20/06/2021 Gala Cancelled due to Covid
Due to lockdown/Covid easing measures being delayed Garforth Lions have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Garforth Gala. Stallholders will be contacted regarding a refund of fees in due course.
20/06/2021 Wartime Weekend Concerts
This weekend is Wartime Weekend at Lotherton Hall and today there will be two wartime concerts with vocalist Miss Marina Mae. The events will be performed in the formal gardens at 11am and 2pm.
19/06/2021 Fine to Walk the Dog
Leeds City Council has launched a public consultation to revise a current Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), which currently bans dogs running free in several gardens and golf courses in the city. This includes the ornamental gardens at Lotherton Hall, Golden Acre Park, Horsforth Hall Park, Wharfe Meadows Park, Otley, The Hollies, Temple Newsam and Roundhay Park, where dog walkers must keep their pets on a lead or face a £100 fine.
19/06/2021 Jabs Now Available for All Adults
Leeds City Council is urging everyone eligible for a vaccine in Leeds to get their jab as soon as they can, with appointments now open to everyone over 18.
18/06/2021 Aldi is Looking
Budget supermarket Aldi has announced it is on the lookout for 20 new store locations across West Yorkshire. Its list of target locations includes Garforth and Thorpe Park. Aldi, which now has more than 900 stores across the UK, is looking for freehold town-centre or edge-of-centre sites suitable for development. It says each site should be around 1.5 acres and able to accommodate a 20,000 sq ft store with around 100 parking spaces.
18/06/2021 Car Boot Sale
The next Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary Club car boot sale will be held at Milford Plants (LS25 5BX) on Sunday 11th July 2021. Sellers can arrive from 8am, and it is £10. Buyers can arrive from 9am, and entry is free. For more information, contact Nigel on 01977 682021 or 07857 160596.
17/06/2021 Grant to Protect Remote Areas
North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has been awarded £429,986 from the Home Office. It will be used to protect individual homes and farms in parts of Selby close to the border with West, South and East Yorkshire, and also includes a focus on using ANPR cameras to deter and detect potential burglars. The areas covered will be Carlton, Camblesforth, Hirst Courtney, Birkin and Hillam with around 1,600 households and 50 farms and small holdings eligible to receive the targeted support.
17/06/2021 Fun Skills Night
Great Preston Cricket Club are delighted to announce Friday night fun skills is back starting 18th June, this is aimed at introducing kids to cricket and enjoying time with their friends aged 5-8, they have qualified coaches to run the sessions and the fun skill sessions are free. Call 07342052013 for more information
16/06/2021 Benefits of Solar Farm
The proposed Barnsdale solar energy park at Kippax approved by Leeds City Council last week will have the ability to generate enough electricity to meet the requirements of up to 12,000 homes, according to the developers. More than £800,000 of the revenues generated by Barnsdale will be directed into a community fund that will provide grants to support local community groups and voluntary organisations over its lifetime.
16/06/2021 Call to Think Again
Mark Dobson who in 2014 introduced the pilot for the Managed Approach, (which allows sex workers to operate in non-residential parts of Holbeck without fear of arrest), when he was the authority’s executive member for Safer Leeds, has welcomed the council’s decision to scrap the scheme and called for a model of “intense policing” to help stamp out kerb-crawlers in the area.
15/06/2021 Local Firefighters Tackle Factory Blaze
Firefighters from Killingbeck, Moortown, Garforth and Leeds tackled a blaze at an empty factory in Seacroft on Sunday morning. The fire broke out at Agfa Graphics, in Coal Road, Whinmoor, with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service called at 8.43am. The printing plate manufacturing site closed down last year.
15/06/2021 Celebration of Ministry
Revd Jonathan Brennan from St Mary’s Garforth will be ordained Priest on Saturday 26th June at 11am in Leeds Minster and will be presiding at his first services of Holy Communion on 27th June
14/06/2021 Jeff is Walking for Lloyd
Sky TV presenter Jeff Stelling will be doing his fourth charity walk for prostate cancer this year. He will dedicate the walk to Lloyd Pinder of South Milford who died of the disease last year aged 43. Lloyd joined Jeff on his very first walk back in 2016.
14/06/2021 Tayo Aluko in Concert
There will be a show at Lotherton Hall at 2pm on 16th June with Tayo Aluko featuring songs, poetry and prose. The performance will be outdoors in the walled garden and will have limited seating available.
13/06/2021 Solar Farm Approved
Leeds City Council ’s City Plans Panel approved plans put forward by Banks Renewables for a 40 megawatt capacity photovoltaic park, to cover 87.7 hectares – or 216 acres – of land on a site off Barnsdale Road in Allerton Bywater.
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