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2013-12-13 Musical Treat for Leeds Youngsters
Students from the drama school Garforth SLP College performed Seussical the Musical to youngsters from primary schools across the city at an event at Leeds Civic Hall hosted by Lord Mayor Tom Murray. The event was part of the LOFFTY Project which supports innovative ways of bringing fun and education to young people.
2013-12-13 Chemist Reopens on Main Street
Customer Peter Murphy cut the ribbon to open the refurbished Lloyds Chemist on Garforth Main Street. The new look shop will offer a range of free services for conditions such as skin health and pain management.
2013-12-12 New Sponsorship Deal for Kippax Band
Kippax Band has announced a new five-year sponsorship agreement with Kippax Parish Council. Members from the parish council attended the Christmas Concert at the band club where they presented a cheque to Band Chairman Colin Moss. Also at the Christmas Concert several band members received long service awards.
2013-12-12 Christmas Festival at Sherburn High
Last Thursday Sherburn High School musicians and actors from the Performing Arts Department officially marked the start of the festive period with an evening of music and drama. The evening was the perfect opportunity to show off the high levels of talent of the students
2013-12-11 Trial commences of Garforth Country Club Attacker
The trial has begun of Alexander Frew , who is charged with the manslaughter of Matthew Welford after punching him outside Garforth Country Club on 4th June this year. Mr Welford’s head struck the ground after he was punched, knocking him unconscious. He regained consciousness but later deteriorated and died eight days after the attack.
2013-12-11 Councillors Support In Bloom Group
Garforth and Swillington councillors have donated £250 to the Great and Little Preston in Bloom group to buy new flower beds and increase the number of floral displays in the village.
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
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
Kept in the Dark Again
The council’s decision to pilot the scheme to turn off the street lights in Garforth and Swillington has been taken without consulting or even warning the communities involved. The saving in this area will be about £15,000 a year. According to Department of Transport figures a slight accident on an urban road incurs a cost of £17,400 and a serious accident costs £174,900. So one single minor accident directly attributable to the lack of street lighting in Garforth will cost more than the entire annual saving. According to Government figures on the unit cost of crimes a burglary costs £3,925, a vehicle theft costs £4,970 and a homicide costs £1.774 million. Whilst the turning off of street lights might save the council a few pounds, events arising from that action will more than likely incur much larger costs on other agencies. Agencies that we as tax payers would still pick up the tab for. Councillor Richard Lewis hopes people will not really notice much of a difference but informs us the council will have the flexibility to turn the lights back on again if major problems arise. He doesn’t sound very confident at all, so why are the residents of Garforth and Swillington being used as guinea pigs? Shouldn’t it be trialled in Pudsey where Councillor Lewis can be held accountable to his electorate if a wave of burglaries, muggings and hit and runs occurs as a result of this amazingly dim policy. And why have the Garforth and Swillington councillors allowed their ward to be used as a testing ground that could have fatal results for some of its residents? Have they dropped the ball again?
Does Garforth Need a Parish Council?
At a 10 minute open floor session of Garforth and Swillington ward meeting in July 2013 the question was asked ‘What does the forum think about Garforth having a parish council?’ The conclusion of the 18 attendees, including 3 representatives of other parish councils and just three residents, was that they were not sure if the town would benefit from this as it already has a robust city council representation. There is no doubt the Garforth councillors are hardworking both for the ward and for the city as a whole but so are the councillors representing Kippax, Aberford and Swillington, where there are parish councils to support them. An Evening Post poll conducted in October 2007 on this very subject revealed that 68 per cent of Garforth residents were in favour of a town council. Why the ward councillors are prepared to work with Swillington Parish Council but don’t think one is needed in Garforth is a mystery. If Garforth had elected a town council then it would have been in place to take on the leisure centre and run it full time as a community asset. A Garforth town council would have created and submitted a town plan for future housing development, just as neighbouring parish councils have done. Instead there is now a part-time leisure centre and in the absence of a town plan every field around Garforth has been nominated by the council as a potential site for housing. Robust or not, the ball was definitely dropped on these occasions and it is clear that our councillors need a reliable parish council behind them to ease the burden. Political dogma should be put to one side and what is best for Garforth residents should be their first consideration. Garforth needs a parish council again.
Saying No to Greenfield House Building
Leeds City Council is looking for greenfield sites across the city to build thousands of new houses and has given residents till 29th July to provide feedback on the proposed sites. Many parish councils have consulted their residents and created neighbourhood plans reflecting their residents’ views on where any new building can take place. Some communities have not consulted their residents. The Government, which is behind the drive to find sites to build additional homes, says greenbelt land can only be built on in exceptional circumstances and only after extensive consultation with the community to gain its support. The council’s site search is extensive and will include your area so if you have not been consulted about new house building plans in your area you should email email@example.com give them your name and address and tell them you oppose all greenfield building in your area because you have not been properly consulted. Email them now and beat the deadline.
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
13/12/13 St Benedicts Parish Centre St Benedicts Friends on Friday present Seasonal Poets and Pints at 7.30pm. Bring your own pints and a poem or song or two. Seasonal refreshments will be available. £3.
14/12/13 Garforth Welfare Hall Garforth Flood Support Group Christmas Concert 7.30pm
14/12/13 Sherburn Aero Club The Sherburn Aero Club Children's Christmas Party
14/12/13 Miners Welfare Hall Baby and Toddler Christmas Tabletop Sale 10am to noon All proceeds will go to Joseph Lillywhite’s Journey
14-15/12/13 Lotherton Hall Magical Christmas Weekend with Santa, indoor and outdoor Christmas crafts and children's entertainment from 11:00am to 4:00pm.
15/12/13 Sherburn Church 3.00pm: Cello concert
15/12/13 St Mary’s Church Micklefield Micklefield Male Voice Choir performing a Traditional Christmas Carol Concert at 3pm. Tickets are £5 at door.
18/12/13 Garforth Evangelical Church Garforth Jubilee Brass Junior Band performing a Christmas Carol Service at 7pm. free admission and refreshments.
19/12/13 The Community Center, Church Gardens, off Church Lane, Garforth Garforth Historical Society Christmas Party 7.30pm
21/12/13 Sherburn Church Hall Wassail Evening 7pm
4/1/14 Firthfields Community Centre, East Garforth Aladdin - Children's Pantomine 3.00pm Price: £5
14/1/14 Micklefield Primary School Hook Moor Wind Farm Liaison Committee 6.30pm
21/1/14 Garforth Academy Garforth and Swillington Ward Community Forum
11/2/14 Leeds Civic Hall Area Committee Meeting 4.00pm
18/3/14 Leeds Civic Hall Area Committee Meeting 4.00pm
15/4/14 Garforth Academy Garforth and Swillington Ward Community Forum
16/4/14 Kippax Kippax and Methley Ward Community Forum
29/6/14 Glebelands Garforth and District Lions Summer Gala opens at 11.00am and family entry is by programme, costing £1.50.
29/6/14 Glebelands Garforth and District Lions Summer Gala Car Boot Sale from 8.00am to 12 noon. The field opens to traders at 7.00am. Cars cost £10, vans are £15. There is no need to book
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