Bunny and Bradmore Charities

Student Grants

The Charities may be able to help students with a grant towards the costs of books or other course materials.

Young persons under the age of 25 years living in the parishes of Bunny, Bradmore or Costock undertaking a course of higher education are eligible for a one-off grant. The scheme is not limited to new students and those already on a course who have not previously applied for a grant may be eligible also. If you feel that you meet the criteria or have sons or daughters who meet those criteria, they may apply in writing to the clerk to the trustees at the address below providing evidence of acceptance onto their chosen course. Applications will be considered by the trustees at the next quarterly meeting following their receipt. The next meeting is scheduled for 7th September 2022. Applications may be made after that date.

Harry Barr
Clerk to Bunny and Bradmore Charities
63 Musters Road, Ruddington, NG11 6JB
Email: harry@handmbarr.plus.com

Supporting Voluntary groups

We are the Voluntary Sector Development Team, and we would like to introduce ourselves to you, to let you know that we are here to support you and the voluntary sector organisations, groups, or clubs that work with children and young people in Nottinghamshire.

We would like to reach as many play/youth settings across the county as possible, following the covid pandemic many play/youth settings are just going back to normal, we can support groups by developing committees, reviewing policies, and finding out about funding opportunities.

We are hoping you could promote our service through your local networks and together we can increase opportunities for local children and young people.

Please see the link below that provides further details on how we can support the voluntary sector.

www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/youth-services/voluntary-sector-development-team

The Voluntary Sector Development Team can work with groups to:

  • Develop existing organisations/groups
  • Identify the legal requirements that are compulsory for voluntary sector groups/organisations g. policies and training
  • Help with the recruitment of Volunteers /Committee Members
  • Identifying funding and support you with your applications
  • Signpost you to training
  • Help apply for DBS clearance for volunteers and paid staff

Please find attached a leaflet about our service and what it can offer groups. We would be most grateful if you can share the information attached with colleagues, groups, and others who may find it useful.

If you have any questions or want any more information please email the team at VoluntarySectorDeveloprnentTearn@nottscc.gov.uk

Lee Marshall
Voluntary Sector Development Technical Specialist Bilsthorpe Young People's Centre,
Eakring Road, Nottinghamshire NG22 SPY

Tour of Britain visits our village, make sure that you don’t miss it!

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

HRH Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Anniversary

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@costock.parish.email

Village Hall AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Costock Village Hall will be held on Wednesday 20th April 2022 at 8.30pm

Agenda

  1. Apologies
  2. Minutes of last meeting
  3. Chairman’s Report
  4. Finance Report
  5. Adoption of Constitution
  6. Election of Committee
  7. A.O.B

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!

Parish Council Meeting

The meeting due to take place on Wednesday September 15th 2021 has had to be cancelled.

Bat walk around Rushcliffe Country Park!

Bat walk around Rushcliffe Country Park!

Rushcliffe Country Park Rangers will be hunting bats on September 10 from 7.30pm to 9pm.

This fun activity is great for all the family, and tickets are £5 per person. Those hoping to join the session can book a spot on the walks by emailing countrypark@rushcliffe.gov.uk or call 0115 921 5865.

Please be advised that sturdy footwear, warm clothes and a torch are essential to enjoy the session.