Broxtowe Borough Council The Latest News and COVID-19 Updates

The latest news and COVID-19 updates

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6th August, 2021

In this newsletter:

  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Find out more about The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae

  • Spaces still available for the Holiday Activity and Food programme

  • Other News

The Beeston Bus was a success!

vaccine

The NHS COVID-19 vaccination bus came to Beeston Fields on Tuesday 3rd August and was available to anyone who was eligible.

The bus was a success and all the vaccines were administered throughout the day.

Deputy Leader Cllr Steve Carr said: “I am very pleased that so many people came forward for their first and second vaccines. I am hoping to get the bus back again but in the meantime, you can drop in to a range of venues without an appointment. Let’s beat this virus.”

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.


Walk-in locations available for your COVID-19 vaccination

vaccination

Across the County there are many walk-in locations available for our residents to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations for both first and second doses.

Walk-in appointments are available to those who:

  • Are aged 18 or over, in an at risk group, a carer or a frontline health and social care worker who has not yet had your vaccine, you can walk in to our vaccination sites without needing to book an appointment
  • Have 3 months or less until your 18th birthday
  • Had their first dose 56 days (8 weeks) ago

If you are yet to receive your COVID-19 vaccination, please don’t delay in getting it.

Or if you have anyone living in your house or know anyone who is yet to have the vaccination, please let them know there are walk-in locations available to them.

Find out more


Find out more about The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae

mayor

The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae was installed as the 45th Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe at the annual meeting of Broxtowe Borough Council held in May 2021.

Due to the restrictions of COVID-19 lifting the Mayor is available to book for special events.

If you’d like The Mayor to attend your event, please get in touch with the Civic Office on 0115 917 3210 or email civic@broxtowe.gov.uk

The charity The Mayor is supporting during his year in office is Broxtowe Youth Homelessness. An excellent charity who provide support for young people aged 16-25 who have experienced homelessness or are at risk of homelessness.

Find out more 


Spaces still available for the Holiday Activity and Food programme

children

We’re coming to the end of the first week of our Holiday Activity and Food programme sessions and there are still spaces available!

The programme is running throughout all of August and the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme offers activities 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.

Find out more


Other News

Sign up to our Go Green Challenge over the summer holidays

Go Green Challenge

After a fun activity to keep your children busy over the summer holidays? Sign up to our Go Green Challenge!

You will receive weekly challenges for six weeks, which will help you and your family learn more about reducing, reusing and recycling.

It’s a great way to teach your children how to become more environmentally friendly and to make the world a better, healthier and greener place!

Sign up here 

Our monthly craft, gift and food fair is back

craft market

Don’t forget to head down to our brand new monthly craft, gift and food fair on Saturday 7th August.

The fair will be open 10.00am – 4.00pm in the Beeston Square.

You will be able 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

Make sure you head on down and support our local traders.

Your allotment could be included in latest news…

NAW

National Allotment Week is happening 9th – 15th August and the theme is Plotting for the Future.

We want to honour the contribution that allotments make to a sustainable future and to celebrate your skills and achievements!

Here’s some top tips on how you can make the most out of your allotment:

  • Keep it short – long grass is a breeding ground for slugs
  • Water first – water early in the morning
  • Mix it up – Push yourself to try new vegetables you’ve never grown before

To be in with a chance of having your allotment featured in our weekly newsletter send in a picture of your allotment to press@broxtowe.gov.uk, may the best allotment win!


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.

An 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/


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.


Lets keep life moving

Find the latest guidance from the Government website.


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