Map Reading/Navigation Essentials Course

Saturday 9th March, 10am-1pm Worsley Arms, Hovingham (Kent Room)

This short course will introduce you to the essentials of using a map and compass and related skills to increase your navigation confidence. We’ll start with coffee/tea and learn the basics indoors before striding out into the countryside to practice our new skills. Our course leader is Steve Sutcliffe, an experienced, qualified mountain leader, Yorkshire Tour Guide and Blue Badge Guide. Cost: £20 Contact: Ann Nightingale [email protected] to reserve your place. Payment in advance please.

Climate Change Talk, Thursday 21st March 7pm

Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Author: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from Greenbelt, MD, USA

Holy Cross Church in Gilling have arranged for John Ashton to give a talk on Climate Change. John Ashton was formerly a Government Advisor to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office so it’s a good opportunity to hear at first hand what he has to say. There’s also an ecumenical exhibition on climate change planned too. This important issue of our time is likely to be of interest to residents of Slingsby, Fryton and South Holme.

Environment Agency Public Drop In Session, Thursday 7th March

Just announced with 2 days notice, the Environment Agency Public Drop in Session Thursday 7th March, 3pm-7pm Pickering Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering YO18 8AA. Second Public Consultation on Third Energy’s permit variation application at Knapton. Details attached. Third Energy have plans for the Slingsby area too.