Sunday 20 December 2020

From the Village Bulletin - December 2020


To say 2020 has been a challenging year for Villagers is a bit of an understatement.

I would like to acknowledge all of the people who throughout this tough year continue to work for the benefit of the village -

  • The Lealman Family who in spite of their own family loss earlier in the year have ensured that the Village had access to the shop and provided home deliveries just as Herbie would have wished

  • Richard Green for his diligence and efforts in ensuring that the Village Hall has been kept financially viable and that those who use it are safe to do so

  • The Village Show Committee and to all the shows volunteers, let us hope that next year we can show off our produce and crafts again

  • Rosa and Murray Naylor, Steve Dunning and their team of volunteers who have made access to the Church as safe as possible and Susan Milward for this year’s plant sale shared with Rosa to raise funds for the church

  • To all of you who signed up for the volunteer list during lockdown

  • To Bob the farmer and Andy Dorman who do lots of things that are not always obvious !

  • To Sarah Clark for looking after the Defibrillator outside of the village hall and keeping it ever ready

  • The Parish Council for their time and efforts in giving Huttons Ambo it’s voice

  • Philip Stone for his work on keeping the village website going

  • To Celia Hammond who volunteers as a rehoming inspector for the RSPCA and has kept this going throughout lockdown

Volunteer for production of Village Newsletter

Denise took over the production of the Newsletter in 2018 and would like to thank all of those who have contributed and helped with content and distribution. This will be her last one so if anyone would like to volunteer to carry on she will be happy to facilitate its handover.


Shop Normal Opening Times:

Monday7.45am-10.30am4pm to 6pm
Tuesday7.45am-10.30am4pm to 6pm
Wednesday7.45am-10am4pm to 6pm
Thursday7.45-10.30am4pm to 6pm
Friday7.45-10.30am4pm to 6pm
Saturday8.30am-10.30am4pm to 6pm


Between Christmas and New Year the Shop will be open every morning from 8am to 11am up to and including 1st January 2021




The community defibrillator was purchased in late 2015. Liz Ellis, who left the village some time ago, championed this as a community project. Although not a Village Hall project or activity, but for want of a better place, the defibrillator cabinet was installed on the outside wall of the Village Hall. No-one has ever stepped forward to replace Liz with the ongoing overall responsibility for the defibrillator.

  • However, since 2015, Sarah Clark has been the sole Defibrillator Guardian, ensuring the operational integrity of the unit. Sarah now wishes to stand down from her sole responsibilities duties in this capacity as from 31st December 2020.

  • The duties of the Defibrillator Guardian primarily comprise weekly checks that the unit is operational and reporting these checks to the Community Defibrillation Co-ordinator with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. The other duty is periodically requesting replacement supplies of consumables, normally every two years or so.

  • In order to continue the future operation of the defibrillator one or, preferably more, persons need to step forward and take over or share the role of Defibrillator Guardian.  

    Without someone to do this, the unit cannot be reliably maintained and will have to be decommissioned from 1st January 2021.

The Parish Council intends eventually to take over the responsibility for the defibrillator and move it to the phone box in Low Hutton once the box is decommissioned by BT and adopted by the Parish Council. Nevertheless, one or more Defibrillator Guardians will needed required throughout to monitor the continued effective operation of the defibrillator.

  • If you have an interest in taking on the role of the Defibrillator Guardian, please inform one of the following:

  • Andy Dorman – 694412 Richard Green – 690832

  • Denise Doggett – 694620 Sarah Clark – 07737 785 178



The Huttons Ambo Parish Council is seeking a new member. If you are interested please contact Andy Dorman on or on 694412 or Anne Lealman on 692803 during shop afternoon opening hours for further information or to discuss what is involved.

Finally Seasons Greetings to you all and a better 2021. 



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