July 30th, 2021 

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30/07/2021 Still Working for the Community
For the 5th year running Garforth Lions are providing hi vis vests to schools in the district. The vests are for pupils starting school in September in Reception or Year 1 classes.

30/07/2021 Lorry Fire on A1
A lorry fire on the A1 between junctions 44 and 45 around 5.30am on Monday, closed the motorway for a number of hours. The lorry was almost completely destroyed in the blaze.

29/07/2021 See You Next Year
This year’s Garforth Lions Beer Festival in August has been cancelled due to concerns about venue capacity during this time of Covid.

29/07/2021 Covid Ravaged Care Home Told to Improve
A care home that has recorded more Covid-19 deaths than any other in Yorkshire was told by the CQC that it needed to improve its services just days before the first lockdown. Colton Lodges Care Home, a 138-bed care home providing specialist dementia care to residents aged 65 and over, saw 31 residents die with the virus during the first year of the pandemic.

28/07/2021 Swillington Residents Win Lottery
Residents of Church Avenue in Swillington have scooped the People's Postcode Lottery daily prize on Tuesday 27th July. Lucky residents living could claim up to £3,000. 32 per cent of the ticket price goes to a worthy cause.

28/07/2021 Critical HS2 Report Threatens Yorkshire Leg
Government advisers have stoked renewed fears over HS2's Yorkshire leg after a report branded the eastern phase from Birmingham to Leeds as "unachievable" in its current form. The high-speed rail project's eastern leg received a "red" rating in a paper quietly published on July 15 by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, which advises the Government on major projects.

27/07/2021 Lions Welcome New President
Garforth and District Lions President Pete Crebbin handed over the reins to the new President Jon Lines on the 1st July. Hopefully the coming year will be less challenging, with fewer restrictions as the pandemic passes.

27/07/2021 Friendly Game
Aberford Albion Play Robin Hood Athletic at home in a pre-season friendly tonight. Kick-off is at 6.30pm

26/07/2021 Kippax and Micklefield Hit by Covid
Leeds recorded 5,159 cases of Covid in the seven days to 16th July, a rate of 650.5 per 100,000 people. Of the worst hit areas of Leeds Kippax East, Micklefield and Allerton Bywater was 6th with rates of positive Covid cases rising by 100%, from 374.8 to 749.5 per 100,000

26/07/2021 Visiting Lotherton
From the beginning of last week, 19th July, midweek booking is not required when visiting Lotherton Hall but it is highly recommended especially with the summer holidays now upon us.

25/07/2021 A Miner Hiccup
Garforth Town’s first game played in nine months on the Bannister Prentice Stadium pitch couldn't be marked with a Garforth victory, as they went down to two late goals by Nostell Miners Welfare, but both sides did well to put on an entertaining 3 goal contest in the sweltering heat.

25/07/2021 Police Target St Aidans
Outer East Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Teams, conducted targeted patrols on Friday with West Yorkshire Police Mounted section, at the RSPB Nature Reserve in Swillington. A number of people were spoken to regarding anti-social behaviour and the dangers of open water swimming.

24/07/2021 Vintage Weekend
It is Vintage Weekend at Lotherton Hall on 14th and 15th August with 2 days of vintage stalls and live music from Ruby & the Mystery Cats. Explore the grounds as the vintage stalls are situated in three different areas outside and in the grounds. Usual admission prices for Lotherton apply.

24/07/2021 Dead Nice
Wm Dodgson and Son Funeral Services in Kippax is sponsoring the Kippax Welfare Juniors under 6’s after game shirts.

23/07/2021 World Peace Trail
Garforth Peace Project are holding the first walk of the Garforth Schools World Peace Trail on Saturday 31st July starting at Garforth Academy at 2pm.

23/07/2021 August Heatwave Predicted
August is set to be hit with another two week heatwave after a record breaking July. The Met Office predicts, from 2nd August to 16th August, that: " warmer and drier-than-average conditions look likely to return for much of the UK."

22/07/2021 Biker Dies in 3 Vehicle Crash
A 29-year-old biker has died following a three-vehicle crash in the Selby district at the weekend. The accident happened on Sunday, 18th July at around 12pm on the B1222 and involved a black Suzuki Gsx 1300 motorcycle, a Ford Fiesta and a Seat Leon. The motorcycle was travelling from Cawood to Sherburn in Elmet and the Ford Fiesta was travelling in the opposite direction followed by a grey Seat Leon. The biker, from Hull, died at the scene.

22/07/2021 Operation SPARC
On Monday 19th July 2021, the Roads Policing Teams conducted targeted patrols across East Leeds as part of Operation SPARC. A total of 43 drivers were dealt with for driving offences! Of the 43 drivers stopped, a total of 29 were dealt with for failing to wear a seatbelt. Driving while not wearing a seatbelt can cost you a fine, your licence or your life.

