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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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2013-05-24 Tour Hero Visits Kippax Schools
Five-time Tour de France winning cyclist Bernard Hinault has visited Brigshaw High School and Kippax North Primary School to help promote the Tour de France which starts in Yorkshire in 2014. Kippax is a cycling hotspot in the city and Kippax North Primary School has its own cycling track around the school fields.
2013-05-24 Winning Start to Centenary Year
A team from Garforth Golf Club has won the Annual Leeds and District Golf Union Second Division team championship to get the club’s centenary year off to a flying start. The club last won this competition in 2006. There are a series of golf events throughout the summer to celebrate the club's centenary
2013-05-23 Fire at Scaffolding Company
Crews from six fire stations including Garforth were called to a blaze at a scaffolding firm in Sherburn last Sunday night. The fire was reported at 9.30pm. The cause of the fire is still being investigated
2013-05-23 Newest Wildlife Habitat Opens
The RSPB officially launches its new reserve at St Aidans near Swillington today. Council leader Keith Wakefield will attend the event along with representatives of other organisations that have helped to develop the 400 acre site
2013-05-22 Garden Furniture Thefts
On the night of the 12th May an ornamental garden windmill was taken from Garden Lane in Sherburn and during the next day a cast iron chair a table and 2 rattan chairs were also stolen from Garden Lane. If anyone has any information regards these two incidents they should call 101.
2013-05-22 Council Grant for Garforth Gala
Leeds City Council is to award £1,000 to Garforth and District Lions to support Garforth Gala 2013 which will be held on the 30th June 2013 at Glebelands playing fields.
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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
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
Thank You for Your Support
Goinlocal would like to thank the 138,179 visitors to our website in 2012. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2013.
A Merry Christmas to All Our Readers
Goinlocal would like to wish all its readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The website will continue to publish news throughout the Christmas holiday. Thank you for supporting us in 2012. We look forward to seeing you all in 2013.
Black Day for Garforth Sport
The council has announced that the proposed handover of Garforth Leisure Centre to the Schools Partnership Trust is dead and as a result the residents of Garforth find themselves left with a part time leisure centre. Nobody has ever explained why the council selected Garforth for closure in the first place. Of seven similar sized Leeds leisure centres Garforth was the best performing, losing 75p per visitor, yet it was selected for closure whilst for example nearby Kippax Leisure Centre in Council Leader Keith Wakefield’s ward lost £2.12 per visitor and yet remained safe from closure. Clearly profitability was not the criteria used to decide which centre would close. So what was it? Did somebody at the council naively select Garforth on the misguided assumption that the Schools Partnership Trust would snap it up? Poor judgement has been demonstrated throughout this debacle. The only positive to take from this announcement appears to be that a loss-making leisure centre starts to break even if opening times are reduced to 58.5 hours a week. So we finally have a solution for all the other loss-making leisure centres, reduce their opening hours too. Then look at returning Garforth Leisure Centre to full-time operation.
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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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
1/6/13 Miners Welfare Hall Garforth Garforth in Bloom Coffee Morning 10-12
1/6/13 Holiday Inn Garforth Diabetes UK day of fun and activities for the families of children with diabetes . £5 per family including refreshments and a buffet lunch. 10am to 4pm. Pre-booking is essential by calling 01325 488606.
14/6/13 Sherburn High School Friends Of Sherburn High presents ‘Band Night’, a fantastic evening of music and mntertainment. Tickets are £5, available from Ann Hannam on 01977 682442 You must be 18+ to attend the evening supper included
20/06/13 The Community Center, Church Gardens, off Church Lane, Garforth Garforth Historical Society Pearly Kings & Queens by Christabelle Davey 7.30pm
22/6/13 Sherburn Aero club Sherburn Aero Club Childrens Charity Day - supporting the Candlelighters Charity
22/6/13 Kippax Band Club Kippax Band’s annual cabaret evening 7.30 for 8pm. This year’s theme is ‘Around the world with Kippax Band. Tickets are £12 (including food) from the Band Club.
23/6/13 St Benedicts School St Benedicts School summer fair – Sunday 23rd June 11am – 1.30pm (after 10am mass)
24/6/13 Garforth Welfare Hall Garforth Flood Support Group Meeting 7pm
26/6/13 Brigshaw High School Brigshaw High School 40th birthday free open afternoon for the community from 3pm to 6pm.
29/6/13 Garforth Welfare Hall Garforth Flood Support Group Coffee Morning 10am
30/6/13 Glebelands Garforth and District Lions Annual Summer gala, field opens at 11.00am. Family entry is by programme costing £1.50
30/6/13 Glebelands Garforth and District Lions Annual Summer gala car boot sale , field opens at 7.00am. Admission is free to shoppers, sellers will be charged £10 for cars and £15 for vans. There is no need to book
2/7/13 Leeds Civic Hall Area Committee Meeting 4.00pm
24/6-6/7/13 Garforth The ninth annual Garforth Arts Festival
17/7/13 The Community Center, Church Gardens, off Church Lane, Garforth Garforth Historical Society A History of Glass by Nora Mayes 7.30pm
18/7/13 The Community Center, Church Gardens, off Church Lane, Garforth Garforth Historical Society A History of Glass by Nora Mayes 7.30pm
29/7/13 Garforth Welfare Hall Garforth Flood Support Group Meeting 7pm
10/8/13 Garforth Garforth Beer Festival
10/9/13 Leeds Civic Hall Area Committee Meeting 4.00pm
19/09/13 The Community Center, Church Gardens, off Church Lane, Garforth Garforth Historical Society AGM 7.30pm
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
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