Annual Parish Meeting 30th April starting at 07.30, at the Parish Hall. HS2 speakers for and against the proposals will be present.Monday, April 22nd, 2013
How you can help prevent unwanted telephone sales calls Nottinghamshire Police Pre Crime Unit would like to make residents aware of the Telephone Preference Service. We appreciate that some of you may already be aware of this service, however, for those that aren’t, please read the information below regarding the service below. The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) helps you to make sure your telephone number is no longer available to organisations who may telephone you with offers and information you do not wish to receive. Registration with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is free. Under Government legislation introduced on 1 May 1999 it is unlawful to make direct marketing calls to individuals who have indicated that they do not want to receive such calls. You can either do this by contacting companies directly and asking them not to phone you or you can register with a central service such as the Telephone Preference Service to stop all such calls. Before you apply however, you may want to consider that registering could prevent you from receiving information which you would really like to have about relevant and worthwile opportunities. Registration will prevent organisations who regard you as a customer from contacting you again, unless you have previously told them that you have no objection to them calling you. Registering with the Telephone Preference Service will not stop calls from market research organisations. If you also wish to stop these calls or any other non direct marketing calls, you will need to contact each company directly. There are three ways to register with the Telephone Preference Service; The quickest way you can register is on the TPS website at www.tpsonline.org.uk and by clicking on the link to register. Alternatively you can call the registration line 0845 070 0707 (local call rate). You will be asked to record the telephone number you wish to register and the system will then confirm the registration. It will take up to 28 days for your registration to take effect. You will remain registered on file unless you change your telephone number.
County’s gritting teams gearing up for more snow
WITH more snow forecast for the end of the week, Nottinghamshire County Council is reassuring residents that its gritting teams will be out and about again, helping to keep the county on the move.
Since last weekend the council’s gritting teams have been out both night and day, completing 11 runs (as of WED night) on main routes, as well as three snow routes.
In total, the runs so far this week have used around 2,500 tonnes of salt and the Council still has over 16,000 tonnes in store at its depots around the county.
Although it is still unclear exactly when and how much snow the county is likely to get, the County Council is taking no chances and is fitting snow ploughs to several of its gritting vehicles this week in readiness.
The Council is also urging people to be good neighbours and help clear residential roads, paths and pavements by following the Government’s Snow Code – which gives clear advice on clearing snow and ice safely.
“The County Council is better prepared than ever for this winter and remains committed to playing its part by salting and gritting the main roads across Nottinghamshire,” says Coun Richard Jackson, chairman of the County Council’s transport and highways committee.
“But despite what many people think, we have never gritted residential streets – unless they are also main routes – as we simply don’t have the capacity.
“The roads we do salt account for around a third of the county’s entire network. If we were to salt every single road it would cost an extra £5.2m on top of the Council’s existing £2.6m budget. Not only that, we’d probably run out of grit very quickly!
“Our priorities are to get the main roads and key public transport corridors passable as quickly as we can so that emergency services and as many people as possible are able to undertake essential journeys.
“Once we’ve done that we will, of course, assist on minor roads but, where you are able, you don’t have to wait for us to reach your road and footway.”
The Snow Code:
? don’t make the footways more dangerous by causing them to refreeze. But don’t be put off clearing footways because you’re afraid someone will get injured. Remember – people walking on snow and ice have responsibility to be careful themselves.
? clear the snow or ice early in the day – it’s easier to move fresh, loose snow rather than hard snow that has packed together from people walking on it. If you remove the top layer of snow in the morning, any sunshine during the day will help melt any ice beneath. You can then cover the path with salt before nightfall to stop it refreezing overnight.
? use salt or sand – not water! If you use water to melt the snow, it will refreeze and turn to black ice. You can use ordinary table or dishwasher salt – a tablespoon for each square metre you clear should work. If you don’t have enough salt, you can also use sand or ash. These won’t stop the path icing over as well as salt, but will provide good grip under foot.
? use your own salt for your own driveway and only use the salt from council grit bins for public footways and roads so that together we have enough to go around
? when you’re shovelling snow, take care where you put it so it doesn’t block people’s paths or drains.
? offer to clear your neighbours’ paths. If your neighbour will have difficulty getting in and out of their home, offer to clear snow and ice around their property as well. Check that any elderly or disabled neighbours are alright in the cold weather. If you’re worried about them, contact your local council.
You can find more information on the snow code and other advice for coping with winter weather by visiting www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk
Can you ring church bells ? – Do you know anyone who can ring church bells? – Would you like to learn to ring church bells? – Do you know anyone who would like to learn to ring church bells ?
The bell ringing team of St Helen’s Church Trowell urgently need an increase in the number of ringers.
Due to long term illnesses and retirement we no longer have a full team.
Ringing is rewarding, fun and good exercise – it can also get rid of any thoughts of having to go to the gym!
We meet on a Tuesday evening from 6pm until 7 and again on a Sunday at 5.30pm to ring the bells before the 6pm service.
If you can join us or know anyone who would like to, please ring Christine Bradshaw on 07763244766.
At a meeting on the11th July 2012 at Trowell Parish hall a group was formed to oppose the proposed open casting at Shortwood Farm Trowell. Further details will be given as they become available, but so far the following has been agreed:
- An Action Group has formally been established and now has a Chair, A Secretary and a Treasurer.
- They have already been in touch with NCC (Jonathan Smith) and have been given up to 20th July to submit a plan of action, which will be considered as potential evidence for an extension of the consultation.
- Dr Doddy (A local GP and County Councillor) has agreed to follow up the Health Impact Appraisal and will also consult with the Nottm West Clinical Commissioning Group (soon to be commissioners of local healthcare).
- There will be a campaign to raise awareness about the health risks with parents via school – planned for early September.
- I have promised them space in the next Trowell Times and a link to their planned website on the Parish Council web site.
- They are planning their own e-mail account and facebook.
- Dr Doddy came up with the name SOCO – Shortwood (farm) Open Cast Opposition.
Despite what you may have heard or read, the Parish Council has been consistent over the years in opposing any new developments in the green belt. This policy was again reinforced with a vote at the full Parish Council meeting on the 10th January 2012 opposing the current proposition to build in Trowell. Please note that the Parish Council can only comment on planning applications, the decision on granting permission or otherwise rests with Broxtowe Borough Council. It is also the Borough Council that decides the core strategy, and any future local plans.
Open casting application lodged with Nottinghamshire County Council. Please submit your comments now!Saturday, April 28th, 2012
This is the link to the application:
For further information on any of the items posted here, please click on the post that you are interested in.Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
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