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Future Meetings

Forum, Monday 23 September 2019, 6.30pm at Ulleskelf Village Hall

The next Tadcaster and Villages Forum will be on Monday 23 September 2019 at Ulleskelf Village Hall from 6.30pm. The theme of the meeting will be crime and crime prevention; Inspector Martin Wedgwood from North Yorkshire Police will be in attendance.  The flyer for the meeting is 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 was 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 is now available to view online here.

Previous Meetings

Forum - 22 July 2019, The Ark, Tadcaster

The Tadcaster an Villages CEF met at Riley Smith Hall on Monday 22 July to hear about disabiloty awareness from Selby District Disability Forum. The Forum worked together to look at how to make life better for people with disabilities in the local area; most members had health conditions or disabilities, so were 'experts by experience'. The meeting was well attended and provoked some interesting discussions.

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
Pension Credits

Did you know that in the Selby and Ainsty Constituency, according to a report produced by Independent Age, there are an estimated 1,401 households not claiming pension credits to which they are entitled? The average weekly payment is £49.21, and it's thought that around £3.1 million pounds' worth of pensions credits are going unclaimed. For more information, the full study is available to view online here.

If you think this applies to yourself or someone you know, you can get further advice online from the government on how to claim pension credits here.

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