West Midlands Combined Authority is funding The Plunkett Foundation to deliver specialist support to help communities buy or take a Leasehold out their local pub, where they are in danger of it being lost. Plunkett would also help groups who may wish to use a different type of vacant space to set up a new micropub for example. Plunkett is particularly focused on the areas of Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Solihull, Sandwell, Coventry and Dudley and are trying to reach people in those communities who may be looking at a closed / for sale pub and wishing someone would do something about it. You can see WMCA’s press release here: https://www.wmca.org.uk/news/wmca-partners-with-national-charity-to-help-communities-save-their-pubs/ and more here on The Plunkett Foundation’s website: https://plunkett.co.uk/calling-for-communities-to-save-west-midlands-iconic-pubs/
On 5th July Plunkett will be holding a public webinar called Save Your Pub! for anyone interested in learning more.
All Churches Alliance are funding The Plunkett Foundation to deliver business, advisory and grant support to community groups who are thinking of setting up a community owned business and may consider co-locating it in an active local church. This might be a community owned shop or café, for example, or a community owned farmers market once a week.
Through the Community Businesses in Places of Worship programme, Plunkett can offer step by step support with an adviser as well as grant funds to take forward a community owned business idea. Some of the costs a grant could help with may include: surveying or consulting a community to assess level of support for the idea, funding a valuation of a building or site, setting up a legal structure or paying for additional support from a professional consultant.
Community-owned and run businesses are already operating in a number of churches across the country. Grindleford Community Shop, for example, operates from the old vestry of St Helens Church in the small rural Peak District of Grindleford. Like many rural villages, over the years Grindleford lost its grocery store and then its Post Office. The new shop now stocks a wide range of convenience goods and provides teas, coffee, cake and a friendly welcome too! Outwardly the church remained unchanged, the areas used for worship were unaffected but the vestry restored the heart of the village and although small it works hard to connect all members of the community.
The Plunkett Foundation is trying to reach communities who may have lost public facilities and places to chat who want to set something up as a community – see more on their webpage here .
Did you know that Parliamentary constituencies are set to change? The independent Boundary Commission for England (BCE) are drawing the map of constituencies in England and needs your help to shape their final recommendations, ensuring they take into consideration local knowledge and views. From 8 June until 2 August 2021 the BCE are holding an eight week consultation, allowing you to share your knowledge about your local area. The Commission considers every piece of feedback that it receives, whether that is about where the constituency boundaries should be or the name of the constituency. It is easy to get involved – To view interactive maps showing the proposed changes, and to submit your feedback, go to www.bcereviews.org.uk .
The attached document contains details relating to waterproofing works on the A46 M1 to Lincoln, northbound and southbound, which will take place between the 30th of July and is expected to complete early November 2021, requiring closures of various sections of the A46.
Nottinghamshire Children’s Centre Service has a July play date in Bingham, please see the poster for details and how to book
Following the resolution by Council to sign the Annual Governance and Accountability Return at its meeting on Tuesday 25 May 2021, the Public Rights of Inspection period will commence on Thursday 01 July and end on Thursday 11 August 2021. Please see the attached documents for more information which includes a summary of your rights. …
As part of Nottinghamshire’s Big Weekend for Vaccinations , walk-in Covid-19 jabs for all adults are available from Friday 25th to Monday 28th June 8am – 8pm in the nine vaccination sites below: Gamston Community Hall Gamston Community Hall, Ambleside, Gamston, Nottingham, NG2 6PS Forest Recreation Ground Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6AQ King’s Meadow Campus (former …
Temporary traffic signals will be in place on Tithby Road (between Langar Road and The Banks) from Tuesday the 22nd of June until Thursday the 25th of June, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Please see the attached document for further information
With just one week to go, Veolia (Nottinghamshire County Council’s recycling and waste contractor) encourages projects to make an application for a grant from the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle fund before the deadline on Friday 25th June. The Reduce, Reuse, Recycle fund is a community fund designed to support projects that inspire people to think differently …