Thursday 25 August 2016

Quiz Night & Supper, Saturday September 10th

Just a reminder that it's time for the quarterly quiz night and supper on Sat Sept 10th (7pm doors open for 730pm first question)

Food order forms went out with the last Bulletin and food order deadline is Monday 5th Sept (not November !- typo on food order sheet). Spare forms at Herbies or email me.

It's BYO drink's and please order food in good time so we can cater efficiently.

If you don't have a full team (up to 6 adults) the let me know and we can make up some teams by joining couple or singles.

For those of you who have never attended - it's a very relaxed, fun and sociable event so if you are not a hardened quizzer don't worry.

Liz Ellis

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Tuesday 23 August 2016

Huttons Ambo Produce Show 2016 - Report

Saturday August 20th was the 62nd Huttons Ambo Flower & Produce Show.

Despite the autumnal weather there were almost 400 entries in classes as varied as the heaviest marrow, the best compost, pasta jewellery and  even a Tweet about our village. There was a fabulous tea with plenty of cake and home-made elderflower cordial.

Thanks to all entrants, judges, helpers and attendees

You can download a copy of the final results here.

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Monday 15 August 2016

Huttons Ambo climbs Everest!??!

Huttons Ambo climbs Everest!

On Saturday the 24th September 2016 there will be a fund raising event for our Church by “climbing Everest”. 

The Church only receives funding through the generosity of those who live in Huttons Ambo (There is no external funding support from the Church or Government) and, as it is used by many in the Village for marriages, christenings, funerals as well as services on Sundays, if the Church is not supported by the Village it is possible that it would have to close and we could lose our Church.

The Plan: The Rector is going to lead us by climbing in all five parishes in the Benefice. In simple terms, 300 people, or equivalent, walking from the war memorial to the Church will have climbed collectively the height of Everest.  Cycle attempts count, dogs having four legs count twice, humans count once.

Each “climber” should obtain sponsorship or make a donation, so funds will be raised.  Tea, coffee and cake will be available at St Margaret's at a modest cost to all who partake and of course the organ and bells will play for 5 minutes as each 10,000 feet are reached.

The Route:  The direct route is straight up the road, but any route is acceptable, for instance, up Rakes Lane from the Old School to the top of the immediate ridge, turn right around the fields towards the Hall and thence to the Church.

Timings:  The Rector will “climb” in Huttons Ambo between 0900 and 1015, so the Church will be open from 0900 to 1200.

Evening Party:   There will be a party in the early evening for the whole Benefice organised by Welburn. It will be on a Nepalese theme and tickets will be £10 for adults and £5 for children. Sponsorship forms will be available, and are likely to be available from Herbie’s and on the web site – to be confirmed. 

Questions should be directed to Jeremy Bleasdale on 01653 – 690344

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Village Hall Fundraising Update

Fundraising Update – The Big Lottery bid Assessor visited the village hall and the bid team on August 2nd and we are awaiting a final decision regarding the award by the end of the month.
There are now 12 other applications in progress to various funders to support the purchase of equipment for the  proposed village hall refurbishment so we are hoping for some success with at least a couple of them.

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Grass Raking at St Margaret's Church - Saturday 3rd Spetember 10am

Help needed at St Margaret’s Church.

Can anyone spare an hour or so to help rake up the cut grass in the back churchyard flower meadow?

This area is really beginning to take shape, in particular with the yellow rattle now doing its job in weakening the growth of the grass. However, it is very important to keep on top of the job of making the churchyard better and better by raking up the grass once it has been cut. In time this annual task will hopefully become less demanding. Any help on Saturday September 3rd from 10am for an hour or so will be very much appreciated. If you can bring a rake or a wheel barrow so much the better.

Thank you.

Contact: Rosa Naylor. 01653 695008 or 

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Don't forget - Huttons Ambo Annual Flower & Produce Show 2016 - Saturday 20th August

Huttons Ambo Annual Flower & Produce Show 2016 
Schedules and further details are on the website and available at Herbies. Entry forms have also been delivered to each house. Volunteers always needed on the day together with raffle prizes and your entries.
You don’t need to be green fingered to enter – there are lots of different classes including plenty of children so do take a look and try and enter something to put on a good show and support this annual village event – which has now been running for over 60 years !
Even if you don’t feel like entering yourselves – then come along and see all the exhibits and the prize winners and enjoy tea and refreshments from 4pm

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Thursday 11 August 2016


The relevant pages of the Annual Return may be viewed here.  Registered voters in the Parish may examine the original by application to Jem Charles (

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