June 28th, 2022 

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28/06/2022 Kippax Swimming Pool Problem
Contractors working hard to identify the issues with the pool at Kippax have concluded that existing iron pipework feeding water to the pool will have to be removed and replaced. They will commence the works on Monday 4th July and this is expected to take 6-8 weeks.

28/06/2022 Beer Festival Entertainment
Harkin’s Bike will be the headlining bike at the Monk Fryston and Hillam Beer Festival on Saturday 17th September. On the opening night, Friday 16th there will be an eighties disco. The organisers are appealing for volunteers for the Thursday set-up and help at the event itself.

27/06/2022 Billy Goes Indian
The famous R&B singer Billy Ocean visited the Grand Indian Lounge in Swillington on Saturday evening. He was in the city to perform at the Let’s Rock Retro Festival in Temple Newsam on Sunday.

27/06/2022 Join the Dance
Leeds Morris Men will be performing at the White Horse in Ledston at 8pm and 9pm on Thursday 30th June.

26/06/2022 Coffee Morning with Brownies
Second Garforth Brownies are holding a coffee morning at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 9th July from 10am till noon.

26/06/2022 Z Fest is Coming
Z Fest takes place at the Lord Gascoigne in Garforth on Saturday 16th July. Admission is free and the family fun runs from noon to 11pm. The event is in aid of the Team Daniel charity

25/06/2022 Mayor to Attend Peace Flag Exhibition
The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress will be coming along today to the Garforth Schools’ Peace Flag Exhibition at the Miners’ Welfare Hall. The event runs from 10am to noon.

25/06/2022 Ladies Rugby League
Garforth Tigers Ladies Open Age rugby invites players new and old to come along and give it a try. The first training session will be on Monday 4th July (7pm-8pm) at Glebelands Park, Ninelands Lane.

24/06/2022 Inquest into Peanut Allergy Death
James Atkinson, 23, died on July 10, 2020, after ordering a takeaway pizza via the Deliveroo app from a restaurant in Newcastle. He had a known nut allergy to peanuts and he suffered a severe allergic reaction. A full inquest into the tragedy is due to be held in October this year. Mr Atkinson, a software developer and rugby fan from the Garforth area of Leeds, moved to Newcastle to study computer science at university.

24/06/2022 Garforth Gala
Garforth and District Lions Gala takes place from 12pm to 4.30pm on Sunday 26th June at Glebelands Field in Garforth

23/06/2022 Free Summer Tennis Coaching Sessions
Kippax Parish Council funded tennis coaching sessions by accredited LTA coaches for 6-8 year olds and 9-16 year olds are available on Saturdays 30th July, 6th August and 13th August at Brigshaw Lane Recreation Ground. The lessons must be booked as the spaces go quickly

23/06/2022 Right of Way Repairs
A replacement bridge has been sourced but not yet fitted on the right of way path between Betteras Hill Road and Old Vicarage Lane in Hillam.

22/06/2022 U3A Meeting
Garforth, Kippax and District U3A are holding their July meeting on Wednesday 6th July at Garforth Working Men’s Club on Barleyhill Road. The meeting starts at 1.30pm. Come along and find out more.

22/06/2022 Flag Voting Day
Voting on the Garforth Schools’ Peace Flag takes place at the Miners Welfare Hall on Main Street on Saturday 25th June from 10am to noon. The art will be on display so show your support and vote for the six flags that will make up this representation of peace and unity. The flag will be dedicated to her Majesty the Queen

21/06/2022 Fifty Years and Counting
The beginning of July is the 50th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood Revd Nick Plant. To mark this milestone there will be a special service of celebration at St Mary the Virgin, Micklefield on Sunday July 3rd at 4pm. Nick will preside and the Right Revd Paul Ferguson (Bishop of Whitby) will preach. Afterwards there will be drinks and cake.

21/06/2022 Household Support Fund
Thousands of households in Leeds struggling to meet the rising cost of living are set to benefit from a £7.1million grant being distributed by Leeds City Council. The funding, received earlier this year from the Department for Work and Pensions Household Support Fund (HSF), is to be spent by September 2022 and will help hard-pressed local people meet the costs of food, keeping their home warm, paying essential utility bills and other essential living costs. The bulk of the funding will be used to support people in receipt of Council Tax Support. Eligible households will be informed directly through the relevant council services

20/06/2022 Peter Pan Outdoors
Illyria will be performing Peter Pan at South Milford Memorial Playing Fields on Saturday 25th June at 6:00pm. Please bring your own seating/rug, suitable clothing and a picnic. Doors open at 5pm and tickets are £8.50 to £12.50

20/06/2022 Foodbank Collection
The next foodbank collection at St Mary’s Garforth is on Monday 20th June between 2pm and 3pm. Donations may be left in The Rectory porch before then. The next collection after that will be Monday 11th July.

