Marie Curie Fundraising Campaign

Marie Curie Fundraising Campaign

Mrs Nicole Faulkner has joined the Marie Curie fundraising campaign after her father recieved care from the Marie Curie nurses. Mrs Faulkner was among the collectors in Bingham Market Place for the annual Great Daffodil Appeal. She said that the Marie Curie nurses had been a wonderful help caring for her father, Mr George Thompson in the final weeks of his life. He died of pancreatic cancer and it was important for him to be at home. She said: ” With their help, we were able to go to bed and not worry, because we knew he was being so well cared for.” She continued to say that she wanted to do something to help in return and so she volunteered to help with the collection for Marie Curie Cancer Care. A group was set up in Newark last year, which helped with events organised by the charity as well as coming up with its own fundraising. Mrs Janette Martindale, the community fundraiser said they always received good backing for the daffodil collection in Bingham and she hoped to set up a fundraising group in the town if there was enough support. If anyone is interested then can contact Janette Martindale on 0115 938...
Pilot of Aircraft puts Public at Risk

Pilot of Aircraft puts Public at Risk

If you get in an aircraft, the saying is up, up and away! But not in this case, someone had been flying an aircraft at a stupidly low height. A single engined lift aircraft was seen flying over St Mary’s Road and Canarvon Primary school on Saturday 2nd March. The pilot of the plane who flew over the area has risked his life and the public within the area because he was flying at roof top height. It is being investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority. Pc John Reason, Bingham’s beat officer, said that two members of the public reported the plane to the police just before 2.00pm that day. “The aircraft was flying at an altitude of around 40ft to 50ft, dropping below the level of a two-storey house.” He continued to say that the minimum altitude of which an aircraft can fly at was 500ft. Tollerton Airport have been asked if they had seen the plane taken off or landed on the runway, but the Tollerton control tower could not identify the plane. Pc Reason said it was very irresponsible flying. A member of the public had taken a photo of the aircraft, with the registration number visable and has been passed on to the Civil Aviation Authority. “It is possible that they were showing off to someone on the fround. If they had lost control of the aircraft at that height, it could easily have ploughed into homes with occupants inside and the pilot and others would likely have died. “You get some people who have got money in their pocket in powerful new cars, who...
The Sunday Times’ Verdict on Bingham

The Sunday Times’ Verdict on Bingham

After Bingham was voted in the top 10 most desirable places to live in the Midlands, The Sunday Times have given a short comment on why Bingham was chosen. “You may have never heard of Bingham, but those who discover it, never want to leave it. “A small town a few mile east of Nottingham, it has the community strengths of a village, with a good mix of age groups and long list of clubs, societies and events so everyone has something fun to do. “The old town centre, with its distinctive Butter Cross, is attractive and lively and Toot Hill secondary is in the top two per cent of state schools.” So what they were really trying to say – Bingham is GREAT! What do you think? Did you fall in love when you arrived? Are you too attached that you don’t want to leave? Or don’t you agree with what The Sunday Times has said? Let us know! To read the original article, click...
The Courtyard Deli Say Goodbye

The Courtyard Deli Say Goodbye

Here at This is Bingham we want to let you know that The Courtyard Deli on Long Acre has now closed. A note was put up on the tills on the last days of the shop being open and has now been closed since the 9th March. The whitewashed windows have a note from the team explaining the reason for the closure. It says: “Since first opening our doors back in November 2008, we have seen many changes in Bingham and with our own business. “With this in mind, we have taken the decision to concentrate on the ‘Outside Catering’ side of our business and will be closing the front of house sales as of the 9th March 2013. “This has been a hard decision to make; we would like to thank all our customers for their continued support over the years. “All that said we will still be based in Bingham, working hard behind the scenes, exciting times ahead. Make a note of our number and should you require our services we would love to help. Thank you The Courtyard Team” The note was signed off by all of the staff who worked there. It is very sad to see them go but Good Luck to them from This is Bingham. Contact number – 01949 831730 (please state if this number is...
Bingham Voted in Top Ten Places to Live

Bingham Voted in Top Ten Places to Live

Bingham has been named as one of the top ten most desirable places to live in the Midlands. The Sunday Times best places to live guide has name the Nottinghamshire town amond the likes of Malvern, Oxford and Buxton. The list will be published on Sunday 17th March 2013. The Sunday Times Best Places to Live is edited by Sunday Times Associate Editor and regular broadcaster, Elanor Mills. She has said: “Scampering around Britain for my column I find there are particular bits of our crowded island which always retain a particular attraction for people. We have built on this basic information to create a definitive guide. The Sunday Times Best Places to Live will prove invaluable for anyone starting a family, retiring, or simply considering a move.” The guide names the 10 most desirable locations in the Midlands as: Abbots Bromley Bingham Buxton Edgbaston (In Birmingham) Hereford Leamington Spa Ledbury Louth Malvern Market Harborough Oaskham Shrewsbury Yardley Hastings Do you...