November 21, 2018

Parish Council Minutes

The minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 3rd January have now been published and can be accessed from the page below : 

Buttercrambe Mill Bridge Closure

Just a reminder that Buttercrambe Mill Bridge will be closed for up to 10 weeks for repair and maintenance. The bridge was closed from yesterday (30th Jan) and there are barriers across – but no sign of works happening this morning! The sign at the bridge says it will be closed for 5 weeks but Highways advised it would be a 10 week project. To get to Scrayingham, the quickest diversion is through Stamford Bridge and then take the left turn signed ‘Malton’. Other information on roadworks and diversions can be found on the North Yorkshire County Council website:-

‘Connecting North Yorkshire’ – Broadband Update

North Yorkshire County Council has published an update on the Connecting North Yorkshire Project which aims to improve Broadband Access across the County. This can be read here

Our local steering group for the South West Ryedale area has met for the first time and is preparing a formal application for the grant funding for the scheme. If you would like to get involved or help support this initiative please contact Andrew Fawcett via email :




Sand Hutton Walled Garden Discussion – 2nd Feb

There will be an additional meeting of the Parish Council on Thursday 2nd February 2012.

The Walled Garden is one of the last relics of Sand Hutton Hall but its future is uncertain and there are plans for it to be demolished this spring. The Walled Garden is in private ownership but the owners are willing to engage in discussions about plans for the Walled Garden since it is part of the heritage of our villages.

The Parish Council has called an additional meeting to enable local individuals and groups to exchange views on the future of the garden. Would you like to see the Walled Garden preserved? Do you have any ideas on how the community could be involved? The meeting will start at 6pm and will be held in Sand Hutton Village Hall.

If there are any queries in advance of this meeting, please contact Laura Edwards, Acting Clerk at

Night Skies

Some beautiful clear skies over recent nights. Thanks to Stephen Turnbull for this most wonderful picture taken across the fields between Bossall and Claxton.

Remember, if you have any pictures taken locally (day or night), you can send them to or via the form here and they will be featured on the home page of the site.


Task Force Required!

Claxton and Sand Hutton Village Hall NEEDS YOU
Please come and help with tackling the list of jobs, there is something for everybody indoor and outdoors, even just for half an hour would be much appreciated.
Sunday 19th February from 10am until 3pm or until we are finished!
Refreshments provided. Any enquiries please phone Anne White 468550.


“Remember a loved one” baubles on the Christmas tree in St. Mary’s church raised the sum on £198.00 – thank you to all those who made the tree look beautiful!

Rosy Miers

No Snow Yet, but…..

Philip Orton has kindly provided an update of the local weather report giving detail on local temperature, wind, rainfall and illuminance through December 2011.

click here to view :

Heritage Group Film Archive

Claxton & Sand Hutton Heritage Group present another evening of entertainment from the Yorkshire Film Archive on Wednesday March 14th 2012 at the Village Hall in Sand Hutton. There will be a selection of short films dating back over 100 years, many containing  local scenes.  The evening will start promptly at 7.30pm with a short interval when ice creams will be on sale. Tickets are available by telephoning  Fiona Davies on (01904) 468001.
Adults – £3 Children – £1.  Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see early film footage of material that will be fascinating, funny and poignant.

Fiona Davies

Carol Singing In Claxton Raises £171.70

Thank you to the carol singers & all of you who gave so generously.  We raised £171.70 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Brian & Anne Atkinson