Rempstone Parish Council and Village Hall Committee

Coronavirus Working Party – Newsletter 19





  IN 2018 the Tower of London was adorned with a carpet of red ceramic poppies. Now,Paul Cummins MBE, the creator of that installation has partnered with BBC Radio Derby for its positivity campaign, where people are being encouraged to download a daffodil drawn by Cummins  to colour-in  and put in a  window. He said:"Let's spread some beauty, colour and positivity. 🌼


Other ways to take part woiuld be displaying  a bunch of fresh daffodils or blooms made out of paper, felt or ceramics.  

You can Download your daffodil  here.


Rempstone Gallery February’s theme is pets. We’ve got space in the Village Hall windows for plenty of these, whilst still keeping your Winter and Snow pictures. Please contact Jane to have your picture displayed.


Coronavirus. Last week we attended an NHS vaccination briefing. They said:

  • Anyone who is not registered with a GP must do so to get their letter.
  • All over 70s should have received their invitation letters. They can book online, or by calling 0115 883 4640. Online booking is preferred. A friend or relative can book for you, but they will get your confirmation email. The call centre has recently changed to a larger site, with more telephone lines.
  • Housebound over 70s can now get a home visit.
  • There are special sessions for those at risk with chairs further apart.
  • Carers are in Group 6, and will receive invitations from April.

Laptop donation scheme. You will have seen in the news that there is a need for second-hand laptops and tablets to help children follow school lessons online. If you’ve got an unused laptop or tablet then Equality Action in Loughborough will delete the contents for you and give it to someone who needs it.


Food Banks. Claire and Jane would like to thank you for your support.


Rempstone church holds two service per month. The benefice also streams services through its website at 10am and 6pm every Sunday.



Easter Raffle  - Rempstone Village Hall committee are organising their annual Easter Raffle which will be drawn at the end of March. If you would like to donate a prize donations can be given to any Village Hall Committee or Working Party member. 


Working Party members are:

         Jane 881147         Michael 880259          Victoria       880060      

         Nicki 881285         Wilf      768178          Caroline & Roland 880257     

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Back Catalogue


If you would like to refer back to one of this years previous Village Newsletters simply click on the links below:


Newsletter No.18

Newsletter No.17

Newsletter No.16

Newsletter No.15

Newsletter No.14




THE census is coming. By taking part, you can help inform decisions on services that shape your community, such as healthcare, education and transport.


The census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years. It gives a snapshot of all the people and households in England and Wales – the most detailed information we have about our society.


It’s important that you fill in your census questionnaire. Without the information you share, it’d be more difficult to understand your community’s needs and to plan and fund public services.


In one way or another, your information touches the lives of every single person living in England and Wales, whether it’s through using census information to plan new schools, doctors’ surgeries or bike lanes.


Because these things matter to us all, everyone needs to complete the census. Do not worry, government officials dealing with applications you’ve made or payments or services you receive cannot see it.


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) runs the census in England and Wales and is independent from government. Your details are protected by law and information published is always anonymous.  


Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021. You can fill yours in online as soon as you get your access code in the post. If your household circumstances change on Census Day, you can let the ONS know.


Everyone should have the support they need to fill in the census. If you, or anyone you know, needs help, there’s a wide range of support services available.


These include a contact centre that can give you help over the phone and guidance in a range of languages and accessible formats, including paper questionnaires and large print.


If you need help or have any questions, visit




ELECTIONS for Nottinghamshire County Council and the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner are taking place on Thursday 6 May 2021.


The team at Rushcliffe Borough Council is working hard to put arrangements in place at all polling stations across the Borough to help voters stay safe and have announced the following measures. 


We’re making sure that however you choose to cast your vote in May, you can do so safely. You can choose to vote in person at your polling station or to vote by post.


If you vote in person at your polling station, you can expect to see many of the measures you’ve become used to in shops and banks over recent months, such as hand sanitiser, social distancing and the requirement to wear face coverings. Sanitised pencils will be provided for voting. However, you may bring your own pen or pencil if you wish.


If you prefer you can apply to vote by post in these elections. It’s easy to do and you can apply now. Go to the Electoral Commission website to download an application form:


Applying now will ensure your application is processed early and we can send your postal vote to you more quickly. You can send completed applications to us by post or scan the form and it email it to

In the meantime please email us at if you have any questions.



