Parish Council -16th March

Monday 16th March at 7pm -meeting of Slingsby, South Holme and Fryton Parish Council at Slingsby Village Hall. The agenda is:-

  1. Apologies for Absence.
  2. Items raised by members of the public
  3. Declarations of Interest on Agenda Items.
  4. Minutes of Meeting held on 9th February 2015.
  5. Exchange of information and items for the next agenda.
  6. Planning.  (To consider and make comments on planning applications received)
  7. Village Items.
  •  Street Lights
  •  Phone Box.
  •  Defibrillator.
  •  Highways Issues
  •  Seats.

8. Reports (For information only)

Chair’s report

Clerk’s Report.

9.    Finance.

10.  Agree agenda for Parish Meeting.


Members of the public and press are invited to attend. Date of next regular meeting: 18th May 2015.

  • Parish Meeting: 20th April 2015


Yorkshire Countrywomen AGM 10th March

Chapel Schoolroom   10th March at 2pm

The Slingsby branch of The Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association will hold its Annual General Meeting at the Slingsby Methodist Chapel schoolroom on Tuesday 10th March at 2pm.

The meeting includes afternoon tea, and possible new members or enquirers are very welcome to come, find out about the branch’s activities, and meet the members

NYP Community Messaging – Land Rover Defender Theft Warning

northyorkshire police

[Press Release Ryedale/Scarborough ]

Police are urging owners of Land Rover Defenders to be on their guard against vehicle thieves, particularly in rural areas. The warning comes after a number of thefts and attempted thefts involving the vehicles in North Yorkshire.

  • An attempted theft of a Land Rover was reported in Gargrave, overnight 26 / 27 February. The vehicle was found down the street, having been stopped by an immobiliser.
  • A twin cab green Land Rover, registration number YC62 WTG, was stolen from Ickornshaw, near Cowling, in the early hours of 23 February. Anyone with information on its whereabouts should call 101 and ask for PC James Dykes, quoting reference number 12150029982.
  • There have also been attempted thefts just over the border in other police force areas.

Police are appealing to owners to be vigilant around keeping these types of vehicles as safe and secure as possible and are also asking members of the public to report any suspicious activity involving Land Rovers.

PC Clare Mayes, of Thirsk and Easingwold Police, said:

“I am urging Land Rover owners to be on their guard, and ensure they have adequate security measures in place – and of course this advice applies to any make of vehicle. Land Rovers should always be locked and alarmed. Park in a locked garage or other locked secure area, or in a well-lit open space or where there is passive lighting. Don’t leave keys in the ignition or near the front door at home. Consider also fitting a transponder-based security marking system and tracker device, and etching all windows with your vehicle identification number. In addition, if your Land Rover is over ten years old, fit an alarm and either fit an immobiliser or use a steering wheel lock.”

Hovingham Market: 7th March


The March market day (unfortunately we forgot to mention last month’s market date) for the multi award winning monthly Hovingham Village Market will be this coming Saturday (7th March) starting at 10.30am and continuing through to 1.30pm.

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

The Big Slingsby Bird Watch – Slingsby Local History Group

A message from Slingsby Local History Group:-

Did you take part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird watch this year, or can you tell us about birds and  mammals which regularly visit your garden or that that you have seen this year around the village?

If so, please can you make a list and let us know what you have seen, or let us have your RSPB list so we can compile an up to date record of birds and  mammals that are seen in our gardens or elsewhere around the village on footpaths and in fields.

As part of our current project ‘Entertaining Slingsby’ we hope to update records which started well before the First World War.

The lists were most recently properly updated by the late Dr Michael Thompson in the Millennium History of Slingsby. Michael also kept us regularly updated in the Street Parishes Newsletter with bird and other wildlife sightings.

Fifteen years on from the Millennium History we want to know if we still have as great a variety of wild creatures around the village, and to see if there are newcomers.

We know from website postings last year that the barn owl population in the village had a particularly good year. What of other types of owl for example?

If you live in Slingsby, South Holme or Fryton and can help with this information please can you e-mail your list to the Group before the 29th March?

Winter Weather Roadshow 11th March

The Quaker Meeting House Kirkbymoorside 11th March from 10 a.m.

Rural Action Yorkshire is hosting a FREE Winter Weather Workshop  on Saturday 11th March at The Quaker Meeting House, Kirkbymoorside.

The event is aimed at parish councils, community leaders, volunteers and residents and will provide lots of information and practical advice on tackling issues related to winter weather. The event takes place from 10am until 3pm, with workshops in the morning, a complimentary lunch and then activities for residents in the afternoon.

The organisers ask that bookings be made by 25th February. For more information and to book please contact Rebecca Craven on 0845 313 0270 or email

See these posters for details of the morning and afternoon programme at Kirkbymoorside:

WWR programme for 11th March

WWR Kirkbymoorside afternoon poster

For more about the RAY programme the relevant RAY webpage is here