In this newsletter:
- Staying Safe in Broxtowe Town Centres
- The New NHS COVID-19 App
- COVID-19 Updates
- Stapleford Secures Half A Million Pounds
- Hall Om Wong Park Improvements
- Broxtowe Lotto’s Birthday
Staying Safe in Broxtowe Town Centres
As our local Broxtowe high street businesses have worked hard to reopen, our COVID-19 information offices have been out and about across the Borough to talk to business owners about new Government measures.
They help check in on businesses to make sure they are operating in a COVID-secure way, and ensure our residents are safe when out in our town centres.
In our video above, you can hear from local businesses and residents to find out what measures are in place to keep our high streets safe and how our residents feel when visiting shops and cafes.
We are continuously working with the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottinghamshire to make sure our high streets are safe for everyone.
The New NHS COVID-19 App
Yesterday the NHS launched their new COVID-19 app. The app allows you to:
- Report your symptoms
- Check-in at venues
- Book a coronavirus test
- Check your local area risk level
- Get alerted if you’ve been near other users who have tested positive for coronavirus
- Keep track of your self-isolation countdown and access relevant advice
- Help the NHS to trace those infected
- Protect yourself and loved ones
All in one place, you can download the app from Google Play Store or the Apple App store.
The more people that download and use the app, the easier it is to help keep everyone safe from the virus.
Please help to protect yourself and others around you, let’s beat this together Broxtowe.
New COVID-19 Measures
Work From Home
Talk to your employer about your situation. Office workers who can work from home should do so. In key public services and professions where homeworking is not possible, people should continue to attend their workplaces.
All pubs, bars and restaurants must operate table-service only, except for takeaways. All hospitality venues must close at 10pm, although deliveries can continue after this time.
It will be law for staff and customers to wear face coverings in retail and hospitality venues, except when eating or drinking (or because someone is exempt), and for passengers in private hire and taxis.
Exemptions to the Rule of 6
From Monday 28 September a maximum of 15 people will be able to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Up to 30 people can still attend a funeral.
The rule of 6 will be extended to all adult indoor team sports.
The penalty for failing to wear a mask or breaking the rule of six will now double to £200 for a first offence.
People who fail to self-isolate will face a fine of up to £10,000.
COVID-19 secure guidelines will become legal obligations. Businesses will be fined and could be closed if they break these rules.
£60m more funding for police and Local Authorities to support a range of additional enforcement activity.
Stapleford Secures Half A Million Pounds In Accelerated Funding
The team behind Stapleford’s regeneration has spent the last ten months preparing submissions for up to £25m of government funding through the Towns Fund, as part of the £3.6 billion that is being invested in 101 towns across the country.
In addition to this, the government announced the Towns Fund Accelerated Funding Scheme in June.
The government-backed funding scheme is part of the wider economic strategy to accelerate infrastructure projects and the country’s economic recovery during the coronavirus pandemic.
It has been created to help support improvements to parks, high streets and transport in response to the impact of COVID-19.
Tim Hallam, councillor for Stapleford south east and chair of jobs and economy at Broxtowe Borough Council, said: “This additional cash will really help us to move forward with our plans to make much-needed improvements to the area.
Hall Om Wong Improvements
Hall Om Wong Open Space in Kimberley has recently benefited from improvement works to improve the play area, as well as access and biodiversity of the site. Watch our video to find out more and a special appearance from one of our young residents, Benjamin!
Broxtowe Lotto’s Birthday
This week we’re celebrating the 2nd Birthday of the Broxtowe Lotto. Since it’s launch the Broxtowe Lotto has raised more than £34,000 for the local community and more than £10,000 has been given away in winning. So far more than 32 local groups have signed up as part of a fun and effective way to raise funds for their valued services in the community.
You can win weekly cash prizes up to the £25,000 jackpot for just £1 per ticket. Money raised from the lotto goes towards helping community groups like Beeston Rylands Community Association, who have used funds for materials needed for activities and their Christmas party.
You can start playing the lotto from tomorrow and sometime there’s bonus prizes to be won!
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.
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.
Find the latest guidance from the Government website.