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Rushcliffe people to decide who leads £4 billion boost for the East Midlands

The Mayor of the East Midlands will open the door to investment in transport, skills, housing and the environment after securing a deal for a new combined authority – the East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA).

EMCCA has been formed by Derbyshire County Council, Derby City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council, and will be led by a mayor, similar to areas like the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire.

The mayor will have new powers and resources to begin a long-term process of growing the region’s economy by investing in skills that lead to better jobs, transport that works better across the region, housing where it’s needed, and an economy equipped to deal with net zero.

Its small team will have specific responsibilities – housing, skills, transport and the environment – and the transfer of powers means it will be doing work previously carried out by government.

It will collaborate with councils and will not duplicate what they do or provide services that are best delivered locally.

For more information about the campaign and how to vote visit


Please be aware of changes to postal votes

In line with electoral laws changing to further prevent electoral fraud, new rules have been introduced for the handing in of postal votes.
They can be returned as normal using a Royal Mail post box and this remains unchanged.

However, when postal votes are handed in person, they now must be at a polling station on Thursday May 2 or at our Rushcliffe Arena base and a short form completed, otherwise the votes cannot be accepted.

A person can only hand in their own postal vote, plus a maximum of five additional postal votes for other electors.

If someone is a political campaigner, the same limits apply except the postal votes can only be their own or those of a close relative, or someone they, or the organisation which employs or engages them, provides regular care for – the definition of a political campaigner is outlined on the back of the postal vote return form.

Postal votes can be handed in at Rushcliffe Arena from today (April 19) between 9am and 5pm and Mondays to Fridays until polling day (May 2) on which the desk is open from 9am to 10pm.
There will be a dedicated member of staff on reception during these times to assist with the completion of the postal vote return form. Please note, postal votes cannot be handed in at Rushcliffe Arena outside of these hours.

To avoid filling out a form, the advice is to ask electors to put them in the post and in time for them to reach us by polling day on Thursday May 2, the day the Borough’s residents vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Mayoral East Midlands Combined County Authority elections.

If you have any questions, please email

Health Event – The Future of Health in Rushcliffe

27th June 2024, Cotgrave Welfare Club Entertainment Centre, 2-6pm


Hold an event for up to 100 people registered with Rushcliffe GP practices to engage in improving
their health & wellbeing, to help build resilience to local services, help vulnerable individuals, and
encourage greater involvement in the future of health in Rushcliffe including through joining Patient
Participation Groups.

We have an urgent challenge as a Rushcliffe community to reverse the damage that COVID has caused
to some of our most vulnerable residents, and our local services. We know that we can achieve great
things together if we take action, as there are many local examples of where local action has transformed the lives of vulnerable individuals living in Rushcliffe.
Our plan for achieving better outcomes and services for the most vulnerable involves the whole community, drawing on the knowhow and strengths of everyone who can make a difference, no matter
what their role or background. It’s not about relying on the NHS or the council to do it for us but doing it with us.

Those of us that can need to make a choice to get involved in wider community activities for the sake
of the Future of Health in Rushcliffe e.g. by volunteering with a local group. By getting involved, you
can help ensure that Rushcliffe remains a great place to live and thrive for everyone locally.

A blend of talks, stalls, discussions and Q&A. Event will be recorded for on-demand access post event.

– Welcome
– Overview of health & care changes in Rushcliffe – Dr Guv Sahota, GP in Keyworth – 10’
– Tackling local inequalities in health – The Cotgrave project – Helen Smith – 10’
– Supporting people at home after hospital – Community Services – Nicola Zurawliw – 10’
– A wider range of support – Social Prescribing and local charities – Morgan Sharpe, Carolyn Perry – 15’
– Panel Q&A session: Closer working across Health, Voluntary & Council (David Banks, Carolyn Perry, Dr Guv Sahota, Nicola Zurawliw, Morgan Sharpe, Cotgrave project lead) – 25’
– Break/refreshments/informal discussions – 20’
– Marketplace discussions – 1 hour

Each attendee will get a leaflet with an outline of each exhibitor’s service

Find out about opportunities to engage in health, selfcare and sustainability – approx 30 stalls.
– Table work – questions for each table to discuss/feedback on the topics of Dementia,

Promoting equity, Improving access to services, Promoting Self Care and resilience – 30’.
– Feedback to panel – sharing key points from table discussions, panel’s reflections – 30’.
– Next steps – securing the Future of Health in Rushcliffe. Summarising what we have heard.

Get you tickets on Eventbrite
Future of Healthcare in Rushcliffe 2024 flyer/3SHHNaY

Disruption to 33 Bus Service 29th April to 18th May 2024

Disruption to 33 bus service.
Hollygate Lane Estate

From the 29th April 24 – 18th May 24 the 33 bus service will not be operating on the Hollygate lane Estate due to the road closure with Colston Gate, High Hazels Drive. This is beyond our control due to roadworks which have closed this road.

Nottinghamshire County Council fleet operations do apologise for the inconvenience that will be caused by the road closure in this period.


Further details on the photo ID instructions are below:

At these elections, OUR residents will need to bring photo ID to be able to vote at a polling station.
You will only need to show one form of photo ID, but it needs to be the original version and not a photocopy.

You can use any of the following accepted forms of photo ID to be able to vote at a polling station.

• International travel
o Passport
• Driving and parking
o Driving licence (including provisional licence)
o Blue badge
• Proof of age
o Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)
• Local travel
o Certain concessionary travel cards
• Other government issued documents
o Biometric immigration document
o Defence Identity Card
o National identity card

If you have a form of accepted photo ID which is out of date, you can still use it to vote at a polling station if it still looks like you.