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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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2015-08-02  Cannabis Grower Jailed

A Cannabis grower who rang police and told them to come to his home where the illegal plants were growing has been jailed. Paul Fitzhenry contacted officers and asked them to come to his home in Micklefield after they had called to his home earlier in the day while he was out. A total of 16 plants, capable of producing £6,150 worth of cannabis, were found growing inside a foil-lined tent in the loft. Fitzhenry, of Garden Stores, Micklefield, pleaded guilty to producing a class B drug and was jailed for 6 months. 

2015-08-02  Car Boot Sale

The next Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary Club car boot sale takes place at Milford Plants on 9th August. There will also be a car boot sale on 13th September 

2015-08-01  Serious Accident Closes Motorways at Hook Moor

The A1 and M1 northbound were closed late last night between Hook Moor and A64 following a multi-vehicle accident. The air ambulance attended the scene. The road was expected to be closed till 5am 

2015-08-01  Gaping Goose Beer Festival

The Gaping Goose 4th Annual Beer Festival takes place on Sunday 30th August from noon till late. The event is in aid of Garforth Lions. Tickets are £3 in advance from the bar or £4 on the day 

2015-07-31  Teenager Arrested over Kippax Blaze

A 15 year old local boy has been arrested on suspicion of arson and is being questioned over the fire in Glencoe Gardens Kippax that left a 16 year old girl in hospital with serious burns. A fire service investigator has been called in to look at the cause of the fire and police say the investigation is ongoing. 

2015-07-31  Puss in Boots

Kippax Amateur Operatic Society (KAOS) will be performing Puss in Boots as their Christmas pantomime at the Phoenix Theatre in Castleford from 8th to 16th January 2016.  


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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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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



1-2/8/15 North Lodge Burton Salmon Tent Pegging Weekend . Admission free

2-8/8/15 St Wilfreds Churchyard The first Monk Fryston Medieval Festival

8-9/8/15 Fairburn Ings RSPB fairburn Ings Big Wild Sleepout from 12 pm on Saturday to 12 pm on Sunday

9/8/15 Lotherton Hall Fabulous 50ís fete 11am to 4pm

15/8/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Garforth and District Lions 2015 Beer Festival

15/8/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Garforth and District Lionsí fourth annual Beer Festival

15/8/15 Garforth Town FC Garforth Town FC v Morpeth Town in the Extra Preliminary Round of this yearís FA Cup. (kick-off 3pm)

17-21/8/15 Garforth Parish Cricket Club Summer Cricket Camps. The camps are open to boys and girls aged 8 to 17 and cost £5 for the week. The sessions start with registration at 9.15 am and run from 10am to 3pm.

5/9/15 Garforth Town FC FA Vase competition Garforth Town FC v Albion Sports in the First Qualifying Round. (3pm kick-off).

11-12/9/15 Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Association Monk Fryston & Hillam Beer Festival

12/9/15 Scout Hut in Eversley Park COMMUNITY LITTER PICK 10am to 11.30am

17/9/15 Community Center, Church Gardens, off Church Lane, Garforth Garforth Historical Society talk 7.30pm - AGM

17/9/15 Kippax Kippax and Methley Ward Forum

18/9/15 Dintingdales Restaurant, Scarthingwell Golf Club Local Business Network Group Breakfast

20/9/15 Sherburn Aeroclub Sherburn Half Marathon 9.30am.

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

26/9/15 village hall in Thorpe Willoughby Monk Fryston Art Club Silver Jubilee celebrations

1/10/2015 tba 15th annual 'older personsí event week' will commence on 1 October

15/10/15 Community Center, Church Gardens, off Church Lane, Garforth Garforth Historical Society talk 7.30pm - Crumbling Castles

21/10/15 Garforth Garforth and Swillington Ward Forum


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Leeds Health Walks Group

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The Caird Bardon Community Programme  Grants available for qualifying local community and environmental projects,

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Miners Welfare Hall

Garforth Community Association


Need a Local Function Room? 

St Mary’s Parish Centre,

Church Lane, Garforth


Garforth Community Responders

First Responders Needed. Will you Volunteer?

Ring 07702 641891

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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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