We asked people what they love about Pocklingon.
These are real comments, from real people affiliated with Pocklington.
This is what they said…
I live in York but visit pocklington often, I think it’s a beautiful friendly place !
There’s plenty of shops Pubs are good too, Nice walks….whats not to like
Love it. My life has improved massively since moving here.
Good independent shops.
Gorgeous countryside a stone’s throw away.
Loads of things to do – yoga, Pilates, running, book clubs, etc etc.
Nice places to eat.
Lots of free parking – and that’s not sarcastic! Try parking for nowt in Beverley…
It’s a cracking little town.
Lived and worked in Pock for many years. Now live in West Africa, still miss Pock great place..
Best thing about Pocklington is it’s fabulous and friendly running club. There is a whole amazing community which meet regularly and I wouldn’t be without
We are lucky to have so many independent shops and despite the growth of housing, Pocklington still retains its small market town atmosphere. The Arts Centre and Burnby Hall Gardens.
I moved to the area from Hull nearly 3 years ago now when I married my husband who has lived in Pocklington all his life.
I love that it’s not to sleepy nearly everyone I have come across have been friendly and I feel safer as the area I used to live in was very rough.
It’s so lovely being able to be outdoors more and having such beautiful scenery…..can’t imagine living anywhere else now
Pocklington is a friendly and lovely place to live. There are loads of facilities within the town, sports, arts, crafts, dance. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside with fantastic walking, cycling and running routes. We’re pleased to call it home.
Good community spirit, Arts Centre and Burnby Hall gardens are great as are the shops, pubs, restaurants etc.
It’s one of the nicest places I’ve lived
I love Pocklington. Pretty much everything we need on our doorstep.
Lovely to walk and not need to go in the car.
We are very lucky to have the Arts Centre too with names coming here that you’d never imagine!
Good morning to everyone, this is my nearly two months in pocklington I can say great place to live, have a good day to everyone in this beautiful day.
Friendly, lively place, with lots to do, and lots to get involved in running, bowling, football, cricket, rugby, swimming, walking in some beautiful countryside, burmby Hall Gardens, arts centre, West Green and all the activities run there and some great shops, have loved being here for the last 18 months.
I forgot to mention services such as a fully functioning Post Office where nothing is too much trouble, not just a counter service once a week in a local shop. Travel agents, they do all the hard work for you, trawling the internet for great deals.
Even things like the local tip, just down the road, where diverting from landfill is at 100%!
And yes, all those charity shops where we can take our unwanted items for someone else to get use from. I never have to wait for a hair appointment, there’s such good choice here.
The more I think about it, the better it is.
I love Pocklington the diversity of the shops they are do friendly love it x Downside parking but if you ride round long enough you can get a space x
The Arts Centre, Burnby Hall, independent shops rather than ‘identikit’ chains, and even though the place is growing there is still a community spirit.
We have a great range of sporting facilities and clubs/societies too for a relatively small place.
On the whole everything has just about already been mentioned, but for me as well, the amount of passion people have have for this town, we have a population that cares !!!
Pocklington is so sunny!
I love living in Pock wouldn’t live here if I didn’t, been here 33yrs.
I love Pocklington because although it’s a town it feels like a village and everyone is so friendly!
Came here 38 years ago , supposedly for two years and still here, couldn’t wish for a nicer friendlier town.
The club is ace now it’s been renevated, fresh foods is awesome aswell
We came to Burnby 13 years ago and have found Pocklington to be a friendly, caring community. I have developed a business and been well supported, raised children into adults, enjoyed the benefits of a fantastic local primary school – Warter and Pocklington school. My children have felt secure and we’ve never (I hope I’m not tempting fate!) been the victims of crime. I have gone from good to ill health and have been well cared for by our Pocklington surgery. Does it get much better than that? I fully appreciate that others may not have had such good experiences but I think we’re really fortunate to live here.
I love that customers recognise the laughter coming out the Mouse House , and they pop their heads in to say they can hear it 10 doors down , we belly laugh every day.
I took a big risk moving here 3 years’ ago from Sheffield, where I’d been very happy, but I’ve not regretted it for a moment.
It’s a lovely, friendly place. There’s so much to do and you get to meet people so easily.
I could never have ridden a bike in Sheffield, too hilly and too busy, but here it’s the perfect way to get about. The car drivers are even considerate and patient.
All in all, a great place to live.
I love pocklington it’s amazing full of fantastic people sure there’s parking problems but hey ho great place love it fantastic amazing
It’s nice to walk down a street, smile and say hello at at a random person and a a hello back. I just hope they don’t think am crazy.
We have some great children’s clubs and activities for the pre-schoolers. We really enjoy all the ones we attend x
we moved here from Stamford Bridge last year. When we moved there from Manchester my husband was miserable! He missed it so much, he’s from the north west, and he blamed me (a southerner who doesn’t understand the war of the roses ) for making a big mistake! But that’s water under the bridge now, he’d not move back.
It’s beautiful here. The fact there’s whinging about a little anti social behaviour is actually a positive in my eyes, it’s just normal behaviour in most cities, and we have it better than most places great shops, nice people, and if you want a city we have several in easy reach.
Good ol Pock !!
Ode to Pocklington
by Irene Fleetham
Nestling at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds,
The quaint little town of Pocklington unfolds,
Vibrant and busy but friendly too,
Many clubs and activities - lots to do.
The houses vary from homely to grand,
Hard working families, we understand.
The beck unseen flows under the town
Then pops up on West Green, a lovely sound.
New faces move in as the town expands,
Roads enlarged like fingers on a hand.
Many folks have chosen here to retire.
Oh how the learn that 'parking is dire'.
Towering above the town and central to all,
Is the clock of "All Saints" proud and tall.
Centuries of folks have gazed in wonder and awe,
The last sight for many marching to war.
What a welcome sight for those who returned.
Many didnt come home, so we've learnt.
Our streets we've names after a few,
who died saving us as they flew.
In 1538 marched the 'Pilgrimage of Grace",
In 1834 at "The Feathers" a meeting took place.
From politics to railways its all happened here,
This quiet town of Pocklington that we hold so dear.