Bears: Gone Fishing (28-5-20)
Gone fishing! Billie still not very well and scruff won’t leave him. 🤔 Do you know your fish?
Gone fishing! Billie still not very well and scruff won’t leave him. 🤔 Do you know your fish?
These are difficult times that we are all going through when the support of other people can make a real difference.
I am rector of St Giles Church and I am here for all people in the villages in our parish - including those with other faiths, those who are unsure, and those with none.
In these days of “lockdown”, St Giles remains closed and many people are self-isolating or shielding. However, this does not mean that we can’t meet, only that we have to do so differently for the time being.
We are still holding church services and finding ways to meet together. Some of our meetings are held on Zoom, and our leaders meet each day to pray for our villages. Weekly notices and Sunday services can be found on our website www.wivertoninthevale.co.uk.
All are welcome.
I am available on the end of the phone (0115 989 0361) should anyone wish to talk or pray - it's always good to pick up the phone and hear a friendly voice at the moment!
With love and prayers for your good health and those you love.
Nature colour match: a really lovely, little project.
As soon as Billie put his display out, children came and collected lots of flowers and leaves for him. He said he would leave boards out the following day for them to borrow.
Great idea from internet.
Fancy dress: gosh, they took a long time to get dressed - they don’t help at all, lifting their arms up or doing anything like that!!
Great time having a lovely picnic. Children enjoyed hedgehog bread.
Darts game: Billie's feeling a bit tired.
Billie is doing a repetitive job today.
He is still feeling a bit rough and thought some fresh air would do him good. He hasn’t had any more alcohol since his birthday!!!
If your fences are covered in green algae, bleach and warm water (1:3) will remove it, with a good brush and soak for 10 mins. Wash off with water. Dry before painting.
Billie was very pleased with the result.
A huge fire is sending plumes of thick black smoke into the sky above Langar.
Eye-witnesses have also reported hearing explosion sounds originating from the scene.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue said: "We have 15 crews currently in attendance at a large fire at Langar Airfield Industrial estate. Please keep your windows and doors closed if you live within the area as we work hard to extinguish the fire.
"We were called at 2:43pm following reports of a fire. Crews from Newark, Melton Mowbray, London Road, Highfields, East Leake, Stockhill, Southwell, Bingham along with three water carriers from Worksop, Loughborough and Clay Cross are currently in attendance."
"Smoke from fires contain lots of different chemicals that can't be immediately identified - please continue to keep your doors and windows closed as a precaution. Our firefighters will be working throughout the night to dampen down the fire."
Tony Jarrow (22.15)
Billie's feeling a bit rough today so letting his siblings play with Play-do. Brownie is helping.
Another day, another queue to the Cheesemaker's Shop on Nottingham Road.
This was the scene 15 minutes after opening time. The queue stretches down Nottingham Road and up Barratt Close.
I have now been made aware of another reason why the Cheesemaker's Shop is so popular at the moment (see previous story).
A messsage on The Cheesemaker's Shop Facebook page says:
"Calling all locals!
While stocks last, we are selling WHEELS OF BLUE SHROPSHIRE FOR £10 (approx 3.5kg)!!
This offer is only available to purchase from our Cheesemaker's Shop in Cropwell Bishop."
If you ordered this cheese from the The Creamery's online site, it would cost you £52.
There can be little doubt that this special deal is the magnet attracting shoppers there - but how long can it last?
Better get down there tomorrow if you want some!
It was good to see Cropwell Bishop Creamery feature on yesterday's BBC TV East Midlands News: it was even better to see the response of local people this morning.
From opening time at 10am until at least 12.30pm when this photo was taken, people were queuing outside the shop.
At times, the queue stretched over 20 metres down the road, everyone patiently taking their turn to enter the shop - one at a time.
In the TV report, Robin Skailes described how COVID-19 had had a knock-on effect on the business. Sales to shop outlets worldwide and to Airlines like British Airways, had collapsed, but he said that they were still buying milk from their farm suppliers and still producing cheese.
Their online sales had increased by over 8 times and, of course, the Cheesemaker Shop is still open for local shoppers.
The long queues this morning suggest that viewers had been unaware that the "King of Cheeses" was still available to them direct from the Cropwell Bishop factory shop.
The biggest sales of Stilton Cheese are traditionally at Christmas. With luck, cheese from Cropwell Bishop will still be a festive choice again this year - locally, in the UK and world wide.
As the day went on Billie decided to have a whisky chaser, followed by red wine - as he got bloated on beer.
His Mum and Dad went to bed.
Then, not liking red wine much, he tried white, then a lovely liqueur. Barney was on Appletise!!
Barney tried to get Billie to bed but not before he tried to have a ride on the caterpillar and tripped over several times.
Billie now 18 and allowed to drink alcohol.
I wonder if that’s a good idea?
Our bulky waste collections are now safely resuming on Saturdays.
As part of our plans to deliver as many refuse collection services as possible during COVID-19, we are re-opening the service from this Saturday, May 9.
Large items of furniture, mattresses and other large household items can be collected by calling 0115 981 9911 only with online booking available again as soon as possible.
Residents are asked to be patient to book a collection as it is anticipated the service will be popular and will be asked to clarify the items requested to be collected before a booking is confirmed in line with our standard charges.
Large electrical items can be collected by Streetwise Environmental Services by calling 0115 914 8408.
Residents should always use a reputable licensed waste carrier for disposal of any waste from their homes and request to see the relevant documentation from the Environment Agency before agreeing to use a service.
Our Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment and Safety Cllr Rob Inglis said: “Our waste teams have a done an excellent job safely maintaining the key bin collections during recent weeks and we’re delighted the only element of the service temporarily suspended is now resuming.
