February 18th, 2019 

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18/02/2019 Cub Leader Required
1st Micklefield scouts require a Cub leader.to teach the young people of Micklefield skills for life, Full training will be given to the right candidate. If you are interested contact Richard Speight by email at gsl.micklefieldscouts @gmail.com

18/02/2019 Free Golf Taster Sessions
Scarthingwell Golf Club is holding regular Taster Golf Sessions throughout spring and summer for would-be golfers. No equipment is needed for the 2 hour free introductions to golf. For more information on times and dates call Pam on 07875 665587

17/02/2019 Miners Lose to Rangers
Garforth Town slipped to a second straight defeat at Hall Road Rangers by 2-0.Two first Half goals were enough to seal the win, as Garforth couldn't muster enough threat after the break to worry the home side.

17/02/2019 Ben and Barnett’s Bonkers Bingo
The next event organised by the Friends of Sherburn High School (FOSH) is Ben and Barnett's Bonkers Bingo on Friday 5th April. The doors and bar open at 7.30pm and bingo begins at 8.30pm. Tickets now available

16/02/2019 High Society
Garforth Musical Society’s next production is High Society at Garforth Welfare Hall from 14th to 18th May. The show features music and lyrics by Cole Porter and is based on the play ‘The Philadelphia Story’.

16/02/2019 Open Day at Old Girls School
The Old Girls School Community Centre is opening their doors for people to come and visit and have a look around on Saturday 23rd February from11:00am to 1:00pm. This is a great opportunity to come and have a look at all the different function rooms that are available.

15/02/2019 Micklefield Seniors Luncheon Club
The Churchville House Lunch Club for over 60’s takes place on Wednesdays from 11.30am to 1.30pm. A hot meal and pudding is provided for £4.50. The event is run by NET. Door to door transport can be arranged for a small fee. For more details call 0113 2874784

15/02/2019 Sportscars in the Park
There will be a Sportscars in the Park event at Lotherton Hall on Sunday 21st July from 9am to 4pm. Tickets for the event go on sale on 6th May.

14/02/2019 GMS Searching for Young Talent
Garforth Musical Society is stepping up its search for new talent. Officials are concerned about membership levels and want to recruit more people, particularly children, as most of the group are aged 40 plus now. Garforth Musical Society began just after the Second World War.

14/02/2019 GADS Spring Production
Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society’s Spring production will take place at the Miners Welfare Hall from 10th to 13th April at 7.30pm. The play is still to be decided.

13/02/2019 Plan for 290 Garforth Homes Approved
A planning application to build almost 300 houses on land south of the A63 Selby Road in Garforth that was originally thrown out by Leeds City Council has been approved on appeal by Government Inspectors.

13/02/2019 A Spring Concert
The Fairburn Singers are holding a Spring Concert in Selby Abbey on Saturday 6 April 2019. They are joining forces with Castleford Choral Society and the concert starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £10 and available from Selby Abbey Office, Terry Rowley on 07821603221 or Castleford Choral Secretary on 01977 731521.

12/02/2019 Ancestry Evening
The Old Girls School presents an Ancestry evening with Pam Trace. What a fun night this could be learning about your family history! The event takes place on Friday 22nd February at 7.00pm. Tickets are £3.00 which includes 1 drink, refreshments are available too.

12/02/2019 Public Meeting in Aberford
Heineken UK will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday 12th February at 8pm in Aberford village hall to provide information and answer questions regarding some abnormal loads that are due to come through Aberford in March/April 2019 (dates TBC). Free refreshments will be offered from the brewery and from the village hall cafe.

11/02/2019 Barbie’s Bake Off Success
Staff and residents of The Hollies Care Home in Garforth held their annual Bake Off to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Carer Barbie Keenoy won the competition with her Rolo Cake.

11/02/2019 Fifty Years of Fashion
Lotherton Hall fashion galleries mark their 50th birthday by presenting a very forward-looking display of local designers. The clothes and accessories of past Yorkshire folk, great and small, have been saved, collected, preserved to display to the public. This year marks Lotherton’s 50th anniversary as a public museum and illustrates the importance of the Fashion Galleries, with exhibits dating from the 1600s to the present day

10/02/2019 Ginetta Sponsor Young Cyclist
Garforth based Ginetta cars have sponsored talented cyclist, Billy Ladle, as he gears up for his first season in the under 10's youth series. Billy is one of the brightest young cycling talents in Yorkshire. Ginetta has an established relationship with cyclists after welcoming multi Olympic champion Chris Hoy and World Sprint Champion Jason Kenny to their motorsport family and are keen to encourage local youth talent.

