Extraordinary Meeting - 12th November
There will be an extraordinary Full Council meeting on Wednesday, 12th November (7.00pm in the Centenary Lounge) to discuss the steering group's recommendations in respect of the Neighbourhood Plan. Members of the public are welcome to attend, but will not be invited to participate in the meeting; however, assuming the Council approves the recommendations, there will be a six-week public consultation period during which residents will be able to make their views known.
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.
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)
Dates for your diary (November)...
Conservation Area Census Meeting
7th November in the Centenary Lounge. Click here for details.
Charities' Christmas Fayre
Parish Council's Charities' Christmas Fayre - 29th November; click here for details.
Community Park Project - Awards for All Grant
Congratulations to the Keyworth Community Park Project which has just landed a £9811 Awards for All grant. We understand that a total of £12968 has now been raised towards the target of £19214 required to make improvements at Nottingham Road Play Area.
New raised beds at Selby Lane Allotments
The Charity Allotments Trust has provided raised beds, specifically for use by the disabled, at the allotments on Selby Lane, and one of the first people to try them out was Cllr Brian Watts. Click here for more photographs.
We congratulate all concerned on this admirable initiative.
Village Hall heating work complete
Village Hall Complex - Centenary Lounge (left); Village Hall (right)
Work on a mains gas installation, new heating system and improved insulation for the Village Hall complex is now complete. We apologise for any inconvenience or disruption while this work was underway, but hope that everyone will appreciate the need for the project and the long term benefits. Click here to see previous items.
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.
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.
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.