NY Leaders update on Coronavirus response – 14 July 2020

Another of the regular updates from Julia Mulligan (NY Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner) this time joined by Chief Constable Lisa Winward – NY Police; Dr Lincoln Sargeant – Director of Public Health for NY; Richard Flinton – Chair of the NY Local Resilience Forum (NYLRF) and Assistant Chief Constable Mike Walker – NY Police.

Members of the public are invited to watch the meeting from 1.00pm on Tuesday 14th July on YouTube  and submit questions in advance by emailing, posting on Twitter using the hashtag #NYscrutiny or commenting on Facebook. Not all questions will be able to be used, but they will inform the Commissioner’s questioning and the general discussion. Watch live on YouTube: or on the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s website:

These online updates (this is the eighth) replace the regular public accountability meetings which are an opportunity to ensure the police and fire service are performing as well as possible to keep North Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.


Local Resilience Forum  update – Richard Flinton

Test and Trace and health update – Lincoln Sargeant

Policing update – Lisa Winward / Mike Walker

Previous meetings can be viewed on the PF&C Commissioner’s website:

Sent by:
Office of the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
12 Granby Road Harrogate HG1 4ST
01423 569 562

Parish Council meeting 20 July 2020

20th July 2020, 7pm, Slingsby Village Hall

Please note that residents are encouraged to attend but must book a seat by contacting the clerk [ or 01653 693898].  Limited places available.  Social distancing measures will be in place.

The Agenda follows:


Download agenda here:

Kanneh-Mason to play in your living room!

The Ryedale Festival is to go virtual for the first time.  Live streaming runs from 19 to 26 July. The chart-topping pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason will start the eight day festival on Sunday 19th July, playing Gershwin, Barber and Beethoven, live-streamed from Helmsley church at 3pm. She is no less accomplished than her cellist brother Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year, who made the headlines when he played at the Royal Wedding of Harry and Megan in 2018.

 Other well-known names appearing during this free series of events include Rachel Podger and Tamsin-Waley Cohen.

The Ryedale Festival, backed by its loyal and enthusiastic local audience, hopes to reach an even wider cross-section of the community and also spread its reach well beyond Yorkshire.

Full details of the eight free events can be found here:

Wednesday Tennis Evenings Suspended

We regret to announce that the planned Wednesday Tennis Evenings on the Slingsby Courts have had to be cancelled until further notice. The Government/Lawn Tennis Association have issued a new guideline saying that larger group activity that involves people interacting with others outside their group should not yet be held. If and when Guidance allows larger groups to meet, we will report it here.

This new ruling does not affect individuals playing singles or doubles providing appropriate social distancing and personal precautions are made as listed on the notice board at the entrance to the courts.

With Geoff Bishop, who has been monitoring the changing guidelines, we thank you for your understanding.

FOSS Charity Bag Collection 13 July

Friends of Slingsby School are holding a charity bag collection on Monday 13th July at Slingsby Sports Field. Items of clothing and bedding (no duvets) can be placed in bin bags and dropped off just inside the gateway on the grass between 8am & 9am. We’d like to thank the Sports Club for allowing us to do this as it will help with social distancing. So if anyone has been having a sort out during lockdown here’s a chance to get rid!!

Please have a look at the list of items Bag2school will (and will not) accept, to ensure your bag is not refused:

Many thanks for your support. Liz Wilson