Chris Allsop wants to Double the Daily Number of Lorries Entering Village


Meat Here — And Much More

A Butchers shop has stood on the site of Gary Jowett’s shop on Nottingham Road for over a century but the range of food on sale has increased dramatically in recent years.

Gary Jowett

Fresh local meats and homemade meals remain the core of his business and a big range of handmade sausages including gluten-free varieties is on display.

Choose your own chops, joints, steaks or burgers from the counter display.

Need advice on how much you need for a party or how to cook it—just ask Gary or one of his assistants.

Gary Jowett

The freezer contains a wide range of homemade ready-meals for an easy dinner (see Cropwell News for a long list with prices) or you can make a curry for yourself using one of the many handmade sauces available.

Gary Jowett
Gary Jowett
Gary Jowett

Meat pies, sausage rolls, tarts, cakes and pastries supplied by a nearby small bakery face you as you enter the shop. A few steps away, is a selection of breads such as Spelt, Corn and Tiger—all baked in Cropwell Bishop.

Gary Jowett

Gary Jowett

Gary Jowett

A selection of Belvoir cordials are stacked on a shelf and elsewhere are numerous other items and ingredients to help your cooking go smoothly.

Like in all Cropwell Bishop shops, there is a wide range of cheeses.

Gary Jowett

For a small village we have an amazing variety of shops, businesses and services available to us at its centre. Have you visited them recently?

Tony Jarrow

Rushcliffe Policing


Nottinhamshire Police has launched an online newsletter with news of what is happening in our area and how the Police are responding.

What is particularly interesting is that it provides updates on the West Bridgford area and also 'Rushcliffe South'.

This latter one covers Cropwell Bishop and surrounding villages. It describes crimes in detail and action taken, but also happier events such as PCSO John Heaps' recent visit to Cropwell Bishop Youth Club.

It is an interesting and useful publication. This what Inspector Craig Berry says in his introduction ....

"Welcome to the first Rushcliffe Stakeholder fortnightly update. My name is Craig Berry and I am the Police Inspector responsible for Rushcliffe Borough.

In the coming weeks I will endeavour to bring you information and news that is relevant to Rushcliffe residents and communities.

There will be information and advice about crime and antisocial behaviour and updates including good news stories.

We will report on Neighbourhood Policing activity, engagement opportunities and also work with our Community Safety Partners including Rushcliffe Borough Council."

Download the whole newletter by clicking on: "Stakeholder Update"

Tony Jarrow


Yourbus 822 Service To Be Withdrawn

We have been notified by N.C.C. that Yourbus have requested early exit from their contract and wish to cease the 822 service in April 2019.

Notts County Council have come to an agreement that Yourbus will continue this service until the end of May 2019, to enable them to organise an alternative service for the 822 route.

Notts County Council, in conjunction with the local Parish Councils, are working on an alternative service.

We will advise our parishioners as soon as we are aware of who will be running the service going forward and what the timetable will be.

Janice Towndrow (CBPC Clerk)

Nyce To Be Here

Following the relocation of our new Co-op, Sandwich Shop, Nyce, finds itself firmly in the centre of Cropwell Bishop's hub of activity.


Providing freshly cooked food and drinks made to order, and warm seating, it is proving popular with local people and those passing throught the village.

In the early mornings a lot of its trade comes from work-people and delivery-drivers wanting a quick hot meal to set them up for the day.


Later on you are just as likely to see Cropwell Bishop folk calling in. It might be for a sit-down meal, cobs to take home, or to meet friends for coffee and cake.


Unfortunately, it wasn't the best start to the year for Nyce: an electrical fault started a fire in the supply box and would have started a major fire had it not been for the quick action of owner Lyn who, luckily, was in the shop at the time.

After a week's closure, Nyce was back in business and is once again serving all-comers from 8am from Tuesday to Saturday. It closes at 2pm each day except Saturday when it is 1pm.

