Newton Solney Parish Council

Village Newsletter - November 2018

November 2018     Number 416
Registered Charity Number 1000857
Newton Solney Christmas Shoot
This year’s Christmas Shoot will take place on Monday 17th December starting at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.  Raffle tickets for the Grand Christmas Draw (1sr prize is a luxury Christmas Hamper) are now available please ring Chris. Shean on 701437 if you would like or are able to sell any.  The 200 Club Draw with a first prize of £100 will also be taking place at the shoot along with many games and quizzes.  Excellent refreshments will also be available.  It is also a very good time to renew your Village Hall Supporter’s Card which is a donation made towards the upkeep of the hall.  Remember of you are shooting to bring a prize to win a prize, all shooters are asked to bring a prize, preferably unwrapped, which is placed on the table and the highest score gets first pick.  So please come along and support this traditional village event.

Sunday Walk – 25th November – Huddlesford - Walk 217
This month’s walk starts from the parking area by the Plough at Huddlesford at 10.00am. Grid Ref SK154094 Post Code WS13 8PY.  To get to the start go through Walton and pass Catton Hall to the A513. Follow this past Elford and turn right signposted Fisherwick. Turn right at the T-Junction (left is a no through road). Turn right at the crossroads in the middle of Whittington, signposted Alrewas and Fradley and after only a few yards turn first left into Chapel Lane. Follow this to the pub. We start and finish by walking alongside the Coventry Canal proceeding through good field paths passing close to Windmill Hill returning back via Whittington village.  There will be one refreshment stop so don’t forget your flasks and only two stiles.  The walk is approximately 5 miles long and should take 2.5 hours.  A £1 donation would be appreciated towards village hall funds.

Newton Solney Horticultural Society - The Village Horticultural Show
Please come along to our Annual General Meeting on Monday 12th November 2018 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.  New committee members are desperately needed. We normally meet on a Monday evening 6 times a year for approximately 1 hour. The village show is traditional, popular and worthwhile. We very much want the show to continue but without new volunteers this may have to change. Further details from Chris Freestone (Secretary) Tel No. 701147 (
Correction to the October Newsletter
Apologies to A. Wilshire who did win the Handicraft Trophy and not A. McEwan.

200 Club – October Winners
£50  No. 196    Mrs. L. Simpson Cricket Close        £25   No. 109    Mr. G. Batty      Repton Road

Newton Solney Tuesday Club Programme – November 2018
Tuesday, 6th November: 2.30 pm: A Business Meeting, followed by a talk on the work of the YMCA.
Tuesday, 20th November: A trip to Woodlands Garden Centre. Leaving the Unicorn Inn at 9.30 am & returning to Newton by approx. 3.00 pm. Cost £ 12.00
Tuesday, 27th November : 7.00 pm: A Whist Drive
For further information regarding any of the above activities, please contact our Secretary, Jane on 01283 564520.  Please note that you don't need to be a member of Tuesday Club to join any of our meetings or trips.

Women’s Institute
At our October meeting we heard wonderful tales about Haddon Hall and gardens from our speaker Jo Walker. We were given an insight into the very long history of the house and its occupants including the present Manners family.  I think we all found the speaker‘s presentation informative and very easy to listen to.
Next meeting is at 7.30pm on November 13th at Newton Solney Village Hall. The speaker will talk about The National Arboretum.  Visitors are always welcome.

Newton Solney Parish Council (PC) –
Halloween Party: Youngsters are in for a ‘fang-tastic’ time as the Village Hall hosts a ‘spook-tacular’ Halloween Party on Saturday, October 27th.
Erection of replacement dwelling at Heathers, Repton Road - pending
Erection of extension at Highfield House, Repton Road - granted
Removal of tree at Bladon House - pending
Erection of extension at Rock Cottage – pending
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 has drawn up plans for a 20ft gate. The council is obtaining three quotes for the project. More to follow.
Recreational Field: The PC has moved forward with the plans to install a trim trail on the Recreational Field. Councillors are exploring the three quotes they have received before moving ahead with the plans.  More to follow.
Sports Mobile and summer activities: The Sports Mobile and Adventure Mobile were hailed a huge success, with more than 40 people attending both events.
Next meeting: Friday, November 9th at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome.

Newton Solney Bonfire and Fireworks Display 2018 – Saturday 3rd November                                                                     
Safety is again the theme of this year’ event.  NO SPARKLERS…these burn at over 3000 degrees C and in a crowded area are lethal. Keep them for your garden at home. Parking in Trent Lane was a problem last year ways to overcome this are being considered. We need a responsible person/s to assist in the construction, lighting and monitoring of the bonfire and helping to make the event more successful and safer.It is an ideal time to bring your Autumn pruning down to the bonfire site. Please ensure they are deposited in the marked area. No non inflammables, plastics, soil, concrete etc. People dumping household waste will be prosecuted for fly tipping.                    This year’s event will take place on 3rd November on the Common Land, Trent Lane Bonfire lit at 18.30 and the display will start at 19.00. Hot dogs and soft drinks available. A collection will take place with a suggested donation of £5 to cover the cost of the fireworks.Contact for further details.

Bonfire Celebrations at the Brickmakers Arms – Saturday 3rd November. On  Saturday 3rd November the Brickies will be hosting a bonfire night entertainment evening from 7.00pm onwards, Jack’s Hog Roast will be providing delicious food and in charge of the music will be Steve in the marquee.  So come along to the Brickies for a great night after watching the wonderful firework display on the common land.

St Mary’s Church                                                                                                                                  Winter Lunch - Now that the cooler weather has arrived St Mary’s will be holding a Winter Lunch each month instead of the usual Ploughman’s. The first of these will be on Tuesday November 6th at 1pm in the Village Hall and will consist of Jacket Potatoes served with a variety of fillings followed by a choice of two desserts and tea/coffee. The cost remains at £7 but please contact Hazel (701244) to book and choose your menu.
Brickmakers Arms – Macmillan Coffee Afternoon.
At the recent Macmillan Coffee Afternoon held on Thursday 27th September the wonderful sum of £1000 was raised for this very worthy cause and Steve and Stella would like to thank everyone who helped in any way to achieve this magnificent total.  

December 2018/January 2019 Newsletter
Next month’s newsletter is a double issue.  Contributions for either month by Saturday 17th November please to Wendy Poole, Greenbank Cottage, Bretby Lane, Tel 703228 or e-mail