Plumtree Village: Social History and Amenities

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Christmas in Plumtree Church

Click here for details of services and events being held in Plumtree Church over the Christmas period.


Latest news about the Griffin Public House [click for details]

Latest news about the Griffin Public House

It has very recently been confirmed that the “The Griffin” public house has been purchased by local resident Richard Fielding, who intends to undertake substantial refurbishment work and re-open it as gastro-pub in the summer of 2017.

Richard will be submitting his outline planning application early in 2017.

Obviously this is excellent news for the village, and further details appear on The Plumtree Village website as they become available.

There's more on this story at West Bridgford Wire.

Dated 30th November 2016

Boundary Review affects local villages [click for details]

Parliamentary Constituency Boundary Review

The Boundary Commission for England is conducting a review of parliamentary constituencies. Their initial proposals have been published online at www.bce2018.org.uk and there is now a consultation period during which the general public can make representations about the new boundaries.

The current proposals have a significant impact on Ecclesiastical parish of Plumtree, dividing it between two new Parliamentary constituencies.

For full details, and to make your views known to the Boundaries Commission, read the story on the News page of this website.

Carol Singing in Plumtree [click for details]

Carol Singing in Plumtree

If you were at the "Meet & Greet" in the Burnside Hall a few weeks back, you'll remember that we'll be singing carols around the village on the evening of Thursday, 15th December. When I say "we" that's anyone who would like to join in.

This is the plan...

Carol singers - meet in church at 6.15pm, ready to set off at 6.30pm.

If you're a bit rusty on some of the words, don't worry, we’ll be using the carol sheets from Church. Don’t forget your specs if you need them, like me!!

If you have lanterns, bring them along too, or a torch.

The plan is to visit the following spots in the village, in this order, singing 2 – 3 carols at each.

Bradleys Yard, Fellows Yard, the grassed area outside the old Post Office, The Poplars, Saddlers Yard

We shall then be walking up Church Lane, returning back to church for about 7.45pm.  We may then sing a couple of Carols outside Church on the bank by the war memorial before heading back inside for mince pies and mulled wine / fruit punch.

If you aren’t planning to be part of the carol singing group, please look out for us at our stopping off points and come out to either join in the singing or enjoy being sung to.

The main aim of the evening is to get together and enjoy a festive sing of the traditional carols we all know and love, around the village.  However, we shall also be collecting for the local Nottingham charity School for Parents, that helps disabled children and their parents, if you can spare any change http://www.schoolforparents.org

Please let me know if you'll be carol singing so we can bake enough mince pies and mull enough wine.

Kind regards,

Jackie Clark, The Orchard, Church Lane
0115 937 4915

Plumtree Village

old map showing plumtreePlumtree 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 currently closed for refurbishment and will re-open again in 2017); a premier league cricket team; and the award-winning Perkins Bar & Bistro and Carriage Hall.

This Website

plumtree village website screenshotThis mobile-friendly website has been created by Plumtree residents with the following objectives:

  • 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

plumtree church websiteThe mobile-friendly 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

click here to go to the plumtree parish council websiteThe 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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