December 14, 2018

Gifts for Christmas this Saturday – Reminder

Quality stalls at affordable prices for all your Christmas giving 

GIFTS for CHRISTMAS (in it’s 25th year!)

Saturday 1st November

Sand Hutton Village Hall YO41 1LL

10am to 3pm Entry £1



 Guest appearance of Nancy, WINNER of The Great British Bake Off

Nancy will sign books from 10.30 to 11.30

(Books available to buy on the day)

We are most grateful for sponsorship from



For further information contact

all proceeds from this event go to St. Mary’s Church Sand Hutton (Tower Fund)

Free fridge

We have a large fridge free to anyone that wants it. It was pat tested. And worked when we last used if a couple of years ago. Please contact me if interested.

Anne White

Poppy Appeal

Alan Warren has very kindly volunteered to collect in Sand Hutton for the Poppy Appeal. He will be coming round the village next week so do look out for him if you haven’t already bought your poppies.
Many thanks for your donations.


Sand Hutton School – Bags 2 School collection this week

Please help us to raise funds for our village school and ask your family and friends to help too. Fill your bags with any unwanted quality clothing and shoes – for each bag collected we receive approximately £5. Our last collection raised £400! Thank you for your support.

If you didn’t get a bag delivered through your door, then an ordinary bin bag can be used instead. Please leave your bags on the school playground by 9.30am on Thursday 23rd October.

There will also be a doorstep collection in your village between 12 – 3pm on Wednesday 22nd October – please leave your bags at the end of your drive / path and they will be collected. Thank you!

The Yorkshire Marathon in Sand Hutton : Pictures

Local Photographers James Drury (Flaxton) and Andrew Fawcett (Claxton) captured the action during the recent Yorkshire Marathon as it passed through Sand Hutton.

Litter Pick

Just a reminder that the Autumn litter pick will be held this Saturday (25th).

Please join us to walk around the villages in small groups and collect litter from the verges and pathways. (After the forecasted high winds for this week, there could be plenty to do!)

Equipment such as litter pickers, rubbish bags and ‘high vis’ vests will be available (thanks to Ryedale District Council). Sturdy shoes or walking boots plus gardening gloves are recommended to be worn.

Afterwards, do join us for sizzling bacon sandwiches (or veggie option) and refreshments back at the Village Hall as a thank you.

Meet at Sand Hutton Village Hall car park at 10am Saturday 25 October.

Village Hall Management Committee

The Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Hall Management committee met on October 10th.

The minutes of the meeting can be seen here (click on link, Adobe Reader required)

OCTOBER 10th Meeting Minutes

Film Night Reminder – This Friday




Sand Hutton and Claxton Village Hall, Friday 17 October 2014

Doors open at 7.00pm

Film starts at 7.30pm prompt

Ticket price – Recommended donation £6 pp

All profits towards the purchase of a Village Hall projector

Tea and biscuits will be provided after the film

Organised by June and Colin Garner, 01904 468243

WI Concert October 18th

posted on behalf go Caroline Hall

Caroline’s Garden Diaries 25.9.2014: Just looking

Needed a walk so I wandered up the hill and walked round the garden of a posh house that you can hire for events, Carmen de los Martires. I’ve always liked it as a place to walk and though never thought it a particularly special garden, it has some nice formal terraces.

It’s been transformed – jumps up my league table of great gardens! Noticed last year they were doing something on what was a hot bare hillside, out of bounds and too steep anyway to walk up; but now there’s new planting and most importantly, paths. So now you can zig-zag up to the walls, the route lined with sculpted lavenders and rosemary, and round each corner, what do you see? New views over the Alhambra, the most stunningly beautiful, interesting and famous palace in Spain, and of all the surrounding mountains.

Returned yesterday to photograph the garden, and also to see if there’s more to it than its views. After all, I had just walked up an even higher hillside outside the city and saw not only the whole of Granada with all its beautiful buildings, but also olive groves, pine forests, Sierra Nevada…… So why is the garden now special? It’s quite a big walled garden set on two hillsides meeting in a little valley. The ups and downs with winding paths are crucial, creating endless views within as well as views without. The walls step down interestingly, and enclosing such a large area (10 acres?), don’t seem restrictive, but just add contrast of colour and structure.

And once I really start looking, then it comes home to me how well chosen and planted are the trees – great collection, including oaks, planes, chestnuts, pines, cedars, olives, acers, Judas trees, ginkgoes (hurray!), brilliant landscaping; Italian cypresses always a winner in that sort of place and there’s new ones along the winding paths.

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