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2nd October 2020

In this newsletter:

  • The Rule of Six
  • COVID-19 Updates
  • A Dementia Friendly Borough
  • D2N2 Awards Investment For Mushroom Farm Development
  • Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme

The Rule of Six

Keep to the rule of six indoors and outdoors

The Mayor, Councillor Janet Patrick has a lovely way of thinking about the Rule of Six, inspired by Winning the Pooh and AA Milne's poem 'Now We Are Six'.

But now I am six,

I'm as clever as clever.

So I think I'll be six now

for ever and ever.

Social distancing won't last forever but it is important that we follow these rules now. It's hard to do, but if we can stick to a gathering of six and it saves lives and stops the pandemic from spreading, it's worth it.

Let's keep ourselves, family, friends and community safe, we can beat this together Broxtowe.

COVID-19 Updates

Travel Update

People arriving into the UK from Turkey, Poland, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba from 4am Saturday 3 October will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

Travel restrictions for poland, turkey, bonaire, sint eustatius and saba


If you have coronavirus symptoms you must self-isolate for 10 days.

If you live with someone who has symptoms you must self-isolate for 14 days, if you are found to not be self-isolating you could face a fine of up to £10,000.

Isolate to save lives

Download the NHS COVID-19 App

The app allows you to:

  • Report your symptoms
  • Check-in at venues
  • Book a coronavirus test
  • Check your local area risk level
  • Get alerted if you've been near other users who have tested positive for coronavirus
  • Keep track of your self-isolation countdown and access relevant advice
  • Help the NHS to trace those infected
  • Protect yourself and loved ones

All in one place, you can download the app from Google Play Store or the Apple App store.

The more people that download and use the app, the easier it is to help keep everyone safe from the virus.

Find out more

Download the NHS app and protect your loved ones, image of grandad and grandson on phone screen

A Dementia Friendly Borough

Screenshot of the Mayor's video

Watch the latest video from The Mayor, Councillor Janet Patrick on what support is available in Broxtowe for those with dementia and for their carers.

Click the video screen to find out more.

D2N2 Awards Investment for Mushroom Farm Development

D2N2 Logo

Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, and Nottinghamshire allocate £160,000 from Local Growth Fund

D2N2 will provide £160,000 in funding towards the construction of commercial space for SMEs in Nottinghamshire, it has been announced.

The funding, provided by D2N2 via its Local Growth Fund allocation, will part-fund the £270,000 creation of three new small industrial units on the Mushroom Farm site in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.

Find out more

Green Home Grant Voucher Scheme

Make your home more energy efficient and save money on your bills with £5,000 Green Homes Grant, with image of house wearing a wooley hat

The Green Homes Grant gives homeowners vouchers to help cover the cost of energy efficiency improvements to their home – such as, loft, wall and floor insulation and low-carbon heating systems (funding is not available for gas or oil heating systems).

If you have at least one of these ‘primary’ improvements you can also use the grant for ‘secondary’ items such as double glazing, as long as it costs no more that you spend on the ‘primary’ improvement.

Find out more

Staying up to date

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

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