Winners of 100+ Club announced - 9th October 2021

The winners of the draw held on 9th October were Eleanor Sparrow #81 (£48) and Sharn Elton #27 (£28.80).

 

The next draw will take place at Sutton Village Hall coffee morning at noon on 11th December.

With audience numbers limited according to Covid guidelines, the atmosphere was more intimate than on previous jazz evenings and it was a real privilege to see such talent up close. 

We very much hope that they will return to Sutton to perform for us again in the future.

Kansas Smittys Jazz evening - 25th September 2021

Two members of Kansas Smittys were unable to join us, but fortunately top-class musicians stepped in to replace them at very short notice. Our heartfelt thanks go to Peter Horsfall on trumpet/vocals, Ewan Bleach on clarinet/vocals, Ducato Piotrowski on guitar, Kourosh Kanani on guitar and Fergus Ireland on bass for such a polished, uplifting musical evening!

With audience numbers limited according to Covid guidelines, the atmosphere was more intimate than on previous jazz evenings and it was a real privilege to see such talent up close. 

We very much hope that they will return to Sutton to perform for us again in the future.

End of lockdown pizza party - 28th August 2021

We were very fortunate to have good weather for the pizza party and even more fortunate to have "Drunk and disorderly" playing for us. People brought pizzas of all sorts: ready-made, made-from-scratch, vegan, courgette, broccoli, chocolate and marshmallow, etc. The pizza oven did well to keep up with the demand! But top marks surely go to Chloe for her jelly baby pizza!

Everyone enjoyed being together again at last after Covid put a stop to events over the last year or so. A warm welcome to all our new neighbours who have recently moved into Sutton. It was good to meet you all!

Please find more photos of the event in the Gallery

Art and poetry competitions - July 2021

The winners of the annual art and poetry competitions were announced at the coffee morning on 14th August. 

Art winners

1st: Margaret Prior

2nd: Jenny Ream

3rd: Phil Lane

 

Poetry winners

1st: Barbara McCormick

2nd: Stefan Senger

3rd: Phil Lane

Please take a look at the entries in the Gallery.

The competition was funded by the Central Bedfordshire Ward Councillor COVID-19 Grant Scheme, Councillor Wye‘s allocation.

FOSC 100+ Club winners - August 2021

The Friends of Sutton Church, (FOSC) is a registered charity (293616), whose purpose is to preserve and maintain the structure of All Saints Church Sutton. 

The 2021, 100+ Club has been formed to help raise funds for FOSC.  Membership costs £12 per annum and there will be six equally distributed prize draws throughout the year. 25% of all proceeds will be distributed as 1st prize, 15% as 2nd prize with the remainder kept for FOSC.

The first draw was on Saturday 14th August and the winners were Hilary Barham and Natalie Rice who won £46.50 and £27.90 respectively. 

The next draw will take place on Saturday 9th October at midday at the Sutton Village Hall coffee morning. 

 

To find out more about the 2021, 100+ Club please contact:

Catherine Brown - thecatherinebrown@hotmail.co.uk

Sutton Neighbourhood Plan - June 2021

The Sutton Neighbourhood Plan passed referendum on 24th June 2021 and was formally adopted by Central Bedfordshire Council on 25th June 2021. 

Turnout: 48.44%

Yes: 97.58%

No: 2.42%

 

You can find out more and view the final document on the Sutton Neighbourhood Plan website.

Sutton Village Hall fruit trees - February 2021

Sutton Village Hall now has a mini-orchard in its grounds.  The six Bedfordshire heritage fruit trees were purchased from Apples and Orchards, Norfolk, and funded by the Central Bedfordshire Tree Planting Grant Scheme.

Hopefully, in about five years' time, all the residents of Sutton will be able to benefit from the harvest.

Varieties include:

Three eating apples: Laxton Epicure, Laxton Permaine, Laxton Triumph

Two cooking apples: Hambling Seedling, Bedfordshire Foundling

One pear: Laxton Foremost