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A52 Roadworks and New Junction Completed


Details below from National Highways regarding completion of the junction work between Bingham Road and the A52


Recent works to improve the Bingham Road junction on the A52 at Radcliffe on Trent have been completed and the road opened for traffic on 29 July 2022.


This scheme is part of the government's Road Investment Strategy being rolled out by the Department of Transport, through National Highways, to improve traffic flow and journey time along the A52 and support economic growth for the East Midlands.


Previously at this junction there were two lanes in each direction, one of those lanes was used as a right-hand turning lane for traffic to access local side roads. This meant in practice there would often only be one lane for vehicles to continue along the A52 in each direction. We have now widened the road to allow vehicles to continue along the A52 using two dedicated lanes, whilst maintaining the right-hand turning lanes. This additional capacity at the junction will allow for improved journey time reliability, reduced congestion and reduced delays.


We also upgraded the crossing facilities at the junction to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists.


We understand that the works have taken some time and we thank you for your patience. The delays have been as a result of the Covid pandemic and also disruption to our material supply chains. We have worked as quickly as possible while trying to maintain traffic flow along the A52, keep people safe and reduce delays through the road works.  

We still have a small amount of work to carry out which we're planning to complete this in September. We'll be planting some new trees in the copse between Bingham Road and the A52 Grantham Road. It's important to do this when the weather is cooler, so that the new trees can take root and become established in their new location.


We also need to install different lighting columns, however this will be done overnight with only a single lane closures, to minimise any inconvenience for road users.





Tour of Britain - Thursday 8th September


Please see below details from Rushcliffe Borough Council regarding the Tour of Britain in September, which will once again be heading though our lovely village:


We’re delighted to announce The Tour of Britain cycle race will return to the Borough in September and on a near identical route to the event that visited us in 2018!

The eagerly anticipated Nottinghamshire stage of this year’s race for Thursday September 8 was outlined earlier this morning.


It will start on Central Avenue in West Bridgford and will visit Ruddington, Bunny, East Leake, Costock, Keyworth, Plumtree, Cotgrave, Cropwell Bishop, Cropwell Butler, Radcliffe and Shelford and finish in Mansfield. 


The full route is here.  


It is the third time the showpiece event will take place in the county and is in conjunction with our partners at the Tour, Nottinghamshire County Council and Mansfield District Council and other local authorities and follows the hugely successful staging of the race in 2017 and 2018.

The 190km route, approximately 118 miles, will attract a global television audience of millions and will again be aired live on ITV4.

The Nottinghamshire stage attracted 250,000 spectators in 2018 to make it the largest sporting event in the county’s history, leading to our area enjoying an economic boost of £3.9 million being spent by participants and spectators on accommodation, food and drink and shopping.

In due course our events team will invite all interested parties, including Town and Parish Councils and other groups and individuals to a find out more session on how they can get involved in the Tour celebrations in their communities, building on their wonderful efforts in 2018.

For the latest on the Rushcliffe part of the route look out for updates at




Nottinghamshire Bus Service Survey


The Parish Council received the below email regarding a survey of the Nottinghamshire Bus Services, particularly for villages.


Dear Parish Council


We’ll soon be drafting a Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) for Nottinghamshire and Nottingham, in collaboration with the county’s bus operators. This stems from the government’s recently published National Bus Strategy (called ‘Bus Back Better’), which requires all English local transport authorities to work with bus operators to come up with bold plans for improving their local bus services and encouraging more people to use them. Government has pledged £3 billion in funding across the country to help deliver these plans, and Nottinghamshire and Nottingham are aiming to secure a fair share of that funding.


As an important input to the plan, we want to find out what people think would improve local bus services and what would make them use local buses more. We are keen to hear from people who already use buses and from those who currently don’t. Could you disseminate the link to this survey to those in your community and encourage them to participate?


Bus service improvement plan survey | Nottinghamshire County Council





If you wish to include anything in the Information Sheet please contact Bev and/or Karen as below:The Vilage Information Sheet is published Bi-Monthly and distributed to all houses in the village.


Bev Bingham  (Tel: 933 4212,

Karen Cheetham (Tel: 933 2231,





Sadly, on Friday 1st May, we learnt that Mick Unwin had passed away following a long illness.


Over the years Mick had played a huge part in our community serving as Chairman of the Parish Council, being an integral part of the Shelford Feast committee, organising the very successful bi-annual Street Market, and generally giving his heart and soul for the good of the village.


I’m sure you will all join in sending our condolences to Angela and their family, and giving our thanks for the impact Mick had on ourselves and our village.




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