April 21st, 2019 

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20/04/2019 Police Raid in Garforth
The police have carried out a raid on an undisclosed address in Garforth as part of an ongoing investigation into money laundering. One person was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, possessing a class B drug and possessing a prohibited article.

20/04/2019 Train Service Disrupted by Breakdown
A train breakdown near Garforth caused major disruption to services between Leeds and Selby and York on Friday Afternoon

19/04/2019 A Bonkers Evening
Over £2,500 was raised for Sherburn High School last week after the huge success of the FOSH’s (Friends of Sherburn High’s) Bonkers Bingo event. Over 100 people attended the fundraising evening which included 6 fun games of bingo with hilarious prizes including, a giant gnome, a cardboard cutout of ‘The Rock’ and even some baked beans

19/04/2019 Tabitha’s Hair-Raising Plan
A 6 year old girl is raising money for her local gymnastics club and helping children with cancer by donating her long locks to the Little Princess Trust on Friday 26th April. Tabitha Ellis is a member of The Sherburn Community Gymnastics Club

18/04/2019 Kippax Couple Cycling for Prostate Cancer
Alex and Jenna Easton, from Kippax, are tackling a 145-mile fundraising tandem bike ride to Amsterdam over two days in June to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. They have already raised more than £1,700 through donations to their JustGiving page www.justgiving.com /fundraising /tandem-whites

18/04/2019 Quiz Night
GADS are hosting a quiz night at the Miners welfare Hall on Friday 28th June at 7.30pm. Entry is £4 per person including snacks. Book by phoning Tom on 0113 2865552

17/04/2019 Growing Zone Wins Award
The Growing Zone Group in Kippax has been granted a Duke of York Community Initiative award for its “excellent work”. The Duke presented the certificate to Growing Zone’s placement worker Daniel Moran at a ceremony in Catterick earlier this month. The scheme on Gibson Lane is an allotment garden project for children and adults with special needs, which helps build confidence.

17/04/2019 Sherburn Library Pocket Park
The Parish Council and Sherburn Community Trust have worked together to obtain a government grant to rejuvenate the garden next to the library. The aim is to provide an area which will benefit the whole community. From now until Friday 19th April there will be a display in the library and residents are invited to leave their comments.

16/04/2019 Council U-turn on Discounts
Leeds City Council have suspended plans to remove Leeds Card admission discount at several visitor attractions including Lotherton Hall, Temple Newsam Home Farm and Tropical World following a backlash from customers. Existing discounts for Leeds Card and Breeze Card holders will continue while further consultation is carried out.

16/04/2019 Speed Cameras on Ridge Road
Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police have issued the list of speed camera locations to be aware of this week. One of the ten sites will be the A656 Ridge Road at Ledston.

15/04/2019 Miners’ Home Win
Garforth Town beat Goole AFC 2-0 on Saturday. The Miners scored in each half through goals from Sam Barker and Joe Colley to beat relegation threatened Goole. The result puts Garforth back on track to finish the season strongly, while Goole still have a three-way battle with Harrogate Railway and Hall Road Rangers to avoid the drop.

15/04/2019 Reunion for Murder
Kippax Dramatic Society will be presenting a murder mystery entitled Reunion for Murder at St Mary’s Church Hall, Kippax on 24th to 26th April at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 including a two course supper. Bring your own drinks. To book call 0113 2862834

14/04/2019 Garforth Leg Club
A new club has been created in Garforth to assist people living with leg related problems. The club will meet every Wednesday morning from 10am to noon at the NET offices in Dover Street East Garforth. The club offers holistic treatment on a drop in basis and is manned by volunteers and nurses.

14/04/2019 Quiz Night
GADS are hosting a quiz night at the Miners welfare Hall on Friday 29th June at 7.30pm. Entry is £4 per person including snacks. Book by phoning Tom on 0113 2865552

13/04/2019 Jack Raises Awareness of Autism
Garforth Academy student Jake Gill has organised a coffee morning that has raised £200 for the National Autistic Society. Fourteen year old Jack was diagnosed with autism aged twelve and is seeking to raise awareness of the condition.

