Thursday 30 July 2020

Yorkshire Day - Open Gardens

Open Gardens

On Produce Show Day/Yorkshire Day (Saturday 1st August) the following villagers will be opening their gardens instead of displaying produce at their gates:

Nos 1 and 2 Low Hutton Park - Andy and Wendy, Jim and Avril
Netherby Hall - Susan Milward
Dalton House - Jess and Richard

Gardens will be open from 1pm

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From the Newsletter - July 2020

From the Huttons Ambo Village Newsletter - July 2020

Shop Opening Times:

Monday 7.45-10.30 am4pm to 6pm
Tuesday7.45-10.30 am4pm to 6pm
Wednesday7.45-10 am4pm to 6pm
Thursday7.45-10.30 am4pm to 6pm
Friday 7.45-10.30 am4pm to 6pm
Saturday8.30am-10.30am4pm to 6pm
Sunday 8.30am-10.30amCLOSED

Shop delivery Service.

If anyone is self- isolating or would prefer to have their shopping delivered please contact the shop during opening hours:

There is a small charge for this service. 

We have deliveries of fresh fruit and vegetables 3 times a week from Dales of Malton.  

If we can have orders for collection as follows:

Friday for Monday's delivery

Monday for Wednesday's delivery

Wednesday for Friday's delivery

Victory Japan Day -Sunday 15th August 2020

This is the day that Japan surrendered to the Allies 75years again the Far East 
The church bell of St Margaret’s Church for two minutes before 11am and again at 11.02am after a short silence. 

Should anyone wish to come to the Churchyard they will be very welcome to join us. 

Depending upon what the Covid rules are by then, it is unlikely that the church itself will be open other than for the bell ringer.

The Parish Council are still looking for someone to take over the role of clerk, full details of the posrt are available here:

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Monday 27 July 2020

Don't Forget - Low Hutton Village Green - Bring your own Picnic - Yorkshire Day 1st August 2020

Low Hutton Village Green

Bring your own Picnic,  rug or table and chairs

4pm Saturday August 1st

and celebrate Yorkshire Day

(and also celebrate the product show)

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Monday 20 July 2020

Don't Forget - Low Hutton Village Green - Bring your own Picnic - Yorkshire Day 1st August 2020

Low Hutton Village Green

Bring your own Picnic,  rug or table and chairs

4pm Saturday August 1st

and celebrate Yorkshire Day

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Saturday 18 July 2020


The Parish Council has been asked for comment on the above application by August 3rd 2020:


DESCRIPTION: Erection of single storey rear extension to form additional living accommodation, 4 bay garage and 2no. stables following removal of existing outbuildings with associated landscaping 

LOCATION: The Rise The Green Low Hutton Malton YO60 7HF

Details can be found at and entering the reference(s) above, or by visiting Ryedale House.

If you'd like to comment please contact Ryedale District Council. You can copy in the Parish Council by emailing before the above date.

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Monday 13 July 2020

Parish Council Annual Financial Reports 2019/2020

The Annual financial reports for 2019/20 have now been completed, please find links to the online copies of these documents below:

1. HAPC Public Notice 2020

2. Certificate of Exemption

3. Annual Governance 1

4. Annual Governance 2

5. Audit Report 1

6. Audit Report 2

7. HAPC Accounts

8. Receipts and Payments

9. HAPC Accounts Reconciliation

10. HAPC Variances

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Church Services

Church Services

There is now good news in that we are allowed to hold ‘specially distanced’ services in the Church.

However, services of Holy Communion are not yet authorised by the Diocese and, when they are, probably only the celebrant will be permitted to partake of the host. It would seem that Communion for a whole congregation is a long way from being officially sanctioned and presumably not until the full implications of Covid-19 are known.

Canon Bob Rogers has let it be known that at present he only wishes to take Eucharist services.

It is therefore planned to hold a lay led service of Matins on Sunday 19th July at 10am, we hope that as many as possible will come to support ‘our new start’.

We shall have to take sensible precautions on 19th July as follows:

  • No singing (although we hope Michael Sessions will play the tunes of those hymn we might have sung)
  • Everybody will have to observe social distancing in Church;
  • Use hand sanitiser on arrival
  • Use of prayer/hymn books on a strictly controlled basis (to be explained on the day)
  • Collection centrally by the door
  • Doors left open during the service

Finally we shall be dependent upon Alison Hutchinson and our own three lay service takers to take our services. We would ask Simon and Juliet to confirm their agreement to continuing.

Plans are being made for the future pattern of services in the Benefice. It is hoped that we shall have two services a month in our Church – in all probability the first and third Sundays – usually lay led, although it is to be hoped that there will be a Communion service in one of the Benefice churches each Sunday. All to be confirmed in due course.

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Huttons Ambo Flower & Produce Show/Yorkshire Day Celebration - 1st August 2020

Huttons Ambo Flower & Produce Show/Yorkshire Day Celebration 1st August 2020

This year the Annual Flower & Product Show will not be able to take place in the Village Hall as usual.

Instead the plan is to hold a Yorkshire Day picnic on the Village Green.

However it is hoped that from 1pm on the day, would-be entrants would be willing to place the entries that they *would have made* on a table near their gate so that villagers can walk around Low & High Hutton and admire them before heading to the Green to picnic.

A copy of the schedule is attached and we look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it.

Huttons Ambo Flower & Produce Show Schedule.

Please remember to social distance.

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Sunday 12 July 2020

Parish Council Minutes from the July 7th general meeting

Huttons Ambo Aarish Council minutes 
From Meeting On July 7th 2020

  1. Welcome, Councillors present & Apologies

 David Banks, Philip Barraclough, Andy Dorman, Simon Lealman, Emma Samual and Sarah Banks (Clerk). There were also four members of the public.

