News 2018

Friday 12th October - Explore York Libraries present Surprise Ending a play by Riding Lights Theatre as part of the Big City Read. Stockton on the Forest Village Hall 11am-12noon. Tickets only £2.50 book online or at your local library.


Thursday 26th July 2018 - Come and see your local Ward Councillors, Paul and Helen on their bus tour of Strensall Ward. Calling at Stockton on the Forest between 6.00-6.30pm click here for full details!


Coming in September - save the dates:

Monday 10th coffee and croissants for parents and carers starts at Holy Trinity Church 8.30-10am.

Saturday 22nd - Village Garden Show 1-4pm - Stalls, displays and competitions


Saturday 11th August - Summer Fair at Holy Trinity Church 10am - 1pm. Stalls games, children's activities, yummy refreshments, books, bric-a-brac, community groups and the 100 club. Everyone welcome. Download the poster here!


YORKSHIRE DAY - 1st August 2018 Join us at Stockton on the Forest Village Hall for a Cake and a Cuppa with BBC Radio York. 10-12 everyone welcome, come on your own or with a friend, we want to bring the whole village togetehr. Click here for more details and if you'd like to help out please get in touch.


SUMMER READING CHALLENGE for children launches Saturday 14th July 2018: This year’s challenge takes place in Beanotown, where Dennis, Gnasher and their buddies are on an adventure to discover hidden treasure. Children are challenged to read six books during the summer, and win a fabulous gold medal. Here’s how to join in:

1.Visit the library to register and collect your special Beanotown Map folder.  You can sign up at any time during the summer.

2.Choose a book to read, or maybe two!  Why not try an audio book or e-book?  Find out more at www.exploreyork.org.uk

3.As you finish each book, tell us something about it, and collect your prize.

4.When you have read all six books, you should be able to work out where the treasure is buried.  You will receive a gold medal, and a certificate with your name on it.

The challenge ends on Saturday 15th September, meaning that you have a whole nine weeks to read six books and collect your prizes!


THIS WEEKEND - SCARECROW TRAIL - Stockton on the Forest Scout Group are hosting a fundraising scarecrow competition in the village. Drop into the Scout Hut on Saturday 5th or Sunday 6th May between 10am-4pm to pick up your trail map and tuck into some yummy refreshments. Then visit all the scarecrows and vote for your favourite. The winner will be announced on Sunday at 3pm. All the profits will go towards a new kitchen at the Hut and the summer Jamboree.


Stockton Foresters present - Party Piece by Richard Harris. Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May 2018 7.30pm at the Village Hall. tickets £7.50 including light refreshments available from Robert Palmer on (01904) 400386 or from the Village Stores. Un-reserved seating and wine+juice bar. 


Sticky Fingers Tiny School NOW OPEN - Welcome to Paula and Matt who have taken over the nursery provision at the School Bungalow in Stockton on the Forest. for more information phone 400244.


Saturday 28th April - CEILIDH at Stockton on the Forest Village Hall. 7-10pm everyone welcome. Tickets £5 adults, £2.50 Children, bring your own drinks and snacks for a sharing buffet. Contact Karen on (01904) 870759 or email sofnews@sky.com for details and booking. (Click here for poster details) All proceeds to the Village Hall and SNAPPY.


Saturday 14th April - Spring family activities and coffee morning at Holy Trinity Church 10.00am - 12.00noon. Free entry. Stalls, games, refreshments, cakes children's activities and trail. Everyone welcome - all ages.


Friday 13th April - Join the Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team for a FREE session on basic lifesaving skills and how to use the village defibrillator. 7.30pm at Stockton on the Forest Village Hall, with a retiring collection for SRMR (click here for full details).


CONGRATULATIONS to Stockton on the Forest Primary School. They have received a letter from the Minster of State for School standards (click here to read) informing them that at the last assessment the school was ranked in the top 1% in the country for reading achievement. Well done!


Tonight 7.15pm - Monday 5th February - Greenfingers Gardening Club meeting - Gail & John Summerfield “Shining a Light on Bulbs” from Westshores Nurseries – last visit was in October 2015. Non members welcome. 


Coffee morning Holy Trinity Church Saturday 10th February. 10am til 12 noon. Hope to see you there.


Dash Through the Decades - Concert in support of the Lord Mayor's charities. Stockton on the Forest Village Hall Saturday 10th March 7.30pm. Featuring Generation Groove Concert Band and Stockton on the Forest Singing Club. Tickets £10 from Stephen on 07929 719286 click here for more details


Musical Evening - in aid of the NSPCC at Stockton on the Forest Village Hall - Saturday 24th February 7.30pm. click here for details. Tickets £13 fro Margaret tel: 491604


Revised Mobile Library times start this week (31st January) in Hopgrove and Stockton on the Forest. All the same stops but some are shorter than before click here for details so you don't miss it. We need to support these local services.


Coffee morning Holy Trinity Church Saturday 13th January. 10am til 12 noon. Hope to see you there.


NEW at the village hall - Tea Dances with Steve and Sharon Conroy - Every Monday afternoon. Started last week on 8th January and I've have good feedback from villagers who attended, A lovely social afternoon and the musical entertainment is great you don't have to dance if you don't want to. Only £4. No booking required - see poster for more details


Sad news - The Stockton Senior Citizens Group has closed after 25 years due to lack of numbers and committee support. We wish everyone well.


Belated HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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