Events

Bringing isolated and lonely people together for stimulating activities and friendly chat and sharing our knowledge on hoarding to highlight issues and gain support.

Stepping out

Every Monday – Locations and times vary depending on activity (see side panel for dates and venues).

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.
One of our regulars said: “Stepping Out is a big part of my life giving me hope and determination to keep going. I really enjoy the company of others on a day out.”
 
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! 

Men's Peer Support Group

Every Wednesday, 1pm -3pm, 5 Rougier Street, York

Come and have a chat, a cuppa and a laugh with other men and the Community Bees crew. 

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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!

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.

2024 dates

Stepping Out 

Every Monday

12th Feb – Dalby Forest 
19th Feb – Deans Garden Centre 
26th Feb – Costa Haxby @ 11.30am 
7th March – Time To Talk: “Guys there’s no strangers here just friends you haven’t met yet” @ 11-1.30pm
12th March – Easter Crafty session @ Morrisons, Foss Island
 

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. 

Men’s Peer Support Group

Every Wednesday

The Shop that Talks

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

Co-op Haxby, Ryedale Court, Haxby, York, YO32 3SA

Community Voice

Every 2nd Friday of the month,
9am-11am

Sainsbury’s Haxby, 39 The Village, Haxby, York YO32 2HU

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