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VAB Funding Update – Sage Trust & VAB’s AGM

VABAnthony Scarfe writes: I have been contacted by Richard Eddleston of the Sage Trust who has asked that I pass on details of the funding they have available.

Part of the Trusts remit is to support small groups where health issues or poverty are present, particularly in Broxtowe, but also more widely in Nottingham. Continue reading

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Nottingham Post

Here are two items from the Nottingham Post which may be of interest:

Fears raised that tram passengers will park their cars in the way of driveways

Will Wollaton Park become a nature reserve?

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Proposed New Aldi Store for Stapleford on the Pinfold Trading Estate

Donna Mather, Secretary,  Stapleford Community Group has forwarded this information: Continue reading

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Steve Carr, Liberal Democrat: ‘Labour Out of Touch’

Steve Carr writes: as a County Councillor, I am totally shocked at the amount of money the Labour Party wastes. The latest project is a right corker! Despite having substantial cuts that have meant cut backs in Youth Services, Adult Social Care and just about every department, they plan to spend £498,000 on refurbishing the Council Chamber. Continue reading

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Labour Party Appears To Have Lost Control Of Nottinghamshire County Council

Click on this link to read the Nottingham Post article.

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A6007 Ilkeston Road, Bramcote, Overnight Road Closure

A6007 Ilkeston Road, Bramcote, overnight road closure from Monday 15th September until Saturday 27th September 2014. See Ilkeston Road Bramcote Roadworks Notification 2014. and A6007 Ilkeston Road, Bramcote – Overnight Temporary Road Closure Diversion Route

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Councillor Stan Heptinstall – August 2014 Update

Mayor's-Portrait-medStan Heptinstall writes:

Ward Happenings
The Bramcote CAT meeting on 1st September will include an item on the proposals to rebuild the Bramcote School and the Bramcote College on the Bramcote Hills Campus, and the possibility of funding this through release of some land for housing. The meeting is at the Memorial Hall, Church Street, Bramcote at 7pm. Paul Heery, the Executive Head Teacher, will be in attendance.

Proposed developments adjacent to The Grange in Bramcote Village are eliciting some major objections. The Grange is a Grade II Listed Building.

The Inspector who listened to all the proposals and objections has accepted Broxtowe Borough Council’s Core Strategy. No changes to the strategy were required. Continue reading

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Theft From Vehicles In Bramcote – Again

Chris_ArcherChris Archer (Police, PCSO 4662, Stapleford (Broxtowe South) writes: Please be aware that between Monday 18th August and Tuesday 19th August a vehicle was entered on Sandringham Drive, Bramcote. No damage was caused during the incident and it is believed that nothing was stolen. Two males have been arrested for this offence and currently remain on bail pending ongoing enquiries.

On the same night other vehicles were entered which were parked on seperate driveways on Sandy Lane. One of the vehicles had a sat nav stolen from it and another of the vehicles had a bag and a small amount of change stolen from inside it. Continue reading

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Calling All Businesses – Don’t Miss Network Event

Business Owners in and around Broxtowe Borough are invited to a special networking event next month to help bring local businesses together to share ideas and hear about the latest funding opportunities and business news.

Hosted by Broxtowe Borough Council on Wednesday 3rd September, local industry heads and business professionals are invited to attend the “Calling All Businesses” Network Event at The Quadrant, Nuart Road, Beeston, NG9 2NH between 6.00pm and 8.00pm Continue reading

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News From Anna Soubry MP 18 August 2014

O3Anna Soubry writes: I was out and about in Kimberley on Saturday; thank you to everyone who filled in my survey and a warm welcome to new subscribers to this newsletter.
I popped into Sainsbury’s to do some shopping and came across members of the Parachute Regiment Veterans Assoc who were raising funds in the lobby. It was a treat to meet them and our combined thanks to shoppers for their generosity.
Here’s to a warm Bank Holiday weekend – it may feel rather autumnal but summer is not over and please check out the diary for some great local events.
As ever,
Anna Continue reading

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Bramcote Care Group Research

A little while ago we ran a survey for the Bramcote Care Group. A small number of people took park in the survey but those that did reply provided some useful information for Elaine Morris who runs the Group. Elaine has written a brief report and has drawn up an action plan. Click on this link to read the report.

