NYP Community Messaging – Attempted Horse Theft

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A message from the North Yorkshire Police Community messaging service:-

Overnight between 11pm and 6am an attempt theft of a horse and foal took place in Wharram le Street. It is believed the offender(s) tried to load the horses onto a vehicle but were unsuccessful. Please can we remind horse owners to be vigilant and to phone 101 (or 999) if any suspicious vehicles or persons are seen.

If you have information about the incident in Wharram, please ring 101 quoting 12150056802

Ryedale Festival 2015 Launch Concert

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St Peter’s Church, Langton Road, Norton, Friday 10th April 2015 at 7.30pm

The brilliant Endymion ensemble perform an attractive programme of Beethoven, Brahms and Dohnányi to mark the publication of the programme brochure for the 2015 Ryedale Festival (17 July to 2 August).

Beethoven – Spring Sonata in F major (op. 24)

Brahms – Clarinet Trio (op.114)

Dohnányi –Sextet (op.37)

At the end of the concert, the Ryedale Festival artistic director Christopher Glynn will unveil the programme for this summer’s festival. It will include chamber and orchestral music old and new, jazz and brass, intimate late-night sessions, workshops and much more. Oh, did we mention the now famous festival opera?

Be there on Friday evening 9 April to enjoy first-class music-making, and pick up the free complete brochure for the summer music to come. Tickets have been selling fast and we expect a packed house. There will be an interval bar in the church hall.

For tickets (£18 and £12, under 25s only £1) contact the Festival Box Office on 01751 475777 or by email: box.office@ryedalefestival.com

The flyer (PDF) may be downloaded here: Launch concert flier

More info on the Ryedale Festival website.

Nominations for Parish Council election close 9 April

Nominations close on 9 April for the Slingsby, Fryton and South Holme Parish Council election which is due on Thursday 7 May 2015.  All the present Parish Councillors will be finishing their term of office on 7 May.

Anybody wishing to put their name forward as a Parish Councillor will need to be nominated.

Nomination papers are available from the Returning Officer at Ryedale House (Council Offices) in Malton and completed nomination papers must be returned by 9th April (no later than 4pm).

The current council has two vacancies for Slingsby, while the Fryton and South Holme positions are each currently filled. This means that if no more than 2 new people stand for the Slingsby seats, the election will be uncontested and there will be no poll. At present, it is not known if all the current councillors will be standing again.

If you want to know more about what the work involves, please phone any of your current Parish representatives or the parish clerk, who will be pleased to answer your queries. Contact details here: http://www.slingsbyvillage.co.uk/parish-council-and-community/

The official notices of election can be found in this document on the Ryedale DC website (see pages 39, 41 and 68): http://ryedale.gov.uk/attachments/article/1551/Parish-Town_NoE_02.03.2015.pdf


Hovingham Market: 4th April


A gentle reminder that the multi award winning Hovingham Village Market (with local food, rural crafts & community Cafe) will be taking place again this Saturday (4th April) 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.

Photo of the Month: March 2015


The Eclipse over Ryedale | Photo by Colin Douthwaite

Yesterday we posted some images taken by Colin Douthwaite and today we have another. This time Colin has turned his camera to the sky and the eclipse that took place on 9th March.

The viewing in some areas was pretty poor to non-existent but as this image shows, some people got to see enough to photograph it. This image was taken with a compact camera. Many thanks for sending it in Colin.


Do you have a great photograph you’d like to share with us?

If you’d like to submit an image for the photo of the month slot, you can send it to slingsbyphoto@gmail.com

More details about how to submit photographs can be found HERE

Car Boot dates 2015

The dates for the car boot sales on Slingsby Sportsfield are:-

  • Monday 4th May
  • Monday 25th May
  • Sunday 14th June
  • Sunday 28th June
  • Sunday 12th July
  • Sunday 26th July
  • Sunday 9th August
  • Monday 31st August

The dates are always subject to weather/ground conditions at the time.

More details, contact numbers etc. are on the Sportsfield page here