Broxtowe Borough Council The Latest News and COVID-19 Updates

The latest news and COVID-19 updates

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22nd January 2021

In this newsletter:

  • Thank you Broxtowe
  • Symptoms
  • Nottinghamshire COVID-19 Dashboard
  • Enjoy your local park safely
  • Business support grants
  • Other news
  • Support available

Thank You Broxtowe

Act like you've got it you don't need symptoms to have coronavirus

We want to say a huge thank you to all of our residents for doing a great job at sticking to the current restrictions in National Lockdown.

We always hear stories of the rule breakers, but never the ones sticking to the rules.

You’ve made huge sacrifices over the last year, missing out on time with family, gone without usual birthday celebrations, had weddings cancelled and maybe even lost your job.

We know it’s tough, especially being in a third lockdown which seems harder because of the dark days and bad weather, but let’s keep going. Let’s continue to work together to keep our loved ones and community safe, as we must help each other during these hard times.

If you must leave home, don’t forget to keep your nose and mouth covered by wearing your face covering, keep washing those hands and make space for those not in your household.

Find out more


Symptoms

I've got symptoms but feel ok in myself, so I'll just nip to the shops for some supplies

If you have symptoms but feel ok, it’s vital that you must stay at home, get tested and self-isolate. We must all play our part in stopping the spread of coronavirus in our community.

If you have any of the below symptoms, you must book a test.

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Find out more


Nottinghamshire COVID-19 Dashboard

The COVID-19 dashboard shows you the rate of coronavirus infection in each district of Nottinghamshire. The data is sourced from the Public Health England national dataset and is available for anyone to access. Please note, the data goes up to and includes 15 January.

Find out more


Enjoy Your Local Park Safely

Hall Om Wong Play Area

We know that most of our residents are making the most of their daily exercise to get out of the house for some fresh air, or to have a break from home-schooling.

We want to ensure that all of our residents can enjoy our parks and open spaces safely, so here’s some of our tips on how to stay safe and what do do if the park and play areas are looking a little busy.

  • Use the parks and play areas closest to your home
  • Stick to quieter times if possible, before 10am or after 3pm
  • Be prepared to return to the play areas later if it is busy
  • If the park looks busy could you go for an early sunrise bike ride, walk different routes near you home and create a spotting game along the way?

We know it’s sometimes hard to be flexible due to weather and limited sunlight, but please remember to stay safe by remembering hands, face, space when out and about.

You can exercise in a public outdoor place:

  • By yourself
  • With the people you live with
  • With your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one)
  • In a childcare bubble where providing childcare
  • Or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household

Read full guidance


£4.7m Support Grants Paid to Broxtowe Businesses this Week

£4.7million has been paid to Broxtowe businesses affected by the recent Tier 4 and National Lockdown restrictions, this week.

Broxtowe Borough Council has administered the Government’s latest business support grant scheme as quickly as possible to ensure that businesses can receive much needed funds to support them during the lockdown.

Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Milan Radulovic MBE, said: “Businesses have had it tough this past year and grants like this could be a lifeline for many. By giving this help to them now, we can potentially save our high streets so there continues to be life and personality in our town centres after the pandemic. When things get back to some kind of normal, these are the places we will want to go to and enjoy the company of others in shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Supporting these businesses now is critical”.

Deputy Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Steve Carr, said: “Keeping business afloat during the pandemic is one of our most important tasks as a Council. Our team administering these grants have worked quickly to find a way to pay out these vital funds, as simply as possible, to those who are eligible. Every day of business lost is a body blow for those businesses, the people that work so hard to run them, their families and those who they employ. We have helped them quickly and efficiently during this very challenging time.”

Find out more


Other News

Exciting year ahead for Stapleford £25m Towns Deal Bid

Ian Jowitt

Following months of consultation with Stapleford residents, workers and businesses, we’re excited to be submitting the final proposal to Government for £25m of Towns Deal funding this month.

You told us what you thought we needed to invest in to make our town’s future even brighter. The proposal, being submitted at the end of the month, includes:

  • Stapleford Enterprise Hub – comprising a ground floor indoor/outdoor market, first floor office space and roof top garden
  • Community Pavilion Facility
  • Traffic management strategy for the Town Centre and a Cycle Super Highway

Find out more

Broxtowe Marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Light the darkness

Online commemorations will take place to mark Holocaust Memorial Day next week, as part of a community service being produced by Broxtowe Borough Council.

Students from Alderman White school and Bramcote College, local residents and community leaders will join the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Janet Patrick, to take part in the service which will be shared on the Council’s social media channels and website on Wednesday 27th January.

Find out more

Healthy Start

Health starts image with baby

Pregnant women and parents with children under four in receipt of certain benefits may be eligible for Healthy Start vouchers worth £3.10 a week (and more when the child is under one year old) to spend on fruit, vegetables and milk. From 1 April 2021 the value of vouchers is increasing to £4.25 per week. Many supermarkets also have additional offers for people using Healthy Start vouchers.

The Healthy Start helpline 0345 607 6823 will also email or post the application form out if requested.

Find out 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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