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Welcome to Costock Village
Costock is situated in the south of the Borough on the A60 Loughborough Road. The village is situated in an elevated position in the Nottinghamshire Wolds Character Area and is surrounded by arable and pasture land. The neighbouring village of East Leake is situated less than a mile to the west along Leake Road while just over a mile to the south along the A60, lies the village of Rempstone.
Costock’s historic core, bounded by Church Lane and Chapel Lane is very picturesque and has a genuine village feel with winding and secluded lanes, trees and high walls.
The church and Manor House stand close together, the latter being one of the most charming Elizabethan stone houses in Nottinghamshire. The church of St Giles on the other hand, has undergone major restoration in 1688, 1848 and 1862, though some of the original 14th century masonry, both internal and external, still remains.
The eastern part of the small Conservation Area is separated from the remainder by Loughborough Road which tends to detract from the balance and unity of the village.
The 7 Listed Buildings within the Conservation Area are somewhat dispersed. Highfields House (outside the Conservation Area), to the north of the village, bears the inscription “Sir T Parkyns AD 1729”. This was the dower house to Bunny Hall. (see Costock Appraisal and Management Plan)
Costock in lockdown August 2020.
Help and support – the Parish Council has compiled a list of people who are willing to offer help at this difficult time. This includes things like: • Shopping • Posting letters • Collect prescriptions • Walk the dog If you would like help please contact Kath Owen 852974 or email@example.com.
Elms Farm shop is open from Wednesday to Saturday. They are offering an order and collect service and a free delivery service to Costock and the surrounding villages. They are stocking bread, milk and a few basics including some vegetables. Contact 07825 883065.
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 Costock Parish Council 0115 937 6506
News & Announcments
Latest COVID-19 update
COVID-19 cases continue to rise significantly here in Rushcliffe, in line with other areas in Nottinghamshire.
A new “high” alert level has been announced by Government for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
The changes will be a new system of local Covid alert levels in which different parts of England will be placed into “medium”, “high” and “very high” alert levels.
Both city and county have been placed into the “high” level of risk category.
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 at the what3words link here. 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.
Information for Residents
During the present coronavirus pandemic situation the parish council are not able to hold normal meetings and have therefore decided to hold virtual meetings on ZOOM, the next being on September 16.
Members of the public are welcome to join the on-line meeting but must request permission to do so by email to the clerk by 1pm on the day of the meeting.
Information on the situation will be shown on the council website due course.
Documents to download
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Town & Parish Update. Download this August edition here