November 22, 2017

Don’t Miss The Bus!

The bus times, they are a changing. Not by a huge amount but just enough so that you might miss the bus next week. The 181 bus service operated by Stephensons runs from York to Malton via Claxton and Sand Hutton. This local service is not used enough but for those who use it, it is a real lifeline. The bus drivers are a friendly bunch and look after their passengers – even stopping for me when I am late rushing to the bus!

A leaflet with the new timetable can be found here

and the changes start from 10th April.

This bus service was recently under threat from North Yorkshire County Council budget cuts but is just hanging on after support in a public consultation and because this route also services Castle Howard. So give the bus a try and then we are more likely to retain this important rural service for our villages.

Work on A64 and Whinney Lane Claxton restrictions

The Highways agency has given notice of its intention to carry out maintenance work on the A64 near to Claxton. Expected to start on Monday April 28th for 5 nights or until completed, the work will take place between 8pm and 6am.

One of the effects of this work will be to close the side road access with Whinney Lane.

Full details of the works to be carried out was published by the Highways Agency under ‘Public Notices’ in the Gazette & Herald – March 26th edition.


Having just spent two hours on the way home from work I thought others may like to be aware of this:

The A64 northbound is closed between the junctions with the A1237 York North and the A169, due to a serious accident. Road expected to re-open from 12:15 am on 26 February 2014. – See more at:

Whinny Lane Claxton

Road maintenance works are due to commence on Monday 4 March on A64 near the junction of Whinny Lane. At times during the works, no vehicles will be able to enter or leave A64 at its junction with Whinny Lane. The Highways notification placed in the Gazette & Herald on 6 Feb is shown above.

Getting to Stamford Bridge – it is tricky

Don’t go down to Buttercrambe woods today if you want to get to Stamford Bridge! There are not many signs warning you but 2 of the usual routes to Stamford Bridge from Claxton/Sand Hutton are still blocked by floods. The flood in the usual spot near the Battle Flatts vet clinic in Stamford Bridge is very high at the moment – no way through.

Buttercrambe Mill Bridge Now Open

The works have been completed on Buttercrambe Mill Bridge and so it is much easier to get to Scrayingham etc. Diversion signs have been removed. Be warned however, that the openings between the new stone pillars on the bridge are 7 feet wide only and it does feel like you need to breathe in as you go through!

Buttercrambe Mill Bridge Closure

Just a reminder that Buttercrambe Mill Bridge will be closed for up to 10 weeks for repair and maintenance. The bridge was closed from yesterday (30th Jan) and there are barriers across – but no sign of works happening this morning! The sign at the bridge says it will be closed for 5 weeks but Highways advised it would be a 10 week project. To get to Scrayingham, the quickest diversion is through Stamford Bridge and then take the left turn signed ‘Malton’. Other information on roadworks and diversions can be found on the North Yorkshire County Council website:-

Bus Timetable

Bus Route 181 – our local bus route timetable can be found by clicking on this link:

Ryedale District Council provide a facility on their website to find your way around the area by public and community transport.
If you click on the link above you can type in our bus route number and get the most up to date timetable.

You can also find this information on the Parish Council’s Public Information Page