Scarecrow weekend – 2nd to 4th May 2015


Friends of Slingsby School – Scarecrow Weekend 2nd to 4th May 2015

The closing date for entering a scarecrow is Friday 24th April. An entry form can be downloaded here.

F.O.S.S. say:-

“You don’t need to be a fantastic artist/sculptor to join in – you just need a little imagination. We don’t have a theme, we don’t mind what they are made of – we just want you to have fun. Who is your favourite movie/tv/sports star? Can you make them from shoe boxes, newspaper and bin liners?

“Over May Day weekend, please support the Friends of Slingsby School by purchasing a trail (£2 each) from Robin Hood Caravan Park, The Grapes Inn or Tony’s Village Shop. The School Reading Rooms will be open from 12noon – 4pm on Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May. to sell trails as well as teas, coffees, juices and light snacks. It promises to be an excellent weekend for villagers and guests alike – it would be great to see you there.”

Photos of many scarecrows from previous years are on the F.O.S.S Facebook photo page here.

Parish Assembly 20 April – All residents urged to attend

Monday 20 April, 7pm, Slingsby Village Hall

Slingsby, South Holme & Fryton Parish Council

Notice of Parish Meeting

A special meeting will be held in the Village Hall

On Monday 20th April 2015 starting at 19.00 hours (7pm)

to discuss local issues with local residents.

Your views are important to us as we strive to represent your interests,

and to make this area a better place to live and work.

Please come along to tell us what you want for your area and help shape

what happens in your community.

Chris Adnitt

Clerk to Slingsby, South Holme & Fryton Parish Council

NYP Community Messaging – Bogus Cold Callers

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A message from the North Yorkshire Police Community messaging service:-

Police and Trading Standards have been made aware of residents in the Malton area being cold called on the telephone offering surveys for home burglar alarm systems. The company claims their alarms are linked to the police and fire service. This is false as police and fire services do not monitor home alarm systems. Please remember that any quotes for this type of work must by law include a 14 day cooling off period explaining your right to cancel.

If you have any concerns please contact the police on 101 or Trading Standards on 03454 04 05 06

Slingsby May Day Celebrations 2015

Maypole dancing at Slingsby - May 2011

May Day Celebrations on The Green, Slingsby, May 4th. 2015 starting at 12 noon and ending at 4pm.

This year, we have introduced some changes to the events seen over the years as part of our celebrations of the coming of spring, while still retaining the idea of a quintessential English feast day. Music will be provided by ‘The Buskers’, two professional accordion players who will be playing a medley of English and French melodies from noon till 12.45pm.

The children of Slingsby school will then dance around the Maypole, followed by the Bulmer Choir led by Ryan and they will sing a medley of Beatles’ songs and a madrigal about the month of May. Morris Dancers will then perform on the tarmac, so that the sounds of their clogs beat the rhythm. After a short spell from ‘The Buskers’ the programme will be repeated with the choir starting followed by the Maypole Dancers, and finally the Morris Dancers.

The Buskers will give a final burst of music and the raffle will be drawn. While all these items are taking place there are various stalls around the Green and tasty refreshments by the Reading Rooms. we hope that a goodly crowd comes along and enjoys a wonderful day out.

No entry cost but there will be the opportunity to donate money to help with the costs involved.


  • 12 noon – 12.45 pm THE BUSKERS.
  • 12.45 pm – 1.05 pm. MAYPOLE DANCING.
  • 1.10 pm – 1.30 pm. BULMER CHOIR.
  • 1.35 pm – 2.0 pm. MORRIS DANCING.
  • 2.00 pm – 2.15 pm. THE BUSKERS.
  • 2.15 pm – 2.35 pm. BULMER CHOIR.
  • 2.40 pm – 3.00 pm. MAYPOLE DANCING.
  • 3.00 pm – 3.20 pm. MORRIS DANCING.
  • 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm RAFFLE.

NYP Community Messaging – Attempted Horse Theft

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A message from the North Yorkshire Police Community messaging service:-

Overnight between 11pm and 6am an attempt theft of a horse and foal took place in Wharram le Street. It is believed the offender(s) tried to load the horses onto a vehicle but were unsuccessful. Please can we remind horse owners to be vigilant and to phone 101 (or 999) if any suspicious vehicles or persons are seen.

If you have information about the incident in Wharram, please ring 101 quoting 12150056802

Ryedale Festival 2015 Launch Concert

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St Peter’s Church, Langton Road, Norton, Friday 10th April 2015 at 7.30pm

The brilliant Endymion ensemble perform an attractive programme of Beethoven, Brahms and Dohnányi to mark the publication of the programme brochure for the 2015 Ryedale Festival (17 July to 2 August).

Beethoven – Spring Sonata in F major (op. 24)

Brahms – Clarinet Trio (op.114)

Dohnányi –Sextet (op.37)

At the end of the concert, the Ryedale Festival artistic director Christopher Glynn will unveil the programme for this summer’s festival. It will include chamber and orchestral music old and new, jazz and brass, intimate late-night sessions, workshops and much more. Oh, did we mention the now famous festival opera?

Be there on Friday evening 9 April to enjoy first-class music-making, and pick up the free complete brochure for the summer music to come. Tickets have been selling fast and we expect a packed house. There will be an interval bar in the church hall.

For tickets (£18 and £12, under 25s only £1) contact the Festival Box Office on 01751 475777 or by email:

The flyer (PDF) may be downloaded here: Launch concert flier

More info on the Ryedale Festival website.