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Welcome to Costock Village
Costock is situated in the south of the Borough on the A60 Loughborough Road. The village is situated in an elevated position in the Nottinghamshire Wolds Character Area and is surrounded by arable and pasture land. The neighbouring village of East Leake is situated less than a mile to the west along Leake Road while just over a mile to the south along the A60, lies the village of Rempstone.
Costock’s historic core, bounded by Church Lane and Chapel Lane is very picturesque and has a genuine village feel with winding and secluded lanes, trees and high walls.
The church and Manor House stand close together, the latter being one of the most charming Elizabethan stone houses in Nottinghamshire. The church of St Giles on the other hand, has undergone major restoration in 1688, 1848 and 1862, though some of the original 14th century masonry, both internal and external, still remains.
The eastern part of the small Conservation Area is separated from the remainder by Loughborough Road which tends to detract from the balance and unity of the village.
The 7 Listed Buildings within the Conservation Area are somewhat dispersed. Highfields House (outside the Conservation Area), to the north of the village, bears the inscription “Sir T Parkyns AD 1729”. This was the dower house to Bunny Hall. (see Costock Appraisal and Management Plan)
Costock in lockdown August 2020.
Help and support – the Parish Council has compiled a list of people who are willing to offer help at this difficult time. This includes things like: • Shopping • Posting letters • Collect prescriptions • Walk the dog If you would like help please contact Kath Owen 852974 or email@example.com.
Elms Farm shop is open from Wednesday to Saturday. They are offering an order and collect service and a free delivery service to Costock and the surrounding villages. They are stocking bread, milk and a few basics including some vegetables. Contact 07825 883065.
Free Tree Scheme from Rushcliffe Borough Council
Following the success of last year’s tree schemes in the Borough in which individual residents could apply for two free trees and the parish council for ten, Rushcliffe have said the idea is to be repeated again this year.
For residents, two trees will be available – crab apple and rowan. Anyone wishing to apply can do so to Mr Paul Phillips whose direct telephone number at the council offices at Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford is 914 8595.
The trees supplied would be between 1.5 and 2 metres in height and would be complete with tree guards, mulch mat and tree stakes.
Any queries maybe addressed to Mike Elliott, clerk to Costock Parish Council 0115 937 6506
News & Announcments
A sad weekend in Costock
On Saturday 7th November, Everard Robinson died of cancer. Everard was a long time resident of Church Lane, Costock who was for many years Vice Chairman of the Parish Council. For 9 years Everard fought to get the Nature Reserve handed over to the village. He then set up a Friends of the Nature Reserve Group and until very recently led plans for maintenance and development.
Everard was passionate about nature and conservation, he served as village tree warden for several years and kept bees.
He will be much missed and our thoughts go out to Bernadette at this time.
In the early hours of Saturday morning a serious fire broke out in a house in Manor Close. Tragically Lynette Shaw died in the fire and her husband Kingsley is slowly recovering in hospital.
Lynette had been secretary of the Village Hall Committee and was at one time a member of WI. The Fire Service are visiting houses in the neighbouring area to offer support and guidance to local residents. Click here for your local Fire & Rescue
We are encouraging our community to download the what3words app on their phones in case they need to call 999.
Every 3m square has been assigned 3 words so that it makes it easier for services like the police or ambulance etc to find you as they can pick this up from your phone call.
The app is totally free to download and use, you can download it on iOS or Android.
You can find a full list of those services that accept what3words at the what3words link here. Your community could also use what3words to report incidents with organisations like National Grid, Network Rail and the Environmental Agency: ht
Please see the attached leaflet for information on how to use what3words.
Documents to download
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Town & Parish Update. Download this August edition here