Newton Solney Parish Council

Village Newsletter - June 2021

 June 2021        Registered Charity Number 1000857  Number 434

The newsletter is back and hopefully this time it will be permanent.

Village Hall
The Village Hall is now open.  It is the hirers responsibility to ensure that each of their members download the QR code or that names and addresses are taken in compliance with track and trace.  Hand sanitisers are available at the Village Hall and must be used on entering the building and masks must be worn upon entry.  All equipment used must be sanitised before use and afterwards.  Snooker players will need to sanitise snooker balls, cues and any equipment used including the snooker table edges both before and after use.  Social distancing is to be observed unless participating in sports e.g., badminton.  The government guidelines are there to make everyone safe and hopefully will be relaxed in the near future.

Village Sunday Walks – 27th June – Jackson’s Bank – DE13 8RJ
We are very pleased to announce the return of the village Sunday walks.  This walk starts at 10.00am from Jackson’s Bank car park which can be reached from Burton by going out on the Shobnall Road B5017 and then at 5 Lanes End take the B5234, 2nd exit, then turn left on the A515 and then after 2 miles turn right towards Hoar Cross, the car park is on the right ½ mile down the road.  The walk is 5.75 miles long over gently undulating ground. It passes by Yoxall Park and also St George’s National Football Centre and returns through an old war time aerodrome and the National Forest.  Don’t forget your flasks for the refreshment break.  Picnic tables are available at the end of the walk.  We will be returning to the Brickies after the walk for a well deserved drink.  A donation of £1 would be gratefully received which goes towards improvements to the Village Hall.

200 Club
It is planned to restart the 200 Club with the first Draw taking place on September, 14th.  We hope all of you who have numbers will continue with your membership, therefore, we will be collecting the annual subscription of £12 per number from the middle of August.
Payment may be made by cash, cheque or transfer.  At present a couple of numbers are available so please ring Chris. Shean on 01283 701437 if you would like to reserve one.  Winning numbers are drawn monthly for £50 and £25, in addition there are prizes of £75 in September, March and April and in December the top prize is £100. This is an important part of our fund raising for improvements at the village hall so we do hope we can again rely on your support.

Newton Solney Tuesday Club
It is with great pleasure and relief that we can now welcome you back to our Tuesday Club meetings. Our first will be on June 1st from 2pm – 4pm in the Village Hall. This will be a social get-together giving us the chance to renew our friendships and chat over tea/coffee and cakes. We are also looking into the possibility of organising our monthly outings and details will be discussed at the meeting.
Hopefully St. Mary’s Lunch Club will be able to begin again in September as long as the rules allow.  We look forward to seeing you all again.

Women’s Institute
Newton Solney WI are planning to restart from July followed by our August Summer Social. Various social activities have been taking place in members gardens with small groups of six. Watch this space as we are hoping that with the easing of restrictions more activities will follow. If you would like to join us, please contact our President Denise Parker 01283 701496

Newton Solney Parish Council -
The ordinary Parish Council meeting which took place on May 5th was preceded by the annual parish meeting- the acting chairman's report will be published on the website in due course.
Mrs Debbie Smith was elected chairman replacing Mr Fred Hill who has retired after many years of excellent service for the Parish Council and the parishioners. Mrs Anne-Louise Sedgewick was elected vice chairman. There is one vacancy for a parish councillor, please contact Mr Ron Parker, Clerk to the Parish Council (07863359129) or any parish councillor if interested.
The signage for the security barrier across the footpath/bridleway on Trent Lane has been agreed, once this has been installed the barrier will be closed and locked- there is pedestrian, disabled and horse rider access via the side gate. If vehicular access is required contact the parish clerk on 07863359129.
The next meeting will be on Friday 11th June starting at 7.45pm in the village hall.

Brickmakers Arms
Steve and Stella would like to sincerely thank everyone who has supported them during the recent lockdown.  They are pleased to announce that The Brickies is now fully open to welcome back all their valued customers.  A big thank you also must go to Steve and Stella for their deliveries around the village of their excellent beer which during the lockdown was a very welcome sight.  Long may the two of you remain serving at the Brickies.

July/August Newsletter
The next newsletter will be a double issue covering July and August.  All contributions for either month please to Wendy Poole, Greenbank Cottage, Bretby Lane, telephone 703228 or e-mail  by Wednesday 16th June.