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2022-05-25   Jubilee Tea Party

There will be a tea party at Kippax Community Hub and Library on Wednesday 25th May from 2.30pm to 4pm to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 


2022-05-25   Church Theft Forces Midweek Closure Policy

St Mary’s Church in Micklefield has been forced to consider closing the church during the week for the time being. The porch will be open to allow people to continue to donate food for the food bank. They may open up the church later in the year if they can recruit volunteers to church sit. This decision follows the theft of 2 ceremonial staffs (wooden poles with a gold-coloured crown/mitre) from the church. They are appealing for the return of the missing staffs. 


2022-05-24   Jubilee Big Band Sound

Come and celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a fantastic afternoon of Big Band Music at Swillington Miners Sports and Social Club featuring The Northern Swing Orchestra and Phil Watson. The show starts at 3.30pm on Sunday 5th June and tickets are £7 with under 16s free. 


2022-05-24   Stolen Car

Between 5am and 6.30am on 19th May there was an incident involving a number of males running from a stolen car in the Ebor Mount and Moorgate Rise area of Kippax. Police are appealing for any CCTV footage of the incident. Please call them on 101. 


2022-05-23   Frisians

St. Wilfrid's Church, Monk Fryston is hosting an history talk next Tuesday 24th May. The topic is about Fryston and Frisians - Who were they and why did they come to settle in this bit of Yorkshire? It is a 7.30pm start and it is free to attend. The speaker is James Burn. 


2022-05-23   Pool Closure

Due to technical difficulties the pool at Kippax Leisure Centre will remain closed until Tuesday 24th May. An update for Wednesday 25th May will be given as soon as possible once the pool has been assessed. 


2022-05-22   Welcome to Main Street

Michelle Worrall Mortgage Broker will be opening new premises at 4c Main Street, Garforth on Friday 27th May 


2022-05-22   Fashion Show

There will be a fashion show at The Old Girls’ School Community Centre on Thursday 26th May 2022, 7pm for 7:30pm start. Entry costs just £4 including a drink! Tickets are available in advance from: The Old Girls School Community Centre, The Little Teapot Tearoom and Sherburn and Villages Community Library. Tickets may be available on the door, but subject to availability 


2022-05-21   PC Meeting

The next meeting of Micklefield Parish Council will be on Thursday 26th May at Churchville House. 


2022-05-21   Big Picnic with RSPB

This Jubilee Bank Holiday, the RSPB at Fairburn Ings nature reserve and St Aidan's nature park, are holding Big Picnic events and everyone is invited. As part of the celebrations, families can get involved in having a Big Picnic on the site, whether bringing their own or purchasing from refreshments available at Fairburn Ings and St Aidan's. 


2022-05-20   Apprentice Opportunity

Gibson Lane Practice have a vacancy for a Business administration/ Reception apprenticeship. The role is 30 hours, Monday to Friday. If you are interest in this role they would be grateful if you could apply via Leeds City College. 


2022-05-20   Celebrating with Flowers

Sherburn Community Association are celebrating Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with themed plants around the village. In the village centre they have red, white and blue plants, (patriotic) and for the outlying tubs have gone for purple and silver plants. Purple and silver they believe to be the queen’s favourite colours! The plants have been funded by local businesses and the Parish Council. 


2022-05-19   Sherburn Gala Funfair

Sherburn in Elmet Gala Funfair will be at Eversley Park from 19th to 21st May. It will open from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday and Friday and all day, 11am to 7pm on Saturday 


2022-05-19   Sherburn Gala Programmes on Sale

After two years of not being able to run the Sherburn Gala due to Covid restrictions, it was announced that the Gala would return for its 45th year on the 21st of May 2022 with the theme of The Queens Platinum Jubilee. The Sherburn in Elmet Gala programmes are now available to be bought from local shops for just £1 each. 


2022-05-18   Car Boot Sale

The next Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary car boot sale will be on Sunday 12th June at Milford Plants at South Milford. Sellers can arrive from 8 am (£10). Buyers can arrive from 9 am (free entry). For more information call 01977 620766. 


2022-05-18   Tories Retain North Yorkshire Council

After all results have been counted the Conservative Party have an overall majority at North Yorkshire County Council with 47 seats. Independents have 13 seats, Labour have 12 seats, Liberal Democrat have 12 seats, The Green Party have 5 seats and The Liberal Party have 1 seat. 


2022-05-17   Proms at the Pavilion

Tickets for Proms at the Pavilion are now on sale at Monk Fryston Post Office and Stores. Gazebo plots are now sold out. 


