Tour of Britain Cycle Race

Tour of Britain Cycle Race

Communities in Nottinghamshire are being urged to embrace the Tour of Britain when it returns to the county in September – by taking part in the County Council best dressed town or village challenge.

Stage five of the showpiece event will pass through neighbours Bunn y and Costock some along the 116-mile route on Thursday 8 September.

Now with just over a month to go until the world-famous cycle races comes back to Robin Hood Country, Nottinghamshire County Council is on the hunt to find the ‘best dressed’ community.

The county has previously welcomed the world’s best cyclists for the 2017 and 2018 editions of the race, with 250,000 spectators lining the route four years ago helping to boost the Nottinghamshire economy by £3.9 million.

In addition to the thousands of visitors who will flock to the county for the event, a global TV audience of millions will also watch the race – putting the international spotlight on the borough for the day.

Councillor John Cottee, the County Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “The countdown to the Tour of Britain’s return to Nottinghamshire is well and truly underway and the sense of anticipation is building in our communities who will firmly embrace the spirit of the race, as they have done in previous years.

“Once again, the eyes of the world will be on our wonderful county and this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase what it has to offer.

“I cannot wait to see how this year’s route will be transformed by residents, schools, businesses and landowners in our towns and villages.

“I am sure everyone will once again rise to the challenge and make it a day to remember as we celebrate the return of some of the world’s top cyclists racing along our roads.”

In 2018, race organisers singled out Nottinghamshire for having the best fans of the whole Tour and praised communities for embracing the day by producing a spectacular sea of flags, bunting and bike displays as the event passed through the county.

Four years ago, Plumtree scooped the best dressed village accolade in Rushcliffe for its dazzling decorations – which included 200 life-sized cardboard bikes with different themes created by local schoolchildren displayed in shops, cafes, and public buildings.

To take part, all a parish has to do is send the County  no more than four photos via email to or by posting your photos on social media using #NottsToB. The closing date to submit entries is Monday 12 September.

In need of inspiration? Here are a few ideas from the County:

  • Decorate the route with flags and bunting;
  • Create colourful town/village/window displays;
  • Get your local community group involved;
  • Decorate old wheels or bikes to display;
  • Create land art in your local space – the bigger the better;
  • The theme doesn’t need to be bicycle related, you can showcase your district heritage, landmarks, famous people or anything you are proud of;
  • Celebration of industries are also encouraged but commercial advertising will not be counted

The county council’s website has more information about the Nottinghamshire stage of the race and you can sign up for our emailme bulletin to get all the latest Tour of Britain news delivered straight to your inbox.

Bunny Bulletin August edition

Bunny Bulletin August 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. 

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Job detail:

Salary: £13.21 p/h - £14.30 p/h

Job Part time:

Benefits: Flexitime/work from home.

Full Job description.


Bunny Parish Council is seeking a Clerk/Responsible Financial officer due to the impending retirement of the current clerk. Bunny is a small village in Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire.  The Parish council has a precept of approximately £22,350 per year and serves a community of around 700 people.

This is primarily a home-based position typically requiring 7 hours per week (30 hours pcm.)  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications (e.g, CiLCA) and experience and referenced to the scale LC2 18- 22, SCP (£13.21 p/h - £14.30 p/h).

The Council seeks an experienced Clerk but will provide training and support for any aspects of the role that an applicant may not be familiar with.

Key skills required include excellent communication, a high standard of accuracy and numeracy, good administrative organisation and tact and diplomacy.

A full range of IT skills including the use of Word, Excel and PAYE tools is also required.

Experience of local government or Parish Council work would be an advantage.

The key duties of the Clerk are:

  • attending and supporting the 8 Councillors at meetings normally held third Thursday of month at Bunny Village Hall.
  • preparing meeting agendas and minutes and statutory returns
  • following up and actioning Council resolutions
  • dealing with incoming and outgoing correspondence
  • administering bank account (on-line), including payments & receipts
  • preparing budgets, annual accounts, and precept application
  • Administration for the Bunny Village Hall.
  • maintaining records and key documentation.

For more information, please refer contact the Chair of Bunny Parish Council. Izumi Featherstone, email: .

Application deadline: 12th July 2022.

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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.

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

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

Tour of Britain visits our village, make sure that you don’t miss it!

With The Tour racing through the Borough on September 8, it’s the perfect opportunity to showcase your town or village as some of the world’s most famous cyclists race through in a mass of noise, colour and fun all live on ITV4, building on the wonderful efforts of your communities for the 2018 race!

All schools on the route will be closed for the morning to enable the children to support the riders. The race starts at West Bridgford and finishes at Mansfield.

The route through your community and approximate timings will be available soon.

  • Start planning celebrations and have a chance to start assessing potential items you can purchase through external suppliers for common items such as bunting, flags and banners.
  • Make the most of showcasing the efforts your councils, groups and individuals invest in celebrating the race
  • Business owners on or near the route can join in the celebrations before or on the day.
  • There will be the County Council’s Best Dressed Town or Village and land and water art competitions.

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

The Annual Parish Meeting

The meeting will take place on Thursday May 19, 2022, at 6.45pm at the Village Hall followed by the parish council meeting at 7.00pm

Download flyer here

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..


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