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2019-06-25 Liaison Day

On Wednesday 3rd July Garfiorth Academy will hold its annual liaison day, where year 6 students that are due to begin Year 7 in September experience a day at High School. For this day only, students in Year 7, 8 and 9 will not be expected to attend the Academy, however, year 10 students should attend as normal. 

2019-06-25 Four for the Miners

Garforth Town have announced a number of new signings for next season. Striker Adam Priestley has returned to the club. The Gibraltar international was previously part of manager Steve Nichol's 2010-12 squad. Another player is midfielder Dan Coupland who was a regular in the 2017-18 season. Left-back Danny Buttle has also committed for next season, making the move from Handsworth. Finally midfielder Adam Porritt joins from Ossett United. Adam is a product of Huddersfield Town Academy 

2019-06-24 Garforth Show

The 2019 Garforth Show takes place at the Miners Welfare Hall Saturday 7th September at 2pm. Classes include Photography, Handicrafts, Home Produce, Flowers, Fruit & Vegetable and Children's Classes. Official opening of the show and prize giving at 2pm by Revd Jane Brown, Rector of Garforth. There will be an auction of produce after prize giving at approximately 3:15pm 

2019-06-24 Knife Crime Statistics

Police statistics about knife crimes across the city reveal that Kippax and Garforth wards have a very low incidence of these crimes. Of the 2,030 crimes reported between 2017 and 2019 only 16 were recorded in Kippax and Methley and 14 in Garforth and Swillington wards. Harewood was revealed to be the safest ward with just 4 incidents recorded. In contrast, 244 knife crimes were recorded in Gipton and Harehills and 207 in Little London and Woodhouse wards in the same period. 

2019-06-23 Car Boot Sale

Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary hold their next Car Boot sale at South Milford Plant Centre on the Sherburn-Milford bypass (A162) on 14th July. Sellers are welcome fom 8am-1pm, buyers from 9am-1pm. Tea, coffee and bacon butties are available 

2019-06-23 Leeds United Support the Growing Zone

In July 2018 the Leeds United Foundation made a donation of over £1,500 worth of gardening tools and vouchers to support local disabled students with a project in Kippax called the ‘Grow Zone.’ Coaches from the club’s official charity have been back to the allotment recently to check on the progress they’ve made and it was clear to see the hard work and determination that had gone into creating and developing the space into an area the pupils could be proud of. The initiative was introduced to give the students something they could create together from start to finish, giving them the chance to learn new skills and information 

2019-06-22 Motorcycle Seized

A nuisance motorcycle was seized by the West Yorkshire Police off road bike team, after being used without insurance in Kippax and Allerton Bywater. Several S59 warnings were also issued. Enquiries are on-going. 

2019-06-22 History of Money

There will be a Garforth Social at Garforth Library on Monday 1st July from 1.30-2.30pm when Leeds Museums will give a talk about the history of money, from long ago right up to the present. There will be an object handling session which will allow you to pick up and interact with rare and special coins while learning more about their history. There is no need to book, just turn up 

2019-06-21 Checking the Area

West Yorkshire Police carried out speed enforcement checks on Ninelands Lane Garforth on Monday afternoon. They also conducted speed checks in the Westfield Lane area of Kippax on Saturday. This was in response to a number of complaints about speeding by local residents 

2019-06-21 Wellbeing Walks

The RSPB will be running three St Aidan’s Wellbeing Walks on Wednesday 26th June, 31st July and 28th August at 11am. These free monthly walks are open to everyone, especially older people and are dementia-friendly. The walks generally last an hour but are flexible and can be extended for those wanting to explore further, 

2019-06-20 Garforth Golf Club Hosts Seniors

Garforth Golf Club has played host to the Yorkshire Seniors competition this week. Moor Allerton’s Johnny Lawrence lifted the title, winning by three shots after scores of 74 and 71. 

2019-06-20 Medieval Monk Fryston Walks

Monk Fryston Time Team are holding 3 free walking tours focusing on Medieval Monk Fryston on Monday 24th June at 7pm, on Sunday 30th June at 2.30pm and Wednesday 24th July at 10.30am. All the walks start from the Community Centre and will be approximately 2 hours duration. They are free but are restricted to 20 per walk therefore to reserve you place please contact Ray Newton on 01977 682074 or 07706 795344 

2019-06-19 Family Fun Day

There will be a Family Fun Day at the Gaping Goose on Sunday 28th July from noon to 5pm with barbecue, tombola, face painting, music, drinks and much more 

2019-06-19 Fun Dog Show

There is a Fun Dog Show at Burton Salmon Village Hall on Sunday 23rd June. There are 14 classes to enter. Entry is £3 per class or 4 classes for £10. Registration is at 9am and the classes begin at 10am. There are refreshments and free parking is available. The event is in aid of the village hall fund. 

2019-06-18 Ninelands Summer Fair

The Friends of Ninelands PTA are holding a Summer Fair on Friday 28th June from 5.30pm to 8pm. There will be fun fair rides, beat the goalie, dancing, donkey rides, an inflatable slide, games and a gin bar. Volunteers to help on the day are welcome. 

2019-06-18 Fire Station Open Day

Garforth Fire Station will be holding its annual open day on Saturday 17th August from11am to 3pm. There will be lots to do including Freddie the Fire Engine, crash rescue demo, stalls, face painting, bouncy castle, tombola, barbecue and much more. 

2019-06-17 Garforth Lions Car Boot Sale

There will be a car boot sale on Glebelands field on Sunday 30th June ahead of the Garforth Lions Gala. The car boot sale runs from 8am to noon. 

2019-06-17 Golden Summer Fair

St Benedict’s School ‘Golden’ Summer Fair takes place on Sunday 7th July in the school grounds from 11am onwards. There will be stalls, refreshments, BBQ, entertainment and the chance to view archive photographs from the last 50 years. 

2019-06-16 Ready to Go Again

Garforth Town’s busy pre-season schedule kicks-off on Friday 5th July at Huntington Rovers. North West Counties League side Shelley awaits on Tuesday 9th July, followed by Ilkley Town four days later. The Miners visit last season's FA Cup opponents Northallerton Town on 13th July, before a "Harrogate double" sees them host Railway on the 19th, followed by a short journey to their neighbours Town on the 25th. The final match is at home to Nostell MW on the 27th, before the league season proper begins on Saturday 3rd August. 

2019-06-15 Dick Whittington

Garforth Musical Society’s Christmas pantomime will be Dick Whittington. Performances will take place at the Miners Welfare Hall from Tuesday 3rd December to Saturday 7th December. The show start at 7.15pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are £8 and go on sale from 21st October at SPT Uniforms on Main Street 

2019-06-15 Kippax Teenager Skydives for Air Ambulance

Teenager Leah Bell from Kippax who lost her dad and brothers in a road traffic accident 10 years ago has celebrated their memory by taking part in a 10,000ft skydive, raising more than £1,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Leah was only seven-years-old when she and her family were involved in the collision, in which she sustained a number of severe injuries. She said “I did it to say a massive thank you to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for their efforts in trying to keep my dad and brothers with me.” 

2019-06-14 Garforth Gala Stalls

There are gala stalls available for the Lions Garforth Gala on Sunday 30th June at Glebelands from noon. Commercial or charity rates apply. Contact Martin Egginton on mandmeggy@ btinternet.com for an application form 

2019-06-14 That’s the Spirit

The Spirit of le Tour de Yorkshire award recognises an individual, community or business that fully embraced the essence of the Tour, and Paul Flintoft from Kippax is this year’s worthy recipient. Paul worked tirelessly to bring Kippax together ahead of the race and his butcher’s shop on the High Street became the nerve centre the village’s unbelievable support. 

2019-06-13 Best Dressed Again

The winners of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire Best Dressed competition have been confirmed by race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire. For the second year in a row Kippax has won the Best Dressed Village award  

2019-06-12 Bloomin’ Well Done

Garforth in Bloom’s Summer Fair at the Miners Welfare Hall last Saturday has raised over £900 for their funds 

2019-06-12 Girls Football Taster Session

Garforth Rangers are holding a taster session for Under 7 girls at Ash Lane Garforth on Saturday 15th June from 10am to 11am. Garforth Rangers have girls teams from Under 7s through to Under 15s and play in the West Riding Girls League 

2019-06-11 Celebratory Concert

The VivaVox Choir presents a 5 Year Celebration Concert at Kippax Band Club on Sunday 7th July to celebrate 5 years of the VivaVox Choir. Tickets are £8 including supper. Call 07951 572163 for more information 

2019-06-11 Arrest Scam Warning

North Yorkshire Police have seen a recent increase in residents being called by someone claiming to be from Law Enforcement or the HMRC claiming there is a warrant out for that person’s arrest. The caller will claim that unless an immediate payment is made, the person will be arrested and/or his house visited by court bailiffs and property removed. This is a scam. Do not respond to the caller’s demand for payment. 

