NEWS ARCHIVE 2021


One step at a time ...

Drone photo of house building
This lorry is sucking out the old Church Street drain. Not sure what it found.
Drone photo of house building
When will building begin, I wonder.

Thanks to Colin Bryan for the photos.


Saturday Cafe Guidelines

1. Hand sanitizers will be stationed at the entrance to the Old School so please use these. These facilities are also available in the toilets and kitchen.

2. A track and trace sheet and QR code card will be left on each table for you to enter your contact details and we will be checking to ensure that everyone has completed this.

3. Please wear a face mask (if possible) until you are seated at your table. There will be waitress service as usual. When you leave your table it's probably best to replace your mask.

4. The one-way system is still in use in the Old School so enter by the automatic door on the left-hand side of the building and exit through the back door.

If the weather is still good, we may be able to have a few tables set up on the lawn.

I'm sure you will agree that adhering to the suggestions above is a small price to pay for the opportunity of getting together once again after this dreadful episode in all our lives.

Let's hope this is the first of many more such occasions to come.


Look forward to seeing you next Saturday.


See poster in 'Events'.


Children's Path Games Questionnaire

Your Opinion Matters!

Which is why the questionnaire is quick to complete with only 10 short questions and is completely anonymous. The questionnaire can be found online at: https://tinyurl.com/ynrnhxeh (click here).

The closing date is 20 August 2021.

The Parish Council is seeking the views of Cropwell Bishop residents (aged 18 and over) to see if there is community support to create trails, hop-scotch and other simple/traditional path games for young children on several of the public pathways which intersect the green amenity space at the back of Cooper, Brownhill and Newberry Closes.

This could make a fun children’s activity space without being intrusive to the residents whose properties border this green space.

This short video was posted to social media and is attached as an indication of what the Parish Council has in mind, click here.

Your views will be included with other considerations such as permissions and funding before the Parish Council makes its decision whether to go ahead or not with the project.

Questionnaire Information

If you are happy to take part in further research on this topic, then please include your contact details at the end.

If you have any questions, email Jan Towndrow, the Parish Clerk or call the parish office: 0115 9894656.

A questionnaire and interview participant information sheet can be found by clicking here and the interview participant consent found by clicking here.

Questionnaire results and non-identifiable quotes from interviews will be published to the Parish Council website click here, the Parish Plan website click here and in the Cropwell Bishop News.


Cropwell Bishop Memorial Hall Survey

Memorial Hall

The July edition of Cropwell Bishop News is about to be printed and will arrive through your letterbox in the next week or so.

In it, there is an article about the future of our Memorial Hall and a request for feedback from Cropwell Bishop residents.

The article makes reference to a Feasibility Study and several Structural Reports.

Whilst it is not possible to supply printed versions of these documents, you can view or download copies by clicking the links below:

Feasibility Study

Structural Report 2004

Structural Report 2013

Structural Report 2020


The article provides contact details for making comments and, for your convenience, they are reproduced below:


Cllr. M. Beazley, 11 Cropwell Butler Road, Cropwell Bishop. NG12 3DD
Mrs C. Herrington, 10 Newberry Close, Cropwell Bishop. NG12 3DY
email: consultationmemorialhall@gmail.com


Memorial Hall
photo by Colin Bryan



The layout is becoming clearer ...

Drone photo of house building

Thanks to Colin Bryan for the photos.

Drone photo of house building

This is where we Live: Cropwell Bishop

Drone photo of Cropwell Bishop
Drone photo of Cropwell Bishop
Drone photo of Cropwell Bishop

Thanks to Colin Bryan for the photos.


Cropwell Bishop News — Publication Soon

Covid stopped so much happening in the village, but now there is cautious optimism in the air.

Plans are afoot to restart publishing "Cropwell Bishop News" in the early summer: the first issue is already being put together.

Now is the time for anyone who wants to include an article, notice or advert, to send it to Janice Towndrow at the Old School.

Remember, a copy of the newsletter is delivered through the letterbox of every household in Cropwell Bishop, so it is the best way to keep everyone informed of what has happened, and what is going to happen.

