Important Notice

Chairman of the parish council, David Cartledge, on advice from Rushcliffe Borough Council and in view of government legislation, confirms that the hand gate is now open to the Sports ground (not play park) to allow people to exercise around the perimeter of the field but not to go on the playing surfaces.

This will now make the 3rd defibrillator more easily accessible on the sports pavilion with the other two available at Coney Grey Spinny, & Flintham village hall.


 

Key Workers’ Message

While the majority of public have got behind the national efforts, a small minority have committed assaults on key workers as they worked to protect the public.

This is our Key Workers' message to them.....


 

Flintham Coronavirus Plan – Taking care of each other

Flintham Parish Council has adapted its Emergency Plan and put in place a Support Plan. Every house in the parish has received a leaflet with details of what to do and who to contact for help during the coming weeks. Local co-ordinators are aware of neighbours in their area who may need assistance and new volunteers have come forward offering to do whatever is requested to assist the community.

My Notts App

Nottinghamshire County Council’s mobile phone app – ‘MyNotts’ – is now available for residents to download.

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.

You can download the app from your usual th App Store or Android Apps

CPRE, the Campaign to Protect Rural England

CPRE, the Campaign to Protect Rural England has changed its emblem, to a new more up to date one, and In trying to promote what they do, are returning to the principles of CPRE’s founders to promote, enhance and protect the countryside.

The organisation has reported a drop in membership and has accepted a request from those who are members to be more ambitious in their scope to achieve a countryside for everyone.

They say a multitude of surveys show that most people feel the countryside is an important national asset but that extensive consultation over the past 18 months has shown that CPRE can be perceived as being negative, with this putting many potential supporters off.

The Chief Executive, Crispin Truman, says everyone will see a change in tone from CPRE, focusing more on the positive solutions that they have always tried to create.  This is underpinned by their new strategic aims – ‘Connect people and countryside’, ‘Promote rural life’ and ’Empower communities’.

Your parish council are members of the organisation and clerk Mike Elliott can be contacted for details on 0115 937 6506.

Friends of The Boot & Shoe Inn

At the start of 2016 it was clear that our pub’s future was at risk and that it could well follow the fate of many other English pubs and be developed for housing. We held a public meeting and as a result 44 locals put their names on a register of concerned people.  A committee was formed with a brief that any four committee members could represent the Friends of the Boot and Shoe (FofBS).  We submitted a successful application to have the pub recorded as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) on Rushcliffe’s register. This meant that if the pub was put up for sale the village would have a  six month window to prepare a community bid which would then be submitted to the owners.

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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 Flintham Parish Council 0115 937 6506

VE Day 75 Years

Plans are being formulated nationally for events in May 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the ending of WW2, and the parish council are looking for ways to join in the activities that will be taking place.

The council will welcome any suggestions from residents for ideas for activities and events that might be held in the village in order we can be part of the nation’s tribute to all those who gave their lives and those who kept the country running during the  most challenging times between 1939 and 1945.

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