September 17, 2019

Help us do a Spruce-Up!

Our Village website is now over three years old and increasingly in need of a bit of a dust-off – so we need your help, please!

It would be greatly appreciated if any of you could give the site pages a check through over the next week or so and let us know of any information which is outdated, incorrect or missing. Also any suggestions for the site would be most welcome. Simply email us at and we’ll make the changes.

Finally, if any of you have any nice pictures taken in or around the villages let us know via the Contribute form and we can put them in the site gallery when it relaunches.

Thank You.




A Date with Litter

The next litter pick around Claxton and Sand Hutton is planned for Saturday 15th March. So this is just some advanced warning so you can pop the date in your diary.

If you have not experienced a village litter pick before, we usually meet at the Village Hall, Sand Hutton and then go off in small teams to target different areas of the village and collect litter from the paths and verges. Ryedale District Council provide bags, high vis vests and some litter pickers. Then back to the Village Hall to marvel at our haul and have some refreshments – there are even whispers of hot bacon sarnies this year….

More info to come nearer the time. Here is a pic of trailer of rubbish that we collected in a previous litter pick – it makes a big difference.

Found – Little-Tikes children’s car

A Little-Tikes Cosy Coupe car was found on Kirk Balk Lane during the Christmas holidays. Please contact me if it’s yours.

01904 468 001

Advance Notice : Green Fingertips Gardening Club February Meeting – “Wonderful Weeds”

“Wonderful Weeds”

We will meet on 6 February in Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Hall at 19.00 to chat before the talk starts at 19.30.

There is a visitor’s entrance fee of £3 which includes refreshments.

Have you ever wondered why weeds thrive despite your best efforts to kill them whilst cherished plants die even though you cosset them? This talk looks at the amazing strategies that annual and perennial weeds use in their battle for survival against the gardener. It does so by telling the stories of selected weeds (e.g. chickweed, rose bay willow herb and mare’s tail) that regularly invade the garden.

It also covers plants that were initially introduced as garden plants but “jumped over the fence” to become weeds in the general environment (e.g. rhododendron and giant hogweed). This is definitely not a dreary tale of common weeds and how to kill them; but suggestions for dealing with troublesome weeds will be given if required!

We look forward to welcoming guests.

Many thanks,


(for more information on GFT see


NYCC Consultation on Household Waste – Responses by 22.12.13

See below for details :