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

The latest news and COVID-19 updates

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31st December 2020

In this newsletter:

  • Tier 4 Restrictions
  • See the New Year in Safely
  • New Year’s Day Walks
  • Bin Collections
  • Opening Hours
  • Other News
  • Support available

Tier 4 Restrictions – now in place

Tier 4 email header

The Government has announced that Broxtowe Borough and the whole of Nottinghamshire has moved to Tier 4 (Stay at Home) restrictions from today, meaning you must stay home, except for specific purposes.

The Government has provided guidance on when it is reasonable to leave the place where you are living which can be found by visiting the gov.uk website.

You cannot meet other people indoors, including over the New Year period, unless you live with them, or they are part of your support bubble.

You can only meet one person from another household outdoors.

The next review date is Wednesday 13th January 2021. This means that anyone living anywhere in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire is subject to the new rules in place.

For the full list of restrictions for Tier 4 visit the gov.uk website.


See In The New Year Safely

See in the new year safely

We must stay at home this New Year’s Eve to keep our family, friends and community safe.

This means only mixing with those you live with or those in your support bubble. You should not meet anyone else indoors.

We know its a tough end to a tough year but you can still celebrate the end of 2020 and look forward to the new year ahead.

Why not order some food in and have a virtual quiz, board games, movie marathon or karaoke in your lounge? You won’t miss waiting in the cold for a taxi after midnight when you’re enjoying yourself all cosy at home.

Wishing all of our residents a Happy New Year!


New Year’s Day Walks

snow at Attenborough church

A nice, long walk is a New Year’s Day tradition for many of us and the good news is, that you can still enjoy the beautiful Broxtowe countryside and open spaces in the current restrictions.

If you are planning a walk, jog or cycle today, wrap up warm and stay safe – you can find inspiration on routes on our walking and cycling pages.

Remember:

  • You can also exercise outdoors or visit some public outdoor places, such as parks, the countryside accessible to the public, public gardens or outdoor sports facilities.
  • You can continue to do unlimited exercise alone, or in a public outdoor place with your household, support bubble, or with one other person if you maintain social distancing.
  • You should always follow the guidance on meeting others safely.

Meeting Others Safely Guidance


Leisure Centres Closed

In light of yesterday’s Government announcement placing Nottinghamshire into Tier 4 – Bramcote, Chilwell and Kimberley Leisure Centres will be closed until further notice.

Find out more


Bin Collections

If you’re bin is normally collected on Friday 1st January, it will be collected on Saturday 2nd January because of the New Year’s Day bank holiday.

All other collection days remain the same – you can check yours by referring to your bin calendar or using our online ‘when is my collection’ checker.


Opening Hours

We are closed tomorrow (1st January) for the New Year’s Day bank holiday.

We will re-open at 8.30am on Monday 4th January for telephone and email enquiries.

If you need to visit the office, this should be done through a pre-booked appointment only.

Only make an appointment if you have no other way to do what you need to, as this will help us ensure that we can all stay safe and help those that need it most – a trip to the office could be avoided by:

Read more


Other News

old sofa outside

Free Bulky Waste Removal for Broxtowe Residents

Broxtowe residents can take advantage of a series of free bulky waste removal weeks this winter to help them dispose of large items like furniture and fridges.

The Council has organised three free bulky waste weeks as part of the Clean and Green campaign to help keep the area tidy and reduce cases of fly tipping in the area.

The first collection week took place in December and proved very popular. The second week will be 25th January 2021 week and the third 1st February 2021 week, with bookings being taken from Monday 4th January.

Find out more

Bob Pitchfork planting a tree at Redwood Crescent pocket park

Residents living around Redwood Crescent plant trees to help nature

Work at a new £25,000 pocket park has been completed at Redwood Crescent in Beeston, in partnership with the Redwood Crescent Association.

On 20th December, 18 local residents worked together, spaced apart, to plant 40 trees in the park, to improve biodiversity and attract local wildlife.

Thanks to a successful bid for Central Government Pocket Park funding, along with a contribution from Broxtowe Borough Council and the Redwood Crescent Association, the Pocket Park was created in early 2020 on land at Redwood Crescent in Beeston. Assistance was also provided by Futures Homes who developed the adjacent garage sites into social housing.

Working in partnership, the Association and Broxtowe Borough Council created this safe open space, accessible to all residents, as sustainably as possible, which is intended to improve biodiversity.

Read more


Support Available

Support to get essential supplies

If you are vulnerable and need help to get food, medicine or community support, please get in touch with the Nottinghamshire Community Support Hub www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/coronaviruscommunityhub or call 0300 500 80 80

Financial support

In some circumstances, if you are required by law to self-isolate, you may be supported by a payment of £500, payable from Broxtowe Borough Council. Find out more about this scheme and other financial support at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/testandtracepayment or call 0115 917 7777

Mental health

The impact of the pandemic on you and your loved ones and not being able to enjoy all of the activities you would normally be involved in can all have an impact on your health. It is important to remember to look after yourself. Useful resources to support you, your family and friends can be found at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/wellbeing or call the Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline between 9.00am and 1.00pm, seven days a week on 0300 555 0730.

Accessing NHS services

If you have symptoms or a health concern you are worried about, please contact your GP practice. GP practices are still open and here for you. When you call your practice, you may be offered a consultation online or over the phone. If they feel they need to see you in person, they will invite you in for a face to face appointment. Read more for guidance at https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/gp-appointment-guidance/


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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