Plenty of Christmas events planned over the next two weeks

Check out the Tinsel Time Tractor Run in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Check out the Tinsel Time Tractor Run in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Listed below are just some of the festive events taking place in the Pocklington and Market Weighton area this week.

There are plenty of activities for all the family to enjoy.

Also listed are the regular group meetings.


All Saints Church: Pocklington Christmas Tree Festival – preview event between 6pm and 9pm. For more information on how to sponsor a tree, please contact

Methodist Church, Chapmangate: A Coffee Morning and Cake Stall will take place between 10am and 11.30am. A selection of York Against Cancer Christmas Cards will be on sale. Admission by Donation including coffee/tea and biscuits. All proceeds in aid of York Against Cancer.

Holme on Spalding Moor

Village wide: Special Christmas Event between 5pm and 8pm. Craft fair in the village hall, funfair rides, Santa’s grotto at the Social Club, Christmas lights switch-on with carols with the school choir.

2 December


Methodist Chapel: The Pocklington ‘Friends of St Leonard’s Hospice’ group is holding a coffee morning between 10am and noon. As well as hot drinks and a chat there will be Christmas cards, books and cakes for sale, with all funds raised going to St Leonard’s Hospice.

3 December

Holme on Spalding Moor

HOLME AND SURROUNDING VILLAGES: Tinsel Time Tractor Run between 10am and 1.30pm in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Tractor owners wishing to register can contact Alan Thackray on 07966 423551 or for tractor owners wising to go the run for the first time contact Angela Hammond on 07709 106671.

5 December


BELL HOTEL: Trad Jazz session, 8pm start. Free admission, all welcome.

6 December


Town Centre: Pocklington Christmas Event between 5pm and 10pm. Christmas tree festival, late night shopping of local shops, market stalls, children’s fairground rides, food stalls, festive carols and much more for all the family. Championship winning Be Wiser Ducati British Superbike will be outside JJP Print through the evening, pluys the new Mini Motor for children to sit on.

7 December

Market Weighton

TOWN-WIDE: Market Weighton Christmas tree lights switch-on event will be held on Thursday 7 December starting at 6pm.

To mark 50 years of the new fire station the tree will be lit up by the town’s firefighters.

There will be crafts, charity stalls, children’s funfair rides, face painting, and, of course, Santa himself will also be attending.


CROSS KEYS, TADCASTER ROAD: Traditional Jazz between 1pm and 3.30pm. Local musicians playing jazz from the Barber Bilk and Ball era.

Free admission and parking, dog and child friendly.

8 December


HERIB, Beverley Road: Hull and East Riding Glaucoma Group’s next meeting between 11am and 1pm. Entry is £1.50 per person. Please call HERIB on 01482 342297 for details.

9 December


Equestrian Centre: Santa visits Burnby. There will be pony rides with the animals dressed as a unicorn, batman and reindeer. See Santa and receive a gift. The cost is £10 per child and booking is essential. Please contact 07850 664992 to book.

15 December


JJs Bar: A evening of acoustic music and singing with Phil Richards between 7pm and 10pm.

16 December


COUNCIL OFFICES ON GEORGE STREET: Pocklington Lions are providing an autism friendly grotto for residents of Pocklington, Market Weighton and surrounding area. The grotto will provide children with a quiet environment to meet Santa and receive a sensory toy gift. For more information, please email

22 December


Equestrian Centre: A Christmassy Pony Day. Bring along your Christmas jumpers and tinsel for a fun filled day. There will be Grooming, pony care, riding, games on horseback and games on foot – All with a Christmas twist. The cost is £35 and booking is essential. Call 07850 664 992 to book a place.

24 December


JJs Bar: Christmas Eve Disco between 7pm and 11.45pm.

25 February


SNAKE LANE: Pocklington Runners hosts the Snake Lane Run at 10am. The popular and well established race is a fast 10 mile race which snakes its way through beautiful East Yorkshire countryside at the foot of the glorious Wolds. Visit the Pocklington Runners website at



Gentle Yoga: Burnby Scout Hall at 12.45pm.

Pocklington Lions’ monthly meeting: 7.45pm on the second Monday of each month at The Station Hotel, Pocklington, and welcome guests who are interested in learning more about the work of the club.

Pocklington Karate Centre: Eight years plus and adults. The Scout Hut, Burnby Lane. 7.30pm-8.30pm. If you are interested in attending please call Oliver Willison on 0789 7335959.


Toll Gavel Church: Beverley Male Voice Choir rehearsals every Monday, 7.­15pm. New members welcome, just come along and see if you would like to join us or visit for more information.

