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April 2019 Edition (published bi-monthly)




Bev and Karen

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

(Tel: 933 2231,





April                                                                                        May

7th       10.30 am         Holy Communion                                5th       10.30     Holy Communion

21st     10.30 am         Easter Holy Communion                     12th     NO SERVICE

            6.30 pm           Festival Evensong at Radcliffe                        19th     6.30 am           Compline

24th     4.00 pm           Messy Church in the Village Hall       26th     6.30 pm           Evensong

28th     6.30 pm           Evensong



Shelford Horse Trials will run at Shelford Manor on 28, 29 and 30 May and again on 24, 25 and 26 August.  All are welcome to come and have a look; there is no charge and we do have a food outlet, a few stalls and usually an ice cream van!



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



We're in the final part of our refurbishments here at The Earl of Chesterfield! Come and see our new coffee area to enjoy a drink and read a paper on the sofa. Also being put in is new wooden flooring along the back of the lounge area making it look much brighter by the fire. We've painted and cleaned up in the snug bar making it much more appealing. Finally our biggest project with work still to do is the restaurant. From a newly sanded floor, painting all the walls, windows, doors and ceiling. New tables and chairs still to come as well! 

Easter quiz night on the 16th April with special deals on food.

Easter weekend - 

18th - 23rd April                                 Mini Beer Festival

Good Friday 19th April                        Easter Egg Hunt at 11am for the Children

Easter Sunday 21st April                     Sunday lunches 12pm - 7:30pm

Bank holiday Monday 22ndApril        Open and serving food 12pm - 7:30pm

Pizza oven will be served Friday, Saturday & Monday.


Tuesday 30th April                              Locals special offer night: Please book in advance!


May bank holiday weekend 3rd - 6th & 24th - 27th.

Pizza oven will be served Friday, Saturday & Monday.


We also have offer nights available once again:


Tuesday & Wednesday £8.50 menu - Pie of the day, sausage & mash & burgers

Thursday is grill day - Discount on dishes from the grill - Gammon, sirloin, rump and mixed grill.

Fridays - Fish and chips for £8.50 between 5pm - 7pm. And Prosseco for £12.95 all day!



Also known as “The Best Tin Shed In Shelford”


Our Bar is open to all, Campers and Locals alike.

Selling a range of bottled Beers, Lagers, Cider and Wine with a variety of Premium spirits including at least 10 different Premium Gins.

For more information on future opening  time  and details of special events please LIKE our FACEBOOK Page :-

The Bar At Shelford Nurseries Caravan Park





To ensure everyone receives information regarding any village events, could you please let Bev have your e-mail details.  If you do not have e-mail, let her know your phone number and you will be contacted separately.




This is again proving to be a huge problem around the village streets and along footpaths.  Action will be taken against offenders.  It is necessary not only to bag the waste but also to put the bags into the bins provided.  Hopefully the provision of extra bins will help with this recurring problem.





PRECIS OF PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES held on Wednesday 27 March 2019

in the Village Hall



·         The parish council election is due on 2 May



·         Coun. Mrs Cutts spoke of the need for the County Council to impose a 2.99% Council Tax increase coupled with one for 1% for social care.  She also commented on the fact that all libraries were being kept open and that the HS2 project was going ahead.  There was no definite news on what would happen  to the site of the power station at Ratcliffe on Soar once the planned closure took place.

·         Coun. Lawrence said the Borough Council were winding down towards the end of their

 4-year term of office and new committees would be formed following their elections on 2 May.  He said he was not standing for re-election but had enjoyed his 16 years in office.  The Parish Council gave a warm vote of thanks to him for his service to the village and his help to the local community.



·         A resident was told the new litter bin on Stoke Ferry Lane had been erected.

·         The road sweeping service was carried out on a rota system by Rushcliffe Borough Council and no direct charge was made to the parish for it.  If the Council asked for a special visit for road cleaning work then there will be a charge.

·         Concerns were raised over the traffic effect on Shelford from the large scale housing plans that had been granted for Radcliffe on Trent.



·         Department of Environment and ACRE grants meeting at Oxton on 5 April would be attended if possible by Coun. Smith. The Clerk said he would also  attend.       

·         Notts CPRE Best Kept  Village competition details were given and it was agreed to enter for 2019.  

·         Insp Craig Berry of Nottinghamshire Police, wrote in regard to ways there were to improve engagement with their communities with the issuing of a fortnightly online report of their activities. This is available to view on the village website and a hard copy is on display in the Village Hall.

·         VIA/Notts County Council wrote in regard to the duties of farmers and land owners to ensure public paths on arable land were not obstructed and asked the members of the Council to report any such incidents.

·         PK Littlejohn auditors had announced a finance webinar to be held shortly to which all parish clerks were expected to attend.

·         Rushcliffe Borough Council non-domestic rates confirmed a 100% relief for the village hall.



·         The Chairman said progress was being made on obtaining two quotes for the replacement of a section of fencing on the field.



·         There was need for work to be carried out on the kitchen roof and floor, and quotes were being obtained.  There was also need for attention to some window frames in the building.   The responsibility was with the Parish Council but permission had to be obtained from the Crown, as owners,  for work to be put in place.



·         Coun. Mrs Cutts said she was able to make a £500 donation to the Parish Council from her Community Fund towards the planned scheme for refurbishment of play equipment.

·         An e-mail was received from Nik Emmonds of Perfect Motion, who organised the recent Road Race, thanking the village for its support and volunteers who manned the drinks stations.  We will be receiving a donation to village funds in recognition of this.

·         Trent Lane Closure.  Dates of implementation can be viewed on the village website and a copy is displayed on the noticeboard in the Village Hall Committee Room.

·         Village Clean-Up.  This is progressing well with groups of volunteers taking responsibility for areas of the village.  As you may have noticed, the dog bin from the playing field gate has been relocated to the end of the Church wall on Stoke Ferry Lane, and there will be 2 new bins - one located at theStoke Ferry Fishermens' car park, and the other 200 yards down the footpath between Fox Cottage and Ashdown, leading to Radcliffe.

·         Christmas Fayre.  The Parish Council have agreed to fund a Christmas Tree to be placed in the Village Hall yard.

·         WWII 75th Year Celebrations.  On Sunday 19 May, starting  at 2pm, there will be a Living History Group display in the Village Hall by Tea and cake will be available.  Further details to follow.


NEXT MEETING - To be held on Wednesday 22 May 2019 at 6.30 pm.  Open to all residents.

We are located at:


Shelford Village Hall

Church Street

Shelford Nottingham

NG12 1EN


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