Local family run business celebrates 25 years of success

Local family run business celebrates 25 years of success

Sisters Tracey Bailey, Heather Gospel and Trudie Hennessy, owners of the Daisy Chain Florist in Bingham, are thrilled to be celebrating the shop’s 25th year of business this October. The anniversary will be marked by a celebratory “drop-in” day on Thursday 10th October where any customers will receive 10% off any purchases made on the day, a voucher for discount on future purchases and a “drink, cake and the usual chat” with staff past and present. The sisters took over the shop 5 years ago after Pat White retired from the business she opened 20 years before. The building itself, situated on Long Acre, has a history that far exceeds that of the floristry business it is today! The building is grade 2 listed and parts of it date back to at least the 18th century, based on available records. The Daisy Chain would like to warmly welcome any locals or customers from a little further afield to join in celebrating a family-run business that has managed, unlike many in the recent economic dips, to carry on successfully serving the local people! For more information please see their website or call 01949 831...
East Midlands MEP takes part in EU Youth Employment debate

East Midlands MEP takes part in EU Youth Employment debate

East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin took part in a unique debate on youth employment this week, along with the British winner of the PlasticsEurope Youth Parliament Debate – Ms Lucy McKeone, who Miss McClarkin was mentoring. In an innovative format, six MEPs – including Miss McClarkin – spent half a day playing the role of coaches to students from their home countries to prepare them for a two hour debate with high-level panelists. The debate brought together a range of high-level speakers coming at the topic from different angles – from MEPs and senior Commission officials focused on promoting best practices in education policies across Europe, to industry leaders looking to help lift Europe out of the current employment crisis and, last but by no means least, seven young speakers from across Europe facing the challenge of finding a job in a difficult economic climate. The event was organised by PlasticsEurope, the association of plastics manufacturers in Europe, in close collaboration with EU40 – the network of young MEPs who were 40 or under 40 at the time of their election. After the debate Miss McClarkin said: “This was a really interesting debate and a positive dialogue, and it was fascinating to hear what the young speakers had to say. I was particularly proud of Lucy, and we spent some time together in the morning discussing all manner of topics, including what MEPs do here in the European...
Senior Recurve Team win trophy for three years running

Senior Recurve Team win trophy for three years running

The weather was in favour of all the archers competing in the Final Notts League shoot of 2013. The Bingham Leisure Centre Archery team arrived at the competition with a healthy squad that reflected on their performances. The club won the major trophy – Senior Recurve Team for the third year running as well as winning it four times out of the last six. Despite winning last year, the Junior Recurve team came third. Catherine Angus was First Junior Girl Recurve, alongside Andrew Hunton, First Junior Boy Barebow both were shooting the senior distance in the first two shots, Adrianne Goodwin took the Lady Longbow Handicap medal. Simon Barnicott of the Bingham Leisure Centre Archery Club said; “I think everyone who was there would agree that the League was a great success this year ~ yes the weather helped ~ and would encourage everyone else in the club to take part, who knows what we might win with more people challenging in more categories. “I should mention the Sanderson Brothers ~ you may have spotted friendly rivalry between the two of them, well today Pete came out on top scoring 700 to Sandy’s 698. Sandy will of course explain it by saying he made a mistake with respect to whether to use the top or bottom of his sight for his sight marks but the fact remains Pete scored two more ~ even if it had to go to a recount before that was certain.  it was also good to see Shani Lambert-Coward back shooting after a long time recovering from losing an arguement with a lawnmower. “I am pleased...
Request: Housing stories from Bingham

Request: Housing stories from Bingham

This is Bingham recently received an email from Will Fitzgibbon from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London. Mr Fitzgibbon has been looking at affordable housing and housing problems for some time now and some of their research has been published in the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/may/19/uk-spends-2bn-housing-homeless-short-term He is now trying to find families living in Bingham that are experiencing housing problems i.e. on the social housing waiting  list, living in overcrowded conditions or simply finding it difficult to buy their first property. So if you fit any of the problems above or have any other housing issues you can contact This is Bingham and we will pass your information on anonymously or you can contact Will Fitzgibbon directly by emailing him on willfitzgibbon@tbij.com. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email either of...