Acomb Explore Under 5’s Storytime

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Thursday 17th June 2021


Acomb Explore Library, Front Street

Stories and songs at Acomb Explore

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes at this socially distanced event. This is suitable for under 5’s with and accompanying adult. Each ticket is for 1 adult with children age under 5 years old.

Register for this free event (click)

What’s on in York: Acomb Fair from tomorrow

Rather unexpectedly, the Acomb Fair is returning to the Thanet Road Sports area from tomorrow. Events like these had been hit by Coronavirus restrictions but the organisers posters outline a series of mitigations (hand sanitisers, limited numbers, cleaning, one way system). Face coverings are not mentioned.

Thankfully the blight of fly posting which sometimes occurs when fairs are around has not happened this year.

The announcement comes shortly after the Council admitted that most of the recent new COVID-19 positive test results involved children and other young people. There were 31 new cases identified in the City between 29th August and 4th September. Hospitalisations are understood to be low although no precise figures have been revealed by the authorities.

Schools have reopened this week and University students will start to arrive in the City shortly.

Acomb Christmas lights appeal closes in on target

Only 5 days left to make a donation


Christmas trees have been delivered for display in Acomb

Christmas trees have been delivered for display in Acomb

When recent pledges are added in, we understand that less than £1000 is now needed to meet the appeal target for Christmas lights in Acomb.

However the appeal closes on Tuesday

The independent Acomb Alive traders group are already gearing up for Saturday 26th November when  a big “switch on” is planned. Minster FM will entertain the crowds from 2:00pm while a special guest will switch on the lights at 4:00pm

Christmas trees have already arrived (right).

You can help push the appeal to its target by donating “on line” here

26th November will also see the return of the popular Acomb Market on Front Street. It will be open between 9:00am and 5:00pm

More Christmas festivities are planned in December.