Widmerpool Parish Council

Parish Tree Wardens [click for details]

Parish Tree Wardens

Rushcliffe Borough Council are looking to appoint tree wardens in local parishes and are appealing for people to contact them to support their aim.

The Borough hope to appoint tree wardens in every parish in their area, and will launch the project at Rushcliffe Country Park, Ruddington, on Saturday June 22, between 11.30am and 3pm.

Tree wardens can be appointed by their local parish council as the parish contact for all things tree-related in their area. The tree warden's responsibilities would include: reporting early signs of pest, disease and vandalism; as well as gathering information, surveying and recording information about trees important for wildlife and the heritage of the parish; and identifying opportunities to plant more trees. For further information, see Tree Wardens (pdf).

Mr Paul Phillips, the Environmental Sustainability Officer for the Borough, would be happy to pass on more information to anyone interested. He can be contacted on 0115 914 8595.

Date posted: 21 May 2019

Obstructed Footpaths [click for details]

Obstructed Footpaths

Via - Notts County Council are asking local residents to get in touch on 0115 977 4802 if they are aware of any public footpaths on arable land in the parish that are being obstructed by crops.

Senior Rights of Way Officer for the joint partnership, Jane Baines, is anxious to ensure that obstructions do not take place and says they will write to any farmers who do not heed requests to rectify the position where blockages are allowed to occur.

The County Council say that where obstructions do occur they will ask the farmers to remove them or the County Council will carry out the work and charge the farmer for it.

For further information, see Paths on Arable Land (pdf).

Date posted: 20 May 2019

Parish Council Meeting [click for details]

Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of Widmerpool Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 3rd July 2019.

The Agenda for the meeting and the minutes of previous meetings will be available on the Agendas and Minutes page of this website.

All village residents are encouraged to attend parish council meetings, where they can raise questions and observations, and suggest items for discussion at a future meeting.


About Widmerpool Village

Widmerpool is a small village in South Nottinghamshire, about 10 miles south-south-east of Nottingham and 7.5 miles north-east of Loughborough.

It is one of Nottinghamshire's oldest settlements and has always been an estate village, there being a 'Widmerpool' family as far back as 1283, including in 1333 a John de Widmerpool, who attended a Parliament in York.

The estate, having changed hands several times, was finally broken up in the 1950s. Eventually, Widmerpool Hall was renovated and divided into a number of apartments.

To read more about Widmerpool, click About Widmerpool.

 


About this Website

This website contains an overview of Widmerpool and the following council information, in line with the Transparency code for smaller authorities:

  • descriptions of the Parish Councillors and an email contact for each;
  • dates, agendas and minutes of Parish Council meetings;
  • details of Parish Council finance and governance.

 

Contributions

If you have an enquiry, information you think we should add to this website or simply wish to give feedback, please Contact Us.

We welcome any photos of Widmerpool that we could add to the Photos of Widmerpool gallery to allow website visitors to see more of the village. Please attach your photos to an email and send them to the Parish Clerk at: clerk@widmerpool.parish.email.

Your original image should be in .jpg, .gif or .png format. It should be of a good resolution but no more than 1.5 MB file size. It should ideally have a maximum width of 1000 pixels.

 

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