NEWS

Be Fitter: Just Turn Up

See the Events page to find out what is happening on Wednesday evenings in Cropwell Bishop.

Robin Hood Marathon

Robin Hood Marathon

It was the Robin Hood Marathon and Half-Marathon yesterday—its 35th year by my reckoning. It is an amazing spectacle that takes over the centre of Nottingham and there were around 7000 people taking part this year. It has steadily grown in size and popularity since the first one in 1981 which started in Slab Square at the sound of Little John striking 10am.

In the early days a female runner was a rare sight; nowadays I would guess that half the runners are female.

If you know someone who ran, you might be able to find a photo of them online. I took a few photos (well, over 500) and you can see them on the "Flickr.com" website where they, and others, are freely downloadable. You can view them by going to the website and searching for "Robin Hood Marathon 2016" photos: alternatively, click on this link:

Robin Hood Marathon Photos

Tony Jarrow

A Garden for the 21st Century

Neat borders with tiered rows of flowers can look lovely if you have the time to keep on top of the planting and weeding. But there is an alternative approach the "perfect" back garden which might give you peace of mind and also need less maintenance. To find out more, go to the Gardening Page.

Tony Jarrow

Village Show Update

Below are photos of some of our judges and also of the Prize Presentation.

Our external judges are vital to the smooth running of the Show and we have used as many as five — all of them giving their time free of charge. Sometimes we have to book them a year in advance.

Thank you to everyone who entered the Show competition, the people who served refreshments, the entrants who dontated their produce and the many people who purchased it at end of the day.

Because of you and the sponsors, we have avoided any financial loss and look forward to putting on another Show next year. We welcome feedback.

Tony Jarrow and the Show Commmittee

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Photos by Judy Thomas.

The Best of Cropwell Bishop — on Show

With over 200 entries from over 50 people, there was something of interest for everyone at the Cropwell Bishop Village Show today.

There were many winners: in fact everyone who made the effort to prepare their entry and put it on show for everyone else to enjoy was a winner. Certificates and prizes are of secondary importance in an event like this.

The fact that our small village is able to continue filling the Old School year after year is a tribute to the community spirit that we enjoy.

One of our main judges was telling us this morning that he is hoping that his own village will put on a Show for the first time next year — and he lives in Ruddington, a far bigger place than ours. Nevertheless, thanks to the support of our local sponsors, particularly Classic Windows and Gary Jowett, we are able to present some prizes.

Our prize winners this year were as follows:

The Gary Jowett "Rock-Man" award for the best rock cakes went to John Field.

The Gary Jowett "Best Child" award went to Harriet.

The "Best Family" award went to the Gladman-Bell family.

The Classic Windows "Best in Show" award went to Lesley Shuttlewood.

Congratulations to all of them.

The Village Show Committee 2016

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Lunchtime Job at School on Offer

School job

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor in Cropwell Bishop

Due to the resignation of Councillor Robert Stanley, a vacancy has arisen for a Councillor on Cropwell Bishop Parish Council.

If you think you might be interested in applying, go to the Council's own website for more details: click on 'CBPC' on right.

Note: This vacancy is in addition to the vacancy posted in the article on 19th August on this website.

"NO" to Waste Tip in Cropwell Bishop?

Most of you will remember the outcry two years ago when it was revealed that a local company, 'Chris Allsop Properties', wanted to fill the giant hole behind the Canalside Industrial Park with waste.

This hole was created by the same company, illegally. Notts County Council (and everyone else concerned) objected to the plan and so it was rejected.

To remind yourself of the facts of the case, see the news-reports that appeared on this website at the time by clicking on the link below:

However, 'Chris Allsop Properties' appealed against the decision to reject its plan. The result is that a final decision will be made at a hearing on 4th October—and you can attend it if you wish. Here are more details taken from the Cropwell Bishop Council website:

The hearing will take place on Tuesday 4th October 2016 commencing at 10.00am. The venue for the hearing is “The Civic Suite” County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP. The venue is fully accessible for disabled people with level access from the car park to the public hall. The hearing is scheduled to last for one day. The inspector appointed to the case will be: N. Palmer BA (Hons) MRTPI.

Members of the public and interested parties may attend the hearing and, at the Inspector’s discretion give their views.

The appeal decision will be published on the GOV.UK website. It will also be available on the County Council’s website.

If you wish to go along to support the Parish and County Council with this appeal process please go along to County Hall on the 4th October.

Tony Jarrow