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2021-10-16   Community Connections Café

Garforth NET (Neighbourhood Elders Team) are setting up community connections cafes including one in Kippax Methodists every Thursday from 10am to noon, for everyone to meet up and find out information on local services. The first session is on 14th October. There will also be an information day at Kippax Methodist Church on Thursday 2nd December from 10am to 2pm 


2021-10-16   PEP&CO on Main Street

Poundland stores, owners of the Fulton Food stores, are refurbishing three of them as standalone PEP&CO Clothing & Home stores. The three stores in question are in Garforth, Leeds, Westhoughton near Bolton and Crookes in Sheffield. Shoppers will be able to access amazing value family fashion as well as homeware items including kitchen and bathroom. 


2021-10-15   Craft Fair

There is a Craft Fair at St Mary's Church, Kippax on Saturday,16th October 10.00am - 2.00pm. All proceeds in aid of elderly active residents of Kippax for trips and a Christmas party. Come along and support this event. 


2021-10-15   Examination Invigilator Vacancy

Garforth Academy is looking to appoint an Examination Invigilator to join their academy team in December 2021 on a casual basis for hours as and when required. Please contact the academy on 0113 212 7127 if you would like to discuss this role. 


2021-10-14   St Aidan’s Half Marathon

St Aidan’s Trail Half Marathon takes place at RSPB St Aidan's Nature Park on Sunday 17th October from 10am to 2pm 


2021-10-14   Leading the Way in Covid Outbreak

Leeds recorded more than 3,000 new Covid cases in the week to 5th October. The area with the highest case rate is Kippax East, Micklefield and Allerton Bywater, with a staggering case rate of 1,054.2 per 100,000 people; followed closely by Garforth South, Swillington and Little Preston, with a rate of 967.5. 


2021-10-13   New Defibrillator

A new Defibrillator has been installed at Gibson Lane Community Centre.  


2021-10-13   Man Attacked on Lines

A young man was mugged and robbed at knifepoint last Friday at around 10.30pm on the Lines near Garforth. The attacker was white, around 5ft 8/9, wearing a hood and white trainers. Anyone able to provide information on the attacker should contact the police. 


2021-10-12   Police and Crime Plan

What do you want West Yorkshire Police and local community safety organisations to focus on? A survey was launched in September which will inform the Mayor’s upcoming Police and Crime Plan, a crucial document which sets the strategic direction for West Yorkshire Police, community safety partners and commissioned services. The survey closes for responses this Sunday, 17th October, to have your say visit https://wh.snapsurveys.com /s.asp?k=163042341519 


2021-10-12   Rare Bird Spotted

Around 1,500 people have visited St Aidans Nature Reserve after an extremely rare Long-toed Stint, a bird which has strayed a long way from its normal range, was found on Friday. The Long-toed Stint breeds in Siberia during the Northern Hemisphere summer. There have only been three previously verified occurrences in the British Isles. 


2021-10-11   Halloween Party

There will be a Children’s Halloween Party at Burton Salmon Village Hall from 6pm to 8pm on Saturday 23rd October. Tickets will be priced at £2.50 per child, including food and drink. 


2021-10-11   Win for Miners

Jamie Barkway and James Burgess were on target as Garforth Town fought back to defeat a good Winterton Rangers side by 2-1. For the third match in a row, The Miners found themselves behind early on when they conceded a penalty after two players went up for the same ball. The Miners were level on 27 minutes and four minutes before the break Garforth gave themselves the lead. No more goals came in the second half, but there was no shortage of endeavour from both sides. 


2021-10-10   Junior Rugby Players Wanted

Kippax Welfare JARLFC are looking for Under14’s players (year 9). For more information call Danny on 07946 509919 


2021-10-10   Dick Whittington

Chaplins Gold will be performing a panto at Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth on Saturday 18th December at 3pm. Tickets for Dick Whittington are £6.50. Call 07904660229 for more details or email info@firthfields.org  


2021-10-09   Rail Interchange Plan

A new rail freight interchange attracting “major inward investment” could be built on the site of a former coal mine in the North Yorkshire countryside. Haworth Group is expected to submit a planning application to develop the former Gascoigne Wood site off New Lennerton Lane in Sherburn-in-Elmet. 


