Newton Solney Parish Council

Village Newsletter - July/August 2018

July /August 2018                                              Number 413

Registered Charity Number 1000857
Newton Solney Open Fruit, Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show, Newton Solney Village Hall, at 3pm, Saturday September 1st 2018.
Entries for the village show should be taken to the Village Hall between 9 and 11.45am.  Schedules with all the details of what you can enter will be delivered to everyone living in Newton Solney during August.  We very much value your support to enable this annual show to continue.  The presentation of prizes takes place at 5pm followed by an Auction and prize draw.
Entry forms and schedules are available from Chris. Freestone (01283 701147).  

Sunday Walk – 29th July – Newton Regis – Walk 213
Apologies for the cancellation of the May walk.  This has now become the July walk! starting from Newton Regis Village hall car park at 10.00am.  This is reached by taking the A444 to the M42 junction, taking the 5th (last) exit which is the B5493 to Seckington.  Follow this for just over 2 miles going through No Man’s Heath, then turn left into Kings Lane, signposted Newton Regis.  Follow this for about 1 mile to a T-junction.  Turn left into Austrey Lane and the car park is 100 yards further on, just as the road swings right.  The walk follows farm tracks towards Chilcote, then through a series of paths alongside poly tunnels used for growing strawberries and returns via farm land to No Man’s Heath and onwards to Newton Regis.  The walk should take about 3 hours with one refreshment stop. 
Sunday Walk - 26th August - Denstone - Walk 214
This walk starts along the village street, crosses a few fields and  then continues through Denstone College grounds. Following more field paths and a quiet country lane the route will give us fine views of the college to the south and wooded hills to the north.  With one break for refreshment, don't forget your flask, we should take just under three hours.  Walk starts at 10am.  For car park take A50 towards Uttoxeter continuing ahead at first roundabout and turning right at second onto B5030. Follow signs to Ashbourne/Rocester until reaching a roundabout signed B5031 Denstone on left, take this into Denstone and turn left as signed for Denstone College (College Road), at small roundabout turn right and immediately left up drive into car park.   A donation of £1 for either walk which goes towards our village hall improvement fund would be most appreciated. 
Long Walk - Saturday, 7th July - Morridge
Distance approximately 10 miles mostly on field paths and tracks, some potentially wet marshy ground at head of the River Hamps valley.  Short sections of road walking with views across open moorland from and to car parking area at start and end of route.  Starting from the view point on the Morridge at 10am we head north to join the beginning of the Hamps Way and follow the infant river south to Onecote Grange and return with the Peak District Boundary Walk higher up the valley side.  We estimate a time of 5 hours so bring refreshment for three stops, there are no places to refuel en route.  Car parking/start, Morridge view point lay-by.  From A523 Ashbourne to Leek road at Bottom House cross roads turn right onto B5053, leave this at following crossroads by going left and keep ahead to give way sign at T junction, turn right for 100m to viewpoint with toposcope and the lay-by on left. We plan on meeting up again in the evening for a meal at a local hostelry please ring Alan & Wendy on 703228 or Chris. & Pete. on 701437 if you are joining us for the walk and for the evening meal in order to reserve a place.  Thank you.                 

200 Club – May Winners
£75 No. 167 Mr. A. Poole  Bretby lane
£50 No.177  Mr & Mrs Coussins Repton Road  
£25   No.104  Mrs. S. Garrington Newton park  
Sadly we still have four numbers outstanding so if you would like to support your Village Hall by joining please contact Chris. on 701437.  Membership is £12 for the year and you could be one of the lucky prize winners.

Newton Solney Tuesday Club Programme - July 2018
Tuesday, 3rd July: 2.30pm: A Business Meeting, followed by talk by Sue Ellis on the History of Newton Solney.
Tuesday, 17th July: A trip on the Whaleybridge Canal, with a Meal on board and a Coffee Stop en-route. Cost   £30/£35. Leaving the Unicorn Inn at 9.30 am. & returning to Newton between 4 & 5 pm
If we don't get sufficient numbers we will be going to Bridgemere Gardens. (Cost £10.00). Leaving at 9.30 am & returning to Newton between 3 & 4 pm.
Tuesday, 24th July: 7.00 pm: A Whist drive, in Village Hall
Our activities are open to all comers; please don't think you have to become a member of the Tuesday Club, though you will be most welcome.  For further information or to put your name down for one of our trips, please contact our Secretary, Jane on 01283 564520. Thank you
The Club does not meet in August although afternoon tea will be served on Tuesday August 7th in the Village Hall at 4.00pm.  Everyone is very welcome please contact Hazel on 701244 to help with numbers for catering.