 Over 70s  Covid-19 Vaccination Update





RUSHCLIFFE Borough Council's latest update states: Anyone over 70 is now encouraged to book their COVID-19 vaccine online or by calling 0115 883 4640 without waiting for a letter to arrive.


Due to a processing error, those under the age of 70 who are clinically extremely vulnerable have received a letter signposting them to a SwiftQueue link only eligible for the over 70s.

A second letter has been sent to rectify this and will direct them to a bespoke page on the website where they are able to book their Covid-19 vaccination. Full details may be found by clicking on this link












·       When you receive your letter, please act quickly to book your appointment

·       Please continue to follow all the guidance to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives



National Lockdown Stay at Home

Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country and we must all follow National Lockdown:Stay at Home measures with the law now updated to reflect these new rules.



You must not leave, or be outside of your home or garden, except for a very limited set of exemptions e.g. to shop for basic necessities, exercise, go to work if you cannot do so from home, or to escape risk of harm.



You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone, except with your household or support bubble (if eligible to form one). Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble.



You may exercise on your own, with your household or support bubble, or with one person from another household (when on your own). Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble.



Hospitality closed aside from sales by takeaway (until 11pm), click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery. Alcohol cannot be purchased through takeaway or click-and-collect from hospitality venues.



Essential shops can open. Non-essential retail must close and can only run click-and- collect and delivery.



Everyone must work from home unless they are unable to do so.



Early years settings open. Primary and secondary schools and colleges move to remote provision except for vulnerable children and children of critical workers. Most university students to move to remote learning.



Closed, with limited exceptions.



Closed, with limited exceptions.





You must not stay overnight away from home. Limited exceptions apply e.g. to stay with your support bubble.



Funerals of up to 30 people permitted. Weddings up to 6 people permitted in exceptional circumstances. Wakes and other linked ceremonial events of up to 6 permitted.



Places of worship can remain open and communal worship is permitted, but you must not mix with those outside your household or support bubble.



You must stay at home. If you do leave home for a very limited set of exemptions, you should stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live where possible. Do not travel abroad unless an exemption applies.



Shielding reintroduced across England. You should not travel to work, school, college or university and should limit the time you spend outside the home. You should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential.



Visits can take place with arrangements such as substantial screens, visiting pods, or behind windows. Close-contact indoor visits are not allowed. No visits will be permitted in the event of an outbreak but end of life visits are permitted in all circumstances.

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Rempstone Parish Council and Village Hall

Coronavirus Working Party – Newsletter 17


Wasn't it aspectacular snow fall

on Sunday? 


The Village Hall Picture Gallery is currently featuring Winter scenes. If you have a picture or photograph of Rempstone in the snow then please contact Jane.


In February we will also be featuring pictures of our pets. Now is the time to take a new picture of your dog, cat or other animal.



Rempstone Wildlife  Campaign 2021         

The RSPB's  garden birdwatchtakes place over the weekend, January 29th to 31st. 

Pick an hour, and record how many birds you can see in your garden. You can do this from inside your own house.     involved/activities/birdwatch/ 

where you will also find pictures of the birds    you are likely to see. A link to the form to complete for the RSPB may be found by clicking here 


If you have a bird nesting box then now is the time to clean it out. If you don’t have a nesting box then the RSPB and BTO websites also describe how you can buy or make one. We have a small number of boxes made from wood donated by Barbara Dawson. Please contact Roland. Strictly first come, first served.


Food Banks. We probably don’t need to remind you about Rempstone’s contributions to local food banks. Anything you can spare will be gratefully received. They urgently need Long Life Milk; Microwave Rice; Tins of Meat, Fish and Fruit; Washing Powder; Washing Up Liquid; Toilet Rolls and Shampoo.

Claire Johnson has a collection box outside 21 Wysall Lane, and can collect if you can’t get there 07432 055 694. You can also donate cash which Jane will use to buy from a cash-and-carry store.


Dates for your diary. With the vaccination programme well underway we are looking ahead to meeting again in 2021. Here are two dates for your diary:

         Sunday 27th June - Village Fete

         Sunday 12th Sept - Village Show

We hope to add more events as the lockdown eases.


