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Welcome to goinlocal.co.uk.The community website for Leeds postal district LS25 - covering the Elmet villages of  Garforth, Kippax, Aberford, Micklefield, Sherburn in Elmet, South Milford, Monk Fryston, Burton Salmon and Hillam .Bringing you details of local news, jobs, events, clubs, societies, websites, businesses and lots of useful information.

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2015-02-01  Garforth Councillor Attacked Whilst Jogging

Garforth councillor Stuart McKenna was attacked on the canal towpath at Kirkstall whilst out running. A masked man came out of the darkness and punched him in the head. The pair wrestled on the ground while the thief tried to take his phone but Mr McKenna managed to fight him off and he fled into the night. Police are reviewing CCTV to try to identify the thief. Anyone with information about the attack should call the police on 101.  

2015-02-01  Brittoni gets Tangoed

Talented teenager Brittoni Phillips has landed the role of a rebellious goth in Last Tango in Halifax, after securing the part in her first ever audition. Brittoni, who is privately tutored at home, is a student of Northern Film and Drama, in South Milford, where she attends regular television and film acting classes. 

2015-01-31  CCTV to Watch the Birdie

Visitors to the RSPB site at Fairburn Ings will be able to watch closed-circuit televisions linked to nest box cameras this spring and summer. A £43,000 grant from landfill company Caird Peckfield has enabled the RSPB to revamp the visitor centre and a children’s play and learn area 

2015-01-31  New Sponsor at Garforth Town FC

Garforth Town FC has announced The Car Factory as its first Gold Partnership sponsor. The Car Factory is a Sherburn based specialist used car dealer that prides itself on first class customer service and very competitive pricing. 

2015-01-30  Parish Council Sub Group Created

Garforth Neighbourhood Plan Forum steering group has created a new sub group to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of a Garforth Parish Council and to consult with Garforth NP Forum members and Garforth residents about the desirability of establishing a Parish Council. This sub group will not delay or detract from the other work currently undertaken by the steering group 

2015-01-30  Cancer Research UK Coffee Morning

Cancer Research UK is holding a coffee morning and bun sale at Garforth Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 7th February from 10am. There will beface painting, cake stalls and tombola, with prizes including a spa day at Thorpe park with afternoon tea, a 3 course meal, hair and beauty vouchers plus many, many more prizes donated by local businesses 

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Crime Statistics in LS25

How safe is your street? Click here for the figures on crime in your area

 

Or do you have a question for the police?

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Visit the Neighbourhood Policing website

Garforth Medical Centre

The Medical Centre has changed its appointments phone number. The new number is 08444 773293

Gibson Lane Medical Practice

The Gibson Lane practice is introducing an on-line appointments system for its Garforth, Kippax and Monk Fryston surgeries. more

Jessamine Cottage Surgery

New number for appointments ring

 0844 477 3295

Letters Page

Her family lived at 61 Selby Road...Her name was Anne Louise Lawrence....Juanma Campos‘

Four years is more than long enough...Brian Bell

The current situation is worse than it was prior to the lights been fitted ‘....Jonathan Fallas‘

Promotion this year is our first since 1993/94 season..Jon Fallas

’I would be more than happy to sit around a table with everyone concerned and sort out this problem’... Chris Makin

‘any news on the former site of Barleyhill Infants school’ .... Rachel

‘The proposals to improve Kippax centre are in general very good..’

Paul S Smith

Bus to Lotherton....’shame it does not pick up in Kippax’ ..... Christine

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A Merry Christmas to All Our Readers 

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Goinlocal Visitors Up 22 Percent 

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Local Heroes

Sixty seven years ago last September the second world war started. Whilst it is just history to most of us, to many of our oldest residents it was a terrifying reality. Everyone who lived through it has his or her own personal memories of those historic events. If you have a story, why not share it with us. Send it here.

Meanwhile here is Charlie’s War

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Business News

 

2013-02-17  Seventy New Jobs Come to Garforth 

2013-01-31  Big Win for Optare 

2012-12-23  Contract Win for Sherburn Bus Builder 

2012-12-11  Chequers To Open on Sundays

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 Events

3/2/15 Firthfields Community Centre , East Garforth An evening with Joe Maiden, the well-known BBC Radio Leeds gardening expert at 8pm. Tickets cost £4 and include refreshments. For tickets and more information call Patrick on 0113 2864298

7/2/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Cancer Research UK coffee morning and bun sale from 10am.

14/2/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall RNLI coffee morning

24/2/15 Brigshaw School Careers Fair

7/3/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall GADS Jumble Sale at 10am.

28/3/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall RNLI coffee morning

 Tesco Carpark Garforth Garforth and District Lions car boot sale on Easter Sunday,

12-16/5/15 Phoenix Theatre Castleford Kaos present Oliver

16/5/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall RNLI coffee morning and plant sale

11/7/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall RNLI coffee morning

26/9/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall RNLI coffee morning

7/11/15 South Milford Bonfire and Firework Display 2015 South Milford Bonfire and Firework Display

16-21/11/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall GADS Autumn play details to follow

21/11/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall RNLI Christmas Fayre

 

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Kippax Dramatic Society

 

New Members Required

Actors and Backstage

2871693 or 2862834

Stop the Prison

Support  Garforth Resident Association and Garforth Community Association in their campaign against the proposed prison

 

Garforth Jets Badminton Club

Garforth Squash and Leisure Centre

Tues. 8-10pm Fri. 8-10pm

Garforth RUFC

Players and Sponsors Required for 2007/08

Contact Jon Fallas

Garforth RUFC Team Manager

07974 833516 0113 2872262 

Kippax Historical Society

A History of Kippax

£14.95 from Kippax and Garforth Bookshops

New members welcome

Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society

 

Actors Wanted, Visit Website for Details

Garforth Musical Society

Require singers, men and women. Experience not necessary

Ring Lynne on 2868802

Kippax Amateur Operatic Society

 

Wanted - Men for Chorus

Interested? Ring Anne 2872129

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