Wednesday 29 April 2015

Huttons Ambo Parish Council Meeting - Date Change



will be held on

20th MAY 2015

This is a change to the advertised date!

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Saturday 25 April 2015

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

LinkToHope arrange collection and distribution of shoeboxes of gifts for families and the elderly in Eastern Europe. 

Whilst they are a Christian organisation they give to those in need regardless of background, colour, creed or religion. 

Christmas seems a long way away but boxes need to be filled and collected by early November. 

There is scheme for Children’s Boxes with games and education materials and one for The Elderly containing items such as wind up torches, sensory items, candles etc. Please start thinking if this is something you would like to contribute to and find a shoe box (not always easy). 

Information sheets will be available from Herbies in the coming month or so giving details of what items make up a good box, or you can download the leaflet here 

Liz will coordinate and collect the boxes and get to the local LTH coordinator. Please let her know if you will be participating by October 1st and boxes should be ready by October 19th.

Read more about LinkToHope here:

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Huttons Ambo Churchyard Wildflower Meadow

The plan to create a wild flower meadow in the back churchyard is progressing.Thanks to Simon Jackson's two Jacobs Sheep spending the Autumn there the snowdrops and primroses have never been better. Meanwhile Lindsay and I have planted more flowers which are beginning to appear including a  few fritillaries which we hope the pheasants won't deadhead!

The key to success is to leave the grass until August/September and then rake it up.Anyone willing to help with this task would be very welcome, please get in touch with me by phone or email so I can contact you when needed.

Meanwhile do visit the churchyard. It is a beautiful and peaceful place,

Many thanks


A few pictures (admittedly from the front churchyard):

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Tuesday 14 April 2015

Produce Show - Helpful hints from Judi Binns

Read some helpful hints from Judi Binns who will be judging the Produce at this year’s show.

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Election of Parish Councillors - May 7th 2015

Six parishioners have offered their services as your representatives on the Parish Council.

There are only five seats, so please consider for whom you may vote on Thursday 7th May.
You will have the option of voting for up to five.

The Chairman will be elected by the Councillors you elect, at the Annual Meeting in the village hall on Wednesday the 13th of May.

Election for Parish Councillors - click to open larger version in a new window

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Quiz reminder and new Facebook page

Just a quick reminder re quiz and supper on May 9th - 7 for 730 start as usual, byo drink and book food and tables via forms from Herbies or email me. Full details and menu appear in the May Bulletin which will be with you imminently.

There is also now a closed group on Facebook called Huttons Ambo Village.

If you join the group you can post and also receive the feeds and posts of other members so it might be a good option for circulation of Pantry menus and other goings on but only if we get plenty of members.

Search on Facebook for Huttons Ambo Village and request to join.

Liz Ellis
07968 981296

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Huttons Ambo Book Club - April 2015

Book Club
Wednesday 29th April at 1pm meeting at Jackie’s home (White Cottage)
The book will be The Colour Purple by Alice Walker.

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Huttons Ambo Meeting Point - April 2015

The next Meeting Point will be on Saturday 25th April from 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm in the Village Hall.

Light lunches of homemade soup, quiche, salad and sandwiches as well as the the already renowned cake section!

Or just come for  coffee, tea and cake, books, Fairtrade and Childrens activities.

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Thursday 9 April 2015

Yorkshire Energy Partnership and Ryedale District Council - Information Event

Yorkshire Energy Partnership and Ryedale District Council are working 
together to promote renewable energy technologies and the Renewable Heat 
Incentive (RHI) in your area.  The RHI is a Government scheme which pays 
householders to generate and use renewable energy for heating their home. 
We are holding an information event at Old Malton Memorial Hall, Town 
Street, on Fri 8th May from 15.00 until 19:00 where trusted installers will 
be  giving you an opportunity to find out more or call 01904 545 020

denise hall |

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Quiz Night & Supper - Village Hall Saturday May 9th from 7pm


