Latest News from Broxtowe Borough Council

Latest News from Broxtowe Borough Council

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22 October 2021


In this newsletter:

  • Devolution vision for Notts

  • Green Flag Awards
  • Budget survey reminder
  • Keeping us covid-19 safe
  • White Ribbon at Eastwood FC
  • COVID-19 Updates

Devolution vision for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Leaders from the nine councils in Nottinghamshire have set out their ambitious joint vision for devolved powers to improve investment in the economy, the environment and health.

In a paper to the joint City of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Economic Prosperity Committee, councils have outlined how they would work in partnership to help boost economic investment, improve the environment, and tackle health and educational inequalities across the city and county.

More detail is available on our website

Devolution


Five Broxtowe Open Spaces Retain Green Flag Award

Some great news to share as five Broxtowe open spaces are celebrating after retaining their Green Flag awards.

Bramcote Hills Park, Colliers Wood, Moorgreen, Alexandrina Plantation/Sandy Lane, Bramcote, Brinsley Headstocks and The Old Church Tower, Bramcote are all celebrating once again retaining the prestigious Green Flag Award.

This year with Covid19 restrictions, the sites were assessed by ‘‘Mystery Shopper’’ judges experienced in the management of Green Spaces. All the sites came out with very favourable reports reflecting their popularity as people have stayed locally during the Covid 19 lockdowns.

The picture below is from Colliers Wood.

Collier

Have you had your say yet?

As Councils across the Country prepare to set their budgets for the year ahead, Broxtowe Borough Council is asking local residents to have their say on how they want their money to be spent.

Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee, Councillor Greg Marshall said: “Earlier this year, we agreed an ambitious and exciting capital programme to secure investment in the Borough’s town centres, housing, parks and open spaces, as well as community initiatives. These investments were designed to prepare for the significant developments coming to Broxtowe like the new cinema development which opened in Beeston in May, the Levelling Up Fund and the Stapleford Town Deal by supporting our town centres and local businesses to grow.”

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Keeping us COVID-secure

Booster walk-in sites

People who are eligible for booster vaccines can now walk in to sites in Nottinghamshire to get their jab – the nearest one to Broxtowe is

  • Forest Recreation Ground Vaccination Site

Booster jabs are being offered to over 50s, people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at a high risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19, and health and social care workers. There must be a six-month gap between the second jab and the booster.

You may also receive your booster via appointment at a pharmacy or your GP surgery.

More information can be found here

Booster

The table below shows the most recent confirmed covid-19 cases across Nottinghamshire and shows a reduction in the number of cases in the Borough.

covid

Reminder on home testing

About 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 do not have symptoms but can still infect others, so regular testing remains important.

Rapid lateral flow tests are for when you don’t have symptoms and should be taken as part of the routine twice a week testing.

PCR tests are for when you have symptoms or if you have been double jabbed but in contact with someone who has tested positive.

You can find out more here.


White Ribbon at Eastwood FC

On Saturday 16 October, the White Ribbon team took their stall to an Eastwood Community Football Club home game.

They spoke to different members of the community and the event was supported by the Mayor of Broxtowe, Cllr Richard MacRae, and the Leader of the Council, Cllr Milan Radulovic.

Mayor of Broxtowe, Cllr Richard MacRae said: “I was delighted to be asked to attend the event at Eastwood Football Club. I am a keen supporter of the White Ribbon campaign so any events where I can show my support I am happy to do so. I look forward to attending the White Ribbon Day itself next month.”

White ribbon


poppy


COVID-19 Updates

Top up your immunity this winter

Top up your immunity this winter

More people are eligible for the FREE flu jab this year:

  • Over 50s
  • School children up to year 11
  • Pregnant women
  • Toddlers aged 2-3
  • People with underlying health conditions
  • Carers
  • Frontline health & social care workers

Find out more: http://ow.ly/GDRb50GqwUW

Find out more

Pregnant woman

Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and your baby

If you are pregnant, it is important to ensure you have both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to protect you and your unborn baby.

Book your appointment at: http://ow.ly/mhyu50Gphnm

Find out more


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.

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.

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