Newton Solney Parish Council

Village Newsletter - November 2021

November 2021        Registered Charity Number 1000857  Number 438
Village Christmas Shoot
This wonderful village tradition is back for 2021.  It will take place on Monday 13th December starting at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.  There will be quizzes, games and excellent refreshments.  This year because of the difficulty of selling raffle tickets door to door for the Grand Raffle and due to many firms still experiencing financial difficulties who would normally donate prizes it has been decided to hold a raffle in the hall on the night.  The 200 club Draw with a first prize of £100 will be taking place at the shoot.  It is also a good time to renew your Village Hall Supporters card which is a donation made towards the upkeep of the hall.  Remember if you are shooting to bring a prize preferably unwrapped to win a prize, all prizes are placed on a table and the highest shooting score gets first pick.  So, make a note in your diaries and come and support this wonderful event.

Sunday Walk – 28th November – Branston Water Park - 237
The November village walk is on Sunday November 28th starting at 10am from Branston Water Park. This is accessed from the northbound carriageway of the A38 between Barton and Branston. DE14 3HD.  The walk goes underneath the A38 through the new estate of Branston, then across the railway via a footbridge and follows the national forest way via Tucklesholme nature reserve to cross the A38 by the Barton turn. Our return route is via the canal tow path and finally the water park.  It is about 5 miles long, mainly flat with only a few stiles.  There will a refreshment stop en route so don’t forget your flasks.  A donation of £1 is gratefully appreciated which goes towards improvements to the Village Hall.

Village Hall 200 Club – October Winners
£50 No. 200 Mr. W. Jervis  Mill Close
£25 No. 62  Mr. P. Reynolds Newton Close
Congratulations to the above.
If you would like to take part in the monthly draws and at the same time support your village hall, please contact Chris. Shean on 701437.

Friday Night Badminton
Newton Solney club night everyone welcome.  Friday 7pm – 9pm in the village hall.  We play doubles, with everyone rotating teams. 75p to play.  We are a very friendly bunch so come along for a very social game of badminton.

Newton Solney Women’s Institute
We had an inspiring talk at the October meeting by Dr. Catrin Rutland on the many women in Science and Medicine throughout the ages.  The earliest known woman scientist lived in Greece in 2.700 BC. Throughout the centuries women became botanists, nurses and scientists. The first computer programmer was Ada Lovelace 1815-1852, daughter of Lord Byron. Throughout her life she studied Algorithms.  And of course, we must not forget Derbyshire’s own Florence Nightingale.
On Tuesday 9th November, the talk will be given by Margaret & Dennis Fletcher. The topic is “The William Coltman Peace Woods”.
Our WI is 90 years old and in November we will hold a Birthday Meal at The Dragon in Willington. Something else to look forward to. Come and join us and make new friends. For more information contact Denise Parker((President) 01283 701496.

St. Mary’s Tuesday Lunch
We shall be meeting in the Village Hall on Tuesday November 2nd at 1pm.  As the colder weather is now upon us, we shall be serving Jacket Potatoes with a variety of fillings followed by Syrup Sponge and custard. As usual there will be tea/coffee afterwards. If you would like to join us, please contact Hazel (701244) to choose and book your menu.

Newton Solney Tuesday Club - November
Tuesday, 2nd November: At 2.30 pm (following the Church Lunch) there will be a short Business Meeting followed by a talk from Richard Martin, who is a Bee expert.
Tuesday, 16th November: A trip to the Blue Diamond Garden Centre, East Bridgeford.
Leaving the Unicorn Inn at 9.30 am, & returning to Newton between 3 - 4 pm. Cost £12.00
Tuesday, 30th November: A Whist drive in the Village Hall starting at 7.00 pm.
If you would like any further information regarding Tuesday Club, or any of the above activities,
Please contact our Secretary, Jane on 01283 564520. Thank you.

Brickmakers Arms
I am sure the whole village would like to say a big thank you to Stella and Steve for the wonderful display of hanging baskets and window boxes that cascade down the front and back of the Brickmakers Arms every year.  The time and effort involved by you both is really appreciated. 

