeds from the sale of crops go to N.E.T. If you are interested in helping call David on 07553 428 364.News
LS252019-05-20South MilfordBonfire Missing Again in 2019South Milford Bonfire and Firework Display Committee has announced that the event will not happen again this year but they are hopeful it will return in 2020. They have made positive progress with the relevant authorities regarding safety measures for events and will be consulting with members of the local community about potential plans in the near future.News
LS252019-05-19GarforthZ-Fest 2019Z-Fest takes place at the Lord Gascoigne, Garforth on Saturday 13th July. The event is in aid of St Martin’s Hospice and features live music, stalls, rides, games, bouncy castles and a reptile show. Musical acts include the Sound of Bowie and Bash the Bishop. Admission is freeNews
LS252019-05-19SherburnSherburn FestivalSherburn in Elmet Festival is being held on the 24th to 26th August 2019 at the Eversley Park Field and Centre. The event was formerly known as The Sherburn in Elmet Craft & Food Festival. There will be 100 craft and food stalls, live entertainment, demo kitchens, children’s activities and entertainment, funfair, vintage cars and bikes and plenty more family entertainmentNews
LS252019-05-18KippaxDementia RoadshowAn NHS dementia roadshow will be held at Kippax Community Centre from 10am to noon on Thursday 27th June. The public are invited to learn more about dementia and the support available.News
LS252019-05-18KippaxFunfair FunKippax Family Funfair has arrived for the weekend and is open today from 1.30pm to 9.30pm and on Sunday from 1pm to 8pm on the field behind Kippax Leisure Centre. There are stalls, food, children’s rides and thrill rides.News
LS252019-05-17HillamProms at the PavilionThis year’s Proms at the Pavilion takes place on 13th July from 6pm to 11pm at Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket ClubNews
LS252019-05-17KippaxMurder Mystery AfternoonThere will be a Murder Mystery Afternoon at Kippax Community Hub at Kippax Library on Monday 13th June from 2pm to 3pm. Listen to witness statements and see if you can work out who the killer is. Contact the Community Hub on 0113 3781878 to book a place at the eventNews
LS252019-05-16SherburnPsychic EveningSherburn Community Gymnastics Club is holding a Psychic Evening Show on Saturday 25th May from 7.30pm. Enjoy an evening with the talented and outgoing Miss Starlight, an experienced and well respected Spirit Medium. There will be a licensed bar open 7.30pm till 11pm. Tickets are £10.00 and the Venue is Sherburn Community Gymnastics ClubNews
LS252019-05-16GarforthDriver Caught with False Number PlatesA woman blamed her sister when she was caught driving with false number plates. Terrasa Bolton also had bags of cannabis in her car and was subject to a driving ban when she was stopped by officers in Leeds. The mum-of-two gave her sister's details when officers stopped her on Aberford Road, Garforth, on 19th January this year. She was given a six-month jail term, suspended for two years, and disqualified from driving for 12 months.news
LS252019-05-15KippaxSky Try PlayoffsLeeds Rhinos Foundation have hosted Sky Try 9s Playoffs for year 7,8 and 9 boys at Brigshaw High School with 330 children and 31 teams taking part. The playoffs decided who would qualify for the finals at Stanningley ARLFC on 22nd May.News
LS252019-05-15GarforthClamp Down on Garforth Street ParkingPolice were handing out parking fines to cars in the Green Lane area of Garforth yesterday after a number of complaints about parking issues. Officers issued several Fixed Penalty Notices for parking offences and conducted speed checks with a mobile speed camera.News
LS252019-05-14SherburnBasic Life Support TrainingLearn how to perform basic life support skills which could help you save someone’s life at the Old Girls school on Wednesday 15th May either 9am-10am or 10:30am-11:30am. There are only 10 places available at each so places must be booked Wimbles on 07518374867News
LS252019-05-14SherburnSherburn GalaSherburn Gala is back and is celebrating 43 years of success! This year’s Gala will be held on Saturday 18th May and the theme this year is ‘Stage and Screen’. The parade will set off from New Lane at 12.30pm working its way through the village centre, and finishing at Eversley ParkNews
LS252019-05-13Burton SalmonByram BurglaryA burglary occurred at a business premise on West Acres, Byram between 4.30pm on 11th May and 1am on 12th May. Offender(s) gained entry by kicking the panel through on a UPVC door on the side of the building and climbing through. A small quantity of cash was stolen from within. Please report any information to North Yorkshire Police on Tel 101 ref 12190085239.News
LS252019-05-13GarforthAnniversary BallSt Benedict’s School’s 50th Anniversary Ball takes place on Friday 24th May at Garforth Holiday Inn starting at 7pm. Tickets are £25 per person to include a pre-dinner drink, 3 course meal and entertainment.News
LS252019-05-12SherburnOur Day OutSherburn High School Drama Club presents Our Day Out – The Play on Thursday 4th July at 6.30pmNews
LS252019-05-12GarforthPlant SaleFirthfields Gardening Club is holding a plant sale at Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth from 10am to noon on Sunday 19th May. There will be quality plants at low prices. Refreshments will be servedNews
LS252019-05-11South MilfordCar Boot SalesOn the second Sunday of each month, 12th May,9th June, 14th July, 11th August and 8th September, the Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary Club will be holding their popular Car Boot sales at South Milford Plant Centre. Located on the Sherburn-Milford bypass. Sellers welcome from 8am, buying begins at 9am. The events end at 1pmNews
LS252019-05-11SherburnYorkshire Party Lead WayDavid Brook from the Yorkshire Party was first choice as Selby District Councillor for Sherburn in last week’s elections, collecting 925 votes. The other two councillors returned for Sherburn were David Buckle (Conservative) and Bob Packham (Labour).News
LS252019-05-10GarforthFlying Through GarforthThe Flying Scotsman is coming to Yorkshire in July, hauling a special rail tour from York to Carlisle via Leeds on Sunday 7th July. The train departs York Station at 9.30am and takes the Church Fenton line through Micklefield and Garforth to Leeds, arriving at 10.20am. It returns from Carlisle at 4.15pm, arriving at Leeds at 8.30pm and York at 9.20pm.News
LS252019-05-10AberfordMuseums and Exhibitions Visitors UpMore than 1.7 million people visited Leeds’s museums and art galleries last year, an increase of 23 percent on the previous year. Leeds City Council has the largest council-run collection of museums in the UK, including Lotherton, Temple Newsam, Kirkstall Abbey, Thwaite Watermill, Abbey House Museum, Leeds Industrial Museum, Leeds City Museum and Leeds Art Gallery.News
LS252019-05-09GarforthDelays on M1 Northbound YesterdayThere were delays after a crash on the M1 yesterday teatime. It happened between Junction 46 Colton to Junction 47 Garforth causing queuing traffic on the northbound carriageway with tailbacks to junction 45. The accident was cleared by 6.30pmNews
LS252019-05-09SherburnTiger Moth ExperienceFlights in World War 2 Tiger Moth aircraft are being offered at Sherburn airfield. Tiger Moth Experience offer flight packages that include recreating the sights and sounds of the Officers Mess in 1940. The package is available daily from 9am to dusk from April to SeptemberNews
LS252019-05-08SherburnGreen BookSherburn Community Cinema at the Old Girls School community Centre is showing Green Book on Friday 14th June. Doors open at 7pm and the film starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 and go on sale from 7th May News
LS252019-05-08GarforthMiners Presentation NightGoalkeeper Toby Wells unsurprisingly swept the board at the Garforth Town presentation evening, winning supporters' player of the season, manager’s player and players' player awards. The young player of the season award was received by Joe Colley.news
LS252019-05-07SherburnStudents Visit ParliamentA group of students from Sherburn High School visited the Houses of Parliament last Wednesday at the invitation of local MP Nigel AdamsNews
LS252019-05-07MicklefieldMore Places Plan at Micklefield SchoolLeeds City Council propose to permanently expand Micklefield Church of England Primary School, increasing the admission number into the reception class from 20 to 30 places from September 2021 and each year thereafter, eventually creating 70 additional places overall. They are inviting comments to this proposal which must reach them by 3rd JuneNews
LS252019-05-06GarforthHigh SocietyGarforth Musical Society presents High Society at the Miners Welfare Hall from Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th May. Performances start at 7.15pm. Tickets are £8 from SPT Uniforms on Main Street.News
LS252019-05-06GarforthCouncil to Investigate Election ClashA row between Labour and Garforth and Swillington Independents candidates contesting the Garforth and Swillington ward at Thursday’s local council election is to be investigated. Leeds City Council has confirmed that all complaints made will be investigated by chief officer Tom Riordan.News
LS252019-05-05GarforthNo Change in local ElectionsIn Thursday’s council elections Suzanne McCormack retained her seat for Garforth and Swillington Independents and Mirelle Midgeley retained the Labour seat in Kippax and MethleyNews
LS252019-05-05AberfordHorse Breeder JailedA Leeds Crown Court judge jailed 54-year-old Andrew Hinde of Becca Farm, Aberford, for eleven months and banned him from keeping animals indefinitely for showing a "cavalier attitude" to animal welfare. Hinde kept 20 horses at his own farm and more than 50 ponies in fields he rented at Westfield Farm at Kirk Smeaton. In February 2017 RSPCA inspectors went to Westfield Farm and found some of the ponies were in poor condition. In July 2017 RSPCA inspectors went to Becca Farm and seized 20 horses after finding that some were being kept in conditions that didn't meet their needs.news
LS252019-05-04SherburnDirty DancingSherburn Community Cinema at the Old Girls School community Centre is showing Dirty Dancing on Friday 10th May. Doors open at 7pm and the film starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 News
LS252019-05-04GarforthPolice Link two Pub BurglariesPolice believe break-ins at two pubs in Leeds on the same night are linked. Raiders broke into The Regent in Chapel Allerton at 2am and The Lord Gascoigne in Garforth two hours later in the early hours of Tuesday 23rd April. Police received reports of a burglary at The Lord Gascoigne pub, in Aberford Road, Garforth just after 4am. Three suspects used a ladder to reach a first floor window and broke into an office. They were disturbed by the alarm and left empty handed. One of the suspects at both incidents was seen on CCTV wearing a black hooded top with a white logo across the front.News
LS252019-05-03AberfordLotherton Food and Drink FestivalLotherton Hall is hosting its popular food festival this Bank Holiday weekend. Street food stands, bars, and entertainment will be on offer at the stately home in Aberford. The event has been running since 2016. The event takes place on Saturday 4th May, Sunday 5th May and Monday 6th May from 10am-5pm. Day tickets on the gate are £8 for adults and £4 for children. A family pass for two adults and two children is £21.50. Weekend tickets are also available.News
LS252019-05-03GarforthNew Cricket Field ProposalA planning application 19/02404/FU has been submitted for the creation of cricket club facility including clubhouse, football training pitches, parking area and new access on land Opposite Junction Of Ninelands Lane Selby Road Garforth. The proposed site would replace the cricket field on Church Lane Garforth. Please send any comments to planning@ leeds.gov.uk by 20th MayNews
LS252019-05-02SherburnTributes to Chris WaltersTributes have been paid to a former RAF serviceman and verger of Selby Abbey. The funeral took place on Tuesday, at Sherburn Methodist Church, of Chris Walters. Mr Walters, 73, lived in Sherburn, and was verger at the abbey for more than 20 years. He died following a long battle with vascular dementia. Born in Burton Salmon, the son of local Methodist preacher Lawrence Walters, and attended primary school in the village before winning a scholarship to King’s School in Pontefract. After leaving school, he became an apprentice electrician at Micklefield Colliery, and in 1969 volunteered to join the RAF. Mr Walters was chair of Monk Fryston Parish CouncilNews
LS252019-05-02GarforthRetirement Village PlanA planning application 19/02248/FU has been submitted for the cricket site on Church Lane Garforth for a Retirement Care Village of 64 apartments and 29 bungalows (C2), with associated activity lawn, landscaping and car parking following the demolition of the pavillion/social club building. Please send any comments to planning@ leeds.gov.uk by 22nd MayNews
LS252019-05-01GarforthRhinos Encourage Local Women’s Rugby LeagueLeeds Rhinos Women’s club captain Lois Forcell is looking to build a growing participation in the sport by helping Garforth Tigers launch their own junior girls team. She is hosting a launch event for players interested in joining the u12 sideNews
LS252019-05-01GarforthLatest Health Walks List The list of Leeds Health Walks for May and June 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 News
LS252019-04-30GarforthSpring FeteGreen Lane Primary Academy Spring Fete takes place on Saturday 18th May from 11am to 3pm. There will be a helter skelter, surf simulator, trampolines, coconut shy, tombola, hook a duck, drafts, cakes and everyone is welcome. Admission is freeNews
LS252019-04-30SherburnLocal Housing Wins AwardSaxon Gardens in Sherburn was one of two Yorkshire developments praised at the Redrow’s annual Central and West Regional Building Responsibly Conference Awards. Saxons Gardens won the Site of the Year awardNews
LS252019-04-29GarforthEarly Closing at AcademyThe Tour de Yorkshire comes past Garforth Academy again this year on Friday 3rd May. Due to the earlier road closure this year the school has taken the decision to close 30 minutes early on Friday 3rd May to ensure both staff and students can make their way home safely prior to the road closure. School will finish at 2pm and there will be no after school activities, detentions, homework club or revision on this day. News
LS252019-04-29SherburnEggcellent Day OutSquires Cafe Bar in Sherburn recently held their annual ‘Squires Egg Run’ which raised over £1600 for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and donated around 700 eggs to causes helping disadvantaged youngsters. Approximately 560 bikers took part in the race which was held on Sunday 14th April, doing a 25 mile route to hunt for eggs, starting and finishing at Squires Cafe.News
LS252019-04-28SherburnFraud AwarenessOn 11th April 2019, North Yorkshire Police launched a Fraud Awareness page on Facebook. The page has been created to serve the residents of North Yorkshire to promote awareness for frauds and scams happening in their area. The page is named as North Yorkshire Police Fraud Awareness which will be in the results of a search. It is staffed by Fraud Ambassadors from each local policing teams. There will be advice and safeguarding information posted on a regular basis as well as events happening in your area.News
LS252019-04-28GarforthA Fine End to SeasonGarforth Town were in irresistible form as they romped to a four goal lead within half an hour of the kick off away at Athersley Recreation on Saturday. Lee Turner and Dan Williams hit a brace each and a number of players could have added to tally as the Miners never dropped their energy levels until the final whistle.News
LS252019-04-27KippaxBuilder Helping Swimming ClubKippax Amateur Swimming Club has received a £1000 boost from Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire’s Community Champions initiative. The donation will be used to purchase training equipment including floats, fins and diving blocks. Persimmon is building homes at the Woodside development in Kippax. The swimming club was founded in 1975 and has more than 100 members.News
LS252019-04-27GarforthCocktails PleasePlans have been submitted to convert a former hairdresser’s shop on Main Street Garforth into a café and cocktail bar. The applicant Dan Gore has been running a mobile cocktail bar from a VW camper van and now wants to expand his business with a permanent location. News
LS252019-04-26GarforthTdY Road ClosuresThe council have announced timings of the road closures for the Tour de Yorkshire race. Roads will be closed for between half an hour to an hour to allow for the cyclists to safely enter and leave the area, with start and finish locations expected to be closed all day. The race passes through Kippax on Friday 3rd May. The ladies race will close affected streets in Kippax from 9.40am to 10.40am and Garforth from 9.40am to 10.40am. The men’s race in the afternoon will affect Kippax from 3.15pm to 4.15pm and Garforth from 3.20pm to 4.10pmNews
LS252019-04-26GarforthOperation Close PassMotorists who passed too close to cyclists on the A63 near Garforth were stopped by police as part of a 'close pass' operation last Saturday. They were looking for drivers who were driving too close to cyclists, failed to give way at junctions or those who were distracted from having a proper view while driving. Officers stopped and spoke to 11 drivers in one hour about close passing. In 2017 fifty five cyclists were killed or seriously injured in Leedsnews
LS252019-04-25GarforthGolfing for LionsGarforth and District Lions are hosting a charity Am-Am golf day on 10th May at Garforth Golf Club in aid of Alzheimer’s Research and Garforth Lions’ local charities. For more details visit the Lions’ Facebook pageNews
LS252019-04-25GarforthFree Autism Awareness TrainingThe Jigsaw Tree is offering free autism awareness training to businesses in the Garforth area. Training will be available for 2 members of staff from each business. The course lasts around 1.5 hours and will run locally from aprox. 5.30pm. It will help businesses understand what autism is, how it affects people and how to make small, free adjustments to accommodate someone with autism. Visit thejigsawtree.org for more informationNews
LS252019-04-24South MilfordRomance on the RunLucy Rider proposed to her partner Alan Lumb at the weekend at Woodhouse Moor 5k Run. The couple from South Milford met through a Leeds Parkrun and got engaged at the same run three years agoNews
LS252019-04-24Monk FrystonMini First AidThere will be a Mini First Aid class at Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre on Sunday 12th May from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Mini First Aid classes are for parents, grandparents and carers of babies and young children. The 2 hour class covers choking, CPR, bleeding, bumps, breaks and burns, febrile convulsions and meningitis awareness. The cost is £20 per person. Call Elaine on 07720 287575 for more informationNews
LS252019-04-23SherburnTheft from FarmBetween 5th and 8th April a New Holland tractor screen and GPS device was stolen from a farm near Selby. Offenders have come over the back fields to the farm in Thorganby.. If you have any information about the theft please call 101 and quote job no: NYP-12042019-0089.News
LS252019-04-23GarforthGirls’ Rugby LeagueGarforth Tigers ARLFC are launching an Under 12s girls team for girls in school years 6 and 7. The launch event takes place at Glebelands on Wednesday 1st May from 6pm to 7pm For more details call 07966753746News
LS252019-04-22GarforthSilent AuctionA silent auction will be held at St Mary’s Church Swillington on Saturday 8th June. The event runs from 2.30 to 4.30pmNews
LS252019-04-22GarforthPeace Flame AnniversaryA celebration is being held at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 27th April to mark the second anniversary of the lighting of Garforth’s world peace flame. The event starts at 2pm and ends with a walk to the flame in the Diamond Jubilee GardenNews
LS252019-04-21Sherburn60’s NightThe Eversley Park Centre in Sherburn is holding another 60’s Night on Friday 26th April from 7.30pm. Tickets are £15.News
LS252019-04-21GarforthMiners Narrow Defeat to ChampionsGarforth Town suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at league champions Worksop Town on Saturday. The early signs were ominous as the hosts took an early lead, but Garforth have had a new found resilience of late and the end result was very creditable.News
LS252019-04-20GarforthTrain Service Disrupted by BreakdownA train breakdown near Garforth caused major disruption to services between Leeds and Selby and York on Friday AfternoonNews
LS252019-04-20GarforthPolice Raid in GarforthThe police have carried out a raid on an undisclosed address in Garforth as part of an ongoing investigation into money laundering. One person was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, possessing a class B drug and possessing a prohibited article.News
LS252019-04-19SherburnTabitha’s Hair-Raising PlanA 6 year old girl is raising money for her local gymnastics club and helping children with cancer by donating her long locks to the Little Princess Trust on Friday 26th April. Tabitha Ellis is a member of The Sherburn Community Gymnastics ClubNews
LS252019-04-19SherburnA Bonkers EveningOver £2,500 was raised for Sherburn High School last week after the huge success of the FOSH’s (Friends of Sherburn High’s) Bonkers Bingo event. Over 100 people attended the fundraising evening which included 6 fun games of bingo with hilarious prizes including, a giant gnome, a cardboard cutout of ‘The Rock’ and even some baked beansNews
LS252019-04-18GarforthQuiz NightGADS are hosting a quiz night at the Miners welfare Hall on Friday 28th June at 7.30pm. Entry is £4 per person including snacks. Book by phoning Tom on 0113 2865552News
LS252019-04-18KippaxKippax Couple Cycling for Prostate CancerAlex and Jenna Easton, from Kippax, are tackling a 145-mile fundraising tandem bike ride to Amsterdam over two days in June to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. They have already raised more than £1,700 through donations to their JustGiving page www.justgiving.com /fundraising /tandem-whitesNews
LS252019-04-17SherburnSherburn Library Pocket ParkThe Parish Council and Sherburn Community Trust have worked together to obtain a government grant to rejuvenate the garden next to the library. The aim is to provide an area which will benefit the whole community. From now until Friday 19th April there will be a display in the library and residents are invited to leave their comments.News
LS252019-04-17KippaxGrowing Zone Wins AwardThe Growing Zone Group in Kippax has been granted a Duke of York Community Initiative award for its “excellent work”. The Duke presented the certificate to Growing Zone’s placement worker Daniel Moran at a ceremony in Catterick earlier this month. The scheme on Gibson Lane is an allotment garden project for children and adults with special needs, which helps build confidence.News
LS252019-04-16KippaxSpeed Cameras on Ridge RoadLeeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police have issued the list of speed camera locations to be aware of this week. One of the ten sites will be the A656 Ridge Road at Ledston.News
LS252019-04-16AberfordCouncil U-turn on DiscountsLeeds City Council have suspended plans to remove Leeds Card admission discount at several visitor attractions including Lotherton Hall, Temple Newsam Home Farm and Tropical World following a backlash from customers. Existing discounts for Leeds Card and Breeze Card holders will continue while further consultation is carried out.News
LS252019-04-15KippaxReunion for MurderKippax Dramatic Society will be presenting a murder mystery entitled Reunion for Murder at St Mary’s Church Hall, Kippax on 24th to 26th April at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 including a two course supper. Bring your own drinks. To book call 0113 2862834News
LS252019-04-15GarforthMiners’ Home WinGarforth Town beat Goole AFC 2-0 on Saturday. The Miners scored in each half through goals from Sam Barker and Joe Colley to beat relegation threatened Goole. The result puts Garforth back on track to finish the season strongly, while Goole still have a three-way battle with Harrogate Railway and Hall Road Rangers to avoid the drop.News
LS252019-04-14GarforthQuiz Night GADS are hosting a quiz night at the Miners welfare Hall on Friday 29th June at 7.30pm. Entry is £4 per person including snacks. Book by phoning Tom on 0113 2865552News
LS252019-04-14GarforthGarforth Leg ClubA new club has been created in Garforth to assist people living with leg related problems. The club will meet every Wednesday morning from 10am to noon at the NET offices in Dover Street East Garforth. The club offers holistic treatment on a drop in basis and is manned by volunteers and nurses.News
LS252019-04-13GarforthGarforth Council Election CandidatesThe candidates for the Garforth and Swillington ward in the City Council elections on Thursday 2nd May are Michael Bolton - The For Britain Movement, Mitchell Galdas – Liberal Democrats, Suzanne McCormack – Garforth and Swillington Independents, Mark Pratt – Labour and Linda Richards – ConservativesNews
LS252019-04-13GarforthJack Raises Awareness of AutismGarforth Academy student Jake Gill has organised a coffee morning that has raised £200 for the National Autistic Society. Fourteen year old Jack was diagnosed with autism aged twelve and is seeking to raise awareness of the condition.News
LS252019-04-12KippaxFacecloth PuppiesAlan and Amanda Hartley from Kippax have been raising funds for Dogs for Good by creating toy puppies out of facecloths, buttons and bows. They have been selling the facecloth puppies for donations of around £2.50 and raised nearly £700 donated. They are now appealing for other local dog lovers to help them reach their target of £1,000 at uk.virginmoneygiving.com /BarkingMadLeeds . Dogs for Good trains dogs to help children and adults with all sorts of challengesNews
LS252019-04-12GarforthArson Attack on HayrickPolice are investigating an arson attack on a hayrick on Swillington Lane on 31st March. A group of youths were seen running away between 6pm and 6.30pm. Firefighters from Garforth, Killingbeck and Hunslet attended the scene. The police are appealing for witnessesNews
LS252019-04-11GarforthGADS AGMGarforth Amateur Dramatic Society’s AGM will take place at the Gaping Goose on 29th April at 7.30pm. Everyone is invited to come and air their ideas and views.News
LS252019-04-11SherburnCreative Site Given Green LightA decision by planners to approve a large-scale extension to the film and TV production facility at a former RAF base near Tadcaster could create the region’s largest “park” for creative industries. Its owner, the Garforth-based developer Makin Enterprises, wants to build a “flagship HQ-style” building on the site and convert aircraft existing hangars into more space for film sets. They say the Church Fenton site could eventually support 1,800 permanent, skilled jobs in the creative and digital sector.News
LS252019-04-10SherburnScam WarningNorth Yorkshire Police have received a number of reports from residents who have received a telephone call from someone claiming to be from Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The victim is told there is an outstanding tax bill against their name which must be paid immediately.. Often they will claim to have been to court and have instructed bailiffs to attend the victim’s home to settle the debt.news
LS252019-04-10GarforthPoetry WorkshopThere will be a Poetry Workshop at Garforth Library on Friday 12th April from 2pm to 3pm. Join award winning singer-songwriter Tally Koren to learn how to write your entry for the National Schools Poetry Competition for PeaceNews
LS252019-04-09KippaxKippax Council Election CandidatesThe candidates for the Kippax and Methley ward in the City Council elections on Thursday 2nd May are Dylan Brown – Green Party, James Egan – Conservatives, Conrad Hart-Brooke – Liberal Democrats and Mirelle Midgley - LabourNews
LS252019-04-09GarforthEuphonium Player WantedJubilee Brass in Garforth are looking for a euphonium player. Could it be you? They are anon-contesting band with a number of concerts booked and rehearse on Wednesday evenings. Interested? Ring Martyn on 07974 826684News
LS252019-04-08GarforthGADS Present…Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society is performing Nobody’s Perfect, a comedy by Simon Williams at the Welfare Hall from 10th to 13th April at 7.30pm. Tickets are only £7 on the doorNews
LS252019-04-08AberfordAberford Café Craft FairAberford Village Hall café is hosting a Craft Fair on Friday 12th April from 10am to 4pm. In addition to the usual food and drink there will be eight local crafters in residenceNews
LS252019-04-07GarforthSocial Crafts SessionOn Monday 8th April from 1.30-2.30pm Garforth Social is having a Tour de Yorkshire crafting session at Garforth Library. Garforth Social is usually aimed at adults, but as it's the Easter break children can also enjoy some crafting fun. They will be making bunting, flags and sun catchers, which can either be taken home or left with the library to decorate their windows come Tour de Yorkshire weekend. No need to book, just turn upnews
LS252019-04-07GarforthMiners Lose at Albion SportsGarforth were disappointingly beaten 3-0 away to lowly Albion Sports in the NCE premier league. Albion Sports struck within 15 seconds set them on the way to victory.News
LS252019-04-06GarforthTour de Yorkshire TimetableThe men’s second stage of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire passes through Kippax at 1538 and through Garforth at 1543 on Friday 3rd May. The ladies race stage one follows the same route in the morning and passes through Kippax at 1005 and Garforth at 1011news
LS252019-04-06GarforthFive More YearsAccess for disabled passengers at Garforth station is to be improved as part of a £300m Government Access for All package. The work will be completed by March 2024.news
LS252019-04-05AberfordFood FestivalA3 day food and drink festival will be held at Lotherton Hall from Saturday 4th May to Monday 6th May. There will be live music, a bar, a funfair and bouncy castleNews
LS252019-04-05SherburnChipper TheftAround lunchtime on Monday 1st April a Timberwolfe chipper was stolen from a lay-by off the A162 near Sherburn. The chipper is orange and had Specrum Plant stickers on it when stolen. The manufacturers model number is 35A4JS209062. If you have any information about the theft call 101 quoting reference 12190058421News
LS252019-04-04SherburnWentworth WoodhouseSherburn Local History Society are holding a talk entitled The History of Wentworth Woodhouse with Trevor Moody at All Saints Church on Tuesday 16th AprilNews
LS252019-04-04SherburnLocal MP Quits Over BrexitSelby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams has quit as junior Wales Office minister over the prime minister's decision to turn to Jeremy Corbyn to try to get a Brexit deal through Parliament, saying he believed the UK would have coped with a "managed no-deal".news
LS252019-04-03SherburnLadies Football TeamSherburn White Rose FC is forming a new ladies football team and looking for players aged 16 and over to join. Training will start today, Wednesday 3rd April at 6.30pm at the Sherburn White Rose recreational ground. Everyone is welcomeNews
LS252019-04-03GarforthMiners Hit FiveGarforth Town entertained bottom of the table Harrogate Railway Athletic on Tuesday night it the Northern Counties East Premier League and ran out easy 5-0 winnersNews
LS252019-04-02GarforthNobody’s PerfectGarforth Amateur Dramatic Society presents Nobody’s Perfect, a comedy by Simon Williams at the Miner’s Welfare Hall from Wednesday 10th April to Saturday 13th April. At 7.30pm. Tickets are £6.50 with concessions for £5.50 available at the Library and SPT Uniforms. Tickets on the door are £7. Doors open at 6.45pmNews
LS252019-04-02Monk FrystonFootball Skills CampMonk Fryston United Junior Football Club are hosting a football skills camp on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th April from 9am to 3pm. The event is open to 5 to 12 year olds and is £20 for one day or £35 for both days. Contact lufcfunday@ btinternet.com for more detailsNews
LS252019-04-01GarforthA Creditable DrawGarforth Town drew 0-0 at home to Handsworth Parramore on Saturday. There were no goals, but plenty of determination as Town held eighth-place Handsworth. It was a creditable result against a side that has had the better of the last seven meetings, and a point which takes the Miners up to 15th in the table.News
LS252019-04-01KippaxResidents Object to Kippax Travellers Proposal Concern over plans for a traveller’s pitch in Kippax has attracted 770 letters of objection. The allotment on Sandgate Terrace in Kippax is subject to an application to provide space for one caravan, plus a dayroom, mobile home and parking space.News
LS252019-03-31KippaxBirding for BeginnersA Birding for Beginners event takes place at RSPB St Aidans on Saturday 6th April from 9am till noon. It introduces people to the basics of birdwatching and identification and includes a bacon, sausage or egg bun and hot drink at the end. To book visit website eventbrite.co.uk News
LS252019-03-31GarforthWetherspoon’s PlanWetherspoons in Garforth have submitted a planning application to extend use of their street-front beer garden by 2 hours until midnight every day and to allow deliveries from 7am on Mondays to FridaysNews
LS252019-03-30GarforthMusic for AllHundreds of Leeds residents took part in the UK’s recent annual Learn to Play Day event organised by the charity Music for All. People of all ages visited music venues, schools, and stores across the area, to try their hand at a new skill and take advantage of the free music lessons available. Participating venues included Garforth Brass Band at Garforth Miners Welfare HallNews
LS252019-03-30GarforthNew Cinema Opens in AprilThe Odeon Luxe complex at Thorpe Park will open on Friday 12th April. It will feature 10 screens, 971 seats and create 80 new jobs. Through to 31st May tickets will be £5 before 5pm on Monday to Friday and £10.50 at peak times with children from £7.50News
LS252019-03-29GarforthMiners Try AgainGarforth Town’s washed out home league game against Bottesford will now be played on Tuesday 16th April at 7.45pmNews
LS252019-03-29South MilfordCall My Wine BluffSouth Milford Women’s Institute are holding a ladies’ Call My Wine Bluff at the WI Hall on Thursday 11th April at 7.30pm. Non=members pay £6 on the door, wine and nibbles included,News
LS252019-03-28Monk FrystonComedy NightMonk Fryston Junior Football Club are holding a Comedy Night at the community centre on Saturday 30th March. Tickets are £20 with a complimentary Pie and Pea supper News
LS252019-03-28SherburnFree Health ChecksThe Selby Parish Nurses offer free health checks at a Sherburn drop-in at the Old Girls School on Kirkgate every third Wednesday of the month from 10am-12noon. No appointment is necessary.News
LS252019-03-27KippaxKippax Band ConcertKippax Brass Band will be joining Norwegian group Manger Folkehogskule for a concert at the Salvation Army building in Booth Street Castleford on the evening of Saturday 6th April. Tickets are £5. Call 07976 480575 for more details.News
LS252019-03-27SherburnViews on Fire Service in North YorkshireJulia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner wants to hear your views on the proposed future priorities for the Fire Service. She is responsible for producing a Fire and Rescue Plan setting out the strategic vision, priorities and objectives for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service over the next two years and wants to make sure the priorities being proposed reflect what you expect from your fire and rescue service. Visit the survey at www.smartsurvey.co.uk /s/FireandRescue/News
LS252019-03-26SherburnPamper EveningThe Old Girls School are hosting a pamper evening on Friday 29th March with pamper treatments, products, raffle and fun bingo all under one roof. Tickets are £3.50 which includes a glass of fizz and a lucky ticket. You can purchase tickets on the night or prior at The Old Girls’ School.News
LS252019-03-26GarforthGreen Lane Spring FeteThere is a Spring Fete at Green Lane Primary Academy on Saturday 18th May from 11am to 3pm. This family fun day has free entry and there will be a helter skelter, trampolines, coconut shy, surf simulator, craft stalls, food and much more. Everyone is Welcome.News
LS252019-03-25SherburnDefined by BooksThe Old Girls School presents Defined by Books, a reading and creative writing activity with local author Angela Wren on Thursday 28th March from 2pm – 3.30pm. Tickets are £3.00 including a hot drink and cake.News
LS252019-03-25SherburnNew CCTV for VillageSherburn will shortly see the installation of brand new CCTV cameras in the village centre and other areas such as Eversley Park and the Fairways Recreational ground. The new system is far more advance, providing a much better image quality due to high definition lenses. It has been designed so it can be expanded to additional areas in the village.News
LS252019-03-24AberfordA Mad Hatter EasterLotherton Hall is hosting a Mad Hatter of an Easter from Saturday 30th March to Sunday 28th April with four weeks of family fun. Get lost in the Wonderland Village, follow the white rabbit’s trail and get creative with kooky crafts. There will be crafts to make in the House every day and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny on Tuesdays. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will be taking place each Wednesday during AprilNews
LS252019-03-24GarforthMiners Nick ItGarforth Town dug in to record a great 1-0 win over visitors Barton Town and end a dismal spell of form. Mark Simpsons' first half penalty was enough to seal the win in a game that saw a lengthy second half stoppage due to a Barton injury.news
LS252019-03-23AberfordJust Marching ByLeave Means Leave campaigners walking 270 miles from Sunderland to London passed through Aberford on Wednesday on the leg of the march from Wetherby to Pontefract.News
LS252019-03-23GarforthRoad Closure to Impact Garforth BusesBus users in Garforth have been warned to expect disruption to services 19 and 19A from 11am on 31st March to 5am the following day during the temporary closure of Lidgett Lane. Services will be diverted via Ninelands Lane and Church LaneNews
LS252019-03-22KippaxPolice Advise on Local BurglariesWest Yorkshire Police have posted advice on Facebook about how to reduce the risk of being a victim for anyone worried about the spate of burglaries and car crime in the Kippax area. They also revealed that an officer had arrested a man in the area for burglary on TuesdayNews
LS252019-03-22GarforthCampsite Application on Garforth CliffA planning application for a campsite and ancillary buildings on land off Cliff Top Park, Garforth has been submitted to Leeds City Council. Any comments on the application 19/01283/FU should be sent to planning@ leeds.gov.uk by 9th April.News
LS252019-03-21GarforthTour Trophies on TourThe Tour de Yorkshire trophies visited community hubs across Leeds this week including locallt the Garforth One Stop Centre and Strawberry Fields Primary SchoolNews
LS252019-03-21SherburnMan Dies in Sherburn AccidentA 56-year-old man died after his car mounted the pavement and struck bollards and a stationary vehicle in Sherburn at about 8.20pm on Saturday, 16th March. The black Volvo V50 went on to the pavement on Low Street outside the Spar shop. The driver was treated by paramedics but pronounced dead at the scene.News
LS252019-03-20GarforthSpeed Cameras Catch 1515 cars were caught driving over the speed limit in Garforth during a police operation on Tuesday morning on Ninelands Lane and Derwent Avenue. This action was due to a number of complaints received from local residents.News
LS252019-03-20AberfordNellie’s Tree Misses Out in EuropeThe winner of the European Tree of the Year 2019 was The Almond Tree of the Snowy Hill in Pecs, Hungary. Nellie’s tree finished ninth out of fifteen entries with 14,408 votes. The winner was announced at an Award Ceremony in the European Parliament last nightNews
LS252019-03-19GarforthEaster Car Boot SaleGarforth Lions are holding their annual Easter Car Boot Sale on Tesco car park on Sunday 21st April from 8am to 12 noon, to include a Farmers Market (subject to there being sufficient interest). For vendors, entry is £5 for cars and £10 for vans News
LS252019-03-19SherburnWorld First for OptareSherburn bus manufacturer Optare has won the Excellent in Technology Award at the recent London Transport Awards for its Metrodecker EV vehicle, which is the world’s first truly zero emission battery electric double deck bus.News
LS252019-03-18MicklefieldMTRA MeetingMicklefield Tenants and Residents Association are holding a public meeting at Churchville House on Wednesday 20th March at 7.30pmNews
LS252019-03-18GarforthBadminton Players WantedGarforth Pendas Badminton Club is looking for new members. They play at Garforth Squash and Leisure Centre on Mondays from 8pm to 10pm. The cost is £6 for two hours. Just bring a racket and indoor shoesNews
LS252019-03-17SherburnClean Up in SherburnSherburn Community Association are leading a litter pick at 10am on Saturday 30th March 2019. It will start and finish at the Spar in Sherburn. The Spar are supporting this event and are offering a free drink to volunteers who take part in the litter pick. All volunteers are welcome. Please come and helpNews
LS252019-03-17GarforthIt’s a WashoutGarforth Town FC’s game against Bottesford on Saturday was called off due to a waterlogged pitch. A revised date for the fixture has yet to be arranged.News
LS252019-03-16SherburnAdvice Surgeries with Julia MulliganResidents from Sherburn and the surrounding area have their chance to their raise concerns about policing or community safety issues when the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, comes to their village on Thursday 11 April. The appointment based surgeries will take place between 3.30pm, and 5.30pm. To book an appointment call 01423 569 562News
LS252019-03-16GarforthFire Crews Rescue Trapped HorseFire crews were called out in Wednesday’s windy weather to rescue a horse trapped under a tree on Swillington Lane. Jager the horse was successfully released and had only minor injuriesNews
LS252019-03-15AberfordTimber at Lotherton HallThe strong winds accompanying Storm Gareth on Wednesday led to a tree falling onto a path near to the Hall at Lotherton Hall. No damage was caused to the building and council staff made the site safe.News
LS252019-03-15GarforthGarforth Conman SentencedGarforth man Christopher Bundza, aged 54 appeared in court after purporting to sell tickets to a Justin Bieber concert that he never had. He duped several members of the public by claiming he had tickets for the 2016 concert in Sheffield, taking the money but never producing the tickets. He appeared at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday to be sentenced for three counts of fraud worth £700. Bundza was jailed for nine months but the jail term was suspended for a period of 18 months. He was also ordered to undertake 200 hours of unpaid workNews
LS252019-03-14GarforthRemembering Swillington’s MinersSwillington in Bloom are hosting a commemoration of Swillington’s mining history at The Green, Wakefield Road on 23rd March at 11am. Reverend Diane Flynn will perform a dedication followed by light refreshments in the Village HallNews
LS252019-03-14KippaxSpring Brass ConcertKippax Band will perform their Springtime Concert on Sunday 14th April at 8pm in the Kippax Band Social Club. The event is free to members and £2 to non-members on the door.News
LS252019-03-13GarforthWorkshop for Young WritersExplore Learning will be at Garforth Library on Wednesday 13th March from 4pm to 5pm for a fun writing workshop for 4-14 year olds. There will be tutors on hand to assist young writers in crafting their entry for Explore Learning's National Young Writers Competition which has great prizes including a trip to Disneyland and £500 worth of books for the winner's school library.news
LS252019-03-13GarforthGarforth Peace Flame’s Second AnniversaryThe second anniversary of the Garforth Peace Flame will take place at the Miners’ Welfare Hall on Saturday 27th April at 2pmNews
LS252019-03-12GarforthArts Live at the AcademyA triple-bill folk gig featuring Roots Alive, Leeds Folk Fiddle Group and the Arts Live Folk Band takes place at Garforth Academy on Saturday 23rd March from 1pm to 4pm. Tickets are £5 (under 12s go free) from Garforth Academy reception, Garforth Library and the SPT shop, also on the door. Doors open 1pm and the music starts at 1.30pmNews
LS252019-03-12GarforthRoadworks AheadYorkshire Water will be carrying out essential works on the night of 12th March from 7pm to 7am on 13th March at the junction of Aberford Road, Main Street, Wakefield Road and Barwick Road. Temporary multiway lights will be in use during the worksNews
LS252019-03-11SherburnOur Day OutSherburn High School Drama Club’s summer term production will be 'Our Day Out' a play by Willy Russell. Auditions for the main speaking roles will be held soonnews
LS252019-03-11AberfordFingers Crossed for Nellie’s TreeVoting for the European Tree of the Year Competition closed on 28th February. Nellie’s Tree is the English entry for Tree of the Year. The results will be announced at the Award Ceremony in Brussels, the 19th March, where the winners will be awarded.News
LS252019-03-10GarforthMiners Suffer Away DefeatThe miners lost by 3-1 away at Staveley on Saturday. Staveley fired in two early goals, leaving Garforth with a mountain to climb. Dan Williams’ goal gave the Miners hope until a sucker-punch from the home side stopped them in their tracksNews
LS252019-03-10GarforthGetting Ready for TDYCommunities are being challenged to create the most dazzling visual spectacular yet for the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire. This year’s cycle race route will pass through 151 villages, towns and cities between May 2 and May 5, with images of Yorkshire beamed to 190 countries worldwide. In 2018 Garforth local Samantha Whitley was awarded the Spirit of Le Tour prize for her tireless work in the community and Kippax was named Best Dressed Village of the Tour de Yorkshire.News
LS252019-03-09Monk FrystonCharlie’s BallRachel Cheshire, from Monk Fryston is busy putting the finishing touches to a charity ball that she is staging in aid of the Leeds-based Charlies-Angel-Centre Foundation, which was founded in 2012 by Ruth Curtis and her family after the death of little Charlie Curtis. It aims to raise awareness of the needs of bereaved parents and families. Charlie’s Ball in aid of Charlies-Angel-Centre Foundation is on Thursday March 14 at Aspire on Infirmary Street, Leeds, starting at 6.45pm, with red carpet, champagne reception, three-course dinner, cabaret, fashion show, auction and disco. Email bookings@ charliesball.co.uk.News
LS252019-03-09SherburnSherburn Community Volunteer AwardsNominations are now open for the Sherburn Community Volunteer Awards 2019. Those nominated must be unpaid and classed as a volunteer, their voluntary service must be within the confines of Sherburn In Elmet and they must be able to attend the community awards presentations once again to be held at The Swan Public House Sherburn. From 6.30pm to 8.30pm. on Friday 19th July. Application forms can be obtained by emailing mrdavidbrook @yahoo.co.ukNews
LS252019-03-08SherburnComic Relief Fun DaySherburn High School are holding a Comic Relief Day on Friday 15th March. Students can turn up in non-uniform for a £1 contribution. There will also be a Comic Relief themed quiz, Beat the Goalie, Sponge a Teacher, darts, tug of war and balloon popping, all for a small feeNews
LS252019-03-08GarforthLong Train DelayTrain operator Northern's six-carriage long services in and out of Leeds station have been delayed by two years because longer platforms at Leeds will not be ready in time. But Northern still plans to start phasing in a £500m fleet of new short trains from this spring.news
LS252019-03-07GarforthNew Cricketers WantedGarforth Cricket Club is looking for new players of any age to play for them in the Pontefract League this year. They are also looking for any umpires who would like to join them News
LS252019-03-07GarforthGinetta Unleashes its SharkGarforth based sports and racing car manufacturer Ginetta has unveiled its new 583hp supercar at the prestigious Geneva Car Show. The all-new Akula, which is the Russian word for shark, will cost £340,000 in Britain. Production starts in 2020 and 14 of expected 20 cars produced that year have already been sold.News
LS252019-03-06AberfordFifty Years of Lotherton HallA new exhibition at Lotherton Hall is looking back at the last 50 years of the Hall, since it was gifted to Leeds City Council by the estate’s owner Sir Alvery Gascoigne. It is now one of Yorkshire’s most visited paid for attractions.News
LS252019-03-06KippaxCouple Slam New Kippax HomeA Kippax couple Nicola and Phil Bentley say they are at “breaking point” after finding 700 defects in their brand new Persimmon Homes house. The couple claim there are 700 faults with their newly-built house and the builder has only fixed 10 per cent of the faults in ten months. The house was bought off plan and the couple were not allowed to inspect the house prior to signing the contract.News
LS252019-03-05MicklefieldEaster PartyThere is a free Easter Party at Churchville House Micklefield on Sunday 21st April at 2.30pm. The Free Easter Themed Party includes refreshments and lots of Easter Fun and GamesNews
LS252019-03-05KippaxKippax Band Going to FinalsMore than 50 brass bands descended on Huddersfield Town Hall at the weekend for the Yorkshire Brass Band Championships 2019. In the Third Section Kippax Brass Band took first place with Wetherby and District Silver second, with both qualifying for the National Finals which will be held in September at Cheltenham racecourse.News
LS252019-03-04SherburnCouncillor Fixes PathCouncillor Mel Hobson has agreed to use funds from his allowances to pay for the footpath in Cricketers Way, Sherburn to be resurfaced. The councillor has received many complaints from residents regarding the state of the footpath and issues with litter and has decided to take action. The money to pay for these repairs will come from his environmental allowances.News
LS252019-03-04GarforthBrown Bin Collections ResumeLeeds City Council commences brown bin collections again this week following the annual winter break in service. If you have a brown (garden waste) bin, the service runs from March to November with collections taking place every fortnight. Exact collection dates can be determined by visiting the council website and entering your postcode,News
LS252019-03-03GarforthFairtrade Coffee MorningThere will be a Fairtrade coffee morning and bun sale on Friday 8th March in St Benedict’s School Hall at 10am. All welcome.News
LS252019-03-03GarforthMiners Almost Fightback at HemsworthGarforth Town were inches away from a stunning fightback away at promotion chasing Hemsworth Miners Welfare on Saturday. The home side led 2-0 at half time and increased it further with a third halfway through the second half. Then they had a player sent off and the Miners roared back with 2 goals and a late chance, just inches wide.News
LS252019-03-02SherburnOn the BeatSherburn parish council has been told the village will now have a police officer on duty at all times. Due to recent crime increases, such as thefts and break-ins there will now be a PSCO on duty every day including early mornings and late evenings. This increase has come after many residents raised concerns about increased crime rates in the area,News
LS252019-03-02GarforthSuper Car Coming to GaforthGinetta Cars have announced plans to start building supercars in their Garforth factory in 2020. The name of the car is yet to be decided and the price is expected to be around £400,000. In the first year they expect to build 20 and already have orders for 12 of them. Ginetta is best known for its racing cars.News
LS252019-03-01GarforthLatest Health Walks ListThe list of Leeds Health Walks for March and April 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 upNews
LS252019-03-01GarforthBudget Amendments RejectedGarforth Independents councillor Mark Dobson put forward two changes to the proposed council budget at a mammoth 5 hour meeting of the Council on Wednesday. He proposed scrapping waste disposal charges and an increase in funding for dementia residential care and housing. All changes proposed by other parties were rejected. News
LS252019-02-28GarforthLearn to Play DayLearn to Play Day is an event to encourage people to start making music. It is run by the charity Music for All and will take place on 23rd and 24th March. Garforth Brass Band have already signed up to take part. They will be appearing at the Miners Welfare Hall. News
LS252019-02-28Sherburn60’s Big Night OutEversley Park Centre are holding a 60’s Big Night Out, with live tributes from some of the biggest stars of the 60’s! It takes place on Friday 8th March. All enquiries and Tickets in Advance from Eversley Park Centre on 01977 681024.News
LS252019-02-27GarforthMiners Lose AgainThe Miners fell to a third straight league defeat 3-0 at the weekend as visiting Maltby Main comfortably took the points in a scrappy game containing little for home supporters to cheer. With Town carrying such little threat in front of goal at the minute a vast improvement will be to a halt what can only be described as relegation form.News
LS252019-02-27Monk FrystonWellbeing FundraiserMonk Fryston CofE Primary School Parent Teachers Association is raising funds to provide an outdoor wellbeing room for the pupils. The cost of the installation of the room is £21,000 and a further estimated £10,000 to buy resources to kit it out. Therefore the PTA are launching a £30,000 fundraising project. Call 01977682388 for more detailsNews
LS252019-02-26KippaxKippax ChillResidents are invited to a coffee event called Kippax Chill at Kippax Library on Tuesday 5th March from 2pm to 4pm to learn about local services available to them. For more details call 07545 604005News
LS252019-02-26GarforthMP Stands FirmElmet and Rothwell MP Alec Shelbrooke has been targeted by a pro- Brexit group Leave.EU trying to get him deselected. The chairman of Elmet and Rothwell Conservatives has responded by saying that members had already reselected their outstanding local MP and fully supported him. Leave.EU was founded by businessman Aaron Banks and has targeted a number of MPs. News
LS252019-02-25GarforthOver 60’s Lunch ClubPrimrose House Lunch Club for the Swillington’s over 60’s takes place on Thursdays from 11.30am to 1.30pm. A hot meal and pudding is £4.50. The event is run by NET. Ring Jayne on 0113 2874784 for more detailsNews
LS252019-02-25GarforthGNPF’s Bags of MoneyGarforth Neighbourhood Planning Forum have been awarded £1600 by the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme after winning the vote of shoppers at Garforth Tesco. The money will be used by the Forum to publicise the neighbourhood plan that they are producing to help safeguard the future of GarforthNews
LS252019-02-24GarforthMiners’ High Scoring Cup ExitGarforth Town bowed out of the NCEL League Cup midweek, losing an epic penalty shoot-out 7-6 after the game finished 1-1 against Staveley Miners Welfare.News
LS252019-02-24GarforthGarforth Jubilee BrassJubilee Brass has appointed Martyn Beecham as its new musical director. Martyn is a Salvationist musician who has a wealth of experience as a Brass and choral trainer. The band is a 16 piece group who rehearse each Wednesday evening. New players are always welcome For more information contact Martyn on 07974 826684News
LS252019-02-23MicklefieldMTRA AGMMicklefield Tenants and Residents Association’s Annual General Meeting takes place at Churchville House on Tuesday 26th February at 2,30pm. News
LS252019-02-23GarforthAnniversary BallSt 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 drink on arrival, 3-course dinner, a glass of wine and entertainment for the evening.news
LS252019-02-22GarforthCharity Golf DayGarforth Lions charity golf tournament takes place at Garforth Golf Club on Friday 10th May. It is in aid of the Lions local charities and Alzheimer’s Research. The cost is £100 per team of four playersNews
LS252019-02-22KippaxBacklash Over Traveller ProposalA huge backlash against plans to transform a Kippax allotment into a traveller pitch has led to more than 180 people lodging objections. The planning application has been submitted to convert the allotment off Sandgate Terrace to create the pitch for one caravan, plus a dayroom, mobile home and parking space. The proposal has caused widespread concern in the community and led to a public meeting attended by more than 100 people at Kippax Central Club.News
LS252019-02-21GarforthNew Homes Started at Junction 45Work has started on the 1800 home Skelton Gate development just southwest of Swillington at Junction 45 of the M1. A 170 acre former open cast site will accommodate 1100 new homes with an application for a further 700 homes pending.News
LS252019-02-21GarforthReward for Stolen BikeThe owner of a bike stolen in Garforth on Tuesday has offered a £500 reward for its safe return. It is a black and blue giant TCR road bike with a logo seat and electric gears. Anyone with information should call the police on 101 quoting reference 0968News
LS252019-02-20KippaxBearded Birds Step Out of CoverBird watchers have been flocking to St Aidan’s Nature Park to photograph the rarely seen Bearded Tits. These shy birds inhabit reed beds and so to see them in numbers out in the open has caused quite a stirNews
LS252019-02-20GarforthTrophies Come to GarforthLeeds Rhinos Foundation brought the Betfred Super League, World Club Challenge and NRL trophies to Strawberry Fields Primary School last Friday for the 200 children to see ahead of the World Club Challenge match on Sunday in which Sydney Roosters beat Wigan by 20-8News
LS252019-02-19GarforthSt Benedict’s School Celebrates 50th BirthdaySt Benedicts School opened fifty years ago on Wednesday 27th February. To celebrate the anniversary there will be a Mass followed by refreshments in the school hall.News
LS252019-02-19KippaxResidents Support Kippax PlanThe Referendum for the Kippax Neighbourhood Plan was held on 14th February. The count showed that 1337 votes were cast in favour and 170 against with 2 spoiled papers. The turnout was 20.2 percent. News
LS252019-02-18SherburnFree Golf Taster SessionsScarthingwell Golf Club is holding regular Taster Golf Sessions throughout spring and summer for would-be golfers. No equipment is needed for the 2 hour free introductions to golf. For more information on times and dates call Pam on 07875 665587News
LS252019-02-18MicklefieldCub Leader Required1st Micklefield scouts require a Cub leader.to teach the young people of Micklefield skills for life, Full training will be given to the right candidate. If you are interested contact Richard Speight by email at gsl.micklefieldscouts @gmail.comNews
LS252019-02-17SherburnBen and Barnett’s Bonkers BingoThe next event organised by the Friends of Sherburn High School (FOSH) is Ben and Barnett's Bonkers Bingo on Friday 5th April. The doors and bar open at 7.30pm and bingo begins at 8.30pm. Tickets now availablenews
LS252019-02-17GarforthMiners Lose to RangersGarforth Town slipped to a second straight defeat at Hall Road Rangers by 2-0.Two first Half goals were enough to seal the win, as Garforth couldn't muster enough threat after the break to worry the home side.news
LS252019-02-16SherburnOpen Day at Old Girls SchoolThe Old Girls School Community Centre is opening their doors for people to come and visit and have a look around on Saturday 23rd February from11:00am to 1:00pm. This is a great opportunity to come and have a look at all the different function rooms that are available.News
LS252019-02-16GarforthHigh SocietyGarforth Musical Society’s next production is High Society at Garforth Welfare Hall from 14th to 18th May. The show features music and lyrics by Cole Porter and is based on the play ‘The Philadelphia Story’.News
LS252019-02-15AberfordSportscars in the ParkThere will be a Sportscars in the Park event at Lotherton Hall on Sunday 21st July from 9am to 4pm. Tickets for the event go on sale on 6th May.News
LS252019-02-15MicklefieldMicklefield Seniors Luncheon ClubThe Churchville House Lunch Club for over 60’s takes place on Wednesdays from 11.30am to 1.30pm. A hot meal and pudding is provided for £4.50. The event is run by NET. Door to door transport can be arranged for a small fee. For more details call 0113 2874784News
LS252019-02-14GarforthGADS Spring ProductionGarforth Amateur Dramatic Society’s Spring production will take place at the Miners Welfare Hall from 10th to 13th April at 7.30pm. The play is still to be decided. News
LS252019-02-14GarforthGMS Searching for Young TalentGarforth Musical Society is stepping up its search for new talent. Officials are concerned about membership levels and want to recruit more people, particularly children, as most of the group are aged 40 plus now. Garforth Musical Society began just after the Second World War.News
LS252019-02-13KippaxA Spring ConcertThe Fairburn Singers are holding a Spring Concert in Selby Abbey on Saturday 6 April 2019. They are joining forces with Castleford Choral Society and the concert starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £10 and available from Selby Abbey Office, Terry Rowley on 07821603221 or Castleford Choral Secretary on 01977 731521.News
LS252019-02-13GarforthPlan for 290 Garforth Homes ApprovedA planning application to build almost 300 houses on land south of the A63 Selby Road in Garforth that was originally thrown out by Leeds City Council has been approved on appeal by Government Inspectors. News
LS252019-02-12AberfordPublic Meeting in AberfordHeineken UK will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday 12th February at 8pm in Aberford village hall to provide information and answer questions regarding some abnormal loads that are due to come through Aberford in March/April 2019 (dates TBC). Free refreshments will be offered from the brewery and from the village hall cafe.News
LS252019-02-12SherburnAncestry EveningThe Old Girls School presents an Ancestry evening with Pam Trace. What a fun night this could be learning about your family history! The event takes place on Friday 22nd February at 7.00pm. Tickets are £3.00 which includes 1 drink, refreshments are available too.News
LS252019-02-11AberfordFifty Years of FashionLotherton Hall fashion galleries mark their 50th birthday by presenting a very forward-looking display of local designers. The clothes and accessories of past Yorkshire folk, great and small, have been saved, collected, preserved to display to the public. This year marks Lotherton’s 50th anniversary as a public museum and illustrates the importance of the Fashion Galleries, with exhibits dating from the 1600s to the present dayNews
LS252019-02-11GarforthBarbie’s Bake Off SuccessStaff and residents of The Hollies Care Home in Garforth held their annual Bake Off to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Carer Barbie Keenoy won the competition with her Rolo Cake.News
LS252019-02-10GarforthMiners Lose to Worksop 2-1A first half penalty put Worksop Town in the driving seat, but a Dan Williams goal cancelled their lead out before the break. The Tigers restored their lead in the second half and ,despite a few close efforts from the Miners, held on for the win.News
LS252019-02-10GarforthGinetta Sponsor Young CyclistGarforth based Ginetta cars have sponsored talented cyclist, Billy Ladle, as he gears up for his first season in the under 10's youth series. Billy is one of the brightest young cycling talents in Yorkshire. Ginetta has an established relationship with cyclists after welcoming multi Olympic champion Chris Hoy and World Sprint Champion Jason Kenny to their motorsport family and are keen to encourage local youth talent.news
LS252019-02-09KippaxPlay Area ApprovedPlans for a play area have been approved at RSPB St Aidan’s Reserve. The Wild Play Zone will be built near the Visitor CentreNews
LS252019-02-09AberfordThefts from VehiclesBetween 1pm and 3pm on 6th February two vehicles were broken into whilst at a works compound in Hazlewood Castle. The first vehicle had the driver's window smashed and a blue coloured rucksack containing papers and a diary were stolen plus a grey tool. From the second vehicle an orange and white Stihl saw and a leaf blower were stolen. If you have any information please 101 and quote job numbers: NYP-06022019-0321 or NYP06022019 -0331.news
LS252019-02-08KippaxOld and New Clothes SaleThere will be an old and new clothes sale at the Kippax Band Social Club on Friday 22nd February from 7pm to 9pm.News
LS252019-02-08GarforthRail Strikes SuspendedStrikes on Northern rail have been suspended after a "major breakthrough" in a long-running dispute over plans to axe guards on trains. Members of the RMT have taken 47 days of industrial action over two years and were due to walk out on the next two Saturdays. The RMT said the company had now offered a guarantee of a conductor on all trains.News
LS252019-02-07MicklefieldTrain Breakdown at Rush HourA broken down train caused delays to rail services between Leeds and York during Monday morning rush hour. The rail line was blocked and some services halted after the breakdown at Micklefield. Trains to York were disrupted till 10am as engineers worked on the faultNews
LS252019-02-07GarforthGADS Quiz NightGarforth Amateur Dramatic Society are holding a quiz night at the Miners Welfare Hall on Friday 8th March at 7.30pm. Entry is £4 per person and includes snacksNews
LS252019-02-06GarforthAagrah Leads the Way for BeerCobra Beer is launching its blond IPA Malabar in award-winning Bradford-based restaurant chain Aagrah. It will be available from today in the Aagrah in Garforth. Mohammed Aslam, managing director of the Aagrah Group, said: “We are delighted Cobra chose to do the launch of Malabar with Aagrah.”News
LS252019-02-06GarforthGarforth Parking Charges Plan ScrappedLeeds City Council has scrapped its controversial plans to introduce parking charges in local town centre car parks. It follows pressure from opposition councillors, who claimed introducing the charges would harm already-struggling businesses. Plans to see charging introduced at three car parks in Guiseley, Wetherby and Garforth had been included in the authority’s draft budget proposals, published late last year, and were expected to generate the authority an extra £200,000-a-year. But the council’s final budget proposals released yesterday show the charges are no longer part of the authority’s proposed final budget for 2019/20News
