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2021-08-02   Hire the Village Hall

Burton Salmon Village Hall is now taking bookings so if you are planning a party or running a group/ activity. Apart from the main hall there is a committee room, the kitchen is being refurbished soon and the toilets were done recently. There is on-site parking. 

 

2021-08-02   Cricket Summer Camp

South Milford Cricket Club’s Summer Camp 2021 takes place from 16th to 20th August at Swan Croft LS25 5BN. There are 2 sessions each day 10.30 to 12.30 and 1pm to 3pm. Cost is £10 a session or £20 a day with a £5 discount for Cricket Club members. For more information visit summer.southmilford.org.uk 

 

2021-08-01   Fairburn Ings Ready for Visitors

For families looking to get outdoors during the school holidays, Fairburn Ings Nature Reserve has a number of different activities. For the kids, there's several woodland trails, a play area, den building, and pond dipping available every day in August. There's a takeaway café in the site's visitor centre, and adults can enjoy the sweeping scenery, peaceful hides, and the opportunity to spot birds from herons to kingfishers. It's popular with families, birdwatchers, and walkers alike. 

 

2021-08-01   Easy Recycling

Leeds City Council aim to have all Household Waste and Recycling Centres available to use without booking on weekdays from 16th August. Weekends, being the busiest times, will continue with the booking system to avoid congestion. 

 

2021-07-31   Covid Infection Rates in Leeds

The latest Leeds infection rate has decreased to 456.4 per 100,000 (30% lower than 7 days ago. The current over 60s rate is stable at 160.9 per 100,000. Hospitalisations are rising and 5 Covid-19 deaths were reported in the last week. The average infection rate for Yorkshire and the Humber is 451.3 per 100,000 and the rate for England is 375.2 per 100,000.  

 

2021-07-31   Fined for Possession of Cannabis

Christopher Brown, age 28, of Gibson Lane, Kippax, admitted possession of cannabis and was fined £80 and told to pay £34 costs by Leeds Magistrates Court 

 

2021-07-30   Lorry Fire on A1

A lorry fire on the A1 between junctions 44 and 45 around 5.30am on Monday, closed the motorway for a number of hours. The lorry was almost completely destroyed in the blaze.  

 

2021-07-30   Still Working for the Community

For the 5th year running Garforth Lions are providing hi vis vests to schools in the district. The vests are for pupils starting school in September in Reception or Year 1 classes. 

 

2021-07-29   Covid Ravaged Care Home Told to Improve

A care home that has recorded more Covid-19 deaths than any other in Yorkshire was told by the CQC that it needed to improve its services just days before the first lockdown. Colton Lodges Care Home, a 138-bed care home providing specialist dementia care to residents aged 65 and over, saw 31 residents die with the virus during the first year of the pandemic. 

 

2021-07-29   See You Next Year

This year’s Garforth Lions Beer Festival in August has been cancelled due to concerns about venue capacity during this time of Covid. 

 

2021-07-28   Critical HS2 Report Threatens Yorkshire Leg

Government advisers have stoked renewed fears over HS2's Yorkshire leg after a report branded the eastern phase from Birmingham to Leeds as "unachievable" in its current form. The high-speed rail project's eastern leg received a "red" rating in a paper quietly published on July 15 by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, which advises the Government on major projects. 

 

2021-07-28   Swillington Residents Win Lottery

Residents of Church Avenue in Swillington have scooped the People's Postcode Lottery daily prize on Tuesday 27th July. Lucky residents living could claim up to £3,000. 32 per cent of the ticket price goes to a worthy cause. 

 

2021-07-27   Friendly Game

Aberford Albion Play Robin Hood Athletic at home in a pre-season friendly tonight. Kick-off is at 6.30pm 

 

2021-07-27   Lions Welcome New President

Garforth and District Lions President Pete Crebbin handed over the reins to the new President Jon Lines on the 1st July. Hopefully the coming year will be less challenging, with fewer restrictions as the pandemic passes. 

 

2021-07-26   Visiting Lotherton

From the beginning of last week, 19th July, midweek booking is not required when visiting Lotherton Hall but it is highly recommended especially with the summer holidays now upon us. 