2021-10-09   Housing Plan in East Garforth is Rejected

A planning application to build 21 houses on land off Carisbrooke Lane in East Garforth has been rejected by Leeds City Council. 


2021-10-08   Christmas Fair

Monk Fryston Preschool Christmas Fair takes place on Friday 26th November from 5.30 to 8.30pm in St Wilfred’s Church Hall. Stalls, a raffle and Tombola will be available to help raise money for the preschool. 


2021-10-08   Manager Wanted

St Gemma’s Hospice are looking for a manager for their Garforth shop. The role is 37.5 hours a week and pays upto £21,274 pa. The successful candidate will have retail experience and will be a friendly, customer-focused and self-motivated individual who is able to work under their own initiative. For informal enquiries please contact Sarah Baldock, Retail Support Manager, on 07748 845354. Closing date is 22nd October. 


2021-10-07   Little Rugby Players Wanted

Swillington ARLFC are looking for new players, boys and girls in school year 3, interested in playing rugby. There is free training on Wednesdays 6pm to 7pm. Call Chris on 07534215064 for more details  


2021-10-07   Jukebox Years Show

There will be a night of singing and dancing at the Jukebox Years Show at the Eversley Park Centre on Friday 8th October 7.30pm. The show features music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, with three live acts on stage. Tickets are £15 from the Eversley Park Centre. Call 01977 689605 for more details 


2021-10-06   Streetsafe

The Home Office has launched StreetSafe, an online tool on police.uk that enables people to anonymously tell the police about public places where you have felt or feel unsafe, because of environmental issues, eg street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism and/or because of some behaviours, eg being followed or verbally abused. For more information visit www.police.uk/pu/ notices/streetsafe/street-safe/ 


2021-10-06   Fireworks in Hillam

Monk Fryston United JFC will be holding fireworks at the Cricket Club in Hillam from 5.30pm on Saturday 6th November. Tickets are on sale at the post office and the Potting Shed priced £5 for adults and £3 for under 16’s. There will be music, a BBQ, a bar and lots of fun. 


2021-10-05   Christmas Experience at Lotherton

Lotherton Hall is set to have an extra sprinkle of festive magic this year. The popular family attraction is hosting a special Christmas Experience to mark the sixth anniversary of the holiday event. Santa will return with an appearance from his beloved, Mrs Claus - the first time ever in the Christmas Experience's history. Visitors can also enjoy a new and exciting festive woodland walk through the estate's grounds. Santa will be in The Elf Village ‘Under The Wishing Tree’, waiting to greet boys and girls and give them a special early Christmas gift. The Christmas Experience, run by Lotherton and Breeze, will return from 27th November to 2nd January 2022. 


2021-10-05   Car Thieves Jailed

A car theft gang used a £20,000 high-tech device to open and steal five SUVs from outside victims' homes in Leeds and Wakefield, a court heard. The trio stole five Mitsubishi Outlander vehicles worth more than £180,000 between 28th June and 21st July, including a £36,000 Mitsubishi Outlander, stolen from an address in Kippax on 20th July. The ring leader was jailed for two and a half years and two other men were sentenced to 22 months, suspended for 2 years. 


2021-10-04   Bike for Bibles

Revd Jane Brown from St Mary’s Garforth has managed to ride the 300 miles in 22 days, for Bike for Bibles! Thanks to your generous donations, she has raised over £300 for The Bible Society. 


2021-10-04   Shared Points in Table Topper

Goals from Burgess and Coupland gave The Miners a share of the points in a 2-2 home draw against top of the table Grimsby Borough on Saturday. It was a deserved point for The Miners who remain in second.  


2021-10-03   Leeds Festival Traffic Problems

Councillors in north Leeds say they are getting more complaints than ever before from local people disgruntled by traffic problems caused by the Leeds Festival. Local councillors say the problem has now got so bad, they have set up a new working group to address residents’ concerns around the annual music event. 


