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TravelRight Broxtowe Autumn Programme

Gina Musa, TravelRight Broxtowe Project Manager writes: Welcome to TravelRight Broxtowe’s Autumn/Winter activities throughout the Broxtowe Borough. Join us for a wild food walk, a tree family walk, a bike maintenance course to learn the basics of fixing your bike yourself, or catch Dr Bike himself, for a free service. We’re also doing a Winter Cycling afternoon, with free hot drinks and snacks whilst you get plenty of tips about cycling over the Winter, as well as other free activities. Continue reading

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Broxtowe Mayor To Star On Desert Island Discs

The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE, with his escort and chaplin Rev. Canomn Lillian Heptinstall

The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE, with his escort and chaplin Rev. Canomn Lillian Heptinstall

BBC Radio Nottingham listeners can learn more about Broxtowe Mayor, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE next week as he reveals the soundtrack to his life on the ever-popular Desert Island Discs.

Councillor Heptinstall will make a special appearance on the show, presented by John Holmes at 11.00am on Sunday 2nd November to discuss eight tracks which are important to him and signpost significant moments and stages in his life.

Councillor Heptinstall said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed thinking back and selecting music important to me over the years. The whole process has brought back many happy memories. I do hope those who listen enjoy the selections I have made.”

Just one of the tracks Stan has selected is ‘The Teddy Bear’s Picnic’, the first record he ever heard. It reminds him of drinking Dandelion and Burdock whilst visiting his Auntie Esther on Saturday afternoons in Bolton where he grew up. The song was played on his Aunty and Uncle’s gramophone which was their pride and joy. Continue reading

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Town Street Weight Restriction Scheme

Barry Morrison writes: Below is an email I received on Tuesday regarding reporting HGV’s which ignore the weight restriction signs at the bottom of Town Street. Bramcote: Continue reading

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Unwanted Call Blocking Device Potential Scam

Jackie Williams writes: I have just received a telephone call from someone purporting to be a government agency supplying a blocking device to prevent unwanted calls. They supplied me with a customer services number 0845 129 7936 but informed me that I could only use this once I had completed the registration pro SSS and paid £89. I have reported this to Trading Standards who suggest as you might expect! that this is a potential scam and most certainly NOT a government scheme.

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Visit to Chetwynd Barracks 21 October 2014

On 21 October there was a visit to Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell, organised by Eileen Atherton, Hon Secretary of Beeston Civic Society. The visit was a delayed excursion as part of the local Heritage Open Day programme.  Continue reading

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Bramcote History Group – Programme 2014-2015

BHG LogoBramcote History Group have just published their 2014-2015 programme. You can find the details on our Diary page. Visit

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Be Part Of The Recycling Generation

Bin CalendarsBroxtowe residents can make sure they are part of the recycling generation next week as they receive their 2014/15 Waste & Recycling calendars which are included in the latest edition of Broxtowe Matters.

“Last year a number of residents said they liked to receive a refuse collection calendar each year. We listened to what they said and decided that the most cost effective way to do this was to include the calendar as part of Broxtowe Matters” said Councillor Greg Marshall, Portfolio Holder for Environment.

Delivery of the residents’ magazine, Broxtowe Matters will hit the doormats of over 50,000 households and businesses in the borough from Monday 27th October. Waste and recycling will be at the heart of the latest edition with information about winter garden waste collections and a new initiative to collect textiles. Continue reading

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Burglary Incident In Bramcote

Ed Roberts (Police, PCSO 4987, Stapleford) writes: Burglary incident in Bramcote, please ensure your home is secure.

Please be aware that on Monday 20th October 2014 at between 0910 and 2045 hours there was a burglary on Derby Road, Bramcote. The offender smashed a rear glass door to gain entry. Continue reading

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Customer Services Say It With Cake!

The Great British Bake Off may have finished but employees from Broxtowe Borough Council kept the baking spirit going last week at a special cake sale hosted by the Customer Services Team to raise money for Hope Nottingham and Cancer Research UK. Continue reading

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Revision to TrentBarton Bus Services Serving Bramcote

Peter Chatfield writes: Whilst details are not yet available, the latest bus news by Nottinghamshire cc shows the following revisions;
17 November ClubClass revised route and timetable
17 November i4 revised timetable
1 December 21 revised timetable
There is nothing on TrentBarton site so far but it will no doubt show up in due course.

