October 16, 2018

High Speed Broadband Meeting

Don’t forget the meeting is at the Village Hall from 7:15 pm on Wednesday 2nd November, but from 6pm there is a recent addition to the proceedings – an IT Bus will be in the car park for those generally interested in learning more about the internet including possible training.

The agenda will be: 

6pm – The North Yorkshire County Council IT skills mobile will be in the Sand Hutton Village Hall Car Park. Live hook up to the internet, learning advisors able to discuss IT training needs.

7.15 – Meeting open for refreshments, display material, IT training needs  etc.

7.30 – Welcome – Sand Hutton Village Hall Chair

  • Jos Holmes, Ryedale Community Champion for “Connecting North Yorkshire” – Background to the project
  • Ian Marr, Project Manager, Connecting North Yorkshire. – How the project is working in North Yorkshire
  • Billy Garret, Broadband Champion for Newton on Rawcliffe and Stape Community Broadband Project – experience of a live community project.
  • Phil Beadnall, Commercial Director, LN Communications – Internet Service Provider. Background to some of the technical aspects of the project.
  • Question and Answer panel.

8.30 – Close

Click here for advertising material:

 Broadband Flyer

Halloween recipe – Owen’s Spooky Veg Soup


1 small white onion
1 largeish leek
1 medium baking potato
3 or 4 carrots
bit of sunflower oil
1 pint of veg stock
knob of butter

1) Chop all veg into small (1cm) lengths / pieces
2) Heat sunflower oil in heavy pan and add onion and leek. Soften for 2 mins.
3) Add chopped carrot and potato and ‘sweat’ veg for about 10 mins. Do not brown at all.
4) Add 1 pint of veg stock and some seasoning eg black pepper
5) Simmer for 10-15 mins until it smells really good! Blitz until very smooth and add bit more hot water if too thick.
6) Serve with bread / dead toast soldiers and grated cheese sprinkled on top.

This is Owen’s (age 5) favourite spooky soup and is Halloweeny orange coloured!

Harvest Supper

Last Friday there was a slimly attended event just celebrating food around harvest time nothing to do with the church, it was a Village Hall event).

About 17 people attended and do you know what…it was great, the atmosphere was villagey and friendly, the cheese was sublime, the bread superb, the pickles prize winning, the apple crumbles and pies were delicious and Jenny Whiteley’s famous pork pies were, well if you’ve not tasted one then you have just missed out!

In fact anyone that didn’t attend the event missed out too, don’t miss the next one. The auction of a harvest sheaf was won by Geoffrey Hall and here he is…



WI speaker change

There is a change to this week’s speaker and topic.

Instead of ‘Hair and Nails’ it will be ’A WALK ALONG HADRIAN’S WALL’ by Anne White.

Little Flaxton?

My father-in-law, Denys Cussins recently showed me this interesting old map of Ryedale from the early 1600s in which it would appear that Claxton used to be called (shock, horror!), Flaxton Little…..
Some of the other place names are interesting, too.

(click on image to enlarge)

ps. whatever you do don’t mention this to the folk from Flaxton – they may get ‘Big’ Headed.

Freecycling Anyone?

If you have anything to Freecycle there is a new area on the site under “Community Noticeboard’

I also noticed quite a few other local communities are now turning their Phone Boxes into Recycling Centres and Libraries – see http://huttonsambo.blogspot.com/2011/02/former-high-hutton-telephone-kiosk-now.html

Does anybody think this might be a good idea?

Sand Hutton School PTA events

Sand Hutton school / PTA upcoming events

Tues 18th Oct – Harvest Festival at St Leonards Church Flaxton 2pm (school event not PTA)

Tues 15th Nov – Bags to School. There will be a doorstep collection on the morning of the 15th, or leave in school playground on the Mon/Tues. Please give unwanted clothes / shoes / bags / bedding / curtains etc. in black bin bag or similar. All proceeds to school.

Friday 18th November – Outside Classroom Opening Celebration, all welcome to join us to celebrate the opening of our long awaited Outside Classroom and have a coffee and cake whilst watching a slideshow of local wildlife.

Thurs 8th December – Sand Hutton School Christmas Fair – 6-8pm. Anyone wishing to have a stall please contact Kay Millson on kaymillson@yahoo.com or 07868 544057

Weds 14th December – Nativity Play at Sand Hutton Church, 6.30pm

Send us your Halloween Recipes

Do you have any favourite ghoulish recipes for the spooky season? Send them to us via the Contribute! button on the site and we’ll compile a terrifyingly good page with them all on to share.

Gifts for Christmas

November 5th Sand Hutton Village Hall 10am-3pm.
Quality stalls at realistic prices for all your Christmas giving.
Margaret’s Kitchen for cakes & Light lunches.
A Popular event which has been running for many years and is always busy – if you haven’t been before come along and see what you have been missing! – only £1 entry!


Specializing in quality, artisan glass ware, gifts & jewellery.

Handbags, scarves, belts, hats & jewellery

Hearts & Flowers
Felted & knitted gifts & accessories

Handmade Soap Deli
Handmade aromatherapy soaps & bath bombs

Pretty Things
Christmas decorations, unusual ceramics, & gifts with a difference

 The Cut Flower Gardener
Seasonal wreaths, decorations & garden gifts

The Book People
Excellent selection of up-to-date fiction, general & children’s books at greatly reduced prices

Steve Parker Crafts
Woodturning, pen-making & jewellery

Honey & Baskets
Home produced honey, beeswax candles & handcrafted baskets

Made by Lou
Handmade textiles, home ware, gifts & Christmas decorations

 Karen Hill tribes Trust
Handmade ethnic silver jewellery & crafts from Northern Thailand

 Sand Hutton Gifts
Something for everyone!

01904 468481 / giftsforchristmas@hotmail.co.uk

Geting help in a medical emergency

What a cracking evening at the Village Hall last night.  Despite chucking coffee over his laptop to the detriment of the electronic presentation, Neil Marsay from Yorkshire Ambulance Service gave us excellent information on the subject, with humour, especially over the CPR with the dummies!

50 people from the Parish have attended and if another session is arranged just get out and do it…it could be your life or your loved one that is saved!

Neil is also going to send us some backup information for the website to help us remember what we learnt, so watch out for it.