Latest News and COVID-19 Updates from Broxtowe Borough Council

Latest News and COVID-19 Updates from Broxtowe Borough Council

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19 November 2021

In this newsletter:

  • Christmas Light Switch On Events
  • Alcohol Awareness Week
  • Is Your Child Eligible For Free School Meals?
  • White Ribbon
  • Safeguarding Week
  • Friends of Beeston Train Station
  • COVID-19 Updates

Christmas Light Switch On Events

Christmas Light Switch On Events

Our Christmas Light Switch On events are fast approaching with Kimberley lighting up first on Friday 26th November.

Here’s the list of dates and times to add to your diary:

  • Kimberley, Toll Bar Square, 6.00pm – 8.30pm
  • Stapleford, Walter Parker VC Memorial Square, 4.30pm-6.30pm

  • Eastwood, Nottingham Road at Eastwood Library, 6.00pm-8.00pm

  • Beeston, The Square, 4.30pm-6.30pm

You can find full details at

Kimberley Town Council are running Kimberley’s Christmas Light Switch On, so you can find all the details on their website.

Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol awareness week 15 - 21 November

It’s Alcohol Awareness Week and healthier drinking usually makes for happier relationships with others, and can improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Here are some top tips:

  • Talk it over if something is playing on your mind
  • Pay attention to your feelings and behaviour
  • Keep track of your drinking
  • Find ways to support each other to cut down
  • Take a break from drinking together
  • Find alcohol-free ways to have fun
  • Ask for help
  • Get relationship support

Find out more

Is Your Child Eligible For Free School Meals?

Is your child eligible for free school meals, a plate of spaghetti with meatballs

Do you know if your child is eligible for free school meals?

If you think they might be eligible, apply now. By doing this your child’s school will be given extra funding which can help to fund teaching and learning support for your child.

White Ribbon

The Mayor of Broxtowe with the white ribbon team

With White Ribbon Day just around the corner, the White Ribbon team took their stall to a Eastwood Community Football Club home game.

They spoke to different members of the community and the event was supported by the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae, and the Leader of the Council, Councillor Milan Radulovic MBE and Councillor Elizabeth Williamson,

The Mayor of Broxtowe 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.”

Thank you to the club for allowing us to be part of the day.

Find out more

Safeguarding Adults Week

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and refers to measures designed to protect the health, wellbeing and human rights of individuals. These measures allow children, young people and adults at risk to live free from abuse, harm and neglect.

How can you make a difference?

  • Learn about the different types of harm and abuse
  • Discover how to spot the signs
  • Record any concerns you have
  • Report your concerns

Find out more

Friends of Beeston Station

An image of a woman planting at Beeston Station

Thank you to the volunteers at Friends of Beeston Station, who have been restocking the beds and planters with surplus plants supplied by our team.

They hope that in a few weeks these will be a riot of colours to cheer up the commuters.

COVID-19 Updates

Let’s Keep Moving Safely

Photo of Public Health Director for Nottinghamshire

With several hundred of our residents testing positive for COVID-19 each day, it is clear that the pandemic is still with us. To help our loved ones and our local NHS, we need to do all we can to avoid further spread of the virus.

This includes:

  • Getting tested
  • Getting vaccinated
  • Wearing a face covering in crowded places
  • Regularly washing your hands
  • Letting in plenty of fresh air

The Public Health Director for Nottinghamshire, Jonathan Gribbin has said, ‘I’m grateful for those across Nottinghamshire who have made it their mission to slow the spread of COVID-19.

First and second doses of the vaccine are still available, and thank you to those that have come forward this week for their jabs. Testing remains important, lateral flow tests should be used twice weekly and if you do have symptoms, even if they’re mild, it remains essential to get a PCR test and isolate.”

Your Local Vaccination Sites

You local vaccination site map

You can book an appointment at a pharmacy or a larger vaccination site. Appointments can be booked through the NHS website or 119 from 152 days after your second dose.

Visit the Grab A Jab website to find site opening times if you are walking in.

Boost Your Immunity This Winter

Support Available


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 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 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 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

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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