2022-05-17   Hymns and Pimms

There will be a celebration of the Queen’s favourite hymns in St Marys churchyard on Saturday 4th June at 3pm as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations 


2022-05-16   Food Bank Collection

The next collection of donations at St Marys Garforth for the Food Bank is on Monday 16th May. Please drop off items to the Church Car Park between 2pm and 3pm or beforehand to The Rectory porch.  


2022-05-16   Scorer Wanted

Burton Salmon Cricket Club require a scorer. Fee is £20 per game plus free refreshments. No experience is necessary as training will be given. Lifts to and from games will be available if required. 


2022-05-15   Mast Decision to be Appealed

An appeal has been made against the refusal of a planning application for a phone mast near The Moorgate in Kippax.  


2022-05-15   National Festival Circus

The hilarious National Festival Circus will be performing at Strawberry Fields Primary School, Garforth on 18th June.All welcome! The shows are at 2.30pm and 4pm. Tickets are £7.50 from the school. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  


2022-05-14   G-Fest Tickets

Tickets are available for this year’s G-Fest festival on 23rd July from the St Gemma’s shop on Main Street Garforth 


2022-05-14   Speed Check

A police officer conducted targeted speeding tests outside Kippax Ash school on Wednesday morning between 7.20 and 9am. One driver was found to be driving whilst disqualified, driving with no insurance and has been reported for summons to court 


2022-05-13   Jubilee Beacon

As part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Monk Fryston and Hillam there will be a BBQ at the Crown from 7am on Thursday 2nd June. Church bells will ring at 9.35pm followed by a piper at 9.40 and the Jubilee Beacon will be lit at 9.4pm 


2022-05-13   Church Vandalised

Grade II-listed St Mary's Church, Lead, which stands in isolated fields near the village of Saxton, near Tadcaster has been vandalised by a group who left an 'apology' note including a fake phone number. 


2022-05-12   Mayor Announces Bus Fare Cap Plan

West Yorkshire single bus fares are to be capped at £2 as the mayor Tracy Brabin announces a plan to combat the cost of living crisis. If approved by the Department for Transport, passengers will see the changes come into effect from September. 


2022-05-12   M1 Closed Due to Body on Road

There were long tailbacks on the M1 southbound on Tuesday morning after a man’s body was found on the M1 at junction 44, closing the M1. The police believe the man fell from a bridge and then was hit by a car. The body was discovered at 12.38am, closing the M1 in both directions whilst investigative work was carried out. Anyone with information that may assist with ongoing enquiries is asked to call 101 


2022-05-11   Re-elected in Kippax

Mary Harland for Labour was re-elected as councillor for the Kippax and Methley ward with 3,673 votes. Connor Mulhall (Conservative) came second with 1,545 votes 


2022-05-11   Jailed for Stalking

Kial Henry, 29, of Primrose Hill Drive, Swillington, Leeds, was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison for stalking and assaulting a woman and also breaching an injunction, at Leeds Magistrates' Court after pleading guilty. 


2022-05-10   Newsagent to Close

The newsagent Garforth News on Main Street has announced that it is closing.  


2022-05-10   Student of the Year

Garforth Academy student Georgina Coyne has been named Student of the Year at a ceremony in London organised by Career Ready, a UK wide mobility charity 


2022-05-09   Big Jubilee Lunch

There will be a Big Jubilee Lunch at Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre from noon to 6pm on Sunday 5th June. Tickets are £5 from the Post Office 


2022-05-09   Drunk Driver Convicted

Sheryl Clark, age 40, of Moorgate Road, Kippax, admitted drink driving by having 133 mcgs of alcohol in 100 mls of breath. The legal limit is 35 mcgs. She was jailed for 12 weeks suspended for 12 months, given 150 hours of unpaid work, banned from driving for three years and told to pay £213 costs. 


2022-05-08   Drunk and Disorderly

Kayleigh Webster, age 34, of Coronation Avenue, Kippax, admitted being drunk and disorderly at Leeds Railway Station and was given a 12-month conditional discharge and told to pay £22 costs. 


2022-05-08   Giant Distribution Warehouse Plan

A planning application (22/02297/FU) has been made to construct a storage and distribution centre at North Newhold in Garforth, on land west of Aberford Road near junction 47 of the M1. The building will be 46,000 square metres, 300 metres long by 143 metres wide. There will be parking for 500 cars and 75 HGV bays. 


