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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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2015-05-27  New Play Area at Ings

RSPB at Fairburn Ings have opened a revamped children’s play area. It features a den building area and a 6 metre high tree house. The playground is part of a £43,000 investment in visitor facilities paid for by the Caird Peckfield Community Fund 

2015-05-27  Footballers Required by Rangers

Garforth Rangers FC are holding a trials day at Garforth Academy for age groups 4 to 16 on Saturday 13th June. Registration is at 10.30am. For more information visit the garforthrangers.co.uk website 

2015-05-26  Fairytale Picnic at Lotherton Hall

Lotherton Hall is holding a Fairytale Picnic in the gardens of the hall on Thursday 28th May from 11am to 3pm. Visitors can bring their own packed lunch and take part in traditional games and music. The picnic area is free but normal admission prices apply. Call 0113 378 2959 for more details 

2015-05-26  Garforth Rangers’ Gala

Garforth Rangers FC’s Annual Gala takes place on 6th June at Garforth Academy. The event starts at 9am and family admission is by programme.  

2015-05-25  Appeal Against Hillam Gypsy Site Decision Adjourned

The appeal against the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government's decision to refuse the planning application by gypsies at the Sycamores on Sutton Lane between Byram and Brotherton was due to be heard in the High Court on the 29th May. This has now been adjourned following the Secretary of State, Sir Eric Pickles' unlawful decision to recover or call-in all gypsy cases in the green belt. 

2015-05-25  Car and Caravan Trapped on Railway Line

Train services between Leeds, Selby and York were disrupted on Friday evening after a car towing a caravan became stuck on a level crossing in North Yorkshire. The vehicle was crossing the railway tracks on the A1238 Leeds Road in Thorpe Willoughby, near Selby, when it became trapped. A local witness said the barrier had come down between the car and the caravan, meaning it could not be moved off the tracks. The incident happened at 4.20pm and was quickly cleared by Network Rail staff so that normal services resumed at 5.30pm 


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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



28/5/15 Lotherton Hall Fairytale Picnic in the gardens of the hall from 11am to 3pm.

29/5/15 St Benedict’s Parish Centre. St Benedict’s Friends on Friday group Play Your Cards Right and Quiz night at 7.30pm. Admission is £3.

30/05/2015 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Lions Craft Fayre

30/5/15 St Benedict’s Parish Centre. Murder Mystery evening Tickets are £10 including supper,

30/5/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Garforth and District Lions Club Craft Fair 09:00 & 12:30. Admission is free.

6/6/15 Garforth Academy Garforth Rangers FC’s Annual Gala The event starts at 9am

13/6/15 Scout Hut in Eversley Park COMMUNITY LITTER PICK 10am to 11.30am

13/6/15 Garforth Academy Garforth Rangers FC are holding a trials day for age groups 4 to 16 . Registration is at 10.30am.

14/6/15 Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Association Summer Fayre

18/6/15 Community Center, Church Gardens, off Church Lane, Garforth Garforth Historical Society talk 7.30pm - Shakespeare and the Crime Scene Investigations

20/6/15 All Saints Vicarage All Saints Sherburn Garden Party

21/6/15 Aberford Village Hall Village Plan Open Day/Consultation.

27/6/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Garforth Flood support group Coffee Morning 10am-noon

28/6/15 Glebelands Garforth and District Lions Annual Gala starting at noon.

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

29/6-11/7 Garforth Garforth Arts Festival

15/7/15 Garforth Garforth and Swillington Ward Forum

16/7/15 Community Center, Church Gardens, off Church Lane, Garforth Garforth Historical Society talk 7.30pm - In the Footsteps of the Brontes

18/7/15 the Park, High Street, South Milford South Milford Playing Fields Association Picnic in the Park 2015

25/7/15 Glebelands Garforth Tigers ARLFC’s Summer Gala from 10am to 5pm.


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Steve Longden

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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Need a Hall?

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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