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News From David Watts Broxtowe’s Liberal Democrat Leader 19 October 2014

David-WattsDavid Watts writes on: 1. Mental Health, 2. Chilwell Road, 3. Clinical Commissioning Group, 4. Oxylane Sports Village, 5. Ward Boundary Review, 6. HS2/Toton Advisory Committee, 7. Kings Mill Hospital, 8. Free School Meals, 9. Affordable Homes, 10. Remembrance Day Parades, 11. New Cycle Route, 12. Craft and Chatter Sessions, 13. Time to Join The Liberal Democrats, 14. Not Such A Good Time For UKIP, 15. Attenborough and Erewash Heritage Explorers. Continue reading

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Anna Soubry MP – Fessing Up – Tram Works and Immigration

Anna  Soubry  MPAnna Soubry writes: This afternoon I attended a special service at St Helen’s, Stapleford to commemorate the 188 men from the town who were killed in the First World War, and whose names are recorded on a memorial in the church. I hope you will take the opportunity to visit the church and learn more about each and everyone of them.

Congratulations to all the awards winners from George Spencer Academy – Thursday’s ceremony was great fun and further proof of the excellence of this outstanding school.

For more news and views please read on!

As ever,

Anna Continue reading

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Nick Palmer on Help Ensure a Fair Fight for Broxtowe!

nick-_palmerNick Palmer writes: This is partly to invite you to a party, and partly to make a request.

One of the unattractive features of modern politics is the increasing dominance of money. We’re not yet at the American stage, where basically someone who wants to stand for Congress needs to be either a millionaire or the friend of a millionaire. But increasingly survivors in British politics need to compete in the financial arena as well as in the world of policies and argument.

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Missing Person Appeal – Baljeev Johal

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See also Missing Person Appeal – Baljeev Johal

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VAB Funding and Group/Community News 16 October 2014

VABAnthony Scarfe, Group Support Worker, Voluntary Action Broxtowe writes:

Funding News

The Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme:

This scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Continue reading

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October Half Term Inclusive Holiday Activities!

Melissa Morrell, Inclusive Physical Activity Officer, Broxtowe Borough Council writes: Just a quick message to let you know that Broxtowe Sport and Foxwood Academy will again be running a holiday activity day this October half term, bookings are open now but close at the end of the day on Thursday 23rd October, and places are limited and tend to fill up fast so please book soon! Continue reading

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Anna Soubry MP – Press Release on Chilwell High Road

Anna  Soubry  MPBroxtowe MP Anna Soubry has branded the latest delay in reopening Chilwell High Road as “an absolute shambles”.

The latest delay comes after nineteen months of closure and numerous missed deadlines to get the road back open to traffic. Anna said, “broken promises have plagued this project from the outset. Traders, residents and I were promised that the road would be open this weekend, when traders have organised a reopening party alongside the Oxjam Festival. This will go ahead as planned and all are determined to make sure this weekend is a success.” Continue reading

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NET Phase Two Construction Newsletter (October 2014) and Street Festival

Matt Colver, Nottingham City Council writes: You may be aware that there has been some inaccurate press coverage today about the completion of the tram works on Chilwell Road and tomorrow’s street festival, the construction update below clarifies things about the timings of the works (the contractor distributed copies of this to the traders and residents on Chilwell Road yesterday) and, as you will see, tomorrow’s Chilwell High Road Street Festival is still very much on and we hope you can make it.

Organised by the traders and the Beeston BID, the festival is sure to be a fun packed day offering a host of free activities, including live music from Oxjam artists, street entertainers, stalls, cash giveaways to spend in the shops and the chance to win a family break to Disneyland Paris. This is a great opportunity for people to support their local businesses while enjoying the festivities!

See Chilwell Road – NET Phase Two Construction Update – October 2014

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NET Works Update – Toton Lane, From Monday 20 October

Matt Colver, Nottingham City Council writes: Please be aware that footway and kerbing works are due to take place on Toton Lane from Monday 20 October, for approximately one week. Two-way temporary traffic lights will be in use on Toton Lane from 9.30am – 3.30pm each day so that these works can be completed.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause you, and would like to assure you we will do all that we can to keep disruption to a minimum.

For more information please call the NET hotline on (0115) 924 24 54 or email

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Nottingham Tram Extension: Traders Vent Frustration As More Delays Announced

High Road, Chilwell, was due to open next week but will now remain closed until 10 November. Click on the link to read the Nottingham Post article.

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