NEWS

Thank You Cropwell Bishop

Matlock's in Church


Just wanted to pop up and say a big thank you to the town for allowing us once again to visit and take in the area where our ancestors lived in the 1500s.

We visited in 2010 with my mom, but this time got to show off the town to our nieces. As always, such a pleasure to be in Cropwell Bishop!

Thank you to everyone who showed us such hospitality during our much too brief visit!

Joe & Diana Presley
(also Maria and Nancy Matlock)


Matlock's in Church


Chance to sit on the Parish Council

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Watch Found

Have you lost a watch? One has been found on a footpath. Contact me with a description and I will pass it on to the finder.
Tony

Ride and Stride

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The Nottinghamshire historic Churches Trust Ride and Stride takes place on Saturday 10th September 10am till 6pm. This is a great opportunity to help raise much needed money for the St Giles Church tower project.

Most of the Churches/Chapels in the County will be open and manned and you can plan out your own route to take. Most provide refreshments.

Half of your sponsorship money raised will come back to St Giles Church and the other half will be kept by the Notts historic Churches trust to help with much needed repairs to other Churches in the county.

You may Cycle or Walk to as many or few Churches/Chapels as you can do and it is usually a lovely day out if we are blessed with fine weather on the day.

Sponsorship forms and all details can be obtained from the co-ordinator, Godfrey Allison at 190 Hoe View Road, Tel: 0115-989 9275.


Sunset in Cropwell Bishop

Taken by Jan Marsh on Tuesday evening this week.


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‘Villager 2’ Bus Timetable

To see the timetable for this bus service, go to the Travel page.

The Sheltons of Cropwell Bishop

The Shelton family goes back a long way in Cropwell Bishop. Go to the Heritage page to find how two distant relatives recently met up.

Wheatsheaf Car Park Planning Application

Reference:
RBC application 16/00139/FUL
Land west of 2 Nottingham Road, Cropwell Bishop
Applicant: Marstons Estates

Wheatsheaf

Upon recommendation to accept this Application by Rushcliffe Borough Council, the Application was heard at the Development Control Meeting yesterday evening.

Cllr. G. Moore arranged meetings with some of the planners and the Parish Council this week on site to allow the planners to view the site and understand the Objections raised by the Council and our Residents.

Cllr. G. Moore spoke on our behalf at the Development Control Meeting and presented a good argument as to why the application should be rejected. We are pleased to advise you that the application was turned down 11:2 against.

This, of course, does not mean the Application is done yet as Marstons will have the right to appeal with the planning inspectorate. We will keep our residents informed of any further progress.

The Parish Council would like to extend our thanks to Cllr. G. Moore for all the hard work he put in on behalf of the Village in fighting this Application.

Janice Towndrow
Parish Clerk
15/7/16

What is The South Wolds Way?

The Notts Wolds Way is a new linear path of 26 miles being set up by the Nottinghamshire Footpaths Preservation Society with the support of Nottinghamshire County Council and with the aid of a grant from Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust. The path, from Bunny to Cropwell Butler is divided into 4 linear stages each passing through an attractive and interesting part of south Nottinghamshire. Although there are a few short road sections, the route is mostly on rights of way in the form of field and woodland paths and tracks. It makes use of several paths which have been recently added to the Definitive Map and which have yet to find their way onto even the latest OS maps.

The route has been comprehensively way-marked throughout with a characteristic black arrow on a white background. A 24 page colour booklet is currently being prepared which gives detailed walk instructions and information on points of interest along the route. When complete the brochure will also be available online.

It is planned to launch the walk at 10.00am in Bunny Village Hall on Tuesday 23rd August 2016 followed by a walk of the first stage from Bunny to Willoughby on the Wolds at 10.30am, (6 miles). As it is a linear walk, anyone interested in walking should meet at the lay-by 1/4 mile north of West Thorpe, Willoughby, on the Wysall road (just south of the electricity sub-station) between 9.15 and 9.40am, in order to car share back to Bunny. We should complete the walk in time for a late lunch but will be stopping en-route for a short refreshment break.

To find out more about the South Wolds Way, including a map of its route, go to the Walks page which has a link to its home page.

Do you want an Election?

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

PARISH OF CROPWELL BISHOP
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

Pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of Cllr Scott Marshall, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish/Town Council.

If by 3 August, 2016 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said area, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 6 October, 2016.

Dated 14 July, 2016
Allen Graham
Returning Officer
Rushcliffe Borough Council
Civic Centre
Pavilion Road
West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 5FE

Dream Garden

Keyworth
Keyworth

See where members of the Gardening Club went to last week by going to the Gardening Page.

"An Industrial Village"

Over the weekend, there was a display at the Heritage Centre about the industrial heritage of Cropwell Bishop. Organised by the Heritage Group.


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Picnic in the Park

In spite of the rain showers, hundreds of people gathered on the Memorial Hall Field yesterday evening to enjoy the biggest event on the Cropwell Bishop calendar—Picnic in the Park.

As children played on the play apparatus, 5-aside court, exercise machines and the grass, bands played their hearts out on stage.

People had come prepared for wet weather with gazebos and umbrellas sprouting up all over the field.

The firework finale was spectacular and seemed to last longer than usual. Their sound, spectacular trails and sparkles could be enjoyed by everyone in Cropwell Bishop—including those who watched from their window at home.

Tony

Photos by Mel Stanley and Tony Jarrow

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Cropwell Bishop Show

It started as a Horticultural Show back in 2011, then grew to include Craft, Cooking and Children entries. Now our own Village Show is back for its 6th year on Saturday 10th September.

The format of the Show is the same as last year with just minor changes to categories and timings.

Leaflets and Entry forms will be available from local shops next month but meanwhile you can download both from this website. Just go to the Allotments page where there are links for both.


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Zip Wire

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The Parish Council have had to remove the seat from the Zip Wire at the Memorial Hall Playing Fields due to extensive damage to one of the wire support brackets being sheared from the wooden support strut.

The Parish Council do not know if this has been caused by vandalism or misuse of the equipment with too many people going on it at one time.

Sadly this equipment will be out of commission during half term until we can get contactors out to repair the equipment.

Janice Towndrow – Parish Clerk