Keyworth Parish Council

Serving the village of Keyworth

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Clerk: Emma Tillyard
Village Hall, Elm Avenue
Keyworth, Nottinghamshire
NG12 5AN

Tel: 0115 937 2185

Pharmacies launch codeword scheme to offer ‘lifeline’ to domestic abuse victims

The government has teamed up with independent pharmacies and Boots to launch a domestic abuse Ask for ANI codeword scheme.
Victims of domestic abuse will be able to access much needed support from thousands of pharmacies across the UK, backed by the government.
The Ask for ANI scheme allows those at risk or suffering from abuse to discreetly signal that they need help and access support. By asking for ANI, a trained pharmacy worker will offer a private space where they can understand if the victim needs to speak to the police or would like help to access support services such as a national or local domestic abuse helplines.


Introducing the Keyworth Covid-19 Street Network

Need help?
Do you need help because of Covid-19/Coronavirus? There is someone in your neighbourhood ready to help you. The Keyworth Covid-19 Street Network is a comprehensive network of mutual aid coordinators and volunteers covering the entire village. We can help you with: picking up shopping, posting mail, a friendly phone call, urgent supplies. If you don't already know the name of your street coordinator, go to www.keyworth.org and browse through the support available to you.

Able to help?
The people of Keyworth have done a tremendous job supporting friends and neighbours but Covid-19 has not gone away and we need you to carry on giving support. The Keyworth Covid-19 Street Network is a comprehensive network of mutual aid coordinators and volunteers covering the entire village. If you are already part of it, Thank You! Please make sure that your street coordinator knows that you are ready and able to help. Are you now able to volunteer some time to help in your neighbourhood and not already aware of who looks after your road? Go to www.keyworth.org to volunteer!

YOUR EFFORT IS CRUCIAL.

(We do have limited capacity and will respond to your message as soon as we can.)


Congregating in the Play Park

Whilst playing on the equipment in the park, please make sure that you stay in your 'bubble' and always two metres apart when you are around other people that you do not live with to reduce the risk of catching or spreading coronavirus.
Social distancing is essential to stop the spread of the virus, as it is more likely to spread when people are close together. An infected person can pass on the virus through talking, breathing, coughing or sneezing even if they do not have any symptoms.
When with people you do not live with, you should also avoid: physical contact; being close and face-to-face; and shouting or singing close to them. You should also avoid crowded areas with lots of people; and touching things that other people have touched.


Would you like a phone buddy?

Find out more information on having a chat with somebody.
Introducing the Keyworth Parish Council Phone Buddy service...
Care for a chat? Feeling lonely? Isolated? Just fancy a chat? We are here to help!
Our 'phone buddy' service offers free social chats about anything and everything!
Ring Shelley Millband on 0115 9374811 who will help you find a phone buddy.
What a difference a chat makes!


Gymnasium and Skate Park closed

Under government COVID-19 guidelines published on 5 November 2020, outdoor gyms and skate parks must be closed. Therefore, the Keyworth Skate Park on Platt Lane and the outdoor gymnasium on the Rectory Field are closed until the guidance changes.
Thank you for your cooperation


County Council’s Severe Weather leaflet for 2020/21

Please find below the County Council's Severe Weather leaflet for 2020/21, which may be useful in helping with any queries you may have about the work Nottinghamshire County Council do during the winter months.

The leaflet not only contains information on the county's gritting efforts, but also includes information on how we deal with other adverse winter weather such as storms and flooding.

In addition to this leaflet, officers at the County Council have been working hard to ensure that details about our preparations reach the widest possible audience. A link to the most recent press release about these matters is included below:

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/newsroom/news/nottinghamshire-is-winter-ready-whatever-the-weather

The press release includes the following details:

  • From 1 November, gritting teams and their fleet of 30 gritters went on full-time standby across four depots, meaning they could be called out at any time, day or night.
  • For drainage teams, heavy rain, storms and flooding can lead to a spike in demand for their services, and when high winds lead to fallen trees, it is the forestry team who will be called out.
  • As for the emergency response team, their 24/7, 365 days-a-year role can be easily impacted by adverse weather and could see them dealing with anything from managing road closures, to delivering sandbags and putting out flood boards

I would like to take this opportunity to bring a number of Via EM Ltd.'s other Winter Service preparations to your attention, these include:

  • Ensuring our highway depots are fully stocked with grit; currently around 18,000 tonnes is being held at various locations around the County.
  • The County Council's gritting fleet has been fitted with updated vehicle tracking & navigation systems. The new tracking & navigation systems provide greater resilience for our Winter Service because they allow drivers to be deployed on routes they may be unfamiliar with.
  • The yellow grit bins on the highway network have been inspected and refilled.