21/07/2021 Breeze in the Park
Breeze in the Park at Kippax Common Playing Fields takes place at 5pm on Monday 23rd August. Adults do not need tickets for this event. Admission is by ticket only. Under 19’s need a ticket but tickets are free, subject to a £1.50 booking fee.

21/07/2021 Totally Roarsome is Back
The popular family adventure experience returns to Hazlewood Castle this summer and it promises to be bigger and better than before. Described as a pop-up event, it will only be in place throughout the summer holidays and tickets are expected to sell out fast due to limited places. Tickets are priced at £7.95 per person for a family of up to 6 people. The event is suitable for ages 2 and over, under 2s and non-walkers are welcomed and there is no charge. Tickets are available from www.totallytickets.co.uk /yorkshire

20/07/2021 Going with a Bang
Demolition by the controlled use of explosives of the redundant Boiler House and Chimney stacks at Ferrybridge C Power Station will take place on Sunday 22nd August. There will be a temporary welfare facility in Castleford Lane Park for residents evacuated during the demolition event.

20/07/2021 Expanding to Sherburn
Family-run business, Garforth 63 Car Sales Limited, has taken two adjacent units, 12 and 14, at the Sherburn Networkcentre at Sherburn-in-Elmet. Sherburn Networkcentre is located on the A162 to the east of Leeds and provides 32,703 sq ft of space across 13 high quality self-contained workspace units.

19/07/2021 Kippax Calendar 2022
Submissions for the Kippax 2022 Calendar close on 31st July 2021. If you have any stunning images of Kippax and the surrounding areas, taken in any season, please consider submitting them to magazine@ kippax-pc.gov.uk

19/07/2021 Grab a HUG
Funding has been secured from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Local Authority Delivery programme to roll out the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) in North Yorkshire. The project is being delivered in partnership with Selby District Council. Homes will benefit from energy efficiency measures including: cavity wall insulation, draft proofing, loft or attic room insulation. To qualify for a HUG, you need to have a total household income of less than £30,000 per year and a property with an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of E, F or G and some EPC D rated properties may be eligible.

18/07/2021 No Swimming at St Aidan’s
St Aidan’s nature reserve has banned open water swimmers from its lake, citing safety concerns. There are no lifeguards manning the area and RSPB are concerned that there is still machinery under the water. The lake is a former open cast quarry.

18/07/2021 FA Vase Opponents for Garforth Town
In the Buildbase FA Vase, the Miners hit the M62 to face North West Counties League club Squires Gate on Saturday 11th September (kick-off 3pm). This First Qualifying Round tie will be the first ever meeting between the two sides. A home tie against another NWCFL side, Garstang, on Saturday 25th September awaits the winners.

17/07/2021 Road Works on Selby Road
There will be roadworks on Selby Road around the Gaping Goose area for 12 weeks from 9th August until 1st November. A 20mph speed limit will be in operation during the works.

17/07/2021 Kippax Bowling
Kippax Bowling Club are looking for more members. It is £45 to join for the year including your membership and council fees.

16/07/2021 Free Summer School Meals
Leeds City Council has announced it will continue to provide Free School Meals for eligible children through the full 6 week summer break.

16/07/2021 Car Boot Sale
The next Rotary Club car boot sale will be held at Milford Plants (LS25 5BX) on Sunday 8th August 2021. Sellers can arrive from 8am, and it is £10. Buyers can arrive from 9am, and entry is free. For more information, contact Nigel on 01977 682021 or 07857 160596.

15/07/2021 Kippax Christmas Lights
The switch on of Kippax Christmas Lights will take place on Thursday 25th November. If you’re interested in having a stall, please email Vicky.Land@ kippax-pc.gov.uk to arrange - £15 per stand, including table hire! (free for registered charities)

15/07/2021 Vehicle Crime Prevention Events
East Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Teams will be hosting, a series of Keyless Car Theft Crime Prevention events this weekend, Skelton Lake Services on Friday 16th, The Springs on Saturday 17th and Asda Car Park at Killingbeck on Sunday 18th July. All events are from 5pm to 9.30pm. There will be some Faraday cans available for local residents, who own a keyless entry vehicle.

14/07/2021 Resurfacing Resurfaces
The resurfacing of Aberford Road from Main Street to Tesco’s that was postponed last Sunday because of the rain will now take place this Sunday. It will take place after 4pm to avoid disruption to traffic visiting Tesco’s and the retail park.

