Newton Solney Parish Council

Village Newsletter - March 2019

March 2019     Number 419
Registered Charity Number 1000857

Sunday Walk – 31st March - Hartshorne  - Walk 221
Once again because of the clocks going back and losing an hour’s sleep we have picked a fairly local walk.  It starts at 10.00am, from the car park opposite The Bull pub in Hartshorne and heads towards Carvers Rocks across farm tracks and paths which could be muddy.  The return journey is via a section of the National Forest Way a 75 mile long distance walking trail between the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire and Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire.  This walk is just over 5 miles long and should take about two and a half hours with one stop, don’t forget your flasks.  A donation of £1 is requested please for the walk which goes towards Village Hall improvements.      

200 Club
February  Winners   
£50  No. 192 Mrs. E. Bullivant Repton
£25  No. 118 Mr. P. Bramall  Bladon

Newton Solney Tuesday Club Programme.
Tuesday 5th March: 2.30 pm: A Business Meeting followed by a talk by Paul Newsome on the “History of Nursery Rhymes”.
Tuesday 19th March: A trip to the Holly Bush Garden Centre.  Coach is leaving the Unicorn Inn at 9.30am and returning to Newton Solney by approximately 3.00pm.  Cost £12.00.
Tuesday 26th March: - 7.00 pm:   A Whist Drive.
For further information regarding any of our activities please contact our Secretary, Jane on 01283 564520

Newton Solney Women’s Institute
By the time you read this, we will have held our February meeting.  The speaker was Keith Blood and his topic was Ghost Stories of Derbyshire.  I will be able to give you an insight into his tales in the next month’s newsletter. 
Our next meeting will be held on 12th March with Kath Reynolds topic on “To Love and to Cherish”.
All are welcome to Newton Solney Village Hall, on the second Tuesday of the month, starting at 7.30pm.

Prize Bingo at the Brickies in Aid of Dementia UK – Wednesday February 27th
 An evening of prize bingo has been arranged at the Brickmakers Arms for Wednesday 27th February in aid of Dementia UK.  Eyes down at 7.00pm so for an evening of fun and entertainment whilst supporting this great cause head down to the Brickies.  

Afternoon Tea in aid of Dementia UK at the Brickies – Thursday March 7th.
An afternoon tea party is to be held at the Brickmakers Arms to help raise funds for Dementia UK to help them provide more Admiral nurses for families facing Dementia.  The event will take place on Thursday 7th March between 3pm and 6pm.  Please help with this very worthwhile cause by donating a prize for the raffle.  So come along and help raise funds for Dementia UK and at the same time enjoy a delicious afternoon tea.

Newton Solney Parish Council (PC) –
Bretby Lane: The Parish Council has been made aware of the ‘deteriorating’ road surface in Bretby Lane and is following it up with the relevant parties.
Tree work at Primavera in Trent Lane, Newton Solney, - approved
Re-siting of vehicle access at 22 Main Street – pending
Variation of the planning application for the Heathers in Repton Road - rejected
New front and rear doors at John Higgott Almshouses – 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 gate. The council is obtaining three quotes for the project and has had approval from the Holdcroft’s.  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.  Following a discussion at last week’s council meeting, the Parish has issued a description of a trim trail – which can be read below – for anyone who is unsure about the project.
 “A trim trail consists of a path - or course - with outdoor exercise equipment or obstacles installed along its length for exercising and promoting good health.”
Anyone who has concerns, or would like to know more, can meet with councillors at the next meeting.
Sports Mobile and summer activities: The Sports Mobile and Adventure Mobile were hailed a huge success, with more than 40 people attending both events. Because of its success, the Parish Council has hired the Sports Mobile for Tuesday, July 30, and the Adventure Mobile for two dates August
(2 & 22).
Next meeting: Friday, March 8th at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome.
St Mary’s Church                                                                                         
Winter Lunch – The next lunch at the Village Hall will be on Tuesday March 5th starting at 1pm and will consist of Jacket Potatoes served with a variety of fillings followed by a choice of two desserts and tea/coffee.  The cost is £7, to book your place and choose your menu please contact Hazel Ward on 701244.
Mothering Sunday – Mothering Sunday falls on March 31st this year(the day after the clocks go forward) but we hope you will be able to join us at St Mary’s for a special family service starting at 10.00am.

April 2019 Newsletter
All contributions for the April 2019 newsletter by Saturday March 16th please to Wendy Poole, Greenbank Cottage, Bretby Lane, Tel 703228 or e-mail

Dates for your diary
27th Prize Bingo at The Brickmakers Arms – Eyes down at 7.00pm – In aid of Dementia UK.
5th Winter Lunch  - Village Hall – Starting at 1.00pm
5th Tuesday Club – Village Hall - Starting at 2.30pm – Business Meeting followed by talk.
7th Afternoon Tea at the Brickmakers Arms – Starting 3pm to 6pm - In aid of Dementia UK 
8th Parish Council Meeting – Village Hall – Starting at 7.30pm
12th Women’s Institute – Village Hall – Starting at 7.30pm – Talk “To Love and to Cherish”.
16th All contributions for the April newsletter.
19th Tuesday Club outing to Holly Bush Garden Centre – Coach leaves at 9.30am – Cost £12.
26th Whist Drive – Village Hall – Starting 7.00pm.
31st St Mary’s Church – Mothering Sunday Service – Starting at 10.00am.
31st Village Walk – Hartshorne – Starting at 10.00am – Parking car park by The Bull.