Notice board for 1st to find items

Rampton Siren / Severe Weather Pack
01 December 2020


01777 247208 ,

Sirens are installed in the villages around Rampton High Security Hospital

On the 1st Friday of each month the sirens are tested and the sounds will be the same as when an emergency condition exists. 

  1. Intermittent Siren - On initiation of an escape 
  2. Long Single Siren - sounding ‘All Clear’ patient returned to custody

Flood Resilience Package Container

Winter Service supplies:    5 x 25kg bagged salt
Flood Assistance:    80 x 15kg sandbags 

The package container is sited at the rear of the Blue Bell Inn
 [Contact key holders for access to container equipment in an Emergency]

  • Neil Stanley: Low Street:    01777 248059 
  • Ray Small: Church Lane:    01777 248245
  • Jim Simpson: Low Street:   01777 248090 
  • Steve Ellis: Top Street:        01777 248095 
  • Landlord of Blue Bell Inn:  01777 249469

Severe Weather 2020/2021
27 November 2020

What Nottinghamshire County Council are doing to ensure safety in severe weather in winter of 2020/2021

Over recent years, the range and frequency of severe weather experienced in Nottinghamshire has increased, particularly across winter months. Whilst ice and snow on the county’s highways remains a threat, regular winter storms with high winds and prolonged heavy rainfall have also caused disruption through fallen trees and localised flood events. Our strategy allows us to minimise the impact of severe weather events through preventative maintenance, whilst providing a reactive service when these events occur.

How East Drayton Works
01 August 2019

How East Drayton Works:

There is more to the village than you may realise, so here's a fact sheet!


"The official Parish Council website for East Drayton in Nottinghamshire.  This site provides information and guidance for visitors to East Drayton and parishioners of the village"  Your 'go to' site for everything to do with the village.

(Check the village notice board if you do not use the internet)


The Parish Council consists of 7 elected (every 5 years) or co-opted  councillors and the Clerk.  The Chairman and V-C are elected annually by the councillors.  It meets most third Tuesdays of the month at 7 pm in the Village Hall.  Any resident may attend the meetings and the agenda and minutes are always displayed on the village notice board and on the village website (see below).   The term 'Parish' refers to the geographical area, (as in Town Council etc.), the Parish Council is not connected to the church.  The Parish Council's mission is to encourage and promote the best social and environmental practices for the village by managing services, assets and the resources of the Parish Council for the benefit of the local community.

FACTOID - The Parish Council have 3 assets - the telephone box bought for the princely sum of £1 from BT in 2008 (now housing the defibrillator and the book exchange). a mower and a 'super strimmer' for maintenance of roadside verges by volunteers.

[Book exchange has been withdrawn due to the Covid-19 restrictions.   May be re-established when all clear again!]


There has been a church on this site since the 12th century and it still remains the focal point of the village.  The current vicar is Rev. Canon Bronwen Gamble and from the 1st September the church will be in the wider benefice of 'The Rivers, Retford'.  The churchyard is kept neat and tidy by volunteers.  To join this team and offer a couple of hours just once a year contact Janet on 248613 or email

FACTOID - There are a leper window, a green man and some cheeses in the church.  Can you find them?


This was installed in 1898 at a cost of £1200 raised by villagers, converted to electric winding in 2000.  It is maintained by volunteers, supported by the Parish Clock Fund.

FACTOID- the clock belongs to the village, not the church!


The village hall is neither owned by, nor run by the Parish Council.  It is run by the 'Village Hall Committee' and is in the care of Trustees on behalf of the village.  If you wish to get involved with the committee or organise events for the village contact the secretary, Chris Mackintosh (249127)  Any bright ideas welcome!  Activities in in the village hall currently include Dance Fitness, Kick Boxing and French Conversation:  contact the secretary for links to these activities.  If you wish to book the hall, contact Janet (248613)

FACTOID: - The building was originally the Village School built in 1852 and closed in 1966.  It became the Village Hall in 1974.


Founded in 1990 and now sited on Mill Lane there is a cricket team and junior football - go to the village website for details and links.


East Drayton Educational Charity and the Constable Charity - see website

FACEBOOK There is a Facebook site too!  'East Drayton Voice'

FACTOID: - this thriving village with more to offer. 

Watch this space -