Pot your Gardening Questions

Gardening

Slingsby Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association invite you to ‘pot your gardening questions’ to ‘Britain in Bloom’ judge Roger Burnett and colleaques in Slingsby Village Hall on Tuesday, September 9th at 7pm. The doors open at 6.30pm

Admission is £3.00 which includes tea/coffee.

Get tickets  from Slingsby Farm Shop, any Slingsby YCA member or ring Sue on 01653 627293

Car Boot Sale: Sunday 7th September

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The final car boot sale in Slingsby for 2014 will take place on the sports field on bank holiday Sunday 7th September, running from 7 am to 2 pm (weather and ground conditions permitting, of course).

N.B. For general car boot queries, please ring the Sports Club on 01653 627124 (Friday 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm, Saturday 8.30 pm – 11.30 pm and Sunday 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm).

Information about future car boot sale dates will be posted to the sportsfield page when available.

Coming events at Amotherby

A couple of coming events in nearby Amotherby to note in the diary for next month and October. The website will post event reminders nearer the time.

  • Car Boot & Table top Sale –  Sunday 28th September, 9am to 1pm at Amotherby Parish Hall. To book tables please email amotherbyhall.trsr@btinternet.com or ring 01653 695117
  • Saturday 18th October –  Family Quiz Night at Amotherby Parish Hall – further details to come.

2014 Bonfire plans cancelled

Some news from the Slingsby Sportsfield Committee:-

A decision has been taken by the Committee that runs Slingsby Sportsfield that there will NOT be a bonfire and firework display in the field this year.

The Committee has a long history of organising the event every 5th November and considerable effort, planning and money have been put in every year, taking responsibility for organisation, safety and clearing up the inevitable mess afterwards.

It was traditionally funded by donations from residents who have taken the opportunity to have rubbish collected and burned, and by voluntary contributions made on the night at the gate. The event has been run on an informal basis without charging entry and without taking out specific insurance for the night.

Donations have, however, been dwindling on the gate in recent years and contributions for having rubbish collected have all but dried up making it financially unviable to continue.

Chairman Dave Calvert explained ‘It is regrettable that we have had to take this decision as we know many people, particularly youngsters, always enjoy the event. However the Sports Club’s main purpose is to provide and maintain the sports facilities. It would be wrong to continue to subsidise a one day event that the people who attend, many of whom come from outside the village, do not support financially. We cannot contemplate charging at the gate as that would make the event ‘official’ and require us to take out insurance for the night at a cost that is totally prohibitive. We hope that residents respect this decision and help us by NOT putting any bonfire material in the field and making other arrangements for its disposal.

Car Boot Sale: Monday 25th August

Car Boot sale at Slingsby

The second car boot sale in Slingsby for August will take place on the sports field on bank holiday Monday 25th August, running from 7 am to 2 pm (weather and ground conditions permitting, of course). This car boot is the penultimate one before the final car boot of the year takes place on September 7th. Please not that the bank holiday car boot sales do tend to be bigger and busier than the others.

N.B. For general car boot queries, please ring the Sports Club on 01653 627124 (Friday 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm, Saturday 8.30 pm – 11.30 pm and Sunday 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm).

For information about the car boot sale dates for this year, go to the sportsfield page.

Car Boot Sale: Sunday 10th August

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The first car boot sale in Slingsby for August will take place on the sports field on Sunday 10th August, running from 7 am to 2 pm (weather and ground conditions permitting, of course). The second car boot will take place on August  25th, the bank holiday Monday.

N.B. For general car boot queries, please ring the Sports Club on 01653 627124 (Friday 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm, Saturday 8.30 pm – 11.30 pm and Sunday 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm).

For information about the car boot sale dates for this year, go to the sportsfield page.