Wildlife campaigners have slammed netting that has been placed over a hedge in Kirkby, to stop birds from nesting. The controversial nets have been installed on Blidworth Road, Kirkby and have triggered angry reactions. Alan Stewart, a member of the Wildlife Trust said: "The netting is a disgrace."Not only does it stop birds from nesting, it is trapping small mammals. "People are getting upset, it's appalling and disgusting."The nets are designed to stop birds nesting. If birds are nesting, developers cannot cut down trees, which slows down work on building projects.Although the nets stop the birds from building their nests, birds can also become trapped and injured as a result of trying to get through netting."It's come as a complete shock to me" Added Mr Stewart. Cheryl Martins, founder of Mansfield Wildlife Rescue said that she expects an influx of injured wildlife because of the nets. "I was going to go up and remove the nets myself - I emailed the company who placed the netting … [Read more...] about Outrage over ‘disgusting’ anti-wildlife netting in Kirkby
Hungry Kirkby residents queued to get some of the very first sandwiches from the town's first Subway. The new store on Ashfield Precinct use to be a fruit and veg shop before being transformed into the fast food restaurant. Tesh Patel, business development agent for Subway who supports franchises, said: "It is great to see how we have been welcomed and the positive comments we have had."Nestled between Boots and the library the store created 20 new jobs. Ama Mandeir, franchise owner, who also owns Subways in Sutton and Mansfield, said he is also looking to open stores in other areas including Ollerton and Hucknall He said: "It is a new design called 'Fresh Forward' it only launched six months ago. This store is one of the first." 14 of the best places to go in Nottinghamshire for breakfast, according to Trip Advisor … [Read more...] about Kirkby’s first Subway opens
Have you seen 14-year-old Suki Riley? Officers are concerned for her safety after she was reported missing from the Kirkby area on Tuesday, April 9. Suki is described as 5ft2, slim build, long straight brown hair which is normally tied up – last seen wearing black joggers, black coat with reflective sleeves.If you have seen Suki or know where she might be, please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 873 of April 9.You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.IN OTHER NEWS: East Midlands Trains passengers promised 'more seats, services and state-of-the-art trains' by new operatorFirefighters tackle blaze at concrete production factory near OllertonMansfield man hailed a hero after running into neighbours' burning homeNottinghamshire Police supports National Stalking Awareness Week Notts men sentenced for stealing cars from London … [Read more...] about Have you seen missing Kirkby teenager Suki?
The newest branch of the sandwich chain is set to open tomorrow (April 10) at 11am. The high-tech new store has created 20 jobs, in a boost to the economy jpimedia Buy a Photo The new store will open in the former Kirkby fruit and veg shop, between Boots and the library ugc Buy a Photo The new store will be the first Subway in Kirkby, with the closest other branches on Mansfield Road, Sutton, and Leeming Street, Mansfield. jpimedia Buy a Photo Youll soon be able to grab an Italian B.M.T or hearty steak and cheese on the go, or dine indoors. jpimedia Buy a Photo View more Page 1 of 2 … [Read more...] about Sneak peek at Kirkby’s new Subway
Firefighters have tackled a hedge and wheelie bin fire in Kirkby. A crew from Ashfield Fire Station were called to a fire on the Coxmoor estate last night, Sunday, April 7. On arrival an hedge was alight.While in attendance a resident approached the appliance to tell them their wheelie bin was also on fire on a different street.This was also extinguished. Car fans revved up at Mansfield meet … [Read more...] about Firefighters tackle hedge and bin fire in Kirkby