I hope the weather stays warm and dry for this year's Christmas Light Switch on which starts of with the Christmas market stalls opening from 5pm, Procession at 6pm. Lights switch on at 7pm with lots of great things going on in between - be there and support local as few of our fab businesses will be staying open later to welcome you.
This week started with a meeting at the library to get ideas from people within the community about how we can start my idea of a Repair Café. We had 3 volunteers who came along and gave some fabulous ideas and offered their skills. We are now in touch with Leeds Repair Café and they will be coming along to another meeting I will be planning in January to get some more interest and to move things forward. We will also be contacted the local Garforth and Kippax Group U3A to see if we could get them also involved. – If you know of anybody who would like to share their skills, please let me know. It's all about passing on knowledge too.
I have been to see Nichols Fisher Dentists this week, a possible new client coming on board next week – It’s important we show you, the community what is on offer locally and what choices and options you have. With all our Dentists, you will be amazed what treatments are now on offer, as some treatments don’t even involve teeth!
Today I have been with Tony Clough our local First Aid Trainer for a day of First Aid and a little bit of videoing and taking photographs so people can get an idea of what he does in his sessions – film to follow
Congratulations to all the Christmas Window Winners
First Prize - Pride and Produce
Second Prize - The Urban Pet Store
Third Prize - CA Hair Design
If you normally follow the blog you will know I was never in favour of this coming to Garforth as it creates a destination for people to go, and may detract from the High Street, especially good old, 100 year old businesses like Pease. However, there is one good thing it has brought, 40 new jobs, I only hope most of these are given to local people
Have you ever wondered how The Main Deal works? https://www.themaindeal.co.uk/contact-me.html we are here to help give businesses a platform with very little cost but lots of help and enthusiasm for them to be seen in one place where everyone looks
Enjoy this evening, and it's thanks to the Christmas Committee that it will be another great Lights Switch on, with a band and whoop; yes fireworks are back. Look out for Sticks and Stones playing outside Wetherspoons between
Until next week....
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth 20 years ago; you may have seen me around ?