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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Fireworks Spectacular Friday 7 November College House Junior School Chilwell

Fireworks_poster_2014Friday 7th November 2014

Gates open 6pm, Fireworks 6.30pm

Fantastic fireworks display set to music. Hot food, refreshments & light up toys for sale.

Come and join us for this family-friendly fireworks event.

Adults £3.50, children £2.50, under 5’s free – pay on the gate. Continue reading

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New Archery Club In Bramcote

Sharon Dicks writes: Bramcote Archery Club have taken over the field at the end of Moor Lane and have moved its equipment in. You can find details of the club on its website at Please contact us if you are interested in joining

We have started an after school club at Bramcote Hill Primary School for the pupils, and are hoping to make links with the college and Leisure centre as well.

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Minutes of Bramcote CAT Meeting 1 September 2014

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News From David Watts, Broxtowe’s Liberal Democrat Leader, 28 September 2014

David-WattsDavid Watts writes on: 1. Bin Collections, 2. County Council Refurbishment, 3. Councils, 4. Web site update, 5. Nuthall War Memorial, 6. Apprentices, 7. Young Performers Wanted, 8. Café Open Day, 9. Over 50’s and Computers, 10. Eastwood Vintage Tea Room, 11. “Crime Prevention Volunteers”, 12. Nominate a Sporting Hero, 13. Call Blockers, 14. Wood Recycling Yard, 15. Abandoned Vehicles, 16. Newsletter. Continue reading

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Anna Soubry MP – Military Action In Iraq And Other News

Anna  Soubry  MPAnna Soubry writes:

Military Action in Iraq

Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to authorise air strikes in Iraq at the request of the Iraq Government. 524 MP’s, including myself, voted in favour with 43 MP’s against. Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Debate in Parliament – Your Views Sought by Anna Soubry MP

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Anna Soubry writes: This is a short email. The Government has published the motion which MP’s debate tomorrow following the recall of Parliament. I will be attending the debate which begins at 10.30 with votes expected from 5pm.

The motion supports air strikes against ISIL in Iraq. I was against the invasion and war in Iraq back in 2003. We are in a very different situation today and the military action we are considering is also very different. If Parliament votes in favour of the motion, we will launch air strikes against ISIL; there will be no ground troop and Syria is specifically excluded from any air strikes by British forces..Iraq is a democracy with a stable Government under a new Prime Minister, Haider al – Abadi, who has made it clear he wants to include both Sunni and Shia Muslims in his Government.  Continue reading

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Tram Treat a Sweet Success

Alex explainingIt’s great news that the tram extension has come to Beeston but for cyclists it brings a few things to consider as new road layouts and tram infrastructure open up. Safer cycling around tram tracks is crucial if accidents are to be avoided. To help prepare, TravelRight Broxtowe held training sessions on cycling around tracks, which covered everything from how to cross over the tracks safely to tips on good road positioning. Continue reading

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HS2 Delivery Board Meets In Broxtowe

twitter_hs2_skyThe first meeting of the East Midlands HS2 Hub Station Delivery Board took place earlier this week with representatives from HS2 and East Midlands Councils in attendance, along with local authorities from across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

The board will meet monthly to help develop a growth strategy for the East Midlands Hub Station at Toton, as well as help direct and maximise the economic potential of the proposed sites whilst ensuring compatibility with wider planning, transport and environmental objectives. Continue reading

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

MacmillanWhere: The White Lion, Bramcote Village
When: Saturday 18th October 9:30 am onwards
What’s on: Cake & Coffee sales to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Care along with other fundraising.

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The Core Strategy Is Approved But Field Farm Is Not Lost Yet!

STRAG logoZoe Cockcroft writes: As you probably already know, Broxtowe Borough Council adopted the Aligned Core Strategies by 23 votes to 15 a week ago, on Wednesday, 17 September. This was to be expected, and followed on the adoption of the Core Strategies by Nottingham City and Gedling Borough Councils the previous week. We thank all those of you who responded to the appeal by us and our partner organisations in the “Save Broxtowe’s Greenbelt” initiative and came to show they opposition at the Council meeting, or sent us encouraging words. Continue reading

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Have You Seen Chequered Car?

Liz Webster (Nottinghamshire Police, Corporate Communication, Nottinghamshire) writes: Do you recognise this trio?

Officers would like to speak to them following the theft of an elderly woman’s savings.

