Spofforth Village

Near Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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All the latest news and events in Spofforth

Cheers - the 2012 Spofforth Beer Festival

spoforth_turret_logo.jpgThe 2012 Spofforth Beer festival, sponsored by Earthmill Ltd, will be held in the Long Memorial Hall on Saturday 10th March from 12 noon until it has been 'drunk dry'! 

14 great beers will be available along with food, wine and soft drinks.  Live music will be provided by local band 'the Crimple Stompers'. local DJ 'Griff and the community Choir and  H2 an Electronic Jazz Collaboration from Harrogate


Entry is £5 which includes a free glass, first drink and a tasting menu.  Tickets are available in Spofforth from 'GM News', or 'Hairbelle'.  Alternatively, call 01937 590378.

Be drink aware - come with a designated driver, walk, or get the 770 Bus to Spofforth but please don't drink and drive.


Spofforth Seniors grateful for support from Broadacres Housing Association

010.jpgThe Spofforth Seniors twice monthly coffee mornings are set to continue throughout 2012 thanks to the generous support of Broadacres Housing Association. Coffee mornings are held on the first Thursday and the third Tuesday of each month and have been running at the village hall in Spofforth since 1999.

Originally run and funded by Age Concern Knaresborough, the aim of the coffee mornings was to provide a social opportunity and point of contact for older residents of the village. In addition Age Concern offered advice and information on age-related issues.

The group became independent in 2009 and has continued to act as a vital community service. However, without funding the group relied upon its members' subscription of just £2.00 each per session which was insufficient to cover the costs over the year.

The future looked uncertain until Broadacres Housing Association stepped in. They had been contacted by community volunteer, Jane Hare, who was aware of the difficulties facing the group.  Their much appreciated donation means that the group is secure for the coming year. In addition to the coffee mornings on the first Thursday and third Tuesday of the month, the group meets once a month at the Castle Inn for lunch.

For further information about the Spofforth Seniors group please contact Amanda Addyman on 01937 590 250.


Spofforth in 2012 National RHS Finals

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Spofforth will be representing the Yorkshire region in the prestigious National Final of RHS Britain in Bloom. RHS Britain in Bloom is one of Europe's largest horticultural campaigns.

With such an exciting season ahead we also have a chance to show off our village to a national audience did you know that as little as £20.00 a year will help to fund our In Bloom efforts? All money donated and raised goes into paying for the work we do.  So if you feel proud of our village, and wish to make a contribution so we can continue this work - then all donations are most gratefully received.      

If you would like to make a donation, volunteer your services, or have any ideas you wish to put forward contact us below:

Contacts: Chairman John Stanley 591154 .  Secretary: Hilary Chilton 590606.  Publicity: John Chilton 590606.  Fundraising: Lynne & David Saunders 590384 or  Heather Pollard 590320

Visit our Web Site: www.spofforthinbloom.co.uk


Spofforth Jubilee Celebrations

A full, fun packed, programme of events is planned in Spofforth for Sunday 3rd June and Monday 4th June to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. 

Full details of the programme will be available next month but in the meantime any offers of help with fundraising or administration would be highly valued. Please contact June Geddes on 01937 590695 or Jane Hare on 01937 590393


Lets win the RHS ‘Britain in Bloom’ Quiz Night

Spofforth In Bloom presents 'Lets win the RHS ‘Britain in Bloom' Quiz Night' on Tuesday 24th April 2012 at 7:30pm in the Spofforth Long Memorial Hall. Proceeds to help fund Spofforth in its bid to be crowned Britain's best small village in the RHS ‘Britain in Bloom' 2012 competition.

Tickets £10 per person to include a delicious fish & chip supper, bring your own beverages. Teams of up to 6 or join others on the night with Team prize plus Raffle prizes. To book your space call David & Lynne on 01937 590384 or John & Hilary on 01937 590606



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