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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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Local News


2016-07-25  Sheep Rustlers Strike

Thirty-two Derbyshire Greystone sheep have been stolen from a field close to the M1 roundabout at East Garforth over the last few days. Anyone with any information please call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 

2016-07-25  A Flying Start for Old Girls School

Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust have a 60 minute trial flying lesson from Sherburn Aero Club which they are offering for bids. The prize will go to the highest bidder from bids received by text, e-mail or post. Bids close on 30th July. This prize is worth well over £100 and the money raised will support the refurbishment of the Old Girls’ School to make it into community facilities. Send bids to 07711930871 

2016-07-24  Housing Site Plan for Parlington Estate

Proposals have been put before Leeds City Council by the owners of the Parlington Estate, to develop a large area of land north of Junction 47 primarily for housing from 2020 onwards. The site can deliver 1,750 units up to 2028, with capacity for more in the years after. This strategic site has emerged as a result of the withdrawal from the planning process of land at the proposed Headley Hall site near Wetherby.  

2016-07-24  New Zebra Crossing for Ninelands Lane

A section of Ninelands Lane from the junctions of Long Meadows to Derwent Avenue will be closed to traffic from 1st August to 12th August between 9am and 3.30pm for the installation of a zebra crossing and removal of the chicane 

2016-07-23  Remembering Amelia

Garforth Academy Year 9 students ran a very successful charity event in early July to raise money for Martin House charity in memory of hugely popular and greatly missed student, Amelia Wake. Students created their own stalls which ranged from ‘guess the name of the teddy’ to a variety of cake and sweet stalls. The event raised a grand total of £309.49 

2016-07-23  Mary Poppins in Bradford

Firthfields Community Centre in East Garforth has organised a trip to see Mary Poppins at the Alhambra theatre in Bradford on Thursday 17th November. Tickets are £60 each including return coach travel. The coach departs the community centre at 6pm. For more information call 0113 2864298 


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



27/7/16 The Elders Community Centre Great and Little Preston Parish Council’s Annual Parish Council Meeting at 6.30pm

29/7/16 St Benedict’s Parish Centre. St Benedicts Friends on Friday group is holding a Right Royal Celebration at 7.30pm. Tickets are £3.

30-31/7/16 RSPB Fairburn Ings RSPB family friendly campout from noon on 30th July to noon on 31st July.

4/8/16 Micklefield Recreation Ground Youth Activity Day from 12pm to 3pm. The event is free and is for 11 to 18 year olds

13/8/16 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Lions Beer festival

18/8/16 tba Garforth and Swillington Citizens Forum 6pm.

3/9/16 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Garforth Flower and Vegetable Show.

3/9/16 Glebelands Garforth Tigers Amateur Rugby League club Annual Rugby Gala Day

10/9/16 Garforth Working Mens Club, Barley Hill Road, Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society “Line Dancing Evening” at 7:30pm. Tickets £5:50 from Pat Toes on 0113 286 2491

24/9/16 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall RNLI Coffee Morning from 10:00am to 12:00

16/11- 19/11/16 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall GADS Autumn play details to follow

26/11/16 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall RNLI Christmas Coffee Morning from 10:00am to 12:00

18/12/16 Firthfields Community Centre , East Garforth Dick Whittington pantomime


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Micklefield Male Voice Choir



The Spire

The Parish Magazine of St Marys Garforth

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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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