December 14, 2018

Gifts For Christmas : Saturday 7th November – Reminder

Quality stalls at affordable prices for all your Christmas giving


Sand Hutton Village Hall
YO41 1LL
10am to 3pm
Entry £1


For coffee, tea, cakes and light lunches

For further information contact

All proceeds will go to St. Mary’s Church Sand Hutton (Tower Fund)

Green Fingertips Update & 2016 Programme

An update on the Green Fingertips Gardening Club has kindly been provided by John Short. This, together with the 2016 programme can be accessed on the Parish Website on the link below.

For more information please contact John Short ( 01904) 468604 or Colin and June Garner (01904) 468243.


Caroline’s Garden Diaries 15.10.15: No time like the present

You often hear about really old trees that whoever planted them must have had such vision – he never saw what we’re now looking at hundreds of years later, he was only thinking of his grandchildren and their grandchildren, his legacy.

This issue came up yesterday being shown round the lovely arboretum at Dawyck Botanic Garden in Peebleshire where there are superb old trees going back to the 1600s. Looking across at the beautiful wooded valley, with so many old and rare trees brought back by generations of plant-hunters, we also had to think about how to manage succession planting (I learned a lot being in the company of head gardeners and directors of arboreta); these old trees will die and so new ones need to be growing up now to take their place when it happens. At an avenue of copper beeches only recently planted, we’re told “we won’t see them at their best, we’ll be dead, look to the future”.

Well, yes, but they were nice now. It made me think that planting trees is not just about a vision; actually it’s more like having children – perhaps biologically it’s for the future, but you feel it’s for now, you go through life together. Probably that’s biology too, requiring us to care for our offspring.

A curious twist on this theme: Dawyck is the home of a special form of our native beech that is unique in being fastigiate. Beeches are my favourite tree anyway, and I have a Dawyck form in my garden. But the original Dawyck beech was simply a chance variation that doesn’t breed true from seed, and my little three-year old is literally an offshoot of that tree, now 160 years old and 100 foot tall; in visiting Dawyck, I met my tree’s former self!


For more of Caroline’s Garden Diaries Click Here :


Village Hall Management Committee

The Minutes of the meeting of the Village Hall Management Committee held on 12th October are now available

Click Here to view

Changes afoot…

We are considering a few design changes and updates to the Village website over the coming months. Let us know what you like, what you enjoy and what you dislike and we will take that into account. Also if anybody has interesting photos featuring the villages then we can feature them. Let us know your thoughts and ideas in the comments box below. Also, if you’d like to join the team maintaining the site let us know – volunteers most welcome!

Thank you Emergency Claxton Team

There was an accident in Claxton last evening (22nd) and a friend needed some assistance. Thank you to Fiona (multi-tasking) Davies, Rachel (always calm) Baker, Dr (I am trying to be retired) Lyle and a kind gentleman from Greenhills who all rallied around to help.


Jane and Keith Freeman, Marklands, Claxton are leaving after 18 very happy years in this wonderful village. We’ve made many friends and are very, very sad to leave but age has caught up with us. We’re not going far, just to Appletree Village, York, from where we can walk to our daughter’s on Stockton Lane. Leaving Wednesday October 14th.

A special thanks to all those of you have already wished us well and we’re just sorry that it’s suddenly all been a bit of a rush and we haven’t had time to get to see you all.

We hope you will make Lee Wai Choy (better known as Jeremy) as welcome as you made us.

Harvest Supper

Gentle Reminder. If you haven’t booked for this Fridays Harvest supper yet but intend on coming, do please ring Fiona on 468001 or Anne on 468550 so the catering arrangements can be finalised.
We will also be offering Vegetarian dishes but need to know numbers so please do get in touch. Thank you.

Gifts for Christmas 7th November

Saturday November 7th
Sand Hutton Village Hall 10-3pm
Stallholders include Sand Hutton Giifts, jewellery, ceramics, beauty products, wooden toys, books, woodturner, willow basket and much more.

Caroline’s Kitchen for coffee and light lunches.
All proceeds to St. Mary’s Church, Sand Hutton (tower fund)
info or tel 468481

Christmas Saturday Social

SAVE THE DATE – Saturday December 12th 10.30am – 12.30pm.

The Christmas Saturday Social is just 10 weeks away and this year we have a special guest attending (No, not Father Christmas – he’s too busy wrapping presents!)

Come and meet our new MP Kevin Hollinrake who will be joining us, along with our District Councillor Caroline Goodrick.

As usual there will be local products to buy, information on local clubs and village hall activities, the community library and delicious refreshments to enjoy plus with Christmas approaching, mulled wine will be served at midday along with a Christmassy musical interlude.

The Saturday Socials also provide an opportunity for local small businesses to introduce themselves to the community so if you would like to come and say hello, please contact either Caroline (468376) or Angela (468396) for further information.