NEWS ARCHIVE 2021

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