Sep 142018

ST.BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH: AA “Family Service” will take place at the local church on Sunday 16th September. Please come along and bring the family.

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

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: The next meeting of the neighbour’s group is on Wednesday 19th September in Sutton Village Hall at the usual time of 1:15pm. For further details of the neighbours group, or to book a meal please contact organiser Joan Reiter on (01777) 818 492 … please note Joan’s new landline number.

DANESHILL LAKES: The friends of Daneshill Lakes will be holding their fifth annual open day at Daneshill Lakes local Nature Reserve at Torworth, north of Retford on Sunday 23rd September from 11:00am to 3:00pm. There will be a number of free wildlife activities, including a Moth display, Angling demonstration, Nature walks, Sailing and children’s fun things to do! Tombola and light refreshments will be available by the side of the main lake. Daneshill Lakes and Local Nature Reserve is situated on Daneshill Road off the A638 Retford to Bawtry Road (follow the brown signs). Free car parking and toilets are available. Further details are available from Lesley Noar at or telephone (01777) 818 362  or see

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: The next meeting of the local associations committee will take place on Wednesday 26th September at the usual time of 2:30pm.

SUTTON GARDENING CLUB: The club met as scheduled on Tuesday 4th September at 11:00am at Walkers Nurseries, Blaxton, near Finningley where Graham Bodle had organised a conducted tour of the garden centre. Eleven members made the trip, others were double booked, on holiday or had previous commitments. The group met at the shop and set off with Graham leading the way, describing various shrubs and trees along the route. At designated points the guide explained the aetiology of the site, how it evolved and how previous generation of the family were involved in the promotion and maintenance of the centre. Many changes have taken place over the years, with the owners attending flower shows and gardens nationwide throughout the year in an attempt to keep up to date with latest trends, bringing many new ideas back home to their customers. Some older parts have been retained and are loved by visitors and new ideas are introduced on a regular basis. Species are many and varied in this part of the centre and Graham chatted in general about most with a bit of humour thrown in for good measure.

A most informative walk and talk around only a small part of a large area of this well-known garden centre and enjoyed by all those present. Thanks to the gardening committee for organising the outing for members. Further information about the club and its activities available from Elaine Hauser on 07969 254 920. Members old and new always welcome!

GARDENING CLUB UPDATE: After a very successful club outing to a local garden centre, the group have launched details of a grand Christmas Raffle. It may be early but with the great prizes on offer it is certain to attract a lot of attention! Among the many prizes listed are:

  • A Helicopter Flight for two people
  • Afternoon Tea at the Imperial Tearooms Retford
  • Kettlewells Coaches voucher
  • Meat Voucher from Sutton Galloways
  • Voucher from Fifth Avenue (Retford)
  • other sponsors are Ye Olde Bell (Barnby Moor)
  • Bacons Butchers(Retford)
  • Torworth Grange
  • … and many more businesses and individuals pleased to sponsor the club.

Tickets are now available from the committee or any garden club member. The draw is scheduled to take place Saturday 8th December 2018 with all proceeds from the event going to Sutton Gardening Club. Further details available from promoter Mrs J D Kenney on (01777) 709 402.

SUTTON ART GROUP: Details of the Art group and its activities are available from Joan Reiter on 07990 702 445 or (01777) 818 492.


YOUTH CLUB: The Youth Club continues to meet on a Tuesday night from 7:30 to 8:30 in the Village Hall and new members are welcome.

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: or call (01777) 707 153 or 07929 352 753.

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: The group continue to meet at Sutton Village Hall 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:

New members always welcome.

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 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 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.