2021-10-03   Pillion Rider Named

A motorbike pillion rider who died following a crash at the weekend has been named as 53-year-old Andrea Varty. Emergency services were called to Newton Lane, between Fairburn and Ledston, following reports that a black Triumph motorcycle had been involved in a road traffic collision at around 3pm on Sunday, 26th September. Mrs Varty, who was a passenger, died from her injuries at Leeds General Infirmary on Monday. 


2021-10-02   Knitted Memorial to Peckfield Disaster

A knitted memorial to mark the 125 anniversary of the Peckfield Colliery tragedy has been unveiled at a museum in Leeds. The memorial features in Eye of the Miner, a new touring exhibition launched at Lotherton. On 30th April, 1896, an underground gas explosion caused the mine in Micklefield, West Yorkshire, to collapse and sadly 63 men and boys, and 19 ponies died. 


2021-10-02   Accident on Selby Road

There was an accident involving three cars and a bus close to the southbound entrance to Junction 46 of the M1, at around 4:45pm on Thursday. One man was taken to hospital but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening 


2021-10-01   Halloween Costume Party

The Bird in Hand is holding a Big Halloween Costume Party on Sunday 30th October from 6pm. There will be prizes for the 2 best dressed children and 2 best dressed adults. Entry is free. 


2021-10-01   Image of Whisky Thieves

The police have issued a CCTV image of two men we'd like to speak to following the theft of more than 40 bottles of whisky and vodka - valued at more than £1,000 - from the Co-op store on Finkle Hill, Sherburn in Elmet. The image shows two men suspected of stealing booze with one pushing the other in a wheelchair. 


2021-09-30   Halloween Party

The Legion in Kippax is holding a kids’ Halloween Party on Saturday 30th October at 6.30pm. Tickets are £1 and will be available behind the bar from next week. There will be Halloween special melts, a sweet stall, apple bobbing, various games and of course some food! Food will be served from 7pm-8pm. 


2021-09-30   Community Library Reopens

On 22nd September the volunteer run community library was re-opened by North Yorkshire Council. Closed by the pandemic, the library saw the opportunity to use the closure to carry out an extensive refurbishment. The building has seen a full re-decoration, installation of new lighting, shelving and reception desk and new carpet fitted throughout. County Councillor Margaret Atkinson (The Vice Chair of North Yorkshire County Council) cut the ribbon to officially announce the library open. 


2021-09-29   Environmentally Friendly Fleet Plans

Garforth based Cafe2U is making the switch to electric vehicles as part of its goal to become the UK’s first carbon neutral coffee company. The company will change its fleet of almost 100 vehicles to electric over the next five years. 


2021-09-29   Police and Communities Together

Garforth and Swillington Neighbourhood Policing Team are holding a Police and Communities Together meeting at the Miners Welfare Hall on Friday 8th October from 7.45pm to 8.45 pm. Officers and the public can discuss local issues and current policing priorities 


2021-09-28   Bike to School Week

East Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Team are supporting Bike to School Week, which is a week-long event across the UK from 27th September to 1st October to encourage families to cycle and scoot to school. Avoid traffic congestion, parking issues and encourage children to bike or scoot to school this week where suitable and safe to do so. 


2021-09-28   Butt Booster

Yorkshire Water has donated 3 water butts to Incredible Edible South Milford so that volunteers can collect rainwater to use on community vegetable beds 


2021-09-27   Motorway Services Jobs

Skelton Services are holding a recruiting event to fill vacancies on the site. The event by Employment and Skills Leeds will be hosted at their City Exchange building on 8th October.  


2021-09-27   Miners Progress in FA Vase

Garforth progressed to the first round of the Buildbase FA Vase for the first time in three years with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Garstang on Saturday. First half goals from Alex Burton and Kevin Terhaerdt were added to by strikes from Jed Zanos and James Burgess in the second period to round off a comfortable victory. The first round draw will take place on Monday 27th September at 1pm 


2021-09-26   Club Leader Vacancy

East Garforth Primary Academy has a vacancy for an out of school club leader. A relevant qualification is required. Hours of work are 730-9am and 3-6pm Monday to Friday -22.5 hours. Pay is negotiable based on experience. Call Yvonne or Ben on 0780 3723241 


2021-09-26   New Street Bins for Kippax

Kippax Parish Council are renewing the High Street bins. If any of the old ones can be refurbished they will be relocated to other sites in Kippax. Suggestions for new sites are welcome. 


