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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Stepping Stone

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Stepping Stone, a concept initially developed by St Mary’s Church in Tadcaster and supported by all the town churches, opened in January 2002 as a free help and information resource for the local community and surrounding villages.

Located in a town center shop premises, Stepping Stone is managed and staffed by volunteers drawn from within the local community. Once up and running, Stepping Stone became an Independent Registered Charity supported by fundraising activities and donations.


Stepping Stone is a free resource for the local community of Tadcaster and the surrounding villages.  Staffed by volunteers, our aim is to guide and direct people in need.  We do this by listening to problems in strict confidence, then suggesting agencies that might be best placed to help with the next step.

We can offer you help from where you are to where you want to be.

Problems or queries, large or small, we can help you to get the information you need and set you off on the right path.

These are some of the subjects on which we can provide help and information;

  • Local Job Vacancies.
  • Curriculum Vitae Assistance.
  • Family Relationships.
  • Services for the Elderly.
  • Benefit Information.
  • Debt and Financial Problems.
  • Welfare Benefits.
  • Employment Rights.
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
  • Health and Welfare Issues.
  • Youth Matters.
  • Local Information.
  • And Much More…


Opening Times…

Monday – 10am – 1pm

Tuesday – 10am – 1pm

Thursday – 10am – 3pm

Friday – 10am – 1pm


Stepping Stone,
20 Kirkgate,
North Yorkshire.
LS24 9AD

01937 530288    ( Answer phone facility when closed )
Please phone to arrange for help with curriculum vitae.



Reg. Charity No. 1101558

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Help For Heroes Sunday 19th May

The Help For Heroes fundraiser on May the 19th at the Magnets Sports and Social Club was a success.

With the help of people from Tadcaster, the walkers for the H4H fundraiser added an extra £300 to their tally.

Not only was the music from Radio Mojo fantastic but there was also a cake which was donated to the cause by Contrary Cakes. The cake was sold by the slice to add to the funds raised by the ticket sales.

Thanks to everyone who attended, it was a good night and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, especially Kirsty Poskitt and Zoe Devine who also did a little turn on stage with a tambourine accompaniment.

It was also nice to see that some of the people had even brought their kids along to the event, which just goes to show that you’re never to young to dance along to the music…
















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Tadcaster Dog Show May 2013

Even the weather cleared and the sun cam out today for the Tadcaster Dog Show. The show was in aid of the Safe Anchor Trust who provide free access to the country’s waterways for special needs groups.

It was great to see that the dog show had attracted a lot of interest and a lot of local dogs.

Food and refreshments were provided by the Magnets Sports & Social Club, there were also stalls for raffles, dog treats and toys and even a dog portrait stand.

The show was a great success with the children too, there were prizes for a variety of fields in the Junior category.

























The Safe Anchor Trust was established in 1995 to support and continue the canal trips project developed by the probation service in 1993.

By December 2009 over 100,000 passengers associated with 750 community groups had enjoyed outings on our boats. The primary aim of the Trust is to provide access to the canals for special needs groups, those with health mobility problems and socially disadvantaged groups. We also seek to support groups who often have difficulty in taking part in everyday leisure activity.

A major focus is to support organisations that require social and recreational activities to maintain or improve the help of their users.

We rely solely on voluntary contributions and donations for our service, for which the Trust is extremely grateful.



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Rachel’s Gardening Services – Tadcaster Gardener

Tadcaster Gardener

Many people enjoy their weekends in the garden keeping on top of the weeding, lawn cutting and general maintenance, unfortunately there are many people who just don’t have the time.

My name is Rachel Brown and I am a Tadcaster gardener who can offer you peace of mind for your gardening requirements.

If you’re looking for someone to carry out your lawn cutting, general maintenance, weeding, planting, pruning etc. Look no further.

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Below are just a few images of my gardening skills.

















If you would like more information on my services, prices and availability please contact me using the details below.


Phone: 07530 985745

email: mrsrachelbrown@yahoo.co.uk

I look forward to hearing from you.

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HEINEKEN Tadcaster


HEINEKEN Tadcaster, John Smith’s Brewery

HEINEKEN in the UK is the country’s leading cider and beer business and part of HEINEKEN N.V, the world’s most international brewer. Our portfolio of global brands includes Foster’s, Heineken®, Strongbow, John Smith’s and Bulmers, as well as heritage brands such as Newcastle Brown Ale.  Over 2,400 HEINEKEN colleagues work across offices, breweries and cider mills in the UK; in Edinburgh, London, Manchester, and Herefordshire as well as Tadcaster.

The John Smith’s brewery site in Tadcaster has been used to brew beer since 1778, with the original John Smith starting his own brewery at the site in 1847. HEINEKEN took over the site in 2008 as part of a national takeover of brewing giant Scottish & Newcastle.

