VILLAGE SHOW COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED!
-9th December 2016
As a number of the current village show committee members are due to step down after this year’s show, having been part of the team for several years, we urgently need new volunteers to work alongside them this year with a view to taking over for the 2018 show.
The committee meets once a month to organise the annual show, which is always held on the last Saturday in June.
Plans are already underway for this year’s show, but we really need new volunteers to shadow a number of key roles to ensure the continuation of the show in future years.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 17th January, 7.45pm in the Royal Oak.
Please come along if you’re interested, or alternatively give Rob Bendy a call on 07785 506757.
AN APPEAL TO DOG WALKERS
- 11th November 2016
“Dogs are much loved pets and companions, and with responsible ownership, problems for the whole community can be avoided.”
This statement was included in an article in April, alerting dog owners to increased responsibilities under the law. It recognises how dogs are valued and loved by their owners, and why the owners fulfil a dog’s needs for exercise by taking it for walks.
In this article, the Parish Council is appealing to the dog owning community to make a concerted effort to finally end the on-going issue of dog excrement being left on Butt Close, and surrounding footpaths.
It cannot be right when parents and teachers report that children involved in activities on the field have been contaminated by dog excrement, nor when a children’s football coach says that his first task is to patrol the playing area to identify and clear up mess. Most dog walkers clear up after their dogs but we need everyone to do it, and we ask all dog owners to continually be vigilant and challenge others who do not. In the end, the Council has a duty of care for the health of people using Butt Close for the activities associated with it being a playing field. People refer to it as ‘the park’ but it is not a park - it is a playing field with public footpaths defined around the edge of it. If the problem persists, we would have no choice other than to introduce formal measures to ensure the enjoyment, and more importantly, the safety and well-being of the children and others using it. For the avoidance of doubt, the measures required would be either restricting dogs to the footpaths only (which also means they would have to be on leads all the time), or a blanket ban. So, please, if you want to avoid that, let’s all take responsibility for getting it sorted out once and for all.
Coun. Phil Clarke
19th Annual Sporting Challenge
- 27th July
A record number of teams took part in this year's Sporting Challenge on the eve of the Village Show - some familiar faces and plenty of new ones taking part for the first time. All 34 teams took part in trials set by the Tennis, Cricket, Bowls and Football clubs, with an extra golf event thrown in just for fun. Medals were awarded to the winning team for each sport, and the Richard Watkins trophy presented to the overall challenge winners, based on their average position in all five sports.
Congratulations to this year's winners who were first-timers Team Powell (David, Rachel, Jack and Charlotte Powell). They were really not expecting to be crowned champions as they had not won any of the sports outright, but by maintaining a steady average 8th position they came out top at the end of the night.
Many thanks to the hard-working football club who provided the BBQ, to the cricket club for manning the beer tent, and also to our MC for the night, Rob Cree.
Click here to view the full table of results
East Bridgford Rangers Football Club
Training on Sunday's at 10:15
- 25th July
We are also looking for new players for both our teams, we train at 10:15 on the sports field every Sunday morning. Please contact one of the team if you are interested:
East Bridgford Parish Council Elections - Notice of Result
- 27th May
The Parish Council Elections have taken place, the elected councilor is Michael Verner. Please review the results notice for details of the result: Election Result
Dog Microchipping Legislation
- 6th April
From 6th April, 2016, a new law requiring owners
to have their dogs microchipped and recorded on an authorised database came into force. The big benefit is that if the dog is lost, then found and handed over to the police or RSPCA, it can be rapidly reunited with its owner.
However, from that date, it will also be an offence to own a dog which is not microchipped as above. Police and local authorities personnel will be able to carry devices which instantly read and check the chip. If there is not one present or not recorded, at first owners may be given a time window in which to get the work done. A £500 fine will apply if this is not done. Further advice is available from various sources, such as the link below:
Further Information: Dogs Microchipping April 2016
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CC - RECYCLING CENTRE CHANGES
- 18th March
From 1st April 2016 Nottinghamshire County Council will be changing the way that you can take items to recycling centres. You will need to pre-register online, before taking any items for recycling.
