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Alert – Vaccine Passport Scams

Action Fraud has received over 700 reports from members of the public about fake emails purporting to be from the NHS. The emails claim to be able to provide people with a “digital passport” that “proves you have been vaccinated against COVID-19”. These emails are fake, and the links within them lead to genuine-looking websites that steal your personal and financial information.

How to protect yourself:

In the UK, coronavirus vaccines will only be available via the National Health Services of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a GP surgery or pharmacy local to you, to receive your vaccine. Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay.

  • The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.
  • The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking passwords.
  • The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine.
  • The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.  
  • Your vaccination status can be obtained for free through the official NHS app, NHS website, or by calling the NHS on 119.

How to report scams:

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, you can report it by forwarding the email to: [email protected]. Suspicious text messages can also be reported by forwarding them to the number: 7726 (it’s free of charge).

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting

All Saints’ August Bank Holiday Celebrations

Wedding Dress from 1910

28-30 August 2021, Slingsby All Saints’ Church


There will be an display of wedding dresses, christening gowns and flowers.

Saturday 28th A preview evening with wine, canapés and music. Tickets £5 from Chrysa Apps 01653 628128, Anita Brewer 01653 489424 Maurag Carmichael 01653 628982 and Ray & Diane Watson 01653 628946

Sunday 29th Exhibition open from 10m till 4pm admission £2.50 or £5 for families. In the early evening there will be a service of thanksgiving at 5pm with the Archdeacon, the Venerable Sam Rushton (stc) to include a communal renewal of marriage vows for those who wish to participate. Anyone wishing to renew their marriage vows please contact the Church Warden Ray Watson on 07488287836.

Cream teas will be available at the Sports club

Monday 30th Exhibition open from 10m till 4pm admission £2.50 or £5 for families.

Cream teas will be available at the Sports club

Big Clean of Slingsby’s All Saints’ Church, Saturday 7th August

Photo by Richard Flint

Saturday 7th August, 10 am to 12pm — The Big Clean is back! Any time you can spare would be appreciated!

The church has not had much attention over the last 15 months and it is in urgent need of a good do!  

PLEASE come if you are able. The more the merrier – let’s be done and dusted before noon!

Please bring gloves, dusters, cloths etc. There is dusting, polishing, brass and silver cleaning to do. Coffee, tea will be provided.  Some newspaper for protecting surfaces would be useful.
For those who prefer to be outside there is the eternal task of weeding pathways, removing ivy growth from church and boundary walls etc. for which any help is always welcome.

Margaret Mackinder

Ryedale Festival closes Saturday 31 July

Two weeks of outstanding music-making draw to a close this afternoon, with two performances of the same programme at 3pm and 6pm in Hovingham Hall. The main work is Schubert’s celebrated Octet.

We’ve enjoyed concerts at places like Duncombe Park, Birdsall House and Ampleforth Abbey, and welcomed the likes of Kathryn Tickell, the BBC Big Band, the renowned Albion String quartet and guitarist Miloš, to name but a few. African crossover band Sirocco in the Milton Rooms was a blast.

All good things must come to an end, but you have a final chance to feel the Festival effect. There is still plenty of availability for the 3pm performance today at Hovingham Hall. Details and how to book here: or contact the box office on 01751 475888 or email [email protected].

Car Boots resume Sunday 1 August!

Photo by Richard Flint

The Slingsby Sports and Social Club have recently announced that car boot sales are about to resume in the Sportsfield.  There are four dates planned this year:

Sunday 1st August

Sunday 15th August

Monday 30th August (Bank Holiday Monday)

Sunday 12th September

We are very much looking forward to seeing lots of people back in the field once again as we appreciate how important the car boot sales are as an opportunity for people to get together.