December 14, 2018

Flaxton Brownies are searching for another leader / helper

Flaxton Brownies are searching for another leader / helper
Would you be willing to help out with Flaxton Brownies (girls aged 7-10)? Due to house moves one of our leaders has recently had to leave so the unit would love to have another leader or helper.  We meet on Wednesday nights during term time in Flaxton village hall. Being a leader is be great fun and very rewarding.You don’t have to have been involved in guiding before, or commit to helping every week. Any volunteers to help would be appreciated. If you are interested then please contact Helen Fagan on for more information.

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Community Library

The Community Library will not be open on either Monday 23rd or Monday 30th December. It will reopen on Monday 6th January.

During January I will begin the process of refreshing the library stock so if anyone has any paperback fiction in good condition or (auto)biographies that they’ve finished with, please either drop off at the library or give me a ring. Thanks. Angela. Tel 468396

Would like to borrow an exercise bike

Our son is recovering from a cycling accident and is well enough to start doing some exercise to build up his strength again.

Has any one got an exercise bike we could borrow for a little while so he can exercise indoors? This is a big ask, but a recumbant exercise bike would be even better!

(also posted to Community Noticeboard Page)

Please contact Fiona or Nigel Davies on 468001

Village Hall Burns Night Supper : Tickets now available

Claxton & Sand Hutton

Village Burns Night Supper

 Friday 24th January
7.00pm – 9.30pm


Come celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s greatest poet

with a traditional Scottish Feast

Smoked Salmon Oatcakes

Haggis, ‘neep and Tatties (vegetarian option available)


with themed Scottish entertainment and a few surprises besides

Wear something tartan (however small)

Tickets Available from Andrew Fawcett on (01904) 468020

or email

Adults : £9
Under 16′s : £4 

Singing for Fun

Come and Sing For Fun!
Women in Harmony invite you to join them In the Village Hall on Tuesday 14 January at 10 am – 12.30.
Singing a selection of rounds, part-songs, traditional songs and songs from other countries.
So, when you’re fed up with dark, gloomy January days, come down to the Hall and have fun.
£3 to include coffee and cake.
For further details and to book a place, phone Caroline Hall 468376 or email

Women in Harmony are a small choir who meet in Sand Hutton Village Hall to enjoy singing together and developing skills and confidence in singing. New members are always welcome.

Caroline’s Garden Diaries 15.12.13: The Dead of Winter

Have always loved the phrase “the very dead of winter”, I think my mum used it, she was always quoting poems; it is from T. S. Eliot’s The Journey of the Magi, a favourite of ours. To me, it doesn’t feel like “the worst time of the year” as in the poem – perhaps because I’m not a King on a refractory sore-footed camel – but rather gives me a feeling of everything stilled, asleep, waiting; it’s cold, yes, but there’s warmth in the peace.

And actually in the garden, although we’re nearly at the solstice, the very dead of day, there’s still a lot of life; still nerines in flower, if fading fast; still apples everywhere; still odd flowers showing unexpected flickers of colour. Even better than life hanging on, there’s also new life out there. This week, scraping leaves off the lawn where the first snowdrops always come up, can’t believe it, the first grey points are appearing!
And then I noticed a flower on the winter iris, I. unguicularis. Not only one but at least another eight nearly out! Eliot’s poem again, a Birth in the very dead of winter.


One of the Chinese witch hazels is also covered in buds though they won’t open yet, Hamamelis being one of those plants that give you a lot of warning about what you’re going to get when their time comes. Magnolias the best example; even now, months before they flower, they have thrillingly fat buds. Look forward to seeing them, and some beautiful scented flowers on the witch hazel, but other side of the coin, I know that the other witch hazel is going to disappoint – no buds so no flowers. At least there’s lots of little fat pink catkins on new purple hazel.

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Carol singing in Sand Hutton

A lovely clear night with full moon for singing carols round the houses of Sand Hutton yesterday evening. A total of £67.43 was collected for the charity, North Yorkshire Music Therapy Centre – many thanks to all who supported us.

Carol singing in Sand Hutton

The magic of Christmas coming to your door! Carol singers are going round Sand Hutton on Tuesday evening, 17th December.

Do listen out for us and support – donations for North Yorkshire Music Therapy Centre.

Any singers welcome to join us, meeting at bottom of Hall Drive, 6pm.

NYCC Consultation on Household Waste – Responses by 22.12.13

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Santa to Socialise in Sand Hutton!

This Saturday 7th December we are holding the Christmas Saturday Social in Sand Hutton Village Hall. Shopping, wreath making, festive activities, knitting, tea drinking and chatting will all be going between 10.30am and 12.30 noon. And we have invited Father Christmas to pop in for cup of coffee and a mince pie at 11am.

So please join us – just call in and catch up.