Contact details:
clerk@cropwellbishop-pc.gov.uk


Tony Jarrow


Jubilee Gardens

The beds in the Jubilee Garden between the church and Old School have been replanted – a task that was planned and completed by a team of village volunteers.

The geraniums and begonias, were lovingly cared for by Sue Ward over the winter and brought on in her greenhouse.

Ed and Sue spent half a day preparing the trough outside the church, removing the large cordyline which had grown too big. A much bigger task than they first thought.

The flower beds had to be cleared of their winter plantings and new liners and compost put into baskets. This was done by Pam Wregg Sue Ward and Natalie Pearson.

Plants had to be purchased – and they had to fit the chosen theme for 2021. This involved a half-day at the nurseries. Even then, they needed bringing-on in the greenhouse.

On planting-day, many hands make light work, and the volunteers were: Natalie Pearson, Pam Wregg, Pauline Tweedale, Mel Stanley, Eilleen Hepworth, Irene Skerritt, Judy Thomas, Eddie Ward and Sue Ward.

To complete the job, new turf was laid to replace the old weed-ridden grass, and this was organised by Parish Cerk, Jan Towndrow.

The volunteers are now on a watering rota for the rest of summer.

The more people who sit in, and enjoy the garden, the happier these volunteers will be.



flower planting
flower planting
flower planting
flower planting
flower planting
flower planting

Licensing Application for the Old Co-op Site: 14 Church Street

Cllr. Moore has done some investigations on our behalf this morning regarding the licensing notice that has gone up at the old Co-op site on Church Street.

It would appear that the change of use to a café/office is no longer going ahead but has been sold on or rented on to a company Esha News.

As yet no planning application has been made for change of use to a shop, but it would more than likely be passed as there was a retail unit there before.

The previous planning application had strict opening times attached to the planning application of 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday.

This licence application is from 6am till 11pm daily, however, this will currently be overridden by the existing planning permission in place. This does not mean they cannot apply for the licence but that they cannot currently operate outside of the times currently in place on the planning permission given for the site.

If you have any queries/concerns regarding the licencing application, please contact: licensing@rushcliffe.gov.uk.


Janice Towndrow
Parish Clerk


Be a Parish Councillor?

Councillor advert

A Road Appears

Building works

Thanks to Colin Bryan for the photo.


House Building Update

Building works
Building works

Thanks to Colin Bryan for the photos.


Cropwell Bishop Allotments Presentation

On Saturday 8th May 2021, keeping within Covid-19 guidelines and social distancing, a presentation was made to Tony Jarrow the outgoing Chairman of the Cropwell Bishop Allotment Committee.


Allotment Presentation

The presentation was made on site during what can only be described as inclement weather!

Amanda Parkinson (Chair) along with Sue Shuttleworth (Membership Secretary), Sarah Gladman Bell (Treasurer) Jan Walker and John Hallam (Committee members), presented Tony with a "thank you" for his dedication and participation.

From starting the Cropwell Bishop Allotment Group, as well as being the chairman for the last 11 years, Tony has contributed to building the group to a successful village resource with – hopefully – many more years of growing and enjoyment from the facilities we have.


Cropwell Bishop Allotment Committee



Allotment Presentation

Allotment Presentation

Allotment Presentation

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

PARISH OF CROPWELL BISHOP

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

Pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of Philip Storer, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 26 May, 2021 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors from within the parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 29 July, 2021.


Dated 5 May, 2021

Katherine Marriott
Returning Officer
Rushcliffe Borough Council
Rushcliffe Arena
Rugby Road
West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 7YG


Cropwell Bishop Parish Council: 2021 Chairman’s Annual Report

I start my report by reflecting on the fact that in the second decade of the 21st century we face a pandemic that at first seemed like a fourteenth century plague, with nearly everything shut down and all of us called upon to help those who have been affected by it.

The pandemic has shown us the best in the people in our community. We saw a Coronavirus Volunteer Group quickly set up and established at the beginning of the first lockdown with over 40 volunteers supporting our isolating and vulnerable residents.

