Here are some of the things that the Parish is currently involved with
Refurbished Jubilee Room for the Collingham & District Local History Society (CDLHS)
The parish council has refurbished the building with new windows and some insulation to the walls and roof space making this a much nicer space. An agreement will see CDLHS reorganise their archives for better public access. An open day was held and public access is available on a regular basis through the warmer months.
The Parish has purchased through generous donations from the community, 4 Public Access Defibrillators and cases. All of these are now installed and registered with EMAS.
After a couple of years of planning and consultation with the community the new park was opened on Maundy Thursday 2015. Every day since, despite the spring weather, people old and young have been enjoying the new facilities. Benches and tables were installed shortly after, some of which were constructed by Men in sheds and others which have come from generous donations.
A Community Partnership Library initiative could open in Collingham
The parish council recently bought the former Police contact point, next door to Collingham Post Office, and has a parish hub in the building where the clerk is based for a few hours each week. The premises are now shared with the library service.
Library services were first established by volunteers in the 1870s, and the current library was opened in 1981 within a purpose built library and health centre building. It was originally designed as a foldaway library, with folding book shelves which could be retracted back into place to allow for flexible use by the health centre as well.
Councillor John Knight, Committee Chairman for Culture, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “We are committed to our libraries service, ensuring they are in the heart of their community, and this initiative is part of our continuing vision for libraries to be modern, community, cultural and information hubs. I’d like to thank the contribution of local county councillor, Maureen Dobson for her work on this project.
Collingham Parish Council has also discussed the plans at a recent meeting. A parish council spokesman said: “We look forward to a new era for the whole community, working with the county council’s library service on this new initiative.”