Bingham’s crime levels drop

Bingham’s crime levels drop

The crime levels in Bingham have fallen by 45% according to the latest figures. Between January and March, of this year, there were 20 fewer crimes in the town compared to the same period last year. Pc John Reason told the town council’s community committee the crime rates was down when the Bingham East and West wards were combined. This makes Bingham one of the lowest ranked areas in the borough. Pc Reason welcomed the figure but said it would be nice if Bingham was even further down in the rankings. Bingham ranks below areas including West Bridgford and Keyworth but rank above Radcliffe. There were 45 crimes in the town during the first quarter of the 2012 financial year and 25 crimes in the first quarter of 2013, However, Pc Reason has warned that Bingham may find itself climbing up the table when the next figures are published. He said “There was a spate of damaged cars in May, which might push the crime figures up.” There have been two house burglaries in the same month. He continued to say that most of the crimes committed in Bingham involved vehicles as there has been a mass of number plate thefts and car damage. “I cannot say we have any particular hotspots but we seem to have more crime in Bingham East than Bingham West. “Bingham East takes in the Market Place and most of the public houses, this seems to be the main area.” There were 11 reports of anti-social behaviour in Bingham during June, which ranks the area 4th out of 6 in Rushcliffe. The council committee...
Medieval theme fair for 2014

Medieval theme fair for 2014

Bingham Town Fair 2014 could be set in the medieval times to celebrate the town’s 700th anniversary. The town council are set to work alongside Bingham Heritage Trails Association on the best way to mark the anniversary. In 1314, Bingham was granted a market charter, meaning it could call itself a town. Peter Allen, the association chairman, said in a letter to the council “I’m sure you realise that 2014 is the 700th anniversary of the market charter of Bingham. This is an important event as it is the year that Bingham came to call itself a town.” George Davidson suggested that the celebrations should be tied in with the town fair, which could have a medieval theme and suggested that people dress in period costume for the occasion. It was also suggested that Peter Allen attends a future meeting of the community committee and works with the council on how to mark the occasion. The 2013 town fair came in at almost £1,000 under budget, the town council has revealed. The council spent £5,703 on the event which was held in June, including £1,795 on a marquee. The fair made a total of £3,607, meaning their total expenditure was £2,095. This means they were £905 under the £3,000 budget. These figures were discussed at a meeting of the council’s community committee. Alan Harvey applauded the council and said the fair was very good value for money and that it looks healthy from a financial point of view. This years fair included, two baking competitions set up by the Women’s Institute group, Bingham Belles. The Newark Town Band and...
Councils examine parking problem

Councils examine parking problem

A group is being set up by Rushcliffe Borough Council to examine the parking issues in Bingham. Bingham Town and borough councillor George Davidson told a full council meeting that they are trying to find a solution. Mr Davidson said “The issues around parking in Bingham have become critical and people are more aware of this every day.” A number of ideas have been proposed for the town’s public car park. These include disc zones that restrict parking for a length of time, restricting parking to two hours in the car park and introducing charging in pub car parks following The Chesterfield’s introduction of a charge. There has also been a suggestion of a small park and ride on the old police station on Grantham Road to prevent people from parking in the town centre and using the public transport. In an earlier article, the Rushcliffe Borough Council was criticised for handing out 20 parking tickets to motorists who used empty parking bays on a market day during restricted hours. The restrictions are to allow market traders to park and keep their vehicles close during trading hours. Malcom Barham warned councillors not to overreact by introducing schemes that could create more problems. He said, “We could start to charge people for parking, but they would then park on streets and in front of houses. Then we would end up with parking permits for residents. People might not be able to park on their own streets and visitors would have to get special permits.” Maureen Stockwood did not want to charge motorists to park as it would drive them to...
Staying off the tracks in Bingham this Summer

Staying off the tracks in Bingham this Summer

Despite the closure of the Nottingham train station, people are being warned to steer clear of the railway line at Bingham. Between 20th July and 25th August, the line from Grantham to Nottingham, will be closed meaning that no passenger trains will be travelling through Bingham. Nottingham Station is being closed due to refurbishment, allowing Network Rail to spend £100 million on renewing signals, parts of the track and junctions. Network Rail have said while the closure might make the line appear a more attractive place to play, it still remains dangerous. A spokesperson said, “It is important to make people aware that it is as vital as ever that people do not trespass on the railway during the work at Nottingham.” They continued to say that even though passenger trains will not be passing through, delivery and engineering trains will continue to run. “Trains are just one of the hazards on the railway, which is a highly unsafe environment for anyone who is not trained to be there.” British Transport Police have said that trespassing on the railway line in Bingham, has declined by 2/3 over the past three years, but it was still concerned it was only a matter of time before someone was seriously injured or killed. Inspector Mark Clements said, “In the school holidays we often see an increase in reports of children playing on the line. I cannot overstate how dangerous trespassing on the railway is. “Though youngsters may think they are perfectly safe and can get out of the way of any trains, they often fail to realise the true situation and the...

The Art of Music for the Corporate Video

So you’ve just filmed a corporate video. You have the perfect short video that best describes your company and what you are about. With a topnotch performance and cinematography worthy of an Oscar, there just seems to be one thing missing. Despite your greatest efforts the video just seems slow and uninteresting. This is where your choice of music comes in. And in some respects the ingredient that can make or break your video. So it’s strange that the choice of music always seems to be somewhat of an afterthought or not even considered at all. You may be tempted to use your favorite song in the background, but when you see the cost of licensing the music from the record labels, you’ll be quick to change your mind. So you’ll no doubt turn to royalty free music. There is a plethora to choose from. Some you’ll pay a one off fee, anywhere between £10 and £50 but if you really want to keep costs low, there is the free stuff, of which there is plenty, but to find anything worth using, you’ll have to spend some time to find that diamond in the rough. There is no exact science to choosing the perfect piece of music for the video, but you can at least go by the feel of the music to match the tone of the video you want to create. Whilst it seems counterproductive, generally you don’t want the music to be noticed, at least whilst there is talking or narration. So whilst that soft rock tune creates the perfect energetic vibe, if it draws attention...