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Nick Palmer writes: I was intending to make this a non-political festive newsletter, but events have crowded in.
1. Government Targets Broxtowe For Spending Cuts
The Government has, bizarrely, singled out Broxtowe as the area in the country to receive the largest spending cuts, with 6.4% slashed in a single year on top of all the previous cuts. Meanwhile, some of the richest councils in Britain are actually getting more Government money. Here’s the story: Continue reading
Should Broxtowe Borough Council pay for floral displays and Christmas decorations, should the events they run be free or should you prefer the Council to do more recycling? These are just some of the decisions residents can help make and have their say on how the Council uses their money using an online simulator at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/youchoose
A local photographic group will officially launch 2015 at Eastwood’s D.H. Lawrence Heritage next month with a special exhibition of monochrome photography.
Eilean Donan Castle
The Print Project, based in Bramcote, [ they meet in Bramcote Memorial Hall about 8 times a year usually on Saturday Afternoon ] with members from Derbyshire, Lincolnshire as well as Nottinghamshire, will showcase their latest work in the Rainbow Gallery at the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre on Mansfield Road between Friday 9th January until Sunday 15th February 2015. Continue reading
David Watts writes: I wasn’t planning to do a further newsletter this year but there has been so much happening over the past few days that I felt it was necessary to.
1. Toton Road Works
I have raised the problem of the traffic lights at Bardill’s Island with NET. Continue reading
Dr Guy Mansford is urging people to order their medication this early so they are not left without vital prescription medication throughout the Christmas holidays. Dr Mansford, chief clinical officer for NHS Nottingham West clinical commissioning group, made the call as the NHS is set to announce the impact of winter on the NHS services across England. Many of the problems the NHS faces arise from treating those who forget important medicines and end up in a hospital because of complications with their condition which may not occur if they took their prescribed medication. Continue reading
Green Party Press Release: David Kirwan, local Green Party General Election candidate for Broxtowe has today pledged to support local pubs and breweries. Continue reading
Steve Barber writes: There has been much debate about the Kimberley tram extension and I feel that David Watts and the Green Party are particularly missing the point.
A feasibility study was done in April 2001 by WS Atkins Ltd (the Atkins report) and you can download a copy by clicking here (The Atkins Report). It looks at two possible routes having discounted the one which the Green Party suddenly seem to favour, citing the following reasons: Continue reading
TEMPORARY RESTRICTION OF ROAD
Road & Location: Stapleford Road, Trowell
– For a distance of 20 metres either side of the railway bridge
(Please refer to plan below)
Times and Dates: From 23:00 hours on Thursday 15th January 2015 until 05:00 hours
on Friday 16th January 2015 Continue reading
Press release from Richard Falvey, Press Officer, Broxtowe Green Party:
Controversy over Charming Chapel, Kimberley
The charming old chapel and cemetery with beautiful views of Kimberley is yet again centre of controversy. The chapel, which was used for weddings and funerals has fallen into disrepair and is currently not in use. Some time ago Kimberley Town Council took over ownership of the property with a view to renovating and extending it with a conservatory. Continue reading
Steve Barber, a Broxtowe Borough Councillor for Beeston Rylands, writes on the Boots planning application, roads re-opening, Costa Coffee and Chuggers amongst other items that may interest you in his latest newsletter. Click here to read it.
Thursday 18th December 8:30 start
Our 6th Annual Beer & Carols Night in Association with Saint Michael and All Angels Parish Church Bramcote Village.
Saturday 27th December 9pm start
Luke Tunaley fantastic Rock n Roll singer back by popular demand.
Peter and Barbara Hillier have sent the Bramcote Today Team Christmas Good Wishes. Here is the illustration that they have sent out and which we thought you would like to see.
Peter Hillier is the copyright holder.
Press release from Anna Soubry: Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe, has welcomed new figures showing that 815 fewer people in Broxtowe are now claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance compared to 2010 – a 49% per cent fall. This means more people with the security of a good job and a regular pay packet. Continue reading
By The Post Office
I took a further set of photographs to show progress on the tram works yesterday, 16 December 2014.
As reported all the track has now been laid.
Toton Lane is progressing.
We are promised that Chilwell Road, Beeston and High Road, Chilwell will be open for two-way traffic from this weekend. This looks possible but there is still a lot of paving being done by Bartons.
The Middle Street/Station Road Junction looks less chaotic and may well meet the promised deadline of the end of the week to return to more normal operation.
Overhead wiring is starting to appear on Middle Street from Tesco to Humber Road.
Chilwell Road by the Post Office is the area where there is the most disruption still.
Click on this link to see the photographs.
Anna Soubry has condemned Broxtowe Borough Council Leader, Milan Radulovic, for “backtracking” on a promise that Toton’s Green Belt wouldn’t be developed if the proposed HS2 station isn’t built.
Radulovic told the Nottingham Post on 27th October that: “If HS2 doesn’t come, we will be opposing the 500 homes. If it doesn’t go ahead, nothing will go ahead.” However at a meeting of the council’s Cabinet on 16th December, he refused to endorse proposals from Conservative councillors to change policy to reflect his promises in the media. Continue reading
A tram extension to Kimberley gives one a sense of déjà vu. Continue reading
Kimberley Tram on the Wrong Route, says Broxtowe Greens
Richard Falvey, Press Officer Broxtowe Green Party writes: Commenting on the proposal by Broxtowe Labour Councillors to spend £20,000 on a Tram Feasibility Study,
Broxtowe Green Party said that such a study is ‘premature’. They want more community consultation and for other routes to be considered. They also say that the lessons of the Beeston Extension must also be properly understood before public money is committed to the Kimberley project. Continue reading
Samantha Hancock (Police, Crime Prevention Unit Manager, Nottinghamshire) writes: More and more people are using mobile devices, especially smartphones to make purchases. Data is usually stored in the phone’s memory and may be compromised if the device is ‘hacked’ or stolen. Continue reading
Steve Barber, a Broxtowe Borough Councillor for Beeston Rylands, writes on topics that may interest you in his latest newsletter. Click here to read it.
David Watts writes on: 1. Toton By Election, 2. Toton Roadworks, 3. Kingsbridge Way Respite Care Centre, 4. Smaller Wheelie Bins, 5. Further Tram Lines, 6. Boots Site Development, 7. New Polling Districts, 8. Homelessness in Broxtowe, 9. Bramcote Hills Golf Course, 10. Apprenticeships, 11. In Touch Leaflet in Nuthall, 12. New Youth Mayor, 13. Council House Building, 14. Crime Figures, 15. Register of Electors, 16. Fields In Trust, 17. Primary School Improvements, 18. Letter to Santa.
This will be the last newsletter before Christmas and so may I begin by wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and a wonderful new year. Continue reading