Local News


2019-02-22 Charity Golf Day

Garforth Lions charity golf tournament takes place at Garforth Golf Club on Friday 10th May. It is in aid of the Lions local charities and Alzheimer’s Research. The cost is £100 per team of four players 

2019-02-22 Backlash Over Traveller Proposal

A huge backlash against plans to transform a Kippax allotment into a traveller pitch has led to more than 180 people lodging objections. The planning application has been submitted to convert the allotment off Sandgate Terrace to create the pitch for one caravan, plus a dayroom, mobile home and parking space. The proposal has caused widespread concern in the community and led to a public meeting attended by more than 100 people at Kippax Central Club. 

2019-02-21 New Homes Started at Junction 45

Work has started on the 1800 home Skelton Gate development just southwest of Swillington at Junction 45 of the M1. A 170 acre former open cast site will accommodate 1100 new homes with an application for a further 700 homes pending. 

2019-02-21 Reward for Stolen Bike

The owner of a bike stolen in Garforth on Tuesday has offered a £500 reward for its safe return. It is a black and blue giant TCR road bike with a logo seat and electric gears. Anyone with information should call the police on 101 quoting reference 0968 

2019-02-20 Bearded Birds Step Out of Cover

Bird watchers have been flocking to St Aidan’s Nature Park to photograph the rarely seen Bearded Tits. These shy birds inhabit reed beds and so to see them in numbers out in the open has caused quite a stir 

2019-02-20 Trophies Come to Garforth

Leeds Rhinos Foundation brought the Betfred Super League, World Club Challenge and NRL trophies to Strawberry Fields Primary School last Friday for the 200 children to see ahead of the World Club Challenge match on Sunday in which Sydney Roosters beat Wigan by 20-8 

2019-02-19 St Benedict’s School Celebrates 50th Birthday

St Benedicts School opened fifty years ago on Wednesday 27th February. To celebrate the anniversary there will be a Mass followed by refreshments in the school hall. 

2019-02-19 Residents Support Kippax Plan

The Referendum for the Kippax Neighbourhood Plan was held on 14th February. The count showed that 1337 votes were cast in favour and 170 against with 2 spoiled papers. The turnout was 20.2 percent.  

2019-02-18 Free Golf Taster Sessions

Scarthingwell Golf Club is holding regular Taster Golf Sessions throughout spring and summer for would-be golfers. No equipment is needed for the 2 hour free introductions to golf. For more information on times and dates call Pam on 07875 665587 

2019-02-18 Cub Leader Required

1st Micklefield scouts require a Cub leader.to teach the young people of Micklefield skills for life, Full training will be given to the right candidate. If you are interested contact Richard Speight by email at gsl.micklefieldscouts @gmail.com 

2019-02-17 Ben and Barnett’s Bonkers Bingo

The next event organised by the Friends of Sherburn High School (FOSH) is Ben and Barnett's Bonkers Bingo on Friday 5th April. The doors and bar open at 7.30pm and bingo begins at 8.30pm. Tickets now available 

2019-02-17 Miners Lose to Rangers

Garforth Town slipped to a second straight defeat at Hall Road Rangers by 2-0.Two first Half goals were enough to seal the win, as Garforth couldn't muster enough threat after the break to worry the home side. 

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. 

2018-12-28 Two Rescued from Christmas Fire

Two people had to be rescued when fire broke out at a house in Long Meadow Gate, Garforth at around 3.30am on Christmas Day. It is believed the fire broke out in the kitchen. Fire Crews from Garforth and Killingbeck attended. The two occupants were treated for smoke inhalation by the ambulance service at the scene 

2018-12-27 Mindfulness Taster Session

Have you ever wondered what Mindfulness is, how it can improve your mental wellbeing, put you back in control in your life and increase your general happiness? Come along to the taster session at the old Girls School Community Centre on Wednesday 30th January at 1:30pm till 2:30pm. The cost is £5 

2018-12-27 Big Grant for Cricket Club

Hillam Monk Fryston Cricket Club has secured a £60,000 grant from Biffa Award, part of the Landfill Communities Fund. The money will enable the existing cricket pavilion to be fully insulated. New doors, windows and a heating system will allow the pavilion to be used as an all year-round community facility. At the moment, the building and its environment is only useable in summer months. 

2018-12-26 Very Dashing

There was a Santa Dash through South Milford on Sunday morning 23rd December The many Santas raised hundreds and hundreds of pounds for Martin House Children’s Hospice. 

2018-12-26 Hillam VETS System

Hillam Parish Council is setting up a Village Emergency Telephone System to support the use of the defibrillator - this is where local individuals volunteer to collect/deliver the defibrillator to the location it may be needed in the village. It is essential in defibrillation cases that the responder stays to deliver CPR and ensure oxygen is still pumping through the casualty's body instead of losing time collecting the defibrillator. 

2018-12-25 Fundraising Success

The Old Girls’ School Community Centre staff and Committee were overwhelmed with the response to their first fund raising event since opening the building for community use in September. They would like to thank everyone who attended the Craft and Carols event on Saturday 8th December. 

2018-12-25 Allotment Burglaries

In the last few weeks there have been a number of burglaries at allotments in the villages of Garforth, Great Preston, Allerton Bywater. If you have an allotment please check your security and if you need any advice please get in touch with the police. 

2018-12-24 Christmas Eve Fun

There is a Christmas Eve Fun for Under 5’s event at Augustus Court, Garforth today from 10.30am to 11.30 am hosted by Sling Swing and Beanie Boppers East Leeds. There will be festive dancing, singing and Christmas craft activities. Older Siblings are welcome too. Admission is free. 

2018-12-24 Vehicle Vandalism

There have been several incidents of cars being vandalised in Micklefield in recent weeks The police have been called and are investigating the problem. Any information would be greatly appreciated. 

2018-12-23 Miners Lose on the Road

Garforth Town lost by 1-0 away at seventeenth placed Liversedge on Saturday, failing to build on last week’s win against Albion Sports 

2018-12-23 Family Zone Plan for St Aidans

RSPB St Aidan’s has applied for planning permission to build an outdoor play area at its site at Swillington. The family nature zone would be near Bowers Lake and the visitor centre 

2018-12-22 New Year Bus Service

First Buses will be providing a Saturday Service on New Year’s Eve tapering off from 6pm with no services after 8pm. There will be no service on New Year’s Day 

2018-12-22 Building Firm Lends Helping Hand

Building firm Redrow has donated £500 to help Sherburn High School’s recovery efforts following the serious fire in July that destroyed a gym and changing room at the school.  

2018-12-21 Christmas Bus Service by First

First bus timetables will be altered over Christmas. Christmas Eve will have a Saturday service tapering off from 6pm with no services after 8pm. There will be no service on Christmas Day and a special service on Boxing Day. There will then be a Saturday Service on 27th, 28th and 29th December. Visit www.firstgroup.com/leeds for full details. 

2018-12-21 Quad Bike look Out

Around 11pm on Tuesday 18th December two quad bikes were seen driving across land around the Church Fenton and Ulleskelf area of Tadcaster. The police are asking everyone to be vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour to North Yorkshire Police at the time of any sightings. 

2018-12-20 Knit and Stitch Today

Garforth Knit and Stitch adult group meet at Garforth Library today from 10.30am to 12.30pm. New members are welcome and no experience is necessary 

2018-12-20 Setting the Precept

How much are you willing to invest in your local police and fire and rescue services in North Yorkshire? As Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner it is Julia Mulligan's responsibility to set the police and fire precepts and before she sets the precepts, she wants to hear your thoughts. Please complete the survey at www.telljulia.com and tell Julia how much you are prepared to pay for both the police, and fire service in North Yorkshire. 

2018-12-19 Festive Fun at Lotherton

Families are getting the festive spirit at Lotherton Hall as they enjoy the annual Christmas Experience. The attraction is open every day upto Sunday 23rd December. Tickets are 37.50 for adults and £3.75 for children. Under 4’s go free. Opening hours are 10am to 7pm excerpt Friday and Saturday when they stay open till 8pm 

2018-12-19 Rugby Success for Garforth Academy

Garforth Academy Year 11 rugby league team defeated Abbey Grange to win the Hector Crowther Trophy at the Leeds and Hunslet Cup Finals 

2018-12-18 Feed a Family this Christmas

The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Feed a Family Campaign to ensure no one in the city goes hungry at Christmas means people can make donations to the various foodbanks in the city via local Tesco stores including the one at Garforth 

2018-12-18 More Compensation for Rail Users

Rail passengers can now claim compensation from Northern Rail for journey delays. The new scheme means passengers can claim 25percent back on the single fare if their journey is delayed 15 to 29 minutes, and 50 percent for delays of 30 minutes or over. Northern have compensated 11,000 customers since the timetable was changed earlier this year 

2018-12-17 Charity Gala

Chairman of Selby District Council, Councillor David Buckle invites you to his Charity Gala Concert. Celebrating the talent of Selby District in the 950th anniversary year of Selby Abbey, in aid of Save the Children, Peter Pan Nursery and Selby Abbey. The Event will have a selection of guests preforming throughout the day, from teen singers to classical singers and even a West End star.The Concert will take place on Saturday the 16th of March at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are £5 to £15 

2018-12-17 Have Your Say on HS2

Anyone wishing to object to the HS2 route proposals is advised that the Phase 2b Environmental Statement Consultation ends on Friday 21st December at 11.45 pm 

2018-12-16 Miners Win at Home

Garforth Town returned to winning ways beating Albion Sports 3-2 at home on a cold and wet Saturday. Albion took an early lead but the teams went in level at half time. Both teams scored again before Daniel Williams got the Miner’s winning goal 

2018-12-16 Joseph

Sherburn High School presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat from Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th December in the Main Hall at 7pm. Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for concessions and students 

2018-12-15 Cold Calling Alert

The police are advising residents to be aware that there are individuals cold-calling at addresses in the Selby district proposing to carry out work on properties and are reported to be over-charging and preying on vulnerable people. They are urging people to be vigilant and raise any concerns with NYP on 101 or if an incident to this nature is on-going dial 999. 

2018-12-15 Parent Wins Books

Sherburn High School has gratefully accepted over £300 worth of new books for its school library thanks to a magnanimous gesture from parent Rachel Parkes. Rachel, whose son James attends the school, entered a competition launched by Scholastic Book Clubs called James Patterson’s Big Book Giveaway and she won! Rachel had to say why she thought Sherburn High deserved to win so she told them how winning the books would raise student morale after a fire at the school had caused significant damage in July last year. 

2018-12-14 Funderful Fair

St Benedict’s Christmas Fair raised £1173 for church funds 

2018-12-14 New Library for School

A new school library has been officially opened at South Milford Primary School. A year of fundraising by parents , teachers the parish council, residents and local businesses raised almost £23,000 for the project. Children’s aithor Jeremy Davies hosted the opening event. 

2018-12-13 Brigshaw Rugby Success

Brigshaw High School year ten rugby league team won the Wilson Cup last Wednesday at the Leeds and Hunslet finals at the John Charles Centre. Leeds Rhinos Foundation ran the tournament supported by Sky Try. 

2018-12-13 Elf and Safety Problem

A power cut at the Elf Experience at Lotherton Hall on Saturday night caused the event to be evacuated after visitors to the woodland walk were left in darkness. The power cut was caused by a blown fuse following a downpour of rain. The event was back to normal the following day 

2018-12-12 Christmas Concert

There will be a Christmas Concert by Kippax Brass Band at St Marys Church, Garforth on Sunday 16th December at 7pm. Tickets are £6, available from the church and the library.  

2018-12-12 School Bus Crash

Police were called to the scene of a crash between a lorry and a school bus on Selby Road , Monk Fryston at 3.30pm on Monday. Two people were taken to hospital for treatment. Police say the driver of the lorry involved in the collision has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving. 

2018-12-11 The Landscape Detective

There will be a talk on Uncovering Yorkshire’s Historical Parks and Gardens Through the use of Archival Sources at Burton Salmon Village Hall on Wednesday 9th January at 7.30pm. Entrance is £2 

2018-12-11 Tour De Yorkshire is Back

Garforth and Kippax are once again on the Tour De Yorkshire route in 2019. Stage 2 on Friday 3rd May starts in Barnsley and finishes in Bedale, passing through Kippax, Garforth, Barwick, Scholes, Shadwell, Alwoodley , Bramhope and Pool in Wharfedale on the way 

2018-12-10 Micklefield Mini Fair

There is a Christmas Mini Fair at Churchville House Micklefield on Sunday 16th December from 2pm. There will be refreshments and stalls 

2018-12-10 Garforth Peace Flame is Spreading

On Saturday 15th December the nearby village of Scholes will install England’s second World Peace Flame Monument, it will take place in the garden opposite St. Phillips Church , Main Street, Scholes at 12 noon. 

