Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

OVER 90% VOTED “YES”! In the recent Calverton Neighbourhood Plan referendum 1430 residents voted “YES” whilst there were 80 who voted “NO”, a majority of 1350 or 94.75%. The turnout was 26.3%, larger than many local elections. Residents were asked to decide on this question:-  ‘Do you want Gedling Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood […]

Calverton Enclosure

Until the opening of the colliery in 1952, the greatest social change in Calverton’s history had been arguably the parliamentary enclosure of 1778–80. By the time that an enclosure petition was presented to Parliament on 1 December 1778 by ‘several landowners and persons interested’, some 996 acres, or about 30% of the parish had already […]

Domesday Calverton

The Domesday survey indicates that the Calverton of 1086 was held by three parties: the Archbishop of York had one part, as a berewick (or outlying estate) of his manor at Blidworth, with a church and priest, and the other two parts were held by Roger of Poitou and the thegn Aelfric of Colwick.[15] The […]

More Police needed – Paddy Tipping

A local newspaper, whether it’s online or in hard print, has an important role in our communities and I’m delighted to see that Calverton and its surrounding districts will benefit from this new publication. I have a long association with Calverton and look forward to continuing to read about local news and events in the […]

Over the Rainbow

December was a particularly busy month with several occasions to dine and socialise.   The weather was atrocious for our 2 day visit to Norfolk to see the Thursford Christmas Spectacular show and an overnight stay at Yarmouth.  We went to the Cromer End of Pier show the next afternoon.  This enjoyable weekend was marred […]

AGE UK | Postural Stability Course Tuesday 23rd Jan

Have you tripped or fallen in the last year? Exercise can help you! Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are holding a 12-week Postural Stability exercise course at Calverton Village Hall, William Lee Memorial Park, Park Road, NG14 6SA, starting Tuesday 23rdJanuary at 10.30am until midday. These classes are being delivered in partnership with Nottingham North […]