News and Events 2015

Stockton Primary School are looking for new school Governors from within our community. Is this something that might interest you? For more information click here or contact the school on tel:400366

Don't forget - Christingle service in aid of The Children's Society at Holy Trinity Church Sunday 6th December 2015 at 10.30am and Christmas Fair Saturday 12th December at Stockton Hall Hospital 10.00am - 12.30pm everyone welcome.

Breaking news 3rd December - VANDALS have broken into a Scouting centre near York.

The Snowball Plantation, near Stockton on the Forest, includes eight camping sites and two main buildings surrounded by farmland, and provides a safe environment for Scouts and Cubs throughout the city, with weekly and evening camps. In the early hours of today, vandals are understood to have attacked the site with an axe, possibly looking for items to steal, but leaving it in disarray and badly damaged. Anthony Hale, chairman of the Snowball Plantation, which is also known as the York Scout Activity Centre, said his colleagues were on the scene, and details as to the extent of the damage were still emerging. He said: "I understand excessive and needless damage has been done by vandals at the site and it is a great shame that our users have had to suffer the inconvenience of having their bookings cancelled. "The level of damage I have been told is not just bored kids, it's a more adult attack. We are talking about broken windows, we are talking about an axe attack on a front door, and we are talking a number of buildings that have been entered forcibly. We have discussed the situation with visitors who are due this weekend, and future bookings are under review." A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said they were called to the scene at 4.30am by an alarm company who were reporting intruders at the site.

Don't forget the Police are visiting Stockton on the Forest Village Hall on Saturday 21st November 2015 to do property marking and registration 11am - 2.30pm

November news! What a busy month we have ahead!

The Village Newsletter is now available. Paper copies are now being delivered to households in Stockton and Hopgrove. Or you can view the PDF version by clicking the link opposite.

Coming up -

Friday 13th - Sinister 7+1 Murder Mystery - Garrotted in the Grotto at the Village Hall

Saturday 14th - Church Coffee Morning 10-12 and Kirkbymoorside Brass Band Concert at the Village Hall 7.30pm

Thursday 19th - SOFEY Partnership event - a fun activity morning for all village pre-school children and their carers at Stockton Primary School 10-11.30am

Saturday 21st - Police visit Stockton Village Hall to mark and register your property 11am -2.30pm

Thurs 26, Fri 27 and Saturday 28th - Foresters Drama Group show - the Unexpected Guest 7.30pm

Friday 27th - Stockton Primary School Christmas Fair 3.15-5pm

Harvest Coffee Morning with family activities including scarecrow trail and snail racing at Holy Trinity Church, Saturday 17th October 2015 from 10am - 12 noon. Everyone welcome

Defibrillator Training to be held on Monday 21st September 2015 at 7pm in the Long Room. Only 30 places available please email to book your place.

July 2015 - Stockton on the Village Hall now has a community Defibrillator. If needed dial 999 for access information. A familiarisation/train evening is being organised with Yorkshire Ambulance service and will hopefully take place in September or early October.


This Friday 19th June is the next SOFEY event (Stockton on the Forest Early Years Partnership). If you look after a pre-school child and live in Stockton or are likely to be attending Stockton Primary School then come along to this fun filled morning in our wildlife garden. Join the Hungry Caterpillar and friends for lots of activities on a mini-beast theme. Click here for details.

Thursday 14th May 2015 - OPENING NIGHT - The Stockton Foresters Drama Group will be performing their latest play "Pull the other one" at the village Hall, starting this evening with performances also on Friday and Saturday. We wish all the cast and crew a fantastic show - break a leg.

YORK OPEN STUDIOS - opens today Friday 17th April at 6pm, then Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th 10am-6pm. Come along to Studio 14 on the Bull Centre Stockton on the Forest to see Julie Lightburn and her Landscape paintings with guest portrait painter Hannah Ostapjuk (refreshments available). Also in the Village Fiona Calder at 8 The Hollies. If you can't make it this weekend they are also open next weekend 25th and 26th April 11am-5pm.

NOTICE - Stockton Village Hall AGM - Monday 27th April 2015 at 7.30pm in the Long Room. Everyone welcome to come and review the year and see the recent improvements to the village hall.

Saturday 4th April 2015 EASTER COFFEE MORNING at Holy Trinity Church. 10.00am - 12.00noon. Everyone welcome, Easter Egg Hunt, Children's Activities, Guess the name of the Easter Bunny, refreshments and stalls. Hope to see you there.

On Wednesday 25th March 2015 from 1.30 - 3.00pm the Willow class (years 2&3) from Stockton on the Forest Primary School will be hosting a Community Tea Party in the school hall to raise money for SNAPPY. The children will be serving tea, coffee and homemade cakes and biscuits in return for donations to the charity. We hope you will all be able to come and support them click here it see one of their hand drawn posters and see village noticeboards for other designs.

2nd March - April sees the return of the York Open Studios and we are very lucky to have two studios in Stockton exhibiting this year. Julie Lightburn and Hannah Ostapjuk will be showing their work at Studio 14, The Bull Centre and Fiona Calder at 8 The Hollies.

20th February - we have been contacted by Giles Cookson who has recently set up a website of his collection of postcards. Some of them feature images of York and Stockton on the Forest. If you would like to view them go to his website The Card

14th February - CEILIDH time. In one months time on Saturday 14th March we will be holding another community social event at the village hall. The Ceilidh, featuring Brian's Lets Dance Ceilidh Band and caller, will be open to anyone and everyone from the local community. An evening to catch up with friends and have a fun time. It is also an opportunity for local groups to advertise their events and recruit new members. Click here for details. Contact Karen on tel: 870759 or email for information and tickets.

February 2015 - Calling all villagers - please can I have your articles, news, events and adverts for the next issue of the village newsletter. It will be published in time for distribution on 1st April. Please can you get your copy to Karen - editor by 6th March email

1st January 2015 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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