Tockwith News

Rachel Kelly

01423 359819

Tockwith Church services: Sunday, July 7 6pm Informal service. There is a Joint Benefice Service of Holy Communion at All Saints Church, Rufforth at 10am.

Tockwith Primary School: the evening performance of the Year 6 production of RATS! takes place on Thursday, July 4 at 7pm. There is a whole school trip to Whitby on Friday July 5 so let’s hope the sun shines all day! The following week is all about the Civil War, with numerous workshops along this theme.

Sealed Knot - Arthur Starkie Memorial March: Marston Moor, Sunday July 7. This year’s annual march will start at the Sun Inn, Long Marston and end at the Boot and Shoe, Tockwith. The march starts at 2.30pm reaching the monument for the annual service at about 3pm and then continues to Tockwith.

Bikeability Scheme: cycle training in Tockwith took place over four evenings in May and June. It was an eight hour course run through British Cycling who are funded through Sport England to get more people on bikes. The course delivered the Government backed Bikeability scheme levels 1 and 2 covering skills needed to cycle on todays roads. If you did Cycling Proficiency when you were at school, the training has moved on a lot since then. New advice on positioning now takes into account how much busier our roads are. There’s never been a better time to get on a bike. If you would like to do any Bikeability Training (done in groups of four - six) contact Caroline Alliott on email or tel 01423 358291.

Sportsfield Trust: at our AGM in December a new committee for the Sportsfield Trust was elected – a mix of long standing servants of the trust and new members, with all user groups represented. This committee has since been meeting monthly with all user groups having an opportunity to contribute and raise points for discussion. The committee deals with all matters relating to the grounds and building. Following a survey of repairs and renewals needed in the sportsfield building a sub-committee has been formed to assess the current refurbishment needs. The committee is now looking into grants to fund the refurbishment. If successful we are hoping to make some changes internally, starting with the kitchen, and would like to appeal to our community for offers of help from plumbers, joiners, electricians – anyone who feels they could help us out. If you think you can help contact Mike ( or call on 01423 359254.

Tockwith Show: the 2013 show schedules are now available and you can download them by visiting the show website

Art group: Monday evenings 7.30-9.30pm at Tockwith Village Hall. For more information contact Janet on 01423 358253 or Dorothy on 01423 358642.

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: open mic sessions every first Wednesday of the month at 8pm with Arnold of The Raisers. Quiz nights every Monday starting at about 8.30pm. Contact The Spotted Ox – 01423 358387.

Tockwith Pop Choir: we meet every Tuesday at 7.45-9.30pm in Tockwith church. It’s just £2 per two hour session, £1 for pensioners. Please call Sue on 01423 359254 or just come along and see what we do.

Tockwith Bowls Club: is a flat green bowling club, situated next to the football field at the Sports Pavilion. We have a club night on Tuesday nights which is a fun, come and try night. Contact details: club captain Ray Clark 01423 358939 or secretary/treasurer Roger McGlone 01423 358504.

Ainsty Conservation Society: 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.

The village hall: is available to rent for parties and other events. Please contact Audrey Unsworth for details, on 01423 358378 or email

Tockwith Under Fives: come and give us a try – your first session is free! Tockwith Under 5’s meet once a week in Tockwith Village Hall on Tuesday mornings 9.30am-noon. Offering an inviting, inclusive and accessible environment to all children under five. Refreshments available, with free healthy snacks and juice for children. Session prices babies (birth - one year) £1.50, toddlers aged one to five £3 (the £3 covers families/carers multiple children). For more information contact the playgroup leader Nina Copely 07813 190827 or Victoria Gallagher 07967 184643.

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