June 26, 2019

Shake off the post-festive Blues

Following last years sell-out success

we are proud to announce the

Claxton & Sand Hutton

Village Burns Night Supper 2015

 Saturday 24th January 2015
7.00pm – 9.30pm

Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Hall 

Come celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s greatest poet with a traditional 3 Course Scottish Feast – vegetarian option available

plus Themed Music & Entertainment

(bring your own drinks)

Wear something tartan (however small)

Tickets are strictly limited – first come first served available from Andrew & Liese Fawcett on (01904) 468020

or email amfawcett@gmail.com

Adults : £10
Under 16′s : £6

(all profits go to Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Hall Funds)

Christmas Saturday Social – coming very soon!

Come along to Sand Hutton Village Hall for real coffee, Yorkshire tea and mince pies on Saturday 13 December from 10.30am – 12.30 pm.

Pop in and enjoy a cup of tea whilst browsing a Fairtrade stall with household goods, gifts, chocolates and Christmas treats. There will also be Christmas wreaths for sale, a selection of St Mary’s Gifts for Christmas and cakes/bakes for sale from Claxton & Sand Hutton WI.

As usual, there will be local products available including pork pies, flour, plants and honey.
Come and see what local groups are doing plus the Community Library will be open.
There will be festive music making and entertainment plus a children’s craft table.
Oh and remember to bring along donations in your Penny Pots for the Charity stall.

Call in and catch up!

Saturday Social

Saturday Social latest! Andrew Woods, Curator of Numismatics at the York Museums Trust will be bringing a selection of artefacts from the Claxton Hoard. Found locally inside a leaden box, the Hoard (which is Viking in origin), was unearthed by a plough on the 12th September 1807.  It consisted of approx 270 coins and an assortment of silver arm bands. Andrew will be inviting local people to add to the Museums knowledge of the area where the Claxton Hoard was found. So, come along on Saturday 6th September and see some real treasure!

Knitting Wool

Calling all knitters! Our resident knitting guru Rachel will be bringing lots of different wool to the Spring Social this Saturday so if you want some very reasonably priced wool be sure to come along and see her. Rachel’s wool is just one of a variety of local produce on offer this Saturday 10.30am – 12.30. Hope to see you there!

Women’s Institute

Ladies – WI Thursday 17th at 7.30pm in the village hall. This month’s guest speaker is an old favourite – Chris Beavers talking about dolls. Chris is always entertaining so come along for a pleasant night out. Visitors pay just £3 on the night including refreshments and can be assured of a very warm welcome. This month there will also be a raffle and sales table.

Women’s Institute


This month our speaker was Mick Oliver, a volunteer with Older Citizens Advocacy York (OCAY). OCAY are a small local charity whose main aim is to provide a free & independent advocacy service for all citizens of York aged 50 and over.

Mick explained that the charity (based in Towend Street York) comprising 2 paid staff and 20 or so volunteers, deal with a variety of requests including Benefits assistance, Disability or Mental Health issues, Consumer issues, Personal Finance and Social Services matters. No issue is too small. It can take minutes to resolve (for example help with completion of a form) or longer term problems might take months to resolve. Throughout this time the volunteer advocate provides confidential support and guidance.

Whilst OCAY is partly funded by the Big Lottery and Ward Committees, they also need to continually find ways to raise funds for ongoing running costs.

We heard that OCAY are always looking for additional volunteers to train as advocates. No special qualifications are required other than common sense, the ability to actively listen, the ability to get on with people and a willingness to help right wrongs. Should anyone be interested in volunteering they can contact Office Manager Linda Tester in the first instance.

One final point that Mick mentioned was that the free service only extends to those living within the York Boundary. Ryedale residents should contact Scarborough Advocacy (01723 363910) who cover our area.

Next Month’s Speaker will be the ever popular Chris Beavers talking about dolls. Visitors are most welcome and there will be a raffle and sales table available too.

Synolda Arms

Big thanks to Bev, Fiona and all who helped arrange last nights event at the VH – most enjoyable – even despite our frankly appalling performance at the ‘Yorkshire’ quiz. I cannot believe i had gone nearly 50 years without trying a pickled egg!


Women’s Institute

The next meeting of Claxton & Sand Hutton WI will be on Thursday 20 March at 7.30pm in the village hall and features a talk by Michael Oliver of Older Citizens Advocacy York (OCAY) on the work undertaken by this local charity. All ladies are welcome and visitors pay just £3 on the night which includes refreshments.

Women’s Institute

Ladies – just a reminder that the WI meeting this Thursday (20th) has Ryedale Police Inspector Andy Everitt as our guest speaker for the evening. So, if you have a question about Policing in Ryedale, this is your opportunity to ask it!

Starting at 7.30pm in the village hall, the evening costs just £3 for visitors (payable on the night) including refreshments. There will also be a raffle and sales table available.

Burns Night 2014 – Pictures

A collection of Photos from the Claxton & Sand Hutton Burns Night Supper held at the Village Hall, January 25th 2014.

(Click on the images to view at a larger size)

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