Sunday, 15 January 2017

England's Historic Churches by Train - a new book by Murray Naylor

Our very own Murray Naylor has written another book: 
 
ENGLAND’S HISTORIC CHURCHES BY
TRAIN

A COMPANION VOLUME TO ENGLAND’S CATHEDRALS BY TRAIN

MURRAY NAYLOR

Travelling across England this book selects thirty-two of our ancient churches,
relating their history and identifying those aspects which a visitor might overlook.
His journeys include the great medieval abbeys at Tewkesbury, Selby and
Hexham; the less well known priories at Cartmel and Great Malvern and other
grand churches severely reduced after the Dissolution of Henry VIII’s reign,
notably at Bridlington and Christchurch. He visits a church at Chesterfield where
the spire leans at a crooked angle and goes to Boston, where the church -
known as the Stump – was a starting point for many who emigrated to America
in the 17th Century.


     ISBN: 9781473871427 • RRP £25.00 • HARDBACK • 240 Pages     


In describing his journeys by train the author includes information apporopriate to
individual routes and incorporates topics of railway interest relevant to the
development and management of today’s railway systems.
He does so in a manner similar to that adopted in his previous books on
cathedrals.

If you purchase your copy direct from Murray the price is £16 + £4p&p, to get a copy please contact Murray directly at Minster Hill, Huttons Ambo, York, YO60 7HJ

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Village Hall Refurbishment - Photo Update

Here is a quick snapshot of the refurbishment work on the village hall so far:


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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

HUTTONS AMBO PARISH COUNCIL

A  Meeting  of  Huttons  Ambo  Parish  Council
will  take  place  in  the  Dalton House
on  Tuesday,  17th January 2017
at  7.30 pm.

Local residents are invited to attend all Parish Council Meetings.
Copies of the (unadopted) Minutes of Meetings will be posted on the Parish Notice Boards and the Village Website.

Agenda

1 Welcome, Councillors present, Apologies for Absence

2 Approval of Minutes

3 Matters Arising
     a) Broadband flier
     b) Back lane gulleys and soakaways
     c) Pavement edges in Low Hutton
     d) Condition of pavement surfaces
     e) Potholes in Low Lane
     f)          PROW signs
     g) Low Hutton phonebox
     h) Beeline broadband
      i) Road names

4 New matters
     a) Cycle route to Malton
     b) Highways England:NYCC maintenance responsibility – A64 junctions

5 Planning
     a) Hydramotion

6 Finance:
     a) Budget progress to 31st December

7 Information
     a) Mike Potter’s correspondence with Area 4 following Parish Liaison meeting

8 Any Other Business

9 Date of next Meeting
Provisionally 14th March 2016 at 7.30pm

Jem Charles, Clerk to the Parish Council
parishclerk@huttonsambo.com

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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Venus and the new Moon usher in 2017


The crescent Moon, Venus line up to welcome in 2017. A little later in the evening, when the sky is a bit darker, you can also see Mars taking place in the lineup. This little montage will also repeat in about 28 days time, near the end of January.

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Flower & Produce Show - New Committee Members Needed

Flower & Produce Show – new committee members are required due to some of the current group standing down after this years show.

If the show is to continue we need to replace those leaving and expand the team by a couple of extra members too. There are around 3 meetings a year, tasks to complete between meetings and a commitment of time over the show weekend.

If you are interested please contact 01653 699 769 info@huttonsambo.com The first meeting will be in February 2017 so please come forward by the end of January.

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Monday, 5 December 2016

PHONE BOX - LOW HUTTON

BT is planning to disconnect and remove the red phone box in Low Hutton and is consulting the local authority.  This is part of an ongoing national programme reviewing usage, and hence "need" for, public payphones.  Apparently the telephone was not used at all during the 12 month monitoring period. 

If you have any views or concerns, or would like to know more, please contact one of your Parish Councillors as soon as possible.

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Huttons Ambo Youth Club - November Report

Vince led a great night at Youth Club on Friday 11th with plenty of practical fun  tinkering with engines and tools assisted by Jonathan, and Beth led hedgehoggy crafts







This is the final Youth Cub session before the hall is refurbished but don’t forget the panto on December 14th.