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Stapleford Jobs Fair – 10 September 2014

Stapleford Jobs Fair

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Tram Works – Are They Getting There 12 and 16 August 2014?

Short length of new tram track by Central College

Short length of new tram track by Central College

I took another set of photographs over the tram route through Broxtowe on 12 and 16 August 2014. Click on this link to see them.

  • Road works are underway for the entance to the park and ride at Toton Lane
  • Track and overhead wiring seems to be complete from Toton Lane to the middle of Eskdale Drive.
  • The contractors are still dealing with the groundwork between Bramcote Lane and Cator Lane (drainage/culvert).
  • Track laying has started on Chilwell High Road.
  • Chilwell Road is nearing completion but if you look closely at the photographs you can see the BT Openreach vans for the men repairing the damaged telephone cables between Devonshire Avenue and Imperial Road.
  • Track laying is well underway on Middle Street round to Devonashire Avenue.
  • The track does seem a bit close to the entrance to B&M – I trust there will be a guard rail.
  • Track is now being laid across Humber Road now the large hole there has been filled.

Steve Austin is the copyright holder. You may download and use these photographs provided the copyright holder and source are acknowledged.

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Anna Soubry MP – Yet More Road Works in the Beeston/Chilwell Area

Anna Soubry writes: This afternoon County Councillor Richard Jackson was informed that Bye Pass Road will be subject to lane closure from Monday 18 August until Friday 5th September from 9.30 to 3.30 pm from Monday to Friday.

Given the plans for total road closures in the Beeston area we have expressed our very grave concerns about the timing of this work.

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Anna Soubry MP – 24 Hour Road Closures Threaten Even More Traffic Chaos in Beeston and Beyond.

Anna Soubry writes: I have received the following from NET. The traffic situation is frequently best described as “dreadful” in the Queens Road part of Beeston. I’m not sure how to describe the planned 24 hour road closures and lane restrictions due soon.

From NET This Afternoon

24 hour lane closures on University Boulevard/Queen’s Road Junction due to tramworks: Continue reading

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Health Commissioners Back Proposed Changes to Mental Health Services in Nottinghamshire

Health commissioners are supporting proposals by the county’s mental health provider to enhance services for adults and older people.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust plans to enhance its crisis and home treatment service to provide 24/7 responsive care. Its plans also include a Community Rehabilitation Team for adults and enhanced community services for older people to increase the levels of intensive support provided to them. The trust’s move follows feedback from patients and clinical evidence that shows that people prefer to be cared for in their own homes. Continue reading

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Bramcote School Development Proposals

If you haven’t already seen it, you can find an article about the plans on the White Hills Park Federation Trust’s website. Click on this link to read it.

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BT Phone Line Saga Continues

Phones will not be restored until “middle of next week”

Anna Soubry MP writes:  Phones will not be restored until next week due to more damage that BT have uncovered. People should contact me with urgent cases which we are passing on to them. Here is what BT said in their latest email:


I wanted to keep you posted on work in your constituency.

Our engineers are still on track to complete the original cabling work by the end of the weekend barring any additional complications.

However, in the course of works on the original cabling issue, engineers have uncovered further damage to the network which is related to the original incident.  Further investigations have shown that two additional sections of cable and ducting have been flooded.  These are both in the vicinity of the original fault in Chilwell Road. Continue reading

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NET Works Update – A52 Bardills Roundabout From Friday 15 August – Monday 18 August

Click on Works at the A52 Bardills roundabout from Friday 15 August – Monday 18 August for details.

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Can’t Get to the Gym?

Specialist weekly gym sessions for adults where you can bring baby too. Click on Bring Baby Gym for details.

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