Slaley Business Directory including Where to buy Locally 2021

The Business Directory was last updated in April 2013 and the Where to Buy Locally in 2009.

I just needed a hairdresser ....

.....found it here immediately!


On February 4th 2021 during the meeting of the Reconvened Steering Group of Slaley Parish Plan; Action Plan, it was suggested that the former Directories, an original idea from the 2004 Parish Plan, should be updated and made available through hard copies hopefully in Slaley Community Shop, by email and on the parish web site,

In these days of Climate Change and Coronavirus Restrictions buying locally has never been so important and topical.

If you would like to have a FREE small listing/advertisement in the 2021 publication please get in touch with either Michael Elphick or Pat Wilson with an idea of what service you would like to offer.  Remember contact details are very important and if you have your own web site please include.

In the past Slaley Business Directory was financed by Slaley Community Trust and Where to buy Locally by Slaley Parish Council.  The 2021 version will be financed by Slaley Parish Council with production/artwork by Michael Elphick.

Michael and I look forward to hearing from you and receiving your listing.

Pat: 01434 673388              Email:

Michael: 01434 673443      Email:


Saturday May 1st and Sunday May 2nd.

Slaley on the National News!!!


Thanks to Jason and Jeannie

Do you have a winter picture (even in April) ? send it to and I will post it on this space.

Useful Contacts 2021

Slaley Post Van Times

The Parish of Slaley

Set on a ridge six miles south of the Tyne valley, the village of Slaley provides an excellent starting point for visitors to this part of Northumberland. The area is still farming country, with woods, streams and fields, and a network of footpaths and bridleways.

At the eastern end of the village, Townfoot is the site of the village's Commemoration Hall, given to the village in commemoration of the safe return of the Hunting family's sons.

To the north lies Juliet's Wood, one of Northumberland Wildlife Trust's newest reserves, while further south are the grounds of Slaley Hall hotel, with two golf courses and a network of footpaths open to all. The southern boundary of the parish looks over to the Derwent Reservoir.

To the West, Townhead at the junction with the B6306 road from Hexham, is the venue for the annual Slaley Show in August. The Show began its long history in 1848 and carried on through two world wars to the present day.

From the Hexham road you look west over woods and fields towards the valley of the Devil's Water, while to the south lies the extensive Slaley Forest.

Within the forest is the Ladycross stone quarry, one of the last hand-worked quarries in Britain, producing stone and slates for restoration work in churches and cathedrals from Durham to Canterbury. The surrounding nature reserve is open to visitors by arrangement. Rough roads thread the forest, and a sculpture trail can be followed, while the southern edge of the forest leads on to the open Blanchland Moor.

Historical Information

There have been references to a settlement at Slaley since the time of the Norman Conquest. Slaley then became part of the Barony of Bolbec. In later centuries Scots invaders and the Border Reivers harried Slaley and towns nearby.

Local industries have included lead smelting, when packhorse trains carried the lead along the Lead Road. Quarrying, and farming were and still are important occupations.

The Parish of Healey

Healey Parish Council serves the neighbouring residents of Healey and Minsteracres.

Healey Parish Council serves the residents of the parish of Healey and Minsteracres.The Parish Council normally meets at 7.30 p.m. four times each year (March, May, September & December) in Slaley Commemoration Hall. An agenda is pasted on the Healey Notice Board (opposite Healey Church) and the Minsteracres Notice Board within the statutory notice period. The official minutes are posted on this website ( after their adoption by the Council.

Oak Tree Planting

Pat's work is never finished!

Pat, Terry and Stella from the Environment Group helped 11 tiny students plant oak trees in the school grounds. Follow the link to see more.

Do you have some land available for a community orchard?

Contact the secretary of SH&HCEG

Refill at the Village Hall

If you would like to refill your water bottle we now have a tap on the east side of the village hall.

Scroll down for updates about the Community Shop, Rose and Crown and much more.

Location of the defibrillator
Location of the defibrillator

Click here to see more about Slaley First School

Slaley Parish defibrillator is located in the Rose and Crown car park.

For more information, contact Jon Storey, Parish Councillor

St Mary’s Parish Church

The church is continuing to stream worship every Sunday and we post other material during the week on our Facebook page:  You don’t need to join Facebook to access it. 

St. Mary's is open every day for private prayer from 10am to 5pm

The Vicarage House Martin

Just click on Helen’s woodpecker to get to other lovely pictures

....and the vicarage hare ..... see the LXNR for a bigger view

Don't forget that there is 'coffee after church' by Zoom every Sunday at 11.30am.

Contact Helen


Slaley Rose and Crown

The Rose and Crown continue to offer take-away meals.

Please phone 01434 673996 to order.

Check out the R&C Facebook page for weekly specials news.


 For further information call Martin at Stocksfield Post Office.

01661 842 110


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