Tadcaster and Villages CEF Latest News

Community Engagement Forum meetings, Partnership Boards and funding remain suspended due to Covid-19.

Recent projects supported by the Tadcaster & Villages CEF


Community Development Plan - Tell Us What You Think!

The Tadcaster and Villages Community Engagement Forum is a collaboration between the District Council, County Council, Town council, Parish Councils, Police, Fire and Rescue Service, local businesses and community groups along with individual residents. 

Each CEF has developed its own Community Development Plan (CDP) which focuses on areas of priority for that community. Our CDP is due to be updated. This is a chance for you to have your say about the issues that are important to you and the place where you live. We would like your opinion about the key themes and issues you would like us to focus on. Complete this questionnaire to send us your thoughts and suggestions. 

Future Meetings

Community Engagement Forum public meetings remain suspended due to Covid-19 in order to reduce face-to-face contact to protect our residents, staff and councillors. 

For more information about applying for funding, please see the funding pages here.

Previous Meetings

Forum - 18 November 2019, Riley Smith Hall

The Tadcaster an Villages CEF met at Riley Smith Hall on 18 November to take part in a workshop to refresh the CEF's Community Development Plan (CDP).

Partnership Board - 27 January 2020, The Ark, Tadcaster

The CEF Partnership Board met on 27 January 2020 in Tadcaster to discuss a number of issues. The notes of the meeting will be available to view online.

Tadcaster guides are happy campers with help from the CEF

Rainbows, brownies and guides are enjoying camping holidays once again, following a £900 funding grant from the Tadcaster & Villages CEF.  The 1st Tadcaster Girl Guides unit needed to replace old and stolen camping equipment, so the Tadcaster and Villages CEF agreed to fund the new kit – meaning the younger rainbows and brownies could join the guides on camping trips.

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

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

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 reception@communityhouse.org.uk

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.