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Chairman re-elected

Following the recent election (see below), Cllr Tony Grice (left) was re-elected as chairman of the Parish Council at the Annual Parish Council meeting on 18th May. Cllr Liz Chmara was re-elected as vice chairman. With lots of new Councillors, the Council also reviewed its committees and working parties. Click here for details of who's on what.

New Keyworth Councillors

Following the elections on May 7th, Keyworth has several new Parish and Borough Councillors. Click here (then scroll down) to find details of the uncontested Parish Council election in the North Ward, here to find the results for the South Ward, and here for Borough Council results.

Mums raise money for play area makeover

Recently, the Nottingham Road Play Area was refurbished with some new play equipment added.

This was made possible by a group of mums who, having decided the playground needed upgrading, formed themselves into a group to raise money for the upgrade.

After a lot of hard work fundraising, they raised nearly £15,000 which enabled us to carry out the refurbishment.

I cannot praise these ladies enough for their community spirit, hard work and determination in raising the money and getting the equipment installed.

Thank you, Charlotte Mills, Chloe Williams, Shelley Millband, Emma Piper, Samantha Kaye, and Bayan Diab.

Tony Grice, Chairman 8.5.15

Neighbourhood Plan setback

Important notice regarding the Keyworth Neighbourhood Plan

It has been brought to the attention of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group that the Department of Communities & Local Government (DCLG) has declined to make any decision on the release of green belt land for development within a Neighbourhood Plan where the allocation of sites would be ahead of the Local Authority's green belt review. In so doing, it has ignored the recommendation of the Select Committee. We knew that any building development for Keyworth would have to be on green belt and we have made numerous approaches over the past two years, together with Rushcliffe Borough Council, to the DCLG to clarify the position. Our problem is that Rushcliffe Borough Council has yet to carry out its green belt review as part of its Local Plan Part 2. At this point, therefore, we are legally unable to allocate sites, but only recommend them. The sites can be considered fully when the findings of the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 2 are known.

The process of developing the Keyworth Neighbourhood Plan will continue, but the difference is that it will take longer than previously thought. It could be over two years before any decision can be made on the release of green belt land around Keyworth. We are as sorry and frustrated about this as we know you will be too. Click here for previous Neighbourhood Plan items.

Police liaison meetings - anything you want us to raise?

Parish Councillors meet with the local beat officer every month or so, to discuss crime trends and policing issues affecting Keyworth. If there are any issues you would like raised at these meetings, please feel free to email us...your emails will be passed on to the relevant Councillors, and discussed at the next meeting. If you would like someone to contact you with feedback from the meeting, please make that clear in your email. Click here for more about local policing. N.B. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss policing issues in general. Individual crimes should always be reported to the police in the first instance, through the normal channels (click here for details).

Village Hall - revised hire charges for 2015/16

The Council's Facilities committee has agreed revised hire charges for the Village Hall complex with effect from 1st April 2015. Click here to see the current and revised tariffs.

Want to know more about the Village Hall?

Want to hire the Village Hall, Centenary Lounge of Feignies Room?

Click here for hire charges and other information.

Click here for photographs of the premises.

Defibrillator in Village Hall

A defibrillator, donated by East Midlands Ambulance Service, can be found in the Village Hall foyer. If hiring the premises, please make sure that you know where it is, and how it should be used in case of emergency. If hiring the Centenary Lounge, please make sure that you know how to access to the defibrillator via the connecting doors. Click here for further details.

Keyworth Advice Centre

Tuesday afternoons in the Feignies Room. Click here for details.

Keyworth Conservation Area Census

Can you assist with a survey about our heritage? If so, the Conservation Area Advisory Group would be interested to hear from you.

Click here for further details.

County & Borough Councils join forces at Centenary Lounge on Friday mornings

Nottinghamshire County Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council have joined forces with a Customer Service Point in the Centenary Lounge at the Village Hall (Fridays from 9am to 1pm).

Please come along and have a word with the Councils' representatives if there's anything you need to discuss, including:

Activity park - funding setback

We understand that the Village Plan Group's bid for funding for an activity park on the Rectory field has been turned down. We understand that the Group is exploring other avenues, and we wish it well in its endeavours. Turn to Page 2 for background items.

Previous items

Click here for some previous items which you may have missed.