Little Village Maypole Returns – Friday 8th May

In this period of lockdown/social distancing, the Maypolers want to remind our villagers that it is soon May Day & 75th Anniversary of VE Day. We also want to make you aware that our traditional May Day celebrations WILL return in 2021.

Our Little Maypole will make an appearance on The Green on 8th May between 11am and 7pm.

If as part of your PERMITTED daily exercise you may like to walk past the Little Maypole, have a brief look and perhaps take a photo/selfie and email us a copy, we can use them to promote 2021 May Day .
Indeed!!! it does seem a bit of a strange thing to do , but we are in strange times so let’s embrace it and show a bit of our eccentricity.


We remain in lockdown/social distancing mode – so this is not a gathering we are promoting. Please please follow all the Government guidelines. We encourage you to use your daily exercise to walk past The Green and take a quick photo with the Little Maypole (as funny/odd/daft/VE day related) as you wish. Also please DO NOT touch the little Maypole for H&S reasons.

Please email any photos to [email protected]

Car Boot Sales 2020 Update

car boot sale

A message from Paul Hogarth the chairman of Slingsby Sports and Social Club.

“Normally this would be the time of the year when we would be publishing details of the car boot sale dates for the year.

Unfortunately, as we all know, these are not normal times and we currently do not have plans for any car boot sales at the moment.Should circumstances change we will update our plans but at the moment it is paramount that we all follow the guidance.

Stay at home – Protect the NHS – Save Lives”

Paul Hogarth

The Grapes Slingsby

Although the menu varies slightly each week the food remains consistently good – here is the up to date menu for this week, with a slight variation on the Sunday Lunch.

Please bring your own bag or box. All food must be pre-ordered so please ring the pub 01653 628076 to place your order and receive your allocated collection time. Sunday Lunch bookings need to be pre-ordered by 5pm on Friday.

Photograph by David Critchley


Slingsby Oil Consortium Update.

A message from Geoff Bishop – 01653 628055

The panic buying of oil from BATA as reported in March, has returned to normal meaning that the next last day for Consortium orders will be 1 June.
However, the price of oil has dropped significantly and it may well be worth someone ordering oil as an individual now because on 1 June the price may have risen again.

Photograph: Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during their lockdown.
Reuters/Lim Huey Teng