2019-06-10 Farm Break-Ins

Overnight on 5th June two farms in Barkston Ash, Selby noticed someone had been into their farm yards overnight. The first one noticed doors to the grain store were open and the other farm had locks broken to gain entry. Nothing is believed to have been stolen at this time. If you have any information please call 101 and quote reference no: NYP-06062019-0600 and NYP-080620190143 

2019-06-10 Kathryn Fielding BEM

Kathryn Fielding from Kippax has been given the BEM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her work in bringing sport to the lives of blind and partially-sighted people across Yorkshire. She has led the development of goalball across the UK supporting the 36 clubs that are running. 

2019-06-09 Dementia Roadshow

An NHS dementia roadshow will be held at Kippax Community Centre from 10am to noon on Thursday 27th June. People are invited to come along and learn about dementia, how to seek a diagnosis and find support to live with the illness. 

2019-06-09 Councillor Facing Official Complaints

Garforth and Swillington councillor Sarah Field is under investigation after transgender activists lodged complaints about a speech she gave during a meeting at Leeds Civic Hall, when chairing a session organised by women’s rights group Leeds Spinners. Leeds City Council say the complaints are being considered in line with their complaints procedure. 

2019-06-08 Kennet Lane Housing Plan Dropped by Builder

An appeal by Redrow to the Planning Inspectorate regarding the Council’s decision preventing construction of 52 dwellings on vacant land off Kennet Lane, Garforth has been withdrawn by the builder and no further action will be taken on the Appeal. 

2019-06-08 Clip’n Climb

A planning application has been submitted to allow Clip’n Climb to open an international indoor climbing centre at East Side Retail Park off Aberford Road in Garforth. The shop unit involved is situated between the Sue Ryder shop and Home Bargains. This requires a change of usage class for the premises from A1 to D2 

2019-06-07 Local Beer to Star at Leeds Festival

Garforth based Quirky Ales is one of 11 local breweries taking part in the Leeds Beer Festival. The event runs until Saturday at Leeds Becket Students Union 

2019-06-07 Courier Scam Warning

North Yorkshire Police have revealed that Courier Fraud is a common scam seen regularly in this area. The conmen say there has been fraudulent activity at the victims’ bank and the staff at the bank are involved. The victim is then asked to withdraw money to either keep it safe or assist the police with their investigation. A courier attends the victim’s home address to collect the money, bank card or goods the same day. 

2019-06-06 Charity Football Match

Leeds East Academy staff played against Garforth Academy staff in a charity football match. The score was 2-1 to Garforth and the event managed to raise £140 

2019-06-06 Kidzone for Special Needs Kids

Kidzone in Garforth is running regular sessions for children with special education needs. The next ones will be on Wednesday 26th June and Wednesday 17th July from 3.30pm to 6pm. Admission is £2 

2019-06-05 Macmillan Coffee Morning

There will be a Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning at the Garforth Welfare Hall on Saturday 22nd June. For more information call 07802 333472, 

2019-06-05 Threat to Visiting Services

A fundraising campaign has been launched to raise £20,000 to avoid services for lonely and isolated older people being cut back or withdrawn. Sherburn Visiting Scheme has been helping people for 30 years, providing Meals on Wheels, shopping buses, transport to medical appointments, social afternoons, day trips and a memory cafe for people suffering from dementia. The long term future of these services has been put at risk following the total loss of funding support from North Yorkshire County Council. 

2019-06-04 Sherburn Camera Club

Club members meet on a Monday evenings at 8 pm at the All Saints Church Hall and every Thursday they travel to different places of interest. They have speakers attend on a Monday evening to talk about different aspects of photography and a number of competitions are held through-out the year. New members are always welcome and they provide help and advice covering all aspects of photography. 

2019-06-04 Parish Council Vacancies

There are currently two vacancies on Micklefield Parish Council due to insufficient nominations at the recent election. If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, please write to the parish council and include a few details of why you would like to become a councillor. Deadline for written applications is Wednesday 19th June 2019  

2019-06-03 Table Top Sale

There will be a table top sale at St Mary’s Church Hall Kippax on Saturday 8th June. If you want to book a table at £15 call 0113 2864768 

2019-06-03 Garforth Feastival

The third annual Garforth Feastival takes place on Saturday 13th July. The event showcases and celebrates great independent food and drink businesses in and around the area. 

2019-06-02 The History of Writing and Printing

Garforth Library will be hosting Rhian, the Collections Manager at Leeds Central Library on Monday 3rd June, from 1.30 to 2.30pm, for a wonderful talk about the history of writing and printing. For more information call 0113 3785005 

2019-06-02 Free Yoga

Yoga for Health is running a free 6-week yoga course at Garforth Library, starting Thursday 13th June from 9.30 to10.30am. This course is great for newcomers to yoga as the instructor will take everything at a gentle pace. To book a place phone 0113 224 3291 

2019-06-01 Allez Liz

Liz Ness, who used to be a primary teacher at Aberford Junior School, enjoys languages so much that she has launched weekly French lessons for fellow residents at Windsor Court care home in Wetherby. Now in her early seventies, Liz is passionate about French and studied it at college. 

2019-06-01 Rush Hour Rail Chaos

Thousands of passengers faced long delays and cancellations after all lines were closed at Leeds station on Thursday morning. All trains running to and from the busy station were suspended at around 7am after concerns were raised about a man who British Transport Police said was in 'a precarious position'. Some passengers were stuck on trains waiting outside the station for several hours. Lines were reopened shortly after 11am, after the man was brought to safety and detained under the Mental Health Act 

2019-05-31 Wedding Fair

The Holiday Inn Garforth is holding a wedding fair on Sunday 9th June from 11am to 3pm.  

2019-05-31 Prickly Couple at Lotherton

Lotherton Hall’s Wildlife World attraction has taken possession of two African Crested Porcupines. They are thought to be a male and female pair. The porcupines have been joined at Wildlife World by a group of hyraxes, who have also newly arrived on the site. Hyraxes are a small breed of mammal found in Africa which is distantly related to elephants and manatees. 

2019-05-30 NPT Drop In

There is a Neighbourhood Policing Team drop in at Kippax Library on Saturday 1st June from 11am to 11.45am. Come along and have your say about any neighbourhood concerns in Kippax. 

2019-05-30 Enjoy the Jubilee Band in the Park

Garforth Jubilee Band will be performing a free concert of brass band favourites from 2.30pm-4.30pm at West Park Fields on Sunday 2nd June as part of the International Concert Season. No booking is required 

2019-05-29 Fisherman’s Friends

A Cinema Evening at the Old Girls School in Sherburn on Friday 12th July at 7pm is showing Fisherman’s Friends. Tickets go on sale from 11th June 

2019-05-29 Police Up Patrols Near Local School

Police officers on motorcycles have been patrolling outside Great Preston Primary School following complaints about speeding cars, mobile phone misuse and bad parking near the school. 

2019-05-28 Garforth Refugee Group

To celebrate Refugee Week, Garforth Refugee Group are again organising a symbolic Walk of Solidarity with Refugees on Thursday 20 June, from Garforth to the city centre. Total distance 8 miles, leaving Garforth Methodist Church at 9:30am, finishing about 3pm at the Conversation Club in City Square. There are coffee and lunch stops on the way. Join us for all or part of the walk. Call Dot Read on 07946 368953 for more Details. 

2019-05-28 Operation Eyeball

A brand new fly tipping task force named Operation Eyeball has been formed to tackle fly tipping in rural parts of North Yorkshire and Selby. Bringing together North Yorkshire Police with landowners and district and unitary councils will allow the sharing of intelligence and information to tackle the crime. A key element will be planned and targeted enforcement action days. 

2019-05-27 Mini Gala

Micklefield Mini Gala takes place at Churchville House Micklefield on Saturday 13th July from noon. 

2019-05-27 Sherburn Volunteer Awards

This year’s Sherburn Community Volunteer Awards will be held at The Swan Public House from 630 to 8.30pm on Friday 19th July 

2019-05-26 Wellbeing Walks

RSPB Fairburn Ings marked Dementia Awareness Week by launching its new monthly Wellbeing Walks to connect more people with the Aire Valley. A similar programme has run at St Aidan’s since July 2018. The event is free and led by RSPB rangers. The event will take place on the second Thursday of the month. The St Aidan’s event takes place on the last Wednesday of each month 

2019-05-26 Theft from Van

There was a theft from a Transit Van parked on Brambles Court, Hillam between 9pm on 23rd May and 0545am on 24th May. The offenders gained entry to the vehicle by drilling the locking system. Power Tools and Hand Tools were stolen from within. Please contact North Yorkshire Police with any information on 101  

2019-05-25 Wartime Tea Dance

There is a 1940’s Tea Dance at the Old Girls School on Wednesday 5th June from 1pm to 3pm. Tickets are £2. Ring 01977 685178 for more details. 