Please see below letter from Nottinghamshire County Council:
Letter from Nottinghamshire County Council
Interested in Joining RoT Lions Club?
- 15th January
Please click the links below to see the flyer and the newsletter for the Radcliffe on Trent Lions Club:
Radcliffe on Trent Lions Club Flyer 2015/2016
Radcliffe on Trent Lions Club Newsletter January 2016
Parish Allotments for Rent
Parish Allotments for Rent
There are allotments available for rent in East Bridgford, please visit the above link for more information.
East Bridgford Community Groups Opportunity
eastbridgford.org email accounts
- 8th September
The Parish Council is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of free email accounts to East Bridgford key community groups.
Please email: email@example.com for more details about email addresses ending eastbridgford.org that may benefit email communication within East Bridgford.
Ten years on from the Parish Plan a new vision for the village is being prepared.
There has been a number of public meetings and a questionnaire is being prepared by interested parishioners under the chairmanship of Patsy Andrews.
If you would like to contribute to the process of steering the development of East Bridgford over the next 10 years please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Bridgford Village Show 2015 Report
- 26th August
Please visit the Village Show page to view the report of the 2015 annual show:
Village Show 2015 Report
Sporting Challenge 2015 Winning Team!
- 27th July
30 teams of four took part in trials set by the Tennis, Cricket, Bowls and Football clubs on the eve of the annual Village Show, with the addition of the golf event to complete the challenge. Medals were awarded to the winning team for each sport, and a trophy presented to the overall Challenge winners, based on their average position in all five sports.
Congratulations to this year’s winning team, ’Bald Ambition’ who came top by securing second place in the tennis and bowls and third place in the football.
Sporting Challenge 2015 Final Scoares
Village Hall Biffa Award
East Bridgford Village Hall in Nottinghamshire has secured a £2,754 grant from Biffa Award; a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.
The project, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Community Buildings theme, will re-felt the flat roof on the front extension of the hall, following recent deterioration. Once the roof is repaired, the hall’s committee will be able to continue to offer use of the hall for an increased variety of classes and events for the whole community.
Annual Sporting Challenge
- 27th June
27 teams took part in the 17th Annual Sporting Challenge on the eve of the village show. Read more about it here!
Healthwatch - Coffee and chat -
HEALTHWATCH HAPPENING - A Year in the Life of Healthwatch Nottinghamshire!
You are invited to come and have afternoon tea with us for our first annual 'Healthwatch Happening' events. For dates and details on the 3 venues see: healthwatch-happening
Seasonal Influenza Clinics
East Bridgford Medical Centre - Seasonal Influenza Clinics
These are held Sat 4th, 11th and 25th October 2014.
More information here.
'When we are Married' a comedy by JB Priestley
The East Bridgford Drama Group latest play:
This is a classic comedy that is a blessed union of laughs and surprises. Three couples come to realise that all is not as it might have seemed.
In the heart of Northern England, three respectable couples, married on the same day, at the same church, and by the same vicar, join to clebrate 25 years of blissful matrimony. Or so they think. The happy celebrations are brought to a sudden halt by a shocking revelation. As the home truths fly like confetti and conjugal rights turn to farcical fights, an evening of sparkling comic mayhem erupts.With a photographer from the local paper due to arrive any second, a missing housekeeper, and a doorbell that won't stop ringing, can the three couples keep a lid on their embarrassing secret?
Presented at the East Bridgford Village Hall.
Performances on Tuesday 18th through to Saturday 22nd of November 2014.
