Each Friday the start of the blog is all about the day of the year, something fun and sometimes interesting, but today I feel too sad to smile and feel anything but fun, as our county lays to rest Jo Cox and Nice mourn for 3 days after last night’s tragedy, you wonder as a human being, why can’t people just get along, to have so much hatred in the world is so upsetting especially when innocent people including children are involved in such an horrendous act that one person has caused. RIP Nice and RIP Jo Cox – Far more Unites us than divides us, I read today and it’s so very true, give someone you love a hug and smile at a stranger, no matter what colour, race or religion, we’re all human beings - there are only two kinds of people in this world, people who want to get along and sadly, people who don’t.
New Members this week
This week, we welcome Garforth Property Maintenance, Garforth Hot Tubs for hire and Chartered Surveyors, Rowland Burkitt who have just moved onto Main Street. Check out our, 'Businesses That Could Benefit Me’, section along with ‘Businesses from Home’ for all their links and details, giving you more information about their great local businesses.
Did you know, TMD also so supports any local bands, so if you are a local musician, band, singer, songwriter wanting people to hear your music, let me know and I will happily add you to the Local Bands page for all to hear - some of our bands have had booked gigs from our page! It’s a starting platform
Look forward to next week’s Blog as we introduce another ‘Guest Blogger’ another lovely local garforth resident, Christine; what a great name! Christine is originally from Canada and has been living in Garforth for some time, she has a great Instagram and twitter following and she tweets and shares information about living in Garforth, follow her @Garforthkitchen and look forward to her Blog next week.
You may have seen it over the last fortnight, Cielo have organised a Crowd funding page to raise money to set up another great coffee shop in Leeds City, Cielo have such a wonderful concept that makes this coffee business more than just a good cuppa. You know how lucky we are to have it all started in Garforth, and as they branch out, they want to reach and help more people. If you can help them get to their £20,000 target by just giving a little, you also come away with some rewards yourself, have a look at their crowd funding page to see how it all works, you only have up to the end of this month, so please, donate and help this great cause #localcharity http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/cielo-coffee-leeds
As my main job is primarily here to help and support local businesses, I love to be able to use those contacts and relationships to cross market within those local companies and when you see it working and how effective it can be, it’s really rewarding. John Harrison our local Artist who in the past has designed all my artwork for The Main Deal including many adverts such as the Fiveraffle and other projects, John is now in talks and works with the lovely owners of the new, Station House Cafe., so watch this space.
Bren Nevison another one of our great local and very talented artists is now selling and showing his artwork in Pride and Produce upstairs, in what appears to now be a little gallery. Bren is selling out quicker than he can paint; it’s all about making the right connections and watching great things grow.
Supporting our local talent is so important and great things can come from it, have a look at John and Bren’s work here
Over the past month, Facebook has been casusing a right headache for business pages; and not for the first time. I am currently not seeing all the pages I follow through The Main Deal page so I am having to go a really long way round in order to see and share. If you too are having problems seeing posts of pages your like through Facebook including notifications from The Main Deal, make sure you are seeing what you want to see, by doing this, on the pages you like
A tweet was going round this week about a man in an American style Sheriffs car, not sure if he was causing a nuisance or having a laugh, did anyone see him?
The Station House, Open house Day will be on Friday 29th July – more information will follow soon about times. Keep your ear to the ground people
The new eating establishments are to be called Hot EatZ and Kool TreatZ – a mixture of all kinds of things, hoping this is going to be a new evening takeout?
31st July there will be a 5 a side charity gala being held At Aberford Albion FC pitch,
Reading on Garforth Gossip 12th July..........
Scholes main street is being resurfaced starting from the 11th July for 2 days, York Road is being resurfaced at the end of the Scholes junction, starting Today for 3 days and now Selby Road from Colton to the Old George Roundabout is to have resurfacing work done for 2 days starting tomorrow, so basically if you don't want to get stuck in traffic trying to leave Garforth, you'll need to take the M1 ..... well planned Highways .
High Street Awards – I will be looking into this, this year, would you nominate our high street and get rewards for it? Take a look, and if you can help, please email me on Christine@themaindeal.co.uk
Information shared by the WYP, East Leeds
In the last week there have been a number of incidents in the Garforth area where tradesmen going door to door have agreed to do work and the quality of the work has been very poor or very expensive. Please make your elderly neighbours aware.
Our advice would be to only used tradesmen recommended by friends
I have mentioned before on social media and I please ask again, share with your family who drive. I see it too often driving round Garforth, drivers texting, whether it’s sending a message or changing tunes on their phone, PLEASE STOP, do you know motorists are 23 times more likely to crash if texting – this is why
Please note some of the scenes in this video are quite graphic - but it needs to be watched so you get the true impact of what can happen.
I'm off on Leeds Sky Ride on Sunday, let’s hope the rain stays off and I don’t collide with some safety barrier #familycycle round the city we love
Have a good weekend and be kind to each other and our local businesses
Until next week .................
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?