Scarecrow Trail 2011: Elvis flies in!

The Slingsby 2011 Scarecrow trail is taking place over this bank holiday period featuring Postman Pat and ‘the one and only’ ELVIS to mention just a couple.

Scarecrow Trail guides cost £1. The event this year will run over the Bank Holiday weekend of 30th April, 1st and 2nd May. So pop through to Slingsby to visit Elvis (before he flies back to Vegas) and his friends this bank holiday weekend.

You never know, Elvis just might sing for you.

Car boot sale, Slingsby sportsfield

2nd May, 7am – 2pm, Slingsby sports field. Car boot sale.

Cars £5 – Vans £7

Tony Popek’s barbie will be operating as usual, and the Sports Club bar will be open from 11am.

Future dates for your Car Boot diary for 2011:
30 May
12 June
10 July
24 July
14 August
29 August
11 September

Slingsby voters to concentrate on referendum

Since nominations for our Parish Council do not exceed the vacancies, and since Robert Wainwright, our Ryedale District Councillor, is unopposed, Slingsby voters will have nobody to elect on 5 May. Therefore, we will be in a position to concentrate on the arguably more important issue of the voting system for parliamentary elections. We will be asked in the referendum if we wish to see the Alternative Vote (AV) system introduced in place of First Past the Post. AV seeks to ensure no one is elected without a broad base of support (normally a majority of the votes cast). It does this by asking voters to place candidates in order of preference. First Past the Post claims to ensure stable, majority governments, even though a majority of votes cast is not required to win. Follow the links below for more information to help you decide on this important issue.

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/elections/upcoming-elections-and-referendums/uk/referendum

Frankenstein LIVE in Slingsby

Thurs 14 April, 7.30pm, Slingsby Village Hall. Angus and Ross Theatre Company present “Frankenstein Live written by BAFTA-nominated Tom Needham and directed by Em Whitfield Brooks. Featuring the inimitable Dominic Goodwin and Emanuel Brierley.

Don’t miss the return of this frighteningly hilarious team! Is a monster born or made?

Tickets £8 from Village Shop or 01653 648424 or on the door.