Latest News and COVID-19 Updates from Broxtowe Borough Council

Latest News and COVID-19 Updates from Broxtowe Borough Council

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11 February 2022

In this newsletter:

  • National Apprenticeship Week 2022
  • Green Rewards: Choose to re-use at home
  • Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) amended to incorporate more businesses
  • Other News

National Apprenticeship Week 2022

apprenticeship week

This week we have been sharing stories from some of our apprentices on their progress and the benefits that apprentices bring to organisations. You can read stories from apprentices that have been shared throughout the week by taking a look at the Council’s social media channels – Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

On Wednesday our Legal Apprentice Iqra sat down with a couple of our work experience students to answer some of their questions about apprenticeships.

A big thank you to our work experience students for asking some great questions, and to Iqra for taking the time to sit down with them!

You can view part one of the question and answer section by clicking the image below, and you can view the other content that has been posted this week on our YouTube channel.


Green Rewards: Choose to re-use at home

re-use at home

Single-use plastic – it takes thousands of years to biodegrade and leaks harmful toxins into our environment. It is estimated that every day in the UK 16 million plastic bottles are thrown away without being recycled.

As part of our Green Rewards incentive and as a follow-up to last week’s piece on reusing when out and about, we are encouraging people to re-use when they are at home – see single-use products that can be used more sustainably below.

Cling film – switch to beeswax paper

Cling film is single-use and can release harmful chemicals into the environment when it is disposed of. Beeswax paper is completely biodegradable, durable and can be used to keep food fresh over and over again.

Shampoo and conditioner – switch to refillable bottles

The average UK household disposes of 216 plastic haircare bottles every year. This can be avoided by switching to using refillable bottles which can be filled up using recyclable refill pouches. The Waste Less Shop in Beeston offers refills for many types of products, including haircare and homecare items.

Plastic bottles – turn them into birdfeeders

Did you know that every year in the UK, an estimated 13 billion plastic bottles are disposed of?

By repurposing plastic bottles for feathered friends, you will encourage the biodiversity in your garden as well as being kinder to the environment. To turn a bottle into a bird-feeder, follow the step-by-step guide provided by the National Trust.

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

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) amended to incorporate more businesses

business grants

Applications for the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) opened on 21st January to businesses that have been affected due to the rise of the Omicron variant, but are not eligible for OHLG support.

It has now been confirmed that we have amended our Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) to incorporate more businesses.

You will now be able to apply for the grant if you are a taxi driver or a supporting business for the Hospitality, Leisure and Accommodation sector even if you don’t have a rent or business mortgage to pay.

In addition, we will also consider applications from Sports Clubs that provide services to the community without the need to be a private member.

Find out more

Other News

The Mayor’s Charity Fundraiser Night – Book your place now!


The Mayor of Broxtowe is hosting a charity fundraising event – Tickets are £20 and this includes a small meal, DJ and live entertainment from “Condragulation Extravaganza”.

All proceeds go to Broxtowe Youth Homelessness.

Location: Oliver’s Pub & Kitchen in Eastwood, NG16 3NQ

Date: Saturday 19th February

Time: Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start and the event lasts until 11pm

To book call Oliver’s Pub & Kitchen on 01773 717 365.

Find out more

Tour of Britain 2022 is coming to Nottinghamshire!

tour 2022

This week it has been announced that the popular cycling race, Tour of Britain, will return to Nottinghamshire on Thursday September 8th 2022. In 2018 the event attracted 250,000 spectators, making it the largest sporting event in Nottinghamshire’s history.

Keep an eye on our social media channels and bulletins as we will be providing further updates over time.

Find out more

Beeston Library’s ‘Big Draw 2021’ Exhibition


Between February 18th and 31st March Beeston Library will be hosting its own ‘Big Draw 2021’ project – the theme of this exciting project is called Faces, Places and it invites local people to draw and add to a mass portrait of Nottinghamshire.

The project has been inspired by the work of international artist Hetain Patel and Beeston library are working alongside him to express ideas of place and belonging with the community.

The exhibition will be open to the public during library opening hours and you do not need to make a booking to attend.

Find out more

Cycle Maintenance Sessions in Beeston

bike maintenance

Travelchoice, a travel advice service in Nottinghamshire, is offering free Cycle Maintenance Sessions in Beeston in which bikes can be serviced free of charge – bring your bike to Beeston Middle Street Resource Centre next Thursday and the friendly Travelchoice team will have a look at it.

In addition to the free maintenance sessions there will also be information packs which provide:

  • Information on the health benefits of walking and cycling
  • Tips on buying and maintaining a bike
  • A guide of local routes

Sessions will take place at Beeston Community Resource Centre, Beeston, NG9 2AA

The date sessions will be held is Thursday 17th February from 10am – 3pm

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 are free tests are for those who do not currently have any COVID-19 symptoms and the locations and times of testing can be found on the Broxtowe Community Testing page which is updated weekly.

Young people aged 12-15 across Nottinghamshire urged to get COVID jabs over half term

12-15 year olds are being urged by health experts across the UK to get their first and second vaccinations if they have not yet been jabbed.

Vaccinations are given at school clinics or can be received outside school hours if participants prefer. Children and young people can book an appointment via the NHS website.

Book now

Stay safe during half term


You may be planning on meeting up with friends and family and going out and about during half term next week – please remember to stay safe and minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission by wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces and by keeping indoor spaces thoroughly ventilated.

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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