Sunday 23 November 2014

Movember - please support MoBro Howard Wallis

You may remember that in back in 2012, upstanding citizen and fellow photographer Howard Wallis undertook the Movember challenge and grew an alarming moustache for charity.

Well this year the fine fellow is at it again:

About Movember

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health.
The Movember community has raised £346 million to date and funded over 800 programmes in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.
The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs. To date, 4 million moustaches have been grown worldwide, but we won't stop growing as long as serious men’s health issues exist

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Christmas Fayre 2014 - Pictures

A few pictures from this year's Christmas Fayre:

The Fayre seemed to be very well attended, the small room was packed and your humble editor was nearly trampled in the rush for Father Christmas.

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Saturday 22 November 2014

Trial Lowering of River Derwent - Environment Agency asks for evidence to help with computer modelling

Following the recent trial lowering of the River Derwent the Environment Agency has asked for any objective evidence about the effects of the trial that the public can provide:

 From the EA:

What is this about?

During September the Environment Agency carried out a trial to lower the level of the River Derwent
between Kirkham and Malton. We did this by opening our sluice gates at Kirkham. The aim of the trial was to see if the river behaved in the way our computer modelling predicted, so that we could understand what might happen if we were to make any changes to our structures at Kirkham in the future. We gathered a large amount of data during and after the trial and are now in the process of reviewing and interpreting that. To ensure any future decisions are based on the most comprehensive information we also want to ask the local community for any observations they might have from the trial.

How can I get involved?

At this stage we are only looking for factual information - not opinions about what should happen to the
weir and sluices. We are encouraging local people to share any information they have about what
happened to the river during or since the trial.

For this information to be useful we need you to tell us:

• What you saw
• Where you saw it
• It would also be helpful if you can say when you saw it

Any photographs or video you have of what you saw would also be useful.

Please send any information to:

Mark Reid
Environment Agency
Coverdale House
Aviator Court, Amy Johnson Way,
Clifton Moor,
York YO30 4GZ

Please send your responses to us by 30 November

What will happen next?

Before the end of the year we will share a summary of the key findings from the trial with the local
community. We will then begin the technical process of developing possible future options for the weir and sluices. We know that people along the River Derwent are passionate about the river and its future so we will ensure that we explain this process clearly and give the local community the opportunity to put forward their comments and opinions at each stage of the options development.

You can download the original EA pdf document here.

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Thursday 20 November 2014

Huttons Ambo Christmas Fayre - Saturday November 22nd 2014, 2pm to 4.30pm

Don't Forget the Christmas Fayre this coming Saturday, 2pm to 4.30pm:

Stalls – crafts, gifts, new children’s clothes, games, carols

big prize raffle, fair trade, refreshments

Carol singing and lots more festive fun.      

Santa has been invited


Just in case you missed it you can read the recent Gazette & Herald article here.

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Sunday 9 November 2014

Remembering the Fallen - Huttons Ambo War Memorial Research by Sharon Jackson

In Recording The Lives of Huttons Ambos Fallen, Sharon Jackson asked for help to identify details of the service and lives of the men recorded on the Huttons Ambo War Memorial.  We're delighted to be able to host the results of her researches, which you can download either as a Word document or as an Adobe pdf file from the links below:

 Huttons Ambo War Memorial (Word Document)

 Huttons Ambo War Memorial (Adobe PDF)

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Monday 3 November 2014

Services in St. Margaret's Church during November

Church Services during November

2nd November - 11 a.m.Morning Prayer - Simon Jackson
9th November - 12.00Ceremony at the Memorial after Remembrance Service at Terrington
16th November - 11 a.m.Holy Communion BCP (Book of Common Prayer)

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Saturday 1 November 2014

Taizé Meeting - November 2014

Taizé Meeting Thursday 13th November, 730pm - at Watermeadows, 6 Station Cottages, Huttons Ambo, the home of Michael & Lesley Sessions.

All are welcome to attend, join with the singing and enjoy quiet reflection.

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