May 24, 2019

Women’s Institute

Ladies – our speaker for this Thursday’s WI meeting (18th) is Author and columnist Sue Woodcock talking about her very varied career from policewoman to shepherd (some of you may have read Sue’s entertaining diary from the Yorkshire Post when she lived on her smallholding above Grassington). We start at 7.30pm in the village hall at Sand Hutton and you’d be very welcome to join us for what promises to be another very interesting evening. Visitors pay just £3.50 on the door which includes refreshments.

Synolda restoration

Villagers may be interested to know that ‘Synolda’, the 15 inch gauge steam locomotive which ran in the grounds of Sand Hutton Hall in 1912, is in a weak and fragile state! Having run on the Ravenglass Railway since 1980, she now needs careful restoration work over the next three years. More information about this popular engine, which made a re-appearance at Sand Hutton School in 2012, can be found at the link
Posted on behalf of Sand Hutton and Claxton Heritage Group

Glasses Found

As some of you know we had our son Rupert’s Christening on Sunday the 3rd of March. During this event and possibly in the Church an elderly relative of mine managed to acquire an additional pair of glasses that look to belong to someone else.

If you have lost some glasses at the church please let me know and I will try and reunite you!

Kind Regards

Miles Pote

Litter Pick

The Parish Council is organising a Litter Pick on Saturday 13th April, starting from the Village Hall at 10.30am.

Come and help us in cleaning up the verges (you’ll find some interesting stuff), followed by your reward of coffee and delicious bacon sarnies.

Knit & Natter Group

Knit & Natter or just a cuppa and chatter?
We meet on the 1st Monday of each month in the Village Hall 10.00 am to 12 noon. New friends are always welcome to join us, with or without knitting. Just drop in for a cuppa or contact Rachel.

Saturday Social

Our next Saturday Social is coming up soon: 19th January (it’s a Saturday!) at the Village Hall from 10.30am until 12.30. There will be local products to buy, local information displayed, etc but most importantly, a chance to meet friendly people over a good cup of free coffee.

Bags 2 School collection Sunday 18th March

Please help us raise funds for our village school, Sand Hutton CE Primary School, by doing some recycling! Please fill a bag with any unwanted clothing, shoes, hats, belts, ties and soft toys. No bric-a-brac, bedding, curtains, towels or uniform/ workwear please. It is a great excuse for a spring clear out.
Any bag can be used and there will be a door step collection in both Claxton and Sand Hutton this Sunday afternoon (18th) – just leave your bag visible eg at end of drive. Otherwise, bags can be left on the school playground before 9am on Monday 19th March.
Thank you for your support – your donated clothes and shoes will be turned into funds for school projects such as sports equipment, trips, musical instruments and much more.

Saturday Social

Banish those Winter Blues! – Don’t Forget to come along to the Saturday Social in the village hall on Saturday 20th Jan 10.30am – 12.30pm.

There’ll be plenty of local news to catch up with, delicious refreshments to enjoy plus local produce to buy.

Please support this local event.

Sand Hutton Lane

Dear All

I have lived / worked in Sand Hutton for over 40 years and never seen the lane from the A64 to the village in such poor condition.

The lane was never designed to take the volume of traffic or size of vehicles that now tackle it daily.
Large commercial vehicles and ever larger tractors / trailers don’t feel the need to slow for oncoming traffic – they just pull onto the verge, depositing most of it across the road. They have such large wheels they don’t even notice, or care.

The road is simply too narrow to cope with the size and quantity of modern vehicles now using it.
It urgently needs widening and re-surfacing before either there’s a nasty accident or we have to dig our way out.

In order to get any attention from the council, I’m urging all residents of Sand Hutton and Claxton to visit the Highways Agency website and complete a complaint form at
It’s easy and quick to do, but needs many of us to complain before they even take a look..

All support will be much appreciated.

Kind regards

David Black
Woodside Farm, Sand Hutton

Pet sitter

Looking for a dog sitter who is happy to open their home to a two year old male Labrador.

Fully house trained with a love for tennis balls.

Looking for someone who is happy to have him all day.

Please let me know if you would be interested