Newton Solney Parish Council -
Parish council is investigating the replacement of the storage building on the recreation field.  The dog waste bin on Trent Lane is being re-sited and is temporarily unavailable.  The platinum jubilee subcommittee will be producing updates on their progress for inclusion in the village publications.
SDDC are offering grants for free loft or cavity wall insulation please visit SDDC website for more details.  For more detailed information regarding the activities of parish council the minutes of the meetings are on the village website and notice boards
The next meeting will be a planning only meeting to discuss the planning application submitted regarding the proposed development at Sunnyside bungalows. The meeting will be held on Friday 22nd October at 7.00pm in the village hall all parishioners are invited to attend.
The ordinary meeting of parish council will be held on Friday 12th November at 7.45pm in the village hall again all parishioners are invited to attend.

Queen's Platinum Jubilee
We are hoping to celebrate the platinum jubilee with a family fun day on Saturday 4th June and a village picnic on Sunday 5th June.  Can you help?
If you would like to be a member of the organising group, or have any ideas or activities that you could contribute, please contact Anne-Louise Sedgwick 07973 620665 or
Lynne Charles - 01283704002 /07758641343. Or Gareth Tully - 07570 994904
You may want to be a helper not an organiser. Brilliant!  Contact Lynne Charles and she will take your details.

Sunnyside Development
Villagers may be aware of the proposal to build a ‘super bungalow’ at Sunnyside, Main Street, on the land currently used as garden and allotments around the existing bungalows. The proposal has now moved to planning stage – Planning ref: DMPA/2021/1416.  The plans are available to view on the SDDC website in the planning section. The land has been in trust since the 1950s and we are sure that village residents will be interested to review the scheme and its proposed amendments to the current amenities at Sunnyside. Those wishing to make comments/ objections are encouraged to do so by Monday 8th November latest.  If you need any additional information please do not hesitate to get in touch.  Andy Waddicor 5 Trent Lane, Tel: 01283 703055.

Newton Solney Festival of Cricket
The 2021 cricket finally went ahead after much anticipated Covid enforced postponements of the last two years. Richard Evans in conjunction with Ron Parker in the ever-supportive NSPC all came together to prepare the Rec and wicket in fine fashion. Greenthumb were put to work early to enable a growing local grounds team to prepare the best wicket and on the day the surrounding outfield was prepared by a growing band of volunteers.  I think everybody enjoyed the day and those on the Rec would agree that it was looking resplendent, and in the magnificent Derbyshire summer sun set for the perfect backdrop for our annual Festival of Cricket.  Despite more than a little Covid rust which was evident in the batting display from the Unicorns the game was played in great spirits and typically competitive in nature.  The spectator chairs were out and Cricket had brought our people together again.  Chasing a modest yet valiant Unicorns' opening score, the Brickmakers attempted to make a mountain out of a mole hill but in the end got over the line thanks to some solid junior batting and generous fielding, to take a much-deserved victory taking the cherished 'Bat and Brick Trophy' back up the road where it had not sat so proudly for almost 10 years.   The Player of the Match Shield was unanimously awarded to Scorer David Parfitt, who has scored or played in the match since it first began. Huge village thanks to 'Our Parff'.  2022 is anticipated to be a very, very special year as we will all come together to celebrate the 50th historic match between the Brickmakers and the Unicorns. There will be much much more in the local press about this fixture early in the New Year.

Brickmakers Arms – Forthcoming Events
Saturday 30th October - Rocky Horror Fancy Dress Party Halloween Ball.  Starting at 7.30pm, so look out those basques, stockings, suspenders and spooky costumes and head for the Brickies for a great night.
Saturday 20th November - Starting at 8.00pm, The Rhythm 3’s a unique three-piece band covering all the songs you know and love.  So, for another great night, head for the Brickies.
Don’t forget that Tuesday Night at the Brickies is open mic night, starting at about 7.30pm.  The music on offer from a variety of musicians is well worth listening to. 

December 2021/January 2022 Newsletter
The next newsletter is a double issue covering December and January.  Could I please have all contributions for either month to Wendy Poole, Greenbank Cottage, Bretby Lane, telephone 703228 or e-mail by Wednesday 17th November.