What a week - I'm starting to think I need to stop in at Pease and ask if they have any spare hands for sale! New members 2 here 3 to come, new campaigns, red tape organisation for the repair cafe, Feastival and our new jobs page has gone a little mad, with over 1,000 people searching the page and 8 job applications up on our page in the first week, it's proving to be a popular addition to our website. I've also been chasing to add a few more on over the next week; Teaching Position, Retail position, Lorry Drivers and bar staff - let's see if I can get them up and running so you get to see them too - keep looking at our 'Local Jobs' page above.
Our lovely new members this week are....
SmARTy Pants Art https://www.facebook.com/smartypantsart/ Kirsty has some wonderful classes and workshops, follow her pages and check her events, Click on our Link, Local Activities and find out all about the classes, the new ones coming up next term and the parties she can cater for.
Julia’s Cakes and Bakes https://www.facebook.com/juliascakesandbakes/ Julia is here in Garforth Creating some wonderful and tasty cakes and bakes, have a look at all her details under our category, Food to buy and Take Away - her gallery of pictures are fabulous, if only there was smellyvision.
We have some very talented and creative people in Garforth
NEWS - I see Reeds Rains have departed Main Street, I think, as we have quite a saturated market of Estate Agents in our small town, it is a very hard market to stay at the top, and some do better than others. But as always, I'm already pushing through potential new tenants for the space, that I think will be perfect for that spot #influencer Let's just hope the rates and rent are affordable!
A few links of all the things that are going on in and around Leeds too during February Half Term (copy and paste)
Information taken from bdaily.co.uk
Persimmon Homes gets greenlight for Garforth housing development on appeal
Housebuilder Persimmon Homes has been granted planning consent for a residential scheme in Leeds after appealing the council’s initial decision to reject the development. Planning and environment specialists from Leeds law firm Walker Morris secured the green light on behalf of Persimmon, paving the way for the creation of 290 homes in Garforth. The scheme, which includes the demolition of an existing dwelling on the site, will provide 15% affordable housing and new public open space. As part of the planning consent, Persimmon Homes will contribute towards improvements to local infrastructure, including bus stops and walkways.
Walker Morris partner Richard Sagar acted as an advocate for Persimmon Homes, while director Robert Moore provided legal and specialist strategic advice. Richard said: “We are delighted at the outcome of the appeal and that the Walker Morris team were able to secure planning permission for Persimmon Homes.
“This is the latest in a number of successful planning appeals we have recently achieved for our clients, having secured planning permission for 600 homes for Hallam Land Management last week.”
I’m so glad Walker Morris are celebrating what seems like another success, getting another (going to cause traffic chaos, non-affordable housing, making another town change completely with no schools or doctors provision) development, through appeal!
290 Houses on top of 241 - we once built lego attachments onto Garforth, now we're seeing Duplo pieces being linked on!
Well I'm signing off for a week. It is half term and I think my head needs a little rest, even though I'm officially out of the office; im never far away. Have a good break if you are going somewhere nice
Until 1st March..... have a great week.......
Meetings galore this week, with lots of existing and new members, also a lot of new enquiries this week too. We do get about.
Well the Feastival work has well and truly begun; it’s the 7.30am WhatsApp messages that determine we have started; as all 3 of us, Phil, Rebecca and I fit this round our day jobs and family life. We have some really exciting stalls already booked and paid. Date will be released very soon, so please follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Garfeast/ to keep updated, you can refresh your mind to last year’s event too www.garforthdeatival.co.uk How much fun it was and how great the weather was
Our Jobs page has gone live this week. So far there are 3 jobs up for applying for, 2 in Garforth and 1 in Kippax.
I am are also giving our local businesses a platform to advertise new jobs in their workplace, the whole idea to put local people in local jobs as the benefits are so great, https://www.themaindeal.co.uk/advertise-your-local-job.html
5 benefits in finding local people for local jobs:
I read Garforth Train Station Car park had a little disruption this week? Probably prepping for the extension ahead of April
A real shame to hear that Hot Heatz and Kool Treatz is up for sale - a quick sale for £25,000. real sad when a businesses doesn't work out as the owner is a really lovely guy and we've always had really nice food from there.
Right, a busy weekend ahead, a parent roadie tonight, and of course a proud parent, #thomboy has a two paid gigs with Sticks and Stones this weekend, one in Headingly at the Three Horse Shoes; i'm sure they will go down a storm with the local students. on Saturday, they have been invited back to Barnbow Social Club in Crossgates, to support a well known band, Big Mouth. It’s all fun and games, and much better than any Saturday job when I was 13!