Today, we provide employment for 350 people locally, and still brew the majority of John Smith’s ale, alongside a range of other HEINEKEN products.

To find out more about HEINEKEN please visit http://www.heineken.co.uk/.
To find out more about our community work in Tadcaster please visit http://tadcaster.yoursquaremile.co.uk/



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Help For Heroes Tadcaster

Help For Heroes Tadcaster

Help For Heroes Tadcaster


Help For Heroes is at Magnets on Sunday 19th May. Radio Mojo are on for first spot at 7:30pm and then again at 9:15pm.

Tickets are available at Tadcaster Magnets SocialClub and people can pay on the door. Tickets are £5 and ALL profits go to Help For Heroes.


Help For Heroes Tadcaster – Help For Heroes, During their march from Newark to Catterick, The marchers will be camping out at the Magnets Sports and Social Club before making their last leg of the journey at Catterick.

All funds raised during this event are to be donated to Phoenix House in Catterick.

Phoenix House Recovery Centre, Catterick, is run by Help for Heroes and forms part of the Defence Recovery Capability.

Our aim is to inspire those who have suffered from life changing injuries or illnesses while serving our country and enable them to lead active, independent and fulfilling lives.

We will support them for life and help them to reach their full potential.

Phoenix House is one of four specialist centres in the UK, providing rounded support in the form of education, vocational training, welfare, sport and adventure training to residents and day visitors alike.

In a relaxed, understanding and caring environment, everyone is encouraged to make the most of the opportunities and facilities available to aid their recovery pathway and get them back out doing what they enjoy doing most.

Radio Mojo will be playing songs by: The Beatles
The Killers
The Rolling Stones
Snow Patrol
The Who
The Black Keys
The Kinks
Radio Mojo Help For Heroes TadcasterStereophonics
Elvis Presley
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Primal Scream
Richie Valens
The Fratellis
The Tremeloes
Primal Scream
John Lennon
The Monkees
Gloria Jones
The Small Faces
The Jam
Chuck Berry
The Cars
Robbie Williams
Tommy James & The Shondells

Radio Mojo guitarist Mike Davidson has a gig at lunchtime on 19th May with his other band ‘Monstronaunt’ at ‘Comlongon Rocks’ – only 144 miles away! Bit of a drive, but worth the effort for ‘Help For Heroes Tadcaster’…!



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Tadcaster Carnival Fundraiser

What a truly amazing evening at the Magnets Sports and Social Club last night. The fundraiser for the 2013 Tadcaster Carnival was a great success. The Forenziks, Kelly Bolland and James and Jess were fantastic. over 3 hours of music from local talent and the Guestlist.

The Guestlist, fronted by Big Ian was fantastic, the news for us is that Ian has agreed to play the Tadcaster Carnival with his extended band “Huge”. So if you missed them this time you can see them in July (really worth the wait).

I would like to thank everyone who made the Tadcaster Carnival Fundraiser a success especially Kirsty Poskitt, Nick and Zoe Devine for their brilliant work in pulling it all together.
Most importantly, thank you to everyone who came out to support the carnival and who dug deep to donate money and bought raffle tickets. We cant thank you all enough for your support.


























































If this is the type of turnout we receive for a fundraiser, I can only imagine what the turnout is going to be like for the actual carnival.


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Carnival 2013 Line-Up

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Sunday 28th July 2013


Hi All, I have just found out that Radio Mojo will be playing at this year’s carnival – Thanks for the info Nick…

Here is a little demo of the band who will be playing everything from Elvis to Oasis on the 28th July 2013… see them here on Facebook



Keep  sending us all the information you can for this year’s carnival

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Town Council Elections

Tadcaster Town Council Elections 2013…


The candidates for Councillor this year were :

The Conservative Party Candidate – Chris Metcalfe

The Green Party Candidate – Garry Mervyn Kitchen

Labour Party Candidate – Steve Cobb


Each candidate presented their policies and agenda’s in April this year. From keeping a lid on Council taxes to ensure we all get value for money to supporting our local fire station to avoid closure and opposing any threats to do so.

In fairness I think all of the candidates had some excellent ideas for improving Tadcaster and doing what they can to make our town safer for residents and visitors.

The polling stations opened at 7am on the 2nd of May and stayed open until 10pm to allow people to vote when they could.

At around 1pm today the results were in, counted and published…

Chris Metcalfe too the Tadcaster vote by a long lead.

The final results can be seen below – statistics and images from northyorks.gov.uk




Party (in alphabetical order) Candidate Votes polled % of vote polled
 The Conservative Party Candidate Metcalfe, Chris 923 55
 The Green Party Candidate Kitchen, Garry Mervyn 146 9
 Labour Party Candidate Cobb, Steve 600 36


Image from North Yorkshire County Council Website



Electorate 5960
Total 1669
% voted 28
Spoilt papers 12

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