The Tour of Britain is coming to Plumtree [click for details]
The Tour of Britain is coming to Plumtree
Plumtree has been chosen to be on the route of the 2018 top ranked Tour of Britain cycle race. The event itself lasts a week and will be travelling through the village on Saturday September 8th for its seventh stage. On the day the 120 international riders taking part will be setting off from Central Avenue at West Bridgford at 10:30 am. In all on that day before they finish at Mansfield they will have covered 129 miles.
The event is televised live throughout its route and that means the village will be seen on television both in England and many other countries.
Central Avenue in West Bridgford is set to host the start of the cycling extravaganza, after which the 120 riders will wow residents and visitors with the penultimate leg of the nation’s premier cycle race as it winds its way through 129 miles of Nottinghamshire.
For more, see Tour of Britain.
Plumtree is a small village with a population of around 200, located 5 miles (8 km) south-east of Nottingham, just off the A606 between Tollerton and Keyworth. Its population has remained fairly constant during its transition from an agricultural village to a residential one.
It features a thriving church dedicated to St Mary; a popular village hall; a pub called The Griffin Inn (which is currently closed for refurbishment and will re-open again in 2018); a premier league cricket team; and the award-winning Perkins Bar & Bistro and Carriage Hall.
- to publicise forthcoming events of interest to local residents;
- to provide a platform to showcase Plumtree’s social history;
- to describe local amenities for people visiting the area or thinking of moving to the village.
It is complementary to the Plumtree Church and Plumtree Parish Council websites, see below.
Plumtree Church Website
The Plumtree Church website contains all the information that was previously included in the Plumtree Church section of this website and much, much more, including:
- church services and events
- church life
- the church building
- Big Ted (of course)
Plumtree Parish Council Website
The Plumtree Parish Council website is concerned specifically with making the workings of the parish council available to residents and ratepayers, in accordance with the Transparency code for smaller authorities. It contains the following information:
- descriptions of Parish Councillors;
- dates, agendas and minutes of Parish Council meetings;
- full details of Parish Council finance and governance.