Bunny Bulletin February edition

Bunny Bulletin February edition
We are pleased to announce the Bunny Bulletin for this month now available. A copy should be delivered to your door and just in case you need it, a copy can be downloaded from this website. 

Supporting Voluntary groups

We are the Voluntary Sector Development Team, and we would like to introduce ourselves to you, to let you know that we are here to support you and the voluntary sector organisations, groups, or clubs that work with children and young people in Nottinghamshire.

We would like to reach as many play/youth settings across the county as possible, following the covid pandemic many play/youth settings are just going back to normal, we can support groups by developing committees, reviewing policies, and finding out about funding opportunities.

We are hoping you could promote our service through your local networks and together we can increase opportunities for local children and young people.

Please see the link below that provides further details on how we can support the voluntary sector.

www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/youth-services/voluntary-sector-development-team

The Voluntary Sector Development Team can work with groups to:

  • Develop existing organisations/groups
  • Identify the legal requirements that are compulsory for voluntary sector groups/organisations g. policies and training
  • Help with the recruitment of Volunteers /Committee Members
  • Identifying funding and support you with your applications
  • Signpost you to training
  • Help apply for DBS clearance for volunteers and paid staff

Please find attached a leaflet about our service and what it can offer groups. We would be most grateful if you can share the information attached with colleagues, groups, and others who may find it useful.

If you have any questions or want any more information please email the team at VoluntarySectorDeveloprnentTearn@nottscc.gov.uk

Lee Marshall
Voluntary Sector Development Technical Specialist Bilsthorpe Young People's Centre,
Eakring Road, Nottinghamshire NG22 SPY

Bunny and Bradmore Charities

Student Grants

The Charities may be able to help students with a grant towards the costs of books or other course materials.

Young persons under the age of 25 years living in the parishes of Bunny, Bradmore or Costock undertaking a course of higher education are eligible for a one-off grant. The scheme is not limited to new students and those already on a course who have not previously applied for a grant may be eligible also. If you feel that you meet the criteria or have sons or daughters who meet those criteria, they may apply in writing to the clerk to the trustees at the address below providing evidence of acceptance onto their chosen course. Applications will be considered by the trustees at the next quarterly meeting following their receipt. The next meeting is scheduled for 7th September 2022. Applications may be made after that date.

Harry Barr
Clerk to Bunny and Bradmore Charities
63 Musters Road, Ruddington, NG11 6JB
Email: harry@handmbarr.plus.com

Jubilee Celebrations Website Photo Appeal

The parish council are appealing to residents in the village who may have access to Queen's Jubilee photographs taken in the village during he first few days of June to send them to us for use on the village website.

The council hope to be able to create a colourful record of the elebrations residents organised for the wonderful and historic achievement of Her Majesty in serving our country for 70 years.

Please send your photographs to parish clerk Mike Elliott at clerk@bunny.parish.email

Energy solutions for Bunny village

The parish council have received a Briefing Report produced by Mr John Berridge and Cllr.   Chris Rogers which is intended to involve as many of the 214 households in the village  as are willing and for whom it would be possible and affordable.
Anyone wishing to receive a copy can download it here..

Carework

As you may be aware the Care Industry is looking to recruit people to help out their short staffed businesses.

If you are able to help, please contact Nottinghamshire County Council at https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/carework

Rushcliffe Memorial Grant Fund

Rushcliffe Memorial Grant Fund

Rushcliffe Borough Council have launched the Covid-19 Memorial Grant Fund to support parish councils in creating public memorials to commemorate the impact of Covid-19 upon communities in the Borough.

The scheme aims to support the creation of memorials that are fitting for their communities and therefore thar is no formal template to follow. Example ideas include memorial planting schemes, plaques, public art or benches. The memorial should be publicly accessible and not on private land such as a school or a members only-club.

Parish councils have been encouraged by the Borough to engage the local community in the planning of the memorials and build-in sustainable, plans for the on-going maintenance of the memorial.

The maximum grant from the Borough will be £500 with parishes expected to provide match funding from their own reserves.

If any resident has a suggestion as to a memorial please contact the clerk, Mike Elliott.

Free tree scheme returns for Rushcliffe residents!

Rushcliffe residents can make their properties even greener by applying for free trees for a fourth year running.

Over 8,000 trees have been distributed since the start of the campaign in 2018 and now 800 wild cherry and dogwood trees are available without charge.

It’s part of Rushcliffe Borough Council’s strategy to provide sustainable environments in line with the Borough’s significant housing and employment growth in the coming years.
Householders are encouraged to apply as soon as possible given anticipated high demand and can apply for up to two trees by visiting
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FreeTrees2021 and submitting an application before October 31.

The Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change Cllr Abby Brennan said: “We are delighted to be running the free tree scheme again, after a wonderful response from residents since the scheme was launched in 2018.

“They have shown great enthusiasm in collecting and planting thousands of these free trees and we thank them for their continued support to making Rushcliffe a great and greener place to live.
“We hope that by increasing the number of trees in the Borough, our green environments will grow alongside our communities, improving the quality of life for both current and future residents.”

Successful applicants will have trees delivered direct to their door by Streetwise with the volume of delivery trips minimised by the firm to make its carbon footprint as low as possible.

The Wild Cherry or Prunus avium can grow to 25 metres tall, flowers in spring and fruit in summer and autumn colour. They like full sunlight and fertile soil but do not tolerate waterlogged soil.

The Dogwood or Cornus sanguinea trees grow to 10 metres tall, has creamy flowers followed by black berries and crimson autumn leaves. It is a shade-tolerant tree and can cope with damp conditions.

Please apply as soon as you can!

Bats

Bat walk around Rushcliffe Country Park!

Rushcliffe Country Park Rangers will be hunting bats on September 10 from 7.30pm to 9pm.

This fun activity is great for all the family, and tickets are £5 per person. Those hoping to join the session can book a spot on the walks by emailing countrypark@rushcliffe.gov.uk or call 0115 921 5865.

Please be advised that sturdy footwear, warm clothes and a torch are essential to enjoy the session.

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, seventy years after having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old.

An extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June, will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate this historic milestone.

The parish council would like to encourage people to give some ideas and suggestions as to how we can celebrate this momentous occasion in our village.

The National events include Trooping of the Colour and Beacon lighting (Thursday 2 June); a Service of Thanksgiving in St Paul’s Cathedral (Friday 3 June); Platinum Party at the Palace - The BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert from Buckingham Palace (Saturday 4 June); The Big Jubilee Lunch (Sunday 5 June)

You can email any suggestions to us (see Contact page) or contact any councillor direct. You may even feel that a dedicated group should meet and decide the way forward. We are open to ANY suggestions.

Please support us for this historic occasion!