Planning Updates


The latest information relating to the coronavirus (Covid-19) and  other news items will continue to be posted on this page.


A new page has been created,  'PLANNING' to provide information on new planning applications and their outcome.



Wendy Pytches 

July 15th 1920 -  August 8th 2020


It is with great sadness we announce that Wendy Pytches passed away on Saturday,August 8 just a few weeks after her one hundreth  birthday.


It was on July 15 that  villagers gathered at Wendy's home to mark the occasion. Wendy and her late husband Dick came to Rempstone over fifty years ago and played a major part in the village community.


Our sincere condolences go to her sons, Russell and  Richard and all her family and many friends. 


Nicki Dalton



New Challenge and Answers

in the Weekly Quiz




Do you know a sparrow from a starling a buzzard from a bittern.  Today the weekly quiz is on the subject of birds, so if the weeks spent  in lockdown have given you a chance to increase your knowledge of birds know is the time to put it to the test Birds.


Answers will be published here next week and  we can see who is first past the post with the answers to last week's puzzler on Horses. 


Distributed every Monday morning, each quiz is on a theme. A bit like certain crosswords, you need to get into the right mind set and then......! The answers are distributed with the next quiz.  If you would like to receive a copy by e-mail or a hard copy contact Jane Schober on 01509 881147or at 


Click on the quiz name for answers to previous quizzes including the most recent:

 Boats Dogs  Fruit &Veg  Measures  Nursery Rhymes  Creepy Crawley   Gemstones & Metal  'Hair Styles'   Disease & Illness   Cleaning Products








Coronavirus lockdown eased- 

what you can and can't do from 4th July



IF you are unsure about the easing of lockdown measures that are being introduced from 4th July,  take a look at the Government website page that will provide the latest information for changes:




The New Normal...



Rempstone Parish Council & Village Hall working group continue to meet virtually each week to help provide support for villagers. Members of Rempstone Village Hall management team have met this week to work on plans on ways to safely reintroduce some events whilst following strict Government guidelines.


More details will folllow in the newsletters and on 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 a

member 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

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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.




County Council Donation Aids 

Rempstone Support Group



Rempstone Parish Council and members of the Volunteer Support Group have welcomed a £300 donation from Nottinghamshire County Council to help in their work supporting the vulnerable and self-isolating during the current Covid-19 crisis. 


The £1m Nottinghamshire COVID-19 Community Fund forms part of the Council’s response to support communities during the coronavirus outbreak.   It is designed to support established local charities and voluntary groups, including faith-based organisations, as well as parish or town councils taking an active role in responding to urgent needs for vulnerable people in the county.


Parish council chair Nicki Dalton said: 'We would like to thank Councillor John Cottee and Notts County Council in their support of our application which enables us to continue to communicate and support residents during this difficult time'. 


Latest information from Nottinghsamshire County Council may be found here:

Anyone for Tennis?


TENNIS fever is usually rife at this time of year, but sadly there are currrently no televised tennis tournaments to enjoy. 


But if you fancy dusting down your racquet and taking part in a sport that has re-opened (subject to strict guidelines) there is a warm welcome waitng for Rempstone residents at Keyworth Tennis Club.  


Special discounted membership rates are available for the remainder of the season, so there has never been a better time to take part


Villager, Chris Burns from Kings Brook Close,  is a member at Keyworth and encourages people of all ages to have a look at what this local, friendly club has to offer to people of all ages and abilities. 


Click Keyworth Tennis Club for details.




Councillor Reg Adair presents a bouquet of flowers to Caroline Gower watched by Roland Gower and parish clerk, Rebecca Hague

Rushcliffe Councillors present flowers to wonderful COVID-19 volunteers


RUSHCLIFFE Borough Councillor Reg Adair visited Rempstone on Tuesday (June 2) to present a bouquet of flowers to Roland and Caroline Gower.


Rushcliffe councillors have been  presenting  bouquets to volunteers across the Borough this week as a thank you for helping fellow residents during COVID-19 and reflect National Volunteer Week (June 1-7).


Volunteers  from each of Rushcliffe’s 25 wards have been celebrated as the Council work with local florists acknowledging their wonderful work with colourful creations.


Nominated by Rempstone Parish Council, Roland and Caroline have been at the forefront of the Rempstone Support Group over the past weeks.


