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.

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

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


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


Parish Council Meetings 2022

Dates of forthcoming parish council meetings are as follows:

27 June
8 August
26 September
14 November


Governor Vacancy Flintham Primary School Local Governing Body

Flintham Primary School is a member of Equals Trust, a Primary Multi Academy Trust based in the districts of Gedling and Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire.

Do you have an interest in the strategic direction of local education?

Could you provide challenge and support to the Headteacher of Flintham Primary School?

The Local Governing Body of Flintham Primary School is looking for a Trust appointed governor to help lead the school. Governors have delegated authority to make strategic decisions based on the needs of the school.

Flintham Primary School is a small village school with its own identity, serving a unique community. We welcome enquiries from the community to join the membership of the Local Governing Body

Please call or email Catherine Cox, Trust Compliance Manager on 0115 9143211 ext 203 or email for further information



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


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.


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 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!


Scouts looking for help

A plea has been put out by the 1st Flintham Scout group for more helpers. “We need you!” they say, adding: “Are you looking to be more involved in the community? We are looking for volunteers, in particular to support the cubs and scout sections."

Their appeal says anyone helping does not have to have been a Scout or have a child in Scouts. “You can give as little or as much time as you are able,” adding that volunteers will have access to training and would be part of a small team dedicated to offering new experiences and opportunities to young people. “In the process you will have fun and
learn too!” the appeal goes on to say.

The Scouts have recently returned to the field for face to face sessions following the pandemic and have some exciting activities planned for this term.

Says their appeal: “Just to give you a small flavour of the types of things we do, we have a day camp coming up, cycling in Sherwood Pines and some mini beast fun including a nature trail. Lockdown didn’t stop us either; from science experiments, quizzes, scavenger hunts, crafts, baking and even a virtual Harry Potter day camp, as a team we work
together to ensure our young people have something to look forward to each week!”

The contacts for anyone interested in finding out more information are: Tracey on 01949 21356 or Vicky 0785 4661682 “We look forward to hearing from you.” they say......

Click here to visit the Scouts page


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 for more information.