MOD Heritage Open Day Tour – Postponed

For the avoidance of doubt, the tour due to take place as part of Heritage Open Days at Chilwell Depot has been postponed and may even have to be cancelled.  All people booked on the tour were either emailed or telephoned in mid-July to this effect and will subsequently be notified if and when the tour will take place.

Eileen Atherton  Hon Secretary Beeston & District Civic Society



Heritage Open Weekend is here again!! It doesn’t seem like a year ago does it?

Take a look at our website and at one of the 10,000 booklets that we have had printed for more details of 35 plus events that are taking place this coming weekend.
There are events taking place in Attenborough, Beeston, Bramcote, Chilwell, Stapleford, Toton and Wollaton.
Entrance is free at all of the events, and most venues also serve refreshments, at small cost.
See how many you can fit in this weekend!!

Ten Bell Blue Plaque Unveiling – Thurs 11th Sept

3977532670_a56850fa04_zThose of you who park in Sainsbury’s and walk through to the High Road may have seen some activity at the Ten Bell. It is currently being cleaned, not before time, prior to a new Blue Plaque being unveiled next Thursday, 11th September at 11am. This is a great start to our Heritage Weekend and we look forward to welcoming many of you at the unveiling!

Thanks must go once again to Peter Robinson for organising this and for putting up the plaque. Sainsbury’s themselves are paying for the cleaning of the area, polishing the Ten Bell and funding the manufacture of the blue plaque. Let’s hope it looks better than it has for the past few years.

Judy Sleath. Chair.

New Guided Walk! Tram Clifton line, 20th August




Veclifton_2ry Shortly part of the NET phase 2 Clifton link will be tested for the first time.

  • Find out more about Nottingham Midland Station improvements and walk down the Clifton link across Wilford Bridge to Wilford Lane.
  • Find out about how Meadows Community Groups are embracing the Tram.

More than thirty attended The Beeston and District Civic Society and the RSA Nottingham Network tram walks along the Beeston link in early June.

Join us again to see first-hand what is happening on the ground with Nick Cuming of Taylor Woodrow and Sarah Alton of NET Project Office.

Meet at Nottingham Midland Station booking hall, Carrington Street, Nottingham, on Wednesday 20 August 2014 at 5.45pm for a prompt 6.00pm start. Finish about 8.00pm. Come with all weather gear and good walking shoes. It is free.

For more details contact Peter Robinson at 0115 925 5219 and


Regarding transport back – Sarah Alton has kindly supplied the following information from the Council’s Public Transport Team about bus services which serve Wilford Lane in the evenings. They are:

  • NCT Services; 1, 2, 3 (and all these services run every 30 mins). For more details visit: or call: 0115 950 60 70.
  • Trent Barton Ruddington Connection service runs every hour. For more details visit: or call: 01773 712 265.

The nearest bus stops to catch these services will be on Wilford Lane either opposite Co-Op or opposite the Roko gym.

Town Centre Improvement Poll – Poll Results Available!

Beeston Man StatueMany many thanks to everyone who voted in the Town Centre Improvement Poll.

You can see the results of the poll over on the page now.

Peoples preferences will be strongly taken into account, and this “phase 1″ of selected improvements will be completed in time for the tram opening – we hope to communicate the planned improvements by Broxtowe Borough Council as soon as we hear from them.

Beeston Continuum is looking at improvements for phase 2 – more news and updates as and when we get it.

Last Chance to Vote – Town Centre Improvement Poll

Beeston Man StatueBe sure to vote for your preferred improvements to Beeston town centre by Broxtowe Borough Council. The poll is hosted on our website, and closes on the 30th June where the results will be handed over to the Town Centre Manager at the borough council. Peoples preferences will be strongly taken into account, and this “phase 1″ of selected improvements will be completed in time for the tram opening.

Beeston Continuum is looking at improvements for phase 2.


Guided Walks – 22nd June and 20th July 2014

No need to book!  – Just come along!

Beeston Walk 1 – University Park & Houses
Description: To the outsider, and most students, the university campus looks like a self-contained area bounded by Derby Road, Woodside Road, University Boulevard and Clifton Boulevard. In fact it was pieced together by purchasing individual plots of land, often with small country houses on them. This walk looks at some of the houses, and explains the way in which the ‘campus’ was created, beginning in 1919 when Jesse Boot bought Highfield House.

Date: Sunday 22nd June 2014
Time: 2.30pm and are circular
Distance: 2 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Walk leader:  Prof. John Beckett
Contact:  07773 027289 or email.
Meeting place: From the car park by the letter box at the bottom of Cut Through Lane on the University campus. Go in through the west entrance and the car park is directly in front of you.
Public Transport to the start: Any Beeston Bus (36, or Your Bus Y36)
Car Parking Facilities: Please car park at West Gate of university campus

Beeston Walk 2 – Beeston and the First World War
Description: The First World War broke out in August 1914. What was it like to be living in Beeston at the time? This circular walk provides an opportunity to imagine what life was like in the community, and will provide snippets of information about individuals who were serving in the forces many of whom, sadly, died. The walk will also suggest what Beeston was doing for the war effort.
Date: Sunday 20th  July 2014
Time: 2.30 p.m.
Distance: 2 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Walk leader: Prof. John Beckett
Contact: 07773 027289  or   email.
Meeting place: The Podium on Beeston Square  (Close to Beeston Bus Station)
Public Transport to the start: Indigo or NCT 14 & 36 or Your Bus Y36, to Beeston Bus Station.
Car Parking Facilities: Please use local car park, free on Sundays