Newton Solney Parish Council

Village Newsletter - June 2019

June 2019                Registered Charity Number 1000857        Number 422

Sunday Walk – 30th June – Wootton – Walk 224
An undulating walk beginning on footpaths through farmland and around the side of the Weaver Hills next joining a bridleway and then a lane to arrive at Thorswood Nature Reserve (run by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust).  Here, keeping to the path passing evidence of historic mining activity and Bronze Age barrows we reach a circular seat with all round views of the surrounding countryside.  After a break for refreshments (don't forget these) and admiring the views more footpaths are followed to cross pasture and farmland to bring us back to Wootton.  Walk starts at 10am. For Wootton take A515 towards Ashbourne, turn left onto B5033 follow this into Ellastone. At T junction turn right onto B5032.  Pass the Duncombe Arms and take left turn as road bears sharply right.  In Wootton keep following lane as it bears left signed Leek, the village car park is on the left just after the sign for the Cricket Club.  As usual we would be very grateful for a £1 donation towards village hall funds.   

Long Walk - Saturday 22nd June - The Morridge
Distance approximately 10 miles mostly on field paths and tracks, some potentially wet marshy ground at head of the River Hamps valley.  Short section of road walking with views across open moorland.  Starting from the view point on Morridge at 10am we head north to join the beginning of the Hamps Way and follow the infant river south to Onecote Grange and return with the Peak District Boundary Walk higher up the valley side.  We estimate a time of 5 hours so bring refreshment for three stops, there are no places to refuel en route.  Car parking/start, Morridge view point lay-by.  From A523 Ashbourne to Leek road at Bottom House crossroads turn right onto B5053, leave this at following crossroads by going left and keep ahead to give way sign at T junction, turn right for 100m to viewpoint with toposcope and the lay-by on left.  We plan on meeting up again in the evening for a meal at a local hostelry please ring Alan & Wendy on 703228 or Chris. & Pete. on 701437 if you are joining us on the walk and to reserve a place for the evening meal.  Thank you.  Any donation you might like to give towards village hall funds would be very welcome.

Tennis Court
Keys available from 29 Blacksmith's Lane, 702129, 34 Blacksmith's Lane, 701437, 5 Hollies Close, 703443, Vine Cottage, Trent Lane, 702284 and Blairgarth, Repton Road, 703611.  Charge £2.  Please vacate court after an hour if others are waiting, otherwise, play may continue.

Outdoor Bowling Green
It has been decided that all sessions will now be open to both ladies and gentlemen.  For more information about playing days and times please telephone Jane Bagshaw on 01283 564520.

200 Club – May Winners
£50 No. 44  Mr. D. Wood  Bladon Gardens
£25 No. 186  Mrs. M. Hill  Bretby Lane  

Newton Solney Tuesday Club Programme – Activities in June
Tuesday, 4th June.   2.30pm: A Business Meeting followed by a talk on Recycling clothes and fabrics by
Mig Holder.  There will be samples and items of recycled goods for sale.
Tuesday, 18th June: A Trip to Melton Mowbray.    (Tuesday is Market day in Melton).  Leaving the Unicorn Inn at 9.30 am and returning to Newton between 3 - 4 pm.  Cost £12.00.
Tuesday 25th June: A Whist Drive. Starting at 7.00 pm in the Village Hall.
For further information regarding any of the above activities or information about Tuesday Club, please contact our Secretary, Jane on 01283 564520,

Newton Solney Women’s Institute
Our AGM was held on the 14 May where we heard about the many activities we had participated in over the last year. It was interesting to recall how busy we had been.  Our President had decided to stand down and we thanked her for all her hard work on our behalf.  Denise Parker was duly elected our President for the next year.  We finished off the lovely evening with Fish Fries and Fizz. All went home satisfied.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 11th June in Newton Solney Village Hall where we will listen to a presentation on Beekeeping.  All are welcome.

Moira Venables
Tony would like to thank all those many people who attended the Celebration of Moira’s life on 30th April.

