NEWS ARCHIVE 2022


Guess what's coming to Cropwell Bishop again in September


Do you remember this day in 2018?

Tour of Britain 2018
Tour of Britain 2018
Tour of Britain 2018
Tour of Britain 2018

On Thursday 8th September, the Tour of Britain Cycle Race is coming to Cropwell Bishop.

It will be a repeat of what happened in 2018, the first time the Race visited our village.

The route was announced yesterday and below is a map of its course through Rushcliffe. As in 2018, the stage will start in West Bridgford and it's path through Cropwell Bishop will be the same as in 2018.

How shall we decorate our village this time?


Tony Jarrow


Map 2022


New Swing Area on Memorial Hall Field

Swings
Swings

The new Swing Set is now installed and open for use at the Memorial Hall Playpark.

The new equipment is an inclusive set and we hope the villagers in Cropwell Bishop and surrounding areas enjoy its use.

This equipment was purchased with the approval of a Community Fund Grant from the National Lottery.

Swings

Cropwell Bishop Parish Council would like to say thank you to the #NationalLottery players for making this project possible.

There will be a plaque mounted on the equipment to recognise where the funding for the project came from:

tlncommunityfund.org.uk


Janice Towndrow
Parish Clerk



Small Green Makeover

Small Green

Saturday 9th April: preparation work.


Small Green
Small Green
Small Green
Small Green
Small Green
Small Green

Sunday 10th April – 10am: making a start on a beautiful Spring day.


Small Green
Small Green
Small Green
Small Green
Small Green
Small Green
Small Green
Small Green

Sunday 10th April – mid-day: finishing touches.


Small Green
Small Green
Small Green
Small Green
Small Green
Small Green
Small Green
Small Green

Thanks to John Greenwood and Jacques Lacey for additional photos. Tony Jarrow.


Our Trees are Springing into Life

Trees
Trees
Trees
Trees

Thanks to Mel Stanley for the photos.


Ready For Moving Into?

Bloor Homes
Bloor Homes
Bloor Homes


Thanks to Colin Bryan for the photos.


To the People of Ukraine – from those at Cropwell Bishop's Saturday Cafe

Ukraine

Books & Jigsaws at Tomorrow's Saturday Cafe


books & jigsaws

Buy a book for 50p or a jigsaw for £1. Alternatively, bring one and do a swap.

There will be over a 200 books and 40 jigsaws tomorrow.
And next month there will be a totally different stock – and the following month too!

Cropwell Bishop people have been very generous with their donations.

Saturday Cafe is at the Old School from 10am to noon.

Many thanks


Hilary Jarrow


You won't see this in Cropwell Bishop ..

`Litter

... thanks to our litter pickers!

A small collage, of just some of the litter picked from the verges hedges and ditches around the village in the past year.

All, by a small, but dedicated, band of litter pickers in Cropwell Bishop.


Mel Stanley


Now Looking More Like Homes Than Building Sites

Bloor Homes
Bloor Homes
Bloor Homes
Bloor Homes


Thanks to Colin Bryan for the photos.


New Swings Next Week

Swing grant


An Opportunity to Discuss Local Issues

 Beat Surgery

Cropwell Bishop Man takes Badger with him on Bus to Nottingham


Badger

It doesn't happen every day, and the last time it happened on the Cropwell Bishop bus to Nottingham was in 1946.

Even then it was a rare – maybe unique – event.

So much so, that this photo of Harry Smith and Brock appeared in the Daily Mirror national newspaper.

For more on this story – and more pictures – see the complete article than recently appeared on the Nottingham Evening Post's website. Click: (Harry Smith and Brock)


Tony Jarrow


Get Your Gifts from Saturday Cafe

`Saturday Gifts

Looking for that last minute gift for someone?
Or maybe something for yourself?
Maybe you are looking for ways to make your Jubilee Street Party one to remember?

Whatever you are looking for, why not look what's available this Saturday morning at 'Saturday Cafe' at the Old School (see poster on Events Page).

It costs nothing to go and you can also enjoy a cup of tea, a slice of home-made cake and a sit down.

