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Black History Month
Today marks the start of Black History Month with hundreds of events across the country this October, amid a new campaign encouraging people of all ages to share what they are proud to be on social media.
Now in its 34th year, this Black History Month has a renewed focus on black British resistance to racism – inspired in part by last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests – and celebrates key figures who have made substantial contributions to the country.
You can browse cultural events that will be taking place in Nottingham as well as events run by the University of Nottingham.
Mayor of Broxtowe gets on his bike for charity cycle
The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae lead a charity bike ride on Saturday 25 September to help raise money for his chosen charity, Broxtowe Youth Homelessness.
The Mayor and 20 fellow riders set off from the Heritage Centre at Beeston Rylands and cycled seven miles to Notts County FC on Meadow Lane and then returned to Beeston.
Participants were asked to pay £5 to take part and were also encouraged to raise additional sponsorship from family and friends. In total more than £2000 has been raised so far with more donations still to come.
Mr MacRae said: “As a keen cyclist, I wanted to encourage others to get on their bikes and help me raise money for a fantastic charity. Big thanks to the local businesses who donated some great prizes, Rocky Riders, Bike Inn and The Cycle Lounge. It was great to see you all and we hope to do another one next year.”
Bond is back and in Beeston!
The eagerly awaited new James Bond film is finally in cinemas and a special midnight screening took place at The Arc Cinema Beeston earlier this week.
The cinema put on a special Bond evening with casino tables, live music and a midnight screening that made it on the local news.
Make sure you book your tickets and support our local cinema as it’s definitely going to be a popular one!
Free tree giveaway
Due to the previous success, we are again running our free tree giveaway this year.
We’ll have 500 trees to giveaway to Broxtowe residents and we’ll we offering different types of trees this year. Keep your eyes peeled on our social media channels next week for more information.
This year we are offering the below native trees to Broxtowe residents:
- Acer campestre – Field Maple
- Corylus avellana – Hazel
- Crataegus monogyna – Hawthorn
- Sorbus aucuparia – Mountain Ash
- Prunus avium – Wild Cherry
When applications do open we would kindly like to ask that if you have previously received a free tree from us in the last two rounds, that you please don’t apply again to allow other residents the chance to get a free tree.
D.H. Lawrence Music Festival
Live music finally returned last month with local artists playing at the D.H. Lawrence Music Festival across Eastwood venues.
Here’s just a small snippet of the local talent on the day!
Craft, gift and food market this weekend
Our Craft, Gift and Food Market is back this Saturday 2 October on Beeston Square from 10am-4pm.
There will be a wide range of stallholders, so make a visit to see what’s on offer and help support our local businesses.
Here’s just some of the stalls on the day:
- Munchies and more with bread, cobs and cakes
- New born baby knits
- Greeting cards
- Usbourne Books
- Dragons and fairies, gothic gifts
- Pink Monkey Gifts
- Haze naked soap
- Sweet Sisters hand made wax melts
- Patchwork goodies
- Buttercup fudge and sweets
Get cycling in Stapleford
Due to funding from Cycling UK, local charity RideWise are now able to offer free of charge bike repair, cycle lessons and guided rides this autumn at Hicklings Lane Recreation Ground.
The sessions are all part of Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival programme, helping people to fix, learn and ride.
Sessions are open to all ages and abilities and started last Sunday 26th September and will happening every Sunday until 29th November, but be quick as sessions are soon filling up!
Change to recycling centre opening hours
From today, 1 October, recycling centres in Nottinghamshire will close a little earlier. Centres are open from 8am – 6pm daily.
Don’t forget your vehicle will need to be registered to gain access to site. Register or update your details online.
Stop the spread this winter
It’s more important than ever to get your flu vaccination this year.
Flu vaccination is important because:
- more people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the COVID-19 pandemic
- if you get flu and COVID-19 at the same time, research shows you’re more likely to be seriously ill
- getting vaccinated against flu and COVID-19 will provide protection for you and those around you for both these serious illnesses
If you’ve had COVID-19, it’s safe to have the flu vaccine. It will still be effective at helping to prevent flu.
Your COVID recovery
If you or your loved ones have had COVID-19 and are experiencing on-going symptoms you can find support and advice to help you on your road to recovery at home.
As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.
These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.
Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.
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.
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.