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Keyworth Parish Council

Serving the village of Keyworth


Clerk: Mr Neil Grocock
Village Hall, Elm Avenue
Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5AN

Tel: 0115 937 2185

Office closed - Xmas/New Year

Please note that the Parish Council office will be closed from Tuesday, 23rd December to 4th January inclusive.

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

Seven weeks from 6th December

Lots of interest at launch event

Click here to see the Draft Keyworth Neighbourhood Development Plan and questionnaire, plus sundry background documents.

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group would like to thank the seventy or more residents who put their Christmas shopping on hold, and came along on a very cold morning to show their interest in the Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan – the culmination of over two years' work to date - at the launch event on 6th December (click here for photographs), and also the residents who attended the drop-in session on 15th December. There was lots of interest in the display boards, and members of the Steering Group were on hand to answer questions.

Policy display boards, on display in the Village Hall foyer until 16th December, will then be at Keyworth Library until 12th January; then on the ground floor foyer of Keyworth Primary Care Centre until 26th January. Consultation is over a period of seven weeks, from 6th December, so please make sure you have your say! If you're a Keyworth resident, you should have received a questionnaire through your letterbox on or around 10th December, along with a summary booklet* but, if you prefer to complete the questionnaire on-line, click here.

*N.B. Unfortunately, there has been a processing error affecting the wording of the summary booklet (the section re Shops & Retail); please click here for the correct wording or here to see the correctly worded document in its entirety.

N.B. We cannot undertake to respond to comments on the Neighbourhood Plan individually, but please rest assured that all comments will be taken into account.

Click here to see previous items regarding the Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Christmas card competition

Congratulations to Faye Baines, aged nine, winner of the Council's 2014 Christmas card competition. As usual, there were lots of entries, from Faye's fellow pupils at Keyworth Primary & Nursery School, Crossdale Drive Primary School, Crossdale Busy Bees and Willowbrook Primary School. Many thanks to all concerned.

Have your say about the old Co-op premises

Keyworth Parish Council is actively working with Rushcliffe Borough Council to resolve the problem of the empty Co-op building in the square; numerous ideas are being explored after a change of property manager at the Co-op.

We are therefore asking residents for their ideas for use of the building and/or the land. Please let us know your ideas either by email or letter. These can then be put to the Co-op to give an idea of local feeling in case current negotiations fail. N.B. We cannot undertake to respond to individual letters or emails about this issue, but please rest assured that all ideas submitted will be taken into account.

Tony Grice, Parish Council Chairman

Important rule change for Wysall Lane Burial Ground

Many of you may not know that Wilford Hill cemetery has recently closed for burials, because it is full. The planned replacement cemetery is located at the other side of Bulwell, and is not yet open. Because of this, other local Councils have placed restrictions on who can be buried in their cemeteries, to preserve them for local use. Under these circumstances, we too have reluctantly had to place restrictions on who is eligible to be interred at Wysall Lane Burial Ground. We know that this is a very sensitive subject, and have tried to come up with what we think is a fair policy to preserve our Burial Ground for those local people who wish to use it; the amended regulations can be found on our website (click on the above link) or obtained from the Parish Council office.

Tony Grice, Parish Council chairman.

Village Hall - revised hire charges for 2015/16

At a meeting on 29th September, the Council's Facilities committee 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.

Litter...a message from the Council chairman

The Parish Council is receiving increased complaints about litter in the village. Streetwise do a good job in collecting litter, but they cannot be around all of the time; likewise, the Parish Council pays for litter collection three times a week on the Rectory Field, and also litter collection at the Skatepark. There are also numerous 'litter picks' by various organisations in the village, to whom we all owe a vote of thanks for their sterling work.

However, the main problem is that litter is there in the first place. I am sure you will all agree that Keyworth is a great place to live; so why mess it up? I ask you, please put litter in the many bins in the village, or take it home with you...and perhaps you parents could stress the point with your children!

Also, please don't forget to report litter to the Borough Council...click here to 'do it online', or call in at the Borough Council contact point (Friday mornings - see below). Let's all please do our bit in keeping Keyworth tidy.

Regards…. Tony Grice (chairman Keyworth Parish Council)

Electoral review of Nottinghamshire

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is conducting an electoral review of Nottinghamshire County Council. Click here for details or here to have your say.

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 proposals - latest

Planning permission has been granted by Rushcliffe Borough Council for an activity park on the Rectory field, but subject to various conditions; click here for details. Turn to Page 2 for previous items, and watch this space for news further developments.

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).

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.

Previous items

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