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27/04/2017 Peace Flame Lit this Friday
Final preparations are under way for this Friday’s lighting of a new peace flame in Jubilee Gardens in Garforth. The flame will be lit in a ceremony at the Miners Welfare Hall at 3.30pm before the flame is walked to the garden

27/04/2017 Last Days of the Old Fiver
The old-fashioned cotton paper notes will no longer be legal tender on 5th May, when the phase-in of the cnew fiver will be complete. But that does not mean your old £5 notes will become completely obsolete, as you may be able to able to exchange them at post offices or local banks. If they do not accept them, you can still exchange them at the Bank of England via post or in person after they have left circulation. “All Bank of England notes retain their face value for all time,” the Bank says.

26/04/2017 Hillam Time Capsule Burial
Hillam Parish Council has accumulated artefacts and photos of village life over the last 9 months for the burial of a time capsule on May day Monday 1st May at noon. The capsule will remain buried for the life of the tree it sits under, which may be 60 years. Everyone is welcome to come along and witness the event.

26/04/2017 Lotherton Hall Food and Drink Festival
Lotherton Hall plays host to its second food and drink festival this May Day weekend with an array of hot street food stall with food inspired from all over the world. There will be a 30 metre long marquee hosting local producers and a host of bars. The event runs from 29th April to 1st May

25/04/2017 Free Manicures at the Vet
Beechwood Veterinary Group are offering free nail clipping throughout May at their 4 branches, including the one in Garforth, to raise cash for their rescue fund. Pet owners will be asked to make a donation to the rescue fund in lieu of payment.

25/04/2017 Local Restaurant Wins Prestigeous Rosette
Monk Fryston Hall Hotel has been awarded an AA Rosette for its restaurant

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19/09/2016 Bengal Comes to Kippax
The grand opening of the Grand Bengal Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant and Takeaway takes place on 26th September at 18 Cross Hills Kippax. There are opening offers for dining in and takeaways. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol to the restaurant.A delivery service is available. Call 0113 2864012 for reservations and for takeaway orders.

14/09/2016 Bert's the Best
Hillam based greengrocer Bert’s Barrow have been shortlisted for Best Independent Retailer in this year’s Yorkshire's Finest Taste Awards. The winner will be announced on 2nd November.

10/09/2016 Local Airport’s Charter Flights Plan
The owners of the Leeds East Airport at Church Fenton, Tadcaster, have applied for an operator's licence by the Civil Aviation Authority. The airport plans to offer up to four flights a day to Cannes, Faro and Malaga from May 2017. Residents have raised concerns over aircraft noise and an increase in traffic congestion. A spokesman for the airport said there were no plans to introduce scheduled flights but the airfield would concentrate on a limited number of "VIP service" charter flights costing around £1,000 per person for a return ticket.

08/09/2016 Big Collection at Tesco
Tesco Garforth will be hosting a Big Collection on 16th and 17th September to raise funds for Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation

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26-28/4/17 LS25 - St Mary's Church Hall Kippax
Kippax Dramatic Society murder mystery evenings at 7.30pm.

29/4/17 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
coffee morning from 10am to noon.

29/4/17 LS25 - St Marys Garforth
Murder Mystery Evening at 7pm

25-29/4/17 LS25 - Castleford Phoenix Theatre
Kippax Amateur Operatic Society present the musical comedy Betty Blue Eyes

25-29/4/17 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
Garforth Musical Society presents Oliver! Performances start at 7.15pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

30/4/17 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society Acting Workshop for all ages from 15 years upwards from 10am till 4pm. Participation fees are £15 per person

1/5/17 LS25 - Hillam
Hillam Parish Council burial of the time capsule at noon.

6/5/17 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
St Marys Spring Fair from 10am to 2.30pm

14/5/17 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society Drama Workshop from 10am to 4pm.

14/5/17 LS25 - Milford Plants
Rotary Club car boot sale

20/5/17 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
RNLI Coffee Morning and plant Sale

21/5/17 LS25 - Firthfields Community Centre , East Garforth
Firthfields Community Association plant sale

3/6/17 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning

10/6/2017 LS25 - Chatsworth House and the Chatsworth Flower Show
Firthfields Community Centre summer outing . The cost is £72 and includes the coach, entry to Chatsworth House and gardens, afternoon tea and entry to the Flower Show. To book your place call 0113 2864298

11/6/17 LS25 - Milford Plants
Rotary Club car boot sale

8/7/17 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
RNLI Coffee Morning

9/7/17 LS25 - Milford Plants
Rotary Club car boot sale

15/7/17 LS25 - Main street Garforth
Garforth Community Feastival from 10am till 9pm

15/7/17 LS25 - Monk Fryston Cricket Club
Proms at the Pavilion 2017

13/8/17 LS25 - Milford Plants
Rotary Club car boot sale

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