Derbyshire County Council has announced that they are to close the Bridleway between Mapperley and Shipley to motor vehicles for longer periods. At present the gates on the lane are locked between 9am – 7pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays. It is now proposed to close them between 9am – 5pm Mon – Fri and 9am – 7pm on Sat for a year's trial.
An article titled "Rosella’s Time". See Memories Pauline Czypak
A first report by Mapperley Parish Council - covering the work done by the Parish Council over the year. This included campaigning against the opencast mining and the proposed extension of American Adventure.
A report on Holy Trinity annual Garden Party held at Bob and Barbara Tanners, 1 Main Street. Mapperley School head Philip Millard opened the event. £714 was raised
Extract from the West Hallam and Mapperley Church & Community Magazine 2005
Official Opening of Mapperley Recreation Ground May 7th 2005 - A derelict sports ground has been transformed into a community recreation facility. Join the community to celebrate the official opening. Free Event Venue Mapperley Recreation Ground 11am – 11.30am
Official opening of Mapperley Recreation Ground. May 7th
Mapperley Parish Council continues to oppose the Lodge House Opencasting
Monitoring of traffic through Shipley Country Park continues
Model aeroplane flights continue to breach planning conditions, end of Slack Lane in Woodward’s field
Personality Profile - Kath and Bill Ogden. See Memories Ogden family
Know Your Village
Bygone Transport Systems The Nutbrook Canal
The Nutbrook Canal Act of 1793 authorised the building and maintaining of a navigable canal from collieries at Shipley and West Hallam, joining the Erewash Canal at Stanton. Chief promoters were Edward Miller Mundy of Shipley Hall and Sir Henry Hunloke of Wingerworth Hall near Chesterfield. He became owner of West Hallam by deed of gift from Henry Powtrell, who was married to Ann Hunloke, aunt of Sir Henry.
The canal built 4 ½ miles long, had 13 locks, numbered from the Erewash junction, two arms were cut from the main navigation. One of these, the Hunloke branch can still be seen situated in the field on the south side of the A609. (Opposite the entrance to the Straw's Bridge car park). A tall hawthorne hedge identifies its route. Straw's Bridge was named after Samuel Straw, the canal overseer who lived in a cottage near the bridge which took the main road over the canal.
Three reservoirs supplied water to the canal. Shipley reservoir was the old original lake situated at the head of the canal. The new Mapperley reservoir was built as a second main supply. Like most canals it was troubled with leakages, subsidence and drought, the 1850's being the longest period of below average rainfall. Trying to solve this water shortfall resulted in building a third smaller reservoir, Hawley's Pond. A Dam wall 100 yards long was built of stone rubble, spanning Mapperley Brook, thus creating a large holding pool. This overgrown area, built to the east of Mapperley Lane can be seen today.
Mapperley Social Group announced their first two events. November 14th a Beetle Drive in the church hall and December 17th Carol Singing round the village
The Avenue of Limes leading to Mapperley Church have recently been pollarded. It was estimated that the trees had not been done for 45 years.
Mapperley Social Group report on the village carol singing success with sufficient funds raised to treat all senior citizens to a carvery meal at The Old Black Horse
A report from Mapperley Social Group on their Bingo Night success which took place on 6th February. The next event being a talk and film show by Roger Wood ‘Over the Stile’
Mapperley Social Group report on the children's free event held in the church with free refreshments and a children's entertainer. They also announced a free event for the teenagers to the bowling alley.
Holy Trinity Garden Party held on 4th July at the home of Barbara Tanner raised £1,016
Events organised by Mapperley Social Group for the rest of the year include a bingo evening, Live and Local ‘Christmas Carol’ show, Carol Singing round the village, Coffee Morning and a free senior citizens meal.
Mapperley Parish Council report includes concerns of access to parishioners following the closure of Shipley Lane