July 21, 2019

Poultry Update!

Very pleased and relieved to report that the Hen has now finished her walkabout and returned home to her Eglu for a long deserved sleep after 36 hours ‘on the run’. Panic over.

Andrew / Liese

For sale – TV Cabinet, Help the Village Hall

For sale - An attractive display cabinet/TV stand which would complement any home!

 Offers are invited for this outstanding piece of furniture and it will go to the highest bidder.

The owners have very kindly offered to donate the proceeds to the Village Hall funds.

Now’s the chance to enhance your home and help the Village Hall!

To arrange a viewing or make an offer please email Johnshort.clx@btinternet.com



I am collecting used stamps, does anyone know of a charity that wants them?
Thanks Rosy Miers ( 468481)

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 sas2272@gmail.com. We live at will view directly behind the school in Sand Hutton.

Sarah Moore

Claxton High Speed Broadband : here at last!

After a very long wait its seems Fibre-based High Speed Broadband has finally arrived in Claxton*. Some of you may have already received notification from BT. It is worth noting that you do not need to be a BT customer to get the service as BT are legally obliged to ‘unbundle’ their services to other providers. So – unless you are in a long term contract it is well worth shopping around as there are some good introductory offers.

I have ordered a service from PlusNet (who are part of BT now) and this will be installed in a couple of weeks. This gives a ‘guaranteed’ 80Mbps  (Megabits per second) download and 20Mbps upload – more than 15x what we were getting previously. It is costing a little more but should provide improved performance for streaming audio, video, games and TV. If you have a ‘Smart’ connected TV or use BBC iPlayer then it will almost certainly be worthwhile, with less buffering of video etc. The higher upload speeds should also make things like Skype and FaceTime better too for most people. And, for those like myself who work mainly from home it should make things faster and less frustrating all round.

It is also worth noting that the lower cost packages from most providers have a ‘usage cap’ which limits the amount you can download each month. Video, Skype and TV will consume quite a bit if used heavily so its best to speak to the provider to see which is the best package on offer depending on your likely usage.

I’d be interested to hear of the early experiences if anybody is already up and running – let us know in the comments section on the website  http://www.claxton-sandhutton.org.uk/2015/10/03/high-speed-broadband/ together with any questions.

We’ll maybe try to get some video on the Village website – which could do with a bit of a revamp. Contributions most welcome.

* I’m not sure if Sand Hutton is ‘enabled’ yet – does anybody know?

Andrew Fawcett

Community Noticeboard Reminder

If you live locally and have anything For Sale, Wanted or better still to Freecycle you can list it for free on the Website Community Noticeboard. Items posted will remain for around 6 weeks before being removed, or you can let us know if you no longer want the listing active.

The Noticeboard page is at http://www.claxton-sandhutton.org.uk/community-noticeboard/ with full details

Further Development at FERA / DEFRA

Capita and Newcastle University have been chosen to create a joint venture with Defra to help run Fera, the Food and Environment Research Agency as part of Defra’s ambitious science programme. The joint venture will unlock £14.5m of new investment.

This is part of Defra’s ambitious science programme and recognition of the importance of cutting-edge research. The joint venture will expand the agency’s world-leading scientific capability and strengthen its role in food safety research. It will enable Fera to play an even greater role in helping to drive growth in our £100 billion agri-food industry.

- See more at: http://www.ukspa.org.uk/blog/15/02/multi-million-pound-investment-sees-further-development-sand-hutton-site

A64 to be dual carriageway?

in case not seen… link to Press article below



Help : Carrots !

Hello, I wonder if any gardening club member will help me with any tips on growing carrots next year, please? My gardening is confined to raised beds and I am at the wrong age to go through a learning curve of even as long as 2 years. I wish to grow a good crop of carrots next year, simple as that. And left to myself, know that next year I would learn what I should have done and be all ready for 2016 season. I formerly lived at Stamford Bridge for ~16 years and performed odds and sods activities for the local Benefice.


Ray Barry

01757 28 82 78 J

Cat Found

A stray cat was found in Claxton this afternoon (Saturday the 19th) in considerable distress. The RSPCA have taken it to a vet. The cat is of oriental origin, and despite its distress,  appeared in good condition.

If you’ve lost  a cat that fits this description please call the RSPCA on  01904 654949 (York office, open 11.00-15.30 Tuesday to Sunday) or 0300 1234 999 (national helpline)

John Short