What are your plans this weekend, are you lucky enough to be away for that one last break this summer, or like me are you sharing it with friends and family at home, hoping the rain stays off for a BBQ?
Talking about rain, dare I mention last week’s horrendous downpour- thunder- lightening- hail storm of a Saturday we had? Again, so many people had leaks, including me, but we were lucky compared to some people as close as Fairburn Drive who were yet again, flooded. I know a fair few other roads and areas in Garforth were also flooded. Garforth has grown but the infrastructure hasn't so we're not able to cope. However, as it always seems, Garforth has a little life line of help, Garforth Flooding Support Group
If you ever need any help now or in the future, these are the local people to contact.
WORD ON THE STREET
Congratulations and Good Luck to Cielo who have just received keys for their 3rd Coffee shop. They'll soon be opening on Duncan Street in Leeds City Centre, I look forward to feeling proud of their huge achievements with a cortado in my hand when I'm next in town and the refurb is complete - fantastic news
Proposed plans for Town End, and a possible new shop chain, coming along! Meeting on 17th September, will give us more information – I’ll come back when I know more
Details on block of nine flats on Green Lane #goingtobesmall
Looks like the Co-op will soon be having a facelift too – pending consideration in planning
Streetlife – Social media page
Somebody once said, Street life is Facebook for OAP’s, I beg to differ, I have been promoting on Street life and had a few lovely conversations with people and some great feedback. However there are a few persistent people I'm finding on Street life that like to be negative, pessimistic and a place they can hide behind technology and say whatever they like, after all, it’s an open forum!!! I'm thinking it’s time to give it a wide berth and see if some of these people in and around Garforth find inner happiness, - I say, if you expect the worst, you'll never be disappointed.
Garforth Community Choir is growing and is now on the website
http://www.themaindeal.co.uk/garforth-community-choir.html - click on to find out how it all got started, how it happened and where it’s all at – the choir is a fun community choir, it’s not about if you can sing, it’s about if you want to sing
This week I’ve had 33,079 hits to the website, this month has had fewer hits, but I expected this with it being summer holidays for most. But it’s still growing in the right direction and when people are fully back in September our shops will be busier too in the lead up to the Christmas months. #shoplocal
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?