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Mumbo Jumbo Troubadours and Raconteurs

Sunday October 2nd at 7:30 pm

We are starting our new season of Arts events in the Village Hall with a performance from three of the Midlands most experienced musicians: Oliver Carpenter (vocals, trumpet, percussion), Chris Lomas (bass, uke, guitar) and Phil Bond (vocals, piano, squeezebox).

Mumbo Jumbo produce a sound all of their own – playing uplifting, original songs, rarely heard rootsy tunes and more familiar numbers, all delivered with a real sense of humour.  It’s a big band sound in a small package, with a terrific combo of trumpet, keyboard, accordion, washboard and vocals.

The band are very clued up as to what works in a community venue, bringing a winning mix of banter, great musicianship and a bit of audience participation – you might find yourself on a kazoo – and skilfully performed pieces that have you whooping for more!

Tickets: Adults £10, Children (under 12) £5 available on the door

Free food at the interval and cash bar

Published 7th September 2016


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.


New Parish Councillor

We welcome the co-option of a new Parish Councillor, David Fairbanks, who lives in The Old Rectory, Kingston Fields.

We also send our thanks and good wishes to our former Chair, Marion Shaw, a long-standing member of the council.  She also took on the key role of Planning Officer, leading the scrutiny of planning applications and their implications for community in Kingston, and reporting on our objections or reservations to the plans.  Marion has moved to Berkshire, to be nearer to her family.

We still have vacancies for parish councillors.  Although the parish is not divided into wards, it is important that we have members who can represent the interests of all parts of the village.  Currently we have 2 councillors based in the main part of the village (near the church and the village green), 2 councillors in New Kingston and 1 councillor in Station Road.  We have no councillors in or near Kingston Hall.

If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, or want to know more about the role, please contact any of the current councillors or the parish clerk.

Published 9th January 2016

Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire

The rollout of Superfast Broadband is taking place in Rushcliffe, with a new green cabinet in Kingston, near the railway bridge.

Further information was presented at the Rushcliffe Town and Parish Councils Conference on 12th June.

Better Broadband Presentation

Published 7th July 2015

Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan

Nottinghamshire County Council has a statutory duty to publish an up-to-date Minerals Local Plan – a blueprint for future of mineral extraction in the county up to 2030.

Please see the Minerals Local Plan Consultation Letter for guidance on how to feed back your views on the plan, between Wednesday 23 October and Wednesday 4 December 2013.

Page updated 25 October 2013

News – Defibrillator

The Parish’s new defibrillator has now been delivered and installed in the old phone box.  A training session on how to use it will take place in the Village Hall on Tuesday 22nd October, 7.30 – 9.30 pm.  There will be a small charge for attending (£3 minimum) as a contribution to the Community Heartbeat charity.

The purchase of the defibrillator was made possible by donations and grants from various organisations including: the Village Hall Management Committee, the Village Fayre Committee, Rushcliffe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.

Page updated 22 October 2013

News – June and July 2013

Best Kept Village

This year we again entered the Nottinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition, run in conjunction with the Campaign to Protect Rural England  We are pleased to announce that Kingston on Soar has been placed as one of the top 4 villages in its class and put forward to the next stage.  Judging is taking place in early July.

This is an opportunity for the residents to show how much they value their village, as expressed in the Village Plan Report – see our Village Plan Page.

Wild Flower Area

Kingston on Soar has received a grant from Rushcliffe Borough Council, and assistance from Streetwise, to create a Wild Flower area on the roadside verge between the bridge over the brook and Station Road.  The ground has been prepared and seeds sown.  The full effect will be seen next spring and summer.

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