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North Notts Lions

The North Notts Lions team will be visiting the village on Wednesday night, 14th December to accompany Father Christmas. The sleigh will be doing the rounds in the neighbouring village of Lound from 5:00pm onwards and will make its way to Sutton as soon as possible.

Children, please keep a lookout for a rather stout gentleman in a red coat, sporting a large white beard and whiskers, you will recognise him as Santa Claus, don’t miss him!

During the visit, the Lions team will be making a door-to-door collection, as they do each year. All donation received will go to the Lions charity, which helps people all around the area.

Please show your support for the Lions and all the hard work they do throughout the year and especially during the festive season when they turn out each night, until Christmas Eve.

North Notts Lions – please support them!

Parish Council

Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of the council is scheduled to take place Wednesday 14th December 2022 in the Village Hall at the usual time of 7:00pm. Villagers are invited to join them.

Parish Councillor Vacancies

The Parish Council have a number of vacancies and would like to co-opt new councillors as soon as possible. If you are interested in joining the Council and serving your community, then please contact the Clerk to the Council for further information.

Meet the Neighbours

There was no meeting of the Neighbours group in November, but they are back again for the Christmas get together scheduled for Thursday 15th December 2022.

You are invited to the last Meet the Neighbours of the year when we have our Christmas dinner on Thursday 15th December 2022 at the usual time of 12:45pm in the Village Hall, when your menu will be as follows:

Main Course – Roast turkey with all the trimmings and seasonal vegetables.

Dessert – Christmas Pudding OR Chocolate Cream Pie

The cost will be £10.00 per head and numbers will be limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Please confirm your attendance and choice of dessert before Sunday 11th December by replying to this email or calling to leave a message on our dedicated telephone number (01777) 854 410 (please note this is an answerphone service).

Community Carols

The Village Hall is holding a fun evening of Community Carol Singing led by musicians from Rattlejag Morris. The event starts at 7:00pm to 10:00pm on Thursday 15th December. The licensed bar will be fully stocked and ready to serve, so bring your best singing voice and get yourself in the Christmas spirit. Get in the festive mood by wearing your best (or worst, depending on your point of view) Christmas Jumper!

See you there.

Sutton and Barnby Moor Gardening Club

On Sunday 4th December, the gardening club held their annual Christmas Dinner event at the Styrrup Golf and Country Club, somewhat earlier than usual but deemed necessary due to member’s many commitments over the festive season and beyond. A group of forty plus made the effort and arrived at 1:00pm at the venue full of good spirit (mostly bottled) ready to join their peers and looking forward to the first Christmas dinner of the festive season for many.

Gardening Club chairperson, Jenny Bailey, and members of the committee were on hand to welcome visitors as they arrived and helped them settle in and mingle with friends old and new before the start of the big event. Members were then invited, a table at a time, to take advantage of the excellent cuisine placed before them, with no restrictions on portion size (diets ignored on this occasion), with staff in attendance to assist if needed or required. Main course over, time for the sweet on offer, a choice of Xmas Pudding or cheesecake and cream. This was followed by teas / coffees and the traditional mince pies, which were much appreciated by those present.

A small raffle then took place, with the first prize being an excellent Christmas hamper kindly donated by Morrisons of Retford. Other prizes were won during the afternoon session. The gathering then socialized for the remainder of the afternoon, during which a vote of thanks was given to the Chairperson and committee from member Peter Masters for organizing such an event and dealing with obstacles encountered along the way. Well done all concerned.!

Further details available from gardeningclub@suttoncumlound.net 

Christmas Tree Lighting

Villagers and friends came together as the festive season began in earnest on Friday night, 2nd December, when the village returned to their traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Residents and visitors gathered on the small green at the junction of Town Street/Sutton Lane and Station Road for this popular event. They were joined by the handbell ringers from Ordsall Church, playing festive carols and songs, which the crowd joined in with. Members of the community came together to help put the event together. Mulled wine and mince pies were offered on the night, which were enjoyed by those present.

Thanks must go to the organisers, and all connected with the event! A good start to the festive season!

St Bartholomew’s Church

Church Service

Sunday 27th November 2022 was Advent Sunday at the local church.

The service began at the usual time of 9:30am, when “Holy Communion was held. The celebrant on this occasion was our Bishop Paul of Southwell and Nottingham, who preached about “being ready!” The service was made extra special when he presented Joan Herrington, our Lay Reader and Geoff Webb, our organist, with letters of gratitude for their service. Joan has completed just over 31 years as Lay Reader and Geoff over 40 years as the resident organist at St Bartholomew’s church. We are very blessed to have them both as members of our church.

It was great to welcome Bishop Paul this morning to lead our benefice Advent Sunday communion, where a lovely service was had by all. The service at the local church on Sunday 11th December is a “Family Service” which will take place at the usual time of 9:30am.   Please come along and bring the family!   Everybody welcome!

Christmas Tree Festival

The church will be holding a Christmas Tree Festival on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December, when the church will be open from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. Seasonal refreshments will be available each day. Entry is free, with donations towards the church kitchen project building fund greatly appreciated. Please go along and support the event!

New District Councillor

After the recent by-election in the village, a new district councillor has been elected to represent Sutton Ward. Local man Darrell Pulk from Barnby Moor will outline his policies and plans and concerns for the village. Further details to follow when to hand.

Post Office

The Post Office will operate in the Village Hall on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Please call in and support this local facility.

More About …

District Councillor

Your District Councillor for Sutton Ward is Darrell Pulk. Please see here for contact information.

Gardening Club

You can discover more about the Gardening Club on the Sutton website here.

Meet the Neighbours

You can discover more about the Neighbours group on the Sutton website here.

Visit the Village Hall website for more details.

Mobile Library

The mobile library van normally visits the village on a monthly basis on Mondays.

You can discover more about the Mobile Library service on the Sutton website here

Nottinghamshire County Councillor

Your Nottinghamshire County Councillor for Sutton is Tracey Taylor. Please see here for contact information.


You can discover more about the Police on the Sutton website here.

Post Office

The Post office operates out of the Village Hall on a regular basis. Please check the Village Hall Calendar of Events for days and times.

Please call in and support this much needed facility operating for the benefit of all.

St Bartholomew’s Church

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.

Sutton Art Group

You can discover more about the Sutton Art Group on the Sutton website here.

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.

You can discover more about the Parish Council on the Sutton website here, and more topical information may be available on the Parish Council Facebook page here.

Sutton Spotlight

The Sutton Spotlight is funded by Sutton cum Lound Parish Council and is produced and delivered by volunteers.

You can discover more about the Sutton Spotlight on the Sutton website here.

The W.I.

You can discover more about the W.I. on the Sutton website here.

Village Hall

You can discover more about the Village Hall on the Sutton website here.

See a full description of the hall and all its activities on the Village Hall website here.

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