Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards - nominations requested.  Nominations are open until 11pm on Monday 18th October and the winners will be announced and celebrated in a ceremony to be confirmed later this year.  Follow this link for more information - https://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/aboutus/newsandpublications/latestnews/stories/name,58299,en.php

Some updates to recycling pages and to events.

Updates to the FIELDS home page, including a NEWS page with their latest updates. Latest briefing from our County Councillor and an appeal to comment on the Rushcliffe Council Air Quality Action Plan.

Suddenly some outdoor theatre appears!  21st and 23rd August, see our events page.

The County Council's Big Notts Survey is underway until 19th September.  More details - click here.

Lady Bay School closure proposal and provision of school places generally in West Bridgford - public meeting via Zoom called by our County Councillor, Penny Gowland, all invited - 15th June, 7-30 to 9-30, joining instructions - https://zoom.us/j/99860700956... Meeting ID: 998 6070 0956 Passcode: 624711.  Views on the proposals can be posted via this link, organised by Penny - https://padlet.com/ppzpag/lshg97wat324jbi2.

Public Consultation on Rushcliffe Council constituency boundaries - until 19th July - More information here - https://westbridgfordwire.com/have-your-say-on-a-new-political-map-for-rushcliffe-borough-council/

Recent updates made to the Fields page - neither building on the flood plain nor closure of our school is a 'done deal'.  Alternative ideas based on developing the existing school site are starting to appear on our Fields pages.  Click here for our Fields pages.

Some events associated with the sadly cancelled Arts Trail are continuing, click here to view on our Events Page.

Plans for the Lady Bay Safari Sale continue apace - see the poster on the School Association (LBSA) Home Page.

A number of useful guides on Crime Prevention have been produced by the Police, including one of thefts from sheds.  The link can be accessed via our Crime Prevention and Safety page.

Lady Bay Guides and Brownies are looking for volunteers to Lead or support Guiding in our area.  Contact [email protected].

Pat Rodriguez' recent Facebook posts on Lady Bay History have been combined with other people's comments to produce our first article on the History of Lady Bay - click here for our History Page - Pat's article is the second link down on that page.

Latest from the council and police re the park and the Bridgefield in central West Bridgford.

FIELDS zoom meeting held 23 March. - See Fields pages.

Census 2021 letters now coming out - See this flyer, the official day to report is Sunday 21st March.

Rushcliffe Nature Conservation Strategy Implementation Group AGM via Survey Monkey. Open to anyone who is involved/interested in wildlife and nature conservation in Rushcliffe. To participate they ask people to complete a short form with eight questions in total. The Virtual AGM is on this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QRXFWJB.  Feedback requested before 28th March.

Notts Childrens' Centres are running online events - see their events section of their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/ChildrensCentreServiceRushcliffe/events/?ref=page_internal.  I've just noticed that they've changed their website address (probably ages ago, sorry).  Their entry on our Groups and Classes page has been updated.

FIELDS holds first meeting to discuss the Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan, the proposed developments East of Lady Bay and the proposed School closure/relocation.  More about FIELDS on their page on this website.

Lady Bay Community Fund (LBCF) launches latest round of applications - More details on their Home page here.

Vaccinations now open to over 60's - see this link for the latest status and guidance - https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination-in-nottingham-and-nottinghamshire/.  If you need to refer to it later, it can be found on, surprise surprise, our Links, Help and Information page.

Open Gardens - postponed in its normal form, situation to be reviewed in April.  Report can be found here.

Community Association (LBCA) Committee meeting - understandably not much to report, update on the LBCA page here.  Sadly the next Open Meeting has had to be cancelled

Councillors' Connection Briefing,  3-4 February 2021.  Lots more on Vaccinations, grants and goodnesss knows what else.

"Open Doors" Programme to help parents and carers return to work.   This link opens up a leaflet with the details of a new programme starting in March,  Called the Opening Doors to Employment (Moving on for Parent / Carers) Course, this accredited course aims to help parents / carers who are thinking or looking to return back to work. The course is completed in the learners own time with tutor support.

