Collingham Parish Council Blog – December

We welcomed our new Parish Clerk, Mary-Ann, and Assistant Clerk Harriet, and we said a grateful thanks and farewell to Caron. Mary-Ann and Harriet are planning on writing a monthly blog to highlight some of the things going on in our lively village!

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 tonight, 14th December 2023, but meetings are otherwise on the fourth Thursday of the month.

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

The Parish Council has moved forward with other recently made resolutions and activities, including:

  • Community SpeedWatch – our Parish Clerks, Councillors and volunteers have been helping keep our village safe by attending a Speedwatch training course provided by Newark & Sherwood District Council. We will be doing regular checks in the village, details of any motorists found to be going over the legal limit will be passed onto Nottinghamshire Police.
  • GEM – The weekly social event is going from strength to strength, and a lovely Christmas Dinner has just taken place with over 40 attendees and entertainment from Rattlejag Morris. The next event will be on 8th January 2024.
GEM Christmas Lunch
  • Extreme Wheels – We have now started indoor sessions and reduced the minimum age to nine so younger children can benefit from this, so far it has been a big success.
  • Opening of the Platinum Field – We are pleased to have officially opened the Platinum Field, with the ribbon cut by Beavers, Scouts, Cubs and Brownies and trees planted by Mary Hill and Reverend Mandy Cartwright among others. One of the trees is in memory of our Queen and the other in celebration of our King. Collingham Singers and Nicci and Elsa of Strictly Canine HTM provided entertainment and many community organisations ran stalls.
Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and Brownies cutting ribbon
  • Collingham Community Park – The new zip wire tracks are in place and repairs to equipment have been done.
  • Christmas Light Switch On – On Sunday 26th November we celebrated the Christmas Light switch on in the village. We would like to say special thanks to Councillor John Wilson, the Young Farmers, and Melvyn Prior for helping create a lovely event. Also a special thanks to our Chair Rosemary Fabian for dressing up as an Elf leading the parade and to Councillors Sue Gray and Angela Haberton serving up mulled wine and mince pies. On behalf of the Parish Council, thank you to the parishioners who generously donated to the food pantry, and we managed to donate £460 to the Rural Advice and Resource Centre. We hope to see you again next year!

Merry Christmas everyone!