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Future Use of Land in the Bramcote Hills – Moor Lane Area

BHCA LogoBramcote Hills Community Association is keenly following potential developments regarding the future use of land in the Bramcote Hills – Moor Lane area. The chair of the Association’s Planning Committee, Paul Nathanail and the Chair of the Association, Steve Austin, are meeting with the stakeholders (White Hills Park Federation, Foxwood School, Bramcote Hills Primary School and Bramcote Leisure Centre) on a regular basis to discuss the issues so we can keep residents informed. The last meeting was at the beginning of November. Click on this link to read the minutes.

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Bramcote CAT Meeting Monday 30 November Agenda

The next Bramcote CAT Meeting will be on Monday 30 November at 7.00pm at Bramcote Memorial Hall on Church Street.

See: Bramcote Community Action Team Meeting Agenda 30 November 2015

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Bramcote Hills Community Association Planning Committee: Community Design Forum Summary Report

FencePaul Nathanail writes: On 26 September, Bramcote Hills Community Association’s Planning Committee hosted a Community Design Forum to gather ideas on what we would like to see happen to the land currently occupied by the council leisure centre and the schools of the White Hills Park Federation as well as undeveloped land adjacent to Moor Lane and to Coventry Lane.

I have prepared a summary report, a copy of which is available by clicking Summary of Community Design Forum

I hope you find it interesting. As well as being posted on Bramcote Today, the report will be sent to Broxtowe Borough and Nottinghamshire County Councils as well as our MP.

Do feel free to pass this on to any of your friends you think might be interested.

I will be giving a fuller report at the Bramcote Hill Community Association’s AGM in February 2016.


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Protect Yourself From Bogus Electrical Websites

Action Fraud LogoAction Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) writes: Fraudsters have set up a high specification website template advertising various electrical goods and domestic appliances. These goods are below market value and do not exist. The fraudsters will request your card details via the website; however the purchaser will then receive an email stating the payment failed and they must pay via bank transfer. Continue reading

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Businesses: Watch Out for Misleading ‘VAT Registration’ Letters

Rhodri Williams (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Notts) writes: Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards Service are asking businesses to be on their guard about a letter entitled “Missing information about your VAT registration number.” Continue reading

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Nick Palmer – ISIS in Syria

nick-_palmerFirst, apologies for the long pause in updates. I’ve stepped back from day-to-day updates on Broxtowe (please see the website for Labour’s updates) but I do intend to keep commenting from time to time on national issues.

The obvious question coming up is whether we should join the Americans, Russians and French in bombing ISIS in Syria – and perhaps further involvement thereafter. The case for action has clearly been strengthened by the horrific terrorism in Paris. If anyone was in any doubt about the murderous evil that ISIS presents, that doubt should now have disappeared. Continue reading

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Broxtowe Building Control Moves To Erewash‏ – A Sign of Things to Come?

BroxtoweBuilding Control Services provided by Broxtowe Borough Council has moved to Erewash Borough Council today (23rd November) as part of a new partnership between the two authorities to provide enhanced services.

Whether you are a professional with years of experience or building an extension for the first time, Building Control will be an important part of helping to complete the project successfully and on time. Continue reading

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News From Broxtowe Liberal Democrats 22 November 2015

Liberal Democrats LogoThis week’s News is brought to you by Stan Heptinstall who is standing in for David Watts. David is currently supporting his wife and family following a family bereavement.

Given Stan’s role as County Councillor for Bramcote and Stapleford there is an emphasis on county matters. Continue reading

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Free Advice For New Broxtowe Business

LC4A new Broxtowe business advice service was announced Thursday 12th November at a special small business event at the Town Hall in Beeston. Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Richard Jackson officially announced the new Mi Ventures service, which will be launched next week, at the event, which was also attended by Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise and Broxtowe MP, the Rt Hon Anna Soubry.

Read more here

Source: Broxtowe Borough Council Email Me.

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Parents Urged To Protect Their Child From Flu As Winter Sets In

LC3With Autumn well underway and coughs, colds and flu already starting to circulate, senior health officials and GPs in Nottinghamshire are urging parents of children between the ages of two and seven to make sure their child has their flu nasal vaccination.

Read more here.

Source: Broxtowe Borough Council Email Me.

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Membership with Broxtowe Leisure Centres

LC118-25 year olds get 2months FREE!!!

Join on a Vitality Monthly Health & Fitness Membership and take advantage of our £50 offer. Available for 18-25 year olds!!!

Get 2 months FREE when you join onto our £50 offer. This offer is available to 18-25 year olds and has a limited number of spaces so get yourself down to Bramcote Leisure Centre, Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre or Kimberley Leisure Centre to get your membership underway, and more importantly, 2 FREE MONTHS!!!

To find out more click here.

Junior Gym for 7 – 15 years!!! Continue reading

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Free Parking in December


Christmas will arrive early for shoppers in Broxtowe thanks to free weekend parking in car parks across the borough.

Free car parking will be available at all of the Council’s car parks for each of the four Saturdays in December, starting from Saturday 5th until Saturday 26th, Sunday parking remains free as well.

