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Top House Beer Festival August Bank Holiday Weekend

White LionHeather Greensmith of The White Lion writes: We have a beer festival over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

When: Thurs 21st – Mon 25th August
Where: The White Lion, Town Street, Bramcote Village, Nottingham (known locally as Tophouse)
What’s on: Beer Festival with over 20+ beers inc 10 from within 10 miles with live music on Sat & Sun in marquees in our lovely Beer Garden

Charity Raffle along with other fundraising events to raise money for Notts & Lincs Air Ambulance.

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News on Bramcote Ballerina, Katelyn Severn

Vincent Price of the Chesil Theatre, Winchester, tells us: Bramcote ballerina, Katelyn Severn, will be appearing with The Crossword Ballet in their production of Exodus at the Chesil Theatre in Winchester on 17-19 July.

The Crossword Ballet is a new professional company formed by an experienced choreographer and three ballerinas. Exodus, is classical ballet is combined with movements from the martial art of wu-shu.

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Looking for a job in Retailing?

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Source: Donna Mather, Secretary, Stapleford Community Group.

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Stapleford Summer Community Clean And Recycle Event

Clean_in_the_Community_2014_printing[1]_001Stapleford is the focus of this year summer community clean event which is due to take place in the Tevery Close/Copeland Avenue area on the 25th July 2014. Residents are invited to join forces with Council employees and contractors in a community summer clean event.

Local young people are also invited to join in with the activities and accompany the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall on a litter picking walk which will start at 11.00am from the site of the skip on Tevery Close.

The event which is organised by Broxtowe Borough Council is aimed at supporting residents to take pride in their local area and to keep their neighbourhood clean. Continue reading

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Children Give Mayor An Art Attack

 Arron Sisson’s winning entry

Arron Sisson’s winning entry

Mayor's-Portrait-medThe likeness is uncanny in Arron Sisson’s portrait of the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE. Arron won the 8 – 11 year old category when the schoolchildren from Chilwell gave the Mayor a unique makeover last week as part of a special drawing competition.

Pupils at Sunnyside Spencer Academy were challenged to draw Councillor Heptinstall, with the final entries showcased in school assembly on Wednesday 16th July. The Mayor then picked a winner for each of the 6 – 7 years and 8 – 11 years categories. Continue reading

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Important Stapleford Meetings

Zoe Cockcroft, Chair STRAG writes: For your information the following important meetings are taking place this coming week.  Do go along and ask questions and interact with your local Councillors who were elected to represent your views. Continue reading

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News From David Watts, Broxtowe Liberal Democrat Leader 20 July 2014

David-WattsDavid Watts writes on: 1. Textile Collections, 2. Highfields Fire Station, 3. Cabinet Reshuffle, 4. Garden Waste Charges, 5. Cator Lane, Chilwell, 6. Council Spending, 7. Old Midland Bank, Stapleford, 8. Funeral Centre Open Day, 9. St James the Great Church, Brinsley, 10. Eastwood Community Football Club, 11. Lights Out Campaign, 12. Eastwood War Memorial, 13. Summer Break.
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Recycle Your Textiles – Kerbside!

BroxtoweBroxtowe residents will soon be able to recycle their textiles from the kerbside after proposals were approved by the Council’s Cabinet, to introduce a kerbside textile collection service.

The new service will allow residents to recycle their unwanted clothing, accessories such as belts and scarfs, paired shoes, towels, blankets, clean bedding and curtains by placing them in carrier bags and putting them out for collection alongside their kerbside glass bag or bin. Continue reading

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NET Works Update – Overnight Works on University Boulevard on Saturday 19 July‏

Matt Colver, Nottingham City Council writes: Please be aware that works to move traffic over to a new road layout on University Boulevard, at the Queens Road East T-junction, are now due to take place overnight from 8.00pm on Saturday 19 July to 5.00am on Sunday 20 July. Continue reading

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Shredded Litter on A52

Paul Summers, Head of a Environment, Broxtowe Borough Council writes to Anna Soubry MP: You will recall that you recently contacted Broxtowe Council with an issue raised by a constituent Mr B P Hillier, 139 Derby Road, Bramcote with regards to shredded litter on the A52 after a recent maintenance cut of vegetation.

