Housing News this August

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In this newsletter:

  • STAR Survey
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Well for Work 
  • Dates for the Summer
  • Skills & Training Opportunities 
  • Garage of the Month
  • Property of the Month
  • Housing Facebook Community Group
  • The Leasehold Service Charge
  • Children's Free Holiday Club


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STAR 2021 (Survey of Tenants & Residents)

Housing will be carrying out STAR later this summer.

All Broxtowe Borough Council tenants and leaseholders will be receiving a short survey to share their views on the Housing services they receive.

Look out for your survey and let us know your views, to help us plan how services are delivered.

Financial Inclusion

Are you struggling with managing your finances? Our Financial Inclusion Service may be able to help. 

Our Financial Inclusion Team can assist our Housing customers with:

  • Helping to complete financial statements to establish debt management options
  • Helping to complete welfare benefit applications
  • Helping with other financial matters, including appeals.

To find out more visit the Financial Inclusion webpage

Building Better Opportunities - Money Sorted Drop in Sessions

The Money Sorted is a project to support anyone who wants to increase their confidence and skills with money management. 

They can offer free advice on prioritising bills, switching suppliers, budgeting, dealing with debt and how to save money. 

Drop in anytime on either of these dates to get 'sorted'

  • Wednesday 4th August: 10am-3pm at Beeston Library
  • Thursday 5th August: 10am - 3pm at Stapleford Library

For further information visit Building Better Opportunities website. 

Well for Work

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Exciting News! Broxtowe have signed up to the Well for Work project. 

Well for Work don’t just offer careers advice, they offer the opportunity for you to feel confident and supported, for life.

Careers advice isn’t just help finding a job! They can help you with free courses, build on your confidence together and even help with managing money.

If you’re looking for work but not sure where to start, Well for Work can show you the way forward and help you to get there, with support for life.

Interested? Find out more information by visiting www.futuresforyou.com/well-for-work

Dates for the Summer

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This summer come chat to us at events around the borough! 

Broxtowe Summer Markets

We'll be at the Broxtowe Borough Markets, so come and chat to us. There'll be information on Garages, Independent Living, Lifeline, the Community Fund and more.

Find out where we will be by visiting Summer Markets

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Stapleford Community Safety Fair

It's all about Household safety. Information from the Fire service, Police, Cycle Security and the Housing team will be available. 

Saturday 31st July: 10am - 2pm at Stapleford Fire Station. 

Skills & Training Opportunities

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Housing customers, expand your skills and knowledge to boost your job prospects with this fantastic course.

HGV Training

Clarion Futures and System Group are delighted to be able to offer a fantastic opportunity for those wanting to enter the HGV driving industry.

Individuals will have the opportunity to gain their Class C (with an option of C+E) licence with further qualifications such as Level 2 delivering goods vehicles.  

Course details

  • Start date: Late September (date tbc)
  • Course length: 2 – 3 months approximately. Online learning is 3.5 weeks. Mon – Fri 9:30 – 3:30
  • Information sessions: Wednesday 4th and 18th August 11am (must attend one)


  • Participants unemployed and claiming relevant benefits (if working must not be earning more than living wage (£18,525.00)
  • Must be a UK resident for past 3 years and have a current and up-to-date Full UK Driver's Licence
  • Must have access to a laptop, PC or Tablet with Zoom installed including WIFI Connection
  • Learners to be aged 19+  

Interested? Find out more information by emailing housingengagement@broxtowe.gov.uk

Garage of the Month

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This month it's Ulldale Court

Give your car a new home in one of our newly refurbished garages in Chilwell! 

Find a Garage

Property of the Month

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Southfields Court

Close to Beeston with great transport links.

  • Private accommodation with fitted kitchen and bathroom
  • Onsite Parking
  • Lift
  • 24hr Pull Cord System
  • Social Activities
  • Laundry Room
  • Communal Lounge with kitchen
  • Guest room available for family and friend visits at a low rate
  • Personalised contact with Independent Living Co-ordinators

 Find your Home today

Join our Housing Facebook Group

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Have you joined our Facebook group yet? Find the latest information on what's happening in Housing!

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The Leasehold Service Charge

For Leaseholders Only:

The Leasehold Service Charge for 20/21 will be sent out by September 2021 at the latest.

Any disputes with the Service Charge need to be put into writing and will not be taken over the telephone. This is to ensure that the query can be investigated properly and responded to promptly by the Leasehold Officer.

These should be sent either via email to leasehold@broxtowe.gov.uk or in writing to:

Leasehold Officer, Broxtowe Borough Council, Council Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB

Children's Free Holiday Club

Broxtowe free holidays clubs for children

We're excited to announce that Broxtowe will be running a free holiday club programme for children on free school meals this summer!

We're working with a range of providers across the Borough who will be providing lots of different activities, so there's something for everyone. All sessions also include lunch for your child.

Sessions are free of charge for those who are eligible for free school meals, but some providers are also offering paid for places that are open to anyone.

To find out what sessions are running this summer and to get booked in visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/HAF2021

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