Spofforth Village

Near Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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There are a wide variety of groups in the village which will appeal to a wide variety of tastes...

Village Society Curry and Quiz night

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Thank you to all who supported this event which raised £847 towards the cost of hosting the Beer Festival. The four winning teams were the Drunken Dansaks, Spice Bandits, Poppadominance and Biryani Brainboxes.
Last Updated on Friday, 01 March 2013 15:29

Spofforth in Bloom Update

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Spofforth in Bloom: chairman, David Saunders, writes ‘Following on from our success last year in the national competition our objective this year is to win gold once again in the Yorkshire In Bloom competition. The floral display is just one element of the competition which also awards marks for our heritage, environment and community involvement. Last year we raised funds for a number of projects including the Oak leaf sculpture and extra information boards that contributed towards our success. This year our objective is to raise funds towards the following projects: a new village entry sign on the Harrogate road advertising the village success in Britain in Bloom, a new village notice board, a trophy cabinet for the village hall and the regeneration of the Millennium Garden. We have been busy organising our 2013 fund raising calendar and have planned the following events, Quiz and Chips Night Friday, April 19; Heritage Trail with BBQ Sunday afternoon, June 9; Strawberry tea in the Old Rectory Sunday, July 14; Gardening Question Time (date to be confirmed, possibly October) and Open Gardens Sunday, June 23. ( If you would be willing to volunteer to open your garden on June 23, please contact John Stanley 591154 or Lynda Parkinson 590507). Please come along to support these events because every penny raised is reinvested in the appearance and enhancement of our village. By popular request we have been asked to reintroduce the Sponsor a Tub scheme at £20 a tub. Anyone wishing to sponsor and have their name on one of our tubs please contact and pay our Treasurer Ann Thomas 590504, or contact any committee member. In recognition of our efforts last year our MP Nigel Adams (who attended the judging day ) has organised a tour of the House of Commons for any resident of the village. Date, as yet, to be confirmed. If you are interested in a day out in London please give one of us a call so we can have an idea of numbers.’

Further funding for the new village hall kitchen development

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Spofforth Parish Council continue to organise events in order to raise funds for the development of a new bar and kitchen in the Village Hall to improve the facilities for every social occasion - for Clubs, Associations and of course for residents of Spofforth and neighbouring villages for chiildren's parties, family celebrations and fund-raising events!


A very successful fund-raising event was held in the Hall in February, with a Call My Bluff Wine & Cheese Evening - a great time was had by all and over £400 was raised.  Congratulations to the winners on the Hairbelle table - who obviously take their wine tasting very seriously indeed and to Di Ball's table who were only just pipped at the post!  Thanks to Chez Vin from Otley for providing the wine expertise and to all for attending and helping to make the evening a great success.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 13:36

Spofforth Beer Festival 2013

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Visitors and locals are expected to pour into Spofforth’s annual beer festival next month.


The beer festival, held at Spofforth Village Hall, will take place on Saturday March 9.

A varity of beers will be provided, including the first drink being free, as well as wine, beer and soft drinks being provided.

Live music will be provided by The Crimple Stompers and Spofforth Community Choir.

Entry is £5.Tickets are available from GM News, or call 01937 590378.


Spofforth gets Gold

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In the very highly contested Village category, Spofforth are 2012 RHS Britain in Bloom Village Gold and Category Winners.

The Judges said that 'where community involvement is paramount Spofforth was always going to be the best; however, this newcomer to the UK Finals went that extra mile. From the minute you enter this village you know you are somewhere special with a dedicated and enthusiastic group making a real difference to their community, a joy to visit a pleasure to judge and as with all the finalists in this category a very humbling experience.'

  Well done to everyone involved!


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