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25 May 2020It just takes time...

It just takes time ... but we haven't given up

The parish council has once again taken up the matter with Royal Mail complaining about the eyesore rusty mail-holding box on Stanton Lane, asking for it to be removed.  It was on June 9, 2016 that the first request for its removal was made. Since then Royal Mail have asked at separate times for a photograph of the box.

The box was used by Royal Mail to put letters in for the postman working in the village when his load was too bulky when setting out on a bicycle from Keyworth Post Office. He would collected the remaining letters from the box when his original load had been taken out to addresses in the village. 

This is the offending mail box.

redundant mailbox

17 May 2020Local Housing Needs - Updated

During June all residents in the village will receive a Housing Survey form with a request it be completed and returned to Miles King at the Midlands Rural Housing Office in a prepaid envelope that will be provided.   The parish council have supported the survey being undertaken.

The covering letter is reproduced below.

Dear Occupier

Stanton on the Wolds Housing Needs Survey ‘Finding out the housing needs of all local people’

The Strategic Housing Team at Rushcliffe Borough Council would like your help to understand more about the type of housing that may be needed by local people in rural areas in order to influence the type and size of homes built in the future. To assist us, I would be grateful if you could find the time to complete the enclosed ‘Housing Needs Survey’. It should take no more than 10 minutes of your time.

All the information provided will be confidential. The survey is being conducted on Rushcliffe Borough Council’s behalf by Midlands Rural Housing which carries out independent rural housing enabling work across the East Midlands for a number of district councils. Why is this survey happening? The Council is duty bound to gather information about the housing needs of its communities so we may understand the needs of all our residents, whether they wish to buy their own home, part rent or part buy (shared ownership), rent privately or through a social landlord such as a Housing Association.

What is the survey for? The information from this kind of survey is used to make sure that any new homes built reflect what is needed by existing local residents who have a connection to the particular area. Why is it important to fill in the survey? Rural areas are facing many challenges at the moment. There are major threats to shops, pubs, transport, services and local facilities. There is an ageing population, jobs are limited, and there can be a loss of ‘community feel’ in a village. Also, the cost of living and housing are causing problems for many. These pressures exist in villages across Nottinghamshire and beyond. Villages like Stanton on the Wolds need to have the right balance of housing to help provide a foundation for a thriving community. Any new housing needs to meet local needs and be planned carefully if it is to have a positive impact on the area. This survey is the first step to ensuring this.

By identifying the full range of housing needs for local people, future decisions and proactive action can be properly informed. Are there plans to build new houses here? Other than any plans that are currently in the public domain, nothing is planned at present but the housing needs have to be assessed so we have up to date local needs evidence in case development is planned here in the future. We will aim to assess the needs of most villages every five years. What if the survey finds that there is a housing need? Rushcliffe Borough Council will work with the Parish, the local community and its housing and planning partners to see if there is a desire to meet any open market or affordable housing needs that may result from this survey.

If any new homes are planned it is important that they are in keeping with the village and are built to a high standard of design. This goes for open market homes and affordable homes.

How can I get help with the survey or request a form for someone I know who is in housing need? If you have any queries or concerns or need any help completing the survey please do not hesitate to contact the Midlands Rural Housing on 0300 1234 009 or by email at: Similarly, if you have another person in your household who is in housing need, or know of someone who has moved away and would like to return, please contact Midlands Rural Housing and request an additional survey form or direct them to complete the survey on line at

Please return completed paper surveys in the pre paid envelope provided by 13th July 2020. Thank you for your help with this survey.

Yours faithfully

Miles King Rural Partnership Officer Midlands Rural Housing

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.

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