Attempted dog thefts reported locally

Please be aware that there have recently been several attempted dog thefts in our area. Dog owners living in Slingsby and around are advised to be vigilant in keeping their dogs safe.

There have been reported cases in Yearsley/Oulston, Sheriff Hutton and in the York area generally. Some of these involve a silver hatchback or estate and two individuals, one staying in the car, one trying to snatch the dog.

Please report any relevant information to the police on 101 quoting reference 12210009581. Please remain vigilant.

Friends of Malton Museum lecture

The Friends of Malton Museum are delighted to extend an invitation to their January lecture, to be given by Gillian Waters. Please act by 15th January (see below) if you would like to attend this online event.

Lecture date and time: Thursday 21st January 2021 at 7.30. 

Family History Myths and Lies – Untangling a Petyt Pedigree”. Can we trust the family stories we uncover?

Gillian Waters is an experienced educator with substantial experience of classroom, on-line and museum education, having taught in schools, universities and museums for over 25 years. She has an extensive repertoire of lectures on conquests from Medieval times – however in this rather dreary month we have chosen a more light hearted subject.  We hope you enjoy it.

To receive an invitation to join the lectures, please email [email protected]. by 15th January. 

The Grapes Takeaway menu 15-17 January

Snow is on the way….How about a warming pie, a curry or perhaps a pizza that is “not for wussies”!

Yes, we’re talking about the takeaways from the Grapes Inn. You’ll find the full menu below.

Don’t forget to ring 01653 628076 in advance (and for Sunday lunch, please ring by 5pm on Saturday).

Castle Howard Grounds Closed during Lockdown

Due to the current lockdown in England, Castle Howard has taken the decision to close its Gardens and catering outlets from Thursday 7th January. The decision has not been taken lightly. On reflection, the senior team feel it would be against the spirit of this lockdown to stay open.

The Farm Shop and Garden Centre will remain open daily from 10am – 4pm for locals to use. The Farm Shop will also be open for take away barista coffee and cakes.

The Click & Collect service for the Farm Shop will again be available to access via the Castle Howard website from Friday 8th January. For more information, call the Farm Shop team on 01653 648619.

The Garden Centre will be accepting orders for collection or local delivery over the phone. For more information, please call the Garden Centre team on 01653 648668

A New Year Ryestream

As the Christmas decorations are packed away for another year, we look forward cautiously to a brighter and better 2021. Here is the Ryedale Festival’s New Year gift. Please click below to enjoy a traditional Yorkshire carol arranged by Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten’s setting of an ancient folk song, and ‘Yorkshire poet’ Ian McMillan reading a poem that W.H. Auden wrote in 1941, finding hope in even ‘the most trying time of all’.

Grapes Inn – Takeaways 8-10 January

Photo: David Critchley

To take us gently into Lockdown 3.0 we have 3 days of takeaways this week from the lovely folk at the Grapes.

In short, the takeaway service will be on Fridays (Pies, Fish & Chips, Curry), Saturdays (Wood Fired Pizzas), Sunday Lunch (Roast of the Day) & Sunday Evening (Wood Fired Pizzas).

Don’t forget to ring 01653 628076 in advance (and for Sunday lunch, by 5pm on Saturday.

Here’s the full menu for these three days: