Parish Council Meeting 20 Jan

Monday 20th January 2020, 7pm in Slingsby Village Hall (Committee room). 

A regular meeting of our Parish Council. As always, residents are more than welcome to attend. The full agenda is below:

The accounts to date, and the minutes of the last meeting can be found on our website on this page:

A new invitation to tender for grazing part of the Parish field has just been published on the Parish Council Notices page of our website here.

Slingsby Produce Show AGM 2020

Monday 20 January 2020, 6pm, Slingsby Village Hall Committee Room

Please spare an hour to come along and help the team plant a few ideas and lay the groundwork for Slingsby’s big produce show. Note that this Annual General Meeting will finish by 7pm.

Slingsby Castle talk (Friends of Malton Museum)

Wednesday 15 January 2020, 7.30pm, The Library, Malton School (E wing), Middlecave Road, Malton YO17 7NH

Friends of Malton Museum Lecture by Kate Giles and Margaret MacKinder. The story of Slingsby Castle, one of Ryedale’s lost Renaissance masterpieces. The ruined building today dates from the 1630s and was built by one of England’s earliest named architects, John Smythson for Charles Cavendish, a member of the Cavendish family of Derbyshire, whose passion for building resulted in the great houses of Hardwick, Chatsworth and Welbeck Abbey. Even earlier designs, for an even grander moated fantasy building designed by Robert Smythson, John Smythson’s father, also survive, and were realised at Caverswall Castle in Cheshire. These buildings were themselves constructed on the site of an earlier medieval castle, whose stone and structures were probably recycled in the building’s reconstruction.
Kate and Margaret will take us through the story of Slingsby, showing how its various phases relate to contemporary houses and reflecting on its future today as a ruin and nature reserve. Their talk accompanies the launch of a new exhibition in Slingsby church, funded by the National Lottery (Heritage Fund).

Admission: Friends Free of charge; Visitors, are very welcome, £4.00.

Slingsby Allotments Vacant Plot

Slingsby Allotments Association have a vacant plot for 2020, available now.

If you are interested in growing your own vegetables (on the site at the end of Railway Street, adjacent to the Caravan Club site) then please get in touch with Brian Clarke on 01653 628625.