At the Annual Parish Council meeting on 13th May, Cllr Tony Grice (left) was re-elected as Council chairman. Cllr Liz Chmara was re-elected as vice chairman. The Council also reviewed its committees and working parties, and its representatives on external bodies. Click here for details of who's who, and who does what
2013/14 Meeting Dates
Also at the meeting on 13th May, the Council fixed the dates of meetings for the coming year. Click here for details.
Keyworth Neighbourhood Plan
Referendum unlikely until 2014
Fifty or more residents attended the Annual Parish Meeting on 29th April and, as in 2012, the meeting focused on the Neighbourhood Plan. Cllr Linda Abbey, chairman of the Parish Council's Planning committee and also the Neighbourhood Plan steering group, explained that, following public consultation exercises in 2012, the steering group was now consulting statutory bodies and considering submissions from prospective developers; she emphasised that the steering group's recommendations would ultimately be subject to a referendum; however, the process could not be rushed and needed to "tick all boxes", and the referendum was accordingly unlikely to take place prior to 2014. Please watch this space for news of further developments. Click here for the background to the Neighbourhood Plan, and details of what's happened so far.
Borough Council Contact Point in Centenary Lounge
With effect from 5th April, and for a three-month trial period initially, Rushcliffe Borough Council has moved its Keyworth contact point (previously in the police contact point in the square) to the Centenary Lounge at the Village Hall, Elm Avenue on Fridays from 9am to 1pm. Click here for more details. It remains to be seen whether the contact point will become a permanent fixture, but that will obviously depend on demand, so please come along and have a word with the Borough Council's representatives if there's anything you need to discuss.
Sam Oldham wins silver medal in Moscow
It's not long since Keyworth paid tribute to gymnast Sam Oldham for his exploits at London 2012 (click here for details), and now he's won a silver medal at the European Gymnastics Championships in Moscow. Click here for more details. We are sure that Keyworth residents would want to join us in saying well done, Sam!
(Click here for pictures of Sam doing his stuff in the qualifying round.)
YouNG Market - 6th July, West Bridgford
We've been asked by Rushcliffe Borough Council to help publicise a new initiative for young people, aged 13 to 21, who live or study in Rushcliffe: the YouNG Market will take place on Saturday 6 July from 12 noon to 5pm, on Central Avenue, West Bridgford. Click here for more details.
Community RePaint Nottinghamshire
Click here for details of how not to dispose of unused paint, and how community and voluntary groups can get paint free of charge.
Memorial gates to be renovated
The Memorial Gates on Nottingham Road are in the process of being renovated, the work financed by a Local Improvement Scheme grant from Notts County Council. Click here to see the names which will appear on the new stone pillars. Turn to Page 2 for more details.
Feedback from various consultation exercises has been collated and analysed, and presented to the Neighbourhood Plan steering group; however, before the group can make any recommendations, a sustainability appraisal will be required, and it will be necessary to consult a number of statutory bodies.
Any decisions or recommendations made by the steering group will require approval by Full Council. When the Neighbourhood Plan is complete, residents will be able to vote on it in a local referendum. Please watch this space for news of further developments. Click here for the background to the Neighbourhood Plan, and details of what's happened so far.
Village Hall News
Revised Hire Charges 2013/14
Litter - let the Borough Council know...
Following a change of policy by the Borough Council, Keyworth no longer has a dedicated street cleaner, so please let the Borough Council know about any problems.
And the winners are...Willow Brook School!
Congratulations to the Willow Brook School team...2013 champions! Congratulations also to the organisers of the quiz for staging yet another very successful, very entertaining event.
...and, this year, there was even a touch of 'Strictly'!!
Click here for more details.
Presentation at Parish Council reception
(Robert, Jane and Sue with certificates of merit)
At the Parish Council reception on 15th March, the Council chairman, Tony Grice, handed certificates of merit to:
- Robert Clegg (Keyworth United CFC) - "a prime mover in bringing the football facilities at Platt Lane up to their current excellent standard".
- Sue Calladine (chairman for two years and previously treasurer) and the Keyworth Show Committee - "who have put in a lot of hard work to make the Keyworth Show such a success".
- Jane Jones on behalf of Alan Cooper and the Horticultural Show Committee - "for giving up lots of their time to make Keyworth Horticultural Show a success".
We are sure that many residents would wish to join us in thanking all of the above for their efforts on behalf of the community.
Some other news in brief...
...with links to further information.
Electoral Review of Rushcliffe - Final Recommendations
The Local Government Boundary Commission has made its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Rushcliffe Borough Council. Click here for details.
Review of Parliamentary Constituencies postponed
Click here for details.
The Budget Conversation
Click here for details of County Council online consultation.
Superfast Broadband Campaign
Click here for details of campaign for superfast broadband in Notts.
Garden waste collections
Police Neighbourhood Priority Survey
Click here for details of Online survey being carried out by Nottinghamshire Police.
Click here for some previous items which you may have missed.