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Weather Alert from Rushcliffe Borough Council - 18th January



Weather alert - please prepare your communities for potential flooding from Tuesday

As you may have seen from this week's weather forecasts, heavy rain is expected from Tuesday to Thursday that could impact with localised flooding in our communities.

Wednesday is the day we could receive the most significant rainfall with a yellow warning for rain, building on the higher volumes we have received in the last 10 days.

In conjunction with the Local Resilience Forum and Nottinghamshire County Council, we are now preparing for flooding incidents.

Please encourage local residents to deploy any local property resilience measures such as flood gates, air brick covers or check sandbag provisions to help reduce the possible impact. Please also check any local water course infrastructure that you may have responsibility for, to ensure it is free flowing.

As ever here at the Borough Council we will be ready to respond with support. We are available on 0115 981 9911 or on our out of hours number 0115 981 1143.

Our partners Streetwise will have teams on standby and will distribute sandbags with priority to households at imminent risk of internal flooding where requested but we ask for patience, as depending on the
volume of rainfall, demand may be significant across the Borough.


Manor Lane Road Closure - Monday 25th January to Friday 29th January


Please see details below of the temporary road closure - the closure is on Manor Lane between Church Street and the Earl of Chesterfield Pub.


Roadworks Bulletin – Temporary Road Closure

Manor Lane, Shelford


Road name & Location:

Manor Lane, Shelford

from its junction with Main Road for a distance of 135m in a northerly direction

Times and Dates:

From 08:30 hours on Monday 25th January 2021 Until 17:00 hours on Friday 29th January 2021

Carried Out By:

Western Power Distribution

Nature of Restriction:

Temporary Prohibition of Driving

Access will be maintained for residents

Nature of Works:

To lay new electricity cables

Alternative Route:

A6097 Bypass Road (Newton) – Newton Lane – Main Street – Shelford Road – Shelford Hill (Shelford) – Main Road and vice versa


Tom Williams – 07912 450922

Emergency contact:

Gary Hickman – 07778 114980









If you wish to include anything in the Information Sheet please contact Bev and/or Karen as below:The Vilage Information Sheet is published Bi-Monthly and distributed to all houses in the village.


Bev Bingham  (Tel: 933 4212,

Karen Cheetham (Tel: 933 2231,






All Services are in compliance with Covid rules.  PLEASE BRING A MASK TO SERVICES.


4th October        10.30 am    Holy Communion

18th October        6.30 pm    Compline with Organ Reflection

25th October        6.30 pm    Compline with Organ Reflection


8th November        10.30 am    Remembrance Sunday restricted to 20

(by appointment only contact either Karen (933 2231) or

Chris Mills-Kennedy (933 5861))

15th November    6.30 pm    Compline with Organ Reflection

29th November    6.30 pm    Compline with Organ Reflection






We would like to thank John Fisher and Eileen Smith for their sterling effort litter picking round the village, Stoke Lane and Manor Lane during litter picking week.







What a great response to the Pumpkin trail round the village.  This is something that I think will bring a little normality to Halloween this year.  In order to keep track on those wishing to take place, please can you confirm your house name/number (possibly street name too) to the following email address

Once I have collected all addresses, I can then email you the trail list back for your little ones to have.  I would suggest that the cut-off date, so I can finish the sheet, would be 29th October.  All those participating need to do is leave a pumpkin(s) or decorate your garden, and if you wish, to leave a bowl of sweets for those to help themselves.  Another suggestion is that for safety, parents of those whose children are taking place can provide their own children with sweets, that when they find a pumpkin then they reward the children by putting a sweet into their bag.


Finally, please remember on the night to stick to the social distancing rules and use sanitizer before and after collecting sweets from anyone else's bowl.


Thank you so much! 


Natalie Perry






Due to most formal events not taking place this year, there may be an increase in private celebrations.  With this in mind, please be aware many dogs, cats, horses etc are frightened by the noise associated with fireworks.  If you are planning to have a bonfire and fireworks, please let you neighbours know in order that they can protect their pets.  Thank you.





In the item submitted by Mr Roger Cook in the April edition, there was an error in the wording.  It should have said that he was walking up Manor Lane, not Water Lane.  Apologies for the error.





Sadly, on Friday 1st May, we learnt that Mick Unwin had passed away following a long illness.


Over the years Mick had played a huge part in our community serving as Chairman of the Parish Council, being an integral part of the Shelford Feast committee, organising the very successful bi-annual Street Market, and generally giving his heart and soul for the good of the village.


I’m sure you will all join in sending our condolences to Angela and their family, and giving our thanks for the impact Mick had on ourselves and our village.




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