Here are some of our performance highlights for the 2020/2021 financial year.
You can also view them :
- In our Achievements infographic (392kb) (.pdf) (Opens in a new window)
- In our Achievements video below
A good quality home for everyone is one our aims in Broxtowe.
In 2020/21 we built two dementia friendly bungalows, starter work on 5 flats for ex service personnel, bought back 9 former Council properties, secured planning permission for 132 new homes in Beeston Square as part of town centre redevelopment plans and came up with new strategies to reduce the carbon emissions of our homes.
We also increased the number of temporary accommodation units, were in the top quartile for rent arrears and supported 180 people through our Financial Inclusion Service.
We’re investing in our towns and our people. During 2020/21, we submitted a bid for £25m investment in Stapleford and opened a new business hub in the town. We also started work on a £198,000 project to build two new industrial units at Mushroom Farm, Eastwood, part funded by D2N2 LEP Growth Fund.
A great deal of progress was made on the Beeston Square Development with the new cinema due to open in May 2021, as well as new public realm space, public toilets being developed and serious interest for the food and beverage outlets. We’re now working on funding bids for Easwood and Kimberley.
As a Council, we exceeded our target for the number of apprentices in training with us and continued our work to become a Disability Confident Leader under the Disability Confident Scheme.
We’re passionate about protecting the environment for the future. During the last financial year, we made some good progress in this area:
- Developing a new 15 strand Climate Change Strategy, including work with the University of Nottingham to engage local people.
- Over 600 families signed up to the Go Green Challenge.
- New Air Quality Action Plan.
- £212,500 play area improvements across the Borough thanks to Council and external funding, including an upcoming £128,500 scheme at Dovecote Lane Recreation Ground, Beeston.
- 3,111 trees planted as part of our commitment to plant 2,500 new trees each year.
To help make Broxtowe a safer place for everyone, we:
- Developed new action plans for Knife Crime, Anti-Social Behaviour and Children and Young People.
- Continued progress on our White Ribbon Campaign Action Plan and new Sanctuary Policy to help those who are at risk of domestic abuse stay safe in their homes.
- Agree new Public Spaces Protection Order to control vehicle nuisance in Eastwood.
- Consolidated 6 existing Public Spaces Protection Orders into one new order, with two new areas added in Beeston.
- Full reviews CCTV to ensure the system remains effective at preventing and reducing crime.
As part of our work to support people to live well, during 2020/21 we:
- Set up a new online directory signposting to health and wellbeing services.
- Started work on a new Leisure Facilities Strategy with a range of options being considered, before plans can be developed for new leisure centres.
- Gave £35,000 funding to the Eastwood Mental Health Hub.
- Agreed a new scheme to provide vouchers for support sessions for those affected by Dementia.
- Refreshed our Mental Health Action Plan and developed a new Employee Mental Health Action Plan.
Responding to the pandemic was a significant part of our work last year as we joined people across the country to do our bit, including:
- £532,474 to support people to pay their Council Tax, in addition to the 2,909 working age people who already receive 100% Council Tax Support.
- 12 people previously living on the streets or requiring emergency accommodation housed as part of the Everyone In Scheme.
- £28.9MBusiness Support Grants paid up to 31st March 2021.
- £63,434discretionary funding to support businesses and voluntary groups to maintain operations.
- Continued all bin collections for residual, recycling, glass and garden waste.
- 10,000 vulnerable people contacted to offer help and support.
- £74,000emergency funding for voluntary groups.
- £30k raised and 400 food hampers delivered thanks to donations to two community appeals.
- Regular updates signposting to important information including printed newsletters to 50,000 properties and weekly electronic newsletters to 20,000 residents and businesses.
- Online classes available to LLeisure members.