14/07/2021 Allotments Survey
Allotment holders and prospective allotment holders are being offered the chance to help shape the future of allotment provision across the city, as part of an on-line survey launched this week. The results of these questionnaires will play an important part in ensuring that sites managed by the authority can best meet the individual requirements of tenants and the wider communities that they serve. The council currently manages 101 allotment sites in Leeds. Current allotment holders can take part through the following link: https://surveys.leeds.gov.uk /s/SEFD2P/

13/07/2021 Flying Scotsman Returns
For steam train enthusiasts who missed it the Flying Scotsman which passed through the area last Sunday will be running the route again next Sunday, passing through Micklefield at 9.54am and returning at 21.02

13/07/2021 Friendly Matches
Garforth Town’s friendly at Bridlington Town last week had to be called off at Bridlington's request. Garforth's next match takes them to Worksop Town on Saturday 17th July, kick-off 3pm.

12/07/2021 Food Bank Collection
The next collection of donations at St Mary’s Garforth for the Food Bank will be on Monday 26th July from 2pm-3pm, in the Church Car Park or drop off at The Rectory before then.

12/07/2021 A Decade of Service
Sherburn in Elmet Community Association, who started Sherburn in Bloom, celebrate their 10 year anniversary this year.

11/07/2021 Sherburn Escapes New Building Sites Plan
Seven sites are due to be added to the Selby district council’s Local Plan – meaning they would be open for development as housing, space for businesses to build headquarters or land for new schools. However limited growth is supported in Sherburn in Elmet, which reflects the level of growth which has taken place here in recent years.

11/07/2021 Boot Sale Today
There is a Rotary Club Car Boot Sale at Millford Plants today (Sunday). Sellers can attend from 8.00am, Buyers will be admitted from 9.00am. Over 40 sellers were present at last sale! A donation to be made to Yorkshire Air Ambulance by the organisers

10/07/2021 Miners FA Cup Opponents
In the Emirates FA Cup Garforth Town have been drawn away to NPL side Shildon AFC in the Extra Preliminary Round. The tie is to be played on Saturday 7th August (kick-off 3pm). Should they win, they would host NPL neighbours Brighouse Town at the Bannister Prentice Stadium on Saturday 21st August.

10/07/2021 Birdwatching for Beginners
A birding for beginners course will take place this Sunday at RSPB Fairburn Ings. Led by an expert guide, the two-hour walk will include guidance on using binoculars, identifying birds and listening to calls. Tickets are £18 or £14 for members. Search for RSPB Fairburn Ings for more details.

09/07/2021 Covid and Bin Collections
Whilst Leeds City Council make every effort to ensure that all brown bin collections are undertaken on the appropriate day, the emptying of black and green bins continues to be the priority. There has been a significant rise recently in the infection rate in Leeds. This together with the continued legal requirements for staff to isolate and our Covid-19 secure working practices, has led to an additional and significant impact on the refuse service. This affects not just the number of staff available to complete all collection rounds, but also staff who are often having to stand down part way through the day to ensure they are meeting legal requirements and protecting their own health, their colleagues and members of the public.

09/07/2021 Bus Timetable Changes
Bus service timetable changes and revised routes on services operated by Arriva will be introduced on 26th July. Local services affected include X60, 167, 168, 163, 166 and 164. Timetables can be found at www.wymetro.com

08/07/2021 Tuckers Fun Park
Tucker’s Fun Park and wristband mobile funfair will be behind the Leisure Centre on Station Road, Kippax from Thursday 8th July to Sunday 11th July. Children’s rides are £1.50. Opening times are weekdays 5pm to 9.30pm, Saturday from noon to 9.30pm and Sunday from 1pm to 7pm

08/07/2021 Conservation Consultation
Selby District Council are consulting on their draft appraisals of conservation areas in Appleton Roebuck, Escrick, Cawood, Riccall, Hemingbrough, Monk Fryston and Brayton. Recommendations for Monk Fryston include listing local heritage assets and various recommendations on development management.

07/07/2021 Fencing Plan Withdrawn
Delta Academies have withdrawn their planning application to erect a fence around the perimeter of Garforth Academy.

07/07/2021 Covid Vaccines Update
5,588 people in East Garforth have received at least their first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine, that is 87.7 per cent of the residents. For England as a whole, 38,108,016 people have received a first dose of vaccine, which is 67.7 per cent of the population.

06/07/2021 Plan for 21 Houses
A planning application has been submitted to build 21 houses on land off Carisbrooke Lane in East Garforth. The land is adjacent to the Aagrah restaurant and East Garforth School. Comments on the application, reference number 21/04667/OT, must be submitted by 22nd July

06/07/2021 A Traffic Nightmare
An incident on the A64 closed the road on Monday afternoon causing a traffic nightmare. There were massive tailbacks after the A64 was closed at Tadcaster in both directions between the A162 and the Bramham crossroads. Highways England estimated the tailback at 2.5 miles. At around 3pm the eastbound carriageway was reopened.

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