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BOWLS CLUBS ACROSS BROXTOWE will be opening up their grounds this weekend for the first of a series of open days to encourage new and returning players to get back in to the game, after Nottinghamshire was named as England’s latest Bowls Development Hot Spot area.

Broxtowe Borough Council’s sports development team, Broxtowe Sport, have been working with bowls clubs across the borough to encourage older adults to stay active and enjoy the social aspects of low impact sports like bowls.

The programme of open days include the following, with more to follow over the coming months:

  • Attenborough Bowls Club, The Strand, Attenborough, Nottingham, NG9 6AU on Saturday 26th April at 10.30am until 4.00pm
  • Awsworth Village Bowls Club, The Lane Recreation Ground, Awsworth, NG16 2QQ on Saturday 26th April at 10.00am until 1.00pm and Sunday 27thApril at 2.00pm until 5.00pm
  • Beeston Bowls Club, Central Avenue, Beeston, NG9 2QW on Friday 23rd May at 2.00pm until 5.00pm

The Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) have granted hot spot status to Nottinghamshire over the next two years, which will include an intensive recruitment and investment programme such as Play Bowls Road Shows, Play Bowls Open Day and Play Bowls 4 Fun programmes across the County.

Broxtowe Sport work with a variety of different partners including residents, sports people, coaches, volunteers and clubs to improve the quality and range of sports provision in Broxtowe Borough.

For more information please contact Broxtowe Sport on 0115 917 3572 or email or visit

Alternatively, contact the bowls clubs directly.

AS MAN’S BEST FRIEND, it can be very distressing for everyone concerned if dogs go missing from their owners. Broxtowe Borough Council is offering free microchip drop-in sessions to help owners increase the chances of being reunited with their pets should they get lost.

The event on Thursday 17th April at Montrose Court Community Centre, Stapleford between 10.30am to 1.30pm follows a series of successful microchipping events last year. On average 30 dogs were microchipped at each of the previous sessions.

In the last year 276 dogs have been picked up by the neighbourhood wardens. From this 92 were quickly returned to their owners because they had a microchip.

Dog owners do not need to make an appointment to microchip their dog you can simply turn up on the day. Dogs are required to wear a collar with an identification tag and be on kept on a lead. No harnesses are to be worn on the implant area for a short period after the actual microchipping. This event is open to Broxtowe residents only.

Microchipping has many benefits, including:

  • Helping reduce puppy farming, infectious disease and inherited defects
  • Deterring dog theft
  • Rapid return of lost pets
  • Easier identification of owners culpable of animal cruelty
  • Easier for vets to contact dog owners for emergency procedures

It is hoped that microchipping will be compulsory for all dog owners in England by April 2016, following an announcement made by the Central Government.

For more information and to report incidents of stray dogs, dog fouling and dangerous dogs in Broxtowe Borough, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 7777 or visit


Broxtowe Residents are being reminded to get online to find out their next bin collection dates. Improvements to the Council’s ‘When’s my bin collection?’ online service mean residents can find the exact date of their collections using the easy-to-use postcode search facility, which also covers collections over Bank Holidays.

Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Richard Robinson said: “We would recommend that residents make the Council’s website their first port of call as this is by far the quickest and easiest way to access bin collection information.” There are a number of ways residents can find their collection dates: Visit to use the ‘When is my collection’ online search facility.

Download a bin collection calendar from the ‘When is my collection’ online search facility.

Get details of your next collection sent to your mobile by texting BROX NEXT, your postcode and house number to 60075 i.e. BROX NEXT NG9 1AB 32.

For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3143, email or visit