NEWS

Extraordinary Meeting on Saturday 5th January

The previous news article (below) describes the proposed plan to build 85 dwellings in Cropwell Bishop.

Cropwell Bishop Parish Council appreciates that a large number of residents are interested in this project and so has decided to hold an:

"Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting"
10am
Saturday 5th January
The Old School

This meeting will allow residents to express their views and question Parish Councillors.

The meeting is not designed to present the facts already available in the planning application at the RBC Planning Office.

Residents are able to examine all available documents prior to the meeting using the link in the article below.


Tony Jarrow

85 Houses For Cropwell Bishop?

An outline planning application to build 85 dwellings in Cropwell Bishop has been submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council.

When our village was first made aware of this project last year, the plan was for 70 dwellings and the road layout and school drop-off layout were different.

In the coming weeks I will post details of how you will be able to view the detailed plans and offer feedback.

Below is the new plan for 85 homes and also, for comparison, the plan published last year.

To see the full set of documents associated with this planning application, visit the Rushcliffe Borough Council Planning website by clicking:

Plans for 85 Houses


Tony Jarrow

Housing Plan

Below is the plan published in 2017

CB15 Housing Plan

'Cropwell News News' Quiz: Winner

Congratulations to Natalie Pearson who won the September 'Cropwell Bishop News' Quiz.
Her entry was drawn out of the "hat of correct entries" at the Parish Council meeting at the Old School.
She wins a £20 voucher for Gary Jowett's Butchers—donated by Gary.


Here are the correct answers:


1. How many bikes on their way to Africa? ............ over 25 (Page 3)

2. How many Monkees?............ 4 (Page 25 - question 4)

3. Who paid for the Eco-toilet?............ National Lottery (Page 16)

4. What did Barney win?............ 'Best dressed house' prize (Page 3)

5. How many women worked on unfinished lace?............ 44 (Page 21)

6. How many entries in the Village Show?............ 263 (Page 4)

7. What year was the Peace Parade?............ 1919 (Page 21)

8. Chocolate Tombola where?............ WI Christmas Fair/Methodist Hall (Page 12)

9. What day of the week will be CB Fireworks?............ Sunday (Page 8)

10 What voice for Stephen Cooper?............ Baritone (Page 32)

11 Soon a Local Residents Discount Card from?............ Creamery (Page 24)

12. How many 'MEN in General'?............ 5 (Page 6)

13. Flu Clinic in CB will be?............ Tuesday 9th October (Page 18)

14. What date are you saving for HUMBUG? ............ Wednesday 5th December (Page 7)

15. 'Spirit Level' is a?............ comedy (Page 38)

16. A concrete skate park would cost approx. how much?............ £50k (Page 23)


Tony Jarrow

Crematorium

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If you drove by the Shepherds Restaurant on the Stagglethorpe Road last week you may have been perplexed by roadside banners about a Crematorium—I know I was.

After attending last night's monthly Cropwell Bishop Parish Council meeting I can now provide some facts.

A proposal for a new crematorium has been submitted to Rushcliffe Borough Council. It would be located across the road from the Shepherds Restaurant: see map.

Apparently, the roadside banners were put up by residents at the Travellers Site nearby. They have now been removed.

To download a pdf document with full details, click on:

"Crematorium"

Hope that explains things.

Tony Jarrow



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Memorial Hall

At The Memorial Hall AGM on 20th November 2018 a new committee was elected the new Chairman is Mick Beazley and any future bookings enquiries should be made to Steve Newbold on 07860949684 or by email to stevelisaemily @gmail.com. We hope the village will continue to support us as we strive to move the hall forward and ensure it's future for the next generation.


The Memorial Hall Committee

Chocolate Appeal

Chocolate is good for you! I'm sure he said that at one point in his presentation this evening. And since no one in the audience of around 60 people contradicted him, it must be true. At least, that is what I am going to assume.

The Cropwell Bishop WI opened its doors to everyone this evening and invited Chocolatier, Tom Phillips, to tell us all about chocolate from start to finish.