Each performance will start at 19:30 and finish at approximately 22:00
- June 28th 2014
In a few short weeks the village will once again be buzzing with excitement and activity as its 150th Show gets underway on Saturday 28th June. Proceedings start at 11am prompt with the traditional Fancy Dress Parade from St Peter's School and there'll be plenty of entertainment throughout the day, finishing with the Dog Show and Raffle Prize Draw. Find out more here
'Help to Buy Shared Ownership' Scheme
- June 12th 2014
Shared ownership (now known as Help to Buy Shared Ownership) homes are provided by housing associations. You can buy a share of the equity in your home and pay a controlled rent on the remaining share. You can buy more equity shares when you can afford to. Shared ownership doesn't mean that you have to share your home with someone else! Find out more here
Medical Centre Online Appointments
Find out more here.
East Bridgford Village Hall Open Morning
- June 14th 2014
An open morning is to be held from 10:00am to 12:00am to show results of recent projects, including heating system and redecoration. All are welcome to attend for tea, coffee, cake and biscuits. If you would like to advertise your group here you may. Local press will attend along with organisations that have given grants and donations.
Wind Turbine Application Refused
- April 2014
The most recent application by EB Community Energy Group was refused permission by Rushcliffe BC on Monday 7th April. The refusal letter and officers report can be found on the Rushcliffe website. Reasons given for the refusal include 'Inappropriate Development' in the green belt, and 'unacceptable visual impact' on the area.
Cuttle Hill Tree Planting
- March 2014
Over 20 children from the St. Peter’s Academy Environmental Club, accompanied by Jo Archer-Dytch, the Environmental Co-ordinator, helped plant two field maple trees on Cuttle Hill, a piece of land owned by the Parish Council. The trees had been purchased by the council with a grant from the Greenwood Partnership, and they have been planted to replace a silver maple tree which needed to be felled because it had become dangerous. Also present were John Turner, Chairman of the Parish Council, Phil Clarke, Vice-Chairman, Councillors Russell Hunt and Tracy Strutt, Amanda Waring of Catfoot Garden Design and two parents of the children.
The children will study how the trees develop as part of their work in the Environmental Club.
Parish Council Tenders
- March 2014
Tenders for the parish council are now available here.
East Bridgford Drama Group
- March 2014
"Snake In The Grass" by Alan Ayckbourn ran from Feb 25th to 1st March. Find out more here
Flower Pod - Charity Bridge Drive
- March 2014
‘Flower Pod’ is a social enterprise under the umbrella of ‘Southwell Care Project’, growing cut flowers and providing adults with learning disabilities from all over Notts, with tasks and skills involved in every aspect of the business. They are holding a charity bridge drive on 23rd of March in the East Bridgford WI Hut. Find out more about them here.
Langar tip is threatened with closure. Read this appeal from Cllr Richard Butler to save it.
Babes In The Wood - November 2013
East Bridgford Drama Group presents Babes In The Wood
A Pantomime by David Valentine.
Click here to find out more.
Success of the Macmillan coffee morning - October 2013
Macmillan Coffee Morning 28 September, WI Hut East Bridgford - Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this year’s Macmillan coffee morning, it was a great success and we raised £605 on the day.
We were fortunate to have a really sunny day and a wonderful team of helpers, Ruth Curtis, Gloria Hindson, Irmgard Finnigan, Jo Crossland, Janne Uleberg, Gillian Smith, Pat Pickford, Patrick Byrne and Mary Blagg. Thank you, you made the event so enjoyable.
I would also like to thank Kate Fairy and Chris Kirkland who did a fabulous job of washing up the tea cups to keep pace with demand!
East Bridgford Parish Council Vacancy for Deputy Clerk - October 2013
Applications are invited for the post of Deputy Clerk to the Parish Council. Please click here for more information. Closing date 15th November 2013
MacMillan Coffee Morning - August 2013
A coffee morning is being held in the WI Hut, East Bridgford on Saturday 28th September between 10am and 12pm, to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support as part of their World's Biggest Coffee Morning Event.
There will be the usual tea, coffee, cakes and a raffle. Cake donations to sell on the day would be most welcome too.
