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Mown Over By Success

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE is joined by Broxtowe Borough Council’s Grounds Maintenance Team, Friends of Bramcote Hills Park and partner organisations to celebrate the new Green Flag award

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE is joined by Broxtowe Borough Council’s Grounds Maintenance Team, Friends of Bramcote Hills Park and partner organisations to celebrate the new Green Flag award

Celebrations were in full swing at Bramcote Hills Park earlier today as Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE joined members of the Council’s Grounds Maintenance Team and Friends of the park to mark the 9th consecutive year it has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag.

 As well as unveiling the new Green Flag, the Mayor enjoyed a taster of the work carried out by the Grounds Maintenance Team who help to ensure that the park looks at its best all the year round by with a bit of mowing on one of the Council’s new ride on mowers.  Continue reading

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Open Short Story Competition

Write a story, win yourself cash and a donation to a charity or voluntary group 
Erewash Writers’ Group, Long Eaton, East Midlands, invite you to enter their OPEN SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2014. Continue reading

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Stapleford Summer Community Clean And Recycle Event

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE lends a hand at the Community Clean Up and Recycling Event.

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE lends a hand at the Community Clean Up and Recycling Event.

Stapleford was the focus of this year’s summer community clean event last week as residents joined forces with Council employees and contractors in the Tevery Close/Copeland Avenue area.

Local young people were also invited to join in with the activities and accompany the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE on a litter picking walk.

The event was organised by Broxtowe Borough Council to help support residents to take pride in their local area and to keep their neighbourhood clean.

A Swap-Shop was also available on the day to reduce the number of unwanted items being thrown away as waste. Residents are invited to come along to exchange or donate unwanted items of household furniture which others can use. Continue reading

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Green Concern at Greenbelt Housing Development

Green Party press release: The Green Party has deplored the Government’s rubber-stamping of proposed greenfield developments in the greater Nottingham area. In total 30,550 new houses will be built in the area much of this in existing greenbelt. Continue reading

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Please Read: Important Advice About Vehicle Crime 29/07/2014

Chris_ArcherChris Archer (Police, PCSO 4662, Stapleford (Broxtowe South) writes:
As many of you will be aware from the Neighbourhood Alerts that we have been sending out there have been a number of crimes recently where vehicles are being entered in the Bramcote area. The majority of these crimes have occurred in the Burnside Drive, Thoresby Road, Sandy Lane, Arundel Drive and Balmoral Drive areas. Continue reading

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Going Away on Holiday?

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Click on Secure Your Home Whilst You’re Away for some timely advice from Nottinghamshire Police.

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Nick Palmer: How Many Levels of Government?? New Eat’n’debate

Nick Palmer writes: We’re going back to Yiannis at 132 Wollaton Road, Beeston NG9 2PE for the next eat’n’debate on Saturday August 2, 12.30-14.00. The subject this time is whether we are over- or-under represented with: Continue reading

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New NET Cycle Safety Film Now Live

A new NET cycle safety film is now live. Click on : http://www.thetram.net/latest-news/1/tram-video-provides-safety-tips/ to see it.

Tramlink Nottingham are also very keen to be sent details of any problems any cyclists are having with the tram tracks, either on the NET Phase Two hotline, (0115) 924 2454, or via www.thetram.net/phasetwo.

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Come Along to a Free Cycle Ride This Sunday 3 August!

Travel right A5  final draft 2-page-001Gina Musa, TravelRight Broxtowe Project Manager, Broxtowe Borough Council Offices writes: Come along to a free ride this Sunday 3 August! Meet at Hickings Lane Recreation Ground Pavilion, Stapleford at 10am – free packed lunch for riders!

There is an event on at Attenborough Nature Reserve so it should be a fun day out. Return to Hickings Lane in the afternoon. For details, please see flyer.

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Temporary Closure of Ilkeston Road, Bramcote, For Resurfacing

Where: Between A52 Derby Road and Coventry Lane. When: From Monday 15th September 2014 until Saturday 20th September 2014 and from Monday 22nd September 2014 until Saturday 27th September 2014 (Overnight Working 20.00hrs until 06.00hrs). Click on Proposed Works Notification for full details including diversion route. See also A6007 Ilkeston Road, Bramcote – Overnight Temporary Road Closure

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Telephone Landline Fault in Bramcote

normafentonBramcote resident Norma Fenton writes: On 19 July we had a thunderstorm and some have been left without landlines since.  My server is TalkTalk, though the power comes from BT. I have talked to TalkTalk twice; I have sent an email twice. I am still without power. I rely on my phone. Have other residents had this problem?  Does anybody know when the power will be restored?

