Whatton Conservation Area Review

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Rushcliffe Borough Council are reviewing the conservation area in Whatton. They have developed a tool to help communities contribute in unveiling the special character of an area and identify the features that make it distinctive, interesting and promotes its sense of place.

For more information go to the Conservation Area page.

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@whatton.parish.email

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

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!

Protect your Pooch

Dog theft is on the rise and we are urging the public to keep their dogs SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE, and to  help make pet  theft a SPECIFIC OFFENCE.

Visit ourwatch.org.uk/protectyourpooch for more information.

Planning Committee

Planning Committee which checks planning applications paying attention to:

  • Representing local views
  • Providing local knowledge
  • Raising areas of concern
  • Informing the debate and add value to the process

Membership of the Committee is as follows:

Councillor Georgia Elms (Chair)

Councillor Julia Faulconbridge (Member)

Councillor Chris Grocock (Member)

MyNotts App

MyNotts App

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.

If you have an iPhone, you can download the app here. If you have an Android phone (including Samsung, LG, Google, Nokia, and other models), you can download the app here.