 

2021-07-26   Kippax and Micklefield Hit by Covid

Leeds recorded 5,159 cases of Covid in the seven days to 16th July, a rate of 650.5 per 100,000 people. Of the worst hit areas of Leeds Kippax East, Micklefield and Allerton Bywater was 6th with rates of positive Covid cases rising by 100%, from 374.8 to 749.5 per 100,000 

 

2021-07-25   Police Target St Aidans

Outer East Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Teams, conducted targeted patrols on Friday with West Yorkshire Police Mounted section, at the RSPB Nature Reserve in Swillington. A number of people were spoken to regarding anti-social behaviour and the dangers of open water swimming. 

 

2021-07-25   A Miner Hiccup

Garforth Town’s first game played in nine months on the Bannister Prentice Stadium pitch couldn't be marked with a Garforth victory, as they went down to two late goals by Nostell Miners Welfare, but both sides did well to put on an entertaining 3 goal contest in the sweltering heat. 

 

2021-07-24   Dead Nice

Wm Dodgson and Son Funeral Services in Kippax is sponsoring the Kippax Welfare Juniors under 6’s after game shirts. 

 

2021-07-24   Vintage Weekend

It is Vintage Weekend at Lotherton Hall on 14th and 15th August with 2 days of vintage stalls and live music from Ruby & the Mystery Cats. Explore the grounds as the vintage stalls are situated in three different areas outside and in the grounds. Usual admission prices for Lotherton apply. 

 

2021-07-23   August Heatwave Predicted

August is set to be hit with another two week heatwave after a record breaking July. The Met Office predicts, from 2nd August to 16th August, that: " warmer and drier-than-average conditions look likely to return for much of the UK." 

 

2021-07-23   World Peace Trail

Garforth Peace Project are holding the first walk of the Garforth Schools World Peace Trail on Saturday 31st July starting at Garforth Academy at 2pm. 

 

2021-07-22   Operation SPARC

On Monday 19th July 2021, the Roads Policing Teams conducted targeted patrols across East Leeds as part of Operation SPARC. A total of 43 drivers were dealt with for driving offences! Of the 43 drivers stopped, a total of 29 were dealt with for failing to wear a seatbelt. Driving while not wearing a seatbelt can cost you a fine, your licence or your life. 

 

2021-07-22   Biker Dies in 3 Vehicle Crash

A 29-year-old biker has died following a three-vehicle crash in the Selby district at the weekend. The accident happened on Sunday, 18th July at around 12pm on the B1222 and involved a black Suzuki Gsx 1300 motorcycle, a Ford Fiesta and a Seat Leon. The motorcycle was travelling from Cawood to Sherburn in Elmet and the Ford Fiesta was travelling in the opposite direction followed by a grey Seat Leon. The biker, from Hull, died at the scene. 

 

2021-07-21   Totally Roarsome is Back

The popular family adventure experience returns to Hazlewood Castle this summer and it promises to be bigger and better than before. Described as a pop-up event, it will only be in place throughout the summer holidays and tickets are expected to sell out fast due to limited places. Tickets are priced at £7.95 per person for a family of up to 6 people. The event is suitable for ages 2 and over, under 2s and non-walkers are welcomed and there is no charge. Tickets are available from www.totallytickets.co.uk /yorkshire  

 

2021-07-21   Breeze in the Park

Breeze in the Park at Kippax Common Playing Fields takes place at 5pm on Monday 23rd August. Adults do not need tickets for this event. Admission is by ticket only. Under 19’s need a ticket but tickets are free, subject to a £1.50 booking fee.  

 

2021-07-20   Expanding to Sherburn

Family-run business, Garforth 63 Car Sales Limited, has taken two adjacent units, 12 and 14, at the Sherburn Networkcentre at Sherburn-in-Elmet. Sherburn Networkcentre is located on the A162 to the east of Leeds and provides 32,703 sq ft of space across 13 high quality self-contained workspace units. 

 

2021-07-20   Going with a Bang

Demolition by the controlled use of explosives of the redundant Boiler House and Chimney stacks at Ferrybridge C Power Station will take place on Sunday 22nd August. There will be a temporary welfare facility in Castleford Lane Park for residents evacuated during the demolition event. 