LS252019-02-05GarforthBaa-rmy Call OutPolice officers from Garforth attended a call on Saturday morning to a home in Whinmoor where the garden had been invaded by sheepNews
LS252019-02-05GarforthPest Free GarforthGarforth and Swillington ward residents made the fewest number of calls, just 94 out of a total of 8,322, to Leeds City Council to deal with pests over the last two years. The biggest individual pests were ratsNews
LS252019-02-04GarforthCancer FundraiserThere is a fundraiser day for Breast Cancer Action at the Gaping Goose on Saturday 2nd March from noon to 4pm. Entry is free, News
LS252019-02-04GarforthCelebration of Peace FlameA celebration of the second anniversary of the Garforth Peace Flame will take place on Saturday 27th April at 2pm in the Miner’s Welfare Hall.News
LS252019-02-03GarforthDay Off for MinersYesterday afternoons' NCEL game between Garforth Town and Harrogate Railway was called off after a pitch inspection due to a frozen pitch.news
LS252019-02-03GarforthBe a TigerGarforth Tigers Amateur Rugby League Club are looking to build on their existing U16s squad for 2019, New and experienced players from years 10 and 11 are welcome. Email tigers@ garforthtigers.com for more details.News
LS252019-02-02GarforthNo Flies on UsLatest figures reveal Leeds received a total of 8,322 service requests relating to pest control between January 2017 and December 2018. Worst area was Gipton and Harehills. Rats and insects made up the bulk of this wards pest problems, with 264 and 155 requests respectively. LS25 areas did not appear in the top 12 Affected ListNews
LS252019-02-02AberfordEuropean Tree of the YearNellie’s tree on the Fly Line has been nominated for European Tree of the Year. Voting takes place from 1st to 28th February 2019. The results will be announced at the Award Ceremony in Brussels on 19th March. The contest is organised by Environmental Partnership AssociationNews
LS252019-02-01MicklefieldMonthly Coffee and CakeSouth Milford Surgery is hosting a Coffee and Cake Morning at Churchville House, Micklefield on the first Tuesday of every month from 11.15am to 12.15pm, starting 5th February. It will be a place to meet and chat with a different health guest every month.News
LS252019-02-01GarforthCharity Fundraiser NightSweet Peas Nursery and Monkey Maze are holding a night of laughter, music, food and drink in aid of Cancer Research UK on Friday 1st February at Monkey Maze on Ninelands Lane. The event runs from 7pm to 10pm and tickets are £10News
LS252019-01-31GarforthInspiring Taster for the TigersThe Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s Sky Try taster session hosted by Garforth Tigers attracted ten new players to the Tigers’ under 7’s team.News
LS252019-01-31GarforthBus Strike ThreatThe Unite union has announced it is preparing to ballot its 3,500 members at First West Yorkshire over possible industrial action following the dismissal of two of its senior representatives. A walkout by First staff in 2016 saw buses on 40 routes grind to a complete halt. News
LS252019-01-30GarforthCyclist Hurt at Junction 47A cyclist was airlifted to hospital with 'potentially life threatening injuries' after he collided with a white Ford Transit van at around 10.45am on Tuesday on the roundabout at the top of the northbound exit slip road at junction 47. Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 6100 Beecham on 101, quoting reference 13190052162news
LS252019-01-30GarforthMain Street Accident Victim NamedPolice have named a woman who died in a crash involving a reversing truck in Garforth as Kathleen Wilkinson, aged 71, from Garforth as they continue to appeal for information about the collision. She was fatally injured on an unnamed road between Main Street and Halliday Road when a Mercedes drop-side Scaffolding truck reversed out of the junction onto Main Street.News
LS252019-01-29GarforthGood Result for MinersGarforth earned a 1-1 share of the spoils thanks to another dogged performance away at Knaresborough Town, one of the promotion hopefuls. Sean Hunter stunned the home crowd with a smash and grab goal just before the break against the run of play. Ex-Town player Nick Black headed an equaliser in the second halfNews
LS252019-01-29GarforthParking Plan for Garforth StationA plan to increase parking capacity at Garforth station by around 100 vehicles be reconfiguring it and introducing a one way flow system is awaiting approval. The target is to start work on it around April.News
LS252019-01-28GarforthA Gala OccasionGarforth Lions are taking bookings for stalls at their annual gala which takes place at Glebelands on 30th June this yearNews
LS252019-01-28SherburnLearning to DroneNorth Yorkshire Police have recently got the capability to deploy drones in certain circumstances. To help officers keep up their training requirement they are looking for landowners that would be willing to allow access for officers to use their land within the York and Selby District. If you think this is something you could offer or require any further information please call 101 and ask for PCSO Caroline Saville 6239.News
LS252019-01-27SherburnTai Chi for Over 65’sThere will be Tai Chi classes for the Over 65’s every Wednesday at 12.30pm at The Old Girls School consisting of gentle physical exercise, stretching and mindfulness. The program starts on Wednesday 13th February. For more information please contact Sarah on 01977 685178News
LS252019-01-27MicklefieldNew Speed Limits for Micklefield20mph Zone Notification signs have been posted on lampposts in Micklefield, "Lower speed limits are set to be introduced in more residential areas across Leeds as part of a city-wide programme to reduce road casualties.News
LS252019-01-26AberfordEarly Morning Traffic ChaosThere were three miles of queuing traffic on the A64 between the A659 and the A1(M) yesterday morning following an early morning accident that partially blocked the road. The road reopened around 7.45am.News
LS252019-01-26GarforthPolice Investigate Fatal CrashA man has been released under investigation following the death of a 71 year old woman in a road traffic collision in Garforth. The woman was hit by a truck which was reversing out of a junction off Main Street News
LS252019-01-25HillamProms 2019Proms at the Pavilion is back in 2019. The event will take place on Saturday 13th July at Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club. More details will be announced in due courseNews
LS252019-01-25MicklefieldMicklefield School ConsultationA consultation on the permanent expansion of Micklefield Church of England Primary School runs from 28th January to 4th March. The proposal is to admit an additional 10 children into reception from September 2021, increasing the number of places from 20 to 30. As these places are filled and these children progress through the school, this would mean that eventually an additional 70 places would be available across all year groups. Community drop-in sessions will be running at the school on Monday 11th February from 8.40-9.20am and Wednesday 13th February from 5.30-7.30pm so that anyone who can go along, ask questions and share their views.News
LS252019-01-24SherburnHelp WantedSherburn High School is looking for a General Teaching Assistant and a Midday Supervisory Assistant. Both roles are part-time term roles required from March 2019.News
LS252019-01-24GarforthWoman Dies in Main Street AccidentGarforth Main Street was closed on Wednesday afternoon after a 71 year old woman was seriously injured after being hit by a car. The air ambulance was called and bus services were diverted away from the busy shopping centre. The elderly woman was given medical attention, but died at the scene. A 34 year old man, who was driving a flatbed truck, remains in police custody.News
LS252019-01-23GarforthTaster for Two RhinosLeeds Rhinos pair Ash Handley and Cameron Smith will be attending a Sky Try taster session at Garforth Tigers this week. The pair visit on Friday 25th January. The session is free for kids in years 1 and 2.News
LS252019-01-23KippaxTree Planting is for the BirdsThe RSPB is planting over three thousand trees at St Aidan’s Nature Park to transform hillside meadow into scrubland habitat for birds, mammals and insects. The work is funded by the Environment AgencyNews
LS252019-01-22GarforthMiners DrawJosh Robinson-Wilson was on target as Town earned a point against 17th place Thackley in a 1-1 hard-fought home encounter. Both teams will have rued their missed chances, but in the end a draw was about fair.News
LS252019-01-22GarforthOne Injured in Ridge Road AccidentA person was cut free by Garforth and Castleford fire crews on Friday night and taken to hospital after a road collision on the Ridge Road just before midnight. Only one vehicle was involved in the incidentNews
LS252019-01-21Monk FrystonMFUFC Comedy NightMonk 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 News
LS252019-01-20GarforthThe Late John DolanThe 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 292301News
LS252019-01-20SherburnReward for Hit and Run InformationCastleford 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.News
LS252019-01-19SherburnSleeping BeautyDianne 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 childrenNews
LS252019-01-19KippaxFive Arrested for RobberiesFive 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.news
LS252019-01-18GarforthX26/X27 Bus ServiceFirst 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 FridaysNews
LS252019-01-18GarforthA Very Merry Christmas CollectionThe 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 projectsNews
LS252019-01-17GarforthRugby 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 chargeNews
LS252019-01-17KippaxSee the Kippax PlanThe 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 planNews
LS252019-01-16AberfordBrownie Leader WantedAberford 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.comNews
LS252019-01-16GarforthPraise for Homecare ProviderThe 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 areaNews
LS252019-01-15SherburnSee 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 £4.00News
LS252019-01-15GarforthSnowdrop WeekendSt 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 3pmNews
LS252019-01-14GarforthMiners LosePenistone 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.news
LS252019-01-14South MilfordFishing Equipment TheftBetween 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. 12190007528News
LS252019-01-13GarforthTigers WantedGarforth 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 6pmNews
LS252019-01-13AberfordCall to Ban Hunt MeetThe 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. News
LS252019-01-12MicklefieldVehicle Damage AppealThere 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 News
LS252019-01-12GarforthWhat the DickensGarforth 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 refreshmentsNews
LS252019-01-11GarforthCar Theft AdviceThe 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.News
LS252019-01-11SherburnSherburn Craft and Food Festival MeetingA 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.News
LS252019-01-10GarforthInconsiderate Parking WarningIt 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.News
LS252019-01-10AberfordNew Neighbourhood Watch SchemeAberford 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.News
LS252019-01-09GarforthParents EveningThere is a parents evening for year 11 students at Garforth Academy on Tuesday 15th JanuaryNews
LS252019-01-09GarforthChristmas Drink Drive Campaign SuccessPolice 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 campaignNews
LS252019-01-08SherburnPolice and Fire PreceptsAs 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.news
LS252019-01-08SherburnCar Thefts in SherburnOvernight 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 12190003573/12190003574News
LS252019-01-07GarforthPlastic 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.News
LS252019-01-07Garforth50th Anniversary BallSt 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.news
LS252019-01-06Monk FrystonWise Owl QuizThe 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 ShedNews
LS252019-01-06GarforthMiners Hand Out AmmeringGarforth 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.News
LS252019-01-05GarforthLes MiserablesFirthfields 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 ticketsNews
LS252019-01-05GarforthLCC Propose Parking Charges for Garforth Main StreetIn 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 centresNews
LS252019-01-04AberfordLotherton Spring CleanThe 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.News
LS252019-01-04GarforthPeckfield and Parlington Housing Plans Thrown Out by InspectorsTwo 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.‬News
LS252019-01-03KippaxFestival of BrassKippax Band will be competing at the Durham Festival of Brass in Peterlee on Sunday 3rd February, subject to confirmationNews
LS252019-01-03GarforthGCA AGMThe 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 attendNews
LS252019-01-03GarforthPeckfield and Parlington Plans Squashed by the InspectorsHearty congratulations to Garforth Neighbourhood Forum, the Save Parlington Campaign and our local councillors for their sustained campaigns against building houses on Green Belt land around Garforth and Aberford. We are not short of brown field sites in the Outer South East of Leeds so there was never any need to use farm land for much needed affordable housing. Thank you also to the Inspectors for showing LCC the error of their ways. We must all hope their recommendation is heeded.Editorial
LS252019-01-02GarforthRail Fares UpRail prices will rise by an average of 3.1 percent from today 2nd January, the largest increase since January 2013.News
LS252019-01-02SherburnBar Man Robs PubCasual 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 £386News
LS252019-01-01KippaxBrigshaw Admissions ConsultationBrigshaw 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.News
LS252019-01-01GarforthLatest Health Walks ListThe 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 News
LS252018-12-31GarforthGarforth Golf DayGarforth 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 golfNews
LS252018-12-31KippaxSchool Marking 50 YearsKippax 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 9427News
LS252018-12-30GarforthHall for HireSt 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 325News
LS252018-12-30GarforthMiners End Year with Home 2-1 DefeatGarforth 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.News
LS252018-12-29GarforthSupervisor WantedThere 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.News
LS252018-12-29GarforthPolice Christmas CampaignWest 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 £5,000News
LS252018-12-28GarforthJanuary Rail Misery AnnouncedThe 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.News
LS252018-12-28GarforthTwo Rescued from Christmas FireTwo 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 sceneNews
LS252018-12-27SherburnMindfulness Taster SessionHave 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 £5News
LS252018-12-27Monk FrystonBig Grant for Cricket ClubHillam 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.News
LS252018-12-26South MilfordVery DashingThere 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.News
LS252018-12-26HillamHillam VETS SystemHillam 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.news
LS252018-12-25SherburnFundraising SuccessThe 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.News
LS252018-12-25GarforthAllotment BurglariesIn 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.News
LS252018-12-25GarforthMerry Christmas and a Happy New YearGoinlocal wishes its readers a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019Editorial
LS252018-12-24GarforthChristmas Eve FunThere 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.News
LS252018-12-24MicklefieldVehicle VandalismThere 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.News
LS252018-12-23GarforthMiners Lose on the RoadGarforth Town lost by 1-0 away at seventeenth placed Liversedge on Saturday, failing to build on last week’s win against Albion SportsNews
LS252018-12-23KippaxFamily Zone Plan for St AidansRSPB 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 centreNews
LS252018-12-22GarforthNew Year Bus ServiceFirst 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 DayNews
LS252018-12-22SherburnBuilding Firm Lends Helping HandBuilding 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. News
LS252018-12-21GarforthChristmas Bus Service by FirstFirst 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.News
LS252018-12-21SherburnQuad Bike look OutAround 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.News
LS252018-12-20GarforthKnit and Stitch TodayGarforth Knit and Stitch adult group meet at Garforth Library today from 10.30am to 12.30pm. New members are welcome and no experience is necessaryNews
LS252018-12-20SherburnSetting the PreceptHow 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.news
LS252018-12-19AberfordFestive Fun at LothertonFamilies 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 8pmNews
LS252018-12-19GarforthRugby Success for Garforth AcademyGarforth Academy Year 11 rugby league team defeated Abbey Grange to win the Hector Crowther Trophy at the Leeds and Hunslet Cup FinalsNews
LS252018-12-18GarforthFeed a Family this ChristmasThe 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 GarforthNews
LS252018-12-18GarforthMore Compensation for Rail UsersRail 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 yearNews
LS252018-12-17SherburnCharity GalaChairman 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 £15News
LS252018-12-17GarforthHave Your Say on HS2Anyone 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 pmNews
LS252018-12-16GarforthMiners Win at HomeGarforth 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 goalNews
LS252018-12-16SherburnJosephSherburn 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 studentsNews
LS252018-12-15SherburnCold Calling AlertThe 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.News
LS252018-12-15SherburnParent Wins BooksSherburn 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.News
LS252018-12-14GarforthFunderful FairSt Benedict’s Christmas Fair raised £1173 for church fundsNews
LS252018-12-14South MilfordNew Library for SchoolA 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.News
LS252018-12-13KippaxBrigshaw Rugby SuccessBrigshaw 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.News
LS252018-12-13AberfordElf and Safety ProblemA 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 dayNews
LS252018-12-12GarforthChristmas ConcertThere 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. News
LS252018-12-12Monk FrystonSchool Bus CrashPolice 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.News
LS252018-12-11Burton SalmonThe Landscape DetectiveThere 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 £2News
LS252018-12-11GarforthTour De Yorkshire is BackGarforth 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 wayNews
LS252018-12-10MicklefieldMicklefield Mini FairThere is a Christmas Mini Fair at Churchville House Micklefield on Sunday 16th December from 2pm. There will be refreshments and stallsNews
LS252018-12-10GarforthGarforth Peace Flame is SpreadingOn 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.News
LS252018-12-09GarforthNot The Usual SuspectsWest 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.news
LS252018-12-09GarforthMiners Hit for SixThe 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.news
LS252018-12-08GarforthTimetable Shake up on BusesBus 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 websiteNews
LS252018-12-08GarforthTrain Services to WorsenLocal 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.News
LS252018-12-07SherburnPolicing SurgeryResidents 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 onlyNews
LS252018-12-07GarforthCarols Around the Christmas TreeGarforth Jubilee Brass Band will accompany singers at an outdoor carol service at the Millennium Village park in Allerton Bywater on Monday 17th December from 6.15pmNews
LS252018-12-06GarforthChristmas Post DeadlinesThis 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. News
LS252018-12-06SherburnHare Coursing AppealOn 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.News
LS252018-12-05AberfordA Christmas TreatThe 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.News
LS252018-12-05SherburnStolen BMW Rams PoliceThe 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 incidentNews
LS252018-12-04SherburnSweet SuccessSherburn 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.News
LS252018-12-04GarforthDriver Personally Thanks Local FirefightersA 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 News
LS252018-12-03GarforthPolice Warning on Winter Car TheftsAs 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.News
LS252018-12-03HillamHillam Houses Planning MeetingThe 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 applicationNews
LS252018-12-02GarforthEarly Christmas Win for MinersGarforth 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 MinersNews
LS252018-12-02GarforthCheers MarkGarforth and Swillington Councillor Mark Dobson has raised £1400 for Macmillan Cancer Support by successfully Going Sober for all of October.News
LS252018-12-01GarforthCinderellaFirthfields Christmas pantomime Cinderella will be performed at Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth on Saturday 15th December at 3pm. Tickets for the show are £6.50. Call 2864298 for more detailsNews
LS252018-12-01SherburnKnottingley Silver BandKnottingley Silver Band are performing at the All Saints Church, Sherburn at 7:00pm, on Friday 14th December. The event is ticket only and the prices for each ticket are £10, which includes wine and nibbles throughout the evening.News
LS252018-11-30GarforthBloomin’ Christmas fairThere will be a Christmas Fair at the Miners Welfare Hall on 8th December from 10am till noon. There will be homemade cakes, a raffle, tombola, book stall, craft stalls and much more. All proceeds go to Garforth in BloomNews
LS252018-11-30KippaxChristmas ConcertKippax Band will be performing a Christmas Concert at St Marys Church Kippax on Sunday 23rd December at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 including refreshmentsNews
LS252018-11-29KippaxKippax Calendar 2019The Kippax Calendar 2019 is available from Kippax Hub, ASK, Black and Cream, Beauty for You, Post Office, Pat's Sweets, Kippax Newsagents, Torvill's and Abby House Vets, priced £2. It’s an ideal stocking filler.news
LS252018-11-29GarforthChristmas Coffee MorningThere is a coffee morning at the Miners Welfare Hall on Friday 7th December at 10.30am. St Benedicts School Choir will be singing at the eventnews
LS252018-11-28GarforthSt Benedicts Christmas FayreThere is a Christmas Fayre at St Benedicts on Sunday 2nd December at 11am. Santa will be attending. News
LS252018-11-28GarforthSnow WhiteGarforth Musical Society presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Miners Welfare Hall from Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th December. Performances are at 7.15 daily with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are available from SPT uniforms on Main Street. Adults are £8 with concessions £7News
LS252018-11-27KippaxParish Council MeetingThe next meeting of Great and Little Preston Parish Council will take place on Wednesday 28th November at 6.30pm in the Elders Hall, Great PrestonNews
LS252018-11-27GarforthDick WhittingtonThere will be a pocket panto performance of Dick Whittington at St Benedicts on Friday 30th November at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 including a raffle ticketNews
LS252018-11-26Monk FrystonCo-op Helps Local Scout GroupThe first Monk Fryston and Hillam Scout Group has received a cheque for £5,850 from their local Co-op in Sherburn. The scout group is a recipient of the Co-operative Community Fund which has donated £19 million for local causes funded by plastic bag sales and a one percent share of spend.News
LS252018-11-26GarforthMiners’ Slump ContinuesThe Miners' search for a first league win since September continues as a depleted eleven lost out 2-0 away to a good Barton Town side. The defeat sees Garforth drop a place in the table to 16th and only three points off the bottom three.news
LS252018-11-25SherburnChristmas DiscoSherburn Gala Association are holding a Children’s Christmas Disco at the Sherburn in Elmet Social Club on 9th December. The doors open at 4pm and it finishes at 6pm. Entry is £2 for adults and £1 for children and children under 5 get go free.News
LS252018-11-25SherburnSquires Toy RunSquires Annual Toy Run takes place on Sunday 25th November from 8am to 4pm. The ride to Thirsk is in conjunction with Thirsk Christmas Fayre. A minimum £5 donation or new unwrapped toy is required to take part. The ride leaves at 11am and arrives in Thirsk at 12.30pm. Fancy dress is optional.News
LS252018-11-24GarforthGarforth Brass Christmas ConcertGarforth Brass Band will be holding a Christmas Concert at Garforth Academy from 1.30pm on Saturday 1st December. Tickets are £6 and the doors open at 1pmNews
LS252018-11-24GarforthIt’s a BargainA new Home Bargains store officially opens in Garforth today next door to Aldi on Aberford Road. The store has created 40 new jobs. Home Bargains have 0ver 500 stores and employs 20,000 people.News
LS252018-11-23AberfordAberford Crafts SaleThere will be a sale of local crafts at the Aberford Village Hall Café on Friday 30th November, just in time for Christmas.News
LS252018-11-23GarforthIt’s Christmas Lights NightGarforth Christmas Lights will be switched on this Friday 23rd November on Main Street. Entertainment starts at 5pm and the big switch on is at 7pm, followed by fireworks.News
LS252018-11-22AberfordVisit the MarasLotherton Wildlife World has become the only zoo in the UK to be home to a group of rare Chacoan maras, a South American relative of the guinea pig. The new additions arrived from Prague Zoo and once settled in will take part in an international breeding programme.News
LS252018-11-22KippaxKippax LightsKippax Christmas Lights will be switched on tonight Thursday 22nd November. There will be stalls and entertainment from 6pm.News
LS252018-11-21GarforthArchery CourseAre you interested in archery? Bowmen of Leeds, based in the Garforth area, will be running a beginners' course in Jan/Feb 2019 (all equipment provided), For more information email helen.falkingham@ btinternet.comnews
LS252018-11-21SherburnLight Volunteers RequiredSherburn Gala Association are appealing for volunteers to help put up the Christmas lights in the village. This will be taking place on Saturday the 24th of November at 8:30am, and volunteers should meet in the Social Club car park beforehand.news
LS252018-11-20GarforthChristmas MarketThere is a Christmas Market of Nearly New Children’s Items, crafts and gifts at St Benedicts church hall on Saturday 24th November from 10.30 to 12 noon.News
LS252018-11-20South MilfordYEP Pub of the YearThe Swan Hotel in South Milford is one of 47 pubs nominated for the Yorkshire Evening Post Pub of the Year 2018 award. Readers of the paper can vote for their favourite using ther voting coupon in the newspaper. Closing date for votes is Friday 7th DecemberNews
LS252018-11-19GarforthMartyn’s the ManGarforth Jubilee Brass Band have announced the appointment of Martyn Beecham as their new Musical Director and Conductor.News
LS252018-11-19GarforthNinelands Christmas FairNinelands Primary School in Garforth is holding its Christmas Fair on Friday 7th December from 3.0pm to 5.30pm and it’s only £10.00 to have a stall.News
LS252018-11-18SherburnThe Jersey BoysFor one night only the ultimate tribute, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons will be re-enacting the Jersey Boys at Eversley Park Centre on Friday 30th November 2018, doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets cost £15.00.News
LS252018-11-18GarforthMiners Draw AwayGarforth Town drew 2-2 away at Harrogate Railway on Saturday with Harrogate coming from behind twice to share the points. The Miners goalkeeper saved two penalties and Harrogate’s Adam Turner was sent off for two yellow cards in an enthralling encounter.News
LS252018-11-17KippaxCircus Art BookKippax based writer and circus expert Steve Ward has released his new book Nineteenth Century Circus Art. It looks at the posters connected to Wakefield’s Wood Street circus during the 1800s. The book is available from Amazon News
LS252018-11-17South MilfordDancing Through the DecadesPupils from South Milford Primary School danced through the decades to raise money for Children in Need on Thursday, performing routines from the 1950’s to present day.News
LS252018-11-16GarforthGarforth Gala 2019Garforth Gala and Boot Sale 2019 will take place on Sunday 30th June 2019 at Glebelands.News
LS252018-11-16SherburnFootballers WantedSherburn White Rose U15s are looking for new players to add to their squad. All positions and ability are welcome, Matches are on Sundays in division 2 of the Garforth league. Contact Sammy on 07977035821 for further infoNews
LS252018-11-15GarforthKnit and StitchThere is a fun knit and stitch craft activity session for adults at Garforth Library today from 10.30am tom 12.30pm. The event is free and no experience is necessary. Call 0113 2243291 for more details..News
LS252018-11-15GarforthLegally BlondeSt Mary’s Youth Theatre are performing Legally Blonde The Musical at the Carriageworks, in Leeds this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A few tickets remain at 316 or £14 with concessions. For more information call 0113 3760318News
LS252018-11-14GarforthPolice Advice to Christmas RevellersYork City Neighbourhood Police are working in partnership with British Transport Police and TransPennine Express to remind you that there is a fit to travel policy on Saturday evenings leaving York Train Station. If you are planning on visiting York in the run up to Christmas, please ensure that you comply with this policy. Otherwise you may find that you are denied travel home.News
LS252018-11-14HillamHillam Burglary AppealOn Monday 12th November between 4pm and 6 pm a property in Chapel Street, Hillam was broken into and valuables stolen. The property owner would be grateful if anyone with CCTV in the vicinity can look to see if there are any indications of unusual movement of vehicles or pedestrians in the area at that time or earlier in the day. Anyone in either Hillam or Monk Fryston with information can contact the property owner on 07738886629News
LS252018-11-13GarforthMiners So CloseGarforth Town once again worked their socks off, only to be undone by a solitary goal late in the game,losing 1-0 away to table topping Yorkshire AmateursNews
LS252018-11-13GarforthNew Train TimetablesTrain timetables change on Sunday 9th December. There may be a slight change to your train times, so check the timetables at Northernrailway.co.ukNews
LS252018-11-12GarforthG-Fest 2019G-Fest is returning to Garforth in 2019. The event will take place on Saturday 20th July. Early bird tickets will be on sale soon.News
LS252018-11-12GarforthSelby Road ClosuresThere will be road closures at Charlie Sweeps Corner ( Selby Road/ Leeds Road junction) on consecutive Sundays from 18th November to 9th December between the hours of 8.30am and midnight for road surfacing and road markings. Diversions will be in place. News
LS252018-11-11AberfordLotherton ChristmasLotherton Hall has revealed that tickets for its Santa Weekends are selling fast. A host of activities will be on offer including the Twelve Days of Christmas woodland walk, the Elf Village, the Christmas Courtyard and the North Pole where children can help Santa’s elves in their workshop.. The event runs from 23rd November to 23rd December and Santa will be in residence daily from 3.40pm News
LS252018-11-11GarforthBallet for Parkinson’s SufferersLeeds based Northern Ballet are offering dance classes to Parkinson’s sufferers at Garforth Squash and Leisure Club. The weekly sessions improve balance, flexibility and strength through ballet. Classes run until 5th December with new classes starting in January. For more information call 0113 220 8000 News
LS252018-11-10GarforthCurtain UpGarforth Amateur Dramatic Society will be performing Curtain Up by Peter Quilter at the Miners Welfare Hall on 14th to 17th November. There is a bar from 7pm and the performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from 0113 2862491News
LS252018-11-10KippaxPolice Appeal over Stolen MotorbikesPolice are appealing for help to find two stolen motorbikes. A blue Suzuki and a green Triumph were taken from Kippax on 26th or 27th October. The bikes have since been sighted in Seacroft and GiptonNews
LS252018-11-09KippaxIllegal DumpingPolice officers attended an incident yesterday afternoon where someone drove on to a farmers field in the Ledston area and dumped a number of dead birds and animals. If anybody has any information please call 101 quoting crime number 13180561385News
LS252018-11-09AberfordWW1 Centenary EventThere will be a community event on Friday 9th November 2018 from 4pm – 6pm in Aberford Village Hall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Light refreshments will be served and The Village Harmonies Choir will attend to sing songs. Come along to learn about the fallen men from the village and to read the Headmaster’s log book from this time.News
LS252018-11-08HillamHe’s a ChampionHarry Bramley from Hillam has won the Under 16s Yorkshire Amateur Golf Championship which took place at Knaresborough Golf ClubNews
LS252018-11-08KippaxLibrary Get-TogetherKippax Library is staging an friendly and fun afternoon giving people information about groups and services available in the area. The event takes place from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday 4th DecemberNews
LS252018-11-07SherburnChristmas Craft FairThere will be a Christmas Craft Fair and carols at the Old Girls’ School in Sherburn on Saturday 8th December from 2pm to 4.30pm. Entry is free. Santa’s Grotto is £2News
LS252018-11-07GarforthKeyless Car Break-insPolice are stepping up patrols in villages around Garforth after a spate of vehicle break-ins. Thieves are using boosters to open the doors of keyless entry vehicles. Police advise people to keep their keys as far away from their vehicles as possibleNews
LS252018-11-06SherburnAdvice Surgery With Julia MulliganResidents from Selby and the surrounding area have their chance to their raise concerns about policing or community safety issues when the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, comes to Selby on Tuesday 13th November. The appointment based surgeries will take place between 4.30pm, and 6.30pm at Selby Community Centre, Scott Rd, Selby YO8 4BL To book some time with call 01423 569 562News
LS252018-11-06GarforthMore Train Strikes Till ChristmasA further series of 24-hour strikes is to be staged by Northern rail workers in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Services will be affected by five walkouts on Saturdays between 17 November and 15 December. Industrial action is already scheduled for 3 and 10 November regarding the firm's plan to remove train guards.news
LS252018-11-05GarforthImpact of HS2 RevealedThe latest information release by HS2 has revealed that building the track around Garforth would result in a permanent loss of approximately: 6.6ha (23 per cent) of Hawk’s Nest Wood Local Wildlife Site. Construction of the Proposed Scheme would also involve the removal of a listed wall at the Grade II listed Barrowby HallNews
LS252018-11-05GarforthCup Success for MinersA dramatic injury time goal by Shaquille Clarke-Adams secured Garforth Towns' place in the next round of the league cup beating Shirebrook 2-1. After falling behind to an early goal, Clarke-Adams scored an equaliser mid-way through the second half to set up a barnstorming finish in which he popped up again to grab the last-gasp winnernews
LS252018-11-04SherburnChristmas FayreScarthingwell Golf Club is holding a Christmas Fayre on Tuesday 27th November from 11am to 3pm. Funds raised will go to the golf club and to Martin House Children’s Hospice.News
LS252018-11-04GarforthDarren’s Dream DebutGarforth author Darren Walker’s first book, a comedy fantasy called Closing Shop is in the running for the fiction category of the People’s Book Prize competition. The winner will be announced in MarchNews
LS252018-11-03GarforthChristmas ConcertGarforth Brass and Garforth Community Choir present a Christmas Concert at Garforth Academy on Saturday 1st December. The performance is at 1.30pm and tickets are £6News
LS252018-11-03GarforthGarforth Christmas LightsThis year Garforth Christmas Lights will be switched on at an event on Main Street from 5pm to 7.30pm on Friday 23rd November. Main Street will be closed from 3.30pm to 8.30pm. The lights will be switched on at 7pm, followed by a fireworks display.News
LS252018-11-02GarforthHS2 Information EventHS2 are holding a series of public information events on how different areas of the region will be affected by the construction and operation of the HS2 high speed railway line. One of the events will be at the Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth, on Monday 19th November from 2pm to 8pm. News
LS252018-11-02GarforthSober Help for MacmillanGarforth Councillor Mark Dobson has raised over £1300 for Macmillan Cancer Care by taking part in the annual gosober sponsorship event, successfully giving up alcohol for the whole of October News
LS252018-11-01SherburnLighting of the BeaconSherburn Parish Council are looking for someone to play ‘The Last Post’ on the bugle during their upcoming Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday 11th November. To mark and commemorate the end of the First World War, Sherburn White Rose Football Club will be lighting a beacon in memory of the brave soldiers. The ceremony starts from 6.30pm with the beacon being lit at 7pm. If you can play ‘The Last Post’ on the bugle during the lighting, please contact David Buckle: dbuckle@hotmail.com. Nellie has been crowned the UK's tree of the year.news
LS252018-11-01GarforthGarforth Lions BonfireThe Garforth Lions bonfire takes place at Glebelands on Friday 2nd November from 6.30pm. There will be a bonfire and fireworks display. Admission is freeNews
LS252018-10-31MicklefieldOh DeerPolice officers attended Hartley Wood, Micklefield on Tuesday and located a deer that had been shot with a small calibre firearm. Crime 13180544675 has been recorded. If you have any information about the matter please call 101News
LS252018-10-31AberfordUK Tree of the YearNellie’s Tree has been crowned the UK's tree of the year beating a giant redwood in Northern Ireland, a Scottish spruce and a Welsh oak to scoop the overall prize. Nellie's tree will now go on to represent the UK in the European tree of the year contest in early 2019.news
LS252018-10-30GarforthLatest Health Walks ListThe list of Leeds Health Walks for November and December 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 News
LS252018-10-30SherburnSherburn Gala 2019The 2019 Sherburn Gala theme has been announced. It is Stage and Screen, which can be anything from film to musicals. The 43rd Annual Gala will be held on 18th May 2019.News
LS252018-10-29GarforthWhat the DickensGarforth Amateur Dramatic Society will be performing an evening of rehearsed readings entitled ’What the Dickens!?’ at St Mary’s Church Garforth on 1st December starting at 7.00pm Tickets will include mince pies etc,News
LS252018-10-29SherburnCommunity Cinema OpeningThe long awaited Sherburn community cinema has now an official opening date, On the 9th November from 7pm the Old Girls School community Centre will be showing the fantastic film ‘Finding Your Feet’. Tickets are only £4.News
LS252018-10-28GarforthMiners Lose AwayThe Miners lost 3-1 at Handsworth Parramore on Saturday. Having scored eight goals in their last two games, Handsworth proved too dangerous in front of goal for Garforth. The Miners put plenty of effort in, but the creativity and guile is missing from their game at the moment. At three nil down, James Beaston scored a rare goal to give Town hope, but Garforth couldn't build on it.news
LS252018-10-28South MilfordAttempted Break InOn the 22nd October between 6pm and 9pm a shed and a container had the padlock cut off in Newthorpe, South Milford, Selby. It is believed a quad bike was used to enter the rear of the farm and gain access. Nothing was stolen. If you have any information please call 101 and quote job no: NYP-23102018-0108.News
LS252018-10-27SherburnYorkshire Gin NightThe Sherburn Business Network Group have organised their very first ever, Yorkshire Gin Night on Friday 2nd November at 7pm, at the Old Girls School on Kirgate, Sherburn In Elmet. The night involves a “meet the distiller” opportunity with local gin company Adlam’s GinNews
LS252018-10-27GarforthSnow WhiteGarforth Musical Society presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Miners Welfare Hall from Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th December. Performances start at 7.15pm with a 2.30 matinee on Saturday. Tickets are £8.50 with concessions £7, available from SPT Uniforms on Main StreetNews
LS252018-10-26SherburnAutumn Art And Craft FairFrom 2nd November till 3rd November at 10am till 12pm Sherburn library is holding an arts and craft fair. With Christmas around the corner there will be Christmas decorations to purchase to get you in the festive mood as well as selection of cards to choose from.News
LS252018-10-26AberfordBig Friendly Coffee MorningThe Friendly Fridays café at the village hall in Aberford raised £193.50 at their Macmillan Big Coffee morning in September.News
LS252018-10-25KippaxKippax Road ClosuresKippax bus users have been warned of service disruptions during the closure of Valley Road for utility works from Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November. Numbers 173A, 174, 174A, 175 and 175A will be affected, with diversions via Leeds RoadNews
LS252018-10-25SherburnTwilight Halloween Pumpkin Carving EventOn Tuesday 30th October Sherburn library are holding an event for children where they can carve pumpkins. Tickets are now on sale at the Library, but there is limited availability. The cost is £2.50 for children which includes a carving kitNews
LS252018-10-24GarforthOktoberfest at Quirky Quirky Ales will be celebrating the famous beer festivals of Germany by serving classic German beer styles brewed by themselves on Saturday 27th October from 1pm to 10pm at their premises on Ash Lane GarforthNews
LS252018-10-24SherburnSherburn White Rose Bonfire CancelledThe Sherburn White Rose annual bonfire display due to take place on Friday 2nd November has been cancelled because of a requirement to provide extra insurance that makes the 30 year old event financially untenable. News
LS252018-10-23SherburnSelby District Advice SurgeryResidents from Selby district have their chance to their raise concerns about policing or community safety issues when the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, comes to Selby on Tuesday 13th November. The appointment based surgeries will take place between 4.30pm, and 6.30pm at Selby Community Centre, Scott Rd. If you would like to book some time with Julia, please call 01423 569 562 News
LS252018-10-23South MilfordFarm Break InOn 19th October at 1pm a farm was broken into in South Milford, Selby. Nothing was stolen however offenders tried to move machinery but were unable to get them started. The only description is males wearing tracksuits. It you have any information please call 101 quoting job no: NYP-22102018-0124.News
LS252018-10-22AberfordTree of the YearA beech tree grafted into an N-shape to woo a woman called Nellie has been named as England's Tree of the Year. The Woodland Trust, which runs the competition, said Nellie's Tree at Aberford, near Leeds, was formed almost 100 years ago by Vic Stead.news
LS252018-10-22SherburnGala Halloween Disco 2018The Annual Gala Halloween Disco is being held on Friday 26th October at 6pm, at the Elmete Social Club. The event is sponsored by the Spar in SherburnNews
LS252018-10-21GarforthMiners MiseryA second half penalty was enough to see off a below par Garforth Town in their 1-0 away defeat to Bottesford Town in the league.News
LS252018-10-21SherburnReuniting Stolen AnimalsPolice in North Yorkshire are working to reunite hundreds of suspected stolen animals with their rightful owners. More than 400 animals – including dogs, sheep, goats, rabbits, turkeys, ducks and chickens – have been seized as part of the investigation, and are being looked after in secure locations.News
LS252018-10-20KippaxConcert Band Players WantedDo you play a concert band instrument or used to play and have been thinking about taking it up again? The Preston Players are looking for new players of all concert band instruments (minimum grade 3 standard) to join. Rehearsals take place in Great Preston Village Hall every Thursday 7.30-8.30pm during term time. Just turn up with your instrument to see if you would like to become a member.News
LS252018-10-20GarforthOh BrotherWhen nine-year-old Jamie Broadbent won a brand new bike in his school’s summer raffle, the Ninelands Primary School pupil opted to use his £150 voucher, donated by Redrow Homes, to buy a bike for his younger brother Jonny, aged 3. The raffle was organised by the school’s parent teacher association, the Friends of Ninelands (FON) alongside the annual summer fair. The raffle and fair combined raised a total of £2,461, which will be used to improve outdoor spaces and enhance the school grounds.News
LS252018-10-19GarforthCommunity Carol ServiceThere will be a Community Carol Service with Garforth Jubilee Brass at Firthfields Community Centre on Sunday 9th December from 6.30pm to 8pm. Admission is £1 and includes a free drink and seasonal refreshmentsNews
LS252018-10-19GarforthBus Service ChangesA series of bus service changes are being introduced from 28th October. Local services affected by the change include Service 64 Leeds – Crossgates – Aberford, Service 163,166 Leeds-Garforth-Kippax –Castleford and Service 19/19A Ireland Wood/Tinshill- Leeds-Garforth. Visit the wymetro.com website for full details.News
LS252018-10-18GarforthHalloween at the MinersThere is a Halloween Party at the Miners Bar and Kitchen, Garforth on Friday 26th October from 8pm to 11.45pm. The will be live music. Fancy dress is optionalNews
LS252018-10-18GarforthGarforth Remembrance Day To mark the centenary of the end of the First World war this year’s Community Act of Remembrance will be held at the new War Memorial in Garforth Cemetery at 10.45am on Sunday 11th November. There will be a procession from St Marys Church to the cemetery at 10.30am and there will be an Act of Remembrance in St Mary’s Church for those who cannot go to the Memorial. Afterwards refreshments will be served in St Marys Parish CentreNews
LS252018-10-17GarforthCafé ChurchThere will be café style worship for anyone who wants something a bit different at St Mary’s Garforth on Sundays 21st October and 25th November at 3pm. Everyone is welcome.News
LS252018-10-17GarforthCurtain UpGarforth Amateur Dramatic Society will be performing the comedy Curtain Up from Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th November at the Miners Welfare Hall. Tickets are available from Garforth Library, the School Partnership shop and by ringing 0113 2862491News
LS252018-10-16GarforthKidzone Halloween PartyThere is a fancy dress Halloween Party at the Kidzone, Chestnut Court, Garforth on Friday 26th October from 4pm to 6pm. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £8 in advance or £9 on the door. News
LS252018-10-16GarforthChristmas ConcertKippax Band will be playing at a Christmas concert at St Mary’s Garforth on Sunday 16th December at 7pmNews
LS252018-10-15MicklefieldHalloween PartyThere is a Halloween Party in the Old Haunted Fire Station in Micklefield on Sunday 28th October from 5pmNews
LS252018-10-15GarforthHoliday to MurderThe Kippax dramatic Society’s Whodunwot Players will be performing Holiday to Murder, a murder mystery evening at St Mary’s Church Hall Garforth on Saturday 3rd November at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 including supper. You can bring your own drinks. For more information and tickets call 0113 2863293. Admission is by ticket only.News
LS252018-10-14Monk FrystonFallen LeavesThere will be a performance of Fallen Leaves at Monk Fryston Village Hall on Tuesday 30th October. Tickets are £9.50 from 01977 682334News
LS252018-10-14GarforthWaspis Meet MPThe Castleford and Yorkshire Waspi (women against state pension increase) group are meeting with Alec Shelbrooke MP on Friday 19th October at 2.00pm Garforth Library to discuss the problems 1950’s women are facing with the increase in age of the state pension.News
LS252018-10-13GarforthAutumn Plant SaleFirthfields Gardening Club are holding an Autumn Plant Sale at Firthfields Community Centre on Sunday 14th October from 10am till noon. News
LS252018-10-13Monk FrystonThe Village BonfireThe Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Association Village Bonfire will take place on Saturday 3rd November from 5.30pm at the Community Centre. News
LS252018-10-12GarforthCharity Spirit Fair at the Gaping GooseThe Gaping Goose Inn is holding a Mini Mind, Body and Spirit Fair from noon to 4pm on Saturday 13th October in aid of the Radio Aire Cash for Kids Christmas Campaign. Entry is free.News
LS252018-10-12GarforthLocal Councillor is Sober in OctoberGarforth and Swillington Councillor Mark Dobson is taking the go-sober challenge for 31 days this October in support of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. Visit the gosober.org.uk website to sponsor himNews
LS252018-10-11HillamBerts Barrow Christmas EventThe Berts Barrow Christmas food and shopping event takes place on Saturday 10th November. There will be hampers available with 10% discount, and there will be opportunities for you to make your own hampers that can be stored at Berts barrow until the big day.News
LS252018-10-11GarforthNew Shopping Centre Opens SoonThe Springs shopping centre at Thorpe Park will open its doors on Saturday 13th October. Big names confirmed include TK Maxx, River Island, Next, Marks and Spencer, Boots, Nando’s and Odeon.News
LS252018-10-10GarforthA Golden AnniversaryNinelands Primary School is celebrating its 50th Birthday on Friday 12th October. To mark the occasion they are inviting pupils who attended the school between 1968 and 1980 to join them for a show, gallery of photographs and refreshments. Please call 0113 2878370 to book a placeNews
LS252018-10-10GarforthSt Mary’s Shoe BoxesSt Mary’s Garforth will be filling shoe boxes to send to countries around the world where there is great poverty. . If you would like to contribute they need toiletries, cuddly toys, games, hats, gloves and scarves, sweets and shoe boxes covered in Christmas wrapping paper. . The shoe boxes will be filled on 23rd October at 7.30pm and 6th November at 1.30pm if you want to come along and help.News
LS252018-10-09GarforthMacmillan Coffee MorningThere will be a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care from 10am to noon at the Garforth Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 3rd November News
LS252018-10-09Monk FrystonA Tasty ChoiceThe Stores and Barn guest house in Monk Fryston has been shortlisted for the 2018 Taste Awards.News
LS252018-10-08GarforthSt Mary’s Mothers’ UnionSt Mary’s Mothers Union Garforth meets at 1.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month and at 7.30pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Come along and give it a tryNews
LS252018-10-08Monk FrystonPast and PresentMonk Fryston Time Team has just published a booklet entitled Monk Fryston Past and Present. It includes four local walks of varying length around the villages of Hillam and Monk Fryston. A further walk is a self-guided trail through the heritage of Monk Fryston. The booklet is on sale locally for £3News
LS252018-10-07GarforthRNLI Xmas FairThere will be a RNLI Christmas Fair from 10am to noon at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 24th NovemberNews
LS252018-10-07SherburnSherburn Gin FestivalOn Saturday 1st December, Sherburn in Elmet is having its very own Gin Festival! Hosted by The Gin Shack, the pop up festival will be held in the heart of our community at the Eversley park centre, and will be a chance to try 30 different unique gins.News
LS252018-10-06GarforthHarvest FestivalThere will be a Harvest Festival Service at St Mary’s Garforth on 7th October. There will be a stall selling craft items in aid of church funds and a Mothers Union stall selling Christmas cards. News
LS252018-10-06Monk FrystonPublic DefibrillatorA public access defibrillators is to be installed outside Monk Fryston Surgery on Main Street next to the Post OfficeNews
LS252018-10-05GarforthClothes SwopThere will be a Neighbourhood Elders Team Ladies Only Clothes Swop from 10am to noon at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 6th OctoberNews
LS252018-10-05GarforthUnder 5’s Footballers WantedGarforth Rangers U5s are looking for new players – boys and girls. They train on Saturdays, 10:45am-12, at Garforth Academy Astroturf. Subs are only £3 and the first session is free.News
LS252018-10-04GarforthRace Night at FirthfieldsThere will be a Race Night with Garforth Lions at Firthfields Community Centre on Saturday 6th October. The doors open at 7.30pm and first race is 8pm. Admission is £4 including a complimentary buffet. There will also be a bar.News
LS252018-10-04SherburnVisiting Scheme in JeopardyThe withdrawal of NYCC funding for the Sherburn Visiting Scheme (SVS) has put the Scheme in jeopardy. SVS has, over the past 30 years, given support to the elderly community in Sherburn and surrounding villages. SVS provides a unique service, medical transport, social activities, and a cooked meal once a week, in addition to Meals on Wheels, shopping trips, dementia support and outings to places of interest.News
LS252018-10-03Monk FrystonU12 Footballers WantedMonk Fryston United Junior Football Club are looking for U12 players. They play on Saturday mornings in the Selby League at Stocking Lane . Ring 07515 083265 for more detailsNews
LS252018-10-03KippaxVirus Closes FisheryKippax Park fishery has been temporarily closed because of a confirmed outbreak by CEFAS (Centre for Environmental, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) of KHV (Koiherpesvirus), and an update will be issued when the situation alters. The disease can result in large-scale mortalities of up to 100 per cent among common carp and all varieties. There is no treatment, and any fish that survive become carriers of the disease in future years.News
LS252018-10-02GarforthSt Mary’s Junior ChoirSt Mary’s Garforth Junior Choir practices on Wednesdays after school from 4pm to 4.45pm. If you are interested in joining, come along and enjoy singing . Call 0113 2861881 for more information.News
LS252018-10-02GarforthGarforth Academy Award Garforth Academy has been awarded a British Council International School Award for its work in bringing the world into the classroom. The school has supported international school visits and focuses on global awarenessNews
LS252018-10-01SherburnOpen Morning at Sherburn HighFor those people that missed the Open Day, there is an Open Morning at Sherburn High School on Tuesday 2nd October at 9:45amNews
LS252018-10-01GarforthU3A MeetingGarforth, Kippax and District U3A are holding their second Members Meeting at 1.30pm on 3rd October at Garforth Working Men’s Club on Barleyhill Road. Existing and new members are welcome. If you wish to become a member there is a £10 registration fee.News
LS252018-09-30GarforthMiners Win at ThackleyMark Simpson scored twice as well as Devonte Morton to register a great result away from home as the Miners beat Thackley 3-1 on SaturdayNews
LS252018-09-30GarforthClinic Makes Way for Six HousesLeeds City Council has approved a plan by Pinnacle View Homes to demolish the old Garforth Clinic in Lidgett Lane and build six new homes.News
LS252018-09-29GarforthRail Strike TodayMembers of the RMT Union have announced they will be striking again today in a row over Northern's plans for driver only trains. The 24 hour walkout is taking place from midnight with replacement buses organised for any affected routes on the network. Northern have said they will be operating 30 per cent of their normal timetable and services that do operate will run between 9am to 6pm.news
LS252018-09-29GarforthWalking Football for Over 50sGarforth Villa Juniors have launched FC Zimmer United of Garforth, nine walking football sessions aimed at the over 50s. The first one is on Wednesday 3rd October at the sports hall at Garforth Academy from 7pm to 8.15pm, then every week until 5th December. All the sessions are free. For more information call Graeme on 07747793571News
LS252018-09-28AberfordMining Exhibition at Lotherton HallAn exhibition bringjng stories of Yorkshire’s miners to life is running at Lotherton Hall until the end of October. Visitors can see artefacts from the National Coal Mining MuseumNews
LS252018-09-28GarforthGrand OpeningThe Fly Line public house and carvery on Aberford Road Garforth,(adjacent to Lidl, opens its doors for the first time on Monday 1st October.News
LS252018-09-27KippaxChill Coffee AfternoonThe Kippax Chill Coffee Afternoon takes place today from 2pm to 4pm at Kippax Library on Westfield Lane. Come along and find out about local groups and services in the area.News
LS252018-09-27KippaxBus Service DisruptionBus users of the 174A service face disruption from Saturday 29th September to Sunday 7th October while work is carried out by Yorkshire Water in the Westfield Lane area of Kippax. Diversions via Leeds Road and Valley Road will be in operation.News
LS252018-09-26SherburnCommunity Cinema VolunteersVolunteers are required to help run the Community Cinema at the Old Girls' School, Kirkgate in Sherburn. Would you like to learn how to operate the equipment and run this each month? Full training being given by Selby Globe. Call Sarah Kay on 01977 685178 for more informationnews
LS252018-09-26MicklefieldChurch Yard Tidy UpSt Marys Church Micklefield is looking for volunteers for a Church cleaning and churchyard tidy up on Saturday 13th October from 10am to 1pm. Refreshments are providedNews
LS252018-09-25MicklefieldFirst Responder WantedMicklefield Community Responders are looking for a first responder in Micklefield. All training is provided by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, with equipment and uniform provided. This role is usually 7 hours minimum per week however this can be when suits you and there is flexibilityNews
LS252018-09-25SherburnSquires Bike ShowSquires Annual Bike Show Weekend will this year take place on Saturday 29th-Sunday 30th September 2018. The weekend, which has free entry, will be full of different onsite attractions and entertainment in the cafe.News
LS252018-09-24GarforthNew Spire Magazine HereThe new October 2018 edition of the Garforth Parish magazine The Spire can be seen by clicking on the link in the right-hand columnNews
LS252018-09-24GarforthMiners Win Goals from Mark Simpson, Devonte Morton and Niah Payne sealed an excellent 3-0 home win for Garforth Town over 6th place Penistone Church on Saturday. The win takes the Miners up to ninth in the table with a welcome clean sheetNews
LS252018-09-23GarforthCow Barn to be DemolishedCouncil officers have given permission to demolish an old cow barn at Mount Pleasant Farm on Wakefield Road Swillington, described by the owners as a health and safety hazard.News
LS252018-09-23AberfordLotherton Christmas ExperienceTickets are now on sale for the Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience, which runs from 23rd November to 23rd December. There will be the twelve Days of Christmas Woodland walk, the Elf Village, the Enchanted Fairy Dell and the Christmas Courtyard. Ticket prices range from £3.50 to £7News
LS252018-09-22KippaxPetWise on TourPDSA will be offering free doggy health checks at the Kippax Coop car park on Tuesday 25th September from 10am to 5pm including vaccinations and flea and worm treatmentsNews
LS252018-09-22GarforthMore Train Strikes AnnouncedA fresh round of strikes on Northern rail routes has been announced as a long-running dispute continues. Members of the RMT will walk out on Saturdays 6th, 13th and 20th October as part of the ongoing dispute over the role of guards on trains.News
LS252018-09-21GarforthLeeds Bead FairLeeds Bead Fair will take place at the Holiday Inn Garforth from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 23rd September. Admission is £3News
LS252018-09-21AberfordNellie’s Tree Nellie’s Tree in Parlington has been shortlisted in the Woodland Trust’s Tree of the Year 2018 competition. The tree was grafted in to a letter N almost 100 years ago by Garforth man Victor Stead for his girlfriend Nellie. It is known as the Love Tree by locals.News
LS252018-09-20GarforthRNLI Coffee MorningThe Garforth branch of the RNLI is holding a coffee morning at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 22nd September from 9am till noon. There will be refreshments, cakes, tombola and RNLI memorabilia.News
LS252018-09-20SherburnMissing Person AppealPolice are currently looking for a high risk missing elderly male named Lee Grantham in the Selby area. His last known location was Newport Avenue, Selby at 14:20 pm. The male is around 5 ft 4 with thin grey hair and is of slim build. He was last seen wearing olive green cords, brown shoes, green cap and a cream jacket. He also has a hearing aid in his left ear. If anyone sees anyone matching this description please call 999 and reference job 388News
LS252018-09-19GarforthGarforth Brass Play in National FinalGarforth Brass Band achieved national finalist status and represented Garforth and Yorkshire at the at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2018 in Cheltenham on Saturday. News
LS252018-09-19GarforthMiners Drawn Away in FA VaseGarforth Town have been drawn away to either Padiham or Prestwich Heys from the North West Counties League in the First Round of the FA Vase, to be played on Saturday 13th October.News
LS252018-09-18AberfordBig Coffee at Friendly CafeThe Friendly Fridays Cafe at Aberford village hall is holding a Macmillan Big Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September. The event will take place between 10am and 4pm with all proceed being donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.News
LS252018-09-18AberfordSports Cars at Lotherton HallSports Cars in the Park is holding its autumn meeting at Lotherton Hall on Sunday 23rd September. Cars in the park is a casual gathering of sports/super cars. It’s more of a social gathering of like-minded car enthusiasts than a traditional car event. Cars range from TVR, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Renault, Lotus, Maserati, MX-5, Smart Roadsters to minis. It opens to the public at 10am. Normal Lotherton Hall admission prices apply.News
LS252018-09-17GarforthMiners Progress in FA VaseGarforth progressed to the next round of the FA Vase on Saturday after a 2-1 win away at Ryton and Crawcrook Albion, with 17-year-old Joe Colley scoring an excellent first goal for the club. Garforth’s name now goes into the hat for tomorrow’s First Round drawNews
LS252018-09-17SherburnTour de Tap RoomOn Saturday 1st September, twenty Oddfellow Arms Sherburn regulars took part in the Tour De Tap Room bike ride, in order to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The bikers set off from the pub at 6:30 am and after three stops en route, landed in Bridlington five hours later, their efforts having raised £4000. A further £1000 was raised in the evening from an auction by local auctioneer Malcolm Dowson.News
LS252018-09-16KippaxDoggy Health ChecksThe PDSA will be offering free dog health checks at Kippax Co-op car park from 10am to 5pm on Tuesday 25th September. Staff will carry out vaccinations and dispense flea and worm treatments News
LS252018-09-16KippaxStriking SilverGreat and Little Preston received a silver guilt award in their category in the 2018 Yorkshire in Bloom competitionNews
LS252018-09-15KippaxMining Machine Open WeekendOddball, the 70 year old walking dragline excavator at RSPB St Aidans will be open to the public today and Sunday. The open weekend takes place from 1pm to 4pm on both days. The event and parking are free.News
LS252018-09-15GarforthGreat North RunnerRunner Annette McTaggart from Garforth took part in the Great North Run last weekend supporting Epilepsy Action. She completed the 13 mile course in 2 hours 24 minutes.News
LS252018-09-14KippaxPoppy Making DayA craft and creativity day is being held at Kippax Methodist Church on Saturday 15th September from 10am to 4pm. The event is part of the village’s preparations for the Armistice commemoration event in November. People attending will be able to make, sew and knit poppies.News
LS252018-09-14GarforthSearch for a Star DogGarforth based St Marys Youth Theatre is looking for a dog to appear in its latest production of Legally Blonde the Musical. The show runs at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds from 15th to 17th November. Tickets are £16. For more information, particularly if you have a suitable dog, call 0113 376 0318News
LS252018-09-13GarforthMeet NoelNoel Whelan, who played for Leeds United in the 1990s will talk to an audience about his career at the Holiday Inn Garforth on Friday 14th SeptemberNews
LS252018-09-13KippaxBlooming WinnersKippax in Bloom has been named winner of the urban communities category in the 2018 Yorkshire in Bloom competition. The winners were announced at a ceremony at York RacecourseNews
LS252018-09-12SherburnGet to Know Your CameraSherburn Camera club are holding a Get to Know Your Camera event open to the public on Monday 17th September at Saints Church Hall from 8pm to 10pmNews
LS252018-09-12GarforthMiners Lose at HomeGarforth Town lost 4-2 in their home league match against Knaresborouh Town on Tuesday evening. Defensive errors played a part in Garforth’s downfall as the Miners gifted the visitors a penalty only to go in level at half time. Town briefly led before the visitors scored three without reply.News
LS252018-09-11GarforthAcademy Open EveningGarforth Academy is holding an Open Evening on 4th October from 5pm to 8pm for current Year 6 pupils and their parents/ carers to visit Garforth Academy before completing their school preference forms. Each session starts with a presentation by Principal Mrs Young in the Main Hall and followed by an opportunity to tour the school and visit the different subject areas.News
