2018-06-19 Garforth Gala
The Garforth and District Lions Annual Gala takes place at Glebelands on Sunday 24th June. There is a car boot sale on the site in the morning at 8am. The gala starts at noon.
2018-06-19 Physio Needed for the Miners
Garforth Town FC are on the hunt for a new first team physio/ sports therapist ahead of the new season. If you are interested in applying or would like to know more contact Craig Bannister on 07866044729
2018-06-18 Lions Help for School Library
Garforth and District Lions Club have awarded 1000 pounds to Strawberry Fields Primary for their new library project.
2018-06-18 Volunteer Knitters Required
To commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1and honour the 24 people who gave their lives in the Great War, Micklefield church will be suitably decorated. Volunteer knitters are required to knit poppies to hang in the church. For more details contact Fr Nick.
2018-06-17 Soak It Up
Yorkshire water paid a visit to Ninelands primary school to run a workshop to teach the children in year four about reducing water in drainage.
2018-06-17 Lawnmower Theft
Overnight on Saturday 9th June into Sunday morning a container on Mill Lane, South Milford, Selby was broken into and a sit on lawnmower was stolen. If you have any information please call 101 and quote job no: NYP100620180254.
2018-06-16 Garforth Set the Pace
Garforth parish church cricket team kept up their superb form with another win to stay 7 points clear in Wetherby league division one
2018-06-16 Dragline Open Day
There is an open day today for the Walking Dragline Excavator at RSPB St Aidans. This is the second open day of the year and runs from 1pm to 4pm at the Astley Lane site. The event and parking is free.
2018-06-15 Kippax Band at Temple Newsam
Kippax band will be performing at a free concert in the grounds of Temple Newsam on Sunday 1st July. The concert runs from 2.30 to 4.30 pm. Call 0113 336 7461 for more information
2018-06-15 A Brownlee Run In
Triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee dropped in at Ninelands primary school on Wednesday for a question and answer session with class six. He also oversaw a sponsored scootathon by hundreds of other children from the school to help raise £5000 for new outdoor gym equipment. The visit was the prize won by the school for a competition organised by the Brownlee Foundation
2018-06-14 Yorkshire Day Concert
Drighlington Brass Band will be performing an outdoor concert in the grounds of Lotherton Hall on Wednesday 1st August. The concert starts at 2pm. For more details call 0113 378 3959
2018-06-14 Police Officers Hurt in Arrest
Two police officers were assaulted whilst arresting a domestic abuse suspect in Swillington on Monday evening. The male officer suffered a broken finger while his female colleague suffered torn ligaments in the knee. The 30 year old suspect was arrested
2018-06-13 Summer Fayre
There will be a Summer Fayre at St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School on Sunday 1st July from 11am till 1.30pm
2018-06-13 War Weekend
Bring your dancing shoes to the Lotherton Hall War Weekend on 16th and 17th June from 10am to 3pm, complete with vintage singers and military re-enactors to take you back to the 1940s. There will be craft activities for kids, outdoor games, and plenty of space for all the family to have a picnic.
2018-06-12 Parish Council Meeting
The next Aberford and District Parish Council meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th June in the Oriel Room, St Ricarius Church, commencing at 7.30pm.
Monk Fryston Cycle Club undertook its annual charity ride.at the weekend. Members of the club rode from Bluntisham near Cambridge to Harrogate, in support of the Jog for Georgie charity. The charity aims to raise £25,000 to establish the Georgina Gatenby Scholarship. To donate, visit jog-4-georgie on the justgiving fundraising site
2018-06-11 Tool Theft from farm
On 13th May during daylight hours electrical tools were taken from a farm in Burton Salmon. This is the second recent farm burglary in the area. It is advised that farm owners keep their tools securely contained. If anyone has any information regarding the incident or believes to have seen any suspicious vehicles around the time please call 101 and ref 12180096090
2018-06-11 Bridge Works to Close Great North Road
The Old Great North Road at Micklefield will be closed on 7th July from 10pm to 6am whilst the parapets of the railway bridge undergo pin and grout work. The basket arch bridge was constructed in 1834 and has a span of 60ft, which was unprecedented at the time of construction.