 

2021-07-19   Grab a HUG

Funding has been secured from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Local Authority Delivery programme to roll out the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) in North Yorkshire. The project is being delivered in partnership with Selby District Council. Homes will benefit from energy efficiency measures including: cavity wall insulation, draft proofing, loft or attic room insulation. To qualify for a HUG, you need to have a total household income of less than £30,000 per year and a property with an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of E, F or G and some EPC D rated properties may be eligible. 

 

2021-07-19   Kippax Calendar 2022

Submissions for the Kippax 2022 Calendar close on 31st July 2021. If you have any stunning images of Kippax and the surrounding areas, taken in any season, please consider submitting them to magazine@ kippax-pc.gov.uk 

 

2021-07-18   FA Vase Opponents for Garforth Town

In the Buildbase FA Vase, the Miners hit the M62 to face North West Counties League club Squires Gate on Saturday 11th September (kick-off 3pm). This First Qualifying Round tie will be the first ever meeting between the two sides. A home tie against another NWCFL side, Garstang, on Saturday 25th September awaits the winners. 

 

2021-07-18   No Swimming at St Aidan’s

St Aidan’s nature reserve has banned open water swimmers from its lake, citing safety concerns. There are no lifeguards manning the area and RSPB are concerned that there is still machinery under the water. The lake is a former open cast quarry.  

 

2021-07-17   Kippax Bowling

Kippax Bowling Club are looking for more members. It is £45 to join for the year including your membership and council fees. 

 

2021-07-17   Road Works on Selby Road

There will be roadworks on Selby Road around the Gaping Goose area for 12 weeks from 9th August until 1st November. A 20mph speed limit will be in operation during the works. 

 

2021-07-16   Car Boot Sale

The next Rotary Club car boot sale will be held at Milford Plants (LS25 5BX) on Sunday 8th August 2021. Sellers can arrive from 8am, and it is £10. Buyers can arrive from 9am, and entry is free. For more information, contact Nigel on 01977 682021 or 07857 160596. 

 

2021-07-16   Free Summer School Meals

Leeds City Council has announced it will continue to provide Free School Meals for eligible children through the full 6 week summer break. 

 

2021-07-15   Vehicle Crime Prevention Events

East Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Teams will be hosting, a series of Keyless Car Theft Crime Prevention events this weekend, Skelton Lake Services on Friday 16th, The Springs on Saturday 17th and Asda Car Park at Killingbeck on Sunday 18th July. All events are from 5pm to 9.30pm. There will be some Faraday cans available for local residents, who own a keyless entry vehicle. 

 

2021-07-15   Kippax Christmas Lights

The switch on of Kippax Christmas Lights will take place on Thursday 25th November. If you’re interested in having a stall, please email Vicky.Land@ kippax-pc.gov.uk to arrange - £15 per stand, including table hire! (free for registered charities) 

 

2021-07-14   Allotments Survey

Allotment holders and prospective allotment holders are being offered the chance to help shape the future of allotment provision across the city, as part of an on-line survey launched this week. The results of these questionnaires will play an important part in ensuring that sites managed by the authority can best meet the individual requirements of tenants and the wider communities that they serve. The council currently manages 101 allotment sites in Leeds. Current allotment holders can take part through the following link: https://surveys.leeds.gov.uk /s/SEFD2P/ 

 

2021-07-14   Resurfacing Resurfaces

The resurfacing of Aberford Road from Main Street to Tesco’s that was postponed last Sunday because of the rain will now take place this Sunday. It will take place after 4pm to avoid disruption to traffic visiting Tesco’s and the retail park. 

 

2021-07-13   Friendly Matches

Garforth Town’s friendly at Bridlington Town last week had to be called off at Bridlington's request. Garforth's next match takes them to Worksop Town on Saturday 17th July, kick-off 3pm. 

 

2021-07-13   Flying Scotsman Returns

For steam train enthusiasts who missed it the Flying Scotsman which passed through the area last Sunday will be running the route again next Sunday, passing through Micklefield at 9.54am and returning at 21.02 

 

2021-07-12   A Decade of Service

Sherburn in Elmet Community Association, who started Sherburn in Bloom, celebrate their 10 year anniversary this year. 

 

2021-07-12   Food Bank Collection

The next collection of donations at St Mary’s Garforth for the Food Bank will be on Monday 26th July from 2pm-3pm, in the Church Car Park or drop off at The Rectory before then. 

