November 21, 2018

Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Hall AGM 2015

The next Annual General Meeting of the Sand Hutton and Claxton Village Hall will take place on Monday 13th April 2015 at 7.30 pm, at the Village Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend and to make comments and suggestions on how your Village Hall and social programme are run for the benefit of your community-new blood and fresh ideas are always welcome!
If you would like to be more involved in running the Village Hall, or wish to know more, come along on the 13th and/or please contact me or any member of the Committee.
Philip Orton  468525

Litter Pick

Don’t forget the Spring litter pick on Saturday March 28th.

Equipment such as litter pickers, rubbish bags and ‘high vis’ vests will be available and as usual it would be a good idea to wear walking boots/sturdy shoes and gardening gloves.

Afterwards, come and enjoy a bacon sandwich (or veggie option) and refreshments back at the Village Hall.

Meet at the Village Hall car park at 10.30am Saturday 28 March

Please help to keep our villages tidy, it really is worth the effort.

Village Show

Save the Date !
Produce and Craft Show
Saturday 5th September
Barton le Willows Village Hall

Last year, we took a break from holding the Annual Sand Hutton and Claxton Village Show. We’ve been exploring other possibilities – and the Show is back!
The new idea is to work with other villages, taking turns to host it. Barton le Willows Village Hall Committee are taking the plunge and will hold the 2015 Produce and Craft Show, with classes for fruit and vegetables, cookery, crafts. Entries invited from all ages, all surrounding villages

Find out more at the Spring Saturday Social on 18th April in Sand Hutton and Claxton Village Hall, 10.30 a.m.

Sand Hutton School – Bags 2 School collection this Wednesday

Please help us to raise funds for our local village school in Sand Hutton and ask your family, and friends to help too. For each bag of clothes and shoes collected, we receive approximately £5. Previous collections raised £400!!! Thank you for your support.

Please fill your bags with quality clothing and shoes only – Bags 2 School will also accept hats, belts, handbags and ties. No bric-a-brac, bedding, school uniform, branded corporate clothing or work wear please. It is a great excuse for sorting out your cupboards in time for spring!

Watch out for a leaflet and a bag being delivered through your door but if a ‘bags 2 school’ bag is not delivered to your door, then an ordinary bin bag can be used instead.

Please take your bags to Sand Hutton School by 9am on Wednesday 25th March. Thank you.

Neighbourhood Watch

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

A barn full of straw was set alight last night causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. This was in an isolated rural location near Sand Hutton and Claxton. Please be vigilant and report to police immediately if people are seen on land or acting suspiciously. Incident number 12150045291 refers if you have any information about last night’s arson.


The Parish Council would like to thank all those residents involved with research for, involvement in and attendance at today’s Appeal Hearing. This case has been very complex and the meeting was over 5 hours long! Despite assurances to the contrary, the focus of the appeal was relating to the contested conditions attached to application 2 (the application approved by Ryedale in February).

Fortunately, those present were prepared for this eventuality and a strong defence was mounted for the conditions to be retained. At least the lengthy meeting allowed many different points to be raised with the Planning Inspector. The issues of the ‘cordon sanitaire’ and covenants were raised and will be included in the Inspector’s deliberations. We now await the Planning Inspector’s decision which we will share once it is available.

Neighbourhood Watch

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

North Yorkshire Police has announced the start of the Evolve Programme – a three-way collaboration with Cleveland Police and Durham Constabulary.

Through the programme, each of the police services will be exploring ways to work together across organisational boundaries, in order to increase operational resilience, improve services for communities and achieve financial savings.

In the first phase of the programme, the forces will focus on integrating services in the areas of major crime, response to civil emergencies and disaster victim identification.

Subsequent phases of Evolve will look at increasing collaboration across other specialist areas of the service. Local policing will not be included in the programme, and local police will continue to be embedded at the heart of their local communities.

Whilst the main focus of Evolve will be on service improvement, all three police forces will be seeking to reduce operational costs through the programme, as part of broader plans to meet the financial challenges facing all police services. In the first year, North Yorkshire Police is aiming to save approximately £2m, with further savings possible as the programme develops.

Commenting on the Evolve collaboration, North Yorkshire Police’s Chief Constable, Dave Jones said:

“Good neighbourhood policing sits at the heart of our service in North Yorkshire, and we will continue to keep that focus. But there are other areas of policing where it makes sense to think beyond county boundaries, and these are the areas that we will be looking at through the Evolve Programme. It is early days, and there is a lot of work to do, but I believe this collaboration with Cleveland Police and Durham Constabulary gives us the right vehicle to meet operational policing challenges in a new way.”

Julia Mulligan, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said:

“I want the people of North Yorkshire to have the best possible police service, with the best possible value for tax-payers. To do that, we need to form partnerships with a range of different organisations, including other police forces. Together we will ensure the Evolve Programme delivers services and savings in the best interests of local people.”

AD planning appeal hearing – be there!

I’m sure you all now know that the AD planning application appeal is due to be heard by a government planning Inspector at Ryedale House in Malton on Thursday 18th March at 10am.

This Post is just remind you and say “Be There” the more that attend the greater our influence is likely to be.

Litter Pick

It’s time to clean up our villages!

The Spring litter pick will be held on Saturday March 28th.

Please join us to walk around/between Claxton & Sand Hutton in small groups, collecting litter from the verges and pathways. It really does make a huge difference to where we live when our villages are clean and tidy.

Equipment such as litter pickers, rubbish bags and ‘high vis’ vests will be available (thanks to Ryedale District Council) but as usual it would be a good idea to wear walking boots/sturdy shoes and gardening gloves.

As a thank you for giving up your time to help, there will be sizzling bacon sandwiches (or veggie option) and refreshments back at the Village Hall afterwards.

Meet at the Village Hall car park at 10.30am Saturday 28 March

Please help to keep our villages tidy.

Gravel Pit Farm Anaerobic Digester


As you know the second application for this development was approved by Ryedale District Council on 10th February.  Certain conditions have been attached to the approval, 5 of which the applicant is contesting.

The Planning Appeal Hearing regarding non-determination of the first application will be held at 10.00am on 19th March at Ryedale House.

A meeting was held with Janet Waggott (Chief Executive of Ryedale District Council) on the evening of Wednesday 4th March to discuss a series of questions raised by residents.  On Friday 6th March she sent her written responses.

A meeting of residents was held on Saturday 7th March to discuss these responses and explore future actions.  A planning consultant is giving advice and guidance and there is a petition in circulation.

There has been much confusion over the focus of the appeal meeting and how to register to speak.  We are informed that “ the appointed Inspector can only determine the application which is now subject to appeal (14/00709/MFUL).  As the second application (14/01073/MFU) is not subject to appeal, the Inspectorate cannot review the decision …. In determining a section 78 planning appeal, the appointed Inspector can either dismiss the appeal in which case permission is refused, or allow it.  In the event of allowing an appeal the Inspector also has the power and authority to impose conditions if he/ she considers it both necessary and appropriate to do so.”

We are advised that people cannot register in advance to speak on the 19th.

Permission may be given to speak on the day but this is at the Inspector’s discretion.

Please attend on 19th March if you are able to do so.