2018-12-09 Not The Usual Suspects

West Yorkshire Police is highlighting that not all drink-drivers this Christmas will be young men, as they challenge people's perceptions about who will be drink driving.z88;The Force is supporting the national drink drive campaign, reminding people that it is not always the " Usual Suspects" that drink drive over the festive period. 

2018-12-09 Miners Hit for Six

The heavens and floodgates opened as Garforth suffered a heavy defeat at home to Hemsworth Miners. Mitch Hamiltons' superb strike was a rare high point in a game dominated by rampant Hemsworth who ran out winners 6-1. 

2018-12-08 Timetable Shake up on Buses

Bus timetable changes come into force this weekend. Services 19 and 19A (Ireland Wood to Garforth) will start running a revised weekend schedule aimed at improving punctuality. For more information visit the wymetro.com website 

2018-12-08 Train Services to Worsen

Local train users face the prospect of longer journeys following the introduction of new timetables this weekend. The new timetables mean the withdrawal of direct services to Bramley, New Pudsey, Bradford, Halifax and beyond. Passengers wishing to go to these destinations face an average of 20 minutes added to their journey time as they must now change trains in Leeds. 

2018-12-07 Policing Surgery

Residents from Tadcaster and the surrounding area have their chance to their raise concerns about policing or community safety issues when the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan, comes to Tadcaster on Thursday 13th December. The appointment based surgeries will take place between 5.15pm, and 7.15pm at Tadcaster Methodist Church, High street, Tadcaster LS24 9AT. Surgeries are by appointment only 

2018-12-07 Carols Around the Christmas Tree

Garforth Jubilee Brass Band will accompany singers at an outdoor carol service at the Millennium Village park in Allerton Bywater on Monday 17th December from 6.15pm 

2018-12-06 Christmas Post Deadlines

This year’s postal deadlines for Royal Mail are: Tuesday 18th December for second Class mail, Thursday 20th December for First Class mail. Visit the Royalmail.com website for details of parcel and tracked deliveries.  

2018-12-06 Hare Coursing Appeal

On Sunday 25th November and also Sunday 2nd December there has been a red Subaru partial vrm: T183 hare coursing around Sherburn-In-Elmet and also the Saxton area. If sighted please call the police on 101. 

2018-12-05 A Christmas Treat

The Friendly Fridays Café in Aberford is holding a Christmas treat on Friday 14th December from 11am to 12 noon. The Village Harmonies Choir will be doing a festive sing along and there will be mince pies plus all the normal café delicacies. 

2018-12-05 Stolen BMW Rams Police

The driver of a stolen BMW X5 rammed a police car as he tried to escape officers. The vehicle was travelling with another stolen BMW when the drivers failed to stop in Sherburn on Sunday night/ The X5 was later found abandoned a few miles away. Nobody was hurt in the incident 

2018-12-04 Sweet Success

Sherburn based food tailor and ingredients specialist Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) Ltd is celebrating a brace of prestigious awards recognising its export success, manufacturing excellence and outstanding customer commitment. The candy company received two nominations for the 2018 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, in the Ingredients Manufacturing Company of the Year and Award for Export categories. 

2018-12-04 Driver Personally Thanks Local Firefighters

A van driver who broke both his legs in any icy road accident on the A1 and was rescued from his van dangling over the A64 has returned to West Yorkshire to personally thank the Garforth Fire Crew for saving him. Driver Thomas Dulson is slowly but surely making a full recovery thanks to the fire crews of West Yorkshire  

2018-12-03 Police Warning on Winter Car Thefts

As winter approaches, motorists are being warned against the dangers of leaving cars unattended with keys in them while the windshield defrosts. Data from vehicle recovery service Tracker reveals a spike in vehicle thefts during the autumn and winter months. 

2018-12-03 Hillam Houses Planning Meeting

The planning meeting to consider an application to build 33 houses on land West of Main Street, Hillam behind Hillcrest House will be on 5th December. 2018 at 2pm. A Selby Council Planning Committee Report recommends refusal of the application 

2018-12-02 Early Christmas Win for Miners

Garforth kicked off the festive season with a resounding 4-1 win at relegation threatened Goole AFC. After slipping behind to an early Dan Barrett strike, goals from Lee Turner and Mark Simpson late in the first half turned things round. Simpson added a penalty shortly after the restart and a Goole red card soon after sealed their fate. Joe Colley weighed in with the final goal for the Miners 

2018-12-02 Cheers Mark

Garforth and Swillington Councillor Mark Dobson has raised £1400 for Macmillan Cancer Support by successfully Going Sober for all of October. 

2018-12-01 Cinderella

Firthfields Christmas pantomime Cinderella will be performed at Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth on Saturday 15th December at 3pm. Tickets for the show are £6.50. Call 2864298 for more details 

2018-12-01 Knottingley Silver Band

Knottingley Silver Band are performing at the All Saints Church, Sherburn at 7:00pm, on Friday 14th December. The event is ticket only and the prices for each ticket are £10, which includes wine and nibbles throughout the evening. 

2018-11-30 Bloomin’ Christmas fair

There will be a Christmas Fair at the Miners Welfare Hall on 8th December from 10am till noon. There will be homemade cakes, a raffle, tombola, book stall, craft stalls and much more. All proceeds go to Garforth in Bloom 

2018-11-30 Christmas Concert

Kippax Band will be performing a Christmas Concert at St Marys Church Kippax on Sunday 23rd December at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 including refreshments 

2018-11-29 Kippax Calendar 2019

The Kippax Calendar 2019 is available from Kippax Hub, ASK, Black and Cream, Beauty for You, Post Office, Pat's Sweets, Kippax Newsagents, Torvill's and Abby House Vets, priced £2. It’s an ideal stocking filler. 

2018-11-29 Christmas Coffee Morning

There is a coffee morning at the Miners Welfare Hall on Friday 7th December at 10.30am. St Benedicts School Choir will be singing at the event 

2018-11-28 St Benedicts Christmas Fayre

There is a Christmas Fayre at St Benedicts on Sunday 2nd December at 11am. Santa will be attending.  

2018-11-28 Snow White

Garforth Musical Society presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Miners Welfare Hall from Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th December. Performances are at 7.15 daily with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are available from SPT uniforms on Main Street. Adults are £8 with concessions £7 

2018-11-27 Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of Great and Little Preston Parish Council will take place on Wednesday 28th November at 6.30pm in the Elders Hall, Great Preston 

2018-11-27 Dick Whittington

There will be a pocket panto performance of Dick Whittington at St Benedicts on Friday 30th November at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 including a raffle ticket 

2018-11-26 Co-op Helps Local Scout Group

The first Monk Fryston and Hillam Scout Group has received a cheque for £5,850 from their local Co-op in Sherburn. The scout group is a recipient of the Co-operative Community Fund which has donated £19 million for local causes funded by plastic bag sales and a one percent share of spend. 

2018-11-26 Miners’ Slump Continues

The Miners' search for a first league win since September continues as a depleted eleven lost out 2-0 away to a good Barton Town side. The defeat sees Garforth drop a place in the table to 16th and only three points off the bottom three. 

2018-11-25 Christmas Disco

Sherburn Gala Association are holding a Children’s Christmas Disco at the Sherburn in Elmet Social Club on 9th December. The doors open at 4pm and it finishes at 6pm. Entry is £2 for adults and £1 for children and children under 5 get go free. 

2018-11-25 Squires Toy Run

Squires Annual Toy Run takes place on Sunday 25th November from 8am to 4pm. The ride to Thirsk is in conjunction with Thirsk Christmas Fayre. A minimum £5 donation or new unwrapped toy is required to take part. The ride leaves at 11am and arrives in Thirsk at 12.30pm. Fancy dress is optional. 

2018-11-24 Garforth Brass Christmas Concert

Garforth Brass Band will be holding a Christmas Concert at Garforth Academy from 1.30pm on Saturday 1st December. Tickets are £6 and the doors open at 1pm 

2018-11-24 It’s a Bargain

A new Home Bargains store officially opens in Garforth today next door to Aldi on Aberford Road. The store has created 40 new jobs. Home Bargains have 0ver 500 stores and employs 20,000 people. 

2018-11-23 Aberford Crafts Sale

There will be a sale of local crafts at the Aberford Village Hall Café on Friday 30th November, just in time for Christmas. 

2018-11-23 It’s Christmas Lights Night

Garforth Christmas Lights will be switched on this Friday 23rd November on Main Street. Entertainment starts at 5pm and the big switch on is at 7pm, followed by fireworks. 

2018-11-22 Visit the Maras

Lotherton Wildlife World has become the only zoo in the UK to be home to a group of rare Chacoan maras, a South American relative of the guinea pig. The new additions arrived from Prague Zoo and once settled in will take part in an international breeding programme. 

2018-11-22 Kippax Lights

Kippax Christmas Lights will be switched on tonight Thursday 22nd November. There will be stalls and entertainment from 6pm. 

2018-11-21 Archery Course

Are you interested in archery? Bowmen of Leeds, based in the Garforth area, will be running a beginners' course in Jan/Feb 2019 (all equipment provided), For more information email helen.falkingham@ btinternet.com 

2018-11-21 Light Volunteers Required

Sherburn Gala Association are appealing for volunteers to help put up the Christmas lights in the village. This will be taking place on Saturday the 24th of November at 8:30am, and volunteers should meet in the Social Club car park beforehand. 

2018-11-20 Christmas Market

There is a Christmas Market of Nearly New Children’s Items, crafts and gifts at St Benedicts church hall on Saturday 24th November from 10.30 to 12 noon. 

2018-11-20 YEP Pub of the Year

The Swan Hotel in South Milford is one of 47 pubs nominated for the Yorkshire Evening Post Pub of the Year 2018 award. Readers of the paper can vote for their favourite using ther voting coupon in the newspaper. Closing date for votes is Friday 7th December 

2018-11-19 Martyn’s the Man

Garforth Jubilee Brass Band have announced the appointment of Martyn Beecham as their new Musical Director and Conductor. 

2018-11-19 Ninelands Christmas Fair

Ninelands Primary School in Garforth is holding its Christmas Fair on Friday 7th December from 3.0pm to 5.30pm and it’s only £10.00 to have a stall. 

2018-11-18 The Jersey Boys

For one night only the ultimate tribute, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons will be re-enacting the Jersey Boys at Eversley Park Centre on Friday 30th November 2018, doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets cost £15.00. 

2018-11-18 Miners Draw Away

Garforth Town drew 2-2 away at Harrogate Railway on Saturday with Harrogate coming from behind twice to share the points. The Miners goalkeeper saved two penalties and Harrogate’s Adam Turner was sent off for two yellow cards in an enthralling encounter. 

2018-11-17 Circus Art Book

Kippax based writer and circus expert Steve Ward has released his new book Nineteenth Century Circus Art. It looks at the posters connected to Wakefield’s Wood Street circus during the 1800s. The book is available from Amazon  

2018-11-17 Dancing Through the Decades

Pupils from South Milford Primary School danced through the decades to raise money for Children in Need on Thursday, performing routines from the 1950’s to present day. 

2018-11-16 Garforth Gala 2019

Garforth Gala and Boot Sale 2019 will take place on Sunday 30th June 2019 at Glebelands. 

2018-11-16 Footballers Wanted

Sherburn White Rose U15s are looking for new players to add to their squad. All positions and ability are welcome, Matches are on Sundays in division 2 of the Garforth league. Contact Sammy on 07977035821 for further info 

2018-11-15 Knit and Stitch

There is a fun knit and stitch craft activity session for adults at Garforth Library today from 10.30am tom 12.30pm. The event is free and no experience is necessary. Call 0113 2243291 for more details.. 

2018-11-15 Legally Blonde

St Mary’s Youth Theatre are performing Legally Blonde The Musical at the Carriageworks, in Leeds this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A few tickets remain at 316 or £14 with concessions. For more information call 0113 3760318 

2018-11-14 Police Advice to Christmas Revellers

York City Neighbourhood Police are working in partnership with British Transport Police and TransPennine Express to remind you that there is a fit to travel policy on Saturday evenings leaving York Train Station. If you are planning on visiting York in the run up to Christmas, please ensure that you comply with this policy. Otherwise you may find that you are denied travel home. 