2019-05-25 Mental Wellbeing

On Tuesday 4th June Garforth Library will be starting a 7-week-long Mental Wellbeing Course with the organisation Humans Being. The course will be every Tuesday, 10.00-12.00, and will be a safe and supportive environment to talk about your problems. This course will tackle many issues, including stress, self-esteem, being true to yourself and setting goals, all with the aim of creating a more confident you. The course is entirely free but there are limited places, so if you'd like to join, phone 0113 224 3291 

2019-05-24 Outdoor Yoga

An Outdoor Yoga class takes place at Bert's Barrow in Hillam on Saturday mornings throughout the summer from 08.15 to 09.00, come rain or shine (in the barn if it's raining!). It is £5 or £3 for under 16s. 

2019-05-24 For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow

During his year as Chairman of Selby District Council, Sherburn man David Buckle has helped raise £23,000 for charities and good causes including Peter Pan Nursery and Selby Abbey. 

2019-05-23 Glam Rock Night

Saturday 1st June is 70’s Glam Rock Night at the Eversley Park Centre. Tickets are £15 and the event starts at 7.30pm. There will be tributes to the Bay City Rollers, T Rex, Mud, Slade, Bowie and many more  

2019-05-23 U3A AGM

Garforth, Kippax and District U3A group are holding their first annual general meeting at Garforth Workingmen’s Club on 5th June at 1.30pm. All full members are welcome to attend. 

2019-05-22 Springtime Tax Scams

HMRC have issued a warning about bogus messages in a bid to stop people falling victim to them. Around 250,000 reports of the scams were received this time last year. Scammers are using the spring to target people as genuine tax refunds are also sent out at this time of year by the HMRC. The so-called 'springtime tax scams' target victims with the offer of a tax rebate, primarily via email or text. Victims are encouraged to provide bank details in exchange for such a payment. Such an action is done through a fake government website. 

2019-05-22 Mum and Daughter Dance for Cancer UK

A Micklefield woman who lost her dad to cancer took part in a charity ballroom event with her daughter to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Ann Hughes and granddaughter Nicole Houghton took part in the Ultra Ballroom event at the Royal Armouries Museum to honour Mr Tedhill, who passed away in 2011. The mother and daughter danced together in front of more than 300 people, raising £1,449 for Cancer Research UK. The couple scored 32 points out of 40, finishing in the top 10 out of 27. 

2019-05-21 G-Fest 2019

G-Fest 2019 takes place on Glebelands playing fields, Garforth on Saturday 20th July from 11am to 9pm. It is a day of outdoor family fun, food, drink and live music in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice. Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children and £25 for families (2 adults & 2 children) from St Gemma’s Hospice charity shop in Main Street.  

2019-05-21 6th Annual Beer Festival

The Queen O’ T’Owd Thatch public house in South Milford is holding its 6th annual beer festival runs from 5pm on Friday 24th May and ends on Sunday 26th May with a 100 question pub quiz at 8.30pm. No ticket required 

2019-05-20 Gardeners Wanted

St Benedict’s Allotment needs helpers and is looking for enthusiastic gardeners. Crops produced are donated to those in need and proceeds from the sale of crops go to N.E.T. If you are interested in helping call David on 07553 428 364. 

2019-05-20 Bonfire Missing Again in 2019

South Milford Bonfire and Firework Display Committee has announced that the event will not happen again this year but they are hopeful it will return in 2020. They have made positive progress with the relevant authorities regarding safety measures for events and will be consulting with members of the local community about potential plans in the near future. 

2019-05-19 Z-Fest 2019

Z-Fest takes place at the Lord Gascoigne, Garforth on Saturday 13th July. The event is in aid of St Martin’s Hospice and features live music, stalls, rides, games, bouncy castles and a reptile show. Musical acts include the Sound of Bowie and Bash the Bishop. Admission is free 

2019-05-19 Sherburn Festival

Sherburn in Elmet Festival is being held on the 24th to 26th August 2019 at the Eversley Park Field and Centre. The event was formerly known as The Sherburn in Elmet Craft & Food Festival. There will be 100 craft and food stalls, live entertainment, demo kitchens, children’s activities and entertainment, funfair, vintage cars and bikes and plenty more family entertainment 

2019-05-18 Dementia Roadshow

An NHS dementia roadshow will be held at Kippax Community Centre from 10am to noon on Thursday 27th June. The public are invited to learn more about dementia and the support available. 

2019-05-18 Funfair Fun

Kippax Family Funfair has arrived for the weekend and is open today from 1.30pm to 9.30pm and on Sunday from 1pm to 8pm on the field behind Kippax Leisure Centre. There are stalls, food, children’s rides and thrill rides. 

2019-05-17 Proms at the Pavilion

This year’s Proms at the Pavilion takes place on 13th July from 6pm to 11pm at Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club 

2019-05-17 Murder Mystery Afternoon

There will be a Murder Mystery Afternoon at Kippax Community Hub at Kippax Library on Monday 13th June from 2pm to 3pm. Listen to witness statements and see if you can work out who the killer is. Contact the Community Hub on 0113 3781878 to book a place at the event 

2019-05-16 Psychic Evening

Sherburn Community Gymnastics Club is holding a Psychic Evening Show on Saturday 25th May from 7.30pm. Enjoy an evening with the talented and outgoing Miss Starlight, an experienced and well respected Spirit Medium. There will be a licensed bar open 7.30pm till 11pm. Tickets are £10.00 and the Venue is Sherburn Community Gymnastics Club 

2019-05-16 Driver Caught with False Number Plates

A woman blamed her sister when she was caught driving with false number plates. Terrasa Bolton also had bags of cannabis in her car and was subject to a driving ban when she was stopped by officers in Leeds. The mum-of-two gave her sister's details when officers stopped her on Aberford Road, Garforth, on 19th January this year. She was given a six-month jail term, suspended for two years, and disqualified from driving for 12 months. 

2019-05-15 Sky Try Playoffs

Leeds Rhinos Foundation have hosted Sky Try 9s Playoffs for year 7,8 and 9 boys at Brigshaw High School with 330 children and 31 teams taking part. The playoffs decided who would qualify for the finals at Stanningley ARLFC on 22nd May. 

2019-05-15 Clamp Down on Garforth Street Parking

Police were handing out parking fines to cars in the Green Lane area of Garforth yesterday after a number of complaints about parking issues. Officers issued several Fixed Penalty Notices for parking offences and conducted speed checks with a mobile speed camera. 

2019-05-14 Basic Life Support Training

Learn how to perform basic life support skills which could help you save someone’s life at the Old Girls school on Wednesday 15th May either 9am-10am or 10:30am-11:30am. There are only 10 places available at each so places must be booked Wimbles on 07518374867 

2019-05-14 Sherburn Gala

Sherburn Gala is back and is celebrating 43 years of success! This year’s Gala will be held on Saturday 18th May and the theme this year is ‘Stage and Screen’. The parade will set off from New Lane at 12.30pm working its way through the village centre, and finishing at Eversley Park 

2019-05-13 Byram Burglary

A burglary occurred at a business premise on West Acres, Byram between 4.30pm on 11th May and 1am on 12th May. Offender(s) gained entry by kicking the panel through on a UPVC door on the side of the building and climbing through. A small quantity of cash was stolen from within. Please report any information to North Yorkshire Police on Tel 101 ref 12190085239. 

2019-05-13 Anniversary Ball

St Benedict’s School’s 50th Anniversary Ball takes place on Friday 24th May at Garforth Holiday Inn starting at 7pm. Tickets are £25 per person to include a pre-dinner drink, 3 course meal and entertainment. 

2019-05-12 Our Day Out

Sherburn High School Drama Club presents Our Day Out – The Play on Thursday 4th July at 6.30pm 

2019-05-12 Plant Sale

Firthfields Gardening Club is holding a plant sale at Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth from 10am to noon on Sunday 19th May. There will be quality plants at low prices. Refreshments will be served 

2019-05-11 Car Boot Sales

On the second Sunday of each month, 12th May,9th June, 14th July, 11th August and 8th September, the Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary Club will be holding their popular Car Boot sales at South Milford Plant Centre. Located on the Sherburn-Milford bypass. Sellers welcome from 8am, buying begins at 9am. The events end at 1pm 

2019-05-11 Yorkshire Party Lead Way

David Brook from the Yorkshire Party was first choice as Selby District Councillor for Sherburn in last week’s elections, collecting 925 votes. The other two councillors returned for Sherburn were David Buckle (Conservative) and Bob Packham (Labour). 

