Latest News and COVID-19 Updates from Broxtowe Borough Council

Latest News and COVID-19 Updates from Broxtowe Borough Council

Broxtowe Borough Council sent this bulletin at 28-01-2022 03:56 PM GMT

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28 January 2022

In this newsletter:

  • Broxtowe marks Holocaust Memorial day
  • Beeston Light Night comes to life this weekend
  • Plan B restrictions lifted
  • Community COVID-19 test sites open in Broxtowe next week
  • Highway Code changes from 29th January
  • Age UK launches walking football programme

Broxtowe marks Holocaust Memorial day

Yesterday – 27th January – the people of Broxtowe gathered at Bramcote Hills Park to remember the lives lost through genocide on Holocaust Memorial day.

Every year this One Day is put aside to come together to remember, to learn about the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur, in the hope that there may be One Day in the future with no genocide. We learn more about the past, we empathise with others today, and we take action for a better future.

Thank you to The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae and Councillor, Jan Goold for sharing words from Iby Knill, a Holocaust survivor and Martin Luther King.

A special thanks to the amazing students from Alderman White School for performing a song called ‘One Day’ along with a solo of Home to You, an uplifting song of belonging, community and hope.

Thank you to those that attended and for those that were unable to attend please follow the link below to watch footage from the event.

Watch the event

Beeston Light Night comes to life this weekend

Get ready for a weekend packed full of colour and music – come along to the Beeston Light Night on Saturday to experience unbelievable sights such as neon artwork, light-up sea creatures, SoundCatchers and drumming stilt-walkers and Jugglers from Circus Wunderbar!

Designed to bring a touch of sparkle to the town during the long winter months, the event will also see the unveiling of a brand new piece of artwork – a neon sign at the tram interchange which reads ‘#AlightinBeeston”

There will also be a market taking place in Beeston between 10am-10pm during the Light Night where many stalls will be open to attendees.

Event page

Plan B restrictions lifted

On Thursday 27th January, all Plan B restrictions were lifted. Although this is a positive step forward in our exit out of the pandemic, it’s still important to remain cautious in order to keep each other safe.

The Government is currently advising that individuals:

Find out more

Community COVID-19 test sites open in Broxtowe next week

There will be LFT community testing sites open across Broxtowe next week. These free tests are for those who do not currently have any COVID-19 symptoms and the locations and times of testing are as follows:

Walter Parker Memorial Square, Stapleford

Monday 31st January 2022, 9am-3.30pm

Newdigate Street Car Park, Kimberley

Friday 4th February 2022, 9am-3.30pm

Ikea (outside Boots) Giltbrook Retail Park

Sunday 6th February 2022, 9am-3.30pm

You do not need to book – just turn up.

Highway Code Changes from 29th January

This week the Department for Transport announced changes to ‘The Highway Code’ that are set to come into effect from 29th January.

If approved by Parliament, a hierarchy of road-users will be introduced this weekend, ensuring quicker or heavier modes of travel have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger or threat they may pose to others on the road.

Cyclists will also receive fresh guidance to ride in the centre of a lane on quieter roads, in slower-moving traffic and at the approach to junctions in order to make themselves as clearly visible as possible.

Meanwhile, motorists will be encouraged to adopt the so-called ‘Dutch Reach’, opening the door next to them with the opposite hand so they look over their shoulder, meaning they’re less likely to injure passing cyclists and pedestrians.

Find out more

Age UK launches walking football programme

Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has launched a new walking football programme for older people in Nottinghamshire.

This local scheme is part of a wider Age UK walking football programme supported by The Football Association and Sport England to help older people in communities like Beechdale and Eastwood to keep active and to improve physical and mental wellbeing through playing the game.

Age UK Notts’ walking football sessions will start at 1 pm on 31st January at Astro Kings at the Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Beechdale and at 4.30pm on 2nd February at Greasley Sports Centre. Both sessions will be held weekly and are open to anyone over the age of 50 regardless of ability or previous experience. All groups and sessions will be COVID-secure and delivered in accordance with Government guidelines.

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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