Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Minutes of Parish Council Meeting September 5th 2019

Huttons ambo parish council MINutes

From Meeting On September 5th 2019

1.    Welcome, Councillors present & Apologies

David Banks, Andy Dorman, Simon Lealman, Emma Samuel and Sarah Banks (Clerk). Apologies were received from Philip Barraclough.

2. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the July meeting were approved and signed as being a true record.

3. Matters Arising

a)    Village Road Markings:  Simon Lealman has reported the issue regarding worn road markings and pot holes throughout the village to the Parish Portal. With regard to the road markings, these should now be scheduled in the system and repainted in due course.

b)    Renewal of Bus Services: The Parish Clerk has forwarded the views of the councillors onto Integrated Passenger Transport regarding renewal of the 181 bus service through the village from April 2020. Councillors had stressed the importance of the service for villagers.

c)    History Group Workshop: Philip will attend the workshop organised by the Council for British Archaology (CBA) Yorkshire as it may offer opportunities for funding that would benefit the village.

d)    Village Information Board: Sarah has been in touch with one of the members of Lockton Heritage Group regarding an information board they have in their village. This style would work well in Huttons Ambo, potentially sited in Low Hutton and High Hutton and to include village information, walks, photos and possibly a QR code linked to the village website. Initial costings look positive so Sarah will now get a detailed breakdown of costs.

e)    Tree Inspections: David has asked Tom Cundall to carry out inspections of the main trees in the village. It is hoped his report will be available for the next meeting.

f)     Low Lane End: David suggested meeting with Highways England regarding current safety and access concerns at Low Lane End. There is also an issue with overgrown foliage which is causing visibility issues for cars pulling out onto the A64. David will raise this with Highways England and ask for the foliage to be cut back.

g)    PoW Thanks: The PC has written to thank Rona Charles for all her work in mapping and organising walks and collating information gathered to address any issues on the routes.

h)    Parish Liaison Meeting: September 18th: One of the parish councillors will aim to attend this meeting at Ryedale House.

4. New Matters

a)    Drug Litter in High Hutton: David said he had noticed drug litter in High Hutton which he has reported to the police who will monitor the situation.

b)    Village Broadband: Work is progressing on installing fibre optic broadband in the village. Although there is no set date for completion as yet, work is certainly progressing through the village. There had been a delay due to blocked ducts. Current work involves linking the fibre on the poles to the houses which should be completed in the near future.

5  Planning: Councillors had no comments regarding a planning application 19/00902/ADV Harrison Developments at Cherry Tree Close, Malton, for an internally lit sign.

6. Finance: Budget Progress to August 31st 2019. Sarah gave a break down of budget to date.

7. AOB: Grass cutting: The branches on the oak tree on the village green are causing difficulties with grass cutting. It was agreed to ask Cundalls to look at trimming some of the lowest branches.

Councillors also discussed tidying up the edges of the pavements throughout the village before winter. David will ask Mark Wilson if this is something he would be available to do.

8. Date of next meetings

November 12th 2019

Sarah Banks, Clerk to the Parish Council - huttonsamboparishclerk@gmail.com


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Saturday, 31 August 2019

Parish Council Agenda, Thursday, September 5th 2019




Thursday, September 5th 2019





1          Welcome, Councillors present, apologies for absence


2          Approval of Minutes of meeting on 16th July


3          Matters arising:


a)     Village road markings

b)     Renewal of bus services

c)      History Group workshop

d)     Village Information Board

e)     Tree inspections

f)       Low Lane End

g)     PoW thanks

h)     Parish Liaison Meeting Sept 18th


4          New Matters:


a)     Drug litter in High Hutton

b)     Village broadband


5          Planning:


           Planning application 19/00902/ADV Harrison Developments - Cherry Tree Close, Malton.


6          Finance:


           Budget progress to 31st August 2019    



7          Any Other Business


8          Date of next Meeting


Provisionally 12th November 2019



Sarah Banks, Clerk to the Parish Council

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Forthcoming Events from the Bulletin

Forthcoming Events from the Bulletin

17th (Saturday)
Village Show
See show schedule
Village Hall
25th (Sunday)
Boat Trip
Suspension Bridge
Book Club
Mukiwa by Peter Godwin
Youth Club
Village Hall
Book Club
The Garden of lost and found-by Harriett Evans
6th (Sunday)
Village Café
Village Hall
12th (Saturday)
Village Quiz
Village Hall
Book Club
Holy Fools by Joanne Harris
Book Club
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
1st (Sunday)
Christmas Fair and Village Café
10am -4pm
Village Hall
15th (Sunday)
Village Panto
Mother Goose
Afternoon -time to be confirmed
Village Hall

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Huttons Ambo History Group - Second Boat Trip - Sunday August 25th

The Huttons Ambo History Group

Building on the success of the last Boat Trip the Huttons Ambo History Group have organised another one on Sunday August 25th

The cost is £5 and booking is essential. 

