11/07/2020 Footballer Disqualified and Fined
Garforth man and Premier League footballer Oli McBurnie has been fined £28,500 and disqualified from driving for 16 months for drink-driving after a police officer spotted him reaching an "idiotic" speed in his high-powered Audi. Police stopped the £17.5m footballer near his home in Garforth, at 1.16am on 19th October last year, and he was found to have 53mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath, when the legal limit is 35mg.
11/07/2020 Sitting on a Bus
Arriva have changed onboard seating guidance in line with government advice. From Wednesday 8th July, passengers are required to sit one per row unless travelling with a member of the same household and remember to keep your face covering on for the entire journey.
10/07/2020 Changes at Kippax PC
Councillor Martin Eyre has replaced Councillor Kelly as Chair of Kippax Parish Council. Councillor Michaella Biscomb is Deputy Chair. In addition, Councillor Josie Mawson was co-opted onto the Parish Council in May
10/07/2020 Belt Up
West Yorkshire Police are running a Belt Up campaign urging people to use a seat belt when driving. Did you know that 20 percent of people who die in a collision were not wearing a seat belt?
09/07/2020 Man Jailed for Kicking Neighbour in Head
A Micklefield man who kicked his neighbour in the face and knocked his tooth out after accusing him of scratching his wife's car has been sent to prison. Stephen Ainley flew into a rage and grabbed the victim by the throat before attacking him in the street outside his home. The 61-year-old former army commando was locked up for six months for the "senseless, unjustified violence" , pleading guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
09/07/2020 Kippax Dramatic Society Production
After having to cancel their April murder mystery evening, Kippax Dramatic Society are hoping to present their Autumn production from 15th to 18th November
08/07/2020 Kippax Calendar 2021
Kippax Parish Council will be producing their successful annual calendar for 2021 using photographs of the local area submitted by the residents of Kippax. Closing date for entries is 27th July with a maximum of 4 entries per person. Please include a description of what and where they are. Landscape format jpegs are preferred. Entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
08/07/2020 Blooming Gloom
There will be no Yorkshire in Bloom or Britain in Bloom competitions this year because of the Coronavirus epidemic.
07/07/2020 Community Volunteer Awards
The Nomination window for the Sherburn In Elmet 100 Club Community Volunteers Award 2020 is now closed. A panel of judges will be convening towards the end of July and ordering trophies. Hopefully there will be some form of presentation event towards the end of Aug / Sept depending on govt guidelines. Even if it is a virtual/live stream.
07/07/2020 Goose is Praised
The Gaping Goose was one of a number of pubs across Leeds praised on social media for its safety and social distancing preparations when it reopened this weekend. It is estimated that 30 percent of bars, pubs and restaurants decided to stay closed amid fears for safety and concerns over how to implement social distancing
06/07/2020 A Peak Achievement
Sherburn White Rose footballer Tom Johnson and 18 of his friends have raised over £12,500 for mental health awareness charity Mind by successfully completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge
06/07/2020 Pride of Britain
Kippax resident Jo Heywood, who runs the Gaping Goose in Garforth, has been nominated for a Pride of Britain award in the Daily Mirror for all her community work delivering food and organising bingo in her cup-de-sac
05/07/2020 A Pig Idea
A planning application has been submitted to build a piggery for up to 1,900 pigs off Lowfield Road in Monk Fryston, on the site where a public enquiry prohibited 'show people' from establishing a settlement.
05/07/2020 Funeral Services Eased
From 6th July the maximum number of mourners allowed to attend a chapel based service at a crematoria or cemetery will be increased to 20. For the moment the Council will continue to restrict mourners to 10 indoors with the balance of attendees (up to 10) listening to the service via speakers outdoors. The number of mourners allowed for a grave side burial will be increased to 20.
04/07/2020 A Thousand Thank You's
Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust came first in this week’s north east region community cashback grant from A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd, the company that supply SPAR and Post Office Sherburn In Elmet and will receive a Cashbank Grant of £1,000.
04/07/2020 Back to Church
Public worship returns to the Benefice of Monk Fryston and South Milford. There will be a service of Holy Communion at St. Mary's South Milford at 10am on Sunday. After that Sunday Worship shall be at St. Wilfrid's Monk Fryston as St. Mary's will be closed for 4-6 weeks for construction work.
03/07/2020 Scarecrow Festival Success
The Sherburn and South Milford Scarecrow Festival 2020 raised £1010.89 for the Selby and District Foodbank.
