Pocklington Clubs, Groups, Social Support & Volunteering

Pocklington Clubs, Groups, Social Support & Volunteering 2018-05-22T17:42:01+00:00

Theres always something to do in Pocklington, we have detailed Pocklington Clubs, Groups, Meet ups etc that you can get involved in.

You will need to follow the links provided in order to see more information.

Dont forget to visit our Whats On Guide for the latest events, activities taking place in the community

Please email us if you would like to add a group, club, meet up.

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Pocklington – Health & Wellbeing

The Peoples Pantry

The Peoples Pantry is open to anyone who is struggling to feed themselves or their family and enables anyone to buy food and other essentials for very little money, in most cases a few pence.

If we get any fresh produce this is given away on the day.

All our food and produce is donated and The People’s Pantry has two aims

1. to help people that need help to feed themselves or their family and

2. to reduce food waste.

If you need help please come and see us and if you know anyone that needs help please let them know and ask them to come along.

The People’s Pantry is run by volunteers and if you would like to help please come and see us.

The People’s Pantry will be open every Wednesday afternoon at The Market Street Cafe in Pocklington 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

The People’s Pantry is also open in Market Weighton every Tuesday 10:30am to 12:30pm and every Friday 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the church at All Saints Church thanks to the help of Rev. Sue Pulko.

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Beverley Community Lift Scheme (covering Pocklington)

Car Service

Our caring, volunteer drivers will take you where you want to go, look after you and bring you home again. Most people use this service for medical appointments but you could also use it to visit a friend. We can even fit your folding wheelchair into the boot if you need!

To book a car lift, or to find out more, please call: 01482 868082

Minibus Service

We will take you to the supermarket or you can enjoy one of our outings. Or if you are a community group we will take you wherever you wish to go. Our fleet of minibuses can help with wheelchair transport too and we can provide a passenger assistant for you if needed.

To book a minibus lift, or to find out more, please call: 01482 868082

Our Drivers

All our drivers are local volunteers. They are very caring and dedicated, and able to provide for individual needs.  They are DBS checked and fully trained, including MiDAS for minibus drivers.

To volunteer as a driver please call: 01482 868082

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Pocklington ME/CFS/Fibro Support Group

We love to greet new members to drink tea and eat cake and we always seem to have plenty to talk about.

Of course the conversation is sometimes about our illness, we share ideas and things that have or haven’t helped us, but it isn’t all about that by any means.

It’s just nice to chat and I think we’ve all made new friends through the group.

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Second Thoughts – East Yorkshire

Supporting people managing mental health problems and their carers in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull and surrounding areas.

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Pocklington – Hobbies

Book Club Pocklington

Come and join us for a relaxed evening to talk about each months chosen book.

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Pocklington area Gardening/Growing Group

Old and new gardeners welcome, help each other with advice, share seeds and cutting, share achievements and disappointments.

Photo’s etc. anything goes re growing flowers or veg, also if we know where there are bargains we can share this too.

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Official Pocklington Camera Club

We welcome all no-matter what your photographic ability, we are a club where you can socialize with other photographers and learn new skills, participate in the monthly competitions if you wish, go on club outings and enter external competitions

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Pocklington Allotments

A facebook page for all allotment holders at Pocklington Allotments.

We hope this page will help build the social aspects of the association & be useful for sharing ideas, hints & tips. It would also be great to see your photos of your produce or plots.

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Pocklington WI

I am the elected President of this Group and my name is Anne Dodd. We have a wonderful group of ladies who meet each month on the 2nd Wednesday at 7.15pm at the Masonic Hall.

We are non-political and non- religious but we try to encourage inspiration amongst women in general. The W.I. in Pocklington have been around for seventy five years this year.

Do feel free to come along to our meetings or ask questions through the facebook media page.

I look forward to welcoming new visitors on the 9th May. This is a social evening and a great opportunity to see how we can make a difference by voting on The Resolution which this year is on Mental Health. We will follow this with a fun quiz and refreshments and homemade cakes

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The Wolds Photographic Society

The Wolds Photographic Society was formed in early 2016 by several local photographers who wished to further their photographic skills in a congenial and relaxed environment.

These club nights provide a focus for photographers, with differing levels of expertise, to share their varied interests and enthusiasms and to support each other.  Activities on these evenings include practical sessions, illustrated talks by members or outside speakers and monthly competitions with pre-set themes.  External judges for these competitions provide helpful feedback on each of the submitted photos.

During the winter (Sept to April ) we meet in the Arts Centre on Tuesdays at 7.30pm.

During the summer we have a programme of monthly visits and pub get togethers.

