Village Hall heating - Council to apply for loan
Village Hall Complex - Centenary Lounge (left); Village Hall (right)
At an extraordinary meeting on 24th February, the Parish Council agreed to apply for a £50k loan towards the cost of a mains gas installation, new heating system and improved insulation for the Village Hall complex. The new system would be much more energy efficient and more responsive to the needs of hirers, many of whom have told us that the premises are, at various times, either too hot or too cold. Keeping heating costs in check should also enable the Council to maintain hire fees at a reasonable level, which would help the numerous non-profit organisations and organisers of community activities who hire the premises on a regular basis. The relevant loan repayments would be substantial, but, based on professional advice received, they should be more than offset by reductions in heating bills, and should accordingly have no effect on the Parish Council precept. The first step in the process is for the Council to submit an Application for Borrowing Approval to the Department for Communities & Local Government. If borrowing approval is granted, the Council will then submit a loan application to the Public Works Loan Board.
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- Report (MS Word, 288 Kb)
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Please watch this space for news of further developments.
Lucky side of stage at Village Quiz?
The organisers aren't superstitious, but they did begin to wonder whether there might be a lucky side of the stage on week four of the quiz.
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Next quiz night: 10th March in the Village Hall.
March Facilities meeting rearranged
The Facilities meeting originally scheduled for 10th March has been postponed until 31st March at 6.30PM
Revised hire charges for Village Hall
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Buses - Keyworth Connection services diverted via Nicker Hill and Willow Brook
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Transitional grant reduced...Parish Council increases precept
Following a reduction in the transitional grant it receives from Rushcliffe Borough Council, the Parish Council has decided to increase its 2014/15 precept, and this will mean an increase of 63p (for the year) in the Parish Council portion of the council tax for a Band D property. The Parish Council was able to avoid any increase in the Parish council tax over the five previous years, but changes in government policy meant that it could only do so in 2013/14 by substantially reducing the precept. That was possible thanks to a transitional grant from the Borough Council, but the Borough Council has reduced the grant for 2014/15, and further reductions are expected in years to come. In the circumstances, the Parish Council considers that modest precept increases in the short term would be prudent rather than running the risk of having to make larger increases at some time in the future.
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Borough Council Keyworth contact point
There is a Rushcliffe Borough Council contact point in the Centenary Lounge at the Village Hall (Fridays from 9am to 1pm). Click here for more details. Please come along and have a word with the Borough Council's representatives if there's anything you need to discuss.
Memorial gates to be rededicated
With the First World War Centenary approaching, Keyworth & District Royal British Legion Branch is planning a ceremony to rededicate the recently renovated Memorial Gates at 11am on Saturday, 3rd May, followed by a march-past and a salute which will be taken by the Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire. Please watch this space for more details in due course.
Neighbourhood Plan - update at Parish meeting
There will be an update on the Neighbourhood Plan at the Annual Parish meeting on 28th April. Prospective developers for each of the sites under consideration have been invited to make a case for their schemes by way of display boards which will be set up in the Centenary Lounge. The display boards will then be moved to the Village Hall foyer for the rest of the week, and anyone unable to attend the meeting will be welcome to call in and look at them, either during office hours or at other times when the Village Hall is in use (please contact the office for details). Comments regarding the display boards will be collected at the meeting, and anyone calling during the following week will also be able to make their views known. Please come along to the Parish meeting if you can!
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Rectory field activity park proposals
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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.
Rushcliffe Befriends - Keyworth volunteers required!
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Police & Crime Commissioner Consultation
Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping is consulting the people of Nottinghamshire to ensure that his plan and budget reflect their views and expectations. Click here for details.
YouNG Market - March 2014
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