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October 2018 Edition (published bi-monthly)




Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Harvest Supper on the 6th.


Bev and Karen

Bev Bingham  (Tel: 933 4212, E-mail: and Karen Cheetham (Tel: 933 2231,





October                                                                                                               November

7th         10.30 am              Holy Communion                                             4th         10.30 am              Holy Communion

21st        6.30 pm                Compline                                                             11th       10.30 am              Remembrance Service

28th       6.30 pm                Evensong                                                            18th       6.30 pm                Compline

31st        4.00 pm                Messy Church (in the                                     25th       6.30 pm                Evensong

                                                  Village Hall)                                                       28th       4.00 pm                Messy Church (in the

                                                                                                                                                                                  Village Hall)




Some of us spent part of a very damp afternoon in September erecting bunting made of little knitted jerseys, welcoming cyclists on the Tour of Britain; there was also a large homemade banner of welcome and, of course, a yellow bicycle atop Shelford Hill.  That evening we spent an hour laughing until we cried, listening to the hilarious poems and anecdotes of Joy Rice.

We are fortunate to have a wonderful Speaker Seeker, who ensures that our monthly meeting is a lively and interesting event.

The subject of our October meeting (Thursday October 4th, Village Hall 7.30 pm) is “Victorian Crime” and later in the month we’re off to see the musical “Calendar Girls”.  We’re also looking forward to another session of Walking Netball.

Not just jam and Jerusalem . . .



Competitive prices and delivery available


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Facebook: Victoria Elizabeth Cakes





Going away and want someone to look after your small pets/cats, water your plants or cut your lawn?


Call or text Robbie Hodder on 07891 255261




Pool table,approx 3' x 6', folding, now surplus to Village Hall requirements.  Anyone interested please contact Bev Bingham on the above number/e-mail. 




Due to lack of use, we in danger of losing our village bus service.  It is a case of "use it or lose it".  Please see further details in the Parish minutes below.  Please forward any comments to Bev Bingham, Chairman.


PRECIS OF PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES held on Wednesday 26 September 2018

in the Village Hall



·         The Clerk advised that the Council had received one written application for consideration, being Mrs Lesley Duffin of Main Road, Shelford.  He said she did qualify, being on the electoral list.  It was proposed that she be co-opted and agreed unanimously.  Coun. Mrs Duffin signed the necessary declaration of acceptance form, was welcomed as a member and took part in the remainder of the meeting.

·         Coun. Squires said he wished to resign as vice-chairman and Coun. Lee Smith was appointed in his place.



·         The Clerk said the visit through the village by the Tour of Britain on 8 September was a success as far as residents were concerned, several of whom put out yellow and green decorations.  Both Rushcliffe Borough Council and Notts County Council supported parishes in their efforts.  A number of villages are producing a photobook of the event in their parish.  It was felt the better way would be to put the pictures into a digital record.  The Clerk asked for help from members in regard to producing the photographs.

·         Notts County Council, through VIA, were now saying they would be happy to look at some road side verge tree planting as part of the Rushcliffe Borough Council "10-free-trees" scheme for parish councils.  Originally such plantings could not be considered.  It was agreed to ask for 10 trees, 6 on Manor Lane and the other 4 in an appropriate situation.

·         The cleaning work on the war memorial has been completed.

·         The Rushcliffe Borough Council Local Plan Part 2 has been submitted ready for inspection by the Government department with a resulting public inquiry.



·         Coun. Mrs Cutts spoke on plans to close Trent Lane to traffic, leading to East Bridgford from Gunthorpe Bridge.  It should be still available for cyclists and certainly for pedestrians.  She also advised that Oatfield Lane could receive some minor attention but it would not be resurfaced.

·         Coun. Cutts spoke of the current position in respect of proposals for a Unitary Authority to be established in Nottinghamshire and spoke of the need to be aware of financial problems that were having to be met under the current arrangements.



·         A local resident reported in depth on the bus service serving the village and said since the last Council meeting had engaged in correspondence with the MP, the County Council and Trent Barton.  In June he had been informed agreement had been reached between the County Council and the bus company for the County to support the Rushcliffe Villager 1 service by meeting any operating deficit, if required, up to £60,000 per annum.

·         The resident said that as of the middle of August there had been no request made by the company.  He later understood that the company would provide financial information about the service to the County on a quarterly basis and any payment made by the County to the bus company would be linked to that timescale. Also in August the County had said the service was still running at a small financial loss.

·         The resident stressed that it was seriously a case of 'use it or lose it’ and he hoped residents in the village would take heed of that and make efforts to save what was a vital service for the village.

·         The Chairman said the question of a survey of residents, to find their comments on what the bus service should offer, possibly using the newsletter, was something they should look at.



·         Notts County Council advised of two football matches on 8 November as Games of Remembrance and involving both ladies and gents Army football teams from England and Germany, aimed at replicating the incident on a Christmas Day during the 1st World War when during an agreed ceasefire and truce on the battle front in France, English and German soldiers played a match against each other.  The two games, are Notts County (ladies) and Nottingham Forest (men) aimed as being part of the Nottinghamshire effort  through the power of football to bring WW1 stories of courage and sacrifice alive, 100 years after the guns fell silent.



·         All parishes have been asked to take part in special arrangements to mark the centenary of the ending of WW1 on the day of this year's Remembrance Sunday,on 11 November.  Parishes are asked to light a beacon or a bonfire at 7pm to coincide with one being lit at Buckingham Palace and to have church bells rung at 7.05pm, the same as they were rung on 11 November 1918.  Records show there were four Shelford residents who died in WW1 while serving in the Sherwood Foresters, being Albert Burton, George Fisher, Samuel Parker and James Riley.

·         The Chairman said there would be a bonfire and if refreshments were required they would be served in church.



·         At the end of the meeting Coun. Squires said he wished to resign after serving 10 years as a member, including being vice chairman and chairman. He said he had intimated previously he would be standing down.  The Chairman said on behalf of the Council they wished to record their appreciation of his work to both the Council and the village in general.  He was particularly thanked for his input into the necessary extensive work for the Council to obtain grants involving meeting the cost of work on the village hall and equipment for the playing field.

·         He said he would continue his work for the Shelford Against Gravel Extraction (SAGE) group in the village and was thanked for this.   Notts County Council member Coun. Kay Cutts added her thanks to Coun. Squires and said she was aware of the extent of his work for the Council.


NEXT MEETING - To be held on Wednesday 28 November 2018 at 6.30 pm.  Open to all residents.


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