The volunteers did shopping, gardening, dog walking and befriending, often just being there for a chat to those lonely and vulnerable residents. This volunteer group undoubtedly helped lift people through the pandemic.

Secondly and further into the first lockdown we saw the start of the Community Food Bank. The food bank was run by the Parish Clerk Janice Towndrow and Carol Halpin, together with a group of volunteer delivery teams. The village once again rallied; monetary donations were made and lots of food was and is still being donated to this wonderful scheme.

In 2020 Cropwell Bishop Parish Council welcomed a new Co-opted council member, a local man Jacques Lacey who has a strong family relationship with the village dating back to his Great Grandfather an agricultural worker and his Grandfather a Gypsum Miner.

We also said a sad farewell to Howard Kendall, a former member of the Parish Council and the first organiser of the Nottingham City Festival who passed away in December 2020 at the age of 94 after a long illness.

Parish Council Meetings


Like all life during this pandemic, the Parish Council have not been able to meet in person as a group and have become accustomed to ‘ZOOM’ meetings which have seemed to work very well.

Town & Parish Conferences


Cllrs have ‘attended’ these conferences via the use of ‘ZOOM’ and have found them constructive. Recent conferences have concentrated mainly on new building throughout the Borough, however the most recent conference made us more conscious of the problem of single use plastics, so we decided as a Parish Council we should join the Borough in its campaign to reduce single use plastics in our community.

The Environment


The main issue facing the Parish Council is the number of new applications to build in the Green Belt. Unfortunately, our well thought out arguments put forward in these objections are being ignored by Borough’s Planning Officers.

A major concession we have managed to win from the Borough planners is that in future Hedgehog Highways must now be provided in all planning applications. At the January 2021 Parish Council meeting the Clerk confirmed a Hedgehog Highway will be included as part of the new development off Church Street.

We have recently seen the start of a new Cropwell Bishop Litter-picking Group. This group are focusing on litter-picking in the areas our Village Ranger/Lengthsman is not able to target. I have to say it is making a huge difference to how the entrances and surrounding areas to our village look. It is also stopping the plastics and waste affecting our wildlife. The group is doing a great job.

New Co-op and Car Parking Problems


Rushcliffe BC and the Parish Council opposed the building of the new Co-op on the Wheatsheaf car park, arguing that this would cause major traffic problems, which have now come to fruition, causing some anger and a lot of distress to residents living in the area. The Parish Council and several residents have been in constant contact with the Officers at Notts CC who are continuing to work on a suitable traffic calming scheme for Cropwell Bishop to address all the issues.

Policing


Police Constable Caroline Voce will once again try and organise the monthly beat surgeries once the current restrictions are lifted.

Community Events/Schemes/Socialising


The Entertainments Committee have not been able to meet or run events due to the pandemic which has also seen the closure of the Youth Club and the Scouts for the present time. As soon as they are able, they will resume these events with the correct safety procedures in place to move forward.

The Parish Council took the decision that once again we would not run Picnic in the Park due to the pandemic and the uncertainty of when restrictions would be fully lifted. The Parish Council would like to try to organise some form of celebration later in the year to help lift spirits.

Other groups such as the Community Road Safety Scheme, Saturday Café and Cropwell Lunch Club have also not been able to run during the pandemic, However, they are all looking to resume as soon as restrictions allow.

Following the reorganisation of the Gardening Club we now have the Cropwell Bishop Growers & Gardeners who were set to meet once a month at the Old School. This and the Annual Village Show has also been affected by the pandemic, but they are looking to resume in September.

Old School Jubilee Gardens


These gardens have been tended over the last year by a group of volunteers, some of whom are members of the Growers & Gardeners club. They have done an excellent job planting, weeding, and watering to keep the gardens looking spectacular for our residents to take pleasure in. I invite all our village residents to come and sit a while in The Old School gardens and enjoy the flowers and surroundings at any time.

Play Equipment


The Parish Council has been looking at what to put in place at the old Skate Park site at the playing fields and the idea is to put a Petanque (Bools pit) in this area.

