Approved Contractors

All domestic and commercial contractors are being asked if they would like to join the register of tradespeople in the village who are interested in carrying out work for the Parish Council.  You will need to provide evidence of Pubic Liability Insurance of at least £5m and have the relevant trade certificates and accreditations etc. Please complete the Approved Contractors form(click here)  and email to parishclerk@calvertonpc.org.uk or post to Calverton Parish Council Main Street Calverton Nottingham NG14 6FG.

 

 

Update on Main Street Pedestrian Crossing

Work should have started on the new pedestrian crossing on Main Street, near the library, by VIA East Midlands Ltd. The work consists of new drainage, resurfacing, carriageway repairs, upgrading of existing street lighting, road markings and installation of zebra crossing and associated equipment. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent severe shortage of resources due to self-isolation, VIA have had to postpone the works for the new zebra crossing on Main Street Calverton until later in the year. A new start date will be confirmed once the situation becomes clearer and they have sufficient resource available. VIA will inform residents of the new date through a further letter drop.

Community Involvement

We are keen to involve members of the community in projects that will benefit the village.  There have been several litter picks organised by residents along with Gedling Borough Council’s Big Clean.  We are therefore looking to organise community events such as litter picking, bulb planting on verges and in parks, cemetery tidy up, maintenance of village planters/communal areas, Dark Lane/Keen Well tidy and clean up to make into a non-seated picnic area, in fact any ideas you have which may benefit the village please let us know.

Village Hall Hire

The Village Hall on Park Road is available for private hire at very competitive prices with 3 hour children’s parties costing £33 and special rates for full day/evening wedding packages available.  The hall is also available to hire for meetings, community groups, dance and fitness classes and drama groups.  Please click here for current price list and contact parishclerk@calvertonpc.org.uk or ring 0115 965 4560 for availability.

Crimes reported in the Area Covering Ravenshead, Bestwood Village, Linby, Papplewick, Newstead, Calverton and Woodborough

Crimes Reported in the Northern Cluster area - March 20

Gedling Borough Council reinstates glass collections

Gedling Borough Council is reinstating glass collections across the borough from Saturday 2 May. The decision was made by the Leader, Deputy Leader and Chief Executive last week after listening to the concerns of residents balanced alongside the considerable pressure Coronavirus has placed on frontline council staff, including refuse collectors.

The council will begin the process with a special collection this Saturday, to deal with the backlog of glass boxes with staff working extra hours to meet the demand.

The council has been able to maintain critical waste and recycling services despite staffing shortages caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. The council drafted in staff from the leisure centres to help ensure critical services could continue and are now ready to begin the process of collecting glass.

Residents can find out when their glass boxes will be collected by signing up to the council’s free email bin alert reminders or by visiting the website www.gedling.gov.uk

The Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor John Clarke and Councillor Michael Payne said:

“Coronavirus has placed immense pressure on our heroic frontline workers, including our refuse collectors. We are grateful to residents for their understanding and patience at this challenging time – prioritising critical services and protecting the welfare of our staff had to come first. We were keen to reinstate glass collection as soon as it was safe and possible to do so, we were pleased that last week we were able to take the decision. It is testament to the dedication and commitment of our staff that we were able to reinstate the collections.

Our staff have being working tremendously hard to keep our critical services going and they are now going the extra mile by offering to work extra hours and days to begin collecting glass. The support residents have shown our waste crews as they have collected bins on a daily basis has been overwhelming and hugely appreciated.

We would also ask residents to let their elderly neighbours and anyone in self isolation know about this announcement, in a safe way, as some of them may not have access to the internet.”