November 21, 2018

Time for some Easter fun

What do you get when you pour hot water down a rabbit hole? A Hot Cross bunny of course!

Saturday Social mk II – Advance Notice

The second Saturday Social will take place in the Village Hall from 2pm-4pm on 21st April. More details to follow.

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New School Website Revealed!

The shiny new website for Sand Hutton C E Primary School was unveiled at todays school open day. It has been designed and developed by the ‘Claxton WebTwins’ – Andrew & Martin who have spent the last couple of months stretching pixels and making it the the ‘Probably best Primary School Website in Yorkshire’. Both have daughters who attend the school.

The team were presented with a highly prized ‘Headteachers award’ for their efforts and a bottle of ‘creative sprit’ by Mrs. Wardell. Photographs were specially taken by School Governer James Drury of Flaxton and School Governor Gill Ramsden, also of Flaxton has crafted some beautiful illustrations and a smart new logo based upon the Well at Sand Hutton.

The site contains loads of information for existing and new parents and will be updated regularly by the school team. Prospective parents can download a newly written School Prospectus and New Starters Guide. A diary contains important dates and there are lots of super pictures in the Gallery giving a taste of life at the school.  All three classes have their own pages with articles and pictures of the schools many activities.

The schoolchildren performed their very own song ‘Surfing all over the web’ to celebrate the launch and a special cake was cut (and eaten) to mark the occasion.

Further ideas for the site include some pages on the history of the School and a video ‘TV Programme’ produced by the pupils – watch this space for developments.

To celebrate the launch a ‘Virtual Easter Egg’ has been hidden on the School website and the first pupil to find it will receive a super Chocolate Easter Egg courtesy of the web team.

Click below to take a look at the site, tell us what you think in the comments below and remember to bookmark the site in your browser at



Green Finger Tips Gardening Club

Last indoor meeting of the season in the Village Hall on Thursday 5th April, a timely reminder of how to grow vegetables and enjoy them throughout the summer whilst ensuring you have some prize specimens for the Produce Show in September.

Check your diary before you come along and sign up for the visits planned for the coming months.

Don’t forget your flower for the competition, the sunshine has brought out so many lovely ones this week!

Heritage Group Update

The Sand Hutton & Claxton Heritage Group Pages have been updated with notes on the Recent Yorkshire Film Archive Event and news of a possible steamy visit! CLICK HERE to view the page and remember you can easily add your own information, news and events by clicking on the ‘Contribute’ menu on the site.

Agenda for the Parish Council Meeting

The agenda for the forthcoming meeting at Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Hall are now available from the Parish Council Page of the Website together with the previous meetings minutes.  [CLICK HERE]

Jubilee Planning Update

We had a productive second Jubilee planning meeting on Wednesday and we are beginning to have a plan for a Thanksgiving at the church in Sand Hutton, a Royal themed heritage display, decorations and a special Jubilee picnic and games afternoon (with crowns!). There will be another meeting on Wednesday 4th April at 7.30pm in Sand Hutton Village Hall where we will try and work out what is needed for the ideas to work. We are also hoping to organise an evening bonfire / fireworks display but we need some help so if anyone would like to join in, please contact Laura Edwards 468207 or Anne White 468550.

Claxton and Sand Hutton Parish Council meeting – 26th March

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Village Hall, Sand Hutton at 7.30pm on Monday 26th March 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 13th February are posted on the notice boards in the villages or you can find them on this website under the Parish Council heading.
Laura Edwards, Acting Parish Clerk

No Parent and Toddler Group on Wednesday 21st

There is a special celebratory Community Lunch on Wednesday 21st March in Sand Hutton Village Hall – so there will be no Parent and Toddler Group on that day in the hall. Just so that toddlers will not be roaming the streets (!), some of the families are going to try to meet at Castle Howard instead – weather and illness permitting. For more details, please contact Laura Edwards 468207. Back to normal Parent and Toddler mayhem at 10am on 28th Wednesday in the Village Hall.

Jubilee Planning – the next round, Wed 21st March

Please come along to a meeting on Wednesday 21st March at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, Sand Hutton to plan some Jubilee celebrations for the villages. The Diamond Jubilee is about 11 weeks away which will fly past so we need to know what events we need to organise. The current ideas include a thanks giving service at St Marys, a day time event for everyone with summer food and games (with crowns!), decorations for the villages, possibly an evening event and maybe a bonfire or beacon. So please come along to the Village Hall on Wednesday with your ideas on how we can celebrate together.
If you cannot make it on Wednesday but have an idea or a contribution, please email
Thank you.