August 8th, 2022 

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08/08/2022 Car Stopped Following Complaints
North Yorkshire Police stopped a Volkswagen Golf occupied by men with dogs near Monk Fryston on the night of 2nd August following complaints from residents. The men and dogs were suspected to be hare-coursing in the area. Their details were taken and the men will be served warning letters as part of a staged process.

08/08/2022 Lady Footballers Wanted
Garforth Rangers Ladies Football Club are looking for lady players (16+ years old) of all abilities. Home matches and training take place at Ninevah Lane in Allerton Bywater. For more information email garforthrangersladies123

07/08/2022 Miners? Cup Exit
Garforth Town suffered an early exit from this year?s FA Cup losing 1-0 to visitors Pontefract Collieries. The visitors scored when they were awarded a dubious penalty in the 70th minute.

07/08/2022 Advance Beer Festival Tickets
Advance tickets for the Monk Fryston Community Association?s Beer Festival are available from the local Post Office for ?5 for the weekend. Tickets on the day will cost ?7.50. The event takes place on 16th and 17th September at the Community Centre.

06/08/2022 Fatal Collision Witness Appeal
North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a two-vehicle collision on the B1222 on Wednesday evening shortly after 6.30pm when a black Honda motorbike travelling towards Sherburn-in-Elmet collided with a silver Toyota Hilux 4x4 also travelling in the direction of Sherburn. The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in the collision. He was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly died shortly after. If you saw either vehicle beforehand or have dashcam footage please call 101, select option 2 and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team.

06/08/2022 Life Savers in Place
Kippax now has ten defibrillators scattered around the community at medical centres, sports facilities and community centres. Some were installed by Kippax Parish Council. Others were funded by local businesses and local parent groups.

05/08/2022 FA Cup Tie for Miners
Garforth Town take on Pontefract Collieries at home in the FA Cup extra preliminary round this Saturday 6th August. Kick off is 3pm. Admission is ?6 with concessions at ?3 and under 6s free.

05/08/2022 Most Expensive Streets in LS25
According to the Property Solvers website and HM Land Registry the cheapest street to buy a house in LS25 is Manor Garth in Ledsham, followed by Poole Lane in Burton Salmon and Main Street North in Aberford. Next in the list is Chapel Street, Hillam and Westfield Lane in South Milford

04/08/2022 Garforth Art Club Exhibition
Garforth Art Club will be exhibiting and selling pictures at the Stables, Lotherton Hall on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th August from 10am to 4pm

04/08/2022 Cheapest Streets in LS25
According to the Property Solvers website and HM Land Registry the cheapest street to buy a house in LS25 is Woodlands Court in Kippax. The cheapest street in Sherburn is Oak Terrace. In Micklefield it is West View and in Garforth it is Grangefield Court.

03/08/2022 Motorway Chaos Following Accident
Traffic was disrupted on the M1 northbound by a road traffic incident between junctions 45 and 46 on Monday afternoon. One lane was closed and traffic backed up all the way to junction 43.

03/08/2022 U3A Meeting
Garforth, Kippax and District U3A meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:30 pm at Garforth Working Men?s Club on Barleyhill Road, Garforth. The next meeting is today, 3rd August when guest speaker Tom Dixon will talk about ?Liquorice ? the history & origin of Pontefract Cakes? If you are retired or no longer working fulltime, new members are always welcome.

02/08/2022 Help the Beer Festival
Hillam and Monk Fryston Beer Festival takes place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September and they need help from the Thursday through to the Sunday morning building the marquees, serving food and drink, working on the front desk, or clearing away on the Sunday.

02/08/2022 Tigers Rugby Gala
Garforth Tigers Rugby Gala takes place on Glebelands on Saturday 3rd September from 10am. Apart from the rugby there will also be a beer tent, hot food, stalls, a bouncy castle and lots more.

