Latest News and COVID-19 Updates from Broxtowe Borough Council

Latest News and COVID-19 Updates from Broxtowe Borough Council

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24 December 2021

In this newsletter:

  • Merry Christmas Broxtowe
  • Local Schools Donate to The Mayor’s Christmas Appeal
  • Christmas Opening Hours and Bin Collections
  • Christmas Recycling Centre Opening Hours
  • Asymptomatic Testing at Stapleford
  • Let’s Stay Safe This Festive Season

Merry Christmas Broxtowe

Merry Christmas Broxtowe

Merry Christmas to all of our Broxtowe residents, we know that it has been another challenging year, but we hope that you enjoy a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

Local Schools Donate To The Mayor’s Christmas Appeal

School children stood with The Mayor with food donations

A big thank you to the students at Fairfield Spencer Academy for all your generous donations to The Mayor’s Christmas Appeal.

Your donations will help many people this Christmas.

christmas appeal

And thank you to the students at Eskdale Junior School for all your donations for The Mayor’s Christmas Appeal!

We are very impressed with all your decorated boxes.

Christmas Opening Hours and Bin Collections

christmas opening hours

You can find our opening hours on our website, along with the opening hours of our leisure centres and museum.

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 when your next collection is.

Find out more

Christmas Recycling Centre Opening Hours

recycling site opening hours

Before making a trip to your closest recycling centre, make sure you check the opening times as they are slightly different over the Christmas break.

Find out more

Asymptomatic COVID Testing at Stapleford

Testing vehicle

A mobile testing vehicle will be visiting Walter Parker Square, Stapleford on Thursday 30 December 2021.

These tests will be for those who are not displaying any COVID-19 symptoms.

There’s no need to book, you can just turn up any time between 9.00am and 3.30pm.

Please note that if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend and book a PCR test.

Let’s Stay Safe This Festive Season

Keep friends and family safe from COVID-19 over Christmas a woman in a mask on a train

Thank you to all of our residents who are continuing to book in their COVID-19 jabs and boosters, and who are regularly testing and following current measures to cut down the transmission of the new Omicron variant.

Every small action makes a difference in keeping each other safe.

As many of you will be meeting up with friends and family over Christmas, it’s still important to follow the below COVID-19 measures, to make sure we protect our loved ones, so make sure you:

  • Test before meeting people
  • Open windows to let fresh air in when friends and family are visiting
  • Wear a face covering when required
  • Get your COVID booster vaccine if you’re over 18
  • Isolate if you get a positive test

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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