Meet the Neighbours
Future Meet the Neighbours events may have to follow a different format as it has been difficult to source a regular caterer during this last year, but rest assured the team will be looking to ensure we can still get everyone together for some form of social gathering one way or another! Hope to see you all at the next Meet the Neighbours.
Sutton and Barnby Moor Gardening Club
The gardening club held their first meeting of the year on Tuesday 5th January at Barnby Moor village hall at the usual time of 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start. A group of 25 people were present on this occasion. After a warm welcome by chairperson Jenny Bailey, and a general update of club matters and announcements, the speaker for the evening was introduced. No introduction necessary on this occasion as Chris Edge from Birch Hill Apiary Shireoaks near Worksop had addressed the group on previous occasions.
Chris is a beekeeper first and foremost and helps with other tasks in the business, and the title of the evening’s talk was entitled “The life of a Bee keeper”. Starting from the beginning, Chris explained how he visited agriculture shows in and around the local area as a schoolboy and how his interest in beekeeping was aroused and still gets his full attention up to and including the present date! The speaker told of the history of bees from many, many, years ago, originating in Africa and eventually spreading through Europe and reaching our very own shores as things evolved. Lots of topics relating to the bees were covered, starting with selection of hives, arrival of a Queen Bee and the purchase or acquirement of a swarm. This led to the good housekeeping tips and work required to maintain the hives and contents whilst trying to avoid any infections or unwanted guests trying to gain entry to the apiaries; Varroa mite being only one of many problems encountered and dealt with over many years. A magnificent collection of pictures were on show on the night, all themed around the life of bees, and the talk was accompanied by a slide show presentation.
On completion of the talk, a Question and Answer session was held, with many and varied questions forwarded and all answered successfully. A very informative and enjoyable presentation, well received by members and guests on the night.
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Parish Council Meeting
The meeting of the Parish Council scheduled for Wednesday 11th January 2023 went ahead as planned at the usual time of 7:00pm in the Village Hall. A report will follow when to hand.
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.
St Bartholomew’s Church
Epiphany Sunday was celebrated at the local church on Sunday 8th January at the usual time of 9:30am. The celebrant on this occasion was the Rev. Andrew Pearce. Epistle reading: Ephesian 3.1-12, Gospel: Matthew 2.1-12. Intercessions: Dylan Boddy: Organist: Geoff Webb. Holy Communion took place during the service.
What is Epiphany? Epiphany – also known as Three Kings’ Day – is a Christian holiday which falls on 6 January. It is a special date for many Christians, as it’s when people celebrate how a star led the Magi – also known as the Three kings or the Wise Men – to visit the baby Jesus after he had been born. ‘Epiphany’ comes from the Greek word meaning ‘to reveal’, as it is when the baby Jesus was ‘revealed’ to the world.
The service on Sunday 15th January, the first Sunday of Epiphany, a Worship for All Family Service will take place at the usual time of 9:30am. Everybody welcome!
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.
The elected councillor for Sutton Ward, Darrell Pulk, can be contacted at present by email Darrell.Pulk@cllr.bassetlaw.gov.uk
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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 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
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.
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