Tony Jarrow


Marathon Fund Raising

Fund raising can be hard work; training for a marathon at the same time is even harder.

Michelle Oldfield is better know for giving music lessons in Cropwell Bishop but over the last year she has probably spent a great deal more time tuning her body to cope with 26 miles of constant running than adjusting any musical instrument.

Pounding along local footpaths and roads can be a really enjoyable way of getting fit—as quite a few people in the Village are aware. However, some of the joy fades when you know that you have to complete ever greater distances each week to prepare for one special day: Sunday 28th April, the date of this year's London Marathon.

London Marathon

Over 300 thousand have entered this year but now she is just 14 weeks from the start line alongside 40 thousand other lucky ones. What better way to celebrate her 40th birthday which happens to fall on the very same day.

During those weeks every forecast of ice or snow will be frowned upon and any unfamiliar twinge of pain in her legs will force her to decide between pushing on with her schedule and running it off, and resting for a few days but risk falling behind on her training. The mental pressures become just as great as the physical ones.

Swimming and cycling are helping her avoid injury and if it does snow she does have a treadmill on hand. What could possibly go wrong? (lots!)

But, taking part in the world's greatest marathon will make it all worthwhile. Not only for Michelle but also for Cancer Research UK—that is the charity that she has decided to raise funds for.

People will be able to contribute towards the fund by sponsoring Michelle but in an attempt to increase the final amount, she is organising a "Curry & Quiz Night" for Friday 1st March. For full details, see the Events page.

Everyone is welcome and you don't have to run to it—unless you want to join Michelle! But you might not be able to keep up with her.

Tony Jarrow

Pot-holes and Fly-tipping: Click for Action

Have you been annoyed by dangerous pot-holes in the road or the sight of fly-tipping around Cropwell Bishop but then been unsure who to tell?

Well, now, all you have to do is click on the Contacts Tab (on the right of this web page). On the Contact page you fill find links for reporting both problems. It's all very easy to do: there is even a map for you to pin-point the exact location.

In my experience, the Council will sort out the problem within a few days.

Just the other week 9 upright freezers were dumped outside the entrance to the Allotment site. Within just 2 days, Rushcliffe Council had removed them.

So don't let these things upset you, click and report them.

Tony Jarrow

"The New Co-op: 1960 version"

Yesterday, our new Co-op opened its doors to customers for the first time. A sort of home-coming really: exactly the same event occured on the same site 58 years ago!

The Netherfield Co-op opened a store there in 1960. The photograph below shows the ceremonial opening of the store. You can see the houses of Mill Lane in the background.

1960 Coop

The boy in the centre is David Smith who now lives on Kendal Road. His mother is standing next to him holding his sister Sally and his Grandma Dolly is holding the shopping bag.

Minutes later, David's mother was served by Bill Dickinson and so became the store's first customer. Bill lived in Carlton and died only last year.

1960 Coop

The third photo was taken at the same event. The girl in the bottom left corner is Anne Terzza who now lives on Hall Drive.

Anne continues to be a mine of information on anything to do with the Cropwell Bishop in days gone by. She is able to recall several other people in the photos.

1960 Coop

Prior to the building of the Co-op, the annual Village Feast was held on the site. In 1958 it moved to the Memorial Hall field where it continued until the early 1970s.

The Shop was there for only a few years when a new Co-op store was built at the site on Church Street.

1960 Coop

Thanks to Anne for supplying photos and information for with this article; also to Pam Wregg.

Tony Jarrow

New Co-op is Open

Bigger, brighter and busy—that was our new Co-op at 8.15am this morning.

It has six aisles (compared with three in the old store) and they are wider–so much easier to get by other shoppers.

There is now a coffee machine and fresh hot food.

The usual checkout counter and Post Office services are operating but now there are also several self-service checkouts.

So, get down there and experience "Cropwell Bishop's Co-op for yourself; parking shouldn't be a problem.

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

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

WI Chocolate
WI Chocolate

WI Chocolate
WI Chocolate