Broxtowe Residents Urged To Stay At Home This Bank Holiday

Broxtowe Residents Urged To Stay At Home This Bank Holiday

07/05/20 - Residents in Broxtowe Borough are being urged to follow Government advice and stay home ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

With VE Day on Friday and many hoping to celebrate, it is vital that Broxtowe residents follow the Government’s instructions around staying at home.

Leaving your home

The only reasons you may leave home are:

  • Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
  • One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
  • Any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
  • Travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home.

Visiting parks and open spaces

Whilst playgrounds are closed, the Borough’s parks and open spaces remain open.

  • Only visit if absolutely necessary and try to visit at a less popular time.
  • Only visit green spaces you don’t need to drive to.
  • Whilst there, do not have contact with anyone other than the people you live with.
  • Stay at least 2m from others at all times.

Celebrating VE Day

We might have to stay at home at the moment but that doesn’t mean Broxtowe residents can’t still mark this momentous occasion. 75 years ago, people across Europe came together to celebrate and that community spirit can be seen today, as we support one another during the pandemic. As well as the two minutes silence at 11.00am on 8th May and activities arranged by the Royal British Legion, here are five things you can do to mark VE Day 75:

  1. Dress your windows - Dress you windows in red, white and blue and with our downloadable posters - there's one for the kids to colour in too. Local people can look out for them on whilst they are outside exercising.Five things you can mark VE Day
  2. Download our kids activity pack - It's full of ideas of fun things you can do from home, as well as information to teach them about what VE Day means. 
  3. Send in photos, stories and memories - We'd love to see photos and hear stories and memories from those who experienced VE Day or stories that have been passed down in your families. Share photos with us on Facebook and Twitter and using #Broxtowe75 or by emailing press@broxtowe.gov.uk 
  4. Say thank you - Leave a thank you message for those who gave so much for us on our online thank you book at. If you have older friends and family who can't get online, record their messages for them
  5. The Nations Toast - At 3.00pm on Friday 8th May, there will be a Nations Toast To The Heroes Of World War II. Take part by raising a glass, cheering and clapping on your doorsteps and saying “To those who gave so much, we thank you.”

Share your photos and videos with us on Facebook and Twitter and using #Broxtowe75

Bin Collections

All bin collections will continue as normal, so residents that are scheduled to have bins collected on Friday, please put them out as normal and they will be collected.

Council Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Our offices are currently closed to the public but we are still here for you by email and by phone.

The Council will be closed on Friday 8th May for the bank holiday. Normal telephone and email services will resume on Monday 11th May from 8.30am until 5.00pm.

LLeisure Centres and the D.H Lawrence Museum continue to be closed until further notice. 

Broxtowe Community Appeal

There is just 19 days left to reach the £10,000 target of the Broxtowe Community Appeal, to help support community groupsBroxtowe Community Appeal Logo and food banks that are providing essential support to Broxtowe's most vulnerable residents. Thank you to all 58 of our pledgers who have helped us get 30% closer to our target!

As this is a crowdfunding appeal, if the target isn't reached then the money cannot be collected to give to these community groups. No donation is too small as it really will make a big difference, if you would like to make a donation please visit https://www.spacehive.com/broxtowe-community-appeal (Opens in a new window) 

Staying up to date

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For more information, visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus


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