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Having been given permission by the diocese to resume services we will have services on the 20th and 27th December but unfortunately not on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day as we have no priest. Depending on how things go we will try and let you know what the rota for January is as soon as we know them.

You can discover more about the church on the Sutton website here, and more current information may be available on the church facebook page here.


The local Neighborhood Watch Association report the following.

TV Licensing Scam

Whilst we have seen the TV Licensing scam before, we are reminded once again by a Member of the Neighbourhood Watch who has just received this new and yet more convincing example. We believe it might be doing the rounds again. Please be aware of this and other scams and remain vigilant.


Don’t forget the Christmas Eve Jingle!

At 6:00pm on Christmas Eve 2020, go to your doorstep or into the street with your family (whilst maintaining good social distancing and bubble restrictions obviously) and ring any bells you may own for 2 minutes. The idea is to spread a bit of much-needed Christmas cheer, remind Santa and the reindeers that we’re all here despite the world-wide pandemic, and generally cheer everyone up after a depressing and exhausting year.

It would be wonderful if our neighbours and anyone living alone could hear the jingle bells on Christmas Eve. So, get out there and ring those bells!


The whole of Nottinghamshire must currently follow the Tier 3: Very High Alert rules. The Tiers have been strengthened to reduce the infection rate as part of a strategy to save lives, protect health and care services, and keep our economy and schools open.

See the Government Tier 3 Guidelines here

We’ve summarised what the rules mean for you.

See the Nottinghamshire County Council Tier 3 Guidelines here

We should continue to follow these rules

Meeting people
You can’t mix with anybody you do not live with, or who is not in your support bubble, indoors, or in private gardens and pub gardens.

Pubs and restaurants
Hospitality venues such as bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants must stay closed, except for takeaway, delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through.

Spectator sports
No public attendance at spectator sport or indoor performances and large business events should not be taking place. Elite sport events may continue to take place without spectators.

Entertainment venues
Indoor entertainment venues – such as bowling alleys and cinemas – remain closed.

Avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities.

Weddings and funerals
Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions are not allowed, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, 15 people can attend linked commemorative events.

A reminder on what has changed as we entered Tier 3

‘Rule of six’ outdoors
You can meet in a group of up to six in other outdoor spaces, such as parks, public gardens or the countryside.

Shops and personal care
Shops, gyms and personal care services such as hairdressing, nail salons, tattoo parlours can reopen (if the premises are Covid-secure).

Outdoor entertainment venues
Outdoor venues including zoos, safari parks, theme parks, fairgrounds and funfairs, adventure playgrounds and parks can open. However, all of the indoor attractions at these venues must close.

Gyms and sports facilities
Gyms and sports facilities will be open for individual exercise and exercise in single households or support bubbles only. Indoor group activities and exercise classes should not take place. There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s. For outdoor exercise, the ‘rule of six’ applies.

Inspire Nottinghamshire Libraries and Archives have re-opened from today. You may only visit alone, or with members of your own household or support bubble. Opening times may be subject to change, so check the Inspire website before you visit.

Stay safe over the Christmas period

Meeting friends and family
Nottinghamshire residents must follow tier 3 guidance in December. Between 23 December- 27 December, you may choose to form a Christmas bubble.

Visiting shops
You must not meet other people outside of your household or bubble in indoor shops or venues.

Santa’s grotto
Santa’s grottos are able to open in all tiers where they are located in venues permitted to open. Venues should put in place appropriate COVID-secure measures, including social distancing.

Carol singing
Carol singing or carol services can take place if all attendees follow advice in the suggested principles of safer singing and guidance for the Performing Arts. You should maintain social distancing between groups or households at all times, including when entering or leaving the building or in any breaks.

See full government Guidance for the Christmas period here

PHE COVID-19 Vaccination, a Guide for Adults

The leaflet below explains about the COVID-19 vaccination, who is eligible and who needs to have the vaccine to protect them from Coronavirus.

See the PHE COVID-19 Vaccination Leaflet, a Guide for Adults here (PDF)

Further Coronavirus Information

Please continue to refer to the:

… websites for information


Your District Councillor for Sutton Ward, Rob Boeuf, can be contacted at any reasonable time on (01777) 700 204, or via email to rob.boeuf.cllr@suttonward.uk


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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