Councillors' Connection Briefing, 28 January 2021. Bins, Covid-19, vaccination programme, elections - loads of stuff!

The future of Broadmarsh - The Big Conversation immersive presentation - Follow the progress of Nottingham City Council's work on redeveloping Broadmarsh -  we do have to walk through it after all.  I want an open public space on top, full of greenery, plus bars and restaurants and with views of the Lacemarket, the City, the Castle and of course Lady Bay.  https://nottinghamcity.gov.uk/information-for-business/planning-and-building-control/building-a-better-nottingham/broadmarsh-area-transformation/

Holme Pierrepont Hall garden open to local residents for exercise during lockdown.  People must purchase a ticket in advance from www.holmepierreponthall.com as numbers are limited. Dogs are welcome.

Lady Bay Arts Trail 2021 cancelled.  Darn!  See more detail on our Arts Trail feature page.

Last Councillors' Connection Briefing, 7 January 2021. - Newts finally get a mention!

Free resources available in Lady Bay - We have added a new section on resources available free of charge to the Local Support Initiatives page.  Let us know of anything that can be added.

Vaccination - hot topic at the moment so here is a link to the Notts CCG pages on the strategy.  Please bear in mind that, at least for now, the organisers of the vaccination programme have asked that the website and phone number for booking vaccination appointments is not widely publicised.  People should wait until they receive their invitation letter, which will include that information.

And here's the new dashboard on local Covid-19 statistics.  An interactive dashboard providing data on COVID-19 cases in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.  Pillar 1 shows stats in hospitals, pillar 2 for those outside.

Lockdown reinstated from 5th January.  Expected that most food outlets will continue as before, hairdressers already closed.  Our Local Businesses section now shows impact of each tier and lockdown - let us know of any changes.  Our Links, Help and Information section has also been updated.

Councillors' Connection, 22 December 2020.  Lots of useful information about Covid-19 guidance, vaccination plans, bin collections and more.

Congratulations to the Lady Bay organisations that were successful in the Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards.  The Good Weigh won the Environmental Project award and Musicworks/the Heron Music Cafe won the Wellbeing award.  Also CHEFF was shortlisted for the food and drink award.

Latest Councillors' connection, 11 December 2020.  Covid-19 news, walk-in testing site at the arena, congratulations to the Good Weigh and Heron Cafe/Musicworks for their Celebrating Rushcliffe awards.  Also this guide on Covid-19 and vaccinations, from Public Health England.

Winter Windows a huge success.  Here's the link for donations.  As was the 2-metre mingle.

Important article on Fields including call for volunteers.  After a quiet period, threats to our green spaces are re-emerging and we need to re-energise FIELDS to fight them.  Please read this important article from our Borough Councillor Richard Mallender, taken from the latest LBCA Newsletter.

Lady Bay Festival is being planned for 4 June 2021 - see events page.

Councillors' Connection, 30 November 2020.  New Covid-19 testing centre at ethe arena, Rushcliffe Mayor Sue Mallender turns on the West Bridgford Christmas lights.

Latest Community Asociation Newsletter out now.  You should get one through your door and it's too big to put on here, but extracts will appear against the relevant pages.

Headlines - but first.... Covid-19 iNformation and links

For more general information on Covid-19 from the government, NHS and other official bodies, including the councils and public transport,
see the top of our 'Links - Help and Information' page, but here is a link to Rushcliffe Council's Covid-19 updates,  :-

Our local Covid-19-specific listings now appear on a separate page, under our Local Businesses section.  This includes information on Shopping Locally including Deliveries, Shopping Deliveries from further afield, Take-aways and meals delivered, and, at the end, Services available in the rest of West Bridgford (AKA Steve's Bicycle Tours).

This page now focuses on latest information only.  Local Initiatives can now be found here.