2021-09-25   Holiday Inn Selected by Government

Leeds City Council have revealed that the selection of the Holiday Inn to house Afghan refugees was a Government decision and the Council were not consulted on the matter. Officers of the Council have met with the Home Office to understand what support will need to be put in place. The Holiday Inn has said that they are not set up to receive donations from the general public at this time 


2021-09-25   Walking for Dad

Gracie May Coe from South Milford and her friends are walking the Yorkshire coast to raise money for Blood Cancer UK in memory of her dad David who died of leukaemia aged 50. Donations are collected via a GoFundMe page. 


2021-09-24   Council Cancels its Bonfire and Fireworks Events

Leeds City Council’s six annual bonfire and firework events will unfortunately not be taking place this year. This follows guidance issued by national government when restrictions were eased in July 2021 that particularly relate to large gatherings at outdoor events including firework displays. 


2021-09-24   Presentation Night

Great Preston Cricket Club Presentation Night takes place on 16th October at 7pm at the Best Western Plus Milford Hotel. Tickets are £35 including a 3 course meal and live entertainment. 


2021-09-23   Coffee Morning for Macmillan

The Commercial Inn in Kippax is holding a coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support on Friday 24th September at 11am 


2021-09-23   Re-meet Your Councillors

The Kippax and Methley Councillors are restarting their advice sessions from Saturday October 2nd in Kippax, Allerton Bywater and Micklefield. They are starting at the new time of 9am in Micklefield and still 10am in Allerton Bywater and 11am in Kippax. 


2021-09-22   Cuckooing Warning

Police are appealing for people in the community to be their eyes and ears and report suspicious activity where criminals could be forcing themselves into the properties of vulnerable people. ‘Cuckooing’ is where criminals exploit people by moving into their property, often using it as a base for criminal activity. 


2021-09-22   Police Find Body in Search for Sarah Cromwell

West Yorkshire Police have said that a body has been found in the search for missing Sarah Cromwell. Sarah, 36, was first reported missing on Friday, September 17, after she was last seen at her home in Swillington, Leeds. The family of Sarah have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers. There are no suspicious circumstances at this time. 


2021-09-21   Duty Manager Vacancy

Yorkshire Gateway Hotel have a vacancy for a full-time Duty Manager. The role is permanent with a negotiable salary from £23,500 per annum. Rewards include a company pension, funded medical plan and live in accommodation is available. 


2021-09-21   Meet the Police

A Police and Communities Together contact point will be held on Saturday 25th September from 10:00 – 12:00at Barclays Bank Car Park, Main Street, Garforth. The Garforth and Swillington Neighbourhood Policing Team will be present at the location, during the two-hour period to meet and speak with residents and local businesses. 


2021-09-20   Choral Evensong

St Mary’s Kippax is hosting a Choral Evensong featuring the joint choirs from Kippax, Swillington and Whitkirk. to celebrate the long service of John Holland. The event takes place at St Mary’s on Sunday 26th September at 3pm. 


2021-09-20   Hare Coursers Fined

Two men have been fined hundreds of pounds after being caught hare coursing in North Yorkshire. On Saturday 23 January 2021, a member of the public called police to report that poachers were chasing hares with a dog. Officers attended immediately. The suspects made off from the scene but the officers stopped them in South Milford, where they were both arrested, and their dog and car seized. 


2021-09-19   Light Volunteers Wanted

Hillam Lights Committee are looking for more volunteers to support this year’s annual light switch-on. If you can help, call Steve on 07967 421513 


2021-09-19   Miners Hit Five

Goals from Fitzgerald, Burton, Coupland, Colley and Gorji powered The Miners to their biggest win of the season so far as hosts Hemsworth were put to the sword 5-0 on Friday night. The win takes Paul Marshall's side up to 2nd in the table until tea-time Saturday at least. 


