Category Archives: Transport


Dear all,

The tender process for the new 822 service has now been completed and the contract has been awarded to Yourbus who currently operate routes in to Nottingham from the Derby, Stapleford and Beeston direction.

I have attached the final timetable which now includes a later trip from Bingham towards Orston and also the extension of the last 2 trips from Friar Lane beyond Granby. As I have mentioned previously we will organise a follow up / review meeting with you all later this year, hopefully a representative from Yourbus will also be able to attend.

Timetable leaflets are currently being printed and I will arrange for these to be delivered to outlets used before 9including Bingham Town Council Offices0, if there are any specific points you think would be useful to drop these in to please let me know.

Kind regards,


Chris Ward
Manager, Transport & Travel Services


The following note was issued today (14/06/17) by Chris Ward, County Manager, Transport & Travel Services, to accompany the proposed timetable for the ‘822’ service to replace the ‘V2 Service’

Following discussion with Members a final timetable has been produced to replace the Villager 2 service from 24th July, a copy is attached for your reference. The final route covers as much of the current Villager 2 service as possible, maintains the peak time journeys to Nottingham but with the off peak journeys connecting in West Bridgford where there are many options for connections to Nottingham. Peak journeys to Nottingham are also maintained through connections in Bingham with the Rushcliffe Mainline or rail services. We are hoping to introduce a ‘through’ ticketing agreement with both Trentbarton and Nottingham City Transport, details of this will be made available as soon as possible.

I hope to be able to advise you who will be operating the new service at the end of June following a short procurement process, timetables and full information will follow as soon as possible after that, your help in circulating this would be greatly appreciated. We are initially looking to award the contract for 2 years to try and get some stability in the area, during this time I intend to review the service and will be inviting representatives from each Parish/Town as we have done previously. I recognise that this situation will cause some concern to your residents, we are however trying to minimise any disruption and maintain as much of the service across the whole area as possible within the budget available.

If you have any queries regarding this please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Chris Ward – Manager, Transport & Travel Services

The County ‘822’ proposals (issued 14/06/17) are intended to replace the V2 from 23 July 2017
The proposed 822 service will run from Bingham via Aslockton and the Vale villages to Cropwell Bishop (serving Church St and Hoe View Road as the current V2 route) and then on to Cotgrave Hollygate Lane Estate and Cotgrave Manvers Arms (missing out Ringleas). It then continues to Tollerton airport, Morrisons and West Bridgford (again as the existing V2)
Daytime 822 services stop at West Bridgford, whereas peak time 822 services go through to Friar Lane.
Through ‘peak time’ buses from Church St (labelled as Post Office on the 822 timetable) to Nottingham Friar Lane run at 0643, 0713 and 0803 in the morning and at 1623 and 1708 in the late afternoon (41 minute journey time)
In the late afternoon, through 822 buses from Friar lane to Cropwell Bishop run at 1630, 1705 and 1755 (40 minute journey time) – Note that these buses from Friar lane do not stop at Broadmarsh.
In the daytime, the 822 provides a service from Church St to West Bridgford at 33 minutes past the hour from 0933 to 1533 (then 1623 and 1708 which continue to Friar Lane) timings one minute later from Hoe View Road.
For the return daytime journey the 822 leaves West Bridgford on the hour between 0900 and 1600 (with buses at 1645, 1720 and 1810 which originate in Friar Lane)
Buses to Bingham from Cropwell Bishop Church St run hourly from 0925 to 1525 (34 minute journey time) with return buses from Bingham on the hour from 0900 to 1500 (33 minute journey time).

JG 14/06/17



Dear Clerks,

V2 Villager withdrawal : 23rd July 2017

In response to the withdrawal of the V2 service, the County Council is currently preparing a number of options to provide bus services for those communities affected; whilst providing Value for Money and maximising accessibility to key services and destinations . These plans once prepared will be discussed internally early next week on the return of Chris Ward , Manager , Transport and Travel Services, followed by a briefing to the Chair, Councillor Cottee and the Vice Chair, Councillor Wheeler of the Communities and Place committee. Therefore we will be back in touch with you next week to provide further details and l hope this e—mail reassures you that we are working hard to ensure there is bus a service/s available for residents from the 24th July 2017.

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me or my colleagues copied in to this e-mail.

Kind regards,

Pete Mathieson
Manager, Development & Partnerships
Place Department

Tel No: 0115 9774760
Mob No: 07766 497753


Cropwell Bishop Parish Council is appalled by the decision this week to withdraw the Rushcliffe V2 Bus Service to Cotgrave, Cropwell Bishop and the surrounding villages as of the 23rd July 2017. This decision was made by Trent Barton alone and the Parish Council and other affected Parish Councils were also not informed of this decision.

Trent Barton has made a unilateral decision to remove this service, because even though the service was rebranded there has been customer reduction and is therefore commercially unviable. Trent Barton failed to discuss this with N.C.C. and only notified them earlier this week.

The Parish Clerk has just spoken to N.C.C. (Friday morning 26/5/17 10.30am) and they have advised that they are currently working on an emergency replacement service for the Cropwell’s and surrounding villages. N.C.C. have promised to contact the Parish Clerk on Tuesday of next week to advice of any progress regarding an alternative service.