Until next week……………… smile at people as you pass, you might make their day.
Winter has arrived, darn! But look at the positives, at least we’re not in Chicago, were it was minus 37 last night nor do we live in Michigan where the fifth largest lake in the world is frozen over, and it’s actually dangerous to talk outside! Imagine, if all of Garforth was silent….!
This week I held another Repair Café meeting in the Library – the lovely Clary from Leeds Repair Café came along and we sat and listened to how they have been running their group, over the past 3 years. They run it every 2 months on a Saturday and it's helped with lots of things. Not only fixing small appliances for example, but connected community, people also come to have a bite to eat, a natter and cuppa. This is mainly what I would like it our Repair Café to be, more than just a quick fix! I now have to go away and check on a few red tape issues, insurances and availability as well as looking to set up a separate, Facebook group to see if we can get you, the local community to come and be one of our volunteers. In order things happen, we need people to come together.
What’s coming up in the Half Term –
book on with our Local Youth services email@example.com - be quick as places get booked up
It’s getting close. As many of you will know, I have been nominated for 2 awards. To be nominated the third year in the row is awesome, but to win would be incredible, so if you think I deserve those voters, please click away
Wetherspoons have asked for extensions of times, on beer delivery and beer garden, waiting for approval.
You can take a look yourself at any plans that come in, just put in Garforth, and click on status, Current.
Don't get caught out - as of today Friday 1st February - The Car Park behind Lee's The Greengrocers, has been changed to 1 hour. - helpful landlord!
Have a great weekend and let's hope the snow is here to play, and then it can go away.
Until next week........................Be helpful to others
I hear Quirky calling
Pay Day Weekend for some........
Phew….. Yes I’ve been counting the days I can go and buy decent biscuits for my cup of tea rather than looking at crumbs and there is only so many jacket potatoes you have with leftover from the freezer! It also means, January is nearly at an end, here’s to a happy, February when we can look forward to reminding our loved ones, how much we do love them. Not many like Valentine’s Day, but I’m one of those people who like to celebrate everything; it’s about having fun with the good things – buy those chocolates, cakes, treats and have a go and cooking a nice meal. Time together is so important and if Valentine’s Day is one of those times to give us it, grab it with both hands.
We have added new members on this week, 3 lovely ladies from Estetica Permanent Cosmetics, these ladies are 3 individual specialists working out of the salon on Barley Hill Road. Go and see what they have on offer under our, ‘Make me Beautiful’ category https://www.themaindeal.co.uk/make-me-beautiful.html
I had a lovely meeting with Jo at The Station House on Monday; as well as lovely coffee and cake… my meetings can be so good. Jo has a fantastic community idea she wants to organise for July 2020 and we needed to meet up with the Station House Master and the owners of the building so see if we could get their support and permission to pull off, what could be a great event. Fingers crossed, it’s looking like a plan – keep following the blog to find out more as we moved forward with ideas in 2019.
Another great offer this week
LS25 and I are working even better together to bring you great deals - We are now able to offer members and followers a great offer on creating their own website and, hosting. Matt has worked with many of our local businesses, including Beauty and The Beard, Lasercharge, Raw Family Design and Dumouchel. See here, how he can help you, if you’re a small business wanting your own platform. This offer this is a great and affordable – working together with the right people to give you more - https://www.ls25webdesign.co.uk/the-main-deal.html
Sad to hear confirmation from the owner that the lovely shop, Sugarcraft supplies will be leaving their premises at the end of February – I shop I know I will miss. Good luck to Susan and her team in whatever they do next. I’m already hearing another business is interested in the property.
If you can help, come to our next meeting on Monday as we will have Clary from Leeds repair Café popping in to answer some questions about and the ways we could run this in our library.
Speaking with the people in the know this week, Garforth Train Station will soon be undergoing some works to increase the car parking capacity to just under 100 more spaces, works will start at the end of April 2019 for a course of 4- 6 months and will not impact the train station platform. There is more works schedule for lighting, access and CCTV but this is still needs final approval. In the meantime, please be assured the rumours about a larger station being built and one shut down, is definitely not something that is happening
A very sad day this week when a poor lady lost her life. As in most small towns there is always lots of speculation about the details of the accident, please do not put anything up on social media to discuss, as it would not be nice for the grieving members of her family or friends but also the driver of the lorry. - Just think about the details we don't know.
