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Stilton Stumble - Photos & Results

Stilton Stumble

I have processed and uploaded the photos taken at the Stilton Stumble. I do apologise for failing to capture photos of two runners; I don't know their numbers.

To view photos on the Flickr photo website, click:

Stilton Stumble 2019 Photos

If this link doesn't work properly for you, copy and paste this address into your browser:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHFDP2k

To view results of the race, click on:

Stilton Stumble 2019 Results


Tony Jarrow


"Take Five To Stop Fraud"

People across Nottinghamshire are being asked to "take five to stop fraud" and ensure they do not fall victim to a fraudulent attack by phone, text, email or online.

Everyone should always take five minutes to reflect and step back from the situation if a phone call, message or online exchange requests personal or financial information. Even if an individual says they are the bank or other trusted organisation, you still need to take the time to stop and think about what is really going on.

That is the message from the Nottinghamshire Police and The Safer Nottinghamshire Board.

Take a step back take the five minutes and follow these key steps to avoid falling victim to fraud:

• A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN, full password or to move money to another account. Only give out your personal or financial details to use a service that you have given your consent to; that you trust and are expecting to be contacted by.

• Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

• If you’re approached with a request for personal information, don’t provide it. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.

• Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic. Just because someone knows your basic details such as your name and address and even your mother’s maiden name, it doesn’t mean they are genuine.

• Be mindful who you trust – criminals may try and trick you into their confidence by telling you that you’ve been a victim of fraud. They can also make any telephone number appear on your phone handset so even if you recognise it or it seems authentic, do not use it as verification they are genuine.

• Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. Under no circumstances would a genuine bank or some other organisation force you to make a financial decision on the spot. They would never ask you to transfer money into another account for fraud reasons.

• Listen to your instincts. If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it.

• Stay in control. Have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for personal or financial information. It’s easy to feel embarrassed when faced with unexpected or complex conversations. But it’s okay to stop the discussion if you do not feel in control of it.

Remember to tell friends and family members to be mindful of scams too, especially those who may be vulnerable or elderly.

Increasingly fraud is becoming more complex and deceptive, much of which is targeted at the vulnerable or elderly – you wouldn’t let a burglar into your home so don’t let a fraudster in via their methods of contacting you. That can be via your home phone, the internet, mobile phone, door stopping or through letters. Fraudsters pose as persons in authority, create a sense of urgency to the situation or contact victims when they are expecting something to happen.

So take five minutes, hang up, make a cup of tea and then ring the number known to you and not the one given in the text, email or call.


Janice Towndrow
Parish Clerk

Stilton Stumble

This morning was not too cold - just the right temperature for a 10k run. And most runners find a drop of rain refreshing - better than being hot and sweaty.

Around 500 runners arrived in Cropwell Bishop this morning to take part in the 7th Stilton Stumble Run. The numbers have grown over the years and the organisers have developed ways of making things run smoothly and keeping everyone happy.

It requires the help of over a hundred people to make it all happen and, fortunately, we have many willing volunteers here in Cropwell Bishop and nearby.

I was at one of the course crossroads and it was heart-warming to hear many dozens of runners saying, "thank your marshal", as they passed by. They appreciated the efforts of our volunteers.

But waiting for the start of a run can be "trying". You queue to sign on, queue to go to toilet and then you stand in the rain dressed in a black plastic bin-liner waiting for the start.

The smell of fresh bacon butties must have added to the distress: how tempting it must have been to tell your-self that, "the aching leg muscle you have might become a more serious injury if you run today, and maybe you should just call the whole thing off - and have a bacon butty"! Surely none of the runners did?

Below are a few photos taken before and after the start. I also took many more including every (hopefully) runner 2k before the finish.

Runners should re-visit this site in the next day or so because I will be providing a link to every photograph. You will then be able view and download them freely in a range of file sizes, including full size


Tony Jarrow


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Bumblebees

Bumblebees are the wild cousin of the honey bee and are responsible for pollinating a range of British fruits, vegetables and flowers — some of which cannot be pollinated by other insects.

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Telling children (or grandchildren) some facts about bumblebees is a dangerous business: it can result in being bombarded by questions that you have no idea how to answer!

That is what I discovered when I showed my granddaughters a nest of bees (tree bumblebees I later found out) in my garden this summer. How long do they live? Where do they go in winter? and so on.

I decided that a friendly worksheet was needed (for me as much as them) and after searching the internet and books, drew one up.

If you have faced the same problem then feel free to copy/print/share it in any way you like. If you spot any errors, please tell me. I am afraid you will have to live with the quality of the drawings: I am no artist!