If you have over 12’s who are not currently youth club members but who would be interested in new special sessions for the over 12s due to start in the Spring – get in touch to be involved in the planning session which you young people are holding in the new year. info@huttonsambo.com

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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Ruth & Neil Hannah Community Awards



More congratulations to our own Ruth & Neil Hannah who were awarded a Highly Commended at the North Yorkshire Community Awards  in the Best Project category.

Here they are at one of their Musical Memories sessions at the RVS in Pickering.

Musical Memories is a social enterprise working with Rural Action Yorkshire and other organisations to offer singing sessions to community buildings across the Ryedale district. Musical Memories sessions provide local residents, especially older people, the opportunity to get together in a social setting, to make new friends whilst having a good sing and reminisce about past times. Well done Ruth & Neil !

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Joseph Banks Community Award Winner


Congratulations to our own Joseph Banks who has won a North Yorkshire Community Award as Young Volunteer of the year for his contributions to our village life – in particular the work he undertook in initiating the Youth Club but also raising money for the defibrillator and for the past 2 years keeping the scores and entry details for the Flower & Produce Show.

Joseph wins £1000 to be donated to a charity or group of his choice and he has opted for this to be The Huttons Ambo Youth Club – specifically for the deveopment of activities for the over 12s. Well done and thank you Joseph !

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Don't forget - Jack & The Beanstalk - Wednesday 14th December 6pm - Village Hall

Jack & The Beanstalk – Huttons Ambo Village Hall.

Rural Arts & Pocket Panto present a professional, small but perfectly formed family panto for one night only. Running time approx. 1.5 hours.

Tickets £6 adults and £4 children (16 & under.)

Light refreshments available. info@huttonsambo.com or from Liz 01653 699769.

Tickets limited. Please support this event– bringing small children is not compulsory - grown up children welcome – encouraged even – and there will be mulled wine !!

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Church Services - December 2016

St Margaret's Church - Church Services

Sunday December 11th, 11amMorning Prayer, Murray Naylor
Sunday December 18th, 630pmCarol Service, The Rector
Sunday December 25th 11am Christmas Holy Communion, The Rector

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Christmas Meeting Point - December 2016

Christmas Meeting Point, Saturday 10th December, 12 noon to 2pm


Light lunches of homemade soup, sandwiches, paninis and CAKES.

Free trade stall and books.
Come and enjoy the opportunity for a lovely lunch and some great company.

Carols will be sung and festive cheer available in abundance.

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Thursday, 24 November 2016

PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES - NOVEMBER 2016

HUTTONS AMBO PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF MEETING ON 15th NOVEMBER 2016

1. Welcome, Councillors present & Apologies

Richard Green (Chairman) and Cllrs. Andy Dorman, Jessie Garnett, and Simon Lealman, and Clerk, Jem Charles were present along with one member of the public.  Apologies had been received from Cllr. David Banks

2. Minutes of the July PC meeting

These were approved and signed as being a true record

3. Matters Arising

a) Broadband flier
David had reported that he’d held off drafting a flier because of current developments in a possible wireless service from Beeline.
b) Back Lane gulleys & soakaways
The work promised has yet to be carried out though the contractor has, apparently, been instructed.  Richard will write to James Malcolm at Highways, North Yorkshire to try to ascertain when it might be completed so that consideration can be given to the possibility of some interim work by volunteers.
c) Pavement edges in Low Hutton
Simon and Andy had completed the section from the ‘phone box to The Redings.  Simon suggested that another section would benefit from similar attention.  Simon will undertake this if other(s) volunteer to assist.
d) Condition of pavement surfaces
These have been inspected by NYCC but no feedback has been received.  Jem will write to ascertain whether any work is planned.
e) Potholes in Low Lane
Simon has assessed these and concluded that, at that time, they did not quite meet the criteria for emergency repair.  A watching brief will be kept on these, and other, potholes so that NYCC can be alerted to any that require, and qualify for, attention.
f) Road names
No further work has been carried out on possible rationalisation.

