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2015-07-06  School Issues Warning to Parents

East Garforth Primary Academy has issued a warning to parents dropping of children after a potentially serious road accident occurred outside the school last week which was directly caused by the illegal parking of one of the parents, who then drove down the pavement and pulled into the path of a delivery lorry. This caused the lorry to brake sharply and the car behind to crash into it. So please do not park on the main Aberford Road.  

2015-07-06  St Benedict’s Gold Cup Night

St Benedict’s Friends on Friday group will be holding a Race Night featuring the St. Benedict's Gold Cup on Friday 24th July Admission is £3. As the Queen may be there Posh Frocks, hats, tiaras and crowns will be the dress code. Dress up your table and bring party food and your own champagne (or whatever you would like to drink). There will be stalls with goodies to buy, and prizes for the best dressed racegoer and table. 

2015-07-05  Kippax Cricket Camp

Cricket Camp 2015 in Kippax takes place at Kippax Welfare Sports and Social Club from 27th July at 09:15 to 31st July at 15:00. Sessions start with registration from 9:15am then the camps run 10am-3pm. The camp costs £5 for the week (heavily subsidised by an OE Community Committee grant) and are open to both boys and girls. All of the cricket gear is provided but you’ll need enthusiasm, a packed lunch, drinks and sun cream. Please wear trainers and T-shirt/shorts/tracksuit and don’t forget to book a place. 

2015-07-05  Home FA Cup Tie for Garforth

Garforth Town FC have been drawn at home to Northern League side Morpeth Town in the Extra Preliminary Round of this year’s FA Cup. The tie will be played on Saturday 15th August (kick-off 3pm) and is understood to be the first ever meeting between the two clubs. 

2015-07-04  Roadworks Ahead for Aberford

Balfour Beatty will be carrying out major road works between junctions 44 and 43 on the A1 near Aberford commencing 6thJuly. The work will take place on weekday nights over a period of 60 days (excluding bank holidays) and involves resurfacing four lanes of the southbound A1. Work will commence at 8pm each night and finish by 6am next morning. Heavy machinery will be involved so some noise can be expected. 

2015-07-04  Chairman Helps District’s Charities

A year filled with fundraising activities and events has seen the former Chairman of Selby District Council raise over £15,000 to be split between his three chosen charities. Selby District Vision, St Leonard's Hospice and York Against Cancer will each receive a cheque for £5,036.83. 


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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.

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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



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

29/6-11/7 Garforth Garforth Arts Festival

12/7/15 Lotherton Hall Edwardian gala from 11am to 4pm

11-12/7/15 St Mary’s Church Garforth St Marys Youth Theatre in concert performing The Magic of the Musicals. Both performances start at 7pm and tickets are £5 in advance

12/7/15 Hillam Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club and Monk Fryston United junior football club Family Fun Day

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.

27-31/07/15 Kippax Cricket Club Summer Cricket Camp.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.

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 50’s 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 Lions’ fourth annual Beer Festival

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.

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


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Garforth Community Association


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Garforth Community Responders

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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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