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25/09/2016 Fashion Fun at Cross Keys
On Monday 26th September 10am at the Cross Keys, Hillam there will be a morning of fun and Fashion in aid of Macmillan Cancer care.

25/09/2016 Parlington Estate Consultation
Leeds City Council’s 6 week consultation regarding the housing proposals on the Parlington Estate near Aberford is expected to run from Monday 26th September to Monday 7th November 2016. The Council will be holding two consultation events, at Wetherby Town Hall on Tuesday 4th October 2016 (2pm – 8pm) and at the John Rylie Centre in Barwick on Thursday 20th October 2016 (2pm – 8pm). The proposal is for up to 5000 dwellings and 11.5hectares of employment land. The first 1850 dwellings will be built up to 2028.

24/09/2016 Garforth Garden Centre Returns
The new Garforth Garden Centre and Restaurant at the top of Garforth Cliff opened on Friday 23rd September. Opening hours are 9am to 5,30 pm with late opening on Thursdays. Sunday hours are 10.30am to 4.30pm. The Topiary Restaurant on the site is open 7 days a week

24/09/2016 Open Day at Brigshaw School
Brigshaw school is holding an Open Day today for year 5 and 6 prospective parents to see what the school has to offer. The school will be open from 10.00am until 1.00pm. Talks by the Principal and Associate Principal will be at 10:45am and 11:30am. Refreshments will be available.

23/09/2016 Miners Lose Out in Game of Two Halves
Tuesday night saw Garforth Town host Handsworth Parramore in a League Cup tie. Garforth took a 1-0 lead into half-time thanks to a Jamie Allsop goal, but Handsworth stuck three times after the break to ease them into the next round of the League Cup.

23/09/2016 Student Wins Young Furniture Makers Award
Every year the Furniture Makers Association asks schools to nominate a winner in school for the Young Furniture Makers Award. This year the award for Garforth Academy was won by Megan Hill for her bass guitar holder, which was part of her Product Design coursework.

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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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25/9/16 LS25 - Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club
Chernobyl Aid UK Charity Annual General Meeting 1.30 for 2pm

25/9/16 LS25 - Firthfields Community Centre , East Garforth
Firthfields Community Association private tour of Queen's Mill, Castleford at 3pm

26/9/16 LS25 - Garforth Library
Spanish language taster learning session from 5pm to 6pm

29/9/16 LS25 - Churchville House.
Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee morning

30/9/16 LS25 - Cross Keys
Macmillan Cancer Support event from 10am till noon.

30/9/16 LS25 - Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club
Hillam and Monk Fryston cricket club annual awards night

30/9/16 LS25 - St Benedict’s Parish Centre.
St Benedict’s Friends on Friday Quiz And Play Your Cards Right Night at 7.30pm . Admission is £3

1/10/16 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
Garforth Lions’ Autumn Craft Fair from 9.30am to 12.30pm

20/10/16 LS25 - Aberford Village Hall
Aberford Village Hall Annual General Meeting 8.00pm – 9.00pm

22/10/16 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
Autumn Fair from 10am.

12/11/16 LS25 - South Milford
South Milford bonfire and fireworks display from 6pm to 9pm.

17/11/16 LS25 - Alhambra Theatre Bradford
Firthfields Community Centre trip to see Mary Poppins . Coach departs Firthfield Community Centre at 6pm

16/11- 19/11/16 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
GADS Autumn play details to follow

26/11/16 LS25 - Garforth Miners Welfare Hall
RNLI Christmas Coffee Morning from 10:00am to 12:00

2/12/16 LS25 - Aberford
Aberford Christmas Lights Switch on

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

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