Women’s Institute
We have had a very busy month with a visit to Sinai House. Hearing and seeing the history of Burton was enthralling to all.
We also held a very enjoyable Italian Evening in the Village Hall. Many thanks to the many volunteers and the entertainment who again contributed to that success.                                                                                            On  10th July we will hold a Cookery Demonstration ‘5 a day’ by Nancy Hawkesworth.
Our August meeting in the Village Hall on Sunday 19th August will be “A Summer Social”.  The theme is “Afternon Tea” which will be served from 2pm – 4pm.                                                                                                       
Newton Solney Parish Council (PC) –
Installation of frontage at Newton Park Hotel - awaiting decision
Felling of three trees at Bladon House - pending
Felling of tree at 54 Main Street - pending
Removal of three tree at St Mary’s Close - approved.
Security: The PC has made a unanimous decision to review the security arrangements of the land by Trent Lane following a number of incidents. The PC is currently drawing up plans - and awaiting approval from those who access the site. More to follow.
Recreational Field: The PC has moved forward with the plans to install a trim trail on the Recreational Field. Councillors are awaiting three quotes before moving ahead with the plans.  More to follow.
Sports Mobile and summer activities: Plans to hire the Sports Mobile is once again in place. Those who want to find out more, including when it will be at the Recreational Park, can visit:
Next meeting: Friday, July 13 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome.

St Mary’s Church
St Mary’s are holding their usual Ploughman’s Lunch at 1pm in the Village Hall on July 3rd. Contact Hazel (01283 701244) to book and chose your menu. On Tuesday August 7th we shall be serving Afternoon Tea at 4pm also in the Village Hall. Please book with Hazel to help with numbers for catering. Everyone is welcome and proceeds go towards maintaining the Church. We look forward to you joining us.

Brickmakers Arms
Monday Night Quiz – The ever popular Monday Night Quiz is finishing for the summer, but fear not it will return on Monday 3rd September.
Tuesday Night Bingo – This is continuing through-out the Summer.  Eyes down will, as usual, be at 7.30pm.

Alabama Blues Weekend at the Brickmakers Arms – July 14th – July 15th.
A fantastic Blues Weekend will take place at the Brickmakers Arms on July 14th and July 15th.  Southern food will be available on both days as well as a variety of guest beers.  Musical entertainment will be provided on Saturday 14th by JM2 who will take to the stage at 8.00pm and on Sunday 15th Jook Monkeys will supply the music from 5.00pm.  So for a wonderful weekend of music, food and beer mosey on down to the Brickies. 

September 2018 Newsletter
All contributions for the September newsletter by Saturday 18th August please to Wendy Poole, Greenbank Cottage, Bretby Lane, Tel 703228 or e-mail

Dates for your Diary – July
3rd Ploughman’s Lunch – Village Hall – at 1.00pm
3rd Tuesday Club – Village Hall – Business Meeting – Sue Ellis “History of Newton Solney” – 2.30pm
7th Long Walk – Morridge – Starting at 10.00am
10th Women’s Institute – Village Hall - Cookery Demonstration by Nancy Hawkesworth – 7.30pm
13th Parish Council Meeting – Village Hall - 7.30pm
14-15th Alabama Blues Weekend – Brickmakers Arms
17th Tuesday Club Outing – Whaleybridge Canal or Bridgemere Gardens – Coach Unicorn at 9.30am
24th Whist Drive – Village Hall – 7.00pm
29th Village Walk – Newton Regis – Starting at 10.00am
7th Afternoon Tea – Village Hall – 4.00pm
18th All Contributions for the September newsletter
19th Women’s Institute – Village Hall - Summer Social - Afternoon Tea – 2-4pm
26th Village Walk – Denstone – Starting at 10.00am

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