Forget Brexit! Watch this film – it’s more important

Saturday 18th May 2019, 7pm, Kirkbymoorside Methodist Hall, Main Street, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6DQ

A triumphant documentary about fighting with your whole heart, UNFRACTURED follows introspective biologist and mother Sandra Steingraber as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable.

With Climate Change the most pressing issue of our time, Ryedale extends a warm welcome to the Producer & Director, Chanda Chevannes from America who will lead a question and answer session, following this exclusive film screening. This promises to be an enlightening and uplifting
Entry: FREE All welcome

Screening Host: Frack Free Ryedale

Contact for queries: Dave Adam 01439 788878 

Parish Council vacancies

There are currently two vacancies on the Parish Council – the Fryton seat and one for Slingsby.

The Parish Council will fill these vacancies by co-option, unless by 3rd June 2019 ten electors for the parish request in writing (to the Returning Officer at Ryedale District Council) that an election be held. See the brief formal Notices below for fuller details.

Any interested residents are requested to contact Parish Clerk Gail Cook at [email protected]

Success in funding for new Play Area, Slingsby Sports Club

Slingsby Sports Club is delighted to announce that Ryedale Council have finally awarded us the remaining Section 106 funding relating to Cavendish Court, meaning that we are just £5,000 short of the sum needed to start work on the new play area on the site of the former Bowls Club. So…with one more grant application submitted, this time to the National Lottery Awards for All scheme, we have our fingers crossed that we will be successful and hope to start work in mid-late June with our fantastic partner, Matthew Day of Streetscape who kindly mended the swings for us recently on the existing play area. 
The new play area will have swings and a new basket swing, a flying saucer, a couple of multi-play units, seesaws and springers. It will be safely tucked away from traffic entering the Sports Field and hopefully encourage families to come and support Sports Club activities and stay longer to use the Club and tennis courts. The current play equipment will be available until the new area is ready.
Thank you to everyone who has indicated a willingness to help with further fundraising and maintenance of the play area. We hope to organise a couple of stalls at upcoming car boot sales, and to have a presence at the Slingsby Duck Race again. BUT we do need more support, including help with future maintenance and planning to create a zip-wire, adult fitness equipment etc. 

Please contact Geoff Bishop [email protected], Kate Giles [email protected] or Geoff Brooks [email protected] if you’d like to be added to our working group.

Parish Assembly Monday 13 May 7pm

Slingsby Village Hall, Monday 13 May 2019, 7pm

The ANNUAL PARISH ASSEMBLY for Slingsby, South Holme & Fryton is this evening, 13 May at 7pm.

Apologies for this late advice – the website team were only notified of this important assembly earlier this afternoon. The meeting will include a report from Castle Howard Estate Management. The agenda follows:


1.         Apologies for Absence

2.         Approval of the Minutes of the last meeting held on 21st May 2017

3.         Matters Arising

4.         Report from the Chairman on work undertaken throughout the year

5.         Report from James Holliday, Castle Howard Estate Manager

6.         Open Forum

Residents views are important to the Parish Council as we strive to represent your interests and to make this area a better place to live and work. Please come along to tell us what you want for your area and help shape what happens in your community.

Open Gardens in Slingsby 2019

Open Gardens in Slingsby – Sunday 23rd June 2019 from 12pm until 5pm

Refreshments from 12pm, plants for sale, tombola and musical treats.

Admission £4.00

Proceeds in aid of Village Hall funds