Big Load Of Garforth will be back on Friday 2nd September -
Good Luck to Quirky Ales on Ash Lane opening their new TAP ROOM on Saturday 20th August - go check out their website to find out more details
Again, we're moving in the right direction Garforth
Keep using local first and more of what you want will come
Today has been glorious, let's hope it's the start of this so called, 'spanish plume' that's supposedly going to send temperatures, soaring our way, over the next 2 weeks...... #bringmesunshine
A great night was had by all at CA Hair Design's open even last Saturday. Great company, lovely food care of Freshly Made, which is great if you're getting your hair done, you can get your lunch or a snack their too. Lots of bubbles in glasses being passed around; perhaps a few too many for my little head ; )
So, it looks like Wetherpsoons have finally been granted planning permission, a lot of you have been waiting patiently, and some not so patiently..... for news as to when it's going to start, well it's a foot in the door for it to move in the right direction. To be honest, I'm not a massive Wetherspoons fan, but I' hoping it will bring the right footfall to Main Street and enhance what's already here as well as giving the old liberal club a much needed face lift. I'm sure even the doubters will go and have a nosey when it's up and open
GUESTBLOGGER - Write up two
We welcome back Christine
A shift to parenthood and local living
Hello again Garforth!
A few weeks ago I was a guest blogger for the Main Deal and shared my interest in keeping healthy and using what’s on our doorstep – there’s lots to be found in Garforth if you’re looking for it! Beautiful places to go outside, lots of activities happening, and plenty of good food!
I’m a 30-something Canadian who’s been living in Garforth for the past two and a half years with my husband. Our first baby is due in just two weeks’ time. It’s strange being so close to such a pivotal moment in our lives – becoming parents for the first time.
Today is my last day at work. Because I work in the city centre and take the train in daily, it’s been convenient for me to do most of my shopping and socialising in Leeds.
That’s about to change in a big way once baby arrives! I’ll be spending most of my time in and around Garforth. I don’t drive at the moment so I’ll be out on foot – a lot – with baby while I’m on my maternity leave. We made sure we got a sturdy pushchair that could withstand some mileage.
I’m already making some changes – last week I had my hair styled with the lovely Stephen Pressley on Main Street instead of going to a salon in town (and he did a better job) and I’ll be visiting one of the beauty salons to treat myself to a pedicure next week since I can’t reach my toes anymore (any recommendations?) Once I get the all-clear from my doctor I’ll be strapping baby into a sling and joining a Bumps and Babes fit-mummy class at Premier Fitness World and checking out some of our nice local cafes with my new mummy friends (mmm think Pride & Produce, Cielio and the Station House).
It will be interesting to see what I miss about going into the city centre. I have a feeling I’ll find what I’m looking for right here in Garforth most of the time. What I know for sure is that you’ll be seeing a lot more of me now – if you see me out and about with bump or baby please come and say hello! Or follow me on Twitter and Instagram @GarforthKitchen.
The Garforth Lions 5th Beer Festival is on tomorrow from 11am-11pm with some great local bands too, enjoy #drinksensibly
Due to Holidays..... a much needed one, the next Blog will be on Friday 2nd September
Be happy, enjoy the sun and check out all the local businesses first - use the search link, at the top right of the page
I am so looking forward to the Olympics, we did so well in London in 2012 and I always believe we should watch and celebrate the good things that happen in our world, people of all nationalities coming together, working hard to achieve something great in their lives, even more so if you’re a Para-Olympian - how many medals can we get this year?
Healthy Minds are now on our website; check out Maureen’s page a great local company for healthy minds http://www.themaindeal.co.uk/keep-me-fit--healthy.html
It's been a hectic week at TMD Towers HQ this week, juggling work and kids off is always tricky, but then adding in-laws looking for houses in the area to the mix is fun! My in law's are moving from North Wales to be closer to us, trying to find a property in Garforth is proving difficult - what's with the prices? I know we have great schools and we are a good commuter link, but when shed like homes are up for £200,000 you've still got question it. Now looking further afield, but not too far, we we still want them to #shoplocal when they finally move over
Have you been in to The Station House yet? Their first week of opening? Great coffee and great food on offer, keep following all their social media pages to see what’s on each day
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - The Station House Cafe
I have loved seeing all the fabulous posts from Pride and Produce this week - giving their neighbours on Main Street a taste of some of the goodies on their new menu – lucky businesses, and there’s more to come next week - #WHOWILLBENEXT
CA Hair Design also opened this week, and Caroline has her launch event tomorrow evening from 6pm, New and regular clients welcome - pop in and have a look at her new salon #dreamsdohappen
Don’t forget to pop along to St Gemma’s tomorrow on Main Street for their fun day, with our local Garforth community choir performing from 1.00pm
BE POSITIVE .......
As mentioned last week, we only have 5 charity shops, yes, 5 not a whole street of charity shops
Yes we have a fair few beauticians, hairdressers and barbers, but they’re all surviving and they bring money and footfall to our town and they give you choice – look at the positives. if you think there's nothing else, then you really aren't looking properly.
From a street life comment, I believe there is a notice up on the railings outside the old liberal club Re: Licensing request for Wetherspoons - Nothing in planning but this is what it says on their website RE Jobs
We recruit for our new pubs six to eight weeks before they are due to open.
It may be worth keep a looking out on their page, as we don’t yet know when they will start on the refurb.
I hope there was some of you who saw the local advertising for catering/kitchen jobs up at the new Strikes Garden Centre which were held on Monday - Good luck if you were successful
Enjoy the Olympics opening ceremony, which actually starts at 11.35pm tonight - might need a glass or two to stay awake
We are lucky where we live, Garforth, enjoy it
Until next week.............
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?