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The Olympic Torch Going Through Tadcaster In 2012

Tadcaster Hosts A Jubilee Concert

The attendance for the Queens Jubilee celebrations was phenomenal

Bring The Family For A Day Out

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Tadcaster Carnival 2013 A Huge Success

Tadcaster Carnival 2013

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Welcome to the Tadcaster Citizen, the new and improved Tadcaster community website. Whether you are looking for what’s on in Tadcaster, local business listings, market days, or general interest news, you will find it here.

Tadcaster, a town steeped in history which is surrounded by the amazing North Yorkshire countryside. Tadcaster is the last town on the river Wharfe before it merges with the river Ouse which is approximate 10 miles further downstream.

Our town is twinned with Saint Chély d’Apcher in France and has been since 1999.

Not only is Tadcaster home to three famous breweries but also the oldest brewery in Yorkshire – Samuel Smith’s which has been brewing fine ales since 1758. Samuel Smith’s is the only surviving independent brewery in the area and the oldest brewery in England.

Tadcaster was founded by the Romans, who named it Calcaria from the Latin word for lime, reflecting the importance of the area’s limestone geology as a natural resource for quarrying, an industry which continues today and has contributed to many notable buildings including York Minster. Calcaria was an important staging post on the road to Eboracum (York), which grew up at the river crossing.

The 2017 Tour de Yorkshire Comes to Tadcaster…

Stage 2: Saturday 29 April 2017: Tadcaster to Harrogate5cd982b544fe6cc4c812b4ce969acb6f

Women’s Race
Saturday 29th April 2017 Tadcaster to Harrogate 122.5KM

The Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire race starts in Tadcaster. The action commences on the newly-reopened Tadcaster Bridge and heads to Knaresborough where there’s the 1st intermediate sprint. The sole categorised climb comes at the Côte de Lofthouse and then it’s on to Ripon. The race will skirt Fountains Abbey before a fast approach to Harrogate.

Stage 2
Saturday 29th April 2017 Tadcaster to Harrogate 122.5KM

Stage Two starts in Tadcaster. The action commences on the newly-reopened Tadcaster Bridge and heads to Knaresborough where there’s the 1st intermediate sprint. The sole categorised climb comes at the Côte de Lofthouse and then it’s on to Ripon. The race will skirt Fountains Abbey before a fast approach to Harrogate.

 

 

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Since the devastating floods on 26th December 2015 Tadcaster has spent the last 12 months coming to terms with the damaged caused by the water which affected households and businesses.

When the bridge subsequently collapsed on the 29th the impact on the town was multiplied exponentially. Not only were flood affected businesses and households struggling to get their lives and properties made habitable and back on track again but now without the bridge down, the entire town was suffering.

Simple trips to school and shops became a 14 mile round trip, many residents opted for the supermarkets further afield which had a large financial impact on the town.

Over the last 12 months, many homes and businesses have been renovated and repaired, but some are still being worked on even now.

People who are back in their homes and businesses are still very concerned that the floods could happen again and as we reach the one-year anniversary of the floods, more and more eyes are on the river.

The Tadcaster Flood Action Group has spent the last 12 months meeting with Yorkshire Water, the Environment Agency, North Yorkshire County Council and the Highways, in the hope that Tadcaster can be more resilient against future flooding.

Since the flooding the group has been very fortunate in receiving funding from The Free Masons, Heineken, Tadcaster businesses and public donations. We are also now a registered charity.

With the benefit of our funding, the group has now purchased two Hilta C100 pumps to help with the Town’s surface water flooding issues. We have been training on the pumps for several months and are sure that when the need arises, we will be better equipped and trained to deal with the situation at hand.

Over the past 4 months we have also trained with the York Rescue Boats in some basic procedures and safety, which has been invaluable. In 2017 we will be working with the York crew on a water awareness campaign, which we hope to be able to present to schools next year.

As an early warning system and a permanent eye on the river we have installed a Farsons Digital Water Camera, which can be accessed by anyone from anywhere and gives a view of the river 24/7.

Currently we are working with the Environment Agency to install a river level monitor near the bridge which will also give people alerts (when registered) of rising river levels, allowing more time to move valuables and stock.

The river defences have and still are one of our main concerns; dealing with this has been a long and sometimes arduous task. Money has been made available to certain parts of the country but some towns and villages like Tadcaster and the lower Wharfe have not been successful with government funding. In 2017 we will continue to provide information to the agencies and work with the Enivronment Agency on improving Tadcaster’s flood defences with a new project, which is needed to make our Town and along the river Wharfe more resilient against flooding.

The bridge over the river Wharfe is due to reopen on the 27th of January 2017 and this can’t come soon enough for everyone. Hopefully this will revitalize the town and bring people back into Tadcaster for shopping and tourism.

One of the most important things to come out of the flooding has been the community spirit of the town. Everyone (affected or not) has shown how a town can pull together in a time of need which I have never seen before. Without the people of Tadcaster things would still be bleak and dark, but because of them, spirits are high and their will is not even dented.

More on the floods and bridge repairs can be found on the Tadcaster Flood Action Group Website or Facebook Page –  Website Here   –   Facebook Here

 

 

 

Staying Informed…

Tell us what’s coming up for local events, what’s on at the Riley Smith Hall, new pub openings, proposed building schemes,, you can send us pretty much anything you think is useful to the people of Tadcaster and we will find a place for it on the website.

 

Don’t forget to check the Tadcaster Town Council website for local Council News – Town Council

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