June 17th, 2019 

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17/06/2019 Golden Summer Fair
St Benedict’s School ‘Golden’ Summer Fair takes place on Sunday 7th July in the school grounds from 11am onwards. There will be stalls, refreshments, BBQ, entertainment and the chance to view archive photographs from the last 50 years.

17/06/2019 Garforth Lions Car Boot Sale
There will be a car boot sale on Glebelands field on Sunday 30th June ahead of the Garforth Lions Gala. The car boot sale runs from 8am to noon.

16/06/2019 Ready to Go Again
Garforth Town’s busy pre-season schedule kicks-off on Friday 5th July at Huntington Rovers. North West Counties League side Shelley awaits on Tuesday 9th July, followed by Ilkley Town four days later. The Miners visit last season's FA Cup opponents Northallerton Town on 13th July, before a "Harrogate double" sees them host Railway on the 19th, followed by a short journey to their neighbours Town on the 25th. The final match is at home to Nostell MW on the 27th, before the league season proper begins on Saturday 3rd August.

16/06/2019 Salon of the Year
The Chocolate Beauty Spa, at High Street, in Morley has been crowned the Yorkshire Evening Post Salon of the Year 2019 Shanda Wright, owner of the Chocolate Beauty Spa, said they were delighted to win the trophy. Shanda also has another salon in Garforth and is about to open a third elsewhere in the city. Jason’s Hair Salon, High Street, Kippax was one of the ten shortlisted candidates for the award.

15/06/2019 Kippax Teenager Skydives for Air Ambulance
Teenager Leah Bell from Kippax who lost her dad and brothers in a road traffic accident 10 years ago has celebrated their memory by taking part in a 10,000ft skydive, raising more than £1,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Leah was only seven-years-old when she and her family were involved in the collision, in which she sustained a number of severe injuries. She said “I did it to say a massive thank you to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for their efforts in trying to keep my dad and brothers with me.”

15/06/2019 Dick Whittington
Garforth Musical Society’s Christmas pantomime will be Dick Whittington. Performances will take place at the Miners Welfare Hall from Tuesday 3rd December to Saturday 7th December. The show start at 7.15pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are £8 and go on sale from 21st October at SPT Uniforms on Main Street

14/06/2019 That’s the Spirit
The Spirit of le Tour de Yorkshire award recognises an individual, community or business that fully embraced the essence of the Tour, and Paul Flintoft from Kippax is this year’s worthy recipient. Paul worked tirelessly to bring Kippax together ahead of the race and his butcher’s shop on the High Street became the nerve centre the village’s unbelievable support.

14/06/2019 Garforth Gala Stalls
There are gala stalls available for the Lions Garforth Gala on Sunday 30th June at Glebelands from noon. Commercial or charity rates apply. Contact Martin Egginton on mandmeggy@ btinternet.com for an application form

13/06/2019 Best Dressed Again
The winners of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire Best Dressed competition have been confirmed by race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire. For the second year in a row Kippax has won the Best Dressed Village award

12/06/2019 Girls Football Taster Session
Garforth Rangers are holding a taster session for Under 7 girls at Ash Lane Garforth on Saturday 15th June from 10am to 11am. Garforth Rangers have girls teams from Under 7s through to Under 15s and play in the West Riding Girls League

12/06/2019 Bloomin’ Well Done
Garforth in Bloom’s Summer Fair at the Miners Welfare Hall last Saturday has raised over £900 for their funds

11/06/2019 Arrest Scam Warning
North Yorkshire Police have seen a recent increase in residents being called by someone claiming to be from Law Enforcement or the HMRC claiming there is a warrant out for that person’s arrest. The caller will claim that unless an immediate payment is made, the person will be arrested and/or his house visited by court bailiffs and property removed. This is a scam. Do not respond to the caller’s demand for payment.

11/06/2019 Celebratory Concert
The VivaVox Choir presents a 5 Year Celebration Concert at Kippax Band Club on Sunday 7th July to celebrate 5 years of the VivaVox Choir. Tickets are £8 including supper. Call 07951 572163 for more information

10/06/2019 Kathryn Fielding BEM
Kathryn Fielding from Kippax has been given the BEM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her work in bringing sport to the lives of blind and partially-sighted people across Yorkshire. She has led the development of goalball across the UK supporting the 36 clubs that are running.

10/06/2019 Farm Break-Ins
Overnight on 5th June two farms in Barkston Ash, Selby noticed someone had been into their farm yards overnight. The first one noticed doors to the grain store were open and the other farm had locks broken to gain entry. Nothing is believed to have been stolen at this time. If you have any information please call 101 and quote reference no: NYP-06062019-0600 and NYP-080620190143

09/06/2019 Councillor Facing Official Complaints
Garforth and Swillington councillor Sarah Field is under investigation after transgender activists lodged complaints about a speech she gave during a meeting at Leeds Civic Hall, when chairing a session organised by women’s rights group Leeds Spinners. Leeds City Council say the complaints are being considered in line with their complaints procedure.

