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Tom Martin House

Mayor, Leader of council and ex service personnel outside tom martin house

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Richard MacRae officially opened Tom Martin House on Thursday 5th May, the recently completed construction of five one-bedroom flats in Stapleford.

Mayor and tenant opening the building - grand opening

The flats were built by local firm Vaughandale Construction Limited and will be let to ex service personnel on the Council’s housing register. This is part of the ongoing work to meet the Council’s commitment to build 230 new social homes over the next 10 years.

Councillor MacRae said, “These properties are important to support the mental health and wellbeing of ex service personnel. It’s the sacrifices of these people that gives us the freedoms we have today. They’ve looked after us for years, so we’ve got to do our bit to look after them.’’

Read the full story in the Council's press release.

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Community Fund Success at Lombardy Lodge

tenants sitting in communal garden of lombardy lodge - Sunny day, tea and cake.

Lombardy Lodge tenants applied for a Gazebo through our Housing Community Fund and had their application approved. 

tenants outside at lombardy lodge - celebrating gazebo built

Tenants recently celebrated the completion of their project with fizz, cake and a ribbon cutting. 

Tenant cutting the ribbon at gazebo opening at lombardy lodge

A tenant who inspired the application said 'It's a great addition to Lombardy Lodge and a nice surprise we were successful with our application. We'll be able to get together and sit out at any time of the year. I hope everyone will enjoy it for many years to come.'

Claire Reed, Engagement Manager said, 'It was lovely to see so many tenants attend the official opening of their new gazebo, applied for through the Housing Community Fund. The weather was perfect for the opening and everyone enjoyed the cake and soft fizz to celebrate the result of their funding application. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the tenants make use of their gazebo for future social activities and events.' 

The Community Fund is open to all tenants and leaseholders of Broxtowe Borough Council. You can apply for up to £1000, this could go towards: Improving health and wellbeing, Neighbourhood improvements and empowering communities and Reducing loneliness.

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Engagement on the Move

Neighbourhood Champions

Man and girl walking down street

Looking for a more in depth way of getting involved in Housing without sitting in a meeting? Our ‘On the Move engagement is just for you!

Become a Neighbourhood Champion!

Be the link between your neighbours and Housing. Share your neighbourhood feedback with us and make a difference. Email to find out more.

Engagement Dates for your Diary - June

  • Share & Snack: Tenants are invited to an informal meeting at Gutersloh Court, Stapleford to share their views on services. Refreshments and a £10 gift voucher for attendance. Tuesday 14th June, 5.30pm -7pm.
  • Stapleford Library, Tuesday 28th June from 10am - 12pm. Our roving Engagement team will be set up at Stapleford Library for tenants to come chat to us. They'll have information on a variety of Housing services. 

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Scheme of the Month

Rockwell Court

Rockwell Court tenants and george spencer students - afternoon tea

Students from George Spencer Academy visited Rockwell Court to provide a selection of live music and baked goods!

Music and Cookery students shared their skills with tenants, from playing a wide range of music, including Bohemian Rhapsody on piano, as well as serving fresh homemade scones, 'The scone is one of the best I've tasted' said a tenant!

george spencer student playing piano at rockwell court

Nicky Gilmour, Activities Coordinator said, ‘Tenants really enjoyed having the students come into the scheme.  It was lovely to see tenants and students interacting, dancing to the music and enjoying the scones they’d made.  More activities involving the students are being planned.’

External image of Rockwell Court

Rockwell Court

Situated in the centre of Stapleford, with great transport links and Stapleford Health Centre next door.

1 home available to let now and 1 coming soon!

  • Private accommodation with fitted kitchen and bathroom
  • Onsite Parking
  • 24 Hour Tunstall Call System
  • Social Activities delivered by Activities Co-ordinators
  • Laundry Room
  • Communal Lounge with kitchen facilities
  • Guest room available for family and friends (low rates)
  • Personalised contact with Independent Living Co-ordinators

Rockwell Court 

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Loneliness Awareness Week

13th - 17th June

Loneliness Awareness week

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. 

 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

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How to Use HomeSwapper

Homeswapper leaflet - purple and orange block shaped. With wording

Is your home not meeting your needs anymore? Try out HomeSwapper!

HomeSwapper is free for tenants to use and is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. With easy registration and search tools, instant messaging and the unique multiswap tool, it will help you find the swap that’s right for you.

Find out more at

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Ask for ANI

Are you experiencing domestic abuse? Ask for ANI

Have you heard of ANI?

Victims of domestic abuse are able to use this special code word in pharmacies, including Boots stores, all over the UK to signal that they need help and support.

This gives victims an opportunity to reach out for help without making their situation obvious to members of the public, or alerting their abuser. Victims who “Ask for Ani” at pharmacy counters will be taken by a staff member to a space such as a consulting room where they can be put in touch with the police or support services and helplines.

The code word “Ani” is an acronym for “Action Needed Immediately”.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse and in need of support, you can contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

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As your Landlord, we have a legal duty to make sure you are aware of the possible causes and symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease so you can identify any problems easily and report any concerns that you may have.

The chance of contracting Legionnaires’ disease from the domestic water supply in your home is very low. However, there is some simple advice you can follow to protect yourself which is outlined below.

For information on details, catching and prevention please visit our Legionella webpage

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Queen's Jubilee Celebrations

Platinum Jubilee image - logo in middle with UK flag behind

To celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, there are many events taking place over the Broxtowe Borough over the extended bank holiday. 

Stapleford: Community Jubilee Event, Thursday 2nd June, New Stapleford Community Centre

Kimberley: Beacon Lighting, Thursday 2nd June at Chapel on the Hill

Bramcote: Hemlock Happening, Saturday 4th June at Bramcote Hills Park

Awsworth: Picnic in the Park, Sunday 5th June at Lane Recreation Ground

Beeston: Queen's Jubilee Celebrations at Beeston Marina, from 2nd June - 5th June

Platinum Jubilee

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Freedom Parade 2022

Wednesday 22nd June 2022 will mark an historic day in Eastwood as soldiers and veterans from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group march through the town centre to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

For more information visit Freedom Parade article

Broxtowe Green Festival

Family learning at green festival. Holding an apple
Man holding cup of tea infront of tree planting poster. Green festival

Following the success of our Green Festival on 23rd April which saw a turnout of over 600 people, we are excited to announce that we are hosting our 2nd Green Festival of the year on Saturday 18th June.

Come along and learn how you can impact on Climate Change and Green Futures with information available for:

  • Recycling
  • Composting
  • Wild flowers, and more

Green Festival

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