 

2021-07-11   Boot Sale Today

There is a Rotary Club Car Boot Sale at Millford Plants today (Sunday). Sellers can attend from 8.00am, Buyers will be admitted from 9.00am. Over 40 sellers were present at last sale! A donation to be made to Yorkshire Air Ambulance by the organisers 

 

2021-07-11   Sherburn Escapes New Building Sites Plan

Seven sites are due to be added to the Selby district council’s Local Plan – meaning they would be open for development as housing, space for businesses to build headquarters or land for new schools. However limited growth is supported in Sherburn in Elmet, which reflects the level of growth which has taken place here in recent years.  

 

2021-07-10   Birdwatching for Beginners

A birding for beginners course will take place this Sunday at RSPB Fairburn Ings. Led by an expert guide, the two-hour walk will include guidance on using binoculars, identifying birds and listening to calls. Tickets are £18 or £14 for members. Search for RSPB Fairburn Ings for more details. 

 

2021-07-10   Miners FA Cup Opponents

In the Emirates FA Cup Garforth Town have been drawn away to NPL side Shildon AFC in the Extra Preliminary Round. The tie is to be played on Saturday 7th August (kick-off 3pm). Should they win, they would host NPL neighbours Brighouse Town at the Bannister Prentice Stadium on Saturday 21st August. 

 

2021-07-09   Bus Timetable Changes

Bus service timetable changes and revised routes on services operated by Arriva will be introduced on 26th July. Local services affected include X60, 167, 168, 163, 166 and 164. Timetables can be found at www.wymetro.com 

 

2021-07-09   Covid and Bin Collections

Whilst Leeds City Council make every effort to ensure that all brown bin collections are undertaken on the appropriate day, the emptying of black and green bins continues to be the priority. There has been a significant rise recently in the infection rate in Leeds. This together with the continued legal requirements for staff to isolate and our Covid-19 secure working practices, has led to an additional and significant impact on the refuse service. This affects not just the number of staff available to complete all collection rounds, but also staff who are often having to stand down part way through the day to ensure they are meeting legal requirements and protecting their own health, their colleagues and members of the public. 

 

2021-07-08   Conservation Consultation

Selby District Council are consulting on their draft appraisals of conservation areas in Appleton Roebuck, Escrick, Cawood, Riccall, Hemingbrough, Monk Fryston and Brayton. Recommendations for Monk Fryston include listing local heritage assets and various recommendations on development management. 

 

2021-07-08   Tuckers Fun Park

Tucker’s Fun Park and wristband mobile funfair will be behind the Leisure Centre on Station Road, Kippax from Thursday 8th July to Sunday 11th July. Children’s rides are £1.50. Opening times are weekdays 5pm to 9.30pm, Saturday from noon to 9.30pm and Sunday from 1pm to 7pm 

 

2021-07-07   Covid Vaccines Update

5,588 people in East Garforth have received at least their first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine, that is 87.7 per cent of the residents. For England as a whole, 38,108,016 people have received a first dose of vaccine, which is 67.7 per cent of the population.  

 

2021-07-07   Fencing Plan Withdrawn

Delta Academies have withdrawn their planning application to erect a fence around the perimeter of Garforth Academy. 

 

2021-07-06   A Traffic Nightmare

An incident on the A64 closed the road on Monday afternoon causing a traffic nightmare. There were massive tailbacks after the A64 was closed at Tadcaster in both directions between the A162 and the Bramham crossroads. Highways England estimated the tailback at 2.5 miles. At around 3pm the eastbound carriageway was reopened. 

 

2021-07-06   Plan for 21 Houses

A planning application has been submitted to build 21 houses on land off Carisbrooke Lane in East Garforth. The land is adjacent to the Aagrah restaurant and East Garforth School. Comments on the application, reference number 21/04667/OT, must be submitted by 22nd July 

 

2021-07-05   Food Bank Collection

The next collection of donations for the Food Bank at St Mary’s Garforth will be on Monday 5th July from 2pm-3pm, in the Church Car Park or drop off at The Rectory before then. 

