New Boyes Store Appealing to Job Hunters

New Boyes Store Appealing to Job Hunters

Over 300 people have applied for 20 jobs available at the new Boyes store which will be opening in the summer. Boyes, a homeware and DIY store, has decided to expand and open a new store in Eaton Place after a growth in profit and was described by Chairman and joint Managing Director Andrew Boyes as ‘ a perfect location for the business’s 47th store. Mr Boyes said “Boyes was founded by my great-grandfather in 1881 and has been a long-established family firm. We are expanding because we are doing well and from a delivery point of view, Bingham works well for us. “It is a prosperous small town where we think we will fit in nicely.” The store is located at 18 Eaton Place (next to Boots) and is expected to open on 21st June. The deserted shop has been long awaited to be took up by a business after being closed for more than 10 years when Co-Op Pioneer shop left. Mr Boyes continued to say “So far we have has just over 300 response to out recruitment adverts. We are currently refurbishing he premises and converting them from what was a supermarket, trading on just the ground floor into a department store trading on two floors. “We are waiting for the delivery of a new passenger lift, our other shop fitting work is all progressing well and if all goes according to plan we hope to open on 21st June. It is very much a long-term investment.” Bingham Town Mayor, Councillor Tracey Kerry, welcomed the new shop unit and job opportunities it would bring. Mrs Kerry...
Carnarvon Parking Causing Congestion

Carnarvon Parking Causing Congestion

After a meeting with Bingham Town Council’s planning committee, plans to alter the car park at Carnarvon Primary School have been supported by the committee. The issue was raised after worries over parents causing congestion on Nursery Road which the residents are unhappy about. The school want to build nine extra parking spaces, change the front gate and extend the play ground area, in which four trees would have to be cut down to allow room for the changes. They also plan for extra classrooms to be built. Mr Alan Harvey said solving the issue should be a priority but Mrs Maureen Stockwood said the school do not own the land that requires for the problem to be solved. 90% of the children who attend the school live within walking/cycling distance but many parents choose to arrive by car causing hassle and congestion for the residents as they park across driveways. Several action points have been produced to help encourage parents and children to walk or cycle to school including continuing bikeability training for pupils and organising weekly ‘park and stride’ sessions. A set of rules will also be developed by the school council. Mrs Stockwood has said ‘They are putting extra car parking spaces along the side of the drive, although unfortunately some trees are being removed. It looks as though they are trying to do as much as they can to solved the problem.’ She continued to say that the council did not object to the plans but asked the town clerk to note concerns about public footpath access and congestion caused when parents pick up and...
The Crown Estate Plans Approved

The Crown Estate Plans Approved

The Crown Estate have been given the green light to build over 1,000 homes in Bingham. As well as the homes, a primary school, a community centre, 15.6 hectares of employment will be built on the outskirts of Bingham near the industrial estate. The plans were approved last night by a Rushcliffe Borough Council’s development control committee and council officers recommended that the plans were to be approved. Following the approval, the plans will be referred to Secretary of State, Eric Pickles for a final approval. Work could start in 2015/16....
Proposal for New Allotment Land

Proposal for New Allotment Land

The land next to Wynhill Court in Bingham could be turned into allotments after Nottinghamshire County Council confirmed that they were no longer interested in developing school buildings on the site. More than 50 people are on the waiting list for the Hill Lane plots and the town council want to use the land and turn it into allotments as soon as possible after the allotments at Moor Lane were closed 5 years ago after the land was found to be contaminated with chemicals, including arsenic, cyanide and lead. The Wynhill site was bought by the county council in 1979 and was meant for educational use, 34 years on they have decided they do not want the land any more after they confirmed that the land is now surplus to requirements. The ownership was reviewed after a request was made from Bingham Town Council to the county council. Chairman of Bingham Town Council’s policy and resources committee, Mr Francis Purdue-Horan said that the county would have to value the site and would seek potential developers. He said ” I think we need to make it clear fairly early on that we want the land for community use, rather than development. I think it would be a great thing for this committee to pursue.” Mr Purdue-Horan continued to say that he suggested the town council should buy the land with the help of the county’s Local Improvement Scheme which can give a grant of up to £50,000 for community projects like this one. Ms Lesley Haywood, a group manager for property design and maintenance at the Nottinghamshire County Council said...