2018-11-14 Hillam Burglary Appeal

On Monday 12th November between 4pm and 6 pm a property in Chapel Street, Hillam was broken into and valuables stolen. The property owner would be grateful if anyone with CCTV in the vicinity can look to see if there are any indications of unusual movement of vehicles or pedestrians in the area at that time or earlier in the day. Anyone in either Hillam or Monk Fryston with information can contact the property owner on 07738886629 

2018-11-13 Miners So Close

Garforth Town once again worked their socks off, only to be undone by a solitary goal late in the game,losing 1-0 away to table topping Yorkshire Amateurs 

2018-11-13 New Train Timetables

Train timetables change on Sunday 9th December. There may be a slight change to your train times, so check the timetables at Northernrailway.co.uk 

2018-11-12 G-Fest 2019

G-Fest is returning to Garforth in 2019. The event will take place on Saturday 20th July. Early bird tickets will be on sale soon. 

2018-11-12 Selby Road Closures

There will be road closures at Charlie Sweeps Corner ( Selby Road/ Leeds Road junction) on consecutive Sundays from 18th November to 9th December between the hours of 8.30am and midnight for road surfacing and road markings. Diversions will be in place.  

2018-11-11 Lotherton Christmas

Lotherton Hall has revealed that tickets for its Santa Weekends are selling fast. A host of activities will be on offer including the Twelve Days of Christmas woodland walk, the Elf Village, the Christmas Courtyard and the North Pole where children can help Santa’s elves in their workshop.. The event runs from 23rd November to 23rd December and Santa will be in residence daily from 3.40pm  

2018-11-11 Ballet for Parkinson’s Sufferers

Leeds based Northern Ballet are offering dance classes to Parkinson’s sufferers at Garforth Squash and Leisure Club. The weekly sessions improve balance, flexibility and strength through ballet. Classes run until 5th December with new classes starting in January. For more information call 0113 220 8000  

2018-11-10 Curtain Up

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society will be performing Curtain Up by Peter Quilter at the Miners Welfare Hall on 14th to 17th November. There is a bar from 7pm and the performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from 0113 2862491 

2018-11-10 Police Appeal over Stolen Motorbikes

Police are appealing for help to find two stolen motorbikes. A blue Suzuki and a green Triumph were taken from Kippax on 26th or 27th October. The bikes have since been sighted in Seacroft and Gipton 

2018-11-09 Illegal Dumping

Police officers attended an incident yesterday afternoon where someone drove on to a farmers field in the Ledston area and dumped a number of dead birds and animals. If anybody has any information please call 101 quoting crime number 13180561385 

2018-11-09 WW1 Centenary Event

There will be a community event on Friday 9th November 2018 from 4pm – 6pm in Aberford Village Hall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Light refreshments will be served and The Village Harmonies Choir will attend to sing songs. Come along to learn about the fallen men from the village and to read the Headmaster’s log book from this time. 

2018-11-08 He’s a Champion

Harry Bramley from Hillam has won the Under 16s Yorkshire Amateur Golf Championship which took place at Knaresborough Golf Club 

2018-11-08 Library Get-Together

Kippax Library is staging an friendly and fun afternoon giving people information about groups and services available in the area. The event takes place from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday 4th December 

2018-11-07 Christmas Craft Fair

There will be a Christmas Craft Fair and carols at the Old Girls’ School in Sherburn on Saturday 8th December from 2pm to 4.30pm. Entry is free. Santa’s Grotto is £2 

2018-11-07 Keyless Car Break-ins

Police are stepping up patrols in villages around Garforth after a spate of vehicle break-ins. Thieves are using boosters to open the doors of keyless entry vehicles. Police advise people to keep their keys as far away from their vehicles as possible 

2018-11-06 Advice Surgery With Julia Mulligan

Residents from Selby and the surrounding area have their chance to their raise concerns about policing or community safety issues when the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, comes to Selby on Tuesday 13th November. The appointment based surgeries will take place between 4.30pm, and 6.30pm at Selby Community Centre, Scott Rd, Selby YO8 4BL To book some time with call 01423 569 562 

2018-11-06 More Train Strikes Till Christmas

A further series of 24-hour strikes is to be staged by Northern rail workers in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Services will be affected by five walkouts on Saturdays between 17 November and 15 December. Industrial action is already scheduled for 3 and 10 November regarding the firm's plan to remove train guards. 

2018-11-05 Impact of HS2 Revealed

The latest information release by HS2 has revealed that building the track around Garforth would result in a permanent loss of approximately: 6.6ha (23 per cent) of Hawk’s Nest Wood Local Wildlife Site. Construction of the Proposed Scheme would also involve the removal of a listed wall at the Grade II listed Barrowby Hall 

2018-11-05 Cup Success for Miners

A dramatic injury time goal by Shaquille Clarke-Adams secured Garforth Towns' place in the next round of the league cup beating Shirebrook 2-1. After falling behind to an early goal, Clarke-Adams scored an equaliser mid-way through the second half to set up a barnstorming finish in which he popped up again to grab the last-gasp winner 

2018-11-04 Christmas Fayre

Scarthingwell Golf Club is holding a Christmas Fayre on Tuesday 27th November from 11am to 3pm. Funds raised will go to the golf club and to Martin House Children’s Hospice. 

2018-11-04 Darren’s Dream Debut

Garforth author Darren Walker’s first book, a comedy fantasy called Closing Shop is in the running for the fiction category of the People’s Book Prize competition. The winner will be announced in March 

2018-11-03 Christmas Concert

Garforth Brass and Garforth Community Choir present a Christmas Concert at Garforth Academy on Saturday 1st December. The performance is at 1.30pm and tickets are £6 

2018-11-03 Garforth Christmas Lights

This year Garforth Christmas Lights will be switched on at an event on Main Street from 5pm to 7.30pm on Friday 23rd November. Main Street will be closed from 3.30pm to 8.30pm. The lights will be switched on at 7pm, followed by a fireworks display. 

2018-11-02 HS2 Information Event

HS2 are holding a series of public information events on how different areas of the region will be affected by the construction and operation of the HS2 high speed railway line. One of the events will be at the Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth, on Monday 19th November from 2pm to 8pm.  

2018-11-02 Sober Help for Macmillan

Garforth Councillor Mark Dobson has raised over £1300 for Macmillan Cancer Care by taking part in the annual gosober sponsorship event, successfully giving up alcohol for the whole of October  

2018-11-01 Lighting of the Beacon

Sherburn Parish Council are looking for someone to play ‘The Last Post’ on the bugle during their upcoming Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday 11th November. To mark and commemorate the end of the First World War, Sherburn White Rose Football Club will be lighting a beacon in memory of the brave soldiers. The ceremony starts from 6.30pm with the beacon being lit at 7pm. If you can play ‘The Last Post’ on the bugle during the lighting, please contact David Buckle: dbuckle@hotmail.com. Nellie has been crowned the UK's tree of the year. 

2018-11-01 Garforth Lions Bonfire

The Garforth Lions bonfire takes place at Glebelands on Friday 2nd November from 6.30pm. There will be a bonfire and fireworks display. Admission is free 

2018-10-31 Oh Deer

Police officers attended Hartley Wood, Micklefield on Tuesday and located a deer that had been shot with a small calibre firearm. Crime 13180544675 has been recorded. If you have any information about the matter please call 101 

2018-10-31 UK Tree of the Year

Nellie’s Tree has been crowned the UK's tree of the year beating a giant redwood in Northern Ireland, a Scottish spruce and a Welsh oak to scoop the overall prize. Nellie's tree will now go on to represent the UK in the European tree of the year contest in early 2019. 

2018-10-30 Latest Health Walks List

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

2018-10-30 Sherburn Gala 2019

The 2019 Sherburn Gala theme has been announced. It is Stage and Screen, which can be anything from film to musicals. The 43rd Annual Gala will be held on 18th May 2019. 

2018-10-29 What the Dickens

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society will be performing an evening of rehearsed readings entitled ’What the Dickens!?’ at St Mary’s Church Garforth on 1st December starting at 7.00pm Tickets will include mince pies etc, 

2018-10-29 Community Cinema Opening

The long awaited Sherburn community cinema has now an official opening date, On the 9th November from 7pm the Old Girls School community Centre will be showing the fantastic film ‘Finding Your Feet’. Tickets are only £4. 

2018-10-28 Miners Lose Away

The Miners lost 3-1 at Handsworth Parramore on Saturday. Having scored eight goals in their last two games, Handsworth proved too dangerous in front of goal for Garforth. The Miners put plenty of effort in, but the creativity and guile is missing from their game at the moment. At three nil down, James Beaston scored a rare goal to give Town hope, but Garforth couldn't build on it. 

2018-10-28 Attempted Break In

On the 22nd October between 6pm and 9pm a shed and a container had the padlock cut off in Newthorpe, South Milford, Selby. It is believed a quad bike was used to enter the rear of the farm and gain access. Nothing was stolen. If you have any information please call 101 and quote job no: NYP-23102018-0108. 

2018-10-27 Yorkshire Gin Night

The Sherburn Business Network Group have organised their very first ever, Yorkshire Gin Night on Friday 2nd November at 7pm, at the Old Girls School on Kirgate, Sherburn In Elmet. The night involves a “meet the distiller” opportunity with local gin company Adlam’s Gin 

2018-10-27 Snow White

Garforth Musical Society presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Miners Welfare Hall from Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th December. Performances start at 7.15pm with a 2.30 matinee on Saturday. Tickets are £8.50 with concessions £7, available from SPT Uniforms on Main Street 

2018-10-26 Autumn Art And Craft Fair

From 2nd November till 3rd November at 10am till 12pm Sherburn library is holding an arts and craft fair. With Christmas around the corner there will be Christmas decorations to purchase to get you in the festive mood as well as selection of cards to choose from. 

2018-10-26 Big Friendly Coffee Morning

The Friendly Fridays café at the village hall in Aberford raised £193.50 at their Macmillan Big Coffee morning in September. 

2018-10-25 Kippax Road Closures

Kippax bus users have been warned of service disruptions during the closure of Valley Road for utility works from Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November. Numbers 173A, 174, 174A, 175 and 175A will be affected, with diversions via Leeds Road 

2018-10-25 Twilight Halloween Pumpkin Carving Event

On Tuesday 30th October Sherburn library are holding an event for children where they can carve pumpkins. Tickets are now on sale at the Library, but there is limited availability. The cost is £2.50 for children which includes a carving kit 

2018-10-24 Oktoberfest at Quirky

Quirky Ales will be celebrating the famous beer festivals of Germany by serving classic German beer styles brewed by themselves on Saturday 27th October from 1pm to 10pm at their premises on Ash Lane Garforth 

2018-10-24 Sherburn White Rose Bonfire Cancelled

The Sherburn White Rose annual bonfire display due to take place on Friday 2nd November has been cancelled because of a requirement to provide extra insurance that makes the 30 year old event financially untenable.  

2018-10-23 Selby District Advice Surgery

Residents from Selby district have their chance to their raise concerns about policing or community safety issues when the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, comes to Selby on Tuesday 13th November. The appointment based surgeries will take place between 4.30pm, and 6.30pm at Selby Community Centre, Scott Rd. If you would like to book some time with Julia, please call 01423 569 562  

2018-10-23 Farm Break In

On 19th October at 1pm a farm was broken into in South Milford, Selby. Nothing was stolen however offenders tried to move machinery but were unable to get them started. The only description is males wearing tracksuits. It you have any information please call 101 quoting job no: NYP-22102018-0124. 

2018-10-22 Tree of the Year

A beech tree grafted into an N-shape to woo a woman called Nellie has been named as England's Tree of the Year. The Woodland Trust, which runs the competition, said Nellie's Tree at Aberford, near Leeds, was formed almost 100 years ago by Vic Stead. 

2018-10-22 Gala Halloween Disco 2018

The Annual Gala Halloween Disco is being held on Friday 26th October at 6pm, at the Elmete Social Club. The event is sponsored by the Spar in Sherburn 

2018-10-21 Miners Misery

A second half penalty was enough to see off a below par Garforth Town in their 1-0 away defeat to Bottesford Town in the league. 

2018-10-21 Reuniting Stolen Animals

Police in North Yorkshire are working to reunite hundreds of suspected stolen animals with their rightful owners. More than 400 animals – including dogs, sheep, goats, rabbits, turkeys, ducks and chickens – have been seized as part of the investigation, and are being looked after in secure locations. 

2018-10-20 Concert Band Players Wanted

Do you play a concert band instrument or used to play and have been thinking about taking it up again? The Preston Players are looking for new players of all concert band instruments (minimum grade 3 standard) to join. Rehearsals take place in Great Preston Village Hall every Thursday 7.30-8.30pm during term time. Just turn up with your instrument to see if you would like to become a member. 

2018-10-20 Oh Brother

When nine-year-old Jamie Broadbent won a brand new bike in his school’s summer raffle, the Ninelands Primary School pupil opted to use his £150 voucher, donated by Redrow Homes, to buy a bike for his younger brother Jonny, aged 3. The raffle was organised by the school’s parent teacher association, the Friends of Ninelands (FON) alongside the annual summer fair. The raffle and fair combined raised a total of £2,461, which will be used to improve outdoor spaces and enhance the school grounds. 

