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The following message has been received from the rural wildlife crime officers for this area:
Suspicious 4×4 vehicle and 2 transit vans seen with dogs in rural north Nottinghamshire. Please keep your eyes out and report any sightings. No registration numbers are currently available.
The Parish Council held their Ordinary Meeting on Wednesday 9th February 2022 at 7:00pm. The meetings was held in the Village Hall, and members of the public were invited to attend the meeting or bring any issues to the attention of the Parish Council.
The gardening club held their second meeting of the year on Tuesday 1st February at the usual venue, Barnby Moor village hall at the usual time of 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start. A group of 35 people were present on this occasion.
After a warm welcome by chairperson, Jenny Bailey, and a general update of club matters and announcements, the speakers for the evening were introduced. Chris and Margaret Edge from Birch Hill Apiary, Shireoaks near Worksop. Margaret talked about the life of bees, through foraging, identifying the kind of plants shrubs and flowers as well as the different types and species of the insects and their likes and dislikes and habits in general. The speaker (Margaret) has various talks in her vast repertoire including gardens, allotments, wildlife and all thing countrified. Chris is a beekeeper first and foremost and helps with other tasks in the business. This husband-and-wife team showed a magnificent collection of slides, all themed around the life of bees and answered many questions on the night ranging from medicinal uses of propolis to the official inspection of such apiaries usually carried out by MAFF or DEFRA to oversee the running of such set-ups, ensuring the usual high standards are maintained and to protect the bees and future supplies of our favourite honeys.
A very informative and enjoyable presentation, well received by members and guests on the night.
ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH
On Sunday 6th February (4th Sunday before Lent), a “Family Service” took place at the local church at 9:30am. The Officiant on this occasion was Joan Herrington, assisted by Worship Leader Janet Webb. Gospel for the day: Luke 5 1-11. Intercessions: Janet Webb. Organist: Geoff Webb.
The next service on Sunday 13th February (3rd Sunday before Lent), “Holy Communion”, will take place at 9:30am conducted by visiting priest Reverend David Milner.
The next quiz night will be held on Sunday, 13th February from 7:00 pm with the quiz starting at 7:30pm. The event is open to all comers, if you can form a team, please come along and have a go. The quiz is followed by Play Your Cards Right. Please ensure you book your place and carry out a Lateral Flow Test before attending.
The mobile library van will be visiting the village on a monthly basis on Mondays on the following dates:
- Monday 21st February
- Monday 21st March
- Monday 16th May
- Monday 13th June
- Monday 11th July
- Monday 8th August
- Monday 5th September
- Monday 3rd October
- Monday 31st October
- Monday 28th November
- Monday 23rd January 2023
The mobile unit will be stopping at the usual places:
- 46 Station Road, arrive at 10:00am, depart at 10:00am
- 22 Station Road, arrive at 10:10am, depart at 10:20am
- Town Street, arrive at 10:25am, depart at 10:40am
- Portland Meadows, arrive at 10:45am, depart at 11:00am
On Sunday 20th February 2022, a Craft Fayre will take place in Barnby Moor village hall from 10:00am to 4:00pm. A wide range of stalls by local crafters, and refreshments will be available.
Entry: £1.00 per person on the door.
If you are interested in a stall, please call Lyndis on 07773 181 905.
Proceeds for the repair of the Barnby Moor Village Hall Main Entrance
The popular Parish lunches are hopefully being reinstated, and the church is inviting residents to join them and their peers in a communal lunch at the Gate Inn. The date of the first proposed lunch is scheduled for Friday 11th March. For further details of the event or to book a place, please contact Janet Webb or Joan Herrington.
VILLAGE HALL NEWS
LIVE AND LOCAL PERFORMANCE
On Friday 22nd April 2022 the hall will be hosting its first Live and Local performance, Forget Me Not – The Alzheimer’s Whodunnit. This is a one-man murder mystery with a poignant twist. The show creator and performer, Rob Gee, has achieved the rare feat of combining serious and potentially upsetting subject-matter and remarkable comedy into a respectful, considerate, entertaining piece of theatre.
Tickets will be £13.50 each in advance.
FUNHOUSE COMEDY CLUB
Following on from the successful Funhouse Comedy Club event last October, compère Spikey Mike will return on Friday 20th May 2022 to introduce a further 3 comedians.
Tickets will be £20.00 each in advance and include pie and peas.
Tickets for all events can be reserved by calling (01777) 854 392 and leaving your contact details. (Please note this is an answerphone service only).
More About …
Your District Councillor for Sutton Ward is Darrell Pulk. Please see here for contact information.
Meet the Neighbours
The mobile library van normally visits the village on a monthly basis on Mondays.
Nottinghamshire County Councillor
Your Nottinghamshire County Councillor for Sutton is Tracey Taylor. Please see here for contact information.
The Post Office will operate in the Village Hall on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 12:30pm.
Please call in and support this much needed facility operating for the benefit of all.
St Bartholomew’s Church
Sutton Art Group
Sutton Parish Council
The Parish Council normally meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm in the Village Hall, but please see the Village Hall calendar for confirmation.
The Sutton Spotlight is funded by Sutton cum Lound Parish Council and is produced and delivered by volunteers.
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We also have the Sutton Spotlight, which goes out to every house in the village on a quarterly (ish) basis. Space is sometimes limited, so try to get your entry in early.
We’re also lucky to have a village Journalist who collates news and updates for the Retford Times on a weekly basis. Get your copy in on Monday morning for the Thursday issue.
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