LS252018-09-11GarforthGarforth BonfireThe annual Garforth and District Lions bonfire and fireworks display will take place on Friday 2nd November at Glebelands. The bonfire is lit at 6.30pm and fireworks are at 7pm. Snacks, hot drinks and children’s rides will be available News
LS252018-09-10GarforthLions Golf DayGarforth Lions are considering holding a golf day in 2019. The event would be staged at Garforth Golf Club on 10th May and would cost £200 for a team of four. Anyone interested in taking part should email garforthlionsgolf @gmail.comNews
LS252018-09-10GarforthMiners Exit FA CupGarforth's FA Cup run came to an abrupt end as they were heavily beaten 5-1 by an impressive South Shields. The Mariners play in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division and are currently second in that league. They are manged by former Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers midfielder Graham Fentonnews
LS252018-09-09KippaxNSPCC Helpers The Kippax branch of NSPCC is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising to support its activities. For further information ring 0113 2866931News
LS252018-09-09SherburnDogs Theft AppealBetween 9.30pm and 10pm on 6th September two 5 month old German Shepard puppies were stolen from Rawfield Lane Fairburn on the outskirts of Sherburn in Elmet. There is one boy that responds to Bruce and one girl that responds to Mimi. If you have any information regarding this please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101. Ref 12180167222News
LS252018-09-08GarforthTwentieth AnniversaryThe 20th Anniversary Celebration for St Benedict’s Church is planned for Sunday 30th September. The events planned for the day are still to be announced News
LS252018-09-08GarforthAutumn Plant SaleCome along to the Firthfields Gardening Club's Autumn Plant Sale on Sunday 14th October from 10am to noon for a wide selection of plants for garden, baskets, tubs and pots.news
LS252018-09-07GarforthCommunity Christmas CarolsThere will be a Community Carol Concert with Gaforth Jubilee Brass at Firthfields Community Centre on Sunday 9th December from 6.30pm to 8pm. Admission is £1. Cost includes a free drink and seasonal refreshments.News
LS252018-09-07GarforthCinderella at FirthfieldsThis year’s Firthfields Christmas Panto will be Cinderella on Saturday 15th December at 3pm. Admission is £6.50. Tickets go on general sale on 1st OctoberNews
LS252018-09-06GarforthGarforth in Bloom Meeting The next meeting of the Garforth in Bloom Group will be on Monday 10th September at 7.30pm in The Gaping Goose Public House, Selby Road Garforth . Why not come and meet us, you will be made most welcome.News
LS252018-09-06GarforthAnnual Leukaemia Walk The annual Leukaemia Research 5km Walk around St Benedict’s school grounds will take place on Saturday 29th September. The walk will start at the parish centre at 10am and finish there with free drinks and scones for the walkers. Why not support this event by walking, donating or coming along for refreshments between 10am and 12pm. £5 entry fee for adults, children free.News
LS252018-09-05GarforthBig Coffee at the Welfare Hall There will be a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event at the Miner’s Welfare Hall on Friday 28th September from 10am to noon. Al money in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support News
LS252018-09-05GarforthGarforth Academy Return Dates Garforth Academy opens for years 7 to 11 on 4th September at 8.20am. Year 13 return on 5th September and year 12 return on 6th SeptemberNews
LS252018-09-04GarforthRace Night with Garforth and District LionsThere will be a Race Night at Firthfields Community Centre on Saturday 6th October. Doors open at 7.30pm and the first race is at 8pm. Admission is £4 and includes a complimentary buffet. For tickets, telephone Patrick on (0113) 2864298News
LS252018-09-04SherburnMark Your BikeLocal Selby rural police officers attended the 3 Swans Cycle ride event in aid of Yorkshire Cancer research on Sunday and marked over 70 bicycles. It was a great event and fantastic atmosphere. If you missed out on having your cycle security marked please contact your local neighbourhood police team who will be happy to assist in marking your bike.News
LS252018-09-03MicklefieldWorld’s Biggest Coffee MorningThere will be a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support in the lounge and on the patio at Churchville House, Micklefield on 27th September from 10.30am onwards.News
LS252018-09-03GarforthMiners WinGarforth Town beat Hall Road Rangers 4-1 at home in the league at the weekend. A Mark Ferguson brace, plus goals from Aodhan Brownlee and Devonte Morton completed the Miners comprehensive win over Rangers to make it four games unbeaten.News
LS252018-09-02GarforthLatest Health Walks List The list of Leeds Health Walks for September and October 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 News
LS252018-09-02AberfordLorry Causes Local Motorway DelaysDelays lasting several hours occurred on the A1 and M1 after a lorry left the motorway and ran up an embankment on the A1 at Bramham on Friday. A specialist crane had to be used to winch the lorry back onto the road surface.News
LS252018-09-01GarforthBye NorthumbriaGarforth Town FC have received a bye to the next round of the FA Vase this weekend because their opponents Team Northumbria are not able to field a team. News
LS252018-09-01SherburnFootball Match Raises £1000 for PE DepartmentAfter the devastating fire in July which caused significant damage to the Sherburn High PE Department, staff, students and the local community have been raising funds to replace lost PE equipment. A football match between Otley Town U16s and Sherburn White Rose U16s, many of whom are students of Sherburn High, has raised £1000 towards the PE Equipment FundNews
LS252018-08-31SherburnCommunity Day of ActionOn Saturday 8th September there is a community day of action being held in Sherburn village centre. The day will include attendees and activities such as such as Mobile Police officers, Fire Service Safety advice, Youth Service Activities, Road safety Advice, Community Litter Pick, defibrillator training, community speed watch, councillor surgeries and planning and highways information. The day aims to bring community services together.News
LS252018-08-31KippaxSylhety BelterSlyhety Balti on Leeds Road, Kippax came second in this year’s Yorkshire Evening Post Curry House of the Year competition, as decided by YEP readers. The winner was Spice Zone, on Penda’s Way, Crossgate.News
LS252018-08-30KippaxAn Invitation to RememberKippax Dramatic Society will be performing a murder mystery production entitled An Invitation to Remember at St Mary’s Church Hall in Kippax from 14th to 17th November. Tickets are £12 and include supper. For more details ring 0113 2862834News
LS252018-08-30GarforthClosing Shop at Garforth LibraryGarforth writer Darren Walker will be holding a launch event for his new book Closing Shop at Garforth Library on Saturday 15th September. There will be readings from the book and light refreshments. Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event which is free and runs from 2pm to 4pm.News
LS252018-08-29GarforthU3A MeetingGarforth, Kippax and District U3A group are holding a membership meeting at Garforth Working Men’s Club on Wednesday 5th September at 1.30pm. All retired and semi- retired people are welcome. Annual membership is £10. U3A is the University of the Third Age, an international movement whose aims are the education and stimulation of mainly retired members of the communityNews
LS252018-08-29KippaxRhinos’ Brigshaw Summer CampMore than 100 children attended Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s summer camp at Brigshaw School last week. The kids enjoyed a range of sports including Gaelic football and Danish longball. They also met stars of the Rhinos teamNews
LS252018-08-28AberfordAberford ShowVisitors flocked to the 54th Annual Aberford Show last Saturday. The event was organised by Aberford Horticultural Society and featured a colourful array of flowers, plants, fruit, veg and baking.News
LS252018-08-28KippaxKippax Band Appoint New DirectorKippax Band has announced that Stephen Tighe has accepted the band’s invitation to become their new Musical Director from September 2018. With over 40 years’ experience of the music industry, and performances with some of the country’s top bands as both a trombonist and Music Director, Kippax are confident that Stephen has the calibre to lead one of the world’s oldest brass bands back to success into 2019 and beyond. His inaugural concert as official Musical Director will be at the cabaret weekend 13th/14th OctoberNews
LS252018-08-27MicklefieldMicky Fest Today!Micklefield Festival (Micky Fest) was postponed yesterday and will go ahead today, Bank Holiday Monday from 1 till 9 pm (dependant on Weather). All proceeds go to Yorkshire Cancer Centre at St James’ Hospital. News
LS252018-08-27GarforthGirls Open Taster SessionsGarforth Villa Junior FC are holding 4 open taster training sessions for girls aged upto 16 years. The venues are Aberford Albion’s ground at Bunker Hill on Thursdays 30th August and 6th September from 6.30 to 7.30pm and at Glebelands Garforth on Saturdays 6th and 15th September from 10am to11am. For more information call 07507 742567News
LS252018-08-26SherburnSherburn Craft and Food FestivalSherburn in Elmet Craft and Food Festival 2018 takes place at Eversley Park on the 25th, 26th and 27th August 2018, from10am to 5pm daily. There are extended opening hours on Sunday evening until 8pm. Over 100 craft and food stalls will be at the Craft and Food Festival over the 3 days.News
LS252018-08-26GarforthMiners’ FA Cup WinGarforths' Albert Ibrahimi, rattled in a last minute winner to send Town home victorious 2-1 from their grand day out at Bridlington Town. in their Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round clash.news
LS252018-08-25MicklefieldRoadworks on Great North RoadThere will be carriageway patching roadworks on the Great North Road in Micklefield from the junctions with Aberford Road to Ridge Road commencing Wednesday 29th August for 7 days. Work will take place between 7.30am and 4pm. There will be a diversion in place along the Ridge Road and Aberford RoadNews
LS252018-08-25GarforthRail Strike for a MonthThe RMT union has announced that its members on Northern Rail are now set to walk out for the next six Saturdays in an ongoing row about the role of guards and the extension of driver-only operation. The union has accused the company of refusing to engage in serious and meaningful talks. The first strike starts today.News
LS252018-08-24AberfordPiano Recital at Lotherton HallMusician Andrew Snedden will be exploring some of Chopin and Liszt’s piano pieces at Lotherton Hall on Thursday 6th September from 6.30pm to 8pm. Booking is essential. Call 0113 3782966 for details.News
LS252018-08-24MicklefieldMicklefield Station Works Update EventNetwork Rail will be holding a community information event at Micklefield Youth and Adult Centre between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday 6th September. Network Rail representatives will be on hand to provide information about the work that will be starting in September, which includes the extension of platform 1News
LS252018-08-23GarforthKnit and Stitch at the LibraryA fun knit and stitch craft activity for adults will take place at Garforth Library on Thursday 30th August from 10.30am to 12.30pm. No experience is necessary. News
LS252018-08-23SherburnScam WarningNorth Yorkshire Police are noticing a rise in incidents of fraud where the victim is asked to pay an outstanding debt by means of i-tunes vouchers. The voucher numbers are then provided to the fraudster as means of payment. As a result Action Fraud is launching an awareness raising campaign. Please be aware, fraudsters will often use intimidation tactics to persuade the victim into paying the debt. Remember HMRC or similar organisations will never ask for payment in i-tune vouchersNews
LS252018-08-22GarforthDon’t Miss SaigonFirthfields Community Centre is running a trip to see Miss Saigon at the Alhambra Bradford on Thursday 27th September. The cost is £60 including stalls seat and return coach travel. The coach departs at 6pm for a 7.30pm performance. Call 2864298 for more informationNews
LS252018-08-22Monk FrystonMonk Fryston and Hillam AGMMonk Fryston and Hillam Community Association’s Annual General Meeting takes place on Wednesday the 12th September 2018 at 8.00pm in the Community Centre. All residents of Monk Fryston and Hillam are invited to attendNews
LS252018-08-21GarforthGarforth ShowThe 38th annual Garforth Show takes place at the Miners Welfare Hall, Garforth on Saturday 1st September. The event opens to the public at 2pm. Staging takes place from 6pm to 8.30pm on Friday 31st August and from 9am to 10.45am on Saturday morning.News
LS252018-08-21GarforthJobs Bonanza at New ServicesExtra MSA Group has appointed contractors for phase 1 and 2 of the new Skelton Lake Services rea at junction 45 of the M1, due to open next summer. The works will create 400 jobs during construction and 300 full time jobs once openNews
LS252018-08-20AberfordAberford PC MeetingThe next Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 21st August in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing at 7.30pm.News
LS252018-08-20SherburnPoachers Vehicle SeizedNorth Yorkshire Police Rural Taskforce seized a vehicle with no insurance or tax whilst on patrol when they came across it after seeing hare coursing taking place at Barkston Ash, on Sunday. Details were taken and the males summonsed to court.News
LS252018-08-19MicklefieldMicky FestMicky Fest 2018 takes place in the field behind the Blands Arms on Sunday 26th August. Admission is £2 for adults and £1 for children, payable at the gate. The event runs from 1pm to 9pm. All proceeds go to the Yorkshire Cancer Centre at St James’News
LS252018-08-19GarforthMiners Win 1-0Following a poor start to the season with a 4-2 defeat to Liversedge FC at home midweek the Miners bounced back with a 1-0 home win against Athersley Recreation. Curtly Martin-Wyatt decided a tense game by heading home a pin-point cross from substitute Aodhan Brownlee with five minutes remaining.News
LS252018-08-18AberfordVintage WeekendLotherton Hall is hosting a two day vintage event this weekend. From 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Usual admission fees for Lotherton Hall apply each day.News
LS252018-08-18GarforthBid to Avert Rail StrikesArriva Rail North has called for fresh talks in a bid to avert the next wave of strikes on 25th august and 1st and 8th September. In response the RMT union said the talks will need to be meaningfulNews
LS252018-08-17KippaxGroups and Services Event in KippaxKippax Library is staging an event giving people information about groups and services in the village. The event runs from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday 4th September and is free. For more details call 07545 604005News
LS252018-08-17SherburnOven TheftOn 12th August between the hours of 12:30pm and 3pm a grey oven was taken from the garden of a property on New Lane, Sherburn. North Yorkshire Police are appealing for any further witnesses of the incident or anyone who has any information to call 101 and quote reference 12180149784.News
LS252018-08-16SherburnCommunity Drop In TodayThe next Sherburn in Elmet community drop-in service takes place today (16/08/18) between 2pm and 4pm at the Sherburn Library. Police volunteers will be present to offer any assistance and advice.News
LS252018-08-16GarforthCrowds Flock to Beer FestivalMore than 400 people attended this year’s Garforth Lions Annual Beer Festival, which raised several thousand pounds for good causes locallyNews
LS252018-08-15GarforthRhinos Summer Camp SuccessLeeds Rhinos Foundation’s summer camp at Garforth Academy attracted 150 youngsters, who enjoyed a variety of sporting activities. Ronnie the Rhino joined in the fun with Rhinos players Brad Dwyer and Liam Sutcliffe.News
LS252018-08-15SherburnLocal MP Defends Universal CreditThe Minister for homelessness and rough sleeping, Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams, has sought to play down the impact that benefits changes may have had, despite a chorus of charities saying that the Government needs to address root causes. Mr Adams MP said it was too simplistic to blame one issue, Universal Credit, for rising numbers of people on the streets.News
LS252018-08-14MicklefieldNew Coffee and Craft ClubThere is a new Coffee and Craft club, starting on 16th August, at Churchville House, Micklefield on Thursdays between 1pm and 3 pm. Everyone is welcome. Bring along your knitting, sewing and crocheting or just come along for a cuppa and a chatNews
LS252018-08-14KippaxBattle’s Over ProjectKippax Battle’s Over project is looking at the effect that the First World War had on local men and women who returned to civilian life after the conflict. The project will culminate on Armistice Day when there will be services and a parade through the village. News
LS252018-08-13GarforthLuncheon Club VacanciesThe St Benedict’s Friday Luncheon Club has several vacancies. If you are over 60, enjoy good company and good food, do think about joining them. Details from Andrea Grant: 01977 681 197News
LS252018-08-13GarforthMiners Continue on FA Cup TrailAn Albert Ibrahimi hat-trick and a goal from Niah Payne sealed a first FA Cup victory for the Miners for four years. The Miners delivered a lesson in finishing to the hosts who, it should be said, enjoyed good chances of their own but couldn't take them. A revenge match at Bridlington Town on 25th August awaits Garforth in the next round.news
LS252018-08-12SherburnCommunity Centre OpeningThe Old Girls School in Sherburn will be opening as a community centre and tearoom on 1st September from 10.30am till 3pm. Everyone is welcome to the official key opening at 11amNews
LS252018-08-12GarforthBags of HelpTesco Garforth are looking for more applicants for their Tesco Bags of Help scheme. The company has £4000 available for local clubs and societies. Successful applicants are decided by customers of the store voting for the applicants using blue tokens earned by shopping in the store. News
LS252018-08-11AberfordTrip to Lotherton HallLeeds Youth Service is organising a trip to Lotherton Hall on Monday 13th August from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Tickets are £3. The event is part of the service’s summer programmeNews
LS252018-08-11GarforthFA Cup DayGarforth Town AFC travel to Northallerton Town today as they look to get their FA Cup campaign under way with a win.News
LS252018-08-10GarforthKnit and StitchGarforth Knit and Stitch takes place at Garforth Library on Thursday 16th August from 10.30am to 12.30pm. The event is freeNews
LS252018-08-10GarforthMore Rail Strikes AnnouncedThe RMT union has announced a fresh series of 24-hour strikes, with the first planned for Saturday 25th August. Staff will also walk out for 24 hours on 1 September and 8 September, the Union announced. German-owned Northern Rail want to run nearly half a million trains a year without a safety critical guard on board in a move that would wreck both safety and access ‎to services according to RMT general secretary Mick CashNews
LS252018-08-09GarforthGarfest 2018Garfest 2018 takes place at the Crusader, Ninelands Lane from noon till 11.30pm on Saturday 18th August. The all-day music event features 10 acts, stalls and fun for the whole family. The event is sponsored by Sainsbury’s and is in aid of Dementia UK. Entry is free.News
LS252018-08-09GarforthNew Homes to Replace ClinicA revised planning application to demolish the former Garforth Clinic at Lidgett Lane and build six houses is set to be approved at today’s North East Plans Panel meeting. A previous application for seven houses was refused.News
LS252018-08-08MicklefieldMicklefield Activity DayThere is an activity day at the Micklefield Rec, behind the old Fire station on Thursday 16th August from noon to 3pm. The event is organised by Leeds City Council and the events are freeNews
LS252018-08-08GarforthMore Houses for Junction 45 SiteTemplegate Developments have submitted plans to build an additional 700 homes on their Skelton Gate site immediately south west of Swillington. The site, east of junction 45 of the M1, already has planning permission for 1100 homes. Although the development is in Garforth and Swillington ward the land has been excluded from the Outer South East housing area by Leeds City Council and therefore does not count towards the housing targets for the Outer South EastNews
LS252018-08-07GarforthGirl Footballers WantedGarforth Rangers are holding taster training sessions on Ash Lane at 10-11am on Saturdays 11/8, 18/8, 25/8 for Under 8 girls. There are also vacancies for U12 and U13 girls. Contact garforthrangersgirls @gmail.com if you are interested.News
LS252018-08-07GarforthAnniversary Grant from LionsSt Marys Youth Theatre has received a £500 grant from Garforth and District Lions towards the costs of their 25th Anniversary showNews
LS252018-08-06GarforthCar Wash SuccessA charity car wash at Garforth fire station on Saturday raised £550 for the Fire fighters charity and Garforth Rangers under 12sNews
LS252018-08-06Monk FrystonSixth Annual Beer Festival The sixth annual Monk Fryston Beer Festival will be held at the Community Centre Monk Fryston on September 14th and 15th 2018. With over 20 beers and this year separate Cider and Gin bars the event offers something for everyone and includes live music, kids entertainment and a wide selection of food.News
LS252018-08-05GarforthBeer FestivalThis year’s Garforth Beer Festival takes place at the Miners’ Welfare Hall on Saturday 11th August. The event runs from 11am to 11pm.News
LS252018-08-05GarforthUnlucky Miners Kick Off with a DefeatA dramatic last ten minutes saw Garforth cruelly defeated 2-1on the opening day of the season at Bridlington Town. Garforth dominated the game and should have had it wrapped up before Joe McFadyen struck the first of his two goals on 82 minutes. Devonte Morton continued his goalscoring run with an equaliser five minutes later, but McFadyen had the last say with a 90th minute winnerNews
LS252018-08-04GarforthLions Help Library UpgradesGarforth and District Lions have given £1000 grants to Green Lane Primary Academy and Strawberry Fields Primary Academy to upgrade their libraries.News
LS252018-08-04GarforthCharity Car WashThere will be a Charity Car Wash on Saturday 4th August at Garforth Fire Station, Ninelands Lane , Garforth from 10:am to 3pm, proceeds to be shared between Fire fighters Charity and Garforth Rangers Girls under 12s whites , who are in need of a new kit for the new season. Please drive along, dirty vehicles wantedNews
LS252018-08-03AberfordLive Jazz at Lotherton HallLotherton Hall is hosting a concert by Leeds based jazz outfit King and I on Sunday 9th September at 2pm. News
LS252018-08-03GarforthBurglary at StablesIn the last week there has been a burglary at a stables in the Garforth area where youths have entered a stable spread broken glass on the floor of the stable. Youths were seen to make off in the direction of Colton. Anyone with any information please call 101 and quote 13180374436News
LS252018-08-02Monk FrystonYoung Footballers WantedMonk Fryston and Hillam Football club are currently recruiting players for a few of their teams - Year 1, 2, 6 and 7 - New school year groups. They are also always on the lookout for more coaches/helpers. If interested youcan contact mfufc.enquiries @gmail.com for more detailsNews
LS252018-08-02GarforthHelping Kids to be SeenGarforth and District Lions have presented 280 high-vis vests to six schools including St Benedicts Catholic Primary, East Garforth Primary, Aberford C of E Primary, Kippax North Junior and Infant and Nursery SchoolsNews
LS252018-08-01KippaxClose Ups at Fairburn IngsRSPB Fairburn Ings is hosting a Binocular and Telescope Open Weekend on 4th and 5th August from 10am to 4pm. A variety of binoculars and telescopes will be on display for visitors to try out and income raised through purchases will help the RSPB deliver its wildlife conservation work.News
LS252018-08-01AberfordMiners March for Yorkshire DayFormer coal miners will be parading their banners and paraphernalia at a march at Lotherton Hall on Yorkshire Day 1st August. Central to the parade will be a Josh wedding, a 100 year old ceremony for supporting injured coal workers . A programme of events is planned from 10am to 4pm with the Josh Wedding taking place at 2pmNews
LS252018-07-31AberfordRolling Back the YearsLotherton Hall will turn back the clocks for a vintage weekend next month. The chance to relive the fifties and swinging sixties will take place on 18th and 19th August and will include vintage market stalls, live music and outdoor games. People are welcome to dress for the occasionNews
LS252018-07-31GarforthRail Compensation ReminderFollowing the train timetable shambles a compensation scheme has opened for people with season tickets, including Mcards travelling on the Leeds to York route. Rail users are urged to find out if they are eligible for the scheme and if so, to make a claim.News
LS252018-07-30SherburnBreast Cancer Coffee MorningThere is a Breast Cancer Awareness coffee morning at the Swan, Sherburn today, Monday 30th July from 10am to 2pm. Come along for coffee/tea and cake. All proceeds go to Breast Cancer CareNews
LS252018-07-30GarforthMotorway Closed for Man on BridgePolice shut the M1 Northbound carriageway between junctions 44 for Rothwell and 45 for Temple Newsam on Sunday afternoon and halted traffic due to concerns for a person seen on a motorway bridge. Traffic was directed off the motorway by the Highways Agency and a diversion put in place via the A639.News
LS252018-07-29GarforthFind Those BurglarsBusinessman Neil Liversidge of West Riding Personal Finance Solutions is offering a reward of £5,000 for information leading to the conviction of those who burgled the home of Garforth War veteran Robert NobleNews
LS252018-07-29GarforthA Real Lightning Strike on RailwaysThere was chaos across the West Yorkshire rail network on Friday afternoon when the offices hosting the rail signalling system was struck by lightning. As a result of the total signal failure trains were forced to stop and rely on manual methods of bringing trains into railway stationsNews
LS252018-07-28KippaxWild Challenge WeekThe RSPB and ALDI are challenging families to take part in adventures at Fairburn Ings and St Aidan’s nature part from 30h July to 5th August during Wild Challenge Week. Those taking part will receive a free kit including wildlife goodiesNews
LS252018-07-28GarforthBurglars Steal War Hero’s MemoriesBurglars posing as workmen stole a box containing a local war hero’s lifetime of memories last Tuesday. 93 year old Robert Noble of Church Lane Garforth also lost £3,000 in cash when the bogus workman struck at his home.News
LS252018-07-27GarforthStriker’s ReturnStriker Curtly Martin-Wyatt has returned to Garforth Town FC. Curtly first played for The Miners back in October 2013 and scored on his debut, but is probably best known for a 23-goal haul in 2015-16 season which did much to maintain our Premier Division status.News
LS252018-07-27GarforthRoad Closure Impacts Bus ServiceBus services will be disrupted on Friday 10th August due to the closure of Fairburn Drive, Garforth. The closure will start at 9.30am and affect Service No 166. The buses will be diverted via Ninelands Lane News
LS252018-07-26GarforthTigers Gala Garforth Tigers are holding a rugby gala at Glebelands this Saturday 28th July. The event gets under way at 10am. There will be lots of attractions, a beer tent and hot food News
LS252018-07-26GarforthTwo local curry houses, Saffron @ The Newmarket Inn Garforth and Sylhety Balti in Kippax have reached the final ten in the Yorkshire Evening Post Curry House of the Year competition. Fans of these takeaways can vote for them using the entry form in the Evening Post. Closing date for votes is 10am on Friday 10th August.News
LS252018-07-25AberfordParlington School ReunionThere will be a reunion for ex-pupils who attended Parlington Secondary Modern school between 1954 and 1968. The sixth annual reunion will take place at Garforth Workingman’s Club on Saturday 11th August at 7pm. All ex-pupils are welcome. You may bring a guest. Admission is £1News
LS252018-07-25GarforthSoak It UpNinelands Primary pupils have taken part in Yorkshire Water and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Soak It Up project by planting trees, constructing a rain garden planter and a water butt planter to help reduce the impact of surface water. Flooding is a real issue in Garforth so the children are keen to learn about slowing the flow of water into the existing drainage system.News
LS252018-07-24GarforthPolice Helicopter Wakes NeighboursThe operators of the police helicopter apologised to Garforth residents for the noise in the early hours of Sunday morning as they searched for two burglary suspects following a spate of burglary reports.News
LS252018-07-24GarforthAward for Retired Head MasterDavid Eaton, a retired head teacher of East Garforth Primary Academy has been named Supply Teacher of the Year 2018 in an industry award ceremony. He was nominated by Hunslet Carr Primary School.News
LS252018-07-23MicklefieldMTRA MeetingThere is a meeting of Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association at Churchville House on Wednesday 1st August from 2.30 to 3.30pm News
LS252018-07-23AberfordAberford Village Hall CafeA new community cafe opened on Friday 13th July 2018 at Aberford Village Hall between 9am and 3pm. The cafe will be open on Fridays and will serve hot and cold drinks and homemade cakes. The community cafe is run by volunteers so if you’d like to get involved with baking or help with serving and tidying up, please do let one of the other volunteers know.News
LS252018-07-22GarforthCrop Fire Call OutA fire engine from Garforth was one of five engines called to a blaze covering 10 acres of crops and woodland in Rothwell on Friday morning. Water jets and beaters were used to tackle the fire.News
LS252018-07-22GarforthMiners Season Tickets on SaleGarforth Town season tickets for 2018-19 are now on sale, with a discount if buying before our first league game on Saturday 4th August. Prices are £75 for adults and £35 seniors/concessions (£100 and £50 respectively from 4th August). Concessions now include students, on production of valid student ID. These season ticket prices have been frozen for 4 years in a row. However the price at the turnstile will be £6 with concessions £3 and children free with a paying adultNews
LS252018-07-21GarforthBus Services Shake-UpBus timetable changes affecting local services come into practice this weekend. Services affected are number 22 – Seacroft Garforth Kippax Rothwell and number 175/175a – Wakefield Garforth Castleford. For details call Metroline on 0113 245 7676News
LS252018-07-21KippaxLocal Communities Grab Tour AwardsKippax was announced as winner of the best dressed village award for communities on the route of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire at a ceremony at the offices of tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire. Sam Whitley from Garforth received the Spirit of the Tour award for her work in ensuring Garforth made the most of the event’s visit. The competition was backed by the Yorkshire Post and Welcome to YorkshireNews
LS252018-07-20SherburnHungate School Garden ProjectThe Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary are supporting Sherburn Hungate Primary School with the renovation of their overgrown Wildlife Area, to create a usable space to help the children connect and learn about nature and animals. The project is estimated to place over the summer holidays to be completed and ready for the new school year is September.News
LS252018-07-20GarforthMissing Woman’s Clothes FoundClothes worn by 52 year old Garforth woman Denise Birdsall were found on a beach near Scarborough. Denise travelled to Scarborough on Monday morning and her clothes were found on the beach at Cayton Bay on Tuesday evening. She is being treated as a missing personNews
LS252018-07-19GarforthBrass in the ParkGarforth Jubilee Band will be performing a free concert of banding music, popular arrangements and more at Roundhay Park on Sunday 19th August from 2.30pm. Garforth Jubilee Brass Band was established in 1977 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Entry is free.News
LS252018-07-19AberfordYorkshire Day GalaLotherton Hall will celebrate Yorkshire day on 1st August with a community gala. The event will include stalls, live performances and a miners’ march with banners and brass bands. It takes place from 11am till 4pm.News
LS252018-07-18Monk FrystonClosed for RefurbishmentMonk Fryston Post Office and village store will be temporarily closed for refurbishment. The Post Office will close from 5.30pm on 30th July and the store will close from 7pm on 1st August. Both parts will reopen for business at 7am on Monday 13th August News
LS252018-07-18GarforthRail Strike Called OffA planned strike in the long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains has been called off while talks take place between the Union and train operators. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union on Arriva Rail North were due to walk out for 24 hours on 21st July. The long-running dispute between Unite the union and Northern bosses revolves around guards on trains - a role which operators are looking to phase out. The latest reprieve follows months of disruption for Northern passengers, more recently blamed on a new timetable upset caused by delayed Network Rail works.News
LS252018-07-17SherburnStarlight Charity WalkGrab your brightest attire and join Prince of Wales Hospice for their Starlight Walk this summer. Take on this 10k glow themed sponsored walk and help raise funds for your local Hospice. There are two events/routes to choose from, both starting at 9pm, but the nearest is on 7th September and the route begins from the Sherburn Scout Hut. The other event takes place the following day and starts in South Elmsall. Advance entry costs £10 and includes: a glow wristband, fizz on arrival and refreshments at the end. Advance entry closes on Sunday 2nd September. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.news
LS252018-07-17AberfordBack to Edwardian BritainThe two day Edwardian Times event at Lotherton Hall last weekend attracted around 5,000 visitors. The traditional sideshows, brass band, themed entertainment and period dress gave everyone a feel for life during the early 20th centuryNews
LS252018-07-16SherburnNo Routes 4 YouDue to unforeseen circumstances North Yorkshire Police’s Routes 4 You service on Saturday 28th July at Eversley Park, Sherburn in Elmet has been postponed. If anyone was hoping to speak with a member of NYP staff they can still be contacted on the 101 number or you can alternatively visit Sherburn Police Station to book an appointment. They will still be holding their Sherburn Library drop in on a regular basis for anyone who wishes to speak to a member of the team.News
LS252018-07-16Burton SalmonTrailer TheftA 16ft metal Ifor Williams trailer bearing the reg FV65 0BX was stolen from a compound in Burton Salmon on the 6th July. The trailer is 6ft x 5ft and had a bright yellow pipe box and green plastic fuel bowzer on the rear. Serial No of the trailer is SCK60000010329766 and it had LDC marked on teh near side axel. It is a 2001 model and the frame number is 58308. If you have any information please contact the police on 101 quoting ref 12180121272News
LS252018-07-15SherburnCommunity Drop InOn Thursday 19th July between 2pm and 4pm North Yorkshire Police will be conducting their next Sherburn In Elmet community drop in at the Sherburn Library. Please come down if you wish to speak to a member of the Neighbourhood Policing Team about any concerns or issues within the community. This is also a good opportunity to meet one of your local PCSO's.news
LS252018-07-15GarforthFA Vase WalkoverGarforth Town FC been informed by the FA that their First Qualifying Round opponents Team Northumbria have resigned from the Northern League. Therefore the tie on Saturday 1st September is a walkover and the Miners progress to the second round of qualifying two weeks later when they will travel to Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.News
LS252018-07-14MicklefieldSunday Tea in MicklefieldThere is an Afternoon Tae at Churchville House, Micklefield on Sunday 15th July at 2.30pm. The cost of the tea is £4 and all proceeds will go to Neuroblastoma UK News
LS252018-07-14SherburnSherburn High Prom NightSherburn High School year 11 students celebrated the end of high school life at the magnificent Hazelwood Castle on 28th June with a movie themed Prom Night party. Highlights of the evening included the long awaited Prom Awards with accolades ranging from ‘Best Bromance’ to ‘Clumsiest Person’ and of course the much coveted Prom King and Queen.News
LS252018-07-13GarforthBeano at the LibraryYoungsters aged five and over will get the chance to create their own comic strip at a Beano inspired event at Garforth Library on Wednesday 25th July. The free event runs from 1pm to 2pm and no booking is required.News
LS252018-07-13SherburnCar Stolen for BurglaryBetween 9pm on 9th July and 4am on 10th July thieves broke the lock on the rear patio doors of a property on Pasture Avenue, Sherburn in Elmet to gain the keys to a VW Golf which was stolen and used in a burglary. If you have any information please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101. ref 12180124230News
LS252018-07-12KippaxSpringwatch Presenter to Visit IngsTelevision naturalist Chris Packham will be visiting Fairburn Ings on Thursday 19th July as part of his investigation into the threat to the nation’s wildlife. Fairburn Ings is one of 50 sites being visited by Mr Packham and his Bioblitz team.News
LS252018-07-12GarforthGenerous Domino’s Hand Out DoughBig hearted staff at Dominos in Garforth invited 3 year old Ada Butterfield to a morning of pizza making topped off by a £400 donation to the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation. Little Ada suffers from biliary atresia which may require her to have a liver transplant at some point in the future.News
LS252018-07-11SherburnStolen Polo Between 2.30 and 3.30pm a White Volkswagen Polo was stolen from the roadside of A1246. The vehicle had a flat tyre and was awaiting recovery. If you have any information please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101. Ref 12180121554News
LS252018-07-11GarforthTimetable Changes BlockedPlans for a new timetable for Northern rail services have been delayed to avoid a repeat of the current chaos. The Rail Delivery Group announced that Northern, as well as TransPennine and Govia Thameslink will not introduce new timetables in December News
LS252018-07-10GarforthMiners FA Vase OutingGarforth Town travel to Team Northumbria for an FA Vase First Qualifying Round tie on Saturday 1st September (kick-off 3pm). Should they return down the A1 with a win, they would make the journey to Ryton and Crawcrook Albion in the next round.News
LS252018-07-10SherburnFundraising Football MatchFollowing the recent fire at Sherburn High School which destroyed the gymnasium, in a fundraising bid to help replace lost equipment, Otley Town AFC U16’s will play Sherburn White Rose FC at the Old Showground in Otley on Friday 17th August, kick off 6.30pm. Entry is by donation to the Sherburn High PE Fund News
LS252018-07-09GarforthLuke Gale AcademyThe Luke Gale Academy is coming to Garforth Tigers ARLFC on 18th August. The event will take place at Glebelands playing field from 10am to 3pm. Boys and girls from 7 to 16 are welcome. Cost is £20 News
LS252018-07-09GarforthGreen Lane Academy Summer FairGreen Lane Primary Academy’s Summer Fair takes place from 3.30pm onwards on Friday 13th July. Everyone is welcome. There is lots of entertainment. There is even a circus, admission £5 with performances at 3.45 and 4.45pmNews
LS252018-07-08GarforthFA Cup Away DayThe Miners have been drawn against Northern League side Northallerton Town away in the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup, to be played on Saturday 11th August (kick-off 3pm).News
LS252018-07-08SherburnSuspicious Vehicle WarningFarms and businesses in the rural Selby area are being thanked for their vigilance and urged to tighten up their security, after a suspicious vehicle was sighted in the area. The police believe the vehicle is on cloned plates. Any sightings of a suspicious white transit van should be reported to North Yorkshire Police immediately, giving the direction of travel.News
LS252018-07-07GarforthTrain Services Getting WorseA report from the Office for Road and Rail has produced statistics for the year ending 31st March showing that less than two thirds of trains run by Northern arrived on time. TransPennine Express was even worse with less than half of of trains arriving on time. The collapsed Virgin Trains East Coast service also had less than half of its trains arriving on time.News
LS252018-07-07SherburnGirl Arrested Over Sherburn School FireA teenage girl has been arrested on suspicion of starting a fire at a secondary school which badly damaged its gym and changing rooms. North Yorkshire Police said the girl was arrested on Tuesday and had been released while inquires continued. The school, which had been closed since Monday, has now re-opened.News
LS252018-07-06GarforthGarforth Litter PickThere will be a litter pick in Garforth this Sunday 8th July. Volunteers are asked to meet on Lidgett Lane at 10am. Attendance should be confirmed in advance by ringing 0113 2866709News
LS252018-07-06GarforthFurther Rail Strike AnnouncedThe RMT union is to call a further rail strike on Northern services over driver only trains on Saturday 21st JulyNews
LS252018-07-05GarforthKnit and Stitch at the LibraryA knit and stitch group is meeting at Garforth Library today from 10.30am to 12.30pm. The adult craft activity group’s meetings are free to attend and no experience is necessary. For more details call 0113 2243291News
LS252018-07-05GarforthVillans Fund New DefibrillatorGarforth Villa Junior football club have raised the money to fund a community defibrillator, along with help from resident Caroline Walker in memory of her husband Keith. The defibrillator will be installed at Garforth Working Men’s Club. Villa hope to install another machine in the East Garforth area in memory of referee Albert Birch. News
LS252018-07-04SherburnPolice Give Warm Weather WarningNorth Yorkshire Police have been giving residents a warm weather warning. There have been two recent burglaries in Selby District where suspects have gained entry via open/insecure windows and doors. This is easily done when the weather has been so hot. Please therefore remember to lock windows and doors on the ground floor and if possible make use of safety catches on any upper floors. Please also remember to keep your doors locked if you are in the garden as this poses an ideal opportunity for sneak-in burglars.News
LS252018-07-04SherburnMajor Fire at Sherburn High SchoolDozens of firefighters were called out to Sherburn High School just before midnight on Monday. The gymnasium and changing block have been damaged but no-one was in the building at the time. North Yorkshire Police said it launched a full inquiry and was checking forensic analysis and CCTV. Officers investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire now believe the origin of the fire is suspicious. At its height, firefighters from six stations across North and West Yorkshire tackled the blaze.News
LS252018-07-03GarforthRNLI Coffee MorningThe Garforth Fundraising Branch of RNLI will be holding a coffee morning at the Miners Welfare Hall, Garforth on Saturday 7th July from 10am till noon.News
LS252018-07-03HillamProms at the PavilionFor a totally amazing night of great music, food, drink and a massive firework display you can't beat Proms at the Pavilion at Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club on Saturday 14th July, from 6pm to 11pm. The night has an amazing line up of musical talent including Bare Brass Band, Ellie May, the Dixon Sisters, Jess Taylor and a Rock Choir. York R I will top the show off with all your favourite Proms numbers as well as McArthur Park, Let Me Entertain You, Life on Mars, Mr Blue Sky, Happy and more!news
LS252018-07-02HillamStonebridge Development in HillamHillam Parish Council has received a set of plans for re-consultation prior to the August Selby Council Planning Meeting. Plans will be available at the Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 4th July, 7.30 at the Community Centre, Monk Fryston. They are also available on the Selby Council Planning Portal: Ref 1033/FUL Observations should reach Selby District Council by 5thJuly. The plans relate to the residential development of 33 dwellings on land to the west of Main StreetNews
LS252018-07-02GarforthNew Head Lion at GarforthGarforth Lions President Martin Eggington’s year at the helm is coming to a close. His replacement as Lion President will be Will Greenway.News
LS252018-07-01GarforthTigers’ Rugby GalaGarforth Tigers are holding a Rugby Gala at Glebelands on Saturday 28th July from 10am. There will be a bouncy castle, beer tent, tombola, hot food, stalls and lots of rugby News
LS252018-07-01KippaxPupils Win Blooming Award for SchoolThomas Wheelhouse and Zachary Brabbs of Kippax Greenfield Primary School were amongst the winners of the Design a Flowerbed award at the annual Leeds in Bloom awards at the Civic Hall. They took home an art set and a holdall and earned their school a £300 voucher to spend at the Arium plant nurseryNews
LS252018-06-30KippaxA Night at the OscarsKippax Brass Band presents A Night at the Oscars on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 including a finger buffet. Call 07761 033455 for ticketsNews
LS252018-06-30GarforthLatest Health Walks ListThe list of Leeds Health Walks for July and August 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 News
LS252018-06-29KippaxBig Wild SleepoutThe RSPB is challenging families to take part in its Big Wild Sleepout at Fairburn Ings on 28th and 29th July. Families are invited to pitch their tents and get closer to nature, particularly those creatures that come out on the reserve after dark. To book a place visit the rspb.org.uk websiteNews
LS252018-06-29South MilfordNo South Milford Bonfire in 2018South Milford Bonfire Committee has announced that the South Milford bonfire and firework display will not take place in 2018. The event has run for 25 years and raised £325,000 for local community groups. They hope to run the event again in 2019News
LS252018-06-28GarforthSponsors Wanted for Beer FestivalGarforth Lions are looking for sponsors for this year’s Garforth Beer Festival which takes place on Saturday 11th Augustnews
LS252018-06-28GarforthLearn First AidA first aid instruction class for members of the public will take place at the Kidzone on Lotherton Way, Garforth on Wednesday 4th July from 10am to noon. The cost is £20. Visit the 1ststepsfirstaid.co.uk website for more details News
LS252018-06-27SherburnCricket Club BurglariesOver the past few weeks there has been an increase in burglaries at cricket club premises within the Selby District. North Yorkshire Police are advising clubs to check their security and insure all valuable items are kept locked and secure.News
LS252018-06-27GarforthFirefighter HonouredFirefighter Stephen Bartle, who is based at Garforth fire station was awarded the Fire Brigade Long Service and Good Conduct Medal for 20 years’ service at a ceremony at the service’s HQ at Birkenshaw last weekendNews
LS252018-06-26SherburnTell JuliaDo you know who your local neighbourhood policing team are? Do you feel well informed about their work and know how to contact them? It’s important that you’re satisfied with the service from your Neighbourhood Policing Team, and that’s why, Julia Mulligan, elected Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has launched a survey to find out what you think about the service you are receiving from North Yorkshire Police. Please go to www.telljulia.com and tell her your views.News
LS252018-06-26GarforthNew First Team Coach Joins The MinersGarforth Town manager Rob Hunter has strengthened his back-room team with the appointment of former Ayr United winger Michael Reynolds who has joined the club as first team coach for the 2018-19 season. Michael has been involved at near neighbours Harrogate Railway. He brings with him a wealth of experience and is currently working his way through his coaching badges.News
LS252018-06-25KippaxTwisted WishBrigshaw High School presents an original production entitled Twisted Wish at the school on Thursday 28th June at 7pm. Tickets are £3 for adults, £2 for concessions and students, available at reception. News
LS252018-06-25GarforthAthletics SuccessGarforth Academy’s Junior and Senior girls Athletics teams have qualified for the Leeds Schools Athletics Finals at South Leeds Stadium. The finals take place on Tuesday 26th June 2018, starting at 4pm. The boys teams narrowly missed out on qualification for the finals this yearNews
LS252018-06-24GarforthMemories of St BenedictsSt Benedict’s Garforth is appealing for photos and memorabilia covering the last 20 years to be displayed in an exhibition as part of their 20th Anniversary Celebration Event on Sunday 30th SeptemberNews
LS252018-06-24HillamFish Shop BurglaryByram fish and chip shop has been broken into for the second time this year. A collection box for Brotherton Bulldogs was taken from behind the counter. A substantial reward is offered for any information regarding this incident.News
LS252018-06-23Monk FrystonFamily Fun DayThere will be a Family Fun Day and Presentation hosted by Monk Fryston United Junior Football Club at Stocking Lane on Sunday 15th July starting at 12.30pmNews
LS252018-06-23GarforthAndrew’s Blooming Community AwardGarforth in Bloom group have been awarded the Duke of York Community Initiative Award. This is the second time they have received this award. The award was presented by HRH Prince Andrew at a ceremony at Sheffield Cathedral in April.News
LS252018-06-22SherburnNew Head for Sherburn High SchoolMiriam Oakley has been appointed as the new Headteacher at Sherburn High School to commence in September 2018.News
LS252018-06-22GarforthUnited in SportGarforth Academy and Sherburn High School are among the venues hosting Leeds United Foundation coaching courses for kids over the summer. The courses take place in July and August and last either 1 or 4 days. For more details call 0113 3676307News
LS252018-06-21GarforthSt Benedicts School FairThis year’s St Benedicts Primary School Summer Fair 2018 takes place on Sunday, 1st July from 11am onwards in school grounds. There will be the various stalls, a bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ and refreshments plus lots more entertainment.News
LS252018-06-21GarforthI’ll Vote for ThatOver 50’s group Swillington Elderberries are marking the anniversary of the Representation of the People Act with a tea party at the village hall on Friday 22nd June at 1pm. The 1928 Act gave voting rights to all men and women over the age of 21 News
LS252018-06-20GarforthProm NightThis year’s Garforth Academy Year 11 Prom will be held at Elland Road Centenary Pavilion on Friday 29th June from 7pm to 11pm.News
LS252018-06-20GarforthBye to the MinersGarforth Town FC have received a bye to the third round of next season's League Cup. The draw took place at the NCEL AGM in Harrogate. The draws for the FA Cup, Vase and Youth Cup will take place on Friday 6th July.news
LS252018-06-19GarforthGarforth GalaThe Garforth and District Lions Annual Gala takes place at Glebelands on Sunday 24th June. There is a car boot sale on the site in the morning at 8am. The gala starts at noon.News
LS252018-06-19GarforthPhysio Needed for the MinersGarforth Town FC are on the hunt for a new first team physio/ sports therapist ahead of the new season. If you are interested in applying or would like to know more contact Craig Bannister on 07866044729News
LS252018-06-18GarforthLions Help for School LibraryGarforth and District Lions Club have awarded 1000 pounds to Strawberry Fields Primary for their new library project.News
LS252018-06-18MicklefieldVolunteer Knitters Required To commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1and honour the 24 people who gave their lives in the Great War, Micklefield church will be suitably decorated. Volunteer knitters are required to knit poppies to hang in the church. For more details contact Fr Nick.News
LS252018-06-17GarforthSoak It UpYorkshire water paid a visit to Ninelands primary school to run a workshop to teach the children in year four about reducing water in drainage.News
LS252018-06-17South MilfordLawnmower TheftOvernight on Saturday 9th June into Sunday morning a container on Mill Lane, South Milford, Selby was broken into and a sit on lawnmower was stolen. If you have any information please call 101 and quote job no: NYP100620180254.News
LS252018-06-16GarforthGarforth Set the PaceGarforth parish church cricket team kept up their superb form with another win to stay 7 points clear in Wetherby league division oneNews
LS252018-06-16KippaxDragline Open DayThere is an open day today for the Walking Dragline Excavator at RSPB St Aidans. This is the second open day of the year and runs from 1pm to 4pm at the Astley Lane site. The event and parking is free.News
LS252018-06-15KippaxKippax Band at Temple NewsamKippax band will be performing at a free concert in the grounds of Temple Newsam on Sunday 1st July. The concert runs from 2.30 to 4.30 pm. Call 0113 336 7461 for more informationNews
LS252018-06-15GarforthA Brownlee Run InTriathlon champion Alistair Brownlee dropped in at Ninelands primary school on Wednesday for a question and answer session with class six. He also oversaw a sponsored scootathon by hundreds of other children from the school to help raise £5000 for new outdoor gym equipment. The visit was the prize won by the school for a competition organised by the Brownlee FoundationNews
LS252018-06-14AberfordYorkshire Day ConcertDrighlington Brass Band will be performing an outdoor concert in the grounds of Lotherton Hall on Wednesday 1st August. The concert starts at 2pm. For more details call 0113 378 3959News
LS252018-06-14GarforthPolice Officers Hurt in ArrestTwo police officers were assaulted whilst arresting a domestic abuse suspect in Swillington on Monday evening. The male officer suffered a broken finger while his female colleague suffered torn ligaments in the knee. The 30 year old suspect was arrestedNews
LS252018-06-13GarforthSummer FayreThere will be a Summer Fayre at St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School on Sunday 1st July from 11am till 1.30pmNews
LS252018-06-13AberfordWar WeekendBring your dancing shoes to the Lotherton Hall War Weekend on 16th and 17th June from 10am to 3pm, complete with vintage singers and military re-enactors to take you back to the 1940s. There will be craft activities for kids, outdoor games, and plenty of space for all the family to have a picnic.News
LS252018-06-12AberfordParish Council MeetingThe next Aberford and District Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th June in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing at 7.30pm.News
LS252018-06-12Monk FrystonJog-4-GeorgieMonk Fryston Cycle Club undertook its annual charity ride.at the weekend. Members of the club rode from Bluntisham near Cambridge to Harrogate, in support of the Jog for Georgie charity. The charity aims to raise £25,000 to establish the Georgina Gatenby Scholarship. To donate, visit jog-4-georgie on the justgiving fundraising siteNews
LS252018-06-11Burton SalmonTool Theft from farmOn 13th May during daylight hours electrical tools were taken from a farm in Burton Salmon. This is the second recent farm burglary in the area. It is advised that farm owners keep their tools securely contained. If anyone has any information regarding the incident or believes to have seen any suspicious vehicles around the time please call 101 and ref 12180096090News
LS252018-06-11MicklefieldBridge Works to Close Great North RoadThe Old Great North Road at Micklefield will be closed on 7th July from 10pm to 6am whilst the parapets of the railway bridge undergo pin and grout work. The basket arch bridge was constructed in 1834 and has a span of 60ft, which was unprecedented at the time of construction.News
LS252018-06-10MicklefieldChurch BarbequeThere is a Church Barbeque at St Mary’s Micklefield on Sunday 17th June from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Tickets for the event are £5News
LS252018-06-10AberfordIt’s a PlanThe Aberford and District Neighbourhood Plan has completed its compliance checking by Leeds City Council and will be formally submitted to Leeds City Council this month. The plan which has been in development for six years provides the local community with the ability to have a major statutory say in helping to shape developments in the areaNews
LS252018-06-09GarforthPegasus Supporting Alzheimer’s CharityThe staff at Pegasus Group in Garforth are working hard to raise £15,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society as part of the company’s fifteenth anniversary year. A series of events have been organised including taking part in the Leeds 10K, the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge and the Windermere Row, as well as a Bake off, a World Cup Sweepstake, a barbecue and a cricket matchNews
LS252018-06-09KippaxBattle’s OverVillagers in Kippax are taking part in a tribute marking 100 years since the end of the First World War. Battle’s Over is a Government initiative taking place on 11th November. Local residents are researching the history of those soldiers who returned from war, and the effects of the war on them. Displays of this social history research will be displayed at Kippax Methodist Church, Kippax St Mary’s church and the church hall in the run up to the Armistice Day anniversary.News
LS252018-06-08KippaxKippax Band in the ParkKippax Band will be performing in the grounds of Temple Newsam House on Sunday 1st July. The concert is free and runs from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. For further details call 0113 336 7461News
LS252018-06-08GarforthMore Rail Strikes AnnouncedThe RMT union have announced three further walkouts in their dispute with Northern over the use of guards on trains. The 24 hour strikes will take place on 19th, 21st and 23rd JuneNews
LS252018-06-07KippaxStorytime for KidsThere will be a stories and rhyme time session for children under five at Kippax Library from 2pm to 2.30pm on Friday 8th June. The event is free and there is no need to book. For more information call 0113 378 1878News
LS252018-06-07South MilfordSustainable Caviar FarmingPremier Farm at South Milford is set to appear on a number of TV food programmes because it produces the only ethical and sustainable caviar in the world. Unlike other caviar producers they do not kill the sturgeon to extract the eggs, using a massaging method instead. It will feature on the Channel 4 show Food Unwrapped in AugustNews
LS252018-06-06GarforthA Grand Final The Leeds Rhinos Foundation‘s Monday Touch Rugby league came to an end with the Boot Room Tigers beating Garforth 14-4 in the Grand FinalNews
LS252018-06-06GarforthFashion Show for St Gemma’sThere will be a charity fashion show in support of St Gemma’s Hospice at the St Gemma’s shop on Garforth Main Street on Thursday 7th June. The event starts at 7pm and admission is £2News
LS252018-06-05SherburnRural Crime SurveyYour help is needed to shape services in rural communities. Please complete the Rural Crime Survey before Sunday 10th June. This short survey takes minutes to fill in. Copy and paste this link to reach the survey http://ow.ly/FWdP30jCWMSNews
LS252018-06-05GarforthProbe into Shop FireInvestigators are examining the cause of a fire that badly damaged a shop in Swillington on Friday night. Fire crews from Garforth, Rothwell and Killingbeck put out the blaze just before midnightNews
LS252018-06-04GarforthNew Spire Magazine HereThe new May 2018 edition of the Garforth Parish magazine The Spire can be seen by clicking on the link in the right-hand column News
LS252018-06-04South MilfordLawn Mower TheftBetween the hours of 10:30 and 14:30 on 31/05/18 a tractor lawn mower was taken from Pollums House Farm, Lumby. Access was gained by sawing the lock from the shed that the mower was kept in. If anyone has any information or witnessed anything suspicious regarding this incident please call 101 and reference 12180095916.News
LS252018-06-03GarforthNorse NightThere will be an Evening of Norse Mythology at St Marys Church Garforth on Tuesday 12th June starting at 7pmNews
LS252018-06-03GarforthNew Rector for GarforthThe Rt. Revd. Nicholas Baines, the Bishop of Leeds, is pleased to announce that the Revd. Jane Brown, currently serving as Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Bramham in the Diocese of York, has been appointed as Rector of Garforth in the Leeds Episcopal Area. The Licensing Service will take place on Thursday 20th September 2018 at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Garforth. Bishop Nick will be officiatingNews
LS252018-06-02GarforthUnlock the Puzzle BoxCome along to the Garforth Library Social on Monday 4th June between 1.30pm and 2.30pm and be part of a team to solve puzzles and brainteasers and unlock the code to the Puzzle Box. Everyone welcome. News
LS252018-06-02Burton SalmonFun Dog ShowThere is a Fun Dog Show at North Lodge, Burton Salmon on Sunday 24th June. Registration starts at 9am and the first class will be judged at 10am. Entry is £3 per class or four classes for £10. All funds raised go to Burton Salmon Village HallNews
LS252018-06-01GarforthQuestion Time with Noel WhelanNoel Whelan will be the star of a sporting evening at holiday inn Garforth on Friday 14th September in a no holds barred question and answer session. Tickets are £34.95 including a 2 course meal. Call 0113 3853782for further information.News
LS252018-06-01SherburnRetailer Security RecommendationsDue to a recent increase in commercial burglaries in the Selby district, police are advising retailers and businesses to review their security. Recommendations include motion sensored alarms, under counter panic buttons, CCTV and under counter safes to enable regular movement of cash out of cash registers to somewhere hidden. News
LS252018-05-31GarforthMusic for a HospiceA live music night at Garforth Country Club has raised around £800 for St Gemma’s Hospice.News
LS252018-05-31AberfordBrass Band at the GalaGarforth Brass Band will be playing at an Edwardian Gala at Lotherton Hall on Sunday 15th July. The Gala runs from 14th to 15th July and features traditional sideshows and craft activitiesNews
LS252018-05-30SherburnTell JuliaJulia Mulligan, elected Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has launched a survey to find out what people think about the local service they are receiving from North Yorkshire Police. Please go to www.telljulia.com and give your views.News
LS252018-05-30GarforthMacmillan Coffee MorningThere will be a coffee morning in support of Macmillan Cancer Support, hosted by the Garforth and District fundraising group, at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 16th June from 10am till noon. The free event will sell homemade cakes and bric-a-bracNews
LS252018-05-29SherburnTake Five North Yorkshire Road ShowFollowing their recently launched ‘Take Five North Yorkshire’ fraud awareness campaign, the ambitious plan will see a team of dedicated Officers, PCSOs and Volunteers visit each of 16 neighbourhood policing areas before the end of the year to deliver a road show of fraud prevention talks and events. The full list of dates for will be announced shortly.News
LS252018-05-29GarforthHS2 Information EventsHS2 will be holding a series of Information Events in June and July to share the evolving design for the railway. Local events venues include the Holiday Inn at Garforth on Thursday 28th June and Kirk Fenton Parochial Primary School in Church Fenton on Saturday 30th June. Both events start at 2pm until 8pmNews
LS252018-05-28KippaxSummer Fun-dsLeeds City Council Outer East Community Committee has provided £855 towards summer activities for the children and young people in the Brigshaw Schools clusterNews
LS252018-05-28KippaxBig Wild SleepoutThere will be a Big Wild Sleepout at Fairburn Ings from noon on 28th July through to 11am next morning. This is an exciting chance to camp out on the reserve with your whole family and join in on a nocturnal adventure.News
LS252018-05-27SherburnTaster for Aspiring StarsStage Door Performing Arts are running a taster day on Tuesday 29th May from 8.30am to 3.30pm at Athelstan School. The cost is £25 per place. Call 07813581492 for detailsNews
LS252018-05-27AberfordWartime WeekendLotherton Hall will be hosting a Wartime Weekend on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June from 11am till 3pm with vintage singers and military re-enactors to take you back to the 1940s. There will be craft activities for kids, outdoor games, and plenty of space for all the family to have a picnic.News
LS252018-05-26GarforthMedical Secretary VacancyGarforth Medical Practice is looking for a part time Medical Secretary to work 16 hours a week on Thursdays and Fridays. Closing date for applications is 1st JuneNews
LS252018-05-26GarforthGarforth Academy 2018 PromThe Garforth Academy Year 11 Prom will be held at Elland Road Centenary Pavilion on Friday 29th June 2018 from 7pm till 11pmNews
LS252018-05-25AberfordEdwardian GalaThere will be an Edwardian Gala at Lotherton Hall on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July complete with brass band, traditional side shows, craft activities and a programme of special Edwardian themed entertainment.News
LS252018-05-25GarforthGaping Goose Music FestivalThere will be a Music Festival at the Gaping Goose on Selby Road on Saturday 26th May from noon to 9pm. Tickets are £3 in advance or £4 on the door. Children under 16 are free. Call 0113 286 2127 for detailsNews
LS252018-05-24GarforthFairburn Drive ClosureFairburn Drive will be closed between Spring Close and Welland Drive from 7pm to 11pm on Friday 25th May for manhole refurbishment work to be carried out. A diversion will be in place for the duration of the workNews
LS252018-05-24GarforthGreen Team Help MacmillanLocal estate agents Manning Stainton and Macmillan Cancer Support have raised more than £3,300 from their Paint Leeds Green initiative. The 80 volunteers collected £3,366 in their green collection buckets for the cancer charity. The event is part of the 2018 Manning for Macmillan campaign. News
