May 022019

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

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.

WELL SPOTTED: Concerns were raised when residents observed a person in a high-visability vest standing at times in the middle of Station Road in the village. Don’t panic, and to dispel any unwanted rumours (already rife) such as Networkrail increasing the track to four lines, crossing closures or even footbridges, the answer was quite simple. The operator was surveying the crossing and marking the highway accordingly, as part of his remit from rail authorities and included level crossings from Doncaster to London as part of upgrading the railtrack system, which will eventually be carried out throughout the country.

PARISH LUNCHES: The date for the next Parish Lunch has been confirmed. The event will take place on Tuesday 14th May at the Gate Inn at the usual starting time of 12:00noon. 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.

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.

BETWEEN YOU AND ME: Sutton Village Hall is the place to be on Friday 21st June at 7:30pm. UK touring presents, poet, broadcaster and comedian Ian McMillan who is appearing with musician Luke Carver Goss in a hilarious night of words, song and breath-taking comedy entitled Between You and Me!

Tickets priced at £12.50 are available from, or phone (01777) 869 870. This is a unique opportunity for Sutton – don’t miss a fantastic evening.

SUTTON ART GROUP: The Group is also organizing two ‘art’ trips; if you are interested please email 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.

GARDENING CLUB: Sutton and Barnby Moor gardening club held a fundraising event by way of a car boot sale at Torksey on Saturday 27th April. An update will follow when to hand. Further information about the club and its activities available from Elaine Hauser on 07969 254 920. Members old and new always welcome.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH UPDATE: The committee of the local association met as scheduled on Wednesday 24th April at the usual time of 2:30pm.   Various matter come under discussion on the day, including: methods of letting people know of latest incidents, other than methods used at present. Suggestions of door-knocking and introducing committee members to residents was put forward and are still in abeyance.

The next meeting will be the groups AGM and will take place when details are confirmed.

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: When the Neighbours group met in the Village Hall on Wednesday 17th April , the local vicar called in and mingled with diners. The minister took the opportunity to address the gathering when asked about the situation with regards to the sale of the local vicarage. Many present were unaware of the proposed sale, those that were, assumed the building belonged to the church! Unfortunately this is not the case and the vicar clarified the position, most people seemed satisfied with the explanation given.

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:

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 07770 847 086, or office number: (0115) 804 3177.

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 3467 Gareth Mitchell  – Mobile: 07976 173 926, email:

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.

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