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Subject What's happening in Bestwood: Councillors on bikes, day of action, join a litter pick and more
Date July 30, 2021 7:23 PM
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Day of Action success! ??‍♀️

*Councillors have continued to keep in touch with you via their weekly bike rides the around the ward. *

*They have been able to pick up casework along the way and have identified issues themselves which they have been able to report straight away. *

*Look out for them on their next ward ride and say hello!*


Parking and footpath improvements

*In Top Valley, local councillors have secured £29,000 for improvement work on pavements around Crossfiled Drive, Erewash Gardens, and Henning Gardens*. We want to thank our Highways team for the great work they have done. The improved pavements look much better and will be a lot safer for residents.

*New parking schemes have taken place in Winterton Rise and Wyton close. Local councillors secured funding to create new parking spaces for residents*. On Wyton close ward councillors worked with Nottingham City Homes to demolish the disused garage site to create additional parking for residents.


Help make Bestwood a nicer place to be

Bestwood Ward Councillors are starting monthly litter picks around the ward.  The litter picks will take place on the third Saturday every month at 11am - so the next one will be *Saturday 21 August*. We meet at a different point each month so before coming along please check My Bestwood Facebook [ [link removed] ] or contact your local Councillor.

If you would like to join or suggest an area to be cleaned please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Day of Action in Bestwood on Wednesday 8 September

There will be a Day Of Action taking place in Bestwood ward on *Wednesday, September 8th*. Look out for more details on My Bestwood facebook [ [link removed] ] or ring 07939 065477 for more information


Helping our local community

*Your local Bestwood Councillors have a small amount of funding each year* which is used to help local non profit making organisations run projects which benefit Bestwood residents.  Some of the projects which were successful in applying for funding have been;

* Pythian Club for activity packs for children and young people during lockdown
* Bestwood and Bulwell Foodbank for food and protective equipment
* Glade Hill, Henry Whipple, Robin Hood and Southglade Schools for books
* Communities Unite for football sessions at Southglade Park
* African Womens Empowerment Forum for work to reduce domestic abuse

FREE activities and lunch for your kids this summer hols! ??

Did you know that children who get free school meals will be able to:

* go along to *FREE* holiday clubs every day with fun activities and a healthy, tasty lunch all included

*Click here to find a session near you [ [link removed] ]*

Holiday clubs are also open to children who don't receive free school meals, with very limited places allocated on a first come first served basis. Contact the provider of the club you're interested in directly

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Nottingham City Council has a new email topic that you might like to sign up to, with information, help and advice on debt, bills, benefits, mental health, finding a job and lots more. It also has the latest info on free school meal schemes over school holidays


Meet your local Councillors!

Councillor surgeries restarting from September

Drop-in surgeries with your local Councillors *are restarting from September* why not come along to ask a question or share an idea on how to make Bestwood better place to live. 

Details and venues will be available soon - we'll drop you another email with the latest before September.

*Do you have an idea which could help improve the local area and benefit local residents?*

If yes, why wait, local community groups and non-profit making organisations can apply to ward Councillors for small amounts of ward funding.  For more information, contact your local Neighbourhood Development officer on [email protected], telephone 07949 267649


Need help and support in Bestwood?
* *Nottingham City Council's Welfare Rights Team - 0115 915 1355 - call for help weekdays 9am - 4.30pm for advice on bills, benefits, debt, housing and eviction issues and more*
* *Mental Health help - call Turning Point on 0300 555 0730 [ tel:03005550730 ] (9am-11pm every day)*
* *Domestic violence and help for women: Juno Women’s Aid [ [link removed] ] 0800 800 0340*
* *Domestic violence and help for men: Equation Men’s Support [ [link removed] ] 0115 960 5556*
* *Need help finding a job in Nottingham? See jobs and apprenticeships and get training or careers support with Nottingham Jobs  [ [link removed] ]*

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