In this newsletter:
- Shopping safely for essentials
- Vaccinations update
- Concessionary travel to vaccination time extension
- Broxtowe Borough Council is working with the HSE to make sure businesses are COVID secure
- Other news
- Support available
Shopping Safely for Essentials
If you can’t shop online, or book a click and collect and you have to go to your local supermarket or shop, here’s some of our top tips to make sure you shop safely.
- Don’t forget your face covering, unless exempt
- Follow the signage provided
- Don’t pick up items that you are not going to buy
- Your shopping may take a little longer but please be patient with others
- Use hand sanitiser on your way in and out of the shop
Watch our quick video above as a helpful reminder before your next shop.
Thank you to everyone so far who have continued to pull together during the pandemic. It’s been a long hard year, but please keep doing everything you can. Remember to stay at home as much as possible and stick to the rule of hands, face, space when having to leave your home. We’re still all in this together.
A vaccination programme of this size and scale will still take some time to roll out in full. Please be assured that everyone who needs the vaccine will be offered it.
The NHS will be in touch with you when it is your turn to be vaccinated. Please don’t call before you are invited.
The most important things that you can do are:
- Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, they will contact you.
- When you are contacted, please attend your booked appointments.
- It is vital that you continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.
Letters have been sent to the over 70 cohort and those who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable. People under the age of 70 who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable will receive a second letter with a bespoke link to book their Covid-19 vaccination. They will need to bring this second letter to their appointment as proof that they are eligible.
Concessionary Travel to Vaccination Centres Time Extension
Concessionary travel pass holders can now use their pass before 9.30am for free travel to vaccine appointments. Just present your appointment letter with your card when boarding. We would however strongly recommend that appointments are made later to avoid busy times.
This applies to all buses and trams in Nottinghamshire, including Nottingham City, for anyone making an essential journey to get their vaccine. Please remember to wear a face covering when on public transport, unless you are exempt.
Broxtowe Borough Council is Working with the HSE to Make Sure Businesses Are COVID Secure
The HSE and Broxtowe Borough Council are also working alongside local public health authorities to support the understanding of any patterns in confirmed coronavirus cases in the area.
During the checks, the team provide advice and guidance to manage risk and protect workers, customers and visitors but where some businesses are not managing this, immediate action will be taken. This can range from the provision of specific advice, issuing enforcement notices, stopping certain work practices until they are made safe and, where businesses fail to comply, this could lead to prosecution.
£25m regeneration plans are in for a bright future for Stapleford
Following months of consultation with our Stapleford communities, our final proposal for £25m of Town Deal funding have been submitted to government this week.
The exciting plan addresses the most urgent needs of the town through:
- A new cutting-edge Community Leisure Hub pavilion for fitness classes, club groups, elections and meetings.
- A Cycle ‘Super Highway’ to vastly improve the local cycle infrastructure and encourage more people to travel in a sustainable way
- New high street traffic calming measures to make the town centre roads safer to travel in and around by bicycle or on foot.
- Better business opportunities through a new Enterprise Hub with flexible office space and an indoor/outdoor market space.
- A COVID-19 Town Centre Recovery Grant Scheme to help Stapleford’s high street businesses get back on track.
- New adult learning and skills centre in a new extension to the library.
Our proposal will now be reviewed by the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government with approval expected by May 2021.
Your input will be vital in this project’s success. We will be looking for local people to get involved and help us get this right, so please do sign up to our Stapleford Towns Deal Bulletin via ‘EMAIL ME’ on our website.
Broxtowe residents asked to Go Green as part of climate change challenge
Broxtowe residents are being encouraged to sign up to a new Go Green Challenge as part of the Borough’s efforts to tackle climate change.
The challenge, run by Broxtowe Borough Council will bring weekly email challenges to residents over the course of six weeks to help families be more green in 2021 and beyond. Residents can sign up by visiting: www.broxtowe.gov.uk/gogreenchallenge
The six-week email programme aims to equip residents with the knowledge and skills to help tackle waste volume issues created by their own family and invites residents to take on one element each week for six weeks, in their own homes. From meal planning to making plastic bottle bird feeders, there is a challenge for everyone.
Holocaust Memorial Online Service
On Wednesday 27th January we marked Holocaust Memorial Day with our online service.
If you missed it, you can catch up by watching it on our YouTube channel.
Are you registered to vote?
Elections are an opportunity to have your say on who represents you on issues that directly affect your day-to-day life here in Nottinghamshire.
Broxtowe Borough Council asks for residents views to plan new Stapleford Market
A new market is being planned for Stapleford, to start in March, COVID-19 restrictions allowing. Ahead of the new market, Broxtowe Borough Council are asking for ideas of the sort of stalls residents would like to see.
Views are being collected from local residents in Stapleford and surrounding areas through a survey.
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
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
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.
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.