Who did you fool this morning? There was great one being tweeted about by a local resident on how this fabulous train picked her up from Garforth station and took her into Leeds this morning #ifonly
Did you all have a great Easter? If like a lot of you, the 4 days off and then kids back into school have been a killer! I was getting all nice and relaxed and then Tuesday it was like a shock to the system having to get ready for school again; even the teachers looked stunned to be back #semirelaxed
If you’re lucky to be going away this school holiday, have a fabulous time and please bring back some sun
Recently added Members
Acaster Luxury Boarding our local Kennels and Cattery
Tropic by Helen Cooper,
Pride and Produce - adding this weekend
Sophie Hayes mobile tanning – adding this weekend
Really looking forward to attending the Yorkshire Choice Awards tomorrow evening at The Centenary Pavilions at Leeds United, 6 of our local businesses are up for an Award so I will be tweeting and facebooking the evening and letting you know how it’s all going and if anyone is lucky enough to be one of the grand winners. #picturesaplenty
Angels and Butterflies
Business Works UK – I’ll be on their table
And Ian’s Mobile Farm in Aberford
The evening festivities finish at 1.00am.... you may find me in a corner asleep.... #lateforme
#WOTS (Word On The Street)
After a meeting last week, it has come to light that due to a number of reasons, Garforth Arts Festival, Party in the Playground WILL NOT be going on this at Garforth Academy this year. But it will be looking to return in 2017, this is what the organisers have said, please note a community meeting on Monday at The Gaping Goose
The Playground Party event will be rested in 2016. Garforth Academy is focusing attention on a school production this year instead.
· The Garforth Arts Festival needs to have stronger community involvement.
· Systems are in place for involving the schools but the community involvement now needs to develop further.
· The festival would like to see more events organised by community volunteers and organisations.
· For 2016 - we are looking for people to suggest ideas for small scale community projects.
· These will take place in July as part of the Garforth Arts Festival.
· We would also like to see a series of events throughout the year under the banner of the festival.
· In 2017 we intend to return to the Playground Party. However, we would still like the community element of the festival to grow and develop.
· A group of people are meeting on Monday 4th April at 7pm in the Gaping Goose. This is an open meeting - all welcome
If you would like to put forward any proposals for possible events, or suggest ways you can help develop the community aspect of Garforth Arts Festival, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The #BIGWORD on the street has been....
Pride and Produce as they officially opened their doors yesterday, Thursday, but tomorrow will see their BIG DAY opening to all, there will be tasters being shared about, so you will get to taste some of their great menu - I recommend the peanut square.... OMG.... so yummy. Their warm flapjack has already created a storm on social media, being described as #orgasmic! Definitely worth a try or a re-visit. Check out their full menu on their website www.pride-produce.co.uk and great to see this company adding to the already wonderful places to eat on Main Street, don’t forget our other great independent places to grab great food
The Good Food Store
Freshly Made – Aberford Road
Maria’s Baps – Isabella Road
Martin House will be moving into the little shop that used to be St Gemma’s Bridal wear (aka the old Ladycares) one of our great local businesses asked me about it, as they were keen to see if it was feasible to move their business in there, but Martin House had got in there before us, a shame really
NO IT’S NOT A NEW JEWELLERS BY STEFAN.........#oldsign
Genix Dentist look to be getting on with the extension of their business as workmen are in building what looks like new areas and separate rooms, looking at the plans, Genix will be keeping upstairs as well as developing below #bigdentist
A popular post last night about, The Mansion or as they have it worded it, one of Leeds Grandest Homes! It’s a property that many of us have wondered about and now it’s up for sale - £2.7 million, I think I need a fair few members yet to buy this! 8,908 have looked at my post thus far #garforthnosey - check out the link from rightmove
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58570877.html - the question is, why are they selling it’s a beautiful home?
Joan’s has now departed and the shop is temporarily empty #newssoon on who’s moving in
The Chinese Takeaway has also moved to Barley Hill Road, leaving a shop empty, I have tried to get in touch with the landlords as someone has asked about the empty property, but unfortunately more digging is required as the hoarding that is up, has details that are out of date, it seems the company doesn’t exist! #helpful
Church Lane have some works on Sunday, so please note the road will be shut with diversions around Bar Lane and Selby Road – Initially, after reading, I got excited, was something actually from my email last month was going to happen, but it seems it’s just maintenance! #liveinhope
Received from Highways:
Of interest to Garforth residents.
TAKE NOTICE that in the interests of public safety it is considered necessary that no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to travel along Church Lane Garforth Leeds from its junction with Main Street for a distance of 50 meters.
DIVERSIONARY ROUTE:- A diversionary route for vehicles affected by the closure will be available via Main Street, Aberford Road, Bar Lane and vice versa.
PERIOD OF WORKS/RESTRICTIONS:- The works are to take place between 08:00 hours and 15:00 hours on Sunday 3 April 2016.
All communication with regard to this notice should be addressed to City Services, Selectapost 6; Ring Road; Middleton Leeds LS10 4AX for the attention of Mr G Moate Ref:TC8353 or site contact Cobra Traffic Management Tel: (01274 449423).
Looks like the vets hoping to get in at Fusion Court have appealed the last planning refusal as it's back in for planning consideration
FOR YOUR DIARY – Augustus Court, Meridian Care Home will be having an open Day on Saturday 23rd April, you will be able to go along and see this wonderful place and also listen to Garforth Community Choir sing as well as one of the local dance and theatre schools perform. Here is the event Link https://www.facebook.com/events/1585343605117062/
JUST BUY ONE THING FROM AN INDEPENDENT STORE EVERY WEEK - IT CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE
#shoplocal #belocal #uselocal
Until next week.................
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?