Wednesday 31 July 2019

Pet Service - Sunday 4th August - St Margaret's Church

 Pets Service

On Sunday the 4th of August there will be a Pets Service at St Margaret's Church at 2pm

All Pets are welcome, large or small!
Tea and pet treats will be served at the end of the service.
(If wet will be held in the Church)

Order of Service
Sing together the first Song words by Cecil Alexander, music W H Monk
All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings, he made their glowing colours, he made their tiny wings: Chorus
The purple-headed mountain, the river running by, the sunset, and the morning, that brightens up the sky; Chorus.
The cold wind in the winter, the pleasant summer sun, the ripe fruits in the garden, he made them every one. Chorus.
The tall trees in the greenwood, the meadows where we play, the rushes by the water, we gather every day. Chorus.
He gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell, how great is God almighty, who has made all things well. Chorus.
Reading.‘Man and Dog” by Siegfried Sassoon
Sing together the second Song by Flanders and Swann
A bold Hippopotamus was standing one day, on the banks of the cool Shalimar. He gazed at the bottom as he peacefully lay by the light of the evening star. Away on the hill top sat combing her hair his fair Hippopotamine maid. The Hippopotamus was no ignaramus, and sang her this sweet serenade.
Mud, mud, glorious mud nothing quite like it for cooling the blood; so follow me, follow, down to the hollow and there let us wallow in glorious mud.
Reading. “Attila takes a hand” by Susan Hamlyn
Sing together the third Song arranged by R. Vaughan Williams words by W H Draper
All creatures of our God and King, Lift up your voice and with us sing, Alleluia, alleluia.
Thou burning sun with golden gleam,. O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia.
Thou burning sun with golden beam, thou silver moon with softer gleam,
O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Thou rushing wind that art so strong, ye clouds that sail in heaven along, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia.
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice, ye lights of evening, find a voice. O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Thou flowing water, pure and clear, make music for thy Lord to hear, Alleluia, alleluia
Thou fire so masterful and bright, that giveth man both warmth and light. O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Reading. An extract from ‘Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog’ - Anonymous.

Concluding remarks and prayers.

All say together the Cotswold Prayer:

We thank thee, Lord of Heaven for all that you have given,
to help us and delight us, for friends who gladly greet us,
for flowers of field and garden, for bees with sweetness laden,
for swift and gallant horses, for dogs and cats with friendly faces,
for homely dwelling places, for songs and kindly voices,
for food and sleep and ease, we thank thee, Lord, for these.”

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Sunday 21 July 2019

Parish Council Minutes - July 16th 2019

Huttons ambo parish council MINutes

From Meeting On July 16th 2019


1.    Welcome, Councillors present & Apologies


Andy Dorman, Simon Lealman, Emma Samuel, Philip Barraclough and Sarah Banks (Clerk). Apologies were received from David Banks (Chair). Andy Dorman acted as Chair for the meeting


2. Approval of Minutes

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


3. Matters Arising


a)    Monitoring of PRoW: David had met with Richard Wainwright with a list of the issues regarding rights of way. These were passed on to the estate who have now confirmed all the necessary works have been carried out to address the issues identified. It was agreed that this had been a very useful exercise and that the PC should write to Rona Charles to thank her for her work in mapping and organising the walks and collating the information gathered so any issues could be addressed.


b)    Tree inspections: David has met with Tom Cundall, and was given a quote for £420 to examine three trees - The Millennium oak, the sweet chestnut on the green and the copper beech opposite Herbie’s. Cundalls also noticed some hanging branches which they will remove for £150. The total for this work would be £570. It was agreed to go ahead with the work. David will arrange with Cundalls.


c)    Low Lane End: David has written to Highways England regarding the safety issue with the turn off at Low Lane End. He is still awaiting a response.


d)    Litter and bins in Station car park: Following the new contract with Streetscene, Andy has fitted two bins in the village - one on the bus shelter in Low Hutton and the other in the station ‘car park’. These will be emptied by Streetscene. This seems to have solved the issue of litter as both bins are being used and the surrounding areas are now spotless.


