Bingham Town Council receives the Foundation Award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme

Bingham Town Council has received the Foundation Award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme. This achievement demonstrates that the Council operates lawfully, follows good practice and is training its officers and Councillors to set the foundation for continual improvement and development.

The Local Council Award Scheme is a peer assessed programme that aims to help councils reach their full potential through sharing best practice and driving up standards and celebrates the hard work and commitment shown by councillors and officers.

Bingham Town Council’s Mayor, Cllr Rowan Bird, was quoted as being “delighted to be recognised for the hard work and commitment of the officers and Councillors. The Council is constantly reviewing ways in which it can keep on improving the offerings and facilities for the local community”.

The Council welcomes input from residents, businesses, and partners on this and meetings held at the Old Court House are open to the public. The Council will continue to work on its ambitious plans for the Town, striving to keep residents informed by expanding its communication channels and consulting the public on the larger objectives including car parking and new and improved community facilities. Alongside new projects, the Council also continues to recognise its responsibilities for its assets, including play areas, Bingham cemetery and the recreational facilities in the Town, to make sure these are protected for future generations.

Rushcliffe Borough Council Chief Executive Kath Marriott added: “Congratulations to Bingham Town Council on securing the Local Council Award Scheme, highlighting the progress it is making to drive up standards and continually improve and develop.”


25-30 hours per week

Company Bingham Town Council
Job Title Administrator
Job Type Permanent, Part Time
Salary Listing £21,575 to £21,968 Pro Rata
Location Nottingham, NG13 8AL

Looking for an Administrator job role offering interactive and interesting work, with work-life balance flexibility to boot? Want to work within a small, supportive team? Do you enjoy customer-facing work as well as the fulfilment of organising and completing a rich variety of office administrative tasks?

Administrators at Bingham Town Council play a vital front-line role in engaging with public services across the community. From funerals to fairs and allotments to play parks, this is rewarding work at the heart of the local community. No two days are the same.

This Administrator role is a part-time position for between 25 and 30 hours per week. We will accommodate working hours for the right candidate, such as flexibility for kids or pets etc., but you will need to commit to four mornings, focused on our core hours between 9am to 1pm.

Bingham Town Council is an established and supportive influence within a market town steeped in community spirit. We have received the Foundation Award, from the Local Council’s Award Scheme, in recognition of our achievements in governance, community engagement, and council improvement.

Interested in…?

  • A standout LGPS pension featuring a 21.3% employer contribution
  • An interesting and varied role interacting directly with public enquiries/services
  • Sector-specific, professional training to get you up to speed and develop your skills
  • Flexible working hours (around core hours) to suit your personal circumstances
  • 23 days’ annual leave (pro-rata), with bank holidays on top
  • Festive shutdown; three extra days of holiday between Christmas and New Year
  • A 26-day annual holiday entitlement (pro-rata) after five years’ employment

A local hub for outlying villages, Bingham has a bright and busy future inclusive of a new town pavilion, new play park, new homes, and annual summer fair and Christmas Light event.

Joining a small team of four, your role as Part-time Administrator will help ensure all aspects of our work are recorded and filed correctly. As the first point of call for picking up the phone, you’ll be involved in a variety of admin tasks and public service subject areas.

Daily duties include arranging bookings for funerals and function rooms, accounts system data entry, and administrative assistance to ground staff. Far from being deluged in data and limited to the mundane, you’ll have opportunities to speak up and contribute new ideas and skills.

The Requirements…

  • Experience in customer service and/or customer-facing work
  • IT proficiency; comfortable using Word and Excel for basic daily office tasks
  • Letter writing; writing skills proficient for professional, formal letters
  • Availability to work either four or five mornings (Monday to Friday) as part of your working hours

The Next Step…

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Archers Lake – Path Improvements August 2023 – UPDATED

The Mayor, Cllr Rowan Bird and the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Gareth Williams met with representatives of Barratt and David Wilson Homes at Archers Lake this week. The Town Council were updated on work plans earlier in the year and are delighted to hear that work to the pathway surfaces around Archers Lake and work to install additional paths will start on 07 August 2023. Although there will inevitably be disruption to the area whilst work takes place, the improvements will be of great benefit to residents. The Town Council will continue to work positively with Barratt and David Wilson Homes as the site continues to evolve.

An update on the work from Barratt and David Wilson Homes is below:

Barratt and David Wilson Homes are pleased to confirm that works to improve the footways to the Archers Lake open space area will commence on Monday 7th August and will have a duration of approximately 6-7 weeks. The works will include;

  1. Resurfacing of the perimeter pathway with a bound gravel material.
  2. Construction of incidental paths as marked on the map below, which serve Parsons Hill and wider areas of the open space with bound gravel material.

Works of this nature will cause disruption to the enjoyment of this area whilst the works take place and we do apologise for this. However, where possible this will be kept to a minimum whilst ensuring the safety of the general public and our contractors during this time. Therefore, general public access around the Lake will be restricted whilst the works take place. Alternative access around localised footpath closures will be made available if safe to do so. Please be aware these routes will be over the existing grass surface and uneven in parts.

Following completion of the path improvement works, Barratt and David Wilson Homes will then progress with the landscaping improvements to the area during the next planting season ( November 23 – March 24).

Further Criminal Damage to Trees in Bingham

Further to the Criminal Damage to a tree on Butt Field, the Town Council are appalled to discover that damage has taken place to trees on Langtree Gardens.

The police are actively investigating, and the Town Council will continue to work to assist the Police with their investigations. Residents with any information are urged to urgently report it to Nottinghamshire Police on 101, referencing the incident number 0114_31072023.