Newton Solney Parish Council

Village Newsletter - December 2020

December 2020        Registered Charity Number 1000857  Number 433

Due to the second lockdown this newsletter is being produced online.  It can be accessed on the Parish Council web site which is   Hopefully next year things can begin to get back to normal and the newsletter can be distributed to households in the village.  In the meantime Newton Solney Village Hall Management Committee would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year and hopes that 2021 brings a return to normality.  

St. Mary’s Lunch Club and Newton Solney Tuesday Club
Sadly we shall be unable to enjoy our usual Christmas Lunch together this December. We shall all miss the fellowship that we have shared in the past. 2020 has been a difficult year for most of us, but hopefully 2021 will bring a brighter future.
The Tuesday Club committee and St. Mary’s loyal helpers extend their best wishes to all the members for a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year. Until we can all meet together again – keep safe.
Newton Solney Parish Council – November 2020 -
Parish Council meetings
Due to the corona virus situation and lockdown the scheduled November meeting did not take place but it is hoped that a meeting will take place in December. Any notices and points of interest will be posted on the website and village notice board.
Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting that was due to take place in May has still not taken place due to restrictions placed on numbers being allowed to be present. A report was compiled for the Annual Meeting and this is can be viewed on the village website. An abridged version is also contained within the Village News.
The following planning application has been received since the last report.
     1074 – 31, Blacksmiths Lane – a porch – this is under consideration at SDDC
Bonfire and fireworks
No bonfire took place this year but the fireworks have been sourced and still available. It is hoped that these may be used at a time in the future when the corona virus situation is eased and social distancing allows.
Trees in St. Mary’s Close
Following a request from parishioners branches that were causing problems have been removed and the problem resolved.
Common Land
The nettles on the river bank on the Common Land have been cut and there is now clear viewing of the Rivers Trent and Dove.
The situation with the security barrier to the Common Land is ongoing with a number of items awaiting confirmation.
Next meeting
The next meeting is scheduled to be Friday, 11 December 2020 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall but this is subject to confirmation. All are welcome. However if there are any Parish problems please contact one of the Parish Councillors or the Clerk who will be pleased to help.

Radio Repton!
As a way of keeping everyone connected we are in the process of setting up an internet based radio station, Radio Repton. This will provide a friendly voice over the winter keeping listeners up to date on what is happening in the Repton, Newton Solney, Bretby, Milton and Ingelby areas and offering some home grown entertainment.
Groups and individuals are asked to contribute ideas and content to engage the listeners. Do you or your village group have something you could share- entertainment? Knowledge?  I know there are many interest groups in Newton Solney who have lots to offer.
To get you started here are a few of the ideas that have been suggested but we hope that everyone will add to this list, every suggestion is welcome:

• Village News
• Thought for The Day
• Book at Bedtime
• 20 Questions – self interviews with community personalities (nominations welcome)
• Cracker Corner – jokes told by children (or adults!)
• Carols
• Church Services
• Podcasts
• Quizzes
• Poetry
• School children reading pieces they have written
• Recorded singing / instrumental music
• Recipes
• Non copyright recorded music
• Messages – Birthday Greetings, Thank You etc

Please email with any suggestions and offers of content

Mrs Jean Appleby
Family and friends would like to wish Mrs. Jean Appleby a very happy 90th birthday on 26th November.  Jean has lived in the village for a number of years and because of the present covid situation her family were planning a party to celebrate but this will not be possible on the day.   Her step daughter has written that she is a truly lovely lady and is loved by them all.     
The next newsletter in 2021.
Due to the present uncertainty in the re-opening of groups and activities at the Village Hall it is difficult to say when the next newsletter will be printed.   As soon as this becomes clearer a decision can be made about the forthcoming newsletters.