December 11, 2018

MotoCross at Sand Hutton

As you may have heard at the weekend, the motocross season has recommenced in Sand Hutton. The Parish Council are currently trying to liaise with the organisers to identify the dates of this year’s events and we understand that there will be additional practices on alternate Wednesday evenings. As soon as we hear anything, the dates will be published on the website.

Caroline’s Garden Diaries 13.05.13 : Time to Stare

Life’s very busy lately; loads to do in garden but also other things. Bit like the garden itself in spring when suddenly everything is madly growing and blossoming, so that where there was space and order, there is now a gorgeous profusion of flowers, new growth on the shrubs and perennials – maybe don’t push analogy, life’s just messily crowded.

But remembering “a poor life this, if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare”, have been doing some standing and staring. Hope it slows things down a bit.

Particularly soothing have been the primroses, the wild ones especially. Mine come from Devon (hope I don’t get arrested for confessing this, but in fact I’ve really aided conservation – they’re spreading very happily) and so as well as being the loveliest of flowers, they’re a reminder of home. Also got several other primroses of various origins, shapes and sizes. Primula are a large family who inter-marry very readily, and if you let them, will fling progeny all over the place. Bed on patio, ex-rockery, has about twenty different primroses, none of which I planted – beautiful, and free! There’s all sorts of variations in shape and colour – one in particular is really beautiful, very slim dark stems, flowers of pinky-yellow with darker reverse that gives the most delicate outline to the petals.

Many other sights to stare at include snake’s head fritillaries in the wild garden that have multiplied very gratifyingly; beautiful to look at individually, such unlikely exotic markings for an English wild flower. And then there’s the magnolias, the forget-me-nots, pear blossom, snowflakes (Leucojum), pheasant’s eye daffodils, lots of lovely things. And the Saruma bought at Harrogate has settled down and is already twice the size, flowering nicely.

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Do you have a photogenic pet?

Watch this space : coming soon

Do you have

    • a Glamorous Guinea-Pig?
    • a Picturesque Pooch?
    • a Marvellous Moggy?
    • Fanciful Fish?
    • Charming Chickens?
    • Resplendent Rabbits?


  • or something even more exotic ?







Asparagus – it is here!

After a long cold spring, the asparagus is finally here. Sand Hutton Asparagus is already really busy – we had some this weekend and it was very tasty. So remember to pop over to Low Moor Farm, Sand Hutton and grab some over the next few weeks.
Please send in any top tips or recipes for preparing asparagus – I like to roast it with cherry tomatoes, garlic and pine nuts. What do you do with yours?

Thank You Litter Pickers!

Despite the rain showers, 30 of our local residents helped litter pick over the weekend – thank you!

We collected a large amount of litter in 2 trailers – an extra thank you to Peter Stott and Jennie Whiteley for the use of your trailers and dealing with Ryedale Council this week to get rid of the rubbish. The rubbish included a road sign, a carpet, a pink bike, a dubious DVD, mattress springs, piles of blue ribbon plus loads of yoghurt pots, plastic packaging and cans.

The litter pickers remained jolly despite the wet conditions and most of the pickers made it back to the Village Hall for tea and cakes and a well earned sit down. Thank you everyone – it makes a real difference to our villages.


Village Hall Committee- Volunteers Needed

On behalf of the Village Hall Committee I would like to bring to your attention that in recent years we have sadly lost several committee members due to retirement. We are now in a position where we are desperate for help with some of the key roles such as Deputy Chair and Treasurer. We still have a very committed group of volunteers who are always on had to do almost all the work required to keep the Hall running.

If you could spare a few hours a months to help with some of these roles we would welcome you with open arms.

Please feel free to pop along to one of our next meetings which are on 28th May and 19th August at the Hall both at 7:30pm

If you would like further information about the roles please feel free to contact me If you would like further information about the roles please feel free to contact me on 01759 380937
Alternatively why not have a chat with some of the present volunteers such as Anne White, John Short, Fiona Davies and Caroline Hall.

(Eds Note: posted to Community Noticeboard Page also)

Bulmer Open Gardens

Residents of one of our neighbouring villages, Bulmer, near Castle Howard, are opening their gardens to visitors on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th May, from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

Funds raised will go towards the upkeep of their village hall. Given its position high in the Howardian Hills AONB, many of the gardens have lovely views over the Vale of York and the North York Moors as well as being beautifully designed and tended.

Free car parking is available, refreshments will be provided and there will be a plant stall selling many of the plants to be seen in the gardens.

Litter Pick – This Sunday

The weather forecast looks OK for Sunday so come and join us to walk around Claxton and Sand Hutton to collect litter from verges and pathways. We can provide litter pickers and bags (thanks to Ryedale District Council) but wearing gardening gloves and walking boots would be useful.
Last year, we collected a large trailer full of litter and it makes a big difference to the appearance of our villages.  Plus, we will meet back in the Village Hall afterwards for tea/coffee and cake.

Even just an hour of collecting will make a significant difference so please come and join your friends and neighbours for a litter pick. We will meet in the Sand Hutton Village Hall car park at 2pm to collect equipment and decide who goes where. See you then.

Agenda for forthcoming Parish Council Meetings

The agenda for the forthcoming Parish Council meetings taking place on Monday 13th May at Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Hall can be accessed from the link below:


Women’s Institute – May Meeting

Ladies – don’t forget this month’s WI meeting on Thursday 16th at 7.30pm. The evening talk this month is by Irene Whittle entitled Nursing in WW2. The Claxton & Sand Hutton WI is going from strength to strength so why not come along and find out for yourselves? New members and visitors alike can be assured of a warm welcome by our friendly group. Visitors pay just £3 on the night.