Latest News and COVID-19 Updates from Broxtowe Borough Council

Latest News and COVID-19 Updates from Broxtowe Borough Council

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17 December 2021


In this newsletter:

  • Mayor of Broxtowe Thanks Residents for Appeal Donations

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Bus in Beeston
  • Director of Public Health urges Nottinghamshire residents to get boosters
  • Ensure your homes are ventilated this Christmas
  • Christmas bin collection times and opening hours

  • Support Small Businesses in Broxtowe This Christmas

  • Other News

Mayor of Broxtowe Thanks Residents for Appeal Donations

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The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae, would like to thank everyone who has donated an item to his Christmas Appeal 2021.

Your donations will make a huge difference to the lives of so many people and it is very much appreciated. This year donations will go to Broxtowe Youth Homelessness and local foodbanks.


COVID-19 Vaccination Bus in Beeston

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The COVID-19 Vaccination Bus is coming to Beeston on Wednesday 22 December.

The bus will be at Devonshire Avenue Beeston, 10am-12pm and will then move to Beeston Fields Recreation Ground 1pm – 4pm.

Vaccinations are for 18s and over and you can get your first, second and booster jab on the bus.

If you know someone that has been struggling to get an appointment or make it to a vaccination site, please share this information with them.

There’s no need to book, just turn up.


Director of Public Health urges Nottinghamshire residents to get boosters

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The Director of Public Health for Nottinghamshire, Jonathan Gribbin, has shared a message urging Nottinghamshire residents to book their booster vaccinations now that appointments are available to anyone aged 18 years or over.

The NHS online system has seen a huge surge in bookings over the last 48 hours and the Director of Public Health has stressed why it is so important to make an appointment now.

“The booster jab strengthens our immune defences against COVID-19 and we need that more than ever, now we know how fast the Omicron variant is spreading.”

You can book your vaccination online or walk-in to one of these sites across the county.


Ensure your homes are ventilated this Christmas

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Christmas is a busy time with many family visits taking place in homes across the UK. With COVID-19 infection rates increasing, residents need to be aware of actions they can take to minimise the risk of infection.

Fortunately, good ventilation in the home has been found to reduce infection risk by up to 70%. Here are some tips on how to ventilate your home effectively this holiday season:

  • Ensure windows and doors are regularly opened
  • If you have guests visiting, make sure to let fresh air into your home for a short period before they arrive and after they leave
  • If someone is self-isolating in the house, keep a window slightly open in their room and keep the door closed so that contaminated air does not spread to other parts of the household
  • Leave extractor fans on in bathrooms, toilets and kitchen areas for longer than usual, especially after someone has been in the room
  • Ensure that trickle vents on windows are not blocked and that other ventilation is not switched off

Find out more


Christmas bin collection times and opening hours

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Bin collections will not change over the Christmas Holiday period and will be collected on your usual collection day.

You can visit When’s my next collection? to check your next collection or check your bin calendar.

You can find out full information on our opening hours, as well as opening ours for our leisure facilities on our website.

Find out more


Support Small Businesses in Broxtowe This Christmas

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Broxtowe Borough Council is urging residents to shop local this Christmas.

By shopping locally, residents can make a positive difference to their town centres and high streets, and in turn find that perfect gift.

As COVID-19 has resulted in many challenges for businesses this year, local businesses need your help more than ever – and it’s never been easier for Broxtowe residents to show their support.

Here are five tips on how you can support small businesses in Broxtowe this Christmas:

  • Shop for handmade products – By shopping locally you will find many places where you will discover amazing handcrafted items that are not available anywhere else.
  • Leave a review – Have you visited a local business and felt happy with your experience? Leave them a review on social media or Google.
  • Buy farm fresh – This Christmas, consider buying directly from a local farm shop, or your local greengrocers or butchers. There are weekly markets in Beeston and Stapleford, offering a variety of goods.
  • Attend fairs and markets – If there is a fair taking place near you, it may be helpful to attend and discover gifts or food products which can’t be found on the high street. Next week Kimberley’s Christmas market is taking place on 21 December.
  • Use Broxtowe Borough Council’s free parking – The Council will suspend parking charges for Pay and Display Car Parks (apart from Station Road and Technology Drive) from 18 December – 1 January.

Read more


Other News

Get Christmas Wrapped Up at Kimberley’s Christmas Market

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Broxtowe Borough Council have organised an event in Kimberley that will boost footfall and help to encourage people back into the high street in the run up to Christmas.

The Christmas Provisions and Presents Market is being held on Tuesday 21 December, 8am- 3pm at James Street Car Park.

To get shoppers in to the Christmas spirit, music will be provided by the Punjabi Roots Academy, a fusion band combining rousing Christmas tunes with traditional south east Asian rhythms, which will be funded by the Government’s Welcome Back Fund. The four- piece band will be making a number of performances throughout the day on Toll-Bar Square.

Read more


Alight in Beeston: Neon street art to be unveiled during town’s first Light Night

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A party atmosphere will take over Beeston as the town holds its first Light Night at the end of January.

The unveiling of a brand-new piece of neon street art (on Saturday 29 January) will form the centrepiece of the event, which is designed to showcase all that the creative town has to offer. The evening will also include large scale video projections on buildings, live music, fire spinning and more.

The Light Night concept, designed to entice people to explore town and city centres on darker winter evenings, began in Europe and has become increasingly popular in the UK over the past few years, with Nottingham holding one every year since 2008.

Read more


Become a Dementia Friend today with Alzheimer’s Society

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If you have five minutes of free time today, please consider becoming a Dementia Friend with Alzheimer’s Society as part of Good Morning Britain’s 1 Million Minutes Campaign.

By watching a short video or taking part in a 45-minute virtual or in-person Information Session, you can help to raise awareness of the struggles people living with dementia face. With the pandemic increasing feelings of isolation for so many with dementia, it is more important than ever to play your part in making a difference.

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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