Dec 292019

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

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ALERT: The local association report the following:


ALERT: 20/12/2019. Yet Another Amazon Prime Scam

A member of the Neighbourhood Watch reports taking a cold call from what was ostensibly Amazon. The member was asked to “Press 1” to prevent £39 being deducted from their Amazon account. Clearly this was a scam, but please beware. The Amazon scams are getting more common and plausible, an indication that the scammers are making good money from this try-on.

ALERT: 23/12/2019 URGENT: Safety Warning Regarding Dangerous Toy Dolls

Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards have been made aware that some dolls described as “Sweet Fashion Doll” and “Girl Beautiful Doll” are being sold in the Nottingham area. They have been found to contain high levels of a dangerous chemical called “phthalates.” Phthalates can harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.

We would urge anybody that has purchased a “Sweet Fashion Doll” or “Girl Beautiful Doll” not to use them and to return them to the retailer that they purchased them from.

To report information about these dolls or for consumer advice please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06.

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: On a sad note it has been announced that founder member and organizer of the Meet then Neighbours group, Joan Reiter has decide to step down from the post as leader and organizer of the group after 20 years of dedicated service to the group and the village as a whole. The group will continue as before, in the capable hands of Margaret Boreham and Brian Seddons. It is hoped that residents will offer the same degree of support to the new leaders,(who are no strangers to the group) and allow the event to flourish as before. Joan will hopefully be popping in on odd occasions as time allows to socialize with old friends. Well done Joan!

GARDENING CLUB: After a very exciting and successful year, with a great selection of speakers, mainly due to the efforts of the Chair person and committee, the Sutton and Barnby Moor Club will hold their next meeting early in January, when a new programme will be available for members perusal.

For further details about the club and its activities please contact Jenny Bailey on (01777) 708 155. New members and visitors are always welcome.

PARISH COUNCIL: The next council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday 8th January 2020 and you are invited to attend and join councillors working on your behalf.

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.

CHURCH SERVICE: On Sunday 22nd December (4th Sunday of Advent) the service at the local church was one of LOS POSADAS. (finding shelter for the Holy Family) and was conducted by officiant Joan Herrington. First reading of the day was by Janet Webb, readings from the Gospel: Luke 1. V26 -38 was by Joan Herrington. Intercessions: Janet Webb – Organist Geof Webb. The journey of the Holy Family from Nazareth to Jerusalem is now reaching its conclusion. During the last four weeks the Holy Family has been spending time with people in the Parish, and with the the children in school, usually moving each day, they are now here in church. Today we welcome them at a special service called LOS POSADAS. This is a service joyfully celebrated by Latin American Christians who carry lighted candles and sing as they walk from house to house in their town or village. The children dress traditionally as the shepherds and the Magi and they accompany the procession as they follow Joseph and Mary who is seated on a donkey. Their jubilation is great when they reach the end of the journey and Joseph and Mary are installed in the crib in church to await the birth of Jesus. This happened at the Crib Service on the eve of Christmas. They arrived safely and were given warm and loving hospitality as the birth of the Christ Child is awaited. Please come along to any services listed, you will be made very 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.

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.

Get these updates directly to your inbox

Remember, if you have any event or item of interest for the village, just email it to and our resident website manager will do his best to accomodate you.

Subscribe to our newsletter and join 67 other subscribers.

To subscribe for newsletters by email simply choose what you want to receive and enter your email address below.

Read more about email subscriptions
By subscribing you agree to receive our newsletters and agree with our Privacy Policy available here.
Please make sure you add to your list of safe email addresses (sometimes called your Whitelist)

All our updates are also published to the village Twitter feed, @SuttonCumLound. So, follow us there for these and other items in and around our area.