LS252018-05-23GarforthIt’s a Tug of WarGarforth Lions are offering a £100 prize for the team that can beat the 2017 Tug of War champions at the Lions Gala on 24th June. Prize winners receive £100 for the charity of their choiceNews
LS252018-05-23SherburnStage Door in SherburnStage Door Performing Arts are opening at Athelstan Community Primary School , Sherburn on 9th June, teaching acting, singing and dancing to children aged 4 to 16. For more information call 07813581492 News
LS252018-05-22GarforthAberford Road ClosureAberford Road Garforth will be closed for resurfacing and road marking between Saxton Court and Bar Lane from 10pm on Wednesday 23rd May to 6am next morning. A diversion will be put in place during the work.News
LS252018-05-22GarforthUnlimited Rail TravelNorthern Rail in conjunction with the Yorkshire Evening Post are offering 1 day rail tickets anywhere on Northern Trains for £10 and weekend tickets for £17.50, vaid till 15th July. See the Evening Post for more details News
LS252018-05-21GarforthLearn Sign LanguageDo you want to learn British Sign Language? There will be a 4 week course at Angels and Butterflies Craft Studio, Main Street Garforth every Tuesday from 5th to 26th June, 7pm to 8pm. The cost is £50 and spaces are limited, so book your place nowNews
LS252018-05-21GarforthHeating Up the Welfare HallLeeds City Council Outer East Community Committee have given the Miners Welfare Hall a 12 thousand pound grant towards the 14 thousand pound replacement cost of a heating system for the hallNews
LS252018-05-20GarforthTalking of DisastersThe HMY Iolaire maritime disaster is the subject of a talk at Garforth Library on Monday 21st May from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. The event is free. Call 0113 2243291 for more detailsNews
LS252018-05-20GarforthFirst Radio RecordingFollowing their success in the Regionals, Garforth Brass have been asked by a local radio station to record them for their new show ‘From the Bandroom’. The show has been available to listen to since 7pm on 22nd April.News
LS252018-05-19GarforthThefts from Motor VehiclesWest Yorkshire Police are warning residents that there has been an increase in thefts from motor vehicles in neighbouring villages. So please ensure you lock you vehicles and do not leave any valuables inside.News
LS252018-05-19GarforthFirthfields Plant SaleFirthfields Gardening Club in East Garforth is holding a Plant sale at the community centre on Sunday 20th May from 10am till noon offering hundreds of quality plants at low pricesNews
LS252018-05-18GarforthRNLI Plant SaleGarforth RNLI branch is holding its annual plant sale at the Miners Welfare Hall from 9am till noon on Saturday 19th May. Proceeds go towards supporting lifeboat crewsNews
LS252018-05-18SherburnSherburn GalaSherburn Gala takes place on Saturday 19th May on Eversley Park Field. The grounds open at 10am and the parade sets off from New Lane at 12.30pm. The gala funfair will be open on Thursday and Friday ahead of the galaNews
LS252018-05-17GarforthGardening for NETSt Benedict’s Gardening Club has raised £100 for the Neighbourhood Elders Team NETNews
LS252018-05-17GarforthCar Robbers Used Dating AppTwo men who used a dating app to meet up with and rob men have been jailed fot a total of 15 years. Keiran Grant of Oak Avenue Garforth admitted three charges of robbery and one of attempted robbery. He also admitted handling over £6,000 of stolen goods. He was sentenced to eight and an half years in a young offenders institution. His accomplice was sentenced to seven years.News
LS252018-05-16MicklefieldMicklefield GalaMicklefield Gala takes place on the 7th and 8th July at Churchville House. There will be a BBQ, teas, coffee, cakes, sweets, crafts, jewellery, face painting and much moreNews
LS252018-05-16GarforthOpen Mic NightStation House Café and Bistro in Garforth is hosting an Open Mic Night on 21st May from 7pm to 10pm. Doors open at 6pm for food and the entertainment begins at 7.30pm. There are 12 slotd on a first come, first served basis. News
LS252018-05-15SherburnRural Crime SurveyNorth Yorkshire Police are conducting a survey to find out if crime has gone up or down in North Yorkshire, whether residents feel safer compared to last year and if the new Rural Task Force has made a differenceNews
LS252018-05-15GarforthReptile RoadshowThe Reptile Roadshow comes to Bird in Hand from noon to 6pm on Sunday 27th May. Tickets are £2 , available from the Bird in HandNews
LS252018-05-14GarforthVolunteers RequiredSt Benedict’s, Garforth are looking for committed volunteers to help run the bar from July onwards, They are also looking for volunteers on an ad hoc basis, to help with opening and locking the parish centre at weekendsNews
LS252018-05-14GarforthMiners Award Golden BootMark Simpson won the Golden Boot Award for his 31 goals this season at Garforth Town’s Presentation Night Awards this week. Dan Coupland and Lee Turner also received multiple awardsNews
LS252018-05-13KippaxIs Everybody There?There is an Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Medium Sue Carrol and Spiritual Medium Yvonne at Great Preston Sports and Social Club on Saturday 9th June. Tickets are £7.50 and the event starts at 7.30pm. call 07758419021 for more details. All proceeds goto Great Preston cricket Club and JuniorsNews
LS252018-05-13GarforthCharity Night for St Gemma'sThere will be a live music charity night at Garforth Country Club on Friday25th May in aid of St Gemma's Hospice, featuring a band doing 70s rock. For tickets and information ring Ian on 07762 913318.news
LS252018-05-12AberfordFairy Tale TrailsLotherton Hall is running a programme of fairy-tale themed activities for the half term break from 26th May to 3rd June, including a fairy-tale trail through the house and grounds. There will be a related special picnic event on 31st MayNews
LS252018-05-12SherburnRedrow Sponsors White Rose footballersRedrow Builders have presented Sherburn White Rose Under 15s with a set of new kit. Redrow are currently building homes in Saxon Gardens, Sherburn News
LS252018-05-11AberfordMining MemoriesA Mining Memories exhibition runs at Lotherton Hall until October. And includes a series of talks and eventsNews
LS252018-05-11GarforthMichelle’s Cancer Fundraising FeatGarforth hairdresser Michelle George has raised £8,908 for Cancer Research UK and Breast Cancer Care with her 11th Annual Ball which took place in March at the Holiday Inn GarforthNews
LS252018-05-10SherburnTop Frauds WarningAs part of their continued campaign to increase the awareness of fraud throughout North Yorkshire, North Yorkshire Police have identified 10 types of phone fraud to look out for: fake police, computer repair, investment fraud, premium rate insolvency service scam, bogus bailiffs, PPI fraud, tax rebate, HMRC, compensation calls and identity fraud. If you think you have been victim of a fraud call 101 and report it.News
LS252018-05-10GarforthPlant SaleFirthfields Gardening Club is holding a plant sale at Firthfields Community Centre on Sunday 20th May from 10am to midday. News
LS252018-05-09SherburnSherburn Drop InsCome along to a Local Neighbourhood Officer surgery drop in session and talk to a Neighbourhood Officer about any issues or concerns you have and ask questions. The Sherburn-in-Elmet - Western Surgery is 9.30 until 12.30 every Tuesday at Sherburn Library.News
LS252018-05-09AberfordAberford Hanging BasketsAberford Parish Council have announced they will having hanging baskets again this year and will be contact anyone has sponsored them in the past. Sponsorship will be £25 and anyone interested in becoming a sponsor should contact the ClerkNews
LS252018-05-08GarforthStation House Café Up for YEP AwardThe Station House Café and Bistro is one of ten restaurants nominated for the Yorkshire Evening Post Italian Restaurant of the Year award. Closing date for voting, using the YEP voting form, is 10am on Friday 25th MayNews
LS252018-05-08SherburnSixth Form of the YearSherburn High School is a finalist in the Educate North Teaching Awards in the category of ‘Sixth Form of the Year’. The prestigious awards recognise best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North of England.The awards ceremony takes place on 26th April 2018 at the Hilton, Deansgate in Manchester.News
LS252018-05-07KippaxKippax Annual Parish MeetingKippax Parish Council’s Annual Parish Meeting takes place on Tuesday 8th May at Gibson Lane Community Centre, starting at 7.30pm. Refreshments are provided.News
LS252018-05-07Monk FrystonMonk Fryston and Hillam Beer FestivalThe sixth Annual Monk Fryston and Hillam Beer Festival will take place on 14th and 15th September this year at the Monk Fryston Community CentreNews
LS252018-05-06GarforthEmergency Services WelcomeThe Aagrah restaurant in Garforth is offering a ten percent discount of the total bill for all emergency services personnel. The offer applies 7 days a week for in house dining./ Terms and conditions applyNews
LS252018-05-06GarforthMiners Sign Off with a DefeatGarforth Town’s season finished with a 6-1 defeat away to Athersley Recreation, as a squad of only eleven players played their third game in four days. The Miners trailed 6-1 by half time and then lost Matt Robertshaw to illness and had to play the second half with just 10 men. Garforth showed resilience in the second half and the spirit to never give up. The result means they are guaranteed to finish 13th in the league, two places higher than last season.News
LS252018-05-05KippaxKippax CouncillorsThe three labour candidates Mary Harland, James Lewis and Keith Wakefield were elected to represent Kippax and Methley ward in yesterday’s council elections.News
LS252018-05-05GarforthGarforth and Swiilington CouncillorsThe three Garforth and Swillington Independents party candiiates Mark Dobson, Sarah Field and Suzanne McCormack wre elected to represent Garforth and Swillington Ward in yesterday’s council elections. Overall, the Labour group increased its seats from 58 to 61 of the 99 seats available on the CouncilNews
LS252018-05-04GarforthVillans Day OutGarforth Villa Junior football Club will be holding their annual gala at Swillington Miners Welfare Club on Saturday 16th June. Tournaments will be organised for sides in age groups from under 7s to under 13s. There will be lots of non-sporting activities as wellNews
LS252018-05-04GarforthMountain Bike TheftPolice are appealing for information about the theft of a Cube Attention mountain bike taken from outside Garforth Leisure Centre on Monday. Anyone with information should call 101 and quote log number 1367News
LS252018-05-03SherburnTake Five to Stop FraudAs part of North Yorkshire Police's "Take Five to stop fraud" campaign and in light of recent "bogus police " frauds in the area, the police have produced a leaflet in relation to 6 things your bank or police will never do.news
LS252018-05-03KippaxKippax Ready to Welcome the TourResidents of Kippax have the bunting out along the streets for the visit of the tour de Yorkshire on Friday. Flags have been distributed to local schools so that pupils can wave on the women’s race at 11am and the men’s race at around 4.30pm. The race then moves on to visit Garforth, Barwick and ScholesNews
LS252018-05-02KippaxA Night at the OscarsKippax Band presents ’A Night at the Oscars’ on Saturday 13th October at 8pm and Sunday 14th October at 7.30pm at Kippax Band Social Club , Mount Pleasant. Tickets are £12 including a finger buffet. For more details call 07761 033455News
LS252018-05-02GarforthSpring FayreSt Mary’s Spring Fayre takes place at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 5th May from 10am till noon. There will be stalls, cakes, tombola and refreshmentsNews
LS252018-05-01GarforthLatest Health Walks ListThe list of Leeds Health Walks for May and June 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 News
LS252018-05-01GarforthDon’t Forget to VoteThursday is polling day in Leeds. This year you get to vote for all three of your ward councillors, So this is your chance to ditch the dead wood and pick 3 new councillors, reaffirm your support for your current councillors or just pick one of each, your choice. The important thing is to use your vote. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm and the weather forecast is good, so no excuses…News
LS252018-04-30GarforthTwenty Years Later…On Sunday 30 September there will be a 20th Anniversary Mass at 11:00am at St Benedict’s church in Garforth followed by a parish celebration. More details to follow.News
LS252018-04-30KippaxMusical Director Stands DownKippax Band have announced that Ian Knapton will be stepping down from his role of musical director in the near future after 18 months in charge, due to work commitments. Under Ian’s leadership, the band has performed with fresh new showmanship on the concert stage. Anyone interested in the role of Musical Director should contact Colin mass at Kippax Band by 5pm on 4th MayNews
LS252018-04-29AberfordHandyman RequiredAberford Village Hall is looking for a handyman/builder to refurbish the green rooms behind the stage. Funding for the project has been secured. For further details contact AVHall@outlook.comNews
LS252018-04-29GarforthMiners Win at LastGarforth chalked up a victory at last, winning 2-0 away and in doing so, sent Harrogate Railway heading for relegation from the NCEL Premier division. Calum Ward capitalised on a mistake to loop in the opener and Mark Simpson sealed Railways' fate when he struck just ten seconds into the second half.news
LS252018-04-28GarforthLions Car Boot SaleGarforth and District Lions’ Gala Day Car Boot Sale takes place on Glebelands field on 24th June. Vendors can be on site from 7am, cars £5 and vans $10. The event opens to the public from 8amNews
LS252018-04-28GarforthSummer Music FestivalThere will be a Summer Music Festival on Glebelands playing field on Saturday 21st July from 11am to 9pm in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice. Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children and £25 for families. Tickets are available from the St Gemma’s shop.News
LS252018-04-27SherburnFake Police FraudsNorth Yorkshire Police are investigating after an elderly man and an elderly woman were targeted in two separate fake police frauds. The police advice that it is important to remember that the police or your bank will never ask you to withdraw or transfer money from your bank account, even to aid an investigation. If you receive a call of this nature or have any suspicious at all, please be reassured that it is okay to hang up the phone and end the conversation. News
LS252018-04-27GarforthAnother Rail Strike PlannedThe RMT union has announced plans for a further 24 hour walkout on 9th May as part of their long-running dispute over rail safety and the axing of guards on Arriva Rail North services. Commuters are advised to plan their journeys ahead on strike day News
LS252018-04-26SherburnRural Crime SurveyHas crime gone up or down in North Yorkshire? Do you feel safer compared to last year? Has the new Rural Task Force made a difference? This short survey for the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire takes minutes to fill in, and you can find it here - www. Nationalruralcrimenetwork .netNews
LS252018-04-26KippaxHoliday to MurderThe Whodunwot Players from Kippax Dramatic Society are performing their latest murder mystery evening, ‘Holiday to Murder’, this week at St Mary’s Church Hall, Kippax at 7.30pm on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th April. Tickets are £10 including a two-course supper. Call 0113 2862834 to bookNews
LS252018-04-25MicklefieldMicklefield Annual Parish MeetingThe Annual Micklefield Parish Meeting will be held on Thursday 26th April at 7.30pm at Churchville House. It is open to registered electors in the parish of MicklefieldNews
LS252018-04-25KippaxAward Triumph for LisaNurse Lisa Tindall from Gibson Lane medical practice in Kippax has been recognised at NHS England’s Practice Nurse Awards ceremony for the support she has been offering to student nurses on placement.News
LS252018-04-24SherburnDance and Supper and SolicitorsThere is a dance and supper featuring The Solicitors soul band in aid of The Old Girls School Community Centre at 8pm on Saturday 30th June at the Eversley Park Centre in Sherburn. Tiskets are £20 including a pie and peas supper. Call 0773 2360537 for detailsNews
LS252018-04-24South MilfordSouth Milford Duck RaceThe 3rd annual South Milford Duck Race takes place at 1pm at The Swan Hotel on Sunday 27th May. All proceeds are in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.news
LS252018-04-23GarforthPlaying for the LionsGarforth and District Lions are looking for groups and bands who would like to showcase their talents at one of the Lions events. First up is the annual Gala on 24th June or the Beer Festival on 11th August.News
LS252018-04-23Monk FrystonRoadworks Around Monk FrystonOn Monday 23rd April and Tuesday 24th there will be rolling road closures for surface dressing around Monk Fryston, between JP Plant roundabout (A162 junction) and Thorpe Willoughby News
LS252018-04-22GarforthBus Trouble Today19 and 19A bus users can expect disruption to service today in Garforth due to work being carried out from 6am till midnight on Lidgett Lane. Diversions will operate via Barleyhill Road, Main street and Aberford RoadNews
LS252018-04-22GarforthMiners Lose at HomeGarforth limped to a heavy defeat in their final home game of the season against a solid Handsworth Parramore side, losing by 4 goals to nilNews
LS252018-04-21KippaxTV Presenter’s Visit to the IngsNaturalist and Springwatch presenter Chris Packham is coming to Fairburn Ings on 19th July during his ‘UK Bioblitz – nature reserves are not enough’ tour of 48 sites.News
LS252018-04-21GarforthRoad Accident between J46 and J47Three people were injured after a lorry collided with a car towing a caravan on the northbound carriageway of the M1 motorway between junctions 46 and 47 at around 5.30pm last night. Two lanes were closed and police, paramedics, air ambulance crew and firefighters were all called to the scene. One woman had to be cut out of a crumpled vehicle by firefighters. A Yorkshire Ambulance Service spokeswoman said one patient was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, but their injuries are not believed to be serious.News
LS252018-04-20GarforthCarousel at the Welfare HallGarforth Musical Society presents Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Miners Welfare Hall from Tuesday 2th April to Saturday 28th April. Curtain up at 7.15pm.Tickets are £8.50 with concessions £7 from SPT Uniforms on Main StreetNews
LS252018-04-20GarforthTrain Timetable ChangesTrain customers are being urged to check their train times and station stops ahead of Britain’s biggest train timetable change for decades. TransPennine Express and Northern, together with Network Rail and Great North Rail Project partners, are urging customers to check before travelling and to plan their journeys before a major timetable change on 20th May.News
LS252018-04-19AberfordLotherton Hall Dragon HuntTo celebrate St George’s Day Lotherton Hall are holding a Dragon Hunt. The family event which follows a trail around the house and estate to find dragons will take place on Saturday 21st April and Sunday 22nd April between 11am and 3pm. You can also take part in fun medieval themed crafts, and enjoy live music from their brass band. Normal admission prices apply.News
LS252018-04-19SherburnSherburn Gala 2018The 42nd annual Sherburn Gala takes place on Saturday, May 19th. Sherburn Gala 2018 has two themes this year, the first will be Royal Weddings, as the Royal Wedding will be taking place on the same day and the second will be WW1 as 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The parade will set off from New Lane at 12.30pm working its way through the village centre, and finishing at Eversley Park.News
LS252018-04-18AberfordCCTV Scheme Members RequiredThe police are appealing for more Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators and members to join an Aberford CCTV scheme. This is a scheme whereby residents who have CCTV allow the police to view their images to help them with their enquiries. If you’re interested in joining the scheme, please contact PCSO Geoff NottinghamNews
LS252018-04-18GarforthHit for 10 in Just Three DaysGarforth Town suffered their second 5-0 drubbing in three days as they crashed to defeat in their league game away at Pontefract Collieries last night. As much as Pontefract were good, Garforth were just not at the races in the first half and found themselves three goals down. Despite a spirited fightback after the break The Miners could do little to turn things round and the home side cruelly added another brace to complete the rout.News
LS252018-04-17AberfordAberford PC MeetingThe next Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th April in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing at 7.30pm.News
LS252018-04-17SherburnQuad Bike TheftOn the 15th April between 10.45am and 2.20pm a lime green Kawasaki 300 quad bike was stolen from Saxton, Tadcaster. It had a bright red slug box attached and was taken from an insecure barn. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting job no: NYP-15042018-0324.News
LS252018-04-16GarforthTales from the AllotmentWould you like to know more about St Benedict’s allotment? Who does the digging? Who benefits from the sale of flowers and vegetables? If so, come to the meeting on 18th April, at 8.00p.m.News
LS252018-04-16KippaxTour De KippaxThe Tour de Yorkshire will be going through Kippax on Friday 4th May. The women’s race goes through Kippax at approximately. 11am, meaning road closure from approx. 1030-1130am on Mary Panel to Selby Road. The men’s race comes through at approximately. 4.38pm with a similar closure from 4.05-5.05pm. There will be 20 teams, 95 motorcycles plus other lead and rear vehicles.News
LS252018-04-15GarforthAlabama Foot RotLeading vets are warning dog owners to keep away from muddy areas as the flesh-eating deadly Alabama Rot spreads across the UK. The deadly dog disease has killed over 120 dogs since 2012. The horrid infection starts off as painful sores and could develop into kidney failure.News
LS252018-04-15GarforthMiners Concede FiveGarforth Town were beaten 5-0 away to Bridlington Town on Saturday, continuing their losing streak. Goalkeeper Stephen Weatherill was sent off after 10 minutes and the outcome was inevitableNews
LS252018-04-14GarforthMiners Rained Off MidweekFollowing a pitch inspection, Garforth Town’s away game at Hall Road Rangers on Thursday evening was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.News
LS252018-04-14South MilfordSouth Milford Village QuizSt Wilfrid and St Mary’s Village Quiz takes place on 28th April from 7.30 to 9.30pm. Entry is £5 per person including Pie and Peas supper . Teams can be formed on the night. Bring your own drinks. Tickets can be bought at the churchNews
LS252018-04-13SherburnA Taste for GolfScarthingwell Golf Club is offering free 2 hour golf Taster sessions for anyone wanting to try the sport. The next one is on Friday 27th April from 6.30pm. call 07875 665587 for more detailsNews
LS252018-04-13KippaxMurder Mystery EveningsKippax Dramatic Society are performing a series of murder mystery evenings at St Mary’s church hall, Kippax from 25th to 27th April. Tickets are £10 and include a 2 course supper. Call 0113 286 2834 for more detailsNews
LS252018-04-12KippaxBilly Buttons BookKippax writer Steve Ward has written a new book about the man regarded as the founder of modern circus, 18th century showman Philip Astley and his comic character Billy Buttons. The launch event for the book takes place at Waterstones in Leeds from 7pm to 8.15pm on Tuesday 1st MayNews
LS252018-04-12GarforthSnake in the GrassGarforth Amateur Dramatic Society are performing Snake in the Grass , a play by Alan Ayckbourn at the Miners Welfare Hall from 11th to 14th April. Doors open at 6.45pm and performances begin at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6.50 with concessions at £5.50 in advance or £7 and £6 on the doorNews
LS252018-04-11SherburnMicrosoft Scam WarningNorth Yorkshire Police has praised the actions of a local post office for alerting to them to a recent fake Microsoft fraud. Staff noticed that, in the space of 24 hours, they received the same type of request from two different customers to transfer a significant amount of money via a money transfer service to an unknown account. They refused to process both transactions and used the banking protocol to contact North Yorkshire Police to alert them of their concerns. On both occasions the fraudsters had called their victims claiming to be from Microsoft and stated that their computers had been infected with a virus and that they could help to fix it.News
LS252018-04-11GarforthCharity Football MatchThe Emmerdale actors will be playing Yorkshire Air Ambulance staff in a charity football match at Garforth Town’s ground on Sunday 15th April at 1pm, raising money for the Make A Wish charityNews
LS252018-04-10SherburnTake Five North YorkshireNorth Yorkshire Police has launched a six-month awareness campaign to help the public protect themselves against fraud. Titled ‘Take Five North Yorkshire’, the campaign is designed to help the public to recognise fraudulent activity and confidently challenge any requests for personal or financial details. More information about the campaign, and advice on how to protect yourself and your business from fraudsters can be found by visiting northyorkshire.police.uk/fraudNews
LS252018-04-10GarforthQ&A with Noel Whelan There will be a Night with Noel Whelan at the Holiday Inn, Garforth on Friday 14th September, hosted by Heart FM’s Rich Williams, featuring a Question and Answer session and a 2 course meal. Tickets are £34.95, call 0113 3853782 for detailsNews
LS252018-04-09GarforthGarforth Lions GalaGarforth and District Lions annual gala will take place on 24th June on the Glebelands playing fields. The Lions are looking for local organisations that can put on an entertaining event in the gala arenaNews
LS252018-04-08GarforthNotice of ElectionLeeds City Council has issued a Notice of Election stating an election is to be held for 3 councillors to serve each of 33 wards across the Leeds area on Thursday 3rd May 2018.News
LS252018-04-08GarforthMiners Crash at HomeGarforth Town lost their mid table match against Bottesford Town by 2-0 in a home fixture where they were well off the pace throughout. News
LS252018-04-07AberfordFood and Drink Festival The Lotherton Food and Drink Festival takes place for three days over the May Day Weekend on 5th to 7th May at Lotherton Hall. There will be lots of food and drink related activities. Advance discount tickets are availableNews
LS252018-04-07GarforthTougher Ticket ActionNorthern Rail will be introducing fines for passengers who use the train without buying a ticket. Under new charges being brought in next month, those who board a Northern train without buying a ticket first will be fined £20 - or double the single fare. It means passengers will no longer be able to jump on a train while running late knowing they can buy a regular ticket on board. In practice, those paying by cash - not accepted at ticket machines - will need to collect a ‘promise to pay slip’ from that machine, then pay a conductor once on the train.News
LS252018-04-06GarforthTop Italian Restaurant NominationThe Station House Café and Bistro is one of 24 restaurants vying for the title of Yorkshire Evening Post Italian Restaurant of the Year. Readers can vote for their nominations until Friday 20th April News
LS252018-04-06GarforthConstruction Begins on New Motorway Services Leeds City Council have agreed detailed designs for a £60million motorway services at junction 45 of the M1.Work on Leeds Skelton Lake Services will start in the next 2 weeks with a planned completion date of summer 2019News
LS252018-04-05MicklefieldRail Drop-InNetwork Rail are holding a Drop-In session at Churchville House Micklefield on Thursday 12th April from 1pm to 8pm as part of the ongoing improvement work at Micklefield Station and in preparation for the Transpennine Route Upgrade, Network Rail is proposing to close Peckfield level crossing on Pit Lane and provide an alternative route for pedestrians.News
LS252018-04-05KippaxOddball is SeventyOddball, the walking dragline excavator at St Aidan’s is celebrating its 70th anniversary with an open day this weekend. The machine was built in 1948 in America and worked until 1988. The Open Day is Saturday 7th April from 1pm to 4pm. Parking and admission is freeNews
LS252018-04-04GarforthFlooding Closes Road to Castleford The Ridge Road A656 was closed yesterday due to flooding on the approaches to Castleford. The road will remain closed until further noticeNews
LS252018-04-04MicklefieldNew Searches for Missing WomanNew searches are to be carried out for Svitlana Krasnoselska, originally from Ukraine, who was last seen in Micklefield at 5am on 3rd April 2017. West Yorkshire Police said additional search areas around Micklefield had been identified and teams would visit these in the coming days. The Police said they could not rule out the possibility she may have returned to Ukraine, although there was no current evidence to support this.News
LS252018-04-03SherburnSherburn Spring CleanTake part in the Sherburn Spring Clean today 3rd April. Volunteers should meet at the Eversley entrance car park at 6.30pm.News
LS252018-04-03SherburnAn Eggcellent ResultFollowing this year’s successful Squires Egg Run, Yorkshire Air Ambulance were presented with a cheque for £4000.00 and Whiteknights Yorkshire Blood Bikes received £500.00 to help with their fantastic work.News
LS252018-04-02KippaxCanada Bound AnnieBrigshaw student Isobel Khan, who played Annie in the West End Production earlier in the year has now been chosen to play Annie in the Canadian show in Toronto, and she jets off over Easter.News
LS252018-04-02SherburnTop Five PercentIn the recently published Post 16 league tables, Sherburn High School is the top maintained school in North Yorkshire and is in the top 5% of all Sixth Forms and Colleges Nationally.News
LS252018-04-01GarforthMiners Rained OffGarforth Town’s away match yesterday at Barton Town Old Boys FC was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. The new date for the fixture has not been announced yet News
LS252018-04-01MicklefieldEaster PartyThere is an Easter Party today Sunday 1st April at Churchville House in Micklefield. The event starts at 2.30pm hosted by Micklefield Tenants & Residents Association. Bring your Easter Bonnets and have some fun with games and treats and refreshments. Admission is freeNews
LS252018-03-31SherburnIs There Anybody There?There is an Evening of Spirit Messages and Mediumship with Radio and TV's Top Spirit Medium, Simon Peters on Friday 6th April. Doors open at 7-30pm and the show starts at 8pm in the Eversley Park Centre, Sherburn, Admission is £10 payable at the door.news
LS252018-03-31KippaxWildlife Hut PlanA planning application has been submitted to Leeds City Council for a new wildlife observation hut at Kippax North Junior and Infants School. News
LS252018-03-30KippaxEvents at the IngsThere will be pond dipping and bug hunting sessions at Fairburn Ings during the Easter half Term break. Pond dipping will be from 11am to 12.30pm on Tuesday 3rd April and bug hunting will be 11am to 12.30pm on 10th April. Call 01977 628191 to book a placeNews
LS252018-03-30GarforthNew Store Opens in AprilThe new LIDL store on Aberford Road, Garforth opens its doors for the first time on Thursday 5th April. The store opening hours will be 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm SundayNews
LS252018-03-29GarforthEggs for ZacLeeds Building Society have raffled off two Easter Eggs raising a fantastic total of £200 for Martin House in memory of Zac Saunders News
LS252018-03-29GarforthMan Airlifted to HospitalA man was flown to Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance after being found seriously injured at a house in Coupland Road, Garforth on Monday lunchtime. Police are not treating the incident as suspiciousNews
LS252018-03-28GarforthYoung Cricketers WantedGarforth Cricket Club are looking for junior members to join their U11, U13 and U15 teams. Call Peter on 07712 672049 for detailsNews
LS252018-03-28MicklefieldMTRA AGMThe Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association Annual General Meeting takes place on Wednesday 4th April 2018 at 2.30pm at Churchville House.News
LS252018-03-27GarforthSwimming for TotsSwimtime Yorkshire have available places for pre-school swimming lessons at the Holiday Inn at Garforth. Available days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The cost is £8 per session. To book call Swimtime on 01924851439News
LS252018-03-27GarforthRemembered in Stone100 years to the day since Sergeant Albert Mountain was involved in the acts of immense bravery that earned him the Victoria Cross a pavement stone was unveiled in his honour yesterday in a ceremony outside the Miners public house in Garforth where he was landlord for a number of years.News
LS252018-03-26GarforthWorld Peace Flame AnniversaryThe first anniversary of Garforth’s Peace Flame will be celebrated at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 28th Aprils at 2.30pmNews
LS252018-03-26SherburnSquires Egg Run 2018The annual Squires Egg Run took place yesterday with hundreds of bikers riding from Squires Café in Sherburn to Malton. A £5 donation for Yorkshire Air Ambulance was required to take part. The riders , many in fancy dress, set off at 11amNews
LS252018-03-25KippaxLearn Digital PhotographyFree digital photography classes will be held at Kippax Library between 1pm and 3pm on 3rd and 4th AprilNews
LS252018-03-25GarforthMiners Draw 1-1Garforth produced a gritty team performance to earn a point against promotion chasing AFC Mansfield. Mark Simpson scored a stunning goal and Pete Lawrie capped a man-of-the-match display with a penalty save as the Miners held the BullsNews
LS252018-03-24GarforthBrothers Sign for MinersBrothers Sanchez and Niah Payne have signed for Garforth Town over the last week, both making their debuts in Tuesday's defeat at Thackley. Sanchez is a defensive-midfielder who comes dual-registered with Evo-Stik League North side Goole AFC, and will be helping The Miners out in midweek. Niah is a 19-year old attacking midfield player formerly of Bradford City's Academy.news
LS252018-03-24KippaxCat Owners WarningPolice have issued a warning to cat owners in Kippax after a least one pet was shot with an air rifle in the area. Officers have asked pet owners to be vigilant. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111News
LS252018-03-23South MilfordShining TogetherStudents at South Milford Community Primary School have written and recorded a new school song, Shining Together and a video of it being sung. The project was supported by the parish council. News
LS252018-03-23SherburnPolice Response Improvements North Yorkshire Police Commissioner Julia Mulligan has approved an investment of more than £3 million into North Yorkshire Police’s Force Control Room over the next two years. The investment is designed to solve the service issues that have arisen, particularly with the 101 number as a consequence of staffing shortfalls and an increase in the numbers of calls made by the public. The investment comes on top of a range of measures that have already been taken, which have reduced average 101 call waiting times from 3 minutes 35 seconds in August, to 1 minute and 6 seconds in February.News
LS252018-03-22GarforthHigh Flying ExhibitionA set of 142 aerial photographs of Garforth, Aberford and Barwick is on display in Garforth Library. The photographs were taken by Vernon Wood in 1982 and ended up in his loft to be rediscovered 36 years later. The exhibition runs till Saturday, after which the photos will be donated to Leodis, the official body that is keeper of historic photographic records of Leeds News
LS252018-03-22GarforthMore Rail Misery AheadCommuters face further rail strikes next week on Northern Rail as the RMT union stages walkouts on Monday 26th and Thursday 29th March in a long running dispute over driver only operated trains.News
LS252018-03-21AberfordOpen the FlamingosThe Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Jane Dowson and Councillor Yeadon, executive member for environment and sustainability, officially opened the new flamingo enclosure at Lotherton Hall on Monday.News
LS252018-03-21GarforthMan Jailed for Knife AttacksKyrone Noble was jailed for 9 years after being found guilty of a series of knifepoint robberies and a knife attack on a man in Montague Crescent Garforth an 8th December. Noble and two others attacked the man after he got off a train at Garforth and left him unconscious with two stab wounds. The other two attackers were also jailedNews
LS252018-03-20KippaxCouncillors Meeting at KippaxLeeds City Council Outer East Community Committee is meeting at Kippax Leisure Centre this afternoon. The business meeting takes place between 4 and 5pm. Then from 5.15 to 6.30pm there is an informal discussion about better healthNews
LS252018-03-20AberfordHimalayan Fashion at LothertonLotherton Hall will be hosting a new exhibition later this month exploring the flamboyant fashion of the Himalayas. There will be clothing from Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal as well as extreme clothing and equipment for high altitude climbing. The exhibition runs from 23rd march to 26th OctoberNews
LS252018-03-19GarforthRNLI Coffee MorningThere will be a coffee morning in aid of RNLI at the Miners Welfare Hall on Garforth Main Street on Saturday 24th March. From 10am till noonNews
LS252018-03-19GarforthContainer GrantedThe Leeds City Council Outer East Community Committee have given a grant to the 3rd Garforth Guides to provide a new storage container after their previous storage became unfeasible.News
LS252018-03-18GarforthBecome a Friend of the LionsGarforth and District Lions are holding a drop in coffee morning at Cielo on Main Street on Monday 9th April from 10am to noon and at the Country Club from 7pm on the same day for people who are interested in becoming a Friend of the Lions, able to help at the regular eventsNews
LS252018-03-18GarforthMiners Postponed Yet AgainGarforth Town’s match at Hall Road Rangers was called off yesterday. A pitch inspection was booked for 10am, but the postponement was announced two hours earlier following blizzards in the region that morning. The new date of the fixture to be agreedNews
LS252018-03-17South MilfordFitness in the ParkThere will be free Fitness in the Park sessions at South Milford Memorial Playing Fields every Sunday morning from 9am to 10am. The event is hosted by Get Park Fit and everyone is welcomeNews
LS252018-03-17AberfordFlamingo Aviary to Open at LothertonA new seven metre high aviary for flamingos opens at Lotherton Hall next week as the first phase of the new attraction is completed. Experts at Lotherton Hall hope the new facilities will encourage the birds to produce eggs and raise chicks.News
LS252018-03-16AberfordAberford PC MeetingThe next Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 20th March in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing at 7.30pm. News
LS252018-03-16GarforthPlay Under 10s Rugby League Swillington ARLFC are looking for year 4 and 5 boys and girls for their Under 10’s team. Training is at 6.30pm on Mondays and Thursdays behind Swillington Miners Welfare ClubNews
LS252018-03-15KippaxHurry Up JessFront Room Productions’ new one woman show Hurry Up Jess will be performed in Kippax on 25th March. The exact address of the performance will be emailed upon booking at bit.ly/2GjhoL1News
LS252018-03-15GarforthMiners Fixture RearrangementsFollowing their recent postponements, two Miners fixtures have been re-arranged. Last Tuesday's cancelled home match against Liversedge has been pencilled in for Thursday 5th April (kick-off 7:45pm and last Saturday's visit of Parkgate will now take place two weeks after that, on Thursday 19th April (kick-off again 7:45pm), meaning three games in five days for Rob Hunter's team.news
LS252018-03-14KippaxDragline Open DayCome and see Oddball, the largest preserved walking dragline excavator in Western Europe At St Aidans. The next open day for the dragline is Saturday 7th April from 1pm to 4pm. Admission is free and there is free parkingNews
LS252018-03-14GarforthAnniversary ConcertSt Mary’s Youth Theatre are performing a 25th Anniversary Concert at St Marys Garforth on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 News
LS252018-03-13KippaxJobs Boost for ExcelExcel Water Ltd, which makes water treatment products, expects to create nine new roles when it moves from its current premises at Ledston Luck Enterprise Park to new ones at Kiln Park in Allerton Bywater.News
LS252018-03-13SherburnMeet the Crime CommissionerResidents from Sherburn in Elmet and the surrounding areas have their chance to their raise concerns about policing or community safety issues when the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, visits on Thursday 15 March. The appointment based surgery will take place at Sherburn in Elmet Library from 3.30pm giving residents the opportunity to raise personal or private issues on a one to one basis. Surgeries are by appointment only. Call 01423 569 562 for an appointmentNews
LS252018-03-12GarforthGarforth in Bloom MeetingThe next meeting of Garforth in Bloom is at the Gaping Goose on Monday 12th March. The meeting starts at 7.30pm. Everybody welcomeNews
LS252018-03-12GarforthLions IncIn line with new Government guidelines Garforth and District Lions Club is becoming a charitable incorporated organisation. Becoming a charity will not affect the way they serve the local communityNews
LS252018-03-11SherburnOvernight Road ClosureThe A162 will be closed at the bridge by Rainbow Nursery (North of Sherburn, South of Barkston Ash) from Thursday 15th March to Saturday 17th March between 10pm and 6am. The works are for the removal of all loose materials and the repointing of certain areas.News
LS252018-03-11GarforthMiners WashoutFollowing a 10am pitch inspection, yesterdays' home game between Garforth Town and Parkgate was called off due to a waterlogged pitch. A revised date for the fixture has to be arrangednews
LS252018-03-10GarforthNew Signing for MinersGarforth Town have signed a new attacking mid-fielder. Twenty five year old Aodhan Brownlee joins the Miners from ThackleyNews
LS252018-03-10GarforthMiss SaigonFirthfields Community Centre is running an outing to see Miss Saigon at the AlhambraTheatre, Bradford on Thursday 27th September. The cost is £60 including stalls seat and return coach travel. The coach leaves the community centre at 6pm. For more information call 2864298News
LS252018-03-09SherburnA Stoney ReactionVillagers in Stutton have reacted with anger to a plan that would see 30,000 tonnes of limestone being extracted from Old London Road Quarry before being filled with upto 600,000 tonnes of construction waste. The plan is being considered by North Yorkshire County Council after a planning application was submitted by Jakto Transport Ltd.News
LS252018-03-09AberfordFestival Tickets Applications for Aberford residents tickets to Leeds Festival 2018 is now open. Application forms are available on the Aberford Parish Council website. The event takes place no 24th to 26th August. Applications must be received by 9th April. Aberford receives 54 tickets from the Festival Organisers, which are priced at £40 (Full price is £213 ). The money raised is used to benefit parish residentsNews
LS252018-03-08AberfordYoung Musicians ShowcaseLotherton Hall is hosting a concert showcasing the musical talent of three young musicians, Jacky Zhang, Christie Smith and Shona Beecham. The three musicians received support from the Awards for Young Musicians charity which helps children from all backgrounds to excel in music making. The event takes place on Friday 23rd March in the grand drawing room.News
LS252018-03-08KippaxKippax Calendar 2019Work has started on the Kippax Parish Council 2019 calendar. Its theme is life in Kippax at different times of the year. Residents can send photos for inclusion in the calendar. Closing date is 20th July. See the parish council website for details.News
LS252018-03-07GarforthWaterloggedFollowing a lunchtime pitch inspection, last night’s match between Garforth Town and Liversedge was called off due to a waterlogged pitchNews
LS252018-03-07GarforthGarforth Plant-athonA Strikes Garden Centre regional boss is to do a 12 hour plant-athon to raise money for charity. Eric Snowden will be raising money for Greenfingers, a charity that creates gardens in children’s hospices. The event will take place at Garforth Garden Centre on Friday 16th March, starting at 7am and finishing at 7pm. He will be helped by the garden centre staff and the containers will be sold to the public with all monies going to the charity.News
LS252018-03-06GarforthMiners Rearranged Visit to ThackleyGarforth Town’s postponed match away at Thackley FC has been rearranged to Tuesday 20th March at 7.45pmNews
LS252018-03-06SherburnOGS RefurbishmentRefurbishment of the Old Girls’ School in Sherburn commences on 12th March and will take 14 weeks to complete. The Grand Opening will take place on Sunday 2nd SeptemberNews
LS252018-03-05GarforthTop Brass Garforth Brass were runners up in their section of the Yorkshire Brass Band Championships on Saturday. Their success earned them a place in the National Final in Cheltenham in SeptemberNews
LS252018-03-05MicklefieldLocal HeroKevin Horner is a local hero in Micklefield after borrowing a friend’s tractor and snow plough and clearing the streets around the village last Wednesday and Thursday after the big snowfallNews
LS252018-03-04HillamProms at the PavilionThis year’s annual Proms at the Pavilion event will take place on Saturday 14th July. More details oc highlights and cost nearer the timeNews
LS252018-03-04South MilfordEaster Egg HuntThe South Milford Egg Hunt takes place in St Mary’s Church and Gardens on Easter Sunday, 1st April from 2pm. It is open to all ages and free to enter but bring your own egg basket/carrier. The event will take place in the church if the weather is badNews
LS252018-03-03SherburnWe will Rock You Next WeekThe Sherburn High School production of We Will Rock You has been postponed to Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th March because of the bad weatherNews
LS252018-03-03GarforthMiners Game OffThe Garforth Town game at Thackley FC has been postponed due to the weather conditions. NCEL board gave all the clubs in the league permission to postpone their games early to prevent unnecessary travelNews
LS252018-03-02KippaxKippax Forum MeetingKippax and Methley Forum takes place at Brigshaw High School on Wednesday 14th March The event is hosted by Leeds Outer East Community Committee and starts at 6pmNews
LS252018-03-02KippaxSingers WantedThe Viva Vox Choir are recruiting new singers. New members are always welcome at The VivaVox Choir, but this Friday 2nd March they are dedicating the evening to new members. The evening is free so come along to Great Preston Village Hall from 7pm to 9pm and join inNews
LS252018-03-01GarforthSnake in the GrassGarforth Amateur Dramatic Society’s next production will be Alan Aykbourn’s Snake in the Grass. The play will be performed from 11th to 14th April at the Miners Welfare Hall, commencing at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pmNews
LS252018-03-01GarforthSouth Africa BoundAn Irish themed evening of music and dance is taking place at Garforth Academy this Friday ahead of a visit by 21 sixth formers to South Africa. Money raised by the event will help pay for a wireless internet system that the students will install at Mzuvele High School in Durban’s KwaMashu township. Acts include Roots Alive, Leeds Youth Music Group and Arts Alive Folk Band. The doors open at 7pm and tickets are£7 and £5 for concessions from receptionNews
LS252018-02-28MicklefieldMicklefield PC MeetingThere is a Micklefield Parish Council meeting at the Youth and Adult Centre on Thursday 1st March. The meeting starts at 7.15pmNews
LS252018-02-28GarforthRail StrikeThe RMT union is carrying out strike action again on Saturday rd3 March and Northern Rail services will be affected. The majority of available trains will operate between 7am and 7pm and Northern Rail will operate around 45% of the normal Saturday timetable.News
LS252018-02-27GarforthLatest Health Walks ListThe list of Leeds Health Walks for March and April 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 News
LS252018-02-27GarforthGarforth GC at Golf AwardsGarforth Golf Club was nominated for two awards, Club of the Year and Most Welcoming Club in the England Golf Awards 2018 at an awards dinner at the Royal Lancaster in London this week. It was pipped for first place in both but members were thrilled to reach the final four in both categories.News
LS252018-02-26SherburnCommunity Outdoor GymThe official opening of the Community Outdoor Gym at Eversley Park Centre in Sherburn takes place on 10th March from 11am. The equipment is free to useNews
LS252018-02-26KippaxA Grand Day OutKippax Band travelled to Peterlee to take part in the Festival of Brass held by the DCBBA at East Durham College. After a successful performance the y were awarded second place and Principal Cornet Nigel Darbyshire was rewarded with the soloist prize.News
LS252018-02-25GarforthSign Language TasterThere is a free sign language taster workshop at Angels and Butterflies Craft Studio on Garforth Main Street on Tuesday 17th April from 7pm to 8pmNews
LS252018-02-25GarforthFirthfields Summer OutingFirthfields Community Centre is having a summer outing to the Royal Horticultural Society’s gardens at Wisley and to Waddesdon Manor, home of the Rothschild Collection on Saturday 14th July and Sunday 15th July. The cost is £140 and includes admissions, return coach travel and overnight accommodation at the Premier Inn Beaconsfield, plus dinner and a drink. The coach will leave the Community Centre at 7am and arrive back the follow day around 8pm. Call 2864298 for more details.News
LS252018-02-24MicklefieldIt’s a TornadoA steam locomotive called Tornado will pass through Micklefield station at 11am and through the Garforth stations about 3 minutes later today Saturday 24th FebruaryNews
LS252018-02-24GarforthPM Visits GarforthPrime Minister Theresa May visited St Benedict’s school in Garforth on Monday. The visit was kept secret for security reasons. The Prime Minister met with senior leaders and teachers from the schoolNews
LS252018-02-23KippaxMusically MasterfulBrigshaw Music Department hosted a masterclass given by Richard Meyrick, a professional concert pianist, as part of a scheme to take classical music into state schools and uncover hidden talent. Richard listened to 4 pupils play before an audience of Brigshaw and Boston Spa pupils, and gave tips and advice on improving their performances.News
LS252018-02-23SherburnThey Will Rock YouThe Sherburn High School production of We Will Rock You takes place from Wednesday 28th February and Thursday 1st March at 7pm. Tickets are £3 for adults and £1.50 for students News
LS252018-02-22KippaxHoliday to MurderKippax Dramatic Society’s next production will be Holiday to Murder and will take place at St Mary’s Church Hall Kippax from 25th to 27th April. Tickets are £10 and include a two course meal. Call 286 2834 for more details News
LS252018-02-22GarforthMiners League Cup ExitGarforth Town were dumped out of the league cup 4-0 at the hands of a lively Yorkshire Amateur team. Two goals in each half gave the home side a convincing victory and despite Garforth missing a few gilt-edged opportunities, Ammas were well worth their win.News
LS252018-02-21MicklefieldEaster PartyMicklefield Tenants and Residents association are holding a free Easter Party at Churchville House on 1st April from 2.30 pm. There will be Easter bonnets, games and refreshments. All welcomeNews
LS252018-02-21SherburnWell Above AverageSherburn High School Post 16 students and staff are celebrating as they top the league tables in North Yorkshire for A level results. Results at the school are graded as “Well Above Average” and in the top 5% of all schools and colleges nationally.News
LS252018-02-20SherburnSherburn Craft and Food FestivalThe Sherburn Craft and Food Festival 2018 will be held at Eversley Park on Saturday 25th tp Monday 27th AugustNews
LS252018-02-20GarforthMiners Draw 2-2 Mark Simpson and Dan Coupland were on target for The Miners in a frenetic first 20 minutes, but they were made to settle for a point by battling hosts Rainworth Miners Welfare who ended the match with ten men and an outfield player in goal. The Miners continue their unbeaten run and add to an improving away record.News
LS252018-02-19GarforthNew Spire Magazine HereThe new February 2018 edition of the Garforth Parish magazine The Spire can be seen by clicking on the link in the right-hand column News
LS252018-02-19KippaxIt’s Heron FestFairburn Ings is to run Heron Fest , a celebration of weird and wonderful birds. The Ings currently host 30+ pairs of herons and last year included a spoonbill nest that saw the first chicks born here for 400 years. The Heron Discovery Quiz trail is free and runs from 9am to 5pm till Wednesday 28th MarchNews
LS252018-02-18GarforthThe Price of StampsThe price of stamps is to rise by 2p, first class stamps are to rise to 67p and second class stamps to 58p from 26th March. The price of a large letter first class stamp is to rise to 101pNews
LS252018-02-18KippaxEvery CloudLegendary Leeds United fan and Kippax painter and decorator Gary Edwards is to publish a new book, Every Cloud, in October next year. The book tells the story of Leeds City, the club that disbanded in 1919 and became Leeds UnitedNews
LS252018-02-17SherburnSherburn Litter PickThere will be a community litter pick around Sherburn on Saturday 10th March from 10am to 11.30am. Volunteers should meet at the Scout Hut. There will be refreshments at the Methodist Church afterwardsNews
LS252018-02-17GarforthOlivia’s Dream HouseOlivia Hall, a pupil at Strawberry Fields Primary School in Garforth has won the Draw your Dream house competition organised by estate agents Manning Stainton. Eleven year old Olivia has won a Samsung Tablet for herself and a cheque for £500 for the school.News
LS252018-02-16AberfordPC MeetingThe next Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 20th February in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing at 7.30pm.News
LS252018-02-16SherburnBe a BearSherburn Bears rugby league teams are looking to recruit players . If you are interested in joining their open age team training is on Tuesday’s at 6.30-7.30pm at Eversley park. Girls teams start training on Thursday’s 6-7pm from 22nd February. Girls from year 7 upwards are welcome. Contact Amanda on 07900932827.News
LS252018-02-15KippaxThe Binocular ChallengeFamilies can take the Binocular Challenge at St Aidan’s nature reserve until Sunday 25th February. Pick up a Binocular Challenge sheet and search for hidden clues and wildlife up close. The sheets are £1 from the visitor centre and you can bring your own binoculars or hire them for £3. Opening times are 9am to 5pm daily. News
LS252018-02-15GarforthGarforth War Memorial Opened by MayorA new outdoor memorial to the men who lost their lives in war was unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Leeds on Tuesday. Members of the Royal British Legion were in attendance along with local residents and dignatories . The memorial is located in Garforth CemeteryNews
LS252018-02-14GarforthA Tasty ExperienceMore than 22 players turned out for the Garforth Tigers at a Rhinos Foundation Sky Try Taster Session last week. The players will form a new under-sevens age group at the club.News
LS252018-02-14KippaxDecision Day for Kippax Housing PlanCouncillors are set to decide on Thursday whether a housing development of 43 houses can go ahead on a site at the back of Merton Close in Kippax. The meeting starts at 1pm at the Civic HallNews
LS252018-02-13SherburnSherburn GalaSherburn’s 42nd Annual Gala will be held on 19th May. Because they are sharing their big day with the Royal Wedding the theme will be WW1 and Royal Wedding.News
LS252018-02-13GarforthGarforth OAP Passes his Driving TestSeventy nine year old Keith Limbert from Garforth has passed his driving test so that he can take better care of his wife of 58 years who is unable to drive, following a stroke. Keith had previously given up trying to pass his test when he was 25 years oldNews
LS252018-02-12SherburnSherburn Youth SurveyResidents are reminded that the Sherburn in Elmet youth survey can be completed on line but all paper copies of the survey musy be returned to the Library or the Council Offices by Friday 16th MarchNews
LS252018-02-12South MilfordCar Park Charges BackfireRail User groups are reporting that since the introduction of a £2 charge to use the car park at South Milford station usage have dropped off with drivers parking in surrounding streets or driving to Micklefield and Garforth stationsNews
LS252018-02-11KippaxA Full BandPaul Harris and Joanna Wood have joined Kippax Band on 2nd cornet and percussion respectively. Their appointment means that the band goes into the 2018 contest season with a full complement, starting with next weekend’s trip to DurhamNews
LS252018-02-11GarforthHome Win for MinersGarforth Town leapt to ninth in the league table overtaking their opponents Worksop Town after beating them 3-2 yesterday at the Supply Chain Network StadiumNews
LS252018-02-10GarforthRunning for BeginnersKippax Harriers are running a 12 week beginners course starting on 17th April. They try to coincide the end of the course with a local event such as the Leeds 10K Run. The course costs £16. For more details email info@ kippaxharriers.org.ukNews
LS252018-02-10SherburnYorkshire Junior 5 a-side Football LeagueA junior 5 a side football league competition for U13, U11 andU9 age groups kicks off at Sherburn High School on Saturday 5th May, kick off at 10am. The price of entry is £18 per teamNews
LS252018-02-09GarforthChampione!Garforth Academy Under 12's have been crowned West Yorkshire Football County Champions. The boys got off to a flying start against Rastrick going 1:0 up after 20 seconds! The final score was 4:1news
LS252018-02-09SherburnCommunity Speed WatchA Community Speed Watch scheme is being set up in Sherburn and a training session will be delivered at the Eversley Park Centre at 1pm on Friday 16th February. The training session will take between one and two hours. Fully trained community residents will then visit pre-approved sites with a radar gun to record the speed and registration number of offending vehicles. All members must sign the North Yorkshire Police Code of Conduct.News
LS252018-02-08SherburnSherburn Drop In SurgeryCome along to a Local Neighbourhood Officer surgery drop in session and talk to a Neighbourhood Officer about any issues or concerns you have and ask questions. They can offer advice and assistance in relation to housing queries, issues within your community and on a range of other council services. Sherburn surgery is held every Tuesday from 9.30am till 12.30pm at Sherburn LibraryNews
LS252018-02-08GarforthMiners’ Surprise WinGarforth Town bounced back from their 7-0 drubbing at the weekend by defeating highflying Maltby Main FC 3-2 last night. The Miners led 2-1 at half time and the score remained the same till the 90th minute when both teams scoredNews
LS252018-02-07GarforthGarforth Lions Car Boot SaleGarforth and District Lions’ Easter Sunday Car Boot Sale takes place in Tesco’s carpark on 1st April. Doors open at 8am. For those wishing to sell, cars are £5 and vans £10. See the Garforth Lions facebook page for more information.News
LS252018-02-07KippaxFinal Date for Brigshaw RL StarsBrigshaw High School’s year 11 rugby league side will be taking part in the Yorkshire Schools Cup Final at the LD Nutrition Stadium on 14th March.News
LS252018-02-06Burton SalmonVehicle DamageBetween 8am and 5.45pm on 23rd January damage was caused to a vehicle parked on Beech Grove Burton Salmon. The vehicle was scratched all down one side. If you have any information, please contact the police on 101 ref 12180013001News
LS252018-02-06GarforthLine Dancing AfternoonsAbsolute Beginners Line Dancing Classes take place at the Miners Welfare Hall on Thursday afternoons from 2pm to 3.30pm. Admission is £4 and all ages are welcome.News
LS252018-02-05HillamFestival of GinThe Birkin Mini Festival of Gin takes place at St Marys Church, Birkin on Friday 11th May from 7pm to 11pm. Tickets are £15 News
LS252018-02-05Monk FrystonGarage Break InsOn 22nd January there were at least three break-ins into of garages in Deer Park Court, Monk Fryston. Nothing appears to have been taken and the police have been informed.News
LS252018-02-04GarforthCarouselGarforth Musical Society’s next production, from 24th to 28th April at the Miners Welfare Hall, will be Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. Performances start at 7.15pm. Tickets will be available from SPT Uniforms on Main StreetNews
LS252018-02-04GarforthMiners Smashed at Pickering TownGarforth suffered a trouncing on an all-round miserable day in Pickering, losing 7-0. The Miners were behind after just five minutes when prolific hitman Ryan Blott opened the scoring and the Pikes never looked back.News
LS252018-02-03GarforthOskar’s Amazing AdventureLeeds Library Events present Oskar’s Amazing Adventure at Garforth Library on Tuesday 13th February from 2to 3pm. Suitable for children aged 2 to 8 years. Booking requiredNews
LS252018-02-03GarforthDefender Leaves MinersDefender Josh Dacre has left Garforth Town to join Division 1 side Worsbrough Bridge. Josh joined from Parkgate back in September, making his debut against Holker Old Boys in the FA Vase on September 9th. Sadly his appearances were ultimately curtailed by an injury suffered in the County Cup defeat to Guiseley back on 7th NovemberNews
LS252018-02-02GarforthMini Festival of GinGarforth Mini Festival of Gin takes place at Cielo on Main Street on Saturday 10th February from 7pm to 11pm. There will be live music by Luke Flear. Call 07747 624785 for tickets at £15News
LS252018-02-02GarforthLast SixteenGarforth Academy Year 11 boys football team have made it through to the last 16 schools in the country after beating North Halifax Grammar School in the English Nationals Competition.News
LS252018-02-01GarforthSwimming Lessons for ToddlersSwimtime Yorkshire are holding swimming lessons for pre -school children at the Holiday Inn Garforth starting 1st march. The 8 week course of half hour lessons at 1pm Monday and Thursday costs £8 per session. Call 01924 851439 for more detailsNews
LS252018-02-01HillamPub Quiz SuccessElmet Lions Pub Quiz raised £800 from sponsorship from 10 pubs in the Sherburn and Monk Fryston areas. The Cross Keys at Hillam raised the most money, collecting £164, and completed the double by also winning the pub quiz. All funds have been donated to York Against Cancer, and the Lord Mayor of Leeds Appeal for Candlelighters.News
LS252018-01-31GarforthCharges for Building Waste at Council TipsFrom the beginning of next month (Monday 5 February), people looking to dispose of certain types of household rubbish at their local waste sorting site in Leeds will need to pay a charge. The charge will only be made for items not considered to be regular household waste, such as rubble, plasterboard, soil and also tyres. Other waste can still be disposed of in the same way, with the existing permit scheme remaining in place.News
LS252018-01-31GarforthNight-time Road Closure Aberford Road will be closed near the new Lidl store for carriageway surfacing and road marking from 12th February for 5 nights between 10pm and 6am. The work is scheduled to coincide with half term week to minimise disruption. A signed diversion route will be put in placeNews
LS252018-01-30GarforthQuiz NightThere is a quiz night at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Garforth on Monday 5th March at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 including a light supper.News
LS252018-01-30GarforthPriest WantedThe closing date for the vacancy for a priest at St Marys Garforth closes at the end of January and interview for the post will take place on 23rd February. The Reverend Gordon Cooper retired last September. Local retired priests and clergy from neighbouring churches continue to fill in ahead of the appointmentNews
LS252018-01-29AberfordLove Birds FortnightIt’s Love Birds fortnight at Lotherton Hall from 10th to 25th February when visitors can enjoy envoy a variety of avian based activities including bird keeper talks and feeder making every Sunday and WednesdayNews
LS252018-01-29GarforthUnbeaten Run ContinuesGoals from Lee Turner, Mark Simpson and Mitch Hamilton earned Garforth Town a 3-2 win over nine-man Staveley Miners Welfare to move into the top ten. This was a third successive home win for the MinersNews
LS252018-01-28AberfordParlington Drop InThe Save Parlington Action Group (SPAG) is holding a drop in session in Aberford Village Hall on Wednesday 7th February from 3pm-7pm to discuss the Site Allocations Plan consultation that is currently openNews
LS252018-01-28KippaxRadshan Medical Centre to CloseThe closure of the Radshan Medical Centre on Butt Hill in Kippax was approved by NHS bosses on Thursday. Patients there will need to register with other practices by the end of April. Patients will be informed in writing what they need to do next.News
LS252018-01-27GarforthWell Above AverageGarforth Academy was one of only six secondary schools in Leeds named as performing well above average in the league tables published by the Department of Education. News
LS252018-01-27GarforthRoyal Visit to GarforthPrincess Anne visited the offices of Garforth based car maker Ginetta on Thursday. She unveiled a plaque to mark the 60th year of the top motor brand News
LS252018-01-26SherburnElmet Lions’ Roaring Christmas Elmet Lions raised £4864.68 for their Santa Sleigh project which consisted of Santa and his elves visit local neighbourhoods bringing festive cheer, a toy appeal and the Santa Dash. The money raised will be used to support deserving causes in Sherburn, South Milford and surrounding villagesNews
LS252018-01-26KippaxClosure Threat to Kippax Medical PracticeHealth bosses in Leeds are discussing the possible closure of Radshan Medical Centre in Kippax. The current provider The Practice PLC, could cease running the service from 30th April after finding it difficult to recruit a salaried GP and a practice manager. News
