Village Book Exchange
The village book exchange is now open and full of books for everyone to enjoy.
Thank you to everyone who had donated books during the Covid 19 lockdown.
Happy reading - Jane Bateson
Newlink Business Park Extension
Tritax, with local partner Simons Developments, is about to begin its public consultation on plans to create a £30m extension to Newlink Business Park, currently home to the Currys PC World/Team Knowhow National Distribution Centre, on land off the A17 at Newark.
Attached is a pdf of the proposed works
A consultation leaflet is being sent to local residents in the near future. Also attached to this note will be a distribution plan showing where the leaflet will be delivered (by post) as agreed with NSDC planning officers.
There is a consultation website which can be found at www.newlinkbizparkextension.com - this will go live later in the week to coincide with the delivery of the consultation leaflets.
Both the leaflet and website allow members of the local community to comment on the proposals using a reply paid Freepost feedback card and online comment form respectively. Due to the coronavirus situation, we have, of course, advised respondents to use the website and our email address to return feedback in the first instance.
Collingham Food Pantry
The Collingham Food Pantry has been set up in response to the COVID-19 situation which is creating financial hardship for some.
The Food Pantry is receiving donations of food, toiletries, cleaning supplies etc from local businesses and will deliver parcels of those items out to anyone who needs help.
If anyone needs this support, along with the reassurance that all information is dealt with in the strictest confidence, please contact the Food Pantry.
The number to ring is 07442 491292 or email Collinghamfoodbank@gmail.com
Local Community Support Programmes
The Befriending Service run by Newark Live At Home for the Collingham villages is continuing to deliver its support services despite the current COVID-19 restrictions.
Launched in April 2019, the services has maintained support during this challenging time by temporarily switching to using telephone contact instead of home visits. Normal face-to-face support will resume as soon as possible when lockdown restrictions permit. During this challenging time there will be an increases social isolation already endured by many, and so the need for this service becomes even more important. If you are aware of anyone that might need such a service or if you can spare on hour per week to be a volunteer for the Collingham area then please contact Cheryl on 01636 674521
The Collingham Rural Advice Centre is still fully operational and supporting Collingham and the surrounding villages. The office at the Memorial Hall in Collingham remains closed for the moment but a full support service is still being provided by the Citizens Advice support team who can be contacted on this temporary phone number: 01623 861769. We will let you know as soon we re-open at as the Memorial Hall but in the meantime, the service is still there for advice and information on problems including debt, benefits, employment, housing, universal credit etc