ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH
The Council last met on Wednesday 11th November with a virtual meeting via the Microsoft Teams set up, when the agenda and other items came under discussion.
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The Parish Council is again looking into the opportunities available to provide allotments within Sutton cum Lound and is about to embark on approaching local landowners for any available land. As part of this process we will be reviewing our list of people who have previously expressed an interest in having an allotment.
If you are interested in an allotment plot then please contact Claire Challener, the Parish Clerk by 30 November 2020:
or by post to:
101 Town Street,
Please note that we are in the initial stages of this project and that this interest will not entitle anyone to an allotment should land become available.
SUTTON ART GROUP
Despite COVID-19 restrictions the art group have kept in touch with each other with details through painting assignments and memo’s to members to tackle projects at home. Return dates for the group are kept under constant review, but like all other gatherings of clubs and societies the earlier part of 2021 looks more likely at this time.
The government has imposed a second national lockdown which commenced on 5th November 2020 and will continue to (at the earliest) Wednesday 2nd December 2020.
What Christmas looks like this year will depend entirely on how successful we are at reducing the spread of COVID-19. So, please make yourselves aware of what you can and cannot do and, as far as possible, stick to the guidelines and restrictions.
provides information on the national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available.
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FRIENDS OF DANESHILL LAKES
It’s been a busy summer at Daneshill Lakes Local Nature Reserve, Daneshill Road, near Torworth. We may have been in “lockdown” but this gem of a place has been a life saver many of us, offering an oasis of calm away from the stresses of COVID-19, providing fresh air, exercise and the distractions of wildlife – all free! Autumn is now upon us, already! The days are shortening and there’s a chill in the morning air. Change is happening at Daneshill Lakes. Our swallows and other feathered summer visitors have left us for warmer climes where their insect food is more available, and new winter visitors are now arriving.
Daneshill Lakes is popular with winter wildfowl such as Shoveler, Teal and Goosander – check out the information board on the side of one of the lakeside containers for help with identification. As they will be looking for mates the males will be at their most colourful best, providing more riches to the Autumn fest. This Autumn has been a bumper year for wild fruit. Hawthorn trees have been dripping with red haws which will attract the winter visiting Thrushes, Redwing and Fieldfare, which bred during the summer in northern Europe. Jays are busy collecting acorns, the fruit of the oak tree, burying each one a short distance away from the parent tree, available to sustain them during the leaner times of winter. Jays are known to bury thousands of acorns, more than they need, so are one of the Oak’s best friends when it comes to securing the next generation of trees. The most colourful of the Crow family, Jays have a pinkish-brown body, a striking blue and black striped patch on each wing and a black moustache— and they shriek like a dinosaur!
Another Autumn treasure trove is the explosion of fungi. Daneshill Lakes is particularly rich in this group of organisms which are neither plant nor animal. What we see of fungi are the fruiting bodies whose function is to spread spores, the reproductive unit of fungi. The main body consisting of threads, individually called hyphae, collectively mycelium, will be inside its chosen substrate, which at Daneshill may be rotting wood or leaves, or in the soil. Most notably, look out for Fly Agaric, the classic fairy-tale toadstool with its white-flecked red cap. Spot it growing near Silver Birch trees, common at Daneshill, singularly or in troops. Other fungi to look out for this Autumn include the dainty little Fairy Ink caps found in dense swarms on old tree stumps, the multi-coloured bracket. Turkey tail, the antler-like Candle snuff found on dead wood, and the bizarre Collared Earthstar living on humus rich soil. Again, check out the information board for identification tips.
Daneshill Lakes Nature Reserve is just a wonderful and welcoming haven for us visitors, but please remember it is the home of many fauna and flora. So, when visiting please respect its inhabitants, and the enjoyment of other visitors, by putting your litter in the many bins provided or taking it home with you, keeping dogs on leads, and of course following the current COVID-19 Government guidelines. Stay safe.
Editorial provided by Lesley Noar
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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 to email@example.com
COUNTY COUNCILLOR FOR SUTTON WARD
Tracey Taylor, your County Councillor for Sutton Ward can be contacted at any reasonable time on mobile 07770 847 086, or office number (0115) 804 3177.
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