All the gifts are hand-made in Cropwell Bishop – and prices are low.

Let yourself go for an hour this Saturday!

See you there.


Tony Jarrow


Book/Jigsaw Exchange at Saturday Cafe


books & jigsaws

Starting with the April Saturday Café, we will be having a stall for a Book/Jigsaw Exchange.

Quite simply – you bring a book along and exchange it for another one (or buy one for 50p if you don’t have an exchange).

Therefore, at the moment, we are looking for donations of books and jigsaws to start the stall.

If you donate now, to start up the stall, you will be given a voucher for each book or jigsaw donated which you can use to select whatever you want from the stall when we are up and running.

We will initially run the stall for 3 months to see if there is any interest in the project. If it isn’t being used, we will donate all leftover books to charity

If you have any donations of books or jigsaws, please telephone 0115 9893178 and I can pop round and collect.

Many thanks


Hilary Jarrow


News-Quiz Winner

The winner of the 'In the News Quiz' that appeared in the January edition of Cropwell News, was drawn out of the hat of correct entries at this evening's Cropwell Bishop Council Meeting.

Congratulations to the winner, Elizabeth Blyth, who will receive a £20 voucher donated by Gary Jowett's Butchers.

Tony Jarrow


Stragglethorpe Roundabout Concerns

The Parish Council have spoken to the police today in relation to what appear to be ongoing suspicious road traffic collision incidents at Stragglethorpe Roundabout.

The Police are going to monitor the situation.

In the event of any suspicious incidents or road traffic collisions, however small, please contact the police immediately on 101 (or 999 in the event of an emergency}.

Janice Towndrow
Parish Clerk & RFO
Cropwell Bishop Parish Council


Cropwell Bishop 2022 Party in the Park Appeal

The Parish Council are considering reviving the above event which has always been enjoyed and well attended by the village.

Hopefully with the relaxation of the Covid regulations we would be able to arrange the event for Saturday 9th July.

In order for this to proceed however, we have come to a major sticking factor in that we require the facility of two curtain side trailers to facilitate the main stage, which is a crucial part of the whole event. We have tried all our usual sources, but unfortunately due to the transport businesses being overwhelmed, we are at this point unable to find these available for the weekend at the proposed venue.

Does anyone have any contacts or ideas that may help to create the required staging for the full set up required?

The unit/s need to be protected from the weather both above, to the sides and the back, it needs to be a minimum overall size of 5.0metres x4.0metres and be set above ground by some 1.5metres to facilitate all the band and music gear.

Businesses already contacted: Proctors, Tony Starmer, Farrells, CDA, Stanley Bott and a couple of local Farmers.

Please contact the Parish Council Clerk if you can help us in any way with this dilemma and then hopefully, we can push forward with the arrangements.

Thank you


Janice Towndrow
Parish Clerk
0115 9894656 email: clerk@cropwellbishop-pc.gov.uk


2018
2018


Those Were The Days!

Fiftynine years ago, during the winter of 1963, this was the road leading up from the A46 to the top of the hill where the Creamery Building now stands. The road then, was dead straight from the A46.

Thanks to Julia Simpson for the photo.


Snow in 1963

Gold for Langar Sky Divers

Chimera Team
James Woods (Harby), Will Cooke (Langar), Sarah Ashworth (Harby) and Laura Hampton (Bingham)

A team of skydivers from Nottinghamshire are celebrating winning the title of British Indoor Skydiving Champions this weekend, following a close battle with the reigning national champions at the event in Basingstoke.

Chimera, which comprises four members from the Vale of Belvoir area, is now the highest ranked indoor skydiving team in the country and is therefore invited to represent Team GB at the upcoming World Cup of Indoor Skydiving, to be held in Belgium in April.

They have been competing together for the past seven years, though travel restrictions in recent years have impacted the team’s training plans and reduced the amount of time they have been able to spend with their coach, Niklas Hemlin, who resides in the USA.

In spite of this, the team put in an impressive performance at the competition, beating the reigning British champions NFTO and new team Meraki to the top spot.