Keyworth Parish Council office closure

Keyworth Parish Council office will be closed to visitors until further notice.
Staff are working from home and will continue to provide normal service as far as possible.
We can be contacted by letter, telephone and email.
The office will be checked daily (except Tuesday) for phone messages and post,
and we are responding to emails as normal.
Thank you.



New government guidance – 'Rule of 6'

The government announced that from Monday 14 September it will be illegal for people to meet indoors or outdoors in groups larger than 6, other than for certain exempt activities.

According to the information published on 9th and 14th September – see the links below – it appears that certain types of exercise and education are allowed to continue in groups larger than 6 as long as everyone follows social distancing guidelines.

Please note, we cannot interpret this for you, nor can we or should we 'police' the activities that your group does. Therefore, please would you check the information in the link below to decide for yourself whether your activity is allowable under these guidelines.

Please also note that if your activity is not allowed, and you do meet in a group larger than 6, you would actually be breaking the law.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do


Keyworth Goes Green


PARENTS... do you know where your children and teens are or what they are doing?

We are suffering high levels of unsociable behaviour and criminal damage
to equipment and facilities on the Rectory field.

Gangs of what appear to be 10 to 14 year olds have been seen
to be carrying out such acts in the afternoon and evenings.

The replacement and repair of such articles costs the Parish council money;
this money comes from your council tax!

Please ensure you know what your children are doing and help up us stamp out this needless damage and thus save everyone money and inconvenience.

Thank you.


Picture postcards of VE Day commemorations in Keyworth

Keyworth Community Fund has published a couple of picture postcards of VE Day commemorations in Keyworth, with all proceeds going to the Keyworth Community Fund. They're available at Storey's in the Square, or from tables set up outside 15 Debdale Lane or on Normanton Lane.

They cost 50p each or £4 for a pack of ten

Keyworth Community Project facebook page can be found at https://m.facebook.com/189497114572953


Council meetings are suspended to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) but will resume by video conferencing during May 2020

We aim to get a normal schedule of meetings up and running in the next few weeks.

If a meeting is to go ahead by video conference, the meeting agenda will be published in the normal way on the 'Council Information' section of the website, under 'Agendas and Minutes'.

All meetings held by video conference will be open to the public.

To attend a parish council meeting video conference, please see the agenda for the link to the video conference and audio conference telephone number.

Please also see the document below - Videoconference Guest Joining Instructions.


Reach Rushcliffe Fund Information Sheet

The Reach Rushcliffe Fund has been provided by Rushcliffe Borough Council to support local initiatives that aim to tackle loneliness and social isolation.


Keyworth Parish Council has donated the use of its facilities for the production of face shields for the NHS and key workers

Claire Giles contacted Keyworth Parish Council in a desperate need for more space so we have kindly donated the use our facilities for the production of face shields for the NHS and key workers. The project is run entirely on donations; to support Claire and her team, visit her facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/nottsshieldsnhs

Nottingham Face Shields NHS and Key workers

We are currently creating about 150 of masks a day for frontline NHS staff in Nottingham and other key workers, but we have orders well over 300 a day! With your help we can close this gap and order the vital materials we need to keep the masks flowing.

We are a group of around 20 people on a mission to 3D print our way out of this pandemic! We are creating face shields for key workers in Nottingham and need to keep people safe and keep people working!

Every penny donated goes directly to fixing the PPE shortage locally, care homes, GP's, NHS and others near you!

If you have never heard about 3D printing - here is an article to find out more:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52201696

The safety of our key workers is super important to us, and with a shortage of masks and eye protectors, these 3D printed full face shields are ideal as they protect the whole face and are comfortable to wear. They can also be sterilised between shifts.

If you know anyone with a 3D printer they are not currently using please put them in touch - we would love hear from you.

Our facebook page is:

https://www.facebook.com/nottsshieldsnhs


Burning waste in your garden?
Reduce air pollution and store it safely instead.


Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback

Nearly three quarters of a million trees are winging their way across the UK as part of the Woodland Trust's Big Climate Fightback. In addition, over 5,000 free trees will be distributed to householders and parishes across Rushcliffe in the coming weeks after thousands responded to Rushcliffe Borough Council's environmental campaign.

KPC has secured around 100 saplings to distribute throughout the parish. There is a mix of woodland varieties including Field Maple, Silver Birch, Grey Willow, Pedunculate Oak, Wild Cherry and Rowan. If you would like to join this initiative for more trees please contact: CllrDaveClarke@keyworthparishcouncil.org


Village Hall for hire


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