Jan 172019

ST BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH: The service scheduled for Sunday 20th January, the third Sunday in Epiphany is a Family Service. Please come along and bring the family. The service starts at 9:15am and everybody is welcome.

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

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: When the ladies of the Sutton and Barnby Moor WI met on Wednesday 16th January, invited speaker Dominic Schad from Muddy Fork enlightened the members on the work done on the Idle Valley gardens. A report will follow.

Members old and new always welcome. Usual starting time 7:15pm.

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: The meeting of the Neighbours group took place on Wednesday 16th January at the usual time of 1:15pm in Sutton Village Hall and a report will follow.

Further details of the group and its activities are available from group organiser Joan Reiter on 01777 818 492.

CHURCH SERVICE: At the local church on Sunday 13th January, a ”Sung Eucharist” took place. The Reverend Cora Yarrien conducted the service which was fairly well attended, with one or two new faces in the congregation. After a warm welcome on this, the second Sunday of Epiphany, Mark Adams gave a reading. Following this a gospel reading was given by Janet Webb. Intercessions: Dylan Boddy. Organist: Geof Webb. The sermon for the day was on the baptism of Jesus Christ and during this session members of the congregation were invited to come forward and renew their baptism vows with the incumbent on hand to mark the sign of the cross on the brows of each and every one who came forward. The communion service followed with the singing of hymns and the saying of prayers taking place. As the session ended the gathering were invited to remain for refreshments very welcome after such a touching and memorable service.

TRAIN BUFFS: Steam enthusiasts were out in force on Friday 11th January, as observant villagers will have noticed. A group of about 20 spotters had taken up positions in and around the level crossing on Station Road in the village awaiting the arrival of the world famous “Flying Scotsman” making a run from London to York as part of the Sir William McAlpine Tour.   Approaching the Sutton crossing at approximately 12:15pm (somewhat late probably due to the excess of main-line rail traffic) and in full steam, still a wonderful and memorable sight to see, bringing back memories for a great many fans of the steam era. A sight many are happy to see over and over again.

PARISH COUNCIL: The Parish Council held its monthly meeting as usual on Wednesday 9th January 2019 in the Village Hall at the usual time of 7:00pm. Six councillors were present on the night, with apologies received from those who were unable to attend. Rob Boeuf took the chair as the regular Council Chair was unable to attend due to circumstances beyond her control. District / County Councillor Tracey Taylor was in attendance for help and advice if and when required. Clerk to the council Nigel Johnson was on hand to record the event.

In the public participation session, a villager raised the question of traffic signs in parts of the village, highlighting the possible dangers and requesting some action be taken. A councillor present had already dealt with the matter and agreement had already been reached and was related to all present. The clerk will follow up with a reminder letter to BDC.

The meeting was given an update on local matters by Councillor Tracey Taylor. On other matters an update was given on the situation with regards to the Igas development at Tinker Lane site. This was being dismantled on a daily basis and a cleanup operation will take place in due course. Other agenda items discussed included planning, finance and general village topics.

GARDENING CLUB: The club met as arranged on Tuesday 8th January at Barnby Moor village hall. This was the groups’ first meeting of the New Year and a general Quiz associated with gardening was arranged on members behalf. After a warm and seasonal welcome from chairperson Jenny Bailey, those present were invited to form teams, with a maximum of four people per team to compete in the evenings event. This done, the quiz could begin. The quizmaster on this occasion was Elaine Hauser, who outlined the rules and regulations regarding the quiz, and ran a tight ship throughout the night, no quarter given. 30 questions in total, as all the teams racked their brains to hopefully find the right answers to the questions which were proclaimed to get easier as the night progressed. After a lot of quips and good-hearted banter, an eventual winning team was declared. The team name chosen by the winners was Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor all stars who came tops with a winning score of 23+ and were presented with a variety of potted plants to enhance any garden. Congratulations to the winners!

There were no losers on this occasion as all present were given a potted plant by committee for their efforts on the night.    Refreshments were in the capable hands of Paul and Rose Cody and brought an excellent evening to a close. Thanks to all concerned.

A few vacancies still exist within the group and further information about the club and its activities available from Elaine Hauser on 07969 254 920. Members old and new always welcome.

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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