Community Services

Age UK Selby District
50 Micklegate, Selby. YO8 4EQ.  Tel: 01757 704115 between 9 am & 2 pm
Age Concern, Selby District, runs:
• A lunch club every Tuesday at the Kelcbar Community Centre
• A minibus to Sainsburys Store on Thursdays, door-to-door

Association of Voluntary Services (Selby District)
Community House, Portholme Road, Selby. YO8 4QQ.  Tel: 01757 291111
The AVS is a local organisation working in partnership with others for the benefits of the community.  It is a centre for advice and co-operation for all local groups in the field of voluntary services.

Citizens’ Advice Bureau
4 Park Street, Selby. YO8 4PW.  Open Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings, 9.30 am to 1 pm and Tuesday afternoon 1.30 pm to 4 pm when Gateway Advice Sessions are run.  0844111444
The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) provides free, independent confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.  It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.  The CAB is committed to the principles of volunteering and relies on its volunteers to provide the service to the local community.
Outreach sessions in Tadcaster have had to be withdrawn for financial reasons.

Community Centres
• Calcaria House, Windmill Rise, Tadcaster. LS24 9HR
• Kelcbar, Kelcbar Close, Tadcaster. LS 24 9NY
• Rosemary House, Rosemary Court, Tadcaster. LS24 8HR
The Centres are run by Selby District Council and have their own management committees.  They can be privately hired at competitive rates.  For further details, contact the Housing Support Service on 01757 292121.

Selby and District DIAL (Disability Information & Advice Line)
12 Park Street, Selby  YO8 4PW. Tel: 01757 210495
Email: Email:
DIAL is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3 pm with answerphone cover at other times.  It offers a confidential, impartial and comprehensive information service on all disability issues including benefits, form filling, holidays, employment, education, equipment and local services and facilities.  A wheelchair hire service is available.  Outreach at Tadcaster Library by appointment only.

Tadcaster Library
Station Road, Tadcaster. LS24 9JG  Tel: 0845 0349542
Access to online library and information services is available at
North Yorkshire County Council Library and Customer Services Centre offer a range of books for all ages, including large print, adult and children’s dvds and adult audio books can be borrowed for a small charge. Audio books are free for children and customers who are unable to use a printed book.  E-books can be downloaded for free via the online catalogue.  There is free internet access, community noticeboards and access to some Selby District Council services.  There are weekly story times for under 5s and children’s activities are often held in school holidays.  The library is also able to issue bus passes. 

The Library and Information Service Centre offers a service to customers who are unable to visit the library because of mobility, disability or caring responsibilities.  The Home Library and Information Service is delivered fortnightly by volunteers who visit the customer in their own home.  If you would like to receive this service or know someone who would find it useful, please contact the number shown above.

Some of the opening times are staffed by volunteers from The Friends of Tadcaster Library.

Tadcaster Market
The weekly outdoor market held on Thursdays behind the Social Club in St Joseph’s Street, between 8.30 am and 2 pm. It has a variety of stalls and is managed by the Social Club in Chapel Street.  Enquiries to the Social Club - Tel: 530715 

Meals on Wheels
For information about meals on wheels, please contact Selby Social Services Customer Relations Unit. Tel:  01757 213651

The Peace Centre
Inholmes, Leeds Road, Tadcaster. LS24 9LP. Tel: (01937) 833752  Fax: 530440.
Contact: The Guardian
The initiative for creating The Peace Centre was taken by Mr & Mrs Riley-Smith and the original concept has developed over many years.  It is a resource centre for Christians, but it is also hoped that it will help people of all faiths - and none - to reach out to each other with the intention of establishing a healthy and caring society where everyone’s gifts and talents are appreciated, recognized and used to help others in need.  As a registered charity, The Peace Centre has a number of stated purposes.  These are:
• To promote the relief of the elderly and weak;  To promote spirituality by acting as a Christian resource for the practice of contemplative prayer, meditation, personal growth and improvement;  To advance education by making available information concerning health and wholeness;  To provide facilities for recreation in the interests of social welfare for those persons who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, poverty or social and economic circumstances, with the object of improving their conditions of life

The Riley Smith Hall
Opposite the Post Office in Westgate, Tadcaster. LS24 9AB.  Telephone: 07877691259 or email:

