Oct 052017

ST.BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH: On Sunday 8th October, “Holy” Communion will take place at the local church.

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

NETWORKRAIL: : Network Rail again advise of improvement work between Torworth level crossing and Botany Bay crossing, which includes Sutton and Barnby Moor crossing on Station Road. Further workings will commence on Saturday 7th October from 23:45 to 08:25 on Sunday 8th October 2017.

This will involve the removal of old rails that are currently located near the running lines as these rails are potential risk to operational railway. These are being removed in order to maintain a safe and reliable railway. The work will include the use of hand tools, lighting and generators. The main work will require the use of on-track machine, which will generate some noise. The equipment used means some disturbance is unavoidable but every effort will be made to minimise any unnecessary noise. Network Rail apologise for any inconvenience caused by these essential workings, which will continue over the next few weekends. Further dates and times to be notified.

MOBILE LIBRARY: The Mobile Library will next visit the village on Monday 9th October and will stop at the following locations:

  • Sutton Cross Roads (9:40am)
  • 46 Station Road (10:00am)
  • 22 Station Roadd (10:10am)
  • Town Street (10:25am)
  • Portland Meadows (10:45am)
  • Portland Place Garages (10:55am)

Visiting days will be notified each month.

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: The next meeting of the Neighbours group will be on Wednesday 11th October 2017. Meet as usual at the Gate Inn at 1:00pm. The menu on this occasion will be beef stew with root vegetables and chips. Please inform Joan Reiter if you intend to dine on this occasion. Tel: (o1777) 702 137 to reserve a place.

GARDENING CLUB: On Tuesday 3rd October, Rob Potterton addressed the members on Alpines and bulbs from Mountain to Market. Details of the club and its activities available from Elaine Hauser on (01777) 705 274.

YE OLDE BELL: A contingent from the village attended Ye Olde Bell hotel at Barnby Moor on Monday evening as part of the Nottinghamshire Environmental Association monthly meeting. They were welcomed by the hotel’s General Manager Kate Firth who was pleased to address the gathering of approximately 30 members on the history of the Coaching Inn from its humble beginnings in a mainly farming community in the 1600’s until present date. This very informative talk accompanied by a power-point presentation of the progress of the hotel and its various owners over many many years.

Many famous people have resided here over the years, the most famous being the late Queen Victoria, then a Princess, who stayed at the venue on several occasions between 1832 – 1835 whilst on her way to York and various destinations. A guest book revealed other famous names who have been resident at this popular resting place are listed as: everybody’s favourite crooner the one and only Bing Crosby (they don’t come any bigger than that) other well-known names included Acker Bilk, Moira Anderson, Liverpool’s very own Cilla Black and most recent famous faces included “One Direction” (before the split) to name but a few.

After the talk a question and answer session took place, with Kate supplying all the answers honestly and truthfully during a break for refreshments, except for the one about the ghost? Famous or not the welcome is the same for all at the Olde Bell overseen by the General Manager. Tuesday morning 3rd October the venue held a Macmillan Coffee Morning and a report will follow when to hand. The local group went home happy and with an increased local knowledge, courtesy of Ye Olde Bell and its management. Thanks to all concerned!

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: The local Neighbourhood Watch Committee group held their monthly meeting on Wednesday 27th September at the usual time of 2:30pm.and a report will follow when to hand.

PCSO: Some villagers are already aware the village now has a new PCSO covering the area, due to a change in shift patterns and rotas. For information or advice please contact PCSO Lucy Campion on 07525 989 445. Please say hello and make her feel welcome when you see her in the village. Villagers are asked to support the new incumbent as we did with the previous postholder PCSO Claire Walker who takes over a new area and goes forward with thanks and good wishes from the community at large.



KEEP FIT CLASSES: Keep fit classes continue in the Village Hall every Saturday morning between 9:00am and 9:45am.   Come along and join them, you may lose a few pounds.

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 either:



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.