Category Archives: Community

Rushcliffe Borough Council – Potential Councillor Information Events

Rushcliffe Borough Council, who oversee Parish and Town Council elections every four years, are appealing for more members of communities across the Borough to stand and represent their fellow residents and stakeholders in their local area.

There are 351 seats to fill across Rushcliffe’s towns and villages, some of which have been uncontested in recent elections.

The Council is keen that any individual, who has a desire to represent their local area, is aware of the east of the process to stand as a candidate.

To stand as a councillor is straight forward and take no longer than an hour to complete all the relevant paperwork.

Cluster sessions will also take place at locations in the Borough for prospective candidates to ask questions and find out more information from the Council’s Elections team on the following dates:

Tuesday January 22nd, Cropwell Butler Village Hall, 7pm
Monday January 28th, Tollerton Methodist Church, 7pm
Tuesday January 29th, Gotham Memorial Hall, 7pm

Email elections@rushcliffe.gov.uk or call 0115 914 8515 for more information.

Dementia Awareness Event Information

Following on from the Dementia Awareness Event on Wednesday 21st November, amongst lots of information provided from the speakers, Cotgrave Police informed us of  the Herbert Protocol – a system set up which they use to help search for people living with Dementia-related illnesses if they go missing.

Carers, family members and friends can complete in advance, a form recording all vital details, such as medication required, mobile numbers, places previously located, a photograph etc. In the event of your family member or friend going missing, the form can be easily sent or handed to the police to reduce the time taken in gathering this information.

The Herbert Protocol initiative is named after George Herbert, a War veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia.

Forms can be obtained from the Nottinghamshire Police Website https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/sites/default/files/Nottinghamshire_Police_Herbert_Protocol_Form_0.pdf

Copies of the form are also available from the Town Council Office.