Apr 112019

ST BARTHOLOMEWS’ CHURCH: The next service at the church on Sunday 14th April is Palm Sunday Communion Service and everybody is welcome. The service starts at the usual time of 9:15am. On this, the Sunday before Easter, Palm Sunday is celebrated, the palm Crosses are blessed and distributed. This service includes Holy Communion, readings, prayers and special hymns for the day. Once again the gathering is invited to stay for refreshments after the service.

Churchyard update: A gentle reminder that grass cutting will start in the next couple of weeks in the new churchyard which the church has the responsibility for maintaining. Any Christmas wreaths on graves will need to be cleared in preparation for this. If you attend a grave in the churchyard please can you help us by removing any old wreaths/plants? Please note that we don’t have any waste facilities so please can you take them home with you to dispose of. Thank you.

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

ANOTHER INCIDENT: Latest information indicates that yet another incident has taken place in Station Road in the village. A theft of goods has occurred in the area and details will follow when confirmed. Residents are requested to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious on the Police non-emergency number 101.

SUTTON ART GROUP: Sutton Art Group is exhibiting at the Hub in Cannon Square, Retford from 6th April to 30th April; entry is free. Opening times are Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm (Tues closed from 1:00pm).  Please pop in when you are next in town.

The Group is also organizing two ‘art’ trips; if you are interested please email ag@siewndavid.plus.com to receive further details.

  • The first is to Liverpool’s Walker Gallery on Saturday 20th July 2019. The cost is £15.00 per person.
  • The second is to the Staithes Art Festival on Saturday 7th September 2019 at £15.00 per person.

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

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: The next meeting of the neighbors group will take place on Wednesday 17th April at the usual time of 1:00pm in the Village Hall. Please let organizer Joan Reiter know if you will be attending the event on (01777) 818 492.

SUTTON AND BARNBY MOOR W.I.: At the next meeting of the local WI, scheduled for Wednesday 17th April, members will be invited to take part in an interactive scarf demonstration by Gillian Anderson. Members old and new always welcome. The group meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in Sutton Village Hall at the regular time of 7:15pm.

SUTTON PARISH COUNCIL: The council held its monthly meeting in the Village Hall on Wednesday 10th April 2019 at the usual starting time of 7:00pm. A report will follow.

PARISH LUNCHES: The ever popular Parish Lunches continue to go from strength to strength and those attending are pleased with this event, not only the excellent meal provided by the local hostelry but happy to be supporting the local church at the same time. This is done in conjunction with ‘Mine Host’ at the Gate Inn and is much appreciated. The last Parish Lunch took place at the Gate on Tuesday 9th of April and again a report will follow. Details of the lunches are available from PCC Secretary Janet Webb on (01777) 818 682 or Lay reader Joan Herrington on (01302) 0742 562, or please just call in to the venue on the date announced. A warm welcome waits.

CHURCH SERVICE: On Sunday 7th April (5th Sunday of LENT), “Songs of praise” was the order of service at the local church. The service was conducted by worship leader Janet Webb. Bible readings were from the gospel: John 12…   (1 – 8); again the worship leader obliged. Intercessions: Janet Webb: Organist: Geoff Webb. Worshippers were reminded and invited to attend the Annual Parochial Church Council meeting which took place on Monday evening in church at 7:00pm. The P.C.C. intended to discuss the work of the church and suggestions from parishioner’s views for its future. A report will follow. After the service, the congregation were invited to stay for refreshments and socialise.

GARDENING CLUB: The Gardening Club is growing at such a rate not only plants but in stature, thanks to the efforts and energy of the club committee and members! It has been proposed and ratified by the membership that the group have a change of name owing to the membership joining from destinations various. Sutton gardening club held its AGM on Tuesday 2nd April in Barnby Moor village hall. The Club has now adopted a constitution stating how the club is to be run and in addition to this has also changed its name to The Sutton-cum-Lound and Barnby Moor Gardening Club which more accurately reflects the club’s membership. Reports were received from the Chair and Treasurer. All officers stood down and 6 of the 7 committee members were re-elected en-bloc. Rose Cody, who has been very active as a committee member, has sadly stepped down; there were no volunteers on the night to fill this position and therefore there remains a vacancy on the committee. Frank Bradley was thanked for his role in keeping media outlets up to date with the club’s activities and has volunteered to continue in this role, which is very much appreciated. During a period of socialisation a general consensus of opinions indicate that the success of the club and the increase in membership is due wholly to the efforts and input of the committee under the chairmanship of Jenny Bailey. A great social event bringing the rural communities together in a pleasant atmosphere, with many close friendships being formed. Another good turnout at this event (24plus) with many members absent on the night due to prior engagements, but many have made their intentions known that they will be present at the next meeting. The meeting was brought to a close and drinks and nibbles were enjoyed alongside a plant sale run by Pete Masters and Jenny Pinkney.

The next meeting on 7th May at 7:15pm in Barnby Moor village hall, will be a talk from Echium World. New members are welcome to join. A small cover charge applies to visitors.   Further information about the club and its activities available from Elaine Hauser on 07969 254 920. Members old and new 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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