Broxtowe Borough Council The Latest News and COVID-19 Updates

The latest news and COVID-19 updates

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2nd July, 2021

In this newsletter:

  • Walk-in to your COVID-19 vaccination
  • Let’s keep each other safe Broxtowe!
  • Let’s all watch the Euro 2020 safely
  • Other News

Walk-in to your COVID-19 vaccination

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There was a fantastic turnout over the Big-Vax-The-Nation Weekend last weekend with over 6,000 people attending the sites as walk-ins. 

Not had your jab yet? All people aged 18 and over can grab a jab by walking into any of the sites. Those of you who your first dose 56 days ago (8 weeks) can also walk in for your second dose.

If you would like to book an appointment you can visit the website or call 119.


Let’s keep each other safe Broxtowe!

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The weekly figures shows Broxtowe as having one of the highest rates of COVID-19 in the county! With the increasing coronavirus rates across Nottinghamshire we want to make sure we are all doing everything we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19, as well as ease the pressures on our local NHS.

Remember to make twice-weekly testing a part of your routine, even if you are not showing any signs of the virus.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you should get a PCR test and self isolate.

Let’s all keep following the Government guidelines and help keep our community safe.


Let’s all watch the Euro 2020 safely

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Watching England get through to the last sixteen was an exciting time. If you’re meeting indoors with friends or family to watch the football, please remember to stick to a group of six or two households.

Did you know the more fresh air inside, the quicker any airborne virus will be removed from the room? Make sure you open any windows and let the fresh air in.

If you are heading to your local pub or beer garden remember to keep on using track and trace, socially distance and wear a face covering when moving around indoors.

Guidance here


Other News

New Play Area Opens on Dovecote Lane Recreation Ground

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Following extensive work through Spring the fully refurbished play area on Dovecote Lane Recreation Ground in Beeston is now open!

Thanks to a £73,440 grant from funding body FCC Communities Foundation and a contribution of £5,000 from United Living (the Councils’ Housing Construction Partner) together with the Borough Council’s own funds as part of the Broxtowe Borough Council “Pride in Parks” initiative, the park has seen a £120,000 refurbishment.

The grant, awarded by FCC Communities Foundation, was used to completely refurbish the play area at Dovecote Lane Recreation Ground in Beeston with modern, exciting equipment, all set on a rubber safer surface making the area more accessible and available for play throughout the year.

Find out more

Let’s all go plastic free in July

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Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people cut down on plastic and helps make our streets, oceans and communities cleaner.

Let’s all join and become plastic free in July and refuse single – use plastics.

If you are wanting to cut down on your plastic use, here are some great ways you can help reduce plastic waste in your homes:

  • Switch from liquid soap to bar soap
  • Shop at your local farmer’s market
  • Say no to plastic cutlery
  • Give up bottled water

Make sure you sign up to Plastic Free July and receive resources and ideas on how you can reduce single-use plastic everyday at home, work and within the community.

Sign up here

New craft, gift and food fair coming to Beeston

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There is a new craft, gift and food fair taking place in Beeston Square on Saturday 3rd July, 10.00am – 4.00pm.

The fair will then happen the first Saturday of every month that follows.

Make sure you pop on down where you will get to experience a range of stalls from:

  • Beady Weanies, wood worry dolls, children’s jewellery and dolls made out of wood
  • Beas Classic Beading, beaded jewellery
  • Pretty Little Boutique, selling silver jewelley and Swarovski crystal jewellery
  • The Art Booth, selling hand painted paintings
  • Haze Naked Bath and Beauty, selling handmade bath and beauty products
  • Sweet Sweet Sisters, selling handmade bath bombs, max welts and burners

Along with many more exciting stall holders, we hope to see you all there supporting our local businesses!

Litter Picking Potential

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Following our recent plea for litter-pick volunteers, up stepped local heroes Nicola and Claire from Nuthall to answer our call.

Armed with Council-supplied litter-pickers and special litter bags, Nicola and Claire gave up their time over a weekend to help tidy up their local area.

Mum, Shirley, said: “This is the first time we’ve done a litter-pick and the girls really enjoyed it. It’s very satisfying to make a difference to your local area and I’d encourage anyone with some spare time to have a go yourself.”

Well done girls. You are an inspiration to us all.

If you would like to do a litter-pick in your area, please email  refuse@broxtowe.gov.uk


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.


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.


Hands, face, space, fresh air

Find the latest guidance from the Government website.

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