The Mayor, Councillor Rowan Bird, and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Gareth Williams, were joined on stage at this year’s Christmas Market and Light Switch On by this year’s Civic Award Winners.
The four award winners were nominated for their work and commitment to the residents of Bingham. The Mayor said “I was delighted that residents were able to watch us present this years awards to four deserving winners. Their dedication to making Bingham a better place to live deserves to be recognised and I would personally like to thank them on behalf of the Town for their community spirit”
The first award was presented to Mark Richardson who was nominated for his work and commitment in supporting Bingham Community Events and Bingham Food Warriors. Mark also helped during the pandemic delivering food and medicines as part of Bingham Helping Hands. Mark said “I was surprised and honoured to have been nominated. It was a very proud moment to receive the award for something that I enjoy and also benefits the community.”
The second award went to Jess Paine for raising awareness of Suicide prevention and for her fundraising work for The Tomorrow Project and CALM. Jess also organises Henry’s Match each year to remember a beautiful young man that went too soon. Jess said “Its been the honour of a lifetime to fundraise for CALM and The Tomorrow Project, and to be recognised for it this week has been so humbling and encouraging. Always strive for the cause, believe in your work, and love radically. Thank you Henry James Campbell for being the inspiration we never knew we needed. You are loved beyond words, and you are not forgotten.”
Jon Chapman received the third award for his volunteer sound support at many local events. Jon attends to provide free PA equipment and his time at many local events including Music on the Square, Bingham Beer Festival and Classic Car Show. Jon also kindly helped at last years Civic Awards with operating the new lighting and sound systems.
The final award went to Andrew Mumford after his retirement from the Fire Service. Andrew was stationed at Bingham Fire Station helping to keep the residents of Bingham and the surrounding area safe and recently retired after giving over 33 years service to the local community. Bingham Fire Station attended the Christmas event and delighted the crowd with the fire trucks lights, siren and horn. Andrew said “I’ve really enjoyed my time with the fire service, but I’m looking forward to retirement with my grandchildren.”
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Temporary three-way traffic signals will be in operation on Nottingham Road, Bingham (approximately 22 meters from the junction with Meadowsweet Hill) continuously from Tuesday, 12th December to Friday, 15th December 2023. The works, conducted by Severn Trent Water, involve renewing a long communication pipe. For further details, please see the attached PDF.
A temporary prohibition of driving will be in place on Cropwell Road, Langar, from its junction with Main Street to its junction with Langar Lane. The prohibition will be effective from 07:00 hours on Thursday, 4th of January 2024, until 17:00 hours on Saturday, 6th of January 2024. The work will be carried out by …
Barratt and David Wilson Homes have been working closely with their contractors following delays caused by the recent wet weather conditions and concerns around preventing further damage to the surrounding site from potential machinery movements. As a result, health and safety plans have had to be reviewed and revisions made along with a further financial investment into temporary matting to protect the site and work is due to recommence again prior to Christmas. Subject to weather conditions, the paths should be completed early in the new year. Barratt and David Wilson Homes wish to thank residents for their continued patience whilst they work to deliver the new surfacing and paths and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Temporary four-way traffic signals will be in operation on Nottingham Road, Bingham (at its Junction with Tithby Road Long Acre & Fairfield Street) between 9:30am and 2:00pm from Friday the 17th of November to Friday the 18th of November. Carriageway repairs will be undertaken by VIA East Midlands on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council. For …
Essential safety improvement works will be carried out on the A52, both Southbound and Northbound, from Saxondale Roundabout to New Lane Road. The work includes refreshing road markings, installing central hatching, high friction surfacing, and a vehicle-activated sign near Tithby road junction. These improvements aim to enhance road safety for all users. The work is …
Surveys to collect up to date and in-depth information about both on and off street car parking in Bingham town centre are underway and residents can now have their say.
All can give their thoughts at www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/binghamparking until November 29.
The survey focuses on which parts of the town and surrounding areas visitors arrive from, the purpose and frequency of their visits, their mode of transport, length of stay and usual locations to park.
It also seeks answers on what would encourage using alternative transport methods to their own personal vehicles.
Local businesses are being contacted directly for their thoughts.
Armistice Day – Saturday 11th November, 10.50 – 11.10am
Last Post ceremony in Bingham Market Place organised by the Royal British Legion. All are welcome to attend.
Remembrance Sunday – 12th November, 10.50 – 11.30am
The Royal British Legion and Bingham Community Events will continue to work together to hold an outdoor only Remembrance Service in Bingham. There will be a static parade in Bingham Market Place, for a ceremony consisting of the Last Post, Two minutes silence, Address/Prayers and laying of wreaths at a temporary memorial on the square. The ceremony is expected to take approximately 40 minutes