In this newsletter:
- White Ribbon Day
- Christmas Is Arriving This Weekend
- Hanukkah Sameach!
- Last Chance To Have Your Say On Our Budget
- Green Rewards
- Toton and Chetwynd Masterplan
- Well for Work
- COVID-19 Updates
White Ribbon Day
Yesterday Thursday 25 November was White Ribbon Day.
Each year thousands of people come together to speak out and say no to violence against women. As part of our Domestic Abuse agenda we stand with White Ribbon to encourage our employees, partners and community to sign the pledge and say that there is no excuse against abuse.
Thank you to all that attended our virtual White Ribbon event yesterday, we had over 60 attendees who listened to special guest speakers, case studies and videos to show the importance of working to end male violence against women.
Thanks to our speakers from White Ribbon UK, Juno Women’s Aid, Equation, White Ribbon Ambassador, The Mayor of Broxtowe and our own Domestic Abuse Coordinator. As well as our employees, members and partners.
All attendees made the Promise Pledge at the same time, and it’s not too late for you to join.
Christmas will be arriving at Kimberley and Stapleford this weekend!
Kimberley will be switching on their Christmas lights later today!
Head down from 4.30pm and enjoy food stalls, children’s rides, live music, a parade, The Mayor switching the lights on, and visit Santa in his grotto to get your Christmas present requests in early! There will also be some fireworks to enjoy from 7.00pm so make sure you don’t miss out.
Following Met Office yellow weather warnings, the Christmas lights switch-on event in Stapleford on Saturday may be cancelled due to safety concerns. We will make a decision either way by 1pm tomorrow and communicate this on our website and social media channels.
Happy Hanukkah to those who will be starting their celebrations this Sunday.
Hanukkah, also known as the festival of light, celebrates the rededication of the Holy temple and the miracles of faith. It is a celebration of the victory of the Maccabee Jews through faith and light. It is a time when families will come together to celebrate the event through various traditions.
Last Chance to Have Your Say On Our Budget Consultation
Our Budget Consultation closes on Monday 29 November, so make sure your views are heard by submitting your thoughts before the closing date.
Have your say on where we spend and save money for 2022/2023. Rate our services, share your thoughts, ideas and feedback.
Are you signed up to Green Rewards?
Have you signed up to Green Rewards yet?
400 residents have signed up so far, it’s not too late to get involved and earn points for your green actions.
Complete green activities such as:
- Leaving the car at home for a day
- Report which materials you have recycled each week
- Switch off and explore a local park
- Use the carbon calculator to find out your carbon footprint
- Take the 4 minute shower challenge
Toton and Chetwynd Masterplan
A call to all our residents of Toton and Chetwynd.
Help shape the future of your community – visit our online Toton and Chetwynd Masterplan Consultation today.
Please have a look around our virtual display room and share your views with us by Monday 13 December.
Well For Work
Do you know about our Well for Work project?
It doesn’t just offer careers advice, it offers the opportunity for you to feel confident and supported, for life.
Careers advice isn’t just help finding a job. The team can help you with free courses, build on your confidence together and even help with managing money.
If you’re looking for work but not sure where to start, Well for Work can show you the way forward and help you to get there, with support for life.
Eligible For A Booster?
The NHS is offering COVID-19 booster vaccinations for extra protection this winter.
If you’ve had your first and second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine over six months ago and are:
- Aged 40 or over
- A health and social care worker
- An unpaid carer
- Aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at greater risk from COVID-19
Then you can now max the vax and have a booster jab six months after your second dose.
Book your vaccination on the NHS website www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or call 119.
Vaccines for 12-15 year olds
Children aged 12-15 are being offered one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine through school. Appointments are also available through the NHS website www.nhs.uk/CovidVaccine
Nottinghamshire COVID-19 rates
Broxtowe during the period of 5-11 November have a COVID-19 rate of 407.4 per 100,000.
Thank you to all residents that have gone out and got their vaccines and boosters to help protect yourself and others from the virus.
It’s still really important to keep washing your hands, wearing face coverings when in enclosed spaces and letting fresh air in when possible.
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.