Hovingham Market: 6th September


The multi award winning monthly Hovingham Village Market will be taking place again this Saturday ( 6th September) 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.



According to a letter from Ringways Highways (the contractor for NYCC) which has been delivered to some households in Slingsby, the B1257 will be closed between Fryton Lane and the drive to Melgate from Monday 1 September 2014 from 7.30am until 4pm Monday to Friday.

It looks like we must expect delays, diversions and access difficulties. Vehicles must be clear of this stretch of road. We expect most traffic between Malton and Hovingham to be diverted via Coneysthorpe and Terrington.

However the good news is that Slingsby Village Website has spoken to NYCC and to the local Ringway contractor and we are assured that reasonable allowance will be made for local access and exit by residents. In particular, we will be able to cross the B1257 from The Balk to the Castle Howard road and vice versa. At times we ought to be able to exit the village along the B1257 directly to Malton or Hovingham, first checking with the team on site.

The full text of the letter appears below.



Dear Sir/Madam

Carriageway Patching Works, B1257 Slingsby

Carriageway Patching Works are programmed to commence on Monday 1st September 2014. We anticipate 1 week to complete.

Excavation and resurfacing will be undertaken across the frontages of several properties during this process.

The B1257 Slingsby will be closed from Monday 1st September 2014 from 7.30am until 4pm Monday to Friday.

Can you ensure your vehicle is out of the working area during these times? Any special access needs can be discussed with the Ganger on site.

Footway access to all properties will be maintained at all times.

As with all works of this nature, there will be some inconvenience, but every effort will be made to keep it to a minimum.

If you have any specific concerns about access, or should you require any further information on this work, please contact Senior Area Agent Ian Jones on telephone number 01609 537156 [this number was unobtainable on Friday 29 Aug, Ed.].

Yours faithfully

Ian Jones


Pot your Gardening Questions


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


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.