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Welcome to Calverton Parish Council Website

This is a large Parish, attaining 500 ft elevation and bordered on the north-east by the wooded Dover Beck.  The stocking frame, the first knitting machine, was invented here in 1589 by the Rev. William Lee, and for many years the village was a handframe knitting centre; many old cottages have the wide windows designed to give the necessary light for the frame that stood behind them.  The Nottinghamshire Building Preservation Trust has acquired and restored a group of these cottages at Windles Square near the Gleaners Inn.  There is a small museum on Main Street which shows examples of hand frames and other antiquities.  The old village, much of which is a conservation area, has been extended northwards with housing estates, schools and factories, and a shopping centre at St Wilfrid Square has been built, which provides doctors surgeries, a County Health Centre and a Library.  Calverton now has a partially developed Industrial Estate which provides local employment.  Further development is available for light industry.

To the south of the Library is a plaque commemorating the twinning of Calverton on 16 May 1974 with the French township of Longue-Jumelles in the Loire Valley.

Calverton is recorded in the Domesday Survey of 1086.  Calverton House is a dignified Georgian residence of three bays with projecting two-bay wings and an Ionic colonnaded font.

Partly rebuilt in 1763, the Parish Church retains Norman responds to its chancel arch (that to the north has a small relief of St Wilfrid baptising a convert.  This forms the central motif of the badge of the Chairman of the Parish Council.)  In the tower are preserved a number of stones sculptured by Norman masons to represent seasonal occupations throughout the months of the year.  The Church plate includes an alms dish of 1683 and a chalice and paten made in 1726.

A memorial is situated in Watchwood Plantation to the three crew from the Polish No 300 (Mosovian) Squadron, based at RAF Swinderby near Newark, who were killed in October 1940 whilst returning from an operational bomber raid.  The memorial cross is sited about fifty yards north of the actual crash site.

On Main Street is a restored Pinfold, circa 1700, where stray farm animals were enclosed until on payment of a fine they could be retrieved by their owner.

Leisure facilities in the village include two golf courses, Patchings Farm Art Centre, Leisure Centre and Youth Club.

September 2001

Roadworks Bulletin – Temporary Traffic Signals – Main Street, Calverton – 16th May

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Roadworks Bulletin – Temporary Traffic Signals – A614 Ollerton Road, Calverton – 28th April

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Download: Gedling Bulletin A614 Junction Burntstump Hill 28-4-22 -_ (94 KB)

Roadworks Bulletin – Temporary Traffic Signals – Georges Lane, Calverton – 26th April

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Download: Gedling Bulletin 26th April Georges Lane- (98 KB)

Rural Policing Showcase Saturday 16/4

The event is free, there is free parking and runs between 10am and 2pm, no need for a ticket persons can just turn up.

The site is accessed off Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark,  Notts, NG24 2NY and Marshalls will be present to assist, I have added a map below to assist further.

Attached is a poster which we have produced and below is a release which our media department have put out through Facebook and other media streams, we will be releasing further details asap but I can confirm that those who will be attending at this time include;

  • Rural Beat Managers from the Neighbourhood Policing Teams of Bassetlaw, Newark & Sherwood, Rushcliffe, Gedling and Mansfield)
  • Nottinghamshire Police Drone Team
  • Nottinghamshire Police Off Road Bike Team
  • Nottinghamshire Police TSG
  • Nottinghamshire Police Underwater Search Team (UST)
  • Nottinghamshire Police Reacher Team
  • Nottinghamshire Polices Rural Specials
  • Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance
  • Canals & Rivers Trust
  • Notts Fire and Rescue
  • National Farmer Union
  • Newark and Sherwood District Council
  • Police and Crime Commissioners Office
  • RSPCA
  • Historic England

This I think will be a great opportunity for persons from Rural Communities to come and meet and speak to officers and partners who work in rural communities.

#RURAL EVENT | Community showcase to take place in support of Nottinghamshire’s rural community

People from the rural areas of Nottinghamshire are invited to attend a community engagement day to showcase all things rural.

The big event organised by Nottinghamshire Police is a great way to showcase all the work being done to tackle rural crime and how they work with partners to do this.

Visitors can expect a host of demonstrations, stalls advertising other agencies and the chance to watch first-hand how equipment is used.

The event is open for the whole family to attend on Saturday 16 April, between 10am and 2pm at Newark Showground, Coddington, Newark.

With free parking and the showgrounds café offering a range of tasty treats, it’s set to be a great day for all.

Those attending will be able to watch drone demonstrations, get a behind the scenes look at the police vehicles and quad bikes with local beat officers also on hand for locals to speak with.

This is just a taster of what will be available to see, amongst dozens of other stands advertising the work of partners and other agencies including Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Search and Rescue and the National Farmers Union.

Inspector Matt Ward, District Commander for Newark and Sherwood, said: “We have planned this event to showcase all the hard work we are putting into protecting are rural community against crime and to showcase some of the brilliant tools we have to combat crime and keep people safe.

“This event is open to all and I would encourage farmers, families, students and businesses to attend and come and talk to our officers and the other partners who will be in attendance.

“It promises to be a fun-filled day with plenty of demonstrations and lots of ways to learn about how Nottinghamshire Police and its partners tackle all things rural.

“With lots of fun activities planned and ways for everyone to get involved, get a first-hand experience and behind the scenes look at some of the police vehicles and watch fascinating demonstrations it’s set to be a great day to be a part of.

“Supporting the people of our rural community is one of our top priorities and holding events like this is a great way to showcase the work we do alongside our partners from all different agencies and speak with the public about even more ways we can help them.” 

Many more partners and agencies are set to be announced in the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled on your local Facebook pages for updates

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Download: community showcase rural V4 05.04.22 PDF (8 MB)

Roadworks Bulletin – Temporary Road Closure – Carrington Lane, Calverton (Emergency)

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Download: G22-048 Roadworks Bulletin Carrington Lane 30.3.22 (127 KB)

Roadworks Bulletin – Temporary Traffic Signals – Main Street, Calverton – 2nd April

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Download: Gedling Bulletin Main Street 2.4.22 -_ (003) (51 KB)