District Councillor Surgery
Your councillor, Darrell Pulk, will be holding his monthly surgery at Sutton Village Hall on Saturday 25th March 2023 from 9:00am to 10:00am. Please call the mobile number below for an appointment, or just call in on Saturday if you have any issues or concerns.
The District Councillor for Sutton Ward, Darrell Pulk, can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by Mobile on 07778 792 320 at any reasonable time.
Now that The Gate Inn is closed, it is unfortunate that the church will not now be able to resume their monthly Parish Lunches. Thanks must go to all who shared and attended these events. The Landlord of the former hostelry has supported the church during his time in the village. Those who attended the lunches are sad to see him go and wish him well in his future ventures.
The volunteers from the Sutton Community Speed watch team were out and about in the village again this week, checking the speed of vehicles driving in and out and around the village.
Let’s help the volunteers by reducing our speeds and obeying the set limits.
Meet The Neighbours
The neighbours group met again on Monday 20th March in the village hall from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. A group of 25 residents and friends made the effort to attend and socialised over afternoon tea whilst catching up on all the latest news and views from in and around the area.
Organiser Lynn Tweed was on hand to welcome friends and neighbours to the session with offers of teas and coffees, accompanied by a variety of cakes to suit most tastes.
The afternoon was a mixed event thanks to parents / guardians who brought along their offspring to join the happy gathering. Hope to see them again soon.
The New Perspectives Theatre Company (the East Midlands touring theatre company) were the visiting artistes at the Village Hall on the evening of March 17th when they performed the UK premiere production of the award-winning play by Canadian writer and actor Kate Hewlett, The Swearing Jar.
With a cast of four players accompanied by backstage crew, visitors were entertained with over two hours of top class entertainment, all in the confines of their local Village Hall. Thanks to New Perspectives for bringing live theatre to the rural communities.
Parish Council Meeting
The Parish Council met on Wednesday 15th March 2023 at 7:00pm in the Village Hall. A full report will follow, when to hand.
The Parish Council are putting plans together to celebrate the forthcoming coronation of His Majesty King Charles III on Saturday, May 6th 2023. If you would like to be involved in putting these events together and can volunteer your time and energy in whatever way you can, please contact the clerk at email@example.com.
St Bartholomew’s Church
At St. Bartholomew’s church on Sunday, 19th March, a Mothering Sunday Service took place. The service commenced at the usual time of 9:30am and was conducted by Lay Minister / Reader Joan Herrington. Worship Leaders: Janet Webb & Dylan Boddy. Gospel: Luke 2: 41-52. Prayers: Janet Webb. Organist: Margaret Rawlings.
The service for Sunday 26th March 2023 is rather special when, at 9:30am, a Dedication Service will take place of a bench in the churchyard in memory of Bryan Birkett (BEM), Bell Captain for 50 years at the local church.
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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Don’t forget, if you have any event or item of interest for the village, just email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and our resident website monitor will do his best to accommodate you. All posts go out to our increasing list of email update subscribers as soon as they’re published.
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.
All our website updates are also sent down the village “X formerly Twitter” feed, @SuttonCumLound. So, follow us there for these and other items in and around our area.
The Parish Council has a Facebook presence for all things of a council nature. Contact the Clerk if you want anything on this feed.