The couple from Top Farm were picked from the parishes that make up Councillor Adair's Bunny ward, on this citation:


Roland and Caroline have led the coronavirus support group in the village, making contact with all residents and identifying those at risk and pairing with willing volunteers to ensure those who are vulnerable have access to food, medicine and just simply phone calls for company.
Each week Roland has set up music in the village after the clap for carers and again for VE Day and the bank holidays, moving around the village each week to ensure the whole community can be involved, this has provided some light relief for for residents who have enjoyed the community spirit whilst social distancing.
Roland and Caroline have compiled a regular newsletter for residents so they are aware of what help is available in the village, which local companies are delivering to the village and other information such as the village quiz and jigsaw library.
Going beyond this Roland and Caroline have identified which elderly/vulnerable residents have been celebrating birthdays during lockdown and have been personally sending birthday cards so residents don't feel forgotten while restrictions prevent family visiting.



























Simon Robinson, leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council said:

“It has been incredible to see the work of volunteers and groups from all corners of the Borough during these most challenging of times.  


“As part of National Volunteer Week, we saw it fitting to show our appreciation to those working hard in our towns and villages, to show we aware of their vital contributions to their community and appreciate their spirit and determination to help others.


“We know this only acknowledges a few of the many hundreds out there in Rushcliffe and we want to thank everyone for their incredible work helping those around them.”



Nottinghamshire Recycling Centres

reopen with safety measures


ALL Recycling Centres across Nottinghamshire reopened on Monday, June 1.  Details regarding opening hours, vehicle registration and safety measures that have been introduced may all be found on the website:

Masks, Music and Memorabilia


REMPSTONE Support Group formed to support the vulnerable and self isolating during the Coronavirus pandemic is continuing to meet, (virtually) each week.


The fourth newsletter was published on May 15 and has been distributed around the village. Visit- Newsletter No.4 to read it online.


It covers a range of topics including information on making protective masks, building up a record of memorabilia of Rempstone's lockdown experience and a reminder of the Thursday night music that folllows 'Clap for Carers'.


If you need anything which shopping and telephone volunteers cannot provide then please contact a

member 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

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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.




Rushcliffe Borough Council Virtual Meetings 

Rushcliffe Borough Council began hosting virtual council meetings from Tuesday, May 12 in line with ongoing government social distancing advice. The authority’s Cabinet was the first of the Council’s committees to meet digitally,using an online teleconferencing platform to discuss agenda items remotely. 


Members of the public are invited to view public access meetings via 

the Council’s YouTube channel.  


The Council’s Planning Committee will also feature a similar format when they meet on Thursday, May 14 at 2pm with viewing available on the same channel.




Bulky waste collections are now safely resuming on Saturdays in Rushcliffe.


As part of Rushcliffe Borough Council’s plans to deliver as many refuse collection services as possible during COVID-19, it is re-opening the service from Saturday, May 9.


Large items of furniture, mattresses and other large household items can be collected by calling 0115 981 9911 only with online booking available again as soon as possible.


Residents are asked to be patient to book a collection as it is anticipated the service will be popular and will be asked to clarify the items requested to be collected before a booking is confirmed in line with the authority’s standard charges.


Large electrical items can be collected by Streetwise Environmental Services by calling 0115 914 8408.

VE Day 75 Commemorations in Rempstone


Rempstone residents joined in the national celebrations for VE Day on 8th May. There was less ceremony and celebration than was once planned, but it was a poignant reminder of all those who gave so much both at  home and overseas.
The sunny day saw the village decorated with bunting, the Remembrance poppies displayed on lamp posts and the Union flag flying. The afternoon's  entertainment was a programme of period music,  an abreviated version of Winston Churchill's speech and the National Anthem all played from speakers positioned close to the Village Hall.
Villagers enjoyed the event - whilst maintaining strict social distancing- from the old road and  in their gardens. 'Thank you for the music' goes to Roland Gower.
We would be pleased to see any photographs of the event for the village album. Please ensure that you gain the permission of any subjects and do not include images of any under 18s. 


Latest Village Newsletter from

Rempstone Support Group



The Rempstone Support Group which has been formed to support the vulnerable and self isolating during the Coronavirus pandemic is continuing to meet, (virtually) each week.


A third newsletter was published on April 26 and has been distributed around the village.Click Newsletter No 3 to read it online.