2018-06-10 Church Barbeque
There is a Church Barbeque at St Mary’s Micklefield on Sunday 17th June from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Tickets for the event are £5
2018-06-10 It’s a Plan
The Aberford and District Neighbourhood Plan has completed its compliance checking by Leeds City Council and will be formally submitted to Leeds City Council this month. The plan which has been in development for six years provides the local community with the ability to have a major statutory say in helping to shape developments in the area
2018-06-09 Pegasus Supporting Alzheimer’s Charity
The staff at Pegasus Group in Garforth are working hard to raise £15,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society as part of the company’s fifteenth anniversary year. A series of events have been organised including taking part in the Leeds 10K, the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge and the Windermere Row, as well as a Bake off, a World Cup Sweepstake, a barbecue and a cricket match
2018-06-09 Battle’s Over
Villagers in Kippax are taking part in a tribute marking 100 years since the end of the First World War. Battle’s Over is a Government initiative taking place on 11th November. Local residents are researching the history of those soldiers who returned from war, and the effects of the war on them. Displays of this social history research will be displayed at Kippax Methodist Church, Kippax St Mary’s church and the church hall in the run up to the Armistice Day anniversary.
2018-06-08 Kippax Band in the Park
Kippax Band will be performing in the grounds of Temple Newsam House on Sunday 1st July. The concert is free and runs from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. For further details call 0113 336 7461
2018-06-08 More Rail Strikes Announced
The RMT union have announced three further walkouts in their dispute with Northern over the use of guards on trains. The 24 hour strikes will take place on 19th, 21st and 23rd June
2018-06-07 Storytime for Kids
There will be a stories and rhyme time session for children under five at Kippax Library from 2pm to 2.30pm on Friday 8th June. The event is free and there is no need to book. For more information call 0113 378 1878
2018-06-07 Sustainable Caviar Farming
Premier Farm at South Milford is set to appear on a number of TV food programmes because it produces the only ethical and sustainable caviar in the world. Unlike other caviar producers they do not kill the sturgeon to extract the eggs, using a massaging method instead. It will feature on the Channel 4 show Food Unwrapped in August
2018-06-06 A Grand Final
The Leeds Rhinos Foundation‘s Monday Touch Rugby league came to an end with the Boot Room Tigers beating Garforth 14-4 in the Grand Final
2018-06-06 Fashion Show for St Gemma’s
There will be a charity fashion show in support of St Gemma’s Hospice at the St Gemma’s shop on Garforth Main Street on Thursday 7th June. The event starts at 7pm and admission is £2
2018-06-05 Rural Crime Survey
Your help is needed to shape services in rural communities. Please complete the Rural Crime Survey before Sunday 10th June. This short survey takes minutes to fill in. Copy and paste this link to reach the survey http://ow.ly/FWdP30jCWMS
2018-06-05 Probe into Shop Fire
Investigators are examining the cause of a fire that badly damaged a shop in Swillington on Friday night. Fire crews from Garforth, Rothwell and Killingbeck put out the blaze just before midnight
2018-06-04 New Spire Magazine Here
The new May 2018 edition of the Garforth Parish magazine The Spire can be seen by clicking on the link in the right-hand column
2018-06-04 Lawn Mower Theft
Between the hours of 10:30 and 14:30 on 31/05/18 a tractor lawn mower was taken from Pollums House Farm, Lumby. Access was gained by sawing the lock from the shed that the mower was kept in. If anyone has any information or witnessed anything suspicious regarding this incident please call 101 and reference 12180095916.
2018-06-03 Norse Night
There will be an Evening of Norse Mythology at St Marys Church Garforth on Tuesday 12th June starting at 7pm
2018-06-03 New Rector for Garforth
The Rt. Revd. Nicholas Baines, the Bishop of Leeds, is pleased to announce that the Revd. Jane Brown, currently serving as Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Bramham in the Diocese of York, has been appointed as Rector of Garforth in the Leeds Episcopal Area. The Licensing Service will take place on Thursday 20th September 2018 at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Garforth. Bishop Nick will be officiating
2018-06-02 Unlock the Puzzle Box
Come along to the Garforth Library Social on Monday 4th June between 1.30pm and 2.30pm and be part of a team to solve puzzles and brainteasers and unlock the code to the Puzzle Box. Everyone welcome.