 

2021-07-05   Pre-Season Kick-Off for Miners

Garforth Town's pre-season kicks off at 7:45pm this Tuesday with the visit of NPL side Scarborough Athletic. The game will be played at Tadcaster Albion's Global Stadium. Covid-19 regulations still apply, 

 

2021-07-04   Train Disruptions

Passengers are warned to expect disruption on Northern trains this weekend due to the number of staff having to self-isolate.  

 

2021-07-04   U12s Boys Wanted

Kippax Athletic Under 12s boys are looking for more players. Please contact Sam on 07399081251 for more information. The team platys on Sundays 

 

2021-07-03   Girl Footballers Wanted

Garforth Rangers U15 Girls team is looking for girls for the 2021/22 season. (Ie year 9 or 10 from September 2021). For more information email info@garforthrangers.co.uk 

 

2021-07-03   Roadworks Postponed

Roadworks planned for this Sunday, redressing the surface on the A642 from Main Street to Tesco’s, have been cancelled because of a poor weather forecast. All works are to be rescheduled. 

 

2021-07-02   Visit Sherburn Aero Club

Sherburn Aero Club wants to become more of a visitor attraction – a great day out and come where you can enjoy the hospitality of the clubhouse, watch the aircraft, and maybe even take a flight. The Sherburn-in-Elmet club is open to everyone. The club offers taster flights such as a 30 minute flight starting at £81.75. For the more adventurous you could try an aerobatics flight at £155.25 for 45 minutes. 

 

2021-07-02   Kippax Covid Infections

Kippax East, Micklefield and Allerton Bywater has reported 39nnew Covid cases in the last week, a rate of 584.6 and up 290 percent on the previous week. 

 

2021-07-01   Players Wanted

Aberford Albion FC welcome new players to their training session at Bunker Hill on Wednesday nights from 6.30pm. 

 

2021-07-01   Man Stabbed in Garforth

A man is in hospital after being stabbed in the stomach during a fight in Garforth in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Police were called to reports of people fighting outside a house in Wakefield Road at around 12.30am. A short time later a 32-year-old man went to hospital after having been stabbed in the abdomen. Two men aged 25 and 34, along with an 18-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent. 

 

2021-06-30   Summer Football Camps

Leeds Futsal’s first ever holiday camps this summer in partnership with South Milford Junior Football Club take place as follows - Camp 1: Mon 26th - Thurs 29th July, Camp 2: Mon 2nd - Thurs 5th August, Camp 3: Mon 9th - Thurs 12th August, Camp 4: Mon 16th - Thurs 19th August. The venue is South Milford Football Club, Mill Lane, South Milford, LS25 5BN. Sessions run from 10am-3pm with FREE early drop of available from 9am. The cost for full four days is £45 

 

2021-06-30   Two Vehicle Collision

A two vehicle collision happened on the B1222 near Sherburn Industrial Estate, Sherburn in Elmet at 7.55am on Tuesday. Fire crews from Tadcaster assisted the Yorkshire Ambulance Service with two casualties.  

 

2021-06-29   Vacancy Filled

Helen Richardson has been co-opted onto Kippax Parish Council to fill a councillor vacancy. 

 

2021-06-29   Congratulations Reverend

Reverend Jonathan Brennan was ordained Priest by the Right Reverend Paul Slater, Bishop of Kirkstall, at Leeds Minster on Saturday 26th June. A small group, in line with current restrictions, gathered for a celebratory lunch in St Mary’s Courtyard in Garforth. 

 

2021-06-28   Lino Printing Workshop

Join artist Eve Finlay Miller for a creative day of Lino Printing at Lotherton Hall on 30th June. You will come away with your lino prints to frame. 

 

2021-06-28   Sherburn is Hottest Spot

58 cases of Covid have been recorded across Sherburn and South Milford in the last seven days, more than double that of the next highest in North Yorkshire, Catterick Garrison with 24 cases. Neighbouring villages of Monk Fryston, Hambleton and Byram have recorded 20 cases. 

 

2021-06-27   Ultrafast Broadband Upgrade

People living and working in Armley, Batley, Collingham Bridge, Dewsbury, Garforth, Hipperholme, Illingworth, Laisterdyke and Undercliffe are all set to benefit from Openreach’s national upgrade plan, with the majority of premises in each area gaining access to the latest ultrafast, ultra-reliable full fibre broadband. Work will take place between now and 2026. 