2022-05-07   Dog Show

There is a Dog Show and Fun Day at Squires Café Bar on Saturday the 28th May from 10:30 am. There is a £2 entry fee per dog per class. Monies go to 8 Below Husky Rescue.  


2022-05-07   Still Independent

Mark Dobson of the Garforth and Swillington Independents was re-elected as councillor for the Garforth and Swillington ward in Thursday’s local elections. He received 4,488 votes. In second place was Conservative candidate Peter Young, with 1,133 votes. The turnout was 43.9 percent 


2022-05-06   Open Morning for Pre-School

There is an open morning for South Milford Pre-school on Sunday 15th May from 10 -12am at South Milford WI Hall. Pre-school practitioners will be available to chat to. There are sessions available for 3 and 4-year-olds from September 2022. Please book a place to come along to the Open Morning by texting 07518 138656/ emailing suethirsk@sky.com. 


2022-05-06   Ukraine Appeal Success

Scarthingwell Golf Course raised over £7,000 for the Red Cross Ukraine appeal over the Mayday weekend with their family fun day event. Entertainment was provided by Joe Slater, Steve Allen, Leanne Jeffers and The Matt Black Disco. 


2022-05-05   Pool Reopens

Kippax Leisure Centre swimming pool reopened on Tuesday 3rd May following an extended period of works. The pool timetable can be found on the active.leeds.gov.uk website 


2022-05-05   Police Vehicles Collide

A police officer was injured when two police vehicles crashed in North Yorkshire. The police vehicles were responding to a reported incident on Sunday evening when they collided on the B1222 Bishop Dyke Road near Sherburn in Elmet. The crash at around 9.20pm led to the road being closed for around seven hours. One officer was taken to hospital. Two others did not require treatment. 


2022-05-04   Delivery Vanjacking

Two men on a motorcycle stole an Amazon delivery van on Saturday while the driver was away from the vehicle making a delivery in Great Preston. Police recovered the van nearby but it is unclear how many parcels were taken. 


2022-05-04   Well Played Miners

Garforth Town lost the final of the NCEL League Cup by 3-2 on Tuesday evening. The Miners trailed 2-0 at halfway but pulled the game back to 2-2 in the second half. Only to concede the winning goal in extra time. A disappointing end to an amazing season. 


2022-05-03   Jubilee Tree

A Jubilee Tree will be planted at Chestnut Green in Monk Fryston on Friday 3rd June at 11am as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations. 


2022-05-03   Three Peaks Fundraiser

Kippax Athletic Black's U12 football team are fundraising for the forth coming season by walking the 3 peaks in July. They will be completing this challenge over two days. They are looking for sponsorship for the event. The money will pay for pitch time for both training and match days, updated kits and equipment. 


2022-05-02   Proms at the Pavilion

This year’s Proms at the Pavilion takes place at Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club from 5pm on Saturday 4th June. Tickets are £15 from the Post Office, under 12s are free.  


2022-05-02   Cup Final

The Miners make their first league cup final appearance in 15 years as they go up against 7th place Barton Town on Tuesday evening 3rd May, kick off 7.45pm. The game will be played at Doncaster Rovers' Eco-Power Stadium, Stadium Way, Lakeside, Doncaster, DN4 5JW. Parking at the stadium is free. Entry to the stadium will be in the East Stand – prices are £5 adults and £3 concessions. The turnstile will be by cash only. The game is not all-ticket so you can pay on the gate. 


2022-05-01   The KAOS Must Go On

Kippax Amateur Operatic Society present their Musical Theatre Cabaret at St Marys Church Hall, Kippax on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May. Doors open at 6.45 and Curtain Up is at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 and bring your own bottle. Call 0113 2869653 for tickets 


2022-05-01   Speed Check on Main Street

On Sunday 24th April between 2pm and 8pm, officers from East Leeds NPT conducted speed checks on Main Street, Garforth following reports of speeding and anti-social driving. No vehicles were found speeding or driving in an anti-social manner, during the times of deployment. 


2022-04-30   Public Art

A new plan is being developed to explore how public art can enhance Selby District. Commissioned by Selby District Council, it’s being developed by arts organisation, Beam. There are free drop-in sessions to have your say on how public art can help tell the story of the district. On Saturday 14th May, from 9.30am -12.30pm there is one such drop in at Sherburn and Villages Community Library. 


