Broxtowe News Update & Information – April 2020 edition
It appears like an absolute eternity since I sent out my last newsletter on 24 March. I wrote at the time that there are massive challenges on a scale many of us will have never experienced before. However at the same time there are brilliant opportunities when we can all come together and support one another. There’s been some wonderful initiatives that I’ve seen during the past few weeks – for example Kimberley and District Mutual Aid Group and Kimberley Creatives (Rebecca Goldthorpe) – more about them both respectively below.
This newsletter concentrates mainly on COVID-19 – what’s happening locally in and around Broxtowe, but there are some important other updates below too. For now I’ve taken the local business section off my newsletters, but will restore them as soon as businesses can reopen in whatever form this is.
If you need help with anything, of have any feedback please let me know.
Together, we can and will get through this.
(KADMAG) is now into it’s 7th week of operations. As a mutual Aid Group working across Kimberley, Watnall and Nuthall, they continue to help people who are shielding because of the Coronavirus with shopping, prescription pick ups, dog walking or lifts to GP appointments.
All of their services are free, with help coming from friendly people who live on your street. To access their services simply ring: 0115 6480916
They also offer a listening service for those who want someone to have a friendly chat with during isolation. All their listeners are trained and the service is confidential. You can call that service at any time between 9am and 8pm on 0115 6480932.
8) Covid Creatives – Kimberley – on Facebook
Another fantastic initiative, this time set up by Rebecca Goldthorpe.
The place for all who fancy creating art and new friendships here in this wonderful community.
If you are not on Facebook and want information on this, please let me know.
9) Bin Collection Day & rubbish for the household tip
A number of residents have been in touch to raise the issue of overflowing bins. This apparently is because some people have put their bins out at night – the day before collection in the morning – only then to find in the morning the bins overflowing with rubbish that others have put in. This is rubbish that would have normally gone to the tip, but because the recycling centres are shut, they are putting the stuff instead inside neighbours bins. This causes extra problems for the refuse operatives – as the bins are then extremely heavy to manoeuvre.
I should state that this is not acceptable.
If anyone else experiences any problems with this please let me know.
10) Former Kimberley Brewery Site – Hardy Street, Kimberley
I had a virtual meeting this week with Fairgrove managers following a range of concerns that had been raised with me by local residents living nearby. I’ve responded individually to the general concerns regarding dust, drainage, health and safety etc.
I’m advised that a team of bricklayers is planned to return to work next week.
Any points or questions, as always please let me know.
I wrote 3 blogs earlier this month (will do some more when I get the chance). I try to inject a sense of humour into what are extraordinary difficult times.
You can catch a read at the links below:
The sheer exhilaration of listening to music on a mini disc, Tom Watson’s brilliant book, Scrabble & Racko, Generation Zoom, Gas Street Church & the return of the Marigold’s – COVID-19 Blog – Day 6 to Easter Monday