Cropwell Bishop Village Parish Plan

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Remember Radio Caroline? (18-9-09)

The Boat that Rocked Just look what the Cinema Club has in store for you: "The Boat That Rocked".

Saturday 26th September at the Old School for just £3.50. Doors open at 7pm and film starts at 7.30pm. (Note: Certificate 15)

"The Boat That Rocked" is an ensemble comedy in which the romance takes place between the young people of the '60s and pop music. It's about a band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz.
The Count, a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin, the boss of Radio Rock -- a pirate radio station in the middle of the North Sea that's populated by an eclectic crew of rock and roll DJs; Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America to reclaim his rightful position; Dave, an ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny co-broadcaster; and a fearsome British government official out for blood against the drug takers and lawbreakers of a once-great nation."

Don't miss it!

Look out for fashion trend-setters in Village! (13-9-09)

WI Fashion Show On a warm late summer's evening, approximately 70 ladies from around the Vale braved the centrally heated Memorial Hall to enjoy a Fashion Show run by local firm SD Fashions.

The garments, all brand new, current lines from well known High Street Fashion Houses, were professionally modelled, and opportunity was given to 'try before you buy'; which many ladies did, especially as the prices were so attractive.

There was a buzz of conversation; the younger ladies enjoyed their wine and the older ones their tea and homemade biscuits; and as they trooped out with their bargains, it was agreed that 'a good time was had by all'!

Have you lost your digital camera? (13-9-09)

A digital camera has been found on the Memorial Hall Field. If you recently lost yours there, contact Jacki Grice at the Old School ( or telephone 989-4656). You will need to provide a full description, but maybe it is yours that has been handed in.

Dozens caught by Speed-Watch (3-9-09)

30 mph sign We all said that we wanted drivers to observe the 30 mph speed limit in the Village but findings this week prove that many are breaking the law as they drive along our narrow roads.

Thanks to three volunteers from the village, dozens of people were caught driving at excessive speed on Tuesday and Wednesday. The volunteers used speed guns on four occasions in different parts of the village. On Nottingham Road they caught 22 drivers speeding. On Wednesday evening between 4.30pm and 6.05pm on Colston Road they caught an incredible 78 drivers!

speed camera Registration numbers have been forwarded to the police who will contact them.
This week children returned to School after their summer holidays and will be walking or cycling to School. Further speed checks are planned for next week. We could still do with more volunteers: if you are willing to help out with Speed Watch, contact the Parish Council.

Stone threat in CB is crushed (2-9-09)

lorry In the wake of Ann Mansfield's urgent warning yesterday, I am pleased to report good news.

As a result of several villagers emailing and phoning the 'Case Officer' Jonathan Smith (I know you did because you told me) along with Jacki Grice (our Parish Council Clerk), he sent us a reassuring message.

He said that he had spoken to the applicant's agent, Mr Paul Taylor, and highlighted to him the fact that the road through Cropwell Bishop has a weight restriction so any HGVs associated with the proposed development would not be able to use it.
Mr Taylor said that he would revise the proposals, stating that HGVs would use the designated HGV route for the industrial estate which connects with the A52 to the north.
If planning permission is granted, the County Council will ensure that HGVs use this route, as opposed to routes where weight restrictions are in place, eg Cropwell Bishop.
He added; residents who had contacted him to say that the weight restriction is being abused at the present, would need to raise this matter with the police as the enforcing body.

It is satisfying to find the County Council enforcing regulations - but also gratifying to know that we have the technology and support of residents and Parish Council to 'guide' it.

Stone crushing threat - act today! (1-9-09)

lorry Ann Mansfield has sent in this urgent message: I stongly suggest you read it and take action today!

"I only became aware of the planning application yesterday via the Cropwell Bishop news.
My concern is that the increased heavy traffic going through the village to Langar will greatly affect the safety of all pedestrians and local vehicle users. Some parts of the pavement are very narrow and vehicles often overhang it, making walking with young children very hazardous. One day there will be a serious accident.
The deadline for objections is tomorrow 2nd September. Many people I have spoken to were not aware of the application or the implications of the proposed heavy traffic movements through the village.
Time is very short. If possible please could you post a message on the website in the hopes that some people will be able to respond before tomorrow.
Objections can be made at Enter the ref. F/1651 in the search box at the top of the page. The relevant section is the supporting statement, key consideration 5.4.3 Make a comment or send an attachment.
Or phone Jonathan Smith at Nottinghamshire County Council on 0115 9772104."

If don't want to experience up to a hundred heavy lorries travelling daily through our village, contact the Council as suggested by Ann. Don't leave it to others. I have emailed my thoughts!