Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Plumtree is the Parish Church of Plumtree, Normanton on the Wolds, Clipston, Plumtree Park and North Keyworth. It is one of the oldest churches in Nottinghamshire and is noted for its painted and gilded woodwork introduced in the 1870s by George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner.
The church is open to visitors every Wednesday and Saturday between 10:00 am and 12:00 am.
Services are held at 10:30 am every Wednesday and at 10:30 am and 6:00 pm every Sunday.
You can contact the Rector, Revd Trevor Kirkman, about christenings, weddings, funerals or any other aspect of church life on: 0115 937 4116.
For more information about the church: service times, opening times, contact details, history, see the Plumtree Church website.
Catholic Church: St Margaret Clitherow, Willowbrook, Keyworth
Fr. Michael Williams - 01509 852147 - website
Methodist Church: Selby Lane, Keyworth
Rev. Simon Rose - 0115 914 3794 - website
Baptist Church: meet in Keyworth Primary School Hall
Rev. Elaine Blundell - 0115 937 7247 - website
United Reformed Church: Nottingham Road, Keyworth
Rev. Chris Ford - 0115 937 5086
Burnside Memorial Hall
The Burnside Memorial Hall was donated to the parish of Plumtree by Mrs. Alice Mary Burnside in memory of her husband, William Elliott Burnside, and was opened in 1921. The Hall is administered by Trustees.
The Burnside Memorial Hall today fulfils a vital role in providing a venue for village events. It is used regularly by Plumtree School and the WI, by the Church, for Parish Council meetings, for bridge and art groups and for dance classes.
Plumtree Cricket Club
The club has been in existence since 1815 and has a traditional village cricket ground located on the outskirts of the village. It functions at the high end of recreational cricket and also organises a varied range of social activities.
The cricket club has recently completed work to substantially improve the facilities offered by the pavilion. These include:
- additional facilities for disability cricket;
- a raised access deck and viewing area;
- and a re-designed bar.
Not only do these improvements benefit disabled cricketers (the Club acts as a base for the Nottinghamshire Visually Impaired Cricket Club) but they also have created an improved social venue for spectators and village residents alike.
2014 was one of the most successful years in the club's history with many successes for both teams and individuals on the field. In 2015 the club celebrated its bicentenary and held a number of cricketing and social events throughout the year. Few clubs can claim to have been around since 1815 and even fewer have been playing continuously since then.
The nearest health centre that has Plumtree in its catchment area is Keyworth Medical Practice, which is housed in the Keyworth Primary Care Centre, Bunny Lane, Keyworth (tel: 0115 937 3537).
It is a relatively large practice and offers a comprehensive range of medical services via its 7 doctors, 4 practice nurses and 4 health care assistants.
There is free car parking in the adjacent Bunny Lane car park (60 spaces, 4 disabled) and there are two pharmacies within easy walking distance in addition to the Medical Practice's own Pharmacy.
The Keyworth Connection is a local bus service between Nottingham and Keyworth, which passes through Plumtree.
At peak times buses run every 15 minutes; the route is through Plumtree and Tollerton, along Melton Road and past Nottingham Station to the Broadmarsh Bus Station.
Nottinghamshire County Council operates service 863 between East Leake and Gamston. Details and a downloadable timetable can be found on the Nottsbus page of their website.
The nearest local library is on Church Drive in Keyworth (next door to The South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form).
However, if you have a Nottinghamshire library card you can use it to borrow and return books at any Nottinghamshire library (and you don't have to return books to the library from which you borrowed them).
Opening hours for local libraries are available on the Plumtree Village website.
The village has The Wolds Day Nursery, which opened in April 2012 on Old Melton Road, Children 1st @ Plumtree on Station Road and an independent primary school, Plumtree School, which occupies the original school building that was erected in 1840.
Older children usually attend The South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form in Keyworth.
Refuse is collected from the village every Friday. The collection alternates with the Grey bin (general waste) collected one week and the Green (garden waste) & Blue (recycling) bins collected the next week.
See the PDF file for dates: Refuse collection for Dec 2016 to Nov 2017.
Garden waste is only collected if you are a member of Rushcliffe Borough Council's garden waste collection scheme. For more information, and to join the scheme, see garden waste collection scheme.
The village benefits from a regular milk delivery every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In addition to milk, the delivery can include bread, seasonal fruit and vegetable boxes. For details visit the Dairy Crest Milk & More website.
Pubs & Restaurants
Plumtree's local pub "The Griffin" was built in 1843 but completely refurbished in 2009. Up until recently, it was owned by Greene King but was sold in 2016. It may re-open in 2017.
For fine dining there is the award-winning Perkins Bar & Bistro (and the associated "Carriage Hall" wedding and event venue), located in the converted railway station.
Also, within walking distance are The Plough at Normanton and the Charde Oriental restaurant (opposite the petrol station on the Melton Road, Tollerton). A little further away, but on the bus route, is The Village Cafe and Bistro in Keyworth.
Weight Restrictions were brought into force in Plumtree in July 2012. These have had some effect on the traffic through the village. However some lorry drivers still use Plumtree as a "cut through". Lorries over 7.5 tonnes are banned from using the roads unless they require access to deliver goods or to take a meal break.
Lorry Watch is a scheme operated using local people to identify the misuse of weight restricted routes by heavy goods vehicles in Nottinghamshire.
If you see a heavy goods vehicle travelling on a weight restricted route please note down the following details:
- Vehicle registration *
- Date of sighting *
- Time of sighting *
- Name or number of road (e.g. Church Hill or A606) *
- Travelling from
- Travelling to
- Vehicle type
- Any details displayed on the vehicle, e.g. company name, telephone number.
Items marked * are required.
Use the online Report a lorry form to report the lorry to Nottinghamshire County Council. Your contact details are optional.
There are a number of public footpaths around Plumtree. In the image below footpaths are shown in pink; the bridlepath is shown in green. Click on the image to see a larger version (in PDF format).
For a more detailed map and to see other public rights of way in the county, please visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website.