The Newsletter contains not only contact information but also details of a number of village initatives and local suppliers. 


In line with local government policy the group are trying to minimise the use of paper so if you are able to receive an e-mail version please sign up. 


If you need anything which shopping and telephone volunteers cannot provide then please contact a member 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

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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.


Keep on Growing....for the Village Show


In these uncertain times planning ahead is

difficult. But the Rempstone Village Show committee are hoping that the popular annual event will be held as planned in the Village Hall on Sunday, September 13.


This year, there is an additional class for the under 11s and once again the Challenge Cup for the Heaviest Courgette. Carol Hunter has seeds and growing tips - for those who need them! Contact Carol on 880259


Picking up forgotten hobbies such as painting, craftwork and photography are all ways to help

get through the Coronavirus lockdownlock and helps you to be prepared for the Village Show. 

Full details of the classes and further information is available here



 Scam Phone Call Targets Villagers


Watch out for  phone calls saying that dogs should be quarantined during this period of isolation. They are a scam and should be ignored. Dogs can be walked as part of a persons daily exercise whilst maintaining the restrictive guidelines outlined by the goverment.




Nottinghamshire CountyCouncil

Covid-19 Update



The latest update from Notts CC may be found at:


 Update on Rempstone

Volunteer & Community Support 



Over half of the households in Rempstone responded to the appeal for volunteers to help support residents through the current coronavirus crisis.


The  working party has been compiling a comprehensive list of volunteers and those in need of support.


It is a constantly changing situation as the needs of everyone are likely to alter.


A second newsletter updating the plan of action was issued on March 24 and delivered to households around the village. Click Newsletter No.2 to read it online.

Further newsletters will be published as the situation changes. 

If you need further help or guidance please contact one of the members of the Rempstone Parish Council & Village Hall Working Group details listed below:


If you need anything which shopping and telephone volunteers cannot provide then please contact a

member 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.



Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives

 Staying away from others & staying at home


Full current guidance from HM Government on staying away from others and staying at home during the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak may be found here



 Local Council

Coronavirus Covid-19 Updates


Updates from Nottinghamshire County Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council may be found on their websites:

Nottinghamshire CC


Rushcliffe Borough Council




Update from Ruth Edwards MP

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus - a letter to Rushcliffe




Dear Resident,

Life for all of us has dramatically changed over this last week. 

Countries are closing their borders, businesses across the country are closing their doors. Not forever, but for the foreseeable future.


On Monday night, the Prime Minister  set-out an unprecedented package of movement restrictions and shop closures for the whole country. 


We all now need to stay at home unless we are shopping for essentials, attending a medical appointment, caring for a vulnerable person, taking daily exercise or traveling to work if we are designated as a ‘key worker’ - or absolutely cannot work from home.


A ban on gatherings of more than two people, excluding those who live in the same house, will now also come into force.


All social events, including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies have been stopped, but funerals can still take place.


I know some of these measures are a difficult ask and encroach on our freedoms, but they are a necessary response to the biggest threat this country has faced in many decades.  They will save lives. Provided everyone listens to them.


The choices you now make will have a direct impact on saving the lives of others.


We all have the opportunity to save lives and contain the coronavirus outbreak as quickly as possible


Taking these measures seriously will mean that we are able to protect people in our community who are especially vulnerable to the effects of this virus.


It will enable the NHS to cope with the pressures of coronavirus and save more lives.


It will protect you and your loved ones.


I therefore ask everyone in Rushcliffe to take these restrictions seriously.


We can beat coronavirus, but only if we work together and look out for each other.


There are so many community groups springing up over Rushcliffe to support vulnerable friends and neighbours.


I want to say a huge thank you to all of you who are working together to help others and to limit the spread of coronavirus in our communities.


Most of all, I want to thank the doctors, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, care workers and all those working in the NHS, who are on the frontline of this battle.


As I said in Parliament today, when this is over, and it will be over, we must find a way to honour the bravery of all those who have worked tirelessly to help others, at great personal risk to themselves.


This is a dark and difficult time for our county. But we will come through it. It is the compassion, selflessness and courage shown by so many people across our community and our country that gives me hope.


