Apr 182019

ST BARTHOLOMEWS’ CHURCH: This Friday, 19th April, being Good Friday, a “Tenebrae Service” will take place at the local church. Tenebrae is a religious service of Western Christianity held during the three days preceding Easter, and characterized by gradual of candles, and by a “strepitus” or “loud noise” taking place in total darkness near the end of the service. The service commences at 7:30pm and everyone is welcome. Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, the day on which the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ is observed. A very reflective service where we remember the events of Christ’s on the cross.

The service on Easter Sunday will be Easter day Eucharist and begins at 9:15am. Everyone is invited to attend – a warm welcome awaits you!

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

SUTTON WARD: As council elections approach, and with former ward councilor Tracy Taylor not standing on this occasion, a local resident has decided to stand for election. Rob Boeuf will stand as an independent candidate for the Sutton Ward. Rob, a well-known figure in the village and surrounding area has been vice-chair of Sutton cum Lound Parish council for the past four years. He was a member an avid supporter of Sutton cum Lound Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and councils representative on the Tinker Lane Community Liaison Group (CLG), which opposed fracking intentions in the local area, something which would have had a great effect on village life should it have gone ahead. Rob and others had the local areas interests at heart and scrutinized any fracking applications in detail, whilst keeping council informed of any intended developments. This is something to be remembered on polling day, when Rob will be seeking your support.

CHURCH MATTERS: So do you! The local PCC (Parochial Church Council) would like to bring the following details to your attention! The local church has been notified by the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham that it intends to sell the Vicarage in Sutton cum Lound. The property, which is owned by the Diocese, and not the local church has been used as a vicarage for over 40 years on and off. St Bartholomew’s has responded to the Diocese making clear its objections and concerns. It comes at a time when the local church is trying to raise money for a building project to install a toilet and kitchen. The local church wants to reassure the rural community that this decision is a Diocese one rather than a local one. The church does not own the property so all proceeds from the sale will go to the Diocese rather than to the church in Sutton cum Lound. A request has been made that if the house is to be sold then the Diocese should consider making a donation to the local church and the building project.

The church has also pointed out to the Diocese that the church has an active set of church bells and any potential new resident will not be able to interfere with this village tradition. The church and bell ringing are part of our local if not national heritage and are a great asset to a large majority of the local community and it is hoped that parishioners will show their support for the work being undertaken by the PCC on their behalf.

GATE INN: We are fund raising for our lovely village Church, St. Bartholomew’s to help them get a new kitchen and WC. On Friday 26th April we will be hosting a cabaret featuring Bosom Buddies from Britain’s Got Talent and a meal with some great choices – all for £20, and it’s nice to be raising money for a great local cause. For all queries and tickets – call Chris on 07717 539 853.

GARDENING CLUB: Sutton and Barnby Moor gardening club are intending to hold a fundraising event by way of a car boot sale at Torksey on Saturday 27th April 2019. If you have any items you no longer require the club will gladly accept them to sell at the Torksey car boot sale which is scheduled for Saturday 27/4/19. You can give any items for sale to club committee members. Jenny Bailey will be outside Sutton cum Lound Village Hall on Friday 26th April from 6:30pm to 7:30pm to receive any items you wish to donate. Thanks for your support!

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

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.

LOCAL ELECTIONS: Villagers are reminded that Bassetlaw District Council Elections will take place in Sutton Village Hall on Thursday 2nd May 2019. The polling station will be open at the usual times. Don’t miss your chance to vote.

SUTTON MEADOWS: The Grand Opening of Sutton Meadow will take place at 11:00am on Sunday 16th June 2019. The village will be having a Summer Fair with stalls, all from the village, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. All are very welcome to attend. Further details will be available in the next few weeks. Make it a date in your diary!

CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations are being amassed when it had been confirmed that local resident Janet Webb has been has been appointed as church warden at St.Bartholomew’s Church in the village. They are known as, and sometimes called, the “Bishop’s officers”, and are admitted to office each year by the Archdeacon, on behalf of the Bishop. Their first responsibility is to the Bishop, usually via the Archdeacon. They, with the parish priest, are generally responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the parish. Janet, who is also PCC secretary will now join present post holder Dylan Boddy who in conjunction with the local vicar Reverend Cora Yarrien Lay Reader Joan Herrington and members of the PCC will oversee the day to day running of the church for the benefit of all, hopefully for many years to come. Villagers wish them well.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH UPDATE: 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! A second vehicle has been attacked in the village, this time behind the Village Hall, near Portland flats, and again no details of goods taken are to hand, police enquiries are ongoing. Residents are requested to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious on the Police non-emergency number 101.

SUTTON AND BARNBY MOOR W.I.: At the last meeting of the local WI scheduled for Wednesday 17th April members were 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

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: The meeting of the neighbours group took place on Wednesday 17th April at the usual time of 1:00pm in the Village Hall. A report will follow when to hand.

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. Vice Chair Councilor Rob Boeuf was on hand to welcome fellow councilors and members of the public to the meeting. Six councilors on the night, apologies received from those unable to attend. Clerk to the council Nigel Johnson was on hand to record the proceeding. District and County Councilor Tracey Taylor was on hand for help and advice if and when required.

As this was the last meeting of this present Council the acting chair thanked members for their services during the term. During the public participation session, from the floor members raised the matter of hedgerows overhanging the footpaths in various parts of the village. The clerk duly noted these and will take the appropriate action. Again from the floor, a member raised a comment about the grass cutting of council land in various parts of the village by local contractors, stating a great improvement had taken place from previous years. On planning matters, one application is to go to full planning, whilst on a second application had no further development taking place at present. Councilor Taylor gave the meeting an update on various matters previously place before her to the satisfaction of those present. Other matters discussed included a village “Spring Clean” date to be finalized, but the end of May was suggested and looked promising at this time. A call for volunteers would then be made when date is to hand.

The Annual Parish meeting will take place on Wednesday 1st May in the Village Hall at 7:00pm. The next Parish council meeting is scheduled for Thursday 16th May in the Village Hall at the usual time of 7:00pm. This is an opportunity to come along and meet your new councilors. Refreshments will be served on the night.

PARISH LUNCHES: Yet another Parish Lunch took place at the local hostelry on Tuesday 9th April with 19 diners present. This ever popular event is increasing in numbers at each sitting and will hopefully continue, with another planned for next month. (Date to be confirmed). Details of the lunches are available from PCC Secretary Janet Webb on (01777) 818 682 or Lay reader Joan Herrington on (01302) 074 2562 or please just call in to the venue on the date announced. A warm welcome waits.

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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