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Broadband internet. The Parish Council is aware of the connection speed problems experienced by many residents within the Parish; there are works on going at present and the Parish council asked the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire Team to confirm the present situation, their reply can be read in this document: broadbandupdate.doc
Broadband internet update. Notts County Council has now published a resume of some of the questions raised and answers given at the recent Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire update. The PDF file can be found by clicking HERE
Broadband internet update.
The Parish Council have received confirmation that both cabinets 1 & 5 from Kegworth exchange which serve the majority of the village will now be upgraded in the first Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire roll out, previously only 1 of the cabinets was to be worked on. Check your telephone number at www.dslchecker.bt.com
and see which cabinet the property / telephone line is served by, if it is cabinets 1 or 5 from Kegworth then the faster service will be available to you after the cabinets are upgraded (no time on this yet).
Virgin Media Broadband.
Thanks to a Parishoner who sent in this information, Virgin Media are extending their services over the next five years, by laying cable in areas that don't already have it.
Virgin are deciding which areas to extend their services to, by the amount of people who register their interest. You can register your interest by using this weblink: Register your interest.
Sutton Bonington Doctors Surgery.
Due to the parking problems associated with the doctors practise on Orchard close, changes are been made to the appointments system. Full details can be found by clicking HERE
Normanton on Soar Ferry. Older residents of the Parish may remember the old ferry in Normanton that crossed the river Soar just past the Church , well Normanton Parish Council have now renovated the ferry and it is in use again, meaning that it is possible to cross the river at that end of the village. The price will be £1 each way, and at present it is only been operated at the weekends, anyone wishing to book for a group, or use in the week should make contact with the operator on 07555066753. Access is about 50m further on from the Church, through 'The Ferry Field'
Network Rail. The Parish council has received an advisory note from Network rail re the electrification of the midland mainline. Parishioners may remember that protracted discussions were held last year about the works which will involve the closure of 3 road bridges in the parish. This project was abruptly shelved when central Government stopped the work, but we have now been notified that the works are expected to begin in early summer on Station road and Kirk Hill bridges, with the new bridges being craned into place early in November. As we get more specific details we will update.
From Sutton Bonington doctors surgery: Are you a dispensing patient - do you collect your prescriptions from Sutton Bonington surgery ? Are you aware that this service could be under threat due to a pharmacy application for a dispensing outlet in Hathern ?
Under NHS England laws, if you live within 1.6kms of a chemist (as the crow flies) then we are unable to dispense to you from this surgery, A new chemist in Hathern would mean this may change and which could result in the service being withdrawn to ALL patients.
If you use the dispensing service from Sutton Bonington Surgery and wish to help to see this continue then could we please suggest that you contact the Primary Health Care Support, NHS England Midlands and East, Fosse House, 6 Smith Way, Grove Park, Enderby, LE19 1SX, or by passing your concerns to your local MP.
We are putting our upmost effort in to try to ensure that we are able to continue with this service, but also require your backing and support.
Please speak to a member of staff at the surgery if you require further information.
Network Rail, Station road closure for new bridge: The works to replace the road bridge over the railway at Station road is due to begin imminently, as information or updates arrive we will post them, for now please click HERE To view the information flyer released by Network Rail which includes details of the dates and diversions.
Temporary 2 Way Traffic Signals (Lights will be moved regularly along the site) from 8am Monday 5th September until Monday 19th September 2016, to allow for preparation work before the full road closure will come into effect 8am Monday 19th September.
Access permitted to frontages only, pedestrian access will be maintained via a temporary footbridge, which will however be closed during demolition and crane lifting works.
New County bridge A6006 Zouch documents from Leicestershire County Council.
Rushcliffe Local Plan (part 2)
Parishioners may remember that last year Rushcliffe Borough Council held a special public consultation meeting in the village hall, to seek views on their local plan part 2. This was because land in the village, namely the field at the end of Park lane and behind Charnwood fields had been marked for possible inclusion in the new plan.
The Parish Council has recently learnt that the Draft Local Plan part 2 is shortly to be distributed for consultation, and despite what may have been previously perceived from communications with the council, it would now seem that the land is indeed included in the draft plan.
The Parish Council is now considering what options may be best to follow for the whole parish.
A Local Residents Committee has now been formed , please read this letter delivered to residents, the meeting is open to all. localresidentsletter.pdf
DNRC Stanford Hall public consultation.
Local residents and members of the community are invited to have their say on the next phase of the Defence National Rehabilitation Center (DNRC) Stanford Hall project, at a public consultation to be held in Rempstone village hall on Friday June 8th 7pm - 9pm and Saturday June 9th 10am - 4pm.
June 2018, East Midlands Airport - Noise Action Plan Consultation
The Parish council has met with the Principle flood risk management officer from NCC and Via with respect to past and present flooding problems through the Parish. Work is continuing.
Leicester county council has announced a public inquiry with reference to the county bridge at Zouch, for full details please see these documents:
The recent large fire at Hathernware industrial estate raised a few questions. The Parish Council does have in place a detailed and comprehensive emergency plan, with contingencies to deal with localised emergency situations. The plan can only be triggered however at the request of the main emergency services and the environment agency, generally in the scenario that for whatever reason the village may become isolated.
The large amount of fire fighters at the fire required sustenance and Councillor Andrew Brown in his role as a NCC member of The Fire and Rescue Services Authority was requested to source food and beverage. The Parish Council would like to pass on their thanks to Caroline Scriven of The Kings Head for providing food and drink at cost for 60 emergency personal within 30 minutes of being asked, and to clear up any rumours that maybe circulating - refused to accept payment for it ! Of course that was inappropriate and payment was made by Notts Fire & Rescue. Pasture Lane Stores also re-opened to provide items as needed by the emergency services, and the Baptist Church opened in case any villagers needed a place of refuge. In all the village responded in a fantastic way and again the Parish Council wishes to thanks all those that did their neighbourly bit to help.
Roadworks in the village