In this newsletter:
- Refuse Collection Update
- It’s back to school time
- Change to Stapleford Testing Site
- Other News
Your Refuse Collection
We are very sorry for the ongoing disruption to your waste and recycling collections. As with many councils across the country, this is being caused by a combination of factors including a national driver shortage, positive Covid-19 cases and isolation, staff holidays and sickness.
We know how important these collections are to you and we are working hard to address these issues so that we can get the services back to normal as soon as possible.
We thank you for your patience and support.
It’s back to school time
Schools across Nottinghamshire started going back to school this week after the school summer holidays, and as schools reopen we want to remind parents to encourage their children to take regular lateral flow tests to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
You can order lateral flow tests online.
You can also find practical guidance on returning to school here
New testing site in Stapleford
The Stapleford Mobile Testing Unit will be in a new location on Mondays starting from the 6th September.
The unit will now be based at Walter Park Square from 10am – 4pm. This testing unit is for those not displaying COVID symptoms.
For more information visit http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/communitytesting
Returning from a Festival
If you or anyone else in your household has come back from a festival this week ,please remind them to take a rapid COVID-19 test to protect not only themselves but your family and friends.
The earlier Covid-19 is detected the easier it is to try and contain to spread.
Order a rapid Covid-19 test here and help keep everyone safe.
The Mayor’s Charity Bike Ride
The Mayor, Councillor Richard MacRae, is planning a charity bike ride on Saturday 25th September, to raise money for his chosen charity, Broxtowe Youth Homelessness.
The bike ride will start at 11.00am from the Beeston Heritage Centre, Canalside, Beeston Rylands.
It costs £5 to register and there’s a prize for the person who raises the most sponsorship money!
You can register here www.broxtoweyouthhomeless.org.uk/charity-bike-ride
Celebrating Merchant Navy Day
Broxtowe Borough Council marked Merchant Navy Day by raising the Red Ensign flag in a special flag raising ceremony on Friday 3 September.
Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae, was joined by Deputy Lieutenant Judith Swann to raise the Red Ensign flag outside the Council Offices in Beeston. They were joined by other guests including Leader of the Council Milan Radulovic and Broxtowe MP, Darren Henry
Beeston Craft, Gift and Food Fair
Don’t forget our monthly Craft, Gifts and Food Fair is back tomorrow, Saturday 4th September at Beeston Square.
Come along between 10am and 4pm and find a range of quality products from traders including:
- Munchies and more with bread and cakes
- Pink Monkey Designs Gifts
- Trini Drinks Rum Punch cocktails
- Sweet Sweet Sisters Handmade wax melts and soap
plus many more! Please come along and support our local traders, you don’t want to miss out!
September is Organic Month
Organic September is a month-long campaign to raise awareness of the many benefits of organic food and farming, which include:
- High standards of animal welfare
- Supporting biodiversity and wildlife
- Helping to combat climate change
Taking part in Organic September is better for wildlife and nature as organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies, this is because: Organic farmers use fewer pesticides, land use on organic farms is more nature-friendly, organic farming supports cleaner water for wildlife
Throughout September on our social media channels we will be posting tips and guidance on how you can be more organic and the positives it brings!
Find out more here
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.