Tockwith News

Rachel Kelly

01423 359819

Tockwith church services: Sunday, May 5 Informal service at 6pm. There is a joint Rural Ainsty and Ainsty North Benefice Service of Holy Communion at 10am at St John’s, Healaugh.

Car boot sale: Tockwith show are holding a car boot sale as a fundraising event on Monday, May 6 at the Tockwith showground on Cattal Moor Road. Sellers can take their cars onto the field from 7am at a charge of £7 per car and £10 for vans. Buyers on the field from 8am with free admission. Hot sausage and bacon sandwiches will be served along with cakes and refreshments. For the first time this year, we are having an equine section and we are encouraging people to sell their horse tack and riding clothes etc. which they no longer need. Please contact Maureen Atkinson on 01937 845638 if you have any queries.

We Need You – Tockwith Festival: it’s getting closer to the event and final preparations are frantically going on behind the scenes to ensure a top class day out for all who visit Tockwith Festival on Saturday, May 18. Your help is needed, because although there is a core team who work on the festival all year round, they wouldn’t have been able to put on last year’s event without all of the lovely volunteers who gave their time, both in advance and on the day itself. Now, with a bigger and better festival in 2013 than ever before the amount of hands needed on deck has increased further. So, whether you fancy pulling pints for an hour, can help marshall the car parks or you can help in the days leading up to the festival the organisers will be delighted to hear from you. Simply go to fill in the form to indicate your availability and someone will be in touch to thank you in person and arrange things. Or you can email to Thanks in advance, it wouldn’t happen without you.

Art group: Monday evenings at 7.30pm at Tockwith Village Hall. A friendly self-help group whose members use many mediums. There are some materials available for new members to try. Tea or coffee and biscuits are provided. For further information, telephone Janet Doherty 01423 358253.

Craft club: Tockwith Village Hall on Mondays from 1-3.30pm. We welcome everyone to our group - from beginners to the more experienced, so come and join us for a relaxing and enjoyable session of crafting. For more information call Audrey 01423 358378.

Yoga: at Tockwith village hall on Thursday mornings 10–11.30am. Find out about the many benefits of yoga. Everyone is welcome to come and have a go - the first session is free! To book your place please contact Cath Walker (BWY DIP) on 01423 358077 or 07957 257613 or email

The Spotted Ox: quiz nights every Monday starting at about 8.30pm. There are cash prizes and everyone is welcome. Contact The Spotted Ox – 01423 358387.

Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association: Tockwith Village Hall on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm. New members are very welcome. For further information about Tockwith YCWA contact the secretary, Stephanie Smith, telephone 01423 358481.

Ainsty Conservation Society: ACS is a local organisation dedicated to nature conservation and is a registered charity. Workdays are on the morning of the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Membership of the society costs £5 per household per year. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Ian Williams on 01423 359196.

Tockwith Pop Choir: meet every Tuesday 7.30-9.30pm in Tockwith Church. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be able to read music or even be good at singing (you’ll be amazed how you can improve with practice). If you can only make it once in a while that is also fine. It’s just £2 per two hour session, £1 for pensioners. The choir does perform locally from time to time for charity but that is also not compulsory. It is all very light hearted and most of all fun! Please contact Lois on 01423 358603 or Sue on 01423 358063 or just come along and see what we do.

Tockwith with Wilstrop Parish Council: the parish council meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month. Meetings are not normally held in August or December. Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings which start at 7.30pm in Tockwith Church. You can see minutes of previous parish council meetings at