May 21, 2013 in Uncategorized
May 21, 2013 in Uncategorized
Hickling Hillbilly Hop & Hog Roast
& HOG ROAST
In the Marquee, Fayrefield, Hickling
SAT 8th JUNE
7.30pm for serving @ 8pm
Live music, BAR, do-si-do & strip-the-willow
Box Office 01664 822319 or Txt 07557 902516 or walk on up to The Old Post Office Hickling – ask for Margaret Woolley or Lynn Irving
May 20, 2013 in Admin Posts
At very short notice our bell is ready for hanging.
The plan is: Bells are moved out of the way Tuesday afternoon -evening. Work is expected to start 5pm and go on until 10pm. Volunteers are needed and will be fed – burgers and trimmings and probably something for pudding, though I should think it will be eaten on the hoof.
COUNCILLORS SUMMER NEWS LETTER– a lot happening this year
It’s official – Rushcliffe really is one of the BEST PLACES TO LIVE -
7th in the Country, and I hope you agree:
That Nevile Ward is top!
RUSHCILIFFE IS TRULY A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND PLAY
Rushcliffe Borough Council is committed to encouraging entrepreneurship and business development in Rushcliffe. They hosted a really successful marquee at the Nottinghamshire show in May for existing and young business start-ups to showcase their wares.
The Borough Council is keen to show
Rushcliffe s a great place, has a great lifestyle and great sport
but is also a great place for business.
Having run my own HR Company I think it is great news that Rushcliffe are working hard to encourage both enterprise and employment in the area.
Fabulous Fair – job done!
30 employers, 3000 vacancies, 1300 customers looking for jobs or apprenticeship. The April Rushcliffe’s Jobs Fair with partners Jobcentre Plus and Nottingham Post was a resounding success according to partners, employers and applicant feedback. “Lots of jobs and lots of information.” “Good to talk to employers.” “I found it motivating.”
(Extracted from Members Matters 638)
NEVILE WARD BOUNDARY CHANGE
Despite considerable opposition to the proposed Nevile & Langar Ward boundary changes entailing the dividing of Langar and Barnstone, the Commission decided not to modify the draft recommendations. However I was successful in retaining Nevile in the Ward name. The changes will come into force at the next elections in 2015.
The Council will see a reduction in Borough Councillors from 50 to 44. The new Nevile & Langar Ward will comprise Upper Broughton. Hickling, The Pastures, Owthorpe, Kinoulton, Colston Bassett and Langar. One Councillor will represent 2169 residents.
The Community Contact Centre in West Bridgford is proving very popular and it’s partner services are extending all the time.
RUSHCLIFFE COMMUNITY CONTACT CENTRE (RCCC) and its partners.
Open Mon-Fri 8am-8pm Sat 10am-4pm
TEL: 0115 981 9911 (8am – 6 pm)
Customer services @rushcliffe.gov.uk
The CAB (Citizens’ Advice Bureau) open for business at the RCCC (Rushcliffe Community Contact Centre) in West Bridgford
Thursday and Friday morning from 4th April 2013. 9.30am to 12.30pm
Customers can call in to the centre in the police station on Rectory Road and receive free, independent and confidential advice on managing debt and money worries, employment and housing issues, family or relationship problems and help with benefits.
Education and training
Central College Nottingham is there every Wednesday from 9.30am – 4pm offering advice and information on training courses and apprenticeships
Tuesdays 9.30am – 3pm Thursdays 9.30am – 3pm an employment advisor from Job Centre Plus will be available to help Rushcliffe employment support allowance claimants, those people seeking work and applying for Job Seekers Allowance.
An advisor from the Blind Society is available on the first Wednesday of the month to help visually impaired people and to promote their services.
Business Advice – Nottingham Business Venture are in attendance weekly to give advice to new business ‘start ups’
the probation service, the drug and alcohol misuse clinic and the small business advisor all use the RCCC and provide an appointment service to their customers.
The centre also has a direct line to Metropolitan Housing and Notts County Council. Please use the contact details above.
DEFIBRILLATOR – As you are aware the Parish Council is going ahead with placing a defibrillator in the old Red telephone box on Main Street, however residents and visitors to the basin are some distance away as are those on The Pastures. I have therefore put money from my Councillors allowance towards funding for 2 more defibrillators. You will see a notice about fund collection boxes at The Plough Inn further in The Standard.
PLANNING – Is a very emotive issue. If you have any concerns about a planning application, you own or someone else’s please get in touch. I can advise on the planning process and what are material considerations in planning terms. I have a layman’s guide to planning if you would like a copy.
Always let me and your Parish Council know if you have views on a planning application – I need the residents feed back to form an opinion and if necessary, to present at the Development Control (planning) meeting.
