SLALEY, Northumberland

Get knitting this month ready for June 4th

Calling all knitters!
Slaley WI is joining in with the Slaley Community Shop Platinum Jubilee theme by 'yarn-bombing' the garden and hedge with knitted corgis! Slaley WI are not a large group and some are real knits when it comes to anything involving yarn! so are asking for help with making this into a real talking point and community competition 'Guess how many corgis in the Slaley Community Shop garden'. 
The official WI magazine WI Life has kindly given us the instructions via the WI webpage . Here is the link (please ignore references to Hunt Winnie competition): download Winnie-Pattern.docx (12.1)KB (click here)
OR a printed version is available from 23rd April at the Slaley Community Shop. Please drop by to pick up a copy. Finished corgi's can be dropped off at the shop. Thank you in advance!

Can You Help?

St Mary's Churchyard - contact Brian Wilson - 673043

Film Club - Jim Bailey - 673352

TUESDAY 7th JUNE 6.30 at the Commemoration Hall Film Club Meeting

Performers for the Rose and Crown -

Cake - Stella - 673001


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Community (Climate) Action Plan 

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.

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

For more information, contact Jon Storey, Parish Councillor. 

The video on this link is really clear and might help you feel confident to use the community defibrillator.

Location of the defibrillator
Location of the defibrillator


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