Tom established his business, 'Hannah's Chocolate' in Quorn, 30 years ago and nowadays spends much of his time teaching others how to make decorative chocolates.

This evening the Memorial Hall was his classroom and his audience were keen to learn—and just as keen to buy samples of his products at the end.

Cocoa beans were first grown in South America but nowadays they are grown in many countries within 10 degrees of the Equator.

The first milk chocolate was produced in 1876 in Switzerland and a certain Mr Nestles was involved. It was made by combining the ground cocoa bean and its extracted oil, with dried milk, together with a good helping of sugar.

I think we can all agree it has been a great success. Even so, in 1932 chocolatiers developed a new kind of chocolate. By not including the ground up cocoa solids, they produced white chocolate.

This has also become very popular and one reason may be that it contains much less of a stimulant, called theobromine, than brown chocolate. People who suffer migraines from eating brown chocolate are grateful for that.

WI Chocolate

There could only be one prize for the evening's raffle; the chocolate snowman that Tom had made for his demonstration.

Tony Jarrow





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Heritage Items

The Heritage Group have items for sale.

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Hedgehog Health

Hedgehog

Gardeners love hedgehogs for the good they do in their garden, but if they should wish to reward them by putting out some food, what are the best things to put on their plate?

This is the question that 'Cropwell Bishop Growers and Gardeners' have been asking and they have been given an answer. They are sharing it on their website at:

cropwellbishopgrowersandgardeners.co.uk


Tony Jarrow

Fireworks Night

The annual free fireworks show put on by Cropwell Bishop Parish Council continues to attract large numbers of people including many young children.

The display by First Galaxy Fireworks is far enough away to be safe viewing but, at the same time, close enough for you to feel part of it: some fireworks lit up the whole sky above us.

Before the start, people queued to buy peas and drinks from councillors and scouts in the Memorial Hall.

They will have seen figures and poppies made by the Cropwell Scout Group for Remembrance Day which is next Sunday.

The display began with the lighting of the beacon.

All proceeds from today's event will go to Dove Cottage.


Tony Jarrow

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The Stilton Stumble

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Having a long history of hosting well organised Running Races, Cropwell Bishop is still able to attract a large number of runners to its annual event.

In spite of pouring rain, over 450 runners finished the Stilton Stumble 10K Race on Sunday.

At least it was not too cold: the rain might well have had a welcome cooling effect on their bodies. Pity the many marshals around the course who had no need of any kind of cooling effect! Without them and the other officials and behind-the-scene helpers, the event would not have happened, but with them, its was a great success.

The "goody-bag" at the end rewarded the runners with a piece of Stilton Cheese provided by Cropwell Bishop Creamery, one of the event sponsors. Gary Jowett Butchers was another village sponsor.

These photos will give you a taste of the atmosphere of the event, but to see over 400 more, click on the link below.

There is a photograph of virtually every runner: unfortunately I missed a few who were hidden by their running mates.

Photos of 2018 Stilton Stumble

For those who are interested, the actual web address used by this link is:
flic.kr/s/aHskGiZ4LH

You can view all the results on the official Stilton Stumble website. To see them, click:

Results

Tony Jarrow


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The Grantham Canal

On Tuesday September 4th Grantham Canal Society (GCS) senior management made a presentation to Cropwell Bishop Parish Council entitled": "The Grantham Canal: Re-watering the Dry Section”

Canal

For some time the GCS has been debating this project as a major step forward in the planned restoration of the canal and an opportunity to further expand our involvement with canal-side communities as we seek to restore their local section.

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Approximately 5 miles in length the Cropwell Dry Section is the canal in miniature in all but one respect. It has locks, bridges, accessible towpaths and other walks - but no water and an awful lot of vegetation filling the space where the water should be.

We went to the council to explain our plan in outline and ask for their support. We asked for active support, including encouragement of the local community to get involved, and this they gave unanimously. A big thank you to all the councillors present.

So now we will start work with our partners in Canal and River Trust and put a comprehensive plan together.

This will not be a quick hit - there are a number of issues to be investigated and in the future expect to see plans and progress reports appear in “Bridge” as we pursue our objective of "Re-watering the Dry Section”.

