I completed my Usherette duty at the wonderful Phoenix Theatre for Caroline Atha’s school of dance, 'Dance like there’s no tomorrow ‘show . How fabulous it was and how great and talented are our young people in and around Garforth are
Caroline's school is extremely full at the minute with a waiting list. But I do know her younger boys Street dance classes on a Tuesday evening at 6pm still has some spaces
This week is National Curry week - make sure you get in before it’s over on the 18th. We have many choices, all of which have great reviews #eatlocal this weekend
Last week I mentioned........
This shopping slump is across the nation even going all the way back to suppliers. I’m hoping as the Christmas season approaches, you will come out in your droves – it’s us every day spenders that help build the local economy we live in. Spend your money locally
Garforth Hour was amazing last Tuesday, Christmas shopping for some too, as local business connected and networked for an hour showing what they sell and giving other local businesses ideas of what is also on their doorstep.
A lot of the time I get asked questions about things in Garforth, if I can help find something, if I know if someone can help, how something is best advertised/ achieved, can I recommend people, can I help with social media. Buy my best question to date was by the lovely Charlotte from Dance Zumba this week; I may have to start a random question of the month prize!
‘Chris, do you know if Dorothy Anne’s Mannequins have legs?’
For those of you who don’t know, Charlotte; as well as running Zumba classes several times a week, also runs Northern Youth Theatre Company with her husband and their production this term is, CATS.... the answer was no, but I think the best question thus far?
This week I have been shocked to read how much hassle the Garforth Lions have been getting over the fact the Bonfire is on the same night as Halloween. Don't you think they would have had the same thought?! This year, they really didn’t have many options. Please always bear in mind
The Lions are volunteers, some for 30+ years and this event is FREE
Please bend a little; they bend over backwards for our community! #thinkbeforeyoustink
Suggestion – As Halloween is on a Saturday, do something earlier then go to the bonfire.... Just think about the wonderful noises that will be in Garforth on this night... Ahhhh, OOoooo, Scream, Yell, Ooooo
This week’s Garforth Christmas Committee Meeting was really productive. Lots of tick boxes for things done and some more ideas passed about for things to be done that can be done. To give you heads up, this year, we are looking at:
Lots of you are asking questions about it, so here’s what I have found out so far that’s causing the delay;
They’re liaising with the local authority to obtain relevant planning and licensing consents but
According to Mark Dobson, they are waiting for a noise impact assessment then they can progress it through planning
No more updates on planning this week, everything still in Planning consideration
This week the website hit another milestone
I’m chuffed to bits that over the last 10 months people are seeing and re-visiting the website especially as more local companies are coming onboard
If you’re already shopping local, thank you. If you’re yet to try more than just the food places.... just give it a thought first, you will probably be surprised.
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth 20 years ago; you may have seen me around ?