Welcome to The Good Life: Upcoming Events In Hovingham

This Saturday (25th June), Community First Yorkshire are hosting the ‘Good Life, Ryedale’ event at Hovingham Village Hall. Hovingham’s Project Purple are running the café and there will also be several stalls by local organisations. On the same day there will also be ‘Coffee In The Garden’ running alongside this, and visitors are welcome to both events. More information is included on the flyers below and through this link.

Call for Event Stall Holders

Friends of Slingsby School are looking for Stall Holders for events coming up this year. See the attached flyer for more information, deadlines and contact details:

Stamford Bridge Singers 9 July 2022

9th July 2022 – 1 pm for Come and Sing and 6.30 pm for the Concert

Pieces performed : Brahms Requiem and Schuman’s Kinderszenen Op 15 (see more details on poster)

Venue:  York Unitarian Chapel, 31 St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NQ

Entry for come and Sing plus Concert £16

Entry for evening concert only £6 (Eventbrite – see attached poster)

If you need more details contact Alison Morgan on [email protected]

Slingsby has a Village Design Statement – who knew?

Those who attended the Parish Assembly on 23 May (to find out about Castle Howard’s outline proposals for development in Slingsby) will have heard our Village Design Statement being mentioned from the floor. Some may have got the impression that Castle Howard planners were unaware of the existence of this detailed document. It is however fair to assume that even some residents will not be aware of the Village Design Statement, so we are providing here a link to it on the Ryedale District Council website: SLINGSBY VILLAGE DESIGN STATEMENT.

It was adopted by Ryedale as a Supplementary Planning Document in 2016 and so has particular status under planning rules. Supplementary Planning Documents such as this build upon the Ryedale Plan and are a material planning consideration.

Following a survey of residents, the Village Design Statement seeks, among other things, to designate and protect particular iconic views which are highly valued (such as the one across the sports field towards the Church and Rectory). These views would be adversely impacted by the proposals. This aspect of the Village Design Statement is perhaps the most relevant when Ryedale come to consider the submitted sites in Slingsby.

Background information about both the Village Design Statement and the Parish Plan has long been available to view on the Community page of our village website.

More about how to respond to the consultation can be found in the village website’s guide

Key Castle Howard documents supporting their Slingsby development proposals are on the Ryedale District Council website HERE.