Tadcaster News

Roderic Parker

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Town Council meeting: the next Town Council meeting is of their Environment Committee. This will be on Tuesday, July 9 at 7pm in The Ark on Kirkgate. The agenda will be published a few days beforehand, on the council’s three noticeboards (outside The Ark, by Stutton Road shops, and just above Costcutter on Hillside), as well as on the Council’s website (www.tadcastertowncouncil.co.uk).

Stutton Parish Council: the next meeting of Stutton Parish Council is on Thursday, July 11 at 7.30pm in Stutton Village Hall. The meeting is open to everyone. The draft minutes of the previous meeting, on 13 June, are on the council’s noticeboard. There will be no meeting in August.

A new place to eat: L’s Kitchen has been open since the end of April. It is one of the shops on Stutton Road, occupying the space where Celebration Cakes used to be. They serve teas, coffees, home-made cakes, hot and cold sandwiches, jacket potatoes, and a range of other items, to eat in or to take away. They’re open from 7am for the early birds, until mid-afternoon, Monday to Saturday. Run by Lisa Darnton and Lynne Emmott, you can ring them on 832088.

Summer gymnastics: Ashton Gymnastics Club is putting on a three day summer gymnastics camp for boys and girls aged six to 16. It will be held at Tadcaster Leisure Centre on Station Road on Tuesday to Thursday, August 6 to August 8, from 2-5pm each day. The cost is £15 per day. To book a place, ring Tracy on 07721 478965.

What’s on at Kelcbar Community Centre: the first coffee morning of the month is on Friday, July 5, from 10.30am. There’s a pie and peas night with Rod Gooch on Saturday, July 6 admission is £3, by ticket only. The regular chairbased exercises are on Mondays, July 8 and 15, from 2pm. Bingo sessions are on Wednesdays, July 10 and 17, starting as usual at 7.30pm. On Friday, July 12 there’s an illustrated talk of some European holidays at 2pm.

Shakespeare outdoors: the Globe Theatre is taking Shakespeare’s three Henry VI plays on tour round the country, from Barnet to Belfast and several places in between. You could see them in comfort at York Theatre Royal, or you could see them outdoors at Towton (immediately behind the Rockingham Arms) on Sunday, July 14. The Battle of Towton, in 1461, was the end of the first part of what has become known as the Wars of the Roses, and saw Edward IV defeat the forces of his rival king, Henry VI, and cement his claim to the throne. The three plays will be performed in turn at 12.30pm, 4pm, and 7.30pm. A day ticket costs £45. We are told that the plays will go ahead in all but the most extreme weather conditions (unlike the battle itself, which was fought in driving snow with treacherous conditions underfoot), so we’re advised to bring suitable clothing as well as something to sit on. Tickets are available from York Theatre Royal. There’s more information on the web at http://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/shows/henry_vi_towton.php#.UciyUF9waGI.

Kirkgate plan: one of the dilapidated buildings in Tadcaster is owned by the District Council. At 43 Kirkgate (next to The Ark), it housed the council’s Tadcaster office downstairs and a dentist’s surgery upstairs. The council has announced plans to bring it back into use, with retail space on the ground floor and three apartments above. Plans seem to be at an early stage: a business case, to look at the full costs and implications of renovation and the projected rental income the project could bring, is still being developed. The three town-centre homes that this plan will bring are in addition to the three houses being planned for District Council land on St Joseph’s Street.

Rayners Rock and Roll: next dance is on Friday, July 5 at 8pm (doors open at 7.15pm) in the Riley-Smith Hall. This month’s band is Jump and Jive. For tickets contact Eileen on 07752 333094 or email raynerrocknroll@yahoo.co.uk.

General knowledge quiz: Friday, July 5 and every other Friday sees the quiz at Tadcaster Social Club on Chapel Street. The quiz starts at 8pm and cash prizes are on offer. There’s also a bingo session there every Sunday at 7.30pm.