I’m off out tomorrow evening to help celebrate our best man’s 50th Birthday; how do I have friend who is 50? Time, please stop.
Until next week…………… Help each other
Not a Fan, I’m Full, Fat, Fed up and Financially miserable. I think it’s how most people feel in January, and now the weather is set to change! I’m quite a positive person, but in the cold, dark mornings of January it’s very difficult to want to get up and find your sixth F, FITNESS. Once upon a time I used to go skiing; this was BC, (before children)
Meanwhile, I will just have to keep looking at the January Sales and wishing I had money left.
Mentioning the word fitness, that’s twice in 2 blogs; it must be January. Kirsty from KW Personal Training is offering an exclusive Main Deal offer for her 8 Week Challenge, weight loss programme and/or a block of personal training sessions. If you quote: TMDKW you get 5% off, be quick, it only lasts until 31st January.
All is not so, miserable...... I’ve had some great meetings this week
Our first Feastival meeting was held this week, yes with a Gin! Lots of possibilities as usual, pulling things apart from last year and then putting them back together this year. We’re hoping to expand on what we did last year, so keep your ears to the ground for what’s coming up – Bt for now Put it in your diary, Saturday 13th July.
I met with Helen from The Jigsaw Tree today at Cielo. Helen provides Parent Support Groups and is based in our community. She supports families of children on the Autism Spectrum (both pre and post diagnosis) She offers support and friendship, advice and strategies, as she is a qualified and very experienced, Autism Support Worker and Chairperson of The Jigsaw Tree.
Helen has lots of great plans and one of them is to get local businesses behind her campaign to make shopping in Garforth, Autism friendly. We have some plans of how to do that, so watch this space for more details to follow
You can find out more about the sessions she run locally in Garforth Library and Kid Zone here in Garforth find out more here http://thejigsawtree.org/support-groups
The Main Deal and how it works
Lots of people ask me if this is my full time job, yes! Lots of people ask how it works.
If you click on our Contact Me link above, you will see how I work and affordable I make it. Prices have stayed the same for the 5 years I have been running The Main Deal, it’s all about helping.
It seems there is a little fight going on between Counsellors and MP’s – "No, really,” I hear you say. It goes on locally too! One council is wanting to implement Car parking Charges to Garforth and other local towns and our local Counsellor is, and rightly so, trying to kick that idea away. Bringing Car parking charges to any town can cause a massive decline in footfall. I have read about it and, have seen it first hand in Denbigh, North Wales where my husband grew up. They built out of town shopping areas and then implemented car parking charges on the high street to the shops that were left. Over time; and I saw this happen over a 12 month period in Denbigh, People just stopped shopping locally, because choice and variety had left and people were not prepared to pay £1 an hour to shop with what was left. I will keep you up to date with what news comes in over our local counsellors objections; I got my objection in too some weeks ago to add some weight; not sure if it will help! People who tend to make decisions on towns truly haven’t got a clue; because they don’t live here.
Mark Dobson States
“Coun Mark Dobson (Ind), who represents Garforth, one of the areas which would be affected by the new charges, said: "Rarely to we touch on the practicalities of what a proposal will do in practice. "In Garforth this will be an imposition too far."
More details here https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/transport/row-erupts-over-plans-to-introduce-parking-charges-in-town-centres-around-leeds-1-9542265?fbclid=IwAR26Mm8rU1bi193M52bFcnglbOYlUDhacZkXsCuT0hBv2giyuP9zPg-_Y_E
Until next week…. Let’s hope the white stuff stays over to the North West.
Happy New Year. Put your hands up if you have written 2018 and scribbled it out; It takes a few week to get used to a new year : )
I hope you all had a great break,, if for some, it may have only been Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Time spent with family and friends is precious; unless you have your mother in law with you for a week! Only kidding, she’s lovely in every way.
I was hosting all over the holidays, it's not too bad when you have great ingredients to cook with. We had very a succulent Turkey from Firths that lasted several meals, and a gammon I cooked for our New Year ’s Eve party, with added spices and herbs, cooked in the slow cooker to make splendid sandwiches to help with the alcohol, saying that I rarely drank over the holidays; I’m just as surprised as you! There was plenty on offer including good gin and good wine, as well as the compulsory bottle of Baileys and Prosescco, but it just wasn't flowing; maybe the delay will be at the end of January!
