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

My Notts App

Nottinghamshire County Council’s mobile phone app – ‘MyNotts’ – is now available for residents to download.

The MyNotts app will make it quicker, easier, and more convenient for local people to access council services. Residents can use the app to:

Receive updates on school closures, check when school holidays are, and apply for school places
Report highways issues, including potholes, faulty streetlights, and overgrown vegetation
Find their closest Household Waste & Recycling Centre, and see what can be taken there
Access information about care services offered by Nottinghamshire County Council
See which events are happening in their local area and our three country parks
Keep up to date with news from across Nottinghamshire

This is only the first phase of the app’s development. We would welcome feedback on areas of improvement, which you can provide directly via the app’s ‘Feedback’ section.

You can download the app from your usual the App Store or Android Apps

CPRE, the Campaign to Protect Rural England

CPRE, the Campaign to Protect Rural England has changed its emblem, to a new more up to date one, and In trying to promote what they do, are returning to the principles of CPRE’s founders to promote, enhance and protect the countryside.

The organisation has reported a drop in membership and has accepted a request from those who are members to be more ambitious in their scope to achieve a countryside for everyone.

They say a multitude of surveys show that most people feel the countryside is an important national asset but that extensive consultation over the past 18 months has shown that CPRE can be perceived as being negative, with this putting many potential supporters off.

The Chief Executive, Crispin Truman, says everyone will see a change in tone from CPRE, focusing more on the positive solutions that they have always tried to create.  This is underpinned by their new strategic aims – ‘Connect people and countryside’, ‘Promote rural life’ and ’Empower communities’.

Your parish council are members of the organisation and clerk Mike Elliott can be contacted for details on 0115 937 6506.

Free Tree Scheme

Free Tree Scheme from Rushcliffe Borough Council

Following the success of last year’s tree schemes in the Borough in which individual residents could apply for two free trees and the parish council for ten, Rushcliffe have said the idea is to be repeated again this year.

For residents, two trees will be available – crab apple and rowan. Anyone wishing to apply can do so to Mr Paul Phillips whose direct telephone number at the council offices at Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford is 914 8595.

The trees supplied would be between 1.5 and 2 metres in height and would be complete with tree guards, mulch mat and tree stakes.

Any queries maybe addressed to Mike Elliott, clerk to Parish Council 0115 937 6506

VE Day 75 Years

Plans are being formulated nationally for events in May 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the ending of WW2, and the parish council are looking for ways to join in the activities that will be taking place.
The council will welcome any suggestions from residents for ideas for activities and events that might be held in the village in order we can be part of the nation’s tribute to all those who gave their lives and those who kept the country running during the most challenging times between 1939 and 1945.
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Wanted – Tree Wardens

Rushcliffe Borough Council are looking to appoint tree wardens in local parishes and are appealing for people to contact them to support their aim.

The Borough say they would hope to be able to appoint the wardens in every parish in their area, and are to launch their project at Rushcliffe Country Park at Ruddington on Saturday June 22, between 11.30am and 3pm.

Tree wardens can be appointed by their local parish council and would be the parish contact for all things tree related in their area. One of their jobs would be to report early signs of pest, disease and vandalism as well as gathering information, survey and record information about trees important for wildlife and the heritage of the parish. They would also be able to look out for opportunities to plant more trees in the local community, enhancing the environment for parishioners.

Mr Paul Phillips, the Environmental Sustainability Officer for the Borough, says he can be contacted on 0115 9148595 and he would be happy to pass on more information to anyone interested. Further information is also available at : Wanted - Tree Wardens