Newton Solney Parish Council

Village Newsletter - October 2017

October 2017                               Number 405

Registered Charity Number 1000857

Newton Solney Open Fruit, Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show – September 2nd
We had a very successful OPEN FRUIT, FLOWER, VEGETABLE AND CRAFT SHOW last month. Thank you to helpers on the day and everyone who exhibited. Special thanks to Tony Freeman, who was an amazing auctioneer and Brenda Goring for organising teas.
This year the judges made the following choices for the annual awards.
The Garden News Shield       Flowers, Fruit & Vegetables              A Peach
The J. Bailey Cup        Flowers                                                     G Morley
The Newton Solney Challenge Cup  Fruit & Vegetables                  A Peach
The T. Vaughan Trophy                Best Vegetable exhibit              A Peach
The Ray Massey Memorial Cup For Best Onions                  A Peach                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Floral Arrangements Shield                                                          J Buchanan
Produce Cup                                                                                B Falder       
Handicraft Trophy                                                                       A Herbert        
Vera Robinson Art Trophy                                                            V Hollands 
Sheila Freeman Photograph Trophy                                              S Van Dijk 
Junior Trophy up to and including 6 years                                    Pippa Russell
Junior Trophy up to and including 10 years                                  Isabelle Russell
Junior Trophy 11 – 16 years                                                         no entries                        
Presidents Choice Awarded for flowers                                        J Wheeldon
People’s Choice Awarded for flowers                                          J Wheeldon
Novice Trophy                                                                           no entries

Front Gardens and Baskets/Mangers Competition 2017
The winners of the Front Gardens were as follows:
First  Holly Cottage, Trent Lane
Second 4 Cricket Close
Third  The Retreat, 26 Main Street
The winners of the Baskets/Mangers were as follows
First  Brickmakers Arms
Second 9 Cricket Close
Third  The Old Bakehouse, Main Street
Sunday Walk – 29th October – Zouch – Walk 205

Although it never reaches more than 80 metres above sea level this route offers wide views over the surrounding Nottinghamshire countryside.  The walk follows footpaths, bridleways and lanes briefly visiting Sutton Bonnington and then continues through pasture and arable towards West Leake and Normanton-on-Soar   This should take a little over three hours with one stop on the way to admire the view and for refreshment, so bring your flask  We start walking at 10am from a small car park situated on the right as you approach Zouch, just after crossing the River Soar bridge on the A 6006 Hathern to Rempstone road, this is reached from the A6 south of Derby.  A £1 donation is requested please towards village hall improvements.

A Wine Tasting Evening – Saturday 14th October.
A fun Wine Tasting Evening Saturday 14th October at 7.30pm in Newton Solney Village Hall hosted by Newton Solney WI.   An informal tutored tasting of a range of wines by wine Diploma holders Denise & Steve Parker with a buffet supper.  This is a fund raising evening for Newton Solney village hall improvements.  Tickets cost £15 and booking is essential.  Tickets are available from Annie Topliss 01283 703411 or Vanessa Archer 01283 707263 or email  

Newton Solney Tuesday Club – October 2017
Tuesday 3rd October: 2.30pm. A business Meeting followed by a talk given by Colin Bagshaw on the Shetland Isles.
Tuesday 17th October: A trip to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet. Coach is leaving the Unicorn Inn at 9.30am and returning to Newton by approx 5.00 pm.  Cost £10.00.
Tuesday 31st October: 7.00pm.  A Whist Drive
For further information on any of the above events or for more information about Tuesday Club, please contact our Secretary, Jane on 01283 564520. We are always looking for extra people to fill the coach, so please don't think you have to belong to Tuesday Club to come on any of the trips.

Women’s Institute
The well attended September meeting contained a very full business section.  Members were updated on forthcoming events, a wide variety on offer, including an Autumn walk, a skittles evening and a cinema visit.   Vicky Oldknow explained that NSWI now has a facebook page, members can post and check out what’s happening in our group.  President Vanessa Archer thanked David and Joan Buchanan for hosting a very enjoyable Summer social in their garden.  The evening’s speaker was Cathy McAteer on All things Russian.    Cathy gave a fascinating talk about Russian history as a background and went on to explain how past events have very much shaped opinions and beliefs in Russia today.
NSWI are hosting a Wine Tutorial on Saturday 14th October  see our separate notice,  please support our evening to raise funds for village hall improvements.
Next meeting is Tuesday 10th October at 7.30pm in the village hall, Barbara Daykin ‘Oh Mum, what have you done?’ is the speaker.  Lesley Oldknow is to provide flowers and Linda Williams and Hylda Wilson will act as tea hostesses.
Newton Solney Parish Council (PC)
Dog fouling: Complaints are still being received by the Parish Council on dog fouling. Parishioners should note any nuisance behaviour to the Safer Neighbourhood Team. A £1,000 fine can now be imposed for not cleaning up after a dog. A patrol team will also be checking the site on a regular basis to catch any offenders.
Installation of an agricultural shed in 2 Newton Mount - rejected
150 houses in Sales Lane, Winshill - PC object to proposed plans
Alterations and extensions to the Lodge adjacent to the hotel - Granted
Play equipment at Newton Solney School -Granted 
Listed building consent at The Lodge - Granted
Felling of oak tree at 22 Main Street - PC object to the plans
Demolition of 22 Main Street and construct new dwelling - PC unanimously object to application
Security: The PC has made a unanimous decision to review the security arrangements of  Newton Solney's Recreational Field and the land by Trent Lane following a number of incidents.
Recreational Field: The PC has made an application to Tesco’s Apply for a Bags of Help scheme, for the creation of trim trail on the Recreational Field. The vote is now being counted.  More to follow.
Next meeting: Friday, October 13th at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome.

St Mary’s Church
St Mary's Ploughman’s Lunch will be held on Tuesday October 3rd at 1pm in the Village Hall. Contact Hazel 701244 to book and choose your menu.
St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival of Light Friday - Sunday 8th - 10th December.
This year’s Christmas Tree Festival of Light will include ready planted mini-trees supplied with battery lights.  They cost £20 and will be available during the last week in November, to be decorated and returned to church by 6th December.  Trees can be collected after the festival and taken home for Christmas. However if you prefer there are to be
Workshops in Church, 5th, 6th and 7th December, 10 am - 3 pm
This will be an opportunity for us to work socially together (refreshments provided) to decorate and display the trees.  We hope you will join in to make this a village community event.  Proceeds from the festival will be divided between a church project and the pre-school new building fund.  As in the past we look forward to your support, working together to make this a village success.  To book your tree contact Hazel Ward on 701244 or Carolyn Steele, 07779601774.
Working Party - October 7th - 9.30am onwards. A team from St Mary's will be clearing the soil from round some old yew trees in the Churchyard. If you have a wheelbarrow we would be very grateful for your help - refreshments to be arranged c/o The Brickmakers' Arms!

November 2017 newsletter
All contributions for the November newsletter by Saturday 14th October please to Wendy Poole, Greenbank Cottage, Bretby Lane, Tel 703228 or e-mail

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