 

2021-06-27   Kippax Recovery Care Home Approved

Developers want to convert Hopewell Mill in Kippax into a residential recovery care home, adding two floors of extensions to the building. The facility would include communal kitchen, dining and lounge areas, as well as offices and a staff room. Each of the 16 bedrooms would have its own ensuite facility. The site would also include six parking spaces and an outdoor terraced area. The site already had approval to build a care home for the elderly, but the latest plans instead involve converting the site into a facility to help people recover from hospital stays and surgery. Councillors voted in favour of the plans. 

 

2021-06-26   Vaccine Passport Scam

North Yorkshire Police have been made aware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their “Digital Coronavirus Passports”. Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks for personal and payment details. (for an admin fee).  

 

2021-06-26   Bike Register Events

Outer East Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Team will be hosting a series of Bike Register events this weekend.If you would like to secure and register your bike, come along to St Aidan’s Nature Reserve, Astley Lane LS26 8AL on Saturday 26th June from 09:30 – 1:30 pm or Sunday 9-11am 

 

2021-06-25   Swing into July

The Northern Swing Orchestra will be performing at Swillington Miners Sports and Social Club on Sunday 4th July at 3.30pm. Tickets are £7. Due to Covid restrictions there are only 100 tickets for this concert. 

 

2021-06-25   Cornet Players Wanted

Kippax Band require a front row cornet player to join them for the National Finals and beyond. They also have a vacancy for a Bass Trombone. Applications can be made through their Facebook page or email chairman@ kippaxband.co.uk.  

 

2021-06-24   Go G-Fest

Concert organisers have confirmed that G-Fest will go ahead as planned on 24th July. The event takes place at Glebelands in Garforth from 11am to 9pm. 

 

2021-06-24   Community Project Grants

Kippax Parish Council has funds available to support projects for the benefit of the community. All applications form should be submitted to the Clerk. For further information, please contact clerk@kippax-pc.gov.uk. 

 

2021-06-23   Vaccine Progress

In Garforth East 5,423 people have received at least a first dose of Covid vaccine. That is 85.1 per cent of the local population. By comparison, the percentage for the whole of England is just 64.1 per cent.  

 

2021-06-23   Rail Disruption in July

Rail passengers are facing major disruption next month as 450 metres of track between York and Church Fenton are upgraded. Between the last service on Friday 2nd July and the first train on Monday 5th July, track will be lifted on the line running through Ulleskelf station, and further upgrade work will mean changes to Northern’s Sunday service throughout July. Northern services between Leeds and York on 3rd July will start/end at Micklefield, with buses between Micklefield and York. On 4th July, trains between Leeds and York will be diverted and start/end at Selby, with buses between Selby and York. 

 

2021-06-22   Japanese Art Workshop

There will be a Japanese art workshop on 25th June at 10.30am at Lotherton Hall. Artist Sarah-Jane Mason will discuss techniques and materials such as block printing and brush painting. Bookings can be made on the Leeds Town Hall site. 

 

2021-06-22   Miners’ Pre-season Games

Garforth Town’s pre-season friendlies are – home to Scarborough Athletic (kick-off 7:30pm) on 6th July, a visit to NCEL promotees Bridlington Town (kick-off 3pm) on 10th July, away to Worksop Town on 17th July, home to Nostell Miners Welfare on 20th July and finishing with a visit to Yorkshire Amateur on 24th July. The season is expected to commence on Saturday 31st July. 

 

2021-06-21   Riding for Alzheimers

Hillam residents Neal Wilson, Rob Preston and Iain Mitchell , members of Monk Fryston cycling club (MFCC) took part in MFCC’s ride for Alzheimer’s Research on Saturday. Club riders rode up to 200 miles, raising over £4000 for the charity. 

 

2021-06-21   School Hit by Covid

Sherburn High School has closed in the last week due to rising Covid cases. Three year-groups are isolating under public health advice even if their tests were negative. If you have covid symptoms you can get a test at the mobile testing site which is visiting Sherburn on Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th June. 

 

2021-06-20   Wartime Weekend Concerts

This weekend is Wartime Weekend at Lotherton Hall and today there will be two wartime concerts with vocalist Miss Marina Mae. The events will be performed in the formal gardens at 11am and 2pm. 