4. New Matters

a) Beeline broadband
Richard presented a detailed summary of the work that has been carried out by the Council in terms of meetings, correspondence and discussions with providers.  He outlined the current position with phase III of the Superfast North Yorkshire project and the other, wireless, options that may become available, as well as the consideration of a community funded option which was not felt realistic.  He also explained how efforts had been made to keep the community informed through articles in the Village Bulletin and the Howardian and the preparation of minutes of meetings which have been published on notice boards and the village website.
He concluded by saying that there was very little further that the Council could reasonably do and suggested that individuals who were dissatisfied with the broadband they have might liaise one with another to put together a co-ordinated case.
It was agreed that the David and Richard will now go ahead and draft the flier noted above.
b) Low Hutton phonebox
It had been reported in the press that BT are proposing to close and remove this phonebox, along with many others nationally, and had entered into consultation.  The Council had received no notification.  Jem will contact BT to find out the position.
c) Minerals & Waste Joint Plan
A further consultation on the adoption of this Plan is underway but the terms are restricted to legal matters.  The Council did not consider further representation appropriate.

5. Planning

a) Cherry Farm
Approved.
b) Hydramotion
Awaiting determination.

7. Finance

a) Budget progress
The report to 31st October was considered to show that the position was satisfactory.
b) Parish Precept for 2017/18
Income from the precept and associated grants has remained at the current level since 2013/14.   It was agreed that an increase of 1.8% should be made, equivalent to an annual increase since 2013/14 of 0.5%, to take the precept from £2750 to £2800.

8. Any Other Business

a) Bus service 181
A revised timetable has been introduced and copies posted in bus shelters. 

9. Date of Next meeting(s)

Tuesday17th January at 7.30 at Dalton House and, provisionally, 14th of March 2017 at 7.30.  Venue to be announced depending on availability of the Village Hall once the refurbishment plan has been put into place.


Jem Charles, Clerk to the Parish Council
parishclerk@huttonsambo.com




Signed:…………………………………………….(Richard Green, Chairman)


Date: ……………………………..



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Thursday, 10 November 2016

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - NOVEMBER

A Meeting of Huttons Ambo Parish Council
will take place in the Village Hall
on Tuesday, 15th November 2016
at 7.30 pm.

Local residents are invited to attend all Parish Council Meetings.
Copies of the (unadopted) Minutes of Meetings will be posted on the Parish Notice Boards and the Village Website.


Agenda

1  Welcome, Councillors present, Apologies for Absence

2  Approval of Minutes
 

3  Matters Arising:
 
 a)      Broadband flier
     
 b)      Back lane gulleys and soakaways      
 c)      Grass cutting      
 d)      Pavement edges in Low Hutton      
 e)      Condition of pavements – High & Low Hutton     
 f)       Potholes on Low Lane     
 g)      Road names
 

4   New matters
 

a)      Beeline broadband     
b)      Low Hutton phonebox      
c)      Minerals & Waste Joint Plan

5   Planning:


 a)      Cherry Farm     
 b)      Hydramotion

6  Finance:     
 

 a)    Budget progress to 31st October      
 b)    Parish precept

7        Any Other Business

 

8        Date of next Meeting
 

          Provisionally 17th January 2016 at 7.30pm 


Jem Charles, Clerk to the Parish Council


parishclerk@huttonsambo.com


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Monday, 7 November 2016

Jack & The Beanstalk – Huttons Ambo Village Hall.

Jack & The Beanstalk – Huttons Ambo Village Hal

On Wednesday 14th December 6pm Rural Arts & Pocket Panto present a professional, small but perfectly formed family panto for one night only. Running time approx. 1.5 hours. Tickets £6 adults and £4 children (16 & under.)

Light refreshments available. info@huttonsambo.com or from Liz 01653 699769.

Tickets limited and 25% gone already.

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Saturday, 5 November 2016

Meeting Point Update

Meeting Point Update

 The Meeting Point on October 1st was – as usual a lovely occasion with great food and opportunities to catch up and spend time with others. The next Meeting Point will be November 5th and after that dates as to be decided after the hall refurbishment is complete.

One of the original founders is stepping down and everyone would like to say a huge thank-you to Sara Swindells for all her work and input into making the Meeting Point – the much valued event that it has become – also for amazingly good quiche and cake.

The team intend to continue with the Meeting Point but as you can appreciate it’s a huge commitment of time and energy to prepare for and deliver the event so we are appealing for some help.

We are looking for anyone who can bake (all costs covered), wash up, help setup/clear up or wash up – either regularly or on an ad hoc basis.

Volunteer bakers and washers up please contact Sarah Clark  or Alison Dobie in person, or text 07737785178


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The Village Hall Refurbishment - Update

The Village Hall Refurbishment

                                                  

The new purpose-built storage room build will happen in November and take around 2 weeks. During this time the hall will remain in use.

