Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Harvest Festival - St Margaret's Church - Sunday 15th October 2017

This Sunday, the 15th October, is Harvest Festival at the Church.

It starts at 6 30pm and there will be light refreshments afterwards.

Everyone in our community is welcome to come and celebrate our good fortune for where we live and what we are fortunate enough to have, as well as  the work of those who make it possible.

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Monday, 9 October 2017

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop - Viilage Hall - 14th December 2017

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Thursday 14th December 2017 Huttons Ambo Village Hall, 7pm to 9pm

Create your own bespoke Christmas wreath, using natural materials.

All you need is a good pair of gloves and your imagination!

£25 per person.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please email:

for a booking form!

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Friday, 22 September 2017


The Parish Council is required to post this notice 
along with the audited Annual Return. (Click to view)

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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Yoga Classes - Village Hall from Thursday 7th September

Huttons Ambo Yoga

From this Thursday, 7th September, Nestor Portnoy will be running Yoga classes in the Village Hall

The class starts at 7pm and runs for 1hr 15min.

Cost is £10 per class or  £40 for a five class block (£8/class)

Please contact Nestor (details below) or simply turn up on Thursday evening.

M: 07503 157356
H: 01904 613 962

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To the Summit - Sponsored walk, ride, cycle swim - Saturday 9th September 9am-12noon

To the Summit - Sponsored walk, ride, cycle swim
War Memorial to the Church

Saturday 9th September 9am-12noon

Celebratory Supper 7pm Terrington Village Hall £10.00 per person

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Friday, 1 September 2017


The Parish Council has received notice of an application for the erection of one business starter unit at Malton Enterprise Park.  Comments have been requested by Ryedale District Council by the 15th of September.

The application can be inspected at Ryedale House or at by entering the application number.

If you have any comment please submit them directly to Ryedale District Council or contact one of your Parish Councillors.

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Monday, 28 August 2017

Family Fun Night - Friday October 6th

Family Fun Night
Friday October 6th
From 7.30pm
In the Village hall
Games. Activities. Music.
Open Mic. Time to chat. Refreshments.
Families and accompanied children welcome.
This event is the re-launch the Youth Club and  a taster evening.
There will be professional youth leaders on hand for your ideas and also running activities during the evening.

The first sessions of the newly formed Youth Club will be Nov 3rd and Dec 1st.
Youth Club will have one professional leader and we have at least one regular volunteer who has agreed to attend every session.

The Youth Club will run longer on a Friday evening to allow older children to join the session and its will be extended to a later finish with the session for the younger children ending around 830pm


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Monday, 14 August 2017

Huttons Ambo Gliding Evening

Huttons Ambo Gliding Evening

22 Huttons Ambo villagers and friends gathered at the Wolds Gliding Club in Pocklington on a fine clear Friday evening but with rain threatened later. Following the safety briefing, flying got under way with former villager David Jackson being first into the air. The flights followed quickly with the last flight being taken by David Green. Rain was now very close and the last two gliders were flown in to land adjacent to the hangers. Everyone seemed to enjoy the evening and there have been requests to do it again.

Jim Monks

Firstly, a big thank you to David for organising this splendid event;  fortunately the weather was excellent, enabling it to be a huge success.
It was indeed an exhilarating experience being hauled up at high speed,  at an angle of 45 degrees to well over 1,000 ft.,  and then to circle in silence around the airfield.   Being able to take control for a while was marvellous.   The site was an old RAF station and it all took me back to my service days, especially when strapping on the parachute.
It was impressive to see club members giving freely of their services,  and many thanks to the young pilots,  so  extremely accomplished, and competent.
I personally hope to have another trip;  perhaps even have a try in the simulator.
Thanks too to Carol in the control cabin, logging each flight.
So,  all in all,  a very memorable and enjoyable evening.

Susan Milward

I had not been in a glider before.  What an amazing experience it was!  The high speed pull by winch along the grass and the surprisingly steep and fast ascent.  Very exciting circling round and looking down on the countryside below, sitting in the front and feeling like the pilot.  It was so silent and peaceful, unlike being in an aeroplane.  All too soon the gradual descent to earth.  Thank you David for arranging it.

Simon Lealman

David had mentioned about open days at the gliding club to me before, but they had always fallen on days when I had other things to do. When he said that he was organising an evening for the village it seemed an ideal opportunity to go. Laura is 9 years old now, and had really enjoyed it when we flew on holiday a couple of years ago, so I asked her if she would like to come with me, leaving Anne to look after Emma at home. On the Friday evening I picked her up from school and we drove straight to Pocklington, and sat and had a picnic in the car. When David and Carole arrived he took us to the hangar where the winch tractor was. It was really simple, having two big spools of metal cable linked to a big V8 engine. It proved to be very effective when pulling the glider up into the air, as we all found out later on.

After the demo of the glider and its controls, followed by the safety video in the clubhouse we started to line up for our flights. Murray Naylor and David Jackson were the first two in. Their flights seemed to be over in about the same time it took to get the parachute strapped on their back and safely installed in the cockpit. Laura and I were due to be the next two, but this meant we would be in the air at the same time. I had promised to film her flight so Anne and Emma could watch, so swapped with the next person in the queue. The parachute was only slightly smaller than Laura’s torso and was much bigger and heavier than either of us were expecting. She seemed to be a little bit frightened, but was mainly excited about the impending flight in a glider. Laura got in to the back seat, the cockpit closed and a minute or so later the rope started to move very rapidly quickly followed by the glider. I had trouble keeping the camera trained on it because of the speed and in a few seconds the glider was up and only a tiny shape was visible in the sky. I was then putting my parachute on and getting ready for my own flight. Laura’s descent and landing looked smooth. I went over and when the cockpit opened she had the biggest smile imaginable on her face. Laura had really enjoyed the experience, telling me she had flown it for a while and was asking if she could go up again.