Memorial Hall


All of you may now be aware that the Memorial Hall building is fenced off. A report from committee member Chris Keast, was made via the March 2021 Parish Council meeting and a copy of those minutes are available on the Parish Council website for you all to read.

In brief:
Mr. Keast had advised that several surveys had been done over the years which gave a limited life span of the building without substantial works being carried out. The Parish Council had paid for a survey done in 2013 by Principal Surveyors, which concluded in the medium-term, that they should either look for a new building or carry out extensive works. The report detailed medium terms as being 5 to 10 years which is where we are now.

In February, the Parish Council released funds held in trust for the Memorial Hall to engage PULSE CONSULTANTS to do a feasibility study and cost estimates for a refurbishment or demolition and rebuild.

Those Estimates are: Refurbishment £537k which would give the building a further life span of 15 years. Demolish and Rebuild: £1.4million which would give a new build a life span of 60 years.

No decision has been made at the time of writing this report.

Acknowledgments:


Parish Councillors


John Greenwood for his continued campaign for improved bus services. Notts County Councillor Neil Clarke & Borough Councillor Gordon Moore whose financial help continued advice and support make so many things achievable.

Gary Jowett


For ensuring the village had supplies through the pandemic which were hard to find in the supermarkets and his support in supplying goods for the Food Bank.

Russell Price


For his financial support of the food bank.

Jubilee Gardening Group


My thanks to Sue and Eddie Ward, Julie Pooley, Glyn Greewood, Pam Wregg, Irene Skerratt, Eileen Hepworth, Maggie Shirran and Natalie Pearson for the hard work and time put in to making the Jubilee Gardens looking spectacular.

Ray Kimpton


Our Village Ranger for continuing to keep the appearance and cleanliness of the village his priority throughout the pandemic, despite the increased duties that the Lengthmans Scheme has brought about.

Tony Jarrow


For the village Website, and with the help of Anne Terzza having brought the village history to all during the pandemic.

Darrel Towndrow


Who continues to keep our IT up to date, the Website Compliant and who continues to be a big help to me when I need his expertise.

Parish Clerk


My thanks to our Parish Clerk, Janice Towndrow, who has kept the Parish Council running efficiently during the pandemic. Together with Carol Halpin the Clerk has contributed so many hours to organise, collect and distribute goods to the Food Bank to our village people so severely affected by this pandemic.


Finally, and most importantly this year, my special thanks to the great people of Cropwell Bishop who have given freely of their time to make a success of the Coronavirus Support Group and the Food Bank during this awful time.

There are too many to thank individually but each person involved has my sincere thanks. It is truly heart-warming to see that when we find ourselves in real need, our community pulls together to help each other through.


Alan Wilson,
Chairman.



Looking down on the action

This is the scene today at the house-building site. Offices and toilets are arriving and pipes are stacked up.
We are going to have to get used to lorries moving up and down our roads for long time ahead.

Thanks to Colin Bryan for the photo.

Building works

Work on the new-housing development begins

House building work begins
House building work begins

Covid Community Help

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every member of our community who has given freely of their time over the last 15 months as a volunteer to this group, those who have donated to the food bank and our group of volunteer drivers delivering food and hot meals.

It is wonderful to see our community coming together to support each other in times of need.


Janice Towndrow - Parish Clerk
On Behalf of all the Team


Food Bank notice

Co-op Contact

Community

Lisa Newbold is the new Co-op Member Pioneer for Cropwell Bishop Co-op.

As part of Lisa’s role, she connects local groups and causes, and individuals, with one another to help and support each other in the local community.

Lisa also advises groups on how to apply for the Co-op’s Local Cause Funding amongst other things.

It would be really helpful if Lisa could create a list of local groups so she can get in contact with you to hopefully work together.

Lisa would be grateful if you would contact her via email at lisa.newbold@coop.co.uk with:
• The name of your group
• A brief description of what you do
• Your contact details – name, email address and phone number

Thank you in advance


Cropwell Bishop Co-op

Advice Centre re-opening

Advice Centre

Slowly but surely

Perimeter fencing

Step by step, the new housing development in the village is progressing.

