Plumtree Village: Social History and Amenities
Plumtree Peacocks [click for details]
You may have noticed a pair of peafowl strutting around Plumtree near the Burnside Hall, Church Lane and Fellows Yard. They were taken in by the Brailsford family at Sycamore Farm as an emergency when their original owners had to move. Unfortunately, they don't like living at the farm and keep escaping.
The Brailsfords are trying to recapture the birds, but they are proving elusive.
In the meantime, please DON'T FEED the peafowl (unless you want feathered friends for life).
Future plans for The Griffin [click for details]
Future plans for The Griffin
At the Plumtree Parish Council meeting held on 25th July, it was confirmed that local resident Adrian Kerrison is in the process of buying The Griffin public house and the adjacent car park for development.
The development will take place in two stages:
New houses: construction of two new houses on part of the car park will go ahead as soon as the designs are finalised and planning permission is granted.
[Update] The planning application has now been submitted and can be viewed on the Rushcliffe planning website.
The Griffin: this will be marketed separately as a pub with 28 parking spaces and will be specifically targeted at the pub & restaurant sector (rather than the property developer sector).
Adrian hopes that by Christmas this will result in a suitable buyer being found for The Griffin, i.e. one who will endeavour to re-open it as a viable hospitality outlet. If, despite this initiative, no such buyer comes forward then it will indicate that there isn’t a future for the Griffin in the pub trade, and other options for the building will be considered.
[Update] The Griffin is now on the market with a guide price of £500,000.
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 the Virgin; a popular village hall; a pub called The Griffin Inn (which is now, sadly, closed and its future is uncertain); 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 existing Plumtree Parish Council website, see below.
Plumtree Parish Council Website
The mobile-friendly 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.
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