December 11, 2018

Community Library Update

The book library is going from strength to strength but did you realise we also have over 50 DVDs available to borrow?
So if you fancy a change from wall to wall Olympics, why not pop down to the village hall on Monday mornings and choose a DVD?
Just a few of our titles are “Black Swan” (Natalie Portman), 24 – Redemption (Kiefer Sutherland), Coco Before Chanel (Audrey Tatou) and Open Range (Kevin Costner) but for a full list of our current books and DVDs available click on this link

New addition to the Community Library!

From Monday 30th July, when the Community Library is open, we will also have a ‘Community Jigsaw’ on the go, so why not pop in, have a complimentary cuppa with us and complete a piece or two of jigsaw then, choose a book to go home with.

If you have bored kids during the school holidays, why not bring them down to the village hall to help complete the jigsaws too – everyone is welcome (as are donations of jigsaws – no pieces missing please).

The Community Library is open every Monday Morning 10am – 12 in the village hall. We look forward to seeing you!

Parent and Toddler Group – Summer Opening!

Good news for the local Parent and Toddler Group! We are going to stay open during the summer holidays because families are enjoying the weekly play sessions. The playgroup meets every Wednesday morning (10am until 11.30am) in Sand Hutton Village Hall.

The group is informal and relaxed and the Mums, Dads, Grandparents etc have a cup of tea or coffee whilst the little ones play and enjoy the space in the Village Hall. The charge is only £2 per family which includes drinks and snacks.

For more information, please contact Laura Edwards on 468207 or pop in and see us on a Wednesday morning!

New ‘Knit and Natter’ Group for Sand Hutton and Claxton

Welcome to the new ‘Knit and Natter’ group starting on Monday 3rd September in the village hall, 10.00am to 12.00 on the first Monday of the month (the same time as the Community Library).

Knitters, and indeed natterers of all levels of expertise are welcome to join in sharing skills and ideas over a cuppa, a ball of yarn and a pair of needles. If you haven’t any knitting on the go, come along anyway. Simple knitting is provided; the nattering is up to you.

The group is hosted by Rachel Hirst, who will bring something of interest to knitters to open up the chat each month. Knitters are welcome to join in and bring their own contributions. Rachel is a member of the U.K. Hand Knitting Association. This aims to promote hand knitting in the community and schools. For loads more exciting information, take a look on the UKHA website

Can’t knit? Forgotten how? As rusty as your needles?

Rachel will be very happy to teach you the basics in your own home in exchange for a mug of coffee. Materials are provided, and she will make sure you have something to bring with you to the group. Tuition usually takes about 1 hour.

There is no charge for the meeting or tuition so how can you resist?

Come and meet Rachel and her needles at the Saturday Social on the 11th August.

For more information, or to book a free lesson phone Rachel on 01904 468336

Community Library Update

Thanks to generous donations we now have over 300 books to choose from – several in hardback. We also have over 50 DVDs for your enjoyment.

Why not make a date to pop in and see us on Monday 10am – 12 noon? Enjoy a cuppa whilst you browse.

CLICK HERE for the current list of books we hold in the library

Harvest Supper

A Village Harvest Supper will be held on Friday 12 October at 7pm in the Village Hall.
All welcome for an informal supper of seasonal soup, bread and cheese, and apple pie.
Cost; £5
Please book a place: Caroline Hall 468376 or any member of the Village Hall Committee

Flaxton Rainbows

Spaces available for Rainbows in September:

Do you have a daughter aged 5-7? Is she interested in having lots of fun and taking part in lots of games, crafts and activities with other girls? Flaxton Rainbows have spaces available in September and we are looking for new members to come along and join our very friendly group on a Wednesday evening.
Contact Laura Hammell on

Rainbows are the youngest branch of the Guide association (before Brownies and Guides). For more information about guiding in Flaxton (the nearest unit to Claxton and Sand Hutton) please see or contact Helen Fagan

Community Library Reminder

Just to remind everyone that the new community library is open every Monday Morning

10am – 12noon at the village hall. Enjoy a cup of tea/coffee whilst you’re there – it’s all free.

You can find a full list of our current books and DVDs list on the Community Library Page – Click Here

Saturday Social

Claxton and Sand Hutton Parish Council invite you to the next Saturday Social on Saturday 11 August between 10.30 – 12.30.
free tea/coffee and cakes; plant and produce stall – bring and buy or swap; information from local groups; bookings for forthcoming local events; preview of Village Show classes; Community Library.

Anyone wishing to display information etc please contact Caroline Hall 468376

Ryedale Shutterbugs Photo Group

Final reminder for all keen local photographers. The newly formed Shutterbugs group will be meeting tomorrow (Weds) evening at 7.30pm in Malton for a leisurely photo walk around Malton Town Centre. For more info see the shutterbugs page here or contact Andrew Fawcett (01904) 468020