In this newsletter:
Broxtowe Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
In Broxtowe we are looking forward to celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a number of exciting events and activities taking place across the Borough over the extended bank holiday weekend, starting from Thursday 2nd June.
There will be activities for every age group so that families and individuals can get involved, including:
- The Hemlock Happening, Saturday 4 June
- A pop-up Gin Palace at the D.H Lawrence Birthplace Museum on Thursday 2 June (Booking essential)
- Kimberley Picnic in the Park, Friday 3 June, Stag Football Ground
- Queen’s Jubilee Afternoon Tea at Awsworth Village Hall on Friday 3 June (Booking essential)
- Awsworth Picnic in the Park, Sunday 5 June at The Lane Recreation Ground
- Beacon Lighting at Chapel on the Hill, Kimberley on Thursday 2 June
There are also ideas like colour in a corgi, recipes and playlists available for you to do at home.
We’ve also opened a special message book for you to share your memories of the Queen and Broxtowe over the duration of her reign.
Broxtowe Borough Council Installs Its 46th Mayor
Councillor David Grindell was installed as the 46th Mayor of Broxtowe on 11 May at the Annual Meeting of Broxtowe Borough Council.
Councillor Teresa Cullen will serve as his Deputy.
“I’m deeply honoured to take up the role of the Mayor and look forward to meeting as many residents as I can. During my year in office I will support the work with Mental Health in the community of Broxtowe based in Middle Street, Beeston as well as The White Ribbon campaign to end all violence towards women” said Councillor Grindell.
Mental Health Awareness Week
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, which takes place every May to help people better understand the impact of mental illness and mental health issues. This year’s theme is loneliness.
One way we can manage loneliness is by keeping busy and doing things we enjoy. This might be a hobby such as a bit of gardening, going to the gym or even sorting out your kitchen cupboards, jigsaws, puzzles or knitting.
You can help a family member or friend who is feeling lonely simply by listening to them. People who have experienced loneliness really value friends who really considered what they might enjoy and were even willing to join them in some shared activities.
Business Hub Opens In Stapleford
Nine businesses can now benefit from office space in Stapleford’s new hub. Former Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae, officially opened the Stapleford Business Hub earlier this week.
The facility provides an opportunity for new or expanding businesses to have an official office space in which to grow, right in the heart of Stapleford.
Free Health And Fitness Afternoon At Bramcote Leisure Centre
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Bramcote Leisure Centre is holding a free health and fitness afternoon on Sunday 15 May. A variety of activities will be taking place to encourage Broxtowe residents to get fit whilst networking with others.
The activities include:
- Beginner’s Spin Class
- Virtual Les Mills Body Combat Class
- Flexibility and Function Class
- Virtual Les Mills Body Balance Class
- Kettlebells Class
There will also be free refreshments, as well as opportunities to learn about the facilities and special offers on memberships will also be available.
Walk To School Week – 16-20 May
Walk to school week is happening between 16-20 May. This week is dedicated to helping kids stay active and reach their minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity per day.
Whether you’re a parent or teacher you can get your child or pupil involved in Walk To School Week through Living Streets’ #PowerUp Challenge in which video games are used to inspire physical activity.
At Broxtowe Borough Council we encourage walking to school as you will reduce your carbon footprint as well as staying fit. As part of our Green Futures incentive we recommend that our residents engage in active travel more often to cut carbon and create a greener borough for everyone – you can find out more about Green Futures via our Climate Change webpage.