09/06/2019 Dementia Roadshow
An NHS dementia roadshow will be held at Kippax Community Centre from 10am to noon on Thursday 27th June. People are invited to come along and learn about dementia, how to seek a diagnosis and find support to live with the illness.

08/06/2019 Clip’n Climb
A planning application has been submitted to allow Clip’n Climb to open an international indoor climbing centre at East Side Retail Park off Aberford Road in Garforth. The shop unit involved is situated between the Sue Ryder shop and Home Bargains. This requires a change of usage class for the premises from A1 to D2

08/06/2019 Kennet Lane Housing Plan Dropped by Builder
An appeal by Redrow to the Planning Inspectorate regarding the Council’s decision preventing construction of 52 dwellings on vacant land off Kennet Lane, Garforth has been withdrawn by the builder and no further action will be taken on the Appeal.

07/06/2019 Courier Scam Warning
North Yorkshire Police have revealed that Courier Fraud is a common scam seen regularly in this area. The conmen say there has been fraudulent activity at the victims’ bank and the staff at the bank are involved. The victim is then asked to withdraw money to either keep it safe or assist the police with their investigation. A courier attends the victim’s home address to collect the money, bank card or goods the same day.

07/06/2019 Local Beer to Star at Leeds Festival
Garforth based Quirky Ales is one of 11 local breweries taking part in the Leeds Beer Festival. The event runs until Saturday at Leeds Becket Students Union

06/06/2019 Kidzone for Special Needs Kids
Kidzone in Garforth is running regular sessions for children with special education needs. The next ones will be on Wednesday 26th June and Wednesday 17th July from 3.30pm to 6pm. Admission is £2

06/06/2019 Charity Football Match
Leeds East Academy staff played against Garforth Academy staff in a charity football match. The score was 2-1 to Garforth and the event managed to raise £140

05/06/2019 Threat to Visiting Services
A fundraising campaign has been launched to raise £20,000 to avoid services for lonely and isolated older people being cut back or withdrawn. Sherburn Visiting Scheme has been helping people for 30 years, providing Meals on Wheels, shopping buses, transport to medical appointments, social afternoons, day trips and a memory cafe for people suffering from dementia. The long term future of these services has been put at risk following the total loss of funding support from North Yorkshire County Council.

05/06/2019 Macmillan Coffee Morning
There will be a Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning at the Garforth Welfare Hall on Saturday 22nd June. For more information call 07802 333472,

04/06/2019 Parish Council Vacancies
There are currently two vacancies on Micklefield Parish Council due to insufficient nominations at the recent election. If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, please write to the parish council and include a few details of why you would like to become a councillor. Deadline for written applications is Wednesday 19th June 2019

04/06/2019 Sherburn Camera Club
Club members meet on a Monday evenings at 8 pm at the All Saints Church Hall and every Thursday they travel to different places of interest. They have speakers attend on a Monday evening to talk about different aspects of photography and a number of competitions are held through-out the year. New members are always welcome and they provide help and advice covering all aspects of photography.

03/06/2019 Garforth Feastival
The third annual Garforth Feastival takes place on Saturday 13th July. The event showcases and celebrates great independent food and drink businesses in and around the area.

03/06/2019 Table Top Sale
There will be a table top sale at St Mary’s Church Hall Kippax on Saturday 8th June. If you want to book a table at £15 call 0113 2864768

02/06/2019 Free Yoga
Yoga for Health is running a free 6-week yoga course at Garforth Library, starting Thursday 13th June from 9.30 to10.30am. This course is great for newcomers to yoga as the instructor will take everything at a gentle pace. To book a place phone 0113 224 3291

02/06/2019 The History of Writing and Printing
Garforth Library will be hosting Rhian, the Collections Manager at Leeds Central Library on Monday 3rd June, from 1.30 to 2.30pm, for a wonderful talk about the history of writing and printing. For more information call 0113 3785005

01/06/2019 Rush Hour Rail Chaos
Thousands of passengers faced long delays and cancellations after all lines were closed at Leeds station on Thursday morning. All trains running to and from the busy station were suspended at around 7am after concerns were raised about a man who British Transport Police said was in 'a precarious position'. Some passengers were stuck on trains waiting outside the station for several hours. Lines were reopened shortly after 11am, after the man was brought to safety and detained under the Mental Health Act

01/06/2019 Allez Liz
Liz Ness, who used to be a primary teacher at Aberford Junior School, enjoys languages so much that she has launched weekly French lessons for fellow residents at Windsor Court care home in Wetherby. Now in her early seventies, Liz is passionate about French and studied it at college.