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Bramcote Star Safari December 2014

imageMoira Robinson writes: Just to let you all know that the Star Safari website is now live with lots of information and the facility to buy tickets. See http://www.bramcote.info
I know it’s only July but don’t leave it too late—last time there were no tickets available ‘on the door’ at all.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and we hope to see you July 27th at the Macmillan Tea Party and/or during the course of Heritage weekend, September 13th/14th. See http://www.bramcoteoldtower.org.uk

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Notts GP’s Urge Caution in Hot Weather

Health leaders are urging people across Nottinghamshire to stay safe as the nation prepares for the one of the hottest weekends of the year. Extremely hot day time temperatures and very humid nights could be a real danger to health for anyone without the right preparation. GPs are urging people to avoid an unnecessary trip to A&E by following simple steps to stay healthy. Continue reading

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Bramcote CAT Meeting 2 June 2014 – Official Minutes

Click on Minutes of Meeting 2 June 2014 to read the official minutes. Click on this link to read our unofficial minutes and to compare them with the official version.

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Suspicious Email from Ebay?! ‘MC197 NOTICE’ ***SCAM***

Carlo Marraffa (Police, PC 1267, Nottinghamshire) writes: A number of our residents have reported receiving the below email, which is purporting to be from Ebay.

This is NOT from Ebay and is a SCAM. PLEASE DO NOT click on any link within this email if you receive it. Please delete it, then permanently remove it from your ‘Trash’ or ‘Deleted Items’ folder if applicable. This is an attempt to get your credit card details from you. Continue reading

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Free Carpet Cleaning Scam

David Brocklebank (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire) writes: Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards have been alerted to a report of a man who has cold called a Woodthorpe resident at the door and provided him with a prize draw ticket to win £1000. The man claimed it was free of charge with no obligation to purchase anything. Continue reading

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NET Works Update – Cator Lane and Bramcote Lane

Click on NET Works Update – Cator Lane and Bramcote Lane. Cator Lane has now reopened to traffic and the NCT 36 bus service will resume running down Cator Lane from tomorrow morning (Thursday 17 July).

Now that Cator Lane has reopened temporary traffic lights will be in use on Bramcote Lane between its junctions with Inham Road and Hall Drive while works to install street lights, complete new footpaths and resurface the road take place.

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Bramcote School Development – Proposals Being Discussed

The pictures below show the school development proposals being discussed. I stress these are proposals under discussion and a planning application has not been submitted to Broxtowe Borough Council yet. You can enlarge each picture by clicking on it.

1. Land controlled by the White Park Federation Trust

1. Land controlled by the White Park Federation Trust

Picture No. 1 shows the land controlled by the White Hills Park Federation Trust outlined in red.

  • The bottom area is Alderman White School.
  • The next area up contains the Bramcote School and the land bounded by Bramcote Hills Primary School, Moor Lane, Derby Road (A52), and Foxwood School.
  • The 3rd area from the bottom is the current Bramcote College. The area adjacent to this outlined with red dots is new school playing fields.
  • The area at the top of the picture is the existing playing field between Bramcote Moor and Coventry Lane.

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Vehicle Crime in Bramcote – Ensure You Lock Your Car

Chris Archer (Police, PCSO 4662, Stapleford (Broxtowe South) writes:
Between Monday 15th July and Tuesday 16th July 2014 a vehicle was entered on Burnside Drive, Bramcote and a pair of expensive sunglasses were stolen. No damage was caused during the incident and it is believed that the owner has left the vehicle unlocked overnight.

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Tina Stowell, Baroness Stowell of Beeston is now Leader of the House of Lords

Tina StowellIn David Cameron’s reshuffle Baroness Tina Wendy Stowell of Beeston has replaced Lord Hill as the Leader of the House of Lords.  Tina was educated at Chilwell Comprehensive and at Broxtowe College of Further Education.

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Stapleford North Ward Community Action Team Meeting

Date: Wednesday 24 July 2014
Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Washington Drive Community Centre

Click on Stapleford North Ward CAT Agenda

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