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News From David Watts, Broxtowe Liberal Democrat Leader 27 July 2014

David-WattsDavid Watts writes on: 1. Core Strategy, 2. East Midlands Ambulance Service, 3. New Sports Equipment, 4. Tackling Homelessness, 5. Recording Council Meetings, 6. Kimberley Brewery, 7. Fire Brigade Survey, 8. Shortwood Farm, 9. Water Leaks, 10. Summer Break. Continue reading

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News From Anna Soubry MP, 27 July 2014

Anna  Soubry  MPAnna Soubry writes: I am sorry not to have been in touch considerably sooner; as you may know I had pneumonia in February and unfortunately it has decided to make a return visit. My thanks to the staff at Glenfield Hospital which specialises in respiratory illnesses. I had to cancel our holiday – but it did mean I was here on Thursday when we learnt that almost a thousand houses are due to be built on our Green Belt by the end of the year! Scroll on for more on that and a number of other matters.

My aim is to do a short email before the commemorations next weekend to mark the beginning of the First World War. In the meantime I have included some events in the diary but please email me with any I have left off!

As ever,
Anna Continue reading

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HMIC Asks Public for Views on New Assessments of Police Forces in England and Wales

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has launched a consultation in relation to its new approach to assessing police force performance in England and Wales.
This new programme of inspections, or PEEL (police efficiency, effectiveness and legitimacy) assessments, will assess how well each of the 43 forces in England and Wales: Continue reading

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Inspector Backs Field Farm Green Belt Housing Plan

Inspector Backs Field Farm Green Belt Housing Plan – BBC News Report.

Battle To Save Nottinghamshire’s Green Belt Is Lost – Nottingham Post article.

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Beware Of Bogus Green Deal Assessors

David Brocklebank (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire) writes: We have been alerted to a report of a company who have cold called a Mansfield resident at the door and told him he is entitled to a free boiler replacement under the government Green Deal initiative. The resident was then asked to pay £299 for an energy assessment survey and told they would get this money back.

The resident became suspicious after not being able to get through to the company and reported the matter to Trading Standards. Continue reading

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STRAG Press Release: Inspector’s Report Approves Field Farm Allocation

Yesterday the Inspector’s report on the Core Strategy was made public… Unfortunately – but not surprisingly – Ms Kingaby declared the Aligned Core Strategies sound and didn’t question the allocation of Field Farm for housing development.

This isn’t the final word. There may be legal challenges, or the Secretary of State may still support a detailed enquiry; and even if Westerman’s Outline Planning Permission does goes ahead STRAG shall be closely participating in the following process to try and limit the damage to the ecology and the resident’s quality of life.

We know we can rely on the support of the community and we thank all involved for everything so far.

Sent by Nathalie Morelle, Secretary, Stapleford and Trowell Rural Action Group – STRAG

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Free Play Fun Day

BroxtoweThe ever popular, free, fun play days feature throughout August again this year in Stapleford, Kimberley, Chilwell and Eastwood from 12 noon till 4.00pm.

Broxtowe Borough Council has an excellent track record of providing fantastic summer play opportunities over the years which offer families the chance to enjoy an afternoon out, have fun and get creative on their doorsteps. Set up in a local park there is loads of space for hundreds of young people to enjoy the many activities on offer. Continue reading

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Nick Palmer on Government Inspector Approves Building on Field Farm and Toton

Nick Palmer writes: The Government Inspector’s report on the Nottingham+Broxtowe+Gedling Aligned Core Strategy Plan is out, and can be found here:

http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=30582&p=0

It confirms that: Continue reading

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The Campaign to Protect Our Green Belt and HS2 Continues

Anna  Soubry  MPBroxtowe MP Anna Soubry has pledged to continue to defend the constituency’s Green Belt land from thousands of houses and ensure full economic advantage is taken of HS2 despite today’s announcement from the Planning Inspector. In the face of widespread opposition the Inspector has backed the Borough Councils controversial “Core Strategy”. The Council’s local plan will give the go ahead to thousands of houses on Broxtowe’s Green Belt land, including land at Toton earmarked for HS2. Continue reading

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