Speaking of the competition, Laura Hampton, who has the position of Outside Centre in Chimera, said:

“Winning the gold medal was really a dream come true! Ours is a sport that requires a huge amount of dedication and we’ve all been working hard to improve our own skills and our skills as a team for years. To be able to say we’re the British champions is amazing.”

Chimera trains regularly at Notts skydiving centre Skydive Langar, where over 33,000 skydives were completed in 2021 - in spite of the centre being closed for part of the year through lockdown. Skydive Langar sponsors Chimera and Operations Manager Josh Carratt said:

“We’re very proud of Chimera and so pleased to see their hard work pay off in this way. As well as training at Langar, the team also provides coaching to jumpers, from those learning formation skydiving skills from scratch, to other teams, to larger skydiving groups. We’ve got an exciting calendar of events lined up for 2022 and it’s awesome that some of those are being led by the British champions.”

The British Indoor Skydiving Championships was hosted at iFly in Basingstoke, where 52 teams and individuals gathered to compete in a variety of skydiving disciplines including formation skydiving, dynamic, freestyle and vertical formation skydiving.


Parking Fines on Nottm Road

I have been informed that last Saturday, two parking wardens were seen patrolling Nottingham Road.
Also, a car parked on double yellow lines on Nottm Road (near Barratt Close) had a parking ticket on it.

Traffic wardens regularly patrol West Bridgford and Bingham and are visiting Cropwell Bishop as they travel between the two.

Judging from the number of cars and vans that have been seen illegally parked in the village, their efforts will prove profitable to Rushcliffe Council.

If you see a vehicle parked on double yellow lines, take photos and send them to the Parish Clerk, who will pass it on to the Council. Make sure you include the registration number and make a note of the time.

Tony Jarrow


Vectare Take Over 850/852 Service

Nottinghamshire County Council have asked Vectare to take on the operation of local bus routes 850 and 852 until Saturday 26th February due to a temporary vehicle shortage at the County Council.

If the arrangement is extended beyond 26th February we will let you know.

Normal timetable will be followed.

Passengers, please look out for Vectare’s Mercedes-Benz Sprinter as pictured below.


Parish Clerk


Bus

Bus

Latest Bird's-eye Views

Bloor Homes
Bloor Homes
Bloor Homes
Bloor Homes


Thanks to Colin Bryan for the photos.


East Midlands Airport Survey

East Midlands Airport has commissioned Simply Sustainable to provide independent liaison with its stakeholders to understand what you think about its business, place in your community and how well it engages with you.

The responses received will help East Midlands Airport understand the issues which matter most to its stakeholders and inform the airport’s sustainability plans. They will also help the airport ensure it engages effectively with local stakeholders in the future.

Your feedback is incredibly important to East Midlands Airport. For each response received, the airport will plant a tree in the local area as part of celebrations marking the occasion of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The survey (CLICK HERE) will take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

This survey will be open until the 11th of March.

If you have any questions about the survey, please do not hesitate to contact Simply Sustainable at materiality@simply-sustainable.co.uk

Thank you in advance for participating and for your valuable contribution to East Midlands Airport.

Kind regards,


SIMPLY SUSTAINABLE
www.simply-sustainable.co.uk


Landline Outrage Compensation

If you are one of those who has had to endure having no phone landline for about 3 weeks, you may be thinking about claiming compensation. It won't be much, but it might make you feel better!

Everyone's problems and entitlement will be unique but I thought it might be useful to tell you of my own experience.

My own phone/broadband provider charges me £26.08 per month for my landline services (line, 1571, moblile numbers). Dividing that by 31 days gives me the charge per day. Then, multiplying that by 20 days (period off line) gives £16.80.

I emailed my privider saying:

"Since I am paying £26.08 per month for "line rental+1571+mobile minutes”, I estimate that I am entitled to compensation of £16.80. I assume you will credit this amount on my next invoice."

One hour later I had a reply saying that this "payment has been authorised and is being processed".

Good luck with your own claim.


Tony Jarrow


Landline Phones are Coming to Life!

Over the last 24 hours, more and more villagers have had their telephone landline reconnected.

Homes, here and there, are suddenly finding that their phone is now working again.