As we’re now in January, some of you may now be wanting to make changes for your own health; not necessarily how many cheeses and biscuits you can offload, but a general feeling of fitness and well being. We have so much on offer locally, joining our Choir on Wednesday evenings at Garforth Academy, its fabulous for mental health. Joining one of our Knit and Natter groups, one in the Library and one in Cielo, or going along to Nic Baker's crafting session she holds locally, getting your creative juices going. Try dancing, it's not only great for the body, but also, great for the mind, give Zumba a go or perhaps adult ballet and tap classes with Caroline Atha School of Dance. There is also a tea dance that is held every Tuesday afternoon at The Welfare Hall. And we also have a ladies Gym with some great offers for newbies and our local personal trainers to set your own goals. It could even be something like looking after your hair, skin or teeth this year, or getting help with slimming. We have it all here in Garforth, just click on search at the top and find out where you can join. Or ask me more firstname.lastname@example.org
The Main Deal at 5
This week I celebrated 5 years in business, it's thanks to you, I've reached a bit of a goal!
FREE TRIAL SESSIONS EVERY FRIDAY IN JANUARY at St Mary's Church Hall, Garforth
The Helen O'Grady Drama Academy invites you to join them for an hour of fun-filled drama - including a short play!
Classes suitable for children aged 5 - 17 (not all in the same group!)
Friday 4pm - 5pm Lower Primary (aged 5 to school Year 3)
Friday 5pm - 6pm Upper Primary (School Years 4 - 6)
Friday 6pm - 7pm Youth Theatre (School Years 7 and over)
Please contact Caryn Walton-Binns to book on
email@example.com or 01904 492 998
Back to it......
I will be attending a lot of meetings over the next few weeks, one with the library with a follow up meeting about the Repair Cafe. We also have a meeting on Monday 28th January at 5.45pm and Clary from Leeds Repair Cafe is coming over to give us some hints and tips about how we go about getting this off the ground - this is an open meeting so if you couldn't make the one last year, please do come along and volunteer your time or advice.
I'm going to be talking to Helen from The Jigsaw Tree. Jigsaw Tree is an online community and resource for everyone involved with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC’s). Helen has some great ideas and we're going to see if we can implement them into our town.
I will also be involved with the first Feastival Meeting which will be happening in the next week or so, more great things to come #watchthsispace
And a couple of review meetings with my lovely members to see how they have been getting on in their initial 3 month membership.
As of the 1st February, the car park behind the parade of shops on Main Street will be decreasing its parking times from 1.5 hours to 1 hour. The landlord feels this will help with shoppers and workers to make a quicker turnaround in order to help with parking!
In my opinion, this is only going to make people park elsewhere, ie. Residential areas. 1.5 hours were plenty and I always got a parking space, no problem, as the time was adequate. However, decreasing this time will have an impact on how long people spend on Main Street, which is the worry. The only positive is, it’s still free. I have always found these landlords to be very short sighted when it comes to Garforth, people who don’t live in Garforth make decisions that don’t ever suit the people that do. If you look at these parade of shops alone, we only have Lee left at The Greengrocers as the only independent on the first floor. #eyestotheceiling
Keep an eye out on Sticks and Stones' Facebook page, they are playing locally in Swillington and Kippax over the next few months https://www.facebook.com/GARFUFF/
Until next week.... Be kind
Happy Christmas Jumper Day, I hope you have had yours on and wore it with pride, like Enhance Dental did today #staffjumpers .
The end of 2018
So this is my last blog of the year! Where has this year gone? 2018 has been the fastest year ever; I’m sure I say this ever year. It’s certainly been the hottest and the coldest and as we’re forecast snow for tomorrow, will it be setting the president for another really annoying and cold winter? I don’t mind hibernation for a little bit, but many of you will know. I’m not very good at keeping still for too long. Let’s hope it’s a one off; it's allowed can snow on Christmas Day.
I have been involved in so much again this year, The Main Deal is always a great platform to make things happen, getting businesses and people connected, has never been so important. As we ‘May’ see a difficult future with businesses next year, we need, now more than ever to put all our efforts into making the businesses we love and know, supported, we really need to keep up the footfall and not just on, Main Street as we are seeing more new businesses starting up at home, and on the corners of the street we live. I personally think we will see a revival in new industries, perhaps big businesses starting up in the UK and supporting each other more; this can’t be a bad thing. So if you make any new year’s resolutions for 2019, try to make sure you look at supporting local, first!
