Tadcaster news

Roderic Parker

01937 833502

roderic.parker@btinternet.com

Psychic evening: the social club on Chapel Street is hosting another evening with York-based clairvoyant and medium Claire, on Friday, November 1. This outstanding paranormal lady will reassure you that your loved ones are still around and keeping an eye on you. This is your chance to get in touch with the other side. Admission is by ticket only: they are available from the club on Chapel Street at £8 in advance, or on the door at £10. You can reserve places by emailing girdard@gmail.com. For more information contact Cliff on 01937 833498.

Music quiz: while Claire is giving her readings upstairs in the social club on Friday, November 1, downstairs you can enjoy another music quiz. This starts in the lounge at 8.30pm. Entry is £1 per player, with teams of four or five people. Cash prizes are on offer. The details of the six or so rounds haven’t been settled yet, but you can be sure of a picture round, a general round, and some more specialised rounds.

Hidden Treasures: St Mary’s church shop, Hidden Treasures, is tucked away at the back of the Boys’ Sunday School, opposite the church’s west door, and it is well worth a visit. It is open from 10am-3pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and from 10am-noon on Saturdays (when light refreshments are also available in the hall). Donations are always welcome, but they do ask you to take them in when the shop is open, and not leave anything for them in the porch.

HS2 information events: as reported last week, the proposed route for the second phase HS2 high speed rail line, due to be completed by 2033, ends only a few miles from Tadcaster. Concern has already been expressed about the disruption for miles around the track while construction is under way, though that is many years away. HS2 Ltd is holding a formal public consultation on the proposed route between now and January 2014, and the Government is seeking the public’s views on it. As part of this consultation, HS2 are holding a series of information events near the Phase Two route. These events are an opportunity to review the consultation information, understand more about the implications for the local area, and speak directly with HS2 Ltd staff about the proposed scheme. The last events close to Tadcaster are at Scarthingwell Golf Club on Wednesday, October 30 from noon-8pm; and at Garforth Academy, Lidgett Lane, Garforth, on Thursday, October 31, also from noon to 8pm. Even if you attend an event, you will still need to submit your response to the proposal via the formal consultation response channels. HS2 say that if you don’t have access to a private vehicle, or have difficulty accessing public transport, and this will prevent you from attending an information event, you should contact 020 7944 4908 (lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) to discuss possible alternative solutions. The planned route will run alongside the existing line for about a mile either side of the existing railway bridge over the road between Barkston Ash and Sherburn, rejoining the existing line just south of Ulleskelf.

Fashion show: the Wetherby and Tadcaster Branch of Arthritis Research UK is putting on a fashion show and sale (in conjunction with Shop2Drop) in Bramham Village Hall on Friday, November 1. The show starts at 7pm, and admission if £5. You can get up to 75 per cent off a good number of well-known labels, in a good range of sizes (8-20), and the bar will be open as well. Tickets are available from Sheila Clayton 01937 842954, or from Bramham Post Office.