Please note that the Parish Council office will only be open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings during the period 25th July to 28th August, and on Wednesday and Thursday morning during the week commencing 29th August.
Activity Park opening ceremony - 13th August
Keyworth Parish Council is pleased to announce that there will be an official opening ceremony for the long awaited Activity Park on the Rectory Field, Nottingham Road at 11.30am on Saturday, 13th August. Click here for photographs. Construction of the Activity Park has been made possible by grants from Sport England, WREN and Rushcliffe Community Partnership, but the campaign for such a facility, the need for which was highlighted in the 2009 Village Plan, started with a fund raising initiative which set a new world record for the highest number of postcards posted in a single location in one day.
This initiative was the brainchild of local resident Brian Lund who was helped by the staff of the local Post Office, run in those days by Margaret and the late Roy Eggleston. Brian & Margaret have been invited to declare the Activity Park officially open on 13th August, and the Parish Council chairman, Cllr Tony Grice says: "It's fitting that Brian and Margaret should do the honours, because it was the postcard initiative which kick-started the campaign and drew lots of people's attention to it". Cllr Grice also says: "We are very grateful to Sport England, WREN and Rushcliffe Community Partnership for providing the funding which has made the Activity Park a reality. There was a real need for a facility like this close to the centre of the village, bearing in mind that the Play Area on Nottingham Road is only for children up to age thirteen".
The Activity Park is for all ages and, at a time when obesity levels are a matter of much concern, it will provide the residents of Keyworth, young and old, with enjoyable ways of keeping fit. It includes a multi-use games area, basketball hoop, outdoor table tennis, and lots of equipment for keeping fit (e.g. hydraulic stair climber, leg press, shoulder press, arm machine) and having fun (rodeo board, swings, etc.)
Charles Johnston, Sport England's Property Director, says:"Investing in facilities like this activity park is at the heart of what we do at Sport England.We're very excited and look forward to seeing it being used regularly by local residents and encourage more people to take part in outdoors activities this summer".
WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, conservation and heritage projects from funds donated by waste and resource management company FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund. Cheryl Raynor, WREN's Grant Manager for Nottinghamshire says "It's always nice to see something we have funded nearing completion. We're delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile project and look forward to it benefiting people across the Keyworth area".
Cllr John Cottee, Rushcliffe Borough Council Portfolio holder for Communities says: "Rushcliffe Borough Council are delighted to support the great fund raising efforts of the local community by unlocking long-held 'Rushcliffe Community Partnership funding'. It's perfect timing as the park is opening right before the school summer holidays and this fabulous facility will inspire the young people of Keyworth to get outside, be active and have fun".
Neighbourhood Plan News
The Parish Council debated the Neighbourhood Development Plan Submission Draft at a meeting of 11th July, but decided that more detailed consideration was needed on such an important document. Therefore, it was resolved to dedicate an extraordinary meeting, now arranged for 14th September, solely to this matter.
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Village Hall - revised hire charges for 2016/17
Hirers are reminded that revised charges for the Village Hall complex came into force with effect from 1st April 2016. Click here for further details.
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Want to hire the Village Hall, Centenary Lounge of Feignies Room?
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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).
Keyworth Advice Centre
Tuesday afternoons in the Feignies Room at the Village Hall on Tuesday afternoons.
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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.
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