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Pocklington is the perfect market town, with all the local amenities for a family-friendly lifestyle. It’s in the lovely countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds, between two of Yorkshire’s very different cities: the historic cathedral city of York and the busy port of Hull. This is a win-win location for your new home, whether you are working or have retired, with some of Yorkshire’s other main cities, the unspoilt countryside around the town, and the seaside towns of the coast within easy reach.

Living here

This welcoming town has plenty of its own facilities and if you like to shop local, the traditional Tuesday market and the Mile Farm Shop are lovely options. It’s got a Sainsbury’s, ALDI, and a Co-op as well, and there are several large retail parks on the outskirts of York for anything that you might not be able to get in Pocklington. The East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife centre will keep you all fit and healthy, and the town’s got a medical centre, parks, and dog-walking fields. A thriving Arts Centre offers some great live events, film, exhibitions, and workshops.

Going to school

Pocklington is lucky to have its own schools: Pocklington C of E Infant School, St Mary & St Joseph Roman Catholic Primary School, Pocklington Community Junior School and Woldgate School & Sixth Form College. Pocklington School is an Independent school with a prep school and a senior school.

Out and about

The main York to Hull road, the A1079, passes close to the town. It will keep you well-connected as it joins the York ring road for the A19, A64, A59, A64 and A166. The A64 takes you to Junction 44 of the A1(M). East Yorkshire Motor Services and the X36 Yorkshire Pullman operate a number of bus services and there’s a bus station in the town. It takes about and hour and half to drive to Leeds Bradford Airport.

Home and away

With the Francis Scaife Sports Centre, tennis, rugby, and golf clubs, there’s plenty to keep you entertained at home. York will give you enough history and culture to keep you going and setting out into the Yorkshire Wolds to find a country pub, or to the coast for a change of scenery, will round off a working week.

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Supporting your communities

Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

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Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB: the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association, to give away an amazing £1 million to support children across England, Wales and Scotland.

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Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

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