01/08/2022 Auditions for Nativity
Kippax Amateur Operatic Society are holding kids auditions for Nativity! The Musical on Sunday 21st August at Castleford Civic. They are casting around 20 children who need to look between 9 and 11 years old. It doesn't matter if they've never been on stage before, they are searching for raw talent. Email for more details

01/08/2022 Car Boot Sale
The next Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary car boot sale is on Sunday 21th of August at Milford Plants in South Milford. Sellers are welcome to arrive from 8 am (?10) Buyers can arrive from 9 am (free entry)

31/07/2022 Breeze on Kippax Common
Breeze in the Park is coming to Kippax Common on 3rd August. There are two sessions during the day and tickets are 50p a session.

31/07/2022 The Duke
Cinema Evenings have returned to The Old Girls? School in Sherburn. They showed The Duke on Friday 29th July. Doors opened at 7pm film started at 7.30pm. Watch out for more films

30/07/2022 And They are Off
Garforth Town v Hemsworth kicked off the new NCEL season under the floodlights of the Bannister Prentice Stadium on Friday evening. The game ended level 2-2.

30/07/2022 Swillington Litter Pick
A group of children from Swillington Primary School will be out in the village on Sunday morning doing a litter pick.

29/07/2022 Cycling Tigers
Garforth Tigers ARLFC U12?s have completed a Cycle Challenge at Tesco, between them cycling a total of 85 kilometres. The lads are raising funds to take them to The Rhinos Challenge at Butlins next year as well as other tournaments, trips and for an away kit.

29/07/2022 Meet the Councillors
On Saturday 30th July the local labour council members for Kippax and Methley will have a stall at the Kippax Co-op, 10.00 to 11.30ish to speak to local people and pick up any issues that you want to raise

28/07/2022 Police Appeal for Accident Witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision in Kippax on Wednesday. Roads Policing Officers would like to speak to anyone who saw or has dashcam footage of the incident on Longdike Lane at about 11.05am when a Honda Jazz came off the road and drove into a hedge. Emergency services attended and the 86-year-old male driver was taken to hospital where he is described as being seriously ill.

28/07/2022 Enjoy the Big Band Sound
The Northern Swing Orchestra with Cherie Gears are performing at Swillington Sports and Social Club on Sunday 7th August. Tickets are ?7. Under 16?s are free.

27/07/2022 Police Respond to Incidents in Sherburn
There will be an enhanced police presence in Sherburn over the coming weeks following a number of reports regarding ?youths? acting in an anti-social manner in the village. If you have any information regarding these incidents contact the police via 101 quoting reference 12220127071

27/07/2022 Swim School
Bubbles Swim School Leeds have spaces available in September for Stage 3 / 10m swimmers on Thursday evenings at Garforth Holiday Inn. Please email info@bubblesswim for further details or to book a place.

26/07/2022 Disappointing End to Good Pre-season
The Miners ended their pre-season in defeat as they were deservedly beaten by Division 1 opponents Campion in the Yorkshire Trophy final.

26/07/2022 School of Dance
Caroline Atha School of Dance re opens on Monday 5th September. If you are interested in enrolling in September please contact Caroline on 07748015175. They have classes from 3 years to adults in Ballet, contemporary modern jazz, tap, freestyle,gymnastic dance and Boys street dance.

25/07/2022 Job Opportunities with Greene King
The Lord Gascoigne are looking for various positions to be filled - Part Time and Full time experienced Bar Tenders, part time cleaner, part time and full time chefs. They also offer apprenticeship programs. If interested please drop your CV into the pub

25/07/2022 Become a Police Officer
Ever fancied becoming a Police Officer for West Yorkshire Police? Recruitment is now open with a number of entry routes. The recruitment campaign is part of the national Uplift scheme which was introduced by the Government to increase officer numbers nationally by 20,000. Applications will close on Sunday 31st July

24/07/2022 Cornet Wanted for Gig
Kippax Band are in need of a front row cornet player for Sunday 31st July at Lotherton Hall, 2pm - 4pm. If you can help please contact Colin Moss on 07962 172699

24/07/2022 Food Bank Collection
The next food bank collection at St Marys Garforth is on Monday 25th July from 2-3pm.

23/07/2022 It?s Final
The Miners are through to the final of the Yorkshire Trophy after Charlie Marshall's second-half goal proved enough to see off Division 1 visitors Swallownest 1-0. Garforth Town face Division 1 side Campion who were emphatic winners of Group B. The Yorkshire Trophy final will be played at Liversedge FC today 23rd July. Kick-off is 3pm.