2019-05-10 Flying Through Garforth

The Flying Scotsman is coming to Yorkshire in July, hauling a special rail tour from York to Carlisle via Leeds on Sunday 7th July. The train departs York Station at 9.30am and takes the Church Fenton line through Micklefield and Garforth to Leeds, arriving at 10.20am. It returns from Carlisle at 4.15pm, arriving at Leeds at 8.30pm and York at 9.20pm. 

2019-05-10 Museums and Exhibitions Visitors Up

More than 1.7 million people visited Leeds’s museums and art galleries last year, an increase of 23 percent on the previous year. Leeds City Council has the largest council-run collection of museums in the UK, including Lotherton, Temple Newsam, Kirkstall Abbey, Thwaite Watermill, Abbey House Museum, Leeds Industrial Museum, Leeds City Museum and Leeds Art Gallery. 

2019-05-09 Delays on M1 Northbound Yesterday

There were delays after a crash on the M1 yesterday teatime. It happened between Junction 46 Colton to Junction 47 Garforth causing queuing traffic on the northbound carriageway with tailbacks to junction 45. The accident was cleared by 6.30pm 

2019-05-09 Tiger Moth Experience

Flights in World War 2 Tiger Moth aircraft are being offered at Sherburn airfield. Tiger Moth Experience offer flight packages that include recreating the sights and sounds of the Officers Mess in 1940. The package is available daily from 9am to dusk from April to September 

2019-05-08 Green Book

Sherburn Community Cinema at the Old Girls School community Centre is showing Green Book on Friday 14th June. Doors open at 7pm and the film starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 and go on sale from 7th May  

2019-05-08 Miners Presentation Night

Goalkeeper Toby Wells unsurprisingly swept the board at the Garforth Town presentation evening, winning supporters' player of the season, manager’s player and players' player awards. The young player of the season award was received by Joe Colley. 

2019-05-07 Students Visit Parliament

A group of students from Sherburn High School visited the Houses of Parliament last Wednesday at the invitation of local MP Nigel Adams 

2019-05-07 More Places Plan at Micklefield School

Leeds City Council propose to permanently expand Micklefield Church of England Primary School, increasing the admission number into the reception class from 20 to 30 places from September 2021 and each year thereafter, eventually creating 70 additional places overall. They are inviting comments to this proposal which must reach them by 3rd June 

2019-05-06 High Society

Garforth Musical Society presents High Society at the Miners Welfare Hall from Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th May. Performances start at 7.15pm. Tickets are £8 from SPT Uniforms on Main Street. 

2019-05-06 Council to Investigate Election Clash

A row between Labour and Garforth and Swillington Independents candidates contesting the Garforth and Swillington ward at Thursday’s local council election is to be investigated. Leeds City Council has confirmed that all complaints made will be investigated by chief officer Tom Riordan. 

2019-05-05 No Change in local Elections

In Thursday’s council elections Suzanne McCormack retained her seat for Garforth and Swillington Independents and Mirelle Midgeley retained the Labour seat in Kippax and Methley 

2019-05-05 Horse Breeder Jailed

A Leeds Crown Court judge jailed 54-year-old Andrew Hinde of Becca Farm, Aberford, for eleven months and banned him from keeping animals indefinitely for showing a "cavalier attitude" to animal welfare. Hinde kept 20 horses at his own farm and more than 50 ponies in fields he rented at Westfield Farm at Kirk Smeaton. In February 2017 RSPCA inspectors went to Westfield Farm and found some of the ponies were in poor condition. In July 2017 RSPCA inspectors went to Becca Farm and seized 20 horses after finding that some were being kept in conditions that didn't meet their needs. 

2019-05-04 Dirty Dancing

Sherburn Community Cinema at the Old Girls School community Centre is showing Dirty Dancing on Friday 10th May. Doors open at 7pm and the film starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4  

2019-05-04 Police Link two Pub Burglaries

Police believe break-ins at two pubs in Leeds on the same night are linked. Raiders broke into The Regent in Chapel Allerton at 2am and The Lord Gascoigne in Garforth two hours later in the early hours of Tuesday 23rd April. Police received reports of a burglary at The Lord Gascoigne pub, in Aberford Road, Garforth just after 4am. Three suspects used a ladder to reach a first floor window and broke into an office. They were disturbed by the alarm and left empty handed. One of the suspects at both incidents was seen on CCTV wearing a black hooded top with a white logo across the front. 

2019-05-03 Lotherton Food and Drink Festival

Lotherton Hall is hosting its popular food festival this Bank Holiday weekend. Street food stands, bars, and entertainment will be on offer at the stately home in Aberford. The event has been running since 2016. The event takes place on Saturday 4th May, Sunday 5th May and Monday 6th May from 10am-5pm. Day tickets on the gate are £8 for adults and £4 for children. A family pass for two adults and two children is £21.50. Weekend tickets are also available. 

2019-05-03 New Cricket Field Proposal

A planning application 19/02404/FU has been submitted for the creation of cricket club facility including clubhouse, football training pitches, parking area and new access on land Opposite Junction Of Ninelands Lane Selby Road Garforth. The proposed site would replace the cricket field on Church Lane Garforth. Please send any comments to planning@ leeds.gov.uk by 20th May 

2019-05-02 Tributes to Chris Walters

Tributes have been paid to a former RAF serviceman and verger of Selby Abbey. The funeral took place on Tuesday, at Sherburn Methodist Church, of Chris Walters. Mr Walters, 73, lived in Sherburn, and was verger at the abbey for more than 20 years. He died following a long battle with vascular dementia. Born in Burton Salmon, the son of local Methodist preacher Lawrence Walters, and attended primary school in the village before winning a scholarship to King’s School in Pontefract. After leaving school, he became an apprentice electrician at Micklefield Colliery, and in 1969 volunteered to join the RAF. Mr Walters was chair of Monk Fryston Parish Council 

2019-05-02 Retirement Village Plan

A planning application 19/02248/FU has been submitted for the cricket site on Church Lane Garforth for a Retirement Care Village of 64 apartments and 29 bungalows (C2), with associated activity lawn, landscaping and car parking following the demolition of the pavillion/social club building. Please send any comments to planning@ leeds.gov.uk by 22nd May 

2019-05-01 Rhinos Encourage Local Women’s Rugby League

Leeds Rhinos Women’s club captain Lois Forcell is looking to build a growing participation in the sport by helping Garforth Tigers launch their own junior girls team. She is hosting a launch event for players interested in joining the u12 side 

2019-05-01 Latest Health Walks List

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

2019-04-30 Spring Fete

Green Lane Primary Academy Spring Fete takes place on Saturday 18th May from 11am to 3pm. There will be a helter skelter, surf simulator, trampolines, coconut shy, tombola, hook a duck, drafts, cakes and everyone is welcome. Admission is free 

2019-04-30 Local Housing Wins Award

Saxon Gardens in Sherburn was one of two Yorkshire developments praised at the Redrow’s annual Central and West Regional Building Responsibly Conference Awards. Saxons Gardens won the Site of the Year award 

2019-04-29 Early Closing at Academy

The Tour de Yorkshire comes past Garforth Academy again this year on Friday 3rd May. Due to the earlier road closure this year the school has taken the decision to close 30 minutes early on Friday 3rd May to ensure both staff and students can make their way home safely prior to the road closure. School will finish at 2pm and there will be no after school activities, detentions, homework club or revision on this day.  

2019-04-29 Eggcellent Day Out

Squires Cafe Bar in Sherburn recently held their annual ‘Squires Egg Run’ which raised over £1600 for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and donated around 700 eggs to causes helping disadvantaged youngsters. Approximately 560 bikers took part in the race which was held on Sunday 14th April, doing a 25 mile route to hunt for eggs, starting and finishing at Squires Cafe. 

2019-04-28 Fraud Awareness

On 11th April 2019, North Yorkshire Police launched a Fraud Awareness page on Facebook. The page has been created to serve the residents of North Yorkshire to promote awareness for frauds and scams happening in their area. The page is named as North Yorkshire Police Fraud Awareness which will be in the results of a search. It is staffed by Fraud Ambassadors from each local policing teams. There will be advice and safeguarding information posted on a regular basis as well as events happening in your area. 

2019-04-28 A Fine End to Season

Garforth Town were in irresistible form as they romped to a four goal lead within half an hour of the kick off away at Athersley Recreation on Saturday. Lee Turner and Dan Williams hit a brace each and a number of players could have added to tally as the Miners never dropped their energy levels until the final whistle. 

2019-04-27 Builder Helping Swimming Club

Kippax Amateur Swimming Club has received a £1000 boost from Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire’s Community Champions initiative. The donation will be used to purchase training equipment including floats, fins and diving blocks. Persimmon is building homes at the Woodside development in Kippax. The swimming club was founded in 1975 and has more than 100 members. 

