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 March 2022


In this newsletter:

  • A Budget for Sustainable Investment and Growth

  • Meet our Broxtowe Green Rewards Winners!

  • Garden waste subscription for 2022/23
  • Apply for a Ukraine Family Scheme visa – and what you can do to help

  • Other news

A Budget for Sustainable Investment and Growth

Steve Carr

Broxtowe Borough Council has set its budget for 2022/23 with an exciting capital programme which will see continued investment in the Borough’s town centres, housing, parks and open spaces, as well as community initiatives.

Broxtowe Borough Council has set its budget for 2022/23 with an exciting capital programme which will see continued investment in the Borough’s town centres, housing, parks and open spaces, as well as community initiatives.“ We’re very proud of this ambitious and exciting budget,” said Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Steve Carr.

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Meet our Broxtowe Green Rewards Winners!

gr winners

At Broxtowe we have been excited to learn about the experience of two of our Green Rewards winners and how the platform helps them to find it easy, engaging and fun to reduce their carbon footprint!

On Wednesday we were lucky enough to meet with top Green Points earner Sarah Brennan and raffle winner John Scottow along with the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae.

Both winners were awarded a £20 voucher for their efforts to combat climate change and this can be spent at a place of their choosing – John chose Marks and Spencer and Sarah is still deciding as she is spoilt for choice!

Both Sarah and John recommend the platform as an excellent way to encourage people to live more sustainably. Sarah particularly enjoys the Green Rewards app as she finds it easy to log her activities whilst travelling between cities for work.

Councillor Richard MacRae has said “It was great to meet Sarah and John who were the recent winners of our Green Rewards programme prizes. I’d like to thank both of them for their efforts and for taking part in the programme. If we all make a few little changes to “think greener” in our daily lives it will make a huge difference in the Council’s attempt to tackling climate change across the Borough.”

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Garden waste subscription for 2022/23 

garden waste

Residents in Broxtowe can renew or set up a new garden waste subscription for the year 4 April 2022 to 2 April 2023 – we are aware that some residents have had issues making online payments but this issue is now fixed. We appreciate your patience.

The quickest and easiest way to subscribe is online.

Please subscribe before 18 March 2022 to ensure you receive your bin/s and/or sticker/s by the start date of 4 April 2022.

Subscriptions made after 18 March 2022 can take up to 10 working days to be processed and therefore collections from 4 April 2022 cannot be guaranteed.

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Apply for a Ukraine Family Scheme visa – and what you can do to help

Ukstandswithukraine

The Ukraine Family Scheme allows applicants to join family members or extend their stay in the UK – it is free to apply for and under the scheme you will be able to live, work and study in the UK and access public funds.

If you need any assistance, please call the 24/7 free helpline +44 808 164 8810 (0808 164 8810 if you’re in the UK).

If you cannot contact UK 0808 numbers, please use +44 (0)175 390 7510.

There is more information on the scheme available on Gov.UK’s website.

What you can do to help

Everyone is looking for ways they can support Ukraine during this awful time. There are a number of things you can do to help, such as:

  • Making a financial donation
  • Donating essential supplies
  • Applying to be a sponsor
  • Spreading awareness on social media using the hashtag #StandForUkraine

Find out more


Other news

International Women’s Day in Broxtowe

womens day

International Women’s Day was observed across Broxtowe this Tuesday on 8 March.

The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae, attended a photo exhibition of ‘Women’ in partnership with Broxtowe Women’s Project Ltd at Stapleford Library.

We also have lots of other events and celebrations taking place across later dates, so keep an eye out as we share what it means for our Broxtowe community to #BreakTheBias.


Kimberley Food Fest

Kimberley food fest

Kimberley Food Fest will be taking place this Sunday 13 March between 11am-4pm!

Make sure to come along so that you don’t miss out on these amazing food vendors:

  • Kimberley Craft Ales – Brilliant new craft ale business
  • Talia’s Treats – Homemade cakes
  • Eden Nibbles – Sweet vegan treats
  • Rutland Tea Company – Quality loose-leaf tea seller
  • Chilli Guys – Delicious spicy food
  • Origin Kitchen – Fabulous plant-based dairy alternatives

There will also be:

  • Live music
  • Food awards
  • Unique menus from local high street businesses
  • Children’s entertainment and activities

Show your support for National Bystander Awareness Day (NBAD)

nbad

National Bystander Awareness Day (NBAD) is an incentive celebrated every year in March. It is a day for raising awareness of those who experience discrimination and how we can help those who are affected by this. This year it is taking place on Monday 14 March.

There are a number of things we can do as a community to challenge hate and understand what victims of discrimination are going through. These include:

  • Indirect interventions: Safe things you can do from a distance when witnessing hate – an approach to take in a public place for example
  • Direct interventions: Things you can do when you feel more confident and it’s safe to do a little extra – for example in the workplace
  • Learn: Learn more about the impact of hate crime and safe interventions.
  • Raise awareness: Talk to others about safe interventions, either online or offline

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The Hemlock Happening extravaganza will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

hemlock happening

The Hemlock Happening is back with an extravaganza to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, taking place over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday 4th June from 1.00pm and the event will close with a finale firework display at 10.00pm.

The first Hemlock Happening took place 20 years ago in 2002 and was organised as a one off event to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee. Following its huge success, The Hemlock Happening became a popular annual event organised by L Leisure on behalf of Broxtowe Borough Council, and The Bramcote and Stapleford Golden Jubilee Group.

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