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Bramcote Hills Golf Course Development Plans – Report on Public Meeting

BHCA LogoA public meeting called by Bramcote Hills Open Space Protection Group (a sub-committee of Bramcote Hills Community Association) was held yesterday evening in the Main Hall in Bramcote College, Moor Lane to discuss the the outline planning application for Bramcote Hills Golf Course. 143 residents attended the meeting. Broxtowe Borough Councillors for Bramcote Ward, David Watts and Ian Tyler were present. The third Bramcote Ward Councillor, Stan Heptinstall was unable to attend due to Mayoral commitments.

Bramcote Hills Open Space Protection Group members gave a presentation. Ian Radmore opened the meeting saying that the purpose was to discuss the outline planning application for a retirement village on the site of the old Bramcote Hill Golf Course. Mike Johnson gave a brief history of the site, previous planning applications and showed a number of slides which illustrated the sites situation as an important open space and wild life corridor. Colin Robinson spoke about the drainage problems of the site. Steve Beck spoke about Council Planning Policies that specifically affect the site. Continue reading

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John Delaney, Head of Property Services, Broxtowe Borough Council writes to Broxtowe Borough Councillors and Staff:

I am pleased to inform you that Chilwell Road is once more open to through traffic (westbound). It is now possible to drive from Station Road or Dovecote Lane through to Cator Lane via Middle Street/Chilwell Road/High Road/Central College. Continue reading

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Crime Prevention and Neighbourhood Watch Advice

Hope to see many of our Bramcote readers at next Monday’s CAT meeting.  PC Karl Barlow will be giving a short presentation on basic crime prevention and I will be explaining the benefits of belonging to and the process to setting up a new Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.

We are pretty well served, in Bramcote, by NHW schemes but desperately need a handful of volunteers living in the Marshall/Park/Stanley/Lyndale Road area plus Derby & Ilkeston Roads.  Now is a great time to set up a scheme as you could apply for a small grant to get you started.

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Warning: Cold-Calling Matress Sellers

Rhodri Williams (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer) writes: Two Nottinghamshire residents have reported receiving a call at their door from a man selling cheap mattresses from a van.

Trading Standards advise not to buy supposedly ‘cheap’ mattresses from the back of a van. At worst they could be fire hazards and at best uncomfortable and dirty. Continue reading

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Premium Rate Phone Scam No Longer Operating

Rhodri Williams (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer) writes: Phone Pay Plus, the organisation that regulates premium rate phone numbers, has published information about a postal scam that was shut down in 2005, but warnings of it are still doing the rounds of social media.

This relates to a premium rate “090” telephone number that consumers were told to ring in order to find out how to retrieve a parcel. Continue reading

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Bramcote CAT Meeting Monday 1 December 2014

Click on Bramcote CAT Agenda for Meeting on 1 December 2014 for details of the meeting starting at 7.00pm in Bramcote Memorial Hall, Church Street.

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Comment From Labour’s Nick Palmer

nick-_palmerNick Palmer writes on:

1. Tram Free Travel Details

Following the vague Nottingham Post report that residents badly affected by the tram would get free travel , I’ve enquired and obtained details. The offer will be three months’ free travel for residents who “have experienced street works in front of their properties that have significantly inconvenienced them in the way they go about their daily lives, e.g. loss of driveway/parking, lack of access for deliveries, restricted access by foot”. Continue reading

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Free Rides for Nottinghamshire Tram Victims

Residents most affected by the city’s controversial tram works are to get three months’ free travel. Click on this link to read the Nottingham Post article.

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Upcoming Events at The White Lion, Bramcote Village

White Lion

White Lion

Saturday 29 November 9.00pm start
Live Music
Joshua Kemp sounds like Ed Sheeran, Plan B, Snow Patrol, Jason Mraz

Thursday 18 December 8:30pm start
6th Annual Beer & Carols Night
In association with Saint Michael and All Angels Parish Church Bramcote Village

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New Tree To Be Planted To Commemorate Rawanda Genocide

A special tree planting will take place at the Walled Garden, Bramcote Hills Park, next week at 11.00am on 3 December to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, as part of National Tree Week.

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE will join Amdani Juma, Chair of the Nottingham Rwandan Community and a survivor of the Rwandan genocide at the ceremony, alongside the Rwandan High Commissioner, William Nkurunziza at the ceremony on Wednesday 3rd December at 11.00am. Continue reading

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Tram Latest

There has just been an article on the BBC’s East Midlands Today programme where TWA’s Project Director confessed the Tram won’t be finished until the middle of next year although he did give the Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Milan Radulovic, assurances that roads in Beeston (not clearly defined) would be open by Christmas!

If you are one of the residents who wants a high fence to screen your property from the tram, it looks as though you will get one too.

Click on this link to read an article on the BBC website.

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Sports Heroes Start Christmas In Stapleford

Special guests Double Olympian and Beijing Bronze Medal Winning Swimmer Joanne Jackson; European Bronze Medal Winner 2014 in Taekwondo, Ruebyn Richards and 2012 Olympic Swimmer Grant Turner.

