In this newsletter:
- Together for our Planet
- Bonfire Night Safety
- Remembrance Sunday
- Men’s Mental Health Month
- Ambitious Plans for the Future Unveiled
- CCTV Consultation
- COVID-19 Updates
Together For Our Planet
You can help fight climate change at a local level by making small changes and getting rewards for it through our Green Rewards Scheme, find about more and sign up at https://notts.greenrewards.co.uk/.
Or if you’re looking to make a bigger change, you could join our Environment Team and help us make Broxtowe carbon neutral by 2027, as we are currently recruiting for a Waste and Recycling Coordinator and a Waste and Recycling Engagement Officer. To find out more and apply visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/jobs.
As the year draws to an end, Broxtowe would like to invite you to learn and participate in the Season of Lights celebration which marks significant joyous events taking place throughout our diverse community.
Diwali marks the start of this season and is a festival of light that is the greatest Hindu celebration. It is also celebrated by Sikhs and Jains, making it the largest Indian Holiday.
The celebration commemorates the story of how the Princess Sita was saved from the evil of the demon Ravan and guided back to safety through village lamps it is a tale of light over dark.
Bonfire Night Safety
We hope our residents enjoy bonfire night weekend, however we hope you enjoy yourselves safely.
Here’s some top tips from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue:
- Use fireworks away from people, houses and flammable materials
- Only buy fireworks from licenced sellers, with the CE mark
- Remember it is illegal for under 18’s to buy fireworks
- Read all safety instructions before letting off fireworks
- Stick to fireworks curfews: midnight on 5 November, 1 am on Diwali, New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year, and 11pm every other night
- Be considerate to animals
- Do not use sparklers or fireworks in the streets or other public places
- Only adults should handle fireworks
- Children and young people should be supervised at all times, and enjoy displays from a safe distance
- Keep all naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks
- Never return to a firework once it has been lit
- Make sure you dispose of used fireworks safely by soaking them in water overnight
- Do not light sky lanterns as they are a fire hazard and pose danger to people, homes, pets and wildlife
Remembrance Sunday 14 November
This year, due to the ongoing pandemic and to ensure the safety of our residents, we have made the difficult decision to only hold a very low-key, invitation-only wreath laying ceremony at Beeston War Memorial commencing at 10.50am. This will be followed by a short Remembrance Service at St John’s church which is also by invitation only.
Unfortunately there will not be a parade in Beeston this year. Please do not come along to the area unless you have been invited. Please stay at home and keep warm instead as we will be showing a live stream of the wreath laying ceremony on our Facebook page.
Men’s Mental Health Month
November marks the start of Men’s Mental Health Month, some of you may be taking part in the annual Movember to raise much needed funds, but there’s lots of other ways you can get involved so here’s just a few ideas:
- Message a mate, check in with a friend to make sure they’re alright. If you are worried about someone in your life who is going through a hard time, talking can be the first step.
- Wear the Mental Health Foundation green ribbon and pin it for men’s mental health.
- Take part in a Curry & Chaat fundraiser – create a safe space for men to talk.
Ambitious plans for the future are unveiled
Residents around Toton, Chilwell, Stapleford, Sandiacre and Long Eaton, as well as the surrounding areas, are being asked by Broxtowe Borough Council for their views on a Strategic Masterplan for the development of the area. The consultation will run until midnight on Monday 13 December.
The scheduled closure of the historic Chetwynd Barracks in 2024 and any proposed transport works around the potential Toton East Midlands Hub, provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to map out the future for the area, create cycle pathways, green spaces, new schools, healthcare facilities and modern communities, which offer affordable and carbon neutral homes.
Leaflets will be sent to over 80,000 residents over the coming weeks asking for their views. People can view the plans and leave their comments in a ‘virtual’ display room.
We are currently running a consultation for the consideration of camera surveillance.
We are looking to extend existing surveillance coverage and install a number of new cameras to assist in the prevention, investigation and detection of crime, the apprehension and prosecution of offenders, help maintain public order, assist with reduction of vandalism and help to reduce the fear of crime in vulnerable public locations.
The locations included are:
- Hickings Lane Recreation Ground, Building and Surrounding Area
- Beeston Town Centre Cinema, Building and Surrounding Area
- Yew Tree Court, Building and Surrounding Area
COVID or Flu Symptoms?
If you are not feeling well and have COVID or flu like symptoms self isolate and take a test.
Flu Vaccines and COVID Boosters
Flu and COVID-19 can both be life-threatening, and spread more easily in winter. If you suffer with a long term health condition you are more at risk and will need a Flu and COVID-19 booster vaccine.
Latest Nottinghamshire COVID-19 Rates
Broxtowe figures have reduced in comparison to last week.
If you’re out and about this weekend remember that it’s safer to meet outside, so get wrapped up and enjoy the fresh air.
If you’re eligible for the COVID-19 booster make sure you book your appointment and get extra protection from the virus this winter.
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.