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25 March 201530 mph Area Extended

New 30 mph signs have been installed on Main Road and Station Road in Plumtree, and also on Bradmore Lane.

On Bradmore Lane, the speed limit is now 30 mph from the railway bridge; and before the entrance to the Plumtree Cricket Club grounds. Please respect the new speed restriction.

21 March 2015Litter Pick Success

In conjunction with Rushcliffe Borough Council’s “Community Clean-Up” Plumtree Parish Council held a Litter Pick in the village on the moning of Saturday 21st March.  Thanks to the encouragement of a free bacon cob, 20 residents assembled at the church, scoffed their well-filled cobs (supplied by Canterbury's of Keyworth) and drank cups of tea before venturing out in the cold wind to pick up litter from kerbs, verges, hedgerows and ditches.

With so many volunteers, it only took an hour or so to walk around the village and gather over 10 bags of rubbish, ready for collection by StreetWise on Monday (see photos below).

The litter pick was so successful, the parish council are thinking of holding another one in the Autumn.

Many thanks to everyone who arranged the litter pick, and especially to those who joined in.

20 March 2015Temporary Road Closure - Update

Plumtree Road, Cotgrave is to be partially closed for carriageway resurfacing and kerbing, footway and drainage works between Wednesday 22nd April 2015 and Friday 15th May 2015 inclusive.

Phase One: Wednesday 22nd April to Friday 8th May

Nottinghamshire County Council’s internal highway contractors will be carrying out kerbing, footway and drainage works along the section of Plumtree Road between Mensing Avenue and Scrimshire Lane and this phase of the work will require a full-time road closure with no through traffic between these two points. The diversion route for this road closure will be along Mensing Avenue, White Furrows and Scrimshire Lane.

However, even though through traffic along this section of road will be prohibited, access to Rectory Road, Bakers Close and properties along Plumtree Road will still be maintained at all times either via Scrimshire Lane and / or Mensing Avenue depending on where the work will
be undertaken at particular times.

Work will only be undertaken along a short section of road at any one time; for example:-

  • Between Mensing Avenue and Bakers Close - This section will be fully closed, therefore access to Baker Close and Rectory Road will be via Scrimshire Lane.
  • Once work on that section has been completed, work will then move onto the section between Bakers Close and Rectory Road, which likewise will be fully closed. Access to the former will be via Mensing Avenue and access to the latter will be via Scrimshire Lane.
  • Finally, work will commence between the section of Plumtree Road between Rectory Road and Scrimshire Lane and access to the area will be via Mensing Avenue.

Phase Two: Monday 11th to Friday 15th May

Lafarge Tarmac will be carrying out a major resurfacing work along this section of Plumtree Road, however a daytime-only road closure will be needed and it will be prudent to close Plumtree Road up to its junction with Gilliver Lane. The diversion route will be via the A606 Melton Road, Gamston Lings-Bar Road, Radcliffe Road and Stragglethorpe Lane, which will be clearly signed.

Given that the road is used by a number of school buses and the work will be undertaken during examinations for GCSEs and A-levels, it has been agreed to close the road from 9am in order that school buses could still be able to use the road on their school-bound journeys. However, this will result in work having to carry on into the early evening, which will have an impact on the school buses’ home-bound journeys as well as the evening’s peak traffic.

The road closure will be lifted once work has been completed for the day.

Lafarge Tarmac will try and ensure that access to Rectory Road, Bakers Close and properties along Plumtree Road will be maintained as far as could be practically feasible during these five days. Access to the area will be controlled by traffic marshals & will be via Mensing Avenue, unless work activity will take place at this location, in which case it will be via the Scrimshire Lane end of the road.

However, due to the nature of the work that will be undertaken for a few hours on Tuesday 12th, it is possible that access into the area might be severely restricted.

Any disruption to access on other days will not be as severe.

A letter drop giving more details is being circulated to local residents and other interested parties.

The diversion route is shown on this map .

This work is being carried out for Nottinghamshire County Council by Nottinghamshire County Council and Lafarge Tarmac.

If you have any enquiries, please contact Jarek Bien (Nottinghamshire County Council) Tel – 01623 873 935.
The emergency contact is Shaun Faulkner (Lafarge Tarmac) Tel - 07595 799 328.


15 March 2015Get it Logged, Get it Back!

From: Emma Williams (Police, PCSO 4780, Rushcliffe North)

Get it Logged, Get it Back! – FREE Property Logging and Security Marking.
Bring your mobile phone to Rushcliffe Community Contact Centre (Rectory Road, West Bridgford) on Wednesday 18 March 2015  between 10am and 12pm, and get it logged onto the National Property Register that links direct with the Police database.

If any logged item is lost or stolen and later retrieved by the Police we can get it back to you. 

Logging one item (bring your mobile phone) will generate an account for you, and you will be prompted, by e mail, to add other valuable items in order  to create your own personal property database. 

UVA or Cremark security marking will add an increased deterrent against thieves.
No appointment is necessary.

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