Why is it always eleven minutes past six in Plumtree? [click for details]
Why is it always eleven minutes past six in Plumtree?
If you’ve been in the vicinity of Plumtree Church recently, you may be confused by the fact that the pointers on the clock permanently indicate eleven minutes past six. However, if you can’t see the clock face but can hear the hours being chimed, you probably don’t think anything is amiss. This is because the chimes function independently of the clock mechanism.
The problem is caused by the clock’s electric motor which has sadly croaked its last. A replacement motor has been ordered and it’s hoped to have it fitted as soon as is possible.
The churchwardens apologise for any confusion that this may be causing (but on the plus side, it's always "Gin o'clock"!)
Plumtree Plaque Unveiling [click for details]
Plumtree Plaque Unveiling
Following September 2018’s Tour of Britain cycle race, Plumtree was voted one of the Best Dressed Villages in Nottinghamshire and awarded a commemorative plaque.
The plaque was fixed to the Burnside Memorial Hall and was unveiled at a ceremony organised by Plumtree Parish Council. The unveiling took place on Friday May 10th 2019 and was attended by civic dignitaries, and pupils from Plumtree School who had been involved in decorating the village for the event.
Following the ceremony refreshments were served inside the Hall.
Photo courtesy Mike Clark.
Back Row: Cllr Debbie Mason (Rushcliffe Borough Council), Cllr Kay Cutts MBE (Nottinghamshire County Council), Cllr Jonnie Richards (Vice Chairman, Plumtree Parish Council), Cllr Sue Saddington (Chairman, Nottinghamshire County Council), Mike Bylina (Chairman, Plumtree Parish Council), Cllr John Cottee (Nottinghamshire County Council)
Front Row: Pupils from Plumtree School with two of the "Plum trees" that decorated the village for the race.
Music for a Summer Evening - 6th July [click for details]
Music for a Summer Evening
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, hopefully, re-open again in 2019); 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.