In this newsletter:
- COVID-19 Updates
- Bin Collection Update
- Eid Mubarak
- Other News
Leader of the Council’s Statement on Moving to Step 4
The Leader of the Council has issued the following statement on moving to Step 4 on the Roadmap.
Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, Milan Radulovic, said: “Whilst we welcome the move to Step 4 on the Roadmap, we are concerned about rising cases in the Borough and we want to encourage people to be cautious in public spaces and urge people to come forward and get vaccinated.
People are now legally allowed to use public transport and go to shops without wearing a face covering, so I am asking people to use their common sense and choose whether they think they should continue to wear a face covering in public places where social distancing is difficult. This will help to protect not only ourselves, but also those around us.
Everyone over the age of 18 is able to receive their vaccination. If you have not yet come forward I would encourage you to do so. The vaccine offers a greater protection against the virus.”
Let’s Keep Life Moving
On Monday England moved to Step 4 on the Roadmap, meaning that most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 have been lifted.
- You do not have to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with.
- There no limits on the number of people you can meet.
- The requirement to wear face coverings in law has been lifted.
- The Government is so longer instructing people to work from home if they can.
- There are no longer restrictions on group sizes for attending communal worship.
However, COVID-19 cases are still increasing in our area so to help manage the spread and to keep us moving forward it is advised to:
- Meet outdoors where possible and let fresh air in to homes or other enclosed spaces.
- The Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.
- You should limit the close contact you have with those you do not usually live with, and increase close contact gradually. This includes minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts.
Although restrictions have been lifted this week, you must still continue to self isolate if you are told to do so by NHS Test & Trace.
Walk-in Vaccination Clinics
Vaccinated people are far less likely to get serious COVID-19, be admitted to hospital, or die from it.
Nottinghamshire walk-in clinics are open for first and second doses for anyone aged 18 and over.
Two jabs are better than one and you can get your second dose after 8 weeks.
You can see locations and times on the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG webiste.
Bin Collection Update
Since Monday 19 July, unfortunately we have had to suspend our glass, garden waste, missed bins collection services as well as bin repairs/deliveries. This has allowed us to maintain the key residual and recycling services as planned which are our priority services.
On Saturday 24 July we will be working to try and catch up on missed residual/recycling collections. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to undertake any kerbside garden waste or glass collections.
Any suspended glass and garden waste services will now be collected on the next scheduled collection so please return any bins left out back onto your property.
If any services continue to be affected from Monday 26 July we will update residents accordingly.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you and thank you for your ongoing support during this very difficult time.
If you are celebrating Eid al-Adha the advice is to do so safely by:
- Maintaining space from others outside of your household where you can.
- Letting fresh air into your home by opening doors and windows.
- Washing your hands thoroughly and regularly
- Testing twice weekly using lateral flow tests to check for COVID-19.
Eid Mubarak to our Muslim communities across Broxtowe.
More than 100 jobs created by new Beeston Square development
More than 100 new jobs will be created in Beeston thanks to a landmark new development.
The redevelopment of Beeston Square, masterminded by Broxtowe Borough Council, is currently home to the Arc Cinema, which opened its doors in May.
It will be joined by a new branch of Doughnotts at the end of August and a new bar from the team behind the Hockley Arts Club, in the autumn. Announcements on the final two tenants in the development are expected to be made in the coming weeks.
Residents are being asked for their views to help shape the future of bus services in Nottinghamshire and Nottingham.
The County and City Council are running a consultation in partnership with local bus operators which will help to improve bus services and encourage more people to use them.
The survey, which is open until 13 August, is open to all residents regardless of whether they use bus services or not.
Make sure you have your say.
Summer Holiday Activities
The summer holidays are here and if you’re looking for fun activities for the kids then look no further than swimming at Bramcote Leisure Centre.
LLeisure have lots to keep them busy this summer whether it’s swimming, football, tennis and more.
Holiday Activity and Food Programme
During the summer holidays the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme, funded by the Department for Education, will be offering free activities to children and young people in Nottinghamshire, as well as free healthy meals, and information about nutrition.
Broxtowe will be running activities throughout August with a range of providers so that there’s something for every child.
Sessions are available free of charge for those you are eligible to receive free school meals, however some providers are offering paid for places for other children to join in.
Activities will be taking place during the below weeks:
- Monday 2 – Friday 6 August
- Monday 9 – Friday 13 August
- Monday 16 – Friday 20 August
- Monday 23 – Friday 27 August
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.
An 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.