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17 May 2020Local Housing Needs of Stanton-on-the Wolds to be Assessed

A Housing Needs Survey of Stanton on the Wolds is to be carried out to find out the true extent of local housing need in the village. Midlands Rural Housing is preparing a questionnaire which will be delivered to households in the Parish in June 2020.

The returned questionnaires will be confidentially analysed and the responses will enable a report to be written which will identify whether or not the housing needs, particularly the affordable housing needs, of local people are being met. The survey is part of Rushcliffe Borough Councils housing needs survey programme.

Please could as many households as possible complete and return the questionnaire (a freepost envelope will be provided), either to indicate a housing need or to pass comment on village life and housing issues. All the information is confidential and individual replies will not be seen by any organisation other than Midlands Rural Housing.

A survey will provide clear evidence of local housing need and is essential to help maintain and protect the village and ensure local needs are identified. The results will provide evidence for future planning decisions.

Please look out for the survey arriving through your letter box in June.

If you have any queries please contact or call our customer care team on 0300 1234 009.


07 May 2020Information for Residents

During the present coronavirus pandemic situation, the parish council is unable to hold normal meetings and has therefore decided that the

Annual Meeting of the Council
and the
Annual Parish Meeting
both due in May should be cancelled.

The next meeting of the council is due to take place on Wednesday July 8th. Information on this will be shown in the parish noticeboard and on this website in due course, but it is likely it will be a virtual meeting and therefore carried out on-line (and not in person at the parish church).

Further details on this will be posted before the date of the meeting.

Mike Elliott, Clerk to the Council, May 1 2020

05 May 2020April 2020 Crime Figures

The April 2020 Crime Figures are now available on the Local Crime page.


04 May 2020Key Workers' Safety

Key workers from across Nottinghamshire have launched a video plea to the public following a spate of over 60 incidents where frontline workers have been coughed on or spat at during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Watch the video here:


28 April 2020Bank Holiday Bin Collection

Due to the bank holiday weekend starting on May 8, Rushcliffe Borough Council has changed the dates of several bin collections.

The changes begin from Saturday May 2 and residents should place their bins out by 6.30am to ensure they are collected.

Usual Collection Day Your bins will be emptied on
Monday 4 May 2020 Saturday 2 May 2020
Tuesday 5 May 2020 Monday 4 May 2020
Wednesday 6 May 2020 Tuesday 5 May 2020
Thursday 7 May 2020 Wednesday 6 May 2020
Friday 8 May 2020 Thursday 7 May 2020


13 April 2020War Memorial Listed

stanton war memorialThe National Heritage List for England has confirmed to the parish council that they have awarded Grade 2 Listed Building Status to the Stanton on the Wolds War  Memorial, situated near the car park to Stanton-on-the-Wolds parish church on Browns Lane.

The War Memorial in the churchyard was Grade II listed as a building of "Special Architectural or Historic Interest" on April 12, 2019.

Details of the listing can be found on the Historic England website.

Reasons for Designation

Stanton-on-the-Wolds War Memorial is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

  • Architectural interest: it is a well-detailed war memorial in the form of a Celtic cross;
  • Historic interest: it is an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifice it made in the conflicts of the C20;
  • Group value: it has group value with the Grade II-listed Church of All Saints and the two Grade II-listed groups of C18 and C19 slate headstones in the churchyard.


History:  The concept of commemorating war dead did not develop to any great extent until towards the end of the C19. Previously, memorials were rare and were mainly dedicated to individual officers, or sometimes regiments. The first large-scale erection of war memorials dedicated to the ordinary soldier followed the Second Boer War of 1899-1902, the first major war following reforms to the British Army which led to regiments being recruited from local communities and with volunteer soldiers. However, it was the aftermath of the First World War that was the great age of memorial building, both as a result of the huge impact the loss of three quarters of a million British lives had on communities and the official policy of not repatriating the dead, which meant that the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss.

The war memorial in Stanton-on-the-Wolds was erected in 1920 near the north-west corner of the church. The cost of the memorial was raised by public subscription (£21 11s) and it was made by William Bryans, the Overseer of Stanton for the Bingham Union. The memorial was cleaned and moved to its present position in a new memorial area outside the old churchyard in 1999. It was rededicated at a service conducted by Bishop Roy Williamson on 30 October 1999.

