Hot off the press - 100 Walks from the Poppy and Pint (100 is a bit aspirational, there are only 43 so far). Thanks to Trevor Riddiough of Ramblers Walking Holidays and member of Lady Bay Birdwatchers for this.
Lady Bay Chip Shop reopening! - Monday 18th May 12th at 5-00pm!
LeftLion Magazine have produced an excellent review of independent businesses trying to stay open, in one form or another , during the current Covid-19 situation. Click here - https://www.leftlion.co.uk/read/2020/april/support-local-nottingham-shops-food-culture-literature-music/.
Lady Bay Pharmacy have posted an important message re Covid-19 - "Due to Corona Virus Please DO NOT come into the pharmacy if you have any of the following symptoms: - FEVER - DRY COUGH - ANY COLD/FLU SYMPTOMS. Please call the pharmacy for advice or send a friend or neighbour to the pharmacy. Telephone 0115 945 5412." Opening hours under Local Shops and Services, below.
On a related subject, here is a plea from the heart from a GP receptionist in North Nottingham, known personally by Steve. She didn't write it but endorses every word.
Post Office temporary opening hours Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:00 and Closed Saturday and Sunday.
West Bridgford Community Helpers are now well established and doing great work - see Local Initiatives below for more details. A member of the West Bridgford Community Helpers has produced this list of many of the services available, specifically relating to Staying at Home during Covid-19 situation.
County council's 'Community Support Hub' for local support, especially for people in the 'vulnerable' category and for volunteers, based on a short online questionnaire - https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/coronavirus/nottinghamshire-coronavirus-community-support-hub. It includes a call-back service for 1-1 discussion on individual needs.
Recycling - Rugby Road Centre is still closed. See Links and Information or our Recycling Centres page for more information on recycling and waste disposal facilities. Most of our drop-off recycling points are closed but see our page for those still collecting. Refuse collection operating as normal.
Status reports from our political representatives - more contact information can be found on our Political Representation page:-
- Borough Councillors, Richard and Sue Mallender - Click here to read.
- County Councillor, Liz Plant - Click here to read.
- MP, Ruth Edwards, 'Letter to Rushcliffe' obtained from West Bridgford Wire - Click here to read.
- Council Briefings on various Covid-19 subjects in this document, last issue is here
The Councillors' Community Support grant Scheme has been amended as a result of Covid19 and the massive challenge this has presented to the local community. This year’s allowance can be drawn down to help communities support the vulnerable and ensure people have what they need during these unprecedented times. Contact Sue and Richard Mallender, Lady Bay ward borough councillors, to discuss if you are a group or individual providing for others in need or you are in need yourself, and would like some funding. Contact details via our Potitical Representation page.
Defibrilator - The Lady Bay pub want to remind everyone that it has a defibrillator which can be accessed via a code. The code can be obtained from the Ambulance Service or from the Lady Bay pub, tel 07980920295.
All Play Areas are now closed - yes that includes the one on Hook and the ones on Oaktree Close and Adbolton Grove (have they cleaned that one up yet, anyway?). The public parks are still open for exercise and dog walking - please maintain Social Distancing at all times.
Eva's Grill is back online - again - Delivery and collect from 5pm-10pm 7 days a week.
Cuzina back online too.
Details on both under Deliver and Collect - meals - below.
Larwood and Voce delivering food on selected days, ready meals and Sunday roasts - see below under 'Delivery and Order/Collect - Food'.
Jim's / Raj/s etc staying open!
Rutherfords butchers now closed for good but details of two more butchers in West Bridgford, who can do deliveries, have been added. More detail below under Shopping.
Shopping in general - no way we can keep up with this subject, but we have a go - see below for local shops still operating and shops and takeaways who deliver. A number of wholesalers have now switched to home deliveries - some are listed below under Deliveries Of Shopping. The large supermarkets are reserving certain times and days for those at risk and/or for support workers (health, police etc). Therefore best to check their websites before heading out for that once-a-week shop.
Asda Co-op (National) Aldi Iceland Morrisons M&S Sainsburys
Real Ale! - How did it take me so long? New section at the end of Deliveries of Shopping, focussed on local breweries of course.
Want flour? - Green's mill are still selling their flour - you just need to watch out for when the wind blows, then order online - see Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/greenswindmill/
Lady Bay Festival at Home being planned for 6th June - see our Events Calendar or Local Initiatives below.