Who are you going to kiss today?
Firstly, can I please ask you all, If you are walking out and about in Garforth, please take a large bottle of water, or watering can if you are able to, and help water the flowers and plants that Garforth in Bloom have so lovingly worked hard on to make our town look so beautiful. All the flowers are just about surviving, but they all desperately need a water in this dry weather and the GIB volunteers are struggling to cover all sites, all of the time, so your effort is needed, if and when you can #watertogether ... Thank you and a kiss goes to you.
News has been released this week about Thorpe Park's proposed new Railway Station and it’s lead to be believe that the new station WILL NOT have any impact or closure of our current stations such as, Micklefield, East Garforth and Garforth – which is good news; we just need more carriages and better timetables!
If you want to find out more or have your say, click on the link for more details
It's been a fun week with visits, reviews and events, like this one, with some of our great local baby groups.
Katherine from Sling Swing and Beanie Boppers organised a, ' All things Baby' event whilst also celebrating her first year in business.
It was a great event and a good turnout with, baby stalls and other baby companies running workshops - I would like to see this happen again in Garforth, as I remember when I had my #thomboys we had to travel over to north Leeds to attend any baby classes, so it's great to see what's now available locally.
Here at The Main Deal I like to be a person that teaches our local community what a great impact you have on using our local businesses, first and how our local businesses really do appreciate you as a customer.
Non of our local businesses are rich, fact. Running your own business is one of the hardest challenges you can do, but equally business owners have to also love it otherwise we wouldn't have anything independent.
It’s also about local businesses coming together to support each other as a collective, and if businesses talk to community then you get more of what you need and therefore you shop more, first.
Support where we live, use, buy, go, spend locally, first as you're making a real difference.
Some of you, including myself have had a few concerns about the Redrow Development on Ninelands Road about the dust in the air - this was shared by Mark Dobson yesterday
Update on dust from Redrow site.
I pick up planning & enforcement for G & S I’s so any issues please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Morning Mark,
Many thanks for your recent emails. Protecting the comfort of the community during development is very important to Redrow, and I detail below the measures that we are taking regarding dust. I would be very grateful if you could forward this response to your contacts.
We currently have 3 bowsers on site which are dampening down dusty areas as much as possible. It is not always easy for residents to see the bowsers in use from outside the site, however, please be assured they are being used as much as possible whenever workers are on site. Additionally, road sweepers with water jets are in use on a daily basis. Our site team have to get the balance right between dampening down areas to reduce dust, and creating a skid risk by over-watering and creating mud.
Given the prolonged spell of dry weather, we have reviewed our dust strategy and will be installing dust screening which will be located to protect the vulnerable areas in the vicinity of our site. We will continue to review our dust strategy, and we are confident that these measures will improve the situation for the community.
As mentioned in an earlier email, we are very grateful for your cooperation regarding this matter, and I’d appreciate if you could continue to contact me direct with any issues.
Shouting GIN FRIDAY, well it is Friday and there is Gin at Quirky tonight with The Gin Shack from 6.30pm – The weather helps
Saturday 7th July – Micklefield Summer Gala from 12pm in Churchville Road, right in the centre - support the local good as lots of volunteers help to put these good things together.
Saturday 7th July - Do I need to mention the Football? I’m not a massive footy fan, even though I’m a plastic scouser! I know, it's hard to believe, people often think when I came out of the womb, I must have been wearing red or blue; I didn’t. However, if you are a fan and you want to watch the game tomorrow from 3.00pm, here are the options fro our members;
Garforth Golf Range
They are all showing the match with drinks, food and snacks available to buy, and they’ll all try not run out of beer!
Or, if you’re wanting to make a day of it at home with a pre-match BBQ, Shop Local FIRST in the morning for all your Meat and Veggie offerings as well as the local Off License . Willow Park Farm, heading down to Garforth Golf Course have some fabulous meat packs and BBQ offers, for less than £25. Worth a trip, before we trip and make it our last game….. I’m only kidding I’m sure we’ll get through to another round. I hope so, as it's great for local businesses.
Sunday 8th July – The Gaping Goose, Family Fun Day from 12.00pm – 5.00pm in support Of Globe not for Profit
Sunday 8th July - Can you help Take a pride in Garforth with this community Litter Pick up?
10.00am Start from 25 Lidgett Lane (use back entry of Lowther Road) - All ages welcome children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Contact Jacqueline Simpson for further details Jacquelinesimpson@btinternet.com
Friday 13th July Green Lane Primary Academy Summer Fair and the Circus is coming to town
Tickets required for the circus only and they can be bought by enquiring with email@example.com everything else you can just come along and enjoy
I’m out in the sun this evening for a friends 40th celebrations; these young folk! #gardenparty I’m looking forward to Ginning (new word) dancing and laughing – it’s all good
There’s lots going on over the weekend, so enjoy, and start the countdown with us for Feastival, next week.
1 week to go www.garforthfeastival.co.uk
My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?