2019-04-27 Cocktails Please

Plans have been submitted to convert a former hairdresser’s shop on Main Street Garforth into a café and cocktail bar. The applicant Dan Gore has been running a mobile cocktail bar from a VW camper van and now wants to expand his business with a permanent location.  

2019-04-26 TdY Road Closures

The council have announced timings of the road closures for the Tour de Yorkshire race. Roads will be closed for between half an hour to an hour to allow for the cyclists to safely enter and leave the area, with start and finish locations expected to be closed all day. The race passes through Kippax on Friday 3rd May. The ladies race will close affected streets in Kippax from 9.40am to 10.40am and Garforth from 9.40am to 10.40am. The men’s race in the afternoon will affect Kippax from 3.15pm to 4.15pm and Garforth from 3.20pm to 4.10pm 

2019-04-26 Operation Close Pass

Motorists who passed too close to cyclists on the A63 near Garforth were stopped by police as part of a 'close pass' operation last Saturday. They were looking for drivers who were driving too close to cyclists, failed to give way at junctions or those who were distracted from having a proper view while driving. Officers stopped and spoke to 11 drivers in one hour about close passing. In 2017 fifty five cyclists were killed or seriously injured in Leeds 

2019-04-25 Golfing for Lions

Garforth and District Lions are hosting a charity Am-Am golf day on 10th May at Garforth Golf Club in aid of Alzheimer’s Research and Garforth Lions’ local charities. For more details visit the Lions’ Facebook page 

2019-04-25 Free Autism Awareness Training

The Jigsaw Tree is offering free autism awareness training to businesses in the Garforth area. Training will be available for 2 members of staff from each business. The course lasts around 1.5 hours and will run locally from aprox. 5.30pm. It will help businesses understand what autism is, how it affects people and how to make small, free adjustments to accommodate someone with autism. Visit thejigsawtree.org for more information 

2019-04-24 Romance on the Run

Lucy Rider proposed to her partner Alan Lumb at the weekend at Woodhouse Moor 5k Run. The couple from South Milford met through a Leeds Parkrun and got engaged at the same run three years ago 

2019-04-24 Mini First Aid

There will be a Mini First Aid class at Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre on Sunday 12th May from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Mini First Aid classes are for parents, grandparents and carers of babies and young children. The 2 hour class covers choking, CPR, bleeding, bumps, breaks and burns, febrile convulsions and meningitis awareness. The cost is £20 per person. Call Elaine on 07720 287575 for more information 

2019-04-23 Theft from Farm

Between 5th and 8th April a New Holland tractor screen and GPS device was stolen from a farm near Selby. Offenders have come over the back fields to the farm in Thorganby.. If you have any information about the theft please call 101 and quote job no: NYP-12042019-0089. 

2019-04-23 Girls’ Rugby League

Garforth Tigers ARLFC are launching an Under 12s girls team for girls in school years 6 and 7. The launch event takes place at Glebelands on Wednesday 1st May from 6pm to 7pm For more details call 07966753746 

2019-04-22 Silent Auction

A silent auction will be held at St Mary’s Church Swillington on Saturday 8th June. The event runs from 2.30 to 4.30pm 

2019-04-22 Peace Flame Anniversary

A celebration is being held at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 27th April to mark the second anniversary of the lighting of Garforth’s world peace flame. The event starts at 2pm and ends with a walk to the flame in the Diamond Jubilee Garden 

2019-04-21 60’s Night

The Eversley Park Centre in Sherburn is holding another 60’s Night on Friday 26th April from 7.30pm. Tickets are £15. 

2019-04-21 Miners Narrow Defeat to Champions

Garforth Town suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at league champions Worksop Town on Saturday. The early signs were ominous as the hosts took an early lead, but Garforth have had a new found resilience of late and the end result was very creditable. 

2019-04-20 Train Service Disrupted by Breakdown

A train breakdown near Garforth caused major disruption to services between Leeds and Selby and York on Friday Afternoon 

2019-04-20 Police Raid in Garforth

The police have carried out a raid on an undisclosed address in Garforth as part of an ongoing investigation into money laundering. One person was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, possessing a class B drug and possessing a prohibited article. 

2019-04-19 Tabitha’s Hair-Raising Plan

A 6 year old girl is raising money for her local gymnastics club and helping children with cancer by donating her long locks to the Little Princess Trust on Friday 26th April. Tabitha Ellis is a member of The Sherburn Community Gymnastics Club 

2019-04-19 A Bonkers Evening

Over £2,500 was raised for Sherburn High School last week after the huge success of the FOSH’s (Friends of Sherburn High’s) Bonkers Bingo event. Over 100 people attended the fundraising evening which included 6 fun games of bingo with hilarious prizes including, a giant gnome, a cardboard cutout of ‘The Rock’ and even some baked beans 

2019-04-18 Quiz Night

GADS are hosting a quiz night at the Miners welfare Hall on Friday 28th June at 7.30pm. Entry is £4 per person including snacks. Book by phoning Tom on 0113 2865552 

2019-04-18 Kippax Couple Cycling for Prostate Cancer

Alex and Jenna Easton, from Kippax, are tackling a 145-mile fundraising tandem bike ride to Amsterdam over two days in June to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. They have already raised more than £1,700 through donations to their JustGiving page www.justgiving.com /fundraising /tandem-whites 

2019-04-17 Sherburn Library Pocket Park

The Parish Council and Sherburn Community Trust have worked together to obtain a government grant to rejuvenate the garden next to the library. The aim is to provide an area which will benefit the whole community. From now until Friday 19th April there will be a display in the library and residents are invited to leave their comments. 

2019-04-17 Growing Zone Wins Award

The Growing Zone Group in Kippax has been granted a Duke of York Community Initiative award for its “excellent work”. The Duke presented the certificate to Growing Zone’s placement worker Daniel Moran at a ceremony in Catterick earlier this month. The scheme on Gibson Lane is an allotment garden project for children and adults with special needs, which helps build confidence. 

2019-04-16 Speed Cameras on Ridge Road

Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police have issued the list of speed camera locations to be aware of this week. One of the ten sites will be the A656 Ridge Road at Ledston. 

2019-04-16 Council U-turn on Discounts

Leeds City Council have suspended plans to remove Leeds Card admission discount at several visitor attractions including Lotherton Hall, Temple Newsam Home Farm and Tropical World following a backlash from customers. Existing discounts for Leeds Card and Breeze Card holders will continue while further consultation is carried out. 

2019-04-15 Reunion for Murder

Kippax Dramatic Society will be presenting a murder mystery entitled Reunion for Murder at St Mary’s Church Hall, Kippax on 24th to 26th April at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 including a two course supper. Bring your own drinks. To book call 0113 2862834 

2019-04-15 Miners’ Home Win

Garforth Town beat Goole AFC 2-0 on Saturday. The Miners scored in each half through goals from Sam Barker and Joe Colley to beat relegation threatened Goole. The result puts Garforth back on track to finish the season strongly, while Goole still have a three-way battle with Harrogate Railway and Hall Road Rangers to avoid the drop. 

2019-04-14 Quiz Night

GADS are hosting a quiz night at the Miners welfare Hall on Friday 29th June at 7.30pm. Entry is £4 per person including snacks. Book by phoning Tom on 0113 2865552 

2019-04-14 Garforth Leg Club

A new club has been created in Garforth to assist people living with leg related problems. The club will meet every Wednesday morning from 10am to noon at the NET offices in Dover Street East Garforth. The club offers holistic treatment on a drop in basis and is manned by volunteers and nurses. 

2019-04-13 Garforth Council Election Candidates

The candidates for the Garforth and Swillington ward in the City Council elections on Thursday 2nd May are Michael Bolton - The For Britain Movement, Mitchell Galdas – Liberal Democrats, Suzanne McCormack – Garforth and Swillington Independents, Mark Pratt – Labour and Linda Richards – Conservatives 

2019-04-13 Jack Raises Awareness of Autism

Garforth Academy student Jake Gill has organised a coffee morning that has raised £200 for the National Autistic Society. Fourteen year old Jack was diagnosed with autism aged twelve and is seeking to raise awareness of the condition. 

2019-04-12 Facecloth Puppies

Alan and Amanda Hartley from Kippax have been raising funds for Dogs for Good by creating toy puppies out of facecloths, buttons and bows. They have been selling the facecloth puppies for donations of around £2.50 and raised nearly £700 donated. They are now appealing for other local dog lovers to help them reach their target of £1,000 at uk.virginmoneygiving.com /BarkingMadLeeds . Dogs for Good trains dogs to help children and adults with all sorts of challenges 

2019-04-12 Arson Attack on Hayrick

Police are investigating an arson attack on a hayrick on Swillington Lane on 31st March. A group of youths were seen running away between 6pm and 6.30pm. Firefighters from Garforth, Killingbeck and Hunslet attended the scene. The police are appealing for witnesses 

2019-04-11 GADS AGM

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society’s AGM will take place at the Gaping Goose on 29th April at 7.30pm. Everyone is invited to come and air their ideas and views. 

