For a long time the parish council have been expressing our concerns about the road drainage in the village to Nottinghamshire County Council, who are responsible for highways.

We have recently receive the following update from NCC which we would like to share with residents:


Wymeswold Road, Wysall – A works order has been raised for investigation by the drainage team.

Costock Road, Wysall – Reported and awaiting inspection

Main Street Wysall - A works order has been raised for investigation by the drainage team.

Widmerpool Road -  Reported and awaiting inspection

Keyworth Road – Reported to our highways team

Wysall and Thorpe Parish Council meet on the first Tuesday every month i.e. the 6thth of February and the 5th of March.

Councilor John Cottee gave notice that the County was implementing an increase of 4.8% to the Council tax charge for residents. He advised that the local mayoral elections are moving forward. He also provided an update from his meeting with residents on widmerpool road re recent flooding episodes Councilor Andy Edyvean that planners are consulting an external source to review where solar parks should be placed in the borough.

Planning: 24/00161/FUL.  This is a solar energy park of 100 hectares co located with a large battery energy system of 3.2 acres, with associated infrastructure, cabling through the middle of the village.

Location: Land West of Bradmore road and North of Wysall road land West of Wysall

The council has had multiple objections from residents.

On February the 27th, our Lady Chair, Councilor Birch called an extraordinary PC regarding 24/00161/FUL. Exagen had visited both Costock and Wysall in summer 23 to indicate their intention to build a Solar Voltaic Park adjacent to Highfield 22/00303/FUL and on the door step of Wysall village. The company submitted planning permission and so the PC requested a meeting of the village so they could determine their feelings about this development. Over 30 people attended and the meeting lasted an hour. The Wysall action group which formed in June 2023 in order to oppose this development read a statement from the group and gave photocopies of the results of a petition in the village where 94% of those questioned did not want this Solar park to be built in the proposed location.

At the formal Parish Council meeting on March 5th, where the plans of a solar park were to be debated, one member of the public attended this meeting.  Councilor Tomlinson submitted a provisional list of objections for the other councilors to comment. Councilor Powell also pointed out the prospect of construction of an underground cable connecting the North to the South Field of solar panels in 24/00161/FUL which if it goes ahead will come right through the Centre of Wysall village.

There was a unanimous vote from all the Councilors present to object.

The Parish clerk will submit to Planning at RBC a document containing our reasons for objections which can be seen on line at 24/00161/FUL

24/00151/FUL a Battery Energy Storage Site outside Willoughby, Councilor Tomlinson expressed reservations and Councilor Powell registered an objection, but there were not enough on-line responses. No overall judgement could be made.

The PC objected to 23/0337, 24/0004/RELDEM apropos the boundary wall and have requested a visit from the conservation officer to confirm

Reference number 24/00136/FUL,24/00220/VAR,23/02327/PAQ,24/0057 RELDEM there were no objections

A letter from the Parish Council will be sent out soon, reiterating discussions that took place as a response to pavement parking on the Wymeswold road.

The PC is supporting the Borough biodiversity policy and agreed to take part in NCC climate change team.

Elsewhere in this excellent publication for the three WWW’s there is a note on the 4th year a successful litter pick that has taken place in Wysall and beyond. Streetwise are going to trail a litter pick station for the village. A resident can pick a bag and litter picker potentially to take with them on a walk or they see litter in the village. This was at no cost to our PC and it would be good to have some feedback as to its usefulness. I might add for those following with bated breath the saga of the missing policeman ( cardboard ) , sadly he /she/they have not been found and I think we have lost all hope of locating our guardian.

The PC like I sure all other PCs around the country, have been offered a picture of King Charles. We accepted and this will be hung in the village hall, for His Royal Highness to see when he eventually pays us a visit.

As a previous winner of the Best Kept Village, the PC has applied again for later this coming year. The PC thanks in anticipation that the residents of Wysall will maintain the high standards that is their norm and therefore put us in pole position this time around.

Having successfully resolved the village hall drafts by replacing windows and doors, - the PC hopes to everyone’s satisfaction – the PC is now looking further afield. The Children’s new play area at the back of the VH has been a success. This spring the PC agreed to tackle the uneven nature of this area and create a smoother grass surface for the children in the village to play on. There is a small matter of politely asking a mole (for Scottish residents a mowdie) to vacate the grass area, that we hope to flatten – not the mole -, in the children’s play area



Hi there,

I hope you’re well!

You may have seen in our bi-weekly Town and Parish newsletter updates that we have a poster to help spread the word about Voter ID at the upcoming elections on May 2 for Combined County Mayoral Authority and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

We have also distributed the poster at our Town and Parish Forum last month and at the RCAN networking event last week.

Please can I double check that you are able to print and display the poster in your local notice boards?
The poster is attached and available to download below to share with your networks.

  • Download the poster in PNG format
  • Download the poster in PDF format

Alternatively, if you require a printed copy of the poster, please let me know.

Further details on the photo ID instructions are below:

At these elections, residents will need to bring photo ID to be able to vote at a polling station.

You will only need to show one form of photo ID, but it needs to be the original version and not a photocopy. 

Residents can use any of the following accepted forms of photo ID to be able to vote at a polling station.

  • International travel
    • Passport
  • Driving and parking
    • Driving licence (including provisional licence)
    • Blue badge
  • Proof of age
    • Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)
  • Local travel
    • Certain concessionary travel cards
  • Other government issued documents
    • Biometric immigration document
    • Defence Identity Card
    • National identity card

If they have a form of accepted photo ID which is out of date, they can still use it to vote at a polling station if it still looks like you.

For more information about Voter ID and registering to vote, visit our website.


If you have any questions, please let me know.


Thank you in advance,



Senior Communications Officer

Rushcliffe Borough Council


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