 

2021-06-20   Gala Cancelled due to Covid

Due to lockdown/Covid easing measures being delayed Garforth Lions have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Garforth Gala. Stallholders will be contacted regarding a refund of fees in due course. 

 

2021-06-19   Jabs Now Available for All Adults

Leeds City Council is urging everyone eligible for a vaccine in Leeds to get their jab as soon as they can, with appointments now open to everyone over 18. 

 

2021-06-19   Fine to Walk the Dog

Leeds City Council has launched a public consultation to revise a current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), which currently bans dogs running free in several gardens and golf courses in the city. This includes the ornamental gardens at Lotherton Hall, Golden Acre Park, Horsforth Hall Park, Wharfe Meadows Park, Otley, The Hollies, Temple Newsam and Roundhay Park, where dog walkers must keep their pets on a lead or face a £100 fine. 

 

2021-06-18   Car Boot Sale

The next Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary Club car boot sale will be held at Milford Plants (LS25 5BX) on Sunday 11th July 2021. Sellers can arrive from 8am, and it is £10. Buyers can arrive from 9am, and entry is free. For more information, contact Nigel on 01977 682021 or 07857 160596. 

 

2021-06-18   Aldi is Looking

Budget supermarket Aldi has announced it is on the lookout for 20 new store locations across West Yorkshire. Its list of target locations includes Garforth and Thorpe Park. Aldi, which now has more than 900 stores across the UK, is looking for freehold town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for development. It says each site should be around 1.5 acres and able to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store with around 100 parking spaces. 

 

2021-06-17   Fun Skills Night

Great Preston Cricket Club are delighted to announce Friday night fun skills is back starting 18th June, this is aimed at introducing kids to cricket and enjoying time with their friends aged 5-8, they have qualified coaches to run the sessions and the fun skill sessions are free. Call 07342052013 for more information 

 

2021-06-17   Grant to Protect Remote Areas

North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has been awarded £429,986 from the Home Office. It will be used to protect individual homes and farms in parts of Selby close to the border with West, South and East Yorkshire, and also includes a focus on using ANPR cameras to deter and detect potential burglars. The areas covered will be Carlton, Camblesforth, Hirst Courtney, Birkin and Hillam with around 1,600 households and 50 farms and small holdings eligible to receive the targeted support. 

 

2021-06-16   Call to Think Again

Mark Dobson who in 2014 introduced the pilot for the Managed Approach, (which allows sex workers to operate in non-residential parts of Holbeck without fear of arrest), when he was the authority’s executive member for Safer Leeds, has welcomed the council’s decision to scrap the scheme and called for a model of “intense policing” to help stamp out kerb-crawlers in the area.  

 

2021-06-16   Benefits of Solar Farm

The proposed Barnsdale solar energy park at Kippax approved by Leeds City Council last week will have the ability to generate enough electricity to meet the requirements of up to 12,000 homes, according to the developers. More than £800,000 of the revenues generated by Barnsdale will be directed into a community fund that will provide grants to support local community groups and voluntary organisations over its lifetime. 

 

2021-06-15   Celebration of Ministry

Revd Jonathan Brennan from St Mary’s Garforth will be ordained Priest on Saturday 26th June at 11am in Leeds Minster and will be presiding at his first services of Holy Communion on 27th June 

 

2021-06-15   Local Firefighters Tackle Factory Blaze

Firefighters from Killingbeck, Moortown, Garforth and Leeds tackled a blaze at an empty factory in Seacroft on Sunday morning. The fire broke out at Agfa Graphics, in Coal Road, Whinmoor, with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service called at 8.43am. The printing plate manufacturing site closed down last year. 

 

2021-06-14   Tayo Aluko in Concert

There will be a show at Lotherton Hall at 2pm on 16th June with Tayo Aluko featuring songs, poetry and prose. The performance will be outdoors in the walled garden and will have limited seating available. 

 

2021-06-14   Jeff is Walking for Lloyd

Sky TV presenter Jeff Stelling will be doing his fourth charity walk for prostate cancer this year. He will dedicate the walk to Lloyd Pinder of South Milford who died of the disease last year aged 43. Lloyd joined Jeff on his very first walk back in 2016. 

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