Feb 022018

ST.BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH: A “Candlemas Service” will take place at the local church on Sunday 4th February. Candlemas is a Christian holiday occurring annually on February 2 that is commemorating the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple when he was a baby. It occurs 40 days (inclusively) after Christmas Day. In some churches it is celebrated on a nearby Sunday.

The term “Candlemas” (meaning Candle Mass) refers to the practice of the blessing of candles by the priest during a church service (“mass”) for use during the year in church and in the homes of the faithful.

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

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN UPDATE: A drop-in meeting has been organized for Friday 2nd February at the Village Hall. Villagers are invited to call in between 5:00pm and 8:00pm where the Neighbourhood Plan will be on display. Members of the neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will be on hand to answer any questions.

POST BOX: The new village post box, situated near the telephone kiosk on the village green at the junction of Sutton Lane with Station Road, although in situ the new box was still not operational at the time of going to press.

CAR BOOT AND TABLE TOP SALE: The next car boot and table-top sale will take place on Sunday 4th February 2018 at the Village Hall, from 10:00am until 1:00pm (sellers from 9:00am). Free public admission and parking, sellers £5 per pitch. Refreshments available on the day.

Well worth a look – bring the family. Further details available from organiser Judi Walters on 07970 052 055.

GARDENING CLUB: The next meeting of the Gardening Club is scheduled for Tuesday 6th February, Penny Forsyth – Bee keeping – Life of a Bee Keeper/ Tasting different honey related to different plants. Products will be for sale on the night.

Further information about the club and its activities available from Elaine Hauser on 07969 254 920 or email gardeningclub@suttoncumlound.net

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REFERENDUM: The referendum for Sutton’s Neighbourhood Plan has been set for Thursday 15th February at the Village Hall. It is hoped that the village will continue to support the Plan and this is the final stage in the process. Please contact the Steering Group on (01777) 717 619 if you have any queries regarding the Plan or the referendum.

Notice of Referendum: Bassetlaw District Council will send Polling cards to everyone in the coming weeks and you just need to be registered to vote. If you have any queries regarding the referendum or the Neighbourhood Plan, please contact us at chair@suttoncumlound-neighbourhoodplan.net  or Simon on (01777) 717 619. The support received so far has been brilliant and it is hoped that everyone at the same time and same venue can vote on the 15th February to ensure that the Plan is put in place for the benefit of all concerned.

VINTAGE TEAS: The next Vintage teas are scheduled for Saturday 17th February from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Village Hall and the same warm welcome awaits. Those requiring a full vintage tea are requested to book by ringing Judi on 07970 052 055 to arrange same, but please feel free to call in, if passing, to enjoy an afternoon cuppa and a nice piece of cake and socialise for the afternoon with friends and neighbours.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: The committee meeting of the local association held its monthly meeting on Wednesday 31st January at the usual time of 2:30pm. A report will follow.

GATE INN: Last Sundays Music quiz was won by one of our regular ladies’ teams in the shape of Caroline, Linda and Danni who are beginning to make a name for themselves on the monthly music quiz. An impressive score of 40 won them the £20 prize. No one came close to winning Play Your Cards Right and the £200 rolls over to next Sunday when Rob will be the question master. Robs speciality is his wipe-out round where teams pay heavily for one incorrect answer. Quiz starts at 8:00pm and newcomers always welcome.

SUTTON PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY: A vacancy still exists on the Parish Council and if you would like to get involved in the community or feel you have something to offer, then please contact the Clerk to the Council on email   clerk@suttoncumlound.net for further details.

RACE NIGHT: After the successful race night held at the village hall on Friday 12th January, the organisers have decided to run another event later in the year.


GATE INN: The local hostelry has published its programme of activities throughout the year. Full details are available on their website: www.the-gate-inn.co.uk

KEEP FIT CLASSES: Keep fit classes continue in the Village Hall every Thursday evening from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. All fitness levels welcome! Further details available on 07549 244 379.

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.

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: The group continue to meet at the Gate Inn on the second Wednesday of each month for a communal lunch. Further details about the group and its activities are available from group leader Joan Reiter on (01777) 702 137.

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:

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 Lucy Campion – Mobile: 07525 989 445

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.