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.

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Next year, in June, Her Majesty the Queen, celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, and will be the oldest and longest serving monarch in the World.

The parish council are inviting residents to put forward ideas of how the village can mark this historic occasion during the special four day Bank Holiday period which the Government have declared for June 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th.

Seventy years of service that the Queen has given is, say the Council, worthy of action by the village as a whole, and so would appreciate ideas for them to consider how the achievement can be suitably celebrated.

Please contact the clerk or any member of the council with any ideas.

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.

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. 

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!

Casual Vacancy

We have a CASUAL VACANCY existing on Bunny parish council and you are invited to apply.

As a local councillor you can become a voice for your village as you would represent the interests of your community.

Download details here

 

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch - Volunteers Needed

The primary focus of Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) is on neighbours looking out for each other, building safer and more inclusive communities.

In order to re-invigorate Bunny's NHW scheme it would be helpful to have more volunteers acting as NHW Co-ordinators so that each part of the village has someone watching out for those who live there.

The role doesn't have to be onerous, and it doesn't involve any confrontation - we're not vigilantes!

I'd be very pleased to hear from anyone who may be interested in learning more.

Dick Wilson (Bunny Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator)
M: 0115 940 6872, E: DickWilson@nottswatch.co.uk

Parish Council Vacancy

Bunny parish council has a vacancy following the resignation of John Berridge, and are seeking nominations for the spare place so as  to make up their numbers to the permitted nine membership.    Meetings of the council on the whole are held in the village hall once a month and last no more than two hours.

The council are supporting an effort by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC )  to encourage young people (from the age of 18) to take up a seat and would welcome an expression of interest from such a person.   Anyone standing for co-option has to live in the village and be on the electoral roll,  or live within three miles of it, or own  property in the parish or work in it.

Clerk Mike Elliott would be pleased to hear from anyone interested and asks that they submit around 100 words on themselves to him at 19 Main Street, Keyworth, NG12 5AA or by email at   clerk@bunny.parish.email