2019-04-11 Creative Site Given Green Light

A decision by planners to approve a large-scale extension to the film and TV production facility at a former RAF base near Tadcaster could create the region’s largest “park” for creative industries. Its owner, the Garforth-based developer Makin Enterprises, wants to build a “flagship HQ-style” building on the site and convert aircraft existing hangars into more space for film sets. They say the Church Fenton site could eventually support 1,800 permanent, skilled jobs in the creative and digital sector. 

2019-04-10 Scam Warning

North Yorkshire Police have received a number of reports from residents who have received a telephone call from someone claiming to be from Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The victim is told there is an outstanding tax bill against their name which must be paid immediately.. Often they will claim to have been to court and have instructed bailiffs to attend the victim’s home to settle the debt. 

2019-04-10 Poetry Workshop

There will be a Poetry Workshop at Garforth Library on Friday 12th April from 2pm to 3pm. Join award winning singer-songwriter Tally Koren to learn how to write your entry for the National Schools Poetry Competition for Peace 

2019-04-09 Kippax Council Election Candidates

The candidates for the Kippax and Methley ward in the City Council elections on Thursday 2nd May are Dylan Brown – Green Party, James Egan – Conservatives, Conrad Hart-Brooke – Liberal Democrats and Mirelle Midgley - Labour 

2019-04-09 Euphonium Player Wanted

Jubilee Brass in Garforth are looking for a euphonium player. Could it be you? They are anon-contesting band with a number of concerts booked and rehearse on Wednesday evenings. Interested? Ring Martyn on 07974 826684 

2019-04-08 GADS Present…

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society is performing Nobody’s Perfect, a comedy by Simon Williams at the Welfare Hall from 10th to 13th April at 7.30pm. Tickets are only £7 on the door 

2019-04-08 Aberford Café Craft Fair

Aberford Village Hall café is hosting a Craft Fair on Friday 12th April from 10am to 4pm. In addition to the usual food and drink there will be eight local crafters in residence 

2019-04-07 Social Crafts Session

On Monday 8th April from 1.30-2.30pm Garforth Social is having a Tour de Yorkshire crafting session at Garforth Library. Garforth Social is usually aimed at adults, but as it's the Easter break children can also enjoy some crafting fun. They will be making bunting, flags and sun catchers, which can either be taken home or left with the library to decorate their windows come Tour de Yorkshire weekend. No need to book, just turn up 

2019-04-07 Miners Lose at Albion Sports

Garforth were disappointingly beaten 3-0 away to lowly Albion Sports in the NCE premier league. Albion Sports struck within 15 seconds set them on the way to victory. 

2019-04-06 Tour de Yorkshire Timetable

The men’s second stage of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire passes through Kippax at 1538 and through Garforth at 1543 on Friday 3rd May. The ladies race stage one follows the same route in the morning and passes through Kippax at 1005 and Garforth at 1011 

2019-04-06 Five More Years

Access for disabled passengers at Garforth station is to be improved as part of a £300m Government Access for All package. The work will be completed by March 2024. 

2019-04-05 Food Festival

A3 day food and drink festival will be held at Lotherton Hall from Saturday 4th May to Monday 6th May. There will be live music, a bar, a funfair and bouncy castle 

2019-04-05 Chipper Theft

Around lunchtime on Monday 1st April a Timberwolfe chipper was stolen from a lay-by off the A162 near Sherburn. The chipper is orange and had Specrum Plant stickers on it when stolen. The manufacturers model number is 35A4JS209062. If you have any information about the theft call 101 quoting reference 12190058421 

2019-04-04 Wentworth Woodhouse

Sherburn Local History Society are holding a talk entitled The History of Wentworth Woodhouse with Trevor Moody at All Saints Church on Tuesday 16th April 

2019-04-04 Local MP Quits Over Brexit

Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams has quit as junior Wales Office minister over the prime minister's decision to turn to Jeremy Corbyn to try to get a Brexit deal through Parliament, saying he believed the UK would have coped with a "managed no-deal". 

2019-04-03 Ladies Football Team

Sherburn White Rose FC is forming a new ladies football team and looking for players aged 16 and over to join. Training will start today, Wednesday 3rd April at 6.30pm at the Sherburn White Rose recreational ground. Everyone is welcome 

2019-04-03 Miners Hit Five

Garforth Town entertained bottom of the table Harrogate Railway Athletic on Tuesday night it the Northern Counties East Premier League and ran out easy 5-0 winners 

2019-04-02 Nobody’s Perfect

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society presents Nobody’s Perfect, a comedy by Simon Williams at the Miner’s Welfare Hall from Wednesday 10th April to Saturday 13th April. At 7.30pm. Tickets are £6.50 with concessions for £5.50 available at the Library and SPT Uniforms. Tickets on the door are £7. Doors open at 6.45pm 

2019-04-02 Football Skills Camp

Monk Fryston United Junior Football Club are hosting a football skills camp on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th April from 9am to 3pm. The event is open to 5 to 12 year olds and is £20 for one day or £35 for both days. Contact lufcfunday@ btinternet.com for more details 

2019-04-01 A Creditable Draw

Garforth Town drew 0-0 at home to Handsworth Parramore on Saturday. There were no goals, but plenty of determination as Town held eighth-place Handsworth. It was a creditable result against a side that has had the better of the last seven meetings, and a point which takes the Miners up to 15th in the table. 

2019-04-01 Residents Object to Kippax Travellers Proposal

Concern over plans for a traveller’s pitch in Kippax has attracted 770 letters of objection. The allotment on Sandgate Terrace in Kippax is subject to an application to provide space for one caravan, plus a dayroom, mobile home and parking space. 

2019-03-31 Birding for Beginners

A Birding for Beginners event takes place at RSPB St Aidans on Saturday 6th April from 9am till noon. It introduces people to the basics of birdwatching and identification and includes a bacon, sausage or egg bun and hot drink at the end. To book visit website eventbrite.co.uk  

2019-03-31 Wetherspoon’s Plan

Wetherspoons in Garforth have submitted a planning application to extend use of their street-front beer garden by 2 hours until midnight every day and to allow deliveries from 7am on Mondays to Fridays 

2019-03-30 Music for All

Hundreds of Leeds residents took part in the UK’s recent annual Learn to Play Day event organised by the charity Music for All. People of all ages visited music venues, schools, and stores across the area, to try their hand at a new skill and take advantage of the free music lessons available. Participating venues included Garforth Brass Band at Garforth Miners Welfare Hall 

2019-03-30 New Cinema Opens in April

The Odeon Luxe complex at Thorpe Park will open on Friday 12th April. It will feature 10 screens, 971 seats and create 80 new jobs. Through to 31st May tickets will be £5 before 5pm on Monday to Friday and £10.50 at peak times with children from £7.50 

2019-03-29 Miners Try Again

Garforth Town’s washed out home league game against Bottesford will now be played on Tuesday 16th April at 7.45pm 

2019-03-29 Call My Wine Bluff

South Milford Women’s Institute are holding a ladies’ Call My Wine Bluff at the WI Hall on Thursday 11th April at 7.30pm. Non=members pay £6 on the door, wine and nibbles included, 

2019-03-28 Comedy Night

Monk Fryston Junior Football Club are holding a Comedy Night at the community centre on Saturday 30th March. Tickets are £20 with a complimentary Pie and Pea supper  

2019-03-28 Free Health Checks

The Selby Parish Nurses offer free health checks at a Sherburn drop-in at the Old Girls School on Kirkgate every third Wednesday of the month from 10am-12noon. No appointment is necessary. 

2019-03-27 Kippax Band Concert

Kippax Brass Band will be joining Norwegian group Manger Folkehogskule for a concert at the Salvation Army building in Booth Street Castleford on the evening of Saturday 6th April. Tickets are £5. Call 07976 480575 for more details. 

2019-03-27 Views on Fire Service in North Yorkshire

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner wants to hear your views on the proposed future priorities for the Fire Service. She is responsible for producing a Fire and Rescue Plan setting out the strategic vision, priorities and objectives for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service over the next two years and wants to make sure the priorities being proposed reflect what you expect from your fire and rescue service. Visit the survey at www.smartsurvey.co.uk /s/FireandRescue/ 

2019-03-26 Pamper Evening

The Old Girls School are hosting a pamper evening on Friday 29th March with pamper treatments, products, raffle and fun bingo all under one roof. Tickets are £3.50 which includes a glass of fizz and a lucky ticket. You can purchase tickets on the night or prior at The Old Girls’ School. 

