The next meeting of Sand Hutton and Claxton Knit and Natter is on Monday 7th October. 10.00am to 12 noon. All welcome, knitters or not, from far or near.
More details from Rachel on 01904 468336
The Yorkshire Marathon – a Jane Tomlinson event, will be passing through Sand Hutton on Sunday 20th October 2013. There will be nearly 7,000 participants so it will be quite a spectacle.
The route near us goes from Upper Helmsley through to Sand Hutton and then turns towards Stamford Bridge through Buttercrambe Moor Wood. The runners do not go through Claxton but that is a contingency route. Various roads will be shut from approximately 9.45am until 1.15pm.
There is a lot more information on the marathon website
Unfortunately the community library cannot be open this coming Monday – 17 June. Normal service will be resumed on Mon 24th.
I have recently been restocking with new titles both in books and DVDs so why not pop in and see the ever growing choice available. Enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee whilst you browse!
If you have books (fiction, biographies or autobiographies, in a clean condition) or DVDs that you have finished with, please consider donating them to the library for others to enjoy. Contact me on 468396.
Please support your community library – it’s completely free.
Dog mess is an unpleasant aspect of dog ownership but it is every owner’s duty to clean up after their dog.
Unfortunately, there is an increase in dog mess being left in Claxton & Sand Hutton and whilst many dog owners do always clear up after their dog, some are clearly not doing so. The Parish Council therefore ask that all dog owners please ensure they clear up after their pets and either use the dog waste bins provided in Claxton or take it home and dispose of it in domestic bins.
It is an offence to leave your dog’s mess behind. If you are caught not clearing up after your dog, you could be prosecuted and fined up to £1000.
Please help to keep our community clean and pleasant for all.
Not the way to make a sale!
This week I had the misfortune to encounter a very angry young door salesman who became abusive when I told him I didn’t buy from door salesmen. I was friendly, polite and pointed out that I had a sticker on the door that asked door salesmen not to call. He immediately became angry and demanded to know who told me to put it there which followed with aggressive questioning. I told him that it was none of his business – politely but maybe a little tersely – his agitation grew worse and he launched himself into a torrid of negatives about ‘posh people in big houses’ that didn’t give ‘people like him’ (out of prison 10 days and trying to work. From a council estate. No chance in life. Etc etc)
I’d like to know who employed him, where he came from and why he felt he could speak that way to someone he didn’t know? Any suggestions?
I did feel sorry for him as he stormed off in a temper but I also thought that it was a very intimidating approach and wondered how many others had him call.
Manuka honey success
My dog had a very deep wound that would not heal despite antibiotics so I smeared manuka honey on it. In a few hours the infection was drawn out and collected in a hard lump. The following day it dropped off and the wound was closed.
Manuka honey is a New Zealand product and comes in varying strengths from 5 to 25 depending on the antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal properties. I paid £20 for a 500grm jar. I buy Manuka honey as it cures many illness, helps oxidise the blood which helps create a healthy body environment. No infections can survive in oxidise blood with a healthy ph level.
Honey was used during the last World War as a wound cleanser and saved many lives. That was the days before all the processing and additives, colours and flavourings.
However, I wondered if local honey that is unprocessed would be of equal value. It would certainly be cheaper. It would be interesting to hear from local beekeepers.
One hundred and four and not out – and not bad for an old man!
Rowntrees and Huntington cricket club member, Andy Main (62) of Claxton scored his third century last weekend in a cricket career that has spanned over 50 years when he began playing as a very young lad in the 1950’s.
Do you have a hat that you’d love to be a bit creative with? We will be holding a free workshop when we’ll show you how to make the most of your hat with ribbons and bows, buttons or flowers. In fact, the accessories are endless. All you need to bring is your hat.
If you’d be interested in attending let us know.
Give a dog a home
The Yorkshire Coast Dog Rescue is a small charity that was set up to help the stray, abandoned and mistreated dogs from around the Yorkshire coast area. If you could give a dog a home, foster or help they’d love to hear from you. www.yorkshirecoastdogrescue.com
The Parish Council will be hosting its Spring Saturday Social on April 20th in the village hall from 10.30am – 12.30pm. There will be a variety of local produce for sale including delicious honey, the famous farm pork pies, plants, jewellery and locally milled flours plus a Fairtrade stall. Find out what is happening in local groups and how to join, get a sneak preview of the 2013 Village Show theme and hear all about future entertainment events in the village hall.
As usual there will be refreshments and home made cakes and as entrance is free, please support this local event.
VH, Sat 10 – 12
Did you remember to tell all your frends?
Miles Pote arrived in Claxton with his wife Katie just before Christmas (although he has a long association with the village as a regular visitor to Jim Goodwill over the years). Miles has started his own painting & decorating business so if Spring turns your thoughts to decorating, why not contact him for a very competitively priced quote.
Miles lives at Five Steps and can be contacted on 468108 or email Milespote500@hotmail.com
Ladies – don’t forget the next WI meeting – tomorrow Thursday 17th. Guest Speaker Roy Pawsey will be giving an account of ‘Night Shift at York Minster’. Starts at 7.30pm.
New members will be given a warm welcome. Alternatively why not give it a try out as a guest (£3 on the night).
Owing to a full day event booked into the village hall, the Community Library cannot open on Mon 21st Jan. However, the library will be open on Wed 23rd Jan during the community lunch (12.30 – 2pm approx). Normal library service will be resumed on Monday 28th Jan.