Tadcaster News

Roderic Parker

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Flower club: the next meeting of Tadcaster & District Flower Club will be held on Thursday, September 5 at 7.30pm in the Tadcaster Boys’ Sunday School. Olga Lycett will give a demonstration entitled Luscious Reverie. Visitors are welcome. Admission is £5, payable at the door.

Miniature drawings: Gallery 42 on St Joseph’s Street is putting on an exhibition of miniatures, which runs until Saturday, September 7. The aim of this exhibition is to showcase art that is smaller than most people may originally prefer, exposing to visitors the extraordinary talent of artists who work on such a small scale. The exhibits all follow the Royal Academy’s guidelines, so all works will be 4.5 x 6“ or smaller. Curated by Liz Allison, Steve Lawson, and Ian Monteagle, this promises to be a really great exhibition. With artists up and down the country doing pieces of art especially for this exhibition, as well as those from the gallery’s own ranks, the walls of Gallery 42 will be clad with over a hundred works of art in a great range of styles. Opening hours are 9.15am-5pm on Monday to Saturday (except for Wednesday, when closing time is 12.30pm).

Superfast broadband: our MP, Nigel Adams, hosted a business breakfast briefing on Friday, August 16. This promoted the opportunities that superfast broadband offers local businesses, and the support that is available to them. But this new technology is of interest to any internet user. It may enable businesses to work better with each other, for example by allowing quality videoconferencing and the rapid exchange of business files and products, but it also speeds up getting movies on demand, playing online games, and making video Skype calls. It is already installed in the eastern part of the town, and should be available in 2014 in the centre and west of the town. To use superfast you’ll need to contact an internet service provider for pricing and availability. For more information go to one of the internet sites www.superfastnorthyorkshire.com for general users and www.sfny.co.uk for business users.

Town council meeting: the next town council meeting is of their Environment Committee. This will be on Tuesday, September 3 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).

Rayners Rock and Roll: next dance is on Friday, September 6 at 8pm in the Riley-Smith Hall. The doors open at 7.15pm. For tickets contact Eileen on 07752 333094 or email raynerrocknroll@yahoo.co.uk.

Albion fixtures: Tadcaster Albion’s next games in the NCEL (Toolstation Northern Counties East Football League) Premier Division are both at home, on Saturday, August 31 (kick off 3pm) against Maltby Main and on Tuesday, September 3 (kick off 7.45pm) against Armthorpe Welfare. Ticket prices for home games are £5 (adults) or £3 (seniors): children under 16 get in free when they are accompanied by an adult.

Selby electoral review: the town council discussed the draft recommendations of the Boundary Commission at their last meeting. They supported the proposal to make Tadcaster (together with Stutton, Newton Kyme, and Healaugh) a combined three-member district council ward. However, they also agreed to ask the commission if the boundary for town council purposes between the east and west wards could revert to being the river: this is the one boundary that everyone understands, and the present artificial boundary was only imposed to match district ward boundaries which are now being wiped out.