December 14, 2018

Burns Night

Well whaddya know, the Burns Night was a cracking success!
The piping in of the Haggis was properly observed with Tim doing the piping and Andrew doing the stabbing….and the proper speech!
The food was just fab, smoked salmon etc. for starters, Haggis neaps & tatties with kale and a whisky sauce for mains and finishing of with cranachen for pud.

There were suitable vegetarian alternatives and for some a splendid array of malts to carry the proceedings forward.
All those that worked so hard to make it a success received fulsome appreciation from the attendees of some 40 strong.
Apart from the aforementioned piping, Tim, Jo and her Dad Dick contributed some splendid music that prompted an outburst of ceilidh type dancing and between courses Mike rendered two very lyrical and appropriate songs in his own tradition.
Around 200 quid was raised for the VH and as they say a good time was had by all.
Hopefully some piccies will follow onto the website soon.

Lean Mean Fat Reducing Grilling Machine

“George Foreman” Classic Grill (Salton) looking for a new home. In good working order and complete with instruction/recipe booklet. Very simple to use. Free for collection.  Phone Angela 468396

Neighbourhood Watch

The following message has been received from the Safer Neighbourhood Team at North Yorkshire Police:

There has been an increase in thefts of heating oil. Please check your tank on a regular basis and report anything suspicious immediately.
To report non emergency incidents or to respond to a request for information please call Tel No 101.

Claxton and Sand Hutton Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

All residents recently received an envelope containing details and leaflets about the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme set up in our 2 villages.  There are a number of coordinators within the villages (your coordinator is shown on the explanatory leaflet in the envelope) who will pass on to you relevant details of incidents that the police NHW team send them.  It is hoped that all residents of Claxton & Sand Hutton will join this free scheme as being alert to suspicious activity and reporting it to the Police can help cut local crime.

If you haven’t done so already, please complete the form at the bottom of the explanatory leaflet and return to your co-ordinator so that you can start to receive information.  Remember if you see something suspicious, please report it to Police by ringing 101.

Caroline’s Garden Diaries 16.1.2014: Wonderful Winter Shrubs

As promised, witch hazel is out, but taking me completely by surprise; only a few days ago, the buds were tightly closed, then wandering down garden two days ago suddenly saw it’s covered in orangey curly fronds! Looked more closely and the petals are really amazing – look so much like long curls of orange peel that you might find in a good marmalade, a real “Marmalade Moment”, (remember village show 2011?) though actually taking photos of them show the colour to be elegant stripes of coral and orange. And really close up, can also see wonderful maroon calyx.

Witch hazel is one of the many winter-flowering shrubs that have the most gorgeous scent; another is the honeysuckle, aptly-named Lonicera fragrantissima, one of which grows right next to the backdoor so I get a good sniff whenever I go out. Also get a dose of virtue rewarded – planting that works, unlike the Christmas box, Sarcococca, that’s also supposed to be near the door or path – problem is, it’s only a foot or so high so you have to kneel down in mud to smell it. The honeysuckle is also looking lovely with its white flowers on bare twigs looking like a fall of snow.

Viburnum bodnantense is another scented beauty; it’s a tall elegant shrub, similarly flowering on long bare branches. It’s also good-looking in leaf, which perhaps the honeysuckle isn’t.
Then there’s winter jasmine, a plant I would never be without; it has such cheerful yellow flowers on long arching twigs that are perfect for cutting – I’m not much of a flower-arranger but I love using winter jasmine with variegated foliage for Christmas table decorations, and now in January it’s looking good with a single winter iris. These are all wonderful plants that can transform winter days.

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Burns Night Supper – Update – Sold Out

all tickets for the Burns Supper have now been sold, thanks to all for the support – looking forward to an enjoyable evening.


Burns Night Supper : Final Notice – last few tickets available

The Burns Night supper at Sand Hutton & Claxton  Village Hall a week on Friday (24th Jan) is almost sold out

Details can be seen here

If you would like to reserve tickets please let us know before Saturday 18th, only a handful left !!

Parish Council Meeting 20th January 2014

The agenda of the forthcoming Parish Council meeting, to be held at Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Hall on 20th January are now available on the Parish Website and can be accessed by clicking on the link below :

Parish Council Agenda & Minutes

Free roller blind and laptop table

Shades of blue roller blind with fittings, to fit opening 116 centimeters maximum but can be cut to fit a narrower opening. At least 4′ drop.

Also a small laptop table originally bought for use in bed. Like new. It has a middle that tips up to rest a book on.

Both items free for collection.

Phone Fiona on 01904 468001

Also added to Community Noticeboard

14 January – Come and Sing!

If you’ve always wanted to sing but don’t dare, a nice way to start is to come to the Village Hall on Tuesday 14 January at 10 am and join in singing cheerful songs to lighten our hearts.
Coffee and cake as well.

Just turn up!

Want to know more, ring Caroline Hall 468376