July 22, 2017

Women’s Institute

Ladies of Claxton & Sand Hutton and surrounding areas!

This Month’s meeting is on Thursday 20th and our speaker for the evening is Iain Kelly from Nunnington Hall who will be talking about conservation of the Tapestries at this wonderful NT house. If you would like to join us this coming Thurs for what promises to be a fascinating evening, you would be most welcome. We meet at 7.30pm in the village hall and visitors pay just £3.50 on the night which includes refreshments.

For further information about joining the WI please contact Angela at a.steele1918@gmail.com
New members are always welcome – this year is the 71st anniversary of Claxton & Sand Hutton WI

Women’s Institute

Ladies of Claxton & Sand Hutton and surrounding areas!

Our next meeting is this coming Thursday – 16th and our speaker for the evening will be talking about Dementia Friends.

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.  If you would like to join us for what promises to be an thought provoking and very informative evening, you would be most welcome.  Come and view ‘Twiddlemuffs‘ that have been knitted by members for the meeting too!

We start at 7.30pm in the village hall and visitors pay just £3.50 at the door which includes refreshments.

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Ladies – this month’s WI meeting will be next Thursday (20th). After a short AGM meeting, our very own Ann Wilde will be giving a talk about Castle Howard. Some of you might know that Ann was a guide at Castle Howard for a number of years so this promises to be an interesting talk.

We meet in the village hall from 7.30pm and visitors pay just £3 for the evening. We hope to see you there and can promise you a warm welcome.

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Ladiesthe next meeting of Claxton & Sand Hutton WI is on Thursday 16th October where our guest speaker will be Andrew Karavics, Head Gardener at Sledmere House.

As this is an open meeting, gentlemen are most welcome to join us as well in what will no doubt be a fascinating look at Sledmere through the years.

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

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Ladies – this month’s WI meeting is on Thursday 15th at 7.30pm in the village hall and we’re in for a treat when Caroline Hall introduces us to the WI choir for an evening entitled “Sing for Joy”.

Visitors pay just £3 on the night (which includes refreshments) and are assured of a very friendly welcome. There will also be a raffle and sales table on the night. This is bound to be a popular evening so come early to get a good seat!!

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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.

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MARCH 2014 WI MEETING

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.

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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.

February WI Meeting

This month our speaker was Inspector Andy Everitt our Ryedale Police Commander talking about his work.

As might be expected, we also welcomed many visitors for this interesting evening.

After joining the police, Andy worked in Thames Valley Police and was stationed at Reading until 1991 then moved on to working as a trainer at the Thames Valley Police training school at Sulhamstead. Eventually posted to York, he performed a variety of operational uniform sergeant roles before being promoted to Inspector.

We were told that reassuringly Ryedale has one of the lowest crime rates in the country (only Broadland (Norfolk) and the Scilly Isles are lower) with much work undertaken to maintain this level and to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour further. We also heard about the ‘stronger families’ agenda being pursued by multi agency action in a bid to prevent some children sleep walking into a life of crime in adulthood.

We heard how belonging to a Neighbourhood Watch scheme really can help reduce crime. Recently, poachers had been caught after a phone call from a concerned resident in Ryedale.

We had a visual demonstration (courtesy of one of our members!) of the arrest procedure including the use of handcuffs, leg restraints and – such is an officer’s life these days, latex gloves and ‘spit bags’ to place over the head if required.

We were introduced to the police radio, stab proof vests, heard how the extendable baton is used as a last resort and how effective the CS gas canister can be (all police trainees are sprayed apparently, to know what it feels like). Thankfully, the taser was on duty elsewhere!

After arrest, we were then taken through the custody procedures.

There was a lively Q& A session including such topics as citizens’ arrest, the use of reasonable force in defending oneself and how we can expect to see more of our PCSO in our villages.

Overall, the evening was a great success.

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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.