Category: News

Telephones in High Street reconnected

The electrical storm of 8 June damaged the cable between our local box at the top of the High Street and the exchange. This cut off the phones for many people in the High Street and beyond. Unable to repair the original cable, BT engineers started to change over individual lines one by one to a different route. Some people were waiting two weeks or more to get their phone line back. Your website editor in High Street (having belatedly found a way to survive without telephone and broadband) was eventually back online after a wait of 16 days. At least I had a break from the offers of new kitchens, double glazing etc.

Photo: After the storm

Railway Street after the storm of 8 June – slightly wetter than usual. The water usually drains away within five minutes. Lightning knocked out telephones to many houses in the village.

Car boot sale, Slingsby sportsfield

12 June, 7am – 2pm, Slingsby sports field – Car boot sale.

Future dates for your Car Boot diary for 2011:
10 July
24 July
14 August
29 August
11 September

20th Annual Duck Race – 9th July 2011

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the duck race and to mark this occasion the committee of F.O.S.S. are in the process of organising the Family Fun Day. It will a celebratory event  for the whole community and will have lots of attractions for people of all ages.
Along with the traditional tombola, raffle and tea tent there will also be other fun entertainment such as bouncy castles, assault courses, go-karts, steam engine, fun bus, face painting, dance shows and a Punch & Judy show.
Currently we only have 5 active members of the FOSS committee and in order for the event to take place we will be reliant on the assistance of volunteers. If you are able to volunteer your time – even if its just an hour – or you would like further information about the Friends of Slingsby School please contact the school and your message will be forwarded to a committee member, email us at [email protected] or join us at our next meeting on June 9th at 6pm in the school. All members of the community are welcome to join the Friends of Slingsby School – its not just for parents of the pupils.
Funds raised from the event will, as always, contribute to the activities our children currently enjoy. This is even more crucial as the government funded sports partnership is due to end at the end of this academic year. We are determined that our children are able to continue enjoying the events we have funded such as swimming lessons, panto trip, kite making skills, circus skills, purchase of a video camera, xmas and halloween parties and a summer visit to The Deep. We hope that you are able to help with our efforts.
Many Thanks in anticipation.
The Committee of Friends of Slingsby School (F.O.S.S)

All Saints’ Churchyard, Slingsby – notice of works

We have received the following message from  the Revd Beryl Bowes:

It is hoped that the major work on the church tower will start fairly soon, and this will necessitate scaffolding being erected. As the area designated for the burial of ashes is sited at the base of the tower we are concerned that the memorial stones are not damaged while the repairs are carried out. Thus we feel it may be necessary to move some of them, depending upon where the scaffolding poles are placed, and keep them in safe storage until the work is completed. The grave spaces will be carefully marked, names logged and the memorials will be returned to their original site as soon as is practicable.  If families of those whose ashes are interred in the area have any concerns, please contact me (690663) or the Churchwardens, Ann Wilson (628567) or Keith Dixon (628832).
The Revd. Beryl Bowes and All Saints’ PCC.