Please note that a DEFIBRILLATOR can be found on the wall of the village hall. Dialling 999 will allow a release code to be made available. Clear verbal instructions are given once the unit is started.

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On Saturday September 8th Shelford will

 

welcome the 120 International

 

cyclists taking part in this years

 

Tour of Britain race

 

 Everyone is invited to take part in what will be a special day for the village

 

 

The parish council invite residents on the route to play a

 

part and decorate their homes in yellow and green to

 

welcome the riders as they pass through the village at the

 

estimated time of 11.41am, on their way to Gunthorpe 

 

The race is televised non-stop and an ITV camera team

 

will be among the entourage of over 100 vehicles that will

 

accompany the cyclists.  A helicopter overhead will also

 

include a camera team

 

There will be a road closure which will be controlled by police motorcyclists.

 

Details of this will be made known before the day.

 

The village hall will be open for toilets

 

The parish council has a supply of yellow balloons for youngsters

 

to wave at the cyclists.

 

The WI are to ensure the village war memorial looks as it should and members

 

are busy knitting some of the decorations.


Parish council chairman is Bev Bingham  (933 4212) and Clerk is Mike Elliott (937 6506)

Tour of Britain

SHELFORD is to welcome international cyclists in the Country's Premier Road Race

The village has been chosen to be on the route of the 2018 top ranked Tour of Britain cycle race.  The event itself lasts a week and will be travelling through the village on  Saturday September 8 for its seventh stage.  On the day the 120 international riders taking part will be setting off from Central Avenue at West Bridgford at a time yet to be confirmed.  In all on that day before they finish at Mansfield they will have covered 129 miles.

The event is televised live throughout its route and that means the village will be seen on television both in England and many other countries.

Rushcliffe Borough Council say they feel Parish Councils in Rushcliffe will want to welcome the OVO Energy event passing through their village look forward to them marking the major sporting spectacle with a community event.

The Borough Council are giving tips and ideas on the countless exciting ways to get involved in the event, before, during and after it flies through the Borough on the big day. It will include how you can decorate your house, business or neighbourhood in a cycle theme to welcome the riders or create your own land or water art that could be captured by the live coverage on ITV4.

Rushcliffe will in due course be providing  further information about the route, timings and potential volunteering  opportunities.

For more information and a map of the route please download the file below:

Tour of Britain.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [879.7 KB]

 

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Following the resignation of a councillor there is a vacancy on the Patrish Council. Please see "Parish Council" for full details.

 

The refurbishment of the village hall toilets has now been completed thanks mainly to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund and contributions from our County and Borough Councillors.

The facilities are now bright, modern and environmentally efficient. We hope users will appreciate our continuing efforts to improve the building

 

STOP PRESS

Nottinghamshire County council's new new Draft Minerals Plan is now out for consultation.

The plan does not include Shelford.

For the latest Gravel news click here

BROADBAND NEWS

Fast broadband is now available in Shelford as fibre to cabinets has now been connected. Several villagers have already signed up but anyone interested in getting faster speeds should contact their ISP.

 

About Shelford

 

 

Shelford is a typical rural community village with a church, pub and village hall which are all well used. It is situated beside the River Trent.

 

Shelford means ‘place of the shallow ford’ and there has been settlement here since the Bronze Age. The village is in the Trent Valley, about 8 miles from Nottingham. Shelford is still very much a farming community with arable and mixed farming and a livery stable. There is plenty of wildlife, particularly migrating birds down near the River Trent. There is a toll ride for horses and the Trent Valley Way runs through the village.

 

The village has one pub, the Earl of Chesterfield Arms and one Village Hall, previously the Church of England School, built in 1873 by the Earl of Carnarvon and later taken over by the Notts Education Committee, the school closed in 1964.  The building belongs to the Crown Estate and was leased first to the Church and then to the Parish Council to be used as a Village Hall.

 

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