Devolution & Boundary Review

Devolution & Boundary Review

Documents detailing firstly the  and a response to LGBCE's RBC proposals can be found on the documents page under the Parish Council menu or by clicking on the link below.

Further information on draft recommendations

 

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.

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!

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 Whatton 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 further details

Nottinghamshire’s Big Vax-the-Nation Weekend

Nottinghamshire’s Big Vax-the-Nation Weekend

Walk-in Covid-19 jabs for all adults will be available from Friday 25– Monday 28 June in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire as part of Nottinghamshire’s Big Vax-the-Nation Weekend for vaccinations, where all eligible adults can come and grab a first or second jab from 8am-8pm.

Please let your friends and family know that all those eligible for their Covid-19 vaccine will be able to receive a Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine at nine sites across the city and county including:

  • Gamston Community Hall
  • Forest Recreation Ground
  • King's Meadow Campus
  • Richard Herrod Centre
  • Newark Showground
  • Ashfield Health Village
  • Mansfield Wickes site
  • King's Mill Hospital Vaccination Hub
  • Queen's Medical Centre

Those currently eligible include any adult member of the public as well as those who are clinically vulnerable, clinically extremely vulnerable and carers.

All sites will be open from 8am to 8pm from Friday to Monday offering walk-in appointments to anyone eligible for their first or second dose. Second doses will be available for anybody who has had their first jab on or before 30 April.

Exciting new research study

Is your child/grandchild aged 8-12 years?

Would they be interested in getting involved in an exciting new research study being carried out by the University of Nottingham?

If the answer is yes, follow this link .

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We're working closely with our NHS colleagues, and other local authorities to ensure that the people of Nottinghamshire are kept well informed of the latest information and developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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