Jul 122017

ST.BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH: On Sunday 9th July, “Holy Communion” will take place at the local church.

The service starts at 9:30am and everyone is welcome.

LEVEL CROSSING: Latest correspondence from Centurion Traffic Management indicates, that essential track repairs need to be carried out at Barnby Moor and Sutton level crossing on Station Road. They regret that it will be necessary to close the crossing on the following dates and times to carry out this work. From 23:00hrs on Saturday 8th July until 12:00hrs on Sunday 9th July 2017.

This work will be undertaken by Network Rail. Access will only be available for emergency services.

A diversion route will be signposted for all vehicular traffic. Apologies for any inconvenience which may be caused. The works are essential to ensure the future safety of both road and rail users.

Should the work be completed ahead of schedule, the road will be re-opened earlier.

PARISH COUNCIL: Sutton Parish Council will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday 12th July in the Village Hall at the usual time of 7:00pm. Villagers and interested parties are invited to join them.

GATE INN: Back at the venue by public demand is the band who were very highly rated on the last visit, The Manipulators make a welcome return on Friday 14th July. Book your place now!

GREAT SUTTON SHOW: This event is scheduled to take place on Sunday 16th July and the organisers have vacancies for a few moor stalls!

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: The ladies of the Sutton and Barnby Moor WI will meet on Wednesday 19th July in the Village Hall at the usual starting time of 7:15pm. On this occasion the speaker will give a talk on “Prison Visiting”. Please note that there will be no competition on the night, but a White Elephant stall will operate. Members old and new always welcome.

GATE INN: After a very successful Comedy Night at the local hostelry, another event of a similar nature has been arranged and will take place on Friday 11th August.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: The local association held their monthly meeting on Wednesday 28th June at the usual time of 2:30pm.and the following items came under discussion:

  • Chairman Frank Bradley welcomed and introduced villager Robin Pascoe to the meeting. Robin had expressed a wish to join at the groups AGM held in May.
  • Briefing on Community Road Safety: Nigel Johnson provided a briefing to the Group on the operation of Community Road Safety. The equipment comprises 2 interactive speed signs with one placed some distance in front of the operators and likewise behind. The operators in the centre have a radar gun which is connected to an LED sign pointing towards the driver who can see what speed he or she is doing. With the operators wearing Hi-Vis jackets the operation is extremely effective at slowing traffic down. However whether this has any enduring effect on speeding behaviour is unknown as traffic returns to the norm even while the equipment is being dismantled.
  • Please be aware: A village resident reported an experience with a dog that had jumped up him in a friendly way but its claws had caused cuts to his arms which then bled profusely. The owner was some distance from the dog when this happened and was totally unapologetic. The chairman would like to remind dog owners to keep their pets under control at all times and on leads if members of the public are in the vicinity.  On this occasion the villager took no further action, although injury was sustained but was concerned that if it had happened to a child the outcome could have been a lot more serious.
  • Councillor Tracey Taylor informed the Group that there had been a spate of burglaries in the Doncaster area arising from victims being targeted that had key safes on the outside of their properties. People with key safes tended to be vulnerable and by prising key safes off the wall keys to the property were being obtained. Please remain vigilant, use key safes as intended and inspect boxes regularly.

Next Meeting: The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday July 26th at 2:3opm.

GARDENING CLUB: When the club met on Tuesday 4th July, in the Village Hall at 7:15pm, visiting speaker Steve Lovell demonstrated to members the art of pruning trees, shrubs and climbers etc. Further details of the club and its activities available from Elaine Hauser on 01777 705 274.

KEEP FIT CLASSES: Keep fit classes continue in the Village Hall every Saturday morning between 9:00am and 9:45am.   Come along and join them, you may lose a few pounds.

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: Meet the Neighbours continues to meet at The Gate Inn at 1:00pm on the second Wednesday of the month. The format is unchanged – cooked mains, a small sweet course with coffee and tea, all for £6.00. There is a really entertaining raffle (2 tickets for a £1) and usually a quiz – please take a pen. All in all, it’s a great fun occasion.

Attendance for the first 6 months of 2017 has been over 43 per visit, which has resulted in a real buzz in the restaurant.

Come along and Meet the Neighbours!

KEEP FIT CLASSES: Keep fit classes continue in the Village Hall every Saturday morning between 9:00am and 9:45am.   Come along and join them, you may lose a few pounds.

GATE INN COFFEE MORNING: Coffee Morning at the Gate Inn is on Thursdays, from 9:00am until 12:00noon. Coffee and cake £3.50. Refills available. Further details available from the Gate inn on (01777) 709 408.

COMPUTER CLUB: Computer sessions continue at the Village Hall on Mondays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at a cost of £5.00 person. Reserve a place by emailing: Lesley.parks@hotmail.co.uk or call (01777) 707 153 or 07929 352 753.


SUTTON APRIL CLUB: The April club continue to meet every two weeks in the village and full details are available from Group Leader and organiser Carole Head on (01777) 705 077.

GARDENING CLUB: Details relating to the club and its activities available from Elaine Hauser on (01777) 705 274 or mobile 07969 254 920 or email: gardeningclub@suttoncumlound.net

New members always welcome.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ASSOCIATION: Residents requiring help or advice can source this through the usual channels.

Sutton’s Neighbourhood Watch Association has 247 residences on its books, which considering that the village only has a total of 319 properties is quite an achievement. If you would like to join please contact Chairman Frank Bradley on 01777 705 060 or email nwa@suttoncumlound.net

Remember, it’s free to join and you may be eligible for a discount when renewing your home insurance.

SUTTON ART GROUP: The group meet every Friday morning in the Village Hall and will continue throughout the season. Further details of the group and their activities are available from either:



SUTTON AND BARNBY MOOR WI: Sutton and Barnby Moor W.I. meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Sutton Village Hall at 7:15pm. Members old and new always welcome.

COUNTY COUNCILLOR: If you have any issues or concerns then your County Councillor Mrs Tracey Taylor can be contacted at any reasonable time on (01777) 816 781 or mobile 07771 629 380.

DISTRICT COUNCILLOR: Tracey Taylor, District Councillor for Sutton Ward can be contacted at any reasonable time on 01777 816 781 or mobile 07771 629 380.

PARISH COUNCIL: The Parish Council normally meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Village Hall. There is a public participation period and all residents are welcome to attend. For further information please contact the Clerk at clerk@suttoncumlound.net or call the Sutton Central number: 07092 985 871.

POLICE: The local Beat Team for the BERL beat ( Bassetlaw East Ranskill / Lound) are as follows:

PC 3258 Jason Fellows  – Telephone: 101 ext. 8077 364, Mobile: 07525 226 893

For help and advice in the first instance please contact:

PCSO Claire Walker – Mobile: 07525 226 626

VILLAGE HALL BOOKINGS: Enquiries with regard to the booking of the Village Hall should be made by contacting 07092 985 831. Anyone making enquiries please note that the number is not manned on a permanent basis, but calls are re-routed to one of three points for their attention and will be dealt with as soon as possible. Please be patient and your enquiry will be dealt with. Thanks for your cooperation.

The Village Hall web site is available at www.suttonvillagehall.net or email: bookings@suttonvillagehall.net.

POSTAL SERVICES: The Post office operates in the Village Hall on Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each week.

Opening times are as follows:

  • Tuesdays from 11:30am to  2:00pm
  • Wednesdays from: 9:00am to 12:00 noon

The local office can supply residents with: Pensions, Foreign Currency, Travel Insurance, Car insurance, investments and Savings.