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Nick Palmer writes: I’ll post a final summary on Tuesday of the reasons why I’d like to ask for your support. But in the meantime, we’re of course busy planning for Thursday, and I expect it to be the largest polling day campaign that Broxtowe has ever seen. We have five separate campaign offices in different parts of the constituency and will be working flat out. You can help, if you’d like to. Continue reading
Chris Archer (Police, PCSO 4662, Stapleford (Broxtowe South) writes: Please be aware it has been reported to the local Police team that on 01/05/2015 a male was seen acting suspiciously on Ewe Lamb Lane Bramcote. The male was walking two dogs in the area, one a brown Staffordshire bull terrier and the other a white Dogo Argentino. The male knocked on the door to an address and stated to the occupant that the Staffy was lost and that he believed it was the occupant’s dog, which it was not. The occupant felt the male was looking into his house whilst talking to him and asked the male to leave. Continue reading
Paul Nathanail writes: I am holding TWO public meetings to explain what motivated me to stand as an independent candidate for Bramcote Ward and to answer any questions local residents may have.
The meetings will be held on Tuesday 5 May at Bramcote College at 7pm and again at 8pm. I will speak for about 15 minutes and then take any questions for about 30 minutes; and then do it all again!
Whatever your views I would be grateful if you took the time to come along and find out why I think we would benefit from an independent councillor and to ask any questions you may have.
In the meantime Bramcote residents can expect a copy my invitation to drop through their letter boxes over the weekend. See Paul Nathanail’s Invitation
Find Paul Nathanail at https://paulnathanail.wordpress.com/
Samantha Hancock (Police, Crime Prevention Unit Manager, Nottinghamshire) writes: As the weather improves at this time of year, Nottinghamshire Police record increases in burglaries predominantly through insecure doors and windows, and some times whilst homeowners are at home. A number of burglaries have occurred recently where people have left windows open and doors unlocked at night before going to bed. Please ensure you do not become a victim of burglary simply because you haven’t checked and closed/locked your doors and windows. Continue reading
A support group run by patients in Eastwood that improves the lives of people with respiratory problems has signed an agreement with health commissioners to boost what it can offer local patients.
The agreement means that NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group has formalised its support of Eastwood based Breathe Easy Nottingham West, which provides advice, support, and rehabilitation through exercise, to around 50 patients, carers and families with respiratory problems such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma. Continue reading
John Lennard (NottsWatch, Administrator, Nottinghamshire) writes:If you are actively interested in Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) in your community and have some spare time to offer, please read on……… Continue reading
Here is some correspondence between David Watts and Nick Palmer you may like to read.
David watts to Nick Palmer:
As you have no doubt seen Matt Goold has launched a strong attack against the Bramcote Today website, accusing them of bias towards the Liberal Democrats. Matt is of course on of your most vocal supporters and he claims that he has compiled a dossier of alleged bias. Continue reading
Dr John Doddy writes: No one could have missed the huge number of promises from all the political parties to improve the NHS – more doctors , more nurses, seven day a week GP access and billions of pounds of extra funding. To me , this is like having a leak in the roof and buying a bucket to catch the water . Then when the leak gets worse buying bigger and bigger buckets instead of fixing the leak . Eventually the roof will fall in ……..
Richard MacRae writes: Great news. Aldi have at last submitted Planning Application Details to build a store on the Pinfold Industrial Site. This is good news for Stapleford as following a public consultation carried out by Aldi last year saw the majority of responses to the consultation in favour of the new store on the site. This will bring jobs to Stapleford and bring in people from other areas who will no doubt enjoy the many shops on the High Street. We have already spoken to Aldi about recruitment opportunities for local people.
You can see details of the planning application on Broxtowe Borough Council’s website. Click on this link.
Nick Palmer writes: A few important news items not all linked to the election but which seem significant enough to report now:
1. Bus 18 Saved – For Now; Tram News; Residents’ Parking
Cllr Steve Barber reports that the Managing Director of Trent Barton has written to him, following the strong non-partisan petition mounted by Gill Coker, to say:
Further to our previous exchanges I can now confirm that there will be no changes to our route 18 service in the immediate future. Rather, we have decided to continue to offer all customers the opportunity to continue to use this service in its present form and will await to consider the impact that the new tram line may have in due course.
I trust this satisfies any concerns held in this regard. Continue reading
In July, Christ Church, Chilwell celebrates 100 years since of its consecration.
They are looking for any stories, photographs, memories of the church which you would be willing to share or lend and allow them to display during the events 1 – 5 July. Please contact Peter Benson firstname.lastname@example.org or 07837822738
Barry Morrison writes: Now it looks like the Y36 bus can’t use the interchange unless it changes its route from Broughton Street to Cator lane. If that’s the case, how does it affect the NCT bus which runs through Lenton Abbey, down Wollaton road and presumably turns right at Tesco which would be the same as the Y36 old route? Seems like Steve Carr might have been right all those months ago.
David Watts writes on: 1. Councils Core Strategy, 2. Tram Testing, 3. Police Community Support Officers, 4. Speeding on the A52, 5. Homes Needed For Rabbits, 6. Rare Species Found, 7. Grass Cutting In Broxtowe, 8. I Love Beeston Awards, 9. TV Hustings, 10. Cake Decorating, 11. Tales from the Campaign Front. Continue reading
Following the success of Wife after Death last May, a decision was made to rest, recover and regroup. However, the group haven’t been idle during this time and have been rehearsing a very entertaining comedy by Ronald Harwood. Continue reading
Nick Palmer Writes: Brief updates this time, as things are hectic! As the election campaign enters its final 10 days, the news from the Mediterranean and Nepal is so awful that it reminds us just how lucky we are in many ways. So I’d like, as a change from election material, to start with a non-partisan suggestion that I raised at the Beeston Express hustings: Continue reading
Thank you to everyone for all your support.
Anna Soubry writes: Election campaigning is taking over my life but I continue to make time for constituents across Broxtowe.
“I’ve always voted Labour without really thinking into why. This election I’m voting for Anna because I need an MP who will stand up for people like myself” Nick Jones, Humber Road Chippy.
“That’s Made My Day” “Fantastic” – Reaction from Councillors After Court Ruling Allows Development on our Green Belt
The High Court has given the go-ahead for Broxtowe Borough Council to build thousands of houses on our Green Belt. The decision was greeted by Labour and Lib Dem Councillors with delight.
Labour’s Kimberley Councillor, Andy Cooper wrote on hearing the news “that’s made my day… brilliant news”. Bramcote’s Lib Dem Councillor David Watts said “Fantastic”. Continue reading
Matt Goold writes:
Dear Bramcote Today
As you may be aware, my name is Matt Goold, a local freelance journalist, publisher, communications officer and community activist. During the election, I have been working in my freelance capacity to string articles to national media agencies and outlets.
A story I am presently working on involves yourselves; and despite trying to communicate on a less formal manner I have yet to receive a response. Continue reading