Newton Solney Parish Council

Village Newsletter - July/August 2021

July/August 2021        Registered Charity Number 1000857  Number 435

Village Hall AGM - Tues 3rd August 2021 - 7.30pm
This year's AGM will take place in the main hall of the Village Hall on Tuesday 3rd August starting at 7.30pm.

September Village Show.
The Horticultural Committee has made the reluctant decision to abandon thoughts of having the show this September but this wonderful village event will return in 2022.

Village Hall
Thank you to everyone who made the re-opening of the Village Hall go very smoothly, the additional Government safety measures put in place are working well.

Sunday Walk – 25th July – Wootton, Staffordshire - 233
An undulating walk approximately 6 miles long which follows footpaths across farmland and around the side of the Weaver Hills before joining a bridleway and next a lane to arrive at Thorswood Nature Reserve (run by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust).  The route through the reserve passes evidence of historic mining activity and Bronze Age barrows to a circular seat with extensive views of the surrounding countryside, a good place to pause for refreshments (don’t forget to bring these).  Leaving the nature reserve, we head across pastureland to return to Wootton. Walk starts at 10am.  For Wootton take A515 towards Ashbourne then left onto B5033 to Ellastone, at T junction turn right onto B5032.  After passing the Duncombe Arms take left turning to Wootton.  In Wootton follow road as it bears left for Leek, the village car park is on the left just after the sign for the Cricket Club. 
Sunday Walk – 29th August – Fradley Junction - 234
An easy walk starting at 10am with some gongoozling along side the Trent and Mersey Canal followed by a stroll through Alrewas.  Continuing along field paths, tracks and lanes to complete our walk following the path round Fradley Pool Nature Reserve.  This is around 5.75 miles and should take 2.5 hours, with a stop for refreshment.  Parking is by kind permission of the landlord at the White Swan car park, Fradley Junction, DE13 7DN, where we shall make use of their excellent bar facilities on our return.
A donation of £1 towards village hall funds for either walk would be gratefully appreciated.

200 Club
With a date of 14th September for the first draw we hope all our previous members will be renewing their subscriptions.  Village Hall Committee members and friends will be calling on you during July and August to collect the £12 annual membership but if it is more convenient you are welcome to drop it off at 34, Blacksmith’s Lane.  Some numbers have become available so if you would like to take part in the draw, please ring Chris. Shean to apply.

Women’s Institute
We are looking forward to our garden visit in June. This will be much appreciated by the members, meeting in the fresh air after such a long-time during lockdown.  Our first meeting is being held on 13th July in Newton Solney Village Hall. The speaker is Dr Catrin Rutland talking about “Women in Science and Medicine”.
If you would like to join us at Newton Solney WI please contact our President Denise Parker 01283 701496.

Newton Solney Tuesday Club
Our first meeting in June gave us all the opportunity of renewing our friendships and so proved to be a most enjoyable afternoon. Our next meeting is on Tuesday July 6th at 2.30pm in the Village Hall when Sarah Bird will be joining us to talk about ‘Archangel’ a scheme which provides meals in Repton, Milton and Newton Solney.  There will be the opportunity to order from the menu as we resume St Mary’s Lunches on September 7th.
Tuesday Club Outings
Tuesday 22nd June: A trip to McArthur Glen, West Midlands. Leaving Newton at 9.30 am & returning to Newton by approx 3.00pm. Cost £10.00. Only 23 places.
Tuesday, 20th July: A trip (still to be arranged) Usual times & cost
Tuesday 21st September: A trip out somewhere!!
There will be no meeting in August but we look forward to seeing you all again on September 7th. Please contact Jane on 564520 for any further information.
We look forward to seeing you all, in the meantime stay safe everyone.

Newton Solney Parish Council -
This was the first face to face meeting for some time! We welcomed our newly elected Derbyshire County Councillor Mr David Muller and wished him well. We still have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor, please contact Mr Ron Parker, Clerk to the Parish Council if you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor. A list of useful contact details for residents provided by South Derbyshire District Council will be added to the website.
The next meeting will be on 9th July at 7.45 pm in the Village Hall.

As mentioned in the Tuesday Club article a new service is available in Newton Solney The project delivers a free hot main course meal to the elderly who are struggling to make a square meal, the vulnerable, people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, disabilities, recently bereft, ill, have mental issues, are house bound or are struggling to cope. This takes place once a week on a Thursday from The Repton Village Hall where we cook and then deliver the meals to the door, ready to eat and without any preparation needed.  All you have to do is either sign up yourself or nominate someone else by calling Sarah Bird on 07789814054.

September Newsletter
Could I please have all contributions for the September newsletter to Wendy Poole, Greenbank Cottage, Bretby Lane, telephone 703228 or e-mail  by Wednesday 18th August

Dates for your Diaries
6th        Tuesday Club                              2.30 pm Village Hall, talk by Sarah Bird on Archangle
9th        Parish Council Meeting        7.45pm Village Hall
13th     Women’s Institute                     Village Hall, talk by Dr. Rutland, Women in Science and Medicine
25th     Village Walk                                  Wootton, Staffordshire starting at 10.00am
3rd        V.H, AGM                                        7.30pm in the Village Hall.  All Welcome.
18th                                                             Cut off date for all contributions for the September Newsletter.
29th     Village Walk                                  Fradley Junction starting at 10.00am.