Bingham Advice Service
From East Bridgford Medical Centre
At the moment we are trying to inform our patients of the new SystmOne appts and prescription service.
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From Jayne Holgate
AUBD Sales and Marketing
Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire
Five years ago Age UK Notts set up the Age UK Business Directory as a way to help protect older people from rogue traders. The Business Directory is a completely free to use service set up and run by members of Age UK staff. We currently have a list of over 200 traders and businesses all over Nottingham and Nottinghamshire who we have met with and thoroughly checked.
The directory is online to keep it up-to-date but it also has a Freephone number, which people can call and a member of Age UK Nottingham staff will happily search the directory for them based on their postcode, to find a local trader.
The service was designed with older people in mind but anyone can use it to put their mind at rest when finding a trader. We also find that a lot of people ring on behalf of an elderly friend, relative or neighbour so we need to make sure these people know about the directory too.
Attached is a copy of one of our flyers.
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The Cranmer Connection
After the first meeting the latest Cranmer Connection Newsletter has been written up.
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How did a lad from a small Nottinghamshire village end up advising the King of England and then being burnt at the stake?
This is a message to the people of the Cranmer Group of Parishes. The story of the life and death of Thomas Cranmer must be one of the most significant but less commonly known stories of the last 500 years. He was the architect of the Book of Common Prayer and the Archbishop who guided England through the early Reformation and Henry VIII's divorces.
Nottinghamshire boasts of a rich heritage of religious and historical people and events including George Fox and the Quakers, William Booth and the Salvation Army, William Brewster and the Pilgrim Fathers, sites of the Wars of the Roses, Newark and its links with the Civil War, Southwell, the Methodist roots in nearby Epworth, Robin Hood, Belvoir Castle and many more. All of these attract many visitors each year.
The time is right to find an appropriate way to celebrate the life and legacy of Thomas Cranmer; to create a special place for those interested in history, language, spirituality and liturgy, somewhere that brings to life the story of the man behind the mitre, for families and academics, school children, local and national visitors.
If you have any ideas, experience or skills then we welcome your involvement, please email the steering group at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 01949 850523. If you would like to receive updates as the project unfolds drop us a line to the same email address.
Revd Bryony Wood
Vicar of the Cranmer Group of Parishes
on behalf of the steering group
Initial project website: http://cranmerconnection.weebly.com
Nottinghamshire County Council Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire August 2016 Update
This month we’re delighted to announce that the villages of Aslockton, Car Colston, Flintham and Whatton have benefited from The Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire Programme. And additional coverage has been provided to the residents and businesses of Harworth in the district of Bassetlaw.
This builds on last month’s news when we announced that we’d brought fibre broadband to the villages of Colston Bassett, Scarrington and Staunton in the Vale.
On the ground activity is continuing on the Retford and Farnsfield Exchanges and, once complete, Grove and Edingley will be the next two villages to benefit.
We’ve experienced some issues with ducting but we are now inching ever closer to announcing the arrival of fibre broadband very soon!
Contract 2 (formerly referred to as the Superfast Extension Programme) is progressing well, with us edging towards achieving our next major milestone of delivering to 70,000 homes and businesses.
If you have any questions about the delivery or where we’re going next you can enter your postcode into our handy ‘Where and When Checker’ or alternatively, drop us an email at email@example.com
Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme
The Government has recently enhanced the Universal Service Commitment, which was originally established December 2015, to include additional broadband technologies, such as wireless. You can find more about the improved scheme by visiting our new page here
Once you’ve read the guidance, if you think you are eligible you can apply for a code which will enable you to gain access to a subsidised installation.
You can find out more about the different types of broadband technology by visiting Sam Knows
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The network is growing and expanding with more and more Digital Champions joining in the campaign to get more and more people online.
Registrations remain open so if you know of anyone who has some spare time and are willing to help others enjoy the benefits of getting online, then do join up. The process is straight forward, click the link answer a few questions and Caroline from NDCN will be get in touch with you.
Find out more about what becoming a digital champion involves: Nottinghamshire Digital Champions Network
Share your story about the benefits of making the swap to superfast broadband
We are currently looking for more good news stories, soundbites and additional case studies – could you be the next person to help?
Have a look at what residents and businesses are telling us about their experiences since upgrading the fibre broadband.
If you are interested in help us promote the benefits of the programme and willing to answer a few questions, then we would love to hear from you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our Engagement Officer will be in touch.
Allotments in Aslockton
Are you keen to grow your own fruit, veg or flowers? Do you need a space close to where you live in which to do this? Then good news ...
An allotment at the parish council run site at the bottom of Abbey Close, Aslockton, will become available from 1st April 2016.
Please contact the parish clerk Miss Rogers for details: http://email@example.com
or telephone 07773 959703.