Bottesford Parish Council

Serving the people of Bottesford, Muston, Easthorpe and Normanton

Clerk: Lucy Flavin
The Old School, Grantham Road
Bottesford, Nottingham
NG13 0DF

Tel: 01949 222478

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Bottesford Parish Council strives to make the parish of Bottesford a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us for help.

Latest News

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Support in the Bottesford Area

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 12:03 by Lucy Flavin

There are a number of projects in the area seeking to offer the support and assistance needed by many in our community at this time.

If you, or anyone you know, requires help during this challenging time please contact one of the groups below. More »

If you are unable to find the support you need please call the Parish Office on 01949 222478 and we will help in any way we can to ensure assistance reaches those who need it.

•The Bottesford Good Neighbour Scheme will try to help anyone in need of assistance during this time. To access this support please call 07849 311740

• The Village Store is offering to deliver shopping to those unable to go out at this time. This offer is available within a three mile radius of the store, a minimum spend of £20 is required and they do ask that cash is available on collection. Call 01949 842421.

• Age UK is creating a data base of people who are willing to volunteer and help the community. This includes transport, shopping, picking up medication and dog walking. Please contact Age UK for those who are in crisis and do not have any family or friends who can support. 01664410253.

• Bottesford Help is a Facebook site which already has over 200 members from the local community pledging help and some representing those needing assistance. This platform is supported by a number of groups including; the Good Neighbour Scheme, True Bottesford, Bottesford Forum, Here4Melton (COVID-19 community support group), Community Library, Melton Borough Councillors Don Pritchett and Mel Steadman, local business, Cricket Club and the police.

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Coronavirus - Update from Melton Borough Council

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 09:31 by Lucy Flavin

The health, safety and wellbeing of our community is paramount, which is why we are temporarily changing the way we deliver services with immediate effect.

Melton Borough Council remains open and is working proactively with local and national agencies to co-ordinate the response to Coronavirus outbreak. We are making all possible preparations to ensure we are able to support priority services for our residents and businesses, particularly focussing on the most vulnerable members of our community. More »

We have however decided that it is necessary to limit face-to face contact to reduce the spread of Coronavirus among local residents and our employees. Customers can continue to use our website, email us, contact us through Facebook and Twitter, or call us. We will however only deal with urgent customer enquiries in person and where an appointment has been made. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

As a council we have well established flexible working practices and many of our officers have the ability to remain fully operational whilst working from home. We will continue to follow government guidance in this area and manage the balance between playing our part in reducing the spread of the virus whilst ensuring we maintain service provision.

Council employees have been advised to prioritise their workload and consider attendance at meetings and training. We have also cancelled non-essential group activities like physical activities sessions and will be advising of further cancellations to other events in due course.

Public facing services such as housing repairs, street cleaning and waste and recycling collections will continue as normal but this is being reviewed regularly and we will keep you updated.

Community Support Hub: The Council has established a Community Support Hub to co-ordinate efforts to support our communities during this difficult period. We have contacted local voluntary, community and faith-based partners to establish what they are currently doing and are inviting any other group to let us know what they are doing by contacting Here4Melton@melton.gov.uk. We are also encouraging anyone who wants to promote efforts to support communities and vulnerable people to use #Here4Melton in any social media as this will help us keep track and promote their efforts.

Support to businesses: The Government has set out measures to support businesses including some business rates relief and a hardship fund. The Council will be issuing new business rates bills based on the changes and is awaiting further guidance on the Hardship Fund. We are working to ensure we can distribute any support as quickly as possible when it becomes available.

Public decision making meetings: Due to social distancing guidelines we have carefully considered our schedule of meetings and consulted with relevant Chairs, the Mayor and the Leader and have decided to cancel the Cabinet Meeting on 18th March, and Audit and Standards on 24th March. Planning Committee scheduled for 26th March is continuing at the current time and officers are considering how we may be able to continue with this and future meetings remotely via teleconferencing facilities. We believe that this is a proportionate way of trying to keep our elected members, staff and the public safe and healthy. We will review our decision regularly and update further on any changes.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Joe Orson said:

"I recognise these are worrying times in what is an unprecedented situation but I want to ensure everyone in Melton that supporting the health and well-being of our communities and the employees who serve them is our top priority. We are doing all we can to prepare for the challenging times ahead and ensure we can both maintain our priority services whilst also helping to co-ordinate the amazing support being offered by people throughout our community. We hope our new Community Support Hub provides a beacon around which we can all rally and work together to help those in need. Can I encourage anyone who is wishing to co-ordinate support on social media to use the #Here4Melton so we can keep track of all your efforts and help link people together.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Community Support

Posted: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 09:12 by Lucy Flavin

To all residents.

Given the Prime Minister's announcement of yesterday many of our villages' residents will have taken steps to change the way they go about their daily lives.

Yesterday, We spoke with John Shilton at Neighborhood Watch and agreed that if we can help in any way we will. What we can't do ourselves we will endeavour to coordinate amongst other willing volunteers. More »

If you need any help with shopping or in other ways please do contact Lucy Flavin, the Clerk of the Parish Council.

Please contact her via phone 01949 222478. or email clerk@bottesfordpc.org.uk rather than come to the offices, as we too are reducing any face to face contact wherever possible.

All the best.

Stay healthy.

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