LS252018-01-25GarforthLions’ Christmas SuccessPresident Martin Eggington has announced that the Christmas collections by Garforth and District Lions Club have raised £9,155 for local good causes. He thanked the local community for its generosityNews
LS252018-01-25KippaxPlan for 23 Kippax HomesA planning application has been submitted to build a total of 23 homes on the site of a former primary school at the junction of Leeds Road and Westfield Lane in Kippax. The scheme would consist of 8 semis, three terraced houses and a three storey block of 12 flats. Comments on the application should be submitted to the council by 16th FebruaryNews
LS252018-01-24GarforthSnowdrop WeekendSt Mary’s Church Swillington is holding a snowdrop weekend on Saturday 24th February from 10am to 3.30pm and on Sunday 25th from noon to 4pm. Admire the churchyard snowdrops, enjoy the stalls and refreshments available. The event will end with a concert by the White Rose Male Voice Choir at 3pm.News
LS252018-01-24GarforthTigers Taster TrialLeeds Rhinos Foundation will be running their first Sky Try Rugby League taster session of the year at Garforth Tigers on 3rd February. The free session is designed to encourage new players in years 1 and 2 of primary school and takes place at Garforth Academy from 6pm to 7pm. Ronnie the Rhino will be in attendanceNews
LS252018-01-23GarforthFull Back Leaves MinersFull-back Jamie Allsop has left Garforth Town to join Nostell Miners Welfare. Jamie spent a long period on the sidelines after coming off injured in the home match against Rainworth in April last year and subsequently hasn't turned out for the first team this season. Jamie has opted to continue his recovery at Nostell where his father Kevin is chairman.news
LS252018-01-23GarforthGarforth Academy Dance Club ShowTickets are now on sale for the annual Garforth Academy Dance Club Show. The show takes place on Friday 9th February and tickets cost £4 (£3 concessions) and can be purchased from Reception. All profits from this event will be donated to the Candle Lighters charity. Over thirty students have been involved in pulling the show together, including choreography, and they all look forward to welcoming you on the night!News
LS252018-01-22AberfordAberford Parish Council MeetingThe next Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 16th January in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing 7:30 p.m.News
LS252018-01-22SherburnBig Bin TimeFriends of the Earth Selby, have proposed a large, single bin for recycling to the Selby District Council this week. This comes following multiple requests to the group stating a small recycling box is no longer sufficient due to how easily waste gets blown out and left to litter the street during bad weather.News
LS252018-01-21MicklefieldRail ForumNetwork Rail is holding a community forum between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday 25th January at Micklefield Youth and Adult Centre. There will be free refreshmentsNews
LS252018-01-21GarforthMiners Draw AwayGarforth Town came from behind to earn a decent point at Hemsworth Miners Welfare. Mark Simpson got the vital touch after goalmouth scramble. The 1-1 draw extends the Miners' unbeaten run to four games.news
LS252018-01-20GarforthActors WantedGarforth Amateur Dramatic Society are appealing for actors and helpers for their next production in April. Readings for the play are taking place at the Gaping Goose on 22nd, 25th, and 29th January and on 1st February. All readings start at 7.30pmNews
LS252018-01-20SherburnDamage at Medical CentreYouths have caused damage in and around the medical centre on Beech Grove Sherburn by climbing onto the roof and damaging both the roof and lighting at the location, North Yorkshire Police are asking anyone with information to call them on Tel 101 quoting ref:12180010131News
LS252018-01-19GarforthCafé of the YearTwo premises in Main Street, Garforth are on the list of 100 cafes nominated for the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Café of the Year 2018. The cafes are Paula’s Café and Shake It Up. A final list of the top ten will be created when voting closes on 2nd FebruaryNews
LS252018-01-19GarforthThe Nation’s WorstGarforth based care home operator Ideal Care Homes has been ranked as the nation’s worst in a survey by Which? The firm runs 16 facilities, 10 of which are classed by the Care Quality Commission as inadequate or requiring improvementNews
LS252018-01-18KippaxKippax WIKippax Women’s Institute meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the community centre on Gibson Lane. The meetings run from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Ring June Orr on 07944 9233640 for more informationNews
LS252018-01-18SherburnAsk the PanelNorth Yorkshire Police are setting up a community panel to offer a new avenue to consult with a wide group of residents who are broadly representative of the communities within North Yorkshire.News
LS252018-01-17GarforthMusicians WantedGarforth Brass are looking for a horn player and a tenor trombone player for the area competition in March and beyond. For more information ring Christine on 07952312789 News
LS252018-01-17MicklefieldMTRA MeetingThe next meeting of the Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association takes place on Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 7.30pm at Churchville House. Unfortunately children are unable to attend this meeting.News
LS252018-01-16GarforthGarforth and Swillington Forum Garforth and Swillington Forum takes place at Garforth Country Club on Wednesday 17th January from 6pm to 8pm.News
LS252018-01-16South MilfordMan Steals BoozeOfficers want to speak to the man in connection with a shop theft in South Milford. The incident happened at the Southlands Garage on Friday 12 January at around 8.40pm, when a man entered the store, placed bottles of alcohol in a basket and left the store with the basket and its contents without attempting to pay for the items. Anyone who has any information, is asked to contact police quoting reference number 12180006819 .News
LS252018-01-15GarforthConsulting on Swillington HealthThe public consultation on the future of Swillington Health Practice has been extended from 6th to 24th January following a public meeting in the village on 6th JanuaryNews
LS252018-01-15KippaxThe Big Garden BirdwatchThe RSPB are running events at Fairburn Ings and St Aidans encouraging families to learn about garden birds ahead of their Big Garden Birdwatch 2018 event which takes place between 27th and 29th January when the public are asked to spend 1 hour recording birds in their garden and then send the results to RSPB.News
LS252018-01-14GarforthMiners Win AwayGarforth Town won 4-0 away at Clipstone FC in their league fixture on Saturday. Clipstone remain anchored at the bottom of the division with 23 defeats and zero pointsNews
LS252018-01-14South MilfordBumper Payout From BonfireThe South Milford Community Bonfire committee has distributed £33,000 to local groups. The bonfire event has raised £329,000 for good causes in its 25 year existenceNews
LS252018-01-13SherburnTell JuliaNorth Yorkshire residents are reminded that time is running out to have your say on police funding. Go to www.telljulia.com and tell Julia Mulligan, your Police and Crime Commissioner, how much you want to pay for policing.News
LS252018-01-13GarforthLorry Driver Fights for LifeThe 55 year old lorry driver involved in the accident that closed the M1 near junction 46 on Wednesday suffered life-threatening injuries and remains in a serious condition in hospital. The motorway was closed for 5 hours while police worked at the scene.News
LS252018-01-12GarforthRNLI Coffee MorningThere will be an RNLI coffee morning at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 10th FebruaryNews
LS252018-01-12KippaxMum Jailed for Benefits FraudRebecca Walker from Kippax has been jailed for 21 months after pleading guilty to 11 offences of fraud. The mother of six claimed more than £170,000 in benefits by making false claims about the health of her children.News
LS252018-01-11GarforthNew Year PartyThere will be a New Year Party for the Elderly (organised by Churches Together) at 2.30pm on Sunday 28th January 2018 at NET Garforth.News
LS252018-01-11GarforthMotorway Chaos after AccidentThe M1 was closed yesterday between junctions 45 and 46 after a lorry overturned on the M1 northbound at about 3pm, Both carriageways of the M1 were closed after a HGV overturned. The air ambulance was sent to the scene of the closure. Debris from the lorry collided with vehicles travelling in the opposite directionNews
LS252018-01-10GarforthAcademy Reopens Engineers successfully identified and repaired the breaches in the heating system at Garforth Academy and final work was completed over the weekend. As a result, the school opened as normal to students at 8.10am on Monday 8th JanuaryNews
LS252018-01-10SherburnBear DefibrillatorElmete Lions have made a donation of £350 towards the Defibrillator for Sherburn Bears ARLFC. The club has already received a £500 grant from the Danny Jones Defib fund and a donation by a resident of £200 means the target has been reached.news
LS252018-01-09GarforthGCA AGM 2018Garforth Community Association’s Annual General Meeting takes place at 7.30pm on Monday 22nd January at the Miners Welfare Hall.News
LS252018-01-09GarforthMillennium Babies' BallEighteen teenagers born on 1st January 2000 celebrated their 18th birthdays at a Millennium Baby Club ball at the Garforth Holiday Inn on Saturday night. The event was organised by Jacky Simpson, the grandmother of Lucy Wilde, who was the first baby born at St James on 1st January 2000.news
LS252018-01-08GarforthDon’t Miss SaigonFirthfields Community Centre are running a trip to see Miss Saigon at the Alhambra Theatre Bradford on Thursday 27th September at 7.30pm. Tickets are £60 each to include a mid-stalls seat and return coach travel. The coach leaves the community centre at 6pm. For more details call 0113 2864298News
LS252018-01-08SherburnJunior Rugby Players WantedSherburn Bears Amateur Rugby League FC are looking for new players for their open age, under16 boys and under 7/8’s junior teams. Also they want girls for their year 7 upwards teams.News
LS252018-01-07GarforthRail Strike Triple HitMembers of the RMT union at Northern Rail will be on strike on Monday, Wednesday and Friday next week in the long running dispute over train guards. A spokesman for Northern Rail said they would run as many trains as possible on the strike days.News
LS252018-01-07GarforthMiners Win Derby ThrillerGarforth Town won a closely contested local derby 4-3 against an Albion Sports side that pushed them to the final Whistle. Mark Simpson and Jack Lazenby gave the Miners a commanding lead in the first 6 minutes, but Albion kept pegging the home side back. Two more Simpson strikes after the break put the game just beyond the visitors and earned Town a second straight win.news
LS252018-01-06GarforthA Good Kids ClubGarforth Kids Club after-school club has been rated Good in all areas in a newly published OFSTED report. Inspectors highlighted the quality of the teaching and the behaviour and welfare of the childrenNews
LS252018-01-06GarforthVillans Plan for DefibrillatorGarforth Villa JFC have been selected for the Tesco Bags of Help grant. Their project is to fund a defibrillator, a new line marker and a mower. The blue disc boxes in local Tesco stores are open from 2nd January to 28th FebruaryNews
LS252018-01-05GarforthGarforth and Swillington ForumGarforth and Swillington Forum will take place at Garforth Country Club on 17th January from 6pm to 8pmNews
LS252018-01-05GarforthMen Hunting With DogsThe Police are appealing for information about men seen hunting with dogs in the area around Sisters Villas in Garforth at about 3pm on 30th DecemberNews
LS252018-01-04AberfordLotherton Mining ExhibitionA new display at Lotherton Hall will explore the hardships and joys of working in pits around Leeds. Mining memories is a community led exhibition that will examine the relationship between the Gascoigne family and local villages. The exhibition runs from 23rd March to 26th October. News
LS252018-01-04GarforthFirst Responders NeededGarforth Community First Responders have issued a plea for more volunteers. The team works with Yorkshire Ambulance service in this area. No previous medical experience is required.News
LS252018-01-03SherburnFor Local QueriesSherburn residents are advised to come along to a Local Neighbourhood Officer surgery drop in session and talk to a Neighbourhood Officer about any issues or concerns they have and ask questions. Neighbourhood Officers have in depth knowledge of the area and local issues. They can offer advice and assistance in relation to housing queries, issues within the community and on a range of other council services. The Sherburn-in-Elmet Western Surgery takes place from 9.30am until 12.30pm every Tuesday at Sherburn Library. News
LS252018-01-03SherburnFreeze on FraudNorth Yorkshire Police are launching their Freeze on Fraud campaign to raise awareness of online fraud and help reduce the risk of people falling victim to this ever increasing type of crime. Over the next few weeks, they will be releasing a series of short videos about fraud, featuring top tips from DI Hodgeon, Head of Fraud at NYP, and also some real life victim stories.News
LS252018-01-02GarforthHappy Hours at GarcoigneThe Lord Gascoigne in Garforth is introducing a buy one get one free Happy Hour on Mondays to Fridays 5pm to 7pm on selected drinks. Call 01132862451 for more informationNews
LS252018-01-02KippaxMore Murder to FollowFollowing on from the success of their last play; ‘Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime, Kippax Dramatic Society’s next production will be a Murder Mystery especially written for the Society and will be presented in Spring. For more information: Tel. 0113 286 2834 or 0113 287 1693News
LS252018-01-01GarforthLatest 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 News
LS252018-01-01GarforthM1 FatalityThe M1 motorway closure on Friday morning was as a result of a white DAF articulated lorry hitting a pedestrian on a slip road of the southbound carriageway at junction 46. The 19 year old male pedestrian was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene. Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision itself or if anyone saw the pedestrian prior to the collision.News
LS252017-12-31GarforthMiners Match Called OffFollowing a noon inspection of the pitch Garforth Town’s match away at Pontefract collieries on Saturday was called off. A new date for the fixture is to be announced.News
LS252017-12-31SherburnMotor Cycle Theft Between 1pm and 8pm on 24th December 2017, a yellow Honda VTR 1000F motor cycle, registration number Y49 JBM, was stolen from the side of a garage at a property on Cricketers Way in Sherburn. Please report any information to North Yorkshire Police on Tel 101 Ref 12170229298.News
LS252017-12-30GarforthAccident Closes M1 at Junction 47The M1 southbound was closed yesterday morning between junctions 47 and 46 following a serious accident. The road remained closed till 1pm for investigation work to take place and allow the road to be treated with salt.Traffic was diverted down the A1 and along the A63 to rejoin the motorway at junction 46.News
LS252017-12-30GarforthAcademy to Open LateGarforth Academy will be closed from 3rd to 5th January due to a major failure of the heating system. The school will re-open on 8th January. If the situation changes the school will inform everyone via the website and school comms.News
LS252017-12-29GarforthJoin the BandGarforth Brass Band is looking for bass players. The band rehearses on Sunday evenings. If you are interested call Christine Keith on 07952 312789News
LS252017-12-29GarforthUnwanted Gifts WantedThe Martin House charity shop on Main Street, Garforth is looking for unwanted gifts to help Martin House Children’s Hospice. If you have an unwanted gift, rather than stick it in to a cupboard, drop it off at their shop and help raise money for the charity. News
LS252017-12-28GarforthLive Music and BeerThe Quirky Ales microbrewery in Garforth is hosting an Acoustic Music Night on Friday 29th December. A musical duo will be performing and no tickets are required. Doors open at 7.30pm till 10.30pmNews
LS252017-12-28GarforthA Cut AboveAndris Pakalns, who works for Nova Display based between Garforth and Micklefield, won first prize in the over-20s category of the prestigious Carpenters’ Craft Competition organised by the Institute of Carpenters. Andris received his £500 prize and trophy at a ceremony at the Carpenters’ Hall in London.News
LS252017-12-27KippaxChristmas Tree RecyclingGlobe not for Profit will be collecting Christmas trees again this year from Kippax, Garforth, Allerton Bywater, Micklefield, Aberford and Swillington . Leave the tree in your garden on the morning of Monday 8th January 2018 and theywill collect and recycle for £5, payable at the shop or by PaypalNews
LS252017-12-27SherburnBeware of Telephone ScamNorth Yorkshire Trading Standards are warning residents of telephone calls from someone claiming to be from Microsoft or BT stating they have identified problems with the computer or router. The victim is then duped into downloading a piece of software (usually teamviewer) which enables the criminal to gain access to the victim's computer. Access is then gained to the victim's bank account and money withdrawn.news
LS252017-12-26SherburnCarol Singers’ CollectionCarol singers at Sherburn Co-op last weekend, which raised £75 each for Sherburn church funds and the Co-op's chosen charity.news
LS252017-12-26Monk FrystonWalkers Club OutingThe Monk Fryston Parish Walking Group will be holding a short four mile walk around Hillam and Monk Fryston on 27th January. Walkers should meet at the Ring Tree ready for a 10.30am departure down Betteras Hill. The route will continue into Monk Fryston before returning toHillam down Austfield LaneNews
LS252017-12-25GarforthHair Today Gone TomorrowNathan Applegarth has raised an incredible 1675 pounds for St Gemma’s through sponsorship of his grand beard shaving at Pease of Garforth.News
LS252017-12-25HillamA Wise InvestmentHillam Community Association’s annual Wise Owl Quiz takes place on Saturday 27th January at 7.30pm. It is only £6 to enter and includes supper. Doors open at 7pm.News
LS252017-12-24KippaxGood Twitching AdviceStaff at Fairburn Ings will be giving free advice on the right pair of binoculars to buy to would-be twitchers on Saturday 6th JanuaryNews
LS252017-12-24GarforthGreat Win for MinersGarforth Town had a surprise but much needed win at home by 2-1 against high-flying Pontefract Collieries on Saturday. When Pontefract converted a penalty, it looked ominous for Town, but Simpson finished well to give Garforth some much needed self-belief, which culminated in a second well taken goal, by Ward.News
LS252017-12-23GarforthFree Care for Dogs of the HomelessBeechwood Vets which has a surgery in Garforth are taking part in a scheme to offer free treatment to the dogs of homeless people. The Street Paws outreach scheme will have a mobile clinic in the city on the first Thursday of every monthNews
LS252017-12-23SherburnBurglar Gets Seven YearsA burglar who drove at up to 100mph in a 30mph zone during a police pursuit has been jailed for seven years. Thomas Buck had pleaded guilty to offences including two dwelling house burglaries in Sherburn-in-Elmet and Monk Fryston, the theft of two vehicles, handling stolen goods and dangerous driving. Buck for six years for the burglaries and an additional year for dangerous driving.News
LS252017-12-22GarforthCycling Safety CampaignPolice have been stopping cyclists on the cycle paths and offering advice on how to light themselves up. Hi visibility rucksack covers were issued to a number of cyclists. One cyclist was given a verbal warning for having no lightsNews
LS252017-12-22GarforthSleeping Driver TragedyA driver who fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a bus shelter at Cliff Top, Garforth, killing 82 year old Patricia Taylor has escaped prosecution for careless driving after it was found he was suffering from undiagnosed sleep disorder Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.News
LS252017-12-21KippaxChristmas Bird WatchRSPB St Aidans will be open for the first time on Boxing Day. The visitors centre and car parks will open from 9am to 4pm through the new year.News
LS252017-12-21GarforthBurglary WarningThe police report that in Garforth and the surrounding villages this month there have been 10 house burglaries and a further 6 attempted burglaries. In the attempted burglaries the offenders were kept out due to the new style anti snap locks having been fitted to the doors. Unfortunately 2 of the burglaries were through insecure doors. Please consider fitting anti snap locks to your doors and make sure everything is locked and secure before you go to bed.News
LS252017-12-20GarforthLittle Shop of HorrorsGarforth Academy’s 2018 school production next summer will be Little Shop of Horrors. Currently auditions are underway with a huge number of students looking to take part.News
LS252017-12-20Burton SalmonBack in the Big LeagueBurton Salmon Cricket Club have announced that they are to join the Wetherby league for 2018 season, bring league cricket back to the Mend-a-Hose cricket ground for the first time in three yearsNews
LS252017-12-19GarforthNo Game for MinersGarforth Town’s weekend game away at Maltby Main was beaten by the weather. The fixture has been re-arranged to Wednesday 7th February (kick-off 7:45pm).News
LS252017-12-19GarforthRiders for Children in NeedForty one riders at Garforth Leisure Centre managed to raise £5475 for Children in Need by cycling 2780 miles on 14 static bicycles in 12 hoursNews
LS252017-12-18AberfordAberford PC MeetingThe next Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 19th December in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing 7:30 p.mNews
LS252017-12-18GarforthMiners’ Tough Draw Cup DrawGarforth Town have been drawn away to local rivals Yorkshire Amateur in the League Cup third round. The tie has since been pencilled in for Tuesday 16th January (kick-off 7:45pm). This will be the first competitive meeting between the two teams at Bracken Edge for over 12 years. News
LS252017-12-17GarforthSwillington Public MeetingThere will be a public meeting in Swillington Village Hall on Saturday 6th January from 10am till noon to discuss the fight to keep open the doctors surgery in SwillingtonNews
LS252017-12-17GarforthWYP Drink Drive ArrestsMore than 100 people have been arrested for drink or drug driving offences in West Yorkshire so far this December. The arrests form part of the Force’s festive campaign, Not The Usual Suspects, which seeks to remind the public that anyone, regardless of their age, gender or background could be a drink driver. Since 1st December, 104 people have been arrested with 53% of those being subsequently charged.News
LS252017-12-16GarforthCarols Around the Christmas TreeGarforth Brass Band will be playing at an evening of carols around the Christmas tree at Allerton Bywater’s Millennium Park on Wednesday 20th December. The event starts at 6.30pm. There will be warm drinks and mince pies on offer News
LS252017-12-16SherburnAcademy ConsultationThe Governing Body of Sherburn High School are consulting with parents, carers, staff and the wider community on proposals to convert the school to an academy, and together with eight other schools from the STAR Teaching School Alliance, to set up a ‘multi-academy trust’ (MAT), to be provisionally known as ‘The STAR MAT’.News
LS252017-12-15GarforthChristmas Craft ClassThere will be a Children's Christmas Craft Class at The Station House Cafe & Bistro Garforth on Monday 18th December from 10am to noon. The event is hosted by Nic Baker, an Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator. This class will cost £7.50 per child which will include a drink, biscuit and all materials required. This workshop is suitable for children aged four and upwards, children will need to be accompanied and may need some assistance any tasks they may find difficult.news
LS252017-12-15KippaxSeasonal Drink Drive ClampdownPolice officers have been out in Kippax this week conducting checks on motorists as part of this year’s anti Drink and Drive campaign. News
LS252017-12-14SherburnA Big Merry Christmas A Giant Christmas Card designed and made by members of Sherburn Junior Youth Club for the village is on display in the library for everyone to enjoy.News
LS252017-12-14KippaxOwl Shootings in Billy WoodPolice have issued an appeal for information after receiving reports about males shooting owls in the Billy Wood area of Kippax. Anyone with information should call wildlife crime officer Shaun Taylor on 101News
LS252017-12-13GarforthCharity Football MatchThere will be a charity football match between Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Emmerdale and friendsat Garforth Town on Sunday 15th April in aid of the charity Make A Wish. Kick off 1pmNews
LS252017-12-13SherburnSetting the Police PreceptNorth Yorkshire’s elected Police and Crime Commissioner is consulting with the public about the police precept for next year. She is asking them to select one of three options, to freeze the precept at its current level, increase the precept by 1.99% which is an extra £4.40 per year (8p per week) for a Band D property or increase the precept by more than 1.99%. The survey is available online at www.telljulia.com News
LS252017-12-12GarforthA Fair AmountSt Benedict’s Garforth Parish Christmas Fair raised a total of £1286 .News
LS252017-12-12GarforthLast Call for SantaThe Garforth Lions Christmas Santa will make a final appearance in Main St, Garforth on Saturday 23rd December before heading off for international duties.News
LS252017-12-11KippaxBrigshaw Christmas ConcertThe Brigshaw High School Christmas Concert takes place on Tuesday 12 December at 7pm. Tickets are £5 with concessions £4, available from reception. A mince pie and hot drink are included in the ticket price.News
LS252017-12-11GarforthMiners Frozen OutGarforth Town’s league game at home to Liversedge on Saturday was called off due to a frozen pitch. The match will now be played on Tuesday 6th March (kick-off 7:45pm). News
LS252017-12-10Monk FrystonRegional FinalistsMonk Fryston Store has made the shortlist for the regional final of the Countryside Alliance Village Post Office and Stores ‘Rural Oscars’. Regional champions will be announced in March 2018,News
LS252017-12-10GarforthChristmas Crime SpikeThe police say they have experienced a spike in crime in the last few days as often happens in the run up to Christmas. Please don’t leave valuables on display in your car and make sure the house is locked up before you go to bed. If you see anything suspicious please call the police straight awayNews
LS252017-12-09GarforthGFSG Christmas ConcertGarforth Flood Support Group presents a Christmas Concert at the Miners welfare Hall on Saturday 16th December at 7pm. The concert will feature Garforth Brass Band, Garforth Community Choir, Gulp Ukulele Band and other local musical talent. Come along and join the Christmas singalong. There will be refreshments and a raffle. Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for children with family tickets for £10. Call 2866709 for more detailsNews
LS252017-12-09KippaxKippax Kestrel’s Community Crops The 1st St Mary’s Kestrel Scout Group, with help from Kippax in Bloom, is launching a community garden to grow fruit and vegetables for residents. The Co-operative has donated £4,396 to repair a surrounding wallNews
LS252017-12-08GarforthOh Yes it isGarforth Musical Society presents Cinderella at the Miners Welfare Hall from 5th to 9th December. Performances are at 7.15pm daily with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday 9th. Tickets are £8.50 with Concessions £7News
LS252017-12-08KippaxCar Crash in KippaxTwo men and a woman were trapped in a car when it crashed into a wall on Leeds Road Kippax on Wednesday. The fire brigade had to cut the three people from the wreckageNews
LS252017-12-07GarforthTrust in SteveLeeds entrepreneur Steve Parkin has acquired a 25% stake in Garforth based Trust Electric Heating. The company provides radiators made with a compressed soapstone core, which generates rapid warmth and has remarkable heat retention characteristics. Steve Parkin is the founder of Clipper LogisticsNews
LS252017-12-07GarforthPolice Search for Bus DriverAn elderly woman suffered pelvic injuries after falling while moving out of the way of a bus on a pedestrian crossing on Wakefield Road Swillington on Monday. The bus failed to stop.News
LS252017-12-06GarforthTraditional Carol ConcertThere will be a t Traditional Service of Carols by Candlelight and organ at St Benedicts Garforth with Readings and Carols on Sunday 17th December at 3pm in Church followed by mince pies and mulled wineNews
LS252017-12-06GarforthOn Your BikeStage two of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire will pass through Kippax and Garforth on its 149km route from Barnsley to Ilkley on Friday 4th MayNews
LS252017-12-05South MilfordProperty Marking RoadshowThere is a Crime Prevention and Property Marking Road Show on 6th December at Grove House South Milford starting at 6.30pm to 8.30pm with the local Police team. Residents are invited to bring any items along for marking, everyone is welcome.News
LS252017-12-05SherburnAttempted BurglaryTwo white males in their early 20's, wearing tracksuit bottoms and baseball caps were seen running away from a property on East bank Sherburn at around 5.30pm, having smashed a first floor window after climbing on a low roof. No entry gained, Anyone with information should call 101 quoting ref: 12170216001.news
LS252017-12-04MicklefieldChristmas Coffee MorningThere is a Christmas Coffee Morning at Churchville House Micklefield at 10.30 am on Thursday 14th DecemberNews
LS252017-12-04SherburnFrosty Advice from PoliceFollowing the season’s first sharp frosts, North Yorkshire Police would like to warn drivers of the risk of cars being stolen whilst defrosting. Thieves look out for unattended cars being defrosted with the engine left running. Unfortunately, car owners will also get a cold reception from their insurance company as loss by leaving keys in an unattended vehicle is specifically excluded from motor insurance policies.News
LS252017-12-03AberfordLotherton Christmas ExperienceThe Lotherton Christmas Experience is now open in the grounds of Lotherton Hall. The attraction runs until 23rd December.News
LS252017-12-03SherburnDrone WarningThe police advise residents that a drone was reported flying over the rear of properties on Low Garth Road, Sherburn during the early hours of 29th and 30th November. If sighted, please report it but in the meantime be sure to lock all windows and doors and not leave things insecure in gardens.News
LS252017-12-02AberfordLorry Crashes in Icy ConditionsA lorry left the road on the A1(M) near to junction 44 for Aberford and Bramham on Friday morning and narrowly avoided careering down an embankment. Two lanes were closed to traffic and the driver was taken to LGI with serious injuries.News
LS252017-12-02KippaxDusk Walks Nature lovers can explore two local nature reserves at dusk during guided walks this winter. St Aidans and Fairburn Ings will offer visitors the opportunity to explore the reserves as the light dims and darkness descends. The walks will last around 2 hours. The St Aidans walk will take place on Monday 11th December and the Fairburn Ings walk on Wednesday 13th December. Booking is essential.News
LS252017-12-01HillamBrass by Fairy LightKnottingley Concert Brass will be playing at Hillam Lights Switch On next Saturday 2nd December.News
LS252017-12-01KippaxSunday Bus Disruption in KippaxBus users in Kippax face disruption on Sundays 3rd and 10th December between 8am and 4pm because of roadworks on Kippax High StreetNews
LS252017-11-30KippaxHistory of Temple NewsamKippax based author Steve Ward is launching his new book about Temple Newsam today at Waterstones bookstore. The book is called Tales from the Big House: Temple Newsam and charts its history from the 12th century onwards.News
LS252017-11-30GarforthChristmas Bin Collection ChangesLeeds City Council have announced their bin collection days over the Christmas period 24th December to 7th January. For Monday to Saturday collections your collection date moves on 1 day, so Monday collections will take place on Tuesday, Tuesday collections move to Wednesday and so on. With one exception, the collection scheduled for Monday 25th December will move to Sunday 24th December. News
LS252017-11-29KippaxKippax Christmas FairKippax band club and Globe not for profit are teaming up to bring a night of shopping and festive fun to Kippax Band Club on Friday 1st December from 7.30pmNews
LS252017-11-29SherburnChristmas Fayre at LibraryThere is a Christmas Fayre at Sherburn Community Library on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December from 10am to 1 pm with lots of great presents for all ages, free admission and free mince pies.News
LS252017-11-28GarforthPhantom Debt ScamThere has been an increase in cold calls to the public from bogus bailiffs requesting payments for a “phantom” debt. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a bailiff working on behalf of a court, attempting to recover funds for a non-existent debt. Fraudsters are requesting payment by bank transfer and if refused they threaten to visit the people’s homes or place work in order to recover the debt that is owed. News
LS252017-11-28AberfordAberford Christmas LightsThis year’s Christmas Lights will be switched on in Aberford at 7pm on Friday 1st December. The Parish Council’s Chairman Cllr David Howson will oversee the switch on which will take place at Pump Hill, and The Village Harmonies choir, led by Ms Jacqueline Jeffrey, will be in The Arabian Horse singing carols and Christmas songs from 7pm.News
LS252017-11-27AberfordParish Councillor vacancyFollowing the resignation of Cllr Daniel Overend recently, Aberford Parish Council has one vacancy for a parish councillor, in the Aberford Ward. News
LS252017-11-27SherburnA Suspicious IncidentNorth Yorkshire Police are investigating a suspicious incident at a livery yard in the Stutton area. The occupants of a Subaru Forester registration number SW03XUJ were disturbed looking around several outbuildings on the yard, the occupants of the vehicle then made off when the owners of the yard came out. The incident happened at around 4am on Saturday 25th November. The Police are making enquires to identify the two male occupants of the vehicle and are asking local residents to be extra vigilant and report any sightings of the vehicle if it is seen acting suspiciously. Please call 101 quoting reference 12170212147 News
LS252017-11-26GarforthTea DancingGarforth Community Association hosts a tea dance every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm at the Miners Welfare Hall. Admission is just £2.50 which includes refreshmentsNews
LS252017-11-26KippaxChristmas FairThere will be a Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December from 10.00am to 3.00pm in Kippax Church Hall. News
LS252017-11-25GarforthGarden Waste Collection Service EndsSaturday 2nd December will be the last day of garden waste collections for the year. The service will resume againon Monday 26th February 2018News
LS252017-11-25GarforthCommunity Carol ConcertThere will be a Community Christmas Carol Concert with Garforth Jubilee Brass Band at Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth on Sunday 10th December from 6.30pm to 8.15pm. Tickets are £1 to include a drink and festive refreshments News
LS252017-11-24GarforthCinders’ Christmas PantoThis years’s pantomime at St Benedict’s Parish Centre on Friday 8th December 2017 at 7.30pm is Cinderella performed by Pocket Panto. Entry is £5 per ticket and includes raffle entry.News
LS252017-11-24SherburnChristmas BazaarSherburn Christmas Bazaar and Grand Prize Draw will take place on Saturday 25th NovemberNews
LS252017-11-23GarforthEast Garforth Christmas PantoThis year’s Firthfields Christmas Pantomime is Aladdin. The performance takes place at 3pm on Saturday 16th December. Tickets are £6, they are currently on sale to club members and the remainder will go on sale to the general public on 25th SeptemberNews
LS252017-11-23GarforthGarforth Christmas LightsThis year’s Garforth Christmas Lights party will take place on Main Street on Friday 24th November. Marketplace-style stalls will open from 4pm and the switch-on will take place at 7pm.News
LS252017-11-22GarforthRemembering JaneThis year marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austin’s death. To commemorate this GADS will be performing a reading of a play based on her life as a joint collaboration with St Marys church Garforth on 2nd DecemberNews
LS252017-11-22KippaxKippax Christmas LightsThis year’s Kippax Christmas Lights celebration will be held outside the Co-op on High Street on Thursday 23rd November. The evening’s entertainment starts at 6pm and the switch-on takes place at 7.45pmnews
LS252017-11-21GarforthCinderellaGarforth Musical Society will be performing Cinderella at the Miners Welfare Hall from 5th to 9th December at 7.15pm with a matinee on Saturday 9th at 2.30pmNews
LS252017-11-21KippaxLord Arthur Savile’s CrimeKippax Dramatic Society is staging a production of Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime at St Marys Church Hall Kippax from 22nd to 24th November with a 2.30 pm matinee on 25th November. Call 0113 2862834 for ticket details.News
LS252017-11-20SherburnQuiz Night SuccessThe Recent Quiz Night at Sherburn Church Hall raised £580 for the Fabric FundNews
LS252017-11-20GarforthLights Night Road ClosureMain Street, Garforth will be closed from Townend to Barleyhill Road from 3.30pm to 8.30pm on Friday 24th November whilst the Christmas Lights Switch-on takes place. Marshalls will be able to maintain limited access for residents living off Main Street between 4pm and 8.30pm wherever possible.News
LS252017-11-19GarforthHelping Fight LeukaemiaThe amazing sum of £1266 was raised from the St Benedicts Leukaemia walk last September.News
LS252017-11-19SherburnChristmas FairSherburn Hungate school is holding a Christmas Fair on Tuesday 5th December from 5pm to 7pm featuring the School Choir, Santa in his grotto, stalls, tombola, Christmas games and much moreNews
LS252017-11-18GarforthCommunity Carol ConcertThere will be a Community Christmas Carol Concert with Garforth Jubilee Brass Band at Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth on Sunday 10th December from 6.30pm to 8.15pm. Tickets are £1 to include a drink and festive refreshments News
LS252017-11-18AberfordWildlife Park Opens SoonThe first parts of the new wildlife park at Lotherton Hall open this month. Humboldt penguins, flamingos, tapirs and capybaras will be on view from Tuesday 21st NovemberNews
LS252017-11-17KippaxCalling All ArtistsKippax Art Group meets every Wednesday except the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Gibson Lane Community Centre, Kippax from 7pm till 9.15pm. New members are always made welcomeNews
LS252017-11-17Monk FrystonI’ll Drink to ThatThe sixth annual Monk Fryston Beer Festival will be held at the Community Centre Monk Fryston on September 14th and 15th 2018.News
LS252017-11-16GarforthRememberance ServiceSt Benedicts Remembrance Service for our parish deceased is on Sunday 19th November 2017 at 3pm.News
LS252017-11-16SherburnBrass Band Concert There will be a concert by Knottingley Brass Band in Sherburn church on Saturday 18th November. Admission is £10 including refreshments.News
LS252017-11-15GarforthDid you Support Garforth Parish Council?The Leeds City Council Consultation on polling district and parish boundary changes, including the creation of a parish council in Garforth closed on 14th NovemberNews
LS252017-11-15GarforthSpinathon for Children in NeedThere is a 12 hour Spinathon from 8am to 8pm at Garforth Leisure Centre on Friday 17th November to raise money for BBC Children in NeedNews
LS252017-11-14GarforthThe Sign of the Crippled HarlequinWatch Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society perform this thriller by Norman Robbins from 15th to 18th November at 7.30 at the Miners Welfare Hall. Only £7 on the doorNews
LS252017-11-14KippaxYoungsters Share Food ViewsAround 45 students in years 8 and 9 at Brigshaw Co-operative Trust schools took part in a debate on food poverty at an event at Leeds Beckett UniversityNews
LS252017-11-13GarforthJoin a Brass Band Garforth Brass Band are urgently looking for brass players, both experienced and not so experienced. They meet once a week on Sunday at Garforth Methodist Church, beginners meet at 5pmand experienced players from 6.15 till 7.45pm. Call Janet on 07960 294986 for detailsNews
LS252017-11-13SherburnA Police StingPolices used a stinger device to stop a car when it was spotted towing a suspected stolen caravan in Sherburn. Police said the caravan was being towed by a car on false number plates. One person was arrested after the stinger was used near SelbyNews
LS252017-11-12GarforthJoin Garforth in BloomThe Next Meeting of Garforth in Bloom group will be on Monday 13th Nov 2017 at 7.30pm. at The Gaping Goose Public House, Selby Road Garforth . Why not come and meet us, you will be made most welcome.News
LS252017-11-12Monk FrystonThe Quiz of the YearThe Annual Wise Owl Quiz will be held on Saturday 28th January at Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre. To reserve a table now, contact Ray on 01977 682084News
LS252017-11-11GarforthWalk Leaders RequiredFancy joining Leeds Health Walks as a Walk Leader? To enable the group to expand its current walk program they are looking for new Leaders. No experience required you just need to be reasonably fit and enthusiastic about walking. More information can be obtained from John Scott on 0113 2863656News
LS252017-11-11KippaxLocal Man Jailed for RobberyKippax man Anthony Backhouse has been jailed for 16 months for a robbery at Stan James Bookmakers on High Street Kippax. Mr backhouse, who took £460 from the till was recognised by staff as a regular customer News
LS252017-11-10South MilfordBonfire DiscoThe Swan Hotel South Milford is holding a Bonfire Disco from 8pm till late on 11th November. Entry is freeNews
LS252017-11-10AberfordBrownie Leader NeededA new Brownie Leader is needed for the Brownies group that meets at Aberford Primary School on Monday evenings. Call Debbie on 07941 245897 for more informationNews
LS252017-11-09South Milford25th Anniversary BonfireThe 25th Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary Club Annual bonfire and spectacular fireworks display takes place on Saturday 11th November at South Milford. Gates open at 5.30pm and the fire is lit at 6pm. The fireworks spectacular starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7News
LS252017-11-09KippaxBuble On There will be a Michael Buble Tribute Night on Saturday 11th November at 7.30 in Kippax Church Hall. Tickets are £10, including supper . Contact 07789 902666 for more detailsNews
LS252017-11-08Monk FrystonSix Week Cuban Salsa CourseMonk Fryston and Hillam Community Association is running a Cuban Salsa course on Wednesday mornings at the Community Centre. 10.30 - 11.30am. Price for the class is £5News
LS252017-11-08GarforthGood Performance by Ninelands SchoolNinelands Primary School in Garforth has been rated good in their latest OFSTED report. The report stated there had been a remarkable improvement on the previous year at key stages 1 and 2News
LS252017-11-07GarforthM1 Bridge ClosureThe roundabout at Junction 45 of the M1 will be partially closed for 3 days for bridge maintenance from 8pm on Friday 10th November to 6am on Monday 13th.News
LS252017-11-07GarforthRail Strike Chaos LoomsLocal commuters are once again likely to be hit by a rail strike by RMT union against Northern Rail’s plans to reduce the local services to driver only trainsNews
LS252017-11-06KippaxSilver Medalist FreyaBrigshaw High School’s Freya Taylor is part of the Leeds Synchronised Swimming Team that have just won silver to become Scottish synchronised swimming National silver medalistsNews
LS252017-11-06GarforthGADS Present…Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society are performing At the Sign of the Crippled Harlequin, a thriller by Norman Robbins at the Miners Welfare Hall from 15th to 18th November at 7.30pm. . Tickets are £7 and £6 for concessions on the door. Saturday is cabaret style seating only. Tickets should be booked by calling 0113 2862491News
LS252017-11-05KippaxBurst Closes Kippax StreetLeeds Road in Kippax was closed between Moorgate Rise and Gibson Lane when the road was flooded as a result of a major water pipe bursting. Yorkshire Water are on the sceneNews
LS252017-11-05GarforthMiners Game Called OffGarforth Town’s game at Bottesford on Saturday was called off following a noon pitch inspection. The Miners will now travel to the Birkdale Stadium on Tuesday 29th November (kick-off 7:45pm).News
LS252017-11-04GarforthGarforth Litter PickThere will be a litter pick in Garforth on Sunday 5th November. Volunteers should meet at the Welfare Hall at 10am. Litter pick sticks and bags are provided and there are free refreshmentsNews
LS252017-11-04GarforthMiners Play Guiseley in CupGarforth Town have been drawn against cross-Leeds neighbours Guiseley AFC in the West Riding County Cup second round. The tie will be the first competitive match between the two sides for nine years and will take place on Tuesday 7th November (kick-off 7:45pm).News
LS252017-11-03KippaxBetter Bird Watching AdviceWould be birdwatchers can get free expert advice on choosing the right binoculars at RSPB’s fairburn Ings this coming weekend. Staff will be on hand to help choose the right product from a wide range of stock daily from 10am to 3pmNews
LS252017-11-03GarforthHousing Plan for Clinic SiteA planning application 17/06706/FU has been submitted by Pinnacle View Homes to build eight homes on the site of the former Garforth Clinic on Lidgett LaneNews
LS252017-11-02MicklefieldMicklefield PC MeetingThe next Micklefield Parish Council Meeting takes place on Thursday 2nd Nov ember at 7:15pm at Micklefield Youth and Adult Centre, (The Old Fire Station), Great North Road.News
LS252017-11-02GarforthGarforth Lions BonfireGarforth and District Lions’ community bonfire takes place on Glebelands on Friday 3rd November. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm with a fireworks display at 7pm. Attendees are asked not to bring their own fireworks or sparklers.News
LS252017-11-01GarforthMacmillan Christmas BazaarThere will be a Christmas Bazaar in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at the Garforth Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 4th November from 10am till noon. There will be tombola, cakes, Christmas stall, bric a brac, refreshments and much more. Admission is freeNews
LS252017-11-01GarforthLatest Health Walks ListThe list of Leeds Health Walks for November and December 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 News
LS252017-10-31SherburnSpeeding offence ScamNorth Yorkshire Police have been made aware of a scam where people are being emailed with false Notice of Intended Prosecution letters (NIP) regarding alleged speeding offences. North Yorkshire Police say these are scam communications and are not sent from their Traffic Bureau department. A genuine NIP is sent by first class post or recorded delivery. People are urged not to make any payment in response to these emails and not to click on any links contained.News
LS252017-10-31South MilfordBody Awaiting Formal IdentificationPolice searching for Richard Taylor, 30, who went missing from South Milford, have recovered a body found by a member of the public in woodland near the Mushroom Farm at Thorpe Willoughby, near Selby. Formal identification is yet to take place but Mr Taylor’s family have been informed. Officers have thanked all who assisted with the searchNews
LS252017-10-30GarforthMiners’ Woes ContinueGarforth Town's winless run extended to four games after a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Barton Town.news
LS252017-10-30South MilfordBody of Missing Man FoundA body has been found and identified as that of missing South Milford man Richard Taylor. Mister Taylor has been missing since 12th October. News
LS252017-10-29SherburnTourism StrategySelby District Council are working with Make It York and A Fresh View to develop a strategy to grow tourism across the District. They are inviting businesses and residents of the Selby District to share their views about the shape of the visitor economy at present, Selby District's assets, it's visitors and how it can be developed in the future.news
LS252017-10-29GarforthNew Rail Strike AnnouncedThe RMT union has announced that another rail strike affecting Northern Rail services will take place for 24 hours on 8th November. The strike is in relation to the proposal to remove guards from Northern Rail services.News
LS252017-10-28GarforthPopular Full Back Leaves MinersMiners full-back Sam Leach has this week left the club to join fellow Premier Division side Hemsworth MW. The former York City academy player, who picked up the annual 'Ralph Backhouse Trophy' at last season's presentation evening for his service to the club on and off the field, has struggled to make first XI in recent weeks and has decided to move on.news
LS252017-10-28Monk FrystonLighting the WaySt Wilfrid’s church, Monk Fryston, is launching a sponsorship scheme to raise the £600 needed annually to floodlight the church during the winter. Sponsorships of £35 for a week are being sought. Sponsors will be listed in the parish magazine and the church website. Contact Churchwarden Stuart Wroe for more details on 01977 672229News
LS252017-10-27Monk FrystonLest We ForgetMonk Fryston’s annual Remembrance Sunday Service takes place on Sunday 12th of November beginning at 10.55am at the War Memorial in the grounds of St Wilfrid’s ChurchNews
LS252017-10-27KippaxHelp to Find Man’s FamilyCoroners are seeking the public’s help to find the relatives of Kippax man Alan Foy who died of natural causes in hospital last Tuesday. Seventy year old Mr Foy is believed to have a brother living in Australia.News
LS252017-10-26GarforthBee SafeEast Leeds Locality Crime Prevention Officers are supporting the “Bee Safe” initiative to educate and warn young children of the dangers of entering and playing around derelict and active building sites and what could happen should they enter.News
LS252017-10-26SherburnNew Route to Business ParkThe 75 acre Sherburn2 site at Sherburn has had a new bridge installed to link the £105m business park to the B1222 Sherburn to Cawood road, opening up the development and attracting strong interest from potential occupiers.News
LS252017-10-25KippaxTrick or TreatSt Aidans nature reserve are hosting a Halloween Trick or Treat Treasure Hunt where visitors see how many objects they can find.News
LS252017-10-25SherburnWaste Collection Changes in SherburnWaste collection day for a number of streets in Sherburn will shortly be changing. Wednesday is a really heavy day and with the new building that is taking place, the crews are struggling to complete their rounds as scheduled. A letter will be hand delivered to all affected properties next week to inform them of the change.News
LS252017-10-24SherburnChristmas Concert at Sherburn HighThe Sherburn High School Christmas Concert will take place on Thursday 7th DecemberNews
LS252017-10-24GarforthRestart a Heart DayYear 8 students at Garforth Academy took part in the Restart a Heart day, learning basic CPR in association with the British Heart Foundation, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Fire & Rescue services as part of a national awareness drive.News
LS252017-10-23KippaxTour Frightful FairburnRSPB Fairburn Ings is offering a Wild Witch Tour of Frightful Fairburn at 5pm on 23rd to 25th October. The guided walk will give the families the chance to hear spooky stories and find some grisly creatures. Tickets are £4 for children and £6 for adultsNews
LS252017-10-23KippaxRoad Closed for ResurfacingBus users face disruption during the closure of Leeds Road, Kippax from 7.30am to 3.30pm on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October for resurfacing work. Buses 163,166,174,174A,175 and 175A will be affected and diversions will be in place along Longdike Lane, Ridge Road and Selby RoadNews
LS252017-10-22KippaxWelcome to DeadwoodRSPB Fairburn Ings will play host to a Welcome to Deadwood quiz trail from 9am to 5pm daily from 21st October to 1st November as part of its Halloween Fun programme. This is a free activity.News
LS252017-10-22GarforthMiners Crash Out of FA VaseBehind by two goals to nil at the break, Garforth produced a spirited second half comeback to send this Buildbase FA Vase tie into extra time. Kearsley struck the bar, but the visitors regained the lead and held out to progress., winning 3-2News
LS252017-10-21GarforthPlay the UkeleleGarforth Ukulele Players meet on alternate Tuesdays (8-9.30pm) and Thursdays (7.15-8.45pm) at Garforth Miners' Welfare Hall. This is a community group playing for enjoyment, come and join them. The next meetings are 26th October at 7.15pm and 31st October at 8pmnews
LS252017-10-21GarforthStocks Planning Application Decision DeferredThe planning application to build 241 on the old Stocks Blocks site in Garforth went before the plans panel on Thursday. All three local councillors spoke against the plan. A decision on the application was deferred .News
LS252017-10-20MicklefieldMicklefield School Christmas RaffleThis year’s Micklefield C of E Primary School Christmas Raffle draw will take place on Wednesday 13th December at the SchoolNews
LS252017-10-20GarforthMiners Play Guiseley in CupGarforth Town have been drawn against cross-Leeds neighbours Guiseley AFC in the West Riding County Cup second round. The tie will be the first competitive match between the two sides for nine years and will take place on Tuesday 7th November (kick-off 7:45pm).News
LS252017-10-19KippaxRivals Raise Money for CharitiesStudents and staff at Brigshaw High School raised £488 for the Leeds Rhinos Foundation and the Prince of Wales Hospice by donating one pound to be allowed to wear non-uniform for a day in the build up to the Grand Final on October 7th. Supporters of the Rhinos and Castleford Tigers took the opportunity to wear their team’s colours for the dayNews
LS252017-10-19South MilfordRacing to the BonfireBritish Superbikes star Dan Linfoot will light the South Milford Bonfire this year. Dan has gained a vast amount of motorcycle racing experience competing in the World Supersport Championship, British Supersport Championship, European 250cc Championship, 250 GP and is now a shining talent in the British Superbike Championship.News
LS252017-10-18MicklefieldMTRA Meeting There is a meeting of Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association at 2.30pm at Churchville House on 25th October to discuss plans to rotate Sheltered Service Officers (wardens) from other areas News
LS252017-10-18GarforthGarforth Litter PickThere will be a litter pick in Garforth on Sunday 5th November. Volunteers should meet at the Welfare Hall at 10am. Litter pick sticks and bags are provided and there are free refreshmentsNews
LS252017-10-17KippaxSpooky Events at Kippax LibraryThe Community Hub at Kippax Library is holding a Halloween Crafts event on Monday 23rd October from 2pm to 3pm. Kids are encouraged to turn up in Halloween fancy dress. The event is suitable for under 16s and no booking is required.News
LS252017-10-17MicklefieldRoadworks in MicklefieldA section of the Great North Road through Micklefield will be closed from 8am on 23rd October to 5pm on 29th October . The section from 100 Great North Road to Manor farm is being dug up to access the existing foul sewer and to lay a gas mains to a new housing site. The dates coincide with half term to minimise disruption to school busesNews
LS252017-10-16GarforthBloomin’ Brass Band ConcertGarforth in Bloom are holding a Brass Band Concert at the Welfare Hall on Saturday 28th October at 7.30pm featuring Garforth Brass Band. Tickets are £5. There are free refreshmentsNews
LS252017-10-16South MilfordMissing Person AppealNorth Yorkshire Police have issued an urgent appeal to find South Milford man Richard Taylor (30), who has been missing from home since Thursday. The vehicle he was driving was found parked in a lay-by near Selby Golf Club, at around 8pm on Saturday 14th October. It was left unattended and insecure but the keys were inside the vehicle. If you have any information please call North Yorkshire Police immediately on 101 and quote incident number 12170183257.News
LS252017-10-15MicklefieldCouncillor VacancyMicklefield Parish Council has a vacancy for a councillor following the resignation of Councillor Nigel Mullen. News
LS252017-10-15GarforthMiners Draw at HomeThe Miners were held to a 1-1 draw against Hall Road Rangers on Saturday. Mark Simpsons' 71st minute strike lit up a tight, injury-hit game, but Hall Road equalised late on. Despite their efforts, neither side could clinch it in the seven minutes of added time awarded.news
LS252017-10-14AberfordAberford PC MeetingThe next Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th October in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing 7:30 p.m.News
LS252017-10-14SherburnSquires Fireworks DisplayThere will be a fireworks display at Squires Café Bar in Sherburn on 5th November. There is a kids entertainer from 6pm and the fireworks start at 7.30pm. Entry is free. There will be food, drinks and fairground attractionsNews
LS252017-10-13GarforthSpinathon for Children in NeedThere is a 12 hour Spinathon from 8am to 8pm at Garforth Leisure Centre on Friday 17th November to raise money for BBC Children in NeedNews
LS252017-10-13SherburnLocally Built Electric Bus is the FutureA two week trial of an all-electric bus is seen as seen by transport chiefs as the start of a transformation to a greener future. The Metrodecker EV is a zero emissions vehicles that can travel 150 miles on one charge and carry 99 passengers. Sherburn company Optare unveiled the Metrodecker EV in 2016 News
LS252017-10-12South MilfordSouth Milford Bonfire and Fireworks DisplayPaper tickets for the South Milford bonfire and fireworks display will be available from Saturday in the following places - Powder Keg fireworks Castleford, Village stores South Milford and Jacksons Butchers , Sherburn. The event will sell out so don’t leave it too long to get your ticket News
LS252017-10-12Monk FrystonBurglary and Car TheftsOvernight between 08th and 9th October two properties were burgled and vehicles taken and there was an attempted burglary on a third property. The properties targeted were on Lumby Lane and Old Vicarage Lane in Monk Fryston. Locks were snapped on the UPVC doors to gain entry to the properties in order to find keys to vehicles. Three vehicles were stolen : a silver BMW 3 series registration JWF856, a black Audi A6 registration SB66 CHL and a black BMW registration YK63 ZDV. If anyone has any information in relation to these incidents please contact NYP on 101 ref 12170180913News
LS252017-10-11SherburnBurglary Warning There has been an increase in burglaries in the Selby District over the last few months. Police are asking residents to be extra vigilant and make a note of any vehicles or suspicious activity in or around neighbouring properties. If you believe a crime is in progress, please call 999 with as much information as possible. Any other concerns can be reported to NYP on 101News
LS252017-10-11GarforthMiners Lose at Home 4-0Garforth Town’s seven game unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at the hands of a fired-up Athersley Recreation Team. The visitors were deserved winners, although Garforth did miss a couple of big chances when trailing by just one goal.News
LS252017-10-10GarforthMotorway DelayTwo lanes of the M1 motorway were closed northbound between junctions 46 and 47 yesterday after a serious multi-vehicle smash resulting in delays of up to 20 minutes..News
LS252017-10-10SherburnFundraiser for Sophie MichelleThere is a Poker Tournament at the Swan, Sherburn on Sunday 15th October from 4pm in aid of the Sophie Michelle Fund. Entry is £15. Sophie Michelle is 5 years old and is diagnosed with a rare condition called Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. Her family are raising funds to take her to Thailand for specialist treatment.News
LS252017-10-09SherburnQuiz Night in Church HallThere is a Quiz Night on Friday 27th October at 7.00pm in Sherburn Church Hall. Tickets are £10 including a pie and peas supper. News
LS252017-10-09KippaxKippax Christmas LightsThe 28th annual Christmas Lights switch on in Kippax will take place on 23rd November, The organisers hope to have Danny Milo to compere the show along with Santa, JT from Cas Tigers, Bare Brass and a host of local talent; also the annual fireworks display News
LS252017-10-08GarforthMiners Win AwayA Calum Ward free kick and Mark Simpson wonder goal gave the Miners a 2-1 away victory at Parkgate FCNews
LS252017-10-08SherburnThey Will Rock YouSherburn High School Performing Arts department has announced that the school production 2018 is going to be We Will Rock You! , based on the songs of legendary British rock band Queen. The show will be performed on Wednesday 28th February and Thursday 1st March News
LS252017-10-07SherburnSocial Media WorkshopA free workshop aimed at helping you keep your child safe online is being held at the Children’s Centre (next door to SherburnLibrary) from 7 to 9pm on Tuesday 10th October. The workshop is not suitable for children to attend.News
LS252017-10-07AberfordLotherton Hall Christmas ExperienceThe Christmas Experience returns to Lotherton Hall from Friday 24th November to Saturday 23rd December. There will be an Elf Village, a chance to meet Santa, a Christmas shop , a 12 days of Christmas walk and other eventsNews
LS252017-10-06KippaxBig Macmillan Coffee Morning Success at BrigshawPupils and staff at Brigshaw High School raised £367.56 for Macmillan Cancer Support at their Coffee and Cake Morning News
LS252017-10-06GarforthMeeting SpurleyGarforth Academy student Ben Dobbs who raised £10,022 for Guide Dogs UK has finally met the dog he was allowed to name. Ben called the dog Spurley after his grandfather and met up with the 5 month old golden Labrador/retriever cross for the first time at Temple Newsam recently. Ben is already planning how to raise his next £10,000News
LS252017-10-05Monk FrystonHalloween BonfireThere will be a Halloween Bonfire at Monk Fryston Community Centre on Saturday 28th October. Doors open at 5.30, the bonfire is lit at 6.30 and the fireworks start at 7.30pmNews
LS252017-10-05GarforthHousing Plan Examination Delayed till Early 2018Leeds City Council’s request to postpone the examination of the housing element of their Site Allocation Plan has been granted by the independent examiners. The sessions covering retail, employment and greenspace will still go ahead on 24th October but the sessions looking at housing will now take place in February/March 2018.News
LS252017-10-04GarforthNew Bus Service OperatorSquarepeg buses, which currently operate the number 22 service, will begin operating the number 9 bus service as well from Monday 23rd October. The number 9 service runs from Seacroft Bus Station to Horsforth via Swillington News
LS252017-10-04MicklefieldMUGA Opening The new Multi-Use Sports Area at Micklefield Skate park will be officially opened by a small ceremonial cutting of the ribbon on Saturday 7th October at 1,15pm. There will be a few exhibition games by various community groups followed by light refreshments in the Youth and Adult Centre (Old Fire Station) IT Suite.News
LS252017-10-03South MilfordSouth Milford Bonfire and Firework Display TicketsOnline Tickets for the 25th South Milford Bonfire and Firework Display at South Milford Village which takes place on Sat 11th Nov 2017 are available but limited. The date when they will be available in local shops has still to be announcedNews
LS252017-10-03GarforthLCC Call for Delay in Housing ReviewIn a letter to the Inspectors of the Leeds Site Allocation Plan Leeds City Council have asked for a delay in the housing requirement/green belt review whilst they re-assess housing numbers and the implications of a Government White Paper advising the release of Green Belt land only in exceptional circumstancesNews
LS252017-10-02MicklefieldHalloween PartyThere will be a Halloween Party at the Youth and Adult Centre , Micklefield on Sunday 29th October from 5pm till 6.30pm with a gloop bucket, gob the ghost and hanging doughnuts and applesNews
LS252017-10-02GarforthHave you Seen This ManThe police would like to speak to anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Mark Anthony Priest, aged 39, who is known to frequent the Garforth and Castleford area. He has been previously convicted of burglary offences and is wanted on recall to prison as he has failed to comply with the terms of his licence. Anyone who has information about his whereabouts should contact police on 101 quoting 13170428084.News
LS252017-10-01GarforthCommunity Carol ConcertThere will be a Community Christmas Carol Concert with Garforth Jubilee Brass Band at Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth on Sunday 10th December from 6.30pm to 8.15pm. Tickets are £1 to include a drink and festive refreshments News
LS252017-10-01GarforthWe are the ChampionsGarforth Academy Year 10 Rugby League team has won the Leeds Schools Championships. Eight schools took part in the tournament and Garforth Academy will now go on to represent Leeds in the Yorkshire Championships.News
LS252017-09-30GarforthEast Garforth Christmas PantoThis year’s Firthfields Christmas Pantomime is Aladdin. The performance takes place at 3pm on Saturday 16th December. Tickets are £6, they are currently on sale to club members and the remainder will go on sale to the general public on 25th SeptemberNews
LS252017-09-30GarforthCounter-Terrorism Police Arrest Garforth ManPolice were called to Oak Avenue in Garforth on Wednesday, as part of an investigation into banned extreme right-wing group National Action. A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of membership of a proscibed organisation. National Action became the first extreme right-wing group to be banned under terrorism laws in December 2016.News
LS252017-09-29GarforthOpen Evening at the AcademyGarforth Academy is holding an Open Evening for parents and Year 6 students on Thursday 5th October from 5pm to 8pm. Prospective parents and students are invited to come along and view its facilities. News
