December 14, 2018

More Flooding Problems

Some overnight rain has caused Main Street in Claxton to flood again in this already bad week. Please take care when driving through flood water and be aware that the waves generated by vehicles wash up onto property along Main Street. Avoid walking through floodwater if at all possible.
Our thoughts are with local residents who have had their properties flooded. Ryedale District Council can be contacted for emergency sand bags but as you may imagine, many of these will have been deployed throughout the region RDC phone number = 01653 600666.

cleaner required for the Village Hall

The Village Hall in Sand Hutton needs cleaning on a regular basis and we are inviting expressions of interest in taking on this important duty. If you would like to apply please get in touch with either Anne White tel. 01904 468550 or Fiona Davies 01904 468001 in the first instance, by 1st December.

Saturday Social

Don’t forget our next Saturday Social! Saturday 8 December in the Village Hall from 10.30 to 12.30; new stalls selling FairTrade products, Christmas decorations, local foods, and lots of opportunities to see what’s going on in our villages and meet your Parish councillors. With free coffee and mince pies as well, how could you stay away?

Firework Displays within the Parish

Many people enjoy the spectacle of fireworks and their use at celebrations other than on Bonfire Night, is on the increase. Following concerns raised to the Parish Council, if you are thinking of holding a firework display, please spare a thought for those neighbours whose pets or farm animals can be extremely frightened by fireworks and consider putting a note on the Parish Website and/or the village notice boards regarding planned firework displays. This will allow your neighbours to keep pets indoors or make other arrangements to keep their animals calm on the night in question.

Parish Council Meeting

The Agenda for the forthcoming Parish Council Meeting to be held at Sand Hutton and Claxton Village Hall at 7.30pm on 19th November 2012 can be seen here

Click here for Agenda (pdf, Adobe Reader required).

Wine Tasting at Village Hall – Next Friday

Doing nothing this coming Friday, November 23rd? – then join many members of the Claxton and Sand Hutton and Laura Young of the Wine Academy at a wine tasting evening in the Village Hall – if you’d like to come then is your last chance to book.

The Wine Academy ( run regular tastings at Harvey Nicks, Meltons Too, the York Food Festival and other places. Laura is going to cover the main red producing regions of France so that we can begin to understand the key differences and reasons for them and, if it works we might run an other events to explore white wines, individual French regions and other countries etc.

The cost is working out at about £17.50 per head, though the price will vary slightly according to the number coming If you’d like to come just let me know on 01904 468604 or John

Parish Council News

At the December Parish Council Meeting (December 17th), PCSO Nicki Pounder will be attending, together with Gail Cooke of Ryedale District Council to discuss the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. Nicki will also stay for the public forum session of the meeting. All parishioners will be most welcome. Usual start at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Look what landed in Sand Hutton

A couple of Sand Hutton residents were not prepared to see this land in their field. We do not believe that Mr Branson was on board.

(click on the picture to enlarge)

Appeal for filing cabinet

The Parish Council receives lots of paperwork and generates quite a lot too! We are currently struggling to store all the plans, maps, documents and letters that have accumulated and are looking for a lockable filing cabinet. Does anyone have a second hand filing cabinet that they would be willing to part with (donate or sell)? If anyone can help out, please contact the clerk Fiona Hill at or ring 468773. Thank you.

Bags to School – the results

Thank you to everyone who donated some bags of clothes, bedding, shoes etc for the recent Bags to School appeal at Sand Hutton school. We have heard back from the organisers and the big pile of bags has managed to raise £340! That is great news for local children and will help towards important equipment, library books, outside shelters etc for the school.
Please start to collect again because there will be another collection in March next year – you can recycle, clear out those old clothes and help the school. Thank you!