Colin Bryan was walking the adjoining footpath this morning and took this photo of the perimeter fencing that is being erected.


Tony Jarrow


Got large unwanted items?

Streetwise large-item collection

Residents can now make bookings for large unwanted items direct through our partners, Streetwise, on their new website (the existing channel on our website continues for this service too).

Collections are normally made on Saturdays and residents can choose a suitable date when enquiring.

To visit the Streetwise website, click: Streetwise


Rushcliffe Borough Council


Want a part-time job in the village?

Parsnip & Pears

At the Parsnip and Pears business in Cropwell Bishop, we are currently hiring for a couple of positions here in the village.

We are looking for people to join us as soon as possible.


JOB 1

Van Delivery Driver.
We are looking for a part-time van delivery driver for Fridays and Saturdays.
Must be over 25 years old for insurance purposes with a valid UK driving license.


JOB 2

Member of our packing team.
We are looking for someone to join our packing team on Thursdays.
Must be physically fit as the role includes some heavy lifting and being on your feet all day.



APPLY

Call: 0115 822 8622
or email: lorna@parsnipsandpears.co.uk


Parsnips and Pears
(The Cropwell Veg Box)


St Giles as seen from The Heavens

On the day that NASA made history by flying a small helicopter on the surface of Mars, Colin Bryan made history in Cropwell Bishop by doing the equivalent (at village level) by flying a drone from the top of St Giles church tower.

In both cases, the pictures are amazing: below are three beamed down from Colin's tiny craft. They show the church as it has never been seen before. Except by the rooks, swifts, buzzards and bees – but they didn't have a camera.


Tony Jarrow


Drone photo over St Giles
Drone photo over St Giles
Drone photo over St Giles


Litter Pickers — we shouldn't need them

Most of you will have caught sight of people, heads down, with black bin bags in Cropwell Bishop.

Maybe you saw them on the pavements, in hedgerows or down ditches — or on footpaths and along the canal.

They shouldn't be there, they shouldn't be needed. But they are because people deliberately leave their litter there or toss it from their car as they pass through.

Litter picking is not a thankless task, the people of Cropwell Bishop are thankful. At least 99% are, the other 1% are dropping the litter and hanging dog-poo bags on bushes (you can imagine what happens when the hedge trimming machine comes along!).

If you see someone leaving litter, report them to Rushcliffe Borough Council, they will take care of their prosecution.

Meanwhile, a big thanks to the litter pickers.


Tony Jarrow



Defibrillator

Defibrillator

Defibrillator

Defibrillator

Defibrillator


Photos by Mel Stanley, who says:

"Please check out Cropwell Bishop Litter Picking FB page. More help needed to keep our hedgerows, verges and green lanes free of litter, and protect our small, local wild life."



Attend Parish Meeting - from your Home

For the first time in over a year, there is a poster on the Events page of the website.

It tells you how to attend the Parish Council's Annual Meeting without you having to step outside your door — using your computer/tablet/mobile phone.

Click on the Events tab for more details.


Tony Jarrow


Looking Down on the New Housing Site

Colin Bryan was out today taking photos of the site for new housing in the village.

There are strange markings on the ground. Is there a connection between them and the plan for housing? You decide.


Tony Jarrow


Drone photo of new housing site
Drone photo of new housing site
Drone photo of new housing site

Choose Your Co-op Charity: Cropwell Bishop Community Arts

If are a Co-op member, and you haven’t already selected your "chosen charity", we would love to invite you to select the:

Cropwell Bishop Community arts project lead by Friends of Cropwell Bishop school for 2021/22

This project will help us raise funds to run an arts project and festival for our school and local community.


Coop

The project focuses on mental health and wellbeing and will involve music, drama and art specialists working with our school and local community.

The funding window runs for an entire year, we therefore hope to raise enough money to run the project in the 2021/22 academic year.

How it works:

If you are already a Co-op member then each time you shop and buy selected Co-op branded products and services, a percentage of the cost is given to a charity.

