Shelford News




April 2018 Edition (to be published bi-monthly)





This year for the Feast Weekend (7 and 8 July) there is the Horticulture Show, Sports, Street Market, Flower Festival, Gardens Open.  Please note the next Feast meeting will be held on Thursday 19 April at 7.00 pm in the Earl of Chesterfield Pub.


Bev and Karen

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






The Annual  Meeting of the Parish Council is to be held on Wednesday 30 May at 6.30pm in the Village Hall.  If you would like to consider standing for any future Parish Council vacancy or to gain some insight into the workings of the Parish Council to benefit our village community, please do come along to the meeting.




Dates for Horse Events held at Shelford Manor are as follows:

27-29 May 2018

25-27 August 2018

The public are very welcome and entry is free.




Shelford Messy Church.      Messy Church is for parents and children up to the age of about 11.  We meet in Shelford Village Hall from 4.00 p.m. to 5.45 p.m., usually on the last Wednesday of the month.   We begin with a range of activities and craft work, usually including painting and making a large collage of the story of the month.  We sit together at about 4.50 for about 15 minutes when there is a Bible story, a song and some prayers.  There may be a short film or a role-play.

Then we pull out the dining tables, and all sit together and enjoy a nice hot tea.  Children’s favourites feature on the menu, of course, and there is pudding too.  We have room for more people to join us – you will be very welcome. Why not give it a try!    Forthcoming dates are:-

      April 25th        -      Jesus and the Miraculous catch of Fish

Any queries to David Hancock at





April                                                                                                                      May

1st          10.30 am              Holy Communion                                             6th         10.30 am                              Holy Communion

15th       6.30 pm                Compline                                                             20th       6.30 pm                                Compline

22nd      6.30 pm                Evensong                                                            27th       6.30 pm                                Evensong

25th       4.00 pm                Messy Church (in the Village Hall)             30th       4.00 pm                                Messy Church (in the Village Hall)                                                                            





2018 Speakers and other events

May 10th                                               Resolution Meeting

June 7th                                                Mike Newbold “My extra life”

July 5th                                                                            Janet and Geoff Cutts – “The work of the RNLI”

August                                                  no meeting but there’s bound to be something going on!

September 6th                                   Joy Rice “An evening of Joy”

October 4th                                         Ann Featherstone – “From baby farmers to acid bath murderers”

November 1st                                    Nottingham First Responders

December 6th                                     Christmas Party

January 10th 2019:                            Annual Meeting

Other events:

Walks:  are provisionally planned for April 19th,June 21st, July 19th, August 16th, September 20th and October 18th.

Group Meeting:                               Thursday April 19th.  Speaker: Charles Hanson

Birthday Tea:                                     and film show May 17th

Pottery class:                                     Tuesday June 12th.  Details to follow

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There have been several complaints regarding dog fouling on pavements around the village.  This is an increasing problem and if anyone's dog is seen fouling, it could result in a hefty fine.  Please be vigilant and report any incidents of fouling to Rushcliffe Borough Council either by telephone (0115 981 9911) or go to their website.




If anyone would like to do a pew end for the Flower Festival to be held 7,8 and 9 July in memory of a loved one, please contact Karen on the above number.  The pew end, oasis and a card for your individual message will be supplied, you just need to put the flowers in.  Full instructions are given.




Each year CPRE Nottinghamshire organises a competition to find the best kept village in each of four population size categories:

·         from 2000 to 10,000

·         from 700 to 2000

·         from 300 to 700

·         under 300.

There are monetary prizes and framed certificates for the winning village and runner-up in each category.  The winning villages in each category are then entered into a final round to find the winner of the “Best of Notts” award of £1000.  Plaques are placed in each winning village and remain in place for the following year.


The first round of judging is from 4-22 June.  If you think we should enter this, please contact Coun Bev Bingham on the above e-mail before the end of April.  This will involve volunteers for litter picking, tidying frontages and communal areas.




The future of the Villager 1 bus service, operated by Trent Barton, is in doubt.  Mr Anthony Stevenson attended a meeting regarding the service at which Trent Barton said they are happy to run this service if it breaks even.  At present  it does not due to insufficient use.  Hence the need to use the bus service more if it is to be retained.




in the Village Hall



·         Litter pick:  Despite the harsh weather a good deal of individual litter picking has taken place.



·         A local resident spoke of his concerns regarding the local Trent Barton bus serving Shelford and area and said it was running at a loss.  He had asked the bus company if it would consider making use of one of the buses serving Bingham to include the surrounding villages occasionally.

·         Coun. Mrs Cutts told the meeting that Notts County Council were not able to provide grants to help

cover the service. 

·         The Chairman said the Parish Council would do its best to publicise the need for residents to make use of the existing service that did cover the village.



·         Coun. Mrs Cutts said the County Council had imposed a 4.99% Council Tax increase.

·         They were  supporting the provision of a War Memorial for erection on the Embankment showing

the names of all Nottinghamshire soldiers who died in the First World War.

·         The subject of pot holes in roads in the County was being addressed with additional funding.  They were looking to parish councils to organise and fund grit bins for roads which would not be treated by the

County in icy weather.

·         Coun. Lawrence, who said he would not be standing for re-election in 2019 after 16 years’ service, said it appeared there were less fly tipping complaints in his Ward than in previous years.  He reported the Borough Council had been named the Entrepreneurial Council of the Year and its representatives had been to London to collect the award.



·         Rushcliffe Borough Council had carried out a survey on food usage at the village hall.  The Council

are to take steps to ask residents in the village if they wanted the council to enter the Notts CPRE

Best Kept Village 2018 and, if so, what help they would offer in keeping the area tidy.

·         Rushcliffe Borough Council had awarded the village hall 100% rate relief.  Historic England

wrote regarding the village war memorial and said it was being considered for inclusion in the

list of Buildings of Special Historical Interest.   In respect of the grant request for the repairs to

the Memorial, the Council still need to produce confirmation the letter on the memorial did contain


·         Notts County Council Highways advised of their agreement to erect deer warning signs on Shelford tops and of horse warning signs in the village itself.  The Council agreed the position of such signs.


·         The meeting considered the proposed event for 11 November to commemorate the centenary

of the ending of World War One in 1918.  The Clerk said that a request had been made

nationally for churches to ring bells at 7.05pm on that evening after a beacon or a bonfire had

been lit at 7.00pm.  The Clerk said all parishes had been asked to seek someone from their village

who was a relative to someone who had served in the forces in the 1914-18 war to take part in

any event.  A grant has been applied for to clean the memorial and a quote has been received to

repair and replace, where necessary, the railings and gate.


·         The question of the Broadband service to the village was raised and some concern expressed on delays

on improvements.


NEXT MEETING - To be held on Wednesday 30 May 2018 at 6.30 pm, together with the Annual Meeting.  As always, this is open to all residents.

Full minutes are available on the website, as is information on many other village items




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