The Force was called to Sainsbury’s in Nottingham Road, Mansfield, at about 12.50pm on Monday 15 September 2014. Continue reading

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Broxtowe Apprentices – Shaping The Future

ApprenticesMore apprentices than ever are benefiting from Broxtowe Borough Council’s commitment to its apprenticeship programme. With ten apprentices currently in post, five vacancies and more planned, the Council has already reached its target to provide 12 new apprenticeships by 2016, two years ahead of schedule and increased the target to 20. Continue reading

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Brinsley & Stapleford Plan For The Future

Residents in Broxtowe Borough are set to play a major role in the future planning after Brinsley Parish Council and Stapleford Town Council submitted applications for the designation of new neighbourhood areas.

Neighbourhood planning gives local people a greater opportunity to shape development in their area and allows them to plan for the type of houses, businesses and green spaces they want to help it thrive.

Local people are invited to have their say on these proposals as part of an online consultation which can be found on the Council’s website at Continue reading

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Gold Jewellery Thefts: Man in CCTV May Hold Vital Clues

12593_Plains_Road_AG2_releaseCarlo Marraffa (Police, PC 1267, Nottinghamshire) writes: Do you recognise this man?

Detectives think he may be able to help them with their enquiries into a robbery during which an elderly man was assaulted in his Arnold home.

It happened on the evening of Friday 5 September 2014 in Plains Road.

Gold jewellery and cash were stolen and the occupant was left shaken, scratched and bruised by the three masked intruders, who fled in a silver Mercedes car.

The incident is being linked to four other burglaries that day — Lilac Crescent in Beeston, Melton Road in Stanton-on-the-Wolds, Brewsters Road in St Ann’s and Cardale Road in Carlton — in which gold jewellery was stolen or believed sought. Continue reading

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Community Cafe Celebrates Success At Open Day

 Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Susan Bagshaw serves 91 year-old Roy Jackson at the Yew Tree Community Café official opening earlier this year.

Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Susan Bagshaw serves 91 year-old Roy Jackson at the Yew Tree Community Café official opening earlier this year.

Celebrations will be in full swing at Beeston’s Yew Tree Court Retirement Living Scheme next month as they host a special open day to mark the success of their Community Café on National Older People’s Day.

On Wednesday 1st October between 9.00am-1.00pm residents will welcome visitors to experience the café for themselves, as well as find out more about the project as it celebrates three months since its launch. This special open day at the Community Café will celebrate the three months since its launch, serving a range of refreshments, with entertainment provided by Magician Roy Bond, Harp player Soraya Vermeulen and Caricaturist Graham Fowell.

The Community Café opened in June as part of a pilot project between the residents of the Council’s Retirement Living scheme Yew Tree Court and Housing Services officers to provide a meeting place that encourages new friendships and helps tackle social isolation. A range of refreshments including tea, coffee, soft drinks, scones, pastries and more are served on a ‘pay as you please’ basis. Continue reading

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You’re Never Too Old For Older Persons Week

From dance, film and afternoon tea to a mini beach and I.T training, a packed programme of events will kick off across Broxtowe Borough later this month to celebrate Older People’s Day on Wednesday 1st October.

A wide range of events will take place between Monday 29th September and Friday 3rd October across Broxtowe Borough Council’s Retirement Living Schemes to celebrate the contributions older people make to the local community and help combat negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes of older people.  Continue reading

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Exercise Made Easy With Baby Gym & Classes

It can be difficult to fit in exercise with a new baby. New mums and carers in Broxtowe Borough can take advantage of new Bring Baby Gym and Fitness Classes in Bramcote. Continue reading

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Broxtowe’s IT Crowd Support Silver Surfers

IT CrowdIf the mention of computers leaves you confused, Broxtowe Borough Council’s very own IT Crowd will be offering hints and tips at a free IT event next week, as part of Older Persons Week.

The event, on Thursday 2nd October, part of Older Persons Week, is aimed at helping older people get to grips with new technology such as iPads. Continue reading

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Bogus Crime Prevention Volunteer

Carlo Marraffa (Police, PC 1267, Nottinghamshire) writes: Please be aware that we have been advised of a person/persons purporting to be Crime Prevention Volunteers for Nottinghamshire Police, and asking for financial support for a crime prevention initiative, visiting people in the county. Continue reading

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Notice of Adoption of the Broxtowe Core Strategy: The Broxtowe Borough Aligned Core Strategy – Adoption

See Notice of Adoption of the Broxtowe Core Strategy

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