October 19th, 2021 


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19/10/2021 Bar Vacancies
Jigger and Jar on Main Street are looking for a couple of new part-time team members. Experience preferred, but full training will be provided. Must be over the age of 18 and able to work evenings and weekends. NMW to start plus tips. Please send your CV and a short covering email to Claire and Dan at hello@jiggerandjar.co.uk

19/10/2021 Monk Fryston PC Meeting
The next meeting of Monk Fryston Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 19th October at 8pm at the Community Centre. As always, this meeting is open to the public to observe.

18/10/2021 Mum Fined for Taking Son to Doctors
A single mum has been hit with a £60 fine after taking her son out of school for life-changing medical care. Tara Sharp flew nine-year-old Theo to Georgia, eastern Europe, for intensive treatment after he developed a number of persistent dangerous infections. Theo was taken out of Green Lane Primary Academy in Garforth for 14 days while the treatment took place in June and July. But the school maintains Tara should have waited for the holidays and handed her the £60 fine for unauthorised absence.

18/10/2021 Food Bank Collection
Donations of non-perishable food and toiletries may be dropped off at the St Maryís Garforth Church Car Park between 2pm and 3pm on Monday 18th October or left in the Box in The Rectory porch before then. The staff at the Food Bank are grateful for all the donations sent, as the need remains high.

17/10/2021 A Cup Full
Garforth Town hit eight past Glasshoughton in an 8-1 County Cup victory during the week. James Burgess hit 5 goals with Haas Gorji scoring two and one from Kevin Terheardt. This was the Miners biggest win in 23 years

17/10/2021 Walking Netball
Walking Netball is coming to Kippax Leisure Centre on Wednesdays from 4-5pm, starting on 20th October.

16/10/2021 PEP&CO on Main Street
Poundland stores, owners of the Fulton Food stores, are refurbishing three of them as standalone PEP&CO Clothing & Home stores. The three stores in question are in Garforth, Leeds, Westhoughton near Bolton and Crookes in Sheffield. Shoppers will be able to access amazing value family fashion as well as homeware items including kitchen and bathroom.

16/10/2021 Community Connections Cafť
Garforth NET (Neighbourhood Elders Team) are setting up community connections cafes including one in Kippax Methodists every Thursday from 10am to noon, for everyone to meet up and find out information on local services. The first session is on 14th October. There will also be an information day at Kippax Methodist Church on Thursday 2nd December from 10am to 2pm

15/10/2021 Examination Invigilator Vacancy
Garforth Academy is looking to appoint an Examination Invigilator to join their academy team in December 2021 on a casual basis for hours as and when required. Please contact the academy on 0113 212 7127 if you would like to discuss this role.

15/10/2021 Craft Fair
There is a Craft Fair at St Mary's Church, Kippax on Saturday,16th October 10.00am - 2.00pm. All proceeds in aid of elderly active residents of Kippax for trips and a Christmas party. Come along and support this event.

14/10/2021 Leading the Way in Covid Outbreak
Leeds recorded more than 3,000 new Covid cases in the week to 5th October. The area with the highest case rate is Kippax East, Micklefield and Allerton Bywater, with a staggering case rate of 1,054.2 per 100,000 people; followed closely by Garforth South, Swillington and Little Preston, with a rate of 967.5.

14/10/2021 St Aidanís Half Marathon
St Aidanís Trail Half Marathon takes place at RSPB St Aidan's Nature Park on Sunday 17th October from 10am to 2pm

13/10/2021 Man Attacked on Lines
A young man was mugged and robbed at knifepoint last Friday at around 10.30pm on the Lines near Garforth. The attacker was white, around 5ft 8/9, wearing a hood and white trainers. Anyone able to provide information on the attacker should contact the police.

13/10/2021 New Defibrillator
A new Defibrillator has been installed at Gibson Lane Community Centre.

12/10/2021 Rare Bird Spotted
Around 1,500 people have visited St Aidans Nature Reserve after an extremely rare Long-toed Stint, a bird which has strayed a long way from its normal range, was found on Friday. The Long-toed Stint breeds in Siberia during the Northern Hemisphere summer. There have only been three previously verified occurrences in the British Isles.

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Business News

 19/09/2016 Bengal Comes to Kippax
The grand opening of the Grand Bengal Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant and Takeaway takes place on 26th September at 18 Cross Hills Kippax. There are opening offers for dining in and takeaways. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol to the restaurant.A delivery service is available. Call 0113 2864012 for reservations and for takeaway orders.

14/09/2016 Bert's the Best
Hillam based greengrocer Bertís Barrow have been shortlisted for Best Independent Retailer in this yearís Yorkshire's Finest Taste Awards. The winner will be announced on 2nd November.

10/09/2016 Local Airportís Charter Flights Plan
The owners of the Leeds East Airport at Church Fenton, Tadcaster, have applied for an operator's licence by the Civil Aviation Authority. The airport plans to offer up to four flights a day to Cannes, Faro and Malaga from May 2017. Residents have raised concerns over aircraft noise and an increase in traffic congestion. A spokesman for the airport said there were no plans to introduce scheduled flights but the airfield would concentrate on a limited number of "VIP service" charter flights costing around £1,000 per person for a return ticket.

08/09/2016 Big Collection at Tesco
Tesco Garforth will be hosting a Big Collection on 16th and 17th September to raise funds for Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation

17/02/2013 Seventy New Jobs Come to Garforth
Home delivery company Expert Logistics has opened a new distribution centre in Garforth creating 70 new jobs. The Crewe based company, which delivers white goods, was assisted in finding a suitable site by Leeds City Councilís property location service.

31/01/2013 Big Win for Optare
Sherburn based bus manufacturer Optare has secured a £3.3 million order for 33 buses from transport giant Stagecoach. The vehicles will be delivered in 2013.

23/12/2012 Contract Win for Sherburn Bus Builder
Sherburn in Elmet bus builder Optare has won a £6.2 million contract to build 50 buses for Arriva. Unfortunately none of the new buses will come into service in this part of the country

11/12/2012 Chequers To Open on Sundays
The Chequers Inn at Ledsham is to open on Sundays for the first time in 180 years. The inn, which dates back to 1540 was banned from serving on Sunday by the lady of the manor after a lady returning from church was verbally abused by drunken farmhands. The landlord has tried to open on a Sunday in the past but the estate owners always refused. However the estate changed hands 5 years ago and the new owners have had a change of heart.

07/11/2012 Aagrah Aims for Curry Oscar
The Aagrah restaurant in Garforth is one of a hundred restaurants nationally that have been shortlisted for the 2012 British Curry Awards. The results will be announced at a dinner in London on 26th November. More than a quarter of a million nominations have been received from the public for nearly 4000 restaurants. These eateries have been narrowed down to the final one hundred qualifiers

16/09/2012 Award for Garforth Baker
Dumouchel Patisserie in Garforth has won the ADM Milling-sponsored Craft Business Award at the Baking Industry Awards held at the Park Lane Hilton in London

22/08/2012 LNT Place Major Communications Contract
Garforth based LNT has signed a 1.7 million pound three year deal with O2 to provide 1700 iPhones to its staff in order to improve communication with its workforce, particularly its care and construction workforces.

14/07/2012 Large Chinese Order for Ginetta Cars
Ginetta Cars have taken an order for fifty of their sports cars from a Chinese customer. This order will take up one sixth of the Garforth companyís annual production. The Chinese Olympic team and trade delegation officials have been based in Leeds in preparation for the Olympic Games

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