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17 June 2022

In this newsletter:

  • Armed Forces Week celebrations
  • Stay safe and well in the hot weather

  • Join us tomorrow for our Green Festival at Colliers Wood

  • The Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Plan
  • New luxury dessert bar heading to Beeston Square
  • Other News

Armed Forces Week celebrations

Freedom of Entry Parade - 22 June


Don't forget the Freedom of Entry Parade which is taking place in Eastwood's town centre next Wednesday - it is set to be an exciting day with hundreds in attendance.

On 22 June Broxtowe residents will welcome soldiers and veterans from 170 Engineer Group as they parade through Eastwood at 1.30pm to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee - don't miss out on this opportunity to celebrate our Royal Engineers and take part in an experience which will bring Broxtowe's community closer together.

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Local Celebrations for Armed Forces Day

The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor David Grindell, will raise a specially commissioned Armed Forces Day Flag in The Square, Beeston on Monday 20 June at 11.00am to mark a week of events being held across the country.

Colonel Gavin Hatcher OBE from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group Royal Engineers will join Councillor Grindell to raise the flag and address representatives from the Royal British Legion and uniformed organisations to show our support and recognise the contributions of all those who serve or have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

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Stay safe and well in the hot weather


As temperatures are expected to soar across the UK, it is important to take care of the health and wellbeing of ourselves and others in the community.

Here are some key points to keep in mind during the hot weather:

Check on others

  • Check on family, friends, elderly and vulnerable people regularly when it's hot

Stay hydrated

  • Make sure to drink plenty of fluids and take a bottle of water with you when you leave the house

Stay protected

  • Try to keep out of the sun between 11am - 3pm, as UV radiation is strongest at this time
  • When outside, wear UV sunglasses and walk in the shade if you can
  • Apply sunscreen with a protection factor of at least SPF15

Avoid intense physical activity

  • Try to avoid exercising or carrying out strenuous outdoor activities when it's hot

Keep your house cool

  • Keep windows open if possible and safe
  • Shade or cover windows exposed to direct sunlight
  • Turn off non-essential lights and electrical equipment

Be mindful when using the car

  • Ensure that babies, children, older people and pets are not left in parked cars

Seek medical help if you feel ill

  • If you feel unusual symptoms call 111, or if you or anyone else develops signs of heatstroke call 999 as this is a medical emergency

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Join us tomorrow for our Green Festival at Colliers Wood


Get ready for a Saturday which is packed with amazing opportunities to learn, create valuable connections and increase sustainability in your life!

We have many experts and organisations in attendance who you will be able to talk with, including:

  • Friends of Colliers Wood
  • Notts Wildlife Trust
  • Incredible Edible
  • Notts Climate Assembly
  • NG16 Help for Hedgehogs
  • Pulp Friction

The festival is completely free to attend and there will be talks from leading experts covering:

  • Recycling and composting
  • Climate change
  • Wildflowers
  • Biodiversity

You will also be able to get closer to nature by taking part in our BioBlitz which is happening throughout the day - you will be able to identify species of flora and fauna within Colliers Wood and take part in a bird walk, bat walk and moth-trapping - don't miss out!

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The Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Plan

The Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum has submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to Broxtowe Borough Council.

Neighbourhood Plans can give communities a strong voice in the planning system as if successful they will complement the Borough’s Local Plan, and must be taken into consideration by Broxtowe Borough Council when determining planning applications.

Chetwynd: The Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Plan sets out local policies in relation to housing, design, green and blue infrastructure, community facilities, shops, employment, and traffic and transport. It also sets out aspirations for the local area.

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New luxury dessert bar heading to Beeston Square

dessert bar

Waffles, pancakes, ice-creams, cookies and milkshakes will be on the menu at a new luxury dessert bar due to open in Beeston later this year.

Rassam’s Creamery is the latest tasty signing for the Beeston Square development.

Already an established name in Yorkshire, this will be the company’s eighth restaurant, and the first outside its home county.

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Other News

Loneliness Awareness Week


It's Loneliness Awareness Week across the UK between 13 June to 17 June, a time for raising awareness on loneliness and helping people who are lonely.

Here is how you can help to lift yourself and others out of loneliness this week:

  • Join a social club or group
  • Volunteer locally
  • Check up on loved ones 

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The owl has landed at Colliers Wood


A log from a tree (which unfortunately had to be removed as it was causing damage) has been carved into an owl totem structure at Collier’s Wood – by salvaging it the carbon in the trunk will be stored as a piece of public art.

The log was carved by chainsaw sculptor Peter Leadbeater. The Friends of Colliers Wood are behind the inspiration for the sculpture, with the owl representing the aspiration for Colliers Wood to have owls nesting at the site.

The finishing touches will be completed as part of The Green Festival at Collier’s Wood, taking place tomorrow between 12pm and 3pm.