2019-03-26 Green Lane Spring Fete

There is a Spring Fete at Green Lane Primary Academy on Saturday 18th May from 11am to 3pm. This family fun day has free entry and there will be a helter skelter, trampolines, coconut shy, surf simulator, craft stalls, food and much more. Everyone is Welcome. 

2019-03-25 Defined by Books

The Old Girls School presents Defined by Books, a reading and creative writing activity with local author Angela Wren on Thursday 28th March from 2pm – 3.30pm. Tickets are £3.00 including a hot drink and cake. 

2019-03-25 New CCTV for Village

Sherburn will shortly see the installation of brand new CCTV cameras in the village centre and other areas such as Eversley Park and the Fairways Recreational ground. The new system is far more advance, providing a much better image quality due to high definition lenses. It has been designed so it can be expanded to additional areas in the village. 

2019-03-24 A Mad Hatter Easter

Lotherton Hall is hosting a Mad Hatter of an Easter from Saturday 30th March to Sunday 28th April with four weeks of family fun. Get lost in the Wonderland Village, follow the white rabbit’s trail and get creative with kooky crafts. There will be crafts to make in the House every day and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny on Tuesdays. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will be taking place each Wednesday during April 

2019-03-24 Miners Nick It

Garforth Town dug in to record a great 1-0 win over visitors Barton Town and end a dismal spell of form. Mark Simpsons' first half penalty was enough to seal the win in a game that saw a lengthy second half stoppage due to a Barton injury. 

2019-03-23 Just Marching By

Leave Means Leave campaigners walking 270 miles from Sunderland to London passed through Aberford on Wednesday on the leg of the march from Wetherby to Pontefract. 

2019-03-23 Road Closure to Impact Garforth Buses

Bus users in Garforth have been warned to expect disruption to services 19 and 19A from 11am on 31st March to 5am the following day during the temporary closure of Lidgett Lane. Services will be diverted via Ninelands Lane and Church Lane 

2019-03-22 Police Advise on Local Burglaries

West Yorkshire Police have posted advice on Facebook about how to reduce the risk of being a victim for anyone worried about the spate of burglaries and car crime in the Kippax area. They also revealed that an officer had arrested a man in the area for burglary on Tuesday 

2019-03-22 Campsite Application on Garforth Cliff

A planning application for a campsite and ancillary buildings on land off Cliff Top Park, Garforth has been submitted to Leeds City Council. Any comments on the application 19/01283/FU should be sent to planning@ leeds.gov.uk by 9th April. 

2019-03-21 Tour Trophies on Tour

The Tour de Yorkshire trophies visited community hubs across Leeds this week including locallt the Garforth One Stop Centre and Strawberry Fields Primary School 

2019-03-21 Man Dies in Sherburn Accident

A 56-year-old man died after his car mounted the pavement and struck bollards and a stationary vehicle in Sherburn at about 8.20pm on Saturday, 16th March. The black Volvo V50 went on to the pavement on Low Street outside the Spar shop. The driver was treated by paramedics but pronounced dead at the scene. 

2019-03-20 Speed Cameras Catch 15

15 cars were caught driving over the speed limit in Garforth during a police operation on Tuesday morning on Ninelands Lane and Derwent Avenue. This action was due to a number of complaints received from local residents. 

2019-03-20 Nellie’s Tree Misses Out in Europe

The winner of the European Tree of the Year 2019 was The Almond Tree of the Snowy Hill in Pecs, Hungary. Nellie’s tree finished ninth out of fifteen entries with 14,408 votes. The winner was announced at an Award Ceremony in the European Parliament last night 

2019-03-19 Easter Car Boot Sale

Garforth Lions are holding their annual Easter Car Boot Sale on Tesco car park on Sunday 21st April from 8am to 12 noon, to include a Farmers Market (subject to there being sufficient interest). For vendors, entry is £5 for cars and £10 for vans  

2019-03-19 World First for Optare

Sherburn bus manufacturer Optare has won the Excellent in Technology Award at the recent London Transport Awards for its Metrodecker EV vehicle, which is the world’s first truly zero emission battery electric double deck bus. 

2019-03-18 MTRA Meeting

Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association are holding a public meeting at Churchville House on Wednesday 20th March at 7.30pm 

2019-03-18 Badminton Players Wanted

Garforth Pendas Badminton Club is looking for new members. They play at Garforth Squash and Leisure Centre on Mondays from 8pm to 10pm. The cost is £6 for two hours. Just bring a racket and indoor shoes 

2019-03-17 Clean Up in Sherburn

Sherburn Community Association are leading a litter pick at 10am on Saturday 30th March 2019. It will start and finish at the Spar in Sherburn. The Spar are supporting this event and are offering a free drink to volunteers who take part in the litter pick. All volunteers are welcome. Please come and help 

2019-03-17 It’s a Washout

Garforth Town FC’s game against Bottesford on Saturday was called off due to a waterlogged pitch. A revised date for the fixture has yet to be arranged. 

2019-03-16 Advice Surgeries with Julia Mulligan

Residents from Sherburn and the surrounding area have their chance to their raise concerns about policing or community safety issues when the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, comes to their village on Thursday 11 April. The appointment based surgeries will take place between 3.30pm, and 5.30pm. To book an appointment call 01423 569 562 

2019-03-16 Fire Crews Rescue Trapped Horse

Fire crews were called out in Wednesday’s windy weather to rescue a horse trapped under a tree on Swillington Lane. Jager the horse was successfully released and had only minor injuries 

2019-03-15 Timber at Lotherton Hall

The strong winds accompanying Storm Gareth on Wednesday led to a tree falling onto a path near to the Hall at Lotherton Hall. No damage was caused to the building and council staff made the site safe. 

2019-03-15 Garforth Conman Sentenced

Garforth man Christopher Bundza, aged 54 appeared in court after purporting to sell tickets to a Justin Bieber concert that he never had. He duped several members of the public by claiming he had tickets for the 2016 concert in Sheffield, taking the money but never producing the tickets. He appeared at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday to be sentenced for three counts of fraud worth £700. Bundza was jailed for nine months but the jail term was suspended for a period of 18 months. He was also ordered to undertake 200 hours of unpaid work 

2019-03-14 Remembering Swillington’s Miners

Swillington in Bloom are hosting a commemoration of Swillington’s mining history at The Green, Wakefield Road on 23rd March at 11am. Reverend Diane Flynn will perform a dedication followed by light refreshments in the Village Hall 

2019-03-14 Spring Brass Concert

Kippax Band will perform their Springtime Concert on Sunday 14th April at 8pm in the Kippax Band Social Club. The event is free to members and £2 to non-members on the door. 

2019-03-13 Workshop for Young Writers

Explore Learning will be at Garforth Library on Wednesday 13th March from 4pm to 5pm for a fun writing workshop for 4-14 year olds. There will be tutors on hand to assist young writers in crafting their entry for Explore Learning's National Young Writers Competition which has great prizes including a trip to Disneyland and £500 worth of books for the winner's school library. 

2019-03-13 Garforth Peace Flame’s Second Anniversary

The second anniversary of the Garforth Peace Flame will take place at the Miners’ Welfare Hall on Saturday 27th April at 2pm 

2019-03-12 Arts Live at the Academy

A triple-bill folk gig featuring Roots Alive, Leeds Folk Fiddle Group and the Arts Live Folk Band takes place at Garforth Academy on Saturday 23rd March from 1pm to 4pm. Tickets are £5 (under 12s go free) from Garforth Academy reception, Garforth Library and the SPT shop, also on the door. Doors open 1pm and the music starts at 1.30pm 

2019-03-12 Roadworks Ahead

Yorkshire Water will be carrying out essential works on the night of 12th March from 7pm to 7am on 13th March at the junction of Aberford Road, Main Street, Wakefield Road and Barwick Road. Temporary multiway lights will be in use during the works 

2019-03-11 Our Day Out

Sherburn High School Drama Club’s summer term production will be 'Our Day Out' a play by Willy Russell. Auditions for the main speaking roles will be held soon 

2019-03-11 Fingers Crossed for Nellie’s Tree

Voting for the European Tree of the Year Competition closed on 28th February. Nellie’s Tree is the English entry for Tree of the Year. The results will be announced at the Award Ceremony in Brussels, the 19th March, where the winners will be awarded. 

2019-03-10 Miners Suffer Away Defeat

The miners lost by 3-1 away at Staveley on Saturday. Staveley fired in two early goals, leaving Garforth with a mountain to climb. Dan Williams’ goal gave the Miners hope until a sucker-punch from the home side stopped them in their tracks 

2019-03-10 Getting Ready for TDY

Communities are being challenged to create the most dazzling visual spectacular yet for the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire. This year’s cycle race route will pass through 151 villages, towns and cities between May 2 and May 5, with images of Yorkshire beamed to 190 countries worldwide. In 2018 Garforth local Samantha Whitley was awarded the Spirit of Le Tour prize for her tireless work in the community and Kippax was named Best Dressed Village of the Tour de Yorkshire. 