Latimer Congregation Church: Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at 7.30pm. No cost and turn up on the night. For more information call 01482 830083.

Armstrong Club: Children’s ballroom class, four to six years, 4.30pm; six years and up, 5.15pm. For more details call 07702 804746.


Driffield Art Club: If you would like to become a member or find out more about Driffield Art Club which meets every third Monday in the month between 7pm and 9pm. Contact or visit



Drop-in Meditation Classes: 7.30pm-9pm, with Gen Kelsang Thekchen. Each class includes two guided meditations, a short talk and an opportunity for questions. Classes are held at Madhyamaka KMC, Kilnwick Percy Hall, Pocklington. Contact 01759 304832 or visit for more information.

Citizens Advice Hull & East Riding, Methodist Church, Chapmangate: Appointments available every Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm. For Appointments ring 01405 720866. For Telephone Advice ring 0300 3300 888 First Tuesday of each month – Drop In (No Appointment needed) 9.30am to 11am.

Pocklington and Market Weighton Ladies Circle: Meets fortnightly, 7.30pm. Venue and activities vary. Ladies aged 18-45 years interested in fun, friendship and fundraising. Ring Kate on 01759 318760.

Line Dancing: Burnby Hall, Pocklington, 8pm-9.45pm. Everyone welcome, beginners and improvers.

Barmby Moor

Community craft club: Boot and Slipper in Barmby Moor, 7pm-9pm. Experienced and complete beginners are welcome. Bring along your own materials and equipment and take part in crochet, quilting, knitting, felting, spinning and paper craft.


Gentle Yoga: 7pm at Melbourne Village Hall.

Market Weighton

Cruse Bereavement Care: The Market Weighton Support and Friendship group meets on the third Tuesday in the month at the Town Council Offices, Linegate, Market Weighton, 2pm-4pm. The group is run by trained volunteers and everyone is welcome. Call 07852 179713 or 07870 365558.

The Griffin Inn: Music Quiz and Musical Bingo every Tuesday night, 9.30 start.


Wetwang Acoustic: Second Tuesday of each month. Victoria Inn, Wetwang. Traditional and contemporary acoustic music, 8pm.

Outreach Post Office: Wetwang Village Hall, 9am to 1pm. Coffee shop also open 9am to noon. Small charge for coffee and toasted teacakes, plus books to borrow free of charge.

Village Hall: Bingo session every second Monday of the month. Eyes down at 7.30pm.


Village Hall: Wolds Academy Dance Class. Contact Louise on 07940 716435. Day time space is also available by calling 07771 798222.


Beverley Minster Hall, Minster Yard North: Beverley Garland Dancers, open to ladies over the age of 16 who want to try clog morris, 8.30pm to 10pm. Contact Christine on 01482 871271.



Pocklington Toddler Music Group: 9.30am to 10.30am during school terms in the Meeting Room, All Saints Parish Church Pocklington. £3 per family/childminder. No need to book, just come along. Michael Cooper 01759 305929.

Pocklington School Baby and Toddler Group: Runs from 1.45pm to 2.45pm and will run every Wednesday during Pocklington School term time. This is a friendly group for carers and their pre-school children and babies. No need to book, just call in to the Prep School on the day. Sessions are free. For further details call 01759 321228.

Pocklington WI: Meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 7.15pm at the Masonic Hall, The Mile.

Art Room: Pocklington Montessori Nursery, 10am to 11.30am. Contact Helen Steele on 07801 493 596 or email for details.

Burnby Hall, Pocklington: Art 4 All between 10am and 1pm. Beginners and improvers. Call 07968 744703 or email

Market Weighton

All Saints Church: The Carers Support Group meet on the second Wednesday of each month, 1.30pm-3pm. It is for anyone who cares for a loved one and is an informal group to give the carers a break. A Red Cross volunteer attends to give massages you can have your blood pressure checked and you can have tea or coffee and a biscuit. This is all free of charge as the Church donates the room for free.

The Community Hall, Station Road: Market Weighton Memory Café is held on the last Wednesday of every month, 1.30pm-3pm.

Social Club, 42 Southgate: The National Vintage Tractor and Engine Club (NVTEC) meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm. New members welcome.


Bolton Methodist Church: Coffee morning between 10.30am to noon. Proceeds for the Methodist Church. All are welcome.

Bishop Wilton

Primary School: Weekly free Toddler Time session between 9.30am and 11.30am. No need to book. This is a free, friendly informal group just come along and join us, all parents, grandparents and carers are welcome.

