Assembly Meetings

Our public meetings are held at the Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York YO1 9RL on Mondays from 2 pm to 4 pm. Refreshments available from 1.30 pm. All welcome.

[ARCHIVES: For our Public Meeting speakers in 2017 click here, 2016 click here, 2015 click here, 2014 click here, 2013 click here, 2012 click here & 2011 click here]


Monday 25 February
Services available for blind and partially-sighted people and the provision of dentistry services in York
a) Karen Froggatt CEO of MySight York (formerly York Blind and Partially-Sighted)
b)Martin Ramsdale, Dental Public Health Registrar

Monday 20 May
York Explore: the first five years and the future and Archives in York
a) Fiona Williams, CEO York Explore
b) Laura Yeoman, Archivist (Access and Engagement)

Monday 15 July
City of York Council
a) Sharon Houlden, Director of Adult Social Services, Housing and Community
b) Coun Keith Aspden, Leader of the Council

Monday 16 September
Open Meeting
Speakers tbc

Monday 7 October
Annual General Meeting

Monday 18 November
Open Meeting
Speakers tbc


Monday 15 January
Financial and Legal planning for the future

a) Kevin Hilton, SOLLA (Society of Later Life Advisors) Financial Advisor, Garbutt & Elliott - on how to protect your assets
b) Belinda-Jane Poulter
, Director, Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors - on Power of Attorney, Advance Decisions, Wills

Monday 19 March
End of Life issues

a) Stan Young - on Dignity in Dying
b) Chris Dudzinska, Last Wishes Funerals - on alternative funeral planning
c) Ann Cairns, St Leonard's Hospice - how it works for you

Monday 9 April
News from the CCG & from Parliament
Phil Mettam - Chief Officer, Vale of Cork CCG - health plans for the coming year
Rachael Maskell MP, Shadow Transport Minister - update from Parliament

Monday 21 May
Equity Release - Matthew Allen & Brendan Spencer from SAGA
Healthwatch - Oliver Athorn

Monday 16 July
All in the Mind
a) Ruth Hill, Operations Manager, York (TEWV - Tees Esk & Wear Valleys)
b) Alyson Scott, CEO of MIND

Monday 17 September
Ageing Alone - AWOC York (ageing without the support of nearby children)
Sue Lister - extracts from Real People Theatre "No Kidding?"

Rachel Jenkins - new approaches to ageing

Monday 15 October
AGM (1 pm)
Guest speaker from the National Railway Museum
Judith McNichol - NRM, the future


Monday 19 November
Staying Healthy & Independent
Rosemary Suttill, Citizens Advice York
Dr Lesley Godfrey, Integrated Care Team, Priory Medical Group

We meet on Mondays, 2-4 pm
The Garth, White Rose Avenue, New Earswick, York YO32 4TZ
Tel: 01904 761240 if you would like to attend

Dates for 2018
February 5th
April 9th
June 11th
August 13th
October 8th
December 3rd