2019-03-09 Charlie’s Ball

Rachel Cheshire, from Monk Fryston is busy putting the finishing touches to a charity ball that she is staging in aid of the Leeds-based Charlies-Angel-Centre Foundation, which was founded in 2012 by Ruth Curtis and her family after the death of little Charlie Curtis. It aims to raise awareness of the needs of bereaved parents and families. Charlie’s Ball in aid of Charlies-Angel-Centre Foundation is on Thursday March 14 at Aspire on Infirmary Street, Leeds, starting at 6.45pm, with red carpet, champagne reception, three-course dinner, cabaret, fashion show, auction and disco. Email bookings@ charliesball.co.uk. 

2019-03-09 Sherburn Community Volunteer Awards

Nominations are now open for the Sherburn Community Volunteer Awards 2019. Those nominated must be unpaid and classed as a volunteer, their voluntary service must be within the confines of Sherburn In Elmet and they must be able to attend the community awards presentations once again to be held at The Swan Public House Sherburn. From 6.30pm to 8.30pm. on Friday 19th July. Application forms can be obtained by emailing mrdavidbrook @yahoo.co.uk 

2019-03-08 Comic Relief Fun Day

Sherburn High School are holding a Comic Relief Day on Friday 15th March. Students can turn up in non-uniform for a £1 contribution. There will also be a Comic Relief themed quiz, Beat the Goalie, Sponge a Teacher, darts, tug of war and balloon popping, all for a small fee 

2019-03-08 Long Train Delay

Train operator Northern's six-carriage long services in and out of Leeds station have been delayed by two years because longer platforms at Leeds will not be ready in time. But Northern still plans to start phasing in a £500m fleet of new short trains from this spring. 

2019-03-07 New Cricketers Wanted

Garforth Cricket Club is looking for new players of any age to play for them in the Pontefract League this year. They are also looking for any umpires who would like to join them  

2019-03-07 Ginetta Unleashes its Shark

Garforth based sports and racing car manufacturer Ginetta has unveiled its new 583hp supercar at the prestigious Geneva Car Show. The all-new Akula, which is the Russian word for shark, will cost £340,000 in Britain. Production starts in 2020 and 14 of expected 20 cars produced that year have already been sold. 

2019-03-06 Fifty Years of Lotherton Hall

A new exhibition at Lotherton Hall is looking back at the last 50 years of the Hall, since it was gifted to Leeds City Council by the estate’s owner Sir Alvery Gascoigne. It is now one of Yorkshire’s most visited paid for attractions. 

2019-03-06 Couple Slam New Kippax Home

A Kippax couple Nicola and Phil Bentley say they are at “breaking point” after finding 700 defects in their brand new Persimmon Homes house. The couple claim there are 700 faults with their newly-built house and the builder has only fixed 10 per cent of the faults in ten months. The house was bought off plan and the couple were not allowed to inspect the house prior to signing the contract. 

2019-03-05 Easter Party

There is a free Easter Party at Churchville House Micklefield on Sunday 21st April at 2.30pm. The Free Easter Themed Party includes refreshments and lots of Easter Fun and Games 

2019-03-05 Kippax Band Going to Finals

More than 50 brass bands descended on Huddersfield Town Hall at the weekend for the Yorkshire Brass Band Championships 2019. In the Third Section Kippax Brass Band took first place with Wetherby and District Silver second, with both qualifying for the National Finals which will be held in September at Cheltenham racecourse. 

2019-03-04 Councillor Fixes Path

Councillor Mel Hobson has agreed to use funds from his allowances to pay for the footpath in Cricketers Way, Sherburn to be resurfaced. The councillor has received many complaints from residents regarding the state of the footpath and issues with litter and has decided to take action. The money to pay for these repairs will come from his environmental allowances. 

2019-03-04 Brown Bin Collections Resume

Leeds City Council commences brown bin collections again this week following the annual winter break in service. If you have a brown (garden waste) bin, the service runs from March to November with collections taking place every fortnight. Exact collection dates can be determined by visiting the council website and entering your postcode, 

2019-03-03 Fairtrade Coffee Morning

There will be a Fairtrade coffee morning and bun sale on Friday 8th March in St Benedict’s School Hall at 10am. All welcome. 

2019-03-03 Miners Almost Fightback at Hemsworth

Garforth Town were inches away from a stunning fightback away at promotion chasing Hemsworth Miners Welfare on Saturday. The home side led 2-0 at half time and increased it further with a third halfway through the second half. Then they had a player sent off and the Miners roared back with 2 goals and a late chance, just inches wide. 

2019-03-02 On the Beat

Sherburn parish council has been told the village will now have a police officer on duty at all times. Due to recent crime increases, such as thefts and break-ins there will now be a PSCO on duty every day including early mornings and late evenings. This increase has come after many residents raised concerns about increased crime rates in the area, 

2019-03-02 Super Car Coming to Gaforth

Ginetta Cars have announced plans to start building supercars in their Garforth factory in 2020. The name of the car is yet to be decided and the price is expected to be around £400,000. In the first year they expect to build 20 and already have orders for 12 of them. Ginetta is best known for its racing cars. 

2019-03-01 Latest Health Walks List

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

2019-03-01 Budget Amendments Rejected

Garforth Independents councillor Mark Dobson put forward two changes to the proposed council budget at a mammoth 5 hour meeting of the Council on Wednesday. He proposed scrapping waste disposal charges and an increase in funding for dementia residential care and housing. All changes proposed by other parties were rejected.  

2019-02-28 Learn to Play Day

Learn to Play Day is an event to encourage people to start making music. It is run by the charity Music for All and will take place on 23rd and 24th March. Garforth Brass Band have already signed up to take part. They will be appearing at the Miners Welfare Hall.  

2019-02-28 60’s Big Night Out

Eversley Park Centre are holding a 60’s Big Night Out, with live tributes from some of the biggest stars of the 60’s! It takes place on Friday 8th March. All enquiries and Tickets in Advance from Eversley Park Centre on 01977 681024. 

2019-02-27 Miners Lose Again

The Miners fell to a third straight league defeat 3-0 at the weekend as visiting Maltby Main comfortably took the points in a scrappy game containing little for home supporters to cheer. With Town carrying such little threat in front of goal at the minute a vast improvement will be to a halt what can only be described as relegation form. 

2019-02-27 Wellbeing Fundraiser

Monk Fryston CofE Primary School Parent Teachers Association is raising funds to provide an outdoor wellbeing room for the pupils. The cost of the installation of the room is £21,000 and a further estimated £10,000 to buy resources to kit it out. Therefore the PTA are launching a £30,000 fundraising project. Call 01977682388 for more details 

2019-02-26 Kippax Chill

Residents are invited to a coffee event called Kippax Chill at Kippax Library on Tuesday 5th March from 2pm to 4pm to learn about local services available to them. For more details call 07545 604005 

2019-02-26 MP Stands Firm

Elmet and Rothwell MP Alec Shelbrooke has been targeted by a pro- Brexit group Leave.EU trying to get him deselected. The chairman of Elmet and Rothwell Conservatives has responded by saying that members had already reselected their outstanding local MP and fully supported him. Leave.EU was founded by businessman Aaron Banks and has targeted a number of MPs.  

2019-02-25 Over 60’s Lunch Club

Primrose House Lunch Club for the Swillington’s over 60’s takes place on Thursdays from 11.30am to 1.30pm. A hot meal and pudding is £4.50. The event is run by NET. Ring Jayne on 0113 2874784 for more details 

2019-02-25 GNPF’s Bags of Money

Garforth Neighbourhood Planning Forum have been awarded £1600 by the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme after winning the vote of shoppers at Garforth Tesco. The money will be used by the Forum to publicise the neighbourhood plan that they are producing to help safeguard the future of Garforth 

2019-02-24 Miners’ High Scoring Cup Exit

Garforth Town bowed out of the NCEL League Cup midweek, losing an epic penalty shoot-out 7-6 after the game finished 1-1 against Staveley Miners Welfare. 

2019-02-24 Garforth Jubilee Brass

Jubilee Brass has appointed Martyn Beecham as its new musical director. Martyn is a Salvationist musician who has a wealth of experience as a Brass and choral trainer. The band is a 16 piece group who rehearse each Wednesday evening. New players are always welcome For more information contact Martyn on 07974 826684 

2019-02-23 MTRA AGM

Micklefield Tenants and Residents Association’s Annual General Meeting takes place at Churchville House on Tuesday 26th February at 2,30pm.  

2019-02-23 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 drink on arrival, 3-course dinner, a glass of wine and entertainment for the evening. 

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.