As a Co-op member you can select which charity you want to support. We therefore hope that you will choose FOS!

The FOS cause profile page is here:

https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/52678

If you are not already a member of Co-op but would like to join, then you can join here online at:

coop.co.uk/membership

or by downloading the Co-op app.


Thank you very much for your support.


Friends of School
Cropwell Bishop Primary School


It's this evening, Tuesday ...


Annual Parish Meeting

This annual meeting is for everyone in Cropwell Bishop.
For full details, see the poster on the Events page of this website, but for a link to the meeting, read below ....

Using your computer, tablet or mobile phone, simply click the link below 5 minutes, or so, before the meeting at 7pm on Tuesday:

Join the Annual Parish Meeting on Zoom

If you haven't used Zoom before, click on it now and it will provide a link for installing Zoom on your device now. It doesn't cost anything.

It will not take you to the meeting of course (until Tuesday evening) but your device will be all set to go.


Janice Towndrow
Parish Clerk

Do you know this Mushroom?

I like looking for wild Mushrooms/Fungi for cooking and frequently come across some that I am not too sure about. I wondered if there are any likeminded foragers that could recognise the attached pics ?

They appear to be possibly Wood Blewitts, but it is quite early for these and they smell slightly of ammonia and not the usual fragrance associated with Blewitts. Size of this one is about 100mm cap.

If you do recognise this one, please contact me.

Thank you

Jacques Lacey
Phone: 0777 288 4709


Mushroom

Mushroom


School Midday Supervisor


School job

Birds-Eye Views of Us


Drone photo

Drone photo

Thanks to Ricky James for these photos taken after the recent snow.

Tony Jarrow

Second Defibrillator in Village

Cropwell Bishop now has new Defibrillator in the telephone box on Church Street in the centre of the village.

The Defibrillator has been donated to the village by the 1st Cropwell Bishop Scout Group from their share of the proceeds from the Stilton Stumble.

There will be an official handover from the Scouts to the Village when we are able to do so.

The instructions on how to use the Defibrillator are on display inside the kiosk for anyone in an emergency to use.


Janice Towndrow – Parish Clerk


Defibrillator

Defibrillator


Photos by Colin Bryan


Snow and Sun Create Village Wonderland

Snow and Sun scene
Snow and Sun scene
Snow and Sun scene
Snow and Sun scene
Snow and Sun scene
Snow and Sun scene
Snow and Sun scene
Snow and Sun scene
Snow and Sun scene
Snow and Sun scene

We Still Need Your Help


poster

Tree on Church Street Felled


Tree felling


This morning, workmen were felling this tree on Church Street.

This is the first step in preparing for the building of new homes on the adjacent land. There will be a roundabout at this corner and a road onto the new estate.


Photo by Colin Bryan

3-Tonne Fly-Tip Beside Our Canal

Rushcliffe Borough Council is appealing for information from members of the public after fly-tipping was found blighting a rural walking spot.


Fly Tip

Three tonnes of bricks, rubble and other waste was found by the authority on February 14 at a car park adjacent to the Grantham Canal near Cropwell Butler at a location popular for walkers.

The news follows the Council partnering with Waste Investigations Support and Enforcement (WISE) earlier this year that has seen a significant rise in the number of fines issued for those fly-tipping, dog fouling and littering across the Borough.

Incidents have been investigated, leading to over 300 fines being issued.

However, the authority is still keen to receive information on anyone who witnessed the fly-tip or saw vehicles in the area on February 13 or 14 and would encourage reporting of any other fly-tipping in the Borough at:

https://bit.ly/3rUE4rt

The webpage includes a facility to pinpoint the location of the fly-tip on a map which can help the Council locate items and aid their swift removal.

The Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods Cllr Rob Inglis said: "Incidents like this generate much anger in our Community. I find it utterly deplorable that a small minority of people consider it is acceptable to dump rubbish and waste in our wonderful countryside.

“Offenders show a total disregard to our environment, our residents and to those having to clear it up, especially not knowing what hazards may lie within.

