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Future Meetings

Forum, 22 July 2019

The next Tadcaster and Villages Forum will be on 22 July 2019 at Riley Smith Hall from 6.30pm. The theme of the meeting is disability awareness; the flyer for the meeting is now available to view online here.

Partnership Board, 9 September 2019

The next meeting of the Tadcaster and Villages Partnership Board will be on 9 September 2019 at The Ark, Tadcaster. The deadline for funding applications to be considered at this meeting is noon, Thursday 29 August 2019. Please make sure you check the funding pages if you are completing an application for funding. The agenda for the meeting will be available to view online from 20 August 2019.

Previous Meetings

Partnership Board - 10 June 2019, The Ark, Tadcaster

The CEF Partnership Board met on 10 June 2019 in Tadcaster to discuss a number of issues, including Tadcaster Today magazine and funding applications from the Girl Guides, the Tadcaster Event Management Project Team, Stutton Village Social Committee and 1st Tadcaster Scouts. The following funding was awarded:

  • 1st Tadcaster Girl Guides, ‘Tadcaster Guide Unit Camping Equipment’, £900
  • Stutton Village Social Committee, ‘Request for funding to purchase equipment’, £350
  • 1st Tadcaster Scouts, ‘Replacement of marquee type shelter’, £500
  • TEMPT, ‘Tadcaster Festival of Cycling’, £500

Forum, 11 March 2019 - Riley Smith Hall

The Tadcaster and Villages Forum was held on Monday 11 March 2019, from 6.30pm at Riley Smith Hall in Tadcaster. The theme was Dementia Awareness, with representatives from North Yorkshire charity Dementia Forward in attendance. The presentation given by Fiona from Dementa Forward was thought provoking and contained lots of useful information for people living with dementia, as well as those supprting loved ones with the condition.

Tadcaster CEF helps Scouts get back on the road again

Tadcaster Scouts are back on the road again with a helping hand from the Tadcaster & Villages Community Engagement Forum (CEF).

The 1st Tadcaster Scout Group (which includes Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers & Young Leaders) needed funding to get their minibus back on the road and the Tadcaster CEF has provided £1,000 to help.

Tadcaster Community Library - Management Committee

Tadcaster Community Library are currently looking for new members to join their Management Committee. To register your interest, contact Chris or Katherine at Selby District AVS on 01727 291111 or email

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