Can You Help With Memories of Bramcote Hall?

Bramcote Hall 1909

Bramcote Hall 1909

The research team of Bramcote History Group are preparing for a presentation in March 2015 about Bramcote Hall. This mansion served as a residence for the notable Nottingham banking families, the Wrights and then the Smiths. It is possible that there are people living locally whose ancestors worked at the hall and we would be very pleased to

Bramcote Hall Staff 1893

Bramcote Hall Staff 1893

make contact with them.

The contents of the hall were sold by auction over three days in June 1919 and many local folk attended and made purchases. Perhaps you have an item from that sale?

Bramcote Hall became a prep. school, primarily sending pupils on to Trent College, from 1922 until 1965. Did you attend this school or work there? Can you

Bramcote Hall School 1964

Bramcote Hall School 1964

add to our research?

If you can help, please telephone the research team’s leader, Mrs. Val Bird: 0115 925 1491

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News From Anna Soubry MP 20 September 2014

Anna  Soubry  MPAnna Soubry writes: The Scottish referendum has dominated the news and I suspect like you, I am very pleased the majority voted to stay as part of the United Kingdom. It has been a busy week and I have a real mix of good news, events and some bad news about Wednesday evening’s vote by Broxtowe Borough Council to allow thousands of houses on our Green Belt land. So I hope you will read on!

As ever,

Anna Continue reading

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Have S&J Roofline Or SJ Roofline Designs Been In Your Area?

David Brocklebank (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire) writes: Nottinghamshire County Council’s Trading Standards would like to hear from any residents who have had contact with S&J Roofline or SJ Roofline Designs or seen them working in their area. Please contact Trading Standards on 01623 452 005 if you have any information regarding either of these companies.

Trading Standards recommend you ignore cold-callers. A good tactic is to tell them you are renting your house and so cannot give them permission to do any work.

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Delivering The Future Of Policing Services Across Nottinghamshire

Andrew Ward (Police, PCSO 9650, Broxtowe South) writes: We are interested in how you feel about the future of policing services across Nottinghamshire.

To find out more, see a short introductory video by the Chief Constable, Chris Eyre and the Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping and access the survey please click the following link to the Nottinghamshire Police Website – http://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/deliveringthefuture. Continue reading

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Reminder: Part Of M1 junction 24 Closed This Weekend For Bridge Work

Highways Agency LogoThe Highways Agency is reminding road users – particularly those with flights to catch at East Midlands Airport – that part of the M1 at junction 24 in Leicestershire will be closed this weekend.

Advance notice is also given that the A50 eastbound will be closed overnight between the Warren Farm roundabout at junction 24A and M1 junction 24 for a period of 5 weeks commencing on Monday 22 September. Continue reading

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Video Of The Broxtowe Borough Council Meeting Held on Wednesday 17 September 2014

BroxtoweRichard MacRae has drawn our attention the the film of the Broxtowe Borough Council Meeting held on 17 September where the Core Strategy was approved. Click on this link to see it on YouTube.

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Accident on A52 By Bramcote Leisure Centre Reported To Us at 19.01, 18 September 2014

Richard MacRae reports: Multi car accident on the A52 outside Bramcote Leisure Centre heading towards Nottingham. Traffic backed up right down towards Bardills Island. Try and avoid the area.

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Nottinghamshire Parish Councils Threaten Legal Action Over Greenbelt Housing

Greenbelt campaigners have said they are considering legal action against plans for thousands of new homes. Click on this link to read the BBC News Website article.

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Star Safari 2014, The Bramcote Nativity

imageTickets are now on sale for Star Safari 2014, The Bramcote Nativity. This robust, outdoor, promenade play in the style of the medieval Mystery Plays was a sell-out in 2011, so with audience numbers limited, early booking is advised. See the dedicated Nativity website, www.bramcote.info for full details and a strong flavour of the event.

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Reminder – Quiz Night 18 October 2014 Bramcote Memorial Hall

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Mental Health Awareness Sessions at VAB

VABThe Time to Change Team at Voluntary Action Broxtowe writes:

Invitation to a Mental Health Awareness Session

At Voluntary Action Broxtowe’s Time to change logoVintage Tea Room, Beeston, Nottingham.

Free Tea and Cake!
I am writing to invite you to one of our Tea for Two Sessions.

VAB is part of a national campaign called Time to Change aimed at breaking down the stigma which surrounds mental health. Continue reading

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Broxtowe Borough Council Adopts Core Strategy

BroxtowePress Release from Broxtowe Borough Council: Following a public examination by an independent Planning Inspector, Broxtowe Borough Council resolved to adopt the Aligned Core Strategy at its Full Council meeting last night during a recorded vote. Continue reading

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Anna Soubry MP – Tonight and Tomorrow

Anna  Soubry  MPAnna Soubry writes: Apologies, if they are needed, this is a rather long and wordy email newsletter in contrast to my normal offering, but there are a number of important matters I would like to deal with.

