Forget Brexit! Watch this film – it’s more important

Saturday 18th May 2019, 7pm, Kirkbymoorside Methodist Hall, Main Street, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6DQ

A triumphant documentary about fighting with your whole heart, UNFRACTURED follows introspective biologist and mother Sandra Steingraber as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable.

With Climate Change the most pressing issue of our time, Ryedale extends a warm welcome to the Producer & Director, Chanda Chevannes from America who will lead a question and answer session, following this exclusive film screening. This promises to be an enlightening and uplifting
Entry: FREE All welcome

Screening Host: Frack Free Ryedale

Contact for queries: Dave Adam 01439 788878 

Parish Assembly Monday 13 May 7pm

Slingsby Village Hall, Monday 13 May 2019, 7pm

The ANNUAL PARISH ASSEMBLY for Slingsby, South Holme & Fryton is this evening, 13 May at 7pm.

Apologies for this late advice – the website team were only notified of this important assembly earlier this afternoon. The meeting will include a report from Castle Howard Estate Management. The agenda follows:


1.         Apologies for Absence

2.         Approval of the Minutes of the last meeting held on 21st May 2017

3.         Matters Arising

4.         Report from the Chairman on work undertaken throughout the year

5.         Report from James Holliday, Castle Howard Estate Manager

6.         Open Forum

Residents views are important to the Parish Council as we strive to represent your interests and to make this area a better place to live and work. Please come along to tell us what you want for your area and help shape what happens in your community.

Maypole dancing in Slingsby 6 May

Monday 6 May, 11am to 3pm, Slingsby Village Green and Village Hall

The preparations for Slingsby’s Mayday celebration are coming together nicely: dancers and musicians have been practising, scarecrows are being made (in secret), and the many stalls with crafts of all sorts are being made ready. Slingsby is proud to have one of the few remaining maypoles in Ryedale. It has survived the march of modernisation, but not without the odd mishap, as the timeline here shows: https://www.slingsbyvillage.co.uk/our-village/slingsby-maypole/

The Mayday programme looks like this:

  • 11.00 am         – Swinton Brass band
  • 12.00 noon      – Slingsby school children dancing round the maypole
  • 1.00 pm           – Minster Stray dancers
  • 1.30 pm           – Charity Brass Band
  • 2.00 pm           – Minster Stray dancers
  • 2.30 pm           – Charity Brass Band
  • 3.00 pm           – Raffle

There will be stalls all around the village green and in the village hall.  Refreshments in the Methodist school room. This year there are some fantastic raffle prizes. Full details in the leaflet below:

The leaflet can be downloaded in PDF form here:

Throughout the weekend, the Slingsby Scarecrow Trail will be running. Deadline to enter a scarecrow – 9am Wednesday 1 May! Details on the village website HERE.

Scarecrow trail, May Day weekend

Slingsby, 4th-6th May
The Scarecrow Trail is run by the charity Friends of Slingsby School to raise funds for the school. As usual it will be running over the May Day weekend.
Follow the clues with your map on your Scarecrow Trail around the village of Slingsby and find all the different character Scarecrows and vote for your favourite one.  Don’t forget to stop off at our pop up cafe for refreshments and homemade cakes and savouries and view the pre loved childrens stall. 

The weekend culminates on May Day, where you can watch the May pole dancers and enjoy the festival atmosphere with stalls on the village green and local brass band. More on the Mayday Celebrations HERE