“It either falls upon us all, or just an innocent landowner to foot the bill for each occurrence. “I appeal for anyone who recognises the source of the waste in this incident to please let us know by calling:

0115 981 9911

or via our website:

www.rushcliffe.gov.uk


“Rushcliffe's partnership with WISE highlights the increased commitment to tackle this anti-social crime. Investigations have already and will continue to identify the culprits.”

WISE’s environmental enforcement service operates across the Borough clamping down on dumped domestic and commercial waste seven days a week.

They target those who don’t dispose of their waste in a responsible way, or hand it over to non-registered waste carriers or create eyesores through dropping litter or failing to pick up after their dog’s waste.

Anyone caught fly-tipping can be issued with a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice or if they are observed littering or failing to pick up after their dog’s waste, will be issued with an on the spot £100 fine.

Failure to pay a Fixed Penalty Notice may result in prosecution being brought and a much higher fine being imposed by the Court as well as a potential criminal record.


Rushcliffe Borough Council


The Old School is now a Safe Place

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Litter Pick

If you see people picking litter from beside roads and the canal, don't thank 'outside' workers — thank your fellow villagers who are doing it voluntarily.

Nine residents are working around the village, all socially distanced of course.

Filled bags are being collected by Streetwise, and very efficiently. apparently.

Here are some photos by Mel Stanley.


Tony Jarrow


Litter pickers
Litter pickers
Litter pickers
Litter pickers
Litter pickers
Litter pickers
Litter pickers
Litter pickers
Litter pickers

Rest Awhile Here

We are lucky to have lots of footpaths around Cropwell Bishop and sometimes it is nice to break a walk to have a rest – or to have a think.

Well, now there is a new spot for doing just that.

If you take the canal tow path alongside the Old Mill at the Industrial Park, and head towards the bridge over the Colston Road, it awaits you on the left.

As you can see from the photo, it is unique.

Enjoy your walking – and thinking.


Tony Jarrow


Canals seat
Canals seat

Archaeologists Are Still Interested

A further archaeological investigation is going to take place in the field earmarked for development east of Springfield Close.

The County Archaeologist says the work will take place from 3rd Feb and last around 8 days.


Tony Jarrow

Covid Vaccine Has Arrived for Cropwell Bishop Folk

"When will I get my Covid vaccine jab?" is a question everybody is asking.

The good news is that people living in Cropwell Bishop have already started having one. Villager, Joyce, who is over 80 years old, had her jab yesterday.

She had been invited to apply, but soon found that arranging an appointment over the phone was going to involve a very long wait.

She eventually made her booking online, which was more convenient.

Joyce arrived for her appointment at Gamston (near the entrance to Morrisons) yesterday afternoon and, after a short wait, was given her jab.

It was the first day of vaccinations at Gamston and they are using the Pfizer vaccine.

She has been given an appointment for a second jab but warned that this may change. We know that the Government has plans to delay the second jab by up to 12 weeks.

It took about 40 minutes from start to finish and was just like having a flu jab.

It is good to hear that the vaccine is now being given to our neighbours. We now just have to be patient as we wait for our turn — and stay at home, except when impossible.


Tony Jarrow


Archaeologists Are Still Interested

A further archaeological investigation is going to take place in the field earmarked for development east of Springfield Close.

The County Archaeologist says the work will take place from 3rd Feb and last around 8 days.


Tony Jarrow

Stragglethorpe Road

A Cropwell Bishop car driver has suffered tyre damage whilst driving along Stragglethorpe Road.


Tyre hazard

They said:


"Be careful driving on the Stragglethorpe Rd towards the A46 by the bollards and new road markings.

I clipped the flat edge curb stone today. Then discovered cut and deflated tyre!

My husband came to change the wheel, where I had pulled over into a small road on the left.

While putting the spare wheel on, a car stopped, a lovely chap, who lived down this road and said we were the 3rd he had seen this week. One person had punctures front and back.

I have reported the incident to the police and they are reporting to the council."


See the supplied photos.

Tony Jarrow


Tyre hazard