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Coronavirus Covid-19

You must follow NHS advice for Coronavirus / Covid-19 online here: https://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

This includes advice on staying at home and what to do if you have a life-threatening illness (call '999' in an emergency) or have symptoms of Coronavirus / Covid-19.

For more information on local and national restrictions please go to the following pages:

Follow the link below to access the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit giving details on Covid-19 vaccines and vaccination process.

Free School Meals and Milk

A new voucher scheme has been launched by the Government for children who are entitled to free school meals but whose schools are currently closed due to the Coronavirus public health emergency.

Parents will be able to get shopping vouchers worth £15 each week to spend at supermarkets while schools are closed to most pupils. The child’s school should offer either a meal or a food voucher. This scheme does not include the universal infant free school meals entitlement. 

To read more about the scheme click this link to the Government website.

To find out whether a child is eligible for free school meals click this link to the Nottinghamshire County Council website.

Changes to Bus Services

Kinoulton bus services run by Nottsbus will not run regularly for the time being. Buses can be requested, though, see here for details.

Kinoulton Joint Use Play Area Re-opens

Kinoulton Parish Council are pleased to announce that, following Government advice and requests from parishioners, the play area is again open. Users should be aware, however, that the virus has not gone away and should minimise risk by following Government Guidelines here. In particular, when using this facility please take the following steps:

  • Maintain social distancing at all times - Vulnerable and elderly persons are advised not to enter the play area
  • Only one person to use each piece of equipment at any one time
  • Sanitise your hands before and after using the equipment
  • Do not touch your face
  • If possible, clean the equipment before using it
  • Dispose of all litter in the bins provided or take it home
  • If the facility is busy, consider coming back another time

Stay Alert - Control The Virus - Save lives

A further review of the play area will take place when the school re-opens.

Scam Alerts - Latest

We understand some residents have received calls from people claiming to be from the council.  The caller is asking residents to provide their bank details so they can provide social care and/or volunteer related payments.

Please note we would NOT ask for your bank details and these calls are not from the council. You should not provide your bank details over the phone.

If you receive one of these calls, please report it to the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133 or it can be reported online. 

Nottinghamshire County Council are continuing to make ‘safe and well check’ phone-calls to selected residents during this period. From Monday these will show as from 0300 500 8080, and these are purely to see if any additional support is required through this period.

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Sharon May (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Notts)

See also the document attached below for information and advice on Scams from Nottinghamshire County Council.

Free Parking Permits for NHS Workers

Nottinghamshire County Council and all Nottinghamshire district and borough councils have launched a free parking permit for NHS and social care workers during the Coronavirus public health emergency.  The permits allow eligible staff to park for an unlimited time on single yellow lines, in residents’ parking areas, limited waiting bays, or council-owned car parks.

As well as NHS and social care workers, the permit offer is extended to anyone providing direct support helping unwell and vulnerable people in their communities at this unprecedented time, including emergency service workers, community volunteers, frontline transport workers, and local authority staff. We recognise that many are relying on cars to get themselves to and from work and minimise the spread of infection, and that they are also working long hours.

To read our full news release on this new permit scheme click here.

Eligible people can apply for a permit online at: https://secure.mipermit.com/Nottinghamshire

Recycling Centres - Update

From Monday 1 June all Recycling Centres in Nottinghamshire will be open to cars only, as the remaining sites of Giltbrook, Kirkby, Mansfield and West Bridgford reopen. 

All centres will be open from 8am to 6pm, 7 days a week from 1 June, so there is no need to rush to the sites. You can only take the following materials:-

Garden waste
Waste electrical
Electronic equipment
General waste
From Monday 8 June pickup trucks, trailers and vans will also be allowed onsite.  Don't forget restrictions are in place on site:-

Visitors must follow strict social distancing guidelines
One car in, one car out policy
Staff are onsite, but they are unable to help unload due to social distancing.
If you have coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating or at a high risk of contracting the virus you should not travel to the sites. Please read our Frequently Asked Questions page on the Nottinghamshire County Council website for more information before you visit a recycling centre site. 

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Recycling centres will remain open

All 12 of our household waste and recycling centres in Nottinghamshire will remain open during the lockdown.
Opening hours are 8am - 4pm daily.
Strict social distancing restrictions remain in place.

Follow this link for more details, FAQs and how to find your nearest recycling centre

Don’t forget that you need to be a resident of Nottinghamshire (excluding Nottingham City) and have registered your vehicle to use the our recycling centres – it’s quick and easy to register.

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Jan 18 2021

Regular update from Rushcliffe and the Local Resilience Forum packed with useful information for residents and businesses during this crisis. See attached document below.

