Vectare have advised the Parish Council that they have launched a Twitter account – @VectareLive
This twitter page is for dedicated service updates relating to local buses in the area, including service 833.
The Parish Council would be grateful if you’d make local residents aware if possible.
Our MP, Ruth Edwards is currently conducting a transport survey which seeks the views of her constituents on the sort of transport infrastructure they’d like to see and how existing services across Rushcliffe could be improved. The survey is available here
She would be most grateful if you would complete this survey and encourage other Cropwell Bishop residents to do so as well.
With the renewed interest in Cycling and walking following the Coronavirus crisis, Cropwell Bishop Parish Council has written to our MP, Ruth Edwards and the County Council requesting completion of the footpath/cycleway on Nottingham Road from the New Dairy at the top of the hill to the A46.
This will provide a safer route from the village towards Cotgrave (via the canal towpath) and link to the existing cycleways into Nottingham. The Council are considering our request.
Colin Bryan noticed the following web site which gives an opportunity to highlight our cycling/footway needs.
Colin and I have already ‘dropped a pin’ to highlight our needs on Nottingham Road and it would be helpful if others could add their ‘likes’ and perhaps drop more pins to encourage Council action on this necessary cycleway and footpath for our village.
Cllr John Greenwood June 2020
The Department for Transport has now published guidance on safe travel and safe transport operations following the publication of the government’s roadmap.
The public has been asked to continue to work from home if they can and, if this is not possible, urged to consider cycling, walking or driving before using public transport.
For those who have to use public transport, the guidance for passengers on how to travel safely recommends:
- Keeping 2 metres apart from others wherever possible.
- Wearing a face covering if you can.
- Using contactless payment where possible.
- Avoid rush hour travel where feasible.
- Washing or sanitising your hands as soon as possible before and after travel.
- Following advice from staff and being considerate to others.
The guidance recognises that there will be times and some settings on public transport where social distancing is not possible. It outlines how people should minimise the duration of this, and take all necessary steps to observe these measures where possible.
Further guidance is outlines here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers
The Public is advised to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces where they may be more likely to come into contact with people they do not normally meet.
Face coverings may be beneficial in places where it is hard to maintain social distancing measures. This applies when using public transport, such as trains, buses and metro systems, or when visiting shops.
Guidance on wearing and making face coverings is here:
Bulky waste collections resume
Our bulky waste collections are now safely resuming on Saturdays.
As part of our plans to deliver as many refuse collection services as possible during COVID-19, we are re-opening the service from this Saturday, May 9.
Large items of furniture, mattresses and other large household items can be collected by calling 0115 981 9911 only with online booking available again as soon as possible.
Residents are asked to be patient to book a collection as it is anticipated the service will be popular and will be asked to clarify the items requested to be collected before a booking is confirmed in line with our standard charges.
Large electrical items can be collected by Streetwise Environmental Services by calling 0115 914 8408.
Residents should always use a reputable licensed waste carrier for disposal of any waste from their homes and request to see the relevant documentation from the Environment Agency before agreeing to use a service.
Our Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment and Safety Cllr Rob Inglis said: “Our waste teams have a done an excellent job safely maintaining the key bin collections during recent weeks and we’re delighted the only element of the service temporarily suspended is now resuming.
“Please be patient when booking as we know the service may be popular as waste services everywhere continue to adapt in light of the pandemic.”
The Household Waste Recycling Centre on Rugby Road in West Bridgford is operated by the County Council who are working with central government on when its services could resume.