2. Approval of Minutes
Minutes of the January meeting were approved and signed as being a true record.

3. Matters Arising

  1. Pot holes: There are still some potholes that need attention despite recent work. Councillors will email Simon to send via the Parish Portal.
  2. Tree Inspections: The three trees on the village green have been inspected by Waites Tree Surgeons, with no serious problems evident. Remedial work has been suggested to lift the crowns and remove dead wood. The cost is £270 for the report. The necessary work will cost £425 which councillors approved. This work will in fact be met by funds from reserves.
  3. Low Lane End: Following the postponed meeting on March 24th, due to Covid-19, Councillors will now wait and see what changes will be made in the light of the A64 works programme to decide if and when to hold a new meeting. An order has been made for the section of the A65 from Crambeck to Malton to become a 50mph limit. 

4. New Matters

  1. Covid-19: During the lockdown period the parish council funded the village newsletter, co-ordinated by Denise Doggett. with a grant for £60. David thanked Denise and volunteers for all their hard work during this crisis. He also thanked the village shop for the service provided so people didn’t have to travel far for grocery supplies.
  2. Parish Grants: The parish council has been able to fund a number of village grants due to the PC carrying a small surplus. This financial year it has funded the village newsletter during Covid-19 totalling £60. It also gave a grant to the village youth club to fund future activities which will roll on into next year due to lockdown. This grant was for £444.
  3. Footpaths: Rona Charles has continued with footpath monitoring that she began last year with a group of volunteers. David has been in touch with the estate regarding the list of issues identified by the group. He has since received a reply from the estate indicating that all the issues identified have already been remedied. Rona mentioned a book that was due to be published by Margaret Atherden that includes a woodland walk through Huttons Ambo.
  4. Grass verge cutting: Philip Barraclough noted that verges had been cut in parts of the village where the wild flowers had not yet finished flowering. It was suggested that a sign is placed where it is preferred that verge cutting takes place after flowering.
  5. Parish Chair and Clerk: David noted that both himself, as chair, and Sarah Banks, as clerk would be stepping down from these roles prior to the next meeting. Councillors discussed various possibilities for the chair role including a rotating chair role. The clerk role appears harder to fill. This has been advertised on the village noticeboard, Facebook site and village website. It will also be included in the village newsletter.

5.  Planning: 

a) Application No: 20/00327/HOUSE/The Reddings - For mention
b) Application No: 20/00336/ 3 Low Hutton Park - For mention
c) Application No: 20/00350/MFUL/DH Group, Malton

6. Finance: Budget Progress to June 30th 2020. The current balance is £7605. 
The Parish Precept for 2020 remains at £2800. Parish council grants have been given to the village newsletter (£60) and the youth club (444).

7. AOB: 

  1. Village Broadband: Simon mentioned that in conversation with a BT engineer, the engineer had said that the infrastructure was now in place for everyone in the village to receive fibre broadband.
  2. Cattle escapes: David mentioned that cattle had recently escaped from the field at the top of St Andrew’s track. The estate has already fitted a pedestrian gate which should prevent further issues. If gates are left open, please could villagers close them. David will speak to Richard Wainwright to see about publicising his mobile number should such incidents happen again. 
  3. Village Information Board: The preferred option is to work with RayMac in Malton to create a sign similar to that in Lockton village. This is a reasonable cost for a foam board. The council would then need to look at how to mount it. This may be something that someone in the village is able to do, otherwise there are options online to purchase a frame or lecture-style stand.

8. Date of next meeting
September 15th 2020 at 7.30pm at the village hall.

Sarah Banks, Clerk to the Parish Council -

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Parish Council Minutes from the AGM July 7th 2020

Huttons Ambo Parish Council Minutes for the AGM

July 7th 2020

Welcome: David Banks (Chair) welcomed councillors Philip Barraclough, Andy Dorman, Simon Lealman, Emma Samuel and Sarah Banks (Clerk) and four members of the public. 

Chairman’s Report:

Chairman’s report

COVID19 and meetings
We would usually have met in March and May but for Covid19. While other councils have been permitted to hold online meetings, PCs were not and could not meet in person by law, until now.

After years of campaigning fibre broadband is now available in the village. Around half the village should be able to receive it. I’ve been in extended contact with SFNY for the rest. Assurances were given that we would be looking at this Autumn, but then Covid came along. It is hoped that the work to connect the rest of the village will resume shortly.

A64 Junctions
Councillors met with contractors to discuss safety of works being carried out at the low junctions and general issues with both junctions.
50ph limit is now being imposed on this stretch of A64. There is concern at how this will be signposted for HA and any impact on traffic speeds.

A tree inspection has been carried out and work identified – to be discussed in ordinary meeting.

The footpath footpath monitoring group carried out an inspection of rights of way in the parish. The estate carried out works to rectify any issues identified. This exercise has been repeated this year.

Grass cutting

The PC paid for grass cutting on the greens, some verges and general tidying of the village. The contractor continues to do a very good job on this work.

Planning applications
The PC has continued to publish planning applications to the HA website and comment on those it has received during the year.

Following the departure of Avril Monks, Richard Green stepped in as internal auditor and was extremely helpful and supportive of the chairman and clerk in this process.


This will be my final meeting as chairman and councillor and Sarah’s as clerk. The PC might want to consider a rotating chairmanship in future, but that is a matter for the PC to decide. Both chair and clerk will continue to fulfil their roles until replacements are in place prior to the next parish council meeting on September 15th 2020.

The PC’s expenditure was £2086 and income was £2800, resulting in an excess for the year of £714. The balance in the account at the end of the year, including reserves, was £7,324. Expenditure was less than budgeted owing to tree work not being completed until the new financial year. The excess carried over will be used to fund the tree work. 

Sarah Banks, Clerk:

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