03/07/2020 Stolen Bicycles Recovered
Selby Neighbourhood Policing Team have seized a number of bikes that were stolen in the Tadcaster, Sherburn and Church Fenton areas. The owners may not have even noticed they are missing yet. If you have recently lost a bicycle in these areas contact 101 quoting reference 12200110236
02/07/2020 Burglary Arrest
On Saturday 27th June officers from Outer East Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Team, arrested a man from the Gipton area of Leeds on suspicion of Burglary. The arrest was made in connection with a Residential Burglary that occurred earlier in the month in the Garforth area. Stolen property was seized from the suspect’s address and the investigation is on-going at this time.
02/07/2020 Golf Taster Sessions
Scarthingwell Golf Club is running taster sessions for anyone considering taking up this wonderful game. No equipment is needed and Covid-19 distancing is strictly adhered to. The session is only £10 and daytime and evening sessions are available. Call club professional Tony Howarth on 01937 557878 for more details
01/07/2020 Bus Timetable Changes
From Sunday 28th June, First Bus Leeds have introduced new timetables to help with safe, socially-distanced travel for essential journeys. Visit the firstgroup.com website for full details of the changes
01/07/2020 Motorway Delays Imminent
Major roadworks are planned for the intersection of the M1 and M62 (Lofthouse) from 26 June for 8 weeks. The interchange will be completely closed for the duration of the scheme so the work can be completed in the shortest time possible minimising disruption to regular road users. The closure will mean that anyone wishing to travel between the M1 and the M62 will need to follow a signposted diversion route
30/06/2020 New Curate at St Marys
On Sunday 5th July, St Marys Garforth will be welcoming their new Curate, Jonathan Brennan and his wife, Diane. His start will be slightly unusual because of the Coronavirus context. He would have been ordained Deacon on 4th July, but this is not possible at this time.
30/06/2020 Accountability Meetings
North Yorkshire Public Accountability meetings are broadcast live online with members of the public invited to send in their comments before or during the session. the meeting on Tuesday 30 June, will start at 1.30pm and will focus on Fire: Progress against the Fire and Rescue Plan and Police: Progress against the Police and Crime Plan. As well as watching the live broadcast, the public are also invited to ask their questions during the meetings via Twitter by including #NYscrutiny in their tweets.
29/06/2020 Virtual Quiz Night
The Friends of Green Lane (FOGL) are holding a Virtual Quiz Night on Thursday 2nd July at 9pm. Entry is free. All you need to take part in the quiz is a Facebook account, a pen and paper. The quiz will be hosted via Facebook Live video link. For more information visit facebook.com/groups/ 616664129065322
29/06/2020 Players Wanted
Kippax Athletic FC are looking to expand their Under 11 squads ( year 5) for the new season. For more information call Sam on 07399081251
28/06/2020 Planned Road Closure in South Milford
High Street in South Milford will be closed for carriageway resurfacing for 5 days from Friday 31st July to Tuesday 4th August
28/06/2020 St Marys Re-Opening
St Mary’s Church Garforth will be opening for individual prayer in early July. Initially there will be just two sessions a week
27/06/2020 A Ton of Trouble
West Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit set up cameras on Selby Road on Tuesday evening and caught a motorcyclist who was speeding at 112 mph in the 50 mph limit.
27/06/2020 Bridge Repairs in South Milford
Overnight structural repairs are completing on the bridge by South Milford railway station. Milford Road has been closed between 10pm and 7am from Tuesday 23rd June to Saturday 27th June 2020.
26/06/2020 Sherburn Community Volunteer Awards
There is only one week left to nominate your heroes for the annual Sherburn in Elmet 100 Club community volunteer awards. For nomination forms please email email@example.com
26/06/2020 Scarecrow Festival
The annual Sherburn and South Milford Scarecrow Festival takes place from 26th to 28th June. The theme is Celebration of Our Key Workers and entry fee is £2, which will go to the Selby and District Foodbank. The event is open to properties in Sherburn and South Milford
25/06/2020 Ninelands Out of School Club
From September Ninelands Primary School will run its own Out of School Club, providing childcare for children aged 3 to 11 years. They are currently advertising for an Extended Services Manager, a Lead Playworker and a Playworker to start in September
25/06/2020 Speeders Caught
Officers from Leeds East Neighbourhood Team set up cameras in Garforth, Kippax and Swillington on Saturday. A number of speeding drivers were issued tickets.
24/06/2020 Extra Lane for Junction 47
Highways England is installing an extra lane on the northbound exit slip road at junction 47 near Garforth. Work starts on Monday, 29th June overnight between 8pm and 6am. Any closures will be signed in advance and a diversion will be in place. The scheme is expected to take around four months to complete. The project will help to ease congestion during busy periods at this junction.