The image of the worksheet appears small here, but if you are using a computer and, say, right click it and then open the image in a new window (or download it), it should appear detailed enough to produce an A4 print.


Tony Jarrow


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Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 2 - Inspector's Report

The Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 2 has recently been through a process of examination by a Planning Inspector, which included public hearings in November and December 2018.

The Inspector has now issued his report and he has reached the view that, subject to a number of modifications, the Plan is fit for purpose. This means it is now in a position to be adopted by the Borough Council for use in taking planning decisions.

A copy of the Inspector’s report and a list of his recommended modifications can be viewed on the Council’s website at: www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/planningpolicy.

A paper copy of these documents will be available to view at:

* Rushcliffe Community Contact Centre, Rectory Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BU (during normal opening hours); and

* Local libraries in Rushcliffe Borough (during normal opening hours)

The Council is not inviting further comments on the Plan.

The next step is for the Borough Councillors to consider the Inspector’s report and adoption of the Plan at a meeting of the Council on Tuesday 8 October 2019 (at 7pm, with doors opening at 6:30pm).

If you would like to atttend the meeting, email: democraticservices@rushcliffe.gov.uk or telephone 0115 914 8481. This will enable us to make adequate provision for those wishing to attend.

If you have any questions, please call Planning Policy on 0115 981 9911, or email us at localdevelopment@rushcliffe.gov.uk


Richard Mapletoft
Planning Policy Manager
Rushcliffe Borough Council

Gary Jowett Voucher for June Quiz Winner

Congratulations to Ryan O'Hara who won the June 'Cropwell Bishop News' Quiz.
His entry was drawn out of the "hat of correct entries" at the Parish Council meeting at the Old School on Tuesday evening.
He wins a £20 voucher for Gary Jowett's Butchers—donated by Gary.


Here are the Quiz Answers:


1. How many finishers in the London Marathon? ..... 42 thousand (page 31)

2. Owl Hunters get what free? ..... Ice Cream (Page 20)

3. Where is the Koh Mak School? ..... Thailand (Page 10)

4. The return fare to Bingham is what for adults? ..... £4.40 (Page 2)

5. Bellringing for Beginners on what day? ..... Wednesday (Page 30)

6. Favourite location in winter for Ice Skating in village? ..... Cropwell Basin (Page 29)

7. How many teams in the Pop Quiz this May? ..... 7 teams (Page 3)

8. Who are serving ploughman at Methodist Church? ..... WI (Page 20)

9. Who's Night Train? ..... Nigel’s (Page 21)

10. Sing your hymns and drink what? ..... Pimms (Page 18)

11. KUGB stands for? ..... Karate Union of Great Britain (Page 26)

12. How many ladies can you see picking litter? ..... 3 (Page 8)

13. 1.9.19 for which Show? ...... Village Show (Page 6)

14. Barges would moor up outside who's farm? ..... Joe Blades (Page 29)

15. Who makes Agricultural, Turf, Golf & Homeowner Equipment? ..... John Deere (Page 23)

16. Drumba is? ..... Beat Drums and Exercises to music (Page 16)


Hilary Jarrow

Cropwell Bishop Show

Now in its 9th year, the Cropwell Bishop Show continues to attract a wide range of produce and products including: vegetables, fruits, flowers, cakes, wines, crafts and artworks.

Yesterday the Old School looked a treat with everything neatly on display for all to see. There were certificates for many and trophies for a few with every child getting a medal.

Trophy winners were:


Ralph Shuttlewood — Grower Award (sponsor: Cropwell Bishop Creamery)

Lesley Shuttlewood — Food & Drink Award (sponsor: Cropwell Bishop Creamery)

Audrey Cooper — Art & Craft Award (sponsor: Classic Doors & Windows)

Herrington family — Family Award (sponsor: Classic Doors & Windows)

Lois Vincent — Key Stage 1 Child Award (sponsor: Gary Jowett)

Josie Herrington — Key Stage 2 Child Award (sponsor: Gary Jowett)

Tony Jarrow — Rock Man Award (sponsor: Gary Jowett)


Get a taste of the Show from these photos.


Tony Jarrow


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Help Get Nottm Road Resurfaced

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APPEAL TO ALL RESIDENTS ....
PETITION TO NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL RE THE RESURFACING OF NOTTINGHAM ROAD

Please would all residents support Cllr. Neil Clarke and the Parish Council in our attempts to have Nottingham Road resurfaced.

Cllr. Clarke will be attending the N.C.C. full council meeting in early October and he wishes to present the petition at this meeting. The more signatures we have the stronger our case will be.

