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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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2015-11-29  Firemenís Gift Campaign

Local firefighters are backing a Radio Aire campaign to provide impoverished kids with a gift to open on Christmas Day morning. Residents wishing to support the Cash for Kids Mission Christmas campaign can drop of new, unwrapped gifts at Garforth fire station or any of the other 11 fire stations across the region. It is estimated there are forty thousand children living in poverty in West Yorkshire.  

2015-11-29  Theatre Students Wow Blackpool

Students from Stagecoach Theatre Arts Schools in Kippax, Selby and Wetherby wowed the crowds at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool with their performance of musical numbers from the Blues Brothers Musical 

2015-11-28  Family Appeal to Find Asbestos Site

The family of 92 year old Kippax man Ted Lawn, who died from mesothelioma, are appealing for his former work colleagues to help with an investigation into where he might have contracted the disease. Ted worked for Leeds City Council, Wakefield Council, St James Hospital and at Ferrybridge power station in his long career.  

2015-11-28  St Benedictís Christmas Fair

St Benedictís Christmas Fair will take place on Sunday 29th November 2015 after 10am Mass. 

2015-11-27  New Lidl for Garforth

Lidl has been successful in securing the MIAMI site off Aberford Road Garforth. The medium-sized store will offer local jobs and give that essential element of choice that has been missing in Garforth 

2015-11-27  Who Bagged a Deer?

A bag containing the remains of a deer has been found on Pitt Lane Micklefield. It is believed the deer had been killed illegally. If anyone has any information about the matter please contact PCSO Taylor on 101 


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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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



4/12/15 Pump Hill Aberford Aberford Parish Council Christmas Lights switch on Pump Hill at 7.00pm.

4/12/15 St Benedictís Parish Centre. Aladdin by Pocket Panto at 7pm. tickets £4

5/12/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Garforth in Bloom Christmas fair from 10am till noon.

5/12/15 Hillam Hillam Christmas lights will be switched on at 7pm

1-5/12/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Garforth Musical Society presents Jack and the Beanstalk at 7.15pm matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets £8.50 for adults and £7 for concessions

6/12/15 Kippax Central Workingmanís Club Christmas pantomime performance of Cinderella 1.30pm. Doors open at noon . Tickets are £3.50.

12/12/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Garforth Flood support group Christmas Concert 7pm

12/12/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Christmas Extravaganza 10am

13/12/15 Firthfields Community Centre , East Garforth Community Christmas Carol Concert featuring Garforth Jubilee Brass Band from 6.30-8.15 pm. Tickets are £1

17/12/15 Community Center, Church Gardens, off Church Lane, Garforth Garforth Historical Society talk 7.30pm - Christmas Party

20/12/2015 Firthfields Community Centre , East Garforth Jack and the Beanstalk childrenís pantomime at 6.00pm.

6/1/16 Garforth Garforth and Swillington Ward Forum

8-16/1/2016 Phoenix Theatre in Castleford Kippax Amateur Operatic Society (KAOS) performing Puss in Boots as their Christmas pantomime

25/3/16 Kippax Kippax and Methley Ward Forum

31/3/16 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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