The Tadcaster Treat: the Tadcaster Treat is a lunch party in the Riley Smith Hall for residents of Tadcaster who are 70 years of age or over. It isn’t till Saturday, March 16, but the organisers ask anyone who wants to go to tell them beforehand, so that they can be properly invited. To register, contact Christine Bleasby, the secretary, at 10 Edgerton Drive, Tadcaster, LS24 9QW, no later than Friday, January 4.
Tadcaster Albion Football Club: the Albion were in the top third of the NCEL (Baris Northern Counties East League Premier Division) table going into Christmas, after winning 12 of their 23 games so far this season. The next home games are on Saturday, January 5 against Bridlington Town (kick off 3pm) and on Tuesday, January 8 against Parkgate (kick off 7.45pm). Admission is £5 for adults, £3 for seniors: for under 16s (accompanied by an adult) it is free. You can find out more about the club from their website, http://www.tadcasteralbionafc.co.uk/.
Tadcaster Town Council: the next town council meeting will be of its Environment Committee, at 7.30pm on Tuesday, January 8 in The Ark on Kirkgate. The agenda will be posted a few days beforehand on the council’s noticeboards and on its website, and all members of the public are invited to attend.
Stutton Parish Council: the next meeting of Stutton Parish Council will be on Thursday, January 10 at 7.30pm in Stutton Village Hall. The meeting is open to everyone.
Community Engagement Forum: the next forum meeting is on Monday, January 14 in the Riley-Smith Hall. The meeting starts at 7pm, but the hall will be open from 6.30pm for you to have light refreshments and talk to staff from various council departments. The forum covers all sorts of council issues, as well as matters concerning the police and fire and rescue services, in Tadcaster and the surrounding villages, though the topics for discussion at this meeting aren’t yet known.
Walkers are Welcome competition: did you pick up a competition sheet from the Walkers are Welcome stall at the Christmas market on December 2? The closing date for entries is Saturday, January 5: send them to Walkers are Welcome at 12, Sedge Rise, Tadcaster, LS24 9LQ. You can find out more about the local Walkers are Welcome group from their website, http://www.tadwalks.org.uk.
Tadcaster Country Walking Club: the club starts the new year on Saturday, January 5 with an 11-mile walk in Rosedale. This is a grade three walk, moderate with longer and steeper gradients: meet in the Britannia car park, ready to leave at 9am. On Tuesday, January 8 there’s another grade three walk, but shorter at 7.5 miles, in Baildon Moor and Shipley Glen. Meet for this walk at the usual start time, a 9.30am start from the Britannia car park. Saturday, January 12 sees an easy grade 1 walk of about eight miles round Boston Spa and Bramham: meet for this walk at 9.30am in the Britannia car park. To find out more about the walking club, contact the secretary, Pat Bowman, on 01937 833250 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sports Acrobatics: Ashton Gymnastics Club will be meeting at the Tadcaster Leisure Centre on Mondays from 4-5.45pm, and on Saturdays from 3.30-5.15pm. The club is for young people aged eight and above. It is looking to form a display team, so members will need to attend both sessions each week, and to become members of British Gymnastics. Meetings won’t start till Monday, January 28, but there’s a free taster session on Monday, January 14 from 4 to 5.30pm. More details from Tracey on 07721 478965 or by email at email@example.com.
Step2It Dance School: classes start on Wednesday, January 9 in St Joseph’s Church Hall on St Joseph’s Street. Children’s classes, including street dancing, cheerleading, and musical theatre, are on Wednesdays from 5-6pm, and on Thursdays from 5-7pm. Adult classes (Bokwa level 1) are on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Their website is www.step2itdanceschool.co.uk.
Hatha Yoga: all abilities from beginners upwards are welcome at British Wheel of Yoga classes in Hatha Yoga, in the Boys Sunday School (opposite St Mary’s church tower) on Fridays from 10-11.30am. The next term runs from January 11 to March 22. Fees are £60 for the 10-session term, or £7 a session. More details from Julie Lumley on 01937 830925 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dru Yoga: you are invited to Dru Yoga classes in the Boys Sunday School (opposite St Mary’s church tower) on Wednesdays from 1.30-2.30pm. Fees are £25 for 4 weeks, or £7 to drop in for one week, though a first taster session is free. This will help you develop strength, flexibility, and positive health. More details from Andrea on 01937 557050 or 07986 375096, or by email to email@example.com.
It was Singers: a sign on the door of the former Singers Restaurant on Westgate promises the opening of an Italian Restaurant, Sapori di Napoli, in January 2013. More news later.
Stepping Stone: this invaluable local advice service re-opens its doors after the Christmas break, on Monday, January 7. Staffed by local volunteers, Stepping Stone’s aim is to guide and direct people in need, by listening to problems in strict confidence, then suggesting agencies that might be best placed to help with the next step.