Digital showcase event heads to Rushcliffe to boost local business

Businesses are being invited to a special showcase event being held in Rushcliffe as part of partnership project which is designed to help grow the local economy.

Funded by Rushcliffe Borough Council and delivered by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire) and Rushcliffe Business Partnership, the free event will focus on some of the latest developments in digital technology – helping companies better connect with their customers and drive up sales and productivity.

With around 100 free places up-for-grabs on the all-day event on 28 September, businesses from Rushcliffe and the wider Nottinghamshire area are being urged not to miss their chance for a place on the day.

It is being run as part of the D2N2 Digital Growth Programme that provides dedicated support and grants to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) located in the D2N2 area of Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottingham and runs until June 2019.

The event at Rushcliffe Arena will see three of the programme’s expert consultants deliver presentations in key areas:

  • What’s New in Search
  • How to Segment Your Data and to Increase Leads and Conversions
  • What’s New in Social

There will also be opportunities to connect with like-minded businesses, including a networking breakfast sponsored by Rushcliffe Business Partnership – kicking the day off from 8am.

The Digital Growth Programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and managed by East Midlands Chamber and a range of delivery partners.

More information about the event can be found at

Sunday Funday

Sunday, 2nd of September 2018 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm

To celebrate the Tour of Britain coming to Rushcliffe, the Sunday Funday will feature cycling themed fun and attractions.

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Consultation on the Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan

Public consultation on the Draft Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan will be open from Friday 27th July 2018 until Friday 28th September 2018

The first stage of public consultation on the new Minerals Local Plan, known as the ‘Issues and Options’ was completed in January 2018. The feedback from this consultation has been used to inform the development of the minerals plan.

The next stage in the preparation of the Minerals Local Plan is the publication of the Draft Nottinghamshire Minerals Local Plan consultation document. The document sets out the draft list of site allocations to meet expected demand over the plan period along with planning policies against which future minerals development would be assessed against. The public consultation will seek views on the suitability of the proposed site allocations as well as the plan policies.

The Draft Plan consultation document along with a range of additional background information will be available on the Nottinghamshire County Council website at

The County Council is encouraging responses to be made via its online consultation system. Details of how to use the online consultation system can also be found on their website at

A52 Barrowby to Sedgebrook, Traffic Management Bulletin

Essential maintenance works on the A52 will commence on the 9th of July and continue until late July. This work is part of a package of essential maintenance work on the A1, A52 and A46. For further information, please visit the Highways England website or see the attached document.

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The Great British High Street Awards

The Great British High Street (GBHS) Awards are an exciting opportunity for councils, businesses, community groups and volunteers to learn from the leading examples of the ways in which high streets are succeeding in overcoming the challenges of a rapidly changing environment.

Ruschliffe Council’s Communications Team are planning to take pictures of local businesses next week to then be promoted the following week.

For more information on the Awards, and to find out how your business can get involved, please visit The Great British High Street Awards website.