Thursday 29 October 2015


The Council has received a notice of an application to build a new house.  Comments have been requested by 12th November 2015.

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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Wednesday 28 October 2015

Shoebox Appeal Update

6 shoe boxes for elderly and families in Eastern Europe filled and ready to go to the Link To Hope scheme  - thank you everyone who contributed.

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Christmas Dinner Dance‏ - Tickets Now On sale

Christmas Dinner Dance tickets now on sale.
Sat November 28th
Village Hall Fundraiser.
Ticket only event.
Our own Man Banned and special surprise guests, full Christmas Dinner featuring Fletchers individual

turkey roasts and stuffing with roasties,veg and mince pies etc 

plus dancing to Ground Level and licensed bar

book now as places limited due to space
Contact Liz or Sarah

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Sunday 25 October 2015

Christmas Dinner Dance - Saturday November 28th

Dinner Dance
Saturday November 28th
Our village Christmas celebration - join us for

Music from our very own Man Banned with special guests

Christmas Dinner
Fletchers of Norton – individual turkey roasts & stuffing
Served with a selection of roast potatoes, sprouts, carrots peas & Fletchers gravy
Or homemade peanut Loaf with veggie gravy
Followed by festive mince pies & cream, coffee/tea & chocolate mint

Dancing to Ground Level (live band)

Fully licensed bar

Get in the festive mood and support the village hall refurbishment

Tickets for entertainment and supper £15
(£5 for under 16’s)
Closing date for bookings will be November 21st

Tickets from
Liz 07968 981296
Sarah 07737 785178

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Church Services - November 2015

Sunday November 1st

11am St Margaret’s Church - Morning Prayer - A short service of prayer

Sunday 8th November

1045am St Margaret’s Church - Remembrance - The whole of the Howardian Benefice gather at Huttons Ambo Village Church to remember the fallen in past wars.

Sunday 15th November

11am St Margaret’s - Church Holy Communion

Sunday 22nd November - Joint Service at Welburn 

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Huttons Ambo Youth Club - Friday 13th November

Huttons Ambo Youth Club

Friday 13th November, 7pm-8,30pm

All those 5 and over - welcome.

Activities, games and baking …. Chance to choose items for pottery painting session led by Pea Green Pottery for meeting 5th December.

Subs £2.50.

New members welcome.

email to get on mailing list

Future sessions include : Making Bird Feeders/Bird Boxes, learning about Hedgehogs, kids quiz night, chocolate bingo,  taster session in mechanics, Map Reading with The Mountain Rescue, Art projects led by Lesley Seeger and many other fun things……

If anyone would like to volunteer to run a session for an hour with one of the regular leaders get in touch – we are always looking for ideas.

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Huttons Ambo Meeting Point - November 2015

'All age friendly' Meeting Point Saturday 7th Nov 10.30-12.30, with an all day cooked breakfast and cake! 

Lucy Hart the creator of the York based charity 'Makers Dozen' is bringing her little boy Aston to teach 'loom knitting' and Lucy will be teaching us all to make 'crochet' Santa hats for charity... for SCBU, York hosp, premature babies.

Red and white wool very welcome, and any crochet hooks, if you have them!

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Monday 19 October 2015

Defibrillator Familiarisation Session - Tuesday November 17th 7.30pm

Yorkshire Ambulance Service will be running a 2 hour familiarisation/training session for residents.
Places are limited but if you have not already signed up to attend then contact:

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Apple Day Report

Apple Day

The weather was kind, much fun was had and some money was raised.

Thanks to everyone who attended and supported the even with their time and energy - from furniture movement, tents, culinary skills to apple pressing and  bunting hanging.


The Tree walk curated by Hilary from The Northern Fruit Group , the apple crafts led by Kathryn from The Yorkshire Arboretum and the Minster Strays Morris Side all helped us deliver a really good afternoon.

Thanks all

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Wednesday 7 October 2015

Apple Day - Gazette feature

Fruit Tree Trail
A gentle walk around our trees - led and curated by a member of The Northern Fruit Group
Meet Alison at 1.30pm by Church in High Hutton if you wish to join the walk
Cost £2.50

FROM 2.30pm
Morris Dancing from the Minster Strays
Children’s craft activities led by The Yorkshire Arboretum.
Fletchers of Norton - hot pulled pork rolls and apple tarts.
Apple tasting, Apple foodie treats,
Raffle – star prize voucher for fruit tree from Rogers Nursery
Please support this fundraiser – it will be a fun day for everyone!        

