Broxtowe Borough Council The Latest News and COVID-19 Updates

The latest news and COVID-19 updates

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18th June, 2021

In this newsletter:

  • Step 3 put on a four week pause
  • All adults can now book their COVID-19 vaccination
  • Euro 2020 – keep following the guidance
  • Other news

Step 3 put on a four week pause

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The Government has announced a four week pause at Step 3 on the Roadmap and many Step 3 restrictions remain in place.

It is expected that England will move to Step 4 on 19 July, though the data will be reviewed after 2 weeks in case the risks have reduced.

From 21 June, the rules on the number of people who can attend a wedding or civil partnership ceremony, a wedding reception or civil partnership celebration, and a commemorative event following a funeral such as a wake, stone setting or ash scattering, will change.

The number of people who can attend these events in a COVID-Secure venue or other venue (such as a garden of a private home) will be determined by how many people a venue can safely accommodate with social distancing measures in place, including guests of all ages and anyone working at the event.

From 21 June some changes will be made to visits in and out of care homes.

For visits in to care homes, all care home residents will be able to nominate an essential care giver. These essential care givers will be able to visit the care home resident, even if the resident is isolating.

Please remember to keep on following the hands, face, space and fresh air guidance and keep our community safe.

Current guidance


All adults can now book their COVID-19 vaccination

all adults

If you’re 18 and over you can now book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

You can book your appointment via the national booking system 

If you’ve had your first vaccination please remember to book your second appointment if not done so already.

Thank you to all of our residents who have booked their vaccination so far!

Find out more


Euro 2020 – Let’s keep following the guidance

Image on a football on the grass in a stadium

The Euro’s 2020 are now in full swing and it’s important for residents and businesses to carry on following the current guidance in place.

If you are heading out to a venue to watch the games please remember to carry on checking into venues, washing your hands, social distancing and wearing face coverings when moving around indoors.

If you are a business please ensure your venues are COVID-19 secure and you are safely enforcing the necessary restrictions to keep everyone safe.

Further guidance for businesses is available on our website.

Guidance here


Other News

Art trail celebrating key workers now open in Beeston

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A new art trail has been unveiled in Beeston to highlight the contribution of key workers to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ten images representing staff ranging from teachers and shop staff to NHS workers and carers are on display in various locations around the town.

Commissioned by Broxtowe Borough Council, the trail is part of a series of events to mark the redevelopment of the town centre and will serve as a lasting reminder of the dedication of key workers throughout the past 18 months.

Find out more

Heroes Honoured For Armed Forces Day

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The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae, will raise a specially commissioned Armed Forces Day Flag in The Square, Beeston on Monday 21 June at 11.00am to mark a week of events being held across the country.

Colonel Gavin Hatcher OBE from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group Royal Engineers will join Councillor MacRae to raise the flag and address representatives from the Royal British Legion and uniformed organisations to show our support and recognise the contributions of all those who serve or have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

This year’s Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday 26 June to honour the British Armed Forces past and present, service families, reservists and cadets. You can mark Armed Forces Day with family at home.

Find out more

Bramcote Crematorium raises £10,000 for local charity

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Bramcote Crematorium has raised over £10,000 for a local bereavement charity thanks to its recycling scheme.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide is the only organisation offering peer-to-peer support to all those over the age of 18 impacted by suicide loss in the UK. They help those bereaved by suicide to support each other, at the time of their loss and in the months and years that follow.

They are a self-help organisation and provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. They strive to improve public awareness and maintain contacts with many other statutory and voluntary organisations.

The Crematorium has been working with families and Orthometals as part of the scheme, which enables bereaved families to donate metals which remain after the cremation process.

Find out more

Don’t forget to have your say in the Kimberley consultation

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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.

If you would like to have your say complete the survey provided and let us know your thoughts!

Complete survey


Support Available

Self-isolating

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]

Learn more

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/

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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.


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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.


Hands, face, space, fresh air

Find the latest guidance from the Government website.

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