October 16, 2018

Claxton Brickponds

Philip Orton of Claxton has kindly submitted an illustrated account of the clearance work currently being undertaken at the Brick Ponds.


You can download it HERE



Having a Spring Clean : Don’t Forget the Community Noticeboard

The Community Notice Board on the site allows anyone in the Parish to tell the community about things you have for sale or wanted, items you would like to Freecycle, Lend or Borrow, Requests for Help (e.g. Volunteers, Housesitting, Babysitting, Car and Lift Shares). A bit like a ‘Small Ads’ page in a newspaper. All listings are free for use by Parish residents.

If you want to put something on the Noticeboard simply click HERE – you can even include pictures. Items will stay on the board for six weeks or until you ask us to remove them.

Thank You for Apples from Samson the Pig

Jennie Whiteley from Vicarage Farm would like to thank everyone who brought apples up for Samson the hungry pig. Jennie was delighted by the response and couldn’t believe how kind people were. The pigs were even more grateful when Myrtle, having farrowed, lost her appetite and would not eat, but was able to munch apples and soon was back to health – we don’t think Samson was too pleased about sharing though!
Thank you from Jen and pigs

Village Hall Volunteers Reminder

On Sunday 19th February we’re having a bit of a tidy up and could do with a few of the good citizens of the Parish to pop along and give us a hand, doesn’t matter for how long you can make it.
The picture says it!

Click on this VH tidy up poster

Preserving the ‘Greenbelt’

The Campaign to Protect Rural England is running a number campaigns which may be of interest. One is to extend the National Park Boundaries for the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

Another is to preserve the greenbelt areas to prevent urban sprawl. Which is probably more relevant to Claxton & Sand Hutton

Anne McIntosh our MP has responded to me in favour of the former but as yet I have had no reply on the latter.

I have copied part of an email from CPRE but more info on contacting you MP can be found at the attached link


1 February 2012

Good afternoon Paul,

Laura Jansen is away, doing her civic duty on jury service, so I am sending you the Campaigns Update this month.

Help two of the finest landscapes
If you love our National Parks then you can help with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to extend the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks by sending a vote of support to the Government. CPRE, many other environmental groups and the people who live and work in those National Parks would like to see two of the finest landscapes in England (and indeed the world) even better protected. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to strengthen our National Parks, as part of our work across England to protect the best landscapes, and maximise the benefits they bring to local people, nature, businesses and the future well-being of our society.
> Read more and add your voice to the campaign

Farming has a future
When you look out over much of the countryside the view you are enjoying will, mostly, be as it is because farming made it that way – England’s landscapes have been farmed for a very long time. We’re passionate about the work of farmers and we’ve published our latest Vision for the future of farming to guide our work in this area and, we hope, provide inspiration to all those who want to see a profitable farming sector and a beautiful, rich and diverse countryside go hand in hand.
> CPRE’s Vision for the future of farming

Are you worried about the local countryside?
That’s two pieces of optimistic news, but I’m afraid I now have to lower the mood. We are in the final few weeks before the Government decision on changes to our planning laws; changes that could undo decades of environmental protection and really threaten the unprotected countryside next door to you if the Government doesn’t get them right. If you have contacted you MP about this then thank you very much (the response has been fantastic, and we know it’s really been having an impact); if you haven’t had time but would like to be heard then we have set up an email that you can send to your MP.
> Email your MP

Good news!
Closing on some good news; the CPRE branches across the country have been working very hard on countryside enhancement as well as protection and you can read about some of their work and successes in our online magazine. The range of activity from these dedicated groups – standing up for a patch of countryside somewhere near you – is always uplifting.
> Celebrating a living countryside

Thank you very much for your continued support,

Dan McLean
Communications Director
Campaign to Protect Rural England

Sand Hutton Walled Garden Meeting on Monday

There will be an open meeting at Middle Cottage, Claxton on Monday, 13th February at 7.30pm to discuss the future of Sand Hutton Walled Garden. Any queries or comments, please phone Anne White on 468550.

Claxton and Sand Hutton Parish Council meeting – 13th February

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Village Hall, Sand Hutton at 7.30pm on Monday, 13th February 2012.
This meeting will discuss current issues for the villages, parish council finances and planning applications. Near the start of the meeting, there is a Public Forum section where members of the public can ask questions or raise issues about Parish Council matters.

Minutes of the previous meeting held on 3rd January are posted on the notice boards in the villages or you can find them on this website under the Parish Council heading.

Any questions regarding the meeting, please contact Laura Edwards, Acting Clerk to the Claxton and Sand Hutton Parish Council
email: laura.edwards@claxtonandsandhuttonparishcouncil.org.uk

Hotspots – Campaign for Winter Warmth

Do you or someone you know have difficulties paying energy bills? Need advice on claiming benefits or insulation grants? There is a current campaign organised by many groups such as North Yorkshire Council Council, Rural Action Yorkshire, Age UK, Ryedale District Council and many more to try to help residents stay warm in their own homes.

The Yorkshire Energy Partnership can be contacted on 01904 554406 or email – advice@energypartnership.org.uk for advice on heating, draft proofing, insulation grants, benefit checks and home fire safety checks.

Yorkshire Film Archive

The Claxton & Sand Hutton Heritage Group are hosting another evening of entertainment from the Yorkshire Film Archive (YFA) on Wednesday 14th March 2012 at the Village Hall in Sand Hutton. The evening starts promptly at 7:30 with a short interval when ice cream will be on sale. If you have any particular area of interest that we could ask YFA to look for in their back catalogue, then do contact Fiona Davies (01904 468001) by 22nd February.

Tickets are available from Fiona. Adults £3.Children £1. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see footage of fascinating, funny and poignant short films, some from over 100 years ago. Book now, don’t be disappointed.

Free parking in the Village Hall car park. Please keep access clear to residential properties.


Hey it was 4 to 5 inches of snow by this morning, drifting to 6″ and the temperature overnight went down to minus 4 in our garden.
Can you better that?