Working Party members are:

         Jane 881147         Michael 880259          Victoria       880060      

         Nicki 881285         Wilf      768178          Caroline & Roland 880257     

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Rempstone Parish Council & Village Hall Committee

Coronavirus Working Party – Newsletter 16






    Rempstone Wildlife Campaign 2021




   Last week we introduced our 2021 wildlife campaign, and asked for your ideas. So far you have suggested:

  • A Village Wildlife Survey (not just birds)
  • Making Hedgehog houses, Nesting boxes, and Bee hotels
  • A Sunflower competition
  • Bulb planting (this will have to wait for later in the year)
  • Planting wildflowers, and allowing a section of your garden to go wild
  • A pet photograph competition

What other ideas do you have? We will put them together, and create a programme for the year.

From 29th to 31st January the RSPB is holding its annual garden birdwatch. This is a national survey of birds across the UK, and is based on what each of us can see in our gardens. The RSPB website describes what to do, and how to send your results.


The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) run similar surveys throughout the year:


The RSPB and BTO websites also describe how you can make nesting boxes.


Food Banks There were concerns that Rempstone’s contributions to food banks might drop off after Christmas. Not a bit of it, you have continued to give. Last week the donations totalled 110KG of goods. This came from:

  • food and groceries left with Claire Johnson at 21 Wysall Lane, 07432 055 694,
  • cash donations which Jane used to buy food from a cash-and-carry store.

Anything you can spare will be gratefully received.


       Odds and ends of wool Every knitter has left over strands of wool. Gloria Kenney (44 Main St) is collecting these to make Twiddle Muffs for Alzheimers sufferers.



Newspaper delivery  East Leake Post Office is starting a delivery service for pre-ordered Sunday Newspapers and other goods, 65p per delivery.       



Working Party members: 

 Jane 881147         Michael 880259          Victoria  880060      

 Nicki 881285      Wilf 768178     Caroline & Roland 880257     


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Coronavirus Vaccinations  An increasing number of village residents have received their invitations to get vaccinated. It can take a while to get through by telephone. We have found that the easiest way is online. You can do this yourself, or ask a friend to help you. All the information you need is on the letter you receive from the NHS. When you book, they will give you the dates and times for both your first and your second vaccination. It is also possible to add family members who can then be vaccinated at the same time. There is a choice of locations. The nearest is currently Gamston Community Hall.


If you have difficulty accepting the invitation, or don’t have transport to get the vaccination site, then please ask a member of the Working Party for help.


When you arrive for your vaccination it speeds things up if you have with you your NHS letter plus following information:


























BLOOD THINNERS eg Warfarin, Heparin, Apixaban, Dabigatran, Rivaroxaban



















Michael John Beeby

24th December 1037 - 21st December 2020


Michael (Mike) Beeby sadly passed away at home, three days before his 83rd birthday.  His funeral was held according to Covid restrictions on January 14. Many residents and friends lined the road to watch the cortege, headed by a steam traction engine, pass on its way to All Saints Church, Rempstone.  


The family thank everyone for all their kind messages and support and have shared this link to the service:



Classes and Events Cancelled


With the current National Lockdown coffee mornings and classes scheduled to be held in Rempstone Village Hall are cancelled until further notice. 


For further information see Village Hall


Further help and information regarding support for individuals and businesses is available from Rushcliffe Borough Council





 Information from Nottinghamshire County Council



Nottinghamshire Libraries and Archives are CLOSED until further notice due to national lockdown. Limited services available. 


If you would like something to read during this period of lockdown then don’t forget that Gloria Kenney is running a book and jigsaw library from her garage.




Rempstone Residents Support Group



Rempstone Parish Council & Village Hall working group continue to meet virtually each week to help provide support for villagers.Updates will be provided via newsletters and this website.


If you have any ideas on ways to support our community during this time please contact a member of the working party support group.  And if  you need anything which shopping and telephone volunteers cannot provide then please contact amember of the Working Party directly. Our telephone numbers are:

Caroline Gower 880257              Jane Schober     881147

Michael Hunter 880259                 Nicki Dalton    881285

Roland Gower 880257              Victoria Phillipps 880060

Wilf Pearson 768178


If you have email then please use Each member of the Working Party will receive a copy of your email, and one of us will contact you.



Western Power provide support to the over 65s and those at risk during power cuts. Contact Western Power on 0800 678 3105, or by calling 501 from a landline.

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