Newton Solney Parish Council

Village Newsletter - September 2017

September 2017                               Number 404
Registered Charity Number 1000857
Newton Solney Open Fruit, Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show –
This will take place on Saturday 2nd September at 3pm in the Village Hall.  We very much need your support on the day at this annual village show. Anyone local and beyond are most welcome to exhibit.  Entries must be received by 11.45am and staged by 12noon. Presentation of prizes will take place at 5.00pm followed by the Auction and then the prize draw. If you would like a schedule please contact Chris Freestone Tel.701147.

Autumn at the Village Hall
What                       When                             Who To Contact
N.S. Art Group         Weekly - Friday 2pm       Sheila Barber, 702971 & Linda Dailey, 702042
N.S. Life Art Group  Weekly -Thursday 7pm    David Walton, 713883
Badminton ladies     Twice Weekly - Mon. & Thursday 2pm, Oct.-April   Jane Bagshaw, 564520
Badminton mixed     Weekly - Friday, Sept.-April   Chris. Shean, 701437
Dance Lessons          Weekly, Monday, 7-9 pm        Val. Hackett, 701727
Karate                     Weekly, Wednesday, 7-8 pm   Paul Barnett, 07719636374
Pilates                     School Term time Tues 6.15 & 7.30pm  Milly d’Angibau 703888
    & Wednesday                 
N.S. Rifle Club  Weekly Tues. & Fri. 7.30pm                            Ray Hill, 716003

Sunday Walk – 24th September – Kingsbury – Walk 204
It starts from The Royal Oak pub at Kingsbury at 10.00am.  To get to the pub leave the M42 southwards at J10 signposted Nuneaton and Tamworth. Take the 2nd exit towards Kingsbury and Piccadilly which is Trinity Road. Keep straight on until meeting the A51 at a T-Junction in Kingsbury, where you turn left and The Royal Oak is on the right, please park towards the rear of the pub car park.  The walk is slightly longer than usual but is flat with very few stiles. It follows The Heart of England way and returns via Lea Marston Water Park. It should take just over 3 hours so you might want to bring a snack with you and don’t forget something to drink.  A £1 donation is requested please which will go towards Village Hall improvements.

Tennis Court - £2 per session - Keys from -
Ainsley - 5 Hollies Close, Tel. 703443,      Catherine, "Vine Cottage", Trent Lane, Tel. 702284,
Chris. - 29, Blacksmith's Lane, Tel, 702129, Chris. - 34, Blacksmith's Lane, Tel. 701437,
Betty, "Blairgarth", Repton Road, Tel. 703611

Newton Solney 200 Club
July Winners
£50 No. 75  Mrs Makin-Wall Main St. £25 No. 142 Mrs Bullivant Repton
August Winners
£50 No. 114 Mrs. S. Bates  Trent Lane £25 No. 38  Mr. Charlton Bretby Lane

Newton Solney Tuesday Club – September 2017
5th September: 2.30 pm: A business Meeting followed by 'War Time Memories', presented by Dennis Ward.
19th September: A trip to the Bentley Brook Hotel nr Ashbourne for a meal, stopping at Fairways Garden Centre for coffee en-route.  Leaving the Unicorn Inn at 9.30 am & returning to Newton by approx. 3.00 pm. The cost (which includes the Coach, a 2-course Meal & Coffee, plus tips) is £30.00.
26th September: 7.00 pm a Whist Drive, in the Village Hall.
Please contact Jane, our Secretary on 01283 564520, for more information on any of the above activities or would like to know more about the Tuesday Club.
We are always happy to welcome new members and visitors. You don't need to become a member to come along to any of our meetings or join us on any of our trips.

Women’s Institute
After the summer break the Women’s Institute will re-commence on Tuesday 12th September starting at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.  Cathy McAteer will speak on “All Things Russian”.  Flowers at the meeting will be provided by Mrs Sue Ellis.

Newton Solney Parish Council (PC) –
Next meeting: The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, 8th September 2017 at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome.

