Sunday 10 May 2020
The Town Council is working to keep essential services running. Updates relating to our services will be posted on our website and our staff can be contacted on 01949 831445 during the normal opening hours and via email .
Market and Farmer’s Market
The market will start up again on Thursday 30 April 2020 with a limited number of food stalls. The farmer’s market remains suspended.
This document has been put together by Bingham Helping Hands, it is a useful list of market stall holders and businesses who will take orders and deliver or have arranged a regular pop-up stall in Bingham. There is also other useful information about food boxes from supermarkets::
Information on Local Deliveries and Services
Planning and Full Council meetings
24 March 2020 – Cancelled
Play equipment – Closed with immediate effect
Funerals – these will take place and the Council will be working with funeral directors to work within strict guidelines
Cemetery – remains open for quiet contemplation and tending graves. The cemetery gates will be closed temporarily for one of two reasons. If there is a funeral, anyone visiting the cemetery who is not a mourner, will be requested to leave the cemetery. Once the cemetery is clear and the funeral cortège and mourners arrive the cemetery gates will be closed. The cemetery will re-open once the funeral has taken place. A notice will be put on the gates to let people know that a funeral is taking place and a member of Bingham Town Council’s ground staff will be in attendance at the gate.
The other reason for the cemetery gates being closed is for essential services to be carried out. A notice will be placed on the gates advising that the cemetery is closed. Once the work is completed the cemetery will re-open.
75th Anniversary of VE Day Celebration on Friday 08 May
Cancelled, but alternative events are being held
Summer Fair on Saturday 13 June
Once we’re the other side of Covid-19, the Town Council will be working in conjunction with its partners in the community to potentially transfer the VE Day Celebration to another day and/or to plan a wider community event.
The Annual Town Council meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday 19 May 2020 is awaiting a decision. Tuesday 19 May 2020 has 2 other meetings scheduled, Planning followed by Policy & Resources.
The Annual Town meeting scheduled for Monday 01 June is unlikely to be called by the Town Council. It is expected to be postponed. Alternatively, 6 Electors may also exercise their right to call a Town meeting should they wish.
On Thursday 09 April 2020 the Town Council met via video-conferencing, one of the decisions of Council was to agree a revised meeting schedule. The revised schedule has now been included under the documents tab – meetings. The meetings schedule will be reviewed by Full Council on Tuesday 28 July 2020.
The Town Council have made £25,000 available for Humanitarian Aid for Bingham Residents during the Coronavirus Pandemic. If your group wishes to apply for funding, please contact us.
University of Nottingham Free Online Adult Education Programme
In response to the coronavirus emergency, the University of Nottingham has organised an Adult Education programme online of over thirty one-hour online sessions on a range of topics, commencing on Tuesday 21 April. There is no fee. Some sessions are related to the epidemic, some are more general. Details are at: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/education/events/2019-20/adult-education.aspx .