Monday started of nicely with a breakfast meeting at Garforth Academy discussing Year 13 pupils (that’s 6th former's to you and me) and their career paths, should they choose Employment, an Apprenticeship or University.
The idea was to talk to local businesses to discuss if we could help in anyway. There are many ways The Academy would like businesses to get involved, from Classroom speakers, Industry Days, Local Area Board Members, Mock Applications. CV Surgeries, Deliver Problem Solving challenges and plenty more that businesses could get involved in, and not having to give a massive amount of time up. I have chosen to look at possible mentoring once a week for an hour and to see if I can help with work experience, I bet I could certainly learn a lot too in the social media world from a younger person’s perspective. So I’ll let you know what happens and when. Giving something to our future generations, if only confidence, can only be a good thing
Tuesday I didn’t feel too well, which took my office to my bed and then to the sofa for a few days; I don’t do ill, I’m not very good at it. I think of all the things I could be doing or things I need to do, and when you’re self-employed you can’t exactly call in sick. By Thursday evening I was feeling a little bit better, and made my way to Garforth Garden Centre’s, Christmas Extravaganza. We have been, as a family for the past few years and it’s now become a bit of a tradition; I also had pain killers on my side. With a mince pie and a cup of mulled wine in my hand, we wondered on up and had a mooch at their Christmas shop,. It’s such a lovely atmosphere. My favourite bit was watching a little old lady dancing with her trolley to the hired singing man, who had a chintzy sparkle in his teeth as he sang Christmas tunes down the microphone. Love a bit of Cheesiness (not sure this is a word.)
Martin Shaw is finally on our books as our new member this week – With 20+ years’ experience in the fitness world, Martin can offer so much, check out all his details and links under our Local Businesses, Keep Me Fit and Healthy and his website http://www.martinshawfitness.com/
In The News
UK Tree of the Year – Could it be Europe Tree of the Year?
So, our local area has been in the regional and national news as well as national newspapers this week, and it’s all about the wonderful story, and tree planted on the way to Aberford, ‘Nellie’s Tree’ also known as the Love Tree to locals. Please read this wonderful, romantic story About Vic and Nellie.
It’s had the most votes any tree has ever had with over 2,000 – so can you help it win, Europe Tree of the year? Please vote before the 24th October so it can, it takes 1 minute to register and vote
⭐️An opportunity to see more info and ask questions about some amazing products and services.
⭐️There will also be some special offers and alternative products from friends of Savings and Scents.
⭐️Maybe a competition or 2!
⭐️Invite your friends and family who you think might like to grab a bargain
I see our local counsellors have been out posting letters to local residents this week about the construction plans of 51 swellings on the vacant land off Kennet Lane..
Read what they have to say (you can expand the text on your device) Or, you could always contact them if you want a hard copy
Mark.Dobson@leeds.gov.uk or Sarah.Field@leeds.gov.uk
SAVE THE DATE - More about this next week
Until next week...... Be kind, no one is better than anyone else - we're all in it together #showracismtheredcard
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?