An ideal venue for weddings, conferences, shows, dances and dinners, The Riley Smith Hall is “the” location in Tadcaster, offering a large, sprung dance floor.  .  The building is owned and maintained by the Riley Smith Hall Charitable Company, Charity No. 1013507.
The Hall offers:
• A sprung, wooden ballroom floor, one of only a few in the north of England
• Three fully licensed bars (available at no extra cost)
• Banqueting capacity for 250 people
• First floor supper/function room
• A raked stage and orchestra pit for theatre productions
• Conference seating for 362 people including a balcony
• Dressing room and backstage facilities for performers
• Projection room and lighting
• Disabled access and facilities
• Excellent catering to suit any budget – from tea/coffee to a sit down meal
• During the week, the hall can be hired for as little as £50

Selby Carers Centre
Carers Count Selby District, Community House, Portholme Road, Selby
T: 0300 0120415   Email:

Selby District Vision
Unit 12, Prospect Centre, Prospect Way, Selby YO8 8BD. Tel: 01757 709800
http://www.selbydistrict/   Email:
 Selby District Vision is a Registered Charity number 700894.  It gives guidance and support for people with sight impairment.  Services include:
• Information telephone enquiry line – 01757 709800;  Resource Centre for low vision equipment and assistance;  Outreach service – home visits available for information and equipment demonstrations;  Quarterly newsletter;  Social activities with other sight impaired people;  Volunteer visitors for social contact or help with certain tasks;  Talks and demonstrations for local groups; Volunteering scheme – volunteers needed

Selby District Volunteer Centre
The service aims to increase the numbers of people volunteering in a wide range of inclusive and diverse volunteer opportunities across the District of Selby.  Volunteering means any activity which involves your time, unpaid to benefit an individual, a group, your community or an issue you care about.  As well as supporting volunteering to find volunteering placements we can help organisations or groups in several ways including:
• Working with you to produce a description of the role you would like a volunteer to perform
• Promoting your volunteering vacancies
• Referring interested volunteers to you
• Developing and delivering training linked to volunteering and volunteer management
For further information, contact Kathy Donnelly, Volunteering Champion at Community House, Portholme Road, Selby.  YO8 4QQ. T: 01757 291111. E:

Stepping Stone
20 Kirkgate, Tadcaster. LS24 9AD.  Tel: 530288. email:
Stepping Stone is an Information and Resource Centre, manned by a team of volunteers, aimed at supporting the local community.  It provides help and information on such matters as local job vacancies, debt and finance problems, housing and social services issues, drug and alcohol problems, training and further education.  Confidentiality is assured.  The Stepping Stone team point out that while they may not immediately have answers to everyone’s problems, their aim is to put people into contact with the organisations that may be able to give help and support.

Tadcaster Twinning Association
Tadcaster is formally twinned with the French town of St Chely D’Apcher, which is about 550 kms south of Paris, in the Lozere Department.  St Chely D’Apcher lies at an altitude of 1100 mtrs in the Massif Central, and is situated close to the main north-south motorway from Paris to Montpellier on the Mediterranean coast.  It is a lively self-contained town, about the same size as Tadcaster, with a population of approximately 6,500.  First-class further education facilities, including a college for catering and hotel management, mean the town has a thriving economy.
For more information about the Twinning Association and our twin town, contact the Chairman, Jon Palmer. Email:

Tadcaster  Volunteer Car Service Association
Contact: The Administrator, 9 Bridge Street, Tadcaster. LS24 9AW. Tel: (01937) 835600
Tadcaster Voluntary Services run a social car scheme for local journeys and some longer distance ones.  Typical journeys include runs to the Health Centre and to local hospitals.  All the drivers are volunteers but users pay a charge to cover expenses, with payment based on mileage. 
For information about the scheme, to book a journey, or to become a volunteer, please contact the above telephone number between Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 2 pm.


Rooms for Hire in the Town

  • Boys’ Sunday School   T: 07768 386938
  • Methodist Church    T: 01904 700520
  • Catholic Church    T: 8333105/530357
  • Riley Smith Hall    T: 833327/07877 691259
  • Tadcaster Albion AFC   T: 07949 835017
  • Kelcbar Community Centre  T: 01757 292121
  • Manor Fields Sports and Social Club T: 832958
  • Tadcaster Town Bowling Club  T: 01937 530343
  • Tadcaster Social Club   T: 833498
  • Magnets Sports & Social Club  T: 833435