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21st August 2020

In this newsletter:

  • Thank You Week
  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Other News

Thank You Broxtowe!

Thank you week 17th-21st August with clapping hands

This week has been our dedicated thank you week, where we have been recognising the support and community spirit that has kept us all going over the last few months. Some of you may have even spotted it on East Midlands Today earlier this week.

Chief Executive, Ruth Hyde OBE said: "I have loved seeing the stories that have been shared on our social media accounts this week about all of the wonderful work that has taken place in the community during the pandemic, as well as from our employees.

I think its a really lovely thing to dedicate a whole week just to saying thank you and we should be proud of ourselves, our residents and our businesses for everything that's been done to look after each other.

We don't know how the next few months will play out with the virus so we really need to hold on to this community support and spirit to get us through whatever lies ahead."

To mark the week, a special Thank You video has been produced which you can see below. 

Thank you video screen shot


There's still time to get your nominations in for your community heroes to receive a certificate or phone call from the Mayor or to leave a message in our book of thanks - visit

COVID-19 Updates

We’ve worked hard Broxtowe so let's keep it up.

There are four things we can all do to protect ourselves and others:

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Keep a safe distance from others
  • Wear a face covering when asked, if you can
  • Stay home and book a test if you have symptoms

NHS Test and Trace Details

Jonathan Gribbin, Director of Public Health for Nottinghamshire, reminds residents to leave contact details for ALL members of their party when they visit any venue supporting the NHS Test and Trace service.

Support organisations using the NHS Test and Trace service

Travel outside the UK

Please remember that if you are travelling outside of the UK, to check the latest Government guidance on destinations where you will need to self-isolate when returning home. This is ever changing so please check before you leave and before you return.

The latest update now includes the following countries where residents will need to self-isolate when returning home:

  • Austria
  • Croatia
  • Trinidad and Tobago
As of 4.00am on 22nd August you will need to self isolate when returning from Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago

Other news

Local Pub Recognised

Caring and community-minded Eastwood pub, The Dog and Parrot, has been shortlisted in the Great British Pub Awards for their work supporting the local community, particularly during the pandemic.

Owners of the Dog and Parrot

This passionate and caring pub team have been recognised for going above and beyond for the local community by offering support to local people, particularly to the most vulnerable.

Their commitment to strict health and safety measures relating to COVID-19 has also been highly commended. This dedication, hard work and caring nature has put The Dog and Parrot in the list of the six top community-minded pubs in the UK and votes are still being cast to choose a winner.

Through work with local charity groups, opening safely, building support networks and keeping spirits up, it is very clear this is more than just your average pub. This is a very special pub indeed.

If you agree this is a very special pub, the voting is still open and can be cast at


The annual canvass has started with envelope and registration form

Each year we contact every household in Broxtowe to check whether we have the correct people registered to vote and to ask you to notify us of any changes.

This year the canvass is operating slightly different, which means that you may receive a letter, an email or a phone call from us asking to check who we have registered and to tell us about any changes.

This year's canvass is taking place during a challenging public health time. We are working to ensure that we take account of public health guidelines, including the continued importance of social distancing.

If you do not response as requested, we may contact you by telephone or you may receive a house visit from one of our canvassers to ask you to confirm your household details. We will only send canvasses to properties if it is safe to do so.

Find out more

Mayor's Parks Competition

We are very excited to share with you a competition brought to you by our Mayor.

If you know someone who is under 12, loves being creative and lives in Broxtowe, ask them to send in a drawing of their favourite Broxtowe park to be in with a chance of winning a prize. Drawings posted to us can’t be returned so please only send the original if you are OK not getting it back afterwards.

The competition closes at 9am on 12th September. The Mayor will then choose the winner and two runners up. The winner will receive a Lenovo Smart Tablet M10, kindly donated by O2, as a special prize!

To enter, please send your drawing to

Press image to play parks competition video

How To Prepare For a Video Interview

Woman on a video call

Due to the current circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, if you are applying for jobs it is likely that if you are offered an interview it will be a virtual one.

For many this will be a new experience, not just for the candidate but also the employer. Job Centre Plus Nottingham have created a great article on how to prepare for a video interview, so make sure you read up on their top tips to get you interview ready.

Find out more

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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Let's beat this together Broxtowe - follow all safety advice to keep us all safe

Find the latest guidance from the Government website.