Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire County Council have invested £750,000 in order to help deliver high-speed broadband to the most rural parts of the county. The £750,000 investment is to support the government’s ‘Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme’ which delivers subsidy to rural homes and businesses without access to high-speed broadband to help deploy a full-fibre network. Under the scheme residential premises are eligible for up to £1,500 and small and medium sized businesses are eligible for up to £3,500 through a registered supplier when part of a group scheme. The Notts top-up doubles the value of the voucher, meaning rural residential premises are eligible for up to £3,000, and small and medium sized rural business are eligible for up to £7,000. For further details on the scheme and to see if your property is eligible please visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/top-up or contact the team at enquiries.broadband@nottscc.gov.uk

WANTED

Dave Smith is currently collating information regarding the history of the village and would be grateful to receive any information, stories, recollections and photographs etc to help compile the records.

If you can help please contact Dave on 07932 643793 or email davidsmith646@btinternet.com.  Thank you for your help.

Shop Safely

Shop Safely Online – Black Friday and Cyber Monday are nearly here

During ‘Lockdown’, Online Shopping fraud has increased and it is really important people know what to look out for and how to protect themselves from this type of crime especially in the run up to
Christmas.

How does online shopping fraud happen?
Online shopping fraud happens when you discover a problem with something you’re buying or selling in an online auction or marketplace, such as eBay, Gumtree or Etsy.

Online auctions and marketplaces have become a very popular way of trading online, but fraudsters are using them to take advantage of your trust to sell poor-quality or non-existent items. You may find that something you’ve bought online arrives late or never at all. In some cases the products you’ve paid for are less valuable than shown in the advert, different from the original description, or you weren’t told
crucial information about the product or terms of the sale.

What can be done if you are a victim?

If you paid via bank transfer, debit card or PayPal this guide from consumer rights organisation Which? explains how you might be able to get your money back after you
have been scammed. www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/how-to-get-your-money-back-after-a-scam

How to shop online safely

  • Before you enter your payment details into a webpage, ensure that it’s using a secure connection. Look for a small padlock symbol in the address bar (usually next to the web address). The web address of the payment page should begin with https. The ‘S’ stands for secure. Avoid carrying out any financial transactions over unsecure connections, such as public wi-fi.
  • Remember, when you’re making a payment online, you’ll be asked for the 3 digit security (CVV) number on the back of your card; but you should never be asked for your card’s PIN or any internet banking passwords.
  • If you’re buying something online that costs between £100 to £30,000, credit cards offer increased consumer protection over debit cards.
  • If you’re unfamiliar with a site you want to buy something from, do some research first and look for ratings and reviews from customers that have previously used the site. Always be cautious about offers that seem too good to be true, or if a site or seller requests payment via a bank or money transfer service.
  • Always ensure that you install software and app updates as soon as they’re available for your device. Install anti-virus software on your devices and remember to keep it updated. Some forms of malware can intercept and steal the payment details you enter into online shopping or banking sites.

How to shop safely on online market places

  • Check the item description carefully and ask the seller questions if you’re unsure of something.
  • Know the terms and conditions of the auction website, including its dispute resolution policy.
  • Pay on the auction site every time and don’t click on links the seller sends to you. Never pay by money/bank transfer – use a recognised service such as PayPal which protects your money until you’ve resolved any problems with the seller.
  • Be suspicious if:
  • The buyer or seller has a bad feedback history or has only recently set up a new account to avoid a poor reputation.
  • You get a private message or email offering to buy below the current bid or reserve price or to sell a similar item after an auction has ended.
  • You find an expensive item for sale at an incredibly low starting bid. If an offer sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.

If you have been the victim of a fraud please report it to Action Fraud www.actionfraud.police.uk [5] or call 0300 123 2040. Please do not report crime or Incidents via ‘Neighbourhood Link’ as the messages are not always monitored.

Rebecca Spilane
Fraud Vulnerability Officer
Leicestershire Police

Flooding Report by Ruth Edwards, MP

Last winter, Storm Dennis hit Rushcliffe hard. Our towns and villages were cut-off by flooding after being hit by the storm. Homes were damaged and lives disrupted.
Since then, we have met with local councils and residents across the constituency and have compiled a report outlining the action needed to tackle flooding in Rushcliffe.
📖 Find and Read the report in full here: https://www.ruthedwards.org.uk/storm-dennis-2019-2020…

Latest Covid -19 Restrictions – Alert Level High

Please see latest Covid-19 Restrictions – Alert Level High. There is a lot of confusion that residents think that because they have an LE postcode that they are in Leicestershire, this is not the case, the postcode is for Royal Mail use only. If you pay your rates to Rushcliffe then you are in Nottinghamshire.

Nottinghamshire’s Annual Consultation on Admission Arrangements

The County Council is required by the School Admissions Code to determine admission arrangements annually.  Any changes have to be consulted upon prior to determination.  This year, the consultation is in relation to the admission arrangements for 2022-2023 and will run from 5 October 2020 to 29 November 2020.

Consultation poster

Summary of consultation – FINAL

First admision poster

Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan

Have your say on the future development of Greater Nottingham with the new Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan here
Many local residents will not have seen this yet.
It is Rushcliffe Council looking at options for future housing developments as part of the Greater Nottingham Strategic Plan and included in the plan as a possibility for a separate development of significant size is an area adjacent to NoS.
The area runs north of the railway line on its bottom side, bordered by the A6006 on the west and north sides and runs across pretty much to Stanford on Soar to the railway line on the east side. The area is significant and might be of a similar size to say East Leake.
The NoS Parish Council will be responding to the consultation document, but of course local residents can directly have your say as well.
The area in the plan is referred to as R17 in case you want to dig into the documents.
Closing date Monday 14th September 2020