2018-06-02 Fun Dog Show
There is a Fun Dog Show at North Lodge, Burton Salmon on Sunday 24th June. Registration starts at 9am and the first class will be judged at 10am. Entry is £3 per class or four classes for £10. All funds raised go to Burton Salmon Village Hall
2018-06-01 Question Time with Noel Whelan
Noel Whelan will be the star of a sporting evening at holiday inn Garforth on Friday 14th September in a no holds barred question and answer session. Tickets are £34.95 including a 2 course meal. Call 0113 3853782for further information.
2018-06-01 Retailer Security Recommendations
Due to a recent increase in commercial burglaries in the Selby district, police are advising retailers and businesses to review their security. Recommendations include motion sensored alarms, under counter panic buttons, CCTV and under counter safes to enable regular movement of cash out of cash registers to somewhere hidden.
2018-05-31 Music for a Hospice
A live music night at Garforth Country Club has raised around £800 for St Gemma’s Hospice.
2018-05-31 Brass Band at the Gala
Garforth Brass Band will be playing at an Edwardian Gala at Lotherton Hall on Sunday 15th July. The Gala runs from 14th to 15th July and features traditional sideshows and craft activities
2018-05-30 Tell Julia
Julia Mulligan, elected Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has launched a survey to find out what people think about the local service they are receiving from North Yorkshire Police. Please go to www.telljulia.com and give your views.
2018-05-30 Macmillan Coffee Morning
There will be a coffee morning in support of Macmillan Cancer Support, hosted by the Garforth and District fundraising group, at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 16th June from 10am till noon. The free event will sell homemade cakes and bric-a-brac
2018-05-29 Take Five North Yorkshire Road Show
Following their recently launched ‘Take Five North Yorkshire’ fraud awareness campaign, the ambitious plan will see a team of dedicated Officers, PCSOs and Volunteers visit each of 16 neighbourhood policing areas before the end of the year to deliver a road show of fraud prevention talks and events. The full list of dates for will be announced shortly.
2018-05-29 HS2 Information Events
HS2 will be holding a series of Information Events in June and July to share the evolving design for the railway. Local events venues include the Holiday Inn at Garforth on Thursday 28th June and Kirk Fenton Parochial Primary School in Church Fenton on Saturday 30th June. Both events start at 2pm until 8pm
2018-05-28 Summer Fun-ds
Leeds City Council Outer East Community Committee has provided £855 towards summer activities for the children and young people in the Brigshaw Schools cluster
2018-05-28 Big Wild Sleepout
There will be a Big Wild Sleepout at Fairburn Ings from noon on 28th July through to 11am next morning. This is an exciting chance to camp out on the reserve with your whole family and join in on a nocturnal adventure.
2018-05-27 Taster for Aspiring Stars
Stage Door Performing Arts are running a taster day on Tuesday 29th May from 8.30am to 3.30pm at Athelstan School. The cost is £25 per place. Call 07813581492 for details
2018-05-27 Wartime Weekend
Lotherton Hall will be hosting a Wartime Weekend on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June from 11am till 3pm with vintage singers and military re-enactors to take you back to the 1940s. There will be craft activities for kids, outdoor games, and plenty of space for all the family to have a picnic.
2018-05-26 Medical Secretary Vacancy
Garforth Medical Practice is looking for a part time Medical Secretary to work 16 hours a week on Thursdays and Fridays. Closing date for applications is 1st June
2018-05-26 Garforth Academy 2018 Prom
The Garforth Academy Year 11 Prom will be held at Elland Road Centenary Pavilion on Friday 29th June 2018 from 7pm till 11pm
2018-05-25 Edwardian Gala
There will be an Edwardian Gala at Lotherton Hall on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July complete with brass band, traditional side shows, craft activities and a programme of special Edwardian themed entertainment.
