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There are a number of regular meetings of clubs and societies around the village. Some of these meet locally at the Village Hall, whereas others generally meet outside the village. We have a few of these here, but see the Sutton Village Hall Calendar for those that meet at the Village Hall.

See a list of the regular groups and clubs meeting at the Village Hall in a typical month.

The village news items generally contain details of when and where meetings take place. The easiest way to stay informed about these is to sign up for our email updates.

Sutton cum Lound and Barnby Moor Gardening Club

Please note the following:

  • Sutton has its own Gardening Club in conjunction with Barnby Moor, which currently (2023) meets in Barnby Moor Village Hall, Kennel Drive, Barnby Moor, DN22 8QU on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:15pm.
  • However, Sutton cum Lound and Barnby Moor Gardening Club are moving to Sutton cum Lound Village Hall, 38 Town Street, Sutton cum Lound, Retford, DN22 8PT for their monthly meetings from January 2024. As a consequence, we are also changing our meeting night to the first Thursday of the month 7:15pm to 9:15pm.

We are a very friendly and supportive group, so if you are new to the area, or new to gardening, we would love to see you. You do not need to be an expert at gardening, we all learn from each other and our guest speakers.

Monthly Guest Speakers; refreshments served.

Annual subscription period runs from April to March, from April 2024 annual subscription will be £20.00 per person. There will be a charge of £2.50 per person per meeting for non-members and guests.

So if you would like to get involved, or just want more information, then please contact Chairperson Jenny Bailey, who will be pleased to help:


Gardening Club Guest Speakers

See the List of Gardening Club Guest Speakers for 2024 (PDF)

See the List of Gardening Club Guest Speakers for 2023 (PDF)

Gardening Club Contact Form

Lunches for Locals

A group of new volunteers are re-launching Meet the Neighbours. The new group will be known as Lunches for Locals and occur on a regular basis throughout the year. A licensed bar will be open at the Village Hall.

Why not come along and meet friends old and new in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. For anyone new to the village, this is a great way to meet your neighbours and find out all that goes on in and around the village.

To book your place, either email or call (01777) 854 410 and leave your contact details on our answerphone.

Remember, numbers are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!

See the Village Hall Calendar for meeting dates and times.

Visit the Village Hall website for more details.

Sutton and Barnby Moor W.I.

Sutton and Barnby Moor WI meet every third Wednesday of the month at Sutton Village Hall.

Historically, meeting times have been in the evening at 7:15pm, but from Wednesday 17th November 2021 this has now changed to 7:15pm (summer) and 2:15pm (winter).

Members old and new are very welcome.

Visit the WI site here for more details of where and when they meet.

See the Village Hall Calendar for meeting dates and times.

Sutton Art Group

Sutton Art Group normally meet on Friday mornings throughout the year at the Village Hall.

They have their own website here

The group holds an annual Exhibition and Sale of Work, and has a resident artist.

See the Village Hall Calendar for meeting dates and times.

Want something publicising?

Don’t forget, if you have any event or item of interest for the village, just email it to 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.