December 17, 2018

beer needs a good home

Following the recent pop up pub event at the ‘Synolda Arms’ we have approximately 23 pints of Traditional Ale – ‘Double Chance’ left over. It’s in a box like a wine box approximately 12″ square. Try before you buy! We would like someone to make good use of it and a donation would be very welcome .

contact Fiona on 01904 468001 for details.

Neighbourhood Watch

The following message has been received from the North Yorkshire Police Community Messaging Service:

Police Launch National Counter Terrorism Awareness Campaign

North Yorkshire Police is supporting a national police campaign, designed to make it harder for terrorists to attack the UK.

The National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week, will run from November 24 – November 30. During the week, police and partner agencies will work together to deliver activity and events across the country, to increase vigilance amongst the general public, businesses and the transport community.

Activity will focus on five key areas, where simple measures and an increased understanding could help to prevent an act of terrorism. Each day will feature a different theme: crowded places, transport hubs, preventing violent extremism, terrorist financing and the tools terrorists need to operate.

In North Yorkshire, each theme will be supported by different engagement activity, ranging from security briefings for sports venues, retailers, leisure parks and transport operators, to the delivery of public advice in community venues, universities and shopping centres.
Targeted police operations will also take place at key sites across the force area in an effort to disrupt terrorist activity, or criminal efforts which may help to fund or support terrorist objectives.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Kennedy said: “In August the threat to the UK from International Terrorism was increased to severe. While there is currently no specific intelligence of an attack on the UK, it is vital we ensure we are in the best possible position to prevent and detect any potential terrorist threats. Members of the public and the business community have a particularly important role to play went it comes to recognising suspicious activity and reporting it to police. Those who work in, or visit, crowded places are often best placed to recognise the early signs that something is wrong. We want them to know what to do if they suspect something is out of the ordinary and how they can help to protect themselves and others. By working together we can make it harder for terrorists to operate in the UK. Through increased awareness and vigilance we can reduce their opportunities and disrupt their activities to better protect our communities, our businesses and industry.”

If you suspect it, report it. Anyone with concerns about suspicious activity or behaviour is asked to contact the Confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. In the case of an immediate threat, always dial 999.

Reminder : Pop-Up Pub night

The Synolda Arms pop up pub opens for business this Friday 28 November from 7pm – last orders 11pm. Real ales, mulled wine, cider, sausage rolls, crisps, pickled eggs and if you’ve ordered your fish and chip supper, don’t forget to be there for 8pm or your fish might go cold! Plus a Christmas picture quiz to keep the brain cells excercised.

If you’d like to be a volunteer barman or woman, contact Fiona for more details on 468001.

Sand Hutton School Christmas Fair – This Friday!

Everyone is invited to the Sand Hutton Primary School Christmas Fair this Friday 28th November from 6pm to 8pm at school.

The activities will include Snowball Scavenge, toy and book stall, children’s craft making, Phoenix cards, Christmas cake stall, gift stalls, bottle tombola, whisky roll, reindeer racing, tasty hot food and lots more!

Festive Raffle with amazing prizes – remote control model tractor, Ice Factor tickets, Tykes Restaurant vouchers, York City tickets, a free MOT, pantomime tickets, luxury hamper and much more. Raffle tickets are only £1 and available on the night or from the school office.

FREE entry to fair, all proceeds from evening will go towards school equipment and books

Neighbourhood Watch

The following message has been received from the North Yorkshire Police Community Messaging Service:

Cold calling roofers

Report received over the weekend of “roofers” cold calling in the Starbeck area of Harrogate, targeting elderly consumers offering felting, fascias and guttering. This resulted in Trading Standards Officers directly intervening, saving the consumer over £1000. Please ensure you always obtain paperwork for any work undertaken on your property, and any work quoted in excess of £42 MUST carry a 14 day cooling off period (your right to cancel). If you have any information please contact North Yorkshire Trading Standards on 03454 04 05 06 and ask the information be passed to Katrina Nelson-Berry

Pop up Community bakery

Thanks to everyone who supported our 2nd pop up bakery on Claxton village green yesterday. There was a great turnout despite the very wet conditions again. We’re keen to have feedback on the bread and cakes so please let one of the bakers know. Is there a bread you’d like us to bake for next time? We’re open to suggestions.

Neighbourhood Watch

The following message has been received from the North Yorkshire Police Community Messaging Service

Fraudulent Charity Collectors

Charity collectors fraudulently claiming to be working on behalf of The Children’s Trust have been observed in the Albany Avenue area of Harrogate. The collectors failed to show any identification when asked. All legitimate charity workers should have identification and are instructed to show it when asked. Should you come across these people please report any activities on 03454 04 05 06 and ask for your message to be passed to Andy Fox, Divisional Officer, North Yorkshire Trading Standards

Beautiful South Concert Tickets

Thelma and I have been called away to a family funeral this Friday 21st – which means (very sadly) we have 2 tickets to see The Beautiful South in concert at the York Opera House!

Any interest please call Chris on 01904 468418 or email

Women’s Institute

Ladies – this month’s WI meeting will be next Thursday (20th). After a short AGM meeting, our very own Ann Wilde will be giving a talk about Castle Howard. Some of you might know that Ann was a guide at Castle Howard for a number of years so this promises to be an interesting talk.

We meet in the village hall from 7.30pm and visitors pay just £3 for the evening. We hope to see you there and can promise you a warm welcome.

Saturday Social 13th December

Christmas Saturday Social is only a month away!
Saturday 13th December in Sand Hutton Village Hall from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30.

Any local products to sell or local information to display? Let us know and we’ll reserve a space for you: contact Caroline tel: 468376 email: