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Future of Beeston Shopmobility‏

Steve CarrSteve Carr, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Broxtowe Council writes: At Broxtowe BC Cabinet meeting on 28th July, we discussed the future of Beeston’s Shopmobility service. This vital service for many residents wanting to use Beeston’s shops and services, was moved to Cavendish Lodge on Devonshire Ave when the multi storey car park was demolished to make way for the tram. The number of people using the facility has declined since the move as it was a considerable distance from buses. Continue reading

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Parcel Mule Alert

Action Fraud LogoAction Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) writes: People are being targeted to become “Parcel Mules” as part of a reshipping scam, which results in them handling stolen goods and losing out financially.

Victims are predominantly recruited through job advertisements and dating websites. They are persuaded to have items delivered to their addresses, and to pay for postage before sending the items elsewhere. Victims are contacted through Freelancer websites and invited to become a “Freight Forwarder” as an employment opportunity. The work is advertised as processing packages and forwarding them to clients. Continue reading

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How Is Your Local Park Performing‏?

Bramcote_Hills_Park_Enterence1How is your local park or open space performing? Broxtowe residents are being encouraged to get online and have their say as part of on-going work to ensure that Broxtowe Borough Council’s parks and open spaces meet the Broxtowe Parks Standard.

The questionnaire is available online on the Broxtowe Borough Council website and is quick and easy to fill in, using a series of drop down boxes and point and click answers on issues like cleanliness, dog fouling, access, grass cutting, play facilities and more. Continue reading

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Housing Development at Field Farm, Stapleford

From Stapleford Community Group:

Westerman Homes  would  like  to  invite  you  to  a  drop-in  event  to  discuss  detailed proposals  for  a  residential  development  on  land  located  at  Field  Farm, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire

This informal event  is  being held on Tuesday 15th September 2015 Between 3.00PM and 7.00PM At

The  Old Council Chambers,
Beeston  Town  Hall,
Foster  Avenue,
Beeston, NG9 1AE

Details  of  the  proposals  will  be  available  and  members  of  the  design team  will  be on hand to answer queries  and to hear  your views.

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Bramcote CAT Meeting Agenda for 7 September 2015‏

Click on Bramcote CAT Agenda for Meeting on 7 September 2015

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Back to School – Road Safety Advice

Parents are being urged by Nottinghamshire County Council to prepare their children for returning to school by talking about the road safety issues they face on school journeys. 

The message is particularly important for children moving from primary to secondary school, as they are almost twice as likely to be involved in an accident as primary pupils. Continue reading

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Broxtowe Email Me Service Keeps You Up To Date‏

email-me-med-logoIt’s now easier than ever for Broxtowe residents to stay up to date with the latest news, events and information with email alerts direct to their inbox thanks to Broxtowe Borough Council’s new ‘Email Me’ service.

The new ‘Email Me’ service allows residents to subscribe to email alerts on the Council services that matter to them, with different topics ranging from What’s On, Jobs, Town Centres and Business to Waste and Recycling, Leisure and more. Continue reading

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Bramcote Hills Park Visitors Discover Local Heritage‏

Bramcote Hills 1Visitor to Broxtowe’s popular Bramcote Hills Park can now discover more about the local and natural history of the site, thanks to a project to celebrate the rich heritage of the area.

Work has just been completed on a project to upgrade the information panels installed to help local residents find out more about the park’s historical features, as well as its excellent facilities. These include the Holocaust Memorial Garden, a cycle path and open parkland, a play area, trim trail and cricket square, as well as picnic areas and seating. Continue reading

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Nick Palmer: With 20,000+ Police Jobs Threatened, Is More Austerity What We Need?

Nick Palmer NewNick Palmer writes: Whoever is elected as Labour leader next week, the issue of the growing scale of public funding cuts is going to be high on their target list. It’s now proposed to cut somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 full-time police officers from the force of 125,000, speeding up the decline of 18,000 since the Government took office in 2010. Senior police officers are warning that this will have practical effects: for instance, that you won’t necessarily be able to expect the police to respond to every break-in. When you call to ask for help, they may have to say sorry, they’re just too busy. Continue reading

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Heritage Open Days 2015 – Bramcote Old Church Tower

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You can find details of Beeston Heritage Open Day events organised by Beeston District Civic Society by clicking the map Beeston Heritage Open Days.

The poster and map were prepared by Robert Howard.

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Explore Broxtowe’s History with Coffee and Cake

Beeston Town Hall will open its doors next month, giving visitors a unique opportunity to explore the history of Beeston over tea, coffee and cake, as part of this year’s National Heritage Open Days.