2018-10-19 Community Carol Service

There will be a Community Carol Service with Garforth Jubilee Brass at Firthfields Community Centre on Sunday 9th December from 6.30pm to 8pm. Admission is £1 and includes a free drink and seasonal refreshments 

2018-10-19 Bus Service Changes

A series of bus service changes are being introduced from 28th October. Local services affected by the change include Service 64 Leeds – Crossgates – Aberford, Service 163,166 Leeds-Garforth-Kippax –Castleford and Service 19/19A Ireland Wood/Tinshill- Leeds-Garforth. Visit the wymetro.com website for full details. 

2018-10-18 Halloween at the Miners

There is a Halloween Party at the Miners Bar and Kitchen, Garforth on Friday 26th October from 8pm to 11.45pm. The will be live music. Fancy dress is optional 

2018-10-18 Garforth Remembrance Day

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World war this year’s Community Act of Remembrance will be held at the new War Memorial in Garforth Cemetery at 10.45am on Sunday 11th November. There will be a procession from St Marys Church to the cemetery at 10.30am and there will be an Act of Remembrance in St Mary’s Church for those who cannot go to the Memorial. Afterwards refreshments will be served in St Marys Parish Centre 

2018-10-17 Café Church

There will be café style worship for anyone who wants something a bit different at St Mary’s Garforth on Sundays 21st October and 25th November at 3pm. Everyone is welcome. 

2018-10-17 Curtain Up

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society will be performing the comedy Curtain Up from Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th November at the Miners Welfare Hall. Tickets are available from Garforth Library, the School Partnership shop and by ringing 0113 2862491 

2018-10-16 Kidzone Halloween Party

There is a fancy dress Halloween Party at the Kidzone, Chestnut Court, Garforth on Friday 26th October from 4pm to 6pm. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are £8 in advance or £9 on the door.  

2018-10-16 Christmas Concert

Kippax Band will be playing at a Christmas concert at St Mary’s Garforth on Sunday 16th December at 7pm 

2018-10-15 Halloween Party

There is a Halloween Party in the Old Haunted Fire Station in Micklefield on Sunday 28th October from 5pm 

2018-10-15 Holiday to Murder

The Kippax dramatic Society’s Whodunwot Players will be performing Holiday to Murder, a murder mystery evening at St Mary’s Church Hall Garforth on Saturday 3rd November at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 including supper. You can bring your own drinks. For more information and tickets call 0113 2863293. Admission is by ticket only. 

2018-10-14 Fallen Leaves

There will be a performance of Fallen Leaves at Monk Fryston Village Hall on Tuesday 30th October. Tickets are £9.50 from 01977 682334 

2018-10-14 Waspis Meet MP

The Castleford and Yorkshire Waspi (women against state pension increase) group are meeting with Alec Shelbrooke MP on Friday 19th October at 2.00pm Garforth Library to discuss the problems 1950’s women are facing with the increase in age of the state pension. 

2018-10-13 Autumn Plant Sale

Firthfields Gardening Club are holding an Autumn Plant Sale at Firthfields Community Centre on Sunday 14th October from 10am till noon.  

2018-10-13 The Village Bonfire

The Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Association Village Bonfire will take place on Saturday 3rd November from 5.30pm at the Community Centre.  

2018-10-12 Charity Spirit Fair at the Gaping Goose

The Gaping Goose Inn is holding a Mini Mind, Body and Spirit Fair from noon to 4pm on Saturday 13th October in aid of the Radio Aire Cash for Kids Christmas Campaign. Entry is free. 

2018-10-12 Local Councillor is Sober in October

Garforth and Swillington Councillor Mark Dobson is taking the go-sober challenge for 31 days this October in support of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. Visit the gosober.org.uk website to sponsor him 

2018-10-11 Berts Barrow Christmas Event

The Berts Barrow Christmas food and shopping event takes place on Saturday 10th November. There will be hampers available with 10% discount, and there will be opportunities for you to make your own hampers that can be stored at Berts barrow until the big day. 

2018-10-11 New Shopping Centre Opens Soon

The Springs shopping centre at Thorpe Park will open its doors on Saturday 13th October. Big names confirmed include TK Maxx, River Island, Next, Marks and Spencer, Boots, Nando’s and Odeon. 

2018-10-10 A Golden Anniversary

Ninelands Primary School is celebrating its 50th Birthday on Friday 12th October. To mark the occasion they are inviting pupils who attended the school between 1968 and 1980 to join them for a show, gallery of photographs and refreshments. Please call 0113 2878370 to book a place 

2018-10-10 St Mary’s Shoe Boxes

St Mary’s Garforth will be filling shoe boxes to send to countries around the world where there is great poverty. . If you would like to contribute they need toiletries, cuddly toys, games, hats, gloves and scarves, sweets and shoe boxes covered in Christmas wrapping paper. . The shoe boxes will be filled on 23rd October at 7.30pm and 6th November at 1.30pm if you want to come along and help. 

2018-10-09 Macmillan Coffee Morning

There will be a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care from 10am to noon at the Garforth Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 3rd November  

2018-10-09 A Tasty Choice

The Stores and Barn guest house in Monk Fryston has been shortlisted for the 2018 Taste Awards. 

2018-10-08 St Mary’s Mothers’ Union

St Mary’s Mothers Union Garforth meets at 1.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month and at 7.30pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Come along and give it a try 

2018-10-08 Past and Present

Monk Fryston Time Team has just published a booklet entitled Monk Fryston Past and Present. It includes four local walks of varying length around the villages of Hillam and Monk Fryston. A further walk is a self-guided trail through the heritage of Monk Fryston. The booklet is on sale locally for £3 

2018-10-07 RNLI Xmas Fair

There will be a RNLI Christmas Fair from 10am to noon at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 24th November 

2018-10-07 Sherburn Gin Festival

On Saturday 1st December, Sherburn in Elmet is having its very own Gin Festival! Hosted by The Gin Shack, the pop up festival will be held in the heart of our community at the Eversley park centre, and will be a chance to try 30 different unique gins. 

2018-10-06 Harvest Festival

There will be a Harvest Festival Service at St Mary’s Garforth on 7th October. There will be a stall selling craft items in aid of church funds and a Mothers Union stall selling Christmas cards.  

2018-10-06 Public Defibrillator

A public access defibrillators is to be installed outside Monk Fryston Surgery on Main Street next to the Post Office 

2018-10-05 Clothes Swop

There will be a Neighbourhood Elders Team Ladies Only Clothes Swop from 10am to noon at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 6th October 

2018-10-05 Under 5’s Footballers Wanted

Garforth Rangers U5s are looking for new players – boys and girls. They train on Saturdays, 10:45am-12, at Garforth Academy Astroturf. Subs are only £3 and the first session is free. 

2018-10-04 Race Night at Firthfields

There will be a Race Night with Garforth Lions at Firthfields Community Centre on Saturday 6th October. The doors open at 7.30pm and first race is 8pm. Admission is £4 including a complimentary buffet. There will also be a bar. 

2018-10-04 Visiting Scheme in Jeopardy

The withdrawal of NYCC funding for the Sherburn Visiting Scheme (SVS) has put the Scheme in jeopardy. SVS has, over the past 30 years, given support to the elderly community in Sherburn and surrounding villages. SVS provides a unique service, medical transport, social activities, and a cooked meal once a week, in addition to Meals on Wheels, shopping trips, dementia support and outings to places of interest. 

2018-10-03 U12 Footballers Wanted

Monk Fryston United Junior Football Club are looking for U12 players. They play on Saturday mornings in the Selby League at Stocking Lane . Ring 07515 083265 for more details 

2018-10-03 Virus Closes Fishery

Kippax Park fishery has been temporarily closed because of a confirmed outbreak by CEFAS (Centre for Environmental, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) of KHV (Koiherpesvirus), and an update will be issued when the situation alters. The disease can result in large-scale mortalities of up to 100 per cent among common carp and all varieties. There is no treatment, and any fish that survive become carriers of the disease in future years. 

2018-10-02 St Mary’s Junior Choir

St Mary’s Garforth Junior Choir practices on Wednesdays after school from 4pm to 4.45pm. If you are interested in joining, come along and enjoy singing . Call 0113 2861881 for more information. 

2018-10-02 Garforth Academy Award

Garforth Academy has been awarded a British Council International School Award for its work in bringing the world into the classroom. The school has supported international school visits and focuses on global awareness 

2018-10-01 Open Morning at Sherburn High

For those people that missed the Open Day, there is an Open Morning at Sherburn High School on Tuesday 2nd October at 9:45am 

2018-10-01 U3A Meeting

Garforth, Kippax and District U3A are holding their second Members Meeting at 1.30pm on 3rd October at Garforth Working Men’s Club on Barleyhill Road. Existing and new members are welcome. If you wish to become a member there is a £10 registration fee. 

2018-09-30 Miners Win at Thackley

Mark Simpson scored twice as well as Devonte Morton to register a great result away from home as the Miners beat Thackley 3-1 on Saturday 

2018-09-30 Clinic Makes Way for Six Houses

Leeds City Council has approved a plan by Pinnacle View Homes to demolish the old Garforth Clinic in Lidgett Lane and build six new homes. 

2018-09-29 Rail Strike Today

Members of the RMT Union have announced they will be striking again today in a row over Northern's plans for driver only trains. The 24 hour walkout is taking place from midnight with replacement buses organised for any affected routes on the network. Northern have said they will be operating 30 per cent of their normal timetable and services that do operate will run between 9am to 6pm. 

2018-09-29 Walking Football for Over 50s

Garforth Villa Juniors have launched FC Zimmer United of Garforth, nine walking football sessions aimed at the over 50s. The first one is on Wednesday 3rd October at the sports hall at Garforth Academy from 7pm to 8.15pm, then every week until 5th December. All the sessions are free. For more information call Graeme on 07747793571 

2018-09-28 Mining Exhibition at Lotherton Hall

An exhibition bringjng stories of Yorkshire’s miners to life is running at Lotherton Hall until the end of October. Visitors can see artefacts from the National Coal Mining Museum 

2018-09-28 Grand Opening

The Fly Line public house and carvery on Aberford Road Garforth,(adjacent to Lidl, opens its doors for the first time on Monday 1st October. 

2018-09-27 Chill Coffee Afternoon

The Kippax Chill Coffee Afternoon takes place today from 2pm to 4pm at Kippax Library on Westfield Lane. Come along and find out about local groups and services in the area. 

2018-09-27 Bus Service Disruption

Bus users of the 174A service face disruption from Saturday 29th September to Sunday 7th October while work is carried out by Yorkshire Water in the Westfield Lane area of Kippax. Diversions via Leeds Road and Valley Road will be in operation. 

2018-09-26 Community Cinema Volunteers

Volunteers are required to help run the Community Cinema at the Old Girls' School, Kirkgate in Sherburn. Would you like to learn how to operate the equipment and run this each month? Full training being given by Selby Globe. Call Sarah Kay on 01977 685178 for more information 

2018-09-26 Church Yard Tidy Up

St Marys Church Micklefield is looking for volunteers for a Church cleaning and churchyard tidy up on Saturday 13th October from 10am to 1pm. Refreshments are provided 

2018-09-25 First Responder Wanted

Micklefield Community Responders are looking for a first responder in Micklefield. All training is provided by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, with equipment and uniform provided. This role is usually 7 hours minimum per week however this can be when suits you and there is flexibility 

2018-09-25 Squires Bike Show

Squires Annual Bike Show Weekend will this year take place on Saturday 29th-Sunday 30th September 2018. The weekend, which has free entry, will be full of different onsite attractions and entertainment in the cafe. 

2018-09-24 New Spire Magazine Here

The new October 2018 edition of the Garforth Parish magazine The Spire can be seen by clicking on the link in the right-hand column 

2018-09-24 Miners Win

Goals from Mark Simpson, Devonte Morton and Niah Payne sealed an excellent 3-0 home win for Garforth Town over 6th place Penistone Church on Saturday. The win takes the Miners up to ninth in the table with a welcome clean sheet 

2018-09-23 Cow Barn to be Demolished

Council officers have given permission to demolish an old cow barn at Mount Pleasant Farm on Wakefield Road Swillington, described by the owners as a health and safety hazard. 

2018-09-23 Lotherton Christmas Experience

Tickets are now on sale for the Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience, which runs from 23rd November to 23rd December. There will be the twelve Days of Christmas Woodland walk, the Elf Village, the Enchanted Fairy Dell and the Christmas Courtyard. Ticket prices range from £3.50 to £7 

2018-09-22 PetWise on Tour

PDSA will be offering free doggy health checks at the Kippax Coop car park on Tuesday 25th September from 10am to 5pm including vaccinations and flea and worm treatments 

2018-09-22 More Train Strikes Announced

A fresh round of strikes on Northern rail routes has been announced as a long-running dispute continues. Members of the RMT will walk out on Saturdays 6th, 13th and 20th October as part of the ongoing dispute over the role of guards on trains. 

