Kneesall, Kersall and Ompton Parish Council
The Parish consists of three villages, Kneesall, Kersall and Ompton, that sit about nine miles north west of Newark either side of the A616 road to Ollerton in Nottinghamshire.
Clerk: Mr Robert (Bob) Greenland,
15 Baulk Lane, Kneesall, Newark NG22 0AA
Telephone: 01623 860970 or 07773 652694
Cllr T S Kirk (Chairman)
Cllr R J Taylor (Vice Chairman)
Cllr E Fidler
Cllr C J Cutts
Cllr S J Smith
All councillors must declare any private interests that may cause conflict when making council decisions. See the councillors' register of interest (PDF File, 1,208kb)
Parish council meetings are normally held bi-monthly in the Community Hall, starting at 7:30pm.
The next Parish Council Meeting is Tuesday 13 September 2022 commencing at 7.30pm in the Bill Hemsley Community Centre. All are welcome to attend.
The Parish Council Annual Accounts may be inspected (by appointment with the Parish Clerk) from 13 June - 22 July 2022 (working hours).
Queens Platinum Jubilee Street Party
Kneesall - Sunday 5 June 2022
On Sunday 5 June 2022 Kneesall PC, along with other Village Organisations, will be holding a street party to celebrate the Queen’s 70th Jubilee Anniversary. School lane, Kneesall has been granted a closure notice at the junction of Ossington Road and School Lane to the car park entrance on School Lane. It will be closed between the hours of 2pm and 8pm on Sunday 5 June. In the event of inclement weather, the party will be held in The Bill Hemsley Community Centre.
Included in the celebrations will be music through the ages - 1950’s through to the present day. There will also be a performance from the Kneesall Nightingales and attendees will be encouraged to sing along (song sheets) and join in the choruses of what will be familiar songs.
Barbeques will be set up for attendees to cook on and there will also be a cake competition where the cakes will be judged upon presentation, decoration and taste.
It is proposed to have a competition for the best dressed/apparel attendee or fancy dress but with a red, white and blue theme. On arrival there will also be a Royal themed quiz with quiz sheets on tables.
The area has a children’s play area and it is also hoped to be able to have “older type games” such as hopscotch.
All that’s needed is a good Village/Parish turnout – guests are more than welcome to attend. As they say the more the merrier.
Your parish council unanimously agreed to apply to Newark and Sherwood District Council for the establishment of a Neighbourhood Development Area in order to facilitate a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). This is considered the best way forward to provide for the future needs of the parish and its three villages of Kneesall, Kersall and Ompton.
Find out more about Neighbourhood development plans.
It has now been confirmed that we may proceed to establish a NDP for our parish and a small sub committee of parish councillors has been set up to progress the plan. This consists of Liz Fidler, Brian Allebon, Peter Davies and Alan Corlett.
The role of the NDP committee will primarily be to determine what goes into the plan and to prepare a draft proposal. Once that has been done, it will be published, so that residents can see what has been included.
However, the plan will be yours to approve and it will not be introduced without that approval. It will therefore be beneficial if residents would let us know what you would like us to include in the Plan.
There are many issues that need to be considered. We welcome your comments and suggestions so that your idea and any concerns can be incorporated in the plan. Please send these views to your local parish councillor.
Community first responders wanted
In a bid to increase the number of community first responders in the area, the East Midlands ambulance service NHS trust are looking for people to volunteer some time to be available in a life threatening emergency.
Applicants will be selected, trained and equipped to attend patients prior to the paramedic and ambulance arriving. Find more details on the East Midlands ambulance service website or by contact Group Coordinator Graham Robinson on email@example.com or 01909 591187.