There is a public drop-in session to be held between 5:00pm and 8:00pm on Friday 15th December 2023 at the Village Hall to allow residents to have their say on the future of The Gate Inn. See here for more details.
St Bartholomew’s Church
As the festive season gains momentum, on Sunday 17th December the service at the local church will be one of Christmas Carols and lessons. The service starts at the usual time of 9:30am and everybody is welcome.
On Sunday 24th December, a Blessing of the Crib ceremony will take place in church at 6:30pm, all welcome.
Grant for the Church
At last, some good news for St. Bartholomew’s Church: A recent press release from the national churches trust (issue date: 6 December 2023) indicates that the historic church at Sutton cum Lound will get a grant to modernise the church to meet growing demands.
Bartholomew’s church in Sutton cum Lound, Nottinghamshire, has no kitchen or toilet. If the church wants to provide any hot drinks, the church must use kettles and disposable cups – but this is no longer meeting the need for this growing church and the community it serves. St Bartholomew’s church is not only the only parish church for Sutton cum Lound, but for the neighbouring villages of Lound and Barnby Moor, since the churches in these villages have been closed down. The village has no pub or shop either. For centuries, the church has met the needs of its local community, but can no longer do so without modern facilities. Thankfully, help is on hand. The much-loved Grade I Listed church is to share in a £496,625 urgent funding pay-out from the National Churches Trust.
Sutton Village Hall
Come and enjoy an afternoon crafting your own gingerbread creation at our Gingerbread Workshop in the Village Hall on Sunday 17 December 2023 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. This event is FREE and all materials will be provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Numbers are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Just email your details to us on email@example.com including your child’s/children’s name(s) and age(s).
New Year Party
Join us for our New Year’s Eve Party on Sunday 31 December 2023 from 8:00pm to 1:00am. Tickets are £15.00 each in advance to include disco and buffet. Reserve your tickets by phoning our answerphone service on (01777) 854 410 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and leaving your name, contact phone number, email address and number of tickets, so payment information can be sent to you.
In January, we will be starting our meetings on a THURSDAY, so as from THURSDAY 4 January 2024 the new venue is at Sutton cum Lound Village Hall, 7:15pm for 7:30pm start. There is a car park to the right of the hall and the gate will be open for you to park on the grass. There are a few spaces in front of the building, however one space will be needed for the guest speaker, and please do not park directly in front of the kitchen door (down the left side of the building), or main entrance, as these are potentially a fire exit. There are no steps and access is all on the flat.
Although you have a program for 2024 meetings, these dates will have to be tweaked on occasions due to the hall being used as a polling station on some Thursdays. We will give you notice about this in advance. As a committee we are proposing to increase the annual subscription from £15.00 per person per annum to £20.00 per person per annum (from April 2024 when you next pay your subs). Tea/coffee and biscuits will still be supplied! Guests will still pay to attend the meeting.
There will be more information about this in the new year.
The mobile library has completed its visits to the village for this year 2023, but will be back again on Monday 22nd January 2024, stopping at all the usual places at the usual times. Any changes in next year’s visits will be notified accordingly
Christmas Tree Festival
The Christmas Tree Festival held in church over last weekend (Sat/Sun) turned out to be a great success, despite inclement weather. The event itself went on to raise a sum thought to be in excess of £800. Winners of any compositions held to be notified soon!
Thanks to the organizers and all those who supported the event.
The Post office operates in the Village Hall on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Services offered include banking, Cash Deposits, Cash Withdrawals, Bill Payments plus lots more.
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 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.
The Sutton Spotlight is funded by Sutton cum Lound Parish Council and is produced and delivered by volunteers.
Want something publicising?
Don’t forget, if you have any event or item of interest for the village, just email it to email@example.com 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.