Please contact Colette Pickford by email or by telephone 01949 20558 for more information.
Cardiac Health Awareness Event - August 2013
Following the success of last November’s Men’s Health Event, the East Bridgford Patient Reference Group are holding a Cardiac (heart) Health Awareness Event, at East Bridgford Medical Centre from 10am to 12.30pm on Saturday 7th September 2013. Click here for more information.
Bowls club wine tasting - August 2013
The East Bridgford Bowls Club are hosting a wine tasting event on Friday 13th September, click here for details.
UPDATED - What happened on 23rd July - July 2013
At about 18:30 on 23/7 a massive thunderstorm hit the village and between 3 & 4 inches (7 – 9cm)
of rain fell over the next 65 minutes until 19:35, click here to read the full article.
Annual Sporting Challenge - July 2013
26 teams took part in the 16th Annual Sporting Challenge on the eve of the village show.
Awareness session for cpr training and using the defibrillator - June 2013
There will be a public meeting on the 11th July where information and basic training will be given about how to respond to a cardiac emergency. Click here for full details.
East Bridgford Rangers FC win league - May 2013
East Bridgford Rangers FC have just won their league in their first season of competitive football and they will be bringing the trophy back to East Bridgford! Click here to read the full story.
The East Bridgford Defibrillator is here! - May 2013
The Community Public Access Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for East Bridgford is now installed in the cabinet by the old telephone box on Main Street and is fully operational. Click here for more information.
Sitting Pretty -
East Bridgford Drama Group presents
Sitting Pretty - A bittersweet comedy by Amy Rosenthal.
Click here to find out more..
East Bridgford Parish Council Vacancy for Deputy Clerk - April 2013
Applications are invited for the post of Deputy Clerk to the Parish Council. Please click here for more information.
Annual Parish Meeting - April 2013
On Thursday 18th April the Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the WI Hut at 7.30pm. Click here for more information.
On Saturday 20th April a jumble sale is being held in East Bridgford Village Hall 2pm - 4pm. Admission is 50p. Items include Bric a Brac, clothes, books, toys and lots lots more! Funds are being raised for Flintham Primary School's Ipad fund.
Club Premises Wanted!- April 2013
Bingham Model Railway Club is looking for new premises with around 600sq ft floor area with reasonable security. It must have electricity and access to toilets would be an advantage. If anyone has such premises please contact the railway club. Their web address is www.bingham-model-rail.co.uk
East Bridgford Drama Group - February 2013
The East Bridgford Drama Group presents Two One-Act Comedies. From Tuesday 26th February to Saturday 2nd March in East Bridgford Village Hall.Click here for full details.
Deerstock 2013 - February 2013
After the great success of Deerstock 2011 and the raising of over £4500 for UNICEF Deerstock 2013 will be held on the 26th/ 27th / 28th July at The Reindeer Inn Kneeton Road.
The support of many bodies and people including The Reindeer Inn, East Bridgford Village Show Balfour Beatty and many individuals all contributed to such a success that saw over 30 bands play over the weekend.
The beneficiaries of Deerstock 2013 will be Help for Heroes, a very worthwhile charity that supports injured UK forces on their return to the uk
‘Help for Heroes provides direct, practical support to wounded, injured and sick service personnel, veterans and their families. This is provided through grants to individuals and other service charities, capital build projects and support life at out four recovery centres across the uk’
Further information on Help for Heroes is available at www.helpforheroes.org.uk
If any local people would like to offer sponsorship, support or wish to purchase tickets please visit www.deerstock.co.uk or contact email@example.com
Tickets will also be available from The Reindeer Inn from mid-February
Art Exhibition at Rufford - February 2013
The Rufford Country Park Art Society is holding an exhibition at the Rufford Craft Centre Gallery. The show previews on Sunday 10th March 2pm - 4pm and then will be open from 10.30am - 4.30pm Tuesday to Sundat until 16th April 2013. Admission to the gallery is free of charge. Click here for more information.