2018-05-25 Gaping Goose Music Festival
There will be a Music Festival at the Gaping Goose on Selby Road on Saturday 26th May from noon to 9pm. Tickets are £3 in advance or £4 on the door. Children under 16 are free. Call 0113 286 2127 for details
2018-05-24 Fairburn Drive Closure
Fairburn Drive will be closed between Spring Close and Welland Drive from 7pm to 11pm on Friday 25th May for manhole refurbishment work to be carried out. A diversion will be in place for the duration of the work
2018-05-24 Green Team Help Macmillan
Local estate agents Manning Stainton and Macmillan Cancer Support have raised more than £3,300 from their Paint Leeds Green initiative. The 80 volunteers collected £3,366 in their green collection buckets for the cancer charity. The event is part of the 2018 Manning for Macmillan campaign.
2018-05-23 It’s a Tug of War
Garforth Lions are offering a £100 prize for the team that can beat the 2017 Tug of War champions at the Lions Gala on 24th June. Prize winners receive £100 for the charity of their choice
2018-05-23 Stage Door in Sherburn
Stage Door Performing Arts are opening at Athelstan Community Primary School , Sherburn on 9th June, teaching acting, singing and dancing to children aged 4 to 16. For more information call 07813581492
2018-05-22 Aberford Road Closure
Aberford Road Garforth will be closed for resurfacing and road marking between Saxton Court and Bar Lane from 10pm on Wednesday 23rd May to 6am next morning. A diversion will be put in place during the work.
2018-05-22 Unlimited Rail Travel
Northern Rail in conjunction with the Yorkshire Evening Post are offering 1 day rail tickets anywhere on Northern Trains for £10 and weekend tickets for £17.50, vaid till 15th July. See the Evening Post for more details
2018-05-21 Learn Sign Language
Do you want to learn British Sign Language? There will be a 4 week course at Angels and Butterflies Craft Studio, Main Street Garforth every Tuesday from 5th to 26th June, 7pm to 8pm. The cost is £50 and spaces are limited, so book your place now
2018-05-21 Heating Up the Welfare Hall
Leeds City Council Outer East Community Committee have given the Miners Welfare Hall a 12 thousand pound grant towards the 14 thousand pound replacement cost of a heating system for the hall
2018-05-20 Talking of Disasters
The HMY Iolaire maritime disaster is the subject of a talk at Garforth Library on Monday 21st May from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. The event is free. Call 0113 2243291 for more details
2018-05-20 First Radio Recording
Following their success in the Regionals, Garforth Brass have been asked by a local radio station to record them for their new show ‘From the Bandroom’. The show has been available to listen to since 7pm on 22nd April.
2018-05-19 Thefts from Motor Vehicles
West Yorkshire Police are warning residents that there has been an increase in thefts from motor vehicles in neighbouring villages. So please ensure you lock you vehicles and do not leave any valuables inside.
2018-05-19 Firthfields Plant Sale
Firthfields Gardening Club in East Garforth is holding a Plant sale at the community centre on Sunday 20th May from 10am till noon offering hundreds of quality plants at low prices
2018-05-18 RNLI Plant Sale
Garforth RNLI branch is holding its annual plant sale at the Miners Welfare Hall from 9am till noon on Saturday 19th May. Proceeds go towards supporting lifeboat crews
2018-05-18 Sherburn Gala
Sherburn Gala takes place on Saturday 19th May on Eversley Park Field. The grounds open at 10am and the parade sets off from New Lane at 12.30pm. The gala funfair will be open on Thursday and Friday ahead of the gala
2018-05-17 Gardening for NET
St Benedict’s Gardening Club has raised £100 for the Neighbourhood Elders Team NET
2018-05-17 Car Robbers Used Dating App
Two men who used a dating app to meet up with and rob men have been jailed fot a total of 15 years. Keiran Grant of Oak Avenue Garforth admitted three charges of robbery and one of attempted robbery. He also admitted handling over £6,000 of stolen goods. He was sentenced to eight and an half years in a young offenders institution. His accomplice was sentenced to seven years.