10/02/2019 Miners Lose to Worksop 2-1
A first half penalty put Worksop Town in the driving seat, but a Dan Williams goal cancelled their lead out before the break. The Tigers restored their lead in the second half and ,despite a few close efforts from the Miners, held on for the win.

09/02/2019 Thefts from Vehicles
Between 1pm and 3pm on 6th February two vehicles were broken into whilst at a works compound in Hazlewood Castle. The first vehicle had the driver's window smashed and a blue coloured rucksack containing papers and a diary were stolen plus a grey tool. From the second vehicle an orange and white Stihl saw and a leaf blower were stolen. If you have any information please 101 and quote job numbers: NYP-06022019-0321 or NYP06022019 -0331.

09/02/2019 Play Area Approved
Plans for a play area have been approved at RSPB St Aidan’s Reserve. The Wild Play Zone will be built near the Visitor Centre

08/02/2019 Rail Strikes Suspended
Strikes on Northern rail have been suspended after a "major breakthrough" in a long-running dispute over plans to axe guards on trains. Members of the RMT have taken 47 days of industrial action over two years and were due to walk out on the next two Saturdays. The RMT said the company had now offered a guarantee of a conductor on all trains.

08/02/2019 Old and New Clothes Sale
There will be an old and new clothes sale at the Kippax Band Social Club on Friday 22nd February from 7pm to 9pm.

07/02/2019 GADS Quiz Night
Garforth Amateur Dramatic Society are holding a quiz night at the Miners Welfare Hall on Friday 8th March at 7.30pm. Entry is £4 per person and includes snacks

07/02/2019 Train Breakdown at Rush Hour
A broken down train caused delays to rail services between Leeds and York during Monday morning rush hour. The rail line was blocked and some services halted after the breakdown at Micklefield. Trains to York were disrupted till 10am as engineers worked on the fault

06/02/2019 Garforth Parking Charges Plan Scrapped
Leeds City Council has scrapped its controversial plans to introduce parking charges in local town centre car parks. It follows pressure from opposition councillors, who claimed introducing the charges would harm already-struggling businesses. Plans to see charging introduced at three car parks in Guiseley, Wetherby and Garforth had been included in the authority’s draft budget proposals, published late last year, and were expected to generate the authority an extra £200,000-a-year. But the council’s final budget proposals released yesterday show the charges are no longer part of the authority’s proposed final budget for 2019/20

06/02/2019 Aagrah Leads the Way for Beer
Cobra Beer is launching its blond IPA Malabar in award-winning Bradford-based restaurant chain Aagrah. It will be available from today in the Aagrah in Garforth. Mohammed Aslam, managing director of the Aagrah Group, said: “We are delighted Cobra chose to do the launch of Malabar with Aagrah.”

05/02/2019 Pest Free Garforth
Garforth and Swillington ward residents made the fewest number of calls, just 94 out of a total of 8,322, to Leeds City Council to deal with pests over the last two years. The biggest individual pests were rats

05/02/2019 Baa-rmy Call Out
Police officers from Garforth attended a call on Saturday morning to a home in Whinmoor where the garden had been invaded by sheep

04/02/2019 Celebration of Peace Flame
A celebration of the second anniversary of the Garforth Peace Flame will take place on Saturday 27th April at 2pm in the Miner’s Welfare Hall.

04/02/2019 Cancer Fundraiser
There is a fundraiser day for Breast Cancer Action at the Gaping Goose on Saturday 2nd March from noon to 4pm. Entry is free,

03/02/2019 Be a Tiger
Garforth Tigers Amateur Rugby League Club are looking to build on their existing U16s squad for 2019, New and experienced players from years 10 and 11 are welcome. Email tigers@ garforthtigers.com for more details.

03/02/2019 Day Off for Miners
Yesterday afternoons' NCEL game between Garforth Town and Harrogate Railway was called off after a pitch inspection due to a frozen pitch.