13/04/2019 Garforth Council Election Candidates
The candidates for the Garforth and Swillington ward in the City Council elections on Thursday 2nd May are Michael Bolton - The For Britain Movement, Mitchell Galdas – Liberal Democrats, Suzanne McCormack – Garforth and Swillington Independents, Mark Pratt – Labour and Linda Richards – Conservatives

12/04/2019 Arson Attack on Hayrick
Police are investigating an arson attack on a hayrick on Swillington Lane on 31st March. A group of youths were seen running away between 6pm and 6.30pm. Firefighters from Garforth, Killingbeck and Hunslet attended the scene. The police are appealing for witnesses

12/04/2019 Facecloth Puppies
Alan and Amanda Hartley from Kippax have been raising funds for Dogs for Good by creating toy puppies out of facecloths, buttons and bows. They have been selling the facecloth puppies for donations of around £2.50 and raised nearly £700 donated. They are now appealing for other local dog lovers to help them reach their target of £1,000 at uk.virginmoneygiving.com /BarkingMadLeeds . Dogs for Good trains dogs to help children and adults with all sorts of challenges

11/04/2019 Creative Site Given Green Light
A decision by planners to approve a large-scale extension to the film and TV production facility at a former RAF base near Tadcaster could create the region’s largest “park” for creative industries. Its owner, the Garforth-based developer Makin Enterprises, wants to build a “flagship HQ-style” building on the site and convert aircraft existing hangars into more space for film sets. They say the Church Fenton site could eventually support 1,800 permanent, skilled jobs in the creative and digital sector.

11/04/2019 GADS AGM
Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society’s AGM will take place at the Gaping Goose on 29th April at 7.30pm. Everyone is invited to come and air their ideas and views.

10/04/2019 Poetry Workshop
There will be a Poetry Workshop at Garforth Library on Friday 12th April from 2pm to 3pm. Join award winning singer-songwriter Tally Koren to learn how to write your entry for the National Schools Poetry Competition for Peace

10/04/2019 Scam Warning
North Yorkshire Police have received a number of reports from residents who have received a telephone call from someone claiming to be from Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The victim is told there is an outstanding tax bill against their name which must be paid immediately.. Often they will claim to have been to court and have instructed bailiffs to attend the victim’s home to settle the debt.

09/04/2019 Euphonium Player Wanted
Jubilee Brass in Garforth are looking for a euphonium player. Could it be you? They are anon-contesting band with a number of concerts booked and rehearse on Wednesday evenings. Interested? Ring Martyn on 07974 826684

09/04/2019 Kippax Council Election Candidates
The candidates for the Kippax and Methley ward in the City Council elections on Thursday 2nd May are Dylan Brown – Green Party, James Egan – Conservatives, Conrad Hart-Brooke – Liberal Democrats and Mirelle Midgley - Labour

08/04/2019 Aberford Café Craft Fair
Aberford Village Hall café is hosting a Craft Fair on Friday 12th April from 10am to 4pm. In addition to the usual food and drink there will be eight local crafters in residence

08/04/2019 GADS Present…
Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society is performing Nobody’s Perfect, a comedy by Simon Williams at the Welfare Hall from 10th to 13th April at 7.30pm. Tickets are only £7 on the door

07/04/2019 Miners Lose at Albion Sports
Garforth were disappointingly beaten 3-0 away to lowly Albion Sports in the NCE premier league. Albion Sports struck within 15 seconds set them on the way to victory.

07/04/2019 Social Crafts Session
On Monday 8th April from 1.30-2.30pm Garforth Social is having a Tour de Yorkshire crafting session at Garforth Library. Garforth Social is usually aimed at adults, but as it's the Easter break children can also enjoy some crafting fun. They will be making bunting, flags and sun catchers, which can either be taken home or left with the library to decorate their windows come Tour de Yorkshire weekend. No need to book, just turn up

06/04/2019 Five More Years
Access for disabled passengers at Garforth station is to be improved as part of a £300m Government Access for All package. The work will be completed by March 2024.

06/04/2019 Tour de Yorkshire Timetable
The men’s second stage of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire passes through Kippax at 1538 and through Garforth at 1543 on Friday 3rd May. The ladies race stage one follows the same route in the morning and passes through Kippax at 1005 and Garforth at 1011

05/04/2019 Chipper Theft
Around lunchtime on Monday 1st April a Timberwolfe chipper was stolen from a lay-by off the A162 near Sherburn. The chipper is orange and had Specrum Plant stickers on it when stolen. The manufacturers model number is 35A4JS209062. If you have any information about the theft call 101 quoting reference 12190058421

05/04/2019 Food Festival
A3 day food and drink festival will be held at Lotherton Hall from Saturday 4th May to Monday 6th May. There will be live music, a bar, a funfair and bouncy castle

04/04/2019 Local MP Quits Over Brexit
Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams has quit as junior Wales Office minister over the prime minister's decision to turn to Jeremy Corbyn to try to get a Brexit deal through Parliament, saying he believed the UK would have coped with a "managed no-deal".

