Car Boot sale raises £600

Some news from Fiona Collier about the last fundraising car boot sale:-

‘The car boot held on the 7th September in aid of the village defibrillator raised the grand total of £600. Many thanks to everyone who supported us, either by giving tombola prizes, having a boot or attending on the day.’

Slingsby Village Hall 2015 Calendars on sale soon

Slingsby Village Hall 2015 Calendars will be on sale soon. This year’s theme is ‘Slingsby then & now’ showing old photos of Slingsby with a corresponding photo of how the same scene looks today.

Calendars cost £5.50. Advance orders can be given to Janet (Tel 628625) or Trudy (Tel 628302). When available Calendars will also be on sale at Tony’s shop.

We are only printing 150 Calendars this year so please get your orders in quickly before they sell out. Please support the Village Hall.

Pop Up Café event at Hovingham Village Hall


News about an event taking place at Hovingham village hall on 11th October:-

Have you ever wished that you had all the answers to your business questions in one place?

Well that’s what a Popup Business Cafe is.

We have been approached by the good people at the Howardian Hills AONB who want to do something to support rural businesses. So we are teaming up with our friends in the local business community, to bring a two hour Popup Business Cafe to Hovingham Village Hall on Saturday 11th October.

We will have local expertise waiting to give practical answers to your questions on a range of business topics. Totally informal, turn up when you like, leave when you like. It’s a cafe, not a conference.

Oh, and did we mention that it’s FREE!

So, come along and chat with an expert at our informal drop in sessions, for genuinely FREE business advice. Ask questions of people who know about:

Accounting, Broadband, Business Planning, Finance, Food Licencing, Funding, Getting Paid, Growing your Business, Marketing, Regulations, SEO, Social Media, Websites, Tax effeciency…..and being in business

More details about the event can be found at

Slingsby Methodist Church News: September 2014

Some news from Slingsby Methodist Church:-

This year we are having a United Harvest Festival with the Parish Church. It will be held on Sunday 28th September at 10-30am at The Methodist Church. We are organising the service amongst ourselves with lots of local participation!
After the service we are going to have a Harvest Lunch in the Methodist Schoolroom. All are very welcome.

We are having our “Shoebox” appeal again this year at Slingsby. As you will remember gifts of toys and suitable items are packed into shoeboxes and sent to parts of Africa and eastern Europe.
They are always very much appreciated by children many of whom would otherwise get nothing at Christmastime. Leaflets about the shoebox appeal can be obtained from the “Farm Shop” or from Rachel Prest. A service to dedicate the shoeboxes will be held at Slingsby Methodosit Church on Sunday November 2nd at 10-30am. The service will be led by Margot Taylor.

We are having a Carol Singing night on Tuesday 16th December. We will finish up at The Grapes for 7pm. All are welcome.

Malton & Norton Lions Club have again offered to bring Fish & Chips to Slingsby for the elderly. They will be delivered on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at approx 12noon. It consists of fish, chips & peas at a very modest cost of £2-50 (provisional). If you are interested contact Trudy Carr (628302) , Susan Carr (628440) or Stephen Prest (628277). Orders need to be in by the Thursday before the delivery date.

Slingsby Allotments Vacancy

fruit and vegetable variety

Are you interested in growing your own fruit and vegetables next year? Slingsby Allotments Association will have a vacancy from January 2015 on the allotment site in Railway Street (adjacent to the Caravan Club site). You may be able to choose either a half or full size plot.  If you are interested or wish to have more details please contact Brian Clarke Tel 628625.