24/06/2020 Free Lotherton Hall
Normal admission prices continue to be suspended at Lotherton Hall allowing visitors to enjoy the estate for free. The Hall, Wildlife World, playgrounds, toilets and shop remain closed but the café offers a limited takeaway service
23/06/2020 Penny Raises 1500 Pounds
Penny Gladman, a pupil at Strawberry Fields Primary School in Garforth, had only learned to ride a bike a few weeks before deciding that she wanted to cycle 100 miles with the aim of raising a pound per mile for charity to help children who had been affected by coronavirus. She ended up making 15 times her original target and raising £1,500 for Leeds Cares - the charity of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trusts. You can still donate to Penny’s charity efforts via her justgiving.com page by searching for /pennys100milechallenge
23/06/2020 Drive In Concerts
The Kaiser Chiefs will be performing at a number of drive-in music concerts this summer between July and September including at the Leeds East Airport at Church Fenton. Tickets for the 300 car events went on sale via LiveNation.co.uk at 8am yesterday
22/06/2020 Sexual Assault Appeal
Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after a woman was sexually assaulted by a man at Fairburn. The incident occurred at around 7am on Thursday 18th June when the victim, who is aged in her 60s, was walking alone beside the Great North Road. An unknown man approached her from behind, pulled her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. Anyone with any information about this incident should contact the police. Please quote reference number 12200102719 when providing details about this incident.
22/06/2020 Parking Charges to Resume
Charges for Leeds City Council car parks and on street parking will resume from Saturday 4 July 2020, with some important changes in place. Payment via the machines will resume at standard prices however payment via the ParkMobile app will resume at a temporarily discounted rate of £1 per hour or £5 per day. People are encouraged to use this method if possible to avoid touching the machines. All charges will be suspended on Sundays and in the evenings. Parking will remain free for NHS and social care staff who are carrying out front line COVID-19 duties in the city centre, either at hospital, at other medical facilities or in people’s homes. A free permit scheme will be in operation to manage this, and those who believe they qualify should apply through their workplace.
21/06/2020 Key Worker Scarecrows Competition
Villagers in Sherburn and South Milford are creating scarecrows depicting key works to raise funds for charity. The money raised will be donated to Selby and District food bank with £300 collected so far. The scarecrows will go on display in the two villages on the weekend of 27th and 28th June and judging will take place on the Sunday afternoon. Prizes have been donated by local businesses
21/06/2020 Making the Cut
Monk Fryston United Junior Football Club have acquired their own mowing equipment using grant monies. This will save the club lots of money and let them manage the ground better.
20/06/2020 Longer Sentence for Baby Beater
Kippax man Luke Flynn who was originally sentenced to 10 years for inflicting grievous body harm on a an infant and a baby has had his lenient sentence extended to 15 years by the Court of Appeal
20/06/2020 Welcome Back
High street baker Greggs has reopened its 19 Leeds stores including two stores in Garforth following closure due to the Covid19 outbreak. The company is introducing new strict social distancing measures. The shops will be open for takeaway only, with all seating areas and customer toilets remaining closed. To keep customers and staff safe, cash will not be taken with payment only accepted via card, contactless or Greggs Rewards.
19/06/2020 Car Boot Sales
Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary Club Car Boot sales will resume at Millford Plants, South Milford from the 2nd Sunday in July. No need to book - just turn up! Selle18th Juners from 8am (no plant sellers please), buyers from 9am.
19/06/2020 Back to Normal Hours
From Monday 15th June the Monk Fryston Post Office returns to its usual opening hours of 9-5.30pm Monday to Friday. The attached Stores will therefore also remain open until 5.30pm during the week and extend its opening to 3pm on Saturdays from 20th June.
18/06/2020 Church Opening Times
With churches now able to open for private prayer the Benefices of Sherburn, Aberford and Micklefield have decided to only open when there is someone able to be present to steward, to restrict numbers if necessary, and to light candles on behalf of visitors. Therefore opening times for Sherburn will be 3pm to 6pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Micklefield church will be open from 10am to 4pm every day.
18/06/2020 Micklefield Surgery
Patients will be able to collect prescriptions from Micklefield Surgery from 17th June during the following times – Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm to 5pm and Fridays from 2pm to 5.45pm. Social distancing measures remain in place. For more information call 01977 682202
17/06/2020 Man Hurt in Quad Bike Crash
A 26-year-old man suffered serious injuries after colliding with a concrete pillar and a metal pole while riding a quad bike. The incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning, when the man was driving a road-registered red Polaris Sportsman quad bike along Station Lane, Woodlesford. At around 12.45am, he crashed into a concrete pillar and metal pole at the junction with the train station car park. Police and paramedics were called to the scene and found the man to be suffering from serious injuries. The police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward - and are particularly keen to hear from those driving in the area at the time with dashcam footage. Please call 101 quoting reference 13200299727.
17/06/2020 Junior Players Wanted
Swillington Saints FC are looking for under 9s players for the coming season. Training is on Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 7.15pm. Social distancing applies. Call Nathan on 07904 062498 for details
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