Yes, it's 6 years this week, I celebrate The Main Deal - it's been fun and I look forward to doing lots of shouting on social media this week; in a good way!
TDY 30th April – 3rd May 2020
Disappointing to hear today that Tour De Yorkshire have not picked our fabulous towns of Kippax, Garforth and Barwick for the big races this year; we’ll let them off, some other towns needs to feel that fabulous community spirit supporting this wonderful event! Here’s hoping for another year in the future, as our towns support this event, so well. The nearest place to see the race will be in Leeds itself, check out their page of information so you can still go and support. https://letour.yorkshire.com/the-race/
4th year – Saturday 11th July 2020
A great Feastival meeting this week, a great get together with food and wine (or tea in my case) discussing stalls, marketing, The Bake off (yes, it’s back) and new ideas how to raise money. As this event has always run on a shoestring, as volunteers, we have to come up with some intuitive ideas how to raise funds to cover all the things the feastival needs in order we have a successful event, year on year.
As mentioned in previous blogs, we have now secured place to run our Repair Café in March 2020. We have a list of volunteers, but would love some more skilled fixers/volunteers who could help and who would like to come to our February meeting to see what we’re going to do. Email me if you’re interested in hearing more Christine@themaindeal.co.uk
Leeds Repair Cafe are getting involved in, The Big Fix 2020
'Join us as we take part in the (attempt at!) UK's biggest Repair Café.
Bring your items down for our fixers to have a look at, and post here or in the group to give us a head start figuring out a diagnosis, in case you need to order parts or we/they need to bring specialist tools.
If you fancy getting involved, get in touch - email@example.com or message one of the group admins.'
find out more here - https://www.facebook.com/events/741884806334790/
Why do we still close on Wednesdays?
This point maybe a bit controversial, but why do some of our local shops still shut on a Wednesday? Unfortunately, by closing, it continually makes the street a quiet day for shopping and other businesses potentially lose trade as our community have a perception that a lot of businesses are closed. We need to move forward and open Monday – Saturday. Back in the day when shops first introduced half day closing, nearly everybody shopped local, so businesses could do this, however, our society has changed so much, and as people are finding alternative ways to shop, then we need to change too. In my opinion, all shops should be open full time throughout the week, as the impact of not doing so has a bigger impact on all other businesses. If the issue is down to rest days needed, then over time of promoting being open on a Wednesday, staff cover could be put in place.
Baby Courses in January – book Online - spaces available
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Tuesday 21st January Baby & Toddler Signing 11.45am FEW Arts Hub Garforth
8 week course
Thursday 23rd January Baby Massage 12.00pm FEW Arts Hub Garforth
5 week course £40 including a baby massage guidebook and bottle of organic baby massage oil. Plus, a certificate at the end of the course.
A lovely gentle first class with a myriad of benefits for baby including easing colic and digestion problems, improved sleep, baby bonding
Thursday 23rd January Baby Yoga 1.15pm FEW Arts Hub Garforth
8 weeks- crawling
5 week course £35 including a baby yoga guide and a certificate at the end of the course
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Friday 24th January Baby Massage 10.00am Sensory Space
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The Orthodontist has had planning permission granted ‘Change of use of part of ground floor space of retail shop (A1) to dental and orthodontic practice (D1) with the addition of six new wall mounted condenser units
Liking the photographic images, it looks really nice https://publicaccess.leeds.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PYH7DVJBGR700
Nice to see INDERGAARD PHYSIOTHERAPY on Fairburn Drive have put in an application to expand, it’s always good to see a local business grow.
Do the small things as it makes a big impact
Until next week……….
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My name is Christine Thom, I came to live in Garforth nearly 22 years ago; you may have seen me around ?