2021-09-18   Fire in Yard

Fire crews attended a fire in a yard to the rear of a garage on Wakefield Road. On Thursday. The fire was made up of tyres, a tree and a car. The fire was extinguished and nobody was hurt. 


2021-09-18   Branch Surgery Closure

Garforth Medical Centre are proposing to close their branch surgery at Aberford. They plan to transfer all their patient services currently offered at the branch surgery to their other sites at Garforth and Barwick in Elmet. The dispensary service would transfer to Barwick in Elmet. Patients who would like to comment are asked to complete their survey. This will be open from today (Monday 13th September 2021) and will close on Friday 15th October. The link to the survey is smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Aberford/  


2021-09-17   Village Hall Cafe

The Aberford Village Hall Cafe is back from today. They will be closing at 3pm due to additional cleaning responsibilities so don't leave it too late to come for that afternoon cup of tea and cake! They are providing hand sanitiser and now have a card machine for payment, although they will still be taking cash if you prefer. 


2021-09-17   Looking After Refugees

Yorkshire Gateway Hotel at Selby Fork is currently hosting a number of refugees from Afghanistan while they integrate into life in the UK. 


2021-09-16   Community Recognition Rewards

A special ceremony last Friday (10th September) took place at Selby Abbey to honour those in the community in Selby District who went above and beyond to support their communities through the difficulties of 2020, which included the Covid-19 pandemic. 


2021-09-16   Holiday Inn to House Refugees

The Home Office have informed the council at very short notice that as part of the government’s current Afghan Resettlement arrangements that they will be using the Holiday Inn, Wakefield Rd, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1LH from Thursday 16th September 2021 as an Afghan bridging hotel . The Holiday Inn will be used for staff who worked for NATO in Afghanistan. As with other bridging hotels, service users will be housed at the hotel until permanent accommodation can be found for them. 


2021-09-15   Salute to Sinatra

The Northern Swing Orchestra present Gary Grace's 'Salute to Sinatra' on Sunday 3rd October 3.30pm at Swillington Miners Welfare Club. Tickets are only £7 and under 16's are free 


2021-09-15   Social Get Together

Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Association are holding a 'September Social Get Together' on Saturday 18th September at the Community Centre between 12 noon and 7pm. Tickets are priced at £2.50. You will be able to use your ticket to offset the cost of drink or food which you may wish to buy. They will be offering a Bar, Music and simple food plus games plus some of the Youth Club games such as Snooker/pool, Table Tennis, Giant Jenga and of course, self -organised Football to keep the young and young at heart occupied. 


2021-09-14   The Catch

The Catch by Nick Darke will be performed at Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre at 8pm on Friday 15th October. Tickets are £10. Call 01977 682334 for more details 


2021-09-14   Home Tie Earned by Miners

The away win at Squires Gate in the FA Vase sees Garforth through to the second round qualifying, where they will host Garstang on Saturday 25th September. 


2021-09-13   Parish Council Vacancies

Hillam Parish Council has two vacancies for new parish councillors. If you are interested in the role then contact the parish council clerk on hillampcclerk@gmail.com 


2021-09-13   Arts and Crafts Fair

There will be an Arts and Crafts Fair at Monk Fryston Community Centre on Sunday 26th September from 10.30am to 4pm. Admission is free. There will be over 150 original paintings on display and for sale. The event is organised by Monk Fryston Art Club 


2021-09-12   Last Car Boot Sale

The last Rotary Club car boot sale of the year takes place today Sunday 12th September at Milford Plants. Sellers can set up from 8am and buyers are welcome from 9am. 


2021-09-12   Cup Win for Miners

A dramatic injury time headed equaliser by Sam Denton sent this FA Vase tie away at Squires Gate to penalties, which Garforth won with four excellent strikes to three, with two trademark super saves by Toby Wells. Jack McGahan, Jed Zanos, Joe Colley and Sam Denton were the penalty scorers for the Miners. 


2021-09-11   Getting There

86% of the people in Garforth East, 5,909 residents, have received at least a first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine. This compares to 72.1% of people in England as a whole. 