GREAT NEWS - It's been a great week for The Main Deal
It’s happened again, I’m so very grateful and overwhelmed, the third year running, to be nominated for Business Woman of the Year and Independent Business of the Year 2019. WOW And it’s not just me, You can also vote for our two fabulous local inspirational individuals and Fundraisers of the year. Andy Daw and Helen Smith, as you are only allowed one vote per category, you can certainly give them a vote each
Vote your Garforth Winners https://www.yorkshirechoiceawards.co.uk/votehere
Great to see a huge article in Wednesday nights Yorkshire Evening Post – well done Pam and James writing this fabulous article about how our choir got off the ground. Thanks for adding Me and The Main Deal in there : )
What’s on – over the holidays?
So a post was put up on our local Councillors page about the proposal to have Barley hill Car Park (behind La Bella Vita) into a paid car park. There are no details of charges or when/if. But it will certainly need your objection should you not wish for this go ahead. So please send an email to Mark or Sarah with your thoughts and it will help them build a case for it to be kicked out of planning.
Mark.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
This is what I emailed them;
As an independent business of nearly 5 years helping to market, promote and protect our local independents here on Main Street and Garforth, A chargeable car park is without a doubt, one of the worst proposals for our town, for it to even to be suggested, no matter how much it would cost, has little to no thought about the impact.
As we now have an out of town complex with Lidl, Home Bargain and The Fly Line and another space to be filled, we now need, more than ever, to keep footfall and interest on our Main Street. I completely object the idea of this going ahead. I know more than most that our local businesses can not afford for less, footfall. Before Lidl came, Tesco took 27% out of 1,000 shoppers to their store and our high street 11%, a giant store such as Tesco's are not affected too much by a cut in footfall if people chose alternatives. However should our High Street loose just even 1% this would have a major impact. I have worked hard with our community and businesses making it better connected, and this has helped with keeping little to no premises empty for long. To give our town a future, we need more parking not charges.
LCC should work with companies like The Main Deal, we who have helped local business survive and thrive, and without money from the local council. We work hard to help save our high streets and without us, high streets would have died a long time ago as well as the local economy.
So make sure you really do have your say
As it’s officially the week leading up to Christmas, my head is well and truly buried in a box of chocolates, when you have finished with these plastic tubs, here’s a few hints and tips as to what you can do with them afterwards. http://myzerowaste.com/2014/10/reuse-ideas-quality-street-tub/?fbclid=IwAR0JFnsdk9zB-G_rqMPdSqFzohb814uQcBdsN3f9D82tBl5yavZ9KcUTRUA
At Christmas, not everyone is lucky enough to be off over the holidays, so in the words of Russell Howard, let’s give our fabulous NHS workers, a silent night. Turn it up and hear what he has to say #manaftermyownheart
Until next Year…… #uselocalfirst
News just in this morning that Tour De Yorkshire will be making it's way through Kippax, Garforth and Barwick in Elmet again - Friday 3rd May 2019.
I’ve had worse weeks!
With Rebecca from the Gin Shack helping taste her new Christmas Cracker Gin which will be at Quirky from Tonight. - It's hard life helping give feedback!
I also bought some of Rebecca’s House pour for Christmas presents; they are such lucky people - Check all the details on her website https://www.ginshack.co.uk/ #buylocal
New member Nichols Fisher Dental practise on Wakefield Road. One of our lovely independent dentists coming to join us https://www.nicholsandfisher.com/ - You will see on their website how long staff have been working together, some 25 years, I think this says a lot about a company.
Wednesday 12th December - Buy a copy of the Yorkshire Evening Post on Wednesday as inside the Community section page, you will be able to read a great article about how the Garforth Community Choir started. The lovely Pam Dolan are community enthusiast and organiser withing the choir has written a fabulous piece, there's also a little Main Deal plug in there too!
Coming to Garforth is a Pilates and Barre studio opening up on Main Street with Claire Wray and a new Beauticians will be taking over the old Te-Amo premises on Fairburn Drive, hoping third time lucky for this beauticians, they will have to be really good in a very strong hair and beauty market we have here in Garforth
All the links for the new Garforth bus service, starting on Sunday:
I’m looking forward to our Zumba Christmas night out tomorrow evening, locally of course, at 450 degrees - You’ll hear us I’m sure. laughing is good for a healthy heart and a healthy mind!
