Mar 192020

ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH: The service on Sunday 22nd March is “Mothering Sunday”, starting at the usual time of 9:15am, and again everyone is welcome.

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


NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: The local association report the following:

Coronavirus Scam
Since February 2020, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has identified 21 reports of fraud where Coronavirus was mentioned, with victim losses totaling over £800k. Of the 21 reports, ten were made by victims that attempted to purchase protective face masks from fraudulent sellers. One victim reported losing over £15k when they purchased face masks that were never delivered. We have also received multiple reports about coronavirus-themed phishing emails attempting to trick people into opening malicious attachments or revealing sensitive personal and financial information. One common tactic used by fraudsters is to contact potential victims over email purporting to be from research organizations affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). They claim to be able to provide the recipient with a list of coronavirus infected people in their area. In order to access this information, the victim needs to click on a link, which leads to a malicious website, or is asked to make a payment in Bitcoin.

What should I do next?

  • Watch out for scam messages — Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to unsolicited messages and calls that ask for personal or financial details,
  • Protect devices from the latest threats — Always install the latest software and app updates to protect devices from the latest threats. The National Society for Cyber Security provides useful information on how to update your devices.
  • Shopping online — If you’re making a purchase from a company or person you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first and ask a friend or colleague for advice before completing the purchase. If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one, as most major credit card providers insure online purchases. Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, has produced advice on how to shop online safely.

PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY: Following retirement, Sutton cum Lound Parish Council is seeking to appoint a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. The Parish Council is seeking to appoint a new Clerk who can manage the Council’s statutory obligations, organise and record the Council’s activities. The Clerk to the Parish Council will be the Proper Officer of the Council and as such is under a statutory duty to carry out all the functions of this role. The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer and responsible for all financial records of the Council. The Clerk is not required to live in the Parish but will need to attend the meetings held in the Parish, usually on the second Wednesday of the month and the Clerk may also be required to represent the Parish Council at local authority and partner meetings.

The role would ideally suit a candidate from a sound administrative and accountancy background, and previous knowledge of local government administration would be an advantage, although not essential. The applicant should hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiCLA) or be prepared to obtain it within 12 months of commencement. The Parish Council will arrange any in-service training considered appropriate. Hours: Average 7 hours per week flexible (some evening work required). Pay: In accordance with NALC recommended National Pay Scales for Clerks and based upon experience.

For further information and job description or to apply for this post please forward your CV by 12 April 2020 to: Paula Graham,

MEET THE NEIGHBOURS: Please note the latest information received from the Neighbours Team!

We have had a number of people cancel their places at this month’s get-together due to issues related to the out-break of Covid-19. We have therefore taken the difficult decision to cancel the March Meeting of The Neighbours in an attempt to keep everyone safe and healthy until all the sensationalism calms down and we have a much clearer picture regarding the spread and possible cure for this virus. I know this is disappointing but I’m sure you will all see the reasoning behind it. Hope to see you all fighting fit on 15 April at the usual time.

SUTTON AND BARNBY MOOR W.I.: When the WI members met on Wednesday 18th March 2020 in Sutton Village Hall, this was the groups AGM.   During the evening the election for President took place, presentation of annual reports and nominations for committee members followed. A buffet was provided on the night. Members old and new always welcome! A report will follow when to hand.

CHURCH SERVICE: The service on Sunday 15th March was a “Family Service” at St. Bartholomew’s church. Parishioners were invited to come along and bring the family! The service on this occasion was conducted by Lay Reader Joan Herrington ably assisted by Worship Leader Janet Webb. After a very warm welcome, a reading from the Gospel was narrated by Janet Webb: John:4 5<>42. Intercessions: Joan Herrington. Organist :Geof Webb.

QUIZ NIGHT: If you are a Brain of Britain, Knowledge Lump, a Mastermind, or just a well-informed person, you are more than welcome to come along and try to out-wit the regulars on our village 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 (01777) 854 392.

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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