Dec 122019

ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH: The service on Sunday 15th December, the third Sunday in Advent, will be a Christmas Carol Service and everyone is welcome. Again a 9:15am start.

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

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: The next MTN will be held on Friday 13th December at 5:00pm in Sutton Village Hall when we will be celebrating Xmas together. There will be a buffet followed by music and carols with a brass band. This always provides a festive start to the season and everyone is welcome to join us. To book a place call Joan on (01777) 818 492.

SUTTON SPOTLIGHT: The local publication was distributed around the village last week and again a very informative document produced to a very high standard. The Spotlight is funded by the Parish Council, but edited, produced and distributed by volunteers. As always the publication is well received within the village and is full of useful information and handy to keep by the telephone for those numbers we often forget!

SUTTON APRIL CLUB: The April club continue to meet every two weeks in the village and full details are available from Group Leader and organizer Carole Head on (01777) 705 077.

PARISH LUNCHES: The Parish Lunch (the Christmas Lunch) took place on Tuesday 10th December at the Gate Inn at 12:00noon. A report will follow.

CHURCH SERVICE: The service at St Bartholomew’s Church on Sunday 8th December was a “Sung Eucharist”. The celebrant on this occasion was the local vicar, the Rev.d Cora Yarrien. Organist: Geof Webb. A few worshippers less on this occasion due to seasonal illnesses taking their toll and prior commitments on the run up to Christmas. The usual notices were given out by the incumbent prior to the service commencing properly. The vicar was pleased and proud to announce the confirmation of local parishioner Ann Fraser who confirmed her faith at Southwell Minster on Sunday 1st December and took her first communion here at St. Bartholomew’s. Congratulations! The service (the second Sunday of advent) was very well received by those present and the Christmas message was made loud and clear. Bible readings were performed on the day by Monica Hockenhull and Lynne Tweed. After the celebrations the gathering were invited to remain for refreshments.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: The meeting of the Parish Council took place on Wednesday 4th December in the Village Hall, a week earlier than usual in order to avoid prior engagements in run the up to the Christmas, and the following items came under discussion:

  • Flooding possibilities in the village
  • Planning
  • Church clock and repair of same
  • … plus a few more local issues that were voiced on the night

The next council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday 8th January 2020 and you are invited to attend.

GARDENING CLUB: Members attending the December meeting of the gardening club, held on Tuesday 3rd December were looking forward to making a Christmas flower arrangement when the group met at Barnby Moor village hall. The meeting went ahead as scheduled and the ladies were soon engaged in making a floral arrangement. On completion of same, those involved had made individual attempts and all to a very high standard, and should be proud of their efforts on the night. Well done all!

On Saturday evening the group met once again to join their peers for a Christmas Dinner, held at Retford Golf Club. After an excellent meal, diners socialized and during a coffee break the raffle was drawn! A plethora of prizes were on offer as the draw took place supervised by organizing committee members. A very enjoyable evening came to a close with thanks going to committee members for their organization skills on the night and throughout the year. Those present already looking forward to next years’ programme. Thanks to all concerned.

Further details about the club and its activities please contact Jenny Bailey on (01777) 708 155. New members and visitors are 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. 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 9433 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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