19/06/2022 Yorkshire Trophy
Garforth Town are taking part in a pre-season tournament, hosted by Brighouse Town. There are two groups, each consisting of four teams. Garforth are joined by Brighouse, Swallownest and Horbury in group A. Group B contains Yorkshire Amateur, Thackley, Campion and Albion Sports. The group winners will play off in the final at Brighouse on Saturday 23rd July

19/06/2022 Big Band Special
On Sunday 3rd July at 3:30pm, Swillington Miners Sports and Social Club will be hosting a Big Band Special focusing on the music of Sammy Nestico. Tickets are only £7, under 16's are free

18/06/2022 First Aid Lesson
M.R. Safety Training are delivering a free First Aid session in Sherburn for local residents. The session takes place on Thursday 23rd June, 6pm until 8pm at The Old Girls’ School Community Centre, Kirkgate, Sherburn. Contact 01977808510 to reserve a place.

18/06/2022 Bike Register Weekend
Don’t forget that Outer East Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Teams will be holding two bike registration events this weekend, at Garforth Police Station from 10am to 6pm on the 18th and from 10 till 1pm at St Aiden’s Nature Reserve on Sunday 19th June. Registering your bike means you could be reunited with it and the service is free

17/06/2022 Singing for Rob
The Viva Vox Choir will be performing an afternoon of uplifting songs of Joy and Inspiration from the world of pop and musical theatre at St Benedict's Church Hall in Garforth on Sunday 26th June from 3pm to 5pm in aid of the Rob Burrow MND Appeal. Tickets are just £5.00 including interval refreshments.

17/06/2022 Rotary Club Car Boot Sale
The next Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary car boot sale will be on Sunday 10th July at Milford Plants at South Milford. Sellers can arrive from 8 am (£10). Buyers can arrive from 9 am (free entry). For more information call 01977 620766.

16/06/2022 Starting in Garforth
A teacher from Whinmoor is planning to run the entire 62 miles of the Leeds Country Way in just one day. Lisa Hessey, 45, who is an avid runner, will start in Garforth on Saturday 18th June at 5am and hopes to end the run with a pint of Guinness as a reward for abstaining from alcohol whilst training.

16/06/2022 Bulky Items
Leeds City Council are reminding residents that the fees for bulky items collections were scrapped back in April, now it's free. (''five items per collection, a maximum of four collections per year'')

15/06/2022 Lions Car Boot Sale
Garforth Lions car boot sale at Glebelands on Sunday 26th June is £5 per car. No need to book, just turn up. Sellers can set up from 7am and buyers can enter from 8am. The gala starts at noon.

15/06/2022 Stepping Out at Lotherton Hall
Doncaster Ramblers assisted on a visit to Lotherton Hall for carers and some cared-for people as part of the Stepping Out Initiative,

14/06/2022 Outer East NPT Bike Register Events
Outer East Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Teams will be holding two Bike Register events this weekend, funded by the Outer East Community Committee. The events will take place as follows: Saturday 18th June 2022 from 10am to 2pm at Garforth Police Station and Sunday 19th June 2022 from 10am to 1pm at St Aiden’s Nature Reserve,

14/06/2022 Watercolour Demonstration
Julia Borodina will be giving a watercolour art demonstration at the Miners Welfare Hall in Barwick on Monday 27th June from 10am till noon. Admission is £3 including tea/coffee and biscuits

13/06/2022 Get Fishing Event
Kippax Park Fishery hosted a Get Fishing event on Sunday in association with the Angling Trust and in support of St Gemma’s Young People service.

