April 22nd, 2021 


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22/04/2021 Camping Stalker Jailed
A stalker who pitched a tent in his victim's garden in Kippax as he traumatised her for more than two years has been sent to prison. Robert Biddle was jailed for 30 months after a court heard how the woman suffered psychological injuries over his obsession for her. At one point he even pitched a tent in her garden and spent the night in it.

22/04/2021 Play Bowls
The crown green bowls club at Garforth Country Club is looking for new members. Membership is free for the first year and tuition will be given to beginners. Call 07545246175 for more information.

21/04/2021 Kippax Garden Set Afire
Fire crews were called to a family home in Woodland Grove, Kippax after the garden was engulfed in flames on Monday evening. The incident has been reported to the police as suspected arson attack by local teenagers.

21/04/2021 Suspicious Vehicle Caught
On Friday evening Selby response officers responded to a report of suspicious circumstances involving a white Ford Transit van in the Riccall area. The vehicle was subsequently seized due to having no insurance. It is believed that the vehicle involved has been reported heavily across the area for other suspicious ongoings. Residents are assured this vehicle is no longer on the roads.

20/04/2021 Musicians Wanted for Gala
Garforth Lions are inviting any bands, musicians or performers of other forms of live music who would like the opportunity to perform at Garforth Gala on 11th July to get in touch! If you cannot make the gala then they will also have their Annual Beer Festival later in August. Please express your interest, or send any queries to garforthlionsgala @gmail.com.

20/04/2021 No Spectators
South Milford Cricket Club started the 2021 season this weekend with friendlies at Church Fenton Cricket Club and Ledsham Cricket Club. They would like to remind supporters that unfortunately spectators are not allowed currently at cricket matches. They hope this will be lifted on the 17th May.

19/04/2021 Covid Outbreak at Sherburn Sorting Ofice
There has been a positive case of Covid at Sherburn Delivery Office resulting in over half of Royal Mail staff having to go into 10-day isolation. Remaining staff are working hard to maintain the service but warn there will be inevitable delays.

19/04/2021 Two Thirds of the Way
In Garforth East 4,038 people have received their first dose of a Covid vaccine. That is 63.5 percent of the people living in the area.

18/04/2021 Con Man Jailed
An accountant who committed “industrial scale dishonesty” to fund an extravagant lifestyle has been jailed for 11 years and five months at Leeds Crown Court. Stephen Day, 51, whose homes included a house in Aberford, a 45-acre estate in Scotland and a holiday home in South Africa, plundered more than £1.4 million from several companies, defrauding three NHS organisations he secretly worked for at the same time.

18/04/2021 Visitor Experience Assistant Wanted
RSPB Fairburn Ings and St Aidan's are looking for a Visitor Experience Assistant for a six-month contract. Applications close on Friday 30th April. Visit http://ow.ly/ITTR50Epr3S for more details

17/04/2021 Fire at Makin’s Farm
Seven fire engines from Pontefract, Wetherby, Moortown, Normanton, Garforth, Castleford and Killingbeck stations and a helicopter attended a field fire at Makin’s Farm off Ridge Road in Garforth on Friday afternoon. The fire started around 12.30pm and the incident was scaled back around 4pm when five of the appliances left the scene.

17/04/2021 Struggling with Coronavirus
Amongst the 10 areas of Yorkshire struggling most to get rid of coronavirus is Garforth South, Swillington & Little Preston, with an infection level of 235.8 cases per hundred thousand people, in stark contrast to neighbouring Garforth East which has one of the lowest infection rates in the city.

16/04/2021 Badger Sett Attack
West Yorkshire Police's Wildlife and Rural Crime unit has had a busy week, with a number of animal-related incidents reported across the county including unknown persons digging out a badger sett in Kippax and starting a fire. The Wildlife and Rural Crime unit urged anyone with information about this incident to get in touch, or to call Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

16/04/2021 Restaurant Plan in Kippax
A planning application has been submitted to Leeds City Council for a restaurant and cafe at The White Swan in Kippax. Residents have until 5th May to submit comments. The planning application number is 21/02558/FU/E.

15/04/2021 Garforth Gala 2021
Garforth and District Lions have announced that they will be holding their Annual Summer Gala Day at Glebelands on Sunday 11th July. The event opens at 11am and ends at 5pm

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Business News

 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

17/02/2013 Seventy New Jobs Come to Garforth
Home delivery company Expert Logistics has opened a new distribution centre in Garforth creating 70 new jobs. The Crewe based company, which delivers white goods, was assisted in finding a suitable site by Leeds City Council’s property location service.

31/01/2013 Big Win for Optare
Sherburn based bus manufacturer Optare has secured a £3.3 million order for 33 buses from transport giant Stagecoach. The vehicles will be delivered in 2013.

23/12/2012 Contract Win for Sherburn Bus Builder
Sherburn in Elmet bus builder Optare has won a £6.2 million contract to build 50 buses for Arriva. Unfortunately none of the new buses will come into service in this part of the country

11/12/2012 Chequers To Open on Sundays
The Chequers Inn at Ledsham is to open on Sundays for the first time in 180 years. The inn, which dates back to 1540 was banned from serving on Sunday by the lady of the manor after a lady returning from church was verbally abused by drunken farmhands. The landlord has tried to open on a Sunday in the past but the estate owners always refused. However the estate changed hands 5 years ago and the new owners have had a change of heart.

07/11/2012 Aagrah Aims for Curry Oscar
The Aagrah restaurant in Garforth is one of a hundred restaurants nationally that have been shortlisted for the 2012 British Curry Awards. The results will be announced at a dinner in London on 26th November. More than a quarter of a million nominations have been received from the public for nearly 4000 restaurants. These eateries have been narrowed down to the final one hundred qualifiers

16/09/2012 Award for Garforth Baker
Dumouchel Patisserie in Garforth has won the ADM Milling-sponsored Craft Business Award at the Baking Industry Awards held at the Park Lane Hilton in London

22/08/2012 LNT Place Major Communications Contract
Garforth based LNT has signed a 1.7 million pound three year deal with O2 to provide 1700 iPhones to its staff in order to improve communication with its workforce, particularly its care and construction workforces.

14/07/2012 Large Chinese Order for Ginetta Cars
Ginetta Cars have taken an order for fifty of their sports cars from a Chinese customer. This order will take up one sixth of the Garforth company’s annual production. The Chinese Olympic team and trade delegation officials have been based in Leeds in preparation for the Olympic Games

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