02 April 2020Nottinghamshire Police Recruitment

18 March 2020Stanton on the Wolds Community Action: Who is your neighbour?

During the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, some people living in our parish may feel the need to self-isolate for reasons of age, illness or vulnerability to infection, in accordance with advice from HM Government. We hope that, for the most part, such people will be supported by their family, friends or neighbours.

It seems possible, though, that some parishioners who need to self-isolate have no-one they can turn to for help, should they need it.

Therefore we are asking every household in the parish these two questions:

  1. If you need to self-isolate during the coronavirus outbreak, would you like to be put in contact with a fellow villager who would be willing to help you do so?
  2. Would you be prepared to help one or more of your fellow villagers who need to self-isolate during the coronavirus outbreak?

Such help might include: picking up shopping, visiting the post office, or just being a friendly voice on the telephone.

If your answer to either question is 'Yes', please contact us by email or telephone. We will seek to 'match' those in need with those who can help.

Our local Neighbourhood Watch organiser, David Ovadia, has very kindly offered to send out information on his distribution list and is happy to add any people who need help or wish to volunteer. Alternatively contact any Parish Councillor.

If you already have a helper, that’s fine – we don’t need to hear from you. If you know someone who may need help – please check with them and, if appropriate, tell them about this Community Action.

Any arrangements must be on the understanding that they are entirely matters of goodwill between the ‘helpers’ and the ‘helped’, and that circumstances may change over the coming weeks and months.

Please, can we also ask you to beware and vigilant during this crisis. There are already people out there wishing to profit from this. We have heard of people offering fake instant doorstep tests for this virus (fake because there isn’t one) and other scammers wanting to do your shopping for you (with your card details...).

Be careful, stay safe

David Ovadia, Neighbourhood Watch, 07796 277 027
Richard Whitby, Chairman, SOTW PC, 07850 739 116


18 March 2020Community Litter Pick - Cancelled

Due to the current coronavirus situation, the Community Litter Pick planned for Saturday 28th March has been cancelled.

If you’d still like to help clean up our village, I can lend you all the appropriate equipment and you can litter pick independently, in your own time. Please contact me if you’d like to do this and I’ll arrange to get the equipment to you.

Hilary Whitby, 07815 686 388 or


13 March 2020Town and Parish Update

The March edition of the Town and Parish Update from Rushcliffe Borough Council is now available.

Click to read a PDF version - 11th March 2020.


10 March 2020VE Day 75

Friday 8th May 2020 has been designated a bank holiday in recognition of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day which saw the end of the Second World War in Europe. Stanton on the Wolds Parish Council has joined with Keyworth Parish Council for a shared celebration and remembrance of this historic day.

All residents are invited to the following events which are both free of charge:

Friday 8th May 11.30am - 3.30pm - VE Day Indoor Street Party in the Village Hall, Keyworth

  • Contributions to a sharing picnic table would be appreciated.
  • The Key Notes will be playing music with a ‘big band’ sound between 12.00 and 2.00.
  • The Muston Brass Quintet will play from 2.15 to 2.45.
  • A bugler will play the Last Post at 2.55. This will be followed by a piper playing ’Battle O’er’ then the Nations Toast.
  • There will be a vintage car display outside the Village Hall.
  • Keyworth and District Local History Society will have a VE Display in the Centenary Lounge

If any residents are in need of transport to this event, please contact either Margaret Healy on 0115 914 8654 or Angela Benney on 0115 937 6369.

There will also be a church service on Friday 8th May at St Mary Magdalene Parish Church commencing at 6pm followed by ringing of the bells at 7pm.

Saturday 9th May 7pm - 10.30pm at the Village Hall, Keyworth
‘Dance Through the Decades’ from the 1940s to the present day with the Key Notes.

Numbers are limited for this event so please apply for your free tickets at the Parish Council Office, Keyworth.

You’ll receive further information about these events nearer the time and updates will appear in the Keyworth News.

27 February 2020Town and Parish Update

The February editions of the Town and Parish Update from Rushcliffe Borough Council are now available.

Click to read a PDF version - 11th February 2020.

Click to read a PDF version - 25th February 2020.


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