13/06/2022 Girls Football Training
Monk Fryston United FC are hosting a 6 week girls football training course for 12 to 15 year olds on Wednesdays at 5.45pm. Admission fee is £3

12/06/2022 Miners Season Tickets on Sale
Garforth Town 2022/23 season tickets are now on sale (adults £85, concessions £40). A season ticket will gain you entry to all home league games for the 22/23 season. The current league proposal means that there should be 19 home games, which means an £85 adult ticket would give you a saving of £29 over the season. To order your ticket contact: Club Treasurer - Carol Bannister at carol@ bannisterprentice.co.uk

12/06/2022 Summer Concert
Kippax Band is performing a Summer Concert at St Mary’s Church, Kippax on Friday 1st July at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10. For tickets or more information call 07761033455 or 07789902666

11/06/2022 Speed Indicators for Kippax
Kippax Parish Council has agreed to fund two Speed Indicator Devices on Gibson Lane and Longdike Lane. These devices measure and display vehicle speed and either a smile or a frown.

11/06/2022 Garforth Gala
Garforth and District Lions Gala takes place at Glebelands on Sunday 26th June. It is preceded by a car boot sale which starts at 8am

10/06/2022 New Defibrillator Installed
A new Defibrillator, funded by Kippax Parish Council, has been installed in the new bus stop at the bottom of Butt Hill. West Yorkshire Combined Authority installed the cabinet free of charge.

10/06/2022 Kippax Band in Concert
Kippax Band’s June concert takes place on Sunday 12th June at 8pm at the Kippax Band Social Club at Mount Pleasant. The doors and the bar open at 7pm.

09/06/2022 Best Window
The Prince of Wales Hospice Charity shop won the Best Jubilee Window competition in Kippax. Their prize was a voucher, donated by the Co-op.

09/06/2022 Actors Required
Garforth Musical Society is looking for actors, dancers, singers, musicians and performers of all kinds to join them. They are holding their General Meeting followed by a sing through of the songs for the Pantomime on Tuesday 5th July at Garforth Methodist Church from 7.30pm. Their Pantomime this year will be Sleeping Beauty. If you would like any more information, please contact Chairperson Erin Ocsko on erin.ocsko@hotmail.co.uk

08/06/2022 Blooming Fair
Garforth in Bloom are holding a Summer Fair at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 11th June from 10am till noon. There will be cakes, crafts, and plants for sale plus a raffle and tombola. Tea and coffee are available. Garforth Art Club will have an exhibition and picture sale.

08/06/2022 NET Coffee Morning
NET is holding a Coffee Morning at the Elders Community Centre in Great Preston today, Wednesday 8th June from 10am to noon and then every Wednesday going forward. The cost is £2.50. For more information call 0113 2874784

07/06/2022 Cuppa for Carers
To support Carers Week 2022 Lotherton Hall would like to invite carers to join them for a cup of tea or coffee for free at Lotherton. Simply pop in to the Stables Café between 6—12 June and let the team know you are a carer. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy your brew.

07/06/2022 CFCS MBE
The team at Church Fenton Community Shop have been given a Queens Award for Voluntary Service. This is given by Her Majesty to volunteer run organisations up and down the UK and is the equivalent of an MBE

06/06/2022 Bus Strike
Bus passengers in York and Selby areas are being reminded to expect disruption to services starting today (6th June). Arriva Yorkshire says it has been informed that its Unite members are expected to strike from 2am on Monday (June 6) for an undisclosed period of time. The company says this means they will be unable to properly operate services across much of Yorkshire including York, Selby and Goole. The dispute is a result of Arriva offering a pay increase of 4.1 per cent.

06/06/2022 Bank Closures
Barclays Bank has announced it is to close two of its North Yorkshire branches, Ripon and Selby as part of a nationwide programme of 27 branch closures.

05/06/2022 Garforth Schools Peace Flag
Pupils from the six Garforth schools have been invited to create a flag to represent what peace and their school mean to them. One flag from each school will be selected to make up a unique representation of peace and unity between the schools. An exhibition of the flags and voting for the winners will take place at the Miners Welfare Hall on Saturday 25th June between 10.30am and noon.

05/06/2022 Kippax Christmas Lights
This year’s Kippax Christmas Lights switch on event will take place on Thursday 24th November

04/06/2022 Free On the Buses
On Sunday all bus journeys in Leeds will be free. Transport bosses hope the day of free travel will encourage more people back onto West Yorkshire’s buses. All operators of services are supporting the day.

04/06/2022 Kippax Scarecrow Festival
The Kippax scarecrow festival, hosted by Kippax Parish Council, is open to all residents of Kippax and runs from 3rd to 5th June. The theme is royalty. Scarecrows will be scattered around the village and in residents’ gardens

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