Annual Parish Meeting

May 10th, 2024

Please see attached an invitation to the Annual Parish meeting on Saturday 18th May.

10.30 at the Community Hall.

There will also be a talk given by local resident Nigel Wood on the completion of SEAL & an update of archaeology and history of the parish.

Everyone is welcome


Annual Parish Meeting 18th May 2024

Barnstone Defibrillator

June 7th, 2023

Please be advised that the defibrillator in Barnstone is out of action due to  battery failure.

It should be back up and running in the next few weeks.

The nearest working defibrillators are located at the following addresses:


The telephone box.

Outside the Unicorns Head Public House

Main Street


NG13 9HE


St Andrews Church (in the entrance)

Church Lane



NG13 9HG


Parish clerk



April 19th, 2023

A new defibrillator has been installed in the porch at St. Andrew’s porch, between Church Lane and Langar Hall. It is funded jointly by the Church and Langar Hall.

Other public ones are in the phone boxes in Langar and in Barnstone and in many other places, maybe also some private ones. Emergency services can bring them. A defibrillator restarts a heart in a case of cardiac arrest / no pulse but the machines can tell whether that is the case.

If you ever need one, call 999 and they will tell you where the nearest one is, how to unlock the defibrillator with any accessories and what to do. Ideally it takes at least one person to attend to the patient, giving CPR and another person to fetch the defibrillator. It really needs continuous use of a mobile phone (preferably hands free) to stay in contact with 999. The defibrillator must be with the patient within 3 or 4 minutes and then it will give you instructions.

It is worth knowing a little about what to do if you find someone unconscious, with no pulse or unable to breath. This might avoid panic and save a life but the 999 call and the machine will guide you. There are online guides (I’ll try to give a link to one) and short training sessions to use before you face a real situation. Learn the basics of CPR to keep the patient’s blood flowing if their heart has stopped.

I cannot give proper advice but it is important to:

  • Call 999
  • Ensure the patient and you are in a safe position (traffic, electricity, fire, water, hazards etc.)
  • See if the person is breathing (clear any blockage and try mouth to mouth) or conscious or has a pulse or has signs of severe bleeding, injury or serious conditions
  • Do CPR especially if no pulse until a defibrillator takes over
  • Get others to help with the patient and fetching a defibrillator



Here’s a web site that explains what to do. Click on the links to Primary Survey, CPR and Secondary Survey.


Vale Market Café, & Book Signing.

May 13th, 2022

The Vale Market Café

Saturday 14th May 2022

Barnstone Village Hall 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Eat and drink with friends & neighbours

Browse the stalls & purchase locally made

or sourced produce and exchange books

No cakes for sale (the bakers are on holiday)

Roy Gretton (of Langar) will be in attendance hosting a book signing) entitled No Deals, Mr. President.

A thriller based on the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.


The Tour of Britain returns to Rushcliffe this September!

April 6th, 2022

Good morning,

We’re delighted to announce The Tour of Britain cycle race will return to the Borough in September and on a near identical route to the event that visited us in 2018!

The eagerly anticipated Nottinghamshire stage of this year’s race for Thursday September 8 was outlined earlier this morning.

It will start on Central Avenue in West Bridgford and will visit Ruddington, Bunny, East Leake, Costock, Keyworth, Plumtree, Cotgrave, Cropwell Bishop, Cropwell Butler, Radcliffe and Shelford and finish in Mansfield.

The full route is here.

It is the third time the showpiece event will take place in the county and is in conjunction with our partners at the Tour, Nottinghamshire County Council and Mansfield District Council and other local authorities and follows the hugely successful staging of the race in 2017 and 2018.

The 190km route, approximately 118 miles, will attract a global television audience of millions and will again be aired live on ITV4.

The Nottinghamshire stage attracted 250,000 spectators in 2018 to make it the largest sporting event in the county’s history, leading to our area enjoying an economic boost of £3.9 million being spent by participants and spectators on accommodation, food and drink and shopping.

In due course our events team will invite all interested parties, including Town and Parish Councils and other groups and individuals to a find out more session on how they can get involved in the Tour celebrations in their communities, building on their wonderful efforts in 2018.

For the latest on the Rushcliffe part of the route look out for updates at

Questions? Please respond to this email.


The Media Team

Rushcliffe Borough Council

T: 0115 914 8559

M: 07815 706045

Parish Council meeting – Thursday 10th March

March 8th, 2022


Please find attached the agenda for the Parish Council meeting on Thursday 10th March 2022

7.30pm at Barnstone Village Hall


All Welcome

Agenda Thursday 10th March 2022