Sunday 27 March 2016

Huttons Ambo Good Neighbours

Huttons Ambo Good Neighbours 

Our volunteers will offer residents of High and Low Hutton help with this kind of activity :

•          household tasks such as changing a lightbulb

•          minor repairs

•          picking up prescriptions

•          running errands

•          reading to anyone with vision difficulties

•          letter writing

•          arranging a ride to shops or doctors

•          simple computer help

•          form filling

•          or just company for a while

 For those unable to use the bus, transport requests will be referred to the Ryecat scheme with whom we have an arrangement

Shopping can also be undertaken - starting at Herbie’s but using Malton’s shops and services if Herbie cannot help

Dog walking/Pet feeding – we will refer on to our very competent local dog walker

How It Works

The service will be available 9:00am to 6:00pm every day Monday to Sunday

Telephone number  07936 431 368  will link you to the duty volunteer who will take your call and make arrangements for a volunteer to complete the required task for you.

This assistance will be freely available to anyone in the community, young or old, who needs a helping hand.

It is our particular aim to help our older residents live in their homes more confidently, to feel more connected to their neighbours and to reduce their need for health care services as a result.


Good Neighbours scheme volunteer co-ordinators are supported by Rural Action Yorkshire (RAY).

Liz Ellis

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Kirkham Weir and Sluice update

Kirkham Weir and Sluice update

Since the last blog on this subject (on 15 February), we have received a list of the options for the weir and sluice and a couple of sets of meeting notes (notes-1, notes-2) from the Environment Agency. Based on your comments, I sent the attached response (link). If you would like to discuss any of this or if you have any views which you don’t think have been taken into account so far, please contact me at Ambo Cottage (High Hutton), 696070, c/o I have been asked to pass on any further comments as soon as possible so that EA’s consultants are able to include them in their appraisal of the options.

There will be a final meeting of the ‘engagement group’ later in April, where EA’s consultants will present the outcome of the options appraisal and their final recommendation(s) and give us the opportunity for final comments. 

Rona Charles

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Tuesday 15 March 2016



A  Meeting  of  Huttons  Ambo   Parish   Council  will  take  place  in  the  Village  Hall on  Tuesday,  22nd  March  2016  at  7.30pm.

Local residents are invited to attend all Parish Council Meetings.
Copies of the (unadopted) Minutes of Meetings will be posted on the Parish Notice Boards and the Village Website.


1        Welcome, Councillors present, Apologies for Absence

2        Approval of Minutes

3        Matters Arising
a)   Copper beech on village green
b)   Broadband
c)   Good Neighbours scheme
d)   Kirkham Weir & Sluice engagement Group
e)   Fingerpost & Village signs
f)    Mud on roads
g)   Footpath in front of Manor Farm
h)   Barneygate Lane End, blocked drain

4        New matters:
a)   Chairman 2016/7
b)   YCLA membership
c)   Hall parking
d)   Donation of printer paper

5        Planning:
a)   Land at Cherry Farm
b)   Low Farm Cottage
c)   The Redings
d)   Procedure

6        Finance:      
a)    Report to 29th February 2016

7        Any Other Business:

8        Date of next Meeting
          Provisionally 18th May 2016 at 7.30pm

Jem Charles, Clerk to the Parish Council

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Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Monday March 28th

Big Easter Egg Roll & Hunt with food and fun on the green as last year – details to follow

Huttons Ambo Community Collective fundraiser.

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Huttons Ambo Book Club - Wednesday 30th March 11am

The March Book club meeting at Ruth's house – The Tofts, the book is "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee.

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Thursday 10 March 2016

Huttons Ambo Forthcoming Events

Some dates for your diary:

Friday April 8th 7-8.30pm Glee Club – Youth Club sessions begin at Village Hall as part of the Youth Club programm

Saturday April 23rd St Georges Day Celebrations –White Rose Brass Band, Cream Teas and all things English - more ideas and volunteers welcome – cakes will be required . Huttons Ambo Community Collective fundraiser.

Saturday May 7th 2-4 Youth Club Mountain Rescue Day – Family Day – Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue

Saturday 28th May 7pm Quiz Night & Supper – ever popular. Village Hall Fundraiser.
BYO drinks and sign up for food and a table by Thur 26th 699769 or
Friday June 3rd 7pm-8,30pm Huttons Ambo Youth Club 

Saturday July 16th Bastille Day Celebrations – music from Jane O’Ehly & Anita Topp – further

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Saturday 5 March 2016

Church Services - March 2016

Sunday 6th March 11am  - Mothering Sunday Service

Sunday 20th March 10am - Benefice Festival of Palms at Welburn Church

Monday 21st March 7pm - Holy Communion (1st Day of Holy Week)

Sunday 27th March 11am - Easter Day Service

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Meating Point - March 2016

Meeting Point in the Village Hall, Saturday March 26th 12-2pm

There will be lunch fare such as soup, quiches and salad, as well as cakes, coffee and tea, second hand books, Fair Trade goods and perhaps a table of card games to join.

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Notes from the bulletin - March 2015

 The Youth Club will begin a pilot set of Glee Club sessions in April for youth club members and other village youngsters with some funding support from Ryedale Stronger Communities Programme.

Would your child like the chance to sing, have fun and make some music with friends in the village?
Then why not bring them along to Hutton’s Ambo Glee Club!

Over the six week programme we will be making music using a variety of instruments, listening to music, singing, performing, exploring all sorts of musical things from Rap to Samba and generally having some creative fun!

Led by Ruth Hannah (a primary music specialist) and supported by local Youth Club leaders the six Friday evening sessions will run from 7.00 – 8.30 pm on 8th 15th 22nd 29th April and 6th and 13th May.

The cost will be £2.50 per child per session (£15 in total) payable in advance.
Places are limited and you will be required to sign up for all 6 sessions and pay in advance.

Current Youth Club members have priority but all places need to be filled to make the project viable so please sign up before the March 7th.

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French Conversation Group Fortnightly on Mondays 7.30-9pm
A French Conversation Group has been formed in Huttons Ambo by Michael Leighton. Pitched at those with intermediate level French, the group will meet fortnightly on a Monday evening from 7.30 till 9pm at Michael’s house in Low Hutton. There is no cost. New members welcome at any time. Phone Michael on 01653 690357 or email for more information.

Huttons Ambo Art Group meet every Tuesday from 1.30 -3.30 the Village Hall.
New members are very welcome, whatever your experience. A variety of mediums are used, watercolour, acrylic, pastels & oils. Call Anne Cole 01653 618477 for more information.

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Youth Club Report - 4th March 2016

Another great evening at Huttons Ambo Youth Club on Friday March 4th

19 members aged between 5 and 12 attended and enjoyed various games and activities.

Ruth Hannah came to talk about the Glee Club sessions which will start in April and she brought all the percussion instruments the group will be using and everyone got the chance to look at and use them.

At the craft table Mother’s Day cards were created and at the biscuit decorating table – icing and various edible embellishments were added – some biscuits may have even made their way home.
Sara Swindells and Pete led the other activities including – soft football and several games of Wink Murder.

The next meeting will be Friday April 1st and if anyone is interested in further places for the Glee Club then contact asap.

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