02/02/2019 European Tree of the Year
Nellie’s tree on the Fly Line has been nominated for European Tree of the Year. Voting takes place from 1st to 28th February 2019. The results will be announced at the Award Ceremony in Brussels on 19th March. The contest is organised by Environmental Partnership Association

02/02/2019 No Flies on Us
Latest figures reveal Leeds received a total of 8,322 service requests relating to pest control between January 2017 and December 2018. Worst area was Gipton and Harehills. Rats and insects made up the bulk of this wards pest problems, with 264 and 155 requests respectively. LS25 areas did not appear in the top 12 Affected List

01/02/2019 Charity Fundraiser Night
Sweet Peas Nursery and Monkey Maze are holding a night of laughter, music, food and drink in aid of Cancer Research UK on Friday 1st February at Monkey Maze on Ninelands Lane. The event runs from 7pm to 10pm and tickets are £10

01/02/2019 Monthly Coffee and Cake
South Milford Surgery is hosting a Coffee and Cake Morning at Churchville House, Micklefield on the first Tuesday of every month from 11.15am to 12.15pm, starting 5th February. It will be a place to meet and chat with a different health guest every month.

31/01/2019 Bus Strike Threat
The Unite union has announced it is preparing to ballot its 3,500 members at First West Yorkshire over possible industrial action following the dismissal of two of its senior representatives. A walkout by First staff in 2016 saw buses on 40 routes grind to a complete halt.

31/01/2019 Inspiring Taster for the Tigers
The Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s Sky Try taster session hosted by Garforth Tigers attracted ten new players to the Tigers’ under 7’s team.

30/01/2019 Main Street Accident Victim Named
Police have named a woman who died in a crash involving a reversing truck in Garforth as Kathleen Wilkinson, aged 71, from Garforth as they continue to appeal for information about the collision. She was fatally injured on an unnamed road between Main Street and Halliday Road when a Mercedes drop-side Scaffolding truck reversed out of the junction onto Main Street.

30/01/2019 Cyclist Hurt at Junction 47
A cyclist was airlifted to hospital with 'potentially life threatening injuries' after he collided with a white Ford Transit van at around 10.45am on Tuesday on the roundabout at the top of the northbound exit slip road at junction 47. Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 6100 Beecham on 101, quoting reference 13190052162

29/01/2019 Parking Plan for Garforth Station
A plan to increase parking capacity at Garforth station by around 100 vehicles be reconfiguring it and introducing a one way flow system is awaiting approval. The target is to start work on it around April.

29/01/2019 Good Result for Miners
Garforth earned a 1-1 share of the spoils thanks to another dogged performance away at Knaresborough Town, one of the promotion hopefuls. Sean Hunter stunned the home crowd with a smash and grab goal just before the break against the run of play. Ex-Town player Nick Black headed an equaliser in the second half

28/01/2019 Learning to Drone
North Yorkshire Police have recently got the capability to deploy drones in certain circumstances. To help officers keep up their training requirement they are looking for landowners that would be willing to allow access for officers to use their land within the York and Selby District. If you think this is something you could offer or require any further information please call 101 and ask for PCSO Caroline Saville 6239.

28/01/2019 A Gala Occasion
Garforth Lions are taking bookings for stalls at their annual gala which takes place at Glebelands on 30th June this year

27/01/2019 New Speed Limits for Micklefield
20mph Zone Notification signs have been posted on lampposts in Micklefield, "Lower speed limits are set to be introduced in more residential areas across Leeds as part of a city-wide programme to reduce road casualties.

27/01/2019 Tai Chi for Over 65’s
There will be Tai Chi classes for the Over 65’s every Wednesday at 12.30pm at The Old Girls School consisting of gentle physical exercise, stretching and mindfulness. The program starts on Wednesday 13th February. For more information please contact Sarah on 01977 685178

26/01/2019 Police Investigate Fatal Crash
A man has been released under investigation following the death of a 71 year old woman in a road traffic collision in Garforth. The woman was hit by a truck which was reversing out of a junction off Main Street

26/01/2019 Early Morning Traffic Chaos
There were three miles of queuing traffic on the A64 between the A659 and the A1(M) yesterday morning following an early morning accident that partially blocked the road. The road reopened around 7.45am.

25/01/2019 Micklefield School Consultation
A consultation on the permanent expansion of Micklefield Church of England Primary School runs from 28th January to 4th March. The proposal is to admit an additional 10 children into reception from September 2021, increasing the number of places from 20 to 30. As these places are filled and these children progress through the school, this would mean that eventually an additional 70 places would be available across all year groups. Community drop-in sessions will be running at the school on Monday 11th February from 8.40-9.20am and Wednesday 13th February from 5.30-7.30pm so that anyone who can go along, ask questions and share their views.

25/01/2019 Proms 2019
Proms at the Pavilion is back in 2019. The event will take place on Saturday 13th July at Hillam and Monk Fryston Cricket Club. More details will be announced in due course

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