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Summer hours for recycling centres

Nottinghamshire Recycling Centres operated by Veolia (Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste contractors) are now back open as usual for the rest of the summer.

The Recycling Centres across Nottinghamshire are now open daily from 8am - 8pm until Wednesday 30 September.

Please remember that social distancing restrictions remain in place onsite so there may still be queues at some sites. Make the most of the longer opening hours and visit in the evenings when it is likely to be less busy.

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Better Health Campaign


We're supporting the new Better Health campaign!

Extra weight puts extra pressure on your body, making it harder to fight against diseases like cancer, heart disease and now, coronavirus.

By reducing your weight within a healthy range, you can help cut your risk of being critically ill with coronavirus.

To get more active, eat healthier and manage your weight visit Your Health Your Way to try the free weight management service.

Your Health Your Way

Coming out of shielding


If you've been shielding because you’re clinically extremely vulnerable, the advice changed on 1 August.

Changes include:

  • no longer advising you to shield
  • you can go to work, as long as the workplace is COVID-secure, but carry on working from home if you can
  • you can go outside to buy food, to places of worship and for exercise 
  • free food parcels from the government will no longer be delivered.

You may still be at risk of severe illness if you catch coronavirus so you should continue to wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face and keep two metres away from people outside of your household or bubble.

Further guidance

Summer Reading Challenge


You can help your grandchildren improve their reading skills during the school holidays as the Summer Reading Challenge is back with Silly Squad! Introducing an all-new, all-digital experience where you can unlock digital rewards.  Enjoy a summer of silly challenges and join the celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter.

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Punch and Judy


Professor Paul Temple is back on Thursdays throughout August to provide his popular Punch and Judy Show at Rufford Abbey Country Park! So, why not plan a day at Rufford to coincide with one of the shows and sit back with the family and enjoy the “slap stick comedy” of Mr Punch.

Shows are free and run at 12.30pm / 1.30pm / 4.30pm.

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