Give a Laptop Appeal

Last summer local BBC radio stations helped members of the public donate thousands of old laptops and tablets for schoolchildren to use across England. For those pupils, who were sharing phones at home while learning in lockdown, it made a huge difference.

There are lots of pupils that still require some help. If you have any spare laptops or tablets, please look at the following to see where items can be donated

Some charities can collect, wipe and share the laptops all in one; some can help take your devices off your hands to fix them ready for distribution; some are collecting donations to help fund devices for pupils; some are local to specific areas and some are nationwide, both across England and the UK.

If you would prefer to donate direct to a school, a list of Nottinghamshire schools can be found here

If you contact them direct, they may have someone working there that can wipe your item clean.

2021 Parish Council Meetings

Dates of meetings of the parish council for 2021 have been arranged and are as follows:

January 21,  February 18,  March 18, April 15,  May 20,   June 17,  July 15, September 16,   October 21,   November 18

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Thursday May 20

During the present virus situation in the UK,  no face to face meetings are being held and instead they take place using the zoom online system.   Residents may observe  such meetings and details how to do so are shown  on the council website at least five days before the date of the meeting.  At the council’s discretion  parishioners may be invited to take part.

The meeting dates are subject to change, according to the national situation requirements.

Volunteer Snow Warden

Notts County Council are looking for a Volunteer Snow Warden for the village and are inviting expressions of interest in the post from any resident living in the parish.
The county have run the scheme for some years and it is their intention to continue with the scheme this winter

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Casual Vacancy

Casual Vacancy

Notice is hereby given that there is a CASUAL VACANCY existing on the above parish council and applications asking to be considered for co-option as a member are invited.

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What3Words

What3Words

We are encouraging our community to download the what3words app on their phones in case they need to call 999.

Every 3m square has been assigned 3 words so that it makes it easier for services like the police or ambulance etc to find you as they can pick this up from your phone call.

The app is totally free to download and use, you can download it on iOS or Android.

You can find a full list of those services that accept what3words here: https://what3words.com/news/emergency/three-words-for-a-faster-emergency-response. Your community could also use what3words to report incidents with organisations like National Grid, Network Rail and the Environmental Agency: https://what3words.com/report-incident-locations-efficiently.

Please see the attached leaflet for information on how to use what3words.

Free Tree Scheme Returns!

The Free Tree Scheme Returns

The Free Tree Scheme initiative forms part of Rushcliffe authority’s strategy to provide further sustainable environments across communities in the Borough with the chosen tree species native to the Borough.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Executive Manager for Communities Dave Mitchell said in 2019 when the scheme was first launched: “Thank you if you applied to the scheme, we are delighted with the response.

“There was also good interest in our tree warden scheme to protect and help trees to flourish in our towns and villages, so as ever we’re really pleased with Rushcliffe residents’ commitment to the environment.

“We hope that by increasing the number of trees in the Borough, as our communities grow, our green environments will continue to do so too and improve the quality of life for current and future residents.”

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Information for Residents

During the present coronavirus pandemic situation the parish council are not able to hold normal meetings and have therefore decided .....
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Key Worker Video

While the majority of public have got behind the national efforts, a small minority have committed assaults on key workers as they worked to protect the public.

This is our Key Workers' message to them.....

Coronavirus – Bunny Neighbour Support

As the coronavirus pandemic grows, there will be an increasing need for our community to pull together and support those who need to isolate. The kind of help people need will vary but could include delivery of shopping, collection of prescriptions, or - for someone living alone - a regular phone call to check they are okay. To make self-isolation effective, close contact with other people must be kept to a minimum, therefore ideally each person needing help will have this help provided by just one or two persons. To try and achieve this, what we plan to do is to establish a buddy system, where everyone in need of support is given details of a buddy who is willing to help them during this time.....
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Town & Parish Update

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Town & Parish Update.

Published by Rushcliffe Borough Council you can download this document here