However, there seems to be no pattern to the restoration; some still have no line even though their next-door neighbour had theirs restored yesterday.

Let's hope that it won't be long before we can all talk freely again on all our phones.


Tony Jarrow


Children's Path Games Project

The Parish Council would like to thank everyone who replied to the questionnaire seeking your views to see if there was community support to create the Children’s Path Games.

As you will know from previous reports this was in all well received by the members of the community and the Parish Council went out to tender for the project.

Initially the Parish Council had received outline consent from the relevant departments at Rushcliffe Borough Council to go ahead with the scheme.

However, when we went back to them with the fully outlined proposal it became apparent that the pathways were under the ownership of Nottinghamshire County Council (N.C.C.).

The Parish Council then approached N.C.C. to seek their permission to carry the project forward. Sadly, however, N.C.C. came back to the Parish Council and advised the following:

“I have discussed this matter with some colleagues and to all intents and purposes, it is a nice idea for the local community and would encourage young residents to participate in outdoor activities with their friends. Unfortunately, the Highways Authority do need to consider such proposals from a highway safety point of view.

Whilst the footways do run through an open space, their primary function is for use by pedestrians for walking purposes. The footway surfaces are deemed as being in a safe condition, with no defects that meet our investigatory levels for repair action. So, using a risk based approach, by allowing games to be laid on the surfaces, the risk of an accident on the footway increases; and if the Authority had agreed to the markings being laid, then it is accepting that increased risk. The Authority is then liable for any third-party injury or damage claims that may occur as a result of this.

I am sorry that we cannot be of more assistance in this instance.”

The Parish Council then came up with the idea of approaching Bloor Homes to see if it could be carried out on some of the perimeter of the new site but unfortunately advised they could not help either:

“I have just sat down with the Team of Directors to discuss the footpath games proposal and unfortunately we do not think your proposals are possible as the footpaths that lead around the outside of the site are hoggin paths so it would not be possible to paint on the surface as it is compacted crushed stone.

Please accept my apologies that your proposal cannot be accommodated.”

With nowhere to place the Children’s Path Games safely the Parish Council have had to take the decision not to proceed with this project at the current time.

The Parish Council would like to thank Uni-Play for their efforts in putting a package together for us and to Sharon Pyke for all her help with this community project.


Janice Towndrow
Parish Clerk


Local Waste Plan: Future Recycling Site at Cotgrave?

Waste Plan

As waste planning authorities, the County and City Councils have a statutory duty to maintain an up to date Waste Local Plan which provides planning policies to help guide recycling and waste development proposals and provide the basis for decisions on planning applications.

We need to ensure that there are sufficient sites to meet future demand for waste and resource recovery over the next 15-20 years. If you were on our database at the time we will have consulted you on the Waste Local Plan Issues and Options document and a ‘Call for Sites’ between the 27th February and the 7th May 2020.

We have analysed the representations received from this consultation, obtained further evidence of future recycling and waste patterns and have now prepared a Draft Waste Local Plan.

This Plan will be published for consultation between 7th February and the 4th April 2022.

We would encourage you to register on our online consultation system which will enable you to save and submit your comments on specific sections of the plan and will help us process comments more efficiently. Guidance on how to register and details of our privacy notice which you will be required to agree to can be found on our webpage - nottinghamshire.gov.uk/waste.

To introduce the Plan and discuss the future of waste and recycling in the local area, we are holding an online event, “Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City– Planning for Waste” between 10:00 and 12:30 on Friday February 11th 2022. If you would like to attend this event registration details can be found in the link below.

More details about the Plan and how to get involved in the consultation and where the documents are available for inspection can be found at: www.Nottinghamshire.gov.uk/waste


Nina Wilson
Planning Policy Team
Nottinghamshire County Council


A New Day Begins – or does it?

St Giles


Thanks to Mel Stanley for the photo.


News-Quiz Winner

The winner of the 'In the News Quiz' that appeared in the November edition of Cropwell News, was drawn out of the hat of correct entries at last night's Cropwell Bishop Council Meeting.

Congratulations to the winner, Mrs P Chambers, who will receive a £20 voucher donated by Gary Jowett's Butchers.

