Following last week’s report of the local Speed Watch Team being revamped, the more observant drivers entering or passing through the village will have noticed the police road safety unit operating in the Mattersey Road area of the village last week. These events occur periodically to support the local volunteers who give their time freely to help reduce speeding vehicles in the vicinity and make the community a safer place for all residents and visitors alike. Villagers have become more aware of the dangers since the part-demolition of the wall surrounding the green near the local public house/restaurant in the village during the festive season. Luckily, no serious injuries were sustained on that occasion. Thanks must go to the drivers who slowed down on entering the village. Those who failed to do so may find their letter in the post.
RURAL / WILDLIFE CRIME
Rural Crime Officers were out and about on Friday 28th January 2022, and also again on Sunday 30th January. These will incorporate patrols around the villages. If residents see anything suspicious, please contact Nottinghamshire Police on the non-emergency number 101, and make people aware of the situation. Your help would be much appreciated.
Just a reminder that the gardening club met on Tuesday 1st February when Margaret Edge enlightened the gathering about bees through foraging, and there was also an opportunity to purchase honey.
The meeting was held at the usual time of 7:15pm (for 7:30 start) at Barnby Moor village hall, Kennel Drive and was enjoyed by those in attendance.
PARISH COUNCIL JUBILEE MEETING
The Parish Council has organised a meeting to look for volunteers to help organise a weekend of celebrations in aid of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations between the 2nd and 5th June 2022. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 3rd February 2022 at 7:00pm in Sutton Village Hall.
DISTRICT COUNCILLOR SURGERIES
District Councillor Denise Depledge will be holding her council surgeries on the first Saturday of the month from 9:00am to 10:00am in the Village Hall. The next surgery taking place will be on Saturday 5th February at the stated time.
The next quiz night will be held on Sunday, 13th February from 7:00 pm with the quiz starting at 7:30pm, 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
ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH
There was no service at the local church on Sunday the 30th as it was the benefice service at St Paul’s, West Drayton at 09:15. Members of the congregation were invited to join their peers at the united benefice services.
WHITE HORSE CAKE AND COFFEE MORNINGS
Don’t forget about the NEW Cake & Coffee Mornings at The White Horse.
Enjoy a large selection of homemade cakes, freshly ground coffees and speciality teas in our beautiful, warm and friendly village pub.
- Warm cosy fires
- Dog friendly
- Family friendly
- Selection of homemade cake
- Freshly ground coffee
- Gluten Free & Dairy Free Options available!
10:00am to 2:00pm on the last Tuesday of every month, starting 25th January. Only £4.95pp.
Visit the White Horse Facebook page, or call (01777) 711 440 to book.
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
SUTTON MEADOW UPDATE
SORRY! The Meadow will remain closed for the time being due to staff shortages. TWO volunteers are required! If you can help, please let us know. Thank you.
To volunteer, click here
C.E.O. Nottinghamshire Community Foundation
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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