Barmby Moor

The Boot And Slipper: Wolds Singles Social Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 8pm. Contact Richard for information at


Melbourne Chapel: Every third Wednesday in the month – Tea@2 between 2pm and 4pm to raise funds towards the upkeep of Melbourne Playing Fields. 
Tea/Coffee and lots of yummy cakes, savouries and treats. £3 per person for just about as much as you can eat!! Substantial discounts for children. 


Market House, 37 Exchange Street: Meditation and Buddhist Thought Drop-in Classes between 7pm and 8.30pm (April 6 to May 18). Cost per class £6 (or £20 for 4). Everyone welcome! No-one turned away for lack of funds. or call 01759 304832 for more information.


Toll Gavel Church Hall, Old Walkergate: Community Kitchen Lunches, 11.30am to 1.15pm. If you are struggling to make ends meet, homeless or would like to come and have a meal with some company then you are welcome.

Lempickas in Wednesday Market: Beverley/Nogent twinning association meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in May, July, September and November. Anyone interested in joining or seeing what we get up to are welcome to attend any of the meetings.

Flemingate Bowling Club (Leisure Centre Site): We offer Social Bowling every Wednesday afternoon commencing 1.30pm and are offer a warm welcome to all potential new members. The club has sets of bowls for use by new players although flat smooth soled shoes or trainers should be worn.



Little Saints: Group for all children up to school age. All Saints’ Church. Thursdays in term time, 1.45pm-3pm. No need to book, just join in. Free. Stories, songs and craft.

Pocklington Magistrates Court, George Street: Bingo, dominoes and afternoon tea from 2pm onwards. Please come along and join us. Contact Mary Drewery on 302198 for more details.

Market Weighton

The Community Hall, Station Road: The Market Weighton WI group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm. Visitors are welcome.

Holme on Spalding Moor

Committee Room, Village Hall: Slimming World every Thursday at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. For more details call consultant Carol on 07985 589632.


Community Centre: Sequence dancing between 12.30pm and 3.30pm every Thursday. The first hour is instruction. £3, includes tea and biscuits.


CROSS KEYS, TADCASTER ROAD: Traditional Jazz between 1pm and 3.30pm every Thursday. Local musicians playing jazz from the Barber Bilk and Ball era.

Free admission and parking, dog and child friendly.


Driffield WI: First Thursday in the month, 7.15pm, The Masonic Hall, Lockwood Street. Guests welcome. Phone 01377 253009.


St Nicholas Community Centre, Holme Church Lane: Arts and Crafts Resource Sales, open every Thursday, 11am to 2.30pm, and on the first Thursday of each month (term-time only), 4pm-6pm. Call 01482 863542.

St Mary’s School, Eden Road: Beverley Belles WI meet on the third Thursday of the month at 8pm. New members always welcomed.

Foresters Arms, Beckside: Beverley Widows Friendship Group. Most of the group gathers at noon and have a meal, but some just come for the meeting which begins at 1pm to 1.30pm. We have a speaker about once a month. Contact 888443 for more information.

Beverley WI: meet on the second Thursday of the month at Beverley Cricket Club in Norwood at 1.45pm.

Lairgate Hotel: Pain Support Group meets second Thursday of every month between 2.30pm and 4pm. Everyone is welcome to this informal and friendly group. For more information, call Janet or Julie on 01482 478886.

Toll Gavel Methodist Church: Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at 7.30pm. No cost and turn up on the night. Local helpline and for more information call 01482 830083.



Memorial Hall: Beverley Leisure Group holds a coffee morning every Friday, 10am -noon. A Bridge and Art group are held at the same time and would welcome new members.


The Maple Room, Bell Hotel: Driffield Silver Band, 7.30pm-9.30pm.New players and visitors always welcome. Visit for more details.

Seaton Ross

Gentle Yoga: Seaton Ross Village Hall at 10am.

Market Weighton

All Saints Church: Coffee morning held each Friday (except Good Friday) between 9.30am to 11.30am with drinks and refreshments served. A warm welcome for everyone.


Burton Fleming

Village Hall: Coffee morning (second Saturday in the month). Village hall, 10am to 11.30am.


Village hall: Ballroom and Latin dance class for children. Ages 4-6 10am. Six years and upwards 11am.



Village hall: Ballroom and Latin dance class for adults at 7.30pm.


Flemingate Bowling Club (leisure centre site): Social bowling from 1.30pm, with a warm welcome to all potential new members. The club has sets of bowls for use by new players. Smooth soled shoes or trainers should be worn.

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