I do wonder sometimes who comes up with these days, counting your marbles I understand, I often count mine and soon find a few have rolled away!
Think of the positives, think how difficult your life would be if buttons were never invented, even button moon would never have been created!
HALF TERM ALREADY…………………………
OK, who took the last 6 weeks, where did they go, how do we make it to half term already?
Some great information and links to look at for half term fun
Garforth Library has a Halloween Lego Activity on 27th October from 3-4pm
Lotherton Hall has a fun filled spooky week, 'Scary Scarecrow Trail' from Saturday 22nd until the 31st from 11- 4pm
Don’t forget to look local for all your Halloween needs, look at our local shop windows too, they’re ace! #spooky
DOROTHY ANNE'S GOES, GOOGLE PLUS........................
Have a look a virtual tour round their shop, see the technical word is in Garforth, you just have to look at it
If you've never been in to Dorothy Annes... Why? Now is your chance to have nosey
We are organising our next Garforth Hour Live event at Business Works on Tuesday 8th November at 8.00pm. If you are a local business and would like to attend, please let us know as soon as possible
You can always tweet with us every Tuesday at 8pm, just put #garforthhour in each post
May be of some help.............
https://www.whiteroseenergy.co.uk/ This is a really fab company and a non profit one at that, it may not be the cheapest, but probably the most ethical. Leeds City Council East Leeds Community shared it the other day along with a fellow Garfonian, so I looked into a little bit more.
White Rose Energy is a partnership between Leeds City Council and Robin Hood Energy, a not-for-profit energy company that the council has elected to endorse, through a competitive process. Collectively, we’re driven by the same social motive, which is to provide low cost energy to all households, with pricing that’s fair and transparent. This shared mission drives everything that we do.
At White Rose Energy we believe that people across Yorkshire deserve a better type of Energy Company. Our tariffs are open to all and we serve the interests of every one of our customers but we are particularly keen to provide fairer tariffs to prepayment (pay-as-you-go) customers who have traditionally been poorly served by the energy.
Seeing The Bird In Hand is up for sale, I real shame as I know George Richardson the current landlord has done marvels with this place over the past 5 years and has tried lots to improve it for customers. I wish George all the luck in the world in whatever he ventures into next.
Garforth Neighbourhood forum are holding a meeting this Saturday 22nd October from 10.00 am to 12.00pm at Green Lane Primary Academy on Ribblesdale Drive
Shared by Garforth Neighbourhood Planning Forum's Steering group
We have had lots happening in the last year. Stocks blocks has had 250 houses proposed, 2500 up by the new garden centre and another 5000 houses proposed for the local area, the Parlington Estate, writing of our plan has started, surveys, research, petitions, new supermarket approved… too much to list. GARFORTH COULD BE DOUBLING IN SIZE!!! Help us plan ahead for the massive changes the near future brings.
Come and join us at Green Lane school on OCTOBER 22nd (meeting starts at 10.00am) and get up to date on the years events, everyone is welcome, members and non-members are invited to join in with the activities, presentations, talks and the events of our annual general meeting.
Have your say on our vision and objectives, projects and we need your opinions and comments on the following:
Identifying all green spaces to be protected Identifying all buildings you would wish to see protected
Community facilities what we have and what we would like to have in Garforth.
Refreshments will be available tea, coffee & homemade biscuits 50p
If anyone has a lot of Facebook experience then we need your help to get the word out on social media.
We hope to see you there
Please note, there is a fairly large car park and considerate parking is requested in the area to ease congestion.
SHOP TO LET..........
What used to be Adore Antiques and then Garforth Antiques shop, that opened twice; is now back up for rent, this is a great little space with room at the back and is very bright throughout the whole of the day.
Thinking of renting, enquire within. All independents welcome.............. Bring us something new
I’m really looking forward to the GIN SHACK pop up evening at Quirky Ales tonight, I was forced to like gin about 10 weeks ago… OK, I wasn’t forced, it was an easy glass swap from a wine glass to a gin glass and my taste buds have been altered ever since, long gone are the days of just Gordons dry gin, this is a new era of many gins with fabulous tonics to boot. If you’re not able to make it tonight, then you can always get down there tomorrow as Gin Shack and Quirky Ales have extended for another night. I’m also looking forward to meeting with some people who follow and are supporting fans of The Main Deal.... #happydays locally
Last but not least.............
Yorkshire Choice AWARDS
There's just over a week left to vote, so please get your votes in if you think The Main Deal or any other great local business deserves recognition. I've voted for one of our great local companies, one that deserves so much recognition as they have grown and given back so much.
PLEASE NOTE WITH IT BEING HALF TERM, THERE WILL BE NO BLOG NEXT WEEK
HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND #SHOPLOCAL
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth 20 years ago; you may have seen me around ?