2022-04-30   Car Boot Sale

The next Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary car boot sale will be on Sunday 8th May at Milford Plants at South Milford. Sellers can arrive from 8 am (£10). Buyers can arrive from 9 am (free entry). For more information call 01977 620766. 


2022-04-29   Year 10 and 11 Rugby Players

Garforth Tigers ARLFC Under 16's team are looking to bolster their squad for the 2022 season. Training is on a Tuesday, matches are played on a Sunday. Email tigers@garforthtigers.com for more details. 


2022-04-29   Drug Dealers Sentenced

A teenage drug dealer was arrested after police officers were sent to a street in Leeds to investigate a report of a man with a rifle. Leeds Crown Court heard officers were dispatched to Westfield Lane, Kippax, on 6th June, 2020 where they stopped Josef Hall and Ben Hall as one of them matched the description of the man they were looking for. The officers found a Kinder Egg down Josef's trouser leg which contained MDMA worth £360. Ben was found in possession of cannabis worth £200 when he was searched. Judge Geoffrey Marson QC sentenced Josef to 12 months in a young offender institution, suspended for 18 months. Ben was fined £200. 


2022-04-28   Recruitment Open Day

DIY Kitchens are holding a Recruitment Open Day on the 30th of April at Enterprise Way, Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds LS25 6NA. They are seeking personable, positive and passionate people who want to be part of their growing brand. DIY-Kitchens.com is the world’s biggest online kitchen retailer, a family-owned business with three world class, state of the art manufacturing sites in Yorkshire. 


2022-04-28   It’s Arthur’s Day

Lotherton Hall's Arthur the Tapir enjoyed a bumper feed on his special day as Lotherton Wildlife World celebrated World Tapir Day on Wednesday. Arthur, almost ten years old, arrived at Lotherton from Flamingo Land around five years ago and has since been enjoying his specially-designed habitat on the Aberford estate. Now in its 15th year, World Tapir Day takes place annually on 27th April. 


2022-04-27   Pavement Parker Punished

Police seized a van for obstruction for parking on the pavement at Swillington Common on Monday. West Yorkshire Police's East Leeds team said the parking was "irresponsible" and caused "danger to people using the pavements". 


2022-04-27   GFest is back for 2022

G-Fest will take place on 23rd July at Glebelands Playing Fields in Garforth, with doors open from 11am and festival end at 9pm. Ticket costs are as follows: Adult: £15, Child: £7.50, Family (two adults, two children): £40. Bands and set times are to be announced. Tickets can be bought through St Gemma’s Hospice or on the door. 


2022-04-26   Elephant Rock

Badapple Theatre host Elephant Rock at the Old Girls’ School Community Centre on 29th April 2022 from 7:30pm. Tickets are £12 and £6 for under 16s. Call 01977 685178 for more details. 


2022-04-26   Follow the Yellow Brick Road..

To the Miners Welfare Hall from Tuesday 26th April to Saturday 30th April to see Garforth Musical Society perform The Wizard of Oz. Shows start at 7.15pm, with a 2.30 matinee on Saturday afternoon. Tickets are £8.50 from School Partnership shop or just pay on the door. 


2022-04-25   WI Coffee Morning

Garforth WI are holding a coffee morning at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 7th May from 10am till noon. Come along for refreshments and to find out what the Women’s Institute is all about. 


2022-04-25   Finally....

The Miners will face Barton Town in the final of the NCEL League Cup at the Eco-Power (formerly Keepmoat) Stadium in Doncaster on Tuesday May 3rd (kick-off 7:45pm). 


2022-04-24   APC Meeting

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting of the Parish of St Mary’s, Garforth, will be held today - 24th April - at 11.30am. Attendance may be in person in St Mary’s Church, by way of a Zoom video meeting or by phone. 


2022-04-24   Candidates for Kippax and Methley

The Kippax and Methley ward will be electing a new councillor on Thursday 5th May. The candidates for election are: Christine Mavis Golton (LibDems), Keith Hale (Green Party), Mary Harland (Labour) and Connor Mulhall (Conservative).  


2022-04-23   Bar Staff Wanted

Swillington Sports and Social Club have vacancies for bar staff. Experience preferred but training will be given. Call 0113 2862188 for more information. 


2022-04-23   Quality Fundraising

Firths butchers on Main Street, along with their other shop in Boston spa, have raised £625 to support Ukrainian refugees. The money raised was passed to Garforth Lions and will go directly and in full to Lions clubs working overseas on the refugee program. 


