Road closure at Barton le Street 30th April 2016


Saturday 30th April 2016 from 6pm to midnight – road closure between Slingsby and Barton le Street, on the B1257 road between Slingsby and Malton.

Visitors may not be aware of this proposed closure for carriageway repairs – signs have gone up on the road.

If your travel plans are affected you may wish to take local advice as to the best diversion for you.

(We would like to know if anyone spots changes to the signs – via Facebook, Twitter or by using the “contact” tab on the website homepage. We’d rather not get this closure wrong twice… Thank you!)


“Sowers and Growers” gardening meeting 3rd May 2016


Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 7 pm at Mowbray Rise, Greendykes Lane, Slingsby.

“Sowers and Growers” is our village’s new gardening group. At the meeting on Tuesday, Trudy Carr will be sharing her expertise on baskets and containers.

The group will usually meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month in the Committee Room of Slingsby Village Hall, at 7pm for about an hour.

Open to experienced and novice gardeners.

We hope to share tips, ideas and hopefully plants.

A contribution of £1 per meeting would be appreciated towards costs

Slingsby May Day Festival – Monday May 2nd 2016 (a reminder!)

May Day Festival – Monday May 2nd 2016 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the Green at Slingsby.
A traditional festival of music and dancing, with stalls, cakes, pulled pork sandwiches, soup and teas, a children’s corner, a picnic area with plenty to watch and enjoy.
Music will be provided by Swinton Brass Band and Malton School Jazz Band. Dancers will include Slingsby School children dancing round the maypole, the Acorn Dancers and the Minster Stray dancers.
Everybody is most welcome –there is no charge, but donations will be welcome

Queen’s Birthday Party meeting – 26th April 2016

Tuesday 26th April (tonight) in the Village Hall Slingsby at 7 pm

A planning update meeting for the Church Lane street party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday . All interested parties are warmly invited to attend.

The party date will be Sunday 12th June

Any queries? Please contact Janet Clarke on 01653 628625.

Car Boot Sale: Monday May 2nd 2016

car boot sale

A reminder that the first Slingsby car boot sale of 2016 will be taking place this Bank Holiday Monday (May 2nd) on Slingsby’s sports field, 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).

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

(We hope you may want to stay on afterwards to admire the village scarecrows and enjoy the May Day Festival celebrations on the Green)


Rewela Cottage Skewsby – open garden 1st May 2016

rewela open garden 1st May 2016


Sunday 1st May 2016. Open garden for charity  at Rewela Cottage Skewsby from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The owner has kindly sent us this:-

Raising funds for nursing charities such as Macmillan & Marie Curie.

¾ acre landscaped garden, with many features and labelled plants. Unusual specimens offering all year round interest. Photos are here.

Excellent cakes and teas, BBQ burgers and sausages. Plenty of plants for sale too.

Specialist in Heucheras over 140 varieties, Hostas 100 varieties & Penstemon 45 varieties. Plus herbs and other plants.

Entrance £4, children free, dogs welcome. Wheelchair friendly. Open 11am to 5pm.

Rewela Cottage, Skewsby, York. YO61 4SG.

Warm welcome guaranteed.