Janice Towndrow
Parish Clerk 26/5/17


As previously advised, our evening bus service from Nottingham will cease on August 1st.
The last bus home from Friar Lane will be at 17.55 (18.03 from Broadmarsh) and the last bus into Nottingham from Cropwell Bishop will be 17.08 from Church St (1709 from Hoe View)
Another important change is that Trent Barton have slowed the journey times between Nottingham and Cropwell Bishop.

Daytime Villager buses to Nottingham will leave Church St at 2 minutes before the hour and leave Hoe View 1 minute before the hour.

Times from Nottingham remain pretty well the same but the journey time is increased by 5 minutes.
Daytime buses to Bingham will leave Church St at 30 minutes past the hour. The last bus back from Bingham is still at 14.25

Timetables are available on the Trent Barton Web site or the Traveline East Midlands web site.

Cllr. JR Greenwood 19/7/16


After receiving many adverse comments about the proposed changes to the Greens Bus service in Cropwell Bishop, Trent Barton and the County Council have agreed to postpone registration of the changes for a month to allow further consideration of the points made.
They intend to come back with some modified proposals within the next week or two. We will await these revised proposals before making any further comments.

Many thanks for the helpful comments made to date. We will publish the revised proposals as soon as we receive them.

Cllr John Greenwood 6th May 2015

Pushing for a Bus Service that serves Us

A meeting was held at Colston Bassett on 28th January with Chris Ward (Team Manager, Transport and planning operations, Notts County Council) and representatives of the Parishes affected by the County sponsored ‘853’ bus service. There have been many complaints about the adequacy, timekeeping and poor quality of this service.

Statistics prepared by the County showed at the most 2 and usually 0 (Zero) people per day used the service from Cropwell Bishop and Cropwell Butler. The meeting agreed that it would be preferable to separate the Kinoulton/Hickling to Keyworth service from the Colston/Owthorpe/Cotgrave/Cropwell service.

There was uncertainty about the need for a direct service to Morrisons supermarket. (I understand the Friday bus to Morrisons and Asda has very few shoppers from Cropwell)

Following the meeting Chris came up with some suggestions for an 852/853/854 service.

Keyworth – Widmerpool – Kinoulton – Keyworth 852
Monday to Saturday
KEYWORTH Square – 1005 1105 1205 1305 1405
Widmerpool – 1015 1115 1215 1315 1415
Willoughby on the Wolds – 1020 1120 1220 1320 1420
Hickling Main Street 0935 1035 1135 1235 1335 1435
KINOULTON Main Street 0940 1040 1140 1240 1340 1440
Kinoulton Kinoulton Lane 0945 1045 1145 1245 1345 1445
Stanton on the Wolds 0955 1055 1155 1255 1355 –
KEYWORTH Square 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 –

Morrisons – Cotgrave – Cropwells – Morrisons 853
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday only
GAMSTON Morrisons – 1009 1109 1309 1409
COTGRAVE – 1015 1115 1315 1415
Cropwell Butler – 1025 1125 1325 1425
Cropwell Bishop Hoe View Road 0930 1030 1130 1330 1430
Colston Bassett Dairy 0940 1040 1140 1340 1440
Owthorpe 0945 1045 1145 1345 1445
COTGRAVE 0955 1055 1155 1355 1455
GAMSTON Morrisons 1001 1101 1201 1401 –

Cotgrave – Cropwells – Bingham 854
Tuesday and Thursday only
COTGRAVE – 1115 1315
Owthorpe – 1125 1325
Colston Bassett Dairy 0930 1130 1330
Cropwell Bishop Hoe View Road 0940 1140 1340
Cropwell Butler 0945 1145 1345
BINGHAM Church Street 1000 1200 1400
BINGHAM Church Street 1010 1210 1410
Cropwell Butler 1025 1225 1425
Cropwell Bishop Hoe View Road 1030 1230 1430
Colston Bassett Dairy 1040 1240 1440
Owthorpe 1045 1245 1445
COTGRAVE 1055 1255 1455

It is my view that the 853/854 bus could be better used to serve Cropwell; see Better Options

The next meeting was held at Barnstone on 10th February, to discuss issues associated with the Rushcliffe Greens service. Again Chris Ward invited one representative from each of the communities affected. Christian Allen Clay attended on behalf of Trent Barton.

Whilst many problems were aired it was a constructive meeting with both the County and Trent Barton agreeing to address the issues where they can (Please see Notes on this meeting).

At the meetings, I continued to push for reinstatement of the 22 type service to serve Cropwell Bishop and in particular Hoe View Road. My suggestions for an extended 22 service (or failing that a much improved 853 service) have been circulated to Chris Ward and the Parish representatives.(See Better Options link above)

My thanks to Cllr Richard Butler and Cllr Gordon Moore who have been extremely supportive of Cropwell Bishop’s needs throughout the discussions.

We are now awaiting further proposals from the County and Trent Barton.

Cllr John Greenwood