Forum events

The Forum is a regular meeting for older people to have a say about the things that matter to them. The Forum offers a chance to find out about different services available to older people and to help influence the way these services are delivered. It is also a good opportunity to meet people and enjoy a social gathering.

Following the successful launch in July 2012,  the Forum now meets regularly at Forum meetings every other month ….. not to mention other special events throughout the year!

You can also keep up-to-date on all our activities by reading our newsletter,  ‘The Voice‘ and you’ll find booking forms on the same page.

Please note:  

  1. All our Forum meetings take place in St Paul’s Church Meeting Room in Victoria Avenue (opposite Harrogate Library). Admission is £2 and includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.
  2. We do not issue tickets for any of our events, unless otherwise stated on the booking form. There are no refunds for non-attendence for the day trips.


Forum Events in 2019


February 28th   Visit to Tropical Land, Roundhay Park, Leeds

Tropical World RoundhayThere is no organised a tour so we can go around at leisure, have a tea/coffee when we like. There is a lot to see, trekking through rainforests and deserts and the different animals to be found there – we all love a meerkat. There is also a butterfly house. The Tropical World conservatory Cafe overlooks the Canal Gardens where we can stop for refreshments. The Coach will depart from York Place, Knaresborough at 9.45 am and Harrogate Library 10.00 am.  Leaving Leeds about 3.00 pm for the return journey. Contact Ann Hill  01423 861795 to book a place. Cost £20 per person.



March 12th         12.30pm      Lunch at ‘Carriages’ restaurant  87-89, The High Street, Knaresborough.

Carriages restaurantCarriages, located in a listed “olde worlde” building, is now owned by William & Victoria’s of Cold Bath Road, where we have enjoyed several good lunches over the past few years.  This new venture offers an interesting British & European menu to suit all tastes and appetites. 2 courses for £10, or 3 courses for £14. The nearest bus stop is at the bottom of the High Street.
Please reserve your place by contacting Tania Brightmore on 01423 862290 by Saturday, 9th March in this case. Please book early, as numbers are rising. If you are subsequently unable to attend, please contact the organiser in fairness to the restaurant and other members.


March 28th   2-4pm    Forum  AGM   and Presentation

Adult Social CareFollowing the AGM, there will be a presentation  by Richard Webb, Corporate Director Health and Adult Services, North Yorkshire County Council. He will be discussing what’s happening to Adult Social Care in our area.

Admission is £2 which includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.



April 9th      12.30pm        Lunch at ‘The George Hotel & Carvery’, Wormald Green, HG3 3PR

George Hotel Wormald GreenThere have been several requests for a carvery lunch and this is the nearest one.  Many of our Lunch Club regulars come on the No 36 bus to the Tea Rooms at Ripley so 6 more minutes will bring you to Wormald Green. The nearest bus stop is after the Wormald Green sign but before the right hand bend, outside the Cattery. The Hotel is just round the corner, with a large car park & a light, airy conservatory at the rear. Tuesday Carvery meals are £7.95  Desserts extra (if you have room for one!).

Please book early, as numbers are rising. If you are subsequently unable to attend, please contact the organiser in fairness to the restaurant and other members. If you live in Knaresborough, it may be possible to arrange a  car share.  Please contact Tania Brightmore on 01423 862290.


April 25th           Day Trip to Piece Hall, Halifax

Piece Hall HalifaxThe Piece Hall is one of Britain’s most extraordinary buildings. Built in 1779 to trade ‘pieces’ of cloth, it is now the UK’s sole surviving cloth hall and offers a unique window back into a past. It’s near 250 years’ history has seen the building take on many transformations – in the Georgian times as a place for trading locally made ‘Kersey’ and other cloth, later as a gathering point for Victorian spectacles and political rallies. It then became a wholesale market before being transformed into a visitor attraction, most recently, undergoing an extensive conservation programme.

The coach will depart from York Road, Knaresborough at 9.30am and from Harrogate Library at 9.45am. Leaving Halifax about 4.00 pm. When we arrive we will have time for a coffee/tea before we meet for a guided tour at 11.45 pm. After the tour you will have free time to browse around the shops in the Piece Hall, have lunch or wander into Halifax to look at shops or the Minster.

Cost £23.00 per person, including guided tour of the Piece Hall. Please complete the booking slip in the January edition of ‘The Voice’ or contact  Ann Hill on 01423 861795.


May 23rd    2-4pm    Forum meeting   ‘What am I missing out on?’

July 25th    2-4pm    Forum meeting   ‘Good hydration’

September 26th   2-4pm    Forum meeting   ‘Thinking about keeping moving’

November 28th   2-4pm    Forum meeting   ‘Dementia or eccentricity?’

December    Christmas Lunch  (Date to be confirmed)


To see previous events this year  ….. follow this link

If you would like to see what we got up to in previous years, please follow these links:   2018    2017   2016     2015     2014