Sunday 24 April 2016

St George's Day and Her Majesty The Queens 90th Birthday - Pictures

We celebrated St George's Day and Her Majesty The Queens 90th Birthday in true Huttons Ambo style with plenty of tea and cake and enjoyed the wonderful entertainment provided by The Malton White Star Band.

Great turn out and fantastic atmosphere.  Thanks to everyone who contributed, supported and attended.
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Thursday 14 April 2016


The Council has received a notice of an application for a single storey extension, replacement of windows and doors and re-roofing of the porches at the Village Hall.  Comments have been requested by 2nd of May 2016

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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Saturday 9 April 2016


The 181/183 bus service run by Stephensons of Easingwold will run to a revised timetable from Sunday the 10th of April 2016.  The reason for this is that North Yorkshire County Council has had to reduce the subsidy paid to the operator.  This has resulted in a less frequent service through the village.

The revised timetable is:

This timetable can be downloaded from and has been posted in bus shelters and on notice boards.

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Friday 8 April 2016

St Georges Day - Correction

We wrongly described the St Georges Day band as the Malton White Star Brass Band, it is in fact the Malton White Star Band and you can find out more about them at their website here

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St Georges Day & Queens 90th Birthday Tea Party - Sat 23rd April 2016


Please donate cakes and buns towards our fundraising efforts

Cakes can be left at the Village Hall on Saturday 23rd April between 1pm and 1.45pm or contact Liz 699 769 if you need them collecting

Thank you

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Huttons Ambo Flower & Produce Show - Saturday 20th August 2016

Huttons Ambo Flower & Produce Show - Saturday 20th August 2016

Save the day !!!

The schedule of classes is now available - click here to download

 Volunteer stewards wanted to help on the day 930-1230 or 1330 – 5.00

Please contact Liz 699 769 if you can help

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Mountain Rescue Day - Saturday May 7th from 2pm – 4pm

Mountain Rescue Day

Saturday May 7th from 2pm – 4pm

 Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team will be in the village for this youth club family day

Map reading challenge, chance to be rescued and explore a Mountain rescue vehicle – for the kids

Rescue dog demos and a chance to learn more about the work of this fantastic organisation of volunteers

There will be tea and cake too

Please come and support

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Celebration of St Georges Day & The Queens 90th Birthday - Saturday April 23rd 2016

Celebration of St Georges Day & The Queens 90th Birthday

Saturday April 23rd

Tea party on the village green from 2pm to 4pm

Malton White Star Band  and kids fancy dress (character from English History)

Come and enjoy a traditional tea party, help us raise some funds and listen to some English classics !

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Life is full of surprises - update

After we published 'Life is Full Of Suprises' by Arthur Flounders Brown in 2014 we had some follow up information from Paul Gray which included a photograph of an unidentified railyway worker.

Now Rob Mackley writes to say:

'Very interesting reading. I have this old photo too and understand the old railway worker is Charles Harrison my Great-Great-Grandfather. My Great-Grandfather was Edward (Ned) Harrison, His daughter Eliza Arrabella married my Grandfather William Mackley and my father Ralph Ronald Mackley was their youngest son.
I have a fairly complete family tree and know the farm they lived and
worked on - it is near my home in Newtondale'

Rob Mackley

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Huttons Ambo Youth Club – Friday April 1st

Huttons Ambo Youth Club – Friday April 1st

Despite it being school holidays and several families away we had 17 children – including 2 visitors

Anne and Liz were session leaders but Sara did some cracking games too.

The children made colourful bird feeders – lots of glue and lollisticks and then enjoyed some lively activities.


Glee Club runs for 6 weeks starting Friday April 8th – fully booked but there will be future sessions

Mountain Rescue Family Day – Saturday May 7th 2pm-4pm Village Green

Rescue dog demo, map reading challenge, activities and the chance to explore a real rescue vehicle and be rescued.

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Saturday 2 April 2016

Minutes of Parish Council meeting - 22nd March 2016


1.         Welcome, Councillors present & Apologies
Cllrs. David Banks, Andy Dorman (Chair), Jessie Garnett, Richard Green and Simon Lealman, and Clerk, Jem Charles were present.  Rona Charles was present for Item 3d.