2018-09-21 Leeds Bead Fair

Leeds Bead Fair will take place at the Holiday Inn Garforth from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 23rd September. Admission is £3 

2018-09-21 Nellie’s Tree

Nellie’s Tree in Parlington has been shortlisted in the Woodland Trust’s Tree of the Year 2018 competition. The tree was grafted in to a letter N almost 100 years ago by Garforth man Victor Stead for his girlfriend Nellie. It is known as the Love Tree by locals. 

2018-09-20 RNLI Coffee Morning

The Garforth branch of the RNLI is holding a coffee morning at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 22nd September from 9am till noon. There will be refreshments, cakes, tombola and RNLI memorabilia. 

2018-09-20 Missing Person Appeal

Police are currently looking for a high risk missing elderly male named Lee Grantham in the Selby area. His last known location was Newport Avenue, Selby at 14:20 pm. The male is around 5 ft 4 with thin grey hair and is of slim build. He was last seen wearing olive green cords, brown shoes, green cap and a cream jacket. He also has a hearing aid in his left ear. If anyone sees anyone matching this description please call 999 and reference job 388 

2018-09-19 Garforth Brass Play in National Final

Garforth Brass Band achieved national finalist status and represented Garforth and Yorkshire at the at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 2018 in Cheltenham on Saturday.  

2018-09-19 Miners Drawn Away in FA Vase

Garforth Town have been drawn away to either Padiham or Prestwich Heys from the North West Counties League in the First Round of the FA Vase, to be played on Saturday 13th October. 

2018-09-18 Big Coffee at Friendly Cafe

The Friendly Fridays Cafe at Aberford village hall is holding a Macmillan Big Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September. The event will take place between 10am and 4pm with all proceed being donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. 

2018-09-18 Sports Cars at Lotherton Hall

Sports Cars in the Park is holding its autumn meeting at Lotherton Hall on Sunday 23rd September. Cars in the park is a casual gathering of sports/super cars. It’s more of a social gathering of like-minded car enthusiasts than a traditional car event. Cars range from TVR, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Renault, Lotus, Maserati, MX-5, Smart Roadsters to minis. It opens to the public at 10am. Normal Lotherton Hall admission prices apply. 

2018-09-17 Miners Progress in FA Vase

Garforth progressed to the next round of the FA Vase on Saturday after a 2-1 win away at Ryton and Crawcrook Albion, with 17-year-old Joe Colley scoring an excellent first goal for the club. Garforth’s name now goes into the hat for tomorrow’s First Round draw 

2018-09-17 Tour de Tap Room

On Saturday 1st September, twenty Oddfellow Arms Sherburn regulars took part in the Tour De Tap Room bike ride, in order to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The bikers set off from the pub at 6:30 am and after three stops en route, landed in Bridlington five hours later, their efforts having raised £4000. A further £1000 was raised in the evening from an auction by local auctioneer Malcolm Dowson. 

2018-09-16 Doggy Health Checks

The PDSA will be offering free dog health checks at Kippax Co-op car park from 10am to 5pm on Tuesday 25th September. Staff will carry out vaccinations and dispense flea and worm treatments  

2018-09-16 Striking Silver

Great and Little Preston received a silver guilt award in their category in the 2018 Yorkshire in Bloom competition 

2018-09-15 Mining Machine Open Weekend

Oddball, the 70 year old walking dragline excavator at RSPB St Aidans will be open to the public today and Sunday. The open weekend takes place from 1pm to 4pm on both days. The event and parking are free. 

2018-09-15 Great North Runner

Runner Annette McTaggart from Garforth took part in the Great North Run last weekend supporting Epilepsy Action. She completed the 13 mile course in 2 hours 24 minutes. 

2018-09-14 Poppy Making Day

A craft and creativity day is being held at Kippax Methodist Church on Saturday 15th September from 10am to 4pm. The event is part of the village’s preparations for the Armistice commemoration event in November. People attending will be able to make, sew and knit poppies. 

2018-09-14 Search for a Star Dog

Garforth based St Marys Youth Theatre is looking for a dog to appear in its latest production of Legally Blonde the Musical. The show runs at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds from 15th to 17th November. Tickets are £16. For more information, particularly if you have a suitable dog, call 0113 376 0318 

2018-09-13 Meet Noel

Noel Whelan, who played for Leeds United in the 1990s will talk to an audience about his career at the Holiday Inn Garforth on Friday 14th September 

2018-09-13 Blooming Winners

Kippax in Bloom has been named winner of the urban communities category in the 2018 Yorkshire in Bloom competition. The winners were announced at a ceremony at York Racecourse 

2018-09-12 Get to Know Your Camera

Sherburn Camera club are holding a Get to Know Your Camera event open to the public on Monday 17th September at Saints Church Hall from 8pm to 10pm 

2018-09-12 Miners Lose at Home

Garforth Town lost 4-2 in their home league match against Knaresborouh Town on Tuesday evening. Defensive errors played a part in Garforth’s downfall as the Miners gifted the visitors a penalty only to go in level at half time. Town briefly led before the visitors scored three without reply. 

2018-09-11 Academy Open Evening

Garforth Academy is holding an Open Evening on 4th October from 5pm to 8pm for current Year 6 pupils and their parents/ carers to visit Garforth Academy before completing their school preference forms. Each session starts with a presentation by Principal Mrs Young in the Main Hall and followed by an opportunity to tour the school and visit the different subject areas. 

2018-09-11 Garforth Bonfire

The annual Garforth and District Lions bonfire and fireworks display will take place on Friday 2nd November at Glebelands. The bonfire is lit at 6.30pm and fireworks are at 7pm. Snacks, hot drinks and children’s rides will be available  

2018-09-10 Lions Golf Day

Garforth Lions are considering holding a golf day in 2019. The event would be staged at Garforth Golf Club on 10th May and would cost £200 for a team of four. Anyone interested in taking part should email garforthlionsgolf @gmail.com 

2018-09-10 Miners Exit FA Cup

Garforth's FA Cup run came to an abrupt end as they were heavily beaten 5-1 by an impressive South Shields. The Mariners play in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division and are currently second in that league. They are manged by former Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers midfielder Graham Fenton 

2018-09-09 NSPCC Helpers

The Kippax branch of NSPCC is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising to support its activities. For further information ring 0113 2866931 

2018-09-09 Dogs Theft Appeal

Between 9.30pm and 10pm on 6th September two 5 month old German Shepard puppies were stolen from Rawfield Lane Fairburn on the outskirts of Sherburn in Elmet. There is one boy that responds to Bruce and one girl that responds to Mimi. If you have any information regarding this please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101. Ref 12180167222 

2018-09-08 Twentieth Anniversary

The 20th Anniversary Celebration for St Benedict’s Church is planned for Sunday 30th September. The events planned for the day are still to be announced  

2018-09-08 Autumn Plant Sale

Come along to the Firthfields Gardening Club's Autumn Plant Sale on Sunday 14th October from 10am to noon for a wide selection of plants for garden, baskets, tubs and pots. 

2018-09-07 Community Christmas Carols

There will be a Community Carol Concert with Gaforth Jubilee Brass at Firthfields Community Centre on Sunday 9th December from 6.30pm to 8pm. Admission is £1. Cost includes a free drink and seasonal refreshments. 

2018-09-07 Cinderella at Firthfields

This year’s Firthfields Christmas Panto will be Cinderella on Saturday 15th December at 3pm. Admission is £6.50. Tickets go on general sale on 1st October 

2018-09-06 Garforth in Bloom Meeting

The next meeting of the Garforth in Bloom Group will be on Monday 10th September at 7.30pm in The Gaping Goose Public House, Selby Road Garforth . Why not come and meet us, you will be made most welcome. 

2018-09-06 Annual Leukaemia Walk

The annual Leukaemia Research 5km Walk around St Benedict’s school grounds will take place on Saturday 29th September. The walk will start at the parish centre at 10am and finish there with free drinks and scones for the walkers. Why not support this event by walking, donating or coming along for refreshments between 10am and 12pm. £5 entry fee for adults, children free. 

2018-09-05 Big Coffee at the Welfare Hall

There will be a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event at the Miner’s Welfare Hall on Friday 28th September from 10am to noon. Al money in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support  

2018-09-05 Garforth Academy Return Dates

Garforth Academy opens for years 7 to 11 on 4th September at 8.20am. Year 13 return on 5th September and year 12 return on 6th September 

2018-09-04 Race Night with Garforth and District Lions

There will be a Race Night at Firthfields Community Centre on Saturday 6th October. Doors open at 7.30pm and the first race is at 8pm. Admission is £4 and includes a complimentary buffet. For tickets, telephone Patrick on (0113) 2864298 

2018-09-04 Mark Your Bike

Local Selby rural police officers attended the 3 Swans Cycle ride event in aid of Yorkshire Cancer research on Sunday and marked over 70 bicycles. It was a great event and fantastic atmosphere. If you missed out on having your cycle security marked please contact your local neighbourhood police team who will be happy to assist in marking your bike. 

2018-09-03 World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

There will be a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support in the lounge and on the patio at Churchville House, Micklefield on 27th September from 10.30am onwards. 

2018-09-03 Miners Win

Garforth Town beat Hall Road Rangers 4-1 at home in the league at the weekend. A Mark Ferguson brace, plus goals from Aodhan Brownlee and Devonte Morton completed the Miners comprehensive win over Rangers to make it four games unbeaten. 

2018-09-02 Latest Health Walks List

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

2018-09-02 Lorry Causes Local Motorway Delays

Delays lasting several hours occurred on the A1 and M1 after a lorry left the motorway and ran up an embankment on the A1 at Bramham on Friday. A specialist crane had to be used to winch the lorry back onto the road surface. 

2018-09-01 Bye Northumbria

Garforth Town FC have received a bye to the next round of the FA Vase this weekend because their opponents Team Northumbria are not able to field a team.  

2018-09-01 Football Match Raises £1000 for PE Department

After the devastating fire in July which caused significant damage to the Sherburn High PE Department, staff, students and the local community have been raising funds to replace lost PE equipment. A football match between Otley Town U16s and Sherburn White Rose U16s, many of whom are students of Sherburn High, has raised £1000 towards the PE Equipment Fund 

2018-08-31 Community Day of Action

On Saturday 8th September there is a community day of action being held in Sherburn village centre. The day will include attendees and activities such as such as Mobile Police officers, Fire Service Safety advice, Youth Service Activities, Road safety Advice, Community Litter Pick, defibrillator training, community speed watch, councillor surgeries and planning and highways information. The day aims to bring community services together. 

2018-08-31 Sylhety Belter

Slyhety Balti on Leeds Road, Kippax came second in this year’s Yorkshire Evening Post Curry House of the Year competition, as decided by YEP readers. The winner was Spice Zone, on Penda’s Way, Crossgate. 

2018-08-30 An Invitation to Remember

Kippax Dramatic Society will be performing a murder mystery production entitled An Invitation to Remember at St Mary’s Church Hall in Kippax from 14th to 17th November. Tickets are £12 and include supper. For more details ring 0113 2862834 

2018-08-30 Closing Shop at Garforth Library

Garforth writer Darren Walker will be holding a launch event for his new book Closing Shop at Garforth Library on Saturday 15th September. There will be readings from the book and light refreshments. Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event which is free and runs from 2pm to 4pm. 

2018-08-29 U3A Meeting

Garforth, Kippax and District U3A group are holding a membership meeting at Garforth Working Men’s Club on Wednesday 5th September at 1.30pm. All retired and semi- retired people are welcome. Annual membership is £10. U3A is the University of the Third Age, an international movement whose aims are the education and stimulation of mainly retired members of the community 

2018-08-29 Rhinos’ Brigshaw Summer Camp

More than 100 children attended Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s summer camp at Brigshaw School last week. The kids enjoyed a range of sports including Gaelic football and Danish longball. They also met stars of the Rhinos team 

2018-08-28 Aberford Show

Visitors flocked to the 54th Annual Aberford Show last Saturday. The event was organised by Aberford Horticultural Society and featured a colourful array of flowers, plants, fruit, veg and baking. 

2018-08-28 Kippax Band Appoint New Director

Kippax Band has announced that Stephen Tighe has accepted the band’s invitation to become their new Musical Director from September 2018. With over 40 years’ experience of the music industry, and performances with some of the country’s top bands as both a trombonist and Music Director, Kippax are confident that Stephen has the calibre to lead one of the world’s oldest brass bands back to success into 2019 and beyond. His inaugural concert as official Musical Director will be at the cabaret weekend 13th/14th October 

2018-08-27 Micky Fest Today!

