COVID 19 Update

From the 14th of October, Nottinghamshire and Nottingham enter the “high” alert level, announced by Government on October 12.

This means:

  • People must not meet with anybody outside their household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.
  • People must not meet in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other space.
  • People should aim to reduce the number of journeys they make where possible. If they need to travel, they should walk or cycle where possible, or to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport.

We are awaiting a full Frequently Asked Questions list from the Local Resilience Forum but in the meantime many common questions on the changes can be answered here:

Please also continue to observe the following key behaviours:

  • “Hands, Face, Space” which means:
    – Hands – wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
    – Face – wear a face covering where required, unless you are exempt
    – Space – Maintain social distance of at least 2 metres from anyone you don’t live with or 1 metre plus additional precautions such as extra ventilation, screens or face coverings
  • When eating out at a café, pub or restaurant, only with your household or support bubble, all should provide full and accurate contact details. This NHS Test and Trace Service is important for tracking and preventing the spread. The help play your part the NHS COVID-19 App is available to download.
  • Only car share with those in your household or support bubble.
  • If you have COVID symptoms, get a test and self-isolate. Symptoms include a fever, a new continuous cough, or loss of your sense of taste or smell. Call 119 to book your free test or book online via the NHS website.
  • Download the appThe free NHS Covid-19 app is the fastest way to see if you’re at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community. Go to the app store on your phone and search for the NHS Covid-19 app or visit COVID-19 app information.

Face coverings must be worn:

  • In retail premises
  • On public transport
  • By customers in private hire vehicles and taxis
  • By customers in hospitality venues, except when seated at a table to eat or drink
  • By staff in hospitality and retail
  • By staff working on public transport and taxi driver
  • People exempt from the existing face covering obligations include those such as with an underlying health condition

See the full update here

Bingham Civic Awards

Nominations can be made until 5pm on 30th November

Our Civic Awards aim to recognise Bingham residents, or groups who have done something exemplary which deserves to be recognised because of its benefit to the local community, or which is a good demonstration of high ideals, behaviour, great acts of kindness, dedication, or effort and achievement that bring credit upon the town of Bingham.

Information & Nomination Forms


Upcoming Events

October 2020
1 October to 30 November
Bingham Civic Awards Nominations
November 2020

2020/21 Bingham Town Guide

About Bingham

Bingham was voted “the Best Place to bring up a Family” in October 2013.  It is a vibrant Town with a population of approx. 9,000, a Market every Thursday and a Farmers Market on 3rd Saturday of the month held on the Market Place alongside The Buttercross.  It is approx. 9 miles east of Nottingham, 9 miles south-west of Newark-on-Trent and west of Grantham situated where A46 (Old Fosse Way) intersects A52.

Photo credit: Councillor Andrew Shelton

There are strong links with our Twin Town Wallenfels in Bavaria, Germany, and each year residents from each Town meet up be it in Wallenfels or Bingham.  A new play area opened in 2009 and is called Wallenfels Park.

Bingham Linear Park

The Linear Park is owned by the Town Council and is supported by an enthusiastic group of volunteers, The Friends of Bingham Linear Park.

Video courtesy of Mike Strawson

The Old Court House is where the Council Offices are located and where the Town Clerk is based. All of the council’s business and meetings are conducted here but in addition the building is also available to hire as a venue for meetings.

Plastic Free Bingham

Bingham Town Council supports the Plastic Free Bingham initiative.