Special guests Double Olympian and Beijing Bronze Medal Winning Swimmer Joanne Jackson; European Bronze Medal Winner 2014 in Taekwondo, Ruebyn Richards and 2012 Olympic Swimmer Grant Turner.

Residents started their Christmas in Stapleford last week as three local sporting heroes visited the town to officially begin the festive season.

Special guests Double Olympian and Beijing Bronze Medal Winning Swimmer Joanne Jackson; European Bronze Medal Winner 2014 in Taekwondo, Ruebyn Richards and 2012 Olympic Swimmer Grant Turner were on hand to held with the festivities in Stapleford Town Centre on 22nd November. Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Out On Festive Fun With WOW

BroxtoweChristmas is coming and if you want to know what events are happening in your area over the Festive Season or have a community event to promote, Broxtowe Borough Council’s What’s on Where online events calendar can help.

The ‘WOW’ service at allows visitors to the Council’s website to search for events by date or event type for plenty of ideas for keeping the whole family entertained. Continue reading

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Stapleford’s “Shoddy” Christmas Tree to be Removed After Complaints

Following complaints by residents, Broxtowe Borough Council arranged for the tree to be replaced, free of charge. See Nottingham  Post article.

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Broxtowe Shoppers Get Early Christmas Present

BroxtoweChristmas 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 6th until Saturday 27th, with the exception of the car park located at Station Road (near Beeston train station) where charges will remain at normal levels. Sunday parking remains free as well. Continue reading

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News From Anna Soubry MP, 23 November 2014

Anna  Soubry  MPAnna Soubry writes: There seems a good deal to report back on this week so this quite a long email newsletter.

Some notable matters; firstly the Beeston Players are very keen for me to plug their latest production “Murder for the Asking” which opens this week. They remind me they were established 46 years ago and there are full details of their performances in the diary.

Secondly, Ukip have called a by election in Toton and Chilwell Meadows following the death of Marilyn Hegyi. I first met Mia Kee over a year ago when she was keen to join my campaign to defend the Green Belt in Toton. Mia lives in Toton, is the governor of her daughter’s school on Banks Road and in short will make a great Borough Councillor; if you would like to help get Mia elected please contact me. The election is on December 11 which is also the date of the Boris Johnson Dinner. We have almost sold out so if you would like a ticket please let me know as soon as possible.

As ever,

Anna Continue reading

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News from David Watts, Leader of the Liberal Democrates 23 November 2014

David-Watts1.Bramcote Hills Golf Course, 2. Christmas Lights, 3 Speeding Motorists, 4. Freemen of the Borough, 5. Homecoming Parade, 6. Expensive Cigarettes, 7. Fabric Collections, 8. Beeston Crime Café, 9. QMC Donations,  10. Alderman Pounder School , 11. Recycling Figures, 12. Christmas Market, 13. Stapleford Christmas Tree, 14. Closure of Devonshire Avenue junction, 15. Eastwood Planning Application, 16.  Operation Christmas Child.  Continue reading

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Closure of Devenshire Avenue at the Middle Street / Chilwell Road Junction

NET works update – As part of the expansion of tram services to Beeston and Chilwell, work to  construct new traffic islands on Devonshire Avenue at its junction with Chilwell Road and Middle Street is expected to start on Monday (24 November 2014).   Continue reading

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Steps 4 Success at Stapleford Work Club

Boost your confidence 
Feel motivated 
Get that job! 
Learn more about improving your health and well-being, and the changes jobseekers face
Limited places for this two week workshop:
Monday 24th November 2014   2.00pm – 4.30pm
Monday 8th December 2014     2.00pm – 4.30pm
This runs over two weeks and attendees should attend both dates. 
To book a place, please contact
Denise Stephenson
Tel: 07775 588756
or speak to Stapleford Library staff
Attendees must be aged 19 years and over
Please note this will replace the regular work club on these dates

Stapleford Library,
Church Street,
Nottingham NG9 8GA


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Public Meeting on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Old Golf Course Development Plans

All those interested are invited to attend a Public Meeting on Wednesday 26 November 2014 at 7.00pm until 9.00pm in Bramcote College off Moor Lane in their Main Hall.

During the Meeting Bramcote Hills Open Space Protection Group members will explain some of the details of the Outline Planning Application that has been submitted to Broxtowe B C Planning Department in respect of the Old Golf Course land.

The plans are to develop part of the former Bramcote Hills Golf Course for use as a continuing care retirement and specialist care community consisting of accommodation units comprising up to 38 x 2 bed bungalows, 4 x 1 bed bungalows, 40 x 1 bed assisted care units and 18 x 1 bed flats together with specialist care/ancillary communal facilities.

In the meantime you may find out more at the Broxtowe BC Planning Department by going to this link.

If you would like a copy of the Leaflet that is being distributed please click here Public Meeting Flyer

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