New Rector of Street Parishes announced

The Reverend Martin Allwood has been appointed to be the new Rector of the Street Parishes.

The good news was announced in churches on Sunday 15th December.

The Institution Service is scheduled for 29 January 2014 in All Saints Church, Hovingham.

The postion had been vacant since the retirement of  the Reverend Beryl Bowes in October 2012.

Carol singing in Slingsby


Tuesday 17th December 2014, from 6pm around Slingsby.

There will be carol singing on the Green from 6pm, followed by communal carol singing in The Grapes at 7pm.

Festive quiz night (after the carols) in the Grapes, approx 8pm.

Church yew trees cut back

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The Yew trees in the churchyard have been cut back as planned which has opened up a great deal of light and a better view of the church. Green shoots are already appearing. The half completed metal framework is shown here to indicate the size the finished pyramids when the growth returns fully.

Thanks to Bayes Trees, who have carried out the tree pruning and to the multi- skilled JRA Woodworking for the steel frames currently under construction, and to John Clayton for coming up with the idea and advising. David Bayes will be back in a week or so to prune and remove other overgrown tree growth in the churchyard which will further open up the view of the church, improve security and hopefully reduce the potential autumn leaf fall which has been overwhelming this year.

Margaret Mackinder

For more on the background to this, see our earlier news item here.


Slingsby School Christmas Play

A Merry Christmas to Everyone

Some news from Slingsby school:-

Slingsby school are doing a Christmas play and feel free to come (open to the public).

It will be held at Slingsby at the village hall near the church.

It will be held on Tuesday 17th December 2013 and i can a sure you it will be brilliant.

The 1st show will be at 2pm and the 2nd show will be at 6pm.



Parish Council meeting (extra!)

Monday 9 December, 7pm, Slingsby Village Hall Committee Room.

Slingsby Parish Council is holding an extra meeting on Monday 9 December, as there is business to deal with in advance of the next scheduled meeting (Jan 2014). The budget for 2014/2015 is one of the items on the agenda.

As usual, residents may attend.  The full agenda appears below.



To be held in the Village Hall on Monday December 9th 2013 at 7pm. 


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 November 18th 2013. 

4. Code of Conduct.

 To remind councillors of the new Code and its disclosure requirements.

5. Reports.

For information only.

I) Chairman’s report.

ii) Clerks report.

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

Questions from councillors and officers (for information only).

7. Highways .

To discuss measures to stop accidents at the cross roads. 

8. Licencing consultation.

To consider the draft Policy document.

9. Budget.

To agree a budget for 2014/15. 

10. Finance.

i) To accept councillors audit report.

ii) To agree payments and sign cheques.