The latest updates from the Public Protection Team
Meeting Friends and Family
You can now meet up outdoors with friends and family you do not live with, either:
- in a group of up to 6 from any number of households (children of all ages count towards the limit of 6)
- in a group of any size from up to two households (each household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible)
If you’re in a support bubble
If you are eligible to form a support bubble, you and your support bubble count as one household towards the limit of 2 households when meeting others outdoors. This means, for example, that you and your support bubble can meet with another household, even if the group is more than 6 people.
Where you can meet
You can meet in a group of 6 or a larger group of any size from up to 2 households (including their support bubbles) outdoors.
This includes private outdoor spaces, such as gardens, and other outdoor public places and venues that remain open. These include the following:
- parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests
- public and botanical gardens
- the grounds of a heritage site
- outdoor sculpture parks
- public playgrounds
- outdoor sports venues and facilities
Further restrictions are set to be lifted on Monday 12th April.
Nottinghamshire Community Support Hub
The Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub brings together the many local volunteer groups offering help to those who are staying at home because of Coronavirus or those struggling to access food, medication or support during the pandemic.
The support offered includes advice on accessing food and medication deliveries and signposting to local community groups who are able to provide assistance.
Working Together To Reduce Crime
The South Nottinghamshire Community Safety Partnership continue to work hard to reduce crime across South Nottinghamshire. Measures used to reduce crime include amongst others, high-visibility policing, covert operations, CCTV surveillance and security patrols.
By raising awareness and increasing vigilance we can all help to reduce crime. During the spring and summer months many of us will be enjoying time away from home and spending time in our gardens – here are a few tips to keep you and your property safe when doing so.
In your garden
- Keep your shed in good condition, fittings should be bolted through the door and screws concealed, fit a shed alarm.
- Well positioned external lighting is a good way to deter intruders.
- Keep tools secure, they could be used to force entry into your home.
- Chain large items together and consider relocating valuable items within your home.
- Mark your valuables with your postcode, house name or number.
- Fit and use good quality locks on doors and windows.
- Keep keys away from windows and doors.
- Remember, if you can get into your home without your keys, so can a burglar .
- Never leave your vehicle insecure.
- Remove all valuables from your vehicle.
To find out about crime in Broxtowe checkout the Neighbourhood Alert System at www.broxtowecommunity.co.uk or visit the Nottinghamshire Police website at www.nottinghamshire.police.uk.
In an emergency or to report a crime in progress contact the police on 999.
For non-emergencies and enquiries call Nottinghamshire Police on 101.
To report crime anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Update For Landlords and Property Agents
If you are a landlord or property agent who is engaged in the letting of homes in the Private Rented Sector please be aware that under The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 from 1st April 2021 ALL privately rented properties MUST have a valid Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) and be fully compliant with the regulations.
Virtual Religious Exchange
This April we are holding a (virtual) religious exchange via our social media platforms. The exchange is to inspire the community to learn more about four religious celebrations taking place through the month of April (Easter, Passover, Vaisakhi and Ramadan).
We hope this exchange will educate and inform the community of the core values of these celebrations and a ‘who, what, when and why’.
Where it is applicable, there are pointers incorporated to increase tolerance by advising friends/colleagues and families of what they can do to be mindful of or support those observing certain practices at this time.
Due to COVID-19, communities are unable to come together physically and so the religious exchange is an initiative to bring people together virtually, as we adjust to the circumstances.
By doing so we hope to revive the community spirit at a time which will see many faiths going through major celebrations and to acknowledge the importance of varying faiths/cultures and to celebrate the diverse groups which make up Broxtowe community.