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15 October 2021

In this newsletter:

  • Have Your Say On Broxtowe's Budget
  • Free School Meals

  • Half-Term Activities
  • Hate Crime - Challenge It, Report It, Stop It
  • New Office Space For Forever Stars
  • Stapleford Town Deal Update
  • COVID-19 Updates

Have Your Say On Broxtowe's Budget

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As Councils across the Country prepare to set their budgets for the year ahead, Broxtowe Borough Council is asking local residents to have their say on how they want their money to be spent.

Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee, Councillor Greg Marshall said: “Earlier this year, we agreed an ambitious and exciting capital programme to secure investment in the Borough’s town centres, housing, parks and open spaces, as well as community initiatives. These investments were designed to prepare for the significant developments coming to Broxtowe like the new cinema development which opened in Beeston in May, the Levelling Up Fund and the Stapleford Town Deal by supporting our town centres and local businesses to grow."

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Free School Meals

Children at a table eating lunch

Nottinghamshire County Council has announced that it will continue to fund Free School Meals in the October half-term and the Christmas two-week break.

This means that more than 25,000 school children across the county will receive 250,000 meals this October half-term.

Councillor Tracey Taylor, chairman of Children and Young People’s Committee, said that the Council recognised the cost of living challenges were impacting on large numbers of people and was grateful to receive the funding to continue the support until the end of the year.

The £15-per-week vouchers will be distributed to those eligible by their schools.

It follows the Government’s announcement early this week to support those most in need with the £500m Household Support Fund.

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Half Term Activities

Video - Why not follow our local heroes art trail?

Need some ideas to help keep your family entertained over the October half-term?

Here's a few suggestions:

  • Visit your local Inspire Library for half-term activities such as the M6 Theatre Company Show: Mavis Sparkle, for ages 4 and above
  • Take a trip to the Arc Cinema. The first film of the day is just £2.95 each, that’s the kids AND grown ups ticket price. Plus big new releases for you and your little ones to enjoy such as Addams Family, Ron's Gone Wrong and The Boss Baby
  • Get out of the house and complete our Beeston All Stars Trail, find all of our local pandemic heroes and collect a Mayor's certificate from the library at the end of it!

Hate Crime - Challenge It, Report It, Stop It

National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Nottinghamshire Police take hate crime – including hate incidents - seriously.

Action will be taken when you make a report. Whatever the incident, it will be logged, they will carry out a hate crime risk assessment and offer victim support.

It is important to report hate crime. Even if you don't know who the perpetrator is or don't have evidence.

By reporting hate crime, you can:

  • Send a message that you don't tolerate hate crime.
  • Help Police build a case even if they can't take any
  • further action about that incident.
  • Help the Police and Council divert resources where there is most need.
  • Help stop it from happening to other people.

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New Office Space for Forever Stars

The Mayor of Broxtowe stood with a woman and two men at the new office space

Earlier this week The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae, attended the official opening of the new Forever Stars offices on Wollaton Road, Beeston.

The Mayor was joined by Demelza Pashley who has already offered to help the charity with some fundraising.

Former Nottingham Forest players Nigel Jemson and Mark Crossley have already raised £5,000 to support Forever Stars.

You can find out more about the charity by visiting

Stapleford Town Deal Update

Art impression of improvements to Victoria Street

Back in June Stapleford Town Centre received £2.1 million as part of the Stapleford Town Deal.

The Stapleford Town Deal Executive are now busy working on delivering 6 exciting projects that are designed to regenerate Stapleford.

The first project will include £1m Town Centre Recovery Scheme that will open to businesses later this year, offering grants up to £100k through its Business Continuity Grant and Building Development Fund.

To stay up to date with the progress of the projects and when the funding will be available sign up to the Stapleford Town Deal bulletin and keep checking to stay up to date.

COVID-19 Updates

Top up your immunity this winter

Top up your immunity this winter

More people are eligible for the FREE flu jab this year:

  • Over 50s
  • School children up to year 11
  • Pregnant women
  • Toddlers aged 2-3
  • People with underlying health conditions
  • Carers
  • Frontline health & social care workers

Find out more:

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Pregnant woman

Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and your baby

If you are pregnant, it is important to ensure you have both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to protect you and your unborn baby.

Book your appointment at:

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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. 

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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

Staying up to date

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Lets keep life moving

Find the latest guidance from the Government website.