2022-04-22   Bake Sale

There will be a Stand Up 2 Cancer Bake Sale from 10am- 12pm on Wednesday 18th May at the Oddfellows Arms in Sherburn. Help support this amazing cause by either baking some goodies or simply turning up on the day to see what’s available to buy. 


2022-04-22   We’re Off to See the Wizard

Garforth Musical Society will be performing The Wizard of Oz in the Miners Welfare Hall on Main Street from Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th April at 7.15pm each night. There will also be a Matinee performance on Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets are £8.50 each and are available from School Partnership shop and on the door 


2022-04-21   Year One Footballers

Swillington Saints U6 team is looking for players. Training is on Thursdays at 5pm. Call Dan on 07468755020 for more information  


2022-04-21   Miners in Cup Final

Garforth Town are through to the final of the NCEL League Cup after beating Grimsby Borough 5-4 on penalties after 1-1 draw in normal play and extra time. Sam Denton was the scorer of the equaliser that took the game to penalties. 


2022-04-20   Peace Flame Anniversary Walk

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Garforth’s World Peace Flame there will be a walk from Garforth Academy to the site of the flame in the Diamond Jubilee Garden on Saturday 23rd April. Walkers should meet outside the Academy at 2pm 


2022-04-20   Cup Game Tonight

Garforth Town play league champions Grimsby Borough at home in the NCEL League Cup semi-final tonight 20th April, kick off 7.45pm. There have been 11 goals shared between the sides in their two league meetings this season, a 2-2 draw at the Bannister Prentice Stadium and a 4-3 win for Grimsby in their home leg. Garforth haven't been beaten in their ten games since that defeat at Grimsby in February. 


2022-04-19   Associate Sponsors for Miners

Micklefield based R&S Services are a new associate sponsor of Garforth Town FC. They provide reliable, efficient and fast repair, maintenance and installation services for users of all types of catering equipment throughout the UK. 


2022-04-19   Sherburn Gala

The 45th Sherburn Gala takes place on Saturday 21st May from 10am at Eversley Park field. There will be fairground rides, music, dancers, a dog show, the crowning of the Gala Queen, go karting, a parade, classic cars and so much more.  


2022-04-18   Ukraine Appeal

There is a Red Cross Ukraine appeal at Scarthingwell Golf Course on Sunday the 24th of April from 1pm to 6pm, (entry is free).  


2022-04-18   Cup Run Continues

Garforth edged out Bottesford 4-3 in a seven goal thriller in the NCEL League Cup quarter final, to book a home semi final tie with league champions Grimsby Borough on Wednesday night ( kick off 7.45pm). Charlie Marshall scored twice, Hass Gorji and Alex Zachariou got the other goals to send Garforth through. 


2022-04-17   Covid Scam Warning

North Yorkshire Police have issued a warning about the latest NHS Covid scam. Because Covid tests are no longer free, a fake NHS website asks you to pay a £1 to £2 delivery fee. Although the transaction is a small amount, scammers know that small amounts often go unchallenged. The NHS won’t ask you to buy a test or hand over any financial details. 


2022-04-17   Dressing to Impress

A new exhibition at Lotherton Hall celebrates 200 years of getting dressed to impress with a fashion exhibition celebrating eveningwear through the ages.  


2022-04-16   Family Fun Day

The Motorist in Sherburn is holding a family fun event on the 18th April from 9am-4pm. There will be Face painting, Ice cream van, Bouncy Castle, Easter crafts and an Easter egg hunt. The cafe will also be open. Tickets are £10 per child, adults go free. 


2022-04-16   Candidate List for Garforth and Swillington Ward

The Garforth and Swillington ward candidates for local elections on %th May are – Stephen Paul Beer (Green party), Mark David Dobson (Garforth and Swillington Independents), Jake Knox (Lib Dems), David Patrick Nagle (Labour) and Peter Jeremy Young (Conservative). 


2022-04-15   Z Fest

The Lord Gascoigne in Garforth is hosting Z Fest in aid of Team Daniel on Saturday 16th July from noon to 11pm. Entry is free and there will be live music and entertainment. 


2022-04-15   Race Night and Open Mic Night

The Crusader and the Open Mic Night gang are organising a charity day on Sunday 17th April for the British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal. Please come along and enjoy the live music from 2pm or later on if you like betting on the horses from 6pm. Everyone Welcome. 


2022-04-14   House Hunter Target Areas

Estate agent Purplebricks has revealed what Leeds house hunters have been searching for in March 2022. Garforth, Sherburn in Elmet and Poole have proved popular areas for people looking to buy a new house. 


