Aug 042017

ST.BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH: “Morning Prayer” will take place at the local church on Sunday 6th August.

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

PARISH COUNCIL: Sutton Parish Council will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday 9th August in the Village Hall at the usual time of 7.00pm. Villagers and interested parties are invited to join them.

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.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: Please note that there is no official meeting of the group in August.

Some members like to meet with their peers during August (to avoid withdrawal symptoms) and it has been suggested that a trip to Gainsborough Old Hall take place on Wednesday 16th August to have a look at the exhibit of clothes from the TV series “Wolf Hall”. This would be combined with the August meal out and would incorporate afternoon tea at the Chambers Café within the hall grounds. Interested parties should contact the secretary as soon as possible to book a place. Michelle Jaafar on (01777) 818 092. Members old and new always welcome.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: The committee of the local association  held its meeting on Wednesday 26th July at the usual time of 2:30pm as scheduled. Various items came under discussion during the meeting including the election of new chairperson, update on “Speedwatch” in the village, anti-social behaviour reports amongst many other topics.

  • The group were pleased to welcome Beat Manager 3258 PC Jason Fellows to the meeting who was accompanied by a Special Constable to observe how the group operated. The Beat Manager gave an update on the latest crime figures, and although one crime is one too many, the village itself is at the lower end of the scale when incidents are recorded. Where “Hotspots” occur, more cover is needed, and officers are often deployed to these areas, PC Fellows reiterated that the village is never left without cover. The Anti-social Behaviour incidents were also raised and the police would follow up the claims in due course and would visit the area as and when available. The Special Constable present informed the meeting that himself and a colleague had operated a speed reduction session in the village recently and a number of motorists were reported for exceeding the limits within the village.
  • With reference to the election of a new chairperson, a request for volunteers was made, but with no success on this occasion. This matter was deferred until the next meeting in September.
  • Secretary Nigel Johnson gave an update on the local speedwatch situation, and although this was proving effective it seems to take forever to re-educate people as old habits die hard. The meeting was informed that more sessions were planned and volunteers were standing by to man the apparatus when necessary.
  • A general discussion took place re-village incidents and various points were discussed. The meeting came to a close at 4:00pm approximately.

GARDENING CLUB: The gardening club met on Tuesday 4th August at the Village Hall and a report will follow. 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: The group continue to meet at the Gate Inn on the second Wednesday of each month for a communal lunch. PLEASE NOTE THT THERE IS NO MEETING OF THE GROUP IN AUGUST!

Further details about the group and its activities are available from group leader Joan Reiter on (01777) 702 137.

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: 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:

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

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 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 or email:

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.