2015-01-21 MP Acts on Causeway
Selby MP Nigel Adams met with Dan Rogerson, Minister responsible for flood prevention to prompt action on a South Milford flooding issue. Parts of South Milford were flooded twice during 2014 washing away parts of the causeway at Steeton Hall on both occasions. The causeway needs to be properly repaired but the company that owns it has gone into receivership, meaning that ownership transferred to the Crown. Mr Rogerson agreed to write to the Crown asking that the causeway be transferred to the residents at nil cost, or alternatively the Crown should repair the causeway without further delay.
2015-01-09 Dryathlon Helps Cancer Research
Rebecca Broughton of South Milford is doing a Dryathlon this January in memory of a friend who died of breast cancer. Dryathlon is a pledge to go teetotal for a month to raise money for cancer research. Participants donate the money they would have spent buying alcohol. Last year £5.8 million was raised by 55,000 participants in Dryathlon. For more information visit cancerresearch .org.uk
2014-12-13 2015 South Milford Bonfire
The 2015 South Milford Bonfire and Firework Display will take place on Saturday 7th November 2015
2014-10-20 South Milford Bonfire Tickets
Tickets for South Milford Bonfire and Firework Display on 8th November are on sale now priced £6 with under 5’s free. Tickets are limited so please buy early to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be purchased at South Milford School, Sand lane Stores (Village stores South Milford), Southlands Service station (South Milford), Lumby Garden Centre, Jackson s Butchers (Sherburn in Elmet), Nisa shop in Moor Lane Sherburn In Elmet, Chinese take away Nights only (Sherburn in Elmet), Monk Fryston School, Monk Fryston Post Office, Queen O T T Pub, Swan Hotel South Milford and The Powder Keg Firework Company in Castleford
2014-10-04 Residents Await Flood Prevention Action
Residents of the High Street in South Milford are still trying to dry out their houses after the recent double flood and wondering what the authorities are doing on their behalf to combat the recurring problem. Local MP Nigel Adams, pledged his support to the campaign for better flood defences in the village last month and is chasing finance for flood prevention.
2014-09-29 South Milford Bonfire and Firework Display
This year’s South Milford Bonfire and Firework Display will take place on Saturday 8th November. Castleford Tigers mascot JT will be at the bonfire. Tickets are £6 with under 5 free. All proceeds go back to the local village groups.
2014-09-26 Bumper Year for Best Western Milford Hotel
Best Western Plus Milford Hotel has hit record occupancy levels as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The hotel saw a 21 percent increase on room sales last year and fifty percent growth since 2009. The hotel is ranked seventh out of the group’s UK properties
2014-09-25 Have You Seen Rachel?
The police are appealing for the public’s help in locating a woman who has been reported missing from home. Twenty year old Rachel Hamilton was reported missing from her address in South Milford at 4pm on Tuesday. Rachel is vulnerable and the police are concerned for her safety. She is white, 5ft 6 in tall with dark curly hair. She was last seen wearing a red coca-cola tee-shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information should call 101
2014-09-23 Musicians Wanted for Brass Band
South Milford Brass Band is looking for Front Row Cornets, Trombone, BBb Bass and a percussionist to strengthen its team. Rehearsals are on Friday evenings between 7.30 and 9.30 pm at Carlton in Snaith Primary School close to Junctions 34 and 35 of the M62. If you are interested in any of these positions or would like any further information please contact Claire Bramley on 01977 661344 or e-mail southmilfordbrass @hotmail.co.uk.
2014-08-26 Local Family in Immigration Tangle
A South Milford family face forced separation after falling foul of immigration rules regarding minimum incomes. Natalie Stafford is married to South African Michael Engels and they have a 14 month old daughter. The couple met whilst Nathalie worked on a cruise liner and now that they are living close to family in the UK . According to new government rules Nathalie needs to earn £18,600 before Michael is allowed to stay with her in the country.