2021-09-11   Go Fund Joel

In January 17-year-old Joel Pearson from Garforth was diagnosed with Pelvic Osteoblastic Osteosarcoma - an incredibly rare and aggressive cancer. In a bid to get Joel the lifesaving treatment he needs, the family have set-up a GoFundMe page to fund Carbon Ion Therapy, a rare form of radiation treatment, that is only performed at a handful of places around the world - and comes at a costly price. To donate visit the gofundme.com website and search for “Help Joel get overseas treatment and beat cancer”. 


2021-09-10   Parish Council Refurbish Games Area

Kippax Parish Council’s refurbishment of Kippax Common Multi Games Area has been completed. 


2021-09-10   Citizens Advice Outreach Van

A new service offering advice out in the community has been launched in the Selby District. Citizens Advice Mid-North Yorkshire’s Outreach Advice Van is now visiting venues across the district following the success of a pilot scheme in Hambleton and Richmondshire which has now helped over 500 people. The van will be in Sherburn in Elmet outside the Eversley Park Centre on the following dates: Thursday 9th September, 10-2pm, Thursday 14th October, 10-2pm and Thursday 11th November, 10-2pm 


2021-09-09   Shining Stars Recognised

In April, Selby District Council launched its Shining Star community recognition awards. The council received 64 nominations which showcased the fantastic support communities received throughout the challenges of 2020, from floods to the Coronavirus pandemic. All nominees have received a letter of thanks from the Council’s Chief Executive Janet Waggott. 


2021-09-09   Drug Dealer Jailed

Sam Braithwaite, 28, of Farfield Avenue, Knaresborough, was jailed for eight months and banned from driving for 40 months. He pleaded guilty to carrying a knife in public, cocaine driving and possessing cannabis on Main Street, Aberford, and possessing cannabis and cocaine and carrying a knife on Gallows Hill, Ripon. 


2021-09-08   A Top Ten Venue

RSPB St Aidan's Nature Reserve at Allerton Bywater has been named one of the RSPB’s top sites to visit this autumn for its spectacular sunsets and panoramic views across the wetlands. RSPB revealed it’s “top ten spectacular autumn nature reserves” to visit this September, as people across the country look to escape the everyday with a staycation. 


2021-09-08   Parish Councillor Elections

Due to changes within Sherburn Parish Council, there will be an election for a new Parish Councillor. Three candidates are running in the election, Peter Michael James Baumann, Gary Limbert and Malcolm Bernard Ward. The election will be on Tuesday 14th September 2021. Many people will not have received a polling card. If you do not have a polling card, you can still vote in this election. 


2021-09-07   New Players Wanted

Swillington Saints FC juniors are looking for new players in year 3 and year4. For more detyails contact Dan on 07468755020 


2021-09-07   Original Factory Shop for Kippax

Co-op and The Original Factory Shop have confirmed plans for up to 30 TOFS concessions to open inside the convenience retailer’s food stores over the next 15 months. Outlets opening inside Co-op stores as part of The Original Factory Shop’s expansion plan include: Hereford, Plympton, Stornoway, Whitby, Prudhoe, Shotts, Kippax, Cranleigh, Machynlleth and Lampeter. 


2021-09-06   Talk is Free

There will be a talk on the History of the Commonwealth War Grave Commission by Elizabeth Smith in St Wilfrid’s Church in Monk Fryston on Monday 13th September at 7.30pm. Admission is free. 


2021-09-06   Mother Goose

The most traditional of Christmas pantomimes, Mother Goose comes to Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Theatre on Saturday 4th December at 2pm and 4pm. This fabulous, festive production by Lemon Jelly Pantos features a tale of golden eggs, quests for beauty, fairy magic and so much more in a spellbinding egg-stravaganza! Tickets are £10 for adults and £8 for children 2-15. Children must be accompanied by an adult 


2021-09-05   Miners Back to Winning Ways

Following their 2-1 away defeat mid-week at Barton Town, Garforth bounced back with a 1-0 home win against Knaresborough Town with Charlie Marshall getting the winner. 