2022-04-14   Vote on 5th May

Applications to vote in elections taking place across the UK next month have jumped ahead of Thursday’s deadline. Contests are taking place on Thursday 5th May. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland the deadline to register is 11.59pm on 14th April. Polling Stations open at 7am and close at 10pm 


2022-04-13   Outstanding School

Garforth Academy is amongst the nine high schools in Leeds with an outstanding OFSTED rating. The Garforth school was last inspected in 2013. Inspectors said rates of progress in English and mathematics for the large majority of students were "at least good and often outstanding." 


2022-04-13   Like Sheeps That Pass in the Night

Police were called as a large flock of sheep set off Ring video doorbells and CCTV censors in a Kippax street at 2am last weekend. The police herded the sheep away. 


2022-04-12   Gala Treasure Hunt

As the theme of this year’s Gala is the Jubilee, there will be a treasure hunt competition to find a crown in one of the shop windows in Sherburn in Elmet. To take part in this competition, all you have to do is fill in the Treasure Hunt form in the Gala programme which will be available in local shops soon. 


2022-04-12   MP to Stand Down

Conservative MP Nigel Adams has confirmed he will step down at the next general election in 2024. Mr Adams was first elected as Selby and Ainsty's MP in 2010 and has defended the seat three times in the constituency. 


2022-04-11   Special Constable Opportunities

North Yorkshire Police has opened applications to join the force as a Special Constable with a target to recruit almost 30 volunteer officers across this force in the next year. Special Constables have the same power, uniform and responsibilities as regular police officers but volunteer on a part-time basis. 


2022-04-11   Ending on a High Note

Miners ended their league campaign with a 2-1 win away at AFC Mansfield. Second half substitute Hass Gorji scored with two clinical strikes to seal victory. 


2022-04-10   Annual Parochial Meeting

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting of the Parish of St Mary’s, Garforth, will be held on Sunday 24th April 2021 at 11.30am. Attendance may be in person in St Mary’s Church, by way of a Zoom video meeting or by phone. 


2022-04-10   Coco and Maisey

A pair of Goeldi’s monkeys are the latest additions at Lotherton’s Wildlife World. The monkeys come from the Amazon rainforests and can jump upto 4 metres. 


2022-04-09   Future PACT Meetings

Future PACT Meetings will take place at St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Garforth LS25 1NR. All meetings will be held on Wednesday’s evenings from 6pm to 7pm. The meetings will be held on the following dates: 29th June 2022, 21st September 2022, 14th December 2022, 8th March 2023. 


2022-04-09   Cheers for the Beers

Monk Fryston and Hillam Beer Festival returns this year after its long Covid break. The event will take place at Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre on 16th and 17th September. 


2022-04-08   Active Travel Competition

People in North Yorkshire are invited to create art that will inspire others to leave their cars behind and cycle or walk instead. The competition is open until Saturday, 30 April. Two winners will each receive a £50 shopping voucher. The winning entries will be used in an active travel campaign across the county. Artwork must by A4 portrait, sent as a high-resolution file, preferably JPEG or PDF. Email your entry to opennorthyorkshire @northyorks.gov.uk. Judging will take place by Friday, 6 May. 


2022-04-08   Easter Car Boot

Garforth and District Lions’ Easter Boot Sale takes place in Tesco carpark in Garforth on 17th April. Sellers may arrive from 6am onwards and no pre-booking is required. Cost to sellers is £6 for a car and £10 for a van. The event opens to the public at 8am. 


2022-04-07   Holiday Club

The Old Girls School in Sherburn are holding a school holiday club for the Easter holidays on the 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st of April from 9:30am to 1pm. 


2022-04-07   MP Against Channel 4 Privatisation

Local MP Alec Shelbrooke has, in a letter signed by two other Yorkshire MPs, urged Boris Johnson to rethink privatising Channel 4 as it is contrary to the levelling up agenda and could threaten jobs in our region. 


2022-04-06   Burglar Warning

North Yorkshire Police are currently investigating a series of eight burglaries and attempted burglaries that took place at homes in York and Leeds, specifically the YO8 and LS25 postcode areas, earlier this year. 


2022-04-06   Battle of Towton

Towton Battlefield Society will be celebrating the anniversary of the 1461 Battle of Towton on Palm Sunday 10th April. Pop along to the barn in Towton between 10am and 4pm to support the Battlefield society and learn about the amazing history in our local area. There will be guided walks and fun activities for all the family. 



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