This page will be updated regularly with notices to keep readers informed. Please check regularly for the latest information we have for you.
A BIG THANK YOU
First and foremost, a big thank you to all the members of our community who work for the NHS, the emergency services and to all the vital services and volunteers we are depending on in these unprecedented times. You are deeply appreciated. People in our community have volunteered to help those self isolating because of risk or age. Laxton and Moorhouse are strong on community and it is in such times we really see it. To ask for or to offer help please see Mike Jackson's contact details in the April or May Open Field or on the History Group notice board in the village.
Your next issue of Open Field will appear on the web site on approx. 20th May. It is not possible to collect it from the printer nor fair to ask people to deliver at present. This way we can bring you it as soon as possible. Please remember to look on the site to find it. It will be a .pdf version so will appear as single pages rather than the booklet format of the print version.
We are arranging for a small number to be printed and posted to us. Jean now has a list of people who need their large print or printed versions and these will be sent to us by post. If you know of anyone who didn't let Jean know they needed a paper copy during the lockdown period, please let Jean know. Her number is on page 2 of the magazine.
Normal service will resume as soon as possible.
Pat's Plant Stall
Pat Naylor is planning to offer a limited version of her popular plant stall this year and will soon have plants outside her home for sale. If you want to support the stall, why not stroll past with some cash in your pocket during your exercise outing and see what's on offer.
The selection will include, but not be limited to tomatoes, beans, mangetout, limited bedding and possibly courgettes and some decorative plants as well. If you have surplus plants you can drop them off at the house to be added to the stall.
Young Farmers' Scarecrow Challenge
Nottinghamshire Young Farmers have responded to the closure or cancellation of the events which would have enabled them to make money for their chosen charities by launching a Scarecrow Challenge. Scarecrows are springing up all over Laxton, and hopefully other communities to thank the Key Workers and to raise money for the NHS Charities Together. We have added an extra page to the 'Open Field' site where you can see photos of the scarecrows in the village. If yours isn't there, please send a photo to us using the Contact Us page.
Waste & Recycling
Residents simply need to revert back to their calendar and place their bins out on the normal collection day. As the routes have changed, we cannot guarantee that your bin will be emptied at its usual time so please place your bin out by 6.00 am.
Residents should also continue to put their critical waste (green/black bin) out for collection on their normal day by 6.00am.
Please note that no additional side waste will be collected.
Garden recycling collections will resume in Newark and Sherwood from Monday 1 June. The service was temporarily suspended so the vehicles could be used to maintain the vital household waste and recycling collections to allow for the waste crews to keep safe social distancing. The Council has now been able to source additional vehicles so that the garden waste service can resume.
Please leave your brown garden waste bin out by 6am on its usual collection day from Monday 1 June - see Council Website for date if you’re not sure.
Customers who renewed or signed up to the service while it was temporarily suspended will be entitled to a reduced subscription for the following year 2021/22.
Temporary ROB Closure
Unfortunately ROB has had to close for the time being and all our glass collection rounds are cancelled.
We sincerely hope that people will safely store their glass and we'll be making huge efforts to catch up once this terrible COVID-19 business is over. This is very important to us as we will need the income we get from the glass at some point.
Village Contact Scheme
There is an emailing list for villagers and those nearby who would like to be contacted directly with messages of importance at any time, and never more so than now. If you have not already done so you can provide Mike Manning, Chair of the Laxton & Moorhouse Parish Council, with your email address and he sends out notices such as those here as soon as he receives them. Please call him on 870844 to provide your details.
With everyone staying at home as much as possible and the weather turning colder we are liable to all be using more heating. Please remember to keep an eye on your tank as you may to need to order sooner than normal.
At the present time the price of oil is at an unprecedented low for recent years and, if you are willing to wait up to a month for delivery, Boilerjuice have been offering very good prices. We cannot arrange a group order with them, and several group members have already placed their own orders to take advantage of a bargain. It is expected that the next group order will be towards the end of July or August.
Web site about Laxton
You may be interested in the following web site, which is being added to the Links page: