Latest News and COVID-19 Updates from Broxtowe Borough Council

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18 March 2022

In this newsletter:

  • Council Tax Bills are on their way

  • Homes for Ukraine scheme - become a sponsor now

  • Free COVID Testing to end

  • COVID-19 Vaccination van in Beeston

  • Fly A Flag For The Commonwealth In Broxtowe

  • Other news

Council Tax Bills are on their way

council tax

Council Tax bills have been sent out within the last few days so please make sure to look out for yours.

Some information on the payment of Council Tax for this year has been included in the Government's Energy Bills rebate - we will be sharing more information on the rebate shortly.

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Homes for Ukraine scheme - become a sponsor now

homes for ukraine

The Homes for Ukraine scheme offers a lifeline to those who are currently fleeing war in Ukraine.

The scheme offers a route to those who want to come to the UK and who have someone here willing to provide them with a home.

UK individuals, charities, community groups and businesses can now record their interest in supporting Ukrainians fleeing the war through the Government's new Homes for Ukraine scheme.

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Free COVID Testing to end

lateral flow

As COVID restrictions are easing, from 30 March 2022 you will no longer be able to get a free test for symptomatic COVID and from 31 March 2022 this will apply to people who are asymptomatic.

After these dates, free testing will no longer be available to the general public and it will also not be possible to order tests online or collect them from pharmacies.

We are still awaiting guidance from the Government on testing for care homes and vulnerable settings.

COVID-19 Vaccination Van in Beeston


The COVID-19 Vaccination van will be at the Beeston Tram Interchange on Monday 4 April between 12pm and 7pm.

Vaccinations are available for those aged 16+ and you can get your first, second and booster jab on the van.

If you know someone who has been struggling to get an appointment or make it to a vaccination site, please share this information with them.

There's no need to book, just turn up.

Fly A Flag For The Commonwealth In Broxtowe


Broxtowe Borough Council joined the 54 countries of the Commonwealth to fly the Commonwealth flag in the Borough, as part of the annual Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth Day.

The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae, Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Judith Naake MBE and students from Round Hill school raised the Commonwealth Flag outside the Council Offices in Beeston at a special ceremony at 10.00am on Monday 14 March 2022. A message from Her Majesty The Queen and a specially written Commonwealth Affirmation were read out at the ceremony before the raising of the Commonwealth flag.

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Other news

Broxtowe Parks Team collaborate with The Friends Group for conservation event


As part of Broxtowe's Green Futures initiative, this month the Council teamed up with The Friends of Watnall Green and Spinney to work on a project promoting the conservation of the borough's vital parks and open spaces.

On Friday 11 March The Broxtowe Parks Team worked in partnership with The Friends of Watnall Green and Spinney to host a practical conservation event at Watnall Spinney, a local nature reserve in Kimberley.

The Friends were joined by an enthusiastic team of volunteers from E-ON as part of the company’s commitment to supporting environmental sustainability in the community. This is the first time that Broxtowe Borough Council have worked alongside a private business on a conservation project. 

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Refuse teams visit Awsworth Primary School to promote recycling


Last week one of our Refuse Teams visited Awsworth Primary School to attend an arranged visit with the nursery children and teaching staff, with the aim of promoting recycling to our younger residents.

The children were equipped with hi-vis jackets and were able to watch the bins being emptied, whilst being told about the importance of recycling, they were also able to sit inside the refuse vehicle (a new horn may be needed!).

A big thank you to Awsworth School.

Show your support for Ukraine at Beeston's Anti-War Comedy Fundraiser

comedy showcase

A fundraiser is being held in Beeston by event organiser 'Sounds Proper Comedy' to aid the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

There will be up and coming and professional comedians performing, headlined by the Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre. The line up includes:

  • Laura Monmoth
  • Mark Hughes
  • Lorraine Hoodless
  • Alyn Ashby
  • Nick Clarke

Location: The Boat and Horses, Trent Road, Beeston Rylands, NG9 1LP

Date and time: Friday 25 March at 8pm (doors open 7pm)

For each ticket sold, £2 will be donated to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal - please consider donating items listed in this document also.

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The Beeston Social - now hiring for several roles!


The Beeston Social are currently putting together an amazing group of local people to form their opening team.

If you're a skilled bartender, budding chef or just want to be part of an exciting new local project, then send a CV and a little bit about yourself to

They've got multiple roles available both full and part time, with no experience necessary.

This announcement follows our press release published earlier this month in which we detailed how The Beeston Social is set to be up and running by May.

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No18 Coffee & Eatery to Open In Kimberley Tomorrow


Kimberley will be welcoming a brand new cafeteria this Saturday as No18 Coffee & Eatery opens its doors on Greens Lane.

Come along from 10am on 19 March and indulge in quality coffee, cakes, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and more!

There will be free coffee provided to the first 15 customers who visit.

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