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Hutton Cranswick in East Yorkshire


Our Community

This report consists mainly of Thanks to our community.


Kelk Plant Fair:  Thank you to the organisers for offering free space for our stall.  An impressive £174 was raised from the sale of cakes, handicrafts and other items.  VIB extends sincere thanks to everyone who donated goods, helped to sell the goods and to those who visited the stall to buy goods.

Hutton Cranswick School Garden Club:  Many thanks to members of the Garden Club who, supported by Teaching Assistant Jane Lucas, did an excellent job of planting up the ladybirds outside the school.

Here, Ellie Bonser and William Farr put the finishing touches to the yellow-spot ladybird.  During the planting session, Ellie and William worked together with Millie, Chantelle, Ella and Mimi to ensure the plants were carefully removed from the pots and planted appropriately.  They all enjoy being part of the Garden Club which is working hard to improve the grounds of the school.

Plant & Cycle Donations:  These have continued.  Many thanks to all our generous readers who have provided snow drops.  We should have a fantastic display developing in Centenary Wood from next spring onwards.

Thank you, too, for all the cycles.  Lesley has received an interesting selection and has sufficient now to exercise her creative talents!  Watch this space for pictures of the ‘sculptures’, that will enhance the Way of the Roses cycle route through Hutton Cranswick.

Litter pick:  Bottles, crisp packets, drink cans, take-away containers, cigarette butts and packets were among the many items removed from the streets and verges of Hutton Cranswick on 16 April.  We were lucky to have a dry afternoon when two teams of volunteers, one in Hutton, the other in Cranswick, spent one and a half hours spring cleaning the area.   Thank you to everyone who turned out to ‘do their bit’ for our community.  Wouldn’t it be great if all the areas remained littler free?


A Challenge:  In a few weeks time, ViB members will be supporting Children from Hutton Cranswick school to carry out another community litter pick.  Wouldn’t it be fantastic if there was NO litter to be found?  Of course, this challenge may not reach people who drive through Hutton Cranswick and toss rubbish out of the car windows, but it would be a wonderful Community gesture if local people aimed to keep their environments litter free.

We also appeal to local dog owners to clean up after their dogs.The litter pick did identify areas that are treated as ‘doggy toilets’ and these areas will be monitored.  Of particular concern is Centenary Wood.  This wood, planted for the enjoyment of all, should continue to be a pleasant place to visit.  Local school children, scouting and guiding groups spend time in the wood for nature study.  It would be very regrettable if such visits were spoiled because of irresponsible dog owners.