Tony Jarrow


Can you help a Cropwell student?

Oxford Brooks

Please take part in my anonymous online questionnaire study for my undergraduate dissertation project (BSc Psychology) to explore how much sleep quality is predicted by anxiety symptoms, anxiety specifically about COVID-19 and the impact that COVID-19 has on productivity in the workplace.

It should take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete.

This study has been approved by the Psychology Research Ethics Committee at Oxford Brookes University.

Anyone aged between 18-65 who has worked in paid employment for at least six months before the pandemic (i.e. before March 2020) and at least six months since the pandemic started (i.e. since March 2020) is invited to take part.

To take part, or simply to find out more about this study, please click the link below:

Impact of Covid on Sleep Quality

It would be greatly appreciated, but please do not feel obliged to participate if you do not want to.

Please feel free to share this link with family and friends who you may think might be interested in taking part – I need as many responses as possible!

Thank you


Jess Price

19009277@brookes.ac.uk


On your Bike?

Velo Belvoir

What is this?

A bike ride of some kind?

For all kinds of riders maybe?

In the Vale of Belvoir possibly?

Find out more by clicking on the Events tab.


Tony Jarrow




Keep Warm

Do you have a wood-burning stove, or maybe a solid-fuel fire that requires kindling (small sticks) to get it started?

If so, you may feel relieved at not having to use high-cost gas or electricity. Unless, that is, you have run out of logs to burn!

Fear not, there is a waiting supply of bone-dry, untreated wood, cut up into 7inch blocks. Also bags of kindling.

You may remember the recent story about Max Jordan who endeavours to raise funds for St Giles Church by recycling used wood. The building contractors at the Bloor Homes site in the village, deliver timber offcuts to him and he saws them up.

So, if you require firewood for fuel, please contact him.

As Treasurer of St Giles Church, he is able to accept any donations that people may wish to make when collecting the wood. They will help to fund the church.

His contact details are:

Max Jordan
1A Thurlby Close
Tel: 0115 989 9299


Tony Jarrow



Wood

Is Your Phone Dead?

Is your landline phone dead: does it have no dialing tone when you pick it up?

Have you been unable to make a call – and not received one for the last day or so?

If so, you are, apparently, one of around 700 local homes and businesses suffering this "outrage". It is believed to be the result of a theft of underground cables.

Phone lines are not expected to be working again until 12th February!

You will probably find that your internet is still working as normal which seems strange since your phone and internet signals come into your home down the same copper cables.

However, if you have a 'fibre broadband connection' then your internet signal comes to Cropwell Bishop via a cheap glass fibre. But your phone signal doesn't, it comes all the way along copper cables.

A break in (or theft of) the copper cable stops your phone signal but does not affect your internet signal.

For compensation (around £10 I am told) you should contact your phone line provider – the company you pay each month for your phone line.


Tony Jarrow


Proceeding to Plan ...

Bloor Homes
Bloor Homes
Bloor Homes


Thanks to Colin Bryan for the photos.


On your Bike?

Velo Belvoir

What is this?

A bike ride of some kind?

For all kinds of riders maybe?

In the Vale of Belvoir possibly?

Find out more by clicking on the Events tab.


Tony Jarrow




Keep Warm

Do you have a wood-burning stove, or maybe a solid-fuel fire that requires kindling (small sticks) to get it started?

If so, you may feel relieved at not having to use high-cost gas or electricity. Unless, that is, you have run out of logs to burn!

Fear not, there is a waiting supply of bone-dry, untreated wood, cut up into 7inch blocks. Also bags of kindling.

You may remember the recent story about Max Jordan who endeavours to raise funds for St Giles Church by recycling used wood. The building contractors at the Bloor Homes site in the village, deliver timber offcuts to him and he saws them up.

So, if you require firewood for fuel, please contact him.

As Treasurer of St Giles Church, he is able to accept any donations that people may wish to make when collecting the wood. They will help to fund the church.

His contact details are:

Max Jordan
1A Thurlby Close
Tel: 0115 989 9299


Tony Jarrow



Wood