Contents of this issue include:

  • Preparing our communities for potential flooding from tomorrow
  • Please continue to follow national lockdown measures
  • COVID-19 vaccine – please wait to be contacted and then respond promptly
  • Pub owners, staff and customers fined after flouting COVID rules
  • Vital national lockdown grants announced for eligible Rushcliffe businesses
  • Tree planting continues across the Borough!
  • Please consider support to the Grantham Canal Water Restoration Group
  • Support for disadvantaged children’s education at home
  • Grant available for elite Rushcliffe athletes
  • Climate Emergency online training available
  • New online courses for adults at Nottingham College
  • Warm Homes Hub winter grants for utility bill payments
  • Have your say on our Planning Enforcement Policy before January 29: https://bit.ly/3myHv41
See the full documents attached below, together with lots of information in previous issues.

All the latest information for residents is available at www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/coronavirus or over the phone on 
0115 981 99 11.

Local Police Patrols and Advice Update

See the document attached below for information and advice on Local Police Patrols and Coronavirus from Nottinghamshire Police and Rushcliffe south beat team.

Scam Awareness 

Nottinghamshire Police are issuing a warning to the local community after a number of reports of telephone calls from scammers impersonating police officers.

The scammers, pretending to be police officers, would normally call the victim and tell them that they're investigating some fraudulent activity on their bank account and then ask them to provide some bank details.

In these latest reports the scammers have asked victims to withdraw cash from the bank and hand it over to a ‘courier’ who comes to their door.

In another report a victim was asked to visit a jewellery shop and purchase an expensive watch to hand over.

Fraud & Cyber Protect Officer Fiona Price was concerned and urged the local community to talk to their friends and family to make them aware. She said: "It's unusual to have such a large report of the same scam in the same area.

"We are keen to let the Nottinghamshire public know and urge friends and family to spread the word about these scam tactics, so they aren't a victim.

"A real police officer would never call a member of the public asking them to disclose personal or financial information and then instruct them to take immediate financial action.

"If you receive a call you're not sure about, always insist on verifying the caller's identity. If you're calling them back, use a number known to be connected to the organisation in question, not the one provided by the caller.

For the police, it's 101 and make sure you insist on talking to the named officer.

"Make this call from a separate telephone line to the one that the call was received if you can. If you don't have one, wait at least 10 minutes before calling on the same line. Legitimate organisations will understand you wanting to make these steps and will not take issue with it.

"They sometimes trick the victim into verifying they are legitimate by calling them back on 999, when they in fact remain on the line the entire time.

"Please continue to spread the word ensuring elderly or vulnerable loved ones and neighbours are aware of these types of scams."

If you believe that you have been called by a bogus police officer, please report the incident to Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre, on 0300 123 2040 or via www.actionfraud.police.uk, we cannot respond to direct messages through this platform.

If you think you've lost money through this scam, please call us on 101 so we can preserve evidence as quickly as possible.Image removed by sender.

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Kirsty Jackson (Police, Staff, Notts)

Coronavirus Care and Reinforcing the Countryside Code

We are fortunate we are able to take our daily exercise in lovely countryside but please be mindful of the comments made by a local resident.

remember these are hard surfaces on which the vile-virus can sit and wait for you…. and the last person to open the latch may be the one who inadvertently gives you the virus… 
It’s suggested to wear or use something disposable to open any gate latch… a small stick then discard it as far from reach as possible, so no-one else then re-uses it,  but do try to protect hands from gate latches and bars, as you will then inevitably touch your face almost immediately afterwards, and we know what that can mean…. and do wash your hands well once you get home regardless!
 as of today it’s now being recommended in some (mainly City) Boroughs that dogs be kept on a lead at all times.  Luckily  that’s not yet the case here in Rushcliffe other than in their Park areas However please make sure that your hounds are under control at all times, especially as we have lots of folk out walking / riding & also heavily pregnant sheep adjacent in adjacent fields.

But above all a heartfelt plea from the Faeces Fairies
please tidy up after your hound, it’s not a bad dog it’s a bad owner who leaves poo where others may (fear to) tread and please don’t then just hang your poo-bag on a tree, gate or stile, or worse throw it into the canal, put it where it belongs, in your own bin or dog bin  “Good Samaritans” are already flat out so please don’t add to their work - thinking the Faeces Fairies will tidy up after you.

Stay safe, enjoy the lovely countryside and please help keep it equally enjoyable for others.

Peter Cadwallader,
9 Nov 2020, 05:16
Peter Cadwallader,
16 Jun 2020, 05:10
Peter Cadwallader,
21 Jul 2020, 07:36
Peter Cadwallader,
18 Aug 2020, 09:46
Peter Cadwallader,
19 Jan 2021, 07:48