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Crafty Chat Pocklington

A group where people who craft (knit, crochet, embroider etc) meet to chat, share a cuppa (and cake if you fancy)!

Meetings take place at Wold Garth Common Room, Wold Garth, Pocklington YO42 2RF

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Sister Circle

A sister circle meeting monthly for support, mutual respect, where we can talk freely, laugh out loud, cry freely, meditate/mindfully be together and share.

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Pocklington Productions

Pocklington Productions is an arts/ events production group based in Pocklington.

This group has developed out of the York Theatre Royal sponsored “On Our Turf” project. The committee is Anna Myatt, Gerry Hutchinson, Josh Dowden, Megan Waite, and Tony Flavell.

You can contact us, and indeed be added to our email list, by emailing pockproductions@gmail.com Go On!!

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Pocklington – Children

1st Pocklington Beaver Colony

This is a closed group for the parents of current beavers in the 1st Pocklington Beaver Colony. It is to keep parents up to date and to share photos relevant to the group.

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1st Pocklington Cub Scout Pack

This is a closed group for the parents of current Cubs in the 1st Pocklington Cub Scout Pack and it’s leaders. It is to keep parents up to date and to share photos relevant to the group. Consent has been given by the parents of all Cubs photographed.

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1st Pocklington Brownies

Only parents of current members may join this group, we will check before approving any requests and remove members once girls have left to ensure privacy is maintained.

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7th Pocklington Guides

This is a group for the Leaders and parents of 7th Pocklington Guides, it is a place where information and letters will be shared (as well as being given out at Guides) and where parents can ask Leaders questions about the unit and activities.

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Pocklington – Sports & Recreation

Pocklington Dolphins ASC

Welcome to Pocklington Dolphins Facebook group. The club are using this page as another way of communicating with parents/guardians. If you would like to join please send a request, please note the group is only for existing members age 16 and over and parents of existing members. The is a closed group and for now comments are turned off, only admin members can post.

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Cycle Club

Potential new cycling club for Pocklington and surrounding areas. All abilities welcome to get involved in some social rides. As interest becomes shown and numbers increase, we can start organising. So invite your cycling friends. ‘No one gets left behind’

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Pocklington Breeze (Women only cycling)

Fun and free bike rides just for women! These are supportive and non-competitive cycle rides where all ages and abilities are welcomed. This group is part of the Breeze Network, a British Cycling initiative to help more women get cycling for fun and fitness.

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 Pocklington Runners

Pocklington Runners are a running group based in the East Yorkshire.

We welcome new members to join us.


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Cricket Cub

Pocklington Cricket Club. Three senior teams, members of the YDSCL and York Vale. Large junior section. Sponsored by Toddy’s Bar.

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Town Football Club

Pocklington Town Football Club is based on The Balk on the outskirts of Pocklington in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Visit http://pocklingtontownfc.com

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Tennis Club

Pocklington Tennis Club is a friendly, sociable club which welcomes players of all ages & abilities. Coaching available. Teams in York & Driffield leagues.

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Rugby Union Club

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Pocklington & District Darts League

Join Facebook group for more details

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Badminton Club

Based at Francis Scaife Sports Centre

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Stewart Bowling Club

Burnby Lane Pocklington

Tel 01759 302159

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Wolds Gliding Club

The North’s premier gliding site with a modern fleet and outstanding facilities, we are based at Pocklington on the edge of the scenic Yorkshire Wolds.

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East Yorkshire & Derwent Area Ramblers

(Pocklington Group)

One of the Area’s younger groups, formed in 2003 and with a membership of about 180.

Geographically, we are the area hub having a border with each of the other groups.

A great advantage is that our area covers a lot of the Yorkshire Wolds so we have a good choice of walks in beautiful surroundings.

To see a map of our group area and parishes therein click TERRITORY

We have a very full and varied walks programme.They range from short walks for potential new members, midweek and weekend walks, summer evening walks and also monthly longer distance walks.

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Volunteering Opportunities

Burnby Hall Gardens Volunteers

At Burnby Hall Gardens we have a team of around 25 hard-working and dedicated volunteers who provide their time helping in a variety of roles in the Gardens.

These range from conducting new research into the history of the Stewarts, providing information about our project and tours of the Potting Shed, to coming up with fundraising initiatives and helping out at our family events during the summer.

Our volunteers also ensure that our Gardens are well maintained and assist in the Gardening, making sure the hedgerows are pruned, and the flower beds free of unwanted weeds. Burnby Hall Gardens wouldn’t be able to operate if it wasn’t for our dedicated volunteers.

If you’d like to volunteer then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Friends of Pocklington Green Spaces

The aim of our group is to conserve and improve the natural history and biodiversity of Pocklington and the surrounding area, whilst having fun and getting a bit of exercise.

