Clubs and Societies



Slingsby Badminton Club’s 2017/18 season started on Monday 16 October 2017. We are a friendly and enthusiastic group of players of varying skill levels and age . The emphasis is on fun. New members are welcome. If you are interested please come along. There is no annual subscription and you only pay for each session you play (£2 per session).

Village Hall, Monday evenings 7:30pm to 9pm (October to Easter).

Janet Clarke 01653 628625 or Barbara Holmes 01653 628107

Bowling Indoors:

The Short-mat Bowling Club welcomes beginners. Bowls can be borrowed.

Village Hall, Thursday nights at 7:30pm, September to April.

Ann and Peter Cornick 01653 698526

Bowling Flat Green:

Have a go at this all-ages sport.

Sec. Alan Vowles 01653 628851

Cricket Club:

Home fixtures are generally on Friday nights. New players very welcome.

Sec. John Hatfield 01653 628701

Cycling: Time trialling and road racing.

Malton Wheelers Road Club

website here


Football Club:

The club was formed in the early 1900s. We currently play in the Beckett League.

Iain Macdougall (Secretary) Tel: 07530 264318.

Training is held every Wednesday until the end of the season at Malton Sports Centre from 7 to 8pm. All are welcome. For fixtures, results and league tables, visit the Beckett League website.This is the best way to get up-to-date information at all times.

Slingsby Sports and Social Club:

Chairman: Dave Calvert 01653 628268

The Sportsfield page is here


In 2017 open sessions at the Tennis Courts started in May and go through to August, or later if weather and light conditions permit. The sessions will be each Tuesday at 7 p.m. Any standard is welcome so if you are a beginner, or have not played for years this is your opportunity. We are seeking funding to renew the courts.

contact  Geoff Bishop 01653 628055.


Friends of Slingsby School (FOSS)

Facebook/contact page here

 Little Adventurers (0 to 4 year olds and their parents/carers) (suspended in 2016 until more babies arrive!)

(contact is Rachel Prest 01653 628277)

Local History Group

Meets generally on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in Slingsby Village Hall/Committee Room. Full details of all meetings, and much more, can be found on the Local History Centre page of this website here.

Margaret Mackinder 01653 697010

Pins and Needles:

Handicraft group. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1.30 p.m. to to 3.30 p.m. (September to May) in the Village Hall.
Group members have practised many crafts including quilting, knitting, crocheting, cross stitch and embroidery.
The group is self lead and there is no tutor but everyone is willing to share their skills and would welcome new members. The cost (to cover expenses) is only £1.50 per meeting.
If you would like to join us please come along to any  meeting.

contact is Mrs Ann  Bayes. 

The Ramblers (formerly the Ramblers Association): Ryedale group.

Contact details can be found on their webpage

Slingsby Allotment Association:

If you are interested in having a plot and have not put your name on the waiting then I would strongly recommend that you give me your details as the wait may not be as long as you think. Slingsby, South Holme and Fryton parishioners have priority for any vacancies. [LATEST – THERE WILL BE ONE VACANT PLOT FROM 1 JAN 2018]

Allocations are made in date order so the quicker you put your name on the list the sooner you may get an offer of a plot. Don’t miss out, please contact Brian Clarke on 01653 628625.  Many thanks.

Slingsby Ladies Group

Slingsby Ladies Group has around 25 members and meets in the Methodist Schoolroom on the village green at 7-15pm on the second Tuesday each month ( except August and January ). It is non- denominational. Originally the group was part of the WI but in March 1983 broke away to become a branch of the newly formed Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association which has headquarters in York. Due to the rising costs of being part of a large organisation,  Slingsby Ladies Group was formed in June 2015 as an independent group, the membership being made up of ladies from Slingsby and surrounding villages. The purpose of the group is to bring ladies together for friendship, interesting speakers and outings and new members and visitors are always welcome. For further  information contact Shelagh  Richards (sec) 01653 628363

Sec. Shelagh Richards 01653 628363

Sowers and Growers (Gardening Group)

Started in 2016. We generally meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month, usually in the Committee Room of Slingsby Village Hall, at 7pm till approx 830pm. Open to experienced and novice gardeners. We hope to share tips, ideas and hopefully plants. Some garden visits in the summer months.

A contribution of £1.50 per meeting would be appreciated towards costs.

Contact:   Fiona Dean 01653  908392  or Janet Clarke 01653 628625.

Village Hall:

We have charitable status and welcome your fund-raising ideas. Become a member or book the Hall for your group’s meetings.

Our page is here

Secretary: Debbie Firby Telephone 01653 628614

Bookings, Trudy Carr 01653 628302