“Soup-a lunch”, Wednesday 17th June 2015 at 12 noon

Soup-a-lunch on Wednesday 17th June  at 12 noon in Slingsby Methodist Schoolroom at the Chapel

All are welcomed (especially seniors) to lunch in the Schoolroom. There will be soup, sandwiches, a pudding and no doubt a good chat.

There is no charge but donations are welcome.

No need to book, but if you have any questions please contact Rachel or Stephen Prest on 01653 628277 or Trudy Carr on 628302.

Slingsby Methodist Church kindly arranges this.

Car Boot Sale Sunday 14th June -reminder

There will be a Car Boot Sale on the Slingsby Sportsfield tomorrow, starting at 7 a.m., subject as always to ground conditions which are OK at the moment.

Dates for all the car boot sales for 2015 are here

Consultation on bus service subsidy

North Yorkshire County Council is proposing to cut subsidy to bus services.

The Council is consulting on these proposed changes and asks for our views.

To see the proposals (including proposed new timetables) and to give your views online please go to NYCC’s website here

For a paper copy of the questionnaire please ring 01609 780780 or ask at any North Yorkshire library.

The closing date for responses is 14th August 2015.

(The proposals do not affect the 194 service through Slingsby, although services nearby would be affected)



Community Grants available..

We have learnt of a couple of schemes taking applications for funding for community projects

Ryedale District Council’s Community Grants fund is open for applications until 31st July (and a second round of applications for those who miss out is coming later in the year) Details are here. Maximum grant £5,000

Skipton Building Society’s “Grassroots Giving” scheme is also open for applications until 31st July, offering £500 to successful groups. Registered charities cannot apply – there is a separate fund for them. Details are here

Arboretum Birds of Prey Day – Sunday 14th June


Birds of Prey Day at The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, on Sunday 14th June 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Arboretum says:- “A special chance to witness a falconry display where you’ll get the chance to learn all about these spectacular birds.”

There is no charge, and no need to book. Usual arboretum entry fees for non-members will apply.

We have this information from the Arboretum website calendar  here – there are many other interesting events taking place during the summer.



Hovingham Chapel Bicentenary 13th/14th June

On Saturday June 13th 2015 Hovingham Methodist Chapel celebrate their 200th Anniversary by offering an exhibition of their memorabilia and history in the Chapel from 10am to 4pm, with a talk on the subject at 3pm by Sue Goodwill.

At 7pm on Saturday there will be a concert by York City Gospel Choir in Hovingham Village Hall. Tickets £5 from Sue Goodwill on 628077 or Margaret Silver on 628922

On Sunday June 14th there will be an Anniversary Service at 10.30am in Hovingham Chapel, led by Rev. David Emison, and followed by coffee and the cutting of an anniversary cake.

We wish our neighbours a  Happy Anniversary!