Tesco Plans Affect Local Business

Tesco Plans Affect Local Business

Tesco Plans Affect Local Business The owner of King Stone Products Ltd, fears he will have to leave Bingham if Tesco plans go ahead. Owner Shaun King, who has been at Chapel Lane for 10 years, has been told that if Tesco get their appeal finally approved, that his business will be the place for a petrol station. The proposed sit for the Tesco Supermarket is where Sercon Building Supplies used to be, but have moved to Langar since. He said that the supermarket giant has offered to help find a new site, but town and borough councillors have also offered to help, but he is still searching for another site after saying sites in Bingham, Chesterfield and Sheffield are not suitable. He said that back in 2009, he only found out about the new plans after an employee of his irm, brought him a letter from Tesco that had been sent to a nearby resident. A representative from Tesco has apologised for not telling him about the plans. Shaun King has said, “My feelings are that we have been her for ten years, it has taken us this long to get this factory to where it is.” He continued to say, “If we have to relocate, there’s a fair chance that people in Bingham would not be prepared to travel to wherever we relocate to, and that is if we can find somewhere. “Tesco are creating 150 jobs. Most are part-time jobs, but it is 20 careers that would be lost. I cannot believe they would let it happen.” Jonathan Simpson, a Tesco spokesman, said, “We are hoping...
New Traffic Plans for Bingham

New Traffic Plans for Bingham

New Traffic Plans for Bingham Long-awaited talks over plans to make Market Street, Bingham a one-way system are set to take place sometime this year. The Nottinghamshire County Council have drafted up two proposals to present to the Bingham Town Council’s Environment Committee. One scheme would have parking bays on the east side and the other scheme would have them on the west side. Under one plan, there is going to be fewer bays on the east side to allow access to properties and the Co-op. Alternatively, there would be more bays on the west side, but this is the more expensive option. It is unclear if the bays would be for loading, short-term or long-term parking. But both plans would include building out parts of the path to narrow the road and will include a pedestrian crossing. Paul Hillier, the County Council’s local transport planning officer, said that it is too early for the plans to be publicly released, but consultation could start later this year. “There is a problem with vehicles parking outside the Co-op and causing blockages for buses on the corner.” However, in an alternative method to ease congestion, is to introduce a Traffic Regulation Order to stop cars from parking there, although there could be many objections to this and it would take too long to set up. What do you think? What are the real problems of the Market Place, and how do you think it could be solved? More information will be released soon… Watch this...
Bingham Day Service Granted Huge Revamp

Bingham Day Service Granted Huge Revamp

Bingham Day Service Granted Huge Revamp A day service in Bingham, have received a grant to transform their facilities to make it more attractive for the service users. As part of £6 million modernisation of the Rushcliffe Day Services, Nottinghamshire County Council have spent £190,000 on refurbishing the Bingham Day Service The building on Moor Lane, formerly known as Moorlands, has been redecorated, had new floor coverings, new storage facilities and central heating has been installed to heat up the new coffee area and the newly refurbished beauty salon and toilet facilities. As well as all this the outside areas have been newly paved and has safety fencing put up. Around 25 a day use the centre during the working week and join in activities such as arts and crafts, exercise classes, educational and pursuits and gardening. The building will be up for hire for use of the wider community when not in use by the day service, for groups to hold meetings and their own activities. The County Council decided that they would refurbish all 14 multi-purpose buildings, free of charge, after carrying out a countywide review and one of main issues is that the day services were not making the most of the buildings provided for them and were only using them 39 % of their capacity. Councillor Kevin Rostance, Chairman of the County Council’s Adult Social Care Health Committee, said “The improvements have breathed new life into the facilities at the Bingham base of Rushcliffe Day Service and make it a more welcoming and modern environment for the people who will use the centre.” The public...
Local Leisure Centres hold a Prize Draw for Primary Schools

Local Leisure Centres hold a Prize Draw for Primary Schools

Leisure Centres in the Rushcliffe area are inviting local schools to enter the Parkwood Community Leisure’s national prize draw to win £1,00 worth of sports equipment. Bingham, Keyworth, Cotgrave and Rushcliffe Leisure Centres are issuing primary schools a voucher for a child’s swim, with Aquazone, for a £1 and a child’s Sway Dance session for £1 for each pupil, to use at their local leisure centre. Kath Radmell, Aquazone Coordinatior said: “Our aim is to encourage children to get active in a fun and engaging way. Sway Dance and Aquazone swimming lessons or even just swimming for pleasure, are all great ways to enable children to exercise, socialise and learn something new. Working with schools will help us communicate this better and in return Parkwood Community Leisure are running a prize draw.” Schools have until the 31st March 2013 to redeem their vouchers and each redeemed voucher with the schools name and details, will be entered into the prize draw which will be drawn on 16th April 2013 and the winning school will then receive the amazing price of £1,000 worth of Maudesports Ltd sports equipment vouchers of their...
Local Eco Homes Open to the Public

Local Eco Homes Open to the Public

Householders of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire will have the opportunity to showcase their homes to the public this spring – but these are not just any houses, they are eco friendly houses called Eco Homes. Residents across the two counties will be able to visit real Eco Homes between 2nd and 10th March, as part of the first ever Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Eco Homes Open Week. Visitors will be able to see what improvement have been made to the original houses. Improvements such as: solar panels, solid wall insulation, a straw bale extension, air source heat pumps, grey water recycling systems, vegetable growing and much more, can be funded by the government’s new Green Deal and details of these measures will be on display. Not only will residents be able to take inspiration from visiting these homes, they will have the opportunity to visit events including a community-owned hydro project at Torrs Riverside Park in Derbyshire, the Derbyshire Eco Centre, the Gloworm training centre in Belper and many more events across the neighbouring counties. Caroline Harman of Marches Energy Agency, one of the organisations behind the event, said, “This is a fantastic opportunity to visit real eco homes in your own community and get inspired to make your own home more environmentally friendly and cheaper to heat. It will be a bit like an Open Gardens Day, but householders will be showing off their insulation and solar panels instead of their sunflowers and chrysanthemums!” Any houses near to Bingham? A bit closer to home are three houses in West Bridgford and they are opening their doors to visitors. The oldest...