23/07/2022 Daddy Cool
Daddy Cool is appearing at The yard in Garforth on Sunday 24th July at 7pm

22/07/2022 Best Takeaway Win
The winner of best takeaway in the recent Leeds Loves Awards was Bangladeshi and Indian fusion takeaway Bengal Cottage in Micklefield.

22/07/2022 Time Team Talk
The Time Team are giving a talk on Romano-British and Iron Age settlements in the Vale of York on Tuesday 26th July at 7.30pm in the Community Centre at Monk Fryston

21/07/2022 Outstanding
Play Safe at the Pavilion nursery and pre-school in Hillam had an unannounced Ofsted inspection on 9th June and the report has judged them to be outstanding in all areas.

21/07/2022 Bar Manager Wanted
The Commercial Inn in Kippax are currently looking for a bar manager to work Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday full time. They must have experience working in a pub and be aged 25 and over. Please contact the commercial on 01132 871286 for more information

20/07/2022 Police Investigate Flasher
A man flashed a female horse rider in a wood near a North Yorkshire village on Sunday morning. The rider was taking her horse out for an early morning hack on Sunday July 17 to Bywater Wood, near Hillam. A man exposed himself to her near the entrance of the wood, which is a popular walking and horse-riding spot.

20/07/2022 Last Orders
The landlord of the Plough Inn in Burton Salmon is having a leaving party on 23rd July at 7pm with singing duo Tracy Morgan and Co providing the entertainment. Currently nobody is taking over the pub

19/07/2022 Bin Collection Advisory from Council
Leeds City Council has issued an important bin collection update amid the extreme weather conditions which has seen record breaking temperatures in Yorkshire. People across Leeds have been urged to put out their bins before 6am as collections will begin early to allow bin crews to work in lower temperatures. A spokesperson for the authority said collections will start at 6am and crews will not return to collect any bins put out after this time.

19/07/2022 Too Hot to Visit
Due to the extreme heat expected on Tuesday 19th July, all Visitor Centre facilities at both Fairburn Ings and St Aidan's sites (including the shop, caf? and toilets) will be closed all day to protect visitors, volunteers and staff. They will reopen 10am Wednesday

18/07/2022 Peace Flag Unveiling
The Garforth Peace Flag will be unveiled outside Garforth Academy on Sunday 31st July at 2pm. Then there will be a walk along the Peace Trail to the Garforth Peace Flame.

18/07/2022 Goodbye to Messy Church
Messy Church in Garforth held its last session on Sunday 10th July. It started in Garforth in October 2013.

17/07/2022 Running Scholarship for Jasmine
Former Garforth Academy student Jasmine Trott, who only took up racing during the 2020 cross country season, will be taking her talent across the pond to a university which competes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics. Kippax based Jasmine gained a D-1 scholarship and will be off to America in August.

17/07/2022 Car Wash Jamboree
First Oulton St Johns and Second Garforth Brownies are holding a car wash and tabletop sale at Rothwell Scout Hut on Sunday 24th July from 10am to 3pm for the World Scout Jamboree.

16/07/2022 Water Shocker
The Environment Agency has detailed the water companies? ?shocking? performance in 2021 and said company bosses should face jail for the worst pollution incidents. In February this year Yorkshire Water agreed to pay ?300,000 to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust after a sewage discharge led to pollution in Leeds in 2018. The company breached its environmental permit due to the unauthorised discharge from its Garforth Storm Tanks, which led to a pollution incident at Kippax Beck.

16/07/2022 Volunteers Wanted
The Prince of Wales Hospice shop in Kippax is looking for more volunteers. If you are interested, call in for more information

15/07/2022 A Hot Draw
Garforth Town and Horbury Town played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in their Yorkshire Trophy match at the Bannister Prentice Stadium on Tuesday evening.

15/07/2022 A Real Potato
Helen Reed from Aberford was stunned to discover her pack of cheese and onion crisps contained a rogue potato, which she said was ?soggy? and ?smelly. She contacted REAL crisps about the bizarre find, and as an apology they sent over a box containing a few bags featuring different flavours.

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