Source: Stapleford Community Group Continue reading

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Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP – Difficult and Dangerous Times

Anna Soubry MPAnna Soubry writes: The primary duty of any Government is to keep its people safe; world leaders came together at the United Nations last night in recognition of the principle and to call on Governments throughout the world to take “all necessary measures … to eradicate Isis in Iraq and Syria”. I very much welcome the UN’s call which comes in the wake of last Friday evening’s dreadful events in Paris and yesterday’s terrorist attack in Mali. It affirms that Isis is an immediate threat and danger to us all.

Isis has extended their reign of terror from Syria into Iraq. Innconcent hostages have been beheaded, Muslims have been murdered in the most barbaric of ways because they didn’t share Isis’s warped ideology, rape has been used as a weapon against young women and their mothers and gay people have tortured and butchered because of their sexuality. In recent months Isis has murdered tourists on holiday in Tunisia or returning from Egypt, slaughtered peace demonstrators in Baghdad and blown up people in Beirut.

Our security agencies and police have thwarted seven Isis terrorist plots in Britain in the last 12 months.

As someone who was very much opposed to the invasion of Iraq I am no “hawk”, but I have never doubted the need for us to take incisive and immediate action against Isis. I very much hope you too are of the view that Isis is a very real danger and must be stopped. I believe we must extend our air strikes, working with the International Coalition, into Syria and hope people of all political persuassions will now support our Prime Minister.

As ever,
Anna Continue reading

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Christmas Tales and Ghostly Stories – Wollaton Hall

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Christmas Tales and Ghostly Stories

Wollaton Hall 7.30pm Thursday 10th December 2015

Tickets are £12.00

Advance bookings only by email: or tel: 0115 9723913 Continue reading

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Outstanding Result for the Year 9 Bramcote School Netball Team‏

Richard Bateman, Head of Schools Sport, The Bramcote School writes: Congratulations to The Bramcote school Year 9 Girls Netball Team who have capped an outstanding run of form in local competitions by becoming the Nottinghamshire County Champions. On a windswept evening, the girls were unbeaten in 7 games, culminating in a close fought match in the final Vs The Girls High School. Bramcote were victorious 4 -2. Each girl played their part, defensively Hollie R and Hollie W were fantastic and the goals kept coming from Caitlyn and Jodie. Centrally the team was guided by captain Chloe Peebles who coordinated superbly with her team mates Jenna, Hannah and Beth. The girls are an outstanding team, a real credit to their School and Club. They will now travel to Grantham in the New Year to compete in the regional finals. Continue reading

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Beeston Station Parking – Broxtowe Needs Better Multi Agency Working


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Adrian Hurst writes: These review notes supplement the principal documentation on this issue. They are primarily aimed at summarising a diverse range of secondary spaghetti email trails and local blog threads.

1) Local folks recall the Old Goods Yard at Beeston Station last functioning as Operational Railway Land at the end of the BR era when it had a connected siding for a cement company. The Railtrack and Network Rail era has been characterised by a substantial security fence protecting little of value. Any short term storage that has taken place could easily have been accommodated by temporary Heras fencing in the corner of a generously proportioned car park. Continue reading

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Cranberry Flick Christmas Gig

Ken Morrell’s seven piece Swing band are doing a (rare) public gig for Christmas at the Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton:


Tickets are £7 on the door; £5 in advance, either from Ken Morrell,, Chilwell Road Methodist Church Office, Beeston, St. Michael’s (via Wendy or Claire), Fugue Music, Tamworth Road, Long Eaton or online (See poster).

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Waste & Recycling – Broxtowe Borough Council: The Benefits of the Autumn Leaf

The Benefits of the Autumn Leaf

A cold wet November morning; what is there to like apart from preparing to book your next summer holiday. Recently appointed Horticultural Assistant, Hugh Turrell will be bringing you his monthly top gardening tips. This month, he writes about the ‘Benefits of the Autumn Leaf’.

LeavesNobody likes the autumn mess of leaves; constant sweeping up for weeks whilst trying not to break your neck by slipping. It seems like a hard and worthless task but what most people don’t know is that a fallen leaf has so many benefits! Here are some tips to help manage your leaf waste.

Hugh Top Tips:
1. Leaves can be used just as they are or shredded to make mulch (a fantastic nutrient provider for your garden).
2. Dig them into your vegetable garden to improve the soil structure for both clay and sandy soils.
3. Leaves can be used for plant protection during the winter months, then turned into soil in the spring.
4. Gather them up and make your own compost to supply your garden throughout the year with rich organic matter.
5. Why not take advantage of Broxtowe Borough Council’s garden waste collection service to get rid of those leaves? For those already subscribed to the service, additional brown-lidded bins are available until the end of March 2016 for the price of only £5 each. For more information on this service Continue reading

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Eight Things That Your Bank Will Never Ask You – But A Fraudster Will

Samantha Hancock (Police, Crime Prevention Unit Manager, Nottinghamshire) writes:

Some great advice and reminders from Richard EVANS – The Telegraph

Why not strike up a conversation with older relatives, friends or neighbours to ensure they don’t fall prey to clever con artists

Fraudsters purporting to be from your bank can be convincing, but there are some things your bank will never ask you

New ways to bank – by telephone, the internet and now your mobile – have saved us a lot of time but have also opened up opportunities for fraudsters.

Their tricks normally involve pretending to be your bank, whether on the phone or via email. After convincing you that they are genuine, they ask you to carry out various plausible-sounding actions that will result in your account being raided.

Here are eight things that fraudsters might ask you to do – but your bank never will. Continue reading

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