People reassured over Parish role

People reassured over Parish role

Parishioners have been reassured that a new vicar will be sought for after the Cramner Group of Parishes once the present one leaves. Reverend Karl Przywala will take his final service in the Cramner group at Orston Church on the 29th December. He is to become the Rector of Holy Trinity in Vancouver, in the Diocese of New Westminister, Canada in February. Consultations are under way in the Nottingham and Southwell Diocese over the most effective deployment of paid clergy and lay leaders. The East Bingham Deanery Synod wants the Cranmer Group, consisting of Scarrington, Orston, Whatton, Aslockton and Thoroton to be amalgamated with the Bingham and Wiverton group to form the Bingham Mission Partnership. The Bingham, Wiverton and Cramner groups each have a full-time vicar but under the proposals they would share cleric and a part time lay reader or cleric and a part time cleric and part time lay reader. This is being opposed by the Cranmer Group Council and its deanery synod representatives. A petition calling for it to retain a resident cleric has been signed by more than 500 people. Any changes are not due to be introduced before 2020 but Mr Przywala said he was concerned that his move could be the catalyst for bringing them forward. The Archdeacon of Nottingham, the Venerable Peter Hill, spoke to parishioners at a meeting in St Thomas’ Church, Aslockton, when he outline the chain of events that would lead to the appointment of a new vicar. He is due to meet with the parochial church council on Wednesday to further discuss the situation. Churchwarden Graham Harper said...
Nottingham Police Inspectors Suspended

Nottingham Police Inspectors Suspended

Two police inspectors have been arrested and bailed as part of an investigation into alleged fraud offences. Inspector Phil Hallam, local area inspector for Rushcliffe and his wife, Inspector Zoe Hallam, who is a former neighbourhood policing sergeant at Bingham, have both been suspended from duty while inquiries by Nottinghamshire Police continue. Inspector Phil Hallam was arrested at Cotgrave Police Station, where he is based and it is believed that both officers were taken out of the county for questioning. A Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson said: “Two serving Nottinghamshire police officers have been arrested as part of an investigation into alleged fraud offences. “The officers, a female inspector and a male inspector, were arrested at separate locations on Tuesday, November 19. “The 46-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of committing fraud by false representation. The man, also 46, was held on suspicion of assisting and encouraging fraud by false representation, and misconduct in a public office. “Both officers have been bailed following questioning and have been suspended from duty.” Inspector Hallam joined Nottinghamshire Police following a career in the Armed Force. He managed the Public Protection Team and the force intelligence unit before moving to neighbourhood policing as Local Area Commander for Rushcliffe. It is believed Inspector Zoe Hallam is posted to the Bridewell Custody Suite in...

PUBLIC CONSULTATION – CEMETERY RULES & REGS

The draft Cemetery rules and regulations for Bingham Cemetery, The Banks, Bingham can be view via this link. Or you can contact the Bingham Town Office for a hard copy or email info@bingham-tc.gov.uk for an electronic copy. The draft is also on display on the new notice board at the Bingham Cemetery. The Town Council is holding a Public Consultation over a long period of time (commencing September 2013) inorder to include families who may not live locally and only visit the Cemetery annually. Please ensure that all your comments are forwarded to the Bingham Town Council, The old Court House, Church Street, Bingham, NG13 8AL or via the email...

WANT TO BE AN ORGANISER FOR THE SPORT RELIEF RUN?

Sport Relief is looking for an organiser for a Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Bingham which needs to take place on Sunday 23 March 2014. Mile organisers have to organise a fun run which is open to everyone. Organisers must be 18 or over and runners must be given the choice of doing 1,3 or 6 miles. Part of Comic Relief, the run brings the community together and gets them active in a national event – with around 500 miles taking place nationwide. More...
Keep the Langar waste recycling site open!

Keep the Langar waste recycling site open!

Nottinghamshire County Council have announced that they plan to close the household waste recycling centre at Langar as part of their 2014 budget cuts. The centre is a well used facility for residents of Langar, Barnstone, Cotgrave, The Cropwells, Bingham, Radcliffe on Trent and other villages in the area. It is the only facility in the area that is well used, efficient and user friendly. These plans have come to light to local residents although the county council has committed to increasing recycling over the next few years and to make these sorts of facilities available to everyone. Although cuts have to be made by the council, the closure of the centre will cause some inconvenience to residents and users across the villages and possible encourage fly tipping. Councillor Richard Butler, who represents the Cotgrave division, has said “When I was the Cabinet member for the Environment up until last May, if this had been suggested to me, I would have thrown the idea out straightaway! “Closing it will not actually save money in the greater scheme of things.” A petition has be uploaded this website to help keep the recycling site open. With nearly 400 supporters already, it seems like this centre is a big part of recycling. If you would like petition against the centre being closed then sign the petition via the link...