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

The latest news and COVID-19 updates

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28th August 2020

In this newsletter:

  • Bank Holiday Opening Hours
  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Other News

Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Broxtowe Borough Council Offices with summer flowers

Monday 31st is a bank holiday which means that our Offices will be closed for appointments.

Bin collections will be a day after your usual collection day. If you normally get your bin collected on a Tuesday, next week they will be collected on Wednesday instead, please check our website for full details.

Normal Collection Revised Collection Day
Monday 31st August Tuesday 1st September
Tuesday 1st September Wednesday 2nd September
Wednesday 2nd September Thursday 3rd September
Thursday 3rd September Friday 4th September
Friday 4th September Saturday 5th September

Please check the opening times of our leisure centres on their website or by giving them a call before making a visit as they may be slightly different to normal.

If you have an out of hours emergency over the bank holiday you can find contact numbers on our website.

Find out more


COVID-19 Updates

Get Back to School Safely

As children are heading back to school the government have produced further guidance of what parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the latest school safety guidance to keep up to date.

Get back to school safely someone washing their hands

Enjoy the Bank Holiday Safely

Let's beat this together Broxtowe

If you’re planning on seeing friends and family this weekend it’s vital to follow the guidance, so we can help protect each other from coronavirus.

Here’s a reminder of what you need to do:

  • No more than two households of people should meet indoors.
  • No more than six people from different households should meet outdoors.
  • Wash your hands regularly especially when returning home.
  • Wear a face covering where required to do so, unless exempt.
  • Keep your distance from others to help stop the spread of the virus.

The government have also updated guidance on what you can and cannot do so please make sure you check this to make sure you don’t get caught out this bank holiday.

Have you got symptoms of coronavirus?

Have you got:

  • A new continuous cough
  • High temperature
  • Loss or change to sense of smell/taste

If so please make sure you book a free test by visiting www.gov.uk/coronavirus

A woman with blonde hair with the quote I had a cough so I got tested, feeling unwell book a free test now

Weekly Covid-19 Surveillance Report for Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire County Council post a weekly coronavirus report to summarise the information from the surveillance system which is used to monitor cases of COVID-19 in Nottinghamshire (excluding Nottingham City).

You can find these weekly reports on the Nottinghamshire County Council website.


Other news

Are you eligible for Tax-Free Childcare

As children begin to return to schools, don’t forget that many parents will be eligible for tax-free childcare, saving up to £2,000 per child, per year for services such as breakfast clubs. nurseries and after-school clubs. You can find further information of the HM Revenue and Customs website.

Children playing on a floor ladder


Make sure you’re registered to vote

Don't lose your voice with megaphone

Each year we contact every household in Broxtowe to check that we have the correct people registered to vote and to ask you to notify us of any changes.

This year the canvass is operating slightly differently, which means that you may receive a letter, an email or a phone call from us asking to check who we have registered and to tell us about any changes.

This year’s canvass if taking place during a challenging public health time. We are working to ensure that we take account of public health guidelines, including the continued importance of social distancing.

If you do not respond as requested, we may contact you by telephone or you may receive a house visit from one of our canvassers to ask you to confirm your household details. We will only send canvassers to properties if it is safe to do so.

Find out more


Annual Parks Survey

Don’t forget to complete our Annual Parks Survey!

If you’re passionate about our parks and want to help enhance the open spaces in Broxtowe then please make sure you share your views with us in our survey.

The survey takes 10 minutes to complete and by offering your views on the selected parks, you can help make our parks the best they can be.

The results from the survey will be used to formulate a parks and open spaces regeneration programme, which will be delivered in 2020/2021.

Please remember as we assess our parks and open spaces at least once each year our parks team have just selected a few of the parks for this particular survey, focussing on those that have not been part of the annual survey in recent years and those potentially needing some changes. If your local park isn’t included this year, it may very well be next year.

Find out more

Broxtowe's open spaces


Better Health

Making small changes can make a big difference to your health, whether you want to lose weight, get fitter or help improve your sleep, the new Better Health campaign can help.

Better Health has a range of tools to help support you with a simple 12-week plan to give you some healthy recipe ideas, ways to build in small movements each day an a free app to help you stay on track.

To find out more you can visit the NHS website to get started.

Man stepping on a fitness block


Staying up to date

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

They contain useful information on:

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


Share this

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.


Let's beat this together Broxtowe - follow all safety advice to keep us all safe

Find the latest guidance from the Government website.

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