LS252017-09-29KippaxKippax and Methley ForumKippax and Methley Forum are meeting at Brigshaw High School on Wednesday 11th October at 6pm. It is open to residents from Kippax, Methley, Allerton Bywater, Micklefield, Mickletown, Ledston, Ledston Luck and LedshamNews
LS252017-09-28GarforthMacmillan Coffee Morning at Welfare HallGarforth Community Association are holding a Macmillan coffee Morning at the Miners Welfare Hall on Friday 29th September from 10am to noon. There will be entertainment by the students at SLP from 10.30amNews
LS252017-09-28GarforthJessica Dances to FinalsJessica Bambrook from Caroline Atha School of Dance, Garforth has won the City of Wakefield Senior Modern Championship and will go on to represent CASOD at the Champion of Champions in Blackpool in January. Jess is a student at Garforth Academy.News
LS252017-09-27GarforthNew Spire Magazine HereThe new August 2017 edition of the Garforth Parish magazine The Spire can be seen by clicking on the link in the right-hand column News
LS252017-09-27KippaxKippax Strike Blooming GoldKippax in Bloom have been awarded Gold in the very competitive Urban Community category of Yorkshire in Bloom 2017. Garforth in Bloom were awarded a Silver Gilt in the Town category of the competitionNews
LS252017-09-26GarforthGarforth Lions BonfireThe Garforth Lions Community Bonfire will be on Friday 3rd November at Glebelands. The bonfire is lit at 6.30pm and fireworks commence at 7pm. Please do not bring your own fireworks or sparklersNews
LS252017-09-26GarforthCare Home Praised by InspectorsMeadowbrook Manor care home in Garforth has been rated as Good in a recent report by the Care Quality Commission. The CQC praised the home for its safeguarding measures and training for staff. They also praised staff for treating their residents with care, compassion, dignity and respect. News
LS252017-09-25GarforthLeukaemia WalkSt Benedict’s annual Leukaemia walk will take place on 30th September.Walkers start at 10am from the Parish Centre and walk around school grounds then enjoy scones and tea. The admission is £5 but if you are unable to walk come along and support. News
LS252017-09-25KippaxStargazing Sell-outThe Introduction to Stargazing event at St Aidan’s at 7.30pm on 30th September is sold out. The evening of astronomy is organised by RSPB and Wakefield and District Astronomical SocietyNews
LS252017-09-24SherburnPolice to Advise BikersOfficers from West and North Yorkshire Police forces are hosting an event at Squires Biker Café in Sherburn on 30th September and 1st October to give bikers advice on crime preventionNews
LS252017-09-24GarforthCup Success for the MinersGarforth Town beat Nelson FC by 3-2 to progress in the Buildbase FA Vase. Despite cruising to a 2-0 lead midway through the first half, Garforth laboured to victory, but you can't knock four straight wins.news
LS252017-09-23GarforthDominos on Main StreetA new dominos store has opened on Main Street Garforth. The store employs 25 locally recruited members of staff.News
LS252017-09-23KippaxEx-Clergyman JailedFormer clergyman John Bishop, 76, from Kippax has been jauiled for 6 years after admitting sexually abusing underage girls. The ex-Church of England Minister pleaded guilty to 25 charges of indecent assault. The offences were committed between 1955 and 1982News
LS252017-09-22MicklefieldMTRA MeetingThe next meeting of Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association takes place on Wednesday 27th September at 7.30pm at Churchville House. News
LS252017-09-22GarforthRNLI Coffee MorningThe Garforth branch of RNLI is holding a coffee morning on Saturday 23rd September at the Miners Welfare Hall from 10am till noon. Entry is free.News
LS252017-09-21AberfordBuzz Along to Lotherton HallVisitors to Lotherton Hall today can find out about beekeeping when Robin Tomlinson gives a talk on the subject from 2pm to 4pm. For more information call 0113 378 2959News
LS252017-09-21GarforthMinecraft Fun for KidsA club for the fans of computer game Minecraft is meeting at Garforth Library from 5pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday 27th September. The activity is free and aimed at kids aged seven or over. To book a place call 0113 2243291News
LS252017-09-20AberfordVillage hall AGMThe 2017 Aberford Village Hall Annual General Meeting will take place in the hall on Thursday 12th October at 7.45pm.News
LS252017-09-20GarforthMore Train Strikes PlannedThe RMT Union has confirmed a further two days of strike action on Arriva Rail North in the guards' safety dispute. They will go ahead on Tuesday 3rd October and Thursday 5th Octobernews
LS252017-09-19GarforthChippy of the Year ContestantsCentral Fisheries, Main Street, Hiltons Fish and Chips at Long Meadows and East Garforth Fish Shop have all been nominated for the Yorkshire Evening Post Chippy of the Year title. The winner will be selected by readers of the newspaper.News
LS252017-09-19GarforthMiners Home WinGarforth Town ground out a win over Rainworth Miners Welfare to extend their winning run to three games. Calum Ward scored the only goal in the first half News
LS252017-09-18GarforthRace NightFirthfields Community Association and Garforth and District Lions are holding a Race Night at Firthfields Community Centre on Saturday 28th October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 and there is a bar and complimentary buffet. For tickets call 0113 2864298News
LS252017-09-18SherburnSherburn High Open DayThere will be an Open Day for prospective parents to visit Sherburn High School on Saturday 23rd September from 10qm to 2pm . All departments are open to view. There will be demonstrations, performances and refreshments. For more information call 01977 682442News
LS252017-09-17AberfordParish Council MeetingThe next Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 19th September in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing 7:30 p.m.News
LS252017-09-17Monk FrystonArt and Craft FairMonk Fryston Art and Craft Fair will be held in the elegant surroundings of the Banqueting Hall at Monk Fryston Hall Hotel, on Sunday 1 October 2017 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is the 15th annual event to be hosted by Monk Fryston Art Club. Yorkshire-based artists will exhibit over 100 original paintings, many of which can be purchased at a lower price than a mass-produced print. There will also be hand-crafted items and cards to buyNews
LS252017-09-16SherburnPolice Warning Over Bogus TradersAlthough bogus trader incidents are rare in our district, North Yorkshire Police ask that you check the identity of anyone attending your property unannounced. If something doesn't seem right call trading standards and/or the police. Historically offenders have used excuses to homeowners in a bid to distract the occupant to gain access to the property or charge for work which does not need doing. If you’re not sure don't open the door.news
LS252017-09-16GarforthRush Hour Motorway Closure ChaosDrivers were hit by major delays on Thursday morning after a serious road crash forced the closure of a stretch of the M1between junctions 46 and 47. The motorway’s northbound carriageway was shut and one southbound lane was also temporarily closed due to an overturned lorry.News
LS252017-09-15GarforthWelcoming Father PhillipFather Phillip’s Induction Mass, as parish priest of St Benedict’s Garforth, will take place Friday 22ndSeptember 2017 at 7pm, after which there will be light refreshments. All are welcome to come and celebrate.News
LS252017-09-15GarforthA Half Century of ExcellenceGarforth Academy is celebrating its fiftieth year this year. The school has undergone several name changes from Garforth Comprehensive to Garforth Community College to Garforth Academy but has maintained its excellent high standards throughout. The school will celebrate its birthday with a series of events throughout the year.News
LS252017-09-14AberfordGrant for Bowling ShirtsMembers of Aberford Bowling Club have received a set of branded polo shirts thanks to a grant from energy firm Banks Renewables. The £895 grant came from a community benefits funded linked to the wind farm at Hook Moor.News
LS252017-09-14KippaxNew Skate Park Opens in KippaxThe Lord Mayor of Leeds will open a new £150,000 skate park in Kippax at 1pm this Saturday. The facility is located on Kippax Common playing fields and can be accessed from Green Lane and Green Avenue. News
LS252017-09-13GarforthHarvest WeekendSt Mary’s Swillington is holding a Harvest Weekend starting with Harvest Praise at 7pm on Friday 29th September and with a Harvest Service on Sunday 1st October at 10.30am. Any donations of dried or tinned goods will be passed on to the foodbanks in Allerton Bywater and SeacroftNews
LS252017-09-13Monk FrystonMonk Fryston Planning ApplicationA planning application (2016/1254/FUL) for partial demolition of bungalow at 31 Lumby Hill, Monk Fryston and the building of four 3-bedroom semi -detached houses and one 4-bedroom detached house is still under consideration bySelby Council. A decision deadline has been set for 31st OctoberNews
LS252017-09-12GarforthSummer Reading ChallengeGarforth Library will host a Summer Reading Challenge for youngsters aged four and above. Participants can win a medal and certificate at the event on Friday 15th September from 3.30pm. Booking is not requiredNews
LS252017-09-12GarforthMark Takes Up Macmillan ChallengeGarforth Councillor Mark Dobson is taking part in the Go Sober challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. If you wish to sponsor Mark to go booze-free for the 31 days of October then visit the gosober.org.uk website and sponsor him. Alternatively, have a go yourself News
LS252017-09-11GarforthFishy Practices InvestigatedPolice officers from Garforth have supported the Environment Agency and Angling Trust with patrols targetting people fishing without a licence. A number of people will be subject to further action by the Environment Agency.News
LS252017-09-11GarforthMiners Progress in FA VaseA Lee Turner penalty, plus one from Luke Kitson and an own goal in three second-half minutes saw the Miners safely through to the next round of the FA Vase 3-1 against a spirited Holker Old BoysNews
LS252017-09-10KippaxHelp for the Growing ZoneStaff from the Leeds Building Society offices on Main Street Garforth have been using their volunteering leave to fix up old furniture at the Growing Zone in Kippax. The Growing Zone is an allotment garden project for adults and children with special needs.News
LS252017-09-10GarforthHMRC Scam WarningWest Yorkshire Police have issued a warning about a scam whereby people are receiving calls claiming to be from HMRC. The caller tells the victim they owe taxes from years ago or have overdue tax bills, and threatens them with prosecution and arrest if not paid immediately. HMRC do not contact people by telephone or email in these circumstances. If you receive a call like this, hang up. If in doubt, contact HMRC on 0300 200 3300.News
LS252017-09-09SherburnChristmas BazaarSherburn Christmas Bazaar and Grand Prize Draw will take place on Saturday 25th NovemberNews
LS252017-09-09GarforthMurder Mystery EveningThere is a Murder Mystery evening. On Saturday 14th October 2017 at St Benedict’s Parish Centre. Tickets are £10 including 2 course supper. Please contact 2867790 or 2868159 for tickets and further information.News
LS252017-09-08GarforthNew Priest at St Benedict’sFather Phillip Hall has been appointed as the new parish priest at St Benedict’s Garforth. He replaces Father Gerard KearneyNews
LS252017-09-08Monk FrystonHarvest FestivalSt Wilfrid’s Harvest Festival will take place on Sunday 1st of October at 4pmwith a special ‘All Age Worship Harvest Service’. All harvest produce that is brought to the Harvest Festival will be donated to the Knottingley Food BankNews
LS252017-09-07KippaxAdventures in Digital PhotographyAre you interested in digital photography and aged 13-17? If so come along to a new camera club that meets fortnightly at Kippax community Hub from 4pm to 5pm, starting 18th September. All equipment is provided and it is free. This is a 6 session programme funded by Outer East Community Committee. Booking is essentialNews
LS252017-09-07GarforthSwillington RoadworksThe A642 Wakefield Road at Swillington will be closed for carriageway lining works from 8am to 7pm on Sunday 10th and 17th September. A diversion will be in place along Bullerthorpe LaneNews
LS252017-09-06GarforthHS2 Information EventThere will be a HS2 Phase 2b information event at the Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa from 2pm to 8pm on Tuesday 19th September. At the event, you will be able to find out how the design for the route will be developed and the environmental impacts assessed.News
LS252017-09-06GarforthMiners Home PointGarforth Town drew 1-1 at home to Maltby Main ending in-form Maltbys' winning streak in a frantic game at the Supply Chain Network Stadium. Calum Wards' fantastic strike gave Town a first half lead against the run of play, the visitors equalised in the second half though. Both teams had chances to seal victory late-on, but the game finished with honours-even.news
LS252017-09-05GarforthBack to SchoolGarforth Academy reopens on 6th September for year 7 to 11 students with year 7 staring at 8.30am, years 9 and 10 at 9am and year 11 at 9.30am. Year 13 students return on 7th September and year 12 students start on 8th SeptemberNews
LS252017-09-05SherburnNeighbourhood Officer SurgeryAt a Local Neighbourhood Officer surgery drop in session residents can talk to a Neighbourhood Officer about any issues or concerns they have and ask questions. Neighbourhood Officers have in depth knowledge of the area and local issues. They can offer advice and assistance in relation to housing queries, issues within your community and on a range of other council services. The Sherburn-in-Elmet - Western Surgery is 9.30am until 12.30pm every Tuesday at Sherburn Library.News
LS252017-09-04SherburnBrass Band Concert There will be a concert by Knottingley Brass Band in Sherburn church on Saturday 18th November. News
LS252017-09-04SherburnSherburn Community Litter PickThere will be a community litter pick in Sherburn on Saturday 9th September. Everyone is welcome. Volunteers should meet at 10am at the Scout Hut opposite All Saints Church. The event will finish by 11.30am. All picking equipment is providedNews
LS252017-09-03GarforthMiners LoseGarforth Town's unbeaten home run came to an end in a scrappy match full of talking points when they were beaten 1-0 by Pickering Town in their NCEL game. The Miners came close to salvaging a point a few times, but just fell short.news
LS252017-09-03SherburnUtopia Bus Service ReplacementConneXions Buses has been in negotiations with North Yorkshire County Council and will be operating routes 492, 493 and 494 from Tuesday 29th August 2017. These routes run between Sherburn-in-Elmet and Tadcaster, and include the villages of Barkston Ash, Church Fenton, Ulleskelf, Saxton and Towton. The contract awarded is initially an interim one until OctoberNews
LS252017-09-02GarforthPlant Sale CancelledA plant sale at Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth on Sunday 10th September has been cancelled. The event will be rearranged for a later date.News
LS252017-09-02GarforthBeware Bogus DWP CallsPolice are urging residents to be wary of cold callers following reports of bogus calls from Department of Work and Pensions informing people of money owed to them and asking for bank details. Anyone with any information or concerns is asked to contact the police via 101News
LS252017-09-01GarforthAutumn FairSt Mary’s Autumn Fair takes place at the Miners Welfare Hall at 10am on Saturday 28th October. There will be refreshments, crafts, cake stall, tombola and much moreNews
LS252017-09-01GarforthLatest Health Walks ListThe list of Leeds Health Walks for September and October 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 News
LS252017-08-31HillamBest Ever PromsOver 500 people attended this year’s Proms at the Pavilion event in Hillam and around £3,500 was raised for local projectsNews
LS252017-08-31KippaxLord Arthur Savile’s CrimeKippax Dramatic Society’s next production is Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, a comedy play by Constance Cox, based on a short story by Oscar Wilde. The production will take place at St Mary’s Church Hall, Kippax in November at 7:30pm on Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th , with a matinee at 2:30pm on Saturday 25th. To Book Now call 0113 286 2834 or 0113 287 1693News
LS252017-08-30AberfordInteractive Music EventThere will be an interactive music and art session for families at Lotherton Hall on Saturday 2nd September. Images created by attendees of the free event will be used to inspire piano player Ben Gaunt into creating music. Children of all ages can attend the session from 4pm.News
LS252017-08-30GarforthThe Last ServiceThe Reverend Gordon Cooper will perform his last service at St Mary’s Church Garforth on Sunday 10th September before beginning his retirement. A new rector has yet to be announced.News
LS252017-08-29GarforthBecome a TigerGarforth Tigers Amateur Rugby League Club are looking to start a new Under 11’s team for the 2017 season. Their current teams are the Under 7's, Under 8’s, Under 9's and Under 14’s which play in the Yorkshire Juniors league and the Open age team play in the Yorkshire Men’s Leaguenews
LS252017-08-29SherburnSuspicious Vehicle WarningOver the last couple of days there have been several reports of a silver Audi TT reg RO12WRA acting suspiciously in local villages. Please report any sightings on 101 or 999 if you believe it is involved in a crime in progress ref 12170151654News
LS252017-08-28GarforthExam Success at Garforth AcademyGarforth Academy, a member of the Delta Academies Trust, has achieved an outstanding set of GCSE results. These improvements were reflected across all subject areas but particularly pleasing were the huge gains made in Maths, English and Science.News
LS252017-08-28SherburnCouncil Steps in Over Bus Service CallapseNorth Yorkshire County Council has confirmed that their contracted bus services previously operated by Utopia Coaches Ltd, will continue from Tuesday 29 th August, but there will be some changes to the timetables and providers. The County Council stepped in after the withdrawal of these services this week and has worked with other contractors and its own fleet to replace the services where possible.News
LS252017-08-27GarforthDisappointing Day for MinersDespite holding a first half lead Garforth Town were beaten 3-1 by Staveley Miners Welfare in their Northern Counties East Premier League fixture on SaturdayNews
LS252017-08-27GarforthA Very Clean PubThe Briggate, the Wetherspoon’s pub on Garforth Main Street has gained the top rating for its levels of hygiene in the council’s Scores on the Doors programme. The pub was awarded a five star rating by inspectors.News
LS252017-08-26MicklefieldMicklefield Business PageA facebook page called Micklefield Local Businesses & Services has been launched to promote Micklefield based businessesNews
LS252017-08-26South MilfordBus Company ClosesUtopia Coaches bus company has gone into liquidation with immediate effect. They operated both school and local bus services under contract to Selby District Council as well as providing a commercial bus network that was not subsidised by the council. North Yorkshire County Council is currently looking at the network of services and are putting together a plan of action to minimise disruption to passengers. Pupils entitled to free home to school transport will not be disrupted by the changes and arrangements with new contractors will be in place for the start of the new school term in September.News
LS252017-08-25SherburnMobile Police Station VisitA North Yorkshire Police mobile police office will be visiting Eversley Park Centre in Sherburn from 10am to 11am on Tuesday 10th October. Come long and meet the Selby District Neighbourhood teamNews
LS252017-08-25SherburnBeware Tarmac SellersNorth Yorkshire Trading Standards continue to receive reports from residents and businesses about workmen attending their location claiming to be working on nearby roads and having a quantity of tarmac they need to get rid of. This results in work agreeing to be done to repair a driveway etc leading to poor workmanship and inflated prices with consumers often being charged several thousand pounds for work which they believed would only be a few hundred. Please do not entertain such approaches and report to the police on 101 or Trading Standards on 03454 04 05 06News
LS252017-08-24GarforthAnnual Leukaemia WalkThe St Benedicts annual Leukaemia walk has been arranged for 30thSeptember 2017.It will start at 10am from the Parish Centre and walk around school grounds then enjoy scones and tea. Admission is £5 but if you are unable to walk come along and support. There is no need to take a sponsor form, just give a donation.News
LS252017-08-24AberfordAll That JazzLeeds Jazz Orchestra will perform at Lotherton Hall as part of the Summer Bands 2017 series on Sunday 10th September from 2pm to 4pm. They will perform big band jazz under the direction of Colin Byrne. Call 0113 3786600 for detailsNews
LS252017-08-23Monk FrystonSeptember Beer FestivalThe fifth annual Monk Fryston and Hillam Beer Festival takes place at the Community Centre on 15th and 16th SeptemberNews
LS252017-08-23GarforthGardeners Question TimeThere is a Gardeners Question Time at Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth on Tuesday 5th September at 8pm. Tickets are £5 and include refreshments and a raffle ticket. Call 2864298 for ticket detailsNews
LS252017-08-22GarforthMan Pleads Guilty to Grievous Bodily HarmSeacroft man Lee Fennuck has been ordered to pay £6,000 to a victim who suffered serious ankle injuries in an assault in the carpark of the Gascoigne Arms in Garforth in July last year. Fennuck pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and was given a 12 month sentence, suspended for two years, plus 250 hours unpaid workNews
LS252017-08-22South MilfordPay to Park at South Milford StationRail users are calling for a rethink following the announcement by Northern that free parking at South Milford railway station is to end and a charge of £2 a day is to be introduced from early OctoberNews
LS252017-08-21AberfordNew Visitor Centre ApprovedA new £150,000 gift shop and visitor centre has been given the go-ahead at Lotherton Hall estate. The building will be a central part of the new coastal zone, featuring penguins and flamingos, that is being developed at the park.News
LS252017-08-21SherburnDrunk in Charge of a HorseSherburn man Robin Milner, 49, has pleaded guilty to being drunk in charge of a horse in a public place and was handed a six month conditional discharge. Milner was arrested outside the Swan Hotel in South Milford holding the reins of a horse and cart and was arrested in relation to section 12 of the Licencing Act 1872News
LS252017-08-20SherburnTeenagers in Drugs ArrestThree boys have been arrested in Sherburn after being found in possession of cannabis. The three 17 year old boys were arrested in Eversley Park last Thursday afternoonNews
LS252017-08-20GarforthRail Strike in SeptemberRail workers will be on strike on Friday 1st September and Monday 4th September in a long-running dispute over staffing and driver-only trains. The announcement follows a meeting between the RMT union and Arriva Rail NorthNews
LS252017-08-19SherburnSherburn’s Celebrity Food FestivalCelebrity chef Rosemary Schrager is set to appear at Sherburn Craft and Food Festival from 9am to 5pm on 26th to 28th August. Also at the Eversley Park event will be Howard Middleton from the Great British Bake off and Masterchef’s Nigel BrownNews
LS252017-08-19AberfordA Work on the Wild SideWould you like to work with exotic animals? Leeds City Council are advertising for an Animal Keeper to work at the Lotherton Wildlife World attraction. Work is currently ongoing to upgrade and expand the zoo environment. The current animals and birds in the zoo will soon also include tapiers and penguins. Experience in working with large mammals is a desirable element.News
LS252017-08-18GarforthIn Memory of MumThe Augustus Court care home has been presented with a new oak bench for its grounds by local estate agent Mike Dobson, in gratitude and memory of his mum who was a resident there from September until her death in JuneNews
LS252017-08-18HillamBuggy Wins an AwardA pony whose skin was being eaten alive by maggots when rescued from a field in Hillam has been awarded Rescue Pony Champion of the Year at national horse show Equifest. Buggy, the pony responded well when rescued by World Horse Welfare last year.News
LS252017-08-17SherburnLocal Weekly Neighbourhood Officer SurgeryNeighbourhood Officer surgeries are drop in sessions where you can come along and talk to a Neighbourhood Officer about any issues or concerns you have and ask questions. They can offer advice and assistance in relation to housing queries, issues within your community and on a range of other council services. The Sherburn - Western Surgery is 9.30am until 12.30pm every Tuesday at Sherburn Library.News
LS252017-08-17GarforthFare Misery for Train UsersRail commuters in Leeds face a hike of 3.6 percent in the price of tickets from next January. The increase applies to regulated fares including off-peak and standard return tickets. Rail fares have risen twice as fast as pay since 2010News
LS252017-08-16SherburnBogus Tradesmen AlertTwo vehicles, a White Toyota Hiace van, reg R315NEH and a White Ford Transit van, reg UUI 2617, have been involved in suspicious circumstances with bogus tradesmen in Selby District. If seen can you please contact the Police on 101 and Trading Standards 03454 040506.News
LS252017-08-16GarforthRoadworks on Main StreetResurfacing of roads on Main street and Lidgett Lane is scheduled to take place between 29th August and 13th September. To minimise disruption to shops, schools and businesses the work will be carried out between 6.30pm and 11.30pm and on Sundays. Diversions will be in place and bus routes affected. Pedestrian access to Main Street will not be affected.News
LS252017-08-15GarforthBus Service Disruption in GarforthGarforth bus users have been warned of service disruption between now and 25th August whilst roadworks take place on Aberford Road. The work will be carried out between 9.30am and 3.30pm and buses 402 and 403 will operate on a diverted routeNews
LS252017-08-15GarforthLocal Councillors Back WorkersGarforth Independent Councillors have announced that they will not take the one percent uplift to councillor allowances that will be implemented in October. They feel that they should not be taking a pay increase when the council is planning to make upto 415 full time staff redundant.News
LS252017-08-14AberfordParish Council MeetingThe next Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 15th August in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing 7:30 p.m.News
LS252017-08-14MicklefieldWorld’s Biggest Coffee Morning There will be a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at Churchville House, Micklefield on Thursday 28th September at 11am. News
LS252017-08-13GarforthMiners Hit Six The Miners were rampant as they put Clipstone to the sword 6-0 in the first home game of the season. Callum Ward, Lee Turner (3), Simon Poole and Luke McCrum were the scorers.News
LS252017-08-13South MilfordTicket Winners Meet United StarAlex and Jay Carter from South Milford have won season tickets to watch Leeds United in a competition run by Radio Aire. The prizes were awarded to the couple by footballer Pontus Jansson, who had bought and donated the prize. The couple also received a signed Leeds United shirt.News
LS252017-08-12KippaxLord Arthur Savile’s CrimeThe next production by Kippax Dramatic Society will be Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, a comedy by Constance Cox. The production will take place at St Mary’s Church Hall, Kippax from 22nd to 25th NovemberNews
LS252017-08-12South MilfordTrailer TheftBetween 5pm on 4th August and 7.30am on 5th August a 12ft long Ifor Williams flatbed trailer was stolen from Gorse Lane, South Milford. The trailer was loaded with timber and was showing the registration number HK65 VVR. If anyone has any information please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 ref 12170138031News
LS252017-08-11Monk FrystonBeer Festival ticketsTickets for the Monk Fryston and Hillam Beer Festival are now available at the local post office. The tickets are £5 if bought in advance or £7.50 on the doorNews
LS252017-08-11GarforthTanker Crash at Junction 47An overturned tanker closed a local section of the M1 on Thursday. Police said the tanker crossed the central reservation and overturned just after 11am at junction 47, near Garforth. The driver was freed from the vehicle and taken to hospital. Highways England said the M1 was closed southbound between junction 46 and 48 and did not expect the tanker to be removed from the carriageway until the eveningNews
LS252017-08-10GarforthLego Event at Garforth LibraryA Lego themed cops and robbers event for over four year olds will be held at Garforth Library from 11am today. Admission is free and there is no need to bookNews
LS252017-08-10GarforthLocal MP Supports Drink Drive Law ChangeElmet MP Alec Shelbrooke is to formally request a meeting with a Government minister to seek a change to the law to deal with drunk driving following deaths on private land. Mr Shelbrooke is backing the campaign by the parents of Harry Whitlam who was struck by a reversing tractor at Swithens Farm in Rothwell in August 2013News
LS252017-08-09South MilfordFree Swimming LessonsSwimtime Yorkshire are offering free half hour swimming lessons at the South Milford Hotel for children of all abilities on 21st to 24th August. To book a place please call Swimtime Yorkshire on 01924 851439.News
LS252017-08-09SherburnFamily Fun DayThere is a Family Fun Day in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance at Sherburn White Rose Football Club on Finkle Hill on Sunday 13th August from 10am to 4pm. Yhere will be lots of fun games and competitions. Entry is free, as is parkingNews
LS252017-08-08Monk FrystonSeptember Beer FestivalThe fifth annual Monk Fryston and Hillam Beer Festival takes place at the Community Centre on 15th and 16th September. Tickets for the event will be going on sale soonNews
LS252017-08-08GarforthLeeds Ladies Pre-Season ThrillerLeeds United Ladies FC lost 7-4 away to Middlesbrough Ladies FC in a pre-season thriller . There were encouraging performances from new signings with a couple getting onto the scoresheetNews
LS252017-08-07MicklefieldMTRA MeetingThe next meeting of Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association will take place at Churchville House at 2.30pm on 23rd AugustNews
LS252017-08-07GarforthEarly FA Cup Exit for MinersGarforth Town FC crashed out of the Emirates FA Cup in the first round after being beaten away at Sunderland RCA by 3-1. The turning point in the game was at 1-1 when the Garforth Town goalkeeper was sent off, leaving the Miners with 10 men for the remaining 47 minutesNews
LS252017-08-06AberfordParish Council MeetingThe next Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 8th August at the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, Aberford, commencing at 7:00 p.m, to discuss the Leeds SAP Examination and hearing sessions.News
LS252017-08-06GarforthPlanning Application Proposal in GarforthResidents on Selby Road Garforth have received a letter stating Harron Homes and Persimmon Homes intend to submit an Outline planning application for the residential development of land South of Selby Road, Garforth for 299 dwellings with proposed vehicular access via the space between Nos 28 and 38 Selby Road. The land in question, south of Selby Road is identified as PAS land in the Leeds Site Allocations PlanNews
LS252017-08-05KippaxGo Wild this SummerFamilies can take the Wild Challenge at Fairburn Ings this August. Every Wednesday from 11am to 3pm there will be a different nature task ranging from minibeast safaris to creating a compost heap. Entry to the challenge is £2.50News
LS252017-08-05Burton SalmonBurglary in Burton SalmonBetween 6.45pm and 22:45hrs10.45pm on 3rd August a farm house in the Burton Salmon area of Selby was broken into. Offenders searched the whole house and have made attempts to move a safe which contained the occupants firearms. On this occasion nothing was stolen but the police are asking residents in the area to check their own security especially if they have gun cabinets in the house. If anyone has any information please call 101 ref 12170137172News
LS252017-08-04SherburnSelby Bypass Improvements Starting The final phase of the reconstruction of the Selby bypass starts next week. Work is scheduled to start on 9th August and completion date is 13th October. Advanced notice signs will advise motorists of closures and diversion routes.News
LS252017-08-04MicklefieldBetter Station for MicklefieldMicklefield railway station is one of three stations being given a revamp as part of Northern’s Better Stations programme. Work starts in August to provide facilities such as waiting shelters, improved waiting rooms, customer information, ticket machines and CCTV.News
LS252017-08-03KippaxFun Fridays at St AidansRSPB St Aidans will be hosting fun activities for youngsters every Friday throughout August. There will be craft activities and various workshops.News
LS252017-08-03AberfordVintage Lotherton HallLotherton hall is hosting a vintage themed weekend on 19th and 20th August. There will be upto 25 stalls selling clothes, small furniture and collectables dating from the 1920s to the 1980s. There will also be live music and games as well as spot prizes for people dressed in the best outfits. The event runs from 11am to 4pm each dayNews
LS252017-08-02GarforthIntroduction to Sixth FormGarforth Academy invite all parents/carers and students to a Year 12 Information Evening which will take place in the Main Hall of the Academy on Thursday 14th September 2017- at 6.30pm. The event will set out some of the important aspects of Post 16 study and give everyone very important information about university applications, careers and apprenticeships.News
LS252017-08-02KippaxFamily Fun DayGreat and Little Preston in Bloom are holding a Family Fun Day and BBQ on 2nd September at the Wild Flower Meadow. Admission is £1.50 for adults and £1 for children. A family ticket for upto 5 is £5. The event starts at 1pm, games start at 1.30pm and the BBQ is at 3.30pm. Bring your own meat and drinks. Salads and sides are included in the ticket. News
LS252017-08-01GarforthCannabis Raid in GarforthPolice officers seized several cannabis plants from a property in Garforth last Sunday..News
LS252017-08-01AberfordIt’s Yorkshire DayLotherton Hall is holding a Yorkshire Day event today from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy glass crafts, a forge, good food, wood craft, pottery, children’s activities, donkeys, dog shows, live entertainment including ‘The 3 Yorkshireteers’ and the ‘Lotherton Cake Challenge’ hosted by Sandy from ‘the Great British Bake Off 2015’.Usual admission charges apply.News
LS252017-07-31GarforthMiners FA Cup TieGarforth Town FC will be running a coach to next Saturday's (5th August) Emirates FA Cup tie at Sunderland RCA, leaving the ground at 11:30am. Places are still available at £10 each. Contact the club to book a place.news
LS252017-07-31GarforthGardeners Question TimeFirthfields Gardening Club are holding a Gardener’s Question Time starring BBC Radio Leeds’ Gardening Expert Graham Porter at Firthfields Community Centre East Garforth on Tuesday 5th September from 8pm. Tickets are £5 including refreshments and a raffle ticket.News
LS252017-07-30MicklefieldMicklefield Activity DayThere is an Activity Day on Micklefield Recreation Ground at thew back of the Fire Station on Thursday 10th August from noon to 3pm. There will be inflatables and art equipment. The event is organised by Leeds City Council Youth Services.News
LS252017-07-30SherburnSelby District Park Laws ReviewSelby District Council is seeking residents’ views on new byelaws that will better reflect how their district’s parks and greens spaces are used in the modern day. The byelaws that govern the Selby District Council parks were first introduced back in the late 1800s and include outdated laws, such as not being able to bring a bull, sheep or pig into the park. The Council has drafted new byelaws and residents have the chance to have their say on the proposed byelaws in a consultation which is running over the next four weeks. The Consultation will run from 24 July until 20 August,News
LS252017-07-29KippaxCommunity Litter PickThere will be a community litter pick at St Aidan's Nature Reserve on Sunday 13th August from 11am till 3pm. Volunteers should meet outside the visitors centre. Accompanied children are welcomenews
LS252017-07-29GarforthWorld Peace Flame CelebrationOn Monday 31st July the World Peace Flame will be 18 years old and to celebrate there will be a minute’s silence for Peace and a Peace reading at the Garforth World Peace Flame in the Diamond Jubilee Garden at 7 p.m. Everyone can come along and join in, and also take a small tea light candle home with you, lit from the World Peace Flame.News
LS252017-07-28GarforthGaping Goose Beer FestivalThere is a beer festival at the Gaping Goose on Sunday 27th August from noon to 9pm. There will be 25 different ales and a hog roast. News
LS252017-07-28KippaxAbusive Boyfriend JailedAshley Parker of the Crest, Kippax, was jailed for two and a half years after pleading guilty to unlawful wounding and an offence of controlling behaviour in an intimate relationship. Parker subjected his partner to a series of drunken assaults, including biting her ear, during a prolonged period of abuse. Leeds Crown heard the attacks on the victim took place over a four-month period between January and April last year.News
LS252017-07-27GarforthPlay the UkeleleGarforth Ukulele group are a community ukulele group in Garforth, playing and singing together for enjoyment. They meet at the Miners’ Welfare Hall, Main Street, Garforth on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. For more information email carolmargaret1958@gmail.comNews
LS252017-07-27GarforthMini Breeze in East GarforthThere will be a Mini Breeze event at East Garforth Primary Academy on 31st July. Mini Breeze is a mini version of Breeze on Tour (suitable for ages 0 - 19 years), hosted in smaller parks for local communities, with inflatables, arts crafts and a media workshop bus which are all free, plus refreshments stallsNews
LS252017-07-26MicklefieldA Tea-rrific Response The Cream Tea held at Churchville House, Micklefield last Sunday raised £174 for the Macmillan charityNews
LS252017-07-26SherburnSports Awards at Sherburn HighOn Thursday 13th July, Sherburn High School celebrated the brilliant sporting achievements of their students with a bumper awards evening. Leeds Rhinos and England Rugby League icon, Jamie Peacock MBE, was able to present the awards and speak about what it takes to be a successful sportspersonNews
LS252017-07-25GarforthFriendly Quiz NightSt Benedict’s Friends on Friday group are holding a Quiz, Coin Rolling, Play your cards right on Friday 28th July 2017 at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. Admission is £3. Bring your own drinks and nibbles, tea, coffee and biscuits will be availableNews
LS252017-07-25SherburnSuspicious Vehicle WarningNorth Yorkshire Polices have issued a warning about a black Landrover Defender bearing plates AG15 GAP that has been seen in suspicious circumstances in Ryedale and Selby districts. Residents are asked to contact them with any information about the vehicle on 101News
LS252017-07-24GarforthSchool fair SuccessSt Benedict’s School Summer fair raised $4,600 on the day for school fundsNews
LS252017-07-24GarforthParish Council Petition SuccessA petition for a parish council in Garforth, submitted to Leeds City Council, has been successfully validated as having the required number of signatures to proceed. As a result a Community Governance Review will be conducted by the Council later this year inviting residents to share their views on the formation of a Parish Council, to determine the boundaries of the new parish and the number of councillors required to properly represent the residents.News
LS252017-07-23SherburnCounter TerrorismThere will be a counter terrorism awareness talk by David Brook on Tuesday 25th July at 7.30pm at the Eversley Park Centre in Sherburn to help understand the threat from terrorism to the UK and guide individuals on what to do if they find themselves involved in a terrorist incident or eventNews
LS252017-07-23GarforthChristmas Lights Poster WinnerEast Garforth Primary Academy student Lucy Pierce is the winner of the poster competition for the Garforth Christmas Lights Event on 24th November. Lucy’s winning poster will be on display later in the year.News
LS252017-07-22MicklefieldCream Tea TimeThere will be a Cream Tea held at Churchville House on Sunday 23rd July from 2.30 to 5pm. The cost is £2 and all proceeds go to the Macmillan charityNews
LS252017-07-22GarforthGarforth ShowAfter 37 years the Garforth Flower and Vegetable Show is to be renamed The Garforth Show, to reflect the wide range of sections that aren’t flowers or vegetables. . This year’s show will be open to the public on Saturday 2nd September from 2pm. Entries can be submitted the day before from 6pm to 8pm and on the morning of the show from 9am. Prizes will be awarded by the Reverend Gordon Cooper.News
LS252017-07-21GarforthRNLI Race NightThe RNLI Race Night is on 14th October and will again be held at Barleyhill Road Working Men’s Club. Tickets are priced at £6 each to include supper . For tickets call the Branch Secretary2863473News
LS252017-07-21GarforthEast Garforth Primary is GoodEast Garforth Primary Academy has been assessed as Good in its latest Ofsted appraisal in June this year. Every criteria was assessed as good apart from Early Years provision which the inspectors felt required improvement. The Inspectors are confident that the programs in place will secure a better early years improvementNews
LS252017-07-20HillamQuad Bikes StolenThieves stole quad bikes and a generator from an outbuilding of a property on Hillam Hall Lane. Anyone with information about the robbery should contact the police on 101 News
LS252017-07-20GarforthNorthern Rail Told to Look Again at Timetable ProposalsNorther Rail have been warned that proposed changes to services in West Yorkshire could break promises made to secure its franchise. The problem changes include first trains that are not early enough, last trains that are too early and the number of peak services Norther is proposing to run to the east of the city. A spokesman for Northern said the anomalies identified are being looked at and amendments are being made.News
LS252017-07-19GarforthGarforth Beer FestivalThe Sixth Garforth Beer Festival takes place on Saturday 12th August from 11am to 11pm at the Miners Welfare Hall. There are 18 ales, bottled beers and ciders, plus a a gin and prosecco bar. Food and entertainment will be available all day. Admission is £5, to include a souvenir glass and a free first half pint. The Lions organised event is for over 18s onlyNews
LS252017-07-19GarforthGarforth’s Amateur Bakers Help CharityThe Great Garforth Bake Off, which was part of the Garforth Feastival, prompted dozens of enthusiasts to submit entries. The cakes were subsequently sold off for charity and raised £65 for Pets as TherapyNews
LS252017-07-18MicklefieldMicky Field Fest 2017This year’s Micky Field Fest takes place on Sunday 27th August from 1pm till late in the field next to the Blands Arms. There will be face painting, a bucking bronco, a barbecue, refreshments and much moreNews
LS252017-07-18GarforthRugby Skills and Activity SessionLeeds Rhinos stars Kallum Watkins and Brett Ferres will be at at Garforth Tigers ARLFC on Wednesday night 19th July from 6pm to 7pm for a year 3 (Under 8s) taster coaching session. All abilities are welcome, The session includes free coaching and a chance to meet Ronnie the Rhino and coaches from the club.News
LS252017-07-17KippaxSweet Sounds of the SummerThe VivaVox choir will be staging their summer concert next Saturday 22nd July at Great Preston Village Hall. A fab night of brilliant music from the world of pop and musicals includes supper and cocktail.News
LS252017-07-17SherburnInternet Scam Warning North Yorkshire Trading Standards have noticed an increase in reports from residents of phone calls claiming to be from Microsoft, Bt or similar, claimingthey have identified a problem with the router and instructing them to download software that gives the caller access to the computer. This scam has been around for a while and residents are advised to hang up and if in doubt, contact their internet service providerNews
LS252017-07-16AberfordAberford Parish Council MeetingThe next meeting of Aberford Parish Council takes place on Tuesday 18th July in the Oriel Room at St Ricarius Church, commencing 7:30 p.m.News
LS252017-07-16GarforthGive Us a TryOver the three days 17th - 19th July the Year 6 students joining Garforth Academy in September 2017 are invited to spend a day at the school. During these fun filled days the students will get an opportunity to be involved in a range of activities including Splat Circus, Inflatable fun and trampoline time. Followed by the in-door activities of 'Getting to know you' and Tie 'tie-ing'news
LS252017-07-15KippaxCelebrity Guests at Big SleepoutThe RSPB Big Wild Sleepout at Fairburn Ings on 29th and 30th July will feature an appearance by CBeebies’ favourites the Twirlywoos. They will be visiting the camp out at intervals throughout the Saturday afternoon.News
LS252017-07-15KippaxToddling for CharityThe children at Karen’s Kiddie Care in Kippax have helped to raise £282 for charity. The kids, aged 10 months to 3 years old joined The Big Toddle to raise money for Barnardo’sNews
LS252017-07-14AberfordDrop In at AberfordAberford Parish Council will be holding a public drop-in session on Sunday 23rd July at Aberford Village Hall, from 10am to 1pm to discuss the Aberford Neighbourhood Plan document.News
LS252017-07-14GarforthJust Two CornetsGarforth Brass is asking Tesco shoppers to vote for them to help them win a Tesco Bags of Help award. If they qualify for one of the three awards they plan to purchase two cornets for the band. News
LS252017-07-13GarforthFree Play session at LibraryA Duplo play session for youngsters under 5 will be held at Garforth Library today from 11am to noon. The session is free with no need to book. News
LS252017-07-13AberfordParlington School ReunionA reunion for pupils who attended Parlington Secondary Modern School, Aberford between 1954 and 1968 is being held at Garforth Workingmen’s Club on Saturday 12th August at 7.30pm. All former pupils and their spouse/partner or a friend are invited to attend. Admission is £1News
LS252017-07-12AberfordEdwardian Gala at LothertonLotherton Hall will host an Edwardian-themed gala this weekend, 15th and 16th July, with brass band music, face painting, punch and judy and other sideshows. News
LS252017-07-12KippaxBrigshaw Dancers are National ChampionsThe dancers from Brigshaw Hign School scored 288 out of 300 to secure first place in the Great Big Dance Off final in Northamptonshire with a poignant routine about the 9/11 terror attacksNews
LS252017-07-11Burton SalmonWater WinBurton Salmon Cricket Club has been successful in applying for a grant from Sport England to get a watering system installed at the ground.News
LS252017-07-11SherburnSherburn Road ClosureSir John’s Lane (also known as Copley Lane) on the northwest side of Sherburn (between Sherburn and Lotherton Hall) will be closed from 08.00 to 15.00 on Sunday 23rd July whilst inspection work is carried out on the railway bridge.News
LS252017-07-10GarforthTigers Rugby GalaGarforth Tigers are holding their annual rugby gala at Glebelands on Saturday 15th July from 10am. There will be lots of family entertainment and lots of rugby on display. Everybody is welcome to come along.News
LS252017-07-10SherburnFree Dog Owners CourseSelby District Council have linked up with Dogs Trust to host a series of free community events to promote responsible dog ownership. These take place throughout July. The events will offer a free dog health check including nail clipping, free poo bags, free on the spot microchipping and a free 'check your chip' service. One of the events will be at the Eversley Centre on Wednesday 19th July, from 11am to 3pmnews
LS252017-07-09AberfordAberford Plan Released for Public ConsultationThe Aberford Neighbourhood Plan has been released by Aberford Parish Council for public consultation. The consultation period is 7th July to 18th August and comments are invited from individuals and organisations. The plan and supporting documents can be accessed from the parish council website. Hard copies are also available at various locations around the villageNews
LS252017-07-09GarforthFlying Scotsman’s Flying VisitThe Flying Scotsman will be steaming through Garforth today just before 10am on its way to the Settle to Carlisle rail track. It will be returning to York in the evening, passing through Garforth again around 8.45pmNews
LS252017-07-08South MilfordA Roaring SuccessThe pupils of South Milford Community Primary School have done four sell-out performances of the Lion King at Sherburn High School. Every child in every year was involved in the whole school show. The success of the show has led to plans for pupils to perform a production every two years.News
LS252017-07-08KippaxRare Birds Hatch Chicks at Fairburn IngsTwo spoonbills at RSPB Fairburn Ings have hatched three chicks. These heron-like birds are not usually found in Britain and fewer than five pairs breed in the UK each year. This is the first time these rare birds have hatched in the north of EnglandNews
LS252017-07-07GarforthRNLI Coffee MorningThe Garforth branch of RNLI is holding a coffee morning at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 8th July from 10am till noon.. There will be refreshments, cakes, souvenirs and tombola. Admission is free.News
LS252017-07-07GarforthNew Crematorium Plan Near GarforthPlans to provide a new crematorium to serve the residents of east Leeds and surrounding villages will go on show to the public at Garforth next week. The new crematorium would be built on land currently occupied by the driving range on Long Lane between Barwick in Elmet and Garforth. The proposed site is likely to cater for around 1,100 cremations per year – an average of fewer than five per day. The exhibition will take place at Garforth Golf Club Long Lane on Tuesday, July 11 from 2.30pm to 7.30pm.News
LS252017-07-06Kippax10K Run Around St AidansThe East Leeds 10k run will take place at RSPB St Aidans on Friday 7th July starting at 7pm.The circular trail race course will cross and follow the River Aire. Entry is £12-14News
LS252017-07-06GarforthNorthern Rail Announces Strike TimetableNorthern Rail has announced an amended timetable covering the three day strike period from 8th to 10th July with upto 60 percent of services cut. Buses will supplement services in some areas. On Saturday and Monday services will run from 7am to 7pm and on Sunday there will be services from 9am to 5pmNews
LS252017-07-05GarforthBus Service Disruption in AugustUsers of bus services 402, 403 and 404 have been told to expect disruption while roadworks are carried out on Aberford Road from 7th to 25th August. Revised routes will be implemented when the works require it. News
LS252017-07-05GarforthLocal Former Mayor JailedFormer Lord Mayor of Leeds Neil Taggart has been jailed for 32 months after making and distributing indecent photographs of children. Taggart, 65, of Marlowe Court, Garforth, who served as the city's Lord Mayor in 2003, pleaded guilty to eight child sex offences in June.news
LS252017-07-04South MilfordCar Boot Sale at Milford NurseryMillford Plants Limited are hosting a Rotary Club Car Boot Sale at their plant nursery on Sunday 9th July from 9.30am onwards. Sellers can start setting up from 7.15am. There is no need to book, just turn up.News
LS252017-07-04GarforthVirgin Cable Drop In Virgin Media are holding a drop in at Swillington Village Hall 0n 20th July from 6.30pm to 8.30pm to tell people about the ultrafast network that they are bringing to SwillingtonNews
LS252017-07-03South MilfordSchool Summer FeteThe Friends of South Milford Primary School Summer Fete takes place from noon to 4pm on Saturday 15th July. Admission is £1 for adults and 50p for children. Under 4’s are free. Everyone is welcome.News
LS252017-07-03SherburnThe SherbiesSherburn High School celebrated students' achievements in style at their 6th annual Sherbie Awards Evenings last week. The top performing students were nominated for the outstanding achievements and contributions that they make to the school and wider community. The event was sponsored by Elmhirst Parker Solicitors, Emmerson Doors LTD., G R Electrical Services LTD., Rainbow Nursery School and Sherburn in Elmet Methodist Church.news
LS252017-07-02HillamFamily Fun DayHillam and Monk Fryston Community Sports Association are holding a Family Fun Day at Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club on Sunday 9th July from noon to 5pm. News
LS252017-07-02GarforthLatest Health Walks ListThe list of Leeds Health Walks for July and August 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 News
LS252017-07-01SherburnLead Tea PartyThere will be a Summer Tea Party at the Lead Church, Saxton from 1pm on Sunday 23rd July. The chapel dates from the 14th century and was probably the chapel for a medieval manor house which no longer exists. There is evidence that an earlier chapel existed on the site, because in 1934 excavations revealed a grave slab dating from the 9th or 10th centuryNews
LS252017-07-01MicklefieldRail Crossing SurveyThis weekend contractors will be carrying out a user survey at the pedestrian crossing near Pit Lane, Micklefield to understand the usage of the crossing. The survey is part of the preparation for upgrading the Transpennine railway. All crossings across the route are being assessed as part of the development of the Transpennine Route Upgrade programmeNews
LS252017-06-30GarforthSchool Summer FairSt Benedicts School Summer Fair takes place on Sunday 9th July from 11am onwardsNews
LS252017-06-30GarforthMiners Hold Season Ticket PricesGarforth Town FC have announced that season ticket prices have been held for a third season in a row if bought before 31st July. Prices are £75 for Adults and £35 for Seniors/Concessions till the end of July (£100 and £50 respectively from 1st August).News
LS252017-06-29HillamRector to RetireThe Rector of St Wilfrids and St Marys, the Reverend John Hetherington has announced that he will be retiring towards the end of the year and his final service will be on Sunday 26th NovemberNews
LS252017-06-29GarforthSixth Garforth Beer FestivalThe Sixth Annual Garforth Beer Festival will be held at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 12th August from 11am till 11pm. There will be 18 ales, bottled beers and ciders, food and entertainment. Admission is £5 on the door to include a souvenir glass, program and a free first half pint. News
LS252017-06-28HillamPavilion SelloutTickets for Proms at the Pavilion have already sold out. This annual event takes place at Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club on Saturday 15th July from 5.30 to 11pm.News
LS252017-06-28SherburnPlan for 69 Homes in SherburnA planning application has been submitted for 69 homes on land off Garden Lane. This is on the NW side of Sherburn and the access will be about 80 metres south of the junction of Garden Lane and Tomlinson Way.News
LS252017-06-27GarforthLions Help the TigersGarforth and District Lions have secured storage facilities for Garforth Tigers Amateur Rugby League Club. A giant container has been delivered to the club to enable them to safely store their equipment.News
LS252017-06-27GarforthLadies are United AgainLeeds United have announced that Leeds Ladies FC will be rejoining the club and will be known as Leeds United Ladies next season. The team will continue to play their home games at the Garforth Miners ground but will play in the Leeds United strip. This action reverses a cost cutting measure implemented by the previous club owner Massimo Cellino. News
LS252017-06-26GarforthMotorcycle Thefts WarningThe police are warning motorcyclists to check that their vehicles are kept secure following a recent increase in motorcycle thefts in the area.News
LS252017-06-26AberfordFestival Tickets AllocatedAberford Parish Council’s draw for Leeds Festival tickets has been completed and all successful applicants have paid for their reduced price tickets. The tickets are expected to arrive by 21st August and the winners will be given timeslots to collect their tickets from the Bowling Club.News
LS252017-06-25GarforthNew Head Lion AppointedGarforth and District Lions President Peter Crebbin is standing down after completing his year in office. The new President of the Lions will be Martin EggintonNews
LS252017-06-25KippaxBig White Birds at Fairburn IngsA family of spoonbills has set up home At Fairburn Ings RSPB reserve and hatched chicks for the first time in northern England. Spoonbills have not nested regularly in England since the 1700s. Because of their rarity in the UK these large white heron-like birds are a protected speciesNews
LS252017-06-24GarforthGarforth Jazz Rock at the PlayhouseGarforth Jazz Rock Band and the Phoenix Dance Theatre performed a showcase of newly choreographed dance pieces at the West Yorkshire Playhouse on Friday night. Over 100 young people from across Yorkshire took partNews
LS252017-06-24GarforthThree Day Train Strike LoomsNorthern Rail workers have announced a further three days of strike action from Saturday 8th July to Monday 10th July in response to Arrivas plans to implement Driver Only Operation on their trains. News
LS252017-06-23GarforthFlood Group Coffee MorningGarforth Flood Group is holding a Coffee Morning and Fundraiser at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 24th June from 10am till noon. News
LS252017-06-23GarforthPolice Warning Over Swimming DangerIn the last few days police officers have attended a number of incidents where teenagers have been swimming in large flooded holes on a building site and on a former open cast site. Cooling off in rivers, canals, ponds, quarries and lakes can have deadly consequences.News
LS252017-06-22KippaxBig Singers from BrigshawYear7 students from Brigshaw High School took part in the Opera North Big Sing event last Monday. The concert took place in the beautiful surroundings of Wakefield CathedralNews
LS252017-06-22GarforthIt’s Bye Bye for The MinersWhen the draws for the first and second round of the League Cup were made this week, Garforth Town's number was left in the hat at the end, meaning they will start in the third round. The date of the tie is to be confirmed but will be sometime in Octobernews
LS252017-06-21GarforthNeighbourhood Watch WeekNational Neighbourhood Watch Scheme week runs from 17th to 24th June and is fully supported by West Yorkshire Police and there are over 2000 schemes across the county. As part of the week, there will be several events held across the county to give more information on what the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme involves and to provide information on how to start your own scheme. For further information on how to set up your own Neighbourhood Watch, email the Leeds Co-ordinator diane.winder@ westyorkshire.pnn.police.ukNews
LS252017-06-21KippaxTop Curry House 2017Two local restaurants have made the shortlist for the Yorkshire Evening Post Curry House of the Year 2017 competition. Grand Bengal restaurant at Cross Hills Kippax and Grand Indian Lounge Swillington have made the final ten list. Voting must be on the coupons printed in the Evening Post. Closing date is 7th JulyNews
LS252017-06-20GarforthSt Benedicts Race NightSt Benedict’s Friends on Friday group are holding a Race Night on 30thJune 2017 at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. Admission is £3. Bring your own drinks and nibbles, tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. Wear a big hat!News
LS252017-06-20GarforthGiving It a TryOn Thursday 13th July Garforth Academy will be opening its doors for Year 6 students who will be coming to the Academy in September 2017. A whole host of activities are planned and students will be able to sample some of the lessons that they will receive once they become "full time" Academy students after the summer break. Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 do not attend the Academy on this date. Years 10 and 12 attend as usual.News
LS252017-06-19MicklefieldMicklefield GalaMicklefield Gala takes place on 1st July from noon at Churchville House. There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, stalls, games, refreshments and a barbecue. Everybody welcome.News
LS252017-06-19Monk FrystonSuspected Burglars ArrestedA 23-year-old man and two boys,15 and 14-year-old, all from the local area, were arrested in Monk Fryston on Thursday 15th June on suspicion of burglary. Police are appealing for witnesses and information that could assist the investigationNews
LS252017-06-18KippaxFriday Night Fun SessionsGreat Preston Cricket Club are running a series of Friday Night Fun Sessions for children from reception class upto year 3 The 6pm sessions will run every Friday upto the summer holidays. For more information call 07342052013News
LS252017-06-18GarforthLions Car Boot SaleGarforth Lions’ annual pre-gala boot sale takes place from 8am at Glebelands on Sunday 25th June. The gala starts at 12.15pmNews
LS252017-06-17GarforthNew Spire Magazine HereThe new June 2017 edition of the Garforth Parish magazine The Spire can be seen by clicking on the link in the right-hand column News
LS252017-06-17KippaxIngs are Sixty Years OldThis summer RSPB Fairburn Ings is celebrating sixty years as a designated nature reserve. From July there will be a display in the visitors centre. Fairburn Ings is one of the biggest and most bio-diverse sites in Yorkshire News
LS252017-06-16KippaxPicnic Together at St Aidan’sRSPB St Aidan’s will be supporting ‘The Great Get Together’ this Sunday. The event marks the 1 year anniversary of the death of MP Jo Cox. St Aidan’s is inviting everyone along to enjoy a picnic in the sunNews
LS252017-06-16GarforthRhinos Summer Sports CampsLeeds Rhinos Foundation and Leeds City Council will be running 4 day multi-sport camps at Brigshaw School from 31st July to 3rd August and at East Garforth Academy on 7th to 10th August. The courses are for children aged 7 to 14 and will cost £15. To book a place call 0371 4231315. A £1.50 booking fee appliesNews
LS252017-06-15South MilfordFree Swimming LessonsSwimtime Yorkshire are offering free swimming lessons for children at the South Milford Hotel this weekend. These are half hour sessions and there are fully qualified teachers supervising at all times. To book please call Swimtime Yorkshire on 01924851439.News
LS252017-06-15GarforthDeath Not SuspiciousPolice investigating an almost complete skeleton found on land near Junction 45 of the M1 in March say the death is not being treated as suspicious and that the man had been identified as being of eastern European descentNews
LS252017-06-14GarforthSwillington Litter PickThere will be a community litter pick in Swillington on Saturday 17th June from 10am till noon. Volunteers should meet at Swillington Village HallNews
LS252017-06-14SherburnSchool Criticised by OFSTEDSaxton Church of England Primary School was rated inadequate and placed in special measures in an OFSTED report published this week. News
LS252017-06-13GarforthPCSO’s RequiredWest Yorkshire Police are recruiting PCSO’s. You must be at least 18 but no formal qualifications are required. There is a 7 week training course for successful applicants. Pay starts at £19,326 pa. If you are interested visit the westyorkshire.police.uk website for more detailsNews
LS252017-06-13SherburnHodgson’s Lane Housing PlanPlanning applications have been re-submitted to build 135 homes and 60 homes on land adjacent to Hodgson’s Lane Sherburn following a recent Supreme Court judgement . The Planning officer has recommended the plans be approved despite opposition from Sherburn Parish CouncilNews
LS252017-06-12SherburnJorvik Players Present..The Jorvik Players will be performing Wuthering Heights at Sherburn Church on Friday 14th JulyNews
LS252017-06-12GarforthSkateboarders at Garforth GalaFollowing the cancellation of skateboard coaching sessions in Garforth due to bad weather on 27th May Sk8safe will be bringing a team of skateboarders to Garforth Gala on 25th June and offering free coaching sessions in the morning from 10am till noon. There is no need to book.News
LS252017-06-11GarforthGarforth Lions GalaGarforth Lions Gala takes place on Glebelands from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 25th JuneNews
LS252017-06-11SherburnTories Retain Selby and AinstyNigel Adams has retained his seat in the Selby and Ainsty constituency with a 13,772 majority over second place Labour candidate David Bowgett on a 74 percent turnout. Mr Adams polled 32,921 votesNews
LS252017-06-10AberfordAberford Parish Council MeetingAn Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 13th June at the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, Aberford, commencing 7:00 p.m, to discuss the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan before it is submitted for consultation.News
LS252017-06-10GarforthElmet Returns AlecAlec Shelbrooke has retained the Elmet and Rothwell constituency for the Conservative Party with a 9,805 majority in a 74.2 percent turnout. Mr Shelbrooke received 32,352 votes, increasing his vote share over the 2015 election by almost six percent.News
LS252017-06-09SherburnDefibrillator TrainingSherburn Parish Council are organising a series of free non-certified one hour training courses so that residents have the skills and confidence to use one of the local defibrillators and perform CPR in an emergency. There are 2 public defibrillators in the village, one by Jacksons in the village centre and the other at Eversley Park Centre. Anyone interested in being trained should contact the parish council.News
LS252017-06-09GarforthTop Scorer Leaves MinersStriker Mark Simpson has left The Miners to join relegated Evo-Stik North Division club Frickley Athletic. The news is a major blow for Garforth Town manager Rob Hunter who has the task over the summer of replacing last season's 30-goal striker.news
