Saturday 31 January 2015

Village Hall Spring Clean Saturday February 21st – volunteers wanted

Volunteers wanted for cleaning day Saturday February 21st !

Drop in anytime from 09.00am to 4.00pm

Variety of tasks to be completed, including light work.

Coffee and Cookies will be available all day and the hall will be open from 9am until 4pm. Please do come and help – just an hour would help if that’s all you have .

© 2015

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Huttons Ambo Product Show 2015

The schedule for the 2015 show is now available -  download it now and don't forget to visit the updated 2015 Produce Show page.

© 2015

Dates for your Diary

Forthcoming events for your Diary

Valentines Quiz Night & Supper

Village Hall from 7pm Saturday February 14th

Food & table orders ahead of time appreciated

Questions set by Joanne Castleton and Quiz Mistress Liz Ellis

  • Beef Lasagne or Veggie Lasagne
  • Chocolate Mousse or Mandarins in Jelly with Cream
  • BYO bottles

All welcome – bring your friends – it’s a great fun night out

Profits go towards the Village Hall Refurbishment Fund
Please email or complete the forms which were distributed with the Feb Bulletin or are available from Herbies

Village Hall Spring Clean

Village Hall from 10am to 2pm (drop in) Saturday February 21st

Even just an hour of your time would be appreciated

Cleaning products will be provided

If you have buckets and cloths and brushes you can bring that would help

Various tasks including window cleaning, washing floors & paintwork & sorting out cupboards

Tea & Coffee & Biscuits on hand throughout

Pampered Chef Night

Village Hall from 7pm Friday March 13th

Cookery Demonstration – Sara Swindells Amazing Quiche

Guest Speaker Judi Binns who is the judge for all the produce classes at our Flower & Produce Show. Judi will be speaking on How to succeed in the show and answering your questions about your show entries

Pampered Chef – demonstration of quality cookware and the opportunity to buy

Tickets on the door  £5 inc. glass of fizz – or soft drink plus nibbles

Bring your friends – it’s all in a good cause

Profits from entry and a percentage of Pampered Chef sales will go towards the Village Hall Refurbishment Fund

© 2015

Sunday 25 January 2015

Burns Night Celebration - 2015

Burns Night was celebrated in style this week as 45 villagers and friends enjoyed an evening of all things Scottish. 
Sheila Barnes from the Pickering Scottish Dance Group led the dancing which was riotous and great fun. Almost everyone joined in and the dance floor was packed. 
Rona Charles addressed the Haggis and a supper of Haggis (Fletchers of Norton) Tatties & Neeps followed by Tipsy Laird (whisky trifle), shortbread,  oat cakes and Lanarkshire Blue Cheese were enjoyed. Veggie Haggis, sausages and meringues were also options for the younger guests. 
There was a table top quiz, a game of Find The Queen of Scots and the evening ended with Auld Lang Syne of course. 
Special thanks to Andy for running the bar, Pete for all the washing up and to Sarah Clark and Sara Swindells for once again working miracles in our less than adequate kitchen.
The evening raised in the region of £300 for the Village Hall refurbishment fund.  Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the event.

Don't forget Quiz Night & Supper on Feb 14th.
© 2015

Thursday 22 January 2015

Huttons Ambo Parish Council - Draft minutes of meeting on 14th January 2015



1.       Present & Apologies Cllrs. Andy Dorman, Maggie Stone, Jessie Garnett, Richard Green & Simon Lealman, and Clerk, Jem Charles were present.

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

3.       Matters Arising
a) Parish Community Plan
Andy reported that there had been 42 returns to the recent questionnaire and that a summary would be prepared and made public over the next several weeks.  Plans to improve facilities at the Village Hall had been particularly supported whilst improvements to A64 junctions less so, perhaps because they were considered less realistic for the local community.
b) Public Rights of Way condition survey
The AONB officer had responded supporting efforts to ensure appropriate maintenance and explaining the work that AONB staff and volunteers can do.  The AONB is not able to offer additional assistance.  Simon had contacted the NYCC officer responsible who has undertaken to make a site visit to view the issue at Bridleway No 1.
c) Malton & Norton Joint Neighbourhood Plan
Jem reported that Malton and Norton Town Councils have not yet addressed the issue of “employment land” (York Rd. Industrial Estate).  Both Settrington and Huttons Ambo parishes may be invited to participate fully in preparation of a joint Plan covering both parishes and towns.  Otherwise Huttons Ambo PC will be involved only in discussion relating to potential development within the Parish.  This second option was considered to be preferable, but no decision will be taken until a formal approach has been made.
d) NYCC Grass Cutting
Jem has forwarded a plan indicating the verges considered to be most critically in need of periodic cutting in the interest of road safety.  The Council will monitor the effects of the reduced cutting programme, including making photographic records.

4.       New Matters
a) Storage of Council documents
Jem reported that there is a risk of deterioration due to damp if archive documents remain at Ambo Cottage.  It was agreed that these would be returned to the Village Hall for storage.
b) Shale Gas – Fracking
It was not considered appropriate to take any position in the absence of a specific proposal being put to the Council.  It was recognised that strong views are held on the subject and that the position of any Parish (anti- or pro-) fracking group would be recognised.  Though understanding of the issues involved was variable within the Council it was not considered appropriate to seek guidance.

5.       Planning
a) R F Racing, Musley Bank – tree planting
The revised landscaping proposals have been approved.

6.       Finance
a) Budget Progress
Jem presented income/expenditure data, in period and to date, and, overall, the position is satisfactory.
b) Budget 2015/16
Jem presented a draft budget which was accepted.

7.       Any Other Business
a) Local Government Finance
YLCA had written seeking support in opposing proposals made by a government minister regarding statutory referendums for Parish Councils in some, loosely defined, circumstances.  It was agreed that the proposals would undermine local democracy and that Andy will send a brief letter of support.
b) Yorkshire Water
Yorkshire Water are to assume responsibility for privately owned sewage pumping units.  It is not thought that there are any within the parish.

10.     Date of Next meeting(s)
11th March 2015 at 7.30 and, provisionally, 13th May at 7.00 for the Annual Meeting and 7.30 for the Parish Council meeting.

Jem Charles, Clerk to the Parish Council

Signed:…………………………………………….(Andy Dorman, Chairman)

Date: ……………………………..

© 2014

Friday 2 January 2015

Services in St. Margaret's Church - January 2015

Services in St. Margaret's Church during January

4th January 11 a.m.Morning Prayer Murray Naylor
11th January 10 a.m.Benefice Holy Communion BCW The Rector with the Choir
18th January 11 a.m.Holy Communion BCP The Rector

Taizé Meeting

There will be a Taizé Meeting on Tuesday, 20th January

at 7.30 p.m. at Anita's house. All welcome.

Anita Topp

Don't forget - Burns Night Celebration - Village Hall - Sat January 24th 2015

Burns Night Celebration - Village Hall - Funds for Village Hall Refurbishment.

Scottish dancing, Scottish Supper, Licenced Bar, Addressing of The Haggis & Burns Night Quiz and all things traditional…… soft shoes for dancing essential/tartan optional.

Ticket only event £10 including supper & entertainment from Liz  699769 or  to reserve place or sign up at Herbies – tickets on sale after Christmas.


© 2014