Please book via:

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Produce Show Information - 17th August 2019

Village show information

Guidance for Entrants of the Village Show

The show does not follow Women’s Institute Rules. We are very lucky to have had the services for several years of the same Judges. From time to time we have new Judges for particular categories. All Judges kindly give of their time for free.

All of our Judges are keen to encourage first time entrants and children can enter any category with the exception of 64,65,66 and 68.
Sadly adults cannot enter 80 to 92.

Guidance in how to present vegetables and fruits in 1-26 and 27-45 is detailed in the show leaflet.

Guidance for the flower arrangements,46 to 51 is not to have any oasis on show. Men are welcome to enter.

Guidance for produce 52 to 63 is:
Fruit loaf -recipes for cakes such as Tea Brack, Yorkshire Barm Brack, Irish Brack, or Fruit Brack -are all acceptable and can be found on the internet.

Lattice Apple tart -This should be round and in a dish.

Madeira cake – can be round or loaf shaped 
Cherry Scones – These should be individual scones and can be plain or have fluted edges.

Fudge-Instruction from the Judge is to be adventurous with your flavours !!!!!.

For Categories 58-60 only one jar per entrant please.

Don’t forget all ages can enter and with the exception of 58-60 you can make more than one entry in each category.

The most important thing to remember is that the Show is for fun and to celebrate the spirit of living in a Village community.

Please drop off entries between 9am and 12.30. 10p for every entry by an adult, children entries are free.

Judging between 1pm and 3.30. Doors open 4pm.

Admission to the show 50p per Adult Children free. 
Cups and prizes awarded at 5pm.Raffle afterwards.

Donations for Raffle prizes most welcome. Please leave donations at Herbies. 
Any questions or queries please feel free to contact me on:


Cake and refreshments available from 4pm to eat in or take-way.

Extra leaflets available at Herbies of in the village phone boxes or by email on request.

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Saturday, 10 August 2019

Village Hall - Update to Hiring Terms & Conditions

 Please note that the Village Hall Hiring Terms & Conditions have recently been updated.

You can find the new T&C's on the Village Hall page here, as well as Health & Safety Guidelines and the Village Hall Evacuation Procedure.

If you intend to hire the hall please download & familiarise yourself with these documents as well as the T&Cs.

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Monday, 5 August 2019

Met Office Weather Recording - Volunteer wanted

Met Office Weather Recording - Volunteer wanted

For the last 20 years or so, Jim Monks has been recording local weather - rainfall, temperature, etc for the Met Office and has reported his results in the Howardian Magazine from time to time.

Now however, he feels he would like to step back from this and has asked if anyone would like to take over as Met Office recorder for Huttons Ambo.

If you are interested in taking over this role, please get in touch with Jim, (or with me and I will provide contact details)


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Thursday, 1 August 2019

Don't forget - Huttons Ambo Produce Show - 17th August 2019

Don't forget
 Huttons Ambo Produce Show
is on Saturday 17th August 2019

  • Entries accepted from 9am to 1230pm
  • Doors open to public at 4pm
  • Refreshments available 4pm-5pm
  • Raffle tickets on sale – on the day – Raffle Draw at the end of presentations 
  • Donations for Raffle Prizes greatly appreciated

Download a copy of the schedule here 
or get a copy from Herbies shop.

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Pet Service - Sunday 4th August - St Margaret's Church

 Pets Service

On Sunday the 4th of August there will be a Pets Service at St Margaret's Church at 2pm

All Pets are welcome, large or small!
Tea and pet treats will be served at the end of the service.
(If wet will be held in the Church)

Order of Service
Sing together the first Song words by Cecil Alexander, music W H Monk
All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings, he made their glowing colours, he made their tiny wings: Chorus
The purple-headed mountain, the river running by, the sunset, and the morning, that brightens up the sky; Chorus.
The cold wind in the winter, the pleasant summer sun, the ripe fruits in the garden, he made them every one. Chorus.
The tall trees in the greenwood, the meadows where we play, the rushes by the water, we gather every day. Chorus.
He gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell, how great is God almighty, who has made all things well. Chorus.
Reading.‘Man and Dog” by Siegfried Sassoon
Sing together the second Song by Flanders and Swann
A bold Hippopotamus was standing one day, on the banks of the cool Shalimar. He gazed at the bottom as he peacefully lay by the light of the evening star. Away on the hill top sat combing her hair his fair Hippopotamine maid. The Hippopotamus was no ignaramus, and sang her this sweet serenade.
Mud, mud, glorious mud nothing quite like it for cooling the blood; so follow me, follow, down to the hollow and there let us wallow in glorious mud.
Reading. “Attila takes a hand” by Susan Hamlyn
Sing together the third Song arranged by R. Vaughan Williams words by W H Draper
All creatures of our God and King, Lift up your voice and with us sing, Alleluia, alleluia.
Thou burning sun with golden gleam,. O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia.
Thou burning sun with golden beam, thou silver moon with softer gleam,
O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Thou rushing wind that art so strong, ye clouds that sail in heaven along, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia.
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice, ye lights of evening, find a voice. O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Thou flowing water, pure and clear, make music for thy Lord to hear, Alleluia, alleluia
Thou fire so masterful and bright, that giveth man both warmth and light. O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Reading. An extract from ‘Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog’ - Anonymous.

