Shelford News




October Edition (to be published bi-monthly)


Dear Reader,

Thank you for all the positive feedback regarding this Information Sheet.  It is much appreciated.


Bev and Karen

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





October                                                                                                 November

1st           10.30 am               Holy Communion                                 5th          10.30 am               Holy Communion

14th        6.30 pm                 Compline                                               12th        10.30 am               Remembrance Service

21st        6.30 pm                 Evensong                                               19th        6.30 pm                 Compline

25th        4.00 pm                 Messy Church (in Village Hall)           26th        6.30 pm                 Evensong

                                                                                                                29th        4.00 pm                 Messy Church (in

                                                                                                                                                                    Village Hall)




Date for Diary: Sunday 17 December 2017, 10am to 12 noon.  If anyone would like to donate a raffle prize, cakes, tombola items, please contact Karen on the number/e-mail above.




The website gives information on many village items (ie full minutes of Parish Council meetings, Shelford Against Gravel Extraction (SAGE) group, Groups and Activities, Village Hall, Policing news, History Trail, News and Events, About Shelford with news Headlines).  Please do go to the website at to keep up to date with village information.




Our group meet once a fortnight on a Tuesday at 1.30pm.  We walk for between 1½  and 2 hours, then always find somewhere for tea and cake afterwards!   Everyone welcome, dogs included!  Do come and join us if you enjoy a social walk!   For details of each walk contact Jane Chatterton on 01949 20210 or




This year's Children's Christmas Party is to be held on Sunday 10th December, 2-4pm at Shelford Village Hall.  So parents please get this date in your diary! 


With very limited funds this year we are looking to get help from those coming to make this a fun party for the village children.  If you are able to come please contact Deb ( or Helen (07786 522640) so you can receive further important information about the event.  We look forward to seeing some familiar and new faces at the party!


Deb & Helen                                                                                                                                                                       


Villagers are invited to a meeting on Wednesday 18 October at 7 pm in the Earl of Chesterfield for anyone who is interested in organising/helping with village events, ie Shelford Feast Saturday, Street Market and any other forthcoming events.  For further information contact Bev Bingham on number/e-mail above.




A book group is starting in Shelford soon.  New members welcome.  If you are interested

please contact Elizabeth Eaton on 933 6494 or e-mail:


PRECIS OF PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES held on Wednesday 27 September

in the Village Hall



·         He reported on the new village Information Sheet and said the first issue had been published and had been well received. .



·         Coun. Lawrence spoke on the presence of travellers in the area, currently moving between East Bridgford and Newton on a fairly regular basis.

·         Coun. Cutts reported on a meeting with BT on the question of the Broadband service in the village, saying it was hoped that the village would have a better service by the end of the year.

·         Coun. Cutts explained a new trial system they had introduced to fill pot holes, saying they would be using hot tar and then leaving it to traffic to make it firm.

·         She also informed the council she had been appointed to the HS2 Board.



·         Eileen Smith complimented the parish council on the updated website.



·         Notts CPRE judges gave comments on the Best Kept Village 2017 entry and said overall they had taken a good impression.  They commented on the fact the parish church was locked and that it was not possible to go inside. They said the village seat needed painting and the war memorial was in need of attention.  The history trail maps provided were too small.

·         The War Graves Commission wrote in respect of the village war memorial and said they were asking each parish to carry out refurbishment work in time for Centenary of the ending of the First World War on 11 November 2018.  The Clerk said there could be some funding available.  The meeting was told that all councils were being asked to organise a bonfire or beacon at 7pm on 11 November next year to mark the centenary and to engage with local families who have relatives involved in the First World War.

·         Royal British Legion ‘Poppies on Lamp Posts’ scheme was outlined, in which they are asking parishes to purchase poppies from them at £3 each (18 inches wide, plastic with ties) to display on posts and railings in a build up to next year's events.  It was agreed to buy six of the poppies.



·         It was reported a barbecue fire had been held on the field with the resultant damage.  The gate to the field was now being kept locked.



·         A warm vote of thanks was given to Coun. Squires for his hard work in seeing through the necessary applications for funding to allow the scheme for new toilets at the hall to go ahead.  The new toilets were judged to be excellent.  Coun. Squires said a Lottery grant of £8800 had been received and Couns.  Cutts and Lawrence had each given £500.  The Coffee Pot had given £200, leaving the council to fund in the region of £900.



·         Coun. Squires updated the council on the situation concerning the possibility of gravel extraction works in the county, confirming that a planning application had been submitted involving a site at Barton in Fabis.

NEXT MEETING - To be held on Wednesday 29 November at 6.30 pm.  Open to all residents.


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



Send your news articles in today to appear on the Shelford website.  All articles emailed to webmaster or hard copy posted to Field Cottage, West Street, Shelford.

Shelford Newsletter November 2015
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