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.
The Annual Meeting of the Parish, scheduled for April 28th has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is the Parish Council's intention to collate the reports which would have been given and upload them to this website in a single document, in the style of minutes produced for prior years.
We are receiving daily updates regarding the regular meetings and we are expecting central government to decide this week whether we can meet "virtually". It is recognised that many PCs up and down the land would find it difficult to assemble a quorate meeting due to the restrictions in place. Further details to follow as and when available.
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)