Annual Youth Award

Congratulations to recent Annual Youth Award winner Tom Sutton.

Youth_Award_2014Tom is involved in many village activities, including bell ringing, helping with Sunday school and supporting the weekly J.A.M club at St Andrews Church as well as playing cricket for the local cricket team.  Tom also recently completed a Triathlon raising £700 to help his friend Cory with the cost of major surgery. In addition he also partnered Cory at mini bridge when they became Yorkshire Champions.

A very worthy winner, well done Tom.

Bishopthorpe White Rose Junior Football Club

If you’ve been down Appleton Road recently and glimpsed a crowd of enthusiastic supporters on Moor Lane shouting encouragement to some equally enthusiastic footballers, then you were probably seeing a bit of what the Bishopthorpe White Rose Junior Football Club gets up to on a regular basis.

The club fields boys, girls, and mixed teams, and has strong relationships with the Infants and Junior schools in the village.

New players and supporters are always welcome; if you’d like to find out a bit more about the club and what it does, take a look at the official website:-

And if you know someone who might fancy a game, or just wants to check out what it’s all about, then take them along and show them how good it is!

Bishopthorpe pre-school playgroup

Bishopthorpe pre-school playgroup is known and respected by many Bishopthorpe parents as the place where their sons and daughters got their first real taste of education in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The playgroup is now asking for help from local residents to ensure that the success of the group continues in the year ahead.

PlaygroupThe chairperson of the playgroup, Louise Desai, would like to appeal to local residents to take part in the running of playgroup, and has asked for help from the community as follows: –

“Do you have some time to spare and would like to help a charity right on your doorstep?”

“Bishopthorpe Playgroup is a registered charity and an ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ early years setting. We are a community playgroup, run by a committee of parents. Due to the relatively short amount of time that children attend our playgroup, the committee suffers from a rather high turnover and we would love to have a volunteer or two on the committee who could offer some stability.  If you have an interest in providing excellent care for preschool children we would love to hear from you. You don’t have to have a child who attends the playgroup. We’d also love to hear from you if you’d like to volunteer to do some activities with the children: crafts, gardening, cooking, even just reading stories. ”

For more information please contact the Chairperson, Louise, on 01904 708525.