National chocolate week is being celebrated with a variety of activities at Goddards on Tadcaster Road, between 14th and 18th October from 11am to 5pm each day.
Goddards is the family home of Noel Goddard Terry, owner of the famous chocolate-making firm Terry’s of York. The house was designed by architect Walter Brierley in the Arts and Crafts style and is complemented by four acres of gardens. It is managed by the National Trust.
- Follow the trail each day
- Turn your hand to chocolate box making
- Challenge your tastebuds on the daily blindfold tests
- Join a talk at 2pm & 3pm on Saturday 17th
For further details, see http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/goddards/things-to-see-and-do/events/
The Dringhouses Community Bake Off held on Sunday 20th September brought together local residents for an afternoon of fun, games, chat and of course cake! The event was part of the re-launch of the Dringhouses West Residents Association.
Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Lib Dem councillors Stephen Fenton and Ann Reid were joined by neighbouring Westfield ward councillor Sheena Jackson.
An open meeting for all local residents with take place on Tuesday 29th September at 7pm at West Thorpe Methodist Church, when everyone can have their say on how the revamped Residents Association should operate. The following Tuesday, 6th October, there will be a formal meeting to launch the Residents Association and elect a committee. That meeting is also at 7pm at West Thorpe Methodist Church.
One of the winning entries in the Bake Off
All local residents are invited to come to Moor Lane Youth Centre on Wains Road from 2pm for some fun activities and homebaking!
Saturday 25th July, 1:30-3:30 “Butterfly Walk with Tony Fairburn.”
Hope for a still, dry and sunny day to see the butterflies which live on the Moor. Meet at the Hob Moor Drive entrance to the Moor. The walk is free and open to the public.
The Middlethorpe estate off Tadcaster Road will welcome a new store this weekend when ‘Creative’ opens its doors at 12 noon on Sunday 19th July. Creative has taken over the premises formerly occupied by the newsagents.
The new café/ deli will host a fun afternoon in aid of St Leonard’s Hospice.
It’s great to see a new shop open on the parade. To further improve the area, the local Lib Dem councillors are trying to get the bicycle hoops re-painted or replaced, the litter bin replaced and the rusty postbox repainted.
Local residents are invited to join in the ‘Community Bake-Off’ to be held on the afternoon of Sunday 20th September at the Moor Lane Youth Centre on Wains Road.
The event is being organised to help bring the community together and promote the re-launch of the Dringhouses West Residents Association. Participation in the Bake-Off is optional, but of course there’ll be an opportunity for everyone to sample the produce!
Ward councillor Stephen Fenton is encouraging residents to come along for what should be an enjoyable afternoon: “Whether you are entering the bake-off or not, this is a great way to spend an afternoon getting to know more about the local community or sharing your knowledge with people who are new to the area.”
Residents in the Tang Hall area are asking why a £10,000 grant made last year for the improvement of the Tang Hall Community Centre has not been spent?
The money was part of the very much reduced budget now made available to Ward Committees.
It was to have been spent on remodelling the Centre, making it potentially easier to generate additional income.
The Centre is one of 4 in the City which are under threat of closure following the decision of the Council to stop its annual support grants.
Tang Hall CC, was at the centre of a controversy earlier in the year, when all the key posts on the management committee were taken over by local Labour Councillors.
LibDem Councillor Ann Reid outside Moor Lane Youth Centre
We also understand that the Council is considering closing down the Moor Lane youth centre in Dringhouses.
The well established and popular centre serves the whole of the west of York and is one of very few purpose designed facilities aimed at young people in the City’s suburbs.