My flight was in the same glider, so after she got out of the back and was safely with the rest of the group, I climbed in, but being slightly heavier than Laura, at the front. I like flying in a normal aeroplane, but I don’t particularly like take-offs, so was expecting something similar. I wasn’t disappointed. The acceleration was tremendous. However, this only lasted about five or ten seconds, which was as long as the winch was pulling the glider up in the sky. Once up there, the view was fantastic and I was able to see for miles in every direction. I could have spent all evening just looking at the countryside around Pocklington and beyond. I was given control for a few seconds, moving the joystick slightly and trying to feel the effects. Then, after circling round for a while we came in to land within a few yards of where we had taken off from. The landing was very smooth, with only a slight bump as the back wheel of the glider hit the ground. Like Laura, I also had a thoroughly good time and would definitely repeat my gliding experience another time. However, David has since told me that the glider flights pulled by an old crop-sprayer they have at the club are probably more my thing if I’m not keen on the winch take-offs.

Laura Lealman

On Friday 14th July we went to the Wolds Gliding Club with David. We got there first and he showed us the winch which pulls the gliders up into the air. We saw lots of gliders kept in a garage called a hangar. Other people from the village started to arrive and David told us about the history of the airfield and how it was used in the war. Then he showed us a glider that looked like the one we would be flying in and explained how the controls worked. We went inside the clubhouse to watch a safety video. After that we walked out to a van where Carole was recording who was flying. Before we went in a glider we had to wear a parachute. It was really heavy. We had to have an instructor with us, mine was called Bob. He went in the front seat and I went in the back because of weight balance, everyone else’s instructor went in the back.

When I took off it was bumpy and steep going up. I was expecting a cloudy, foggy sky but once I was up there it was clear. Up in the air I could see buildings and fields a long way away. I enjoyed looking out of the window and seeing the view. Bob let me have control of the glider up in the air. When we landed it was a smooth bounce.

I enjoyed gliding very much and if David organised another evening I would gladly go.

Eleanor Green

I’ll admit I was a little…apprehensive about being launched into the air in a small vessel only big enough for two people, especially when I saw how quickly the gliders shoot up into the sky. However, everyone who had been up said how brilliant it was and they were totally right, I loved it! It was really great to be there with a group of familiar faces – not your usual village outing!

Tim Green

It was a very fun and exhilarating experience, something totally new that I’d never thought to try before. Everybody was kind, professional and reassuring which made it all the more enjoyable!

David Green

With ominous clouds approaching, I found myself on the last flight of the evening which made it all the more exciting.
After the release of the launch cable and the slight stomach dropping sensation it was a great experience to be handed control and given the chance to make a few turns and to realise how sensitive the controls were. It was over all too quickly and the landing was made almost to the doors of the hangar. Ten minutes later, still on a high, the rain arrived.

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Monday, 31 July 2017

Plein-Air Paintings ofHuttons Ambo - Lesley Seeger - Staithes Gallery

 Local Artist Lesley Seeger has completed these Plein-Air paintings in the Huttons Ambo Area.

They will be exhibited at Staithes Studios Gallery in Staithes for the month of August.

Buttercup - acrylic on gesso on board

Homage to Bruce Chatwin's Englands Green Bowl - acrylic on gesso on board

Land Song. acrylic on Gesso

The Road less travelled - acrylic on gesso on board

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

CAFE CHURCH - with Dr John Sentamu Archbishop of York - St Margaret's Church - Sunday 30th July

Benefice Service at St Margaret's Church
Huttons Ambo
with the Archbishop of York
Dr John Sentamu

Sunday 30th July

 Do come and join us for coffe, cake 
and a short service 
with the Archbishop

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Monday, 24 July 2017

Church Services - August 2017

St Margaret's Church - Services August 2017

Sunday 6th August 11am Morning Service - The Rector
Sunday 20th August 11am Holy Communion – Canon Rogers
Sunday 27th August 11am Three Parish Holy Communion – The Rector

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Village Hall Relaunch Night - Pictures

A Village Hall Re-Opening Celebration was held on Friday June 16th with invitations to the whole community to come and celebrate and enjoy our refurbished hall and new facilities.

John Jenyns said a few words to mark the event, Councillor William Oxley the Chair of  Ryedale District Council and his wife joined us along with around 70 villagers.

 The weather was lovely so chairs and tables were outside as well as inside the hall, the jazz band played and everyone enjoyed Fletchers bourguignon beef and a drink. It was a really lovely evening.

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Village Hall Update

Village Hall Update

We are now wi-fif enabled thanks to Beeline Broadband and we also have PA, projector, screen, hearing loop, basic staging as well as a clean and cosy environment. The hall is cleaned weekly to make sure that its kept in good condition.

Residents and village groups get a discount on rental and all we ask in return is that everyone leaves the hall in the state they would like to find it.

If you are looking for a venue for a party, a club, a meeting or social – please get in touch.

Please make use of our wonderful hall to make sure we can cover our running costs going forward.

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The 63rd Huttons Ambo Flower & Produce Show - Saturday 5th August 2017 - Don't Forget

Don't forget, the 63rd Huttons Ambo Flower & Produce Show is on Saturday 5th August 2017 at the Village Hall

ADMISSION Adults 50 pence   Children Free

DOORS OPEN 4:00 pm 

RAFFLE TICKETS 4.00 - 5:00pm


 PRESENTATION of Cups and Trophies 5:00 pm 

 Raffle draw  - At the end of the presentations 

Schedule and Entry form Available at Herbies