LS252017-06-08AberfordWartime WeekendLotherton Hall is staging a Wartime Weekend on 17th and 18th June. Attractions include live music, craft activities and a street party. There will also be prizes for best dressed visitors.News
LS252017-06-08GarforthGarforth Man Admits Porn ChargesA Garforth man has pleaded guilty to offenses relating to making and distributing images of children. Sixty five year old Neil Taggart, a former councillor and Lord Mayor of Leeds is currently in custody for breaching his bail conditionsNews
LS252017-06-07GarforthRangers Welcome MorningGarforth Rangers AFC are holding a welcome morning on Saturday 17th June from 10am to 11.30 am at Garforth Academy for under7, 8 and 9 girls and boys. There are also places for boys 12 and 14 year old teams and other ages. Simply turn up and register on the day.News
LS252017-06-07MicklefieldPossible Sighting of Missing Micklefield WomanPolice investigating the disappearance of a Ukrainian woman from her home in Leeds are appealing to people in Doncaster following a possible sighting. Svitlana Krasnoselska, aged 40, was last seen at her home in Micklefield at about 5am on Monday, April 3. She is originally from Ukraine and has British citizenship, and is known to friends as Lana. Officers have now been contacted by a woman in Doncaster who has reported seeing someone she believed to be Lana. Police have been conducting extensive enquiries in that area, including checks of CCTV, but have so far been unable to confirm it is her.News
LS252017-06-06SherburnSummer Evening MusicMusic for a Summer's Evening' by the Ensemble Boquhan will be performed at Sherburn Church on Friday 30th June at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 including refreshments.news
LS252017-06-06GarforthNew Park and Ride Opens SoonThe new Temple Green Park and Ride near junction 45 of the M1 opens on Monday 19th June and for the first week, Monday 19th to Saturday 24th June there will be no charge to use the service. The Park and Ride will be open every day from Monday to Saturday with buses every 10 to 15 minutes. A day ticket costs £3 with discounts for more journeys. There are 1000 parking spaces protected by CCTVNews
LS252017-06-05MicklefieldMUGA Coming SoonAn application by Micklefield Parish Council to the Tesco Bags for Help fund for a grant to build a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) in Micklefield has been successful, obtaining the highest award. The PC was also successful in a funding bid from WREN for the MUGA project which is expected to start construction in the next couple of monthsNews
LS252017-06-05HillamProms at the PavilionThe annual Proms at the pavilion concert takes place at Hillam and monk Fryston Cricket Club on Saturday 15th July from 5.30 to 11pm. Live acts include Leeds male Voice Choir, York Railway Institute Brass Band, Fairburn Singers and Jessica Lee Taylor. Premium tickets are £25, standard tickets are £15 and concessions and children’s tickets are £5. Money raised will go to Chernobyl Aid UK, Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club and Monk Fryston and Hillam Community AssociationNews
LS252017-06-04GarforthBig Band NightTadcaster Grammar school Big Band presents an evening of big Band standards and popular music at St Marys Church Garforth on Friday 23rd June at 7pm. Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for childrenNews
LS252017-06-04GarforthThe Retiring RectorThe Rector of St Mary’s, the Reverend Gordon Cooper is retiring in early Autumn. His last Sunday Service will be on 10th September. Reverend Cooper started at St Marys in October 2008.News
LS252017-06-03GarforthRefugee WeekGarforth Refugee Group and CAFOD are hosting an Eritrean Evening on Friday 23rd June 2017 at St Benedict’s Parish Centre to mark Refugee Week. Attendees can try some Eritrean food and drink, and discover this country's fascinating history and culture. Tickets are £5news
LS252017-06-03MicklefieldOff Road Bikes SeizedWest Yorkshire Police’sLeeds District Off Road Bike Team seized a number of bikes in Micklefield which had been causing a nuisance in the area.News
LS252017-06-02GarforthAnniversary ReadingGarforth Amateur Dramatic society are proposing to put on a “rehearsed reading” of Austensibility”, which is based on Jane Austin’s letters and other writings as well as including extracts from her well known plays as part of the Garforth Festival and their own 70th Anniversary Celebrations. This is likely to take place at St Mary’s Church, Garforth on or around 15th July.News
LS252017-06-02GarforthOuting to Chatsworth HouseFirthfields Community Centre is running a trip to Chatsworth House and gardens and the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show on Saturday 10thJune. The Cost is £72 and includes afternoon tea in a private dining room.News
LS252017-06-01Burton SalmonAttempted Break In at Cricket ClubThieves attempted to break into Burton Salmon Cricket Club on the night of 21st May. Locks on the main gate were cut and the thieves tried to ram through the fence. Nothing was stolen and no attempt was made to break into the building or container. Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting reference number NYP-22052017-0102News
LS252017-06-01GarforthInvestigation Launched into Roof Fall The Health and Safety Executive have begun an investigation into the incident where a 13 year old boy fell through the roof of a building on the old Stocks Blocks site in Garforth last Saturday evening. The site is being cleared in preparation for building 238 houses, subject to planning permission.News
LS252017-05-31SherburnSherburn Cycle ClubInterested in cycling? Sherburn in Elmet Cycling Club is open to all and they will have a ride for you whatever your level of ability on a bike. For more details visit the Sherburn-in-Elmet Cycling Club facebook pageNews
LS252017-05-31SherburnThe New Sherburn SculptureThe Fairey Swordfish sculpture erected in Sherburn village centre commemo-rates production of this biplane by Blackburn Aircraft, originally on Bish-opdyke Road and now the site of Sherburn Aero Club. The Swordfish was built in Sherburn between 1940 and 1944. When production ceased in 1944, the Sherburn site had produced 1,699 planes. Dan Jones is the artist who designed and built the sculpture. Prior to starting on the sculpture Dan spent some time at the Sherburn schools involving pupils and getting their input into the design.News
LS252017-05-30KippaxGreat Preston in Bloom MeetingThe next meeting of the Great and Little Preston In Bloom Group will be held on Wednesday 7th June at 6.30pm in the Elders. All welcome.News
LS252017-05-30GarforthGarforth Christmas MarketThere will be a Christmas Market in Garforth from 4pm to 8pm on Friday 24th November and from 9am to 4pm on Saturday 25th November. A full programme of events will be announced nearer the dateNews
LS252017-05-29GarforthBloomin MeetingThe Next Meeting of Garforth in Bloom is on Monday 12th June at 7.30pm in The Gaping Goose Public House, Selby Road Garforth . Why not come and meet them, you will be made most welcome.News
LS252017-05-29KippaxMusicians WantedKippax Band is currently recruiting for the positions of Kit percussionist, Bass Trombone, Bb Tuba and Cornet. Rehearsal evenings are Monday and Thursday (7:45pm until 9:30pm). If you are interested in joining this friendly, social and ambitious organisation, please apply in confidence to Colin Moss, Band Chairman Tel: 01977 709901News
LS252017-05-28AberfordNew Aberford Parish Councillor AnnouncedThe one remaining Aberford Parish council vacancy has been filled by Ms Claire Knowles following a signed ballot. Losing candidates have been informedNews
LS252017-05-28SherburnVintage and Veterans DaySherburn Aero Club’s Vintage and Veterans Day takes place on 29th May with a display of vintage and veteran aeroplanes and vehicles. Although there is no longer an air display, there will be a steady stream of classic and vintage aircraft arriving during the day. The event is free to members and there is an entry chargefor members of the publicNews
LS252017-05-27GarforthGarforth Town Goal of the Season 2016/17Mitch Hamilton won this years' goal of the season with his breakaway goal against Clipstone. The contenders were a mix of individual, team goals and timely finishes and were voted for at the presentation night.news
LS252017-05-27GarforthGarforth Christmas LightsThe 2017 Christmas Lights switch on in Garforth will take place on Friday 24th November at 7pm. There will be a parade and entertainment from 5pmNews
LS252017-05-26GarforthJuly FeastivalGarforth Community Feastival takes place from 10am to 10.30pm on and around Garforth Main Street on 15th July. Admission is free. More details will be announced nearer the timeNews
LS252017-05-26GarforthElmet and Rothwell CandidatesThe candidates for the Elmet and Rothwell constituency election on 8th June are: Dylan Brown (Greens), Matthew Barnaby Clover (Yorkshire Party), Stewart Golton (lib Dems), David Patrick Nagle (Labour) and Alec Shelbrooke (Cons)News
LS252017-05-25GarforthQuiz NightSt Benedict’s Friends on Friday group is holding a Quiz and Play your Cards Right Night on 26th May 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. Admission is £3. Bring your own drink and nibbles. News
LS252017-05-25KippaxBloomin Front Gardens CompetitionKippax residents are reminded that the closing date for entries in the Kippax in Bloom Front Garden Competition is 24th JuneNews
LS252017-05-24GarforthEGA PTA AGMEast Garforth Academy PTA Annual General Meeting takes place on 25th May at 7:00pm in the Community room. All parents are welcomeNews
LS252017-05-24SherburnSelby and Ainsty CandidatesThe candidates for the Selby and Ainsty constituency election on 8th June are: Nigel Adams (Cons), David Bowgett (Lab), Callum Delhoy (Lib Dem) and Tony Pycroft (UKIP)News
LS252017-05-23MicklefieldMicklefield Annual Parish MeetingMicklefield Annual Parish Meeting is scheduled to be held on Thursday 25th May, at Churchville House Social Centre, Churchville Drive, to begin at 7.30pm. This is a meeting of registered electors of the parish of Micklefield and is not a meeting of Micklefield Parish CouncilNews
LS252017-05-23MicklefieldNew Board at the SchoolFollowing Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association’s successful bid from Banks Community fund, an information notice board has been supplied to Micklefield schoolNews
LS252017-05-22KippaxBand Secretary DiesKippax Band have announced the death of Keith Fairburn, who until recently had been Band Secretary. Keith is known throughout the banding community not only for being an exceptional bass trombone player, but his industrious allegiance to a single band for close to six decades. News
LS252017-05-22GarforthFree Skateboarding LessonsOn Saturday 27th May in conjunction with Sk8 Safe, Garforth and District Lions are offering free Skateboarding Coaching by qualified instructors at Glebelands Skateboard Park, Ninelands Lane, Garforth. Places are available on a first come, first served basis and are very limited.News
LS252017-05-21SherburnSpeaker Encourages Exam CandidatesMotivational speaker Richard McCann paid a visit to Sherburn High School to speak to theYear 11 and Post 16 students who are about to embark upon their final exams. Richard, son of the Yorkshire Ripper’s first murder victim, spoke of the trials and tribulations he had faced throughout his life and how he has used those experiences as a tool for always striving to be better and telling himself that he can do it!News
LS252017-05-21GarforthPlant SaleThere is a plant sale at Firthfield Community centre today from 10am till noon organised by Firthfields Gardening Club. Refreshments and Tombola are also available. With hundreds of quality plants for garden, basket and tubs at low prices, perennials, tomatoes etc, there will be something for everybodyNews
LS252017-05-20KippaxOECC Workshop on Neighbourhood PlansAn Outer East Community Committee workshop, exploring how a neighbourhood plan can be delivered, will take place at Bowers Allerton Chapel Hall on Great Preston from 5.15pm to 6.30pm on Tuesday 13th June . LCC planning expert Ian McKay will open the meeting. There will be group discussions on what is needed in the area and how a neighbourhood plan could achieve it.News
LS252017-05-20GarforthMiners Awards NightGarforth Town held their annual presentation evening last Saturday and as expected, Mark Simpson went home with a clutch of awards - Golden boot, supporters' player of the season and a special award for setting two club records (scoring in ten consecutive games and scoring thirty league goals in a season). Mitch Hamilton scooped the goal of the season award, Luke McCrum was a popular choice for most improved player, players' player of the season went to Jack McMurrough and James Beaston earned Rob Hunters' managers' player of the season trophynews
LS252017-05-19KippaxKippax Neighbourhood Plan MeetingThe next meeting of the Kippax Neighbourhood Plan group takes place at Kippax Band Club on Tuesday 23rd May at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attendNews
LS252017-05-19GarforthAcademy Signs Up to Heart SchemeGarforth Academy is one of over a hundred Yorkshire secondary schools that have signed up for Restart a Heart Day. This is an initiative to train as many people as possible in CPR in one day. Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff and other volunteers will visit the schools in October and train 25,000 children.News
LS252017-05-18Monk FrystonHotel Safe RobbedTwo men entered Monk Fryston Hall Hotel at 5.30am on Friday morning and stole money from the hotel safe. The burglars were caught on CCTV. One man was wearing a black woolly hat and black top the other had white or very pale trousers.News
LS252017-05-18GarforthTeacher Runs for Cycling Victim FriendsGarforth Academy teacher Rachel Shakespeare has run the Plusnet Leeds Half marathon to raise money for the road safety charity Brake in memory of work colleague Ian Winterburn and university friend Steph Turner. Both were killed in accidents whilst cycling to work. Rachel has raised £600 so far. Anyone wishing to donate should visit the fundraising area of the justgiving.com website and search for Rachel-ShakespeareNews
LS252017-05-17MicklefieldChurch Coffee MorningThere will be a coffee morning and church open day at St Mary’s church, Micklefield on Saturday 20th May from 10am till 2pmNews
LS252017-05-17SherburnLocal Area Struck by EarthquakeA small earthquake was recorded in Saxton in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The British Geological Survey has reported that a quake measuring 1.9 on the Richter scale was detected near the North Yorkshire town at around 4.30am. The epicentre was identified six kilometres beneath the village.News
LS252017-05-16South MilfordSouth Milford Bonfire DateThe date of this year’s South Milford Bonfire and Firework Display is Saturday 11th November. This is the 25th event and although costs have risen by 20 percent the ticket prices will remain unchanged.News
LS252017-05-16SherburnWork Starts on Sherburn Artificial Sports PitchWork has started on the new state of the art, full size, floodlit, artificial grass sports pitch at Sherburn High School with Local Councillor Bob Packham cutting the first sod. The new 106m x 70m floodlit, 3G, artificial pitch will support grass roots sport in the area, be used by the school during the day and open to the wider community during evenings and weekendsNews
LS252017-05-15MicklefieldMicklefield Scarecrow FestMicklefield Tenants and Residents Association are holding a Scarecrow Picnic on the school playing field on Saturday 10th June. There will be a picnic and games at noon followed by milkshakes and ice creams at Churchville House at 2pm. It is £1 to enter a scarecrow and judging will take place at the picnic. There are prizes for the best three scarecrows. For more details call 07949 747452News
LS252017-05-15SherburnSchool Rated Good All-RoundSherburn High School was inspected by Ofsted on 26th and 27th April. The school was rated good in all areas of assessment.News
LS252017-05-14AberfordAberford PC AGMThe Annual Meeting of Aberford Parish Council will take place on Tuesday 16th May in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing at 7:00 p.m. This will be followed by the monthly Parish Council meeting at 7.30pm at the same venue.News
LS252017-05-14GarforthFire Crews Tackle Kitchen FireFirefighters from Garforth and Killingbeck attended a kitchen fire at a house in Rowan Place, Garforth on Friday shortly before 2pm. Fortunately smoke detectors fitted in the home raised the alarmNews
LS252017-05-13AberfordMap of Local Memories Goes on DisplayA Map of Memories, depicting historical stories and places in Garforth and Lotherton, will be on display at Lotherton Hall until September. The large wall hanging was developed by a local history group that was formed as a result of a workshop run by Garforth Library and Lotherton Hall. News
LS252017-05-13GarforthLocal Students Meet JeremyA group of Year 13 students from Garforth Academy went to meet Jeremy Corbyn whilst he was out campaigning in Garforth earlier this week. Students were reminded that they have until 22nd May to register to vote and were encouraged to make that vote count.News
LS252017-05-12AberfordYorkshire Day CelebrationLotherton Hall will be hosting a Yorkshire Day celebration from 11am to 4pm on Tuesday 1st August. It will include dog shows and a cake challenge hosted by Sanddy Docherty from The Great British Bake OffNews
LS252017-05-12GarforthHelp the Tigers Buy a Defibrillator for GarforthGarforth Tigers ARLFC is aiming to raise £2,000 to pay for a community access defibrillator, to be kept at Glebelands where the club plays its home matches. To help with a contribution you should visit the garforthtigers page at justgiving.comNews
LS252017-05-11SherburnVenetian MasksLocal artist Kathryn Richardson will be holding a workshop at Sherburn Library on the 17th June where you can learn how to make a Venetian mask. It runs from 10am to midday and is suitable for ages 7 years and upwards. Tickets are available at the Library and are £3.50 per person or £5 for two.News
LS252017-05-11MicklefieldPolice Concern Over Missing Micklefield WomanWest Yorkshire Police are continuing to appeal for information to help trace Svitlana Krasnoselska, aged 40, who was last seen at her home in Micklefield at about 5am on Monday, 3rd April. Despite extensive enquiries and searches of the wider area around her home, officers have been unable to establish her current whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting log number 716 of 5th April.News
LS252017-05-10GarforthDog Pool PlanPlans for a specialist swimming pool for dogs in Garforth will come before the plans panel this week. The application is to build a canine hydrotherapy pool. Council officers are recommending a temporary one year approval for monitoring the disruption to neighbours.News
LS252017-05-10GarforthLabour Leader Visits GarforthLabour Leader Jeremy Corbyn is visiting Garforth Leisure Centre at 12.45 today as part of his general election campaigning in LeedsNews
LS252017-05-09GarforthTop Shot MarkMark Simpson's 30 goal haul for Garforth Town this season has earned him 8th place in the 2016-17 NCEL Premier Division top scorers table. Remarkably, Mark is the only player in the table where all of his goals came in the league. The total of 30 league goals in a season is also a club record,news
LS252017-05-09GarforthYear Long Gas Mains Repairs PlannedA programme of essential gas mains replacement work has begun in Garforth and is expected to take 53 weeks. The project will replace 7,5 kilometres of metal gas mains with more durable plastic ones and will cost more than three quarters of a million pounds. All work will take place in residential areas, beginning on Fairburn Drive. Customers will be given four weeks’ notice of when they will be affectedNews
LS252017-05-08KippaxNature Photography WorkshopThere will be a Nature Photography Workshop run by professional photographer Paul Miguel at Fairburn Ings on Saturday 17th June from 12.30 to 4.30pm. The cost is £40.News
LS252017-05-08GarforthGrease is the WordFirthfields Community Association In East Garforth is running a theatre trip to see Grease at the Alhambra on Thursday 12th October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £45 each to include coach travel. For ticket information call Patrick on 0113 2864298News
LS252017-05-07KippaxTable Top SaleThere is a table top sale in aid of the Yorkshire Cancer Centre at Kippax Band Club today from noon till 3pm. Tables are available at £12. Sellers are also asked to make a donation from any profits made.News
LS252017-05-07GarforthGADS Acting WorkshopGarforth amateur Dramatic Society are holding an acting workshop at the Miners Welfare Hall on Sunday 14th May from 10am to 4pm. Everybody aged 15 or above is welcome. The cost is £15 including a light lunch. The workshop is limited to 20 people so booking a place is essential. Call 0113 2862491 for more detailsNews
LS252017-05-06GarforthLabour Candidate for Elmet NamedLeeds City Councillor David Nagle will be the Labour Party candidate for the Elmet and Rothwell constituency in this year’s General Election. The sitting MP is Conservative Alec Shelbrooke.News
LS252017-05-06GarforthInternational Netball Team SuccessOver the Easter break twenty netballers from Garforth Academy travelled to France to play an International Netball Tournament at Disneyland Paris. The standard of netball played was of the highest order, both Academy teams out performed with the U14s finishing 3rd in the Shield Competition and the U15s team (who were playing in the U16 category) finishing a very credible 6th place.News
LS252017-05-05GarforthSt Benedict’s Summer FairSt Benedicts School Summer Fair will take place on Sunday, 9th July 2017 from 11am onwards. News
LS252017-05-05GarforthFree Skateboard CoachingOn Saturday 27th May in conjunction with Sk8 Safe, there will be free Skateboarding Coaching by qualified instructors at Glebelands Skateboard Park, Ninelands Lane, Garforth. There will be 2 professional coaches in attendance, each leading and coaching a group. Sessions will be one hour long with maximum of 24 participants per session (12 per group). For more details visit the Garforth Lions facebook siteNews
LS252017-05-04Monk FrystonTable Top SaleSt Wilfrids Church and Monk Fryston School PTA are holding a Table Top Sale in St Wilfrid’s Church Hall this Saturday the 6th May. 11-1pm. Tables are £10News
LS252017-05-04GarforthBen Raises Money to Train a Guide DogGarforth Academy pupil Ben Dobbs from Colton has raised £10,000 to put a guide dog through its training. Ben has decided to name the pup receiving the training Ernie, after his terminally ill grandad. The lifetime cost of a guide dog is £50,000. To find out more about the Guide Dog scheme call 0118 9830190News
LS252017-05-03SherburnA Night at the MusicalsStudents at Sherburn High dazzled audiences with their take on A Night at the Musicals. The musical spectacular included performances from Hairspray, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, Oliver, Mary Poppins, Wicked, The Sound of Music, Annie, Ghost and Matilda. News
LS252017-05-03AberfordLeeds Fest Ticket DrawThe draw for Aberford Parish’s Leeds Fest 2017 tickets will take place on Wednesday 10th May 2017 at 7pm at Aberford Bowls Club, Parlington Drive, off Cattle Lane. All applicants should make arrangements to be present at the draw, so they are able to pay for their ticket if successful. News
LS252017-05-02GarforthMiners' Presentation NightGarforth Town AFC’s presentation night takes place at the club on Saturday 13th May starting at 7pm. Everyone is welcomenews
LS252017-05-02HillamBring and Buy Plant SaleOn Monday 8th May there will be a Bring, Buy Plant Sale at the Cross Keys, Hillam from 10.00am - 12.00pm in aid of Pancreatic Cancer research.news
LS252017-05-01GarforthLatest Health Walks List The list of Leeds Health Walks for May and June 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 News
LS252017-05-01GarforthCharity Family Games NightSt Benedict’s School PTA is holding a Family Games Night in aid of Cystic Fibrosis on Friday 12th May from 7pm to 9.30pm in the school hall. Tickets are £5 per family (2 Adults & up to 3 children) available from Judy Dean via school, News
LS252017-04-30GarforthMiners End Season with a DefeatGarforth Town FC ended the season with a 3-1 defeat at home to Bridlington Town. The highlight for the Miners was striker Mark Simpson poaching his 30th goal of the season. The club finished 15th in the league with 53 pointsNews
LS252017-04-30GarforthSkeleton at Junction 45Police investigating the human bone found on land near junction 45 of the M1 have recovered a complete human skeleton. Forensic analysis has determined that the body was male but police have not revealed any details about the cause of deathNews
LS252017-04-29GarforthSteaming ByThe steam locomotive 60163 Tornado will be passing through Micklefield, East Garforth and Garforth stations today just after 11am on its way to Leeds and then onto Carlisle via the Settle route, hauling the North Briton passenger special.News
LS252017-04-29AberfordRichard the FifteenthCancer survivor Richard Maltby from Aberford is organising his 15th annual golf challenge at Wetherby Golf Club on 20th July to raise money the Rays of Hope Charity, the Yorkshire Liver Research Fund. Over the last14 years Richard has raised £114,000 for the charity. News
LS252017-04-28GarforthDancing Down Shaftesbury AvenueDance students from Stagecoach Performing Arts in Garforth and Wetherby performed at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, showcasing their talents by performing songs from Beauty and the Beast and Les MiserablesNews
LS252017-04-28GarforthMotorcyclist in Road CrashA 50 year old motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a car on the Old George roundabout just before 5pm on Monday. The injured man was taken to Leeds General InfirmaryNews
LS252017-04-27GarforthLast Days of the Old FiverThe old-fashioned cotton paper notes will no longer be legal tender on 5th May, when the phase-in of the cnew fiver will be complete. But that does not mean your old £5 notes will become completely obsolete, as you may be able to able to exchange them at post offices or local banks. If they do not accept them, you can still exchange them at the Bank of England via post or in person after they have left circulation. “All Bank of England notes retain their face value for all time,” the Bank says.News
LS252017-04-27GarforthPeace Flame Lit this FridayFinal preparations are under way for this Friday’s lighting of a new peace flame in Jubilee Gardens in Garforth. The flame will be lit in a ceremony at the Miners Welfare Hall at 3.30pm before the flame is walked to the gardenNews
LS252017-04-26AberfordLotherton Hall Food and Drink Festival Lotherton Hall plays host to its second food and drink festival this May Day weekend with an array of hot street food stall with food inspired from all over the world. There will be a 30 metre long marquee hosting local producers and a host of bars. The event runs from 29th April to 1st MayNews
LS252017-04-26HillamHillam Time Capsule BurialHillam Parish Council has accumulated artefacts and photos of village life over the last 9 months for the burial of a time capsule on May day Monday 1st May at noon. The capsule will remain buried for the life of the tree it sits under, which may be 60 years. Everyone is welcome to come along and witness the event.News
LS252017-04-25Monk FrystonLocal Restaurant Wins Prestigeous RosetteMonk Fryston Hall Hotel has been awarded an AA Rosette for its restaurantNews
LS252017-04-25GarforthFree Manicures at the VetBeechwood Veterinary Group are offering free nail clipping throughout May at their 4 branches, including the one in Garforth, to raise cash for their rescue fund. Pet owners will be asked to make a donation to the rescue fund in lieu of payment.News
LS252017-04-24HillamHillam Livery BurglaryHillam Farm Liveries was burgled in the early hours of Friday morning and thousands of pounds worth of tack was takenNews
LS252017-04-24GarforthDisappointing Miners Lose at HomeA Mark Simpson equalizer wasn't enough to prevent Garforth Town falling to defeat to fourth from bottom Rainworth.Miners Welfare FC by two goals to one.. A deserved win for Rainworth secured their Premier Division survival.news
LS252017-04-23GarforthHelping the CarersGarforth Lions have joined forces with the DTP Group to provide a new computer and software for the Leeds Foster Carers’ NetworkNews
LS252017-04-23GarforthHaving a Net BallOver the Easter break twenty netballers from Garforth Academy travelled to France to take part in an International Netball Tournament, staged at Disneyland Paris. The standard of netball played was of the highest order and both Academy teams out performed with the U14 finishing 3rd in the Shield Competition and the U15 team (who were playing in the U16 category) finishing a very credible 6th place overall.News
LS252017-04-22GarforthRidge Road ClosureThe Ridge Road will be closed from 7.30am on Monday 24th April to 5pm on Friday 28th April whilst work is carried out on the railway bridge. Diversions will be in place. News
LS252017-04-22KippaxCar Flips on RoofA driver was taken to hospital after his car flipped onto its roof on Leeds Road, Kippax on Thursday morning. The 20 year old driver freed himself from the vehicle but was taken to LGI as a precautionNews
LS252017-04-21South MilfordFree Swimming LessonsThere are free trial swimming lessons available on Sunday 23rd April at the South Milford Hotel for children from 3yrs upwards. To book please call Swimtime on 01924851439.News
LS252017-04-21MicklefieldTesting the Air in MicklefieldIn response to the huge number of complaints from local residents about strong smells in the village the Environment Agency is hoping to install an ambient air mobile monitoring unit on the Crescent, Micklefield in the next two weeks. It has also been agreed that the ambient air data from the device will be shared with Public Health EnglandNews
LS252017-04-20GarforthOddball AwaitsThe Friends of the Dragline are holding an open day at the St Aidans site in Swillington on Saturday 22nd April from 1pm to 4pm, to view Oddball, the last walking drag line excavator in Britain. Admission is freeNews
LS252017-04-20MicklefieldMan Held Over Gun IncidentTwenty year old Ross Adams of Ridge Road Micklefield has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and will appear in court on 19th May. Armed police were called after he was seen pointing a gun at passing vehicles from a van on the A64 near TadcasterNews
LS252017-04-19SherburnMats Great NewsFive thousand pounds of funding is being provided under the Tesco Bags of Help scheme to install all-weather matting for the two entrances to Eversley Park Centre in Sherburn.News
LS252017-04-19MicklefieldMicklefield Lady Still MissingThe police have issued new images of the 40 year old woman who has been missing from her home in Micklefield since 3rd April. Lana Krasnoselska is originally from the Ukraine. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting log reference 716News
LS252017-04-18GarforthMurder Mystery Evening There will be a Murder Mystery Evening at St Marys Garforth on Saturday 29th April at 7pmNews
LS252017-04-18SherburnMore Houses for SherburnA planning application has been approved at a meeting of Selby Planning Committee to build 60 homes on land off Pinfold Garth in Sherburn. That means Sherburn has over 1200 new homes either being built or with planning permission – an increase in size of over 40%.News
LS252017-04-17GarforthMiners’ Goalless DrawGarforth Town drew 0-0 at home to Staveley Miner’s Welfare to end a run of three straight defeats in front of a bumper crowd on Good Friday.. News
LS252017-04-17SherburnNew Business Park for SherburnWork is underway to create a £105 million North Yorkshire business park on a 75-acre site in Sherburn-in-Elmet that will create 2550 new jobs. Named Sherburn2, the site is next to the existing Sherburn Park. The project was kick-started with £2.95m infrastructure facility from the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership and Government’s Growing Places’ Fund to help boost the economy. News
LS252017-04-16Burton SalmonOfficial Opening of Cricket ClubThe official opening of Burton Salmon Cricket Club by rugby legends Malcolm Reilly and Alan Hardisty takes place on Saturday 22nd April at 12.30pm. It is followed by their first game. There will also be a bar, barbecue, children’s rides and refreshmentsNews
LS252017-04-16KippaxCommendation for Brave DominicSeventeen year old Dominic Woodhead has been awarded a commendation by West Yorkshire Police and Fire and Rescue Services and the Royal Humane Society for his commitment and bravery in rescuing a neighbour from a burning building in Glencoe gardens Kippax in July 2015. News
LS252017-04-15GarforthCoffee at the AllotmentsChurch Lane Allotments are holding a coffee morning at the allotments on Saturday 28th April from 10.30 to noon. . The event will be rearranged if the weather is bad on the dayNews
LS252017-04-15HillamBurying the capsuleHillam Parish Council have been accumulating artefacts and photos for their time capsule. The burial of the time capsule will take place May Day, on Monday 1st May at noon. Everyone is welcome to the ceremony.News
LS252017-04-14GarforthLady Captain Helps St Gemma’sCarole Cassidy, Lady Captain at Garforth Golf Club, has raised £3632 for St Gemma’s Hospice to thank them for the care they gave her husband Michael News
LS252017-04-14MicklefieldEaster Rail Improvements at MicklefieldOver the bank holiday Easter weekend Network Rail will renew a vital junction at Micklefield to improve reliability and train performance. This scheme is part of the Great North Rail Project and Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan. While the junction is being upgraded, additional work will take place to the track alignment through Micklefield station as well as work to extend Platform 2 to support longer trains in the future. Services will be impacted over the Easter periodnews
LS252017-04-13MicklefieldEaster PartyThere is an Easter Party at Churchville House Micklefield on Sunday 16th April from 2.30pm. The event is hosted by Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association. There will be games, refreshments and Easter bonnets.News
LS252017-04-13GarforthEmail Scam WarningWest Yorkshire Police are aware of a scam email circulating claiming to be from the 'West Yorkshire Police Camera Unit' asking for details of the recipient’s vehicle. This email is fraudulent, if you receive it delete it immediately and do not do anything else with it, including clicking on any links. It potentially has damaging malware contained within it that could harm your computer and give criminals access to it. It may also ask for your personal information. West Yorkshire Police never correspond via email requesting such information.news
LS252017-04-12AberfordAberford PC MeetingThe next Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 18th April in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing 7:30 p.m.News
LS252017-04-12GarforthA Permanent Light for World PeaceThe ceremonial lighting of the World Peace Flame in Garforth with take place at the Miners Welfare Hall at 3pm on Friday 28th April at 3pm. After the speeches and lighting there will be a procession to the Jubilee Gardens on Aberford Road wher the flame will be placed in its permanent structure. This will be the first public, external Flame in the country.News
LS252017-04-11GarforthMacmillan Coffee MorningMacmillan Cancer Support are holding a Coffee Morning in the Welfare Hall on Saturday, 3rd of JuneNews
LS252017-04-11GarforthWater Works in LS25Yorkshire Water have announced that they are carrying out routine cleaning of the water pipes inLS25 between 10th April and 5th June. During this time residents may encounter short term low pressure and discolouration of the water from time to time. This is normal and nothing to be concerned aboutNews
LS252017-04-10GarforthPlant SaleFirthfields Community Association is holding a plant sale on Sunday 21st May at the Firthfields Community Centre in East GarforthNews
LS252017-04-10GarforthA Musical Coffee MorningGarforth Brass are hosting a coffee morning at the Miners’ Welfare Hall on Saturday 29th April from 10am to noon. There will be music and stalls selling a variety of goodsNews
LS252017-04-09KippaxThree Murder MysteriesKippax Dramatic Society are holding three murder mystery evenings at St Mary’s church hall, Kippax on 26th to 28th April at 7.30pm. Tickets are 310 including a two course supper. Call 0113 2862834 for more detailsNews
LS252017-04-09KippaxSixty Years OnRSPB Fairburn Ings is 60 years old this year. To celebrate the occasion the first of a series of walks entitled from Coal Face to Wild Place will take place at the site on Thursday 20th April at 10am.News
LS252017-04-08GarforthOliver at the Welfare HallGarforth Musical Society presents Oliver! At the Miners welfare hall from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April. Performances start at 7.15pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are £8.50 with concessions £7 and are on sale at SPT Uniforms on Main StreetNews
LS252017-04-08AberfordWe are the ChampionsAberford Albion Under 12s football team have won the Garforth Juniors Division One Football League Championship. News
LS252017-04-07GarforthLifeboat Coffee MorningThe Garforth branch of RNLI is holding a coffee morning at the Miners’ Welfare Hall on Saturday 8th April from 10am to noon. There will be refreshments, souvenirs, cakes, tombola and other stalls.News
LS252017-04-07KippaxRhinos Sports CampThere will be a Leeds Rhinos multi sports camp at Brigshaw High School on 10th to 13 th April. To book a place call 0371 423 1315News
LS252017-04-06MicklefieldMissing Person from MicklefieldPolice are appealing for information to trace a woman reported missing from the Micklefield area. Leeds CID would like to speak to anyone who has seen or has information about Svitlana Krasnoselska (40) who was last seen in Micklefield at about 5am on Monday 3 April. Svitlana, originally from Ukraine, is medium build with dark shoulder length hair and wearing a black coat with a fur hood. Anyone with information should call 101 and quote log reference 716News
LS252017-04-06GarforthGrand National Afternoon TeaThe Augustus Court care home in Garforth is hosting a Grand National afternoon on Saturday 8th April from 2pm and includes afternoon tea. For more details call 0333 9998727News
LS252017-04-05Monk FrystonEaster Craft MarketThere will be an Easter Craft Market at Monk Fryston Hall Hotel from 12 pm - 5 pm on the Monday 17th April. Entry is free. There will be many local suppliers with varied stalls.News
LS252017-04-05KippaxSt Aidan’s to ReopenSt Aidan's RSPB nature reserve will finally and permanently open to the public from 10th April with ownership having passed to the St Aidan's trust and the RSPB taking on management. The site has been closed for a number of years because of a land ownership issuenews
LS252017-04-04GarforthCar Boot Fire SaleThere is a car boot sale at Garforth fire station on Sunday 23 April from 9.30am to 1pm in aid of the Fire Fighters charity. For more information call 07946 617057News
LS252017-04-04GarforthManning Stainton Sponsor TigersLocal estate agents Manning Stainton have sponsored brand new kit for the under 9’s, under 14’s and open age sides at Garforth Tigers ARLFCNews
LS252017-04-03GarforthGrease Trip Firthfields Community Centre is organising a Theatre Trip to see Grease at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford on Thursday 12th October at 7.30pm. The cost is: £45.00 per person including return coach travel. The coach departs Firthfields Community Centre at 6.00pm prompt. For tickets telephone Patrick on (0113) 2864298News
LS252017-04-03GarforthMiners Lose 2-1Garforth narrowly lost out in an away game that never got into full flow. A home goal for AFC Mansfield in the fourth minute was the only incident of note in a scrappy first half. Mark Simpson equalised for the Miners in his 100th appearance after the break, but AFC Mansfield scored late-on to secure the win. News
LS252017-04-02GarforthLions Easter Car Boot SaleThe Garforth and District Lions Easter Sunday Car Boot Sale takes place at 8am on Sunday 16th April in the Tesco Car park Garforth. For sellers, cars are £5 and vans £10News
LS252017-04-02HillamBurglary Arrests in HillamOfficers from Selby area Neighbourhood Policing Team and Firearms Support Unit responded to a burglary in progress report at a residential property in Hillam. They detained one male on foot in the area, and a second after a foot chase, recovering stolen property. A 36 and a 39 year old male, both from the Selby District have been charged and remanded, to attend court.News
LS252017-04-01KippaxBetty Blue EyesKippax Amateur Operatic Society are performing the musical comedy Betty Blue Eyes at Castleford’s Phoenix Theatre from 25th to 29th April. Call 01977 664566 for more information and ticketsNews
LS252017-04-01GarforthLocal Apprentices Come Out on TopLeeds Building College student Chris Dixon from Garforth has been named New Professional of the Year in the Generation for Change Yorkshire and Humberside Awards. Stuart Hirst from Sherburn won the Advanced Technical Apprentice of the Year award at the same eventNews
LS252017-03-31GarforthBags of Money for Local CausesLocal projects in Garforth stand to benefit from grants of upto £4000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help Scheme. Shoppers will vote for three recipient groups every 2 months. The money comes from the 5p levy charged for plastic carrier bags. News
LS252017-03-31GarforthHuman Bone FoundPolice were called to an area of land near junction 45 of the M1 on Monday afternoon after a human bone had been found. A forensic anthropologist has been called in to help the police with their investigationNews
LS252017-03-30MicklefieldRail Improvements Meeting in MicklefieldTranspennine are holding a community information session at Micklefield Youth and Adult Centre, Old Fire Station, Great North Road, LS25 4AF, Monday 03 April 2017 from 4pm to 7pm regarding the line improvement work being carried out around Micklefield station over Easter and beyondNews
LS252017-03-30GarforthHere Comes the Sun FlowerVolunteers are required to help plant sunflowers at Garforth Library on Monday 3rd April between 10am and noon. All materials will be provided by the Garforth in Bloom group.News
LS252017-03-29GarforthFirthfields AGMFirthfields Community Association will hold its Annual General Meeting in the community centre at 8.30pm on Friday 7th April 2017. Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be servedNews
LS252017-03-29SherburnSculpture Finally InstalledThe new Fairey Swordfish sculpture is now in place outside the old HSBC building in Sherburn. The Fairey Swordfish is a World War 2 aircraft which was built at SherburnNews
LS252017-03-28GarforthGADS AGMGarforth Amateur Dramatic Society’s Annual General Meeting will take place at the Gaping Goose on Monday 10th April at 7.30pm.Come along and air your views.News
LS252017-03-28South MilfordHelp Build a Better BundSouth Milford against Flooding group is working on creating a series of upstream bunds to help slow the buildup of flood surges during storms. The area requires the clearance of small bushes/trees to provide access and sight lines for surveying. Volunteers are needed for a 4 hour session clearing the area next Saturday 1st April, morning starting at 9:30am. Call 01977 689444 for more informationNews
LS252017-03-27GarforthRNLI Coffee MorningThe Garforth branch of RNLI will be holding an Easter Coffee Morning on 8th April at the Miners Welfare Hall .News
LS252017-03-27GarforthRusty Miners DefeatedGarforth Town FC took to the field for their first competitive game in a month and it showed as they were beaten 3-1 by a clinical Athersley Rec side.News
LS252017-03-26SherburnA Night at the MusicalsSherburn High School are performing A Night at the Musicals at 7pm on Thursday 6th April. Tickets are 35 with concessions £4News
LS252017-03-26GarforthSupporting Macmillan Cancer Last year over £9,000 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support at events at Garforth Miners Welfare. This amount was mainly raised at the Coffee mornings, Christmas Bazaar and the sale of Easter Chicks and Christmas Stockings.News
LS252017-03-25GarforthLadies DayGarforth Amateur Dramatic Society’s next production will be “Ladies’ Day” by Amanda Whittington. The play runs from Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th April at Garforth Miners Welfare HallNews
LS252017-03-25GarforthSummer Anti-Burglary CampaignWest Yorkshire Police have launched their Spring and Summer anti-burglary campaign. Burglaries often increase during the Spring and Summer months, when burglars take advantage of people leaving doors and windows open during the warmer weather. Taking simple measures such as locking your doors and windows, putting valuables out of view and using a burglar alarm, can significantly reduce your chances of being a victim.News
LS252017-03-24AberfordTuraco Day at Lotherton HallBirdwatchers are invited to a Turaco Day at Lotherton Hall on Sunday 26th March from 11am to 3pm. Participants should meet in the Education Room at Lotherton Bird Garden. The price is included in normal admission to the estateNews
LS252017-03-24SherburnDominos on Low StreetSelby District Council has called in the application for a new Dominos, which developers want to create in the former HSBC bank in Low Street, Sherburn in Elmet, after 35 people objected to the submission. A decision is due on the plans at the end of next month, but no date has yet been setNews
LS252017-03-23AberfordTea in YorkshireThere is a family Craft Workshop a bout Tea in Yorkshire at Lotherton Hall on Saturday 25th March from 2pm to 3.30pm. It will include tea tasting and mug painting. Tickets are £3. Call 0113 378 2959 to book a placeNews
LS252017-03-23GarforthSecond Rail Strike AnnouncedGuards and drivers working for Northern Rail will take part in a second day of strike action on Saturday 8th April over the safety critical role of guards. News
LS252017-03-22Burton SalmonVan Break-inSometime between 1430hrs on 18th March 2017 and 0645hrs on 19th March 2017 a van parked on Hillam Lane, Burton Salmon was broken into by bending back the rear and side door from the top. Tools were stolen. Residents are asked to remain vigilant and report any information to North Yorkshire Police on Tel 101 quoting ref 1 2 1 7 0 0 4 6 2 5 2 .News
LS252017-03-22GarforthPolice Warn of Car Bump TheftsPolice are warning drivers to be on their guard following a spate of thefts and robberies where elderly women have been targeted at the wheel. In the majority of cases the suspects have followed the victim in their car and bumped them at low speed with their vehicle. When both cars stop, they tell the victim their brake lights are not working and get them to leave their car to check. While the victim is distracted they steal their handbags and cash from the car and make off.News
LS252017-03-21GarforthNew Spire Magazine HereThe new February 2017 edition of the Garforth Parish magazine The Spire can be seen by clicking on the link in the right-hand column News
LS252017-03-21GarforthGarforth World Peace FlameGarforth in Bloom will be running a joint project with the World Peace Flame Foundation to install a Garforth World Peace Flame in the Jubilee Garden this spring. This will be the first public eternally burning World Peace Flame in England. News
LS252017-03-20Burton SalmonCricket Returns to Burton SalmonFormer Leeds, Castleford and Great Britain Rugby League star Malcom Reilly will open the ground when cricket returns to Burton Salmon on 22nd April. Junior sessions start at the club on 28th AprilNews
LS252017-03-20GarforthGADS Drama WorkshopGarforth Amateur Dramatic Society are holding their third Drama Workshop on Sunday 14th May 2017 at Garforth Miners Welfare Hall, from 10am to 4pm. This is for all ages from 15 years upwards and is directed by a professional tutor. The cost is £15.00 per person and includes a light lunch. Please contact Pat Toes (0113 286 2491 for detailsNews
LS252017-03-19MicklefieldMRTA MeetingThe next meeting of Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association is on Wednesday 22nd March at Churchville House. The meeting starts at 7.30pm and is open to everyone.News
LS252017-03-19Monk FrystonSpring Cleaning St WilfridsThere will be a working morning at St Wilfrid’s church, Monk Fryston on Saturday 8th of April beginning at 9.30am to get rid of all the winter debris and deal with general tidying up of the churchyard and grounds plus a spring-clean inside the church itself. If you can help then please contact Stuart Wroe on 01977 672229News
LS252017-03-18KippaxThe Band Remains UpbeatKippax band were placed 8th in an 11 band field at the Yorkshire Regional Brass Band Championships in MarchNews
LS252017-03-18Burton SalmonBurton Salmon WatchTwo Burton Salmon residents have set up a Burton Salmon Watch facebook site in response to a recent shed burglary, to allow villagers to communicate what is happening in the village. The site provides updates, links to police reports and contains information on local community groups and eventsNews
LS252017-03-17AberfordFamily Craft AfternoonThere will be a family craft afternoon at Lotherton Hall on Saturday 25th March from 2pm to 3.30pm. Booking is required. Call 0113 3782959 for more informationNews
LS252017-03-17MicklefieldIan Collinson Memorial UnveilingThe Ian Collinson memorial seat unveiling ceremony will take place on Saturday 25h March from 1pm to 3pm by the Churchville Drive bus shelter on Churchville House GreenNews
LS252017-03-16GarforthOlympics Hero to Attend New Gym OpeningOlympic Cycling medal winner Katy Marchant will be special guest at the opening of Gymophobics on Main street Garforth on Monday 20th March News
LS252017-03-16KippaxGive Your Views on the Kippax PlanKippax Parish Council have organised a drop in session at Kippax Library on Saturday 18th March from 10am till 1pm as part of the six week consultation on the Kippax Neighbourhood Plan. News
LS252017-03-15Aberford500 Years of FashionA new exhibition entitled Fashionable Yorkshire – 500 Years of Style opens at Lotherton Hall from 17th March, allowing visitors to explore the history of fashion through clothes and personal storiesNews
LS252017-03-15KippaxRhinos Easter Sports CampThe Leeds Rhinos Foundation Easter multi sports camp at Brigshaw School for boys and girls aged 6 to 12 will take place from 10th to 13th April. The four day camp costs £50. To book a place call 0371 4231315News
LS252017-03-14GarforthVote Paula’s CafePaula’s Café on Main Street Garforth is one of ten cafes shortlisted for the Yorkshire Evening Post Café of the Year Award. The closing date for readers votes is 10am on Friday 31st MarchNews
LS252017-03-14GarforthHave Your Say About Garforth PlanGarforth Neighbourhood Planning Forum ais holding a Coffee Morning Catchup at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 18th March from 9.30am to 12.30pm where you can learn about the progress of the Garforth Plan and give your opinion on related topics.News
LS252017-03-13South MilfordMonthly Boot Sale ReturnsThe Rotary Club car boot sales at Milford Plants in South Milford resume on 9th April and continue through to September on the second Sunday of each monthNews
LS252017-03-13SherburnCraft and Food FestivalTickets are now available for Sherburn in Elmet’s very own spectacular Craft and Food Festival on August Bank Holiday weekend, 26th to 28th August. The annual event aims to put any profits back into the local community to help improve facilities, support local groups and charities and much more. There will be over 100 craft and food stalls, live entertainment, vintage vehicle displays, fun fair, competitions, activities, cookery school and cookery demonstrations and lots more. Visit the craftandfoodfestival. co.uk. website for tickets priced £5 per day or £10 for the three daysNews
LS252017-03-12GarforthRearranged Match DetailsGarforth Town’s postponed game away at Handsworth Parramore has been re-arranged for Tuesday 11th April, kick-off 7:45pm.News
LS252017-03-12GarforthSmokey House FireFire crews from Garforth and Killingbeck were called to a fire at a house in Swarcliffe on Thursday evening. A thirteen year old boy was taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalationNews
LS252017-03-11GarforthSt Patricks Day CelebrationSt Benedicts Friends on Friday group is holding a celebration of St Patrick with singer and musician David Leroy on 31st March at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre, Admission is £3.and Dress Code is green. There is a prize for best decorated table with an Irish theme.News
LS252017-03-11GarforthLeeds Ladies at Home on SundayLeeds City Ladies FC are playing Chester Le Street at the Garforth Town ground on Sunday 12 March. Kick off is 2pm. Come along and support the city’s ladies football team.News
LS252017-03-10GarforthLocal Vet Nominated for AwardThe Garforth branch of Beechwood Vets has been nominated as Practice of the Year in this year’s Petplan Veterinary awards. Winners will be announced on 7th AprilNews
LS252017-03-10AberfordTicket Applications Now OpenThe Leeds Festival organisers have again given Aberford and District Parish Council 54 tickets, each valid for the 3 days of the festival including camping (ticket price = £40 / normal price = £213) as a way of thanking the residents for their patience for any disruption caused by the event. Aberford residents can apply for a ticket by printing the application form on the parish council website and send it to Cllr Daniel Overend, 4 Field Lane, Aberford, LS25 3AE by 7th April. If there are more applicants than tickets a draw will be held. News
LS252017-03-09KippaxBetty Blue EyesKippax Amateur Operatic Society’s next production is Betty Blue Eyes, a musical, comedy based on Alan Bennett’s A Private Function. The production runs from 25th to 29th April at Castleford Phoenix Theatre. Call 0113 2869653 for ticket informationNews
LS252017-03-09GarforthHelen’s Charity ChallengeGarforth mum Helen Smith will be running in this year’s London marathon to raise money for the Make-a-Wish charity. She is also organising a charity football match between a celebrity team and a team from Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Yorkshire Ambulance Service, where she works. The match will be played at Garforth Town’s ground on Sunday 16th April, kick off 1pm. Admission is £5 for adults and £1 for kids and all monies raised will be shared by Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Make-a-WishNews
LS252017-03-08GarforthSt Mary’s Spring FairThe St Marys Spring Fair will take place at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 6th May from 10am to 2.30pm.Lunches and afternoon teas, games, stalls, craft and fun for all will be availableNews
LS252017-03-08SherburnTemporary Lights in SherburnOn the 13th March work will be starting on the new entrance to the extension to the Industrial Estate and will last for 22 weeks. Traffic lights will be in operation on this area, manually operated at rush hour times. The traffic lights will be on Bishopdyke Road (the B1222) to the east of the Wincanton (Sainsbury) depot.News
LS252017-03-07SherburnPolice Commissioner’s Sherburn SurgeryJulia Mulligan, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, will be holding a surgery at Sherburn Library on Monday 13th March from 3pm to 5pm. To book an appointment call 01423 569562.News
LS252017-03-07KippaxNew Pool for KippaxFollowing approval at Leeds City Council’s Executive Board meeting in December, consultation has started on plans to replace Kippax Leisure Centre with a new facility. The current centre has been there since 1973. News
LS252017-03-06KippaxKippax Forum MeetingThe next Kippax and Methley Forum and PACT meeting takes place in the library at Brigshaw School on Wednesday 17th March from 6pm.News
LS252017-03-06HillamHillam Defibrillator Training SessionHillam Parish Council has arranged a Cardiac Arrest Response Seminar for up to 50 residents so that they know how to use the defibrillator that has been installed in the telephone box in the village. The seminar will take place on Tuesday March 14th at 7pm in the Community Centre. Residents should call 01757-229885 to reserve a placeNews
LS252017-03-05GarforthHealth Team ShortlistedMoorfield House surgery in Garforth has been shortlisted for Primary Care Team of the Year at the BMJ Awards for a pilot project to tackle domestic violenceNews
LS252017-03-05GarforthGastroenteritis Outbreak in GarforthLeeds health officials are investigating a potential link between 69 cases of gastroenteritis and a Garforth restaurant. The restaurant involved reports that food samples from the premises have been tested and cleared. Public Health England say no source of the infection has been found, there are a range of causes, particularly at this time of year and advises any one with symptoms to wash their hands frequently and stay away from work for 48 hours after the symptoms have ended.News
LS252017-03-04GarforthSunday Road Closure in GarforthCarriageway patching repairs will be carried out to Aberford Road between the Junction 47 roundabout and Brierlands Close on consecutive Sundays 5th and 12th March. As a result the southbound route will be closed to traffic and a diversion will be in place via Ridge Road, Selby Road, Wakefield Road and Aberford RoadNews
LS252017-03-04GarforthCollege Extension Plan to be ApprovedPlans to expand the performing arts college at Garforth will go before LCC plans panel next Thursday. SLP wish to build an additional classroom. Council officers are supporting the application.News
LS252017-03-03GarforthMobile Phone WarningPolice are advising that from 1st March 2017 the penalty for using a mobile phone whilst driving will increase to 6 penalty points and a £200 fine. Anyone who is caught a second time could potentially face a £1000 fine and six-month ban from driving. In order to lawfully use a mobile phone whilst driving, you must have a hands free kit. With or without hands free, if you are driving badly, you can also be prosecuted for careless driving or dangerous driving, which carry much higher penalties.News
LS252017-03-03GarforthRail Strike SoonNorthern Rail workers will be on strike on Monday the 13th March in protest at company plans to remove the guard from trains , which is regarded as a major safety issue by the RMT trade union. The strike will impact trains at all local stations in this areaNews
LS252017-03-02GarforthA History of OutlawsGarforth man Stephen Basdeo, a PhD student at Leeds Trinity University has been commissioned to write a history book about notorious thieves, body snatchers, cannibals and other medieval outlaws. The compendium of short biographies will be published in September 2018News
LS252017-03-02GarforthFirst Orders Imminent at New WetherspoonsThe new Wetherspoons pub on Main Street Garforth will serve its first pints on Tuesday 7th March. The Briggate, which specialises in real ales and craft beers, has created 60 new jobs in the townNews
LS252017-03-01GarforthBe a Little Tiger Garforth Tigers amateur rugby league club are looking for boys and girls to join their Under 8’s team for 2017. Training is at 6 to 7pm on Fridays at Garforth Academy. No rugby experience is necessaryNews
LS252017-03-01GarforthPrice Increase Threat to Leisure CentresThe cost of some activities at leisure centres run by Leeds City Council could rise substantially if a proposed overhaul is agreed. There are a number of changes to prices planned in order to increase the income of the sports service by £375,000. These include increasing the price of an adult swim by 8.7% to £5, from the current £4.60. There would also be a rise in junior swimming lessons to £6.20 each from £5.90, which equates to around 5%. Adult gym sessions would see over a 9% rise to £7 from £6.40.News
LS252017-02-28GarforthLatest Health Walks ListThe list of Leeds Health Walks for March and April 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 upNews
LS252017-02-28HillamBurglars Disturbed by OccupantsTwo men smashed the patio doors to break into a house in Hillam whilst two elderly occupants were having tea at around 5pm on Sunday 26th February. The burglars were disturbed by the couple and fled the scene in a vehicle. Anyone with any information about the incident should contact the police on 101 quoting reference 12170033304News
LS252017-02-27GarforthA Feast of FunGarforth Community Feastival will take place in and around Main Street from 10am till 9pm on Saturday 15th July. Details of the event will be announced laterNews
LS252017-02-27SherburnHannah’s CookingSherburn High student Hannah Buckley has reached the regional final of the Rotary Clubs Young Chef Competition which takes place in Mansfield on 29th April this year. Hannah is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Osgoldcross and ElmetNews
LS252017-02-26GarforthMiners Beat Retford 1-0Garforth Town FC played out a hard fought win over Retford United thanks to a solitary goal by Mark Simpson. The Badgers had a man sent off deep into injury time. Mark’s wonderful season continues, not only scoring now in ten consecutive games, but also scoring his 50th goal for the club (98 appearances).News
LS252017-02-26SherburnTop of the LeagueLeague tables published this week place Sherburn High School as the top performing school in the area with students making more progress from their starting point in Year 7 than any other secondary school in Selby and well above both the national and regional averagesNews
LS252017-02-25SherburnLearn to Play GolfScarthingwell Golf Club is running two hour free taster golf sessions for people interested in learning how to play golf. They supply all the equipment and the session is run by the club professional Tony Howarth. For more information call 07875 665587News
LS252017-02-25GarforthWeapons AmnestyWest Yorkshire Police are holding a weapons amnesty from Wednesday 22nd February to Saturday 4th March. Members of the public are invited to hand in firearms, ammunition, knives and offensive weapons at any of 8 police stations. During the campaign those surrendering weapons will not face prosecution and may remain anonymous if they wish.News
LS252017-02-24GarforthAnimated Meetings at LibraryAre you interested in Anime? If so there is a free club for fans aged 13 to 18 that meets on Wednesdays from 3pm to 5pm during term time in the ground floor computer room at Garforth Library. News
LS252017-02-24GarforthLions D of E Grant to AcademyA funding bid from Garforth Academy to the Garforth Lions has been successful. The Garforth Lions have generously donated £850 to the Academy’s Duke of Edinburgh Awards programme to purchase ten new rucksacks, six new cooking stoves and a number of compasses. Students will be using the new equipment when they enjoy a weekend of training in the Lake District at the end of February.News
LS252017-02-23GarforthOne Year Old at Care HomeAugustus Court in Garforth is preparing to celebrate its first year with a party for the local community from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 25th February. Visitors will be treated to music and entertainment and an afternoon tea. The Meridian Healthcare home regularly hosts community events.News
LS252017-02-23KippaxTime to ActKippax Dramatic Society are looking for new members interested in acting or helping behind the scenes. For more information ring 0113 2871693News
LS252017-02-22GarforthGarforth Litter PickThere will be a litter pick in Garforth on Sunday 2nd April. All ages are welcome though children must be accompanied by an adult. Litter pick sticks and bags will be provided. Volunteers should meet at the Welfare Hall at 10amNews
LS252017-02-22GarforthDriver Arrested After Garforth CrashA man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a crash between a Corsa and a VW Caravelle left another driver with a broken leg. The crash happened on Selby Road, Garforth on Sunday evening around 7pm. A 49 year old man had to be freed by firefighters from his VW and was taken to LGI with leg injuries. Police arrested the 36 year old driver of the CorsaNews
LS252017-02-21GarforthLions Easter Car Boot SaleThis year’s Garforth Lions Easter Sunday Car Boot Sale takes place on 16th April from 8am. Cars are £5 and vans are £10. For more information call 0845 833 5825News
LS252017-02-21GarforthBrown Bins BackFortnightly brown bin (garden waste) collections start again on 27th February and continue until 2 December 2017. Collection days are the same as last year. Residents are asked to put their bin out before 7am on collection day and put it away again as soon as possible after it has been emptied.News
LS252017-02-20SherburnLocal MP’s Charity Rugby MatchSelby and Ainsty MP, Nigel Adams dug out his rugby boots at the weekend to help raise money for the bowel cancer campaign when the House of Commons and Lords XV took on the Welsh Assembly team at Cardiff Harlequins RFC . Nigel commented “It’s twenty years since I played rugby …..we got stuffed 43-10.”News
LS252017-02-20GarforthLCC Final SAP ConsultationLeeds City Council is now consulting on its pre-submission changes to the Site Allocation Plan including proposals for Garforth and the Outer South East and changes to the proposed development at Parlington in the Outer North East, Details of the changes can be accessed on the LCC website and on garforthplan.co.ukNews
LS252017-02-19GarforthGoal MachineMark Simpson set a Garforth Town club record of scoring in nine consecutive games with the last kick of the match. His spectacular injury time free kick sealed the Miners 2-0 victory over Liversedge in an even game that remained goalless till the 71st minuteNews
LS252017-02-19SherburnSherburn Sculture Installation PostponedThere will be a further delay in the installation of the village centre sculpture in Sherburn. The sculptor, Dan Jones, was planning to do preparatory work on the 8th February and then install the sculpture on the 14th. However a problem with permission from Highways meant he couldn’t do the work so the sculpture will not now be installed until March.News
LS252017-02-18GarforthRace Night for St GemmasA Race Night will be held in St Benedicts Parish Centre on Saturday 25th February at 7pm in aid of St Gemma's Hospice. Cost of admission is £5 and includes supper. For details or tickets call 2867790news
LS252017-02-18SherburnGreen Light For Artificial Sports PitchPlanning approval for a new, state of the art, full size, floodlit, artificial grass sports pitch had been granted to Sherburn High School. Partnership funding for the project costs has been approved by Sherburn Parish Council and Selby District Council, the total project costs are £603,831 with £245,831 confirmed by the Football Foundation and £100,000 from Sport England.. The facility is scheduled to be open for use in the summer 2017.News
