Community Hub Success

Appeal for more volunteer helpers

Energise climbing wall at Foxwood Hub

Yesterdays expanded “Community Hub” has been hailed a success by those who attended. The extra events, which included a climbing wall (above), Knights Rugby and Police property marking, ensured that there was a steady stream of visitors.

The idea for the expansion of activities was prompted by the JRHT who used the event to assess community needs in their Woodlands estate

The Hub’s decision to hand out free lunch-bags to children has been widely praised. The bags are a substitute for the free school meals which are available during term time.

Now the Hub is seeking more volunteers to help with future events. The Hub will continue to open on each Friday during the summer.

There will also be activities at the community centre (Bellhouse Way) on 13th, 22nd and 29th August when the Knights Rugby Foundation will be present.

NB. There will be a Bingo session at the Community Centre later today (Saturday). Doors open 6:45pm. “Eyes down” 7:30pm. Entrance £2 (includes tea/coffee & biscuits)

Energise to host Celebrating Ability day for disability sport people


City of York Council will once again welcome disabled sports enthusiasts to try out new sports, activities and fun sessions at the city’s Celebrating Ability day at Energise on Tuesday 7 August.

The event showcases sport and physical activity for disabled people and is a celebration of sport and physical ability for those who have a disability, are deaf or hard of hearing or have a sensory impairment. 

There’s a wide range of activities for people to take part in, including football, cycling, tennis, swimming and powerchair football. 

The council has partnered with over a dozen local clubs and organisations to deliver these taster sessions. Fencing will be a new sport to try this year following the successful introduction of judo last year. All participants will receive a medal and a certificate for taking part. 

Other sports include archery, cricket and gym taster sessions. For these sports booking is advised as places are limited and places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Celebrating Ability day is hosted by the council’s sport and active leisure team to encourage more residents into sport and highlight the all year round opportunities available within the city’s strong disability sport sector. 

Admission for the event will cost £4.10. To book or for further information, please contact, call 01904 553372 or visit

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