Beginning on Monday, 22nd of June, Market Place and Market Street will become one-way, to make it easier to adhere to social distancing requirements. Vehicles must proceed only in a clockwise direction (from Market Street to Station Street, from Station Street to Church Street). Please see the attached bulletin for further information.View documents
Armed Forces Week begins on Monday 22nd June; this is our national opportunity to celebrate the Armed Forces and the role they play in protecting the UK. Those who employ Reservists will be particularly interested in Wednesday 24thJune, which is Reserves Day , when we focus on the contribution made by our volunteer Reserves. In …View documents
The government has confirmed that non-essential retailers can open on Monday the 15th of June, so long as they comply with the COVID-secure guidelines.
The COVID-secure guidelines are summarised below:
- Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment
- Develop cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures
- Help people to work from home
- Maintain 2m social distancing where possible
- Where people cannot be 2m apart, manage transmission risk.
The detailed list of COVID-secure guidelines has practical actions for each of the above steps.
These steps should be used in conjunction with the guidance for specific workplaces . For non-essential retailers, of most use will be the guidance for shops & branches , and the guidance for restaurants offering delivery or takeaway.
Once you have completed all of the above 5 steps to work safely, you can download and display the Staying Covid-19 Secure in 2020 Poster , to communicate with customers you have followed government guidance to minimise the risk of COVID-19.
Should you need any signage, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has created Covid-19 signage to display in your premises to encourage social distancing:
- Limiting the number of customers entering the shop
- Maintain 2 meters distance when queuing outside and inside the shop
- Keep a distance of 2 metres at all times
Two-way traffic signals will be in place on Grantham Road, approximately 25m south of its intersection with The Banks, between Monday the 15th and Wednesday the 17th of June. Please see the attached document for further information.View documents
RCVS COVID-19 SUPPORT IN FULL SWING
Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service (RCVS) is leading the operation to help some of the area’s most vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic – and beyond.
Over 400 people have already registered for support in the borough, and the number is rising daily. We’re encouraging others to come forward and is also appealing for more volunteers to deliver the service.
The support includes practical help, such as shopping and collecting prescriptions. There are also regular welfare checks to counter social isolation. Feedback from those supported has been overwhelmingly positive, for example:
“What you’re doing is fantastic, knowing that you are here for me is very reassuring.”
“Your help and encouragement to me was priceless and I can’t say thank you enough.”
“It’s so lovely to have a friendly phone call and to know that I’m not alone.”
Many requests for help are coming directly from those who need it, but there have also been referrals from community nurses, social workers and housing providers. The Coronavirus Community Support Hub set up by Nottinghamshire County Council is expected to generate many more in the coming weeks.
All such requests are assigned to volunteers who then respond. RCVS is drawing on our volunteering experience, client management systems and networks to coordinate the project, working with a wide range of other organisations. We’re keen to hear from other agencies which want to get involved.
The service started in Cotgrave but has already grown to cover all of Rushcliffe, even though all RCVS staff are working from home.
RCVS Chief Executive Carolyn Perry said: “Many local communities are doing fantastic things during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re available to support their work and would urge people to seek help if they need it.
“We’re very proud to be playing a leading role. Regular calls to check the welfare of people at risk of social isolation are especially important. We’re also aware that the need will still be there, even once the current situation eases.
“We’re really excited about building on this with a view to creating a permanent telephone befriending service for the whole of South Nottinghamshire. This clearly fits in with our vision to help older, more vulnerable people keep their independence.”
RCVS has already recruited 146 new volunteers to provide COVID-19 support, but we’re still seeking more volunteering applications from local people who are not under any social isolating restrictions.
To be eligible for help, clients must be self-isolating, without local support and unable to access priority shopping slots for vulnerable people or their carers.
Anyone needing support can contact us on 0115 9699060 or email . Those interested in volunteering are asked to email .
Following the reopening of two more recycling centres (Warsop and Retford) on Tuesday, Nottinghamshire County Council has put plans in place to open the remaining sites at Giltbrook, Kirkby, Mansfield and West Bridgford from Monday 1 June.
The sites will remain open to cars only for now, however all recycling centres across the county will open for longer – from 8am to 6pm, 7 days a week.
Social distancing will be enforced and a strict one car in, one car out system will be in place. From Monday 8 June all household waste recycling centres will reopen to vans, trailers and pickups.
All the sites will be running a reduced service and only the following materials can be taken:
- garden waste
- waste electrical and electronic equipment
- general waste
Staff will be onsite, but they will be unable to help unload due to social distancing. Residents are reminded that if they have coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating or at a high risk of contracting the virus they should not travel to the sites.
Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Councillor Kay Cutts MBE, said:
“We have successfully reopened eight of the county’s recycling centres and are set to open the remaining four sites on Monday. We can do this thanks to the diligence of residents who have treated the reopening of centres sensibly and safely.
“As the sites will be open for longer, residents will have more opportunity to dispose of their waste, so I urge people not to rush to the sites. I would still reiterate that where possible residents should store waste safely at home in the first instance. In doing so residents will help us to continue to deliver this service effectively whilst the sites operate at a reduced capacity due to social distancing.”
The Council is continuing to work closely with the Waste Collection Authorities at the district and borough councils to ensure that residents continue to receive effective kerbside waste services. And as of 1 June, all our partners will be operating a full kerbside service. Links to our local partners websites can be found at nottinghamshire.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/waste-collection/bin-bulky-waste-collections .
For further information on recycling centres reopening please visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/reopeningrecyclingcentres for our latest frequently asked questions.
Two-way traffic signals will be in place on Grantham Road, between the junctions of The Banks and Belvoir Vale Grove, between Tuesday the 19th and Friday the 22nd of May. Please see the attached document for further information.View documents
Nottinghamshire County Council’s £1 million Nottinghamshire COVID-19 Community Fund was created to help communities as they respond to exceptional challenges over the coming months. Charities and voluntary groups can apply for grants of anywhere between £200 and £10,000 to deliver projects or services that meet the Fund’s criteria.
For further information, visit Nottinghamshire County Council’s website: Nottinghamshire COVID-19 Community Fund .
Six of Nottinghamshire County Council’s recycling centres will be reopening on the 18th of May, with strict social distancing guidelines in place. The sites reopening on the 18th are: Beeston Bilsthorpe Calverton Hucknall Newark Worksop A list of frequently asked questions about reopening is available on the Nottinghamshire County Council website here: Reopening of recycling …View documents