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.
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Helping Sonny Stick Two’s Up To CF
- Sonny Lang, 22, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 13 months old
- Had heart and lung transplant at age 4, and was told she wouldn’t live to 15
- Her health deteriorated but her body is too weak for another transplant
Imagine that you’re a mere 22 years old. We assume you’ve imagined you’d be out causing havoc…. Stumbling in through your front door at 4am like everyone else that age does right?
Instead imagine that a disease by the name of cystic fibrosis has taken it upon itself to clog your lungs full of mucus making even a few steps painfully exhausting. …Imagine that your mere 22 years have included a heart and lung transplant as a tiny toddler.. A catalogue of surgeries after numerous heart attacks/collapsed lungs/internal bleeding from ruptured stomach ulcers.
Imagine the years of repeatedly having your back lovingly massaged ( gently beaten by devoted family members) to remove mucus from your lungs.
We hope you’ve left space in your imagination to think about the copious amounts of medication you would have to take daily in order to just get by. .. The amount of planning that has to go in to taking a well deserved holiday because of these medications and that’s you hastily assuming that this delightful disease will leave you deemed ‘healthy’ enough to fly!!
Let’s imagine we are healthy enough to fly.. Heck I think we’ve deserved it after a bad year of infections, heart attacks and weeks on end spent on an isolated CF ward after our lungs have given out don’t you?? Yes We hear you cry?? Us too… But how on earth are we going to afford to insure ourselves!! Oh that’s right.. We can’t!
We could go on and on till We were turning blue in the face about how unfair life living with CF is and that’s the difference between us and our darling friend Sonny.
She has CF.. We don’t, yet every single day she faces all we have described to you above and more with the most positive attitude we’ve ever known and the biggest most enchanting smile to match.
Whist we and many others close to her sometimes dwell on the unfairness of life and CF she chooses to live each day with a fullness that we are so envious of.
Now she’s at a point where her delightful attitude to life alone won’t help her through the trials that Cystic Fibrosis cruelly throws her way. She’s exhausted from battle after battle with her body and she needs a little help.
We’re trying to raise some money to make Sonny’s life as carefree as her attitude to it by helping her buy a mobility scooter and possibly funding a holiday depending on how much we raise. Click Here
The scooter will give Sonny the freedom to live her life without the restraint of her lungs telling her it’s home time when all she really wants to do is catch up with friends etc. It will give her the independence to go to the shop without being exhausted after.
And the holiday.. Well that’s a self explanatory well deserved break after playing host to everyone’s worst nightmare her whole life!!
Now we’ve wittered on enough. Please go back to imagining for us. Imagine £5/£10 disappearing from your wallet! Did you notice it… We didn’t think so.
Now imagine the difference you can make to our lovely friends life with that same amount of money.. Feels good doesn’t it. Please donate it.
Thank you for reading.. And hopefully donating to this beautiful deserving lady ..
Beth & Stacey xx
When you are out and about in Tadcaster you can pretty much guarantee that you are going to find out something new each day. The problem is that unless you tell someone the news, no one else knows. We’re not talking about Chinese whispers or gossip, we are talking about factual information which may affect people in Tadcaster, but if they’re not informed, they are missing out.
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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To: North Yorkshire Fire Authority and the counties 7 MP’s
Stop the proposed cuts to Harrogate, Scarborough, Ripon, Malton. Tadcaster and Northallerton fire stations.
Why is this important?
Council Tax has risen by maximum amount of 1.99% in 2015/16 and there are further planned increases for the next 3 years, why are we paying more for less?
Tactical Response Vehicles replacing fully equipped Fire Engines and Mixed Crewing of whole and part-time staff will increase response times and increase the risk to the public.
Full-time Fire-fighter posts are already down 10% since 2010 with a further 10% reduction if these cuts are voted through. How do you justify this when you have a massive shortfall of part-time fire-fighters which means regularly some fire engines are NOT available.
The geographical layout of North Yorkshire with its 3,340 square miles, population of 1.2 million and large network of main and country roads make it difficult to protect now when North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service average between 8 and 13 fire engines unavailable daily. Further reductions will only add more pressure on a service already over-stretched and short staffed.
These changes are supposed to be about the risk and the level of response, yet the severity of an incident in 2004 is no different to one in 2015. Some calls may have reduced due to the amount of Community Fire Safety work carried out daily by fire-fighters, yet premise fires and road traffic collisions have not reduced and the size of our communities and number of businesses have increased. 5 fire deaths this year already in North Yorkshire highlight the dangers still faced by the public and the fact that the risk is still just as great.
Brigade secretary Steve Howley said while fires developed slowly for the first five minutes, after that time they doubled in size every minute. He said the loss of more than a fifth of full-time firefighters would have dramatic implications.
Mr Howley said: “It is absolute madness and the figures don’t stack up.
“Firefighters don’t go to work to die and that’s the stark reality facing firefighters in North Yorkshire.
“There’s no fat left on the bone to trim and now we are cutting the muscle.
“Hopefully the public will be as incensed as the firefighters are and will force the politicians to go away and find alternatives.”
He said the service could make savings elsewhere, such as ending five-figure payments to middle managers to attend incidents, despite them not attending any.
- Tadcaster Fire Brigade Cuts September 20, 2015
- Tadcaster Young Firefighters September 17, 2015
- 92-year-old from Tadcaster honoured by Vladimir Putin August 25, 2015
- Tadcaster Duck Race 2015 August 17, 2015
- Barnados Footpath Action Group Update July 27, 2015
- Carnival Day July 19, 2015
- It’s Carnival Time… July 19, 2015
- Tadcaster Carnival 2015 June 20, 2015
- Tadcaster Carnival Competition Winners June 10, 2015
- Ex Barnardo’s footpath – Inspector finds in favour of the community action to re-open the footpath June 9, 2015
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Tadcaster Police Station is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm.
You can contact your local police by dialling 101.
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Please note opening times may be subject to change at short notice according to operational requirements.
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