Notice board for 1st to find items

How East Drayton Works
11 May 2021

  How East Drayton Works:

There is more to the village of East Drayton than you may realise, so here’s a fact sheet!

VILLAGE WEBSITE:

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,   www.eastdrayton.org    (Check the village notice-board if you do not use the internet).

EAST DRAYTON PARISH COUNCIL:

The Parish Council consists of 7 elected (every 4 years) or co-opted councillors and the Clerk. The Chairman and V-C are elected annually by the councillors.   It usually meets on the third Tuesday every other month at 7pm in the Village Hall (or by Zoom during the pandemic).   Any resident may attend the meetings .    The agenda and minutes are always posted on the village notice board and on the village website (see below).  The term “Parish” refers to a 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 phone box - bought for the princely sum of £1 from BT in 2008 (housing the defibrillator and a book exchange), a mower and a “super strimmer” for the maintenance of roadside verges by volunteers.

ST PETER’S CHURCH:

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 the Rev. Canon Bronwen Gamble and the church is 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 janetgoddard10@gmail.com

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

PARISH CLOCK:

This was installed in 1898 at a cost of £1200 raised by the villagers and converted to electric winding in 2000.   It is cared for by volunteers (with annual professional maintenance charges of about £250) and supported by the Parish Clock Fund.

“FACTOID” – the clock belongs to the village, not the church!

VILLAGE HALL:

This is neither owned nor run by the Parish Council.  Run by a “Village Hall Committee” it is in the care of Trustees (registered charity) on behalf of the village.  To get involved or organise events, contact Sarah on 07932 711136. Any bright ideas welcome!   Activities in the village hall have included Dance Fitness, Kick Boxing and French Conversation.   To book the hall, contact Janet Goddard (248613) or Elaine Hempsall (01777 248254 or by email n.hempsall@gmail.com).   The VH is on Instagram and Facebook “East Drayton Village Hall”.

“FACTOID” – Originally the Village School built in 1852 and closed in 1966. It became the Village Hall in 1974.

EAST DRAYTON SPORTS CLUB:

Founded in 1990 and now sited on Mill Lane there is a cricket team (always looking for new players and supporters) – go to the village website for details and links.

VILLAGE CHARITIES:

“East Drayton Educational Charity” and the “Constable Charity” – see website for details.

VILLAGE UPDATE – published quarterly with village news and more.

FACEBOOK:  There are 2 more Facebook sites, privately run by individual residents. “East Drayton Voice” and “East Drayton Community Voice”.

BLUE BELL INN – open under new management.   Welcome to Darren and Lisa. 01777 249469

“FACTOID” – this is a thriving village with more to offer.   Watch this space  www.eastdrayton.org

                     eastdrayton.clerk@btinternet.com                                         Information correct as at MAY 2021 (updated from Aug.2019) 


Rampton Siren / Severe Weather Pack
01 December 2020

RAMPTON HOSPITAL 

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.