Loughborough Echo

Sutton Bonington

- Mike Elliott 0115 937 6506 mike@elliottnew­s.co.uk

REMEMBRANC­E DAY. As in previous years, the Sutton Bonington Remembranc­e Day Service at St Michael’s Church was well supported by a wide range of attendees. The uniformed organisati­ons were parading.

Numbers were limited to 90 and adults were required to wear face coverings. Wreaths will be laid and the twominute silence observed. The collection is being divided between the British Legion and Combat Stress. At the end of the service, poppy petals were as usual scattered in the churchyard from the church tower.

BONFIRE DISPLAY. There was good support for the village school PTA Bonfire and Fireworks Display at Sutton Bonington held on the Playing Fields

The evening began with the lighting of the bonfire at 6.30pm with fireworks following 30 minutes later.

The evenings entertainm­ent was enhanced by the barbecue, alongside hot drinks, refreshmen­ts, stalls and live music.

LUNCH CLUB. Sutton Bonington Lunch Club meets for the last time this year on December 9.

Meetings are always on the second Thursday of each month. Lunch is served at 12 noon with tea and coffee from 11.30am in Sutton Bonington Village Hall. Further informatio­n contact Sue on 01509 673460e homedelive­ry service.

People who qualify are asked to send their name and address and the number of people in the family to Mail bookings@onekegwort­h. co.uk

POST OFFICE. Residents in Sutton Bonington have made sure of the future of their village post office by giving an overwhelmi­ng response to the share offer.

In the region of 250 people put in share offers, with this raising a total of £32,700 which, with the addition of £500 in donations, has completely outstrippe­d the target of £10,000! The amount of the support that came to light after the appeal for offers shows the level of confidence that residents have in the venture to take over the running of the premises. A big thank you has been given to all those who have given support for the funding appeal which has given those involved good reason to have confidence for the long-term sustainabi­lity of Your Community Shop.

Former Post Mistress Lesley is continuing to provide support during the transition and the opening hours are remaining unchanged: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.00am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.00pm Wednesday: 9.00am-12.30pm Saturday: 9.00am-12.30pm

The first Annual Members Meeting of the Sutton Bonington Community Shop Limited will be held at 6.30pm on Tuesday 18th January

Sutton Bonington Village Hall.

The sad news is that Jackie Davies, who has worked with Lesley for more than ten years, is to step back in the New Year on health grounds. Thanks and very best wishes go to her.. To support Peter, the new Postmaster, there are opportunit­ies for additional part-time staff as well as volunteers. Anyone interested in either of these opportunit­ies please have a word with Peter at the shop.

LIBRARY. The village library at Sutton Bonington have confirmed revised opening time. They are now Tuesday 1pm – 5pm and Thursday 1pm – 5pm

ADVENT FAIR. The Annual Advent Fair in aid of St Michael’s and St Anne’s Churches at

Sutton Bonington takes place on Saturday this weekend, November 27 from 10am, and will be taking place in St Michael’s Church.

Stalls will include Cakes, Books, Toys, Bric-a-brac, Raffle, Home made sweets, Crafts, and Cancer research Xmas cards, Non alcoholic mulled wine & mince pies. Notes on St Michael’s history on display

 ?? ?? More than 1,000 people took part in the Quorn Remembranc­e Day service at Quorn Cross.
More than 1,000 people took part in the Quorn Remembranc­e Day service at Quorn Cross.

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