Saturday May 9th  from 7pm
Question Master - David Banks
BYO – food order forms from Herbies or mail your table reservation and food requirements to
Main Course (all home-made)     
Lamb & chick pea curry with rice (£3.00)                      
Potato, Cauliflower & Spinach curry with rice(£3.00)              
Dessert @ £1.00                    
Damson Trifle                       
Fruit jelly, fruit cocktail and cream

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Monday 6 April 2015

Eggciting Egg roll success - pictures

 A big thanks to everyone who helped and supported the egg roll today.  The weather was great and there was a great turn out for the eggs crafts, egg and sausage rolls, crepes,  the egg hunt and the roll.

Thanks to:
  • Sarah, Sara, Sarah, Alison and Ruth for the refreshments
  • Vince for tech support
  • Jem and David for their tents/awnings
  • Lesley for leading the arts and crafts
  • The marvellous Hannah family for the egg hunt and a The Hewitts for managing the rolling activities. 

We made in the region of £150 for village hall funds.

Thanks to everyone.

Liz Ellis
07968 981296

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Dates for your Diary

Saturday 9th May - Quiz Night & Supper, Village Hall

Wednesday 13th May, 7pm - Parish Council Annual Meeting

Saturday 11th July - Summer Ceilidh & Supper, details to follow

Saturday August 15th Annual Flower & Produce Show

Saturday 17th October - Apple Day

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Saturday 4 April 2015

Huttons Ambo Apple Day

Huttons Ambo Apple Day

The Village Hall Fundraising team are hoping hold an Apple day in the village on October 17th

We would like to have activities for all ages, talks , tastings, appley food and beverages, of course apple bobbing and toffee apples.

We already have support from the Yorkshire Arboretum Organisation and the Northern Fruit Group.

We are thinking it would be great to have an Apple Tree Trail round the village with an expert guide who could talk about our trees and identify their varieties. I am sure there are many old apple trees in the village and many people who have loved and cared for them over the years. If you have or know of any apple trees or orchards in the village which should be part of this trail please can you let Liz or Alison Hewitt know asap so we can start putting together a list for the trail route.

Also nearer the time if you have apples you could donate for a tasting or pressing please let us know.

We would also welcome helpers and any other ideas to make it a great day for everyone – please get in touch.

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Don't forget - BIG EGG ROLL & BRUNCH - Easter Monday 6th April 11am

Reminder this weekend BIG EGG ROLL & BRUNCH

The event starts on the village green opposite Herbies if weather permits, otherwise Brunch and pre-Roll activities will be in the village hall. The egg roll itself will happen regardless of the weather on the hill before Huttons Bank Wood.

11.00     Food & Kids Eggy Craft Activities
11.45     Egg Hunt
Noon     Big Egg Roll
12.30      Prizes

PRICES – activities
Children 5 and over – egg decorating activities (materials included), participation in egg hunt and entry (per egg into the egg roll) – 50p
Children under 5 free
Grown Ups entry (per egg) into the egg roll - £1.00
Raffle – per strip of 5 tickets - £1.00

PRICES – refreshments
£1.00     Sausage or Egg in a bun
£1.50     Egg & Sausage in a bun
£1.00     Tea or Coffee (bottomless)
£1.00     Slice of Cake
£1.50     Large Crepe with topping – Golden Syrup, Nutella, Banana,  Lemon  Sugar - make your own and have one made for you – at your own risk J

If you think anything on offer is worth more – please feel free to give us a donation. Thank you

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Services in St. Margaret's Church - April 2015

Services in St. Margaret's Church during April

5th April                       Easter Day
11 a.m.                          Holy Communion BCW
                                      The Rector with the Choir

19th April                     Holy Communion BCP
11 a.m.                          The Rector

Tuesday, 21st April     TaizĂ© Meeting in the church
7.30 p.m.

Anita Topp

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