Concluding remarks and prayers.

All say together the Cotswold Prayer:

We thank thee, Lord of Heaven for all that you have given,
to help us and delight us, for friends who gladly greet us,
for flowers of field and garden, for bees with sweetness laden,
for swift and gallant horses, for dogs and cats with friendly faces,
for homely dwelling places, for songs and kindly voices,
for food and sleep and ease, we thank thee, Lord, for these.”

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Sunday, 21 July 2019

Parish Council Minutes - July 16th 2019

Huttons ambo parish council MINutes

From Meeting On July 16th 2019


1.    Welcome, Councillors present & Apologies


Andy Dorman, Simon Lealman, Emma Samuel, Philip Barraclough and Sarah Banks (Clerk). Apologies were received from David Banks (Chair). Andy Dorman acted as Chair for the meeting


2. Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the May meeting were approved and signed as being a true record.


3. Matters Arising


a)    Monitoring of PRoW: David had met with Richard Wainwright with a list of the issues regarding rights of way. These were passed on to the estate who have now confirmed all the necessary works have been carried out to address the issues identified. It was agreed that this had been a very useful exercise and that the PC should write to Rona Charles to thank her for her work in mapping and organising the walks and collating the information gathered so any issues could be addressed.


b)    Tree inspections: David has met with Tom Cundall, and was given a quote for £420 to examine three trees - The Millennium oak, the sweet chestnut on the green and the copper beech opposite Herbie’s. Cundalls also noticed some hanging branches which they will remove for £150. The total for this work would be £570. It was agreed to go ahead with the work. David will arrange with Cundalls.


c)    Low Lane End: David has written to Highways England regarding the safety issue with the turn off at Low Lane End. He is still awaiting a response.


d)    Litter and bins in Station car park: Following the new contract with Streetscene, Andy has fitted two bins in the village - one on the bus shelter in Low Hutton and the other in the station ‘car park’. These will be emptied by Streetscene. This seems to have solved the issue of litter as both bins are being used and the surrounding areas are now spotless.


4. New Matters


a)    Village Road Markings: Simon Lealman was concerned that some road markings in the village were absent. He was particularly aware that the markings had worn on the road leading to Low Hutton from the village hall. It was agreed that councillors would do a recce of other areas where markings were absent in order that these are re-painted. At the same time, they would send Highways other concerns regarding pot holes on the roads into the village so these could be repaired at the same time. Councillors will send their observations to the clerk who will collate them and forward them to Simon to send onto Highways via the Parish Portal.


b)    Renewal of Bus Services: The clerk had received an email regarding renewal of bus services from April 2020. This includes the 181 bus which passes through the village several times a day. The PC agreed that this was an important service and that the current timetable was the bare minimum acceptable as there are several villagers who don’t drive and rely on this service. The clerk will send the views of the PC to Integrated Passenger Transport by the deadline of July 31st. 2019.


c)    History Group Workshop: The clerk and Philip Barraclough had received an email regarding a history group workshop from the Council for British Archaology (CBA) Yorkshire. It was agreed that the PC would fund one place on this workshop at a cost of £15. It was felt that there may be advice given on opportunities for funding that would benefit the village.


d)    Hogweed: This has recently been professionally treated. Andy and Jem Charles have also been out spraying any remaining surviving hogweed and will continue to do so. The firm who treated the hogweed thanked Andy and Jem for all their hard work which had been a huge help. The aim now is to try to get rid of the source of the hogweed which is seeding from neighbouring properties housing this plant.


e)    Village Information Board: Following on from previous discussions about displaying a village map of walks, councillors discussed the idea of an information board similar to one in Lockton village that may be appropriate for Huttons Ambo as it would incorporate the art group, the history group, as well as walks around the village. Sarah will take photos of this board and look into costings. Councillors suggested the village would need two boards, for High and Low Hutton.


5  Planning: An email had been received that full planning had been given to the Tofoo Company, York Rd Industrial Estate (19/00394/FUL) Installation of effluent treatment plant.


6. Finance


a)    Budget Progess to June 30th 2019

Sarah gave a break down of budget to date.


7. AOB

The cutting of the village verges was raised and discussed by councillors following a parishioner’s concern that one of the signs is obscured on the Coastliner route at the top of the village. Andy will look into this.


8. Date of next meetings



Sarah Banks, Clerk to the Parish Council - huttonsamboparishclerk@gmail.com


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