December 11, 2018

Friday 11 March – Synolda Arms Pop Up Pub

Claxton & Sand Hutton pop up Pub ‘Synolda Arms’

With music from The Sixties

Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Hall

Friday 11 March 2016 7.00pm ‘till late



Litter Pick 5th March – ‘Clean for the Queen’

The Parish Council is organising a litter-pick round our two villages during the weekend of the official campaign, on Saturday March 5th, meeting at the Village Hall at 10 am.
We are taking part in the “Clean for The Queen”, a campaign to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016.
When she came to the throne litter was not the problem that it is today. Food packaging, plastic bottles, takeaway meals and cigarette butts have all contributed to a growing menace that affects our wildlife, streets, countryside and sense of pride. What better way could we show our gratitude to Her Majesty than to clean up our country?

Refreshments will be provided in the Village Hall at Sand Hutton afterwards as a thank you!


Caroline’s Garden Diaries 10.2.2016: I believe in fairies

Fairy primroses, anyway (sorry Tinkerbell); they’re lovely, and I clap my hands whenever I see them. I’ve grown them for several years, selling them at Saturday Socials, although the poor fairies didn’t actually get much clapping at the last Saturday Social in December. Maybe people were distracted by having our MP there or it may simply be that last year, once germinated, the seedlings grew very slowly and weren’t really big enough for people to believe in them. So I took them home again.

Being away with the fairies has turned out to be a great way to learn things. I had about 30 plants and they were just beginning to come into bud, so I decided I could look after them better and try again at our next sale in April. And without intending to run an experiment on factors influencing growth, I’ve actually given the baby fairies quite a variety of experiences – and the outcome has been a marvellous lesson on plant development. Thus, some were immediately potted up in much larger pots, either individually or in groups, some planted out in the garden, some plonked in the unheated greenhouse, some kept in north-facing windows some kept warm and comfortable on a south-facing window-sill, and some have been fed – something I often don’t bother with. The difference in fairy growth across these different conditions is quite dramatic.

What I’ve learned is that, of course, plants grow better under certain conditions – but seeing the evidence really brings it home that to grow decent plants you need to give them a lot of care (lesson for the Plant Fair in 2017!). But don’t despise chance; the best Fairy of all was grown at Vicarage Farm where it happened to get chucked into a bucket.

Missing still from wold view – small black cat

Our gorgeous and much loved black cat is still missing.

She is small, all black except for a few hairs of white on her chest. We have had a couple of possible sightings in the village but no further news.

We her desperately, please call 07809140717 or email We live at will view directly behind the school in Sand Hutton.

Sarah Moore