The Parish Council is considering co-opting a new member to fill the vacancy which has been outstanding since the election in May. Anyone who wishes to be considered should apply by letter or email (to be received at the Council office by 1st December at the latest), giving details of their background, and outlining how they feel they could make a contribution.
Coming soon...Keyworth Quiz
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Parish Council Vacancy
Neighbourhood Plan News
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'Frequently Asked Questions' Document
Click here for details. This relates to common questions raised by residents' responses in the formal consultation period of the Draft Plan. BPUD (planning consultants) have identified these points and compiled the document to aid understanding of what the plan is for and how decisions for the draft have been made. N.B. The purpose of the BPUD document is to inform about the draft and is not a statement of Keyworth Parish Council policy.
Release of Green Belt for Development
The Steering Group is still waiting for a response via our MP from the Minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Meetings with Developers
The Steering Group is in the process of meeting with representatives of each development site earmarked in the Draft Plan. This is for us to clarify points, raise questions from the Regulation 14 consultation period and discuss Statutory Bodies' guidance in order to help us gather detail that will eventually progress the plan. The developers are aware that these meetings are without prejudice and do not imply confirmation of these sites in the final plan.
Linda Abbey, Chairman of the Keyworth Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.
New Conservation Plaque
A new plaque (below), commissioned by the Keyworth Conservation Area Advisory Group and financed by the Parish Council, has been placed outside St Mary Magdalene Parish Church (Grade1 listed building).
Burial Ground - thank you
The Parish Council wishes to extend its grateful thanks to the many people who responded so readily to its request (click here for details) to remove items from the Burial Ground. The regulations are in place to maintain it as a highly regarded lawned cemetery.
Unfortunately, there are still some graves and cremation plaques which don't conform and it is unfair to those who respect the rules for them to remain in breach of the regulations; the simple principle is that all items must be contained within the area of the cremation plaque or the plinth of the headstone. We are now in the process of ensuring that every plot complies with the regulations, and will remove any articles which do not.
We would like to thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Burial Ground a pleasant and respectful resting place for our loved ones.
Tony Grice, Council Chairman
Village Hall - revised hire charges for 2016/17
The Council's Facilities committee has agreed revised hire charges for the Village Hall complex with effect from 1st April 2016. Click here for further details.
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.
Rushcliffe residents' survey
Have your say about life in Rushcliffe and the service offered by Rushcliffe Borough Council. The survey runs from Monday, 12th October to Friday 4th December 2015. Click here for details.
Electoral Review of Nottinghamshire County Council
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has completed its review of electoral arrangements for Nottinghamshire County Council. Click here for details.
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.
Keyworth Advice Centre
Tuesday afternoons in the Feignies Room at the Village Hall on Tuesday afternoons.
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County & Borough Councils join forces at Centenary Lounge on Friday mornings
Please come along and have a word with the Councils' representatives if there's anything you need to discuss, including:
- Concessionary Bus Passes (County Council)
- Blue Badges (County Council)
- Special Access Permits (County Council)
- Streetlights & Potholes (County Council)
- Waste Permits (County Council)
- Bin Collections (Borough Council)
- Social Housing (Borough Council)
- Litter or Dog Fouling (Borough Council)
Click here for some previous items which you may have missed.