Bringing isolated and lonely people together for stimulating activities and friendly chat. 
The Shop that Talks

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

Every 2nd Thursday of the month, 11am – 1pm, Co-op, Poppleton 

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, 10am-12pm, 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’.

Reminiscing Pop-In

Every Monday, Costa Haxby, 11.30am – 1pm

Come and  join us at our Reminiscing Pop-In. Turn up any time between 11.30am and 1.30pm every Monday at Costa Haxby.
Share your stories, or listen to others. Have a chat, a laugh, maybe even shed a tear.  We are all in this together to support one another. 
Also look out for our useful monthly updates by local community organisations joining us to showcase their services.
On Monday 16th May it’s St Nicks talking about saving money on your gas, water and electricity bills. 

Sharing our stories around hoarding
-An intimate round-table discussion with the people we support

Coming in September 2022!

In September we are hosting an intimate round-table discussion where people we support share their stories. Learn directly from the people themselves how they came to realise they had a hoarding issue and came to understand that they needed help.

Find out what was going on behind those closed doors and how impossible it was. They share their experiences on how hoarding affected their whole life and how help from Community Bees turned those lives around.  

This is just a handful of people we have supported in the last few years and it is their real stories. They want to share because by sharing, they know they will help others. If you care about people, if you want to know what is really happening in York, don’t miss this event.

Independent Seller’s Market Cafe

Community Bees runs a 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. 

Cafe Markets 2022

Friday 17 June 2022, 9.30am – 4.oopm

Friday 25th June 2022, 9.30am – 4.00pm

There is always someone to talk to who goes out of their way to make everyone feel included and welcome. 

Independent sellers can book a table at a Market Cafe to sell their produce and goods, creating a nice enterprise opportunity for them and a stimulating environment for the cafe users. Tables are £25 for a six foot table, £30 for two.  

Any money raised by the market is used to provide activities that reduce isolation and loneliness as well as supporting the most disadvantaged people within the community.

The Shop that Talks

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month,

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

Every 2nd Thursday of the month, 11am-1pm 

Co-op Poppleton, The Green, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6DF

Community Voice

Every 2nd Friday of the month,

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

Reminiscing Pop-In

Every Monday 11.30am – 1.00pm

Haxby Costa, Unit 1, Ryedale Court Shopping Centre, The Village, Haxby, York YO32 3SA

York St Crux Market Cafe

Friday 17th June 9.30am – 4.00pm

Friday 25th June 9.30am – 4.00pm

York St Crux, The Shambles, York YO1 8BL

Support us to support others

We rely on community donations and grants to support the most vulnerable in society and providing them with a lifeline of help and hope.
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