4. New Matters


a)    Village Road Markings: Simon Lealman was concerned that some road markings in the village were absent. He was particularly aware that the markings had worn on the road leading to Low Hutton from the village hall. It was agreed that councillors would do a recce of other areas where markings were absent in order that these are re-painted. At the same time, they would send Highways other concerns regarding pot holes on the roads into the village so these could be repaired at the same time. Councillors will send their observations to the clerk who will collate them and forward them to Simon to send onto Highways via the Parish Portal.


b)    Renewal of Bus Services: The clerk had received an email regarding renewal of bus services from April 2020. This includes the 181 bus which passes through the village several times a day. The PC agreed that this was an important service and that the current timetable was the bare minimum acceptable as there are several villagers who don’t drive and rely on this service. The clerk will send the views of the PC to Integrated Passenger Transport by the deadline of July 31st. 2019.


c)    History Group Workshop: The clerk and Philip Barraclough had received an email regarding a history group workshop from the Council for British Archaology (CBA) Yorkshire. It was agreed that the PC would fund one place on this workshop at a cost of £15. It was felt that there may be advice given on opportunities for funding that would benefit the village.


d)    Hogweed: This has recently been professionally treated. Andy and Jem Charles have also been out spraying any remaining surviving hogweed and will continue to do so. The firm who treated the hogweed thanked Andy and Jem for all their hard work which had been a huge help. The aim now is to try to get rid of the source of the hogweed which is seeding from neighbouring properties housing this plant.


e)    Village Information Board: Following on from previous discussions about displaying a village map of walks, councillors discussed the idea of an information board similar to one in Lockton village that may be appropriate for Huttons Ambo as it would incorporate the art group, the history group, as well as walks around the village. Sarah will take photos of this board and look into costings. Councillors suggested the village would need two boards, for High and Low Hutton.


5  Planning: An email had been received that full planning had been given to the Tofoo Company, York Rd Industrial Estate (19/00394/FUL) Installation of effluent treatment plant.


6. Finance


a)    Budget Progess to June 30th 2019

Sarah gave a break down of budget to date.


7. AOB

The cutting of the village verges was raised and discussed by councillors following a parishioner’s concern that one of the signs is obscured on the Coastliner route at the top of the village. Andy will look into this.


8. Date of next meetings



Sarah Banks, Clerk to the Parish Council -


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Friday 12 July 2019

Saturday Café 17th July - cancelled

 Saturday Café on the 17th July is cancelled and has been moved to the 27th of July

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Hay Raking - St Margaret's Church - saturday 27th July - Volunteers Wanted

Hay raking in the Back Churchyard. - St Margaret’s Church, Huttons Ambo – Saturday 27th July.

If you can spare an hour or so it would be much appreciated if you were able join the Church team to help rake up and pile the hay in the back churchyard beginning at 9.30am on Saturday 27th July.

If you can bring a rake or wheelbarrow it would be very helpful.

Refreshments will be available and all are welcome.

Thank you.

The PCC.

01653 695008.

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Sunday 7 July 2019

Huttons Ambo Parish Council Meeting July 16th 2019




16th JULY 2019






2          Approval of Minutes of meeting on 16th May


3          Matters arising:


a)    Monitoring of PRoW

b)    Tree inspections

c)    Low Lane End

d)    Litter and bins in Station ‘car park


4          New matters:

a)     Village road markings

b)     Renewal of bus services

c)      History Group workshop

d)     Hogweed

e)     Village Information Board


5          Planning:

           No planning notices



6          Finance:

           Budget progress to 30th June 2019         



7          Any Other Business


8          Date of next Meeting

Provisionally 10th September 2019



Sarah Banks, Clerk to the Parish Council


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