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How the rules will change on 17th May

Why not take a Bus trip to the Dales?

BUS SERVICE TO THE DALES: New Sunday Bus Service to the Dales. Fancy escaping to the Dales on Sunday?

New service 874 has just started for the summer from Wetherby.

More details at some shelters & www.DalesBus.org.Twitter @DalesBus

Welcome to DalesBus

DalesBus 874

Wetherby – Leeds – Horsforth – Ilkley – Bolton Abbey – Grassington – Kettlewell – Buckden
Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays from 18th April 2021





 The organisers of the annual Tockwith Show, which had been planned for Sunday 1 August 2021, have decided to cancel this year’s event because of the continuing uncertainty about the impact of the Covid pandemic.

The show would have been the 75th to be staged since the event was first held in 1945

The Show Committee felt there were too many question marks over what would be allowed and how to ensure the safety of the public, to make holding this year’s event a viable proposition.

Show President Michelle Lee said: “It was a disappointing and a hard decision to have to make but the Committee felt it was better to cancel the show now rather than end up staging something which didn’t match the quality of previous years’ shows, or put all the finance and time into preparing for an event that then had to be scrapped on short notice.”

  It’s Good News Week……..


“We know you have been waiting patiently for news, and we are delighted to announce that we can finally welcome you al​l back on Monday 17th May with our first release of tickets going on sale Tuesday 4th May.



Brown bin icon

Find out when your brown bin collections start again

Check your bin day (leeds.gov.uk)

Click on the link above and it will take you to the Leeds Website where you can find out what date to expect your first and subsequent

Brown Bin Collection Date

Brown bin collections are due to start again from 22nd March. These have been slightly delayed due to COVID-19 and the recent lockdown.

Here’s a reminder of what you can and can’t put in your brown bins.

Yes Please:
Flowers and Plants
Grass Cuttings
Hedge Clippings
Twigs and small branches (no more than 3cm thick)
Windfall fruit
Weeds (except noxious weeds)

Please put these into your bin loose and do not use any plastic bags

No thanks:
Plastic of any kind, including compostable and biodegradable
Food Waste (including fruit and veg peelings)
Pet bedding, Pet Waste or Cat litter 
Soil, Compost or Rubble
Noxious weeds



 “…Digital access is the ability to fully participate in society. This includes access to tools and technologies, such as the internet and computers, that allow for full participation.”

The current Covid 19 crisis has created greater demand for connectivity. This project aims to help by matching people who have spare machines with those who require them. We’re a group of volunteers with a background in refurbishing and distributing tech, digital inclusion, education and community development. We came together as conversations with people working directly with families across communities have revealed there is an immediate requirement to resolve the need for connectivity and devices.

Do you or your organisation have devices no longer in use?

We are seeking machines which work, are safe and run a minimum of Windows 7. Ideally they should be under 5 years old.”

Initially Contact: https://accesswy.org/.


These are coming thick and fast and feature on many social media sites.

They purport to come from Amazon, your bank, inland Revenue, Royal Mail, TNT, UPS.HM Revenue & Customs, Sky, Virgin Media.

If you are contacted think carefully these people are good at their game. They are unscrupulous and will go to any lengths to get at your hard earned money.

Remember the adage:

 “If it sounds to go to be true then it probably is!”

Computer repair scams

 Scammers never miss a trick and may call you claiming to be from the helpdesk of a well-known IT firm, such as Microsoft.

They’ll tell you that your computer has a virus and will ask you to download ‘anti-virus software’, possibly at a cost.

This turns out to be Spyware, it is used to get your personal details.

Legitimate IT companies don’t contact customers this way.

A little note, just to remind people that they are not alone.

 Remember  support is available particularly for those who are shielding, vulnerable or needing help.

If you need help or know someone who could do with help call:

0113 376 0330


Extended hours – Bramham Church Porch 10.00am – 4 pm, 7 days a week.

St Mary’s Boston Spa 9am – 3pm, 7 days a week and Wed 2 – 4pm.

Items required:

Food, including pasta, rice, tinned potatoes, tinned spaghetti, cooking sauce, tinned meat and fish, rice pudding, custard, sponge puddings, biscuits. Dog and cat food.

Baby products: nappies sizes 5&6

Urgent: Food Banks urgently need  : toiletries, including shaving foam, razors, shampoo, shower gel, deodorant, tissues, toilet rolls. Cleaning products, including washing powder, washing up liquid, bleach, kitchen roll.

The Community Green Group

Boston Spa

TAKE AWAY COFFEE POTS NO LONGER A PROBLEM:  Have you noticed the massive increase in waste produced from the increase in takeaway coffees?

Filling  bins and spilling over onto the streets and riverside.

The Community Green Group has decided to do something about it.

 WE are holding a competition to design new bins to recycle coffee cups that can be industrially composted.

The winner will receive £50 vouchers for Stew & Oyster and Tom Foolery.

See details on our website: bostongreengroup.co.uk


Enjoy a walk around the lovely village of Boston Spa and explore the sights around the village.

 BOSTON SPA:  the Parish Council has developed:

6 walking routes

around the village ranging from 2 to 7 miles. Download the walks from the PC website

https://www.bostonspapc.org.uk/Local_Walks_26749.aspx .