Micklefield Festival (Micky Fest) was postponed yesterday and will go ahead today, Bank Holiday Monday from 1 till 9 pm (dependant on Weather). All proceeds go to Yorkshire Cancer Centre at St James’ Hospital.  

2018-08-27 Girls Open Taster Sessions

Garforth Villa Junior FC are holding 4 open taster training sessions for girls aged upto 16 years. The venues are Aberford Albion’s ground at Bunker Hill on Thursdays 30th August and 6th September from 6.30 to 7.30pm and at Glebelands Garforth on Saturdays 6th and 15th September from 10am to11am. For more information call 07507 742567 

2018-08-26 Sherburn Craft and Food Festival

Sherburn in Elmet Craft and Food Festival 2018 takes place at Eversley Park on the 25th, 26th and 27th August 2018, from10am to 5pm daily. There are extended opening hours on Sunday evening until 8pm. Over 100 craft and food stalls will be at the Craft and Food Festival over the 3 days. 

2018-08-26 Miners’ FA Cup Win

Garforths' Albert Ibrahimi, rattled in a last minute winner to send Town home victorious 2-1 from their grand day out at Bridlington Town. in their Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round clash. 

2018-08-25 Roadworks on Great North Road

There will be carriageway patching roadworks on the Great North Road in Micklefield from the junctions with Aberford Road to Ridge Road commencing Wednesday 29th August for 7 days. Work will take place between 7.30am and 4pm. There will be a diversion in place along the Ridge Road and Aberford Road 

2018-08-25 Rail Strike for a Month

The RMT union has announced that its members on Northern Rail are now set to walk out for the next six Saturdays in an ongoing row about the role of guards and the extension of driver-only operation. The union has accused the company of refusing to engage in serious and meaningful talks. The first strike starts today. 

2018-08-24 Piano Recital at Lotherton Hall

Musician Andrew Snedden will be exploring some of Chopin and Liszt’s piano pieces at Lotherton Hall on Thursday 6th September from 6.30pm to 8pm. Booking is essential. Call 0113 3782966 for details. 

2018-08-24 Micklefield Station Works Update Event

Network Rail will be holding a community information event at Micklefield Youth and Adult Centre between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday 6th September. Network Rail representatives will be on hand to provide information about the work that will be starting in September, which includes the extension of platform 1 

2018-08-23 Knit and Stitch at the Library

A fun knit and stitch craft activity for adults will take place at Garforth Library on Thursday 30th August from 10.30am to 12.30pm. No experience is necessary.  

2018-08-23 Scam Warning

North Yorkshire Police are noticing a rise in incidents of fraud where the victim is asked to pay an outstanding debt by means of i-tunes vouchers. The voucher numbers are then provided to the fraudster as means of payment. As a result Action Fraud is launching an awareness raising campaign. Please be aware, fraudsters will often use intimidation tactics to persuade the victim into paying the debt. Remember HMRC or similar organisations will never ask for payment in i-tune vouchers 

2018-08-22 Don’t Miss Saigon

Firthfields Community Centre is running a trip to see Miss Saigon at the Alhambra Bradford on Thursday 27th September. The cost is £60 including stalls seat and return coach travel. The coach departs at 6pm for a 7.30pm performance. Call 2864298 for more information 

2018-08-22 Monk Fryston and Hillam AGM

Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Association’s Annual General Meeting takes place on Wednesday the 12th September 2018 at 8.00pm in the Community Centre. All residents of Monk Fryston and Hillam are invited to attend 

2018-08-21 Garforth Show

The 38th annual Garforth Show takes place at the Miners Welfare Hall, Garforth on Saturday 1st September. The event opens to the public at 2pm. Staging takes place from 6pm to 8.30pm on Friday 31st August and from 9am to 10.45am on Saturday morning. 

2018-08-21 Jobs Bonanza at New Services

Extra MSA Group has appointed contractors for phase 1 and 2 of the new Skelton Lake Services rea at junction 45 of the M1, due to open next summer. The works will create 400 jobs during construction and 300 full time jobs once open 

2018-08-20 Aberford PC Meeting

The next Aberford Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 21st August in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing at 7.30pm. 

2018-08-20 Poachers Vehicle Seized

North Yorkshire Police Rural Taskforce seized a vehicle with no insurance or tax whilst on patrol when they came across it after seeing hare coursing taking place at Barkston Ash, on Sunday. Details were taken and the males summonsed to court. 

2018-08-19 Micky Fest

Micky Fest 2018 takes place in the field behind the Blands Arms on Sunday 26th August. Admission is £2 for adults and £1 for children, payable at the gate. The event runs from 1pm to 9pm. All proceeds go to the Yorkshire Cancer Centre at St James’ 

2018-08-19 Miners Win 1-0

Following a poor start to the season with a 4-2 defeat to Liversedge FC at home midweek the Miners bounced back with a 1-0 home win against Athersley Recreation. Curtly Martin-Wyatt decided a tense game by heading home a pin-point cross from substitute Aodhan Brownlee with five minutes remaining. 

2018-08-18 Vintage Weekend

Lotherton Hall is hosting a two day vintage event this weekend. From 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Usual admission fees for Lotherton Hall apply each day. 

2018-08-18 Bid to Avert Rail Strikes

Arriva Rail North has called for fresh talks in a bid to avert the next wave of strikes on 25th august and 1st and 8th September. In response the RMT union said the talks will need to be meaningful 

2018-08-17 Groups and Services Event in Kippax

Kippax Library is staging an event giving people information about groups and services in the village. The event runs from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday 4th September and is free. For more details call 07545 604005 

2018-08-17 Oven Theft

On 12th August between the hours of 12:30pm and 3pm a grey oven was taken from the garden of a property on New Lane, Sherburn. North Yorkshire Police are appealing for any further witnesses of the incident or anyone who has any information to call 101 and quote reference 12180149784. 

2018-08-16 Community Drop In Today

The next Sherburn in Elmet community drop-in service takes place today (16/08/18) between 2pm and 4pm at the Sherburn Library. Police volunteers will be present to offer any assistance and advice. 

2018-08-16 Crowds Flock to Beer Festival

More than 400 people attended this year’s Garforth Lions Annual Beer Festival, which raised several thousand pounds for good causes locally 

2018-08-15 Rhinos Summer Camp Success

Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s summer camp at Garforth Academy attracted 150 youngsters, who enjoyed a variety of sporting activities. Ronnie the Rhino joined in the fun with Rhinos players Brad Dwyer and Liam Sutcliffe. 

2018-08-15 Local MP Defends Universal Credit

The Minister for homelessness and rough sleeping, Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams, has sought to play down the impact that benefits changes may have had, despite a chorus of charities saying that the Government needs to address root causes. Mr Adams MP said it was too simplistic to blame one issue, Universal Credit, for rising numbers of people on the streets. 

2018-08-14 New Coffee and Craft Club

There is a new Coffee and Craft club, starting on 16th August, at Churchville House, Micklefield on Thursdays between 1pm and 3 pm. Everyone is welcome. Bring along your knitting, sewing and crocheting or just come along for a cuppa and a chat 

2018-08-14 Battle’s Over Project

Kippax Battle’s Over project is looking at the effect that the First World War had on local men and women who returned to civilian life after the conflict. The project will culminate on Armistice Day when there will be services and a parade through the village.  

2018-08-13 Luncheon Club Vacancies

The St Benedict’s Friday Luncheon Club has several vacancies. If you are over 60, enjoy good company and good food, do think about joining them. Details from Andrea Grant: 01977 681 197 

2018-08-13 Miners Continue on FA Cup Trail

An Albert Ibrahimi hat-trick and a goal from Niah Payne sealed a first FA Cup victory for the Miners for four years. The Miners delivered a lesson in finishing to the hosts who, it should be said, enjoyed good chances of their own but couldn't take them. A revenge match at Bridlington Town on 25th August awaits Garforth in the next round. 

2018-08-12 Community Centre Opening

The Old Girls School in Sherburn will be opening as a community centre and tearoom on 1st September from 10.30am till 3pm. Everyone is welcome to the official key opening at 11am 

2018-08-12 Bags of Help

Tesco Garforth are looking for more applicants for their Tesco Bags of Help scheme. The company has £4000 available for local clubs and societies. Successful applicants are decided by customers of the store voting for the applicants using blue tokens earned by shopping in the store.  

2018-08-11 Trip to Lotherton Hall

Leeds Youth Service is organising a trip to Lotherton Hall on Monday 13th August from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Tickets are £3. The event is part of the service’s summer programme 

2018-08-11 FA Cup Day

Garforth Town AFC travel to Northallerton Town today as they look to get their FA Cup campaign under way with a win. 

2018-08-10 Knit and Stitch

Garforth Knit and Stitch takes place at Garforth Library on Thursday 16th August from 10.30am to 12.30pm. The event is free 

2018-08-10 More Rail Strikes Announced

The RMT union has announced a fresh series of 24-hour strikes, with the first planned for Saturday 25th August. Staff will also walk out for 24 hours on 1 September and 8 September, the Union announced. German-owned Northern Rail want to run nearly half a million trains a year without a safety critical guard on board in a move that would wreck both safety and access ‎to services according to RMT general secretary Mick Cash 

2018-08-09 Garfest 2018

Garfest 2018 takes place at the Crusader, Ninelands Lane from noon till 11.30pm on Saturday 18th August. The all-day music event features 10 acts, stalls and fun for the whole family. The event is sponsored by Sainsbury’s and is in aid of Dementia UK. Entry is free. 

2018-08-09 New Homes to Replace Clinic

A revised planning application to demolish the former Garforth Clinic at Lidgett Lane and build six houses is set to be approved at today’s North East Plans Panel meeting. A previous application for seven houses was refused. 

2018-08-08 Micklefield Activity Day

There is an activity day at the Micklefield Rec, behind the old Fire station on Thursday 16th August from noon to 3pm. The event is organised by Leeds City Council and the events are free 

2018-08-08 More Houses for Junction 45 Site

Templegate Developments have submitted plans to build an additional 700 homes on their Skelton Gate site immediately south west of Swillington. The site, east of junction 45 of the M1, already has planning permission for 1100 homes. Although the development is in Garforth and Swillington ward the land has been excluded from the Outer South East housing area by Leeds City Council and therefore does not count towards the housing targets for the Outer South East 

2018-08-07 Girl Footballers Wanted

Garforth Rangers are holding taster training sessions on Ash Lane at 10-11am on Saturdays 11/8, 18/8, 25/8 for Under 8 girls. There are also vacancies for U12 and U13 girls. Contact garforthrangersgirls @gmail.com if you are interested. 

2018-08-07 Anniversary Grant from Lions

St Marys Youth Theatre has received a £500 grant from Garforth and District Lions towards the costs of their 25th Anniversary show 

2018-08-06 Car Wash Success

A charity car wash at Garforth fire station on Saturday raised £550 for the Fire fighters charity and Garforth Rangers under 12s 

2018-08-06 Sixth Annual Beer Festival

The sixth annual Monk Fryston Beer Festival will be held at the Community Centre Monk Fryston on September 14th and 15th 2018. With over 20 beers and this year separate Cider and Gin bars the event offers something for everyone and includes live music, kids entertainment and a wide selection of food. 

2018-08-05 Beer Festival

This year’s Garforth Beer Festival takes place at the Miners’ Welfare Hall on Saturday 11th August. The event runs from 11am to 11pm. 

2018-08-05 Unlucky Miners Kick Off with a Defeat

A dramatic last ten minutes saw Garforth cruelly defeated 2-1on the opening day of the season at Bridlington Town. Garforth dominated the game and should have had it wrapped up before Joe McFadyen struck the first of his two goals on 82 minutes. Devonte Morton continued his goalscoring run with an equaliser five minutes later, but McFadyen had the last say with a 90th minute winner 

2018-08-04 Lions Help Library Upgrades

Garforth and District Lions have given £1000 grants to Green Lane Primary Academy and Strawberry Fields Primary Academy to upgrade their libraries. 

2018-08-04 Charity Car Wash

There will be a Charity Car Wash on Saturday 4th August at Garforth Fire Station, Ninelands Lane , Garforth from 10:am to 3pm, proceeds to be shared between Fire fighters Charity and Garforth Rangers Girls under 12s whites , who are in need of a new kit for the new season. Please drive along, dirty vehicles wanted 

2018-08-03 Live Jazz at Lotherton Hall

Lotherton Hall is hosting a concert by Leeds based jazz outfit King and I on Sunday 9th September at 2pm.  

