Newton Solney Parish Council

May 2023        Number 454

Registered Charity Number - 1000857

Sunday Walk – 28 th May 2023 – Newton Solney - Walk 254 

Start/Parking Blacksmith’s Lane DE15 0SD, near junction with Trent Lane Newton Solney at 10.00am.  

Approximately 3 hours of easy walking along country lanes, field paths and jitties with good views of the River Trent valley.  As usual bring some refreshment for a short break along the way and as usual we would be grateful for a £1 donation towards village hall funds.    

Village Hall 200 Club 

April Winners 

£50 No. 142 Mrs. E.A. Bullivant Repton £25 No. 50 Mr, C. Kitto Blacksmith’s Lane 

Village Plant Sale 

The Horticulture Society is holding a plant sale at the village hall on Saturday 20th May at 10:00hrs. In addition to the sale of plants there will be a raffle and refreshments. Proceed will go to the village hall and Newton in Bloom funds. 

Newton Solney Village Show – Saturday 2 nd September 

Themes – Photography Section - “Village Life”, “Celebration”, “Seasons”. 

Children’s section - “Pets” Handicraft Section - “Handi Bag” 

Bowling Green 

The bowling green at the Village Hall is now open. If you are interested in playing the club meets every Monday and Thursday afternoon 2pm to approximately 3pm and new members of any experience or none will be made very welcome. 

Newton Solney Women’s Institute – May 2023. 

Our new year started with an open WI Meeting, very well attended by partners and friends. Rodney Paul, our speaker for the night, gave us a talk on the ‘The Antarctic Adventures of Sir Ernest Shackleton’. The story was very inspiring and a lesson in excellent leadership. Our programme for April 2023 to March 2024 has now been published. We have a wide variety of speakers to entertain us, from how a Chiropractor can help with back pain to a Cha Cha dance night. Our speaker for May, to compliment the Coronation is a talk on Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, entitled ‘A Right Royal Couple’. New members are very welcome. Our current age range is 40 to 90+, and we do endeavour to make sure there is something for everyone. If you would like to know more about our full and interesting programme, please contact our President Denise Parker – Tel 01283 701496 

St. Mary’s Tuesday Lunch Club 

Our next Ploughman’s Lunch will be held on Tuesday May 2nd at 1pm in the Village Hall. The lunches were started to raise funds for St Mary’s Church and for at least 8 years we have kept the cost at £7. However duto the rising prices we shall now be charging £8. The church has greatly appreciated the funds raised by the members of the club and thanks are extended to everyone concerned. If you would like to join us please feel free. 

Newton Solney Tuesday Club – Dates for May 2023. 

On our last trip to Nottingham, we filled the mini-bus, and everyone seemed to have a good day shopping and lunching. At our April Meeting, instead of a speaker we played Bingo. Hazel did a valiant job as caller with various members reminding us of the “Bingo Lingo. It was a fun afternoon, with prizes of Easter Eggs for the lucky winners A birthday cake which was provided by Chris, one of our members, was enjoyed with our tea and finished the afternoon off nicely.  

Dates for May: 

Tuesday 2nd May: 2.30pm: The Annual General Meeting, followed by a Quiz, organised by members of the Committee on a Royal Theme, with the Coronation in mind. 

Tuesday, 23rd May: A trip to Melton Mowbray. Leaving the Unicorn Inn at 9.30 am & returning to Newton between 3-4 pm. Cost £15.00. Usual pick-up points available Dalebrook (9.15), Newton, Repton, Willington & Findern. 

Please ring our secretary, Jane on 01283 564520 if you would like any further information about any of the above activities. 

St Mary’s Church Services 

Sunday 7th May Communion @ 11am Sunday 21st May Communion @ 11am 

Newton Solney Village Hall Monthly Newsletter 

N.S. Parish Council - 

Brief notes from parish council meeting held on 14th April 2023 

SDDC Councillor Mrs Kerry Haines reported that the local plan is still progressing. SDDC Councillor Mr Andrew Churchill reported that the East Midlands Freeport has been formally approved. Parish council thanked Mr Andrew Churchill for all the help and support he has given over the years and wished him well for the future. Both SDDC councillors reminded the meeting that photo ID will be needed at the upcoming local elections. The grant for the history board was approved and payment to the parish council has been received. The grants for the shed and orchard are progressing. Parish council unanimously agreed to contribute towards refreshment expenses when the Village in Bloom judging takes place in July. DCC has been contacted about providing a dropped kerb at the bus stop opposite the Unicorn, the damaged Lime tree and also pollarding of the Lime trees on Church Lane. Mr Ron Parker our parish clerk will be contacting them again. A proposal was made and unanimously approved for a tree to be planted to commemorate the Coronation of King Charles III. Parish Council hopes that everyone has a great time at the Coronation celebrations in the village. 

The next meeting is the Annual Parish Meeting at 7.00pm on Friday 12th May in the village hall, followed by the Ordinary Parish Council meeting. 

Newton Solney In Bloom 

Judging date for the National Competition has been confirmed for Monday 31 st  July, starting at 10.30am.  Courtesy of the Parish Council, there will be a buffet lunch held after the judges walk, in the Village Hall and everyone is welcome to attend, meet the judges and see our presentation.  We expect lunch to be served around midday. 

An application has been made to highways for permission to site 3 beer barrel planters at each end of the village on Main St/Repton Rd.  The intention is to plant them with Hop plants and barley intermingled with colourful flowers. A grant has been approved to improve Sunnyside with plants, a water feature and to improve the condition of the lawned area. We have been making improvements to the condition of the bowling green adjacent to the village hall, watch this space as we are planning a Prosecco and bowls afternoon in June. 

Next meetings in the Brickies; 30 th  April, 14 th  May and 4 th  June at 6pm. All welcome. 

Next village tidy-ups; 29 th  April, 13 th  and 27 th  May then every Saturday in June.  All help welcome and appreciated. 

Village Heritage Board 

We have now installed a Village Heritage Board near the bench end of Church Lane/Main Street Thank you to East Midlands Airport Community Fund for sponsoring the project. Many thanks to local lady Abbey van Dijk for her wonderful pictorial artwork of the village. Whilst it doesn't capture all of the outlying village it does hopefully help explain the village for locals and visitors. 

If anyone would like a signed and numbered print of the map either in A1, A2 or A3 sizes please let me know at TJNORMAN4@YAHOO.CO.UK or Text me on 07792 459484 for a quote. Any monies raised will go towards YoungMinds Charity / Abbey and print costs. 

Anna Eastwood 

For my bronze Duke of Edinburgh award, I have been litter picking in my local area. This is for the volunteering element of D of E. so far; I have been out most weekends since November and will be carrying this on until May. I have picked up lots of rubbish including; plastic bottles, plastic food wrappers, glass bottles, gun cartridges and many more forms of litter. I am enjoying helping to make my local area safer for wildlife. Keep Britain tidy is an amazing organisation and run the great British spring clean every year this is also a great way to get involved in protecting the environment, the website is 

June 2023 Newsletter 

All contributions for the June newsletter to Wendy Poole, Greenbank Cottage, Bretby Lane, telephone 703228 

or e-mail by Wednesday May 17th please.