Our Events & Groups

It's Community Bees CIC's aim to bring isolated and lonely people together for stimulating activities and friendly chat, whilst sharing our knowledge on hoarding to highlight issues and gain support.

Stepping out

Every Monday – Locations and times vary depending on activity. See table below for full calendar of events.

Come and join Community Bees on our Stepping Out days out. Stepping out of your front door (‘go on give it a go!’) and enjoying the day with company and friendship. Get picked up and chat, have a cuppa, take in the fresh air and have a change of scenery. You can attend one or all if you like, it’s like Pick & Mix, whatever suits you.

Places are limited on Stepping Out days, so in the first instance, contact Michaela michaela.communitybees@gmail.com or call her on 07772 107 763 to secure your place.  We look forward to stepping out with you!

Stepping Out sessions coming up…

Thursday 9th May, 11.30am-1.30pm – Coffee and Cake @ Costa Coffee, Haxby

Friendship and laughter. Just pay for your own drinks and snacks.

Thursday 16th May – Trip to Yorkshire Lavender Fields

Laughter, mobility and lots of fresh air. £10.00pp. Entry fee and refreshments to be paid at the fields.

Monday 20th May – Trip to Castle Howard

Attendees with accessibility requirements can book a free scooter at the property. £10.00 per person pick up fee. Entry fee and refreshments to be paid at the property.

Odd Balls - Men's Peer Support Group

Every first and third Wednesday, 10am-12noon, Costa Coffee Haxby

No strangers here, just oddballs you haven’t met yet! Come and have a chat, a cuppa and a laugh with other men and the Community Bees crew.

(We are currently working to secure a permanent location for our sessions, at which stage these sessions will increase.)

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Acts of Kindness Clothes Sales

Every month

We run our sales in the back room of Costa Coffee in Haxby, York.

We sell new clothes for £2 and pre-loved clothes for £1. Come along, grab a bargain and have a chat!

Join us for our next event on Thursday 4th April 2024.

The Shop That Talks

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10am-12pm, Co-op Haxby

Come and have a chat with Community Bees every month at the Haxby Co-op Store.
Chat about things you are concerned about or just drop by and say ‘Hello’.

We are there to talk about anything that is on your mind, to give you information and advice to support you in any way we can, especially during these difficult and confusing Covid times. 

We often have other organisations with us, like Citizen’s Advice and Dementia Forward and your Local Area Coordinator who is there to help and support you too. 

Call in a see us at the Haxby Co-op, we always like a natter.

The Story of The Shop that Talks: Read about the concept behind supporting people directly in their local store and what a difference it makes.

Community Voice

Every 2nd Friday of the month, 9am-11am, Sainsbury’s Haxby 

Come and have a chat with Community Bees every month at the Haxby Sainsbury Store. Chat about things you are concerned about or just drop by and say ‘Hello’.

Community Voice

Independent Sellers Market

Community Bees runs occasional Market Cafes at St Crux in York providing affordable food and drink in a friendly, safe space for people who might otherwise feel lonely or socially isolated to come and relax in. There is always someone to talk to who goes out of their way to make everyone feel included and welcome. 

Any money raised by the market is used to provide activities that reduce isolation and loneliness, for Small Acts of Kindness and also to support the most disadvantaged people within the community.