In this newsletter:
- Broxtowe Borough Council Installs The 45th Mayor
- Let’s keep going Broxtowe
- Step 3 on the Roadmap
- Calling all over 38’s to get vaccinated
- Other news
- Support available
Let’s keep going Broxtowe
This week’s COVID-19 figures for Nottinghamshire shows that Broxtowe now has the second highest rates in the county.
Please remember to stick to the current guidance, practicing social distancing and washing our hands.
Let’s keep going to keep you, your loved ones and your community safe from the virus.
Step 3 On The Roadmap
From Monday 17th May further restrictions will be eased as we enter Step 3 of the Roadmap out of lockdown.
Many businesses and activities will start to reopen including:
- Indoor hospitality venues such as restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes
- Organised indoor sport
- Indoor entertainment and attractions such as cinemas, theatres, bowling alleys and museums
And the following will be allowed:
- Domestic overnight stays
- Maximum thirty people outdoors
- Indoors: up to six people or a larger group from two households only
Calling all 38’s and over to get vaccinated
If you’re aged 38 or over, or if you turn 38 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine.
You can only use this service if any of the following apply:
- you’re aged 38 or over
- you’ll turn 38 before 1 July 2021
- you’re at high risk from COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
- you have a learning disability
- you’re a frontline health or social care worker
- you get a Carer’s Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you’re a carer
You can book your appointment through the national booking system or by calling 119.
Broxtowe Borough Council Installs The 45th Mayor
Councillor Richard MacRae was installed as the 45th Mayor of Broxtowe on the 12th May at the Annual Meeting of Broxtowe Borough Council.
Councillor MacRae, an independent Councillor from Stapleford North, grew up in Stapleford and is incredibly passionate about supporting the local area.
In 2015, Richard was elected to Broxtowe Borough Council and he also sits on Stapleford Town Council. He served as Deputy Mayor of Broxtowe and Stapleford Town Mayor during 2020/21 Civic Year.
Richard is a very active member of the local community and will be supporting Broxtowe Youth Homelessness during his year in office.
Investment Consultation in Kimberley now open
Residents, workers and local businesses in Kimberley are being urged to have their say on what improvements they would like to see as part of the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, which will see up to £20m invested in the town.
The £4.8 billion Levelling Up Fund will invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK, including regenerating town centres and high streets, upgrading local transport, and investing in cultural and heritage assets.
Chair of the Jobs and Economic Committee, Councillor Tim Hallam said: “It’s important that we take up all opportunities to invest in our local area for the future, including taking advantage of possible funding like the Levelling Up Fund. If you’re a local resident, business or group, this is your chance to be part of that process and help determine future investment in Kimberley.”
Walk to School Week
Walk to School Week is taking place Monday 17th – Friday 21st May. Families are encouraged to walk, cycle, scoot or ‘Park and Stride’ for the whole week to see the big differences that come from small steps, from healthier and happier children to fewer cars outside the school gates.
This year’s challenge will focus on the benefit walking to school has on individuals, communities and the planet.
Water Saving Week
Water Saving Week is taking place from 17th – 21st May and the message is more urgent than ever before: we all need to be using less water. Climate change is ushering in longer periods of dry weather and, combined with population growth and changes in lifestyle, has led to growing pressure being put on our water supplies.
This year the main focus is to help people save more water when they’re out and about and to help businesses and communities reduce their water consumption and protect our environment.
It’s important to get people talking about how important water is, and how easy it is to make small changes that make a big difference.
Keep an eye on our social media posts next week for some tips on how you can start saving more water.
Come down and support our local markets
Don’t forget to pop down to our local town centres and support our markets situated in both Beeston and Stapleford.
You will find a range of stalls in both markets from:
- Beeston Brownies
- Fresh fruit and vegetables
- Sweets and treats
- Ladies clothes
Our Beeston market is open every Monday and Thursday 8.00am – 3.00pm and our Stapleford market every Thursday 8.00am – 2.00pm.
Our teams have been working hard to make sure that all of our markets are COVID secure and our visitors can shop safely. Please help them by following the current hands, face, space and fresh air guidance.
Celebrate 100 years of the Royal British Legion
For 100 years the Royal British Legion has been a symbol of hope for the Armed Forces community and are ready to continue their work for another 100 years and beyond.
The RBL have always been supported by a network of volunteers, members, and fundraisers who share their passion for bringing people together to support, commemorate and celebrate our Armed Forces Community.
RBL ask us to join in celebrating our rich history, the difference they’ve made and looking forward to the next 100 years.
If you develop symptoms of Covid-19, stay at home and self-isolate immediately. If you have a positive test result but do not have symptoms, stay at home and self-isolate as soon as you receive the results. Your household needs to isolate too.
A new illustration by Public Health England explaining the self-isolation guidance is available to view and download: Stay at home illustration [PDF]
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.