In this newsletter:
- Remembrance Sunday
- Nott Alone
- Free Tree Applications Closed
- Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy
- COVID-19 Updates
Remembrance Sunday 14 November
The pandemic has impacted on event programmes around the world and this year’s Remembrance Services are no exception.
Broxtowe Borough Council has taken a very cautious approach to large-scale events over the past months. The health, wellbeing and safety of our communities is of upmost importance and at the time of booking and planning Remembrance Day the Government advice was to not encourage large mass gatherings with unpredictable numbers.
Unfortunately, this means that there will be no parade in Beeston on Sunday. There will be an invite-only wreath laying ceremony at 11am which will be live-streamed on our Facebook page followed by a short church service for invited guests.
Residents are politely requested not to gather at the Beeston war memorial at 11.00am and are asked to participate in the act of Remembrance from home. Members of the Public are more than welcome to pay their respects after the event.
Some other Parish Councils are organising parades if you wish to participate in Eastwood, Stapleford and Kimberley.
As a Council we do appreciate the disappointment this may cause and ask that people are understanding of a difficult decision we felt was the right thing to do.
We have opened an online Book of Remembrance should you wish to leave a message on our website.
Lots of young people struggle with mental health worries, whether it’s things like anxiety, bullying, or eating problems and bereavement issues.
To help young people who are experiencing these issues and more, Nottinghamshire County Council have helped create a brand new website called Nott Alone, which offers help, advice and guidance tailored for young people. The website also offers advice for parents, carers or professionals who are supporting young people with mental health concerns.
Nottinghamshire County Council have worked together with young people, their parents and carers, and professionals at Nottingham City Council, NHS trusts and other partners, to help bring a range of mental health advice and help for young people together in one place, because collectively we want to make a real difference to young people’s lives.
Free Tree Applications Closed
We have now reached our application limit for our free trees and so we have closed applications.
If you have been successful in your application, you will receive an email to confirm what happens next. If you don’t hear from us, then unfortunately it means you haven’t been successful this time.
Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy
The South Nottinghamshire Homelessness Partnership (Broxtowe Borough Council, Gedling Borough Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council) have worked together to develop a draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy.
The strategy aims to build on the priorities and progress made in the preceding strategy. To enable us to respond to the new and emerging challenges that we face in tackling homelessness in South Nottinghamshire.
Do you think this strategy will be enough to support the homeless? Complete our survey to have your say at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/homelessnessstrategy
The consultation will close Monday 6th December.
Book Your Booster
Are you eligible for your booster? If so, you can now pre-book your COVID-19 booster appointment five months after your second dose.
You can book your appointment online.
If you are not feeling well and have COVID or flu like symptoms self isolate and take a test.
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.