Proposed new Leisure Centre in Bingham

February 14th, 2019

Recommendations for new potential £20m Bingham Leisure Centre to be discussed

Recommendations for a new £20m leisure centre and commercial space in Bingham are set to be discussed by Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet.

Specialist independent consultants have worked with the authority to produce the plan having explored options to develop the site in line with the Bingham Masterplan.

The mix of commercial and leisure development is consistent with the Bingham Growth Board’s aspirations to develop the site as part of a key gateway between the current town centre and the growth of housing developments in the north of town.

Proposals for a new swimming pool, fitness gym, exercise studios, community hall and serviced offices on land owned by the authority on Chapel Lane in the town, north of the town’s railway line, are now set to be reviewed as part of a report to the group.

In July 2018 the Council announced plans to assess the feasibility of the site, having discounted developing a new leisure centre on the existing Toot Hill school site due to technical and operational difficulties and the costs associated.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Deputy Leader and Chair of the Bingham Growth Board Cllr Debbie Mason said the report identifies the site could create up to 90 new jobs and will be discussed at Cabinet’s meeting on Tuesday February 12.

She said: “The recommendations of the report highlight a significant change in the quality of leisure provision available for residents in Bingham and the surrounding area, should it come to fruition.

“They show a potentially excellent community facility that would promote healthier lifestyles and complement the growth of the town in the years to come.

“We will give careful consideration to these recommendations as the location of the site is important in the wider plans for the town and that it is viable as part of our capital programme fund.”

If the Cabinet approve the recommendations, more detailed designs would then be created leading to an application for planning permission by the end of the year. This could see a new centre open in 2022.

Discussions will continue with the Nova Education Trust and other stakeholders to enable continued access to outdoor and Sports Hall facilities at the current Toot Hill School site. 

Roadworks Bulletin – Cropwell Bishop road closure 11th – 17th February

February 7th, 2019

A diversion will be in place around Hoe View Road and Church Street

Vale Market Cafe Saturday 9th February 10am – 12noon Barnstone Village Hall

February 2nd, 2019

You will receive a warm welcome next Saturday at the Vale Market Café, whatever the weather.
Buy your locally produced bread, cakes, eggs, veg & much more. Catch up with friends and neighbours over a delicious coffee or tea and a bacon or sausage butty. (Veggie options available)

A date for your diary! Hansel & Gretel come to Langar & Barnstone Village Hall

January 28th, 2019


Barnstone Under 5’s – more helpers needed

January 27th, 2019

Barnstone Under 5’s meet at Barnstone Village Hall every Tuesday morning between 9.30-11.00am for coffee, cake, chat and play.
Would you be willing to spare a couple of hours per month to help set up and clear away? Please contact Lucy on 07974145392 or Claire on 01949 860123.

Highways England – A52 Public Information Events

January 14th, 2019

Nottinghamshire Switch – Save – Smile

January 7th, 2019

Our collective switching campaign, Nottinghamshire Switch, Save and Smile is back for a second year – it is a no-hassle way of finding a more affordable gas and electricity deal using people power.
It is part of a nationwide initiative coordinated by iChoosr.

Last year’s stats:
• Average duel fuel saving of £224
• 35,000 registrations nationwide
• 79% of registrants made a saving

This scheme is supported by local councils
Broxtowe Borough Council, Rushcliffe Borough Council and Ashfield District Council support this initiative.
Please share on your social media channels – the more people that register, the better the deal will be.
Our Twitter handle is @Nott_Energy

What is collective switching?
It is an initiative where a large amount of people register their interest in finding a cheaper energy deal, once a certain amount of people register, iChoosr, experts in group buying invite a group of energy companies to put forward their cheapest deal –the cheapest deal wins.
Registrants are sent a personal offer which they can say yes or no to, there is no obligation to switch. To make it really easy the switching process is done on their behalf.

Resources and links
REGISTER HERE – registration closes February 12th 2019.

Why are we promoting it?
We are a fuel poverty charity – all our projects and services are centred around saving people money so they can afford to heat their home effectively.
Collective switching is a way of saving money with very little effort, it takes 3 minutes to register and there is no obligation to switch.

As a side – we offer free Energy Workshops to community groups.
Our 45 minute interactive session focuses on ways to keep warm and how to keep those energy bills down – we come to the group and can fit in with one of their regular meet ups.
If you are interested in booking or have any questions please contact Jenalle, 0115 985 3009. This is a free service and we have delivered to over 100 groups.

Alison Mcguire
Marketing Manager

Nottingham Energy Partnership
Waterway House
Waterway Street

Vale Market Cafe – Saturday 12th January 10-12 at Barnstone Village Hall

January 5th, 2019

You will be assured of a warm welcome at next Saturdays Café in Barnstone Village Hall. Meet up with family and friends over a lovely fresh cup of coffee and a butty. Veggie options available.

Locally produced veg, eggs, cakes, preserves and bread will be available as usual.


New Langar bus shelter arriving early in the New Year!

December 21st, 2018

Langar will soon be receiving a new bus shelter,  (with a seat!). It is due to be installed towards the end of week beginning 1st January so watch this space!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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