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Thursday, 11th February 2016    Vistors

Welcome to Whatton-in-the-Vale Parish Council web site. Whatton is situated approximately 3 miles east of Bingham and is in the borough of Rushcliffe in the County of Nottingham.
The Parish Council was formed in 1934 when the population exceeded 300, the Parish Council has an establishment of seven councillors.

Aslockton Level Crossing Closure

GR Redford 9th February 2016
Vehicular access to Aslockton Level Crossing will not be available from 22:00 hours on Monday 29th February 2016 until 06:30 on Wednesday 2nd March 2016.

Diversion Southbound will be via Main Street - Abbey Lane - A52 - Grantham Road - Dark Lane. Northbound traffic will be diverted via Dark Lane - Old Grantham Road - A52 - New Lane - Abbey Lane to Main Street (Aslockton).


North Midlands Devolution?

Nottinghamshire County Council 12th January 2016
The following bulletin has been issued by Nottinghamshire County Council, its' inclusion on this website does not infer endorsement of the project by Whatton-in-the-Vale Parish Council. In fact, the Parish Council has not be consulted or even formally informed of the project. 

The bulletin has been published on this website as a service to our residents.

Devolution. It’s a big deal. But what’s it really all about?

Devo Deal

Devolution deals have already been announced for many areas across the country and a lot of them are already beginning to reap the benefits.

All of the areas have highlighted how the devolution of powers from London to the local area will lead to quicker and better decision making that will help create faster growth and more jobs.

We believe that Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire cannot afford to be left behind.

That is why all 19 local authorities across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and the East Midlands Chamber have been working together to secure a devolution deal for the area.

In the week before Christmas, a deal document was sent down to the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Greg Clark.  The document, which is available on local authority websites, outlines the key benefits that a deal would bring to the area.

  • 55,000 new private sector jobs
  • 77,000 extra homes
  • An investment Fund that will drive major local improvements over the next 30 years
  • Skills training that matches the needs of local employers
  • Decision making on roads, rail and bus services will be more joined up with the introduction of single ticketing. This will mean less congestion and fewer delays
  • Development and planning decisions will be speedier and improved to allow housing to be built in the most suitable locations
  • Support for businesses to thrive with universal access to super-fast broadband
  • Substantially more apprenticeships and improved support to get people back to work.


Why would a devolution deal make such a difference?

It would mean that the people who know best – those that live and work locally – would take the decisions that affect the local area. People who know what local people want and the types of housing and transport solutions they need in their communities. People who want to see things change quickly and not stuck in endless debates and studies.

On top of this, the Government is offering significantly more money to make this happen, to finance major new schemes to improve rail connections, help more young people into work through apprenticeships and to build new homes which are affordable.

What difference would devolution make to people’s lives?

Devolution offers a great deal for businesses and local families.

Local families will not only see an area where there are more jobs on offer but also improved road, rail and public transport. A new London-style Oyster travel card will allow single-ticket journeys at an affordable cost. In addition, affordable homes built in the best places to take advantage of the new transport solutions will help create the conditions for a thriving local economy.

Businesses would be able to get on with the job of creating jobs. They would be able to recruit young people who already have the right skills or those that want to learn through one of the 110,000 new apprenticeships. 

How would devolution decisions be taken?

A Combined Authority would be created including representatives from all 19 local authorities and a representative from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (who will not have voting rights).

Decisions about the new powers devolved from Government would be taken by the Combined Authority and a directly elected Mayor to be appointed by local people.

Local councils will not lose any of their decision making powers unless they agree otherwise.

What about the name?

The Government said that we were not able to use the East Midlands title for our Combined Authority as this is a recognised geographical area that is wider than just Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. As a result the 19 leaders voted to change the name to “North Midlands”.

How can I show my support?

We need as many people as possible to spread the message about the benefits that devolution can bring to the local area. Talk to your family, friends and neighbours. Encourage your MP and local business leaders to get behind the deal.

Remind people you know that they can receive the latest news about devolution direct to their inbox by subscribing to the North Midlands Devolution Deal emailme topic - subscribe here


DIARY AND EVENTS - more events...
Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 23rd February 2016 19:30 pm
Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 22nd March 2016 19:30 pm
Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 26th April 2016 19:30 pm
Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 24th May 2016 19:30 pm
Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 28th June 2016 19:30 pm
Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 26th July 2016 19:30 pm
Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 23rd August 2016 19:30 pm
Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 27th September 2016 19:30 pm
Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 25th October 2016 19:30 pm
Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 22nd November 2016 19:30 pm


 LATEST DOWNLOADS - more downloads...

Minutes November 2015 Click Here to download
Agenda 26th January 2016 Click Here to download
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Minute September 2015 Click Here to download
Minutes 26th July 2015 Click Here to download
Agenda 22nd September 2015 Click Here to download
Village News - August 2015 Click Here to download
Agenda July 2015 Click Here to download
Minutes June 2015 Click Here to download
Expenditure greater than £100 for 2014-2015 Click Here to download


Aslockton Level Crossing Closure Tuesday 9th February 2016
North Midlands Devolution? Tuesday 12th January 2016
Temporary Closure of Burton Lane - 25th January 2016 Saturday 9th January 2016
Planning Appeal Permission granted for Abbey Lane, Aslockton Outline Planning Friday 18th December 2015
Parish Council now at full strength Wednesday 25th November 2015
Aslockton Level Crossing Closure extended Thursday 19th November 2015
Bus Services during the works on Aslockton Level Crossing Tuesday 10th November 2015
Level Crossing Closures Friday 30th October 2015
Whatton-in-the-Vale Broadband Update Thursday 22nd October 2015