Many thanks to everyone who has donated children’s books to our ‘Exchange’ stall at Saturday Café.
We now have plenty of great Books to satisfy younger readers.
Children’s jigsaws are still needed, so if you are having a clear-out and discover some you can donate, just telephone 0115-9893178 and I will collect.
The next Book/Jigsaw Exchange is Saturday 29th October when we will have plenty of new stock for everyone.
Hope to see you then.
Real people now occupying 'model' homes (7-8-22)
Thanks to Colin Bryan for the photos.
CB Allotment's Co-op Community Fund (5-8-22)
At the end of July the Allotment Community Fund was £754.
As a @coopuk member you can make a difference just by buying Co-op products.
Please choose Cropwell Bishop Allotment Association as your local cause and lift up our community by raising much needed funds.
Cropwell Bishop Litter pickers, continually pick litter from all entrances to the village. So much plastic, and stuff tossed from vehicles.
Bumped into Pappa from Streetwise, who kindly took the full bags of rubbish.
If you pick litter in or around the Cropwell’s. Thank you. Every little helps to protect our verge and hedgerow wild life, farm animals and horses.
Keep Cropwell litter free. It looks better too, for all of us.
Boules are not all the same! (24-7-22)
Want to have a go at boules on the new boules court on the Playing Field? Well, you could start by buying a cheap set of balls; the ones in the photo cost just £5.99 from Aldi.
HOWEVER, whilst these would probably be fine for playing on the beach on soft sand, their lighter weight make them totally unsuitable for the boules court on the Playing Field. For this harder surface, you really do need the heavier metal boules – which can be bought online, but are a lot more expensive.
Wide Paths Again (22-7-22)
It’s good to see, some of the pathway edges being reclaimed.
Carry dog bags – or face £100 fine (21-7-22)
Dog owners in Rushcliffe must now carry a bag, or have other means to pick up dog waste after their pet, or face a possible £100 fine if unable to produce one on request, as part of new powers.
A Rushcliffe wide Dog Control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) is now in place after they were approved at a Full Council meeting.
Action will focus in the first instance on engaging and educating dog owners on their responsibilities and responding to complaints in hotspot areas.
Fixed penalties will then be issued to offenders with a reduction for early repayment.
It follows two consultations last year involving town and parish councils and residents with the latter receiving over 700 responses that overwhelmingly supported the additional PSPO rules.
People in the Park (15-7-22)
... at "Picnic in the Park" last Saturday. Photos by Mel Stanley.
Fun Boules Games for All (14-7-22)
The Bands at the Picnic (13-7-22)
David Whisson was at the Picnic in the Park last Saturday. Like everyone else, he thoroughly enjoyed the event but he also found time to take some great photos of the Bands. Here are just a few of the many he took of 'The Versions' and, especially, 'Freddie the Band'.
Picnic in the Park (10-7-22)
Sunny, warm and dry: perfect for the grand return of Picnic in the Park on the Memorial Hall Playing Field.
It the first since 2019 following two depressing years of Covid.
Time to party!
(Photos by Colin Bryan and Tony Jarrow)
Pointing the Way (5-7-22)
This newly installed sign post at The Turn, in front of St Giles Church, will be a lasting reminder of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
The sign was provided and installed by Cropwell Bishop Parish Council.
Welcome to Boules – in Cropwell Bishop (18-6-22)
CBPC has arranged for the construction of a new Petanque Court at the top corner of the MH playing Field where the Old Skateboard Park was previously sited.
Petanque or Boules originated in France and can be played in teams or as individuals versus each other. The rules are very simple being basic and easy to understand as the theory is not dissimilar to that of Bowls.
The court can be any length from around 6-8m and is usually played on rough gravel type of surface with heavy steel ball bearing type balls in play.
The wooden “cochonnet” ball is thrown firstly to set the court and all players must follow in order to get as close to the “cochonnet” as possible and can even be touching or moving it.
Players are allowed to take out opponents Boules and each team player takes it in turn to achieve the closest Boule to the “cochonnet”. Once a team has taken the closest stance the other team(s) must follow to achieve their closest status continuing until someone actually gets the closest.
The nearest nett Boules are counted as points for each team and usually the game is played as first to 13points.
The Boules must be thrown with the palm facing down (no underarm grubbers) in any style required to effect the best shot, but the feet must remain planted during the shot.
Some game rules may vary so this can be discussed prior to the game starting so as to establish a level criteria.
This game is a very relaxing and fun sport without any major stress and can be played by all ages, genders and abilities including wheelchair bound contestants (assistance required to access court).
We welcome everyone to have a go once the Court is completed just turn up and see if there is anyone playing. If you haven’t got any Boules just ask around as some of us carry spare sets anyhow.