The main refurbishment work will start in January and is planned to take around 4 weeks. During this time the hall will be out of use and the site will be closed to the public.

The plan is to store all equipment and furniture which we are going to retain in the new store room and the 2 existing sheds on site during the refurbishment. All other equipment and furniture that we may deem as obsolete or not needed shall be disposed.

If you have items in the hall they will need to be removed or Andy Dorman, who is coordinating the removal/storage process, should be advised so he can make arrangements.

IMPORTANT Items not identified, claimed or removed by December 14th may be disposed of either through sale, tip or donation.

The skip, material storage and welfare facilities will be sited behind the hall and vehicular access to them will be via the paddock as required but managed by the estate office and the onsite project manager.

Inevitably there may be a little more traffic for deliveries, more people around and potentially noise during the periods of work but we do hope you will be understanding and thank you for your patience. 

 
For further information regarding the refurbishment logistics and works, contact Andy Dorman 01653 694412.  (hall clearance ) or  Michael Leighton (construction) qs123@btinternet.com

Colours and Décor – we are now planning the décor and colour schemes for the hall post refurbishment and some options will be on view at Herbies in the coming weeks. If you wish to support one scheme over the other or have comments or opinions then please make your views known – 01653 699769 info@huttonsambo.com by December 1st.

Obviously it will be impossible to please everyone but we would welcome feedback before the final decisions are made. Thanks


Cleaner – the hall will also need a cleaner – weekly or bi-monthly – hours to suit from Feb 2017. Contact Liz 01653 699769 if interested and if you know anyone who might be interested.

Liz Ellis

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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Huttons Ambo Good Neighbours Scheme Closing Down

Huttons Ambo Good Neighbours Scheme

It is with mixed feeling that the Good Neighbours Scheme Committee has decided to close down the scheme. We have been operational for a year and had no calls to the helpline. This does however show that we have amazing support networks within the village and people help each other informally all the time.

We hope that everyone in the village knows someone they can call on locally if they need help and if not then please make this known at the Meeting Point and we can make sure you have someone who would be ready to help if needed.

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Huttons Ambo Youth Club


Vince is bringing some engines to take apart and learn about – so it will be a hand on sessions plus the usual crafts, activities, squash/jammie dodgers and running about !!

Further updates with dates for 2017 season will appear in future Bulletins and if you are a YC member or parent then you will receive an email update.

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Meeting Point - November 2016

Meeting Point in the Village Hall, Saturday November 5th 12 until 2

Light lunches of homemade soup, sandwiches, paninis and CAKES. Come and enjoy the opportunity for a lovely lunch and some great company

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St Margaret's Church - Church Services

St Margaret's Church - Church Services 

Sunday 6th November 11am, Morning Prayer -Simon Jackson
Sunday November 20th 11am, Holy Communion – The Rector
Sunday December 4th 11am, Advent carols – Juliet Bleasdale

Also:
Taize Meeting at All Saints Terrington on Tuesday November 15th 7.30pm.
For further details contact Michael Sessions

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

PLANNING APPLICATION 16/01640/FUL

The Council has received notice of an application for the erection of a two storey linking extension at Hydramotion, Seven Street, Malton.  Comments have been requested by the 4th of November.

The application can be inspected at Ryedale House or at http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/residents/planning/view-a-planning-application.html by entering the application number.


If you have any comment please submit them directly to Ryedale District Council or contact one of your Parish Councillors.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

PLANNING APPLICATION 16/01329/FUL


The Parish Council has received notice of an application for change of use at Cherry Farm to equestrian, and construction of stabling and other facilities.  It is, in part, retrospective, to regularise work already carried out.  The works proposed are on or adjacent to a public footpath.  Comments have been requested by the 31st of October 2016.

The application can be inspected at Ryedale House or at http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/residents/planning/view-a-planning-application.html by entering the application number.

If you have any comment please submit them directly to Ryedale District Council or contact one of your Parish Councillors.


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Saturday, 8 October 2016

British Heart Foundation Training Resources

Just a reminder that the village has a British Heart Foundation training kit with dvds and a resuscitation doll and all the kit for anyone or any group to borrow and learn with.


