Welcome to this special website designed just to bring you news about celebrating the re-opening of Tadcaster Bridge!

Earlier this year Tadcaster and Rural CIC – your local community regeneration company – were asked by the Community Engagement Forum to investigate how a celebration of the re-opening of the Bridge could be organised.

So, we have been working hard  to come up an event that would do our town proud and really help us celebrate this momentous occasion!! Please come back regularly to see what’s being planned or follow us on Facebook. We are determined to put on a day to remember – with something for everyone – a chance to have a great time and to look forward to a prosperous 2017. Our objectives for the event can be downloaded here and an itinery of the day can be downloaded here.

Commonly Asked Questions!

1. Who is involved in the planning of this?

Tadcaster and Rural CIC were asked to lead the organisation. We have put together a Project Team comprised of the following people:

David Gluck, Chair
Chris Metcalfe
Richard Musgrave
Kirsty Perkins
Laura Taylor
Gareth Vicary

Supporting the Project Team are Susie Brindley of Willow Business Support who are helping Selby District Council prepare for the Tour de Yorkshire, which is also coming to town in 2017 of course; and David Edmunds of Depart Ltd who is acting as our artistic/creative advisor.

Thanks especially to Tadcaster Town Council for their amazing support in the organisation of the day.

2. How much money is being spent on the celebrations?

We don’t know yet. It depends on the size and scope of the celebrations. One thing is sure though – any money that is spent will be from private sources or the Big Lottery. We have already been successful in gaining a grant of £9800 from the Big Lottery’s Celebrations fund.

3. What date is it happening?

We are planning for Sunday the 19th of February, the bridge may well be reopened for traffic prior to the 19th. Our day will be celebrate this fantastic occasion.

4. What are you planning to happen on the day?

We’ve got loads planned and a plan of the day can be downloaded here.