Parish Council AGENDA – 28 January


To be held in the Village Hall on Tuesday January 28th 2014 at 7pm.

Your contact as always is Dinah Farley, Clerk to the Parish Council.

Email (which has recently changed): [email protected]

The AGENDA appears below.



1. Comments from members of the public.

To take comments from the public.

2. Apologies.

To receive apologies for absence.

3. Minutes.

To agree the minutes of the meeting held on 9th December 2013.

4. Code of Conduct.

To receive declarations as required by the new Code of Conduct.

5. Street lighting.

To receive updates on street lighting.

6. Highways issues.

i) To agree what will be done with the Footpath on the green.

iii) To fill in the forms applying for Speed cameras on the main Road.

7. Exchange of information and items for the next agenda.

Questions from councillors and officers ( for information only).

8. Reports.

For information only.

I) Chairman’s report.

ii) Clerks report.

i) Highways have cleaned out the drains in South Holme to prevent the road flooding.

ii) The request for a sign for Porch Farm Close has been sent to Ryedale District Council.

iii) There has been an increase in Neighbourhood Watch coordinators but others are still needed.

iv)Hutton Bros. Development land has the problem of paraffin contamination which is discouraging development.

9. Planning Results.

13/01002/FUL Replacement of Village Hall windows- Approved.

10. Village hall.

To consider the request from the Village Hall Committee to send a letter of support for a grant to replace the windows.

11. Winter weather agent’s scheme.

To consider the proposal by Rural Action Yorkshire which involves?

Setting up an emergency 4X4 rota to get residents to emergency medical appointments if the village is snowed in.

Establish a rota to check on vulnerable residents.

Single point of contact for emergencies manned by volunteers.

Purchase a defibrillator and train volunteers.

A small funding scheme is available.

12. Budget.

i) To accept the grant offered by Ryedale District Council to compensate for the precept shortfall (half for this year).

ii) To agree the budget and set the precept for 2013/14.

iii) To agree allocation of reserves and capital spend.


NB. The council will ask members of the public to leave during the next three items.

13. Applications for Clerks position.

To consider the applications for Clerk and set the date for interviews.

14, Parish Field Tenders.

To open tenders and agree tenancy for the next three years.

15. Grass cutting tenders.

To open tenders and award the contract for cutting the Green and Cemetery for 2014.

16. Finance.

i) To agree the bank reconciliation for December 31st 2013.

ii)To accept the budget update to 30 December 2013

ii) To agree payments and sign cheques.

Wartime Slingsby – Annual local history day

Wartime Dover_banner- Tunnels

Saturday 26th April 2014, Slingsby Village Hall and All Saints Church.

Annual Local History Event :  WARTIME SLINGSBY

A look at Slingsby’s wartime connections from Medieval times up until the Second World War.  A one day event in Slingsby Village Hall and Slingsby Church. Exhibition, talks and recording sessions of Second World War memories of Slingsby.  More details in next April’s Triangle. Watch this website as we count down to the big day. There may be a few surprises.

Slingsby was a military training centre and there were munitions storage areas around the area. Those who were teenagers remember the atmosphere and life in the village then. Some may also remember their parents talking about what life was like in the first world war when Slingsby lost many of its young men of combat age. We hope to cover all aspects of life including what happened on farms, food, music, entertainment etc. If you would like to help researching all this or you think you have information which would interest the group, please come along to our 28 January or 25 February meeting in the Village Hall. Our aim is to collect  and capture information for future generations before it is forgotten.

Margaret Mackinder 01653 628303 [email protected]

Hovingham Market: 1st February


The first Hovingham Village Market of 2014 will be taking place on Saturday 1st February starting at 10.30am and going through to 1.30pm.

Details about the market can be found on their website and why not check out their Twitter feed too.

Local History Group Meeting

Tuesday 28 January 2014, Slingsby Village Hall Committee Room, 7.30pm.

A working meeting to plan and present initial findings from research for Local history event in April about Slingsby in wartime. Anyone interested is welcome.

News from Slingsby Methodist Church

 Methodist Chapel

Here’s a roundup from Stephen Prest of the latest news, together with some dates for your diary.


CAROL SINGING: The evening of carol singing at The Grapes Inn was a great success once again.  In fact there were more people there than ever, the pub was packed to the door with everyone having a great time.  Mike Smith & Geoff Bishop led the evening with music by Audrey Foster and Karen Bishop.  Thanks to The Grapes Inn for the mince pies and mulled wine. Before going to The Grapes we went carol singing round The Green, Green Crescent and Railway Street. We have already booked the next one on Tuesday 16th December.  Put it in your diaries NOW!

The Carol Service was organised by Louise Hayes and Audrey Foster and was a more contemporary look at the Christmas story.  The carol singing went very well led by The Music group and Liz Marshall on the organ.  It was a great celebration of Christmas enjoyed by a good congregation, afterwards we all enjoyed spiced apple juice and mince pies.


Malton & Norton Lions continue to bring fish & chips into the village on the second Tuesday of the month.  Numbers requesting them continue to grow and everyone seems very pleased with how good they are.  The cost of £2-50 for fish, chips & peas is excellent value.  Contact Stephen Prest on 01653-628277 if you want to be included.

For the December delivery we gave people the option to have the fish & chips together in the Methodist Schoolroom and several people did this and we had a a lovely time together.  Trudy & Susan Carr helped with this and also provided puddings.  After we had eaten we had some carol singing led by Alwyn and Doreen Jeffels.  Thanks to all who helped.

Little Adventurers, Adventure Club and YAZ  (Youth Adventure Zone), The Womens Fellowship and Wednesday fellowship Group all continue to meet and we offer a warm invitation to all to join us.  Details in the Dec 2013 issue of your Triangle newsletter. Note The Womens Fellowship Group now meets at Freda Wares’s home. Contact Freda for more information.


Adventure Club caters for children aged 4 – 11 years of age.  This is a special year because it will have been running for 40 years this spring.  Its purpose is to teach our children the Christian Faith and give guidance in how we should live and relate to each other and to God.  This is done through Bible stories, singing, drama and teaching.  It is also a time for fun and games and creating new friendships. It is expertly led by Louise Hayes, Rachel Prest and Becky Ward .  All children are welcome.


Every so often we organise a group Sunday Lunch either at The Chapel or elsewhere which is particularly good for those who live alone and we all enjoy a good meal and a chat together.  The next one will be at The Grapes Inn at Slingsby on Sunday 16th March.  If you would like to join us contact Stephen Prest on 01653-628277.

Diary Dates

11th February  Fish & Chips by Malton & Norton Lions  (Contact Stephen Prest 628277)

11th March      Fish & Chips as above.

20th April   Easter Day Celebrations begin with Easter Breakfast at 9am followed by a service celebration Christ’s resurrection at 10-30am

Advance  Notice.

Tuesday 16th December  Carol Singing at The Grapes Inn, Slingsby.

Sent by Stephen Prest

Photo of the Month: January 2014


The railway line between Fryton and Hovingham taken last year | Photograph by John Hayhurst

This great snowy photo by John Hayhurst shows part of the old line between Fryton and Hovingham when we had snow at the start of last year. It’s a great place for a walk and to take some photographs. Another photo of the old line, shot not far from where this photograph was taken, can be found on the village Facebook page HERE

Many thanks John for sending in this great winter picture.

Do you have a great photograph you’d like to share with us?

If you’d like to submit an image for the photo of the month slot, you can send it to [email protected]

More details about how to submit photographs can be found HERE