Newton Solney Parish Council

Village Newsletter - November 2019

November 2019            Registered Charity Number 1000857            Number 426
Christmas Celebrations at the Village Hall
This year’s Christmas Celebrations will take place at the Village Hall on Monday 16th December  starting at 7.00pm.  Raffle tickets for the Grand Christmas Draw (1st 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 along with many games and quizzes.  Excellent refreshments will also be available.  It is also a good time to renew your Village Hall Supporter’s Card which is a donation made towards the upkeep of the hall.  So please come along and support this traditional village event.      

Sunday Walk – 24th November  – Rangemore - Walk 227
This month’s walk starts from the car park in Rangemore opposite the school at 10.00am. To get to the start follow the B5017 Snobnall Road until the island by what was the New Inn.  Take the first left and in just less than one mile turn left down Tattenhill Lane, the car park is on the left.  The walk is a mixture of field paths and farm tracks heading towards Anslow Gate and returning by Collingwood Farm.  The walk should take approximately 2.5 hours and is fairly flat with a number of stiles.  Please bring a flask for the refreshment stop.  A £1 donation would be appreciated which goes towards the Village Hall improvement fund. 
200 Club Winners – October
£50 No. 9  Mrs Bunn  Cricket Close 
£25 No. 148  Mrs. Clare Wight Bretby
Horticultural Section AGM
The AGM of the Horticultural Section will take place in the Village Hall on Monday 11th November starting at 7.30pm.  Due to the impending vacancies on the Committee new members are desperately required.  The Committee meets only 5 or 6 times a year so the time required to attend is not onerous.  The Horticultural Section is responsible for organising our fantastic Village Show in September and this may be in doubt unless new Committee members can be found.  So if you can spare a few hours every couple of months please come to the AGM or contact Chris. and Jane Kitto on 01283 702129.  Your village needs you.   

Newton Solney Tuesday Club Activities.
5th November – 2.30pm Business Meeting followed by a talk by George Hook on the production of Mother of Pearl.
19th November – Trip to East Bridgeford Garden Centre leaving the Unicorn at 9.30am and returning to Newton between 3.00pm and 4.00pm.  Cost £12.  Other pick up points available ie Dalebrook, Repton and Willington.
27th November – Whist Drive at the Village Hall starting at 7.00pm.
3rd December – Christmas Lunch starting at 1.00pm.  Cost £10.
For further information regarding Tuesday Club or any of the activities(  you don't have to be a member to come to the meetings or on the trips), please contact our Secretary, Jane on 01283 564520.

Newton Solney Women’s Institute
At our last meeting on 9th October we were entertained by the Store Manager from Uttoxeter Waitrose. He spoke of the history of John Lewis and Waitrose from 1905 through to the present day. It employs 85,000 workers and is developing continually. Its contract with the workforce is what differentiates it from the rest of the high street. They have a Total Trust Settlement which makes all workers share holders. Their growth is including home delivery. They have already delivered to Windsor Castle. And they could be delivering to you soon.  The evening concluded with  some of their latest chocolate cakes and biscuits to sample.
Next meeting is on November 12th at 7.30 at Newton Solney Village Hall. The speaker will talk on ‘Life in a Vets School’. All are welcome.

Winners of the Front Garden Competition – Correction
Apologies to the winner of the Front garden Competition it should have read 25 Blacksmith’s Lane not
28 Blacksmith’s Lane.    

Derby A Cappella Concert
Thank you to all who helped, and attended our Autumn Concert.   We thoroughly enjoyed the evening’s entertainment.  With your support we raised £705.00 towards our pathway fund.

Newton Solney Parish Council (PC) –
Planning – Planning application for an Agricultural Building at The End is still under consideration.
Axis Development, Willington – The Parish Council is to contact Willington Parish Council and offer support in objecting to this proposal. Any increase in traffic movement is unacceptable.
Bonfire – The village bonfire is to be held on the Common Land on 2 November 2019. Fire will be lit at 6.30pm and fireworks at 7.00pm. Arrangements are being masterminded by Jeremy Winter.
Common Land Security – The object of this Project is prevent/restrict anti-social behaviour and travellers using this area to the detriment of the village. Approval to implement this project has been back and forth between Derbyshire CC and South Derbyshire District Council. Finally it has come to rest with South Derbyshire District Council and to aid them in giving approval they have requested that all anti social activities be recorded and reported to the Parish Council who will collect this data and present this to them. It is important that this is undertaken by residents and ALL incidents are recorded. This inevitably will delay moving forward with the installation of the barrier and securing the Common Land.
Trim trail – There has been a lack of enthusiasm for a trim trail and the money set aside for this is being considered for further equipment for children on the Recreation Field.
Damage to stone pillar on Church Lane – The stone pillar on Church Lane has been knocked over and the Parish Council is to try and indentify the owner with a view to getting it reinstated. If any resident can help in this please contact one of the Parish Councillors.
Silver birch tree adjacent to 19, Blacksmiths Lane – Residents have raised a petition to remove this tree and replace it with another.  The petition relates to the nuisance caused from the discharge of seeds and apparent respiratory problems. County Councillor Linda Chilton is to take this up with Derbyshire County Council and report back for the Parish Council to act.
Cemex gravel extraction – Cemex is to hold a “drop in” event at Newton Park Hotel on 23 October 2019 to show their proposal and to allow discussion with them. It is ongoing between 3pm and 8pm.
Horticultural Society – The Parish Council thanked the Horticultural Society for their efforts in maintaining the planters in the village and trust that this will continue in the future.
Next meeting – The next scheduled Parish Council meeting is due to take place on 8 November 2019 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome.

St Mary’s Church                                                                                         
Jacket potato Lunch - On Tuesday November 5th at 1pm St Mary’s Lunch will be Jacket Potatoes with a variety of fillings and salad garnish, followed by a choice of two desserts with tea or coffee. As usual please contact Hazel on 701244 to book and choose your menu.
Table Top Sale - St Mary’s are holding a Table Top Sale in Newton Solney Village Hall on Saturday November 2nd. 10am – 1pm. (setting up from 9am).  To secure a table contact Sue Elson 703604 (07503 158633) Cost is £10. There will be refreshments on sale and a wonderful opportunity for sales leading up to Christmas.

Newton Solney Fireworks and Bonfire Display 2019 – Saturday 2nd November
With the success of last year’s event we raised a record amount of money. All funds raised are donated to worthy causes in the village…… Safety is again the theme of this year’s event.. NO SPARKLERS…these burn at over 3000 degrees C and in a crowded area are lethal. Keep them for your garden home.   Parking in Trent Lane was a problem last year ways to overcome this are being considered.  It is an ideal time to bring your Autumn prunings 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 2nd 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.
Bonfire Celebrations at the Brickmaker’s Arms – Saturday 2nd November
On Saturday 2nd November the Brickmaker’s Arms will be holding a bonfire night entertainment evening this will include live blues music from Paul Evans and Jack’s Hog Roast.  This is all due to start after the main firework event on the common land.  So come along to the Brickies for a great night after watching the wonderful fireworks display.

December 2019/January 2020 Newsletter
Next month’s newsletter will be a double issue.  All contributions for either month by
Saturday November 16th please to Wendy Poole, Greenbank Cottage, Bretby Lane, Tel 703228 or e-mail