You can also explore the High Street and the riverside by following our blue plaque trail – download a leaflet.


Continues to participate in the Yorkshire and North Hockey leagues, closely following the Covid protocols required by England Hockey. We are always looking for new players; we run three men’s and one ladies’ team. Should you be interested in playing please contact:

Graham on 07783 336135

or find us on Facebook. We are temporarily playing our home matches at Tadcaster Grammar School, where our men train on a Tuesday evening and ladies on a Wednesday evening. 

Kirk Deighton Rangers

A message from

KIRK DEIGHTON RANGERS: under 11’s are looking for 2-3 players to help us improve our already talented team of year 6s. 

We play in the Harrogate and District Junior League.

We are a friendly, inclusive club with excellent facilities, club house and a team of experienced, friendly Level 1 coaches.

We train at 10am on Saturdays at Grange Park in Wetherby and play our matches on Sunday mornings (usually).

We currently have 2 teams, 1 registered for the league and 1 playing friendlies. We would dearly like to register a second team for the league and to do that we need 2-3 players who have experience of playing competitive football.

This is a great opportunity to join a club with a wonderful history, amazing facilities, and opportunities to develop as a player to senior level. If you are interested, please text:

Chris Barty 07854 276001 / Paul Brook 07444 538379


PM Chris Bartoszewicz.

 Hope to be back playing soon – please contact for more details


We  have over 30 members and hope to get back to some decent numbers on the road as soon as possible. We have new kit which some may have spotted on the roads.


Please call Jonathan 07791 177117 for more information.

5K RUN: around Boston Spa.

Join us every Saturday Morning


Meet in the car park by the Stew and Oyster
Warm up at 7:45m 

Ready to run at 8:00am

Join us every Saturday

. Completely free, bring a friend

“Press Release”

Help us to Help the NHS

Users and patients are requested:

Please return on-loan equipment to the NHS.

If you have any ” NHS on-loan equipment” that you no longer require please endeavour to return this.

This can be done through our network of Community Equipment providers.

 If you require any further information, please email: bhta@bhta.com as our offices are closed for direct contact.

 British Healthcare Trades Association

Cycling around Boston Spa

CYCLING IN THE AREA: New to cycling?

Boston Spa Green Group have some ideal safe rides listed on their website:    bostongreengroup.co.uk/cycling/cycle-routes/

Walking For Health

Boston Spa

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month

The Walk takes place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.  It starts and ends at Boston Spa Methodist Church, High Street Boston Spa. The walks will be 30-60 minutes 60 minutes – depending on the weather, walking conditions and participants. ” The walk” walks will utilize footpaths and quiet roads around Boston Spa.   At the end of the walk, refreshments will be available at The Methodist Church.


Boston Spa Volunteer Action Group should now have delivered postcards through every letter box in Boston Spa asking if anyone who is self-isolating needs support.

It will give the local volunteer name and contact phone number. The card offers: help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, dog walking or a friendly chat. There is a strict protocol that will be followed, recommended by the NHS, which is on the reverse of the postcards Penny Stables is co-ordinating the service, in liaison with the Parish Council penny.stables@gmail.com 07941 797902.

Please contact Penny if you have any questions or wish to assist.

Pre School Story Time


Boston Spa Methodist Church have created a YOU Tube page which can be accessed through our webpage. You will find Storytime twice a week for preschool children ( and adults of course) and Teatime Church. You will find the link on our page.


Boston Spa Walking For Health

Fourth Tuesday each month. Our next walk 21st January meet up at the Methodist Church at 10am

Or 11am (for just refreshments and a chat)

Easy Walk about one hour with refreshments £1 in church hall afterwards. More Information call:

Marjorie Boorman: 842444

Tockwith Village

New interest?:

Perhaps there is a club, group or activity in Tockwith which you might like to try. There are a number of classes at the village hall or perhaps you fancy the Ladies Social Drop-In Group or Art Group.

Tockwith Players Drama Group welcome new people as do the Singers – no experience necessary. A large group of people volunteer their services to keep the church gardens tidy – you might enjoy helping. Ainsty Conservation Society have regular maintenance work days at particular sites and on local footpaths. Contact details as follows:

Badminton: Bob and Fiona 01423 358808
Bowls Club: Ray Clark 01423 358939 or Roger McGlone 01423 358504
Tockwith Players: Sue on 01423 359254
Ainsty Conservation Society: Dr Barry Wright 01423 358791
Art Group: Janet on 01423 358253
Ladies Social Drop-In Group:
Fiona 01423 358808
Tockwith Church Warden: Deryck Wilson: 01423 358364 or Angela Jenkins 01423 358067
Church Music Group: Angela Jenkins 01423 358067
Singers: Fiona 01423 358808
Line Dancing and Wiggle & Giggle exercise: Viv – 07931 508444

Walks Around Boston Spa

You can pick up a map at Yeadon’s or at The Library for just 20p or the most popular links on the PC website are the village walks, the Parish Council has developed six walking routes around the village ranging from two miles to seven miles.

You can download the walks from the Parish Council website:


The Marston Moor Youth Club

Friday evenings in Tockwith Church from 7 to 8.30pm
during term time and open to Year 6 to Year 9

For further details please contact :

Karen Stobert: 01423 358979
Angela Jenkins 01423 358067