Sunday 9 December 2018

Huttons Ambo Parish History Group - Minutes of Meeting 29th November 2018

Minutes of Huttons Ambo Parish History Group meeting held on Thursday  29TH November 2018
Present at meeting
Philip Barraclough (PB),  Pam Taylor,  Rona Charles, Joyce Parker (JP), and Diane Savage (DS) Andy Doorman (AD) Andy Jackson (AD)
1. Apologies for Absence
Denise Doggett, Ann Sanders  and Alan Sanders
2. The Exhibition
PB stated that he felt that January was the wrong time of year to hold the exhibition for several reasons but particularly because of the weather
The meeting agreed that the Exhibition should be postponed until the spring.
PB reported the Susan Milward had a considerable number of objects photographs etc that she would be prepared to copy and or lend for the exhibition.
3. Discussion
PB stated the Group had focussed too much on the Exhibition and had lost sight of the wider aims of the group which had been set out in the first meeting last year.
The group discussed the origins of the village and PB said he would produce a  version of the parish up to the Medieval Period using the available sources.
JP produced a map of the Low village which she had begun annotating with various pieces of data – such as occupation and building history. It was agreed that this was a basis for further work and that RC would try and obtain a large scale map for the whole parish as master map for this project.
The group and agreed to organise a number of history walks through the village in the summer.
The Group also discussed the possibility of undertaking some archaeological work in the village. SM was happy for some work to be done in the field immediately behind the Station Cottages. RC pointed out that this would need to be professionally supervised and that consent of the County Archaeologist would be required.

5. Date of Next Meeting
The next meeting is on Thursday 31st January in the Village Hall at 7pm.


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Pocket Panto - Tuesday 18th December

Don't forget, Pocket Panto present 
Dick Whittington
at the Village Hall on
 Tuesday December 18th. 6.30pm

Tickets on the door on the noght
or from
Herbies or the Village Christmas Fayre

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Christmas Fayre - Saturday 15th December 2018

Christmas Fayre
Huttons Ambo Village Hall
Saturday 15th December 1.30pm to 4pm

 Come and meet up with everyone and share the Seasons Greetings

Craft Stalls - Hazel Braimbridge - Willo's Woodcraft

Goods by - Fair Trade
Home made cakes by the village bakers

Entry £1.50 includes a free drink and a choice of cake
Free gift for each child under 12

Pocket Panto tickets also on sale

Choice of Cakes - mince-pies - meringue - trifle - vegan and vegetarian choices

Donations for the Tombola welcome - Please leave at Herbies or at Denise's at Netherby House.

New to the village? - please come, it would be great to see you

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Sunday 2 December 2018



19th NOVEMBER 2018

1.         Welcome, Councillors present & Apologies
David Banks (Chairman) welcomed Cllrs. Andy Dorman, Richard Kershaw and Simon Lealman and, particularly Philip Barraclough to his first meeting as Councillor. He also welcomed two members of the public.

2.         Approval of Minutes
a)  Minutes of the July meeting were approved and signed as being a true record.
b)  Minutes of the Annual Meeting were also approved and signed.

3.         Matters Considered in advance
a)  30 mph speed limit
David has written again but still has yet to hear from NYCC Highways
b)  Footpath railing
Andy & Simon reported that they have repaired the railing beside Grange Farm.
c)  Council thanks to Village maintenance volunteers
Jem will write to the many members of the community who give of their time to help maintain the appearance and special nature of the village.
d)  RDC “Don’t be a waster” campaign
Agreed that promotion will continue by posting copies of posters considered appropriate.
e)  RDC Chairman’s charity appeal
Agreed not to donate but to review later in the financial year
f)   Monitoring of PRoW
Volunteers have identified a few issues that Rona will refer to NYCC as well as a number of minor ones that can be dealt with locally.  She will draft letters for the PC to send to landowners/managers.
g)  Tree inspections
Agreed that trees on the village green should be subject to biennial inspections and recommended safety work carried out.  Jem will identify 2 or more professionally qualified inspectors and obtain quotes.
h)  Parking & speeding – the Helmsley example
Agreed that surveillance and reporting would not be appropriate.

4.         New Matters
a)   Impact of York Road Enterprise Park on traffic at Low Lane End
Agreed this is a road safety issue, not necessarily resulting from any particular development.  Jem will write to Highways England and NYCC Highways, with copies to RDC planning, Kevin Hollinrake and Caroline Goodrick.
b)   PC comments to RDC planning
Agreed that representation about lack of recognition of PC comments not necessary
c)   Fracking exploration – proposed changes to planning regulations     
In the absence of an opportunity to discuss in Council in September, David had decided that no representation needed to be made as NYCC had been informed of the results of the village consultation.
d)  Councillors’ e-mail
Jem explained that response times to explicit queries were highly variable.  It was not considered that a fixed period should be set for responses but Councillors agreed to try to respond in a reasonable time.  Jem will annotate the subject line of e-mails requiring responses as appropriate.
e)  Other village maintenance
                      i.        Jem will ask Mark to clear the pavement edge between High & Low Hutton
                     ii.        Andy will confirm to Graham Milner that he can arrange for clearance of the culvert by the Swing Bridge and restoration of the grip below the railway embankment
f)   A64 Safety Action Group
Andy & Simon reported on the meeting with Highways England.  Unlit refuges in the centre of the carriageway at Welburn and Crambeck bus stops were proposed as well as road widening to accommodate the West bound bus stop at Crambeck.  The possibility of low-level kerbside pedestrian lighting would be considered.
g)  Broadband
An Openreach surveyor working in the Parish had been approached by a n umber of people.  There is a possibility that a fibre connection, possibly to each property, during 2019.  No information has been made available by Openreach or NYNet.
h)  War Memorial
The name Mark Armstrong, born in Huttons Ambo, has been noted in records in Belgium.  David will research whether his sacrifice is recorded elsewhere, or if his name should be commemorated on the HA memorial.  Sharon Jackson offered to assist.

5.         Planning
a) Extension at No.3 Station Cottages
b)  Old Methodist Chapel
Awaiting determination.  Parish Council had supported approval but had suggested some amendments to reduce infringement of neighbours’ privacy.
c)  Business Units at York Rd. Enterprise Park
Jem will write to object concerning proposed development on agreed landscape screening fringe.

6.         Finance
a)  Budget progress
The report to 31st October was considered to show that the position was satisfactory.  Jem pointed out that it was likely that funds would be available for other worthwhile works.  Councillors will endeavour to identify suitable projects.

7.         Any Other Business

9.         Date of Next meetings
Tuesday 15th January 2019 and, provisionally, 19th of March 2019 at 7.30pm.

Jem Charles, Clerk to the Parish Council


Date: …………………………….

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Saturday 1 December 2018

St Margaret's Church - Services December 2018

Services December 2018

2nd December   11am Advent Carols   Juliet Bleasedale
11th December  11am Morning Prayer   Simon Jackson.
16th December   430pm Carol Service   Canon Bob Rodgers.
25th December   10am Holy Communion on Christmas Day  

The Carol Service will be accompanied by a full choir.

The choir is always looking out for new members, so if you'd like to join please contact Michael Sessions - no audition necessary!

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