The Chairman was sad to receive a letter of resignation from Cllr Jane Stone. Jane has made a significant contribution to the PC since joining in January 2016. She was the driving force behind the redecoration of the hall and the replacement of fascias and soffits which took place last year. More broadly, her knowledge of local government and common sense approach have made her a valued member of the councill and she will be much missed.
A vacancy now exists and we will follow the procedure required by the Local Government Act 1972. Please note that if an election is needed, that election will take place in May 2021 in accordance with coronavirus regulations.
Details can be found on the Vacancy Notice.
The Annual Meeting of the Parish, scheduled for April 28th, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Regulations now permit the Parish Council to meet remotely. It held a successful meeting via Zoom on April 14th. Future meetings will be held via Zoom while restrictions remain in place.
The public is able to observe the meetings. Details of how to do this for each meeting can be found in the Next Meeting box on the home page.
Gedling Borough Council and Nottinghamshire County Council are setting up plans to help elderly and vulnerable residents who are self isolating due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Gedling Borough Council have set up "Giving for Gedling".
Residents who are prepared to volunteer can sign up.
Residents in need of help can also sign up. We know that many neighbours in Woodborough are happy to help - but vulnerable and elderly residents are encouraged to register at Giving for Gedling now, to make sure that they are included in any potential future plans, which may include food parcels and other practical help.
Signing up is quick and simple if you have internet access - http://www.gedling.gov.uk/givingforgedling
Residents in need of help can also call Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 5008080 between the hours of 8 and 6 (Monday to Friday) and discuss their needs.
The Governors' Field is closed until further notice due to the pandemic.
Routine grass cutting across parish facilities will continue while permitted, providing personnel are able to work.
We know that the playing field is being well used by runners and walkers and the presentation of the cemetery is of high importance.
Our team know to maintain social distancing rules. Please show your support with a thumbs up or a wave - it will be much appreciated.
I am aware that many of you have been badly affected by the recent floods in Woodborough and Lambley. I am happy to report that there is some financial assistance available at this stressful and upsetting time.
Residents may be eligible for grants from Gedling Borough Council and a further £120 grant from Nottinghamshire County Council if your property has been flooded.
The application for Gedling Borough Council is subject to a flood impact assessment which can be obtained from the customer service department at Gedling Borough Council. The Customer Service Department will be able to advise residents on the technicalities and there is flood information available on Gedling Borough Council’s website.
Business may also be able to apply for a reduction in their business rates for up to 3 months additionally there is Business Recovery Grant available from Nottinghamshire County Council of up to £2,500.
Additionally, there is grant of up to £5,000 to help protect your home and/or business from future flooding. This grant will help homes and businesses to become more resilient to flooding by helping to pay for a range of property improvements such as flood resistance doors.
Cllr Helen Greensmith
Dumbles Ward (covering Woodborough and Lambley)