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Garden Walkabout – Kingston on Soar and Sutton Bonington

This year’s Garden Walkabout, in aid of Cancer Research UK, took place on 16th and 17th June.  The event was a great success, in spite of the weather, and raised over £5,000.  Many thanks to everyone who opened their gardens, served teas, baked cakes and donated plants for the stalls!  For the first time, there was a live band performance in Kingston Village Hall.

Posted by Gill Aldridge on 2nd July 2019

Change to the Local Bus Service

Littles  will discontinue running the 865 service from Saturday 1st September and Nottingham Coaches will take over the operation from Monday  3rd September. There will be no changes to the timetable.

8th August 2018

Marquee for Hire

The Parish Council has a marquee which can be hired out to local organisations or individuals.

The marquee has seven bays in total.  Each bay is 10ft (3m) and spans 30ft (9m). The maximum size is therefore 70ft×30ft (21m×9m).  Each section costs £50 to hire plus £50 for labour, thus the charge for the whole marquee would be £400.  The hirer should arrange their own insurance in respect of material damage, public liability and motor insurance (while attached to a towing vehicle).

The marquee can either be collected by the hirer or arrangements can be made for the marquee to be delivered to the venue and/or returned.  Detailed conditions of hire are available.

Enquiries about hiring the marquee should be made to the Parish Clerk, Richard Parrey, 61 West Leake Lane, Kingston on Soar, tel. 0115 983 0730.

Launch of Via East Midlands Ltd

Via is a new company, set up in partnership between Nottinghamshire County Council and Cornwall Council. It will provide highways and fleet management services in Nottinghamshire.

The new organisation will become fully operational from July 2016. The company will be supported by both the County Council and CORSERV, a company owned by Cornwall Council. It will be based in existing Nottinghamshire County Council highways buildings.

The new arrangement arises from reducing budgets and the need for work to be managed differently in order to meet budget challenges. The contract is for 10 years and can be extended for 5 years. Via will be wholly owned by the public sector and will also be able to trade commercially to gain work of up to 20% of its turnover.

690 staff will transfer to Via from the council for the 1 July start date.

Via will carry out a range of highways and fleet management services on behalf of the council. However if you have any queries or want to report a problem, you should continue to use our website and Customer Service centre on telephone 0300 500 80 80.


The County Council will retain some strategic highways function. These include:

Highways Development Control

Flood Risk Management

Civil Parking Enforcement

Rights of Way

Transport Planning


For further information about Via:

Help for Older People

First Contact Signposting Scheme

If you’re 60 or over First Contact gets you help from lots of organisations when you complete one simple checklist.

First Contact gets you advice on:

  • Preventing falls
  • Home safety and security
  • Repairs, adaptations and specialist equipment
  • Energy saving improvements to keep you warm and reduce  bills
  • Housing advice
  • Claiming benefits
  • Local activities and groups
  • Community transport schemes.
  • Fire prevention advice

Complete the checklist and you’ll be contacted by people who can help.  They may offer a home visit, but will always contact you first (always ask for their ID).

The scheme is a partnership of key agencies and organisations including the police, fire service, NHS, Borough councils, voluntary sector, and operates in a number of areas of Nottinghamshire.


Below is a link to the Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service website; for more information on First Contact:-

To complete a checklist call Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 8080 or do it online at

Karl Stirland – Assistant First Contact Co-ordinator South Notts –

First Contact is managed by Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service in South Nottinghamshire and run by Nottinghamshire County Council.


Welcome to Kingston on Soar

Kingston on Soar is a small Parish in the south of Nottinghamshire – on the latest register only 225 electors in 115 properties. There are three main centres of residence:

Kingston Village;

Kingston Hall, previously owned by Lord Belper and now private residences;

New Kingston (West Leake Lane, Kingston Fields and Kingston Court).

The Parish is predominantly rural, and includes areas of woodland, farmland and rivers/streams.  The River Soar, on the western edge of the Parish is the boundary between Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.  Kingston Brook flows through the Village to join the river.

In the centre of the Village the listed red telephone box, now without the payphone, has been adopted by the Parish as a public information kiosk.  There are also official Parish noticeboards on Kegworth Road outside the Village Hall and on West Leake Lane.

See “A History of Kingston on Soar” for details of books and videos on the history of the Parish.

See “Diary of Events” for a list of future public events in the Village.

Page updated 2 July 2013