04/04/2019 Wentworth Woodhouse
Sherburn Local History Society are holding a talk entitled The History of Wentworth Woodhouse with Trevor Moody at All Saints Church on Tuesday 16th April

03/04/2019 Miners Hit Five
Garforth Town entertained bottom of the table Harrogate Railway Athletic on Tuesday night it the Northern Counties East Premier League and ran out easy 5-0 winners

03/04/2019 Ladies Football Team
Sherburn White Rose FC is forming a new ladies football team and looking for players aged 16 and over to join. Training will start today, Wednesday 3rd April at 6.30pm at the Sherburn White Rose recreational ground. Everyone is welcome

02/04/2019 Football Skills Camp
Monk Fryston United Junior Football Club are hosting a football skills camp on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th April from 9am to 3pm. The event is open to 5 to 12 year olds and is £20 for one day or £35 for both days. Contact lufcfunday@ btinternet.com for more details

02/04/2019 Nobody’s Perfect
Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society presents Nobody’s Perfect, a comedy by Simon Williams at the Miner’s Welfare Hall from Wednesday 10th April to Saturday 13th April. At 7.30pm. Tickets are £6.50 with concessions for £5.50 available at the Library and SPT Uniforms. Tickets on the door are £7. Doors open at 6.45pm

01/04/2019 Residents Object to Kippax Travellers Proposal
Concern over plans for a traveller’s pitch in Kippax has attracted 770 letters of objection. The allotment on Sandgate Terrace in Kippax is subject to an application to provide space for one caravan, plus a dayroom, mobile home and parking space.

01/04/2019 A Creditable Draw
Garforth Town drew 0-0 at home to Handsworth Parramore on Saturday. There were no goals, but plenty of determination as Town held eighth-place Handsworth. It was a creditable result against a side that has had the better of the last seven meetings, and a point which takes the Miners up to 15th in the table.

31/03/2019 Wetherspoon’s Plan
Wetherspoons in Garforth have submitted a planning application to extend use of their street-front beer garden by 2 hours until midnight every day and to allow deliveries from 7am on Mondays to Fridays

31/03/2019 Birding for Beginners
A Birding for Beginners event takes place at RSPB St Aidans on Saturday 6th April from 9am till noon. It introduces people to the basics of birdwatching and identification and includes a bacon, sausage or egg bun and hot drink at the end. To book visit website eventbrite.co.uk

30/03/2019 New Cinema Opens in April
The Odeon Luxe complex at Thorpe Park will open on Friday 12th April. It will feature 10 screens, 971 seats and create 80 new jobs. Through to 31st May tickets will be £5 before 5pm on Monday to Friday and £10.50 at peak times with children from £7.50

30/03/2019 Music for All
Hundreds of Leeds residents took part in the UK’s recent annual Learn to Play Day event organised by the charity Music for All. People of all ages visited music venues, schools, and stores across the area, to try their hand at a new skill and take advantage of the free music lessons available. Participating venues included Garforth Brass Band at Garforth Miners Welfare Hall

29/03/2019 Call My Wine Bluff
South Milford Women’s Institute are holding a ladies’ Call My Wine Bluff at the WI Hall on Thursday 11th April at 7.30pm. Non=members pay £6 on the door, wine and nibbles included,

29/03/2019 Miners Try Again
Garforth Town’s washed out home league game against Bottesford will now be played on Tuesday 16th April at 7.45pm

28/03/2019 Free Health Checks
The Selby Parish Nurses offer free health checks at a Sherburn drop-in at the Old Girls School on Kirkgate every third Wednesday of the month from 10am-12noon. No appointment is necessary.

28/03/2019 Comedy Night
Monk Fryston Junior Football Club are holding a Comedy Night at the community centre on Saturday 30th March. Tickets are £20 with a complimentary Pie and Pea supper

27/03/2019 Views on Fire Service in North Yorkshire
Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner wants to hear your views on the proposed future priorities for the Fire Service. She is responsible for producing a Fire and Rescue Plan setting out the strategic vision, priorities and objectives for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service over the next two years and wants to make sure the priorities being proposed reflect what you expect from your fire and rescue service. Visit the survey at www.smartsurvey.co.uk /s/FireandRescue/

27/03/2019 Kippax Band Concert
Kippax Brass Band will be joining Norwegian group Manger Folkehogskule for a concert at the Salvation Army building in Booth Street Castleford on the evening of Saturday 6th April. Tickets are £5. Call 07976 480575 for more details.

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