• Allerthorpe Church

  • Burnby Hall Gardens

  • Burnby Hall Gardens

  • Canal Head Pocklington

  • Drax from Holme Church

  • Hayton Church

  • Burnby Hall Gardens

  • Melbourne Canal

  • The Wolds

  • Nunburnholme Church

Below are some links you may find useful.

Non U3A Groups & Events within our area

Please note that all Groups, Activity and Events featured within Community Focus are regarded as 'NON U3A' and therefore operate outside our U3A Constitution & Guiding Principles and that your attendance of any Community Focus Groups, Activity or Events is NOT covered by U3A Public Liability insurance. Our U3A does not accept any responsibility re your membership of Community Focus Groups or for any Activity or Event that is featured within Community Focus.


Mires Beck Nursery is urgently looking for volunteers to help enhance the care given to their service users who are adults with learning difficulties.  It doesn't matter how old you are, whether or not you have horticultural knowledge or experience of working with adults with learning difficulties.  You just need a little patience and understanding. Please consider helping, even if it is just for half a day a week.

Mires Beck Nursery is a Registered Charity with the primary aim of providing horticultural training and work experience for people who have a learning difficulty or disability. It has been in operation since 1994.  The nursery is on a 14 acre site just south of the village of North Cave.

Horticulture has long been recognised as an excellent form of activity for people with learning difficulties or other special needs.  Experience has shown that people who are involved in the wide range of activities undertaken at Mires Beck Nursery develop practical and social skills and grow in confidence and self esteem. To volunteer or find out more information, please Tel 01430 421543, E-mail or visit our website www.miresbeck.co.uk



York and Selby IAPT Service  IAPT is a national NHS programme designed to increase the availability of talking therapy treatments recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Here at York & Selby IAPT we offer a range of talking therapies including one to one, group and online therapy. We treat common mental health problems such as anxiety / depression / stress / sleep disturbance / phobias and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  People from all backgrounds can struggle at times in their lives with issues such as bereavement, redundancy, retirement, relationships, abuse and low self-esteem and confidence etc, leading to depression/anxiety.  As a service we aim to reach out to as many people as possible. Currently we are trying to reach out to those groups who have been identified as under-represented in accessing Psychological services.  The older adult population is one such group, and we are reaching out to encourage people who may benefit from our service.

If you feel you are struggling from any of the above please contact us via the details below and we can arrange a routine assessment to see if we can offer you a service. You can call, write or self-refer direct through our website.  Alternatively you can discuss your concerns with your GP who can also refer you to IAPT if appropriate. 

Contact York & Selby IAPT Service, Huntington House, Jockey Lane, York YO32 9XW - Tel 01904 556820 or visit our website www.yorkandselbyiapt.co.uk.



Friends of Pocklington Amigo Group  This group welcome those who would prefer to attend cinema and live performance events along with others rather than alone… we’re a friendly local group who enjoy what’s on at the Pocklington Arts Centre and recognize that some members would appreciate some company when attending events.  For more information please E-mail or visit our website www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk.



Hearing Dogs for Deaf People offer greater confidence, independence and companionship to deaf people by providing dogs trained to alert them to essential sounds and danger signals that hearing people take for granted, such as the alarm clock, doorbell and fire alarm.

Deafness is an invisible disability and can be very isolating. Hearing dogs not only offer the practical assistance of alerting to sounds but also provide emotional support which helps relieve the stress and loneliness that deafness can bring and help the deaf person reconnect with life and feel part of their community again.

To find out more about our life changing work why not join us for a tour of our Beatrice Wright Training Centre in Bielby just outside of Pocklington East Yorkshire?   Our tours take place on a Thursday afternoon from 2.00pm to 4.00pm and include a presentation about our work, a live demonstration, a tour of our training facilities and tea and cake. £5 per person and booking is essential. To find out more visit our website www.hearingdogs.org.uk/support/tours/ or call Lucy Ward (Community Fundraising Manager - Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire & North East) on 07769 901292.

Follow Lucy Ward on Twitter or Facebook  


The Great Daffodil Appeal is the Marie Curie annual appeal where we ask for donations in exchange for a Daffodil Pin Badge.  It is an opportunity for us to raise the profile of the charity and let the general public know about the different services we offer across the country to care and support people living with a terminal illness.

For further information visit our website www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/collecting or contact Katie Grinter, Tel 07884180517 or E-mail.



The Friends of Pocklington Arts Centre, a registered charity who welcome new members to support the venue in a wide variety of ways.
Join the Friends and receive annual benefits (see below) whilst attending a fantastic year-round programme of events.

  • Discounted rates on cinema tickets and select live events
  • Regular Newsletters keeping you up to date with Friends' social events and fundraising activities
  • Invitations to preview evenings of Art Exhibitions and other special events
  • Being involved in Friends' Projects helping to raise vital funds for the Arts Centre
  • 7.5% Discount in the venue's bar

You can also join the Friends and volunteer within the venue - from working on the box office, assisting in the auditorium during film screenings or live events, fundraising and social events, delivering leaflets etc. With over 400 members, our aims are to promote the Arts for all, to actively support the Pocklington Arts Centre, and have a bit of fun along the way!

