Newton Solney Parish Council

Village Newsletter - April 2018

April 2018                                              Number 410

Registered Charity Number 1000857

Newton Solney Village Hall –Annual General Meeting.
This year’s AGM will take place in the Village Hall on Tuesday May 1st starting at 7.30pm.  This is your opportunity to have your say about the running of your village hall.  All will be made very welcome.   

Newton Solney Horticultural Show, Saturday 1st September 2018
Advance Notice for the following:
Themes – Photograph Section:
“Winter Wonderland”
“People at Work”
Juniors (8-11 years) – “Sport”
Handicraft Section – cushion any technique

Sunday Walk – 29th April – Alport Height - Walk 211
After admiring the glorious views to be had from the car park which is just below the 314m summit of Alport Height we have some great walking through this rolling countryside of small fields and woods, then return via the hamlet of Shottle.  Gentle slopes, several stiles of various sorts and hopefully a few bluebells and some yellow gorse flowers.  We expect to take approximately 3 hours with a break en route, bring your flasks.  Start 10 am.  Car Park - from A6 in Duffield turn left towards Wirksworth on B5023 and follow going straight ahead at Cowers Lane traffic lights continue and after passing sign to Kirk Ireton take next right (at double bend), Barnsley Lane.  Continue along this lane following signs to Alport, at top cross roads turn right and then left on track below masts, go right as track forks to reach car park and view.  A donation of £1 is requested please which will go towards improvements at the Village Hall.

Plant Sale
Have you got a space in your flower bed that needs to be filled?  Newton Solney Horticultural Society has the answer.  On Saturday 12th May from 10.00am – Noon a plant sale is taking place at Newton Solney Village Hall and there will be many varied plants on offer.  As well as plants a book stall, raffle and refreshments will also be available.

200 Club – March Winners
£75 No. 51  Mr. M. Cooper  Newton Park
£50 No. 160 Mr. J. Pass  Midway
£25 No. 67  Mrs. J. Lathbury Bretby Lane
The April draw will be the end of the 2017/2018 200 Club year.  We would like to thank you all for your contributions.  During April the committee will be contacting you to see whether you wish to continue with your memberships of £12.  At present there is one spare number available.  Please contact a committee member if you would like a membership number.

Newton Solney Tuesday Club- April 2018
Tuesday, 3rd April: 2.30 pm: A Business Meeting followed by a talk to be arranged.
Tuesday, 17th April: A trip to Dagfields which is an “antique dealer’s emporium” on a vast scale just outside Stoke which also has a cafe.  The coach will leave the Unicorn Inn at 9.30 am and the cost is £10.
Tuesday, 24th April: A Whist Drive starting at 7.00 pm in the Village Hall.
For further information about any of the Tuesday Club activities, please contact our Secretary, Jane on 01283 564520

Women’s Institute
The next meeting of the Women’s Institute will take place on Tuesday 10th April   starting at 7.30pm.  This will include a talk by Dr Catrin Rutland on “Science Fiction versus Science Fact”

Newton Solney Parish Council (PC) –
Dog fouling: South Derbyshire District Council is having a purge on dog fouling and regular patrols will be made in unmarked vehicles. Any offenders will be subject to a substantial fine so dog owners beware – PICK UP YOUR POO!
Planning: The application for the proposed development of 150 houses off Sales Lane, Winshill has been refused.
Holes in roads: Derbyshire County Council have been presented with a schedule of the holes in roads in and around the village and the hope is that action will be forthcoming. The recent snow and extreme temperatures have made the roads even worse.
Trim trail: A plan is being formulated for a Trim Trail to comprise three groups of three items to be located on the river side of the Recreation Field. Grants are being applied for and it is hoped that the first phase of three items will be being progressed in the near future.
Trees: The tree preservation officer from South Derbyshire is to be asked to look at trees in St. Mary’s Close and Church Lane for his comments on their safety.
Telephone box and verge damage: The telephone box opposite the Unicorn has been removed by BT. Damage to the verge by BT Open Reach is being investigated by them and hopefully to repair.
Standing orders: The standing orders relating to the running of the Parish Council are being reviewed and will be presented to the Parish Council for discussion and approval at the next meeting.
Security of the Common Land: All regular users of the access to the Common Land have been contacted and
have given their approval to the access being secured by a horizontal swinging barrier. They will all still have
access via a combination lock on the barrier. The precise location to be agreed with the farmer who has the need
for regular access.
Speed activated sign: Derbyshire County Council say they have inspected the sign again and ascertained that a
part is required. This has been ordered and should be delivered soon and become active.
Next Meeting: Friday, 13th April, 2018 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome.

Due to holidays the date for the May 2018 meeting may not be the second Friday of the month but any change
will be published on the web site and notice boards.

St Mary’s Church
The next St Mary’s Lunch is on Tuesday April 3rd at 1pm in the Village Hall when a variety of Ploughman’s Lunches will be served followed by a choice of two desserts and tea/coffee at a cost of £7.  Please contact Hazel on 01283 701244 to book and choose your menu.

May 2018 Newsletter
All contributions for the May newsletter by Saturday 14th April please to Wendy Poole, Greenbank Cottage, Bretby Lane, Tel 703228 or e-mail

Dates for your Diary – April
3rd     St Mary’s Lunch – 1.00pm in the Village Hall
3rd   Tuesday Club - Business Meeting 2.30pm plus talk to be arranged.
10th   Women’s Institute – Talk “Science Fiction versus Science Fact” 7.30pm in the Village Hall.
13th Parish Council Meeting – 7.30pm in the Village Hall
14th All contributions for the May Newsletter
17th Tuesday Club Outing –  Dagfields.  Coach leaves Unicorn at 9.30am.  Cost £10.  All Welcome.
24th Whist Drive – 7.00pm in the Village Hall
29th Village Walk – Alport Heights.  Start from Alport Heights car park 10.00am.

1st Village Hall Annual General Meeting starting at 7.30pm.  All are welcome.
12th Plant Sale – Village Hall 10.00am – Noon.

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