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In this Newsletter:

  • White Ribbon Accreditation Secured
  • Cloverlands Court Garden in Bloom
  • Loneliness Awareness Week
  • Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • Garage of the Month
  • Volunteers Week
  • Property of the Month
  • Support Available 

White Ribbon Accreditation Secured 

White Ribbon Logo

The Council have taken a stand to end all male violence against women by becoming White Ribbon Accredited. 

White Ribbon is a global campaign that encourages people, and especially men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse and violence. To wear a white ribbon is to promise to never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.

Commitments made by Broxtowe Borough Council in their White Ribbon action plan include,

  • Domestic and Sexual Violence Policy for employees
  • Raising awareness within our local community

Anthea Sully, Chief Executive of White Ribbon UK said, “Our call to end violence by raising awareness, educating and campaigning to bring about change is greatly strengthened by working together with our White Ribbon accredited organisations. Our partners are able to engage with many thousands of people to change the cultures that lead to violence against women and girls. We are delighted to welcome Broxtowe Borough Council as one of our White Ribbon Accredited organisations. Together we can prevent violence happening in the first place”.

More information about White Ribbon can be found on the website at:

Need help? Domestic Abuse - call 999

Cloverlands Court Garden in Bloom

Residents standing next to the fringed tulips at cloverlands court

Seasons have changed and the Cloverlands Court garden is still in full bloom. This spring the tenants have grown some fantastic new flowers and plants in the communal garden.

Fringed Purple Tulip - Cloverlands Court

(on the right are some beautiful fringed tulips)

A tenant who is actively involved with the garden told us ''We really love the garden. It's kept us going throughout this pandemic. Being able to come out here and get together over a project has done us a world of good, and the garden too! We all work so well together, and now that we've got some large umbrellas, we can tend to the garden even in the rain.''

''Not only is it great for our mental health, gardening has been great for our fitness too! You don't realise it, but you burn a lot of calories from gardening.'' says a tenant who has been nicknamed 'Monty Don'. 

Dirty Trowel next to the raised beds.

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Loneliness Awareness Week

14th - 18th June

Loneliness awareness week banner - purple background

We all feel lonely at times, it's a natural human emotion. We're wired for social contact, and loneliness is our signal we need more. 

After a year of lockdowns, social distancing and restrictions, more of us are experiencing loneliness. We need to remove the stigma and shame surrounding loneliness. So let's talk about it! #LetsTalkLoneliness

Why not pick up your phone and call/text someone you haven't heard from in a while and see how they are? It might even brighten their day!

Find out how to get involved or learn about the day on the Marmalade Trust website

Tenant and activities coordinators walking at Bramcote Park

Walk & Talk in Broxtowe

Our Activities Coordinators have begun their walking groups with our Independent Living tenants.

A tenant from Beeston said ''I've been looking forward to the local walking group for ages. I was so happy when they posted a leaflet through my door.'' 

It's great that as restrictions are easing, our Engagement Team have put in place plans to restart some activities. This will enable tenants to safely get together and catch up.  

Whilst on one of the walks a tenant said, ''It was so nice to be out, and it's lovely how when people walk by they say hello. It really helped me feel the benefit of being outside instead of being at home''

Independent Living tenants have been given information of where and when the Walk and Talk Groups will be meeting. If you want more information about walks in your area, please contact the Activities Coordinators at or call 0115 917 7777.

Elder Abuse Awareness Day

15th June

World Elder Abuse awareness day

Elder abuse can be defined as “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person”. 

Age UK have a fantastic selection of resources on:

  • What Safeguarding is
  • What is abuse and neglect
  • What do to if someone feels unsafe or worried about someone else
  • What will happen if someone reports abuse. 

Age UK 

Suspect Abuse?

If you witness abuse or neglect, don’t ignore it. You can report any concerns, within the Nottinghamshire area, via the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

The direct referral number for MASH is 0300 500 8080Your call will be answered by trained advisors, who will discuss your concerns with you and take referrals.

There is also an out of hours Emergency Duty Team to provide support and guidance. The number for the Emergency Duty Team is 0300 4564546.

The Council has policies for dealing with any safeguarding issues reported to us. If any tenant is concerned about a suspected case, they can talk to their Independent Living Coordinator or Housing Officer. 

Garage of the Month

Frontage of Caldbeck Garages - white garage doors

This months garage of the month is: Caldbeck Court in Chilwell

Tired of having a cluttered home? Why not rent one of our garages?

It's cheaper than a meal deal, from just £1.60 a day for Broxtowe residents'

Find your Garage!

Volunteers Week

1st - 7th June

Shooting star with 1-7 June in the middle.

Each year in June is Volunteers Week, and we say a massive thank you to all those who volunteer and help make a difference! 

The theme for this year is #monthofcommunity. Why not consider becoming part of Housing's Engagement community by getting involved with these opportunities to help improve our services:

Housing Performance Group

The Housing Performance Group is planning to start meetings again, as restrictions are lifted, and are keen for more tenants to get involved.

Throughout your involvement you will receive support and training from the Housing Engagement Team. You will be able to develop skills to add to your CV, such as communication skills and interpreting data.

Once fully back to normal the group will meet quarterly and meetings last no longer than two hours. You will be able to work alongside elected members and Housing managers to discuss and monitor how rental income is spent.

We welcome interest in the group from any of our tenants. Elected members have commented how valuable they find tenants input and insight in discussions.

Interested, but want to find out more? Why not come along and observe a meeting?

Email us for more info at or call us on 0115 917 7777

Housing Facebook Group

The Housing Facebook Group is a safe and secure group just for Housing customers. It’s a quick and easy way to respond to messages we post seeking views about Housing services.  Through you involvement with the group you can ensure your views are considered as services are being developed.

It is also a place you can keep informed on the latest news from Housing.

Join Now

(It's only for Broxtowe Borough Council Housing Customers. Ensure you answer the questions to get your joining request approved.)

Property of the Month

Hopkins court image collage - outside, the communal gardens and craft activity

Hopkins Court

Great location and in walking distance to Eastwood Town Centre

  • Close to local amenities
  • Onsite Parking
  • Private accommodation with fitted kitchen and bathroom
  • 24 Hour Tunstall Call System
  • Social Activities delivered by Activities Co-ordinators
  • Secure door entry system
  • Communal Lounge with kitchen facilities
  • Personalised contact with Independent Living Co-ordinators

Properties available now!

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(image taken before Covid-19 restrictions)

Support Available


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A new illustration by Public Health England explaining the self-isolation guidance is available to view and download: Stay at home illustration [PDF]

Learn more

Support to get essential supplies

If you are vulnerable and need help to get food, medicine or community support, please get in touch with the Nottinghamshire Community Support Hub or call 0300 500 80 80

Financial support

In some circumstances, if you are required by law to self-isolate, you may be supported by a payment of £500, payable from Broxtowe Borough Council. Find out more about this scheme and other financial support at or call 0115 917 7777

Mental health

The impact of the pandemic on you and your loved ones and not being able to enjoy all of the activities you would normally be involved in can all have an impact on your health. It is important to remember to look after yourself. Useful resources to support you, your family and friends can be found at or call the Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline between 9.00am and 1.00pm, seven days a week on 0300 555 0730.

Accessing NHS services

If you have symptoms or a health concern you are worried about, please contact your GP practice. GP practices are still open and here for you. When you call your practice, you may be offered a consultation online or over the phone. If they feel they need to see you in person, they will invite you in for a face to face appointment. Read more for guidance at

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