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August 2018 Edition (published bi-monthly)





Thank you to everyone for another successful Feast Weekend.  We look forward to future village events.


Bev and Karen

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






To All at Shelford


I write to thank everybody involved in this year's Feast Weekend.  In every respect, it was a joy to be present and spoke so much of the vitality and warmth of Shelford.  Such an event would not happen without the commitment of so many to make it possible.  The planning, organisation and events were a tribute to all in Shelford.


This brief note comes with admiration and gratitude.  Well done.


With my warmest greetings



The Reverend Canon Mark S Tanner, Vicar





August                                                                                                                  September

4th         10.30 am              Holy Communion                                            2nd        10.30 am              Holy Communion

11th       6.00 pm                The Bards Tales                                                                16th       6.30 pm                Compline

19th       6.30 pm                Compline                                                            23rd       6.30 pm                Evensong

26th       6.30 pm                Evensong                                                            26th       4.00 pm                Messy Church (in the

                                                                                                                                                                                  Village Hall)




On Saturday 1 September my daughter is getting married and the reception is in our paddock on Burden Lane.  There will be live music until midnight.  I hope you will bear  with us on this special occasion.  If you have any concerns please ring me on 0115 933 2216.

Many thanks





Could anyone who gave cakes etc, please collect their plates and trays from the Village Hall.  The hall is open for Coffee Pot on a Monday morning 10am to 11.30 am.







After a very successful Street Market and Flower Festival, with a new team helping to organise the event, the Parochial Church Council is asking the village to help our church.  During this year we have had 2 funerals, 2 baptisms and one wedding, with 4 more weddings over the next 3 months.  But we desperately need help with organising these services in the future.  Can you spare some time to help?  The post of verger is an important role and is duly recognised, by the person being paid for weddings and funerals.  So, if you are interested please contact Penny or Gordon Oldham on 07775 835578, who can give you further information


ALSO, we are in need of a Secretary to take minutes and deal with any e-mails - can you help us?




Just a reminder that the Can DoTheatre will be presenting an outdoor theatrical experience of the Bard's Tales in the Church grounds on Saturday 11 August .  Gates open at 5 pm, performance starts at 6pm.  Adults £5, Children under 16 are free.  All proceeds to Shelford Church Fund.  Bring your own picnic and experience this hilarious retelling of the Bard's Tales in story and drama.






PRECIS OF PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES held on Wednesday 1 August 2018

in the Village Hall




·         The Chairman and the Clerk reported on the event on 8 September which would pass through Shelford at 11.41am.  It is the first time that this international event has been through Rushcliffe and consequently the same for Shelford.   Rushcliffe Borough Council had provided details of activities for the day and were asking all parishes to provide a warm welcome to those taking part and asking residents to put decorations themed in green and yellow on their properties.    There will be 120 competitors in the race and the visit to Shelford will see them enter Shelford on the main road from Shelford Tops, right through the village and out towards Gunthorpe on Manor Lane.  There will be a road closure and residents will receive a letter just prior to the event giving them details of the arrangements which will be overseen by police motorcyclists.  The race will be televised live by ITV over its entire route which starts from Central Avenue in West Bridgford at 10-30am and which finishes at the end of the day in Mansfield.  TV camera men will travel on motorcycles and there will be overhead coverage from a film crew travelling in a helicopter. The riders will cover 139 miles on what will be the sixth day of the seven-day event.

·         The meeting was told that the WI in the village would be placing poppies on the war memorial and members were also knitting green and yellow T-shirts to hang on railings.  The Clerk said he had purchased yellow bunting and yellow balloons. He appealed for anyone with a cycle they did not want to donate it to the Council for painting yellow and to be used as decorations on the day.



·         Coun. Kay Cutts reported on a suggestion from the controlling Conservative group at County Hall to introduce a Unitary Authority and it was suggested this could save £30m a year in costs.  The County Council member said it would be necessary in the future without changes to make major cuts in their spending programme, causing hard and difficult decisions having to be made.  Coun. Cutts said suggestions that Nottingham City Council would take large slices of the County into their boundary were not true.



·         Vandalism to the picnic tables on Stoke Ferry Lane was reported.  There was now only one bench there intact and it was agreed the area looked an eyesore. Police had made a drugs check in that area of the village.






·         The Clerk reported that the Notts County Council Local Minerals Plan was out for consultation and would remain so until towards the end of September.  Coun. Squires reported that Shelford was no longer on the list of possible sites for gravel extraction and said he felt they could look forward with cautious optimism there would not be an extraction scheme for the village.

·         Newark Fosse way First Responders had organised a safety cheque on the defibrillator at the village hall and had inserted new pads and batteries.

·         Shelford WI are celebrating their 90th birthday and were planning to carry out a bulb planting exercise, a move welcomed by the Council.

·         Rushcliffe Borough Council advised of their parish tree scheme, but the Council decided not to take up the offer of the 10 free trees available to them.  The Environment Agency gave details of their Trees on the Trent scheme which offered parish councils up to 130 trees in packs.

·         Notts County Council advised of details of a Great War Commemoration Service being held at Southwell Minster on 6 November.  RCAN advised of a proposed village hall event in November.  The Council expressed an interest in it. 

·         The Clerk said Notts County Council and the Police had issued a statement advising they understood a group of itinerants might be on the move after being evicted from the site they were using.




·         The Chairman said the bird spikes that should be on the swing frame had been replaced.



·         There was a need to clear out the items that had been left by various users and put in the side room at the hall.  It was agreed that those responsible should be told to remove them.   There was a need for decoration work to be carried out in that room and Coun. Squires would prepare a spec and obtain one quote with the Clerk getting a second.




·         The Clerk said the war memorial would be cleaned within the next 2 weeks and painting of the railings would then follow.



·         It was reported the village feast had made a profit of over £4,000, with the total being divided between the parish church and the village.  There had been a successful introduction of open gardens to its programme.  A new team of organisers had been operating this year.

·         Details were given for a Shakespearian event to be held at the parish church on 11 August.

·         The Chairman reported on her attendance at the Priority Setting meeting of the Police and said one item raised was the increasing use of drones.


NEXT MEETING - To be held on Wednesday 26 September 2018 at 6.30 pm.  Open to all residents.


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