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24 June 2022

In this newsletter:

  • The Freedom of Entry Parade in Eastwood

  • Our Colliers Wood Green Festival on 18 June

  • Refugee Week in Broxtowe 2022
  • The Council's Performance Summary - 2021/22

  • Tree lives on through chainsaw sculpture

  • Application to re-designate The Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum

  • Carer support activities in Nottinghamshire
  • Other News

The Freedom of Entry Parade in Eastwood


Thank you to everyone who braved the heat to support the 170 Engineer Group as they marched through Eastwood on Wednesday this week to exercise their Freedom of the Borough. A fantastic day in the town was had by all in celebrating Armed Forces Week.

Our Colliers Wood Green Festival on 18 June

green fest

Thank you to everyone who attended our second Green Festival on Saturday at Colliers Wood, despite the weather!

Lots of our younger residents got involved in our species identification quiz, our stall holders were busy answering questions and giving advice on how to live a green lifestyle, we had special guest speakers and a group enjoyed the Sunday morning bird walk spotting 24 species.

The next Green Festival will be taking place on Saturday 6th August at Stapleford Pasture Recreation Ground.

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Refugee Week in Broxtowe 2022


This week marks Refugee week nationwide and we want to take this opportunity to celebrate our very own guests that are a fabric of the Broxtowe Community.

We are grateful to all hosts and supporters that have embodied the meaning of what it means to be a community.

We hope that you’ll take this opportunity to join ‘The Great Walk Get Together’ initiative run by the Jo Cox foundation and Refugee week, with this year’s theme being #MoreInCommon.

You can join a walk that is taking place in your local area or even register to create your own!

The Council's Performance Summary - 2021/22

broxtowe achievements

Every year, we look at the last 12 months and reflect upon our achievements in relation to the corporate plan, which sets out how we are going to make Broxtowe a greener, safer and healthier place, where everyone prospers.

In 2021/22, despite us still facing the immense challenges brought about by the pandemic, we managed to make some fantastic progress in our priority areas. 

We’re really proud of what we managed to achieve and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our employees, our partners and our local businesses and residents.

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Tree lives on through chainsaw sculpture

owl sculpture

A dangerous tree which had to be removed has been given a new lease of life after it was turned into a chainsaw sculpture at Colliers Wood, Moorgreen.

The new sculpture was unveiled at Broxtowe Borough Council’s Green Festival event at the site, on Saturday 18th June. It has been carved by Professional Chainsaw Sculptor Peter Leadbeater and depicts an owl.

During the event, Peter demonstrated live log carving. The inspiration for the design came from local community group, The Friends of Colliers Wood, who consulted with site users on what they would like to see.

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Application to re-designate The Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum

Broxtowe Borough Council has received an application to re-designate the Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum.

Neighbourhood Forums are established for the express purpose of promoting or improving the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of the Neighbourhood Area concerned (in this case, the Bramcote Neighbourhood Area).

Once designated, Neighbourhood Forums can prepare Neighbourhood Plans for their Neighbourhood Area, which 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.

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Carer support activities in Nottinghamshire


There are a number of support and activity groups for carers taking place across Broxtowe in the coming months. Some groups are taking place virtually whilst others are face-to-face.

The following groups are taking place:

These will benefit carers across the borough by helping them to create new connections and get involved in activities outside of work.

Other News

Council Tax Rebate


If you don't pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit and are wondering how you can claim your £150 Council Tax Energy Rebate payment, you can do so through our online form at


Green Rewards Biodiversity Photo Competition


A biodiversity photo competition is being held by Green Rewards throughout June to support World Environment Day.

This year’s theme is #OnlyOneEarth and Green Rewards users are being asked to show their appreciation for wildlife by uploading their best biodiversity photo to Green Rewards – the winner will be in with a chance to win a National Trust Membership!

There’s plenty of wildlife to be snapped in parks, fields, wooded areas, wetlands and the suburbs - Get out into nature and submit your best photo to Green Rewards’ Biodiversity Photo Competition. At the end of the month users will vote and one lucky winner will be granted the membership.

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