Broxtowe Borough Council Latest News and Covid-19 Updates

The latest news and COVID-19 updates

Broxtowe Borough Council sent this bulletin at 02-10-2020 03:45 PM BST

View as a webpage2nd October 2020In this newsletter:The Rule of SixCOVID-19 UpdatesA Dementia Friendly BoroughD2N2 Awards Investment For Mushroom Farm DevelopmentGreen Homes Grant Voucher SchemeThe Rule of SixKeep to the rule of six indoors and outdoorsThe Mayor, Councillor Janet Patrick has a lovely way of thinking about the Rule of Six, inspired by Winning the Pooh and AA Milne’s poem ‘Now We Are Six’.But now I am six,I’m as clever as clever.So I think I’ll be six nowfor ever and ever.Social distancing won’t last forever but it is important that we follow these rules now. It’s hard to do, but if we can stick to a gathering of six and it saves lives and stops the pandemic from spreading, it’s worth it.Let’s keep ourselves, family, friends and community safe, we can beat this together Broxtowe.COVID-19 UpdatesTravel UpdatePeople arriving into the UK from Turkey, Poland, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba from 4am Saturday 3 October will need to self-isolate for 14 days.Travel restrictions for poland, turkey, bonaire, sint eustatius and sabaSelf-isolateIf you have coronavirus symptoms you must self-isolate for 10 days.If you live with someone who has symptoms you must self-isolate for 14 days, if you are found to not be self-isolating you could face a fine of up to £10,000.Isolate to save livesDownload the NHS COVID-19 AppThe app allows you to:Report your symptomsCheck-in at venuesBook a coronavirus testCheck your local area risk levelGet alerted if you’ve been near other users who have tested positive for coronavirusKeep track of your self-isolation countdown and access relevant adviceHelp the NHS to trace those infectedProtect yourself and loved onesAll 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.Find out moreDownload the NHS app and protect your loved ones, image of grandad and grandson on phone screenA Dementia Friendly BoroughWatch the latest video from The Mayor, Councillor Janet Patrick on what support is available in Broxtowe for those with dementia and for their carers.Click the video screen to find out more.D2N2 Awards Investment for Mushroom Farm DevelopmentD2N2 LogoLocal Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, and Nottinghamshire allocate £160,000 from Local Growth FundD2N2 will provide £160,000 in funding towards the construction of commercial space for SMEs in Nottinghamshire, it has been announced.The funding, provided by D2N2 via its Local Growth Fund allocation, will part-fund the £270,000 creation of three new small industrial units on the Mushroom Farm site in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.Find out moreGreen Home Grant Voucher SchemeMake your home more energy efficient and save money on your bills with £5,000 Green Homes Grant, with image of house wearing a wooley hatThe Green Homes Grant gives homeowners vouchers to help cover the cost of energy efficiency improvements to their home – such as, loft, wall and floor insulation and low-carbon heating systems (funding is not available for gas or oil heating systems).If you have at least one of these ‘primary’ improvements you can also use the grant for ‘secondary’ items such as double glazing, as long as it costs no more that you spend on the ‘primary’ improvement.Find out moreStaying up to dateThe easiest way to stay up to date is by checking our dedicated Coronavirus webpages. They contain useful information on:Affected Council ServicesSupport for BusinessesSupport for IndividualsSupport within the CommunityWe also share daily updates on our social media accounts and will be sending you this email bulletin every Friday.Share thisPlease 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 so they can receive these updates.Let's beat this together Broxtowe - follow all safety advice to keep us all safeFind the latest guidance from the Government website.

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