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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 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 which has just been fully refurbished and reopened on July 1st 2019 (visit their website, Facebook & Instagram pages to find out more); 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.