Welcome to The Stokesley Pride in our Town Association
Aiming to encourage and sustain a sense of pride in Stokesley
Stokesley is a pleasant market town of around five thousand people, about three miles north of the North York Moors, and about 12 miles from the North Sea. It has many connections with farming, with a monthly farmer's market taking place on the first Saturday of each month. You can find out more about Stokesley here.
The Objects of The Stokesley Pride in our Town Association are:
- To initiate events or projects for the benefit of the people of the community.
- To initiate events or projects for the benefit of the physical environment of the town.
- To encourage organisations and townsfolk to participate in the activities of the Association.
- To liaise with statutory authorities, civic organisations and voluntary bodies in whatever way necessary to advance the aims of the Association.
- To encourage and assist, wherever necessary, organisations or people to take over events or projects initiated by the Association when and wherever their aptitudes are particularly appropriate.
The Newcastle Building Society Cornerstone Award
Newcastle Building Society awarded their Cornerstone Award to SPIOTA, to celebrate their work in maintaining the excellent floral displays in Stokesley, and in particular the project to install the new ziggurat, which was opened on the day of the Jubilee in 2012.
Stokesley is a pleasant market town of around five thousand people, about three miles north of the North York Moors, and about 12 miles from the North Sea. It has many connections with farming, with a monthly farmer's market taking place on the first Saturday of each month.
It has an interesting Georgian High Street, with an excellent range of shops, including butchers, bakers, a supermarket, clothing shops, a department store, a hardware store, banks and building societies.
The town boasts six public houses, and several restaurants, providing for a range of tastes, and costs, including Thai, Chinese and Italian styles, together with excellent traditional fare.
One of the partly hidden gems of Stokesley is the Pack Horse bridge, which spans the River Leven, and dates from before the 17th century. It is just behind the Queen's Head pub, accessible by the alleyway alongside the pub.
Each September, on the Saturday following the third Thursday, there is an important agricultural show, and during the week leading up to Show Day, there is a large fair in the town. Each event draws people from far and wide. The charter to hold a fair was granted by Henry III in 1223, and the Show was first held in 1859.
One of the many features of the centre of Stokesley is the Parish Church, the Church of St. Peter & St. Paul. This stands on a site where Christians have met for at least a thousand years.