Welcome to the historic village of Kings Clipstone.
The Kings Clipstone community website was born to highlight the increasing and life-threatening dangers that children, walkers, cyclists and horse-riders in Kings Clipstone village are being exposed to from traffic passing through on its way to and from Mansfield and Ollerton, Retford, the A1, Doncaster and the North.
It has now evolved to become the most comprehensive information resource for the community and visitors to one of the most historic villages in ancient Sherwood Forest. We hope you'll find the links below useful and will want to contribute on the messageboards.
We have already secured several promises from Nottinghamshire CC that traffic calming measures and new footways were to be trialed 'shortly' but these have all been broken: they told us early in 2008 that would start in June ... and even put up the signs ... but they didn't.
They gained unanimous approval from residents on 28th September 2008 for another proposal they said they would trial in December. But didn't.
They presented revised plans in March 2009 for another scheme they say could be in place by the Autumn and got residents' backing for that too ...
But they didn't.
So the dangers inherent from juggernauts in a residential area without pedestrian pathways remain, even though they were first highlighted in the Notts CC's Development Plan of 1952 that records proposals for "a by-pass ... to the south side of the old village".
£2.6m Ollerton roundabout plan.
Chad is reporting here that Edwinstowe community leaders are backing a £2.6m scheme to revamp the heavily congested Ollerton roundabout.
Notts C.C. has put forward two plans to try to alleviate the congestion - one involving the enlargement of the roundabout and the other involving the installation of sensor-controlled crossings. And at a meeting last week Edwinstowe parish councillors said they would prefer the latter option, which will ensure traffic is only disrupted when pedestrians or cyclists are waiting to cross.
Said Coun Les Ward: "The traffic has been so bad at times it has backed up to Bilsthorpe, and that is no exaggeration.
"There seems to be a general consensus that doing nothing is not an option and that improvements to Ollerton roundabout are about thirty years behind schedule.
"Improvements have been needed for years, but they have only recently started discussing it in view of the Living Legends bid. The infrastructure needs to be improved regardless of whether the bid is successful."
The plans can be seen in PDF format by following links from the Chad page, but these screen caps give the ideas:
Option 1 - enlarged roundabout
Option 2 - with sensor controls
If the Council's cabinet approve one of the proposals the 12-month construction period will begin around 2009-2010.