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06/12/2016 New Station Plan for Thorpe Park
Leeds City Council has unveiled plans for a £270m upgrade to the cityís transport network including a new railway station at Thorpe Park. This new station is expected to include a park and ride facility which may influence the access points to the proposed Parlington housing development. The new park and ride would replace the one planned for Micklefield

06/12/2016 Major Housing Plan Put to Council
A plan to build 1,000 new homes east of junction 45 of the M1 near Swillington will go before city councillors this week. The site in Garforth and Swillington ward is part of the Aire Valley development. The proposal includes a new primary school, a food centre and public spaces

05/12/2016 Wise Owl Quiz 2017
The annual Hillam Wise Owl Quiz 2017 will take place on Saturday 28th January at the Community Centre. Tickets which are £6 and include supper, go on sale at the Post Office on 1st December. They sold out last year so donít delay. Doors open at 7pm and the Quiz starts at 7.30pm.

05/12/2016 Traditional Carol Service
There will be a Traditional Service of Carols by Candlelight and organ at St Benedictís Garforth on Sunday 18th December 2016 at 4pm in Church followed by mince pies and mulled wine

04/12/2016 Cash Boost for Fairburn Ings
RSPB Fairburn Ings has been awarded thirty five thousand pounds from the Veolia Environmental Trust to further improve access for disabled people at the nature reserve. The centre has made improvements to the Lin Dike Link footpath along the River Aire

04/12/2016 Warning Over Fake Twenty Pound Notes
Police believe a batch of counterfeit twenty pound notes are in circulation in Garforth. The public are urged to be vigilant.

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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 Bertís Barrow have been shortlisted for Best Independent Retailer in this yearís Yorkshire's Finest Taste Awards. The winner will be announced on 2nd November.

10/09/2016 Local Airportís 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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10/12/16 LS25 - Great Preston village hall
The Paceys Winter Fair from 2pm to 4pm.

6-10/12/16 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
Garforth Musical Society Panto

10/12/16 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
Garforth-in-Bloom Coffee Morning

11/12/16 LS25 - Firthfields Community Centre , East Garforth
Community Carol Concert with Garforth Jubilee Brass Band from 6.30pm to 8.15pm. Tickets are £1.00

14/12/16 LS25 - Ninelands Primary school hall
Garforth Jubilee Brass Christmas Concert at 7.30pm. Tickets are £3

17/12/2016 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
Christmas Concert in aid of the Garforth Flood Group

17/12/16 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
Garforth Lions Craft Fayre

18/12/16 LS25 - Firthfields Community Centre , East Garforth
Dick Whittington pantomime

23/11-23/12/16 LS25 - Lotherton Hall
Lotherton Hallís Christmas Experience

23/1/17 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
Garforth Community Association Annual General Meeting

11/12/16 LS25 - St Maryís Church Garforth
Kippax Brass Band Christmas concert at 7pm

18/12/16 LS25 - St Mary's Kippax
Kippax Brass Band Christmas concert at 7pm

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