Merry Christmas!

The Slingsby website and newsletter group wishes all our website visitors, friends and followers, and of course all readers of the Triangle, a very happy Christmas.

Please bear in mind that the website wizards and Triangle elves may be a little less responsive over the festive period.

Fracking goes ahead – legal challenge lost

Fracking, the controversial process for extracting shale gas, is now set to go ahead at Kirby Misperton after environmentalists and local residents lost a legal challenge they had brought on climate change grounds.

This morning (Tuesday), the high court ruled against Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Ryedale, who had argued that North Yorkshire county council had failed to properly consider the environmental impact of burning gas when it approved Third Energy’s application back in May. That earlier decision had been taken in the face of widespread public opposition from residents and environmental groups.

Kirby Misperton becomes the first site in North Yorkshire to see fracking and only the second in the entire UK (after the Fylde, Lancashire).

The decision will come as a severe blow to residents, FrackFree Ryedale, Friends of the Earth and all the others who have been campaigning to halt fracking.

Independent reporting on this story, with reaction from both camps, can be found HERE.


Church services at Christmas 2016 and New Year

Candle Service at Slingsby Church on Christmas Eve at 4.15 pm. A shorter service, particularly suitable for children (of all ages).

Early “Midnight Mass” at Slingsby Church on Christmas Eve at 9.30 pm.

Communion Service for all the Street Parishes at Hovingham Church on Christmas Day at 10.30 am.

All Age Worship service at Slingsby Methodist Chapel on 1st January at 10.30 am.

(These and more events and (we hope) useful information for the holiday period are on our Events Calendar HERE)


The Events calendar is back..

We are pleased to announce the return of the website events calendar. The old one had to be removed as it was unstable.

We’re experimenting on how best to present events, and your feedback would be welcome.

The calendar summary is half way down the sidebar on the right-hand side of most pages on the website. The full calendar page can be reached via the “News and events” dropdown menu at the top of each website page. A direct link is HERE.

Clicking on an event in the calendar will show a pop up about it. You may need to “See more details” to find a clickable link for full details, where we have them. Other events have clickable links in the pop up itself .

It’s a Google calendar and therefore links to Google maps.

Unfortunately, those maps do not yet show all our local places, so we are trying to get them included.

Our thanks to webmaster Richard for setting up the new calendar.

Any comments please to or via the comment box below. Thank you.

Soupa Lunch 21st December 2016

Wednesday 21st December at 12 noon in the Methodist Chapel. This month’s Soupa Lunch will have a Christmas flavour to it, with christmassy soups and turkey sandwiches.  Afterwards we will sing some carols. Contacts are Stephen & Rachel Prest 628277 and Trudy Carr 628302.

All are welcome, especially seniors and those who live alone.