Boston Spa neighbourhood news

Boston Spa news gathered by Wetherby News correspondent David Watts.

Wednesday, 12th August 2020, 3:40 pm
A look back in time to Boston Spa High Street. (S)

RECYCLING: Now that COVID lockdown has been loosened locally, Yeadons and Joon are now offering to collect the following items again for the Terracycle scheme;

used crisp packets (min 30), writing instruments, toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes.

AGEING WELL: Wetherby Local Care Partnership (Bramham, Collingham, Wetherby, Crossley Street, Spa Surgeries) are a group of health, wellbeing, and care professionals from across the NHS, Leeds City Council and Third Sector and community organisations. They are working together to make sure that the people of Wetherby and the surrounding areas get joined-up care to support them to live independently and well. They are doing a piece of work around ‘ageing well’. To help them with this they want to hear from local people about their experience of ageing. They don’t need any personal details and any information given will be combined with information they get from other local people to help them build a picture of what is good about the local area and what could be better. To take part in the survey use the link and answer the questions.

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LOCAL ENERGY INITIATIVE: Keith Jackson said that the potential benefits of this Boston Spa-based project are enormous. It has received very positive reaction from Northern Powergrid (NPg) and large-scale resources have been allocated. Next week NPg is launching its Festival of Innovation and top of the bill is ‘Boston Spa Energy Efficiency Trial’ – The BEET project.

5K RUN: around Boston Spa. Meet in the car park by the Stew and Oyster. Warm up at 7:45, ready to run at 8am each Saturday. Completely free, bring a friend.

CYCLING IN THE AREA: Why not join a local group? Wetherby Wheelers Club rides Thursday, Saturday and Sunday for 18-plus, under 18 if accompanied, 25-100 miles. New members welcome; Coffee Stops.

Yorkshire lasses Cycling Club Promotes women’s cycling. Distances 10 to 100 miles. Sustrans is the charity that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle, interested?

Time trialing your thing? try

Boston Spa Green Group have some ideal safe rides listed on their website

Boston Spa Cycling Club, they have over 30 members and hope to get back to some decent numbers on the road as soon as possible. Anyone interested can phone Jonathan on 07791 177117 for more information or log on to:

BOSTON SPA PARISH COUNCIL: The next meeting is Monday August 17 and will be held virtually using Zoom. To attend the meeting or anyone with issues for discussion, please contact the clerk, Deborah Marshall by emailing [email protected] The agenda can be found on the council website.

BOSTON SPA WALKING FOR HEALTH: The walks takes place every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Each starts and ends at Boston Spa Methodist Church, High Street and lasts 30-60 minutes, depending on the weather, walking conditions and participants. The walks utilize footpaths and quiet roads around Boston Spa. At the end of the walk, refreshments will be available at The Methodist Church.

FOOD BANK COLLECTION POINTS: extended hours-Bramham Church Porch 10am–4pm, seven days a week, St Mary’s Boston Spa 9am-3pm, seven days a week and Wed 2-4pm Clifford Methodist Church. Specific items required pasta, rice, tinned potatoes, tinned spaghetti, nappies sizes 5 and 6, cooking sauce - not pasta, dog and cat food, baby products, not UHT Milk - they have plenty.

EAT OUT £10 DISCOUNT: Get up to a 50 per cent discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner) every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between August 3-31 when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. Local restaurants participating – as of August 11 within two miles of Boston Spa Southbank, La Casita, L’Aquila, Joon, Tom Foolery, Stew & Oyster, The Pax, Ali’s, The Albion - Clifford, Fox & Hounds – Walton.

OUTDOOR CINEMA CAME TO THORP ARCH: Cinema Night First Showing was Grease on Saturday August 8. It was a great film, food and drink - well done Adele. Hope there will be better support for future events.

NEWS, EVENTS: If you are a local club or organisation would you please forward me your details and I will endeavour to include them in the Boston Spa News section. Thank you, David Watts 845592 [email protected]