May 24, 2019

‘Autumn Leaves’ Garden Party – 22nd September

Celebrate the first day of Autumn with Tea, Music & Verse in the garden

at 6 Sand Hutton, Upper Helmsley Road, Sand Hutton

Sunday September 22nd 2.00pm until 5.00pm

Entertainment by Tim Bayley & Ronald Clayton

English afternoon tea with Music by the Vale of Pickering Scout Ukelele Band

Stalls, Raffle, Tombola Children’s Games Free tickets from either Brian Atkinson tel. 01904 468226 or Ellen Stott tel. 01904 468404

or on line from

Donations in support of St Mary’s Church, Sand Hutton Tower Fund & Scout Funds

By kind permission of Allen Warren


Next meeting of Claxton and Sand Hutton Knit and Natter is on Monday 2nd September. 10.00am to noon, in the village hall. All welcome.

Free Craft Tuition for Any Age

(for ages 6 to 106)

Try any of these crafts

  • Finger Knitting
  • Hand knitting
  • Finger Stick Weaving
  • Peg Loom Weaving

1 hour sessions available:-

  • Saturday 24th August
  • Sunday 25th August
  • Monday 26th August
  • Tuesday 27th August
  • Wednesday 28th August

other dates by arrangement

in the Craft Room at 1 Whinny Lane, Claxton YO60 7RZ

Phone Rachel on 01904 468336 to book your session

Sand Hutton, Claxton & District Produce Show

The Sand Hutton, Claxton & District Produce Show held on Saturday 7th September is fast approaching. You should have had your show programme by now, if not contact, Fiona on 468001. The programme contains the entry form that you should complete and bring to the Village Hall on Thursday 5th September between 6:30 – 7:30pm. Don’t forget to keep a copy of the classes you have decided to enter. A copy of the helpful hints is on the website.

Exhibits should be staged in the Village hall between 8am – 10am when the doors will close for judging to begin. Come back at 2pm for the grand opening and see the array of fruit, veg, baking, preserves, handicrafts and photography. Try the cheeses on display and vote for your favourite. Trophies will be awarded at 3:15 with the grand auction following immediately after.

Come and enjoy this friendly village event, refreshments will be available and who knows you might pick up a prize wining cake in the auction.

Saturday Social

10 August – a very social Saturday!

Lots of people called into the Village Hall and stayed to enjoy refreshments, chat to neighbours, and see what’s going on in the villages. A wonderful display about the imminent Village Show gave a hint of the tea cosies, large marrows, necklaces, jams, veg, that even now are being prepared for the Show on 7 September; local groups and activities were on display; the Parish website team showed how to sign up for information; our Community Support Officer and Neighbourhood Watch contact were there to answer questions.

Local products were for sale from our farmers (pork pies sold like hot cakes!), gardeners and craftspeople. The predicted glut of courgettes was complemented by marvellous crops of blackcurrants, beans and tomatoes sold to raise funds to support further developments of these events. And all this made beautiful by Rachel’s incredible bunting showing her work with the Knit and Natter group.

Our next Saturday Social will be a Christmas event on 7 December.

Having a Summer Clearout?

Remember if you live in the villages you can advertise anything you may wish to Freecycle or Sell for Free!

Or if there is something you are looking to Buy or Borrow why not try locally first?

Visit the Community Noticeboard on the Parish Website to see what is currently on offer or use the Contribute Form to get your items listed.

*Note that Books and DVDs you no longer require can always be donated to the Community Library for other villagers to enjoy.

Mark Your Diaries : Forthcoming Events at Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Hall

Coming up at the Village Hall :

  • Saturday 7th September – Annual Village Produce Show
  • Friday 11th October – Film Night
  • Friday 18th October – Harvest Supper

and don’t forget every Monday morning the Community Library is open in the Committee Room between 10am and 12noon. You can also join us for a walk starting at the Village Hall at 9.30am every Monday, come rain or shine.

For further information sign up to the Website Updates Service or Contact Caroline Hall 468376 or email

Remember – you can tell us about any local news and events using the Contribute Form on the Parish Website : CLICK HERE

August Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council Meeting will  be held at Sand Hutton & Claxton on Monday 12 August 2013 at 7.30p.m.

The meeting Agenda, together with previous minutes are available on the Parish Council Website at

Summer Saturday Social – tomorrow!

I hear that the courgettes and other veg are being gathered from various gardens near you and will be available to buy along with all sorts of local produce tomorrow at the Village Hall, Sand Hutton.
Please call in any time between 10.30am and 12.30 and enjoy a coffee and some homemade cake whilst browsing the stalls and finding out about village events. There will be displays about the Village Show, Neighbourhood Watch Scheme and information about our new local charity stall.

Call in and catch up – tomorrow from 10.30am.

Caroline’s Garden Diaries 8.08.13: Days Out

Back from day out with a bagful of appropriately-named Day Lily. Day Lilies are out in the garden too, a lovely new one called Gentle Shepherd with large creamy-white flowers, bought last year, two more added this year to make instant clump. Another, called Winsome Lady, is also in full flower. I’ve had it since 2000 so it’s now grown itself into a satisfying clump but I’m always slightly disappointed by its colour, having been sold by description in catalogue as “plum” which I expected to be dark purple – no, they’re talking about Victoria plums; actually, looking back at the catalogue now, I see it says “pale plum-washed creamy flowers”, hmm, maybe.

Although not what I’d hoped for, it has nevertheless thoroughly convinced me of desirability of Day Lilies; botanic name Hemerocallis says it, hemeros, day, and kalos, beautiful, and that’s what they do, have one beautiful flower a day – fortunately, each stem has several flowers opening one after another and stems take turns too, so a large clump goes on for weeks. And Winsome Lady is not only “cheerful, pleasant and attractive”, as dictionary defines winsome, but also she flowers in August, and since to look at things in bloom, August is the cruellest month (after roses, before Michaelmas daisies) – this makes her a star and all is forgiven about lack of plumness.
And what is more, the day-out lilies from friend’s garden are really plum, i.e. dark purple, AND flowering now.

But last night, after day out, went to see look at the garden, and what a shock – two or three autumn-flowering Cyclamen are up! Days are running out.

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