My team and I are working to help all residents of Rushcliffe throughout this crisis. We are responding as quickly as possible to the many questions and concerns you have sent us over the past week. I will be running surgeries on the phone and Skype over this period of lockdown. We are sharing all Government guidance as it becomes available. This can be found on my website, Twitter: @RuthEdwardsMP and Facebook: Please contact me if you need my help.


Yesterday MPs passed the emergency Coronavirus Bill, which is providing the tools we need to respond effectively to coronavirus. Once the bill has become law, I look forward to coming back to Rushcliffe and volunteering in our community. If you want to volunteer, but aren’t sure how to do so, you can sign up here:


Together we will beat coronavirus, we will come through it.


That day will come more quickly if we all listen to the measures announced by government. Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.


Thank you.


Yours sincerely


Ruth Edwards MP
Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe



Our mailing address is:
Ruth Edwards MP
Houses of Parliament 
Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA




25th March 2020


Rempstone Working Together to Fight

Coronavirus (Covid-19) 



We are living in the most uncertain and difficult times and as you are all aware the situation is changing on a day to day basis.


Here in Rempstone we are so fortunate to live in a small community that looks after each other. Following the Parish Council meeting on Monday, 17th March a working party has been formed to help support the elderly and vulnerable in the village who may be isolated and need support because of  the Coronavirus pandemic.


We want to do everything we can to help villagers who may need both physical and emotional support at this time. We also need volunteers to help with this initiative. 


A leaflet has been delivered to each household in the village. If you feel you can help or if you would like support with anything from shopping, collecting prescriptions  or just a chat then please complete the form here.  


The current emergency is unprecedented in most of our lifetimes,  and our usual lives are on hold. Things will return to normal, but in the meantime we  will come together to help and support each other. 


Warmest wishes



Rempstone Parish Council & Village Hall

Coronavirus Working Party






Rempstone Village Hall's  latest statement on

coronavirus (COVID-19).


Rempstone Village Hall Committee confirms that all events, classes and activities in Rempstone Village Hall are now cancelled for the foreseeable future.The Village Fete on June 28 is also cancelled.


This is a very difficult and challenging time for everyone and we trust we can support each other in every way possible.

We look forward to resuming our programme when we can

Our Very Best Wishes to you all


Rempstone Village Hall Committee


March 22nd 2020




Broadcasting to the Benefice


 During the current emergency situation with church services not being held in the normal way,

Rev Tim Parker will be streaming digital worship content each Sunday at 10am and 6pm from the Rectory at East Leake. In addition there will be a service each evening starting at 7.30pm during

Holy Week. Further information may be found at



St Mary’s East Leake

22nd March 2020

Good Morning,


As you’ve probably heard, St Mary’s will not be meeting on Sundays for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus epidemic.


These are unprecedented times for the modern church and as we seek to respond to them well, our church community life and the way we support one another will look quite different.


As part of this, we have launched our new website ahead of schedule in order to be better able to communicate and offer streamed and other digital content.

The new website is

The site is completely new and Google hasn’t found it yet. So rather than searching for it you may

find it better just to use the link or type the address in manually.


We will be broadcasting at 10am every Sunday

We will also host a live stream of evening prayer from churches in the surrounding villages at 6pm,beginning this week at West Leake.


In the next few days we will be finalising our plans for pastoral support and developing print

resources for those who are quarantining themselves. We will also be improving our church comms

system, to make it easier for you to receive updates if you wish.


If you any questions about the website, the pastoral support, or anything else related to the

changes we’re making in relation to the coronavirus, please contact Michael Allen ( )

 or Sue Shaw ( ) in the first instance.


There are many challenges facing the human race at the present time, and Christians will be

involved in all of them.


We believe that the Gospel is powerful, not just for salvation, but to equip people to serve and to love each other better. And the world will need people like this in the months ahead.


That’s why, as the pandemic unfolds, St Mary’s will of course be seeking to offer care and support, as well as seeking to be active in our community. But we will also be seeking to help each other grow as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ so that in his strength we will be better able to love each

other as he loved us.


My thanks to everyone who has worked so hard this past week, and I look forward to joining you

online at


Keep safe and trust in him


Tim Parker






The situation regarding the Coronavirus pandemic is changing from day to day.


Up to date information and guidance may be found by clicking on the following link:-



 Coronavirus Guidelines




If you have health concerns remember to go online to:-    

In an emergency call NHS 111