Feb 222018

ST.BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH: On Sunday 25th February, “Songs of Praise” will take place at the local church.

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

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REFERENDUM: Great news, the Neighbourhood Plan received 316 yes votes and just 18 against, when the final count took place at Sutton village Hall on Thursday 15th February.

This means that the plan has been approved and it is now adopted as part of Bassetlaw District Council’s planning policy for Sutton. A great turn out on the night with 334 votes in total which represents 58% of the electorate turning out. This was a higher turn out than at the general election!

The plan, three years in the making, was chaired by Simon Bell and his team who overseen the plan from inception to completion. Congratulations to all concerned! Thanks to everyone who has helped and supported the Plan over the last three years and especially to everyone who voted on Thursday. People who care about the village and its future.

CLEAN UP: Despite the inclement weather she’s at it again, Susannah Edwards that is. Village stalwart and local volunteer Susannah has been out in all weathers cleaning up the grass verges in various parts of the village.   Villagers are constantly offering their praises for this service provided by this local resident. Unfortunately some untrained or uncaring people still consider it alright to throw litter from passing cars or dropping same when walking despite the increase and provision of waste /litter bins throughout the village. Thanks to Susannah for her efforts.

POST BOX: Still there! But still not operational! Councillor Taylor is aware of the situation and will investigate and advise.

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

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: The Ladies of Sutton and Barnby Moor WI will meet on Wednesday 21st February in Sutton Village Hall at the usual time of 7:15pm. The guest speaker on this occasion is still to be arranged.

Further details of the group available from Fiona Pagdin (acting Secretary) on (01777) 703 532.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: The next meeting of the local Neighbourhood Watch Committee will be taking place on Wednesday 28th February at the usual time of 2:30pm. It is hoped on this occasion the group will be hosting a visiting speaker who will update them on the latest happenings on Neighbourhood in general.

GARDENING CLUB: At the next meeting of the club, scheduled for Tuesday 6th March, Annette Mackenzie (Owlin’Mad fame) will be the invited speaker. Attracting birds to you garden will be the main theme of the evening. Annette will bring with her a real live barn owl, and a general talk related to the barn owl will follow.   Items related to the barn owl will be for sale on the night. Further information about the club and its activities available from Elaine Hauser on 07969 254 920.

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: The Neighbours group had an enjoyable time on Wednesday 14th February with 37 meals prepared – a little quieter than usual – but a good raffle in which David Mowthorpe won 4 prizes!! – 2 went into another raffle at a T dance on Thursday in support of a hospital in Gainsborough.

The next meeting is on Wednesday 14th March when the group will be having Taylor’s Special Sausages, Mash Potatoes and Peas with Onion Gravy plus  a surprise sweet followed by T/Coffee. A bargain at £6.00! A reminder will be sent nearer the time so that those who did not complete the attendance sheet for March can let us know of your participation. If you wish you can inform us now by simply replying to this email. Details of the group and its activities are available from Joan Reiter on 07990 702 445.

SUTTON PARISH COUNCIL: The Council met on Wednesday 14th February in the Village Hall at the usual time of 7:00pm. The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed all present, and was pleased to announce that local resident Victoria Seddons had been co-opted on to the council. Councillor Seddons then joined fellow councillors as they debated the evening’s agenda.

Discussions during the evening mostly concerned planning, and the forthcoming referendum. The precept for the coming years was also discussed. With the addition of the new councillor this brings the council up to full strength. The event was attended by County/District Councillor Tracy Taylor, members of the public with clerk to the council Nigel Johnson on hand to record the happenings.

VINTAGE TEAS: The Vintage teas session went ahead as planned with over 35 people in attendance, calling in and enjoying afternoon tea. This well supported event, which improves with every session, goes from strength to strength. Now supporting new table clothes, table numbers, quality serviettes and various other upgrades over the past few months. A few stalls for visitors to browse over include: cards, Creative essentials, and bijouterie selection. Local man Nigel Bower (former chef and butler) is ever present with his selection of home-made pies, scones, quiches and other freshly baked mouth-watering delicacies to tempt customers palates.

The next Vintage Teas will take place on Saturday 17th March at the Village Hall. It is essential for those requiring a full vintage tea to book by ringing Judi on 07970 052 055 to arrange same, this is to avoid disappointment as more and more people are wishing to attend. Villagers and friends are invited to call in, if passing, to enjoy an afternoon cuppa and a nice piece of cake or treat yourself to the ever-popular cream teas and socialise for the afternoon with friends and neighbours. It’s the place to be for tea, cake and conversation.

GATE INN: Steph was in the chair last Sunday and as usual her quiz was quite challenging. It was Connor who took the £20 prize with an excellent score of 39 and a half. Play your cards right wasn’t won and the £200 is up for grabs again this Sunday when it will be a music and general knowledge quiz. The usual £20 prize will be on offer plus the chance to win a little bonus. All welcome especially new faces.


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.