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October 2019 Edition (published bi-monthly)


Bev and Karen

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





October                                                                                                               November

6th         10.30 am        HolyCommunion                                             3rd         6.30 pm                Holy Communion

20th       6.30 pm                Compline                                                             10th       10.30 am              Remembrance Sunday

27th       6.30 pm                Evensong                                                            17th       6.30 pm                Compline

                                                                                                                                24th       6.30 pm                Evensong









As well as our monthly meetings, held usually on the first Thursday of each month at the Village Hall starting at 7.30pm, we enjoy a range of activities.  There’s fortnightly walking netball, energetic and great fun; darts, where we regularly feature among the cup winners; walks, either along local footpaths or following themed trails in Newark; and occasional “specials”.

In September it was the chance to learn steel pan drumming (huge concentration required but huge satisfaction) and in November it’s the opportunity to make our own Christmas wreaths using foliage brought from our gardens as well as festive additions.  Our speakers are invariably excellent.  October brought local girl Carole Fisher talking about her Farming Year, and in November it’s Stacy Woodward, Service Lead for Insight Healthcare, on “Improving the mental health and well-being of the people we serve”.  Singularly appropriate, since the WI’s project this year is to do with mental health.


All are welcome to our meetings.  Entrance is free for your first visit and there’s always tea, coffee, cake or biscuits.





15 October                          Quiz Night 7.30 pm start. £1 per person entry

2 November                       Halloween disco, kids fancy dress competition at 6.30pm

19 November                    Quiz Night 7.30 pm start £1 per person entry


1 - 30 November              25% off all Al a Carte food


We have our pub classic menu all priced at £9.95 and our drinks sale is still on.


We are also taking bookings for December, we are open all the way through December and our menus are available to view online.




We are open to all and our opening times can be found on Facebook or in the Bus Shelter.

 What you are asking is what do we sell.  Our range should meet all tastes:

 Around 15 Gins from £1.50 to £2.50 a measure, with Fevertree tonic at £1 or

Schweppes at 75p.

Plus, Rum, Whisky, Vodka, Bourbon and much more, again from £1.50 to £2.50 a shot.

A range of premium large bottles of Lager such as Birra Moretti, Estrella and Budwar from £3 to £3.50.

Cider at £3 including gold medal winning Cider from Ross On Wye.

Bottled bitters from Old Peculiar at one end of the fridge to alcohol free Ghost Ship at the other, all at £3.

A range of Red, White and Rose wine at £10 a bottle and Prosseco at £12

Single serve wines at £3 and single serve Prosecco at £3.75

Soft drinks from 75p to £1.50 and crisps and snacks from 30p, nuts 50p and Cockles at £1.50.

And much, much more.

Our ambition is - if you want it and we can get it, we will.


Remember, remember, the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot!! Would residents please be sympathetic to the animals on Bonfire Night.  Many of them are TERRIFIED of fireworks.  If you are having any fireworks, please let pet owners near to you know of your plans, so they can take necessary action to protect their pets.  Thank you.



This year's Christmas Fayre is to be held in the Village hall on Saturday 7 December, 1 pm to 6 pm. Santa's Grotto, mulled wine, raffle, stalls and much more.  Please do come and have a festive afternoon.


PRECIS OF PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES held on Wednesday 23 September 2019

in the Village Hall





  • Coun. Cutts spoke on various subjects including the skate park  at Radcliffe on Trent, new schools in the county,  the purchase of a new and very modern vehicle to tackle the ongoing problem of highway potholes, saying it would be used primarily on B and C roads.
  • Coun. Simms spoke on a need for a school at Newton, the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part Two, environment issues being tackled, a move of the Streetwise base to Bingham and a new Leisure Centre at Bingham. 




  • Eon electricity advised that the current village hall electricity Contract ends in January 2021.
  • Rushcliffe Borough Council reminded the Council of its free tree scheme for parish councils and VIA/Nottinghamshire County Council of its desire to ensure public paths on arable land were free to be used.  It was suggested there was one field in the parish which had a footpath blocked by growth.
  • The Clerk said he had booked the Chairman in for attendance at the NALC AGM on 21 November at Epperstone and Coun. Duffin spoke of her interest in attending as well.
  • Highways England advised of lights maintenance works on the A52 from Gamston Roundabout to the Wheatcroft Roundabout starting October 2019 and continuing through to February 2020. 
  • SCOPE wrote seeking a pitch for a clothes bank recycling facility but members felt unable to offer  a suitable site.
  • The National Audit Office advised of a new Code of Practice paper for Parish Councils



  • Coun. Bingham  said they were continuing to look for possible grants towards the cost involved to update the play equipment on  the playing field and were asking the Crown if they might be agreeable to the transfer of  some of their land adjacent to a property that backed on to the playing field.  Plans were in hand for another Clean Up Day on the site.



  • The Chairman  said she would cover in detail items on the village hall in her report later in the meeting.



  • VE75DAY  Plans for the village to mark the milestone date in May 2020 were being discussed and it was hoped to be able to appoint a Working Party to head the arrangements.
  • The question of the moving of a refuse bin on the Strawberry Fields land was raised.
  • Heavy rains recently had created flooding on several roads in the village.  The need for roadside drains cleansing work was raised. 


  • Village Hall
  • I have now received all the quotes in for the refurbishment and have had approval from Henry Spencer, Agent for the Crown, to carry out the external repairs that are necessary.  In respect of decorating the kitchen, I suggest we go ahead with booking this as the quote is under £500 and it is looking very shabby.
  • The flooring quotes vary from £870 to £1244.  A decision needs to be made as to whether we go ahead and pay for this out of our own funds which include the £190 donated by Coffee Pot or try to get a grant for this as well as the external work.
  • We are still generating a good income from hiring the hall out so I think it's important that it is fit for purpose.
  • As requested at the last meeting, we have purchased a new kettle and a new urn.
  • Showcasing Nottinghamshire.  I was very kindly invited by Coun.  Cutts to attend this event, which was not only a very pleasant occasion but an extremely interesting one, with many of the services offered by the County Council on show alongside organisations promoting the wide variety of facilities we have available to us in our local area.  One particular item of interest was the OS maps for footpaths around our village as I think, with the changes being made to who is farming the different areas, we need to be able to provide clear guidance for residents and visitors alike.  I am in the process of applying for a copy that we will be allowed to display both at prominent points around the village and on our website.
  • Brian and Sue Squires.  As members were aware, the couple had moved to their new home in Radcliffe on Trent.  A letter was sent to them thanking them for their years of service to the village, which Coun.  Cutts very kindly put her signature to. A copy was given to all members.
  • Planters.  As members may have noticed, the plants were looking somewhat past their best so if everyone agrees we will purchase some winter pansies to replace the existing flowers.  We will also put the fourth planter in place.


NEXT MEETING - To be held on Wednesday 27 November 2019 at 6.30 pm.  Open to all residents.


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