Feb 092018

ST.BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH: At the local church on Sunday 11th February, “Holy Communion” will take place.

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

POST BOX: Still there! But still not operational! Annoying to residents who attempt to use the facility or non-facility!

RESIDENTS CONCERNS: Several villagers living on Sutton Lane area of the village are concerned about mud and sand on the main road and pavements. Householders have cleaned and swept the area on various occasions, but it soon returns either from volume of traffic or strong winds blowing across the fields. On occasions, in inclement weather the drains seem to be unable to cope due to mud/sand causing restricted draining, which villagers think may lead to flooding if not dealt with.

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: The next meeting of the Neighbours group will take place on Wednesday 14th February. As usual the group will meet at 1:00pm in the Gate Inn.  Participants are encouraged to arrive early to settle in and order drinks. The format is the same as usual, this month’s menu is Chicken and Chips with Salad Bowls, followed by a Surprise Sweet and Tea/Coffee. There will be a quiz and a fun raffle.

All villagers are welcome to attend but we need to know of your attendance in advance – so please email djmow@siewndavid.plus.com or ring Joan Reiter on 07990 702 445.

SUTTON PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: The Council will meet on Wednesday 14th February in the Village Hall at the usual time of 7:00pm.

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.

COMPUTER CLUB: Due to illness the computer club sessions have been suspended temporarily and notification of a re-start will be advised.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN UPDATE: At a drop-in meeting on Friday 2nd February at the Village Hall, villagers were invited to call in between 5:00pm and 8:00pm where the Neighbourhood Plan was on display.   Members of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group were on hand to answer any questions.

A turn out of over 70 people on the night indicated the importance of the plan to residents, the attendance rate may have been higher, many apologies received from people unable to attend due to prior engagements, shift and work commitments accounting for a few others. Villagers came away from the session much more enlightened to the situation and happier with information received.

Thanks most go to the Volunteer members of the Parish Plan Steering Group for their time and efforts over the last three years formulating and progressing the plan to its present state on behalf of village.

PUBLIC PRE-PLANNING NOTICE: Villagers were invited by Walker & Son (Hauliers) Ltd to attend a meeting in the Village Hall with regards to a proposed residential development on land to the rear of Station Road in the village. The timing of the event (3:00pm to 7:00pm appeared to be fundamentally flawed as many residents working further afield (i.e. Doncaster, Sheffield, Scunthorpe, Derby and many places in between) were unable to attend the event.

An early count showed a turn out of over 60 people in attendance, not only from Station Road but from throughout the village. Very few questions were asked of the project team on hand, who appeared to distance themselves from the villagers and made no attempt to mingle with concerned residents. Villagers are left puzzled as to the proposal as the Neighbourhood Plan has already identified three preferred sites, with all other sites excluded and not supported. Most of those in attendance came away disappointed with the suggested exhibition and were strongly against any further developments in the village, especially the suggested site, when other agreed sites could be available.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: The committee of the local association held its monthly meeting on Wednesday 31st January at the usual time of 2:30pm. Various items came under discussion including the use of Church Way in the village as a turning circle by a local bus service. Although not a Neighbourhood Watch issue, villagers were concerned, noting that this could be unsafe and hazardous due to the layout of the narrow thoroughfare and the absence of proper footpaths. The bus operators were made aware of the situation and the bus has now been re-routed at present. With no police presence at the meeting, no report was available to members. Two incidents in the village had been reported and dealt with. One satisfactorily and one pending an outcome.

SUTTON SNAPPERS: Sutton Snappers met at the Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre, on Thursday 1st February at 10:00am with a larger turnout than usual. Members had brought pictures / photos in for review and criticism and advice where needed. In a general discussion it was agreed to produce a programme of events for members and organiser Ron Beare will start to arrange away day visits to sites where different/unusual views can be captured.

If you are interested in photography contact Ron for further details at: ron@redi-image.com

GARDENING CLUB: The Gardening Club met as scheduled on Tuesday 6th February when Penny Forsyth addressed the group on Bee keeping – Life of a Bee Keeper/ Tasting of different honey related to different plants. Products were on sale on the night.

Further information about the club and its activities available from Elaine Hauser on 07969 254 920.

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.


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.