Spofforth Village

Near Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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All the latest news and events in Spofforth

Village Ceilidh - 'take your partners by the hand'

 and come on down the the Village Hall!

Spofforth Village Society will be holding a Ceilidh on Saturday 4th February 2012. It will be from 7pm until 11pm and music will be provided by Gale Warning. Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for children (under 16), available from Hairbelle, Alison at the Londis village store or Robyn Farmer (01397 590339) and will include a supper.


Keep Spofforth Sustainable - recycle over Christmas

recycle_christmas.jpgOver the Christmas period we produce a lot of rubbish and it is therefore essential that we try to reduce, recycle and reuse as much as possible. Overflowing dustbins and extra bags of refuse are a common sight in the streets after Christmas. Just look at some of the facts:

The Royal Mail delivers around 150 million cards and packets each day during the pre-Christmas period.

It is estimated that up to 1 billion Christmas cards (17 for every man, woman and child) could end up in bins across the UK.

It is estimated that over Christmas as much as 83 square km of wrapping paper will end up in UK rubbish bins, enough to cover an area larger than Guernsey.

We use approximately an extra 750 million bottles and glass containers, and 500 million drinks cans and about 20% to 30% more glass and cans are collected each year over the Christmas period.

Cards and wrapping paper are easy to recycle In support of the Woodland Trust, you can recycle the cards at participating stores (TK Maxx, Home Serve and M&S).



Learning from the experts

The children from Class Threein Spofforth School were visited by two local chiropractors from the Advanced Health Chiropractor Clinic in Harrogate.  They learnt about all different bones and how they work in their bodies and were taught how to care for their bones and bodies through correct diet and exercise.  They learnt about the role of a chiropractor and enjoyed their hands-on work with a life size skeleton!  Many thanks to Elena and Debra for their time. 

Confirmation Classes

church.jpgConfirmation classes start in January.  As usual Myra will have two classes, one for children held at Spofforth School on a Thursday and an informal class for adults held at the Rectory at 18:30 for an hour on Sunday evenings. Children's classes start at 3.30pm on January 12th with adult classes starting on 15th January for eight weeks.  If you are interested contact Myra on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 01937 590770.


Crime Figures for November/December

Anther quiet month for Spofforth and the wider area with only 2 crimes reported; a mobile phone was reported stolen at the Christmas Adventure and a pickup and trailer was stolen during daylight from Castle Street. 

As previously reported, Mousey Thompson furniture continues to be targeted in local Churches and tradesmen are advised not to leave their tools in their vehicles overnight as there has been a spate of thefts in Knaresborough and Boroughbridge. 

You can now contact the police on the new national non emergency number 101, but in an emergency, you should of course continue to use 999


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