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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

Neighbourhood Plan - Latest

The seven-week public consultation period on the Keyworth Draft Neighbourhood Plan came to a close on 24th January. Thanks to all who participated. Click here for an update from Cllr Linda Abbey, chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, or here for background details. Please watch this space for news of further developments.

Village Quiz 2015 - starts 26th January

Draw announced

The 2015 Village Quiz kicks off on 26th January

Why not come along and join the audience?

Click here for more details.

(Nat West, 10 The Square)

Nat West Closure - make your views known

The Parish Council chairman, Cllr Tony Grice, has emailed the NatWest, objecting to the proposed closure of its branch in Keyworth. Other Parish Councillors have also lodged protests, and residents concerned about the closure are urged to do likewise if they haven't already done so, by emailing perri.handley@natwest.com. To see Cllr Grice's email, click here.

MBE for Keyworth resident

Congratulations to Derek Gee, awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours List for services to business, charity and the community. Among his many activities, Derek has been a mainstay of Keyworth & District Community Concern for many years.

Keyworth Conservation Area Census Event - 7th February

Click here for details.

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. The Group will no doubt be exploring other avenues, and we wish it well in its endeavours. Turn to Page 2 for background items.

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:

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.