31/05/2019 Prickly Couple at Lotherton
Lotherton Hall’s Wildlife World attraction has taken possession of two African Crested Porcupines. They are thought to be a male and female pair. The porcupines have been joined at Wildlife World by a group of hyraxes, who have also newly arrived on the site. Hyraxes are a small breed of mammal found in Africa which is distantly related to elephants and manatees.

31/05/2019 Wedding Fair
The Holiday Inn Garforth is holding a wedding fair on Sunday 9th June from 11am to 3pm.

30/05/2019 Enjoy the Jubilee Band in the Park
Garforth Jubilee Band will be performing a free concert of brass band favourites from 2.30pm-4.30pm at West Park Fields on Sunday 2nd June as part of the International Concert Season. No booking is required

30/05/2019 NPT Drop In
There is a Neighbourhood Policing Team drop in at Kippax Library on Saturday 1st June from 11am to 11.45am. Come along and have your say about any neighbourhood concerns in Kippax.

29/05/2019 Police Up Patrols Near Local School
Police officers on motorcycles have been patrolling outside Great Preston Primary School following complaints about speeding cars, mobile phone misuse and bad parking near the school.

29/05/2019 Fisherman’s Friends
A Cinema Evening at the Old Girls School in Sherburn on Friday 12th July at 7pm is showing Fisherman’s Friends. Tickets go on sale from 11th June

28/05/2019 Operation Eyeball
A brand new fly tipping task force named Operation Eyeball has been formed to tackle fly tipping in rural parts of North Yorkshire and Selby. Bringing together North Yorkshire Police with landowners and district and unitary councils will allow the sharing of intelligence and information to tackle the crime. A key element will be planned and targeted enforcement action days.

28/05/2019 Garforth Refugee Group
To celebrate Refugee Week, Garforth Refugee Group are again organising a symbolic Walk of Solidarity with Refugees on Thursday 20 June, from Garforth to the city centre. Total distance 8 miles, leaving Garforth Methodist Church at 9:30am, finishing about 3pm at the Conversation Club in City Square. There are coffee and lunch stops on the way. Join us for all or part of the walk. Call Dot Read on 07946 368953 for more Details.

27/05/2019 Sherburn Volunteer Awards
This year’s Sherburn Community Volunteer Awards will be held at The Swan Public House from 630 to 8.30pm on Friday 19th July

27/05/2019 Mini Gala
Micklefield Mini Gala takes place at Churchville House Micklefield on Saturday 13th July from noon.

26/05/2019 Theft from Van
There was a theft from a Transit Van parked on Brambles Court, Hillam between 9pm on 23rd May and 0545am on 24th May. The offenders gained entry to the vehicle by drilling the locking system. Power Tools and Hand Tools were stolen from within. Please contact North Yorkshire Police with any information on 101

26/05/2019 Wellbeing Walks
RSPB Fairburn Ings marked Dementia Awareness Week by launching its new monthly Wellbeing Walks to connect more people with the Aire Valley. A similar programme has run at St Aidan’s since July 2018. The event is free and led by RSPB rangers. The event will take place on the second Thursday of the month. The St Aidan’s event takes place on the last Wednesday of each month

25/05/2019 Mental Wellbeing
On Tuesday 4th June Garforth Library will be starting a 7-week-long Mental Wellbeing Course with the organisation Humans Being. The course will be every Tuesday, 10.00-12.00, and will be a safe and supportive environment to talk about your problems. This course will tackle many issues, including stress, self-esteem, being true to yourself and setting goals, all with the aim of creating a more confident you. The course is entirely free but there are limited places, so if you'd like to join, phone 0113 224 3291

25/05/2019 Wartime Tea Dance
There is a 1940’s Tea Dance at the Old Girls School on Wednesday 5th June from 1pm to 3pm. Tickets are £2. Ring 01977 685178 for more details.

24/05/2019 For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow
During his year as Chairman of Selby District Council, Sherburn man David Buckle has helped raise £23,000 for charities and good causes including Peter Pan Nursery and Selby Abbey.

24/05/2019 Outdoor Yoga
An Outdoor Yoga class takes place at Bert's Barrow in Hillam on Saturday mornings throughout the summer from 08.15 to 09.00, come rain or shine (in the barn if it's raining!). It is £5 or £3 for under 16s.

23/05/2019 U3A AGM
Garforth, Kippax and District U3A group are holding their first annual general meeting at Garforth Workingmen’s Club on 5th June at 1.30pm. All full members are welcome to attend.

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