Latest News and COVID-19 Updates from Broxtowe Borough Council

Latest News and COVID-19 Updates from Broxtowe Borough Council

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4 February 2022

In this newsletter:

  • Council Tax Announcement
  • Happy Chinese New Year from Broxtowe Borough Council!

  • Green Rewards: Choose to re-use when out and about
  • Visit the Craft, Gift and Food Fair in Beeston this Saturday
  • The Mayor’s Charity Fundraising Event in Eastwood
  • Queen’s Jubilee – Street Party Guidance
  • Submit your mosaic designs for the Queen’s Jubilee

  • Queen’s Baton Relay 2022 – Submit your nomination for Baton-bearer now!

  • RideWise’s Big Bike Revival in Eastwood

  • RideWise’s Big Bike Sale

  • COVID-19 Updates

Council Tax Announcement

money notes

Further to the Chancellor’s recent announcement of the proposed £150 Council Tax rebate for all properties in bands A to D, we are awaiting more details of the scheme and once received we will update our webpage and social media channels accordingly.

Happy Chinese New Year from Broxtowe Borough Council!

chinese new year

Broxtowe would like to wish everybody a Happy Chinese New Year – it’s the year of the tiger!

Wishing you health, wealth and good fortune.

Green Rewards: Choose to re-use when out and about

tote bag

More people are turning to reusable items in recent years as they have become aware of the detrimental effects of single-use plastic.

As part of our Green Rewards incentive, we are encouraging people to choose to re-use when out and about – see three common products which can be swapped for more sustainable alternatives below.

Plastic carrier bags – switch to fabric

Reusable bags are available in most retail outlets and supermarkets and they don’t cost the earth. To ensure you don’t forget to take your reusable bag when you shop, hang it near your front door or somewhere you can easily see it.

Plastic bottles – switch to stainless steel

Did you know that the average UK resident uses 150 plastic water bottles every year? Not only does this damage the environment – that’s a lot spent buying bottles! Stainless steel bottles can be purchased for less than £10 and can be refilled as many times as you like.

Plastic straws – switch to metal or silicone

The reusable straw market has exploded in the UK in recent years. Metal, glass and silicone straws are easy to find in shops and online and they allow you to enjoy a drink sustainably.

To find out about more single-use items, sign up for Green Rewards and choose to Opt In to receive a list of single-use items every week – tick the boxes of the items you’d avoided or swapped for reusable alternatives and you’ll earn up to 125 Green Points.

Visit the Craft, Gift and Food Fair in Beeston this Saturday

ernehale designs

On the first Saturday of every month Beeston Square transforms into a vibrant and colourful scene with stalls offering a wide range of unique products – it’s Beeston’s monthly Craft, Gift and Food Fair.

The fair will be running this Saturday, 5th February, and it is the first fair to take place this year. There are a number of retailers who are regulars at the fair – here are the traders who will be setting up a stall this Saturday:

P.J. Gifts – Quality gothic and fantasy themed gifts including dragon, fairy and angel collectibles

Beady Weenies – a new venture that started last year selling hand-painted peg dolls

Haze – Organic homemade aromatherapy bath and beauty products and candles

Ernehale Designs – Handmade bags and purses all made by the trader. Also stocks leather purses and wallets

Pink Monkey – Unique gifts for all occasions

Come along for a visit and see what catches your eye!

The Mayor’s Charity Fundraising Event in Eastwood

charity night

The Mayor of Broxtowe is hosting a charity fundraising event which will take place at Oliver’s Pub & Kitchen in Eastwood on Saturday 19th February.

Tickets are £20 each which includes a small meal, DJ and live entertainment from “Condragulation Extravaganza”.

All proceeds go to Broxtowe Youth Homelessness.

Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start – to book call Oliver’s on 01773 717 365.

Queen’s Jubilee – Street Party Guidance

street party

The UK has a long history of organised street parties to celebrate national events. Why not organise one for your neighbours to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee between 2-5 June?

You’re welcome to host parties right across the bank holiday weekend, or as part of The Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5 June – follow the link below to find out more and don’t forget to tell us about your plans!

Find out more

Submit your mosaic designs for the Queen’s Jubilee

Queen's Jubilee Mosaic

Stapleford Town Council are asking people to submit mosaic designs which capture the Queen’s 70-year-reign in celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee.

The Council are looking for seven designs which are simple and are easy to recreate – once submitted, the winning designs will be selected and will be converted into mosaic templates ready to be made in workshops. It is hoped the mosaics will be completed by the end of April and will then be placed in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Please submit your mosaic designs to the Town Clerk by Monday 28th February.

Find out more

Queen’s Baton Relay 2022 – Submit your nomination for Baton-bearer now!

baton relay

Birmingham will be hosting the Commonwealth Games this year in July and as part of the programme leading up to the Games, a Queen’s Baton Relay is planned. The route is still yet to be determined, however it is likely that there will be good coverage of the region.

The Commonwealth Games are asking for people to come forward and nominate Baton-bearers for the Queen’s Baton Relay – Nominations will be open until Monday 14th February and can be submitted via The Commonwealth Games Official Website. The criteria for a Baton-bearer in England is someone who meets one or more of the following:

  • Always willing to take on a challenge and has a unique and inspiring story;
  • Has made a meaningful contribution to sport, education, the arts, culture, or charity;
  • Is a figure of inspiration that positively challenges others to achieve their best;
  • Has taken on a challenge or cause and made a positive impact within their community

Find out more

RideWise’s Big Bike Revival in Eastwood

big bike revival

East Midlands-based charity RideWise are currently offering free cycling lessons for adults, children and families across Eastwood. The lessons are taking place every Saturday until March 19th at Coronation Park, Eastwood, NG16 3LQ

The schedule is as follows:

10am – Family Learners

11.15am – Adult Beginners

12.30pm – Adult Improvers

Book your place now

RideWise’s Big Bike Sale

big bike sale

RideWise are hosting a big bike sale which is taking place in Lenton Abbey Park in Beeston between the 25th and 27th February.

Visit Lenton Abbey Park to discover a range of preloved bikes available for purchase.

COVID-19 Updates

Community COVID-19 test sites open in Broxtowe next week

testing sites

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 7th February 2022, 9am-3.30pm

BDSR Eastwood, Kelham Way, Eastwood

Wednesday 9th February 2022, 9am-3.30pm

Newdigate Street Car Park, Kimberley

Friday 11th February 2022, 9am-3.30pm

Ikea (outside Boots) Giltbrook Retail Park

Sunday 13th February 2022, 9am-3.30pm

You do not need to book – just turn up.

Only Latest News subscribers to receive COVID updates from 18th February

You have been receiving this weekly bulletin so that we have been able to update you with all the latest COVID-19 information. However, we will be changing this and from Friday 18th February you will only receive this bulletin if you are signed up to our Latest News subscriber list.

If you’d like to continue to receive this bulletin every Friday and aren’t already signed up, you can do this at as well as sign up to lots of our other topics.

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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