2018-08-03 Burglary at Stables

In the last week there has been a burglary at a stables in the Garforth area where youths have entered a stable spread broken glass on the floor of the stable. Youths were seen to make off in the direction of Colton. Anyone with any information please call 101 and quote 13180374436 

2018-08-02 Young Footballers Wanted

Monk Fryston and Hillam Football club are currently recruiting players for a few of their teams - Year 1, 2, 6 and 7 - New school year groups. They are also always on the lookout for more coaches/helpers. If interested youcan contact mfufc.enquiries @gmail.com for more details 

2018-08-02 Helping Kids to be Seen

Garforth and District Lions have presented 280 high-vis vests to six schools including St Benedicts Catholic Primary, East Garforth Primary, Aberford C of E Primary, Kippax North Junior and Infant and Nursery Schools 

2018-08-01 Close Ups at Fairburn Ings

RSPB Fairburn Ings is hosting a Binocular and Telescope Open Weekend on 4th and 5th August from 10am to 4pm. A variety of binoculars and telescopes will be on display for visitors to try out and income raised through purchases will help the RSPB deliver its wildlife conservation work. 

2018-08-01 Miners March for Yorkshire Day

Former coal miners will be parading their banners and paraphernalia at a march at Lotherton Hall on Yorkshire Day 1st August. Central to the parade will be a Josh wedding, a 100 year old ceremony for supporting injured coal workers . A programme of events is planned from 10am to 4pm with the Josh Wedding taking place at 2pm 

2018-07-31 Rolling Back the Years

Lotherton Hall will turn back the clocks for a vintage weekend next month. The chance to relive the fifties and swinging sixties will take place on 18th and 19th August and will include vintage market stalls, live music and outdoor games. People are welcome to dress for the occasion 

2018-07-31 Rail Compensation Reminder

Following the train timetable shambles a compensation scheme has opened for people with season tickets, including Mcards travelling on the Leeds to York route. Rail users are urged to find out if they are eligible for the scheme and if so, to make a claim. 

2018-07-30 Breast Cancer Coffee Morning

There is a Breast Cancer Awareness coffee morning at the Swan, Sherburn today, Monday 30th July from 10am to 2pm. Come along for coffee/tea and cake. All proceeds go to Breast Cancer Care 

2018-07-30 Motorway Closed for Man on Bridge

Police shut the M1 Northbound carriageway between junctions 44 for Rothwell and 45 for Temple Newsam on Sunday afternoon and halted traffic due to concerns for a person seen on a motorway bridge. Traffic was directed off the motorway by the Highways Agency and a diversion put in place via the A639. 

2018-07-29 Find Those Burglars

Businessman Neil Liversidge of West Riding Personal Finance Solutions is offering a reward of £5,000 for information leading to the conviction of those who burgled the home of Garforth War veteran Robert Noble 

2018-07-29 A Real Lightning Strike on Railways

There was chaos across the West Yorkshire rail network on Friday afternoon when the offices hosting the rail signalling system was struck by lightning. As a result of the total signal failure trains were forced to stop and rely on manual methods of bringing trains into railway stations 

2018-07-28 Wild Challenge Week

The RSPB and ALDI are challenging families to take part in adventures at Fairburn Ings and St Aidan’s nature part from 30h July to 5th August during Wild Challenge Week. Those taking part will receive a free kit including wildlife goodies 

2018-07-28 Burglars Steal War Hero’s Memories

Burglars posing as workmen stole a box containing a local war hero’s lifetime of memories last Tuesday. 93 year old Robert Noble of Church Lane Garforth also lost £3,000 in cash when the bogus workman struck at his home. 

2018-07-27 Striker’s Return

Striker Curtly Martin-Wyatt has returned to Garforth Town FC. Curtly first played for The Miners back in October 2013 and scored on his debut, but is probably best known for a 23-goal haul in 2015-16 season which did much to maintain our Premier Division status. 

2018-07-27 Road Closure Impacts Bus Service

Bus services will be disrupted on Friday 10th August due to the closure of Fairburn Drive, Garforth. The closure will start at 9.30am and affect Service No 166. The buses will be diverted via Ninelands Lane  

2018-07-26 Tigers Gala

Garforth Tigers are holding a rugby gala at Glebelands this Saturday 28th July. The event gets under way at 10am. There will be lots of attractions, a beer tent and hot food  


Two local curry houses, Saffron @ The Newmarket Inn Garforth and Sylhety Balti in Kippax have reached the final ten in the Yorkshire Evening Post Curry House of the Year competition. Fans of these takeaways can vote for them using the entry form in the Evening Post. Closing date for votes is 10am on Friday 10th August. 

2018-07-25 Parlington School Reunion

There will be a reunion for ex-pupils who attended Parlington Secondary Modern school between 1954 and 1968. The sixth annual reunion will take place at Garforth Workingman’s Club on Saturday 11th August at 7pm. All ex-pupils are welcome. You may bring a guest. Admission is £1 

2018-07-25 Soak It Up

Ninelands Primary pupils have taken part in Yorkshire Water and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Soak It Up project by planting trees, constructing a rain garden planter and a water butt planter to help reduce the impact of surface water. Flooding is a real issue in Garforth so the children are keen to learn about slowing the flow of water into the existing drainage system. 

2018-07-24 Police Helicopter Wakes Neighbours

The operators of the police helicopter apologised to Garforth residents for the noise in the early hours of Sunday morning as they searched for two burglary suspects following a spate of burglary reports. 

2018-07-24 Award for Retired Head Master

David Eaton, a retired head teacher of East Garforth Primary Academy has been named Supply Teacher of the Year 2018 in an industry award ceremony. He was nominated by Hunslet Carr Primary School. 

2018-07-23 MTRA Meeting

There is a meeting of Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association at Churchville House on Wednesday 1st August from 2.30 to 3.30pm  

2018-07-23 Aberford Village Hall Cafe

A new community cafe opened on Friday 13th July 2018 at Aberford Village Hall between 9am and 3pm. The cafe will be open on Fridays and will serve hot and cold drinks and homemade cakes. The community cafe is run by volunteers so if you’d like to get involved with baking or help with serving and tidying up, please do let one of the other volunteers know. 

2018-07-22 Crop Fire Call Out

A fire engine from Garforth was one of five engines called to a blaze covering 10 acres of crops and woodland in Rothwell on Friday morning. Water jets and beaters were used to tackle the fire. 

2018-07-22 Miners Season Tickets on Sale

Garforth Town season tickets for 2018-19 are now on sale, with a discount if buying before our first league game on Saturday 4th August. Prices are £75 for adults and £35 seniors/concessions (£100 and £50 respectively from 4th August). Concessions now include students, on production of valid student ID. These season ticket prices have been frozen for 4 years in a row. However the price at the turnstile will be £6 with concessions £3 and children free with a paying adult 

2018-07-21 Bus Services Shake-Up

Bus timetable changes affecting local services come into practice this weekend. Services affected are number 22 – Seacroft Garforth Kippax Rothwell and number 175/175a – Wakefield Garforth Castleford. For details call Metroline on 0113 245 7676 

2018-07-21 Local Communities Grab Tour Awards

Kippax was announced as winner of the best dressed village award for communities on the route of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire at a ceremony at the offices of tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire. Sam Whitley from Garforth received the Spirit of the Tour award for her work in ensuring Garforth made the most of the event’s visit. The competition was backed by the Yorkshire Post and Welcome to Yorkshire 

2018-07-20 Hungate School Garden Project

The Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary are supporting Sherburn Hungate Primary School with the renovation of their overgrown Wildlife Area, to create a usable space to help the children connect and learn about nature and animals. The project is estimated to place over the summer holidays to be completed and ready for the new school year is September. 

2018-07-20 Missing Woman’s Clothes Found

Clothes worn by 52 year old Garforth woman Denise Birdsall were found on a beach near Scarborough. Denise travelled to Scarborough on Monday morning and her clothes were found on the beach at Cayton Bay on Tuesday evening. She is being treated as a missing person 

2018-07-19 Brass in the Park

Garforth Jubilee Band will be performing a free concert of banding music, popular arrangements and more at Roundhay Park on Sunday 19th August from 2.30pm. Garforth Jubilee Brass Band was established in 1977 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Entry is free. 

2018-07-19 Yorkshire Day Gala

Lotherton Hall will celebrate Yorkshire day on 1st August with a community gala. The event will include stalls, live performances and a miners’ march with banners and brass bands. It takes place from 11am till 4pm. 

2018-07-18 Closed for Refurbishment

Monk Fryston Post Office and village store will be temporarily closed for refurbishment. The Post Office will close from 5.30pm on 30th July and the store will close from 7pm on 1st August. Both parts will reopen for business at 7am on Monday 13th August  

2018-07-18 Rail Strike Called Off

A planned strike in the long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains has been called off while talks take place between the Union and train operators. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union on Arriva Rail North were due to walk out for 24 hours on 21st July. The long-running dispute between Unite the union and Northern bosses revolves around guards on trains - a role which operators are looking to phase out. The latest reprieve follows months of disruption for Northern passengers, more recently blamed on a new timetable upset caused by delayed Network Rail works. 

2018-07-17 Starlight Charity Walk

Grab your brightest attire and join Prince of Wales Hospice for their Starlight Walk this summer. Take on this 10k glow themed sponsored walk and help raise funds for your local Hospice. There are two events/routes to choose from, both starting at 9pm, but the nearest is on 7th September and the route begins from the Sherburn Scout Hut. The other event takes place the following day and starts in South Elmsall. Advance entry costs £10 and includes: a glow wristband, fizz on arrival and refreshments at the end. Advance entry closes on Sunday 2nd September. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. 

2018-07-17 Back to Edwardian Britain

The two day Edwardian Times event at Lotherton Hall last weekend attracted around 5,000 visitors. The traditional sideshows, brass band, themed entertainment and period dress gave everyone a feel for life during the early 20th century 

2018-07-16 No Routes 4 You

Due to unforeseen circumstances North Yorkshire Police’s Routes 4 You service on Saturday 28th July at Eversley Park, Sherburn in Elmet has been postponed. If anyone was hoping to speak with a member of NYP staff they can still be contacted on the 101 number or you can alternatively visit Sherburn Police Station to book an appointment. They will still be holding their Sherburn Library drop in on a regular basis for anyone who wishes to speak to a member of the team. 

2018-07-16 Trailer Theft

A 16ft metal Ifor Williams trailer bearing the reg FV65 0BX was stolen from a compound in Burton Salmon on the 6th July. The trailer is 6ft x 5ft and had a bright yellow pipe box and green plastic fuel bowzer on the rear. Serial No of the trailer is SCK60000010329766 and it had LDC marked on teh near side axel. It is a 2001 model and the frame number is 58308. If you have any information please contact the police on 101 quoting ref 12180121272 

2018-07-15 Community Drop In

On Thursday 19th July between 2pm and 4pm North Yorkshire Police will be conducting their next Sherburn In Elmet community drop in at the Sherburn Library. Please come down if you wish to speak to a member of the Neighbourhood Policing Team about any concerns or issues within the community. This is also a good opportunity to meet one of your local PCSO's. 

2018-07-15 FA Vase Walkover

Garforth Town FC been informed by the FA that their First Qualifying Round opponents Team Northumbria have resigned from the Northern League. Therefore the tie on Saturday 1st September is a walkover and the Miners progress to the second round of qualifying two weeks later when they will travel to Ryton & Crawcrook Albion. 

2018-07-14 Sunday Tea in Micklefield

There is an Afternoon Tae at Churchville House, Micklefield on Sunday 15th July at 2.30pm. The cost of the tea is £4 and all proceeds will go to Neuroblastoma UK  

2018-07-14 Sherburn High Prom Night

Sherburn High School year 11 students celebrated the end of high school life at the magnificent Hazelwood Castle on 28th June with a movie themed Prom Night party. Highlights of the evening included the long awaited Prom Awards with accolades ranging from ‘Best Bromance’ to ‘Clumsiest Person’ and of course the much coveted Prom King and Queen. 

2018-07-13 Beano at the Library

Youngsters aged five and over will get the chance to create their own comic strip at a Beano inspired event at Garforth Library on Wednesday 25th July. The free event runs from 1pm to 2pm and no booking is required. 

2018-07-13 Car Stolen for Burglary

Between 9pm on 9th July and 4am on 10th July thieves broke the lock on the rear patio doors of a property on Pasture Avenue, Sherburn in Elmet to gain the keys to a VW Golf which was stolen and used in a burglary. If you have any information please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101. ref 12180124230 

2018-07-12 Springwatch Presenter to Visit Ings

Television naturalist Chris Packham will be visiting Fairburn Ings on Thursday 19th July as part of his investigation into the threat to the nation’s wildlife. Fairburn Ings is one of 50 sites being visited by Mr Packham and his Bioblitz team. 