The group is free to join and you don’t have to volunteer with us to show your support. You can just be kept informed about what we do.

If you do fancy blowing off the cobwebs, then everyone is welcome to come along to our volunteer sessions, which are different each week.

Examples of some of our work include:

  • Clearing and pruning shrubbery in formal gardens
  • Felling small trees for woodland management
  • Planting trees and bulbs
  • Clearing footpaths and raking leaves
  • Creating habitats for wildlife
  • Building & fixing fencing, boardwalks & bridges

Find out more on our website

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Pocklington Town Council Volunteer

Can you spare some time to assist at community events? or perhaps you enjoy gardening or even have skills or knowledge in organising

Perhaps you could offer to: –

  • Marshalling during town events
  • Assist the team with organising the towns events eg Summer fare, Bonfire Night, Late Night Shopping
  • Assist with the annual town clean up
  • plus so much more that the Town Council is involved in

Even if you can only manage an hour or two occasionally, your help would be very much appreciated so please don’t hesitate to contact the Town Clerk who is based at the office at the front of the Police Station on George Street.

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The Friends of Pocklington Arts Centre

The Friends of Pocklington Arts Centre support the venue in a wide variety of ways. If you enjoy the Film screenings, Theatre, Music, Comedy, Exhibitions or would just like to volunteer and meet other people and be part of the community this is your opportunity to join us and become a ‘Friend’ of a thriving Arts Centre.

As a ‘Friend’ you can volunteer to staff the box office; assist in the auditorium during cinema screenings or live performances; help with fundraising, social events, delivering leaflets, and so on.

With around 400 members, our aims are to promote the Arts for all, to actively support the Pocklington Arts Centre, and have a bit of fun as well!

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Explorers Education volunteer

(Pocklington Canal)

Join our new team of education volunteers working on the fascinating Pocklington Canal as it undergoes a HLF funded project. You will be working in partnership with education volunteers at nearby Naburn lock to lead school, Cub Scout and Brownie groups on canalside trails as well as running sessions in the classroom. All of our sessions are designed to inspire young people in the heritage and wildilfe of the area as well as science and geography.

This is a great opportunity for people who like working outdoors and who have previous experience of working with children. No 2 days are ever the same as we respond to the interests of the group – you could be working with Brownies to help them gain their water safety badge one day, then out on the canalside exploring local history the next!

The role requires a commitment to between 3 and 4 days per month during school hours in term time, with some evening, weekend and school holiday activity sessions.

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Hearing Dogs for the Deaf – volunteer

With a centre of excellence based right on our doorstep, just outside Bielby, the centre seeks volunteers in different areas of the centre, it can be…

  • Helping train one of their dogs from home
  • Welfare fostering
  • B& B for dogs
  • On site volunteering
  • Fundraising
  • or even guest speaking

the best way to find out more is to contact the centre.

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East Yorkshire Ramblers Volunteer

At both Group and Area level there is always a need for volunteers to make things happen. If you have a little time to spare there are many different ways you could help to support the work of your local team.

Perhaps you could offer to: –

  • Lead one or two walks a year for your local group?
  • Training and mentoring is available  [see navigation training] and routes can be supplied if required.
  • Devise a special interest walk – birds, flowers, churches, geology, town walks, walks for families, a push-chair or wheel-chair walk, a walk for the visually handicapped
  • Help with mail-shots (put newsletters etc into envelopes)
  • Regularly walk footpaths near your home and report any problems
  • Go out with a footpath working party once a month
  • Help prepare a newsletter or publicity leaflet
  • Help to organise a social event, coach ramble or even a weekend away for your group
  • Help to resource the RA stand at a local show or event
  • Write up a walk for the local press
  • Take notes at a meeting
  • Create/maintain a website for your group
  • Provide photographs or help make a display for a publicity event
  • Serve on your group or area committee

Even if you can only manage an hour or two occasionally, your help would be very much appreciated so please don’t hesitate to contact your Group Secretary or Area Officer.

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Community Lift Volunteer

How you can help by volunteering – we have vacancies for the following roles:

  • Drive your own car – or one of our mini-buses.
  • Become a passenger assistant helping people on the bus
  • Provide admin help
  • Become active as a fundraiser at our events

A warm welcome is offered to you as well as a cuppa!

Come and speak to us or give us a call.

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Pocklington – Misc

Frack Free Pocklington Area

FFPA are a group of residents of the local community who oppose extreme fossil fuels extraction, using unconventional methods including hydraulic fracturing (fracking), coal bed methane (CBM / CSG) and underground coal gasification. (UCG)

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