May 312018

ST.BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH: At the local church on Sunday 3rd June, “Morning Prayer” and will take place.

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

PLANNING MEETING: A group of 50 plus from the village attended Retford Town Hall on Wednesday 23rd May to listen to a planning application from a local haulage contractor who submitted an outline application for up to 42 Dwellings, plus 2 Replacement Dwellings, Public open Space, Landscaping, Drainage Infrastructure, and access to land named as The Paddocks on 35 Station Road in the village. After the conclusion of official  notices etc, the first of the agenda items was relating to Sutton cum Lound.

Representatives from the village spoke on behalf of residents and outlined the main objections and the implementation of the Neighbourhood Plan, which was 3 years in the making and was formulated by a band of willing and hardworking volunteers over the same period. The Council’s Planning Committee discussed the application and gave their views and comments. District Councillor for Sutton Ward Tracey Taylor summed up the situation for the committee reiterating the work efforts involved by the neighbourhood planning group with a detailed account of how such an application would affect the village as a whole.

After due consideration the planning committee decided against the application and refused permission at this stage. Village residents left the meeting happy at the outcome and the wise decision taken by council.

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: Now that the group can no longer meet at The Gate Inn, new arrangements have been made by Joan and her team. Those attending will still meet on the second Wednesday of the month but at the new time of 1:15 pm. The new venue is the Village Hall when the Post Office has closed for the day!

The bar will be open for the sale of wines, beers, and soft drinks and the usual popular quiz and raffle will take place. The next meeting will be on the 3rd Wednesday of June, the 20th, but for this one session only! It will then return to the usual slot on the second Wednesday of each month at the stated time of 1:15pm.

The menu on 20th June will be home cooked ham or turkey – 2 slices of either one or a slice of each, buttered new potatoes, coleslaw, mixed salad, dressing or mayonnaise separate, roll and butter, followed by a sweet made by one of the team, and a choice of tea or coffee to finish off. The cost remains at £6.00 per person.

Our team of volunteers hope you will continue your support under these new arrangements, and we need to gauge how many people intend to go to the 20th June meeting and in the future. For further details of the neighbours group please contact organiser Joan Reiter on 07990 702 445.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: When the local Neighbourhood Watch Association met on Wednesday evening, 30th May in the Village Hall it was the group’s AGM and a report will follow.

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 Marilyn Boeuf via email

Remember, it’s free to join and you may be eligible for a discount when renewing your home insurance.

QUIZ NIGHT: The Village Hall was full last Sunday for the bank holiday quiz which was a combination of a general knowledge and music quiz. Winners were “Dos sheet” with a score of 47 picking up the special £50 prize on offer. Refreshments were provided at half time when quizzers could also enter and play a game of Irish Bingo run by Karen. The £50 prize on offer was split between John Jones and Sharon. Play your cards wasn’t won even with 5 hopefuls being drawn out to play. The £100 rolls over to next Sunday.

A vote of thanks must go to the Village Hall volunteers who have made the transition from the Pub to the Hall possible. Thanks also to Margaret who organises the quiz and ensures everything run smoothly.

Next Sunday it’s Sonny’s quiz in the Village Hall starting at 8:00pm with everyone welcome. Visiting teams always welcome!

SUTTON ART GROUP: Details of the Art group and its activities are available from Joan Reiter on 07990 702 445.


YOUTH CLUB: The Youth Club continue 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 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:

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.