2018-05-16 Micklefield Gala
Micklefield Gala takes place on the 7th and 8th July at Churchville House. There will be a BBQ, teas, coffee, cakes, sweets, crafts, jewellery, face painting and much more
2018-05-16 Open Mic Night
Station House Café and Bistro in Garforth is hosting an Open Mic Night on 21st May from 7pm to 10pm. Doors open at 6pm for food and the entertainment begins at 7.30pm. There are 12 slotd on a first come, first served basis.
2018-05-15 Rural Crime Survey
North Yorkshire Police are conducting a survey to find out if crime has gone up or down in North Yorkshire, whether residents feel safer compared to last year and if the new Rural Task Force has made a difference
2018-05-15 Reptile Roadshow
The Reptile Roadshow comes to Bird in Hand from noon to 6pm on Sunday 27th May. Tickets are £2 , available from the Bird in Hand
2018-05-14 Volunteers Required
St Benedict’s, Garforth are looking for committed volunteers to help run the bar from July onwards, They are also looking for volunteers on an ad hoc basis, to help with opening and locking the parish centre at weekends
2018-05-14 Miners Award Golden Boot
Mark Simpson won the Golden Boot Award for his 31 goals this season at Garforth Town’s Presentation Night Awards this week. Dan Coupland and Lee Turner also received multiple awards
2018-05-13 Is Everybody There?
There is an Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Medium Sue Carrol and Spiritual Medium Yvonne at Great Preston Sports and Social Club on Saturday 9th June. Tickets are £7.50 and the event starts at 7.30pm. call 07758419021 for more details. All proceeds goto Great Preston cricket Club and Juniors
2018-05-13 Charity Night for St Gemma's
There will be a live music charity night at Garforth Country Club on Friday25th May in aid of St Gemma's Hospice, featuring a band doing 70s rock. For tickets and information ring Ian on 07762 913318.
2018-05-12 Fairy Tale Trails
Lotherton Hall is running a programme of fairy-tale themed activities for the half term break from 26th May to 3rd June, including a fairy-tale trail through the house and grounds. There will be a related special picnic event on 31st May
2018-05-12 Redrow Sponsors White Rose footballers
Redrow Builders have presented Sherburn White Rose Under 15s with a set of new kit. Redrow are currently building homes in Saxon Gardens, Sherburn
2018-05-11 Mining Memories
A Mining Memories exhibition runs at Lotherton Hall until October. And includes a series of talks and events
2018-05-11 Michelle’s Cancer Fundraising Feat
Garforth hairdresser Michelle George has raised £8,908 for Cancer Research UK and Breast Cancer Care with her 11th Annual Ball which took place in March at the Holiday Inn Garforth
2018-05-10 Top Frauds Warning
As part of their continued campaign to increase the awareness of fraud throughout North Yorkshire, North Yorkshire Police have identified 10 types of phone fraud to look out for: fake police, computer repair, investment fraud, premium rate insolvency service scam, bogus bailiffs, PPI fraud, tax rebate, HMRC, compensation calls and identity fraud. If you think you have been victim of a fraud call 101 and report it.
2018-05-10 Plant Sale
Firthfields Gardening Club is holding a plant sale at Firthfields Community Centre on Sunday 20th May from 10am to midday.
2018-05-09 Sherburn Drop Ins
Come along to a Local Neighbourhood Officer surgery drop in session and talk to a Neighbourhood Officer about any issues or concerns you have and ask questions. The Sherburn-in-Elmet - Western Surgery is 9.30 until 12.30 every Tuesday at Sherburn Library.
2018-05-09 Aberford Hanging Baskets
Aberford Parish Council have announced they will having hanging baskets again this year and will be contact anyone has sponsored them in the past. Sponsorship will be £25 and anyone interested in becoming a sponsor should contact the Clerk
2018-05-08 Station House Café Up for YEP Award
The Station House Café and Bistro is one of ten restaurants nominated for the Yorkshire Evening Post Italian Restaurant of the Year award. Closing date for voting, using the YEP voting form, is 10am on Friday 25th May
2018-05-08 Sixth Form of the Year
Sherburn High School is a finalist in the Educate North Teaching Awards in the category of ‘Sixth Form of the Year’. The prestigious awards recognise best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North of England.The awards ceremony takes place on 26th April 2018 at the Hilton, Deansgate in Manchester.
