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Hop onto the COVID-19 vaccination bus
The NHS COVID-19 vaccination bus will be coming into Beeston Fields on Tuesday 3rd August.
Anyone who is eligible can get the jab anytime between 11.00am – 3.00pm at Beeston Fields, Recreation Ground, Central Avenue, Beeston NG9 2QT.
There is no need to book an appointment and there will be both first and second vaccinations available.
If you have anyone living in your house or know anyone who is yet to have the vaccination, please let them know the vaccination bus is available to them. If you can’t come along on the day, there are plenty of places you can get your vaccination from. You can find a list here.
Thank you to all of our residents who have already had the vaccination, it’s important we all do our part to keep each other safe.
Keep testing throughout summer
It’s important throughout the summer holidays that testing is still being carried out as it remains an essential part of stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Even if you or your children have no symptoms we should all keep up the good practice of continuing to take a rapid lateral flow test twice a week. If you have symptoms of coronavirus you should take a PCR test.
Tests can be collected from pharmacies, community collection points and ordered online for delivery to your home.
Don’t forget to report your results whether they’re negative, positive or void.
Free healthy activities programme returns for the school summer holidays
Eligible children and young people in Broxtowe can take part in a free holiday club over the school summer break.
The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme offers activities in August for 5-16-year olds across Broxtowe and Nottinghamshire, as well as an offer for vulnerable children, and a tailored offer for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
Families with children eligible for free school meals are being encouraged to book onto the programme, which includes sport, art, music, and more. All children and young people who attend one of the activities will get a free healthy and nutritious meal and can also take part in interactive ways to learn more about healthy eating. The sessions will give young people the chance to learn new skills and to have fun with friends during the summer holiday period.
There are lots of activities for young people to attend in person now that coronavirus restrictions have eased, but there is also a ‘HAF at Home’ offer for those that can’t, or don’t wish to, attend in person.
New Craft, Gifts and Food fair launched in Beeston
A new craft, gift and food fair was launched in Beeston on Saturday 3rd July, to encourage shoppers back into the town centre as lockdown restrictions began to lift.
The market will be open on the first Saturday of every month between 10.00am – 4.00pm in Beeston Square. The next market will take place on 7th August.
Visitors will find a range of quality products from traders including:
- Sweet Sweet Sisters with homemade bath bombs and wax melts
- Flamingo Cards
- Beady Weanies
- Handmade craft items
- Vegan wax melts
The opening of Beeston’s new craft, gift and food fair will hopefully encourage local residents to visit their local town centre during the weekend, as well as encouraging residents to shop local and support other small businesses.
Toton and Chetwynd Link Road scheme set to move forward
A major new road in Nottinghamshire which would link the proposed HS2 hub at Toton to thousands of new homes in the surrounding area has moved a step closer.
The Toton and Chetwynd Link Road is part of a wide-ranging and high-profile regeneration project that will help unlock employment and development opportunities in the area and bring in millions of pounds to the county’s economy.
Nottinghamshire county councillors agreed to move the project forward at a meeting of the Economic Development and Asset Management Committee today (Wednesday 28 July).
It means early pre-construction work with Arc Partnership can begin on the jobs-boosting scheme, which also forms part of the Toton and Chetwynd Barracks Strategic Masterplan.
Stolen dog reunited thanks to its microchip
On the 20th July our Neighbourhood warden Kathryn Trevor was alerted to a stray dog that had been found in the Brinsley area. Amber, the dog was routinely scanned for a microchip and luckily had one.
The dog had been reported as stolen three days earlier from Scotland. Amber was stolen along with another dog who is still missing.
From our figures between 2019 – 2021 there has been increase of stray dogs found that either do not have a microchip or the owners details are not up to date.
With the numbers of reporting stolen dogs increasing we are reminding owners that microchipping became compulsory for all dogs back in 2016 and it is a legal requirement that all dogs from the age of 8 weeks old should be microchipped.
Microchipping provides the security of knowing that should your pet stray, the chances of being reunited will significantly increase.
Amber is now back home safe with her family who are still desperately trying to locate the second dog which may also be in the area.
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.
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Find the latest guidance from the Government website.