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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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2015-08-28  Monk Fryston and Hillam Beer Festival

The Monk Fryston and Hillam Beer Festival returns for its 3rd year on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th September. They have more beer, more entertainment and more food, all sourced locally of course. Tickets, priced £5, are now on sale at the Monk Fryston Post Office.  

2015-08-28  Jack and the Beanstalk

The children’s pantomime returns to Firthfields Community Centre on Sunday 20th December at 6.00pm. This time it's the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. More details will be announced nearer the time 

2015-08-27  Sponsored Walk for Leukaemia

A sponsored walk for Leukaemia research will take place on Saturday 19th September around St Benedict’s school grounds starting at 10am. Entry is £5 and includes refreshments afterwards. For more details call Janet Daniel on 2867790.  

2015-08-27  Kippax Photo Comp Results

The results of the 2015 Kippax Photographic Competition will be announced in early September and prizes presented in Kippax Library on September 28th. 

2015-08-26  Eggcellent Result

Garforth and District Lions used the proceeds of their Easter Egg Raffle to support four local hospices making a total contribution to them for the year of 6,000 pounds. 

2015-08-26  Old Science Week

Lotherton Hall is holding Old Science Week this week. Visitors can look at traditional science in a country house with experiments, games and activities. The event runs each day till 2nd September from 10am to 4pm. For more information call 0113 3782959 


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



30/8/15 Gaping Goose Pub The Gaping Goose 4th Annual Beer Festival from noon till late in aid of Garforth Lions. Tickets are £3 in advance from the bar or £4 on the day

30/8/15 Holiday Inn Garforth Summer Fete from noon to 3pm.

31/8-4/9/15 Sherburn Church Hall Sherburn in Elmet group of Parishes Children's Holiday Club from 10am to 3pm The cost is £2.00 per day

5/9/15 Garforth Town FC FA Vase competition Garforth Town FC v Albion Sports in the First Qualifying Round. (3pm kick-off).

5/9/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall Garforth Flower and Vegetable Show

6/9/15 Garforth Fire Station Garforth Fire Station Open Day from 11am to 4pm

7/9/15 Churchville House. Micklefield Community First Responders meeting 7.30pm

11-12/9/15 Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Association Monk Fryston & Hillam Beer Festival

12/9/15 Scout Hut in Eversley Park COMMUNITY LITTER PICK 10am to 11.30am

13/9/15 Milford Plants Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary Club car boot sale

17/9/15 Community Center, Church Gardens, off Church Lane, Garforth Garforth Historical Society talk 7.30pm - AGM

17/9/15 Kippax Kippax and Methley Ward Forum

18/9/15 Dintingdales Restaurant, Scarthingwell Golf Club Local Business Network Group Breakfast

20/9/15 Sherburn Aeroclub Sherburn Half Marathon 9.30am.

20/9/15 Kippax Community Centre Kippax Amateur Operatic Society (KAOS) auditions for its production of The Producers from 10am

24/9/15 Churchvillehouse World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at 10am.

26/9/15 Garforth Miners Welfare Hall RNLI coffee morning

26/9/15 village hall in Thorpe Willoughby Monk Fryston Art Club Silver Jubilee celebrations

26/9/15 Church Fenton Great Yorkshire Air Show 09am to 5pm.

1/10/2015 tba 15th annual 'older persons’ event week' will commence on 1 October


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The Caird Bardon Community Programme  Grants available for qualifying local community and environmental projects,

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Need a Hall?

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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