“Please be patient when booking as we know the service may be popular as waste services everywhere continue to adapt in light of the pandemic.”
The Household Waste Recycling Centre on Rugby Road in West Bridgford is operated by the County Council who are working with central government on when its services could resume.
To complete the pictures of our VE anniversary street celebrations here is one of Tony and Hilary.
I am sure everybody in the village would like to thank Tony for his brilliant work in keeping the web site going for our information and entertainment.
The contributions from the residents of all ages are a credit to our village and demonstrate the caring of friends and neighbours in these difficult times.
Was this scene on other streets in Cropwell Bishop today: celebrating and socialising with neighbours but keeping a safe distance apart? I hope so: the Covid19 virus is still around and loves parties.
If you have photos of your street, send them to me and share your fun with the rest of the village
At the Primary School, we had some fantastic entries for our VE Day Competition where the children had to find out facts about Victory in Europe and present them on a poster or in a poem.
The school staff all judged the competition and choose the winners. Well done to everyone who entered!
The results of our VE Day Competition are below. All the entries can be found on the Cropwell Bishop Primary School website.
Cropwell Bishop Primary School
What were the celebrations like on VE Day in Cropwell Bishop back in 1945?
The Village Heritage Group did not have any photographs illustrating the joyous festivities in the village to celebrate the end of WWII in Europe. They didn’t even know where the celebrations were held in the village!
That is, until now ….
Following a request for information, we were informed that there was a big street party held on Church Street on May 8th 1945.
We were told of the memories of a young boy who, on that momentous day, could remember standing in Connie Starbucks garden opposite the Chequers and seeing the road full of people dancing and singing.
We were told by another villager that a Dance Swing Band called the Rhythm Aces, played on Church Street in the evening as part of the ongoing celebrations. The band went over to Johnny and Connie Starbucks house and brought out their piano to play.
Harry Burrows, who played the piano, would later continue with a re-formed Band until 1965. At this time the Band included Margaret (Brown/Cook) Foster on Accordion, Mavis (Thornton/Wilson) Grice on Xylophone, Joyce (Knight) Burrows (Harrys wife) played drums and Eric Parnham the Accordion. A good time was had by all!
The Heritage Group would welcome any memories from the 20th Century.
Please contact Anne Terzza on: 0115 9893147
Anne Terzza & Pam Wregg
Have you noticed the beautiful blue skies we are seeing these days. Could it be because there is less pollution?
Thanks to Colin Bryan for the photo taken today.
Congratulations to Eileen Hepworth who has won the March 'Cropwell Bishop News' Quiz.
Eileen's entry was drawn out of the "hat of correct entries" following the Parish Council meeting last night (a first-time online "virtual meeting" using Zoom software).
Eileen wins a £20 voucher for Gary Jowett's Butchers — donated by The Parish Council.
Find out how many questions you got right: here are the answers:
1. Ding, ding, all aboard when? ..... 23rd March (page 8)
2. Carroll Shelby was an? .....automative designer (Page 14)
3. How old was Harlan Thrombey when he died? ..... 85 (Page 13)
4. Who wants washed plastic bottle tops? ..... Dove Cottage (Page 3)
5. Railway between Ludborough & North Thoresby originally closed when? ..... 1980 (Page 33)
6. Benoit Blanc is a? ..... detective (Page 13)
7. How many actors hurl themsleves from role to role? ..... 3 (Page 10)
8. Who's having a Garage Sale in April? ..... Growers & Gardeners (Page 20)
9. How many colours are missing? ..... 11 (Page 26)
10. The David Shaw Shield played when? ..... 25th April (Page 26)
11. Locals get 10% discount from where? ..... Cheesemakers's Shop (Page 24)
12. Maple and Wild Cherry were how tall? ..... 6ft (Page 22)
13. How many Medals did Emma Scarborough receive? ...... 5 (Page 20)
14. Hatha Yoga class costs how much weekly? ..... £7 (Page 6)
15. Be part of the pick when? ..... 5th April (Page 7)
16. Who is receiving a Special Service Award? ..... Ray Kimpton (Page cover)
Cropwell Bishop News
The number 33 bus will begin a limited service on Monday 4th May. For full details, click on the Travel page.
Isn't this problem history in Cropwell Bishop? Apparently not.
Almost all the dog walkers in Cropwell Bishop collect the remains left by their dog and take it home or deposit it in one of the special bins - but, apparently, a few don't.
There are reports of dog poo being left on paths and also bags of it hanging in trees.
This is probably the result of visitors or of children unaware of their responsibilities.
It is a good idea to report all incidents (go to the Contact page of this website for a clickable link). Offenders - owners, not the dog - can face a big fine.
Are you unable to leave your home because of Coronavirus (Covid 19)? Or are you an older person or someone with disability or impairment who needs someone to run errands – shopping or pick up a prescription etc? Do you just want a friendly voice to talk to if you’re feeling isolated? We can and want to help!
We are a group of residents of Cropwell Bishop who are coming together to help out in the community during a time where some people are experiencing difficulty in accessing what they need due to concern about getting ill.
We would like to support the community that we live in and ensure that nobody is left isolated, worried or without what they need.
We won’t ask anything of you in return, we just believe in helping each other in a time of difficulty. We are linked to the parish council.
If you would like to speak to us, or want to ask for help, please text or phone one of the following people from the village who will gladly arrange help for you:
All of our volunteers have been advised on how to help you safely.
Please contact us - we don’t want anyone to feel alone.
Cropwell Bishop Parish Council