June 26, 2019

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

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of you could give the site pages a check through over the next week or so and let us know of any information which is outdated, incorrect or missing.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 webteam@claxton-sandhutton.org.uk 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 http://www.claxton-sandhutton.org.uk/community/village-hall/clubs/green-finger-tips-gardening-club-2/)


NYCC Consultation on Household Waste – Responses by 22.12.13

See below for details :


Free Craft Tuition for Any Age

(for ages 6 to 106)

Try any of these crafts

  • Finger Knitting
  • Hand knitting
  • Finger Stick Weaving
  • Peg Loom Weaving

1 hour sessions available:-

  • Saturday 24th August
  • Sunday 25th August
  • Monday 26th August
  • Tuesday 27th August
  • Wednesday 28th August

other dates by arrangement

in the Craft Room at 1 Whinny Lane, Claxton YO60 7RZ

Phone Rachel on 01904 468336 to book your session

Saturday Social

10 August – a very social Saturday!

Lots of people called into the Village Hall and stayed to enjoy refreshments, chat to neighbours, and see what’s going on in the villages. A wonderful display about the imminent Village Show gave a hint of the tea cosies, large marrows, necklaces, jams, veg, that even now are being prepared for the Show on 7 September; local groups and activities were on display; the Parish website team showed how to sign up for information; our Community Support Officer and Neighbourhood Watch contact were there to answer questions.

Local products were for sale from our farmers (pork pies sold like hot cakes!), gardeners and craftspeople. The predicted glut of courgettes was complemented by marvellous crops of blackcurrants, beans and tomatoes sold to raise funds to support further developments of these events. And all this made beautiful by Rachel’s incredible bunting showing her work with the Knit and Natter group.

Our next Saturday Social will be a Christmas event on 7 December.

New on the Parish Website : Archives

There is now an archive of all of the past articles available on the Parish website under the ‘News and Events’ menu. You can also use the search box at the top of the page to find anything of interest on the site. The web team will be meeting again shortly, so if you have any comments or suggestions around the site and what you would like to see on it contact us here : webteam@claxton-sandhutton.org.uk

We are always looking for new volunteers to help build, promote and maintain the site so if you’d like to help please let us know; and. most importantly, keep your contributions flowing!

York Press Sales

Would anyone like to begin to order the York Press, to collect from box at my gate in the village hall car park? Please let me know if you are interested, on 468571.
Deborah Bayley