Bringing local people together to form new relationships and support networks
The Tockwith Community Hub runs a session every Monday (including Bank Holidays), from 10am to 12pm, at Tockwith Village Hall. We host a range of activities, talks, advice sessions and educational opportunities to connect the local community – residents, organisations and groups in Tockwith and surrounding villages. Whether it’s an excuse to leave the house, to meet new people or see a friendly face for the first time in a while, to network, to learn more about your community or try something new, the Hub is here for you.
Anyone is welcome to attend, whatever your age, faith or interests, and no booking is required – just drop in between 10am and 12pm on a Monday and enjoy a cup of tea, a biscuit, and a chat with new friends. Most sessions have a specific theme or talk that you can get involved in if you’d like to, but it isn’t compulsory. You’ll find the upcoming themes listed in ‘What’s On’, below, and more information on our Facebook page.
We were set up at the start of 2018 by a group of local volunteers and we’re a very friendly bunch – we love to see new people coming along. We have welcomed parents with babies and toddlers, the older generation and everyone in-between, and are delighted to see the Hub growing and connecting people. Please do tell your local friends, neighbours and relatives about the Hub to spread the word.
If you need any more info, we can be contacted by message on our Facebook page. You can also give us a call on 01423 358939 if you need help with transport or if you don’t use Facebook.
Winter 2018/19 Programme
7th January – Christmas Chocolate Exchange – don’t throw your least favourite choccies in the bin – bring them in for others to enjoy, and you might find some that are more to your taste! Fingers crossed for a Malteser Teaser! As always, we’ll be having a cup of tea and friendly chat with anyone who wants to come along – no membership, no cost, no pressure!
14th January – We hear from Debbie Wild, who set up and runs local business Kinoko, producing a new low sugar non-alcoholic kombucha drink with made from Asian inspiration and Yorkshire ingredients – right here in Tockwith! Come along to support your local independent businesses!
21st January – Normal Hub session – join us for a cuppa and a friendly natter. Those who have read ‘The Wonder’ can join in with the Hub Book group discussion, and also pick up our next book ‘Four Mums in a Boat’, about four Yorkshire women who took on an extraordinary challenge, which we will discuss in late February.
28th January – Indoor Games! Thanks to a grant from The Greggs Foundation, the Hub has been able to purchase several indoor games which can be played equally by both disabled and able-bodied participants. We will try them out during this session, so come along to have a go and let your competitive side out! Giving encouragement from the sidelines is also fine if you don’t want to join in! Tea and biccies available as always. No cost or booking needed. (We are also running a series of three Indoor Sports Evenings on Sunday 3, 10, 17 February, see below for more info).
4th February – Tockwith local Mair Pugh will be talking to us about St Leonard’s Hospice and what she does to fundraise for this local cause.
11th February – with a Tea Dance taking place at the Village Hall on 14th, Lois and Nick Folkard will teach us three dances to get us in the dancing mood! (Participation not mandatory!). We’ll also have the usual tea and biccies. (Find out more about the Tea Dance here)
18th February – we are running a normal Hub session, all are welcome to come along for a tea, biccie and friendly chat!
25th February – a normal Hub session today, all welcome, and those who have read the Book Group book ‘Four Mums in a Boat’ will discuss it during the session. You can also pick up a copy of The Girl On The Train, a psychological thriller novel by Paula Hawkins, to read in time for the next discussion on 25th March.
Sunday 3, 10 and 17 February, 6-8pm
Indoor Sports Evenings for all abilities and disabilities
Tockwith Village Hall
No booking required, just come along for an evening of gentle exercise, try a new sport and make new friends in the process! Thanks to a grant from The Greggs Foundation we have indoor bowls, boccia, curling and hoops available, which can be played both standing and sitting. £2 per person per session – come to one, two or all three sessions! Find out more
If you have an idea for an activity or talk, or are a local organisation or group who would like to give something back to the community or share what they do with us, or are a local person who has a hobby, skill or interest you would like to share during a Hub session, please do get in touch via Facebook. Previous Hub sessions are listed here.