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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Barnados Footpath Action Group Update

In our last update Barnados Footpath Action Group we told you that the Inspector had found in our favour to have the ex Barnardo’s footpath reopened under common law.

As he had made a slight modification to the path he was required to advertise his decision.
Barnados Footpath Action GroupWe have to tell you that an objection to the Inspectors Interim decision to modify the route has been raised by the landowner just prior to the deadline for doing so.

They are asking for the Inquiry to be reconvened on the basis of what they have said in the objection.

This means that the Inspector will have to consider the content of the objection and decide what he has to do before he can make his final decision.

Should the Inspector ask us to comment on the objection we are confident that we will be able to submit a robust rebuttal.

Whilst it would not be appropriate to provide details of our response at this stage we are sure that what has been said by the objector is, for the most part, a regurgitation of issues which have already been considered by the Inspector during the Inquiry process. There does not appear to be any significantly new evidence raised in this objection.

The Inspector should see it for what it is.

This is a disappointing situation but one we fully expected would occur and which will inevitably further delay the reopening of the footpath.

When we are in a position to tell you what the Inspector has decided to do we will again update you. We expect this to be in the next few weeks.

Thanks again for your continuing support.

Ex Barnados Footpath Action Group

So… All we can do is wait and see what the decision comes back as, as soon as the decision has been made I will add it to the site.


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Carnival Day

Enough rain fell overnight to make several of us concerned about flooding and a water logged stage but… Along comes North Yorkshire Fire Service to help drain all of the excess water so that the carnival could go ahead.

Once the weather broke it was clear to see that the spirits hadn’t been dampened in the slightest. Everyone arrived at Rookes Transport as always to put the finishing touches to their floats and line up ready for the parade.

Of course, being at one end of the town, it’s hard to know how many people are turning out to watch the parade so at 11:50am I decided to take a walk back into town. The streets were lined with people… there were even garden parties and children waving flags in anticipation.

At 12noon the parade set off from Rookes Transport and began its trip through the town center and onto the Heineken car park.


This years parade was led by the vintage car club who had brought out some amazing cars, they were closely followed by the local Fire Brigade and first timers The City of Leeds pipe Band (who were amazing). The swimming baths / leisure center brought in a large float and plenty of water to splash around.

Bridge dental surgery, Cyclesense, The Salvation Army and so many more people took part. We had The Travellin Band, Tadcaster East, Riverside School, Classic Motorcycles, KT Dance Fit ( everyone danced from the start until the finish of the parade – I was tired just watching them).

As always Devine Meats outdid themselves by coming as the North Pole so Santa was here in July… Can’t beat that!

As the parade arrived at the car park and pedestrians arrived at the Magnets Sports and Social Club grounds it was soon apparent by the thousands of people that the carnival had arrived…


On stage music, displays from various groups and organizations… the place just came to life so quickly.





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It’s Carnival Time…

Wakey Wakey Tadcaster, it’s carnival time and everything is going ahead as planned.

Latest update from the carnival committee is…


The day is finally upon us, and in true Tadcaster Carnival style it has started with rain, but fear not! It will have brightened up by lunchtime to make way for a lovely dry afternoon and even some sunshine later on.

We will start the day with our fantastic parade, this leaves Ripon Farm Services at midday.

Heres a run down of the afternoons events!
1.20 Carnival officially opened and prize giving
1.35 First act on stage – Ben Buddy Slack
2.00 Step 2 it dance school in the arena
2.20 Jack Haining on stage
3.05 Elliot Roberts on stage
3.50 The indigo project on stage
4.10 Lisa Marie School of dance in the arena
4.35 Beth Stevens on stage
5.20 Patron Saints on stage

You are in for a real treat with our evenings entertainent, so bring your dancing shoes!!

6.30 Kelly Bolland kicks off our evening, an incredible vocalist and guitarist from Tadcaster, not to be missed!
7.20 Tom Rocks and the replicants, one of the best covers bands around, we are lucky to have them as their diary is chocca blok! They will entertain you with soul funk and motown covers! Amazing guys, their first time in Tadcaster so lets show them that we know how to party!
9.00 The awesome Boomin join us in Tadcaster, described as a cross between Mcfly and the Rolling Stones these guys regularly play infront of thousands, they are high energy and really good fun! I’ve seen their set list and expect to have a good old dance and sing along!!!
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we end our night with a superb firework display from the Fireworkers.

Theres so much to do and see on the grounds, come down, spend the day with us and mostly enjoy it!


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