Sataurday 3 October 10am to 3pm
To help celebrate what makes our neighbourhoods and communities special, we’re once again throwing open the gates to welcome everyone to our Heritage Open Day on Saturday 12 September between 10am and 4pm. Held as part of England’s Heritage Open Day programme we invite you to come and
The youngsters took part in North Yorkshire Police’s Lifestyle Challenge, designed to get young people involved in community projects over the summer holidays.
Marcus Barker, 13 and Jessica and Katie Milner, 11 and 9, took part in the challenge to raise £300 for the Poppleton Community Railway Nursery, The nursery is operated by a charitable group as a non-profit organisation and the nursery has a partnership with health agencies, which have found that horticultural skills training to be therapeutic for adults recovering from mental health crises. The students held a garden sale selling homemade jams and cakes and selling plants given by Poppleton based nurseries D-Tails and Dobbies.
Marcus said, “It took a bit of organising and we did it all ourselves, ringing companies asking for donations, making the posters, dad just did the driving.”
On Friday 4 October 2019, Amy Garcia and a camerman from BBC TV Leeds Look North programme visited the Nursery to film a short piece for that evenings programme. The feature told a brief history of the site including archive footage from 2006 and then concentrated on the beneifit that mentally ill patients get from visiting the site. It is not possible to view the programme, you can view photographs taken during the visit.