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2015-03-29  Early Starters Scheme at Sherburn High

The new academic year at Sherburn High School will start on Monday 22nd June for the first time ever. All classes will move up a year and students will be given their new timetable. A week later the new year 7 at the school will join from their primary schools. The aim of the scheme is to settle pupils into their new classes before the summer break so that they can start quickly in September 

2015-03-29  Learn to Song Write

Song writer Kate Pearson will be holding free song writing workshops at Sherburn library on Tuesday afternoons from 3.30pm to 5.30pm every week from 14th April through to 19th May. Call 0845 034 9443 to book a free place  

2015-03-28  Garforth Forum Drop In Session

The Garforth Forum group is holding a Drop-In session at the Miners Welfare hall on Main Street on Saturday morning 28th March from 9am where residents and local business owners can voice their concerns over future developments in and around Garforth. 

2015-03-28  Sunflower Planting with Garforth in Bloom

Come along to Garforth Library on Tuesday 14th April and plant your own sunflower with the Garforth in Bloom team. All materials are provided just turn up and start planting. For more information call 0113 2476016 

2015-03-27  Picnic in the Park 2015

South Milford Playing Fields Association has announced that Picnic in the Park 2015 will take place in the Park, High Street, South Milford on Saturday 18th July 2015. It’s a fantastic event with some amazing artists performing. 

2015-03-27  New Chairman at MMVC

Keith Rhind has been appointed Chairman of Micklefield Male Voice Choir. The choir is always looking for new members. If you are interested then rehearsals are held at Micklefield Junior School on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. Contact secretary Steve Nazer on 07753 463100 for more details 


Crime Statistics in LS25

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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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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



28-29/3/15 Lotherton Hall Fifties Flashback Family Fun weekend from 11:00am to 3:00pm

30/3/15 Garforth Library West Yorkshire Police Meet Your Local Officer session. An officer will be present between 09:30 - 10:30

5/4/15 Tesco Carpark Garforth Garforth and District Lions car boot sale on Easter Sunday,

14/4/15 Garforth Library Sunflower Planting with Garforth in Bloom 10.30am-11.30am

15/4/15 Bradford Park Avenue West Riding County Cup Final Garforth Town v Bradford Park Avenue kick-off 7:45pm.

16/4/15 Community Center, Church Gardens, off Church Lane, Garforth Garforth Historical Society talk 7.30pm - Roads Canals and Roadways

17/4/15 Garforth Country Club Garforth Flood Support Group Quiz Night Extraordinaire at 7.30pm. Tickets £6 per person and all teams must be pre-registered. Teams of 4 to 6 players. call Jacky Simpson on 2866709

23/4/15 Cielo Coffee shop Garforth East Leeds Marie Curie Fundraising Group awareness coffee morning at Cielo Coffee Shop in Garforth from 10.30am-12.30.

24/4/15 St Mary's Church South Milford Musician Simeon Wood In concert at 7.30pm in support of Naimh Thompson. All proceeds go to the ‘Candlelighters’ charity. Tickets are £7.50p

26/4/15 Garforth Town FC Charity Match between Emmerdale and the British Transport Police . Gates open at 2pm and kick off is 3pm. Adult entry is £3, children 50p. All monies to the Police Treatment Centres charity.

28/4/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Garforth branch of the RNLI is holding an Easter coffee morning from 10am till noon.

29/4/15 Gaping Goose Pub GADS AGM 7.30pm

4/5/15 St Aidans Country Park. East Leeds 10k run

8/5/15 Monk Fryston Hall Hotel Tea dance 1pm to 5pm with entertainment by 1940’s singer Lancashire Belle. £24.95 per person. For more information call 01977 682369

8/5/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall GADS Quiz Night £4 incl supper

8/5/15 Firthfields Community Centre , East Garforth trip to visit Ossett Brewery Tickets cost £20 Call Patrick on 2864298

15/5/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall RNLI Plant Sale

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

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

21/5/15 Community Center, Church Gardens, off Church Lane, Garforth Garforth Historical Society talk 7.30pm - A Trip Down Memory Lane


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Garforth Community Association


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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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