Newton Solney Parish Council (PC) – – May 2019
 Annual Parish Meeting  - The Annual Parish Meeting was held on Friday, 10 May 2019 where the Chairman gave a report of the activities undertaken by the Parish council during the last 12 months. A copy of the report is available on the village web site.
Parish Councillors - As there were no nominations for new Councillors no elections took place. Six of the previous Council members remain in place with the addition of one co-opted member giving the Council a full quota of seven. The Councillors being – Mr. F.J.Hill; Mrs. D.Smith; Mrs. K.Haines; Mr. D.May; Mr. G.Plowman and Mrs. A.Sedgwick.
Planning  - Application 0064 - tree work at Primavera – SDDC decision still pending.
Application 1096 - alterations to vehicle access at 22 Main Street -  SDDC decision still pending.
Application 0292 – extension to 1, Newton Mount Cottages – no Parish Council objection –  SDDC decision still pending.
Application 0377 – extension to Bladon Lodge – no Parish Council objection – SDDC decision still pending.
Posts on Village Green - It was decided that all of the posts to the village green should be replaced to make the area neat and tidy once again and the work is to be put in hand as soon as possible.
Common Land Security - The proposed work in connection with the security barrier to the Common Land, as previously reported, is being moved forward. Forms for obtaining a grant have been received, will be completed and the work will be implemented as soon as monies have been obtained.
Trim Trail - Due to a lack of interest in the proposed Trim Trail the Parish Council has reconsidered initial thoughts. However as £2,000 has been raised specifically for this project it is proposed that one item of equipment will be purchased and installed on the Recreation Field.
Footpaths - All footpaths have been walked in the Parish and a report has been submitted to the County Council Footpaths Officer noting where stiles and finger posts need attention. Receipt of this document has been acknowledged and action is eagerly awaited.
Next meeting - Friday, 14 June 2019 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.  All are welcome.
St Mary’s Church                                                                                         
Ploughman’s Lunch – The next ploughman’s lunch will take place in the Village Hall on Tuesday 4th June starting at 1.00pm., this will be followed by a choice of two desserts and tea/coffee.  The cost is £7.00.  To book your place and chose your menu please contact Hazel Ward on 701244.  
Teddy Bears Picnic – 9th June
Please come along to the Teddy Bears picnic on the 9th June from 2pm until 4pm.  Location will be in the grounds of St Marys Church or inside if the weather is poor.  Please bring your favourite Teddy bear/Doll or Toy and maybe a rug and join in the fun.  Price is £5 per child which includes a snack box and refreshments and Teddy bear games and a Story and lots of FUN.  Cakes Tea/Coffees can also be purchased on the day
All proceeds will be split between the pre-school build project and St Marys Church Newton Solney.  Please get your names on the list by the 5th June at the pre-school or the list at the church to understand the numbers coming.  Any questions please contact Tim Norman on 07792 459484.

A four church run for St Mary’s Church and Newton Solney pre-school – Sunday 14th July.
On Sunday 14th July, Tim Norman and Abbey van Dijk will be running to the four churches within our parish to raise money for St Mary’s Church and Newton Solney pre-school building.  All you have to do is guess how long it will take them!  Their times will be added together and the closest guess (to the nearest second – e.g. 1h 12m 5s) will win a £50 Winery Restaurant voucher.   Each guess costs £3, 4 guesses for £10.  Starting at
2 pm from St Mary’s Church, their route will take them along the river Trent to Repton and St Wystan’s Church gate, through Milton to St Saviour’s Church gate, back via Milton Village Green and (past!) the Mount Pleasant Inn towards the United Reformed Church, and then via Well Lane and Newton Lane to St Mary’s Church.  To add your support, please contact Tim Norman with your guess on 01283 704794, or pledge your guess on the sheet in St Mary’s Church.

July/August  2019 Newsletter
The next newsletter will be a double issue all contributions for either month by Saturday June 15th  please to Wendy Poole, Greenbank Cottage, Bretby Lane, Tel 703228 or e-mail