Category Archives: Transport


We have today received an e-mail from Chris Ward at Nottinghamshire County Council with regard to the bus services as follows:-

To: clerk_cropwellbishop-pc_gov_uk
Subject: Revised Bus Service

Good morning Janice,

We have received a number of emails regarding the revised bus services, the most recent of which asks for further information ahead of your Parish Council meeting this week.

We sent a full reply to the Cropwell Bishop Parish Council re their initial concerns regarding the new bus services. This makes a commitment to review the services later this year when they have been operational for a couple of months. Once we have the operational data and customer feedback we can judge, along with Trent Barton, if any changes are needed. We can then also have further discussions with all the Parish Councils. We need to remember that the new service operates to a number of villages who seem very pleased with them.

At the current time there is nothing further that I can add to our previous responses.

Kind regards,

Chris Ward
Team Manager, Transport & Planning Operations
Transport & Travel Services

The Parish Councils Response is as follows:-

Villages such as Granby, Elton, Orston, Aslockton, and Whatton may well be pleased with the new service as they now have 2 buses per hour to Nottingham as well as sensible links to Bingham.

Some villages (Langar, Barnstone, Granby) also have the number 24 service which runs in to Bingham every couple of hours. Aslockton has its rail services.

What does Cropwell have ? – One unreliable bus to Nottingham each hour, and a 45 minute rural journey to Bingham (provided you set off back from Bingham before 14.10).
Can the County not see the imbalance of the current provision. Payments to Trent Barton for the rural Vale services have increased from £375 per day to £524 per day (which does include a replacement for the old 55) but our service to Cropwell has been drastically cut with the daytime 22 removed leaving only the unreliable Green into Town and the odd 853 service to Cotgrave. This represents extremely poor value for money spent and leaves the residents of Cropwell disappointed and frustrated at the poor service.

Residents should continue to report their problems with the bus service to the County ( ) and to Trent Barton ( ) The Parish Clerk, Jan Towndrow ( ) will forward on any complaints she receives.

Cllr. J.G. 3/9/14


Please find below the new timetable for bus services into Cropwell Bishop as of 4th August 2014.

Summary serving Cropwell from Aug 4 2014 (2)

The timetables from Trent Barton are now available to view on:-

Or, if you use the ‘travelineeastmidlands’ journey planner and put in a date of travel after August 4th.

Further Updates to Bus Service

Update (12/07/14) on Changes to Bus Services for Cropwell Bishop

We now have a little more information from the County Council about the changes to our bus services from August 4th 2014

The 22 will not serve Cropwell Bishop during the daytime.  It will run only between Cotgrave and Nottingham except for 2 morning and evening commuter services to Cropwell and the Vale villages.

The Rushcliffe Greens will continue to serve Cropwell Bishop as at present with an hourly daytime service to and from Nottingham Friar Lane, via Radcliffe.  The Green service will then carry on into the Vale serving Langar, Barnstone, Granby, Sutton, Orston, Whatton, Aslockton and Bingham.  It does provide a link to Bingham but it is rather a long way round for Cropwell residents.

We are still awaiting timetable information from Trent Barton for the revised 22 and Greens service.

Nottinghamshire County Council has published a leaflet listing the new supported linking services.  There is one small piece of good news for Cropwell Bishop. The 853 Cotgrave to Kinoulton and Keyworth service will travel via Cropwell Bishop.  This means there will be buses (Monday to Saturday) from Hoe View Road (via Cropwell Butler) to Cotgrave (Candleby Lane) at 10.45, 12.45 and 14.45 and returning from Cotgrave (Candleby Lane) at 11.15 and 13.15.

Unfortunately the 853 times do not seem to connect with the 22 service at Cotgrave nor do they offer any beneficial link with the Cotgrave Connection services.  However, the 853 service does provide a trip to Keyworth (11.25 from Hoe View Road, returning at 14.10 from Keyworth)

Copies of the NCC leaflet giving 853 times are available in the Cabin or can be viewed at the following web site:

The Parish Council has written a formal letter of complaint to the County Council, pointing out the poor service for Cropwell Bishop and requesting restoration of the 22 daytime service to Cotgrave, Morrisons and Nottingham.  Our County Councillor, Richard Butler, is also campaigning on our behalf to have a reasonable service and local links restored.

JRG 12/07/14


Prepared by: Coordination Officer

Tel No. (0115) 9774702
Fax No. (0115) 9773614
Date: 16th April 2014

Roadworks Notification


Road & Location:

1(a) Fosse Way (old A46), East Bridgford, from Tenaman Lane, Car Colston, to Margidunum                  Roundabout, Bingham.
Diversion route: Via Tenman Ln, Car Colston,Carr Ln, Hawksworth Rd, Scarrington, Main St,            Abbey Ln, Aslockton, New Ln, Whatton, A52 Grantham Rd, Bingham, Grantham Rd, Long                Acre, Fairfield St, Chapel Ln, Margidunum Roundabout for Bingham from A46: via A46 –                  Bingham Roundabout – Saxondale Roundabout – Nottingham Rd,Bingham
Anticipated dates – 28th ,29th and 30th Aprill, 8th May and 15th May 2014

2(a) Fosse Way, Bingham from the A46 southbound on slip and Saxondale Roundabout
Diversion route: via –Chapel Ln – Kirk Hill – Nottingham Rd, Bingham – Saxondale roundabout          and vice versa
Anticipated dates: 24th , 25thApril, 8th May and 16th May 2014

3(a) The Fosse, Cropwell Butler, from Radcliffe Rd, Cropwell Butler to Nottingham Road, Cropwell           Bishop
Diversion route: via Nottingham Rd, Cropwell Bishop –Church St – Cropwell Bishop Rd,                   Cropwell Butler – Tithby Rd – Main St – Radcliffe Rd and vice versa
Anticipated dates: 22nd April, 8th May and 17th May 2014

4(a) The Fosse, Cotgrave, from Owthorpe Rd to Colston Gate, Cotgrave
Diversion route: Colston Gate – Bingham Rd – The Cross – Plumtree Rd – Scrimshire Ln –               Owthorpe Rd and vice versa
Anticipated dates: 23rd April, 8th May and 17th May 2014

Carried out for: Nottinghamshire County Council
Carried out by: Tarmac Ltd
Nature of restriction: Temporary Road Closure
Description of works: Surface dressing

Enquiries to: Richard Crow
Tel – 01623 873933
Emergency Contact: NCC Contact Centre
Tel – 0300 5008080

Additional Information:
The closures may be in effect from 06.00 hours until 19.00 hours daily Between 22nd ApriL and 31st May 2014. days may vary as these works are weather dependant. Advance warning will be
posted on site


There is currently a Consultation on Bus Service Changes in our area being undertaken by Nottinghamshire County Council.

If you wish to have your say with regards to the changes then Consultation Forms are available from The Cabin or the Co-op and will take just a few minutes of your time to complete. They are a Free Post form so just pop them in the post when you have completed them to make your opinion count.

Thank you
Janice Towndrow – Clerk