April Update

The Parish Council monthly meetings take place at the Collingham Youth and Community Centre. The public are welcome – joining details on parish noticeboards or from the Clerk. The next meeting is on the 25th April 2024 6.30pm, with meetings held on the fourth Thursday of the month.

Don’t forget we are updating our website and are on Facebook, so keep watching for news and fresh content – tell us what you think.

The Parish Council has moved forward with other activities, including:

Litter Picking – Steve Blagg, ably assisted by Phil Salathiel, collecting litter on Swinderby Road. They also did part of South Scarle Road. They collected seven bags of rubbish! Phil reckoned that if they got 10p for every aluminium can they collected they could have treated themselves to a round of drinks. Steve said he had noticed the litter on the verges as he cycled to Swinderby and thought he would enlist the help of his regular litter picker friend, Phil. Steve said that as soon as people left or approached the village this was when a lot of rubbish was dumped.
Take your litter home with you! Collingham wants to win “Best Kept Village Competition”.

D Day-80 -Save the date 6th June! Join us at The Royal Oak Collingham from 7pm for celebrations and beacon lighting. For more information please click the link D-DAY 80 BEACONS

Neighbourhood Plan  We have begun the preparation of multiple focus groups, we will be posting updated on our notice boards and social media. Anyone who has already expressed a direct interest will be contacted in due course.

Extreme Wheels – Extreme Wheels has moved back outside after Easter, on Tuesdays 6-8pm

Best Kept Village – We are thrilled to have entered the ‘Best Kept Village’ competition. If you have any ideas or areas you may think need improvement please get in touch with the Parish Council.

Dog Poo – While most dog owners are caring, responsible individuals, there are still some people who do not clean up after their pets.  Please clean up after your dog.

The Community Fair is being held on Saturday 27th April 10am-1pm in the Memorial Hall, please come along!

Glass Bin Collection Update – Newark and Sherwood District Council Waste Team advised that the village centre bottle banks were privately managed by UK Glass and not managed by the District Council, and the glass, which was collected by the management company, was recycled to generate private revenue for UK Glass. With the introduction of the new household bins, UK Glass has decided to remove these. Unfortunately, the District Council has no power to stop this and therefore these bins have now been removed. Some residents have suggested that the size and frequency of collection of the new household bins is not satisfactory for the requirements of some households, which is being raised by our District Councillor Phil Farmer, but in the mean time NSDC has placed their own bins in the original location.

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