So, who is up for a, ‘Chippy Tea’ tonight? Support our local ones, Hilltons, East Garforth, and Central Fisheries on Main Street.
On behalf of the Traders Association, I have been up and down Main Street this week, knocking on doors of shops and speaking to the people that either love me or loathe me; luckily there’s only a few that aren't sure about my enthusiasm – so I hear! You can't win em all. I've been chasing up to see who would like a Christmas tree on the outside of their shop. ‘What,’ I hear you shout, ‘But it’s only June’ but as you will appreciate, the 21 Christmas trees that have had the nod already, it takes time to quote, check each shop out and put up a bracket and waterproof cabling, it’s best to do it when the weather is on side. This is all thanks to your help in the Fiveraffle the Garforth traders held last year and the money raised as The Traders said is going back in the Street! Luckily I have also found a fabulous local electrician called Phillip Taylor from Newtech Integration Ltd who is helping us out with the electrics and brackets
A few more enquiries this week about new businesses coming on board, the delay sometimes is often due to the information they need to send me to put up on the website.
This week I put up a post as I have done before, about putting together a Garforth Community Choir. A local lady who is also keen to help and be involved inspired me to as the question again, thanks Maggie Hargreaves, I did and the response was huge. The Main Deal can help in lots of ways. With having a fair knowledge of places, local business and people, things like this can be achieved easier. The post asked if anyone was interested and 'by eck', it certainly showed you are. The post reached 7,000 timelines, which then gave me the green light to start looking further into it. So far, I have asked a couple of venues, thinking about days, and asking help from a people in the know of how to set up such a thing. So far, 19 people have put their names forward; it all has to start somewhere, and this has been a great start so far. I will keep you posted with how it progresses over the next few months.
Word on the Street
As you know, I try and keep my ear to the ground and spread my eyes wide open to see and hear if there is anything relevant going on, and as always, little things pop up during each week. However this maybe a big thing that pops up if all goes ahead
Brecks Farm have put planning permission in for 1 x 48 metre Wind Turbine which will be erected adjunct to the farm buildings, not too sure if this will affect anyone’s view; unless you live in the houses on Selby Road that face the farm!
Here is the information if you want to have a look at the plans https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage
I think a fair few comments have gone about a possible parking issue with Mr Wether and Mr Spoons proposals for 2 beer gardens and no parking facilities, hence it's still in as, planning consideration
My plaque is now up on a tub outside the Welfare Hall... Just glad that now I have donated to a barrel we’ll see more lovely flowers planted. #maketheplacepretty
If you want to hold conversations with people or find out about things locally, join Street Life, it’s quite good. You can chat online to local people and find out about things you may not know. It’s there to encourage people to make connections in their community. www.streetlife.com
I will be at the Garforth Gala this month on Sunday 28th June – you really must come and find my stall and say hello. I will be there with a tombola and all proceeds will be going to Globe not for Profit, you will also get chance to meet Louisa as she will be there helping me out on the stall.
Don’t forget, if you're a local business on Twitter come and join us for our second Garforth Live night on Tuesday 30th June at 8pm at The Bird in Hand in conjunction with Picturehouse Kitchen #burgertasting Please register if you want to come to this free event http://www.themaindeal.co.uk/garforth-hour.html
I have listened to the first premix version of the Jingle this week; it’s really starting to sound great. Thanks Daydreamer, Tim Manion
Next week, I will be starting a marketing and fun campaign to get the word out about The Main Deal – you’ll see it
This week we've had 21,909 hits to the website, it’s growing each week. You can help by telling friends and family to use The Main Deal first, for shopping. – keep it local and support your town.
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth 18 years ago; you may have seen me around ?