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  1. Steve

    Car parks at most of the County Council’s country parks and green spaces will reopen from tomorrow (Saturday 16 May) following recent Government advice.

    This includes Rufford Abbey Country Park, Holme Pierrepont Country Park- home of the National Water Sports Centre, Bestwood Country Park, Cotgrave Country Park and car parks attached to 1,900 hectares of green spaces the Council manages. All other facilities and play areas at the parks will remain closed.

    The car park at Sherwood Forest currently remains closed whilst plans are put in place for a safe reopening.

    Residents should check park opening times before they travel.

    Full details of our parks can be found here whilst green space information is available

  2. Steve

    In response to the coronavirus emergency, the University of Nottingham has organised an Adult Education programme online of over thirty one-hour online sessions on a range of topics, commencing on Tuesday 21 April. There is no fee. Some sessions are related to the epidemic, some are more general. Details are at:

    These sessions are intended to be of interest especially to the communities of Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands.
    Registration is already open for the first three sessions – registration for the remainder will be open after Easter.

    Please publicise and circulate information about these sessions as widely as possible (e.g. by forwarding this message to your members and networks).

  3. Steve

    Closure of Crematoria and Cemeteries
    The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that Section 5 (8) of the Health Protection (Coronavirus,
    Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 requires those responsible for crematoria to close them
    except for funerals. This requirement to close would also include a cemetery if the crematorium is
    situated in the cemetery, which could then only be open for burials. The regulation does not apply to
    other cemeteries, which can stay open.

  4. Steve

    Nottinghamshire Police will be recruiting police officers soon

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  5. Steve

    There will be no Parish Council meetings until further notice due to the Coronavirus restrictions on meetings:

  6. Steve

    We have received the following directive from the LGA. “Crematoria and cemeteries should now be closed to the public, except for funerals or burials. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020 came in to force on the 26 March and apply to any person who is responsible for a crematorium or burial ground including local authorities and private providers.”

    As such we have now closed our cemeteries at Hannah Park, Manton and Retford.

  7. Steve

    Information for parents from Nottinghamshire County Council

    Please could you signpost parents to our webpages

    Childcare closures –
    School closures –
    Everything to do with COVID 19 for parents/carers –

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