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Saturday 3 October 2015

Rydale Singing Group

Ruth Hannah, a former teacher who lives in Huttons Ambo, has recently set up Musical Memories after working for a number of years both locally and abroad.

The first 'Happy Hour' singing session, for the over 60's, will be held on Monday, October 5, - 12noon, and every Monday after that at the WRVS Hungate Centre in Pickering.

For more details read the Gazette & Herald article here.

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Friday 2 October 2015


1.         Welcome, Councillors present & Apologies
Cllrs. Andy Dorman, Jessie Garnett, David Banks, Richard Green and Simon Lealman, and Clerk, Jem Charles were present.  No member of the public was present.

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

3.         Matters Arising
a)  Verge Cutting
Jem had written to NYCC Highways seeking assurance that cutting would begin more promptly in 2016 and requesting that the section of raised pavement near the Village Hall be included in the contract.  The letter had been forwarded to Area 4 for attention but no response received.  Jem will send a reminder asking that these points be addressed.

b)  Copper beech
Andy reported that the cost of high pruning would be £700 and that work to maintain the crown and prevent overhanging the road would be required every 5 years.  This was considered excessive for the Council’s budget.  Andy will obtain a further quotation.  Andy will also discuss with Alan Cavannagh to see whether he, along with Jem and himself, could undertake the minimum work necessary to raise the crown and remove/cut back overhanging branches as volunteers.

c) Giant hogweed
Andy and Jem had taken John Shannon of the East Yorkshire Rivers Trust to the site by boat on 2 occasions and the infestation has been treated.  At least one follow up visit earlier in 2016 will be needed to ensure eradication.  An article has been posted on the village website.

d)  A64 junctions
Jem had managed to make contact with the DfT (Jeff Gilmore, Policy Advisor, Young Drivers Policy and Casework) who said that he would try to find someone who could address the issue.  Despite two reminders nothing further has been heard.  Simon will try to identify a more appropriate contact for Jem to try again.

e)  Superfast Broadband
No further progress has been made.  LN Communications have been experiencing delays with the Repeater host agreement at Birdsall Bank and the direct link from the inbound repeater.  Jem will contact NYNET to ascertain whether they can help with providing a superfast connection to the village.

f)   Village website
Photographs and text about Councillors had not yet been given to Jem.  All Councillors agreed to do this soon. 

4.         New Matters

a)  Fire & Rescue service consultation
It was agreed that, though responses from larger Councils would be more pressing for the Authority, responses from small rural Councils should help ensure that the service is maintained for their, different, issues.  Councillors will study the proposals and pass comments to Jem.  Jem will compile a response and submit it to the Fire & Rescue Authority before 16th October.

b)  Good neighbours scheme
The Council supports the work being undertaken by the Village Hall project group in providing community support and recognised that a great deal of support is currently provided informally.  Jessie will speak to Ruth Hannah to learn how the scheme is progressing and the Council would review at the next meeting.

c)  District Councillor (Phil Evans)
Councillors would welcome Mr Evans to the next meeting.  Jem will re-issue the invitation. 

5.         Planning
a)  Low Farm Cottage
The application for an equestrian arena for private use was supported but
has not yet been determined.
An application for extension conversion and change of use has been submitted.

b)  Musley Bank House

Mr Ian Brisby has notified the Council of his proposal to submit an application for the building of a new dwelling in the grounds of his current property.  Councillors agreed that an artist’s impression provided by Mr Brisby suggested that the proposal should not be contentious. 

6.         Finance

a)  Budget Progress
Jem presented income/expenditure data to date and the position is satisfactory.

b)  External Audit
Jem reported that PKF Littlejohn had completed the audit and approved the accounts.

7.         Any Other Business

a) Road Signs
NYCC Highways have agreed to erect triangular warning signs depicting children either side of the bus stops.

b) Transparency Code for Smaller Councils
Jem has learnt that grant aid is available for the purchase of computer equipment and training to assist Councils meet the demands of this Code.  Councillors considered that a dedicated computer for Council business would be worthwhile. Jem will investigate further and submit recommendations.

c)  Potholes at Barneygate Lane/A64 junction
Simon drew attention to this problem.  Jem will contact AOne+ or NYCC Highways as appropriate. 

8.         Date of Next meeting(s)
24th November at 7.30 and, provisionally, 13 January at 7.30.

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