COUNCILLORS NEWS LETTER Autumn 2015

COUNCILLORS NEWS LETTER

Autumn 2015

COUNCILLORS NEWS LETTER

Autumn 2015

harvest-time

HARVESTING GOOD NEWS,

 

Summer is nearly over and the harvest is coming in.  It is pleasing to note that the government is pushing the interests of farmers with Europe; hoping for fewer inspections and simpler guidance which, if successful will benefit many in the rural areas.  A single helpline for Rural Payments and Plant & Animal health, making life easier for the farmers, is to be introduced this autumn.  I was fascinated to learn that the UK food industry, which includes farm production, contributes more than automobiles and aerospace together to the economy and we export food products all over the world including ice to Sweden, tea to China and chillies to Pakistan.

TREES

The Community Development Group, which I chair at Rushcliffe, have been looking at the Rushcliffe Conservation Strategy.  We are losing large numbers of trees in our hedgerows across the Borough and one of the aims of the strategy is to encourage Parish Councils, farmers and landowners to access LEADER funding and Agri Environment grants to assist with the cost or planting and replacement. Further announcements on funding will be available shortly via a briefing note to the Parish Councils.

Nature Conservation Forum in East Leake

This year’s Rushcliffe Nature Conservation Forum will be held at East Leake Village Hall on Saturday 10 October. This is a free event to celebrate nature conservation activity in Rushcliffe and the many volunteers who contribute to it. They will look at woodland and grassland management, enhancing sites for particular species (focusing on bats, amphibians and reptiles) and planning for archaeology on sites. They will also be launching the third update of the Rushcliffe Nature Conservation Strategy, which will set the vision for the next five years. The programme will also include the RNCSIG AGM.

To book please visit EventBrite https://rushcliffe-nature2015.eventbrite.co.uk

Sportivate gym offer

Rushcliffe leisure centres are offering an extra incentive to get young people aged 16-25 fit and healthy.  Over 100 discounted gym memberships are available for young people at £20 for 2 months.  Offer starts 4th September.  This is an excellent way for young people to get fit and start a healthy lifestyle regime.

 

BROADBAND – the latest news available on the Openreach Post Code Checker.  I have used the most central post code in each of the Parishes to focus upon.  If you want to check your individual address go to www.superfast-openreach.co.uk

Exchange name: Nether Broughton LE14 3AJ Hickling  

Status: Enabled area

Your area is enabled for Superfast Fibre but your cabinet is not ready yet so you can’t place an order today. It is in our plans to be upgraded and we update this info weekly, so please check back later.

 

Exchange name: Harby NG13 9HE Langar

Status: Accepting orders

Good news. Your serving cabinet is enabled for fibre broadband. Please note, in a minority of instances that doesn’t guarantee your availability. Contact your preferred communications provider for your home or business to order.

 

Exchange name: Kinoulton NG12 3FD Colston Bassett

Status: Under Review

We’re in your area but we’re still assessing whether or not we can upgrade your cabinet. This means you can’t order Superfast Fibre.

 

Exchange name: Nether Broughton LE14 3BG, Upper Broughton

Status: Accepting orders

Good news. Your serving cabinet is enabled for fibre broadband. Please note, in a minority of instances that doesn’t guarantee your availability. Contact your preferred communications provider for your home or business to order.

 

Exchange name: Kinoulton, NG12 3EH, Kinoulton

Status: Enabled area

Your area is enabled for Superfast Fibre but your cabinet is not ready yet so you can’t place an order today. It is in our plans to be upgraded and we update this info weekly, so please check back later.

Exchange name: Kinoulton– NG12 3GA, Owthorpe

We’re keen to bring Superfast Fibre to your area and are exploring how best to achieve that. We may deliver it as part of our commercial programme, or by working in partnership with your local authority. At the moment you can’t order Superfast Fibre.

 

PLANNING

There have been one or two controversial planning applications across the Ward this summer.  If you have any concerns regarding planning please contact me and let me know your views.

 

Cllr. Tina Combellack JP

 

Rushcliffe Borough Council

Cllr.tcombellack@rushcliffe.gov.ukz

 

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