VILLAGE BREAKFASTS IN HICKLING
I should just like to take this opportunity of thanking the ladies and their very helpful husbands, plus local young people for the hard work they put into the monthly breakfast. The breakfasts are a wonderful source of community spirit – a great way to catch up with everyone and the local village news. They attract ‘hungry’ people not only from Hickling, but also from as far afield as Southwell, Lowdham and Barrow upon Soar.
Cllr. Tina Combellack JP
April 29, 2013 in Admin Posts
I am a former resident of Hickling Pastures. I grew up there and am now living and working in Berlin, Germany, as a freelance English teacher. The parents of one of my students would really like their son to spend a few days or up to a week in the UK this summer so that he has the chance to improve his English in a natural environment. I am therefore looking for, ideally, a family in the area who would be interested in hosting the boy, providing accommodation and board, and ideally giving him a good impression of our country and culture! The parents are of course willing to cover all costs, and pay a fee for your time.
He is 12 years old, speaks fluent German and Russian (was born and grew up in Germany and his parents are native to Russia), and his English is also quite good. He is very sweet, outgoing, open-minded, and intelligent, and is keen to get to know a bit of English culture (!), as well as the English countryside (I therefore thought Hickling could be a perfect location).
If you have children of a similar age who are learning German (or Russian?), this could be a great opportunity for you to arrange an exchange visit or build contacts.
If interested, or would just like more details, please contact me. (email@example.com)
April 25, 2013 in Uncategorized
We would love you to ‘like’ our challenge page if you are on Facebook – you can keep up-to-date with what’s going on, and the more people that like us, the more people will know this event is happening!
PLEASE SPONSOR US links below
The event is a coast to coast cycle ride in 24 hrs on the 15-June with a 50 miler on the 23 rd June
Childrens ride to be confirmed but possibly 7th July.
April 18, 2013 in Admin Posts
The bulbs are up, the trees putting out new shoots and the terrible winter is behind us. So what has been happening?
Heart Start – Kinoulton Parish Council have successfully run Heartstart classes in Kinoulton and Owthorpe and more are on the way.
Would you know what to do in a life-threatening emergency? Learning Emergency Life Support (ELS) skills can help you keep someone alive until professional help arrives.Click the link to www.bhf.org.uk/handsonlyCPR
To see advice and view the Vinnie Jones video “Staying Alive”
As we are anything from 12 – 25 minutes away from an ambulance it is essential we make every effort to protect our communities
Defibrillators – Hickling Parish Council are utilizing the old Red telephone box in the centre of the village for a defibrillator and looking at running Heartstart courses. A second defibrillator is hoped to be sited by the Canal on the Plough Inn wall and Bob is hoping to organize one of his sensational fund raising music nights and is collecting donations over the bar. I have already started the fund off with £193 from my Community Support allowance. There are other places we could site defibrillators so if you have ideas let your Parish Councils know – it just needs a bit of community effort and will.
Broadband the Government is still committed to supplying all homes with Broadband by 2015. However in the meantime those of us in rural areas need upgraded download speeds. There are alternatives to using a BT line. Several residents in rural locations within the Ward have signed up to Wireless via ‘Ineedbroadband’, and are receiving speeds around 20 meg. It may be worth investigating particularly if you are reliant upon Broadband for business or homework.
Police – Village Breakfasts
It was great to see officers from our Community Policing team at the village breakfast in Hickling the other week. What a great way to get to know the community and its concerns. We hope they will be invited and attend other village events.
Neighbourhood Watch. Now all the villages have active Neighbourhood Watch schemes make sure you stay in touch and keep safe. firstname.lastname@example.org
Extracts from Rushcliffe Reports:
“The BIG Nottinghamshire Energy Switch – time to switch!
Nottinghamshire County Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council are backing a new scheme to help people beat rising gas and electricity prices and save up to £200 a year on their bills.
Nottinghamshire Switch ‘n’ Save is about helping people to get the best deal on energy prices by switching supplier. The scheme involves consumer organisation Which? to give people peace of mind and reassurance that they will get independent consumer advice”.
For more information, call 0300 500 8080 or visit: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/switchnsave
“VISITING HOSPITAL – a link from Keyworth.
‘New bus service to QMC from Keyworth and East Leake.
RCVS has been asked by the NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group to let community groups be aware that the NCC rural service 63 is now being operated by Paul Winson Coaches of Loughborough. A new timetable is being operated. The service applies to Keyworth, East Leake and Ruddington’. This is the link for more information:
Cllr. Tina Combellack JP
February 26, 2013 in Admin Posts
Broadband has arrived in Hickling via Ineedbroadband http://www.ineedbroadband.co.uk/
The Plough is offering free broadband for two hours at a time – (at a restricted download speed). Pop in, have a pint and try it out.
While you’re there check out http://www.ineedbroadband.co.uk/ to see what packages they are offering.
Below was a recent speed test I ran from home after signing up for the 20mb package from “ineed”- Happy Surfing.