Tonight’s Meeting of Broxtowe Borough Council to Discuss the Future Plans for Our Area

It’s called, rather unhelpfully, the Core Strategy; it’s a meaningless title to a very lengthy document that details the future development of Broxtowe, as determined by our Borough Council. It should be an exciting vision of a better Broxtowe for everyone but I am sorry to report it is not. Continue reading

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Nick Palmer, Labour Party Candidate, On Why Scotland Matters To Us

nick-_palmerAs I talk to constituents on the doorstep, I’m finding increasingly that they want to talk about Scotland, as the most remarkable constitutional event in living memory looms this week. How often do we seriously contemplate a third of the country splitting off?

Now, I’m clear that the referendum is a matter for the Scots, and they’re entitled to leave if they want to. Nor do I want to get into the bitterness at the fringes of the campaign. If they decide to go their own way, I hope we’ll help it happen in a spirit of friendship, rather than demand the harshest of bargains out of some misplaced sense of rejection. We are geographically linked forever, and it makes no sense to treat each other as rivals or even enemies. Continue reading

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Hickings Lane Medical Centre Macmillan Coffee Morning

Picture1On Friday 26TH September, between 10am-noon, there will be a special Macmillan Coffee Morning held at Hicking’s Lane Medical Centre, Stapleford. As well as the usual coffee and fundraising, there will be in attendance health professionals on behalf of the Hicking’s Lane PPG Healthy Lifestyles events.

Guests will include New Leaf, to help those looking to give up smoking; Broxtowe Woman’s Group; The Helpful Bureau; Bramcote Leisure Centre and a professional nutritionist with advice on changing your diet for the better. Continue reading

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WEA – Free Talk at Beeston Library on Friday 19 September

wealogoNikki Cleaver writes: To kick start their autumn course programme, WEA Beeston Branch have a free talk in Beeston library on Friday 19th September 10.15am for 10.30am start,

Local author and poet Mike Wilson will be presenting A Modern Don Juan – Cantos for these times by Divers Hands and in essence answering the question ‘If Byron was alive today, which present day figures would be targets for his scorn and derision’. Everyone welcome with refreshments available. Continue reading

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School Open Days – The Bramcote School and Alderman White School

TBSThe Bramcote School will be open from 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesday September 17th for any parents/carers of pupils in current year 5/6 to have a look around the school, meet staff and students.
The Bramcote School, Derby Road, Bramcote, Nottingham. NG9 3GD 0115 9130013.

Also see The Bramcote School Year 5 & 6 Open Evening

Alderman WhiteThe Alderman White School will be open on Thursday 18th September 6:30-8:30pm for parents/carers of year 5/6 pupils to have a look around the school, meet staff and students.
Alderman White School, Chilwell Lane, Bramcote, Nottingham. NG9 3DU. 0115 9170424.

Also see Alderman White School Year 5 & 6 Open Evening

Both schools are members of The White Hills Park Federation Trust.

Please contact either school if you require any more information.

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News From David Watts, Broxtowe Liberal Democrat Leader 14 September 2014

David-WattsDavid Watts writes on: 1. Core Strategy, 2. Broxtowe Duathlon, 3. Town Centres, 4. Watnall Green Consultation, 5. Employment Outlook, 6. Care Homes, 7. Friends of Brinsley Headstock, 8. Leisure Centres, 9. Time to Join The Liberal Democrats, 10. Messy Church, 11. Revamped Pub, 12. Stapleford Town Council, 13. Nepal Appeal, 14. County Council Chief Executive, 15. Tip Opening Hours, 16. New Youth Club, 17. Street Lighting Repairs, 18. Anti-Social Behaviour in Chilwell, 19. Golf Charity Day, 20. Missing Date, 21. Nocturnal Nature Night, 22. Leadership of the Liberal Democrats. Continue reading

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News Form Anna Soubry MP 12 September 2014

Anna  Soubry  MPAnna Soubry writes: It has been a particularly busy week mainly thanks to the Invictus Games which finishes on Sunday. As the Minister for Veterans, I have a special interest in the event which has seen teams of wounded former service men and women from all round the world, in competition.

There is a lot of constituency news – notably about next week’s important vote on the future of our Green Belt land.

There are some great events this weekend so please scroll on down to the Diary section; a special plug for the Forever Stars Ball on October 3rd. This is a Broxtowe based charity to raise money for facilities at the QMC for parents who have suffered a still birth. Get your tickets now please! And don’t forget the “and finally …”!

As ever,

Anna Continue reading

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Planning Application for Development on Part of the Boots Site at Beeston

This has recently been submitted. The proposals include up to 675 dwellings and 200,000m2 of business/commercial and special use such as healthcare on 72.7ha. Click on this link for details submitted to Broxtowe Borough Council. As the proposed development straddles Broxtowe and Nottingham,  further details can be seen on the City Council’s website by clicking link a and link b.

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Beware of Bogus Phone Calls

David Brocklebank (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire) writes:

A report has been made by a Nottinghamshire resident stating that he was cold called by someone claiming to be from the County Council; the caller asked to speak with the resident about a car accident. The resident realised it was a scam call and did the right and hung up. Continue reading

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