Nov 022019

ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH: The service on Sunday 3rd November is an “ALL SAINTS DAY” service again at the usual time of 9:15am and again 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.

SUTTON ART GROUP:  The Art Group invite villagers and friends to their 23rd Annual Art Exhibition in Sutton Village Hall on Sunday 3rd November from 11:00am to 3:30pm. Please call in for a look and see what your village art group produces.

You will be surprised at the variation of subjects attempted and the variety of methods used in creating same, and all to a very high standard. There is no admission charge, free car-parking, with tea and coffee available to purchase during the day. The customary raffle will take place which is held at most events these days. Many of the exhibits seen on the day may be available to purchase during the event. Please come along and support the local group, you may even buy a masterpiece!

Details of the group and their activitiesare available from: Joan Reiter 07990 702 445 0r (01777) 818 492, email:  or

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: The committee of the local association will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday 30th October at the usual time of 2:30pm.

LEVEL CROSSING NIGHT CLOSURES: Please be aware that nightly closures are planned for the Station Road Level Crossing, Sutton commencing on Sunday 3rd November to Thursday 7th November 2019. See here for details.

To coincide with these, there also will be nightly closures on the Sutton Lane crossing at Babworth. See here for details.

GARDENING CLUB: Will villagers please note the gardening Club donated a winter flowering honeysuckle to the community meadow in Sutton-cum-Lound. We have had a brass  plaque made and there will be a small ceremony on 2/11/19 at 11am where you can see the tree and plaque in the meadow if you wish to come along. The WI will also be there doing the same with their donated tree. There will be refreshments afterwards in the Church. The meadow is open Fridays, Sundays and Mondays during daylight hours so you can always pop along and see the tree and plaque anytime on those days if you cannot attend the ceremony.

The next meeting of the gardening club will take place on Tuesday 5th November in Barnby Moor village hall at the usual time of 7:15pm. On this occasion Corin Tomlinson will address the group on the subject of growing and care of Bonsai.

New members and visitors are always welcome, please contact Jenny Bailey (01777) 708 155 for further information.

CHURCH SERVICE: On Sunday 27th October, the last Sunday after Trinity, the service at the local church was one of “Worship for All”. The service commenced at the usual time of 9:15am and the officiant on this occasion was lay reader Joan Herrington ably assisted by Worship Leader Janet Webb.   Gospel readings: Luke 18: verses 9 – 14 were read by Jack Sanderson. A reasonable attendance for the time of year and the congregation was in good voice as the chosen hymns were well known and inspiring and jolly and sung with feeling by those present! Church Warden Dylan Boddy during information notices given out, thanked member Roger Bird, for his outstanding efforts in conjunction with the Lions Clubs in the clearing, preparing and the planting of a great number of daffodil bulbs donated by both Retford Lions and North Notts Lions. Something for worshippers to look forward to next spring.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: The council met at the re-scheduled date and time as notified, on Wednesday 23rd October at the usual time of 7:00pm in Sutton Village Hall. The meeting on this occasion was chaired by Vice-chair Angela Close. Apologies were received for those councillors who were unable to attend. Press and members of the public were present on this occasion.

District Councillor Rob Boeuf updated the council and those present on the Neighbourhood Plan for which amendments may be required. Tracey Taylor County Councillor (despite Throat infection) updated council on social care, Health budget, and Electric Vehicle infrastructure. Planning applications also came under discussion.

Chair of Sutton Neighbourhood Watch Association Marilyn Boeuf informed council of latest developments crime wise! This included increases in Poaching, Burglary and theft in general. A new Chief Inspector has been appointed, and training with drones may be in new policies being considered. On behalf of the association a higher Police Presence has been requested for our area.

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. Following the quiz “Play your cards right” – Cash Prize! Can you beat the local teams? Come along and try. 8:00pm start and bar open.


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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