To view the September issue of the magazine, "Bridge", click:

The Bridge

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Village Show Viewing

Photos taken during the Viewing of the Village Show last Sunday.

Tony Jarrow

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Photos of entries for the Art & Craft sections of the Village Show last Sunday.

Tony Jarrow

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Photos of entries for the Food & Drink sections of the Village Show last Sunday.

Tony Jarrow

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Photos of entries from Children at the Village Show last Sunday.

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Village Show Growers

Photos of entries for the Vegetables, Fruit and Flowers sections of the Village Show last Sunday.

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Tour of Britain Race Day: 5 Minutes ...

Five minutes and the Tour of Britain had come to Cropwell Bishop and gone: but what an exciting 5 minutes!


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Tour of Britain Race Day: Waiting ...

TOB Wait

Saturday 8th September in Cropwell Bishop.

At 10.15am last Saturday the roads were becoming quieter but the residents and visitors were becoming more restless. They were ready to loudly cheer any passing cyclist or trade car connected with the coming bike race.

Here are a few photos taken during the wait.

Tony Jarrow

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Village Show Pleases Everyone

Even the judges are fond of our Annual Village Show: it is comfortable and relaxing. There are no big money prizes and people enter for the fun of it.

Yesterday’s Show saw 263 entries from 47 people—including 12 children. Many won certificates for their efforts but the judges admitted that it is sometimes impossible to pick winners. How do you compare paintings of different styles and mediums? Is it fair to compare the efforts of a 10 year old child with those of a 4 year old?

Next year the organisers will consider ways of reducing these difficulties but in the meantime the judges used all their experience to recognise the talent and effort displayed in exhibits.

There were small trophies for the entrants earning most points in each of the four main categories. About a quarter of exhibits were in each of these categories and in each case there were clear winners. There was also a trophy for the winning family and a special award of fresh steak (c/o Gary Jowett) for the best man-made rock cakes.

These are the Award winners:

GROWER — Judy Thomas
FOOD & DRINK— Lesley Shuttlewood
ART AND CRAFT — Hilary Jarrow
CHILD — Edith Harrison
FAMILY — Harrison
ROCK MAN — Ralph Shuttlewood

Many thanks to the Show Committee, Tea & Cake helpers, Old School Staff and Judges who all worked hard to put on the event; the Sponsors who financed it; and the 47 entrant (and their family helpers) who made it a pleasing success.

Below are just a few photos from the event and many more will be posted later this week.


Tony Jarrow

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Cropwell Bishop Welcomes Tour of Britain

What a great day for Cropwell Bishop. After months of preparation and anticipation today finally arrived.

It started early for those involved with providing balloons and face paint at the Old School. Over a hundred balloons had been inflated the night before and at 8am the task continued.

By 10am balloons were everywhere and Parish Councillors were touring the village to judge their Best-Display competition. Yellow bikes and bunting have been appearing daily but over the final 24 hours many more shot up.

As 11am approached the atmosphere changed as road closures began and the first of hundreds of Police, Organisers' and Team motorbikes and vehicles started roaring into the village with sirens and horns sounding in an alarming yet playful manner. This increased the tension and many of those watching were amazed by the amount of effort and expertise needed to make today's race a success.

Then the first of the riders swept down our roads to the cheers and clapping of the hundreds of villagers and visitors—many of them seasoned cyclists, gathered along the route but especially at the bends and corners.

Fortunately for us watching, some riders had already attacked in the preceding half-hour and so groups of them were passing us, off and on, for a full 2 minutes.

Then came the team cars and support services with their horns blaring—and all of a sudden, it was all over.

Everyone appeared very satisfied with the whole thing, especially the way Cropwell Bishop people had risen to the occasion and worked hard to make the day a success. Many had been watching the efforts of other nearby villages and were proud of what we had achieved by 'coming together'.

Here are just a few photos from today. Thanks to Andrew Trevers, Jan Towndrow, Nigel Wood, Sue Ledger and John Hallam for their contributions. Over the coming days I will be posting many more.


Tony Jarrow

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