Please pop along to the Co-op, The Wheatsheaf Inn, The Chequers Inn & The Old School where petitions are available to sign.

If you wish to sign the petition but are unable to get to a location where there is a petition, please contact the Clerk and we will endeavour to get a petition to you to sign.


Parish Clerk

Mrs J. Towndrow
The Old School, Fern Road, Cropwell Bishop
Nottingham, NG12 3BU
Tel: 0115 9894656
Email: clerk@cropwellbishop-pc.gov.uk
www.cropwellbishop-pc.gov.uk

Cropwell Bishop Police Beat Surgeries

A drop in opportunity to meet local police and discuss local community issues.

The Beat Surgery will be held at The Old School on the following dates:

Thursday 26th September 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Thursday 10th October 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Thursday 24th October 10.00am – 11.00am
Thursday 7th November 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Thursday 21st November 10.00am – 11.00am
Wednesday 4th December 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Wednesday 18th December 10.00am – 11.00am


Parish Clerk

Brumpton Butchers Van Stolen in Cropwell Bishop

Brumpton Butchers in Cotgrave is reporting that one of its vans was stolen in Cropwell Bishop yesterday, Friday.

They say:

"One of our van’s was stolen yesterday lunch time in Cropwell Bishop.
The van is a Nissan with the reg: FM16 0WG.
If anybody has any information please inform us or the police, this would be very helpful.
Please share
Thank you"


Tony Jarrow

Pop Music's Popular

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Cropwell Bishop's annual Pop Quiz is very popular — thanks to presenter, Richard Turner.

In fact it is so popular that we are going to have a second one this year! It will be at the Old School on 1st November—see the Events poster for details.

If you can't wait to test your memory of past songs, you can visit Richard's Daily Pop Quiz. It's on Facebook and is an open group so anyone can join. Go to:

www.facebook.com/groups/771558306537280/


Now what was that song I was humming ....?


Tony Jarrow






Water World

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Colin Bryan took this photo of the Stackyard house-building development off Church Street yesterday.

Could this be the site of a swimming pool for the new residents or just a hole for a rainwater balancing pond (hidden under the road)?

No prizes for guessing the correct answer.


Tony Jarrow






Concert at Old School

Photos from the concert, Lyrical Songbirds, held in aid of the Grantham Canal Society at the Old School yesterday.
Thanks to Elaine Robinson.


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On the other side of the World

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You set off on a journey to the other side of the world to discover the tastes of humans there, and what do you find? Cropwell Bishop Blue Stilton Cheese!

That's what two of our villagers discovered yesterday in the fridge of the house they are renting in Queensland, Australia. Clearly, the owners have good taste.

So, if you find yourself letting your house to some visiting Australians maybe you could do something to make them feel at home. At the present time cricket bats and tennis rackets are out of the question: maybe a model kangaroo on the lawn?


Tony Jarrow






Village Stop Clock:

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The clock on the tower of St Giles Church in Cropwell Bishop will be stopped on 31st July.

The 1906 Turret clock made by G. & F. Cope & Co of Holden Street, Nottingham, and was paid for by villagers. It has served the village well until recently, when mechanical wear made it unreliable.

The electrical auto-wind mechanism – designed by myself and the late Martin Day (Bingham) in 2003, continues to work well: it save's someone (originally the Walker family) having to climb the tower to rewind it every week!

The clock is to now be repaired – thanks to the Parish Council who are funding the work. Worn parts are to be removed for professional repair.

Three quotes for the work were considered by CBPC and it accepted the one submitted by John Reynolds, a Fellow of the BHI and a Senior Tutor at Upton Hall. He will also act as guide and mentor to myself and I will be assisted by Nick Brown, also of BHI Upton.

Looking to the future, if anyone is interested in helping looking after the clock, (ability to climb the circular steps essential) or it's history, please let me know.


Colin Bryan
Cropwell Bishop Parish Councillor
Tel: 07778 890139


Note:
The British Horological Institute (BHI) is based at Upton between Newark and Southwell. The BHI is the training and qualification authority for British Watch and Clockmakers. Now in our 161st year, we are one of the oldest UK professional bodies and enjoy a world-class reputation within the international horological industry.
Upton Hall is also the home of the Museum of Timekeeping which is the custodian of the BHI's horological collection of books, clocks, watches and horological machinery.
Much more information may be found at www.bhi.co.uk

Picnic in the Park

Photos from this evening's Picnic on the Park on the Memorial Hall Field in Cropwell Bishop. There was the music and dancing ..


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Then there were the fireworks ....


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