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28th May 2021

In this newsletter:

  • Stay Safe This Bank Holiday Weekend
  • Calling all over 30s to get vaccinated 
  • The vaccination bus is rolling back into Beeston 
  • New opening hours for the Stapleford Testing Site
  • Bank Holiday bin collection
  • Other news
  • Support available

Stay Safe This Bank Holiday Weekend

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Make sure this Bank Holiday you are following Government guidelines and sticking to the rules. 

  • You can meet up to thirty people outdoors and indoor gatherings are limited to six people or two households 
  • Keep washing your hands, making space, wearing face coverings inside and open windows where possible to let fresh air in
  • Get tested if you have symptoms and self-isolate

If you are visiting a hospitality venue with your friends or family this weekend make sure you are checking in with the NHS Track and Trace app.

More guidance here

Calling all 30s and over to get vaccinated 


If you're aged 30 or over, or if you turn 30 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine.

You can only use this service if any of the following apply:

  • you're aged 30 or over
  • you'll turn 30 before 1 July 2021
  • you're at high risk from COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • you have a learning disability
  • you're a frontline health or social care worker
  • you get a Carer's Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you're a carer

You can book your appointment through the national booking system or by calling 119.

The vaccine bus is rolling back into Beeston 


The vaccination bus is coming back into Beeston on Thursday 3rd June.

If you, or someone you know is eligible to get the jab then hop on the bus from 10am at Devonshire Avenue Car Park, Beeston, NG9 1BS.

There's no need to book, just turn up, vaccinations are first doses only.

If you know of anyone that has been struggling to make an appointment or get to a vaccination site, please encourage them to come and get their vaccine on the bus.

New opening hours for the Stapleford Testing Site

opening hours

From next week the Community Testing Site at Stapleford Library Car Park will have new opening hours. 

Monday and Thursdays - 10.00am - 4.30pm. 

Community Testing is for those who aren't displaying COVID-19 symptoms. You do not need to book an appointment. 

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-10 please self isolate and book a test online or call the NHS line on 119. 

Bank Holiday Bin Collections 

Graphic showing that bin collections roll forward one day for the bank holiday

Don't forget your bin collection days will change next week due to the Bank Holiday. Bins will have been collected as normal on Friday 28th May, but all other collections will be the day after your usual collection day.

Our customer service centre and council offices will be closed Bank Holiday Monday 31st May and reopen Tuesday 1st June.

Find out more

Other news

The Arc Cinema opens today! 


The Arc Cinema Beeston are delighted to finally open their doors to the public. 

The Arc Cinema opening is part of Broxtowe Borough Council’s long-term £50million plans to boost Beeston town centre and will also include a new residential area. Backed with funding from D2N2, the new Beeston Square, in the centre of the town, is set to attract more and more people to stay local and support the town.

Only last week Fletchergate Industries who own iconic venues such as Nottingham’s Hockley Arts Club announced they would be opening their ‘Beeston Social’ within the development. Further tenant announcements are expected shortly.

The cinema has 700 luxury leather electric reclining seats in total and laser digital projection and Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound in 6 of its 8 screens.

The remaining two screens boast the company’s, new to market, giant Hypersense format which uses 4k laser projection and Dolby Atmos to convey the drama of every scene with maximum impact and precision.

Don't forget to check out their Facebook page @ArcCinemaBeeston for more information and make sure to head on over to their website to book your seats! 

Find out more 

The Great British Spring Clean is here 

great british spring clean

Join in The Great British Spring Clean 2021 to help clear litter from our streets and parks, because what is good for our environment is good for our mental and physical health too.

In the past 12 months our outdoor spaces and places have mattered to us more than ever before. So join us and show some love for those special places that helped us through lockdown.

If you would like to pledge your support during the Great British Spring Clean you can sign up as an individual or as a group of up to 30 people on their website. 

Or, if you would like to become a part of Broxtowe's Community Clean and help litter pick throughout The Great British Spring Clean please see our website for more information. 

Make sure you head down to Stapleford Market 


Our Stapleford Market takes place every Thursday 8.00am - 2.00pm. 

Whilst you're down make sure you head over to The Helpful Bureau who are a local charity who offer support for residents in Broxtowe.

Support can vary from helping around the house, gardening, decorating or social visits to help local residents visit friends, doctors or even a trip to the hairdressers! 

The Helpful Bureau are at the market every other week and offer books in return for a donation of any amount. 

If you can, please head down and show some support to The Helpful Bureau, they help out members of the community in the most amazing way. 

Major step forward for new organisation which aims to shift the dial of regional growth in the East Midlands


The proposed East Midlands development corporation will help accelerate the planning and development of three major sites centred on the East Midlands Airport area, Toton and Chetwynd and land around Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station.

The five local authorities supporting the initiative have now formally set up a body to begin its work, laying the foundations for a new kind of statutory development corporation which was flagged in the Queen’s Speech earlier this month as part of government plans to boost growth through planning reform.

One of its first steps has been to recruit an experienced managing director to lead its work. Richard Carr joins the DevCo having steered multi-billion-pound projects in different parts of the country.

He will now spearhead progress as EM DevCo seeks to significantly increase the overall impact of the three sites by delivering greater, faster, more sustainable and inclusive growth. It will do this by developing detailed plans for development, infrastructure and investment to benefit the wider region.

Find out more

Support Available


If you develop symptoms of Covid-19, stay at home and self-isolate immediately. If you have a positive test result but do not have symptoms, stay at home and self-isolate as soon as you receive the results. Your household needs to isolate too.

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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