Newton Solney Parish Council

Village Newsletter - March 2022

March 2022         Registered Charity Number 1000857   Number 441
Village Hall AGM- Tuesday 26th April at 7.00pm
This year’s AGM will take place in the Village Hall on the evening of Tuesday 26th April starting at 7.00pm.  This is your opportunity to have your say on the running of your Village Hall, your suggestions will be very welcome so please come and support your Village Hall.  

Sunday Walk – 27th March – Newton Solney/Bretby - Walk 240
Due to the clocks going forward one hour this month’s walk is local, starting at the Brickmakers Arms at 10.00am.  The walk follows field paths, quiet lanes and tracks to reach Bretby Chruch returning via Hill Farm and Dale Farm for a well-deserved drink.  With a stop along the way (don’t forget your flasks) this should take us approximately 3 hours.  A £1 donation towards village hall funds would be very much appreciated.

Newton Solney TABLE TOP Sale.  Saturday 23rd April 9am – 1pm.
This will take place in the Village Hall.  Either book a table for £5 or come and see what’s available, pick up a bargain.  Tea, coffee and cake to purchase.  Hand crafts, body shop, Second hand book stall....  Contact Jo or Alicia on 07720622407 / 07463877503

The Newton Solney Open Show – Saturday 3rd September
The Show Committee for Newton Solney Village Hall is pleased to announce the return of the annual Open Show to be held on the 3rd September this year. More details will be available when the schedule is published but for the keen photographers and crafters out there the special subjects are
Photography (prints up to 7” by 5”) Wildlife; Weather; Platinum Jubilee, and for children up to 11 years – Bugs.  The special craft this year is to be ‘a handmade stuffed toy’
We are also hoping to encourage more potters/ceramicists to enter the Handicraft section. All enquiries, please, to
Village Hall 200 Club – February Winners
£50 No. 64  Mr. D. Pickett  Burton Upon Trent  
£25 No. 165  Mrs. A. Gates  Bladon

Newton Solney Women’s Institute
We had quite an interesting meeting in February with Julie Smith speaking on Tax Care & Toy Boys. We learned that as we need to spring clean our homes, we also need to spring clean our wills.  Also looking into funeral costs and inheritance tax that our loved ones might have to suddenly take over.
Our next meeting is on March 8th, when our speaker is Kevin Reynolds. His topic is ‘Dispelling Myths’ an introduction to Bats.  This will be held in Newton Solney Village Hall at 7.30. If you would like to join us, please contact our President Denise Parker 01283 701496.

Newton Solney Women’s Institute Quiz Night – Saturday March 5th
This will take place on Saturday March 5th at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Do join us for a fun quiz evening with teams of 4 @ £30 or £7.50 per person.  A Sandwich/Finger Food Buffet is included per team at half time.  Please bring your own drinks and glasses.  To reserve your teams place please telephone Denise Parker on 01283 701496 or email

St. Mary’s Tuesday Lunch Club
We all enjoyed meeting up again last month and we look forward to our next lunch on Tuesday March 1st at 1pm in the Village Hall. Once again, we shall be serving Jacket Potatoes with a variety of fillings followed by a dessert and tea/coffee. If you wish to join us, please contact Hazel on 701244 to book and choose your menu.

Newton Solney Tuesday Club – March
Dear friends, we hope you enjoyed the talk by Paul Newsome on the 'Streets of London' at our February meeting.  Once again, we have to apologise regarding the change of date for our February Trip, but we tried to make sure everyone was aware of the reason for the change to the 22nd February. Please note there will be no Whist Drives for the present.  We hope to start again when the weather is better & the nights are lighter.

March 2022 Activities:
Tuesday 1st March: Following the Church Lunch at 2.30 pm, there will be a short Business Meeting followed by a pictorial presentation from Dennis (Ward), which we hope you will enjoy.
Tuesday, 15th March: A Trip (Venue still to be decided). As usual we leave the Unicorn Inn at 9.30 am & return to Newton between 3.30 - 4.00 pm. Cost £12.00. Usual pick-up points available.
For further information please contact Jane, our Secretary on 01283 564520

Newton Solney Parish Council -
Sunnyside planning application- still pending.
Dropped kerb 22 Main Street- highways are investigating.
Grants for new storage container and jubilee orchard on the recreation field- awaiting decisions.
Preparations for the Jubilee celebrations are progressing well.
Review of the village plan - please contact parish council with your comments and suggestions as to how the village could be further improved. The current plan is available to view on the website.
Date of next meeting- 11th March, 7.30pm in the village hall, all parishioners are invited to attend.

Percy William Ratcliffe Cottages Trust (Sunnyside)
We will shortly have a vacancy at Percy William Ratcliff Cottages Trust (Sunnyside) in Newton Solney.  The accommodation comprises a semi-detached 1 bedroom bungalow plus shared garden.
This is open to individuals or couples of retirement age who have limited means and who have a connection to The Village.
To apply, please call or email Mandy Belcher on 07963 886918 or
By 31st March 2022.
Newton Solney Jubilee Celebrations Saturday 4th June.
Don’t forget to highlight Saturday 4th June. Let’s make our Community Family Fun Day a day to remember. The festivities will begin at 12 noon. More details to follow.
We are looking to the local business community to support this event. Do you have a marquee / gazebo that we can use? We are also in need of generators – can you help?
Perhaps you would like to donate a fee to place an advertisement board on the field.
If you are able to help in any way, please contact Lynne Charles 07758641343
Sunday 5th June 3pm - Jubilee Tea@ Three.  Get together with others in your street and organise a street party.

• Do you live in Newton Solney?
• Do you care about the environment?
• Do you value a sense of community?
• Would you like to have access to a variety of fruits in the village?
• Do you think the present store on the field is an eyesore and not fit for purpose?
If the answer to one or more of the above is YES then please show your support for our village orchard project.  The project consists of around a dozen mixed fruit trees and a replacement pavilion.

We are in the process of securing funds but need to show that there is support for the project in the village.  I have spoken to a number of people who have registered their willingness to be part of tree planting and maintenance group – more needed!  However, at this stage, we need you and all members of your household to register your support.  You can:-

• Email your details –
• Whatsapp – 07758641343
• Pop a note through the door – 3 Trent Lane
• Phone and leave a message - 704002
I look forward to hearing from you and keeping you updated.

April 2022 Newsletter
All contributions for the April 2022 newsletter to Wendy Poole, Greenbank Cottage, Bretby Lane, telephone 703228 or e-mail by Wednesday 16th March 2022 please.