2018-05-07 Kippax Annual Parish Meeting
Kippax Parish Council’s Annual Parish Meeting takes place on Tuesday 8th May at Gibson Lane Community Centre, starting at 7.30pm. Refreshments are provided.
2018-05-07 Monk Fryston and Hillam Beer Festival
The sixth Annual Monk Fryston and Hillam Beer Festival will take place on 14th and 15th September this year at the Monk Fryston Community Centre
2018-05-06 Emergency Services Welcome
The Aagrah restaurant in Garforth is offering a ten percent discount of the total bill for all emergency services personnel. The offer applies 7 days a week for in house dining./ Terms and conditions apply
2018-05-06 Miners Sign Off with a Defeat
Garforth Town’s season finished with a 6-1 defeat away to Athersley Recreation, as a squad of only eleven players played their third game in four days. The Miners trailed 6-1 by half time and then lost Matt Robertshaw to illness and had to play the second half with just 10 men. Garforth showed resilience in the second half and the spirit to never give up. The result means they are guaranteed to finish 13th in the league, two places higher than last season.
2018-05-05 Kippax Councillors
The three labour candidates Mary Harland, James Lewis and Keith Wakefield were elected to represent Kippax and Methley ward in yesterday’s council elections.
2018-05-05 Garforth and Swiilington Councillors
The three Garforth and Swillington Independents party candiiates Mark Dobson, Sarah Field and Suzanne McCormack wre elected to represent Garforth and Swillington Ward in yesterday’s council elections. Overall, the Labour group increased its seats from 58 to 61 of the 99 seats available on the Council
2018-05-04 Villans Day Out
Garforth Villa Junior football Club will be holding their annual gala at Swillington Miners Welfare Club on Saturday 16th June. Tournaments will be organised for sides in age groups from under 7s to under 13s. There will be lots of non-sporting activities as well
2018-05-04 Mountain Bike Theft
Police are appealing for information about the theft of a Cube Attention mountain bike taken from outside Garforth Leisure Centre on Monday. Anyone with information should call 101 and quote log number 1367
2018-05-03 Take Five to Stop Fraud
As part of North Yorkshire Police's "Take Five to stop fraud" campaign and in light of recent "bogus police " frauds in the area, the police have produced a leaflet in relation to 6 things your bank or police will never do.
2018-05-03 Kippax Ready to Welcome the Tour
Residents of Kippax have the bunting out along the streets for the visit of the tour de Yorkshire on Friday. Flags have been distributed to local schools so that pupils can wave on the women’s race at 11am and the men’s race at around 4.30pm. The race then moves on to visit Garforth, Barwick and Scholes
2018-05-02 A Night at the Oscars
Kippax Band presents ’A Night at the Oscars’ on Saturday 13th October at 8pm and Sunday 14th October at 7.30pm at Kippax Band Social Club , Mount Pleasant. Tickets are £12 including a finger buffet. For more details call 07761 033455
2018-05-02 Spring Fayre
St Mary’s Spring Fayre takes place at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 5th May from 10am till noon. There will be stalls, cakes, tombola and refreshments
2018-05-01 Latest Health Walks List
The list of Leeds Health Walks for May and June is now available. Follow the link in the right-hand column for details. All walks will be easy-going and approximately 3.5 to 4 miles in length, unless otherwise stated. Some may include off-road walking and involve the use of stiles. Please wear suitable footwear and bring waterproof protection (raincoat or umbrella). All walks are free and there is no need to book, just turn up
2018-05-01 Don’t Forget to Vote
Thursday is polling day in Leeds. This year you get to vote for all three of your ward councillors, So this is your chance to ditch the dead wood and pick 3 new councillors, reaffirm your support for your current councillors or just pick one of each, your choice. The important thing is to use your vote. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm and the weather forecast is good, so no excuses…