Tour of Britain

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 clerk@whatton.parish.email

Newsletter May 2022

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2022 and the first one since the pandemic began. It is heartening to see how our community has worked together to
support others with the impact of the pandemic, with the food distribution to those in need and latterly to help with Ukrainian refugees.

in this newsletter we are focusing on what we can do, as a Parish Council, to improve our village and we hope that you will want to join in and strengthen our community further. We always welcome any thoughts, comments and ideas.

Julia Faulconbridge, Parish Council Chair

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Annual Parish Meeting

This meeting will take place on THURSDAY MAY 26, 2022 at 7.00pm in the Jubilee Hall.

The agenda is as follows:

  • Apologies
  • Minutes from previous parish meeting
  • Chairman’s report
  • Financial report
  • Matters raised by the public.

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.

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