Broxtowe Borough Council: The Latest News and COVID-19 Updates

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• Leisure Centres
• Attending funerals
• Play areas re-opening
• Other updates
• Other news
• How To Stay Updated
• Sharing This Newsletter

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Over the last few months you have been receiving this newsletter every Friday to keep you up to date with the latest National and Local news during the Coronavirus pandemic.

During the pandemic we have been able to send this newsletter out to all of our subscribers to allow us to get the latest information to as many residents as possible. However in a few weeks we will return to only sending it to those that have subscribed to our Latest News bulletin. If you want to make sure you keep receiving these emails you can sign up by visiting www.broxtowe.gov/emailme.

We have now created a survey so we can gain feedback from our subscribers about the communication you have received and this will help us better create future information that we send out, so your time completing this would be very much appreciated.

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Leisure Centres

A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to ensure that we can reopen with all the required measures in place to protect both customers and staff when they re-open.

Gyms and classes will start from 25th July

Swimming will start from 3rd August

To stay updated visit the LLeisure website or follow them on social media.

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Attending funerals

The number of mourners allowed to attend funerals at Bramcote Crematorium will increase next week following work to adapt its two chapels in line with social distancing measures.

From Monday 13th July, up to 30 mourners will be permitted in the Serenity Chapel and up to 17 in the Reflection Chapel.

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Play areas re-opening

Play areas in Broxtowe will begin opening next week after closing in order to keep residents safe during the pandemic.

Play areas across the Borough will start opening from Monday 13th July as part of a phased opening over a two week period. All play areas, as long as they meet the necessary safety criteria, will be open by 24th July.

Since Government guidance changed recently to allow play areas to re-open, the Council has been working to ensure they are safe and clean and tidy for use.

Councillor Helen Skinner, Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Committee said: “We know some residents have been disappointed that the play areas haven’t already opened but we want to make sure that they have been thoroughly inspected and the areas tidied up having been unused for so long.

Play areas will begin opening from 13th July, with some of the larger and most popular sites from all areas across the Borough first. All play areas will be open within two weeks of this date, provided there are no issues identified.

All of the play areas will have signage installed explaining how many children are allowed on the play area at once to comply with social distancing and what guidelines we need residents to follow to keep everyone safe so that they can remain open.”

Residents using the play areas must:
• Respect others at all times
• Maintain social distance
• If other children are waiting, limit time in the area
• Regularly clean hands with sanitiser or wipes
• Avoid touching face, eyes, nose or mouth
• Catch coughs or sneezes with a tissue or sleeve
• Take used wipes and tissues home
• Do not eat or drink in the area
• Try to use the area at quieter times
• Clean hands when they get home

The first play areas to open will be:
• Coronation Park, Eastwood
• Brinsley Recreation Ground
• Beauvale Park, Greasley
• The Stag Recreation Ground, Kimberley
• Basil Russell Playing Fields, Nuthall
• Bramcote Hills Park, Bramcote
• Hickings Lane Recreation Ground, Stapleford
• Broadgate Park, Beeston
• Leyton Crescent Recreation Ground, Beeston Rylands
• Inham Nook Recreation Ground, Chilwell
• Sherman Drive, Chilwell
• Long Lane Recreation Ground, Attenborough
• Manor Farm Recreation Ground, Toton
• Queen Elizabeth Park, Stapleford

Other updates
There have been lots of new updates this week including:
• Outdoor pools can reopen to the public from 11 July followed by indoor gyms, pools and leisure centres on 25 July.
• Each Monday to Wednesday in August, customers can enjoy up to £10 off meals and non-alcoholic drinkers per person in eligible cafes, pubs and restaurants.
• From now until 31st March 20201 buyers will pay no Stamp Duty on the first £500k when they move home.
• When visiting restaurants, pubs and bars you will be asked for some personal data that will be kept on temporary record for 21 days. This will then assist the NHS Test and Trace with requests for data if needed.
• It is still vital that you continue to keep a safe distance from others. In situations where you can’t keep 2 metres apart, stay at least 1 metre apart while taking extra precautions including; covering your nose and mouth, face away from others and keep interactions brief.

Other news

£562,000 to be invested in sustainable travel in Broxtowe

Plans to invest £562,000 in sustainable transport across north and south Broxtowe were approved by Broxtowe Borough Council’s Finance and Resources Committee last night.

As part of its transport-related developer contributions, a total of £636,461 is available for sustainable transport schemes in the north of the Borough and £150,547 in the south of the Borough.

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Good Progress Made On Beeston Dementia -Friendly Bungalows

Broxtowe Borough Council together with charities Nottingham Energy Partnership, Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire as well as the Energy Company E.ON have joined forces to launch the £4.3m Warm Homes Hub.

The Hub is not only connecting Nottinghamshire homes to gas and installing central heating systems for free, but also it is supporting thousands of residents struggling with their health, heating, household income and energy costs as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Over the next two years, through the Hub, eligible homeowners and tenants will be able to improve the warmth and comfort of their home and benefit from:

– free gas connection
– free 1st time central heating
– free cavity wall/loft insulation

As well as improving the energy efficiency of the homes, the switch to gas heating can see significant improvements in health, as it reduces the risk of cold related illnesses and decreases the chances of damp and mould. Even better, this offer will save residents up to £5,000 on the install costs and create further savings on energy bills.

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Free 1st Time Central Heating For Broxtowe Homes

Broxtowe Borough Council together with charities Nottingham Energy Partnership, Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire as well as the Energy Company E.ON have joined forces to launch the £4.3m Warm Homes Hub.

The Hub is not only connecting Nottinghamshire homes to gas and installing central heating systems for free, but also it is supporting thousands of residents struggling with their health, heating, household income and energy costs as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Over the next two years, through the Hub, eligible homeowners and tenants will be able to improve the warmth and comfort of their home and benefit from:
• free gas connection
• free 1st time central heating
• free cavity wall/loft insulation

As well as improving the energy efficiency of the homes, the switch to gas heating can see significant improvements in health, as it reduces the risk of cold related illnesses and decreases the chances of damp and mould. Even better, this offer will save residents up to £5,000 on the install costs and create further savings on energy bills.

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Last Chance To Have Your Day On Dovecote Lane Play Area

Refurbishment works are planned for the Dovecote Lane Play Area in Beeston later this year and Broxtowe Borough Council is asking local people what they would like to see as part of the improvements.

This survey is open until the 13th July to ensure the Council can meet funding application deadlines, so make sure you complete the survey in time.

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Staying up to date

The easiest way to stay up to date is by checking our dedicated Coronavirus webpages.

They contain useful information on:

Affected Council Services
Support for Businesses
Support for Individuals
Support within the Community

We also share daily updates on our social media accounts and will be sending you this email bulletin every Friday.

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Please share the information in this email bulletin with friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to help us pass on these important messages, particularly if they’re not online.

Please also encourage anyone who isn’t already subscribed to this Email Me Service to sign up at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/emailme so they can receive these updates.

1 Comment

  1. Great news that we will soon be able to attend our Broxtowe leisure centres, albeit with appropriate care conditions.
    We’re going through a very difficult time for leisure provision; the lockdown has cost LL/Council approximately £300k per month , the decision of EMET, the site owners of Kimberley Leisure Centre which we operate on their behalf to withdraw from all agreements in the next 2 years has been a salutory decision, on top of all the other consequences of Coronavirus 19.
    That said, we’re optimistic that subject to confirmation of available grants, we will be able to continue delivering a first class service to our community.

    Cllr Ian Tyler,
    Chair Leisure & Health Committee, Director Liberty Leisure

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