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Tattoo Parlour get 5 star rating

Tattoo Parlour first in Rushcliffe to receive five-star hygiene rating

A tattoo parlour has become the first business of its kind in Rushcliffe to be registered with a countywide hygiene rating, achieving the top score of five stars.

Vellum Tattoo in West Bridgford has joined The Hygiene Accreditation Scheme (HAS), a voluntary initiative put in place to improve and maintain hygiene and safety standards within premises offering tattooing, semi-permanent make-up and cosmetic body piercing treatments across Nottinghamshire.

Tattoo Parlour get 5 star rating

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Executive Manager for Communities Dave Banks presented staff at Vellum with the 5 star rating

Operated in a similar way to the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme for food outlets, businesses that sign up to the scheme are visited by Environmental Health Officers.

A score is then generated on factors such as safety and cleanliness including hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfection of the studio and the correct cleaning and sterilization of instruments.

The six-point system will then rate businesses from zero – urgent improvement required, to five – excellent.

Customers can view which businesses have been inspected and rated by checking the window sticker in premises’ windows or by visiting https://bit.ly/2IcacmC.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Executive Manager for Neighbourhoods Dave Banks presented Jai Gilchrist, owner of Vellum Tattoo, with the window sticker that highlights their score.

He said: “It is great that Vellum has achieved a five star rating, giving customers further confidence that the business operates safely and meets high standards of safety and cleanliness.

“Hygiene within the tattoo and body-piercing industry is of paramount importance, where poor practices can cause severe illness or permanent damage to customers.

“We would urge other businesses in Rushcliffe that offer similar services to join the scheme to give their customers peace of mind they too operate with high levels of hygiene standards and also give themselves a commercial advantage.”

Businesses participating in the scheme are required to follow rules devised using nationally recognised guidance, including the Guidance Toolkit produced by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Jai said: “Our customer’s safety is very important to us so we are delighted that we have achieved this accreditation with such a high rating.

“Customers can be even further assured that we operate in a clean and hygienic environment.”

The Scheme is being co-ordinated by Environmental Health teams within local authorities across the county who are responsible for the registration of tattoo, body piercing and beauty treatment businesses and is carried out in addition to routine inspections.

Outlets can join the scheme for £120 for an initial inspection and gain a re-inspection and re-rating for £60 by visiting https://bit.ly/2IcacmC.

West Bridgford Car Parking price change

Car parking changes in West Bridgford

Motorists will be able to park for free after 8pm each evening following a revision of car parking charges at Bridgford Road, Gordon Road and Nursery Road car parks in West Bridgford.

Currently, drivers pay £1 to park between 6pm to midnight, with the next day tariffs starting at midnight. The new free after 8pm parking changes all of that, so from today (April 1), motorists can park from 8pm to 7am the next day, free of charge.

The changes come as Rushcliffe Borough Council continues to move forward on its agenda to support local businesses and further assist residents and visitors alike to take advantage of the town centre’s evening economy.

Car parking prices in West Bridgford

Service Manager for Neighbourhoods, Waste and Contracts Darryl Burch with Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Finance Cllr Gordon Moore

Meanwhile, the structured daytime parking tariffs stay the same, making sure that the car parks continue to meet the various needs of visitors and shoppers during the day.

The cashless RingGo scheme is also available at the car parks across Rushcliffe, allowing users to pay for parking or extend their stay via its mobile app, website or phone service.

Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Finance Cllr Gordon Moore said: “We have listened to the feedback from both local motorists and recommendations made by the West Bridgford Commissioner’s report and are delighted to revise the tariffs.

“We wish to continue to support economic growth in the town centre and these changes will allow all to park for free after 8pm and enjoy the vibrant night time economy in the town centre.

“The RingGo scheme introduced last year also gives residents and visitors the flexibility needed when arriving at many of our car parks with the option of paying via the app, website or over the phone, in a matter of minutes”.

