May 302019

ST BARTHOLOMEWS’ CHURCH: The service on Sunday 2nd June (7th Sunday of Easter) is a Charity Service, raising funds for Sightsavers and Cancer Research UK. This event takes place at the usual time of 9:15am and everybody is welcome. Worshippers are invited to remain for refreshments after each and every service! Please come along and show your support, a warm welcome awaits.

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

VILLAGE INCIDENT: An incident occurred on Town Street in the village when a property was attacked and an offender forced entry to the address while the occupants were out and stole a quantity of jewellery. It happened at about 9:30pm on Monday 13 May 2019. Police are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious to get in touch on the non-emergency number 101. A white drop-side transit van was also seen in the village on Monday 13 May acting suspiciously and may be linked. Members of the public are urged to call if they saw this vehicle or anyone who has any information to contact the police.

Villagers are asked to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious. If you think you can help please call police on 101, quoting incident number 12 of 14 May 2019, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

GARDENING CLUB: Sutton and Barnby Moor gardening club will hold their next meeting on Tuesday 4th June in Barnby Moor village hall at the usual starting time of 7:15pm. The invited speaker on this occasion will be Shirley Roberts, head gardener at Clumber Park, who will address the members on the “History of the walled garden in Clumber Park”. You, are invited to come along and find more. Further information about the club and its activities available from Elaine Hauser on 07969 254 920. Members old and new always welcome.

PARISH LUNCHES: Names are being sought for the next Parish Lunch at the Gate Inn, in June. The date planned is Friday 14th or Friday 21st June. Names and date preference to Joan Herrington please, Tel: (01302) 0742 562. Please come along and join your peers for excellent cuisine and fellowship. NB: a small contribution is made to the current building fund after each lunch session.

Details of the lunches which occur approximately every six weeks are available from Church Warden Janet Webb on (01777) 818 682 or Lay reader Joan Herrington on (01302) 742 562, or please just call in to the venue on the date announced.

LITTER PICK: A date for the litter pick or Spring Clean as it is now called has been arranged and is scheduled to take place on Saturday 15th June. Volunteers are requested to meet at the Village Hall at 10:00am where appropriate safety items will be available; i.e. Hi-Vis vests, gloves, litter pickers and refuse sacks will be issued. Villagers and friends are invited to come along and do your bit, supporting a good cause!

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: The next meeting of the group is scheduled for Wednesday 19th June at the usual time of 1:00pm in the Village Hall. Details of the group and its activities are available from organizer Joan Reiter on (01777) 818 492.

MOBILE LIBRARY VAN: The library van visited the village on Monday 20th May 2019 stopping at the usual places.

CHURCH SERVICE: On Sunday 19th May, “A Family Service” took place at the local church. Lay Reader Joan Herrington was the Officiant on this occasion. A warm welcome awaited visitors on arrival at 9:15am with the service proper starting the act of worship at 9:30am.  Reading from the Gospel: Acts 11.1-18 was performed by Monica Hockenhull. Intercessions: Janet Webb – Organist Geof Webb.

On Sunday 26th May, and at the later time of 4:00pm a “Worship for All” service took place at St. Bartholomew’s. This service was led by local vicar, Reverend Cora Yarrien and was very well received. During the proceedings the Gospel: Acts 16: verses 9-15 was read by Janet Webb. Intercessions: Rev’d Cora Yarrien: Organist Geof Webb.

PARISH COUNCIL: The last meeting of Sutton Parish Council took place on Thursday 16th May in the Village Hall at the usual time of 7:00pm. This was the first meeting of the new council, some old members returning some new members joining on a voluntary basis to help the village remain a pleasant and safe place to live and to administrate the day to day running of village affairs on your behalf. The new council now consists of: Chairperson Paula Graham, Rob Holland, Angela Close, Sharon Dyson, Louise Ashore, Marilyn Boeuf, and Tomas Torstensson leaving two positions still to fill.

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: The Neighbours group met on Wednesday 15th May in the Village Hall at the usual time of 1:00pm. A slightly lower number of diners on this occasion mainly due to holidays for some, prior engagements for others, but those in attendance went home well fed and happy after an excellent meal prepared as usual by local chef and caterer Nigel Bower! After eating their fill the gathering tried their hand at a small quiz with amazing results! So many talented people in one room!

On the given out of official notices, organizer Joan Reiter was please to introduce the new District Councilor Rob Boeuf to those present. Many were well aware of local man Rob, but some were unaware of his dog! The usual raffle then took place with a great many prizes on offer. Another successful event thanks to Joan Reiter and her willing band of helpers.

Details of the group and its activities are available from organizer Joan Reiter on (01777) 818 492.

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.

DISTRICT COUNCILLOR FOR SUTTON WARD: Your District Councillor for Sutton Ward, Rob Boeuf, can be contacted at any reasonable time on (01777) 700 204, or via email:

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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