Newton Solney Parish Council

Village Newsletter - April 2020

April 2020              Registered Charity Number 1000857          Number 430
Village Hall AGM – Tuesday 7th April

Sunday Walk – 26th April – Woodhouse Eaves - 232

Newton Solney Horticultural Society – Plant Sale
This year’s plant sale will be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 16th May from 10.00am till 12.00noon. There will, as usual be a wide range of plants for sale at very reasonable prices. There will also be a cake stall run by the WI, a raffle, and a chance to stock up on Steve Morgan’s plant food (made to his own secret recipe). Coffee, tea and cake will be available. Contributions of plants to sell will be very gratefully received by Chris Kitto (01283702129) or Joan Buchanan (01283701310). Proceeds from this year’s sale will be used for compost and plants for the new planters which will soon be installed in the village.

200 Club Winners – April
£75  No. 127  Mrs. L. Charles  Trent Lane
£50  N0. 7  Mrs. P. Barker  Newton Park
£25  No. 41  Mrs. G. Sookes  Hilton 
Newton Solney Tuesday Club Programme  - April
Tuesday, 7th April: 2.30 pm: A Business meeting followed by a talk on the work of the Derby Food Bank by Mrs Diane Newbury.
Tuesday, 21st April: A Trip to Stafford with a Coffee stop at Amerton Farm en-route.  Leaving the Unicorn Inn at 9.30 am & returning to Newton around 3.00 pm.   Cost £12.00.
Tuesday, 28th April: 7.00 pm: A Whist Drive.
For more information about any of the above, please contact our Secretary, Jane on 01283 564520, especially bearing the current situation with Covid19.

Newton Solney Women’s Institute
In March Newton Solney WI were treated to a talk by Natalie Simms, entitled ‘The life of a Parisian Showgirl’. Natalie is from Derby and was indeed this dancer until she retired. She enthralled us with her stories of The Moulin Rouge, with her costumes and hair displays.  This was a great evening of fun
Next meeting on Tuesday 14th April is a talk by Kevin Reynolds, on dispelling myths about bats . This will be held in the Village Hall at 7.30, all are welcome to join us.

Mondays          Ladies Badminton, October to April 
           5.30pm                    Dance Classes
                7.30pm                    Yoga
1st Tuesday                         Lunches
1st Tuesday     2.30pm                    Tuesday Club not, August
Tuesdays         6.30 & 7.30pm        Pilates, not 2nd Tuesdays  
2nd Tuesday   5.50pm                    Pilates
2nd Tuesday   7.30pm                    W.I., not August
4th Tuesday    7pm                         Whist Drive
Wednesdays   9.15am                    Pilates
                      3.30pm    Children's Tennis Coaching
                      7pm                           Karate
Thursdays       9.30 and 10.30am     Pilates
                     4.30pm                      Children's Tennis Coaching
                     7pm                           N.S.Life Art Group
Fridays         9.15am                     Children's Tennis
                    2pm                           N.S. Art Group        
                    5pm                           Tennis Coaching
                    7.30pm                      Badminton  
2nd Fridays  7.30pm                      Parish Council Meeting, not August      
Saturdays       10am & 11.30am       Children's Dance Classes, term time                    

Newton Solney Parish Council (PC) – - March
No new applications. Application 0854 – Agricultural building at The End is still under consideration with a decision pending.
Due to continuous inclement weather and flooding it has not been possible to light the fire and clear the site. If no progress is made by the next Parish Council meeting the Council will take action to have the debris removed.
Eleven new planters have been purchased by the Parish Council on behalf of the Horticultural Section of the Village Hall to replace a number that are in a poor condition around the village. The new planters will be located and maintained by the Horticultural Society for the benefit of the village.
Posts on Village Green
The new posts on the Village Green have again been damaged by vehicles cutting the corner. The Parish Council is considering installing a steel post at the apex of the Green to prevent further damage.
Common land security
As Derbyshire County Council and South Derbyshire District Council have raised no further objections the proposed works associated with the security barrier are to be implemented.  The location of the barrier is immediately north of the junction of Trent Lane and Blacksmiths Lane. The barrier will secure the Common Land from anti social behaviour but will allow access for all authorised vehicle users.
Trees on Blacksmiths Lane
Derbyshire County Council has agreed to remove the trees that have been causing a nuisance to residents and replace them with other new trees. This work has been put into their schedule and will take place in due course.
Plant Sale
There will be a plant sale at the Village Hall on Saturday, 16 May 2020 from 10am to mid day, subject to any health restrictions.
Cemex gravel workings
Cemex have expressed their desire to have a public meeting to allow them to explain in detail their plans for the gravel extraction expansion, landscaping and making good. The Parish Council will arrange a meeting later in the year, possibly September 2020, and invite the village, all societies and a representative from “Transforming Trent Valley” together with representatives of Repton Parish Council. Notice of this meeting will be placed on village notice boards, Newton Solney web site and future Newsletters/Village News. Watch this space.
Next meeting
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 9 April 2020 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall; it has been brought forward one day to avoid Good Friday. All are welcome.  This is correct at the time of going to press but will be subject to directions from the Authorities relating to health concerns.

Slow Beginners Yoga – Every Monday
Slow beginners yoga takes place every Monday at Newton Solney Village Hall from 7.30pm until 8.30pm.  The cost is £7 for a drop in session or £30 for 5 sessions.  For further information please email or telephone 07890 086111.

May 2020 Newsletter
All contributions for the May newsletter by Saturday April 18th please to Wendy Poole, Greenbank Cottage, Bretby Lane, Tel 703228 or e-mail

In view of the continuing health emergency please check with the organisers of the various events to check whether they are still going ahead.

Events definitely cancelled until further notice.
Village Sunday Walks
Village Hall A.G.M. – POSTPONED.