A shorter blog this week, due to the very hectic week organising this little thing.....................
It’s the weekend of the Garforth Community Feastival.
I hope there are no showers!!, The people are ready, the food is being prepared, the musicians and singers are warming up and we're ready to go.
Come and make shopping on main street more of an experience.
Please note the Road will not be closed, so be careful where you stand and walk,
There will be plenty of us in Feastival T Shirts - so watch out for us, we can't be missed
Comment using the #garfeast and let us know where you are, what you are up to and what you are enjoying
ITINERARY FOR THE DAY
From 8.30am in the morning, Freshly Made Cafe on Aberford Road, will have a special Feastival Breakfast you can order and pick up or stay in for - just call 0113 287 3896
From 10.00am Crafts including Sand Art from
Angels and Butterflies
Stalls on Main Street http://www.garforthfeastival.co.uk/#whosinvolved) and Music (outside Dorothy Anne's)
Will be serving Strawberrys and Cream and serving Freshly Squeezed Orange juice all day
10:00-10:30am - Lynette
11.00 Story Telling by Leeds Library
3.00 – 3.30pm Rich and Rich
11.00am Bake off Competition
(All cakes to be in by this time)
11.15-11.30am – Judging
2.00pm – Detective Training
Pride & Produce
10.00 – 10.30am Molly
12.30 – 1.00pm Rich and Rich
From 7.00pm Maria Strudwick - a few spaces left
The Station House Cafe/Bistro Garforth
10.00 - 10.30am Rich and Rich
12.30 - 1.00pm Lynette Griffiths
1.00pm Story Time by Leeds Library
3.00 – 3.30pm Molly
6.30pm - Bistro evening with entertainment - Fully Booked
www.garforthfeastival.co.uk/about tells you more and it includes our lovely map that shows you which café’s are involved
We will be welcoming Garforth Dental as a new member in the next week, 2 dentists called John have taken over the practice from what used to be Mr Wolstenholme, and boy do they have some great plans to bring to Garforth with new and fresh ideas. Keep following them http://www.garforthdental.com/ On Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
WHERE WE CHOOSE
We choose where we shop and we choose how we shop,
I like to think of myself as conscientious shopper; it’s a good thing, because I get the groceries I want and it makes me feel good knowing I’ve supported a local business. Like most people I get a supermarket delivery, but only for the things I can’t buy locally.
All my Fruit, veg, meat, flowers & plants, artisan bread, Cakes and cheeses, are bought locally. When I shop at a supermarket, I tend to look at what’s Yorkshire or closer to home, so for everyday bread I buy Jacksons (Yorkshire) bread, Yorkshire Tea, Taylors of Harrogate Coffee (as well as Cielo of Course)
Down to choice - this week I have learnt some very sad news about one of our long standing businesses, this information I will share with you very soon, but suffice to say, it was a very teary day in a lovely shop yesterday - USE THEM OR LOOSE THEM
NO MIG this week, back next week.... busy times with little people
Redrow Homes have an amended planning application in, you can see on the public access page
Create button https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/online-applications/
And you can make your comments up until the 25th July – from what I can see the changes to plans have been the additional homes from 238 to 241 - I mean 3 extra homes could be another million pounds! Will it mean profits from these extra homes could be for the provisions needed for roads and schools!!!
30 Main Street - New shop front for Cooplands Bakers – we will have a nice looking parade
I hear there is a timber company moving into the old Strikes Garden centre – not sure if this is just hoping to be a warehouse or somewhere public will be able to buy timber yet? #waitandsee
Until next week..................
Hold your loved ones closer, every day - RIP Liz Shaw
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?