Feb 212019

ST BARTHOLOMEWS’ CHURCH: Please note that the service on Sunday 24th February is “Worship for all” and starts at the later time of 4:00pm.   Again everybody welcome, a warm welcome awaits you.

CONFUSED???: People in the village and surrounding area are quietly confident that the recent explorations by Igas at Tinker Lane in Blyth have proved negative! The company have confirmed that investigative drillings at the site have failed to find any shale gas and they will be leaving to go to another site on Springs Road in Misson. The site has attracted controversy over the past few months from various sources in and around the area.

There have been a number of conflicting or confusing press reports about the Tinker Lane site over the past couple of months. Take your pick of these from:

So, there you have it. Clear as mud.

NETWORKRAIL: Further details received from Network Rail indicate that more essential workings will take place next week at Barnby Moor and Sutton level crossing on Station Road in the village. The workings will commence on Wednesday 27th February from 00:15am until Thursday 28th February at 5:30am. This may mean closure of the road during these times. The company apologise for any inconvenience caused by these essential workings.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: The Neighbourhood Watch have posted details of various scams that are doing the rounds. Residents are asked to remain vigilant, and report anything suspicious on the Police non-emergency number 101.

MOBILE LIBRARY VAN: The library van will visit the village on Monday 25th February 2019 stopping at the usual places:

  • Sutton Lane / North Road crossroads: 9:40am
  • 22 Station Road: 10:00am
  • 46 Station Road: 10:10am
  • Town Street: 10:25am
  • Portland Meadows: 10:45am
  • Portland Place (garages): 10:55am

GARDENING CLUB: Members are reminded that the gardening club will meet on Tuesday 5th March at Barnby Moor village hall at the usual time of 7:15pm. On this occasion Janet Peto will address the group on “Hedgehog Welfare”. Visitors are welcome to attend, a small cover charge applies.

Further information about the club and its activities available from Elaine Hauser on 07969 254 920. Members old and new always welcome.

PARISH LUNCH: A group of fifteen people attended the first (of hopefully many) parish lunches held at the Gate Inn the local hostelry in the village. The group enjoyed an excellent meal in convivial company organised by Joan Herrington with the reverend Cora Yarrien in attendance.

Another date has been provisionally arranged for Friday 15th March at the usual time of 12:00noon, (any change to be notified.) Any parishioner wishing to attend please contact PCC secretary Janet Webb on (01777)  818 682 for further details.   An event not to be missed.

SUTTON AND BARNBY MOOR W.I.: When the ladies of the local W.I .met on Wednesday 20th February in Sutton Village Hall at 7:15pm, guest speaker Jan Palmer instructed the group how to make handmade soap. A variety of soaps were offered for sale on the night. The usual raffle took place during the evening and members brought along a small gift for the event.

Further details of the group and its activities available from President Ann Fraser tel: (01777) 705 906.

PARISH COUNCIL: Sutton Parish Council held their  monthly meeting as scheduled on Wednesday 13th February 2019 in the Village Hall, at the usual starting time of 7:00pm. Seven councillors present on the night, apologies received for those unable to attend. Clerk to the council, Nigel Johnson, was on hand to record the happenings, with Councillor Tracey Taylor in attendance for help and advice if required.

From the floor a villager asked why Bassetlaw District Council take so long to announce the results of planning decisions?   Councillor Tracey Taylor will look into the matter. Various matters were raised during the evening including, parking and safety issues outside the local school. There was an update from neighbourhood watch group and the CLG group.

CHURCH SERVICE: The Family Service scheduled for Sunday 17th February, the third Sunday before lent, went ahead as planned. Worshippers gathered at 9:15am to receive a warm welcome from Officiant Joan Herrington in readiness for the service proper which commenced at 9:30am. Official notices were given out, of which there were many! Those present were reminded to renew their applications to be included in the Parochial Electrol Roll. The Gospel on this occasion was read by Janet Webb. The intercession: Janet Webb – Organist: Geof Webb. Various hymns were sung throughout the service. The gathering remained after the service for refreshments and socialised with their peers.

You can find more information about the church on the Sutton website here, and it also has its own facebook page here.

YOUTH CLUB: The Youth Club continue to meet during term time on a Tuesday night in the Village Hall (except for the first Tuesday in the month) from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. New members are always welcome.

QUIZ NIGHT: The quiz continues to take place in the Village Hall every Sunday night, £1.00 entry per person which is paid back as prize money! The bigger the crowd – the bigger the prize! New contestants always welcome. 8:00pm start and bar open.

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 continue to meet on a Tuesday night from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the Village Hall (except for the first Tuesday in the month). New members are always welcome.

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: gardeningclub@suttoncumlound.net

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 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 3467 Gareth Mitchell  – Mobile: 07976 173 926, email: garethmitchell@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk

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.

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