Bingham Day Nursery Awarded 5 Stars

Bingham Day Nursery Awarded 5 Stars

Bingham Day Nursery has been awarded a five star rating from the Food Standards Agency. The nursery on Long Acre, Bingham, has received a five star rating for the second year running based on the cleanliness of the cooking equipment and practices of the kitchen staff, who were assessed by the Food Agency’s inspectors. All rooms where food could be made or eaten were given a five star rating. To celebrate the 2 year acheivment, the children dressed as chefs. Nursery Manager, Mrs Liza Mewton said: “The inspectors looked at what the cook does and looked at the hygiene of the kitchen. It is fantastic, we work really hard to strive for those things and we work hard for those awards.” Congrats...
Revised Plans on the Development of Bingham

Revised Plans on the Development of Bingham

Following the approved application for the new Tesco supermarket, the revised plan for 1,050 houses, employment and a school submitted by The Crown Estate, could be drawn up within a year. Mr Tony Fox put the idea to the town council and asked if a plan could be drawn up by October as this would be in time to guide budget decisions for the next financial year. “We should create a town plan or something that equates to it, as a matter of urgency for the benefit of this council and the town. In my view, we cannot wait. We need to get ahead of the game on this.” However, the council have said that this is an unrealistic time frame because of the time it would take to carry out consultations and involve residents. The first plan was drawn up in 2003 and was named the Market Town Initiative. Six years later, they launched the Bingham 2020 Initiative that looked into the future development of housing, employment needs, leisure and community facilities, transport and education. But in 2011, the council put Bingham 2020 on hold as they waited for information about The Crown Estate’s plans. Bingham council and Tony Fox were keen to not waste the previous plans, but progress with them in mind. Mr Fox has said that a regularly update town plan is essential. He did not think the Market Town Initiative was an acceptable plan because of its age. He continued to say that the Rushcliffe Borough Councillors could easily reflect the view of the town if it has an agreed plan in place. “I...
Bingham RUFC Win League Title!

Bingham RUFC Win League Title!

The Bingham rugby team have an 11 point lead at the top of the Midlands 5 East (North) which means that they are the 2012/13 Champions after beating Ollerton 66 to 14, with 3 games to go against East Leake, Leesbrooke and North Hykeham. 10 tries were scored in the game, with Dan Bartram scoring 20 points in the game. Other tries were scored by Jonathan Thomas (2), Anthony Thomas (2), Will Packer and Andy Birznieks. Over 50 spectators attended to watch the match and showed massive support for the team, who have not lost a game all season “Thanks to the tremendous support on the touchline – this must have given us the head start we needed.” Bingham RUFC are looking for new players to set up a 2nd team and junior team. After continuing their winning streak with the 1st team, the club are now considering starting up a 2nd team and junior section and are on the look out for coaches, volunteers and most importantly players. If you would like to  join the team click here to fill in an interest form. Good Luck to the team for the rest of the season!  ...
Toot Hill Students Teach Dance to Primary Schools

Toot Hill Students Teach Dance to Primary Schools

GCSE dance students at Toot Hill School invited children from four primary schools to take part in a dance festival. Girls and boys from St Peter’s Primary School in East Bridgford, Orston Primary School, Flintham Primary school and Cropwell Bishop Primary School took part in the dance festival at the leisure centre in Bingham. The Year 9 pupils, Katie Smith and Charlotte Turton, choreogrpahed dance routines to teach the young pupils which they would perform in front of teachers and parents. They performed a group dance to One Direction’s Comic Relief song One way or Another (Teenage Kicks). Sarah Allcock, a Year 12 dance teacher who co-ordinated the session said that they put on a brilliant performance. “For the Year 9 dancers, it was a case of them learning skills and being able to pass them on to someone else.” All the primary school children received certificates for taking part in the session. Katie, 14, said: “I want to go to a performing arts school and I am more experienced now thanks to leading these sessions. It went well and the children seemed to enjoy it.” Melanie Brown, a traineee teacher at St Peter’s Primary School said the children from her schol enjoyed the dance session. “The girls from Year 9 have been fabulous, to say how young they are. My pupils did brilliantly, it is nice to come and do something...
Network Rail Consider New Idea for Footbridge

Network Rail Consider New Idea for Footbridge

As we all now know, the plans for Tesco have been approved and work to start the new footbridge is due to start soon, and be finished by the end of this year, without delays. But according to the Network Rail, the public would prefer that the footbridge at the train station was improved instead of building a new one. Network Rail have said that they could upgrade the station footbridge to include a spiral ramp to provide access for the disabled and parents with pushchairs. They are also considering whether they will build a footbridge at the Moor Lane crossing, but it is unclear whether this one will have ramps. However, this would involve buying the land from Royal Mail as it would use the sorting office car park. Network Rail said that if either option was to be delayed or a decision could not be made, then a path would be built along the north of the railway line, linking to the bridleway to the northern platform and Chapel Lane. Tesco is set to contribute £650,000 to the project. Network Rail have admitted they have not given the public enough notice for the intial consultation which was in November 2012 and a second was held in December 2012. The replacement for the crossing is due to be open by April 2014, which is the date for building work to start on the new Tesco...