Nottinghamshire Police

Alleged A52 fridge fly-tippers have vehicle seized

Individuals who allegedly fly-tipped fridges on the A52 near Wheatcroft Island have had their vehicle seized by Rushcliffe Borough Council officers and Nottinghamshire Police.

It follows several incidences of fly-tipping in the area, leading to the use of CCTV capturing those in the act during December 2018.

Vehicle seizure allegedly related to A52 fly-tipping

A white van linked to the fly-tipping was confiscated on January 11 on Grant Street in Nottingham.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Debbie Mason said: “This successful seizure once again demonstrates the hard work of our Environmental Health team who identify vehicles involved with fly-tipping.

“As this case shows, we will use all of our enforcement powers wherever we can and seek to prosecute anyone who fly-tips carelessly to damage the environment in this way and blight any part of the Borough.”

Inspector Craig Berry, from Nottinghamshire Police said: “We take all fly-tipping extremely seriously and work with partners such as Rushcliffe Borough Council in this case to do everything we can to prevent and deter offending and take action when we can.”

“It is a particularly difficult offence to investigate, however the use of CCTV cameras, our work with partners and the use of all powers and tools available means we can seize vehicles where necessary.”

Those with information on fly-tipping offences should contact the Council via social media, over the phone on 0115 981 99 11 or by emailing customerservices@rushcliffe.gov.uk

Bridgford House

Southbank Bar part of £22m development scheme

The Southbank Bar will be part of a £22 million development scheme coming to the banks of the Trent in West Bridgford.

On behalf of Rushcliffe Borough Council, Savills jointly with FHP, has sold the freehold of Bridgford House (formerly the Council’s Civic Centre) in West Bridgford Nottingham to Monk Estates and Harpin Limited for £6.95 million.

Set across 1.55 acres (0.6 hectares), the site comprises two restaurant units occupied by The Southbank Bar and Trattoria Antonio Restaurant, which total 6,015 sq ft (558 sq m), a partially tenanted 76,766 sq ft (7,131 sq m) eight storey office building and 10 residential apartments. Together the building generates an annual rental income of £181,098.

Bridgford House

Bridgford House seen from the opposite side of the river

Victor Ktori, head of office at Savills Nottingham, comments: “Situated in a prime waterside location just outside of Nottingham city centre, Bridgford House offered a unique opportunity to acquire a part income producing investment suitable for future refurbishment or redevelopment.”

Councillor Neil Clarke Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council, adds: “The Council has been focussed upon ensuring that the best possible future for this landmark building is secured, whilst also securing the best possible value for taxpayers. We are confident that Harpin and Monk Estates will work positively with existing tenants during the process of redevelopment and we look forward to working positively with them to establish an exciting offer for this important area of the sporting quarter of Nottingham.”

Sam Monk of Monk Estates, adds: “We are delighted to be redeveloping such a prominent and important land mark building in West Bridgford. It’s a unique opportunity to create an exceptional high quality mixed use scheme which will boast stunning panoramic views of the river Trent and the surrounding areas. As a Nottingham based family business we are proud to be given this opportunity and we look forward to working closely with Rushcliffe Borough Council and Harpin Limited.”

A Taste of Rushcliffe food festival

Rushcliffe Borough Council are holding their first food and drink festival tomorrow (Sat 5th July) on Central Avenue (10am start). Growers and makers from across the borough will be selling their produce at the market and chefs from top local eateries will be cooking up a storm in the demonstration kitchen on the Croquet Lawn. There’ll also be fun workshops, children’s activities and lots of great treats on offer at restaurants, shops and cafes nearby.

Confirmed traders for the market are:

Hartland Pies
200 degrees coffee
Porco (porchetta and pulled pork)…
Sweet Surrender
Cropwell Bishop creamery
Ghar Ka Khana
Strawberry cupcakes
Notts Nosh
Chinampas (Mexican inspired fruit drinks)
Brumptons Butchers
Bouverie Lodge Bison
Harkers Farm Shop
Broughton Bakery
Magpie Brewery
Pasticceria Lorena
Langar Hall
Sauce Shop