I have lived in Cropwell Bishop since 2005, returning to Nottinghamshire after spending 5 yrs. working in London and the South East in a Customer Service role. Since retiring, I have been able to take a more active role in village life and will endeavour to help the Parish Council make Cropwell Bishop a great place to live.
My grandson attends Cropwell Bishop Primary School and I volunteer at the School Gardening Club, also supporting Friends of School. This gives me some insight into residents’ concerns and challenges including Environmental issues, increasingly impacting on our lives.
After raising concerns about speeding traffic through the Village, I joined the Village Community Speed watch Team, primarily with the aim of increasing driver speed awareness as they pass through the village.
I am Secretary of the Growers & Gardeners at the Village Gardening Club and encourage everyone to get outside and keep physically active…not necessarily Gardening!
As a member of the Cropwell Bishop community for over 30yrs I decided to take my life gained skills and experiences to help in a way that I felt would be beneficial to the village as a whole.
Joining the Parish Council gave me that opportunity and also allowed me to have a voice within the community whereby I could be creative, as well as non-politically driven, to assist the residents in their quests.
By accepting the position of Chairman, I have now fully committed myself to engaging even closer with Borough Council and hopefully empowering me to take the stance sometimes required to open dialogue at that level.
My responsibilities within the Parish Council as Chairman are now to include the duty of presiding over regular meetings and ensuring that the Parish Council always has the village interests at its heart.
Part of this new position also is to act as the interface between the residents of Cropwell Bishop and the Parish Council, of which it is my intention to uphold, wherever or whenever practical to do so.
My personal time is my own, however, my ethic is that people will be heard, and so I will be making myself available, as much as possible, for general discussion within reason.
My personal interests include golf, walking the dog, cycling and keeping my hand in with some DIY plus a little bit of car action.
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I have lived in Cropwell Bishop since 2001 with Abbiegail and her two daughters Victoria and Georgina and we married at St Giles church in December 2014.
I worked in the security industry mainly with ADT and Secom servicing Intruder, CCTV and access control systems and after I retired in 2017 I became more involved in the community.
The 1st Cropwell bishop scout group was formed 10 years ago and i was a founder member and am a scout assistant leader with the group. I also represent St Giles Church on the Parochial Church Council of Wiverton in the Vale parish and last November took over the chairmanship of Cropwell Bishop Memorial Hall.
In my spare time I love to watch cricket and am a member at Trent Bridge and enjoy walking our 2 dogs Moby and Eddy I like to read History and detective novels and go to a lot of local football games in the winter months
Raised in Cropwell Bishop, I have lived within the village for my whole life, besides student years spent in Kent and in Canada and in 2023 moving to Cotgrave. One of my favourite things about Cropwell Bishop is how many things are going on; from fun exercise classes to tea and cake. I have been involved with the former Girl Guide unit, insomuch that I refused to leave so became a young leader!
Having recently graduated, my current work involves helping vulnerable individuals with their finances. Outside of work, you will probably find me walking through some of the glorious countryside Cropwell Bishop has to offer … or on a flight to the other side of the world.
For the most part, I aim to bring the view of those in the 20s to the table. I care greatly about the public transport links for the village, and hope to bring everyone together for a thriving village community.
I have lived in Cropwell Bishop since 1999, having grown up in Gotham and Radcliffe-on-Trent.I have two sons aged 12 and 14 who went to the village playgroup and primary school and who are now at Toothill. After working for a bank for 25 years I decided on a total career change and now have a fabulous job as a teaching assistant at our village school. I also run our village youth club, CKOB, and with some great volunteers we entertain in excess of 40 children each fortnight. As a result, my particular areas of interest are youth, environmental issues and personnel. I feel this village is a wonderful, vibrant place to live and hope to contribute to ensuring that continues.
Born and raised in Bingham, I moved to Cropwell Bishop in 1973 and currently live with my partner Serena. My children Matthew and Helen were raised in Cropwell Bishop getting involved with the school activities and local scout groups at the time. They have given us three grandchildren, Helen, married to James, have Lillie and George who attend Cropwell Bishop Primary, and Matthew married to Michelle who have Emelia and live near Ilkeston.
On leaving school I became a City and Guilds apprentice for Hawker Siddeley Aviation at Langar airfield works, working on the Shackleton aircraft whilst studying electrical and electronics. When the works closed I worked at various TV based companies getting my final qualifications and gaining the practical and communication side of living in the local community. Opening my own TV business in Cropwell Bishop in 1976 which allows me to bring the thoughts and feelings of the people I meet here to the council. Joining the Parish council in 1993, I have been involved with most decisions of the council along the way, with particular interest in the Grantham Canal and recent A46 road works planning issues.
Hobbies, Campanology, (Church Bell ringing) I am currently the Steeple keeper and Guild representative for St Giles, Cropwell Bishop, have taught many people the art of bell ringing, and ring many towers all over the country as well as the local ones. Myself and former wife Deborah started the now famous Cropwell 24hour bike ride, which still runs every two years raising many thousands of pounds for the Memorial Hall, Marie Curie, and the Notts Air Ambulance charities. I am the current chairman of the Grantham Canal Community liaison Group (GCCLG) where the representatives of the riparian parish councils meet to air their local issues of the Grantham Canal. I also like to go caravanning when time allows!