LS252017-02-17GarforthOn Sails of SongLeeds Male Voice Choir present On Sails of Song, an evening of music from around the world, at 7.30pm at St Mary’s church Garforth on Saturday 25th March. Tickets are £10. Call 0113 2431605 to orderNews
LS252017-02-17AberfordLife as a MinerLotherton Hall will host a talk about life as a coal miner and the part that pit ponies played in the industry. The event takes place from 2 to 3pmon Wednesday 22nd February. Booking is required. Ring 0113 3782959 for more detailsNews
LS252017-02-16GarforthVillans Coffee MorningGarforth Villa U11’s are holding a coffee morning and Fayre at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 25th February from 9.30am till 2 pm. All monies raised will go towards the U11 football tour in 2018News
LS252017-02-16GarforthAnother Garforth Councilor Resigns WhipA second Labour councilor in Garforth and Swillington ward has resigned the Leeds Labour Group whip. Councilor Sarah Field has announced that she will be an Independent councilor for the remainder of her term of office. All councilors across the city will stand for re-election in May 2018News
LS252017-02-15AberfordAberford Drop In Over Parlington PlansLeeds City Council is now consulting on its pre-submission changes to the Site Allocation Plan including proposals for the Outer North East, covering changes to the proposed development at Parlington. Ward councilors for Aberford have organized a drop in event at Aberford Village Hall on Monday 20th February from 3,30 to 7.30pm to allow residents to view the Council’s plan, question planning officers and find out how to respond to the pre-submission consultation.News
LS252017-02-15GarforthLocal Councillor Goes IndependentGarforth and Swillington ward councillor Mark Dobson has announced that he has resigned the Leeds Labour Group whip and is now an independent councillorNews
LS252017-02-14HillamPlan for 33 Hillam HousesStonebridge Builders have submitted plans for building 33 houses off Main Street in Hillam. The Parish Council has invited a representative from Stonebridge Builders to their next meeting on Wednesday 1st March at 7.30 at Monk Fryston Community Centre. Residents who wish to find out more about the proposals are welcome to attend from 7.30 until 8.00 after which the Council will continue with its regular meeting.News
LS252017-02-14MicklefieldIan Collinson Memorial SeatThe unveiling ceremony of the Ian Collinson Memorial Seat will take place from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday 25th March by the Churchville Drive bus shelter on Churchville House Green. The seat will be blessed and local councilors will say a few words.News
LS252017-02-13GarforthValentine Stakes Race Night St Benedicts Friends on Friday group are holding a Valentine Stakes Race Night at the parish centre on 24th February at 7.30pm. Entry is £3.News
LS252017-02-13GarforthMiners Back to Winning Ways A Lee Turner brace and goals from Hamilton and Simpson gave Garforth Town an emphatic 4-1 win over visiting Bottesford Town. The victory sees the Miners move up to 11th in the table. News
LS252017-02-12KippaxKippax and Methley ForumThe next Kippax and Methley Forum takes place at Brigshaw School on Wednesday 15th March from 6pmNews
LS252017-02-12SherburnSheep Thefts WarningNorth Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce has issued a warning about the theft of sheep after a suspected stolen flock was found in North Yorkshire. The difficulty with this crime is that it is not necessarily immediately obvious to farmers, who may only be able to identify their shortfall at the time of bringing sheep in to scan or to worm. The Rural Taskforce is urging residents to note down and report any suspicious activity, particularly in remote or isolated areas, to help ensure Yorkshire remains the safest place in the country.News
LS252017-02-11GarforthCharities Receive Boost from Friday FriendsSt Benedict’s Friends on Friday group have donated £650 to NET and £650 to Yorkshire Air Ambulance from money raised by their events in 2016.News
LS252017-02-11GarforthMark is County Player of the MonthGarforth Town’s Mark Simpson has won Non-League Yorkshire's January Player of the Month award. The striker has now scored in seven consecutive Garforth games, only the third player in the club's recorded history to have achieved this. The record is held by Richard Ramsden, who scored in eight games on the bounce. Mark's goal on Saturday took him to 23 for the seasonnews
LS252017-02-10AberfordBig Bird BonanzaLotherton Hall is hosting a Big Bird Bonanza during February half term. Families can enjoy bird keeper talks, make a bird feeder and take part in arts and crafts from 11am to 3pm. The event runs from 11th to 26th FebruaryNews
LS252017-02-10SherburnCraft and Food FestivalThe first annual Sherburn in Elmet Craft and Food Festival will take place on 26th, 27th and 28th August. TV celebrity Chef Rosemary Shrager will be the celebrity guest, and will be cooking at the festival. The Great British Bake Off contestant Howard Middleton will also be attending the festival.News
LS252017-02-09GarforthRNLI Coffee MorningGarforth RNLI branch is holding a coffee morning on Saturday 11th February at the Miners Welfare Hall from 10am to noon. There will be refreshments, souvenirs and tombola. All moneys raised will go towards the lifeboat crewsNews
LS252017-02-09GarforthSo There is Such a ThingAugustus Court in Church Gardens has extended an open invitation to old folk living in Garforth to come along for a free lunch. To book a lunch place at the Meridian Healthcare home ring 0333 9998727. Transport can be arranged on requestNews
LS252017-02-08Burton SalmonCricket Coaching for YoungstersBurton Salmon CC are starting junior coaching from April at the ground girls and boys aged 5 or upwards who want to learn to play. This will be run by Pro Coach which is part of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. No experience is needed or equipment as everything is provided. The sessions are 6.30-8.00pm every Friday.News
LS252017-02-08Monk FrystonSchool Visit to ParliamentPupils from Monk Fryston C of E Primary School paid a visit to Parliament this week. They met local MP Nigel Adams and had a good tour round followed by a question and answer sessionNews
LS252017-02-07GarforthBe a TigerGarforth Tigers RL are looking for players for their new 2017 Under 11’s team. Contact tigers@ garforthtigers.com for more informationNews
LS252017-02-07MicklefieldMTRA AGMMicklefield Tenants and Residents Association is holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 14th February from 2.30pm to 3.30pm at Churchville House. The meeting is open to anyone to attendNews
LS252017-02-06SherburnBags of HelpSherburn Parish Council have been successful in applying for a grant to provide all-weather matting for the two entrances to Eversley Park under the Tesco Bags of Help scheme,News
LS252017-02-06GarforthMiners Beaten 3-1Garforth Town FC lost 3-1 away to promotion chasing Pickering Town having taken the lead after 18 minutes. They then lost their hat trick hero of last week to injury, conceded two penalties and had two players sent off by the referee who had a very poor game. On another day the Miners might have caused an upset but it just wasn’t their dayNews
LS252017-02-05KippaxFamily Volunteering DayRSPB Fairburn Ings is holding a family volunteering event on 15th February from 10am. Booking is essential. To book a place call 01977 628191News
LS252017-02-05GarforthNew Vet Plan for GarforthA planning application has been submitted for a veterinary surgery with landscaping and car parking on the Miami building site at Garforth. The plan reference is 17/00543/FU and closing date for comments is 10th MarchNews
LS252017-02-04GarforthJunction Works BeginThe £8.3million upgrade of junction 45 of the M1 has begun. The work to enlarge the roundabout and its approach roads is expected to take 30 weeks and will involve occasional overnight closures of the junction. While the work is carried out there will be a 50mph limit on the motorwayNews
LS252017-02-04MicklefieldStop the StinkThe Environment Agency has served enforcement notice on Caird Peckfield to stop the extensive leakage of high levels of methane at the Peckfield landfill site at Micklefield. The work has to be completed by 14th MarchNews
LS252017-02-03SherburnPM Thanks EveryoneIn Prime Minister’s Questions time this week Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams urged Theresa May to join him in thanking all who had been involved in the restoration of the river bridge in the centre of TadcasterNews
LS252017-02-03GarforthNew Homes Plan for Thorpe ParkRedrow Homes have submitted a pre-application to build 271 new homes at Thorpe Park near junction 46 of the M1. The proposal ws discussed at yesterday’s LCC plans panel meetingNews
LS252017-02-02GarforthLions’ Collective SuccessGarforth and District Lions raised nearly £9,000 from this Christmas’s festive collections. The money will be used to support local residents in a range of initiatives News
LS252017-02-02SherburnOutstanding League Table SuccessLeague tables published recently place Sherburn High School as the top performing school in the area with students making more progress from their starting point than any other secondary school in Selby and well above both the national and regional averages.News
LS252017-02-01South MilfordSouth Milford Bonfire 2017The 25th South Milford Bonfire and Firework Display will take place on Saturday 11th November from 5pm till 10pm at the South Milford Cricket and Football fieldNews
LS252017-02-01GarforthHave Your Say on Stocks Blocks SiteLeeds City Council are inviting residents to comment on the proposal to build 238 houses on the former Stocks Blocks site on Ninelands Lane. The planning application number is 17/00307/FU and the comments deadline is 24th February. A link to the planning application can be found in the Planning Applications section of the GNPF website garforthplan.co.ukNews
LS252017-01-31AberfordFighting Fund BoostAberford Parish Council will be raising their precept by £1 a year this year to raise £750 to put towards the fighting fund for Parlington News
LS252017-01-31SherburnIt’s Our Library NowFrom 1st April, Sherburn Library will become a community library and be run by volunteers, backed up by 15 hours paid support from NYCC plus the professional librarians and IT support from North Yorkshire. So far, 54 people have signed up to help in the Library. Opening times will remain the same.News
LS252017-01-30GarforthPolice Warning to Vehicle OwnersLocal police have advised residents with a pre 2012 Land Rover to be aware that there has been an upsurge in these vehicles being stolen. Police also advise that there has been a spate of thefts from vans where the side panel has been peeled back to access the contents of the vehicleNews
LS252017-01-30GarforthVisit to ChatsworthFirthfields Community Centre, Garforth is holding a summer outing to Chatsworth House and the Chatsworth Flower Show on Saturday 10th June. The cost is £72 and includes the coach, entry to Chatsworth House and gardens, afternoon tea and entry to the Flower Show. To book your place call 0113 2864298News
LS252017-01-29AberfordLeeds Festival 2017This year’s Leeds Festival at Bramham Park will take place from 25th to 27th August. News
LS252017-01-29GarforthMiners Win AgainGarforth Town FC beat visitors Armthorpe Welfare 4-1 in their NCEL game on Saturday. Adam Turners' stunning hat-trick helped the Miners extend their unbeaten run in 2017. Mark Simpson was the other scorer in another emphatic win.news
LS252017-01-28KippaxHigh Flying Brigshaw RL TeamBrigshaw High School’s year 10 rugby league team has reached the National stage of the RFL’s Champion Schools competition having navigated the first three rounds of the regional tournamentNews
LS252017-01-28GarforthRoad Improvements at Junction 45Road improvements at Junction 45 of the M1 begin on week commencing 30th January. The changes involve widening of slip roads, widening of approach roads, widening of the roundabout and new traffic signals. Delays are expectedNews
LS252017-01-27South MilfordSustainable Yorkshire CaviarSouth Milford based KC Caviar Limited is the only company in the world licenced to remove the sturgeon eggs used for caviar without harming the fish. The traditional method of harvesting the eggs is forced stripping which kills the fish. News
LS252017-01-27MicklefieldBurglar ArrestsThe police continue to tackle the increased burglary rates we have been seeing in the area recently. On Wednesday two more males were arrested for burglary offences. One was charged with 3 offences in the Halton area. The other was charged with 3 offences in Crossgates and Micklefield.News
LS252017-01-26MicklefieldResidents Feel Council Response StinksMicklefield residents have asked their local councillors to get the local Peckfield landfill site declared a statutory nuisance. The smell eminating from the tip has plagued the village for many years and the Environment Agency have been ineffectual in dealing with the problemNews
LS252017-01-26GarforthGarforth Women’s InstituteThe newly formed Garforth Women’s Institute meets every third Thursday of the month at 8pm at Firthfields Community Centre. Yearly subscription is £39 plus a pound each meeting for refreshments. The group already has 48 members but additional woman of all ages are welcomeNews
LS252017-01-25GarforthTigers RL Taster SessionGarforth Tigers and Leeds Rhinos Foundation are running a taster rugby league coaching session for children in school years 1 and 2 at Garforth Academy on 10th February from 6pm to 7pm News
LS252017-01-25South MilfordPolice Rescue Woman and Child from DitchWest Yorkshire Police were called into action early yesterday morning when a car was reportedly on its side in a ditch in South Milford, filling with water and trapping a woman and a three-year-old child inside. Police arriving at the scene jumped into the freezing water and pulled the couple to safetyNews
LS252017-01-24GarforthYoung Singers Wanted Illume youth vocal group are seeking new vocalists, aged 5-18. Illume youth vocal group is based at the Garforth Methodist churchNews
LS252017-01-24AberfordAberford Plan ConsultationA public Drop In Event will be held at The Village Hall in Aberford on Sunday 5th February 2017 from 11am until 3pm to consult residents on the policies and proposals in the village’s Neighbourhood Development Plan relating to individual sites and buildings within and around the village. The consultation will run from 23rd January until 12th February 2017. News
LS252017-01-23GarforthVolunteer Helpers WantedSt Benedict’s Luncheon Club needs more volunteer helpers. If you can spare 2 or 3 hours on a Friday from 10am to 1pm please call into the parish centre and ask for Anne or Andrea.News
LS252017-01-23GarforthMiners Win AgainGoals from McMurrough, Simpson, Hamilton and McCrum powered Garforth Town to a 4-0 victory over a hard-working Clipstone side at the Worksop Van Hire Stadium. A convincing win for The Miners to make it four games unbeaten and make it 12 wins for the season, already matching that achieved in 2015-16.News
LS252017-01-22Monk FrystonProms at the PavilionProms at the Pavilion 2017 will be held on Saturday, 15th July this year. The event is held at Monk Fryston Cricket Club. More details to be announced in due course.News
LS252017-01-22GarforthOlder Persons Event CancelledLeeds City Council’s Older Persons celebration event planned for 27th January has been postponed because some older persons groups are concerned about holding the event when the weather is very cold and as a result there were insufficient bookings to hold the event. The council will look at holding the event in 3-4 months’ time when the weather is betterNews
LS252017-01-21South MilfordSwimming Lessons for YoungstersSwimtime Yorkshire are offering free trial sessions for swimming lessons for children from 3yrs upwards at the South Milford Hotel on 31st Januaary from 4pm onwards. To book call 01924 851439 News
LS252017-01-21GarforthCoroner’s Verdict on Garforth DeathsThe coroner’s Inquest into the deaths of Garforth residents Susan and Martin Ashworth concluded that Susan was unlawfully killed by her husband and recorded an open verdict on Martin Ashworth as it was impossible to know whether he intended to set himself on fireNews
LS252017-01-20GarforthFamily Market for Baby GoodsCheeki Monkeys are holding a second hand market at St Benedict’s Church Hall from 10.30am on Saturday 4th February. Families can buy and sell old baby items from prams and cots to toys and play pensNews
LS252017-01-20AberfordWild Plan for Lotherton HallLeeds City Council intends to spend £1.2m to create a wildlife world at Lotherton Hall. The scheme will be built in phases over the next 2 years creating Coastal, Forest, African, Tropical, Asia and South American zones as well as a children’s zone. News
LS252017-01-19GarforthNew Members RequiredGarforth Community Association Art Group is looking for new members. They meet every Wednesday night at 7.30 upstairs in the Welfare Hall. If you would like to join them you'll be assured of a warm welcome whether you are a seasoned artist or just a curious beginner. Just turn up any Wednesday night.news
LS252017-01-19GarforthListen to a GuruAmerican business guru Tom ‘Big Al’ Schreiter will be running a workshop at the Holiday Inn Garforth today, open to all networkers. Mr Schreiter has written several books on marketing.News
LS252017-01-18GarforthWant to Learn Karate?GKR Karate is holding an open evening at its Garforth class on Friday 20th January at 6.30pm at Firthfields Community Centre in Garforth. Come along and meet the students and instructors and even join in with the class. For more information call or message 07775 643009News
LS252017-01-18GarforthMP Off to See the PresidentElmet MP Alec Shelbrooke will be attending the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington DC on Friday. As UK representative to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Mr Shelbrooke has been invited to witness the swearing in ceremony ahead of a meeting of NATO’s Defence and Security Committee. News
LS252017-01-17GarforthGCA AGMGarforth Community Association is holding its Annual General. Meeting at the Miners Welfare Hall on Monday 23rd January at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attendNews
LS252017-01-17AberfordSentenced for Handling Parts from Stolen Aberford CarA man who was caught with stolen car parts was given a 2 year prison sentence, suspended for 2 years after pleading guilty to handling stolen goods. Luke Frearson was seen driving a Mercedes car onto his property that had been stolen from a house in Lotherton Lane Aberford. Frearson was ordered by the court to do 200 hours unpaid workNews
LS252017-01-16SherburnParish Council VacanciesSherburn Parish Council has two vacancies for councillors. Applications/CV’s for these positions should be sent to Sherburn-in-Elmet Parish Council, Eversley Park Centre, Low Street, LS25 6BANews
LS252017-01-16South MilfordBurglary Suspect ArrestedOne of two vehicles stolen in a burglary was found and recovered by North Yorkshire Police in South Milford on Saturday night. A well-known suspect was arrested nearby for the offence.News
LS252017-01-15GarforthWitness to Crash FoundThe driver of the van, who police appealed to trace as a potential witness to the road traffic collision that resulted in school teacher Ian Winterburn’s death, has come forwardNews
LS252017-01-15GarforthMiners Win AgainThe Miners continued their great start to 2017 with a 3-0 home win against Hemsworth Miners Welfare, Mark Simpson and Jack McMurrough (2) scored the goalsNews
LS252017-01-14KippaxA Psychic EveningTV Psychic medium Dean James Fox is hosting an Evening of Mediumship at the Black and Cream Coffee Bar on the High street Kippax on the evening of 30th January. Tickets are £15News
LS252017-01-14HillamBert’s Off to ParliamentNigel Adams, MP for Selby and Ainsty, and Alec Shelbrooke, MP for Elmet and Rothwell, are holding an inaugural Kingdom of Elmet Food Day in Parliament on January 18, just for food and drink producers in their own constituencies. Five local businesses have been invited to attended, including Bert’s Barrow of Hillam near Selby, which was named Best Independent Retailer in the 2016 Taste Awards held by The Yorkshire Post and Deliciouslyorkshire.News
LS252017-01-13GarforthLabour Learning Day at St BenedictsAround seventy people attended an event entitled ‘ everything you ever wanted to know about Labour but were too afraid to ask’ at St Benedict’s Parish Centre on Saturday. The event was organised by Elmet and Rothwell Labour group and featured a number of guest speakersNews
LS252017-01-13GarforthFunding FairThe charity Voluntary Action Leeds is holding a funding fair at the Miners Welfare Hall Garforth on 2nd February. The event is open to any group seeking fundingNews
LS252017-01-12GarforthLet Me Tell You My StoryThe former director of the Great Yorkshire Show will be giving a talk about his time in charge of the event at the Holiday Inn Garforth at 8pm on 18th JanuaryNews
LS252017-01-12GarforthPlease Appeal for Van DriverThe police are trying to trace a van that may have potential witnesses to the accident on 12th December that ultimately resulted in the death of Garforth schoolteacher Ian Winterburn . The small light coloured van was identified on CCTV, close to the scene at the time of the accident. News
LS252017-01-11GarforthVolunteers RequiredSt Benedict’s Luncheon Club needs more volunteer helpers. If you can spare 2 or 3 hours on a Friday from 10am to 1pm please call into the parish centre and ask for Anne or AndreaNews
LS252017-01-11GarforthInquest into Garforth Fire Deaths StartsThe inquest into the deaths of Garforth couple Martin and Susan Ashworth has begun at Wakefield Coroners Court. The couple were found at their Garforth home on 29th April 2014 after a house fire. Susan had been stabbed three times to the chest and Martin was found badly burnt in the garden. He died later. The inquest is expected to last 3 weeks.News
LS252017-01-10MicklefieldMTRA MeetingMicklefield Tenants and Residents Association are holding a public meeting on Wednesday 18th January 2017 at 7.30pm to 8.30pm at Churchville House. News
LS252017-01-10GarforthHigh Speed ConsultationsLocal consultations for the Garforth section of the proposed route of HS2 will take place on Monday 23rd January from 12pm to 8pm at the Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa at Colton. This information event gives you the opportunity to talk to the project team about the proposed property schemes and the changes to the Phase 2b route from the West Midlands to Leeds and beyond.News
LS252017-01-09GarforthBoys' Brigade and Girls' Association VacanciesThe Boys' Brigade and Girls' Association in Garforth currently has a limited number of spaces available in all age ranges from 5 to 18, for both girls and boys. From expeditions to nature trails, camps to canoeing and even trips overseas, the Boys Brigade gives young people the space to discover, to grow and to learn.news
LS252017-01-09GarforthBurglary WarningSince 1st January there have been 9 burglary offences in the Methley, Great Preston and Garforth area. In Great Preston 3 houses were attacked by an offender using a jemmy on doors or windows to force entry to empty properties. In the others, offenders snapped the locks on UPVC doors in the early hours to gain entry with a view to stealing car keys and then drive off in the vehicle from the drive. The Audi A3 series is a particularly popular target. News
LS252017-01-08MicklefieldGoods Yard Application Hickman Transport Ltd of Manor Farm Micklefield have applied for a licence to use Manor Farm as an operating centre for 4 goods vehicles and trailers.News
LS252017-01-08GarforthMiners Win Away 5-1Garforth Town FC came flying out of the traps to chalk up a resounding league win at Maltby Main. Mark Simpson scored after just 14 seconds and went on to grab a hat trick. Luke McCrum and Jack McMurrough added goals to complete the scoring.News
LS252017-01-07Burton SalmonShed Break In WarningOn 3rd January a shed at a property on New Lane, Burton Salmon was broken into. The thieves smashed the lock and made an untidy search within but it is not thought that anything was stolen. The police advise residents to remain vigilant with outbuilding security and report any information to North Yorkshire Police on Tel 101. News
LS252017-01-07GarforthPolice Appeal for Accident WitnessesPolice are appealing for witnesses after an 87 year old woman was hit by a black Vauxhall Vectra whilst crossing Main Street on Wednesday. The pensioner was treated for non life-threatening injuries at the Infirmary. Anyone witnessing the incident is asked to contact the police on 101News
LS252017-01-06GarforthMotor Services Receive Planning PermissionA new £50m motorway service station at Junction 45 of the M1 near Swillington has received outline planning permission from Leeds City Council. Leeds Skelton Lake Services will create 700 new jobs and feature a food court, retail outlets, a business centre, filling station and a 100 bedroom hotelNews
LS252017-01-06GarforthPensioner Knocked Down on Main StreetA pensioner suffered head injuries when involved in a collision with a car on Main Street Garforth just after 11.30am on Wednesday. The woman was taken to hospital and police closed Main Street while investigations were carried out at the sceneNews
LS252017-01-05GarforthWetherspoons Recruiting for New Garforth PubJD Wetherspoon are looking to recruit staff for their new pub on Main Street Garforth. The Briggate pub is scheduled to open in March and the company is looking for full time and part time bar staff, kitchen staff and floor staff. News
LS252017-01-05GarforthIt’s for Women GymFormer offices on Main Street Garforth are earmarked to be turned into a women-only gym. Gymophobics is a UK wide franchise with 40 other gyms for women aged 17 to 70. Only 10 women will be able to use the gym at any one time.News
LS252017-01-04HillamTime to Talk About Lotherton HallThe Time Team are holding a January social at Monk Fryston Hall Hotel on 10th January where Stephanie Davies of Leeds City Museums will give a talk on Lotherton Hall and its links to local villages. This is an open meeting and non-members are welcome. Doors open at 7pm and the event starts at 7.30pmNews
LS252017-01-04SherburnDrink and Drug Driver Arrests Up at ChristmasThe number of motorists arrested for drink or drug driving this Christmas was more than 10 per cent higher than last year. North Yorkshire Police arrested 137 drivers in December, compared to 124 in 2015 - 93 for drink driving, and 44 for driving while on drugs - a 37.5 per cent increase in the number of drug users on last year.News
LS252017-01-03GarforthA Brighter New Year for MinersGarforth Town FC ended their run of four straight defeats after grinding out a 1-1 draw away at Parkgate FC in their New Year’s match. This is the Miners first point at this venue in three visits, and something to build on for the coming weeks.News
LS252017-01-03GarforthGADS Acting Workshop 2017Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society will once again be running an Acting Workshop for all ages from 15 years upwards directed by a professional tutor at the Miner’s Welfare Hall on 30th April from 10am till 4pm. Participation fees are £15 per person. Places are limited so apply ASAP using the application form on GADS website and send with your cheque to Pat Toes 0113 2862491News
LS252017-01-02GarforthBlooming MeetingThe next meeting of Garforth in Bloom Takes place on Monday 9th Jan 2017 at 7.30pm in The Gaping Goose Public House, Selby Road Garforth. Why not come and meet them, you will be made most welcome. News
LS252017-01-02KippaxBird Feeder WeekendRSPB Fairburn Ings is holding a Feeder Making Weekend on Saturday 21 January and Sunday 22 January from 10 am to 2 pm. The cost is £2.50 per feeder, so drop into the Big Garden Birdwatch Lounge over the weekend to craft a bird feeder for your garden at home.News
LS252017-01-01KippaxNew Home for Kippax DefibrillatorThe Defibrillator that was removed from outside the Co-op in Kippax is now installed outside the Community Hub on Westfield Lane.News
LS252017-01-01GarforthDominos Pizza Takeaway Approved for Main StreetPlans for a new Domino’s Pizza takeaway on Main Street Garforth will be put before the Leeds City Council Plans Panel on Thursday 5th January with a Planning Department recommendation to approve the application. There were 21 letters of objection and one letter of supportNews
LS252016-12-31HillamHillam Parish Council MeetingThe next Hillam Parish Council meeting will be held at Manor Court Community room starting at 7.30pm on Wed Jan 4th. The plans for the proposed Stonebridge development will be available to view from 7.10pm prior to the meeting.News
LS252016-12-31GarforthLatest 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 News
LS252016-12-30GarforthDisappointing Boxing Day for MinersGarforth Town FC suffered a disappointing setback losing their home Boxing day fixture by 3-1 to bottom three side Parkgate. Three goals in nine minutes saw the Miners surrender the 1-0 nil lead they held from the 54th minute. The defeat saw the home side slip to 15th in the leagueNews
LS252016-12-30GarforthAcademy Teacher Dies Following Road AccidentGarforth Academy teacher Ian Winterburn died of injuries 10 days after being knocked off his bicycle on the Ring Road at Halton on 12th December. The woman driver of a Skoda has been interviewed under caution in connection with the incidentNews
LS252016-12-29HillamHousing Plan for HillamStonebridge Homes have submitted a proposal, ref 015/1033/FUL, to build 33 homes on a site behind Hill Crest House,of which 13 are affordable. News
LS252016-12-29GarforthChristmas Swoop on BurglarsA pre-Christmas crackdown on burglary in Leeds has seen police arrest more than 20 people over two days. Operation Red Eagle has seen teams of officers swoop on burglary suspects at addresses across the district in a series of pre-planned arrests. A total of 22 males and two women have been arrested on suspicion of offences including burglary, robbery, theft, handling stolen goods, drugs and driving offences, with further arrests expected as enquiries continue.News
LS252016-12-28KippaxMurder in the Village HallKippax Dramatic Society’s next production will be Murder in the Village Hall. The play will be staged at St Mary’s Church Hall on 26th to 28th April. Tickets for the murder-mystery style event will be £10, including a two course supperNews
LS252016-12-28AberfordIt’s All MineA talk about the coal mines developed by the Gascoigne family will be held at Lotherton Hall on Wednesday 11th January from 2 to 3pm. Booking is essential. Call 0113 3782959 for more detailsNews
LS252016-12-27MicklefieldFestive Afternoon TeaMicklefield Tenants and Residents Association are holding a Festive Afternoon Tea and quiz on Wednesday 28th December 2016 at 2.30pm at Churchville House. The event is open to everyone. Children are welcomeNews
LS252016-12-27GarforthOfsted Criticises PlaygroupAn Ofsted review of Scribblers Playgroup, based at the Leisure Centre in Garforth described them to be inadequate in the areas of child protection issues and training of staff to understand roles and responsibilities. However the report also found that the staff were qualified and had positive relationships with parentsNews
LS252016-12-26GarforthMotor Racing Helmet Stolen in BurglaryA motor racing helmet worth £6,000 was stolen in a break-in at United Autosport in Garforth on 29th November. Items taken also included a toolbox, two bicycles and a televisionNews
LS252016-12-26GarforthSurgery Extension Plan SubmittedA planning application has been submitted to build a second floor rear extension to Moorfield House Surgery on Wakefield Road Garforth. Comments should be submitted to the council by 13th JanuaryNews
LS252016-12-25KippaxBoxing Day at Fairburn IngsRSPB Fairburn Ings is to open to visitors on 26th December for the first time. The nature reserve has been closed on Boxing Day in the past but will be open from 9am to 4pm this yearNews
LS252016-12-25GarforthGoing to the Cinema in GarforthNew local group Garforth Film staged their first screening last weekend at St Benedict’s Parish Centre. Their equipment was borrowed from the Sheffield based Cinema for All group and their first ever film was The Muppet Christmas CarolNews
LS252016-12-24KippaxI Grant You a Skate ParkKippax Parish Council has received a grant of £50,000 from Veolia Environmental Trust to build a skate park at the village recreation ground. The money will also fund a new access footpath.News
LS252016-12-24GarforthWest Yorkshire Police Christmas Campaign SuccessFrom 1st December to 19th December 165 people have been arrested for drink and drug driving and 94 people have been charged. 141 were arrested for drink driving, 24 arrested for drug driving’,93 charged for drink driving and 1 charged for drug driving as part of a festive crackdown on drink and drug driving.News
LS252016-12-23SherburnA Christmas BreakThe Sherburn Parish Council office at the Eversley Park Centre will be closed for Christmas holidays from 4pm on Friday the 23rd December, 2016 until 1pm on Wednesday the 4th January 1017.News
LS252016-12-23KippaxA Champion VisitEngland Badminton player Jenny Wallwork and Thai Boxing world Champion Rachael Mackenzie visited Brigshaw Physical Education on 7th December. They worked with a variety of pupils on team building, skills and overall game play. Jenny will be visiting school again in March to deliver a motivational speech to year 7 pupilsNews
LS252016-12-22SherburnFree Christmas Parking in SherburnSelby District Council have announced free parking in council-controlled car parks such as Church Lane in Sherburn on Saturday, 17th December and Christmas Eve, a move designed to boost local businesses during the hectic holiday period News
LS252016-12-22GarforthAccident Closes M1 NorthboundA serious collision caused the closure of the M1 motorway northbound between Junction 45 and Junction 46 near Leeds on Wednesday night at about 9.20pm One car had overturned and a man was trapped inside. Fire crews extricated the casualty and he has been taken to hospital by ambulance.News
LS252016-12-21AberfordLotherton Hall Christmas HoursLotherton hall will close at 1pm on 24th December and open again (apart from the House) on 27th December. The estate will also be closed on 1st and 2nd of January.News
LS252016-12-21GarforthTraffic Lights Plan for Charlie Sweeps CornerGarforth councillors have secured S106 funding to install lights and crossings at Charlie Sweeps Corner in 2017. This junction was first added to the Highways Department’s list of projects in 2006 and funding was secured in 2009 but later withdrawn. News
LS252016-12-20GarforthHelp Reduce Burglaries PleaThe police are working very hard to reduce burglaries in outer east Leeds and to apprehend those who are committing the offences in the area. However a third of last week’s burglaries were through insecure doors or windows. So residents are advised to play their part and make sure they lock everything up before they go to bed.News
LS252016-12-20GarforthHS2 Route ConsultationA consultation on the HS2 route proposed for the West Midlands to Leeds route and the compensation assistance schemes being offered will run until 9th March 2017. A series of information events will also be held. The event for the Garforth area will be held at Thorpe Park Hotel on Monday 23rd January from noon till 8pm. The event for the Church Fenton area will be held at Scarthingwell Golf Clubon Wednesday 25th January from noon till 8pm. For more information call 020 7944 4908News
LS252016-12-19SherburnParish Councillor VacancySherburn Parish Council has a vacancy for a parish councillor. Applications/cv’s for the vacancy should be in writing to Sherburn-in-Elmet Parish Council, Eversley Park Centre, Low Street, Sherburn in Elmet LS25 6BA or by email to the clerkNews
LS252016-12-19HillamTheft from CarAt around 12.30pm on 15th December a bag containing a Garmin European Sat Nav was stolen from a vehicle on Main Street in Burton Salmon. This opportunist theft occurred whilst the owner had their back turned briefly. If you have any information, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 ref 12160225378News
LS252016-12-18AberfordVisit Santa at Lotherton HallVisitors to Lotherton Hall can enjoy some festive fun in Elf Village where Santa has taken up residence till 23rd December. Youngsters can meet the elves, help in the workshop and listen to stories about working for Santa and Mrs Claus. And of course Santa will be on hand for photos on the Elfie SleighNews
LS252016-12-18GarforthDisappointing Day for MinersOn their travels, Garforth Town FC suffered a third straight defeat as two second-half goals completed a comfortable 3-0 win for Thackley. It was a scrappy game on a heavy pitch. The defeat sees The Miners fall to 14th in the league tableNews
LS252016-12-17GarforthCup Success at AcademyGarforth Academy Year 10 footballers progressed to the last 32 in the English Schools competition with a 3-1 win at Healing School, Grimsby.News
LS252016-12-17SherburnPlan for 150 Sherburn Homes ResubmittedA planning application has been submitted for a development of up to 150 homes on land to the west of Hodgson’s Lane on the northeast side of Sherburn. This is a resubmission of a previously rejected application following Selby District Council conceding that they do not have a 5 year Housing Land Supply. This is significant in planning terms and the developers are confident that their plans will be approved this time around.News
LS252016-12-16GarforthParty for the ElderlyThere will be a New Year Party for the Elderly (organised by Churches Together) at 2.30 pm in St Benedicts Parish Centre on Sunday 22nd January 2017,News
LS252016-12-16MicklefieldRailway Improvements MeetingNetwork Rail are holding a public event regarding improvements on the line at Micklefield on Tuesday 20th December from 4 to 7pm in the Youth and Adult Centre. Representatives from Network Rail and contractor AMCO will be on hand to answer any questionsNews
LS252016-12-15GarforthBurst Water Main ChaosA burst water main on the Old George roundabout caused traffic chaos all day Monday. The carriageway and grass verges were substantially damaged in the immediate vicinity of the burst.News
LS252016-12-15KippaxCharity Shop Appeals for Goods to SellThe Prince of Wales Hospice charity shop on High Street Kippax is appealing for people to donate good quality items for it to sell. Proceeds from the sales will go to the Pontefract based hospice. For more information call 0113 2863643News
LS252016-12-14GarforthBig Names Head for Thorpe Park Retail ParkThree high profile new tenants have been announced for the Thorpe Park retail and leisure park. Marks and Spencer will open a new store, however the existing store in Cross Gates will close. TK Maxx and the Arcadia Group which owns Topshop and Burtons have also agreed deals to open stores. The centre is scheduled to welcome its first customers in autumn 2018News
LS252016-12-14GarforthMotorway Plunge Driver SentencedThe man who drove his car across a roundabout and onto the M1 at Colton, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking and criminal damage . He was given a 12 month prison sentence , suspended for 2 years, made subject of a supervision order and banned from driving for three years. Andrew Jowett had also collided with a car in Garforth shortly before the motorway incident . He was over the drink drive limit and tested positive for cocaine and cannabis. Jowett broke seven vertebrae in the incident but nobody else was injuredNews
LS252016-12-13GarforthMagnificent Poppy AppealThis year’s Poppy Appeal in the Garforth area collected the magnificent sum of £17,066.99. the money will enable the Royal British Legion to continue its work with serving and ex-service men and women.News
LS252016-12-13KippaxKippax Band on the BBCKippax Band are once again taking part in the BBC Radio Leeds Christmas Carol Concert.The concert will be broadcast on Christmas Eve and twice on Christmas Day.News
LS252016-12-12GarforthFarewell Concert at St BenedictsSt Benedict’s Friends on Friday Group are hosting the folk group Strings and Things in concert on 16th December at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. Tickets are £5 which includes mince pies, mulled wine and cake. Bring your own drinks and food and decoration for your own table. Dress code Christmas Hat and/or jumper. Strings and Things folk group have been entertaining for charity for 42 years. This is their 1140th and final concert as they are now retiring.News
LS252016-12-12GarforthTen Man Miners LoseGarforth Town lost by 4-1 at home to Worksop Town at the weekend. An early red card for Mitch Hamilton put Garforth under pressure and Worksop capitalised with a three goal lead by half time. The Miners took the game to the Tigers after the break and danger man Mark Simpson hit the net to give them hope, but an injury time goal for the visitors killed the comeback hopes.News
LS252016-12-11GarforthA Christmas ConcertGarforth Flood Support Group is holding a Christmas Concert at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 17th December at 7pm featuring Garforth Jubilee Brass Band, Strawberry Fields Ukulele Group and Garforth Community Choir, and Santa will be there. Tickets are £4, £2 for children and family tickets are £10. Call Jacky on )113 2866709 for more information and tickets News
LS252016-12-11GarforthSkelton Gate Development ApprovedDevelopers have won outline permission to build 1100 new homes at Skelton Gate near Swillington. Leeds City Council Plans Panel approved plans submitted by Templegate Developments. The site will be accessed from junction 45 of the M1 and also from Bullerthorpe LaneNews
LS252016-12-10SherburnHodgson’s Gate Development to Go AheadThe Planning Inspector has allowed the appeal and granted permission for the building of 270 homes on land at Hodgson’s Gate, East of Hodgson’s Lane, Sherburn in Elmet to go ahead on the basis that the Council could not demonstrate a five-year supply of deliverable housing sitesNews
LS252016-12-10KippaxBig Payout Following Fatal Botched OperationThe family of a Kippax woman who died following a botched gall bladder operation at St James have been awarded a six figure payout. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust admitted negligence. Offering sincere condolences a spokesman for the trust said a detailed investigation had been carried out and as a result significant changes had been introducedNews
LS252016-12-09GarforthDecision Day for 1100 Homes DevelopmentA planning application to build 1100 houses on land at Skelton Gate near Swillington goes to a Leeds City Council planning board this week. The site , east of M1 junction 45 will also have a new primary school, community centre and food store. The plan has been recommended for acceptanceNews
LS252016-12-09KippaxPlan to Upgrade Kippax BathsA plan to build 2 new leisure centres and provide an upto date swimming pool facility at Kippax are to be put to senior councillors next week. The new leisure centres, costing upto £14 million each will be located at Rothwell and somewhere in inner east LeedsNews
LS252016-12-08AberfordEdwardian Christmas at Lotherton Hall The Lotherton Hall annual Edwardian Christmas weekend returns this Saturday. Visitors can enjoy the festive decorations of the house. There will also be family crafts, wreath making, carol singing and a children’s entertainerNews
LS252016-12-08GarforthBurger Van StolenA fully equipped event trailer has been stolen from Garforth Town Football Club. It was seen being towed away on the club’s CCTV at 8.55pm on Saturday 3rd December. Anyone with any information on its whereabouts is asked to call 07825 337500News
LS252016-12-07HillamGrant for Noise Reduction ReceivedHillam Community Association has received a grant of £9,127 from Awards for All England for their Noise Reduction Project in the Community Centre. Awards for All England is funded by the Big Lottery.News
LS252016-12-07GarforthInquest into Tragic Road AccidentThe inquest into the death of Garforth Academy student Amelia Hope Wake who was knocked down on Bullerthorpe Lane has taken place at Wakefield Coroner’s Court. A police collision investigator concluded that the driver had insufficient time to react and a verdict that Amelia died as a result of a tragic road traffic collision was recorded.News
LS252016-12-06GarforthMajor Housing Plan Put to CouncilA plan to build 1,000 new homes east of junction 45 of the M1 near Swillington will go before city councillors this week. The site in Garforth and Swillington ward is part of the Aire Valley development. The proposal includes a new primary school, a food centre and public spacesNews
LS252016-12-06GarforthNew Station Plan for Thorpe ParkLeeds City Council has unveiled plans for a £270m upgrade to the city’s transport network including a new railway station at Thorpe Park. This new station is expected to include a park and ride facility which may influence the access points to the proposed Parlington housing development. The new park and ride would replace the one planned for MicklefieldNews
LS252016-12-05GarforthTraditional Carol ServiceThere will be a Traditional Service of Carols by Candlelight and organ at St Benedict’s Garforth on Sunday 18th December 2016 at 4pm in Church followed by mince pies and mulled wineNews
LS252016-12-05HillamWise Owl Quiz 2017The annual Hillam Wise Owl Quiz 2017 will take place on Saturday 28th January at the Community Centre. Tickets which are £6 and include supper, go on sale at the Post Office on 1st December. They sold out last year so don’t delay. Doors open at 7pm and the Quiz starts at 7.30pm.News
LS252016-12-04GarforthWarning Over Fake Twenty Pound NotesPolice believe a batch of counterfeit twenty pound notes are in circulation in Garforth. The public are urged to be vigilant. News
LS252016-12-04KippaxCash Boost for Fairburn IngsRSPB Fairburn Ings has been awarded thirty five thousand pounds from the Veolia Environmental Trust to further improve access for disabled people at the nature reserve. The centre has made improvements to the Lin Dike Link footpath along the River AireNews
LS252016-12-03GarforthElectrifying Event in GarforthNetwork Rail are holding a public information event about the removal of vegetation from the Transpennine route so that electrification of the line can go ahead. The event will be held at Garforth Working Men’s club on Tuesday 6th December from 3pm to 7pmNews
LS252016-12-02GarforthChristmas Bin Collection ChangesLeeds City Council have issued a revised bin collection timetable for the week after Christmas and the week after New Year. All collection days will go back one day during this period with the exception of the normal Saturday morning collection which will move to Monday 2nd January and Sunday 8th JanuaryNews
LS252016-12-01GarforthGCA AGMGarforth Community Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 23rd January at the Miners Welfare HallNews
LS252016-12-01KippaxAccess Award for Local Nature ReserveRSPB Fairburn Ings has won recognition from a disability charity for its accessible paths. The nature reserve received Open Country’s Good Access Scheme accreditation after an 18 month project to improve the Lin Dyke Link footpath. The walkway was resurfaced to make it suitable for wheelchair and mobility scooter usersNews
LS252016-12-01GarforthBlooming Christmas FairGarforth in Bloom’s Christmas Fair takes place at the Miners Welfare Hall from 10am to noon on Saturday 10th December News
LS252016-12-01GarforthGarforth Station Access Plan Moves ForwardElmet MP Alec Shelbrooke has had discussions with Network Rail, revealing that the development of step-free access to the York-bound platform at Garforth station has full funding and that plan options for the work should be ready in Spring 2017. The development is part of wider upgrade work being developed for the trans-Pennine routeNews
LS252016-11-30HillamHillam Christmas LightsThis year Hillam Christmas lights will be switched on in The Square at 7pm on Saturday 3 December.News
LS252016-11-30GarforthCup Progress for Garforth Academy Garforth Academy Year 10 boys footballers progressed into the last 64 of the English schools competition after a very tough encounter at King James, Knaresborough. The teams were tied at 2-2 at full time and extra time was needed. Garforth scored again and King James then threw everything forward but Garforth held strong at the back and came away with the 3-2 victory.News
LS252016-11-29GarforthNinelands Christmas ConcertGarforth Jubilee Brass will be performing a Christmas Concert in Ninelands Primary school hall on Wednesday 14th December at 7.30pm. Tickets are £3 each on the doorNews
LS252016-11-29KippaxGreat Preston Christmas Lights Great and Little Preston Parish Council’s Christmas Lights Switch On will take place in Berry Lane at 6.30pm on Thursday 1st December. Refreshments will be served afterwards at the New Inn, courtesy of VirginmediaNews
LS252016-11-28GarforthGADS Play ReadingsGarforth Amateur Dramatic Society will be holding play readings on Mondays 5th and 12th December at The Gaping Goose, Selby Road, Garforth, starting at 7:30pm, which will be used to help choose the Spring 2017 production. All members, friends, potential members and anybody who is interested, are invited to come along to take part or to sit and listen.News
LS252016-11-28GarforthPoppy Success at East GarforthEast Garforth Primary Academy’s Poppy Appeal raised a fantastic £458.54 for the Royal British legion. This collection contributed to a district total of £17,050News
LS252016-11-27GarforthLeeds Ladies Cup MatchThe rearranged County Cup match between Leeds ladies Fc and Harrogate Town Ladies will take place today at Garforth Town. Kick off is 2pm. Santa will be making an appearance at the match and giving presents to the children afterwardsNews
LS252016-11-27GarforthMiners Fall Down at the CoastGarforth Town FC were away to high flying Bridlington Town on Saturday and after a goalless first half crashed to a 3-0 defeat. The seasiders’ victory was their eleventh in a row but the result was hard fought forNews
LS252016-11-26GarforthGarforth in Bloom Needs More BloomersDo you want to help with the digs? From February the Dig Days will be 1st Thursday and 3rd Sunday every month. Come and join them. On working mornings meet at The Diamond Jubilee Garden next to the Gascoigne Pub at 9.30amNews
LS252016-11-26GarforthRoad Closed for Lights Switch OnMain Street, Garforth will be closed from 4pm to 8pm today, Saturday 26th November, for the Christmas lights switch-on. The LCC car park behind Barclays bank will also need to be clear by 4pm to make room for a fun fair on the site.News
LS252016-11-25GarforthSanta is ComingThe Garforth Lions Santa will attend the Christmas Lights Switch on Main Street on Saturday 26th November before commencing his annual street collection visits on Wednesday 30th November in Scholes. He will visit Barwick, Kippax, Swillington, Great and Little Preston, Allerton Bywater and Garforth in the following days, finishing on Main Street on 24th December. The full timetable can be found on the Lions websiteNews
LS252016-11-25SherburnSwordfish in the SquareA sculpture of a a Fairey Swordfish, a World War 2 aircraft which was built at Sherburn and which played a crucial role in the sinking of the Bismarck, is to be installed in the centre of the village. Delivery of the sculture has been delayed because of a fault in the stone it was to be carved out of but the artists hopes to complete the work in four weeksNews
LS252016-11-24KippaxGreat Preston Christmas FairThe Paceys Winter Fair takes place at Great Preston village hall on Saturday 10th December from 2pm to 4pm. There will be bric-a-brac, tombola, cake and craft stalls. You can have your picture taken with Santa and Swillington School Choir will be singingNews
LS252016-11-24SherburnRedrow Helps Local School Nature ClubHousebuilder Redrow has donated a selection of bird and bat boxes to the nature club at Hungate Community Primary School in Sherburn. The company is currently selling properties at its nearby Sycamores developmentNews
LS252016-11-23GarforthParish Christmas FairSt Benedicts Parish Christmas Fair will take place on Sunday 27th November 2016 at 11amNews
LS252016-11-23GarforthLions Win AwardThe Lions Club International District Governor David McDowell has presented Garforth and District Lions with an award recognising that the club has undertaken work in each area of the Lions Clubs International Centennial Challenge categories of Engaging our Youth, Sharing the Vision, Relieving the Hunger and Protecting our Environment, during the Lions year to June 2016.News
LS252016-11-22GarforthRNLI Coffee MorningGarforth RNLI is holding its annual Carols and Coffee morning on Saturday 26th November from 10.00am to 12 noon in Welfare Hall Main Street. Carols this year will be sung by St Mary's Junior Choir. There will be Christmas stalls where gifts can be purchased.news
LS252016-11-22AberfordCarers Coffee and Cake MorningCarers Leeds will be holding a Catch Up, Coffee and Cake morning at Aberford Village Hall on Thursday 24th November from 10.30am to 12.00pm. All donations received through the sale of cakes and drinks will be donated to Children In Need. Carers Leeds is an independent charity that gives support, advice and information to unpaid carers over 18.News
LS252016-11-21GarforthNew Spire Magazine HereThe new October 2016 edition of the Garforth Parish magazine The Spire can be seen by clicking on the link in the right-hand column News
LS252016-11-21GarforthNo Goals, No DefeatNo goals, but Garforth Town remain unbeaten in four games as they played out a tense 0-0 draw with a good Rainworth Miners Welfare side at the Wren's Nest, courtesy of an excellent defensive display by the Miners.news
LS252016-11-20GarforthLadies Local Cup TieLeeds Ladies FC are playing Harrogate Town Ladies in the West Riding Cup at Garforth Town FC today. Kick off is 2pm . Admission is £4 for adults and children go freeNews
LS252016-11-20AberfordOur PubThe Arabian Horse public house has been successfully registered with Leeds City Council as an Asset of Community Value. The Localism Act 2011 gives local communities the right to bid for land and facilities in their area in order to protect assets deemed to be of local value and importance.News
LS252016-11-19SherburnColdhill Lane ClosureA further section of Coldhill Lane in Sherburn has been found defective and needs to be excavated and replaced. The section that will be replaced is from the pond in a south easterly direction to a point just beyond the overhead, National Grid power cables.The cold milling, surfacing and lining will take place on 22nd to 24th November and closure signs will be posted by the contractors shortlyNews
LS252016-11-19KippaxBrigshaw Helps Children in NeedBrigshaw students and staff raised a total of £1366 so far, for this year’s Children in Need. The money was raised by a non-uniform day, Johnson House Coffee morning, sponge a teacher, the teachers v Year 11 football match and a name the teacher from their baby photo event.News
LS252016-11-18GarforthA Fly in the OintmentGarforth Amateur Dramatic Society are performing A Fly in the Ointment, a farce by Derek Benfield, at the Miners Welfare Hall from 16th to 19th November. Doors open at 6.45 pm and the performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 on the door and concessions are £6. Saturday night is cabaret style seating so booking is advised by calling 0113 2862491News
LS252016-11-18GarforthNew Homes Plan on Stocks Blocks SiteRedrow Homes, who are preparing a planning application to build houses on the Stocks Blocks site, are holding a public consultation event at Ninelands Primary School from 4.30 to 7.30pm on Monday 28th November. The development propsals will be on display for discussion with the development team.News
LS252016-11-17KippaxInstinct for MurderKippax Dramatic Society’s production Instinct for Murder by local writer Mary Webb runs from 23rd to 26th November at St Mary’s Church Hall Kippax. The show starts at 7.30pm with a Saturday performance at 2.30pm. Tickets are £6 and £5 for concessions. Call 0113 2862834 for ticketsNews
LS252016-11-17GarforthMiners Winning Run ContinuesGarforth Town enjoyed a third consecutive away win in the Northern Counties East Premier league with victory by 3 goals to 1 at Retford United on Tuesday night. The Miner’s excellent form continued as goals from Mark Simpson (2) and a Sean Hunter penalty lifted them up to 8th in the table.News
LS252016-11-16GarforthRace Night at St BenedictsSt Benedicts Friends on Friday group are holding a Race Night in the Parish Centre on 25th November at 7.30pm . Admission is £3.News
LS252016-11-16GarforthLocal HS2 Route ConfirmedThe government has announced the route for the second phase of the high-speed rail line HS2, from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds and connection to York. The route follows the motorway around Garforth before heading east, passing north of Micklefield and Sherburn before joining the East Coast line at Church Fenton. A map of the route around Garforth can be seen at garforthplan.co.uk News
LS252016-11-15KippaxMake Your Own Christmas WreathA festive wreath-making workshop will be held at RSPB Fairburn Ings on Saturday 26th November from 1pm to 4pm. The workshop will be led by flower arranger Dawn MonkmanNews
LS252016-11-15SherburnCouncil About Face on Housing PlanSelby District Council have announced they are no longer looking into the possibility of a new garden village in the Church Fenton area. Rather than looking at longer term sites they say they want to concentrate on ensuring we have a five-year housing land supply and on growth plans for the next decade.News
LS252016-11-14South MilfordFOSMS Christmas FairThe Friends of South Milford School group are holding a Christmas Fair at South Milford Primary School on Thursday 24th November from 6 to 8pm. There will be stalls, refreshments and a raffle. Admission is freeNews
LS252016-11-14AberfordAberford Christmas LightsThe Christmas Lights will be switched on in Aberford at 7pm on Friday 2nd December 2016. Parish Council Chairman Cllr David Howson will oversee the switch on which will take place at Pump Hill, and The Village Harmonies choir will be in The Arabian Horse singing carols and Christmas songs from 7pm to 8pmNews
LS252016-11-13GarforthJoin the BandGarforth Brass meets on Sunday evenings from 6.15 to 7.45pm at Garforth Methodist Church. They play a wide range of music and welcome players of all standards. A training band for beginners meets from 5pm to 6 pm before the main band session. Instruments are available to borrow if you don’t have one. For more information call Janet on 07960 294986 or visit the website garforthbrassband .co.ukNews
LS252016-11-13GarforthArriva Bus Strike on MondayEight hundred and fifty bus drivers working for Arriva in West Yorkshire will be going on strike on Monday in a pay dispute, affecting services in Leeds and surrounding districts. A full list of services affected can be found on the Arriva Yorkshire websiteNews
LS252016-11-12GarforthLocal Undertaker Helps Poppy AppealGarforth Undertakers G E Hartley and Son are donating £25 to the Royal British Legion for every funeral plan they sell this month to tie in with the poppy appeal. Hartley’s also have branches in Wetherby and Thorner News
LS252016-11-12GarforthBest in the RegionThe Grand Indian Lounge in Swillington has been named the best eatery in West Yorkshire at the Curry Life Awards gala event in London. The event was hosted by broadcaster Louise MinchinNews
LS252016-11-11GarforthJ45 Accident Causes Rush Hour ChaosThousands of motorists were delayed yesterday morning on the M1, M62 and on various routes around Garforth and Rothwell after a car crashed onto its roof and ended up on the central reservation of the M1 at J45-J44. Traffic was down to one lane in both directions with long tailbacks throughout rush hour. The incident was cleared late morning after the barrier was repairedNews
LS252016-11-11SherburnVIP Flights Delay at New AirportPlans to fly charter flights from Leeds East Airport at Church Fenton have been put on hold while the airport applies for a licence to allow flights to land there using satellite navigation. The airport plans to run daily flights to Cannes, Faro and MalagaNews
LS252016-11-10GarforthHelp for Fallen HeroesLocal business owners David and Jackie Hobman from St Armands Residential Home have donated a cheque for £1,000 to help fund the project to build a war memorial in the grounds of Garforth Cemetery. At present there is a Roll of Honour inside St Mary’s church. It is hoped the new memorial will be completed by Spring next yearNews
LS252016-11-10AberfordJingle All the WayA month of Christmas festive activities gets under way at Lotherton Hall on 25th November. Attractions include a 12 days of Christmas Woodland Walk, an Elf Village with a Santa Claus and an Edwardian weekend on 10th and 11th DecemberNews
LS252016-11-09GarforthAdditional Defibrillator for GarforthThe defibrillator that Garforth Lions helped to finance at the Tesco store in Garforth is being relocated to Garforth Country Club following a decision by Tesco to install its own defibrillators in its stores. News
LS252016-11-09GarforthAagrah Shortlisted for Curry AwardThe Aagrah restaurant in Garforth is one of three Indian restaurants in Leeds that have been shortlisted for Best Spice Restaurant in the North East at the British Curry AwardsNews
LS252016-11-08GarforthBefriending Social at Garforth LibraryMaking Safe and Connect for Health are holding a Befriending Social at Cielo Express in Garforth One Stop shop on Wednesday 16th November, from 2pm to 3pm. The group will meet fortnightly going forward. The group is a safe space for people experiencing mental health difficulties to meet, support one another and make friends. If you would like to attend, call David Holmes on 0113 2761421News
LS252016-11-08GarforthAnne Found Safe and SoundElderly Garforth resident Anne Longden, who suffers from dementia, was reported missing to the police on Sunday.Anne was found safe and sound later in the day. News
LS252016-11-07GarforthCommunity Christmas Carol ConcertThere will be a Community Christmas Carol Concert with Garforth Jubilee Brass Band at Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth on Sunday 11th December from 6.30pm till 8.15pm Tickets are £1.00 per person and include a drink and festive refreshments.News
LS252016-11-07HillamWelcoming the Ring TreeLocal residents can welcome the new Ring tree in an opening ceremony on Saturday 19th November at 4pm in Hillam Square. New flood lights will be switched on and two local residents will officially ‘open’ the tree. There will be a group photo opportunity including the Time Capsule to be planted in January 2017.News
LS252016-11-06GarforthMiners WinGarforth Town earned a deserved 4-2 victory away at struggling Armthorpe Welfare on Saturday in the Northern Counties East Premier leagueNews
LS252016-11-06SherburnStaying AliveOn Tuesday 18th October, Sherburn High School took part the European Restart a Heart campaign. Volunteers from Kippax First Responders and Yorkshire Ambulance Service came into school to teach Year 7 cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR. During the course of the day, the volunteers taught over 120 students this vital lifesaving lesson.News
LS252016-11-05KippaxThe Write StuffKippax Ash Tree Primary school is one of a dozen schools taking part in the Let’s Read: Leeds project, sponsored by the Evening Post. Each child receives a booklet full of ideas to develop literacy skills. Pupils also receive copies of the Yorkshire Evening Post for six weeksNews
LS252016-11-05HillamBert’s Big WinHillam based Bert’s Barrow has won the Best independent retailer in Yorkshire 2016 award at the Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards Ceremony, held at Pavilions of Harrogate on WednesdayNews
LS252016-11-04SherburnSquire's Annual Toy RunThe Squire Café Annual Toy Run in support of Candle Lighters and Yorkshire Air Ambulance will take place on Sunday 27th November. The Ride leaves at 11am and arrives at Kirbymoorside Golf Club at 12.30pm. Minimum donation is £5 or unwrapped toys, there is no need to book for this event. Fancy dress is welcome. For more information call 07906 202655news
LS252016-11-04SherburnHousing Plan for Ex RAF Site Land at an ex-RAF site may be turned into a garden village of up to 10,000 new homes. Brownfield in Church Fenton is being explored as a potential site after the government asked councils to identify locations for new developments. Nearby residents have accused Selby District Council of progressing the plans in secret, The potential site, close to the new Leeds East airport, was put forward by the council due to the proximity to existing road and rail infrastructure. Selby councillors are due to meet local residents to discuss the matter at a meeting on Wednesday.News
LS252016-11-03MicklefieldMicklefield MX BonfireMicklefield Motorcross are holding a bonfire on Sunday 6th November. The bonfire will be lit at 5.30pm. There will be food and refreshments available. The track will be open as normal from 10am to 4pmNews
LS252016-11-03AberfordAberford Meeting AmendmentThe venue of the Aberford Parish Council meeting regarding the Site Allocations Plan response on 3rd November 2016 has changed – it will now take place at the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, Aberford, at 7pm. This is due to the large number of people the Parish Council anticipates will attend the meeting.News
LS252016-11-02SherburnFireworks DisplaySquires Café Bar at Sherburn will be hosting a fireworks display on Saturday 5th November. There will be a childrens entertainer at 6pm followed by the fireworks display at 7.30pm. Admission is free and there will be food, drink and fairground entertainment News
LS252016-11-02GarforthInquests into Garforth Couple BeginThe pre-inquest hearing into the deaths of Garforth couple Martin and Susan Ashworth after a blaze in April 2014 has opened in Wakefield. The full inquests will start on 9th January and are expected to take 3 weeksNews
LS252016-11-01GarforthLatest Health Walks List The list of Leeds Health Walks for November and December 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 News
LS252016-11-01AberfordAberford Parish Council MeetingA Parish Council meeting will take place on Thursday 3rd November at the of