It's a community resource so please contact me if you would like to borrow it for your group or family or if you would like to arrange a training event . 01653 699769

Thanks

Liz Ellis

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Friday, 7 October 2016

PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES SEPTEMBER 2016

HUTTONS AMBO PARISH COUNCIL

DRAFT MINUTES OF MEETING ON 27th SEPTEMBER 2016

1.         Welcome, Councillors present & Apologies
Richard Green (Chairman) and Cllrs. David Banks, Andy Dorman, Jessie Garnett, and Simon Lealman, and Clerk, Jem Charles were present.  Three members of the public were also present.
           
2.         Minutes of the July PC meeting
These were approved and signed as being a true record

3.         Matters Arising
a)  Superfast Broadband
Richard summarised detailed responses that had been received from BTOpenreach and NYNET to letters sent by Simon and Jem.  The Council’s only means of expediting the availability of superfast would be by organising a community led project to provide, or significantly contribute towards, the required infrastructure.  It was agreed that this was neither realistic nor feasible for the number of potential subscribers.
Both High and Low Hutton are being considered for possible upgrade in Phase III of the Superfast North Yorkshire programme with tenders due to be opened in April 2017 and completion of agreed works by December 2020.  There is no guarantee either will be covered by the service offered by the accepted bidder.
A subsidy is available for subscribers whose broadband service does not reach certain minimum standards.  If there is sufficient demand these could be pooled and Boundless Communications has indicated that they would then be able to install a superfast wireless broadband service.  Other wireless providers may be in a similar position.
David and Richard will draft a flier, for distribution door to door, explaining the current situation and the options available.
b)  Back Lane gulleys & soakaways
The work promised has yet to be carried out.  Richard will write to Neil Jefferson at Highways, North Yorkshire.
c) Regular item in The Howardian
Richard will submit articles whenever there are appropriate matters on which to report.
d)  Giant Hogweed
The treatment this year has been very successful but another follow up treatment in Spring or early Summer will be needed.
e)  Barneygate Lane End bus shelter
The missing pane of glass has been replaced.  Jem will write to thank NYCC.
f)   Pavement in Low Hutton
Simon and Andy will clear the encroaching grass, possibly next week.

4.         New Matters
a)  Grass cutting contract
Cutting of the village green and the roadside strip by the church has continued to be erratic despite the contractor being reminded on 2 separate occasions.  It was agreed that this was not satisfactory.  The Council will take steps to ensure that the grass is cut, possibly including action by volunteers.  Graham Milner kindly offered to do this, if necessary, on condition that he had assistance.
b)  Parish Liaison meeting
Richard reported on the meeting of PC members from the Derwent Ward convened by Mike Potter, Cllr. RDC.  It was a useful meeting as an opportunity for councils to share experience.  HA appeared to be the most active of the council’s represented.
c)  Parish map
A small company had contacted the council to seek interest in preparing a map.  This was not though worthwhile.  Jem will decline the offer.
d)  Community led housing
Councillors supported the principle of local communities being actively involved in the provision of affordable/social housing.  It was not thought appropriate in HA, at least for the time being, both because of the lack of suitable land and the existing preoccupation of many active members of the community in the Village Hall project and other community beneficial projects.
e)  RAY Conference & AGM
Jem will write to indicate that HA will not be represented and will submit the voting proxy form.

5.         Planning
a)  Gledhow Cottage & Oaklea
Approved.
b)  Malton Enterprise Park
Approved.

7.         Finance
a)  Budget progress
     The report to 31st August was considered to show that the position was satisfactory.
b)  External auditor’s report
This report on the annual accounts had been received and was satisfactory.

8.         Any Other Business
a)  Condition of pavements
Those from Herbie’s shop to Orchard Cottage and from the church to the ‘phone box are in a very poor state and are treacherous for those with impaired walking ability.  It was thought not to be worthwhile raising this issue again with NYCC Highways.
b)  Road names
Some road names used officially are thought by at least one parishioner to be unhelpful.  Simon will investigate.
c)  Potholes on Low Lane
Simon will measure two he had identified as serious to determine whether they meet the criteria for attention.  He will contact Jem to write to Highways if appropriate.
d)  Correspondence
Jem reminded Councillors that it is useful to have a record of all official correspondence between Councillors and outside bodies or agencies to be held centrally.

9.         Date of Next meeting(s)
Tuesday 15th November and, provisionally, 17th of January 2017 at 7.30.  Venue to be announced depending on availability of the Village Hall once the refurbishment plan has been put into place.


Jem Charles, Clerk to the Parish Council


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