2018-07-12 Generous Domino’s Hand Out Dough

Big hearted staff at Dominos in Garforth invited 3 year old Ada Butterfield to a morning of pizza making topped off by a £400 donation to the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation. Little Ada suffers from biliary atresia which may require her to have a liver transplant at some point in the future. 

2018-07-11 Stolen Polo

Between 2.30 and 3.30pm a White Volkswagen Polo was stolen from the roadside of A1246. The vehicle had a flat tyre and was awaiting recovery. If you have any information please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101. Ref 12180121554 

2018-07-11 Timetable Changes Blocked

Plans for a new timetable for Northern rail services have been delayed to avoid a repeat of the current chaos. The Rail Delivery Group announced that Northern, as well as TransPennine and Govia Thameslink will not introduce new timetables in December  

2018-07-10 Miners FA Vase Outing

Garforth Town travel to Team Northumbria for an FA Vase First Qualifying Round tie on Saturday 1st September (kick-off 3pm). Should they return down the A1 with a win, they would make the journey to Ryton and Crawcrook Albion in the next round. 

2018-07-10 Fundraising Football Match

Following the recent fire at Sherburn High School which destroyed the gymnasium, in a fundraising bid to help replace lost equipment, Otley Town AFC U16’s will play Sherburn White Rose FC at the Old Showground in Otley on Friday 17th August, kick off 6.30pm. Entry is by donation to the Sherburn High PE Fund  

2018-07-09 Luke Gale Academy

The Luke Gale Academy is coming to Garforth Tigers ARLFC on 18th August. The event will take place at Glebelands playing field from 10am to 3pm. Boys and girls from 7 to 16 are welcome. Cost is £20  

2018-07-09 Green Lane Academy Summer Fair

Green Lane Primary Academy’s Summer Fair takes place from 3.30pm onwards on Friday 13th July. Everyone is welcome. There is lots of entertainment. There is even a circus, admission £5 with performances at 3.45 and 4.45pm 

2018-07-08 FA Cup Away Day

The Miners have been drawn against Northern League side Northallerton Town away in the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup, to be played on Saturday 11th August (kick-off 3pm). 

2018-07-08 Suspicious Vehicle Warning

Farms and businesses in the rural Selby area are being thanked for their vigilance and urged to tighten up their security, after a suspicious vehicle was sighted in the area. The police believe the vehicle is on cloned plates. Any sightings of a suspicious white transit van should be reported to North Yorkshire Police immediately, giving the direction of travel. 

2018-07-07 Train Services Getting Worse

A report from the Office for Road and Rail has produced statistics for the year ending 31st March showing that less than two thirds of trains run by Northern arrived on time. TransPennine Express was even worse with less than half of of trains arriving on time. The collapsed Virgin Trains East Coast service also had less than half of its trains arriving on time. 

2018-07-07 Girl Arrested Over Sherburn School Fire

A teenage girl has been arrested on suspicion of starting a fire at a secondary school which badly damaged its gym and changing rooms. North Yorkshire Police said the girl was arrested on Tuesday and had been released while inquires continued. The school, which had been closed since Monday, has now re-opened. 

2018-07-06 Garforth Litter Pick

There will be a litter pick in Garforth this Sunday 8th July. Volunteers are asked to meet on Lidgett Lane at 10am. Attendance should be confirmed in advance by ringing 0113 2866709 

2018-07-06 Further Rail Strike Announced

The RMT union is to call a further rail strike on Northern services over driver only trains on Saturday 21st July 

2018-07-05 Knit and Stitch at the Library

A knit and stitch group is meeting at Garforth Library today from 10.30am to 12.30pm. The adult craft activity group’s meetings are free to attend and no experience is necessary. For more details call 0113 2243291 

2018-07-05 Villans Fund New Defibrillator

Garforth Villa Junior football club have raised the money to fund a community defibrillator, along with help from resident Caroline Walker in memory of her husband Keith. The defibrillator will be installed at Garforth Working Men’s Club. Villa hope to install another machine in the East Garforth area in memory of referee Albert Birch.  

2018-07-04 Police Give Warm Weather Warning

North Yorkshire Police have been giving residents a warm weather warning. There have been two recent burglaries in Selby District where suspects have gained entry via open/insecure windows and doors. This is easily done when the weather has been so hot. Please therefore remember to lock windows and doors on the ground floor and if possible make use of safety catches on any upper floors. Please also remember to keep your doors locked if you are in the garden as this poses an ideal opportunity for sneak-in burglars. 

2018-07-04 Major Fire at Sherburn High School

Dozens of firefighters were called out to Sherburn High School just before midnight on Monday. The gymnasium and changing block have been damaged but no-one was in the building at the time. North Yorkshire Police said it launched a full inquiry and was checking forensic analysis and CCTV. Officers investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire now believe the origin of the fire is suspicious. At its height, firefighters from six stations across North and West Yorkshire tackled the blaze. 

2018-07-03 RNLI Coffee Morning

The Garforth Fundraising Branch of RNLI will be holding a coffee morning at the Miners Welfare Hall, Garforth on Saturday 7th July from 10am till noon. 

2018-07-03 Proms at the Pavilion

For a totally amazing night of great music, food, drink and a massive firework display you can't beat Proms at the Pavilion at Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club on Saturday 14th July, from 6pm to 11pm. The night has an amazing line up of musical talent including Bare Brass Band, Ellie May, the Dixon Sisters, Jess Taylor and a Rock Choir. York R I will top the show off with all your favourite Proms numbers as well as McArthur Park, Let Me Entertain You, Life on Mars, Mr Blue Sky, Happy and more! 

2018-07-02 Stonebridge Development in Hillam

Hillam Parish Council has received a set of plans for re-consultation prior to the August Selby Council Planning Meeting. Plans will be available at the Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 4th July, 7.30 at the Community Centre, Monk Fryston. They are also available on the Selby Council Planning Portal: Ref 1033/FUL Observations should reach Selby District Council by 5thJuly. The plans relate to the residential development of 33 dwellings on land to the west of Main Street 

2018-07-02 New Head Lion at Garforth

Garforth Lions President Martin Eggington’s year at the helm is coming to a close. His replacement as Lion President will be Will Greenway. 

2018-07-01 Tigers’ Rugby Gala

Garforth Tigers are holding a Rugby Gala at Glebelands on Saturday 28th July from 10am. There will be a bouncy castle, beer tent, tombola, hot food, stalls and lots of rugby  

2018-07-01 Pupils Win Blooming Award for School

Thomas Wheelhouse and Zachary Brabbs of Kippax Greenfield Primary School were amongst the winners of the Design a Flowerbed award at the annual Leeds in Bloom awards at the Civic Hall. They took home an art set and a holdall and earned their school a £300 voucher to spend at the Arium plant nursery 

2018-06-30 A Night at the Oscars

Kippax Brass Band presents A Night at the Oscars on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 including a finger buffet. Call 07761 033455 for tickets 

2018-06-30 Latest Health Walks List

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

2018-06-29 Big Wild Sleepout

The RSPB is challenging families to take part in its Big Wild Sleepout at Fairburn Ings on 28th and 29th July. Families are invited to pitch their tents and get closer to nature, particularly those creatures that come out on the reserve after dark. To book a place visit the rspb.org.uk website 

2018-06-29 No South Milford Bonfire in 2018

South Milford Bonfire Committee has announced that the South Milford bonfire and firework display will not take place in 2018. The event has run for 25 years and raised £325,000 for local community groups. They hope to run the event again in 2019 

2018-06-28 Sponsors Wanted for Beer Festival

Garforth Lions are looking for sponsors for this year’s Garforth Beer Festival which takes place on Saturday 11th August 

2018-06-28 Learn First Aid

A first aid instruction class for members of the public will take place at the Kidzone on Lotherton Way, Garforth on Wednesday 4th July from 10am to noon. The cost is £20. Visit the 1ststepsfirstaid.co.uk website for more details  

2018-06-27 Cricket Club Burglaries

Over the past few weeks there has been an increase in burglaries at cricket club premises within the Selby District. North Yorkshire Police are advising clubs to check their security and insure all valuable items are kept locked and secure. 

2018-06-27 Firefighter Honoured

Firefighter Stephen Bartle, who is based at Garforth fire station was awarded the Fire Brigade Long Service and Good Conduct Medal for 20 years’ service at a ceremony at the service’s HQ at Birkenshaw last weekend 

2018-06-26 Tell Julia

Do you know who your local neighbourhood policing team are? Do you feel well informed about their work and know how to contact them? It’s important that you’re satisfied with the service from your Neighbourhood Policing Team, and that’s why, Julia Mulligan, elected Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has launched a survey to find out what you think about the service you are receiving from North Yorkshire Police. Please go to www.telljulia.com and tell her your views. 

2018-06-26 New First Team Coach Joins The Miners

Garforth Town manager Rob Hunter has strengthened his back-room team with the appointment of former Ayr United winger Michael Reynolds who has joined the club as first team coach for the 2018-19 season. Michael has been involved at near neighbours Harrogate Railway. He brings with him a wealth of experience and is currently working his way through his coaching badges. 

2018-06-25 Twisted Wish

Brigshaw High School presents an original production entitled Twisted Wish at the school on Thursday 28th June at 7pm. Tickets are £3 for adults, £2 for concessions and students, available at reception.  

2018-06-25 Athletics Success

Garforth Academy’s Junior and Senior girls Athletics teams have qualified for the Leeds Schools Athletics Finals at South Leeds Stadium. The finals take place on Tuesday 26th June 2018, starting at 4pm. The boys teams narrowly missed out on qualification for the finals this year 

2018-06-24 Memories of St Benedicts

St Benedict’s Garforth is appealing for photos and memorabilia covering the last 20 years to be displayed in an exhibition as part of their 20th Anniversary Celebration Event on Sunday 30th September 

2018-06-24 Fish Shop Burglary

Byram fish and chip shop has been broken into for the second time this year. A collection box for Brotherton Bulldogs was taken from behind the counter. A substantial reward is offered for any information regarding this incident. 

2018-06-23 Family Fun Day

There will be a Family Fun Day and Presentation hosted by Monk Fryston United Junior Football Club at Stocking Lane on Sunday 15th July starting at 12.30pm 

2018-06-23 Andrew’s Blooming Community Award

Garforth in Bloom group have been awarded the Duke of York Community Initiative Award. This is the second time they have received this award. The award was presented by HRH Prince Andrew at a ceremony at Sheffield Cathedral in April. 

2018-06-22 New Head for Sherburn High School

Miriam Oakley has been appointed as the new Headteacher at Sherburn High School to commence in September 2018. 

2018-06-22 United in Sport

Garforth Academy and Sherburn High School are among the venues hosting Leeds United Foundation coaching courses for kids over the summer. The courses take place in July and August and last either 1 or 4 days. For more details call 0113 3676307 

2018-06-21 St Benedicts School Fair

This year’s St Benedicts Primary School Summer Fair 2018 takes place on Sunday, 1st July from 11am onwards in school grounds. There will be the various stalls, a bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ and refreshments plus lots more entertainment. 

2018-06-21 I’ll Vote for That

Over 50’s group Swillington Elderberries are marking the anniversary of the Representation of the People Act with a tea party at the village hall on Friday 22nd June at 1pm. The 1928 Act gave voting rights to all men and women over the age of 21  

2018-06-20 Prom Night

This year’s Garforth Academy Year 11 Prom will be held at Elland Road Centenary Pavilion on Friday 29th June from 7pm to 11pm. 

2018-06-20 Bye to the Miners

Garforth Town FC have received a bye to the third round of next season's League Cup. The draw took place at the NCEL AGM in Harrogate. The draws for the FA Cup, Vase and Youth Cup will take place on Friday 6th July. 

2018-06-19 Garforth Gala

The Garforth and District Lions Annual Gala takes place at Glebelands on Sunday 24th June. There is a car boot sale on the site in the morning at 8am. The gala starts at noon. 

2018-06-19 Physio Needed for the Miners

Garforth Town FC are on the hunt for a new first team physio/ sports therapist ahead of the new season. If you are interested in applying or would like to know more contact Craig Bannister on 07866044729 

2018-06-18 Lions Help for School Library

Garforth and District Lions Club have awarded 1000 pounds to Strawberry Fields Primary for their new library project. 

2018-06-18 Volunteer Knitters Required

To commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1and honour the 24 people who gave their lives in the Great War, Micklefield church will be suitably decorated. Volunteer knitters are required to knit poppies to hang in the church. For more details contact Fr Nick. 

2018-06-17 Soak It Up

Yorkshire water paid a visit to Ninelands primary school to run a workshop to teach the children in year four about reducing water in drainage.