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Susan Bagshaw will attend the Open Day on Friday 11th September at the Town Hall, Foster Avenue, Beeston.

Employees from Broxtowe Borough Council have prepared a display including old maps, civic memorabilia and even press cuttings from over 100 years ago. Past Mayors will provide guided tours of the Town Hall.

Beeston and District Civic Society will also be on hand to answer questions about Broxtowe’s buildings and development and visitors to the event, between 11.00am and 2.00pm, can also buy tea, coffee and cake, with all proceeds going to the Mayor’s chosen charities, Forces In The Community and Nottingham Children’s Hospital between 11.00am and 2.00pm. Continue reading

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16 Year Old Broxtowe Sport Champion Rows to Success

Hannah in her role as Broxtowe Sport Champion

Hannah in her role as Broxtowe Sport Champion

A 16 year old from Trowell is celebrating after taking a gold medal in rowing at a doubles match as part of the Junior GB Rowing Team.

Hannah Stocks reached the heights of success at the event in July whilst competing in her first ever international regatta at the London Docklands.

Hannah was selected for the Junior Team just two weeks before the regatta, after being inspired to get involved in rowing by the London 2012 Olympic Games. In order to qualify for the Junior GB Rowing team, Hannah had to compete in a match at Holme Pierrepont against other teams from Great Britain. Continue reading

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‘Open Spaces Society’

The national Open Spaces Society have been in existence for over 150 years. They can help communities who wish to identify and create Open Spaces for future generations to enjoy.   Click here.

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SCI-FI Fun In Kimberley‏

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Broxtowe Sports Clubs – Broxtowe Borough Council Wants to Hear From You

BroxtoweFree sports equipment is up for grabs for local sports clubs in Broxtowe Borough, just for telling Broxtowe Borough Council how they can help their club develop.

Sports clubs can be in with a chance of winning £100 of sports equipment just by completing a short survey where they will then be entered into a free prize draw.

The Broxtowe Club Audit is aimed at ensuring that the Council’s Sport Development Team, Broxtowe Sport, can offer the best support they can to local clubs and help more effectively. From marketing and recruiting extra volunteers to applying for funding, the Council wants to hear what issues are affecting your club. Continue reading

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Special Constables

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Source: Broxtowe Community email.

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Fracking: Further Comment from Nigel Lee, Nottingham Friends of the Earth

Nigel Lee writes: The threat of fracking seems to have caused most response so far in the Beeston – Bramcote – Stapleford area.

However, I would suspect we are most likely to see initial exploration in the greenbelt in Rushcliffe and Derbyshire. It could be a couple of years or more before we find out. For information, we have summarised the government’s proposals on our website at: http://www.foe.co.uk/groups/nottingham/news/Will-they-frack-the-Nottingham-Derby-Greenbelt-Aug-2015-

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Short Story Writing Course

To be held Monday 28th September, 5th October and 12th October 2015 at Wollaton Park Community Centre, Harrow Road, Wollaton Park, Nottingham NG8 1FG starting at 6.30 pm.

Do you write for pleasure? Or would you like to be a published writer and receive payment for your writing? Continue reading

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A Ride on the First Tram Carrying Fare Paying Passengers From Toton Lane

IMG_7254The 06.01hrs on Tuesday 25 August 2015 from Toton Lane to Lace Market. Continue reading

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Moor Lane Field Village Green Application: Request for Statements of Evidence

Paul Nathanail writes:  Nottinghamshire County Council Rights of Way have deemed that an application made by the Planning Sub-committee of the Bramcote Hills Community Association to have the area of the Moor Lane Field declared a village green was valid. Further details have been requested about the land and its historical use by the local community.

Such status would help safeguard the area from development. You can read more about Village Greens at the Defra website: https://www.gov.uk/town-and-village-greens-how-to-register

The application requires evidence of the way the land has been used over the past 20 years. As part of the original application, a number of Bramcote residents submitted witness statements attesting to the continued use of the land for a variety of uses by the community.

We would welcome as many witness statements as possible to support the application to help the County Council determine that the Moor Lane FIelds merits the status of a Village Green. We are ideally looking for evidence that goes back as far as possible and certainly would be grateful for evidence of how the land has been used going back to 1995 and beyond.

If you could complete the form available via the link below, sign and send it back by Friday 4 September 2015 we would be most grateful. If you have any questions please do get back to Paul at the address on the form.

Village Green Questionnaire

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