Today my voice has decided to get lost; much to the happiness of family and friends
Until next week #shoplocal this Christmas. Even Visa and American Express are behind them !
What a great night Garforth Lights was, lots of things going on, the Christmas Market was really great, even the weather was on side for once. All the stage performers were also fabulous, especially the people dressed in costumes. I thought the parade to the stage was very sweet with many of our local clubs and causes.
Most of the young adults were very well behaved, just one group that stood out, the ones standing outside Bargain Booze passing round a bottle of white wine and smoking; maybe they should have stood on the stage, as being so blatantly under age and drinking actually outside the off license wasn’t risque enough! Come on, I’m 44 but not old enough to forget I was a teenager and drank under age, I can’t even say my parents were sophisticated enough and had me drinking a good class of Port at the dinner table; but I was 16 and drank away from people. Don’t forget, Garforth is so very, very, very town! I think the passing policeman soon got wind of their cheeky behaviour and put a stop to it; I mean, where else are you going to hide a massive bottle of white wine, Echo too…. not a bottle of Lambrini in site!
20th July 2019
GFest announces next year’s Festival along with the headline Act, Bulsara and his Queenies – We really do need Sticks and Stones and Luke Flear on that stage too – well they are beginning to get the most well-known bands, locally? Luke played on the stage on Friday and then had another gig in Selby – he’s so popular. Sticks and Stones played a fabulous gig outside Wetherspoons and were really well received by many, especially the landlord. – So maybe a little message to GFest to get these two local bands on the main stage at G fest would be good?! Go on, tap, tap…
.Early bird tickets will be on sale from the St Gemma's shop on Main Street Garforth this Saturday 1st December at the same price as last year.
Family £25 (2 Adults, 2 Children)
This week we saw Garforth and District Lions bracing the rubbish weather as Santa started his rounds wishing all the community children a merry Christmas
In case you haven’t seen it, here is the schedule right up to the 23rd December (my road )
Please dig deep and donate what you can, it all makes it happen again next year – Volunteers out in Force
Commitment to spending locally - I'll just leave this here for you to read
It's officially the Start of Christmas tomorrow - 1st December is upon us. Therefore we will see many trees being bought
You can buy yours locally at;
Willow Park Farm (next to Garforth Golf Range)
The Greengrocers - They're not getting a lot in, so please order with them directly
Neils The Greengrocers
Garforth Garden Centre
Berts Barrow - Hillam
Until next week - Happy hanging your baubles
I hope the weather stays warm and dry for this year's Christmas Light Switch on which starts of with the Christmas market stalls opening from 5pm, Procession at 6pm. Lights switch on at 7pm with lots of great things going on in between - be there and support local as few of our fab businesses will be staying open later to welcome you.
This week started with a meeting at the library to get ideas from people within the community about how we can start my idea of a Repair Café. We had 3 volunteers who came along and gave some fabulous ideas and offered their skills. We are now in touch with Leeds Repair Café and they will be coming along to another meeting I will be planning in January to get some more interest and to move things forward. We will also be contacted the local Garforth and Kippax Group U3A to see if we could get them also involved. – If you know of anybody who would like to share their skills, please let me know. It's all about passing on knowledge too.
I have been to see Nichols Fisher Dentists this week, a possible new client coming on board next week – It’s important we show you, the community what is on offer locally and what choices and options you have. With all our Dentists, you will be amazed what treatments are now on offer, as some treatments don’t even involve teeth!
Today I have been with Tony Clough our local First Aid Trainer for a day of First Aid and a little bit of videoing and taking photographs so people can get an idea of what he does in his sessions – film to follow
Congratulations to all the Christmas Window Winners
First Prize - Pride and Produce
Second Prize - The Urban Pet Store
Third Prize - CA Hair Design
If you normally follow the blog you will know I was never in favour of this coming to Garforth as it creates a destination for people to go, and may detract from the High Street, especially good old, 100 year old businesses like Pease. However, there is one good thing it has brought, 40 new jobs, I only hope most of these are given to local people
Have you ever wondered how The Main Deal works? https://www.themaindeal.co.uk/contact-me.html we are here to help give businesses a platform with very little cost but lots of help and enthusiasm for them to be seen in one place where everyone looks
Enjoy this evening, and it's thanks to the Christmas Committee that it will be another great Lights Switch on, with a band and whoop; yes fireworks are back. Look out for Sticks and Stones playing outside Wetherspoons between
Until next week....
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth 20 years ago; you may have seen me around ?