St Mary’s Church
Newstart Shops St Mary's collection for the Newstart Shops in Burton will be taking place from the
11th -17th September so please look out any unwanted items (not electrical) to pass on to individuals in the community. The Church will be open all week for donations. If you are unable to get to the Church easily please put your donations in a bin liner (or something similar) and leave at the front of your house. We will collect it between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 16th September. There will be a special service of Thanksgiving for the work of New Start on Sunday 17th September at 10am.
Ploughmans' Lunches on Tuesday September 5th at 1pm in the Village Hall. £7 for a two course lunch followed by tea/coffee. Please contact Hazel (701244) to book and choose your menu
Harvest Lunch on Sunday September 24th starting at 1.30pm in the Village Hall at a cost of £10.  Do join us on this special occasion. Glasses will be provided, but please bring your own dr
inks. Donations of desserts and/or raffle prizes would be much appreciated. Please contact Hazel (701244) for both these events.
A Christmas Tree Festival of Light is to be held in Church on December 8th - 10th. This year we are including ready planted mini trees supplied with battery lights. These cost £20 and will be available during the last week in November. These can then be decorated and returned to church by December 6th. After the Festival they can be collected and taken home. The proceeds are to be divided between a Church Project and the Pre-School New Building Fund. As in the past we look forward to your support and by working together making this a village success. To book your tree contact Hazel Ward (701244) or Carolyn Steele (07779601774)
Local Honey at the Brickmaker’s Arms
Jars of locally produced honey are now on sale at the Brickmaker’s Arms at £3 per jar.  To purchase this delicious and nutritious honey please see either Stella or Steve at the Brickies.

Brickmakers Arms Bank Holiday Entertainment
Friday 25 August.    Acoustic duo with Tim and Abi's Final Count.
Saturday 26 August.  Blues band JM2 celebrating band members, Alan and Graham's special birthdays.
Barbecue prepared by local chef plus choice beers.  So for a great bank holiday week-end head for the Brickies. 

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon at the Brickmakers Arms
The Brickmakers Arms in Main Street is holding a Macmillan Coffee Afternoon on Thursday 28th September
from 2 to 4 pm.  There will be delicious cakes for sale plus a raffle and games etc.  Please come and support this very worthy cause.

John Higgott’s Almshouses, Newton Solney (Registered Charity No. 214465)
A vacancy has arisen in one of the almshouses in Main Street, Newton Solney, comprising living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.  Applicants should be aged 55 or over, of limited means, who have been long-term residents of Repton or Newton Solney, or have relations living in either of these parishes, and are capable of looking after themselves.  If interested please write with your details to Mrs. E.J. Plant, The Walled Garden, Well Lane, Repton, DE65 6EY, giving your address and telephone number.   

October 2017 newsletter
All contributions for the October newsletter by Saturday 16th September please to Wendy Poole, Greenbank Cottage, Bretby Lane, Tel 703228 or e-mail

September Dates for your Diary
2nd Open Fruit, Flower, Vegetable and Craft show – Village Hall – Public admission at 3pm.
5th Ploughman’s Lunch – Village Hall – 1pm.
5th Tuesday Club – Village Hall – 2.30pm – Business meeting followed by Dennis Ward War Time Memories.
8th Parish Council – Village Hall – 7.30pm
11-17th St Mary’s Church open for donations for Newstart Shop.
12th Women’s Institute – Village Hall – 7.30pm – Cathy McAteer “All Things Russian”.
16th Doorstep Collections for Newstart Shops- 2pm – 4pm.
16th All contributions for the October Newsletter.
17th St Mary’s Church – 10am – Thankgiving Service for the work of Newstart,
19th Tuesday Club outing to Bentley Brook Hotel – Coach leaves the Unicorn at 9.30am.
24th Harvest Lunch – Village Hall – 1.30pm.
24th Sunday Village Walk – Kingsbury – Meet at 10.00am.
26th Whist Drive – Village Hall – 7.00pm.
28th Coffee Afternoon – Brickmakers Arms – 2pm – 4pm.