Interested? Why not pop into the Arts Centre and have a chat or contact us:- Tel 01759-301547 or E-mail or visit our website www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk/friends-of-pac


The Pocklington Repair Café is a non-profit series of events run in order to repair household items. This helps to reduce waste and resources.
We have a team of volunteers who between them can usually repair a wide variety of items including clothing and household fabrics, electrical items such as kettles and lamps, bigger things like lawnmowers and vacuum cleaners … all sorts.

The enterprise is funded by donations for the repairs and for tea, coffee and cake which are available throughout the sessions.  Events are held at the Scout Hut on Burnby Lane in Pocklington

For further Information contact Ron Tel 07399 822491 or E-mail or follow us on Facebook.


Pocklington District Lions “We Serve” To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs.

Pocklington Lions meet on the second Monday of each month as we have done since 1962.  Our principle purpose is to assist those in need, support local and national charities through various fundraising events and lastly …to have fun when we meet up regularly at social gatherings.  Over the years we have raised thousands of pounds for local charities and we continue to strive for new ideas and approaches for ways to raise funds for deserving charities, community groups and even some families, in our community that are in need. 

  • Throughout the month of December, we work tirelessly with Rudolf and Santa asking for contributions from our local community and surrounding areas. Each year we see first hand the fantastic generosity of the local community in Pocklington and Market Weighton.

Pocklington District Lions continues to grow in membership and works hard to encourage new volunteers to join our Club and help us “make a difference”.  For more information visit our website www.lions105c.org.uk or call Club Membership Officer Richard Knill on 07970 697317 or 0845833 8539.


Western Wolds Men in Sheds   We, at the newly formed Western Wolds Men in Sheds, have re-opened what was once a fully operational youth training facility just South of Holme upon Spalding Moor. It is purpose built and fully equipped with lots of potential for new ideas and expansion

For some, the ‘shed’ could become a place of occupation following redundancy, a place of distraction from illness or bereavement, somewhere to share skills and knowledge with others or simply a place to meet, make new friends and chat over a tea or coffee and it’s for men of all ages not just retirees. 

Contact: Gordon on 07783 205299 or E-mail

Find us also on Facebook  www.facebook.com/westernwoldsmis


Pocklington Group Practice’s Patient Participation Group (PPG) is made up of a group of volunteer patients, who work with key members of the Practice, on various projects including those relating to communications, patient self-care and promotion of the Practice.

Pocklington Group Practice’s vision is to provide high quality medical services for the care of its patients and the PPG supports this aim by acting as a critical friend to the Practice.

The PPG is always looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the group and share their ideas on how services could be improved.  If you are interested in joining or would like to know more, please E-mail.


Age UK volunteer recruitment - The Age UK shop in Pocklington would like to invite people who have any free time to join our friendly team.

You are welcome to come in for a coffee and have a chat with us.  Any questions - please just pop in and ask.

For further information please E-mail.


Ebor Vale RDA Volunteers - Ebor Vale Riding for the Disabled Group is based at Thornton House Farm near Barmby Moor in East Yorkshire.  The group has been established now for over thirty years and we offer riding and carriage driving sessions to children and adults with a variety of disabilities.

We have great facilities at our venue, these include: a spacious indoor and outdoor arena and a dedicated and enclosed tacking up area.  We are also lucky enough to have permission to ride and carriage drive throughout the picturesque  Allerthorpe Woods which are adjacent to the centre.

We are home to 9 fantastic horses and ponies, two carriages and very experienced and enthusiastic coaches and volunteers.  We are able to offer both standard and therapeutic riding.

If you’re interested in getting involved with Ebor Vale Riding for the Disabled Group or maybe can spare some time to become a volunteer please do not hesitate to get in touch.

For further information Tel 07954 520176 or Email or visit our website www.eborvalerda.org.uk


Beverley Community Lift - Car Service  We are a community transport charity, serving East Yorkshire for nearly 50 years. We offer a caring, voluntary service for people who cannot easily use other forms of transport, e.g. the elderly, people who have disabilities or anyone who in rural isolation. Our role is to help both individuals and community groups get out and about, improving their quality of life.

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!   We rely on volunteers and donations to keep us on the road. Can you help?

To book a car Tel 01482 868082.  For further Information, visit our website www.bclift.org.uk 





November Drop-In Session

U3A Drop-In sessions are held on the first THURSDAY of each month, between 10 am and ...

Burnby Hall Community Centre - The Balk, Pocklington
10:00 am to 12:00 am



New Members Meeting

Come along and join us for refreshments and a chat with other new members, to learn more a...

Catholic Church Hall - Union Street, Pocklington
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm



YAHR - Drax Power Station

Wednesday 20th November 2019 Drax Power Station, Drax, Selby YO8 8PH For further ii...

Outside Visit
11:00 am to 1:30 pm



Trip - 11 Night Cruise - Spain, Portugal and Morocco

(With our Cruise Club) From Tuesday, November 26th -  Saturday, December 7th 2019...

Outside Visit
8:00 am to 8:00 pm


2020 Diary

2020 Diary

Diaries will be available at the November drop-in, priced at £2.75 each. 

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Proposed New Group - Beer Appreciation

Proposed New Group - Beer Appreciation

The proposed Beer Appreciation group would be run on a similar basis as the Wine Appreciation Groups...

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