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2019-02-16   Open Day at Old Girls School

The 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. 


2019-02-16   High Society

Garforth 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’. 


2019-02-15   Sportscars in the Park

There 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. 


2019-02-15   Micklefield Seniors Luncheon Club

The 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 2874784 


2019-02-14   GADS Spring Production

Garforth 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.  


2019-02-14   GMS Searching for Young Talent

Garforth 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. 


2019-02-13   A Spring Concert

The 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. 


2019-02-13   Plan for 290 Garforth Homes Approved

A 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.  


2019-02-12   Public Meeting in Aberford

Heineken 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. 


2019-02-12   Ancestry Evening

The 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. 


2019-02-11   Fifty Years of Fashion

Lotherton 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 day 


2019-02-11   Barbie’s Bake Off Success

Staff 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. 


2019-02-10   Miners Lose to Worksop 2-1

A 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. 


2019-02-10   Ginetta Sponsor Young Cyclist

Garforth 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. 


2019-02-09   Play Area Approved

Plans for a play area have been approved at RSPB St Aidan’s Reserve. The Wild Play Zone will be built near the Visitor Centre 


2019-02-09   Thefts from Vehicles

Between 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. 


2019-02-08   Old and New Clothes Sale

There will be an old and new clothes sale at the Kippax Band Social Club on Friday 22nd February from 7pm to 9pm. 


2019-02-08   Rail Strikes Suspended

Strikes 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. 


2019-02-07   Train Breakdown at Rush Hour

A 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 fault 


2019-02-07   GADS Quiz Night

Garforth 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 snacks 


2019-02-06   Aagrah Leads the Way for Beer

Cobra 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.” 


2019-02-06   Garforth Parking Charges Plan Scrapped

Leeds 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 2019/20 


2019-02-05   Baa-rmy Call Out

Police officers from Garforth attended a call on Saturday morning to a home in Whinmoor where the garden had been invaded by sheep 


2019-02-05   Pest Free Garforth

Garforth 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 rats 


2019-02-04   Cancer Fundraiser

There is a fundraiser day for Breast Cancer Action at the Gaping Goose on Saturday 2nd March from noon to 4pm. Entry is free,  


2019-02-04   Celebration of Peace Flame

A 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. 


2019-02-03   Day Off for Miners

Yesterday afternoons' NCEL game between Garforth Town and Harrogate Railway was called off after a pitch inspection due to a frozen pitch. 


2019-02-03   Be a Tiger

Garforth 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. 


2019-02-02   No Flies on Us

Latest 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 List 


2019-02-02   European Tree of the Year

Nellie’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 Association 


2019-02-01   Monthly Coffee and Cake

South 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. 


2019-02-01   Charity Fundraiser Night

Sweet 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 £10 


2019-01-31   Inspiring Taster for the Tigers

The Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s Sky Try taster session hosted by Garforth Tigers attracted ten new players to the Tigers’ under 7’s team. 


2019-01-31   Bus Strike Threat

The 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.  


2019-01-30   Cyclist Hurt at Junction 47

A 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 13190052162 


2019-01-30   Main Street Accident Victim Named

Police 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. 


2019-01-29   Good Result for Miners

Garforth 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 half 


2019-01-29   Parking Plan for Garforth Station

A 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. 


2019-01-28   A Gala Occasion

Garforth Lions are taking bookings for stalls at their annual gala which takes place at Glebelands on 30th June this year 


2019-01-28   Learning to Drone

North 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. 


2019-01-27   Tai Chi for Over 65’s

There 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 685178 


2019-01-27   New Speed Limits for Micklefield

20mph 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. 


2019-01-26   Early Morning Traffic Chaos

There 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. 


2019-01-26   Police Investigate Fatal Crash

A 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  


2019-01-25   Proms 2019

Proms 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 course 


2019-01-25   Micklefield School Consultation

A 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. 


2019-01-24   Help Wanted

Sherburn 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. 


2019-01-24   Woman Dies in Main Street Accident

Garforth 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. 


2019-01-23   Taster for Two Rhinos

Leeds 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. 


2019-01-23   Tree Planting is for the Birds

The 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 Agency 


2019-01-22   Miners Draw

Josh 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. 


2019-01-22   One Injured in Ridge Road Accident

A 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 incident 


2019-01-21   MFUFC Comedy Night

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


2019-01-20   The Late John Dolan

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


2019-01-20   Reward for Hit and Run Information

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


2019-01-19   Sleeping Beauty

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


2019-01-19   Five Arrested for Robberies

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


2019-01-18   X26/X27 Bus Service

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


2019-01-18   A Very Merry Christmas Collection

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


2019-01-17   Rugby Taster Day

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


2019-01-17   See the Kippax Plan

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


2019-01-16   Brownie Leader Wanted

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


2019-01-16   Praise for Homecare Provider

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


2019-01-15   See the Greatest Showman

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


2019-01-15   Snowdrop Weekend

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


2019-01-14   Miners Lose

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


2019-01-14   Fishing Equipment Theft

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


2019-01-13   Tigers Wanted

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


2019-01-13   Call to Ban Hunt Meet

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


2019-01-12   Vehicle Damage Appeal

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


2019-01-12   What the Dickens

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


2019-01-11   Car Theft Advice

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


2019-01-11   Sherburn Craft and Food Festival Meeting

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


2019-01-10   Inconsiderate Parking Warning

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


2019-01-10   New Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

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


2019-01-09   Parents Evening

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


2019-01-09   Christmas Drink Drive Campaign Success

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


2019-01-08   Police and Fire Precepts

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


2019-01-08   Car Thefts in Sherburn

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


2019-01-07   Plastic Free Fridays

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


2019-01-07   50th Anniversary Ball

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


2019-01-06   Wise Owl Quiz

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


2019-01-06   Miners Hand Out Ammering

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


2019-01-05   Les Miserables

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


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

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


2019-01-04   Lotherton Spring Clean

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


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

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


2019-01-03   Festival of Brass

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


2019-01-03   GCA AGM

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


2019-01-02   Rail Fares Up

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


2019-01-02   Bar Man Robs Pub

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


2019-01-01   Brigshaw Admissions Consultation

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


2019-01-01   Latest Health Walks List

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


2018-12-31   Garforth Golf Day

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


2018-12-31   School Marking 50 Years

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


2018-12-30   Hall for Hire

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


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

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


2018-12-29   Supervisor Wanted

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


2018-12-29   Police Christmas Campaign

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


2018-12-28   January Rail Misery Announced

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



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