In this newsletter:
- The end of restrictions and living with COVID-19
- COVID-19 Vaccination Van in Beeston
- Over 75s to be offered spring booster vaccine
- Kimberley Market launches Tuesday 1 March
- Tree Planting to celebrate Platinum Jubilee
- Other news
The end of restrictions and living with COVID-19
On 24 February, all remaining domestic COVID-19 restrictions were removed by the Government – this includes the fact that those who test positive now no longer need to self-isolate.
Although restrictions have ended, it is important that we all stay vigilant and take steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible. This can be achieved by:
- Getting vaccinated
- Making sure indoor spaces are well ventilated
- Wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces
- Washing hands regularly
- Staying home if you are feeling unwell
COVID-19 Vaccination Van in Beeston
The COVID-19 Vaccination Van will be at the Beeston Tram Interchange on Monday 7 March between 9:30am and 3:30pm.
Vaccinations are for those aged 18 and over and you can get your first, second and booster jab on the van.
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.
Over 75s to be offered spring booster vaccine
Health secretary Sajid Javid has announced that from spring a booster vaccine will be offered across the UK to those aged 75 and over.
This will include older care home residents and those over 12 who are immunosuppressed.
Kimberley Market launches Tuesday 1 March
Broxtowe is excited to announce the launch of Kimberley’s new weekly market, with the first taking place on Tuesday 1 March 2022 at Toll Bar Square, Newdigate Street.
The market will open on a weekly basis every Tuesday between 8am and 2pm. Kimberley residents will benefit immensely and the market will offer excellent opportunities for local businesses by increasing footfall to the area and attracting locals to Kimberley’s town centre.
Attendees can expect to meet an exciting variety of retailers with a range of products on offer; from fresh fruit and vegetables to unique gifts and sweet treats – Broxtowe’s own Beeston Brownies will also be setting up a stall at Kimberley market!
Tree Planting to celebrate Platinum Jubilee
The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae led two tree planting ceremonies on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 February to show Broxtowe Borough Council’s support to the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.
The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
On 23 February the Mayor was joined by children from Fairfield Primary Academy at Queen Elizabeth Park in Stapleford planting seven oak trees, one for each decade of the Queen’s reign.
Stapleford Job Fair – 10 March
Looking for a job in Broxtowe?
Visit the Stapleford job fair, taking place on Thursday 10 March at Stapleford Community Centre.
There will be many employers attending the fair and visitors will have opportunities to receive help and support from them, apply for job vacancies and find out about relevant training courses.
Date and time: 10 March with doors open to the public between 9:30am and 1:30pm.
Location: Stapleford Community Centre, Cliffe Hill Avenue, Stapleford, NG9 7HD
Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) amended to incorporate more businesses
It has now been confirmed that we have amended our Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) to incorporate more businesses from today, 25 February.
You will now be able to apply for the grant if you are a business in the Personal Care sector with 2 or more employees.
All films at Beeston’s Arc Cinema only £3 this Saturday
Feel like escaping to another world over the weekend? Or looking for something to do with the family?
Tickets are only £3 this Saturday for any film showing at Beeston Arc Cinema – book now so that you don’t miss out!
Green Rewards – Simple but vital: Know what to recycle
Recycling correctly is one thing we all have a responsibility to do to make the planet a greener place. If you recycle 50% of the average amount of waste produced by a person in the UK each week, you can save approximately 3kg of CO2 a week.
Ensure that you’re recycling to the best of your ability by reading the points below.
It only takes one item to contaminate recycling waste
Around 15% of mixed recycling is made up of contamination in Broxtowe. Any items that are disposed of incorrectly in your recycling bin are contaminants which make the rest of the waste unrecyclable. The most common contaminants are:
- Pizza boxes with food residue inside
- Plastic bags
Not all plastics can be recycled
A common misconception is that all plastic materials are recyclable – this is not true and can lead to issues such as incorrect waste disposal and contamination. The most common types of plastic products that are incorrectly recycled are:
- Plastic bags and bin liners
- Plastic food trays
- Cling film
If you are unsure of how to dispose of certain types of waste, you can visit our Waste A-Z webpage – this also displays alternative methods of disposal.
Sign up to Green Rewards today and earn Green points by showing that you understand what to recycle.