Following an initial business survey earlier in June, the Council is now seeking insights from every businesses across the Borough, to better understand the needs of the business community in terms of commercial recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Businesses from the high street, retail, office and industrial parks; market traders, to the self-employed and home workers all have the opportunity to shape the Council’s approach to economy recovery, by interacting with this Borough wide consultation.
This survey will remain open until at least 31st July 2020, but may be extended in order to obtain the largest and most valuable dataset, that proportionally represents the entire Broxtowe economy.
Businesses are also urged to share the link www.broxtowe.gov.uk/BusinessRecovery to ensure the entire business community’s voice is heard.
Businesses set to reopen this Saturday
Businesses will now be making final preparations to become “COVID-19 Secure” in order to reopen from Saturday 4th July.
Following all ‘non-essential retail’, most businesses from the hospitality sector, as well as hair salons and barbers, were also given the green light to reopen from Saturday 4th July. This is providing that the measures to become COVID-19 Secure are implemented, premises, working practices and the protection of all staff and customers are fully risk assessed.
Businesses can click ‘More info’ below to access the latest guidance packs, which include tailored information on how they must operate COVID-19 securely and a signage template, which must be displayed on reopening.
Some businesses will remain closed
• Nail bars and beauty salons,
• Massage, tattoo and piercing parlours,
• Night clubs,
• Bowling alleys,
• Indoor soft play areas,
• Swimming pools, indoor gyms and fitness centres
• Exhibition and conference centres,
Must all remain closed until further notice, further detail on those businesses to remain closed from the 4th July can be found on the Government website.
Stapleford Town Deal – Masterplan Consultation
In September 2019, it was announced that Stapleford had been chosen as one of 100 towns selected to receive a share of £3.6 billion, to regenerate towns across the UK.
As part of the Towns Fund announcement, the Government has tasked Stapleford to come up with a number of ambitious projects which will inform a Town Investment Plan (TIP). The Government has promised up to £25m to invest in delivering these regeneration projects.
This is where you come in!
Have your say
In response to your suggestions from our first consultation, we have put together a set of strategies for Stapleford. This has taken the form of a Masterplan.
This is your opportunity to review the Masterplan and let us know what you think.
You can now feedback via the survey on the Council’s dedicated Stapleford Town Deal web page. The web page is constantly updated with information on the how Stapleford’s Town Deal is progressing.
The survey will remain open until Friday 17th July.
Car Parking Charges Reinstated
Full off-street car parking charges and enforcement will return from 8am on Monday 6th July 2020.
With the reopening of additional businesses from Saturday, visits to the town centres will now start to increase. Shoppers, workers and visitors should ensure they are displaying the correct tickets or permits from next week, in order to cover their parking stay accordingly and avoid a Penalty Charge Notice.
To reduce the use of Pay and Display ticket machines and handling of cash, the Council are working to introduce an electronic virtual payment system. Customers will be asked to consider downloading the app and registering once in place.
Although charging will be returning to Council car parks, those wising to park in our town centres are reminded that:
• Monday to Friday – There are no parking charges after 4pm, until 8am the next morning in all Council car parks*
• Saturday – There are no parking charges after 12pm, until 8am on Monday in all Council car parks*. In addition, Oxford Street, Eastwood; Victoria Street, Kimberley and Halls Road, Stapleford; are free all day on Saturday.
• Sunday – Parking is free all day in all Council Car Parks*
* Excluding Station Road and Technology Drive in Beeston
Click ‘More Info’ below for the Council’s Parking web pages, including updates on the Pay by Phone system.
Further Financial Support to Businesses
A full range of business support measures have been made available to UK businesses and employees.
Click the links below to find out more about scheme, or ‘More info’ for an overview of all support available.
• Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure
• Small Business Grant Funding
• Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (It is no longer possible to include any workers to this scheme for the first time). All workers must have been furloughed for at least three weeks previously, by the 10th June deadline.
• Statutory Sick Pay Rebate
• Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure (you do not need to take any action, this is applied automatically by the Council for those eligible)
• Business Rates Holiday for Nurseries
• Time to Pay Arrangement (TTP)
The Council is sharing regular updates about affected Council services at https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/coronavirus
You can also get updates on our social media accounts.