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Next Meeting - Partnership Board, 28 January 2019

The next meeting of the Tadcaster and Villages Partnership Board will be on 28 January 2019 at The Ark, Tadcaster, from 7.00pm. The agenda for the meeting is available to view online here.

Next Meeting - Forum, 11 March 2019

There will be another Forum meeting on 11 March 2019, from 6.30pm at Riley Smith Hall in Tadcaster. The theme will be Dementia Awareness. Further information about the event will be available to view online nearer the time.

Future Meeting - Partnership Board, 13 May 2019

The future meeting of the Tadcaster and Villages Partnership Board will be on 13 May 2019 at The Ark, Tadcaster, from 7.00pm. The deadline for funding applications to be considered at this meeting is noon, Tuesday 30 April 2019. Please make sure you check the funding pages if completing an application for funding.  The agenda for the meeting will be available to view online nearer the time.

Dementia Friendly Social Afternoons at the Kelcbar Social Centre - starting from 4 July 2018

The Kelcbar Social Centre has launched a new Dementia Friendly Social Afternoon, starting on 4 July 2018, every Wednesday from 12 til 3pm. Click the links below to view the flyer.

Weekly Dementa Friendly Social Afternoon - Leaflet

Public Forum in September 2018 - Church Fenton Village Shop

Our Public Forum at Church Fenton Village Hall held in September was well attended, with interesting presentations from the Church Fenton Community Shop and the Community Hub, exploring the achievements of community-run projects in the vibrant village of Church Fenton. 

Community Funding

We launched a £25k CEF funding initiative with project ideas to be submitted ahead of the Public Forum in January. Five organisations developed proposals relating to new services and opportunities for residents in the Tadcaster and Villages CEF area. They included:

Selby District Disability Forum – the creation of a new service for local people living with a disability to address their needs.

Selby Hands of Hope – to create a new Pop Up Shop service, creating new paid and volunteer opportunities

Yorkshire Energy Doctor – to provide training for people to become Community Energy Ambassadors skilled in advising people how to save money with their energy suppliers

Tadcaster and Rural CIC – to create a Tadcaster Arts Festival

The Kelcbar Centre – to develop a Dementia Forward Café

Tadcaster & Villages CEF help swimming school teacher

The Tadcaster & Villages Forum has helped a local swimmer become a fully qualified teacher and coach.

Stingrays swim coach Jemima Browning, has completed the Swim England Level 1 and 2 qualifications and is now a fully qualified swimming teacher and coach.

She is now employed by Tadcaster Swimming Pool Trust and is one of the qualified coaches for the Tadcaster Stingrays Swim Club.  The CEF provided funding of £1,000 to help her qualify.

Funding boost from Tadcaster & Villages CEF


A popular community facility used by a local playgroup and scout group has benefitted from a funding boost by the Tadcaster & Villages Community Engagement Forum (CEF).

Stutton Playgroup moved to the Scout Hut on Firtree Crescent in Tadcaster last year and applied to the CEF for help with their relocation costs following the move.

The registered charity is run by a committee of parent volunteers who work closely with the playgroup staff. The popular early years childcare setting was rated outstanding by OFSTED in 2016.

Being a Successful Community Activist - influencing change in your community!

This is an exciting, new and free opportunity for people living in Selby District who want to make a difference to their community. You may be someone who just has an idea or be part of a new group / organisation that you want to develop. The Community Activist Development Programme enables participants to focus on a specific issue / initiative they wish to address and promote within their community. Selby District AVS, funded by Selby District Council, will provide you with:

A practical 6-part training course

Intensive support and guidance to address your development needs

Further themed training events focusing on IT, Finances, and Social Isolation. This opportunity is limited to a small number of individuals, so find out more please contact Chris Hailey-Norris