2.         Minutes of the January meeting were approved and signed as being a true record.
3.         Matters Arising
a)  Copper beech
Andy, Simon & Jem have removed the branches overhanging the road and causing problems for grass cutting.  There was some debate regarding the need to remove a further 2 branches to “balance” the appearance.  The Council voted in favour of removal.  Andy will enquire whether David Bayes might do this free of charge.
b)  Superfast Broadband
Boundless Communications are continuing to work on improving the transmitter at Birdsall Bank and will consider installing a repeater station in the village if there is sufficient demand.  Jem will draft a short piece for inclusion in the May Bulletin requesting expressions of interest.
c) Good Neighbours scheme
The imminent launch on Saturday 26th was welcomed.
d)  Kirkham Weir & Sluice engagement group
Rona and Andy reported on the first 2 meetings.  At this stage it is not clear whether the consultation will be very productive and it was noticeable that some contributions were much more partisan than Huttons Ambo’s in general.  Rona will place information to date on the village website and would welcome any further feedback. The final meeting will be on April 20th.
e)  Finger Post & Village Signs
These are with the AONB contractor for repair/refurbishment.  Jem will ask when their re-instatement might be expected.
f)   Mud on Roads
RDC had sent a road sweeper, requested by Andy, and pavement verges have been swept.  The verge on the bank side of Low Lane between the villages requires more effective cleaning.
g)  Footpath in front of Manor Farm
Andy will ask whether the grass encroachment could be cut back.
h)  Barneygate Lane End blocked drain
NYCC Highways have been made aware but, until wet weather returns, it will not be known whether action has been taken.  At that time Jem will write again either to thank them for the work, or to remind them of the requirement.
i)       Jem will also write to accept Sharon Fox’s offer of a visit to see the blocked drains along Back Lane and arrange a date
ii)      All Councillors will notify Jem of potholes exceeding 45mm in depth so that this information can be passed to Highways for action.

4.         New Matters
a)  Chairmanship 2016/17
Andy reminded the meeting that another Councillor should be prepared to accept nomination at the next meeting as he will not, though he will continue as Councillor.
b)  YLCA membership
The subscription rate is set to rise to £112 as the concession granted for the last 2 years will not be extended.  The value to the community was questioned.  Jem will contact RDC to check that notice of legislative changes affecting Parish Councils will be passed on.  A decision as to whether to renew membership will be made at the next Council meeting.
c)  Village Hall parking
Stephenson’s of Easingwold had raised the issue of the bus finding difficulty passing the Hall on some occasions due to parked cars obstructing the road.  It had been agreed with the VH management committee that they would issue guidance to all who booked the Hall that a maximum of 6 cars may be parked and all should face the same way and be parked on the left of the road, whether facing up or down hill.
d)  Donation of printer paper
A kind donation of 4 reams of A4 paper had been received for Council use and for the Bulletin.  The Council expressed sincere gratitude.

5.         Planning
a)  Land at Cherry Farm
The Council had withdrawn its objection after revised plans were submitted.  The application has been approved.
i)       Andy had met representatives of Malton Town Council to continue discussion of preparation of the Malton & Norton Town Plan.  It was agreed that the part of Huttons Ambo Parish at York Road industrial estate already developed, or with permission for development, should be included in the Plan and that the Parish Council will be involved in the development of the Plan as it affects this area.  Jem will confirm with the Clerk of Malton TC.
b)  Low farm Cottage – Approved
c)  The Redings – Approved
d)  Procedure
Jem requested that Councillors supply comment, including “no comment”, whenever a response from the Council is required.  Coucillors confirmed that they would.

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

7.         Any Other Business
a)  Appealing planning approval
At present the only right of appeal is for the applicant against a refusal.  With Government planning guidance now dictating a presumption for approval some councils have launched a petition asking that the right of appeal against approval be returned to Parish Councils.  Jem will forward information.
b)  Sledhow Cottage
A letter had been received giving advance notice of proposals for alterations at Sledhow and Oak Lea Cottages.  The Council expressed appreciation of this positive engagement.

8.         Date of Next meeting(s)
Tuesday 10th May after the Annual Parish Meeting and, provisionally, 20th of July 2016 at 7.30.

Jem Charles, Clerk to the Parish Council

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