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07 January 2020Flooding
If you have been affected by the recent floods, Rushcliffe Borough Council have a dedicated flood recovery support web page where you can find advice and details of financial support available for residents and businesses.
For general information about flooding, visit Rushcliffe Borough Council's flooding web page.
07 January 2020VE Day 75
When VE Day dawns on 8th May 2020 it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. Years of carnage and destruction had come to an end and millions of people took to the streets and pubs to celebrate peace, mourn their loved – ones and to hope for the future, but not forgetting those still in conflict until 15th August when it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II.
The 75th anniversary will provide our nation, and our friends around the world, with an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark and terrifying period. To commemorate this important time we are organising VE Day 75, a three-day international celebration that will take place from 8th May to 10th May 2020.
It will be an opportunity for us all to remember the enormous sacrifices that were made at home and abroad and to joyously celebrate as people did 75 years ago, the arrival of peace in Europe.
We will remember the members of the Armed Forces and Merchant Navy from many countries who gave their lives or returned home injured in body and mind, the hard-working women and men who operated the factories, mines, shipyards and farms, and ARP wardens, police officers, doctors, nurses, fireman, local defence volunteers and others who toiled day and night selflessly on the home front during difficult frightening and uncertain times.
Friday 8th May 2020, has been designated by the Government as a Bank Holiday, with licensing hours extended to enable as many towns, parishes, district, community and other councils, along with individuals, voluntary organisations, the holiday and hospitality industry including pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels etc, to join in the VE Day 75 celebrations, so we do hope that you will take part over the VE Day weekend of the 8th – 10th May 2020, providing you with the opportunity to pay your personal tribute to those millions at home and abroad who gave so much to ensure we all enjoy the freedom we share today.
Please contact the Parish Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be involved in what we hope will be a combined event with Plumtree.
07 January 2020December 2019 Crime Figures
The December 2019 Crime Figures are now available on the Local Crime page.
03 December 2019Upgrades to the Midland Main Line this Christmas
From: Bethanie Hayton, Public Affairs Executive, Network Rail
This Christmas, engineers on the Midland Main Line will be working around the clock on the construction of a fourth track between Bedford and Kettering. The rail network will be closed over Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and in total there will be eight days which will see service alterations in the region.
To allow work to take place safely, no trains will be able to run between Market Harborough and Bedford or between Bedford and Corby from 22:00 on Christmas Eve to 08:00 on 2 January 2020. A bus replacement service will be in operation on these routes, and a near-full train service will resume on Thursday 2 January.
Thereafter, buses will replace trains between Bedford and Market Harborough and between Bedford and Corby before 08:00 and after 21:30 from Thursday 2 until Saturday 4 January, whilst further work is carried out ahead of the full reopening of the line.
There will be no train services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day as engineers use this time to undertake hundreds of maintenance and upgrade projects across the country. There will be no bus replacement service in operation over these two days.
These extended service alterations over the Christmas period represent a key step in our work to enable increased capacity on the line Midland Main Line, ultimately allowing more services to run in the future and connecting more passengers to jobs, education and leisure opportunities.
Please accept my apologies in advance for the impact that these changes will have for passengers in the East Midlands. Anybody planning on travelling over Christmas is advised to allow additional time for their journeys and check before they travel via National Rail Enquiries or with their train operator.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you require any further information about service alterations on the Midland Main Line this Christmas.
11 November 2019Notice of Election
Click here for a printable (PDF) version of the above notice.