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.......
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?