2021-09-05   Your Views on Kippax Common

Kippax Parish Council is embarking on a project to improve Kippax Common and they want to hear your thoughts and ideas! Find out more and fill in the survey by visiting the Kippax-pc.org.uk website. Deadline for comments is 3rd October. 


2021-09-04   Sale

The Kippax shop of the Prince of Wales Hospice is holding an end of season sale from 9am today. Come along and grab yourself a bargain. 


2021-09-04   Charity Takes Abandoned Camping Gear

A Hull homeless charity managed to fill a van with abandoned sleeping bags after festival-goers left tens of thousands of pounds worth of camping gear, in the form of dumped tents and sleeping bags in the aftermath of Leeds Festival. A spokesman for the charity commented "Any homeless organisation next year, when this is over, get yourself down here and this can save many, many lives this winter.” 


2021-09-03   Autumn Harvest

Explore the tranquil orchard and pick your own apples to enjoy at home at the Lotherton Hall autumn harvest, from 12th to 19th September. They have over 100 varieties of apples available to choose from including classic everyday varieties and more unusual types. 


2021-09-03   Jazz in the Garden

King and I Jazz Band will perform a series of jazz band favourites in the formal gardens at Lotherton on Sunday 5th September from 2pm to 4pm. The event is free with estate entry. 


2021-09-02   Tell Tracy

Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire has officially launched the consultation to inform her first Police and Crime Plan. The Mayor is urging everyone in West Yorkshire to get involved and #TellTracy about your policing and community safety priorities. The consultation will run until 19th November with the online survey closing for responses on 17th October. To take part call 0113 348 1740. 


2021-09-02   Festival Traffic Management Review

Harewood Councillors are calling for a full review of traffic management plans for future Leeds Festival events following unpublicised changes that closed the A64 entrance to Aberford in the early hours of Wednesday morning 


2021-09-01   Quiz Night at Gascoigne

Wednesday night is Quiz Night every week at the Lord Gascoigne in Garforth from 1st September. Quiz starts at 8.30pm. 


2021-09-01   Margaret Gibson

Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council are saddened to share the news that Margaret Gibson the Parish Clerk and Finance Officer of Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council, with around 38 years of service, passed away on Monday 


2021-08-31   Supporting Prostate Cancer UK

Tina Pinder from South Milford will walk two marathons next week for Prostate Cancer UK in memory of her husband Lloyd who sadly died from the disease last September 


2021-08-31   Windfarm Windfall for Craft Group

A craft group that is a lifeline for its members in Micklefield is set to start regular meetings again next month and hopes to attract more people after a grant from a wind farm fund. Micklefield Craft Group has been awarded a £500 grant from the community benefits fund linked to the nearby Hook Moor wind farm operated by Banks. 


2021-08-30   Former Head Passes

Betty Potts, former head of Sherburn High School has passed away aged 89. Betty was also a Justice of the Peace 


2021-08-30   Caught with Abuse Images

William Anthony Joynes from Kippax pleaded guilty to possession of extreme pornography and prohibited images following a tip off to police by Google. He was given an eight-month jail sentence suspended for 12 months. He must also go on the sex offenders register for 5 years 


2021-08-29   Miners Defeat at Home

It was a disappointing Bank Holiday weekend for Garforth Town after they suffered a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Bottesford Town 


2021-08-29   Lucky Lotto Winners

Residents participating in the People’s Post Code Lottery at Pondfields Rise, Kippax, and Sherwood Way, Woodlesford, have won up to £3,000 in the daily prize draw for 28th August. The LS25 7NY and LS26 8GN postcodes are two of forty across the UK to win the daily lottery and players with one ticket have won £1,000. 


2021-08-28   A Quality Manager

Michael Burnell, 32, has received a coveted ‘Quality’ Award from the National House Building Council (NHBC) in the Job Awards 2021 for his work at the Redrow development at Thorpe Park. 


2021-08-28   Players Wanted for Preston Players Band

The Preston Players Community Wind Band are starting rehearsals again on Thursday night in Great Preston. New players are welcome. 



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