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Priority Setting Meeting 17 April 2014 Minutes

Please see the minutes for the latest meeting.  The Stapleford/Bramcote Beat Team will shortly be training a new PCSO.  Shed break ins continue to be problematic and two large scale cannabis cultivations have been discovered and dismantled by officers from the local beat team.  Earlier minutes can be seen here.

Please note a date for your diary -Community Safety Event on Hickings Lane Recreational Ground on

Wednesday 28 May 2-4pm   There will be representation from the police, Crime stoppers, police dogs,

Stapleford Community Group and Broxtowe council.

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Bramcote Tennis Courts Refurbished

Aspiring tennis players in Bramcote can enjoy newly refurbished Tennis Courts at King George IV Park thanks to funding from Fields in Trust.

The improvements including new ball stop fencing to replace ageing existing fencing were made thanks to a £2000 grant from Fields in Trust, along with a similar amount of match funding from Broxtowe Borough Council. Continue reading

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Theft From Vehicle in Stapleford, Ensure Your Vehicle is Secure.

Chris_ArcherChris Archer (Police, PCSO 4662, Stapleford (Broxtowe South) writes: Please be aware that between Friday 18th April and Saturday 19th April a van has been broken into on Ewe Lamb Lane, Stapleford. A large number of tools were stolen out of the van and the lock was damaged during the incident.

If you have any information about either of these incidents please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 000290-19042014. Continue reading

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News From Nick Palmer, Broxtowe’s Labour Candidate, 21 April 2014

nick-_palmerNick Palmer writes: There are no fewer than three events to tempt you coming up. Two of them are back to back next Saturday.

What SHOULD Europe look like?
My next eat’n’debate event is next Saturday 26th April, 12.30 to 2, back in the private room at the Bamboo restaurant, High road, Beeston. The arrangement is as always – a good varied meal and as much discussion as you like for £20, of which £10 goes to my re-election fund. We try to make the discussions intelligent and rewarding, getting beyond the routine exchange of insults that forms so much of politics today. Continue reading

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Social Media and the Community. Why it could be for you!

Facebook-logo-ICON-02I confess – I love facebook!  I can hear many of you groaning now, but please read on to see why I believe social media definitely has a place in the community.

I joined FB back in 2007 and have shared many a photo, comment and link to a website of interest with my friends and family.  With my “children” being away at university, it’s been a great way to keep in touch.  I never quite got “Twitter” though.  I personally don’t feel the need to tweet every little detail of my life to anyone who wishes to follow me.

But that’s on a personal level.  From a community point of view, how does social media

twitter_bird_iconimprove one’s on-line experience?

If you are reading this, I’m guessing that you have an interest in your community.  My fellow editors and I posts items that we are sent by regular contributors, e.g. local politicians and Broxtowe Borough Council.  We also receive posts from the general public and create posts ourselves that we deem to be of interest to local residents.  It is fairly time consuming though and often a small piece of information held within a lengthy post can be missed by the reader.  By pasting the URL (link) into our facebook page, however, an aesthetically pleasing post, including picture, can be produced in seconds.  These then can be shared very quickly and easily, within a user’s own friends. Continue reading

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Problems with AOL Email Accounts

Nick Palmer writes: Happy Easter everyone! Just wanted to say that the account “” which I used in the election period 4 years ago has resurfaced and is sending out virus messages. I’m sorry about this, but these aren’t from me, or indeed apparently from AOL, since the messages are continuing even though the account no longer exists. If you receive anything from, please just delete it. Email from my normal account is unaffected. Continue reading

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South West Notts Scouts’ Concert 3 May 2014

New Picture (52)Concert by Bestwood Male Voice Choir at Stapleford Methodist Church

The 23rd World Scout Jamboree will be held in Japan from 28 July to New Picture (53)8 August 2015. The South West Notts District Scout Council is sending four of our young people to this event. South West Notts District covers Attenborough, Beeston, Chilwell, Bramcote, Stapleford, Toton and Trowell. Continue reading

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Man Taken to Hospital After Falling Down Steep Hill in Bramcote

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the incident, at Bramcote Park School, in Derby Road.    One fire engine and the Specialist Rescue Unit from Highfields Fire Station were in attendance as well as the Specialist Rescue Unit from Tuxford.

A 47-year-old man had fallen off a rope swing at the top of the steep hill and sustained injuries after tumbling down the slope.   This article originated in the Nottingham Post.

[ We trust that the man soon recovers from his injuries ]

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Short update from Anna Soubry MP – 19 April 2014

Anna  Soubry  MPHello again,

This is just a short newsletter to wish you a Happy Easter.

There’s been good news for Broxtowe this week. The latest figures show that unemployment in Broxtowe continues to fall. 1,284 residents were registered unemployed which represent 2.7% of whats’s called “the economically active population”, which means the number of people in or looking for work. This is a fall on February’s figures (43) and when compared to May 2010 there are now 421 more people in work in Broxtowe. In May 2010 1,745 people were unemployed in Broxtowe -3.6% of the economically active population. You don’t need me to tell you what this rise in employment means for those individuals and their families; for many it will be their first job – bringing home a wage and all the other great things work brings.  Continue reading

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Lost and Found Property

The subject of lost property has been discussed, more than once, at the Bramcote CAT meetings.  With the closure of the Stapleford Police Station, are you realistically expected to drive/get on a bus to Beeston to report a “loss” or hand in a “found”?

If you lose or find items of value, the correct procedure is to hand in/report to the local police station.  For Bramcote and Stapleford, the police are now based at the Council Offices at  Foster Ave, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1EH Phone:0115 967 0999.

However, what if you find/lose a much loved teddy or a pair of gloves, for example?  Try adding a comment at our new lost and found page and, hopefully, we can reunite you!

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Bramcote Hills Primary School has applied for planning permission to expand

An application has been submitted to construct two new single storey 30 place freestanding classrooms, associated landscaping works and new 2.4m security fencing.  In addition the formation of hard standing for additional 5 car parking bays to access road.  One of the Site Plans indicating the 3 Sites subject of the application    To learn more click here.

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Crime Prevention Advice

qrcodec65a665a5a87a4aff17f6e5f55983a20Nottinghamshire Police have a comprehensive range of crime prevention guides on their website. Click on this link to see them.

For your convenience the most relevant guides have been downloaded and can be found on Bramcote Today. Click this link or use the QR Code to the left.

To receive the latest crime alerts, register with the Nottinghamshire Neighbourhood Watch site Nottswatch. If you are already registered with the Broxtowe Community website, you can use the same user name and password to log onto to Nottswatch.

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The Weedy Council – Progress

The grass has now been cut on Bramcote Moor. The big problem though is the weeds on the pavements and in the gutters.

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Be Prepared For Your Health This Easter Holiday

NHS NWCCGPeople in Nottinghamshire are being urged to be ready for Easter by planning ahead for repeat prescriptions and using NHS services wisely in the build up to and immediately after Easter.

GP surgeries will be closed during the Easter weekend from Friday 18 April to Monday 21 April and patients are reminded to order any prescriptions in enough time and to know when their GP surgery is open, to avoid unnecessarily overloading the out of hours service or A&E over the Easter period. Continue reading

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Walk This Way, Walk This May – For A Healthy Heart

NHS leaders are urging people to get their boots on to support National Walking Month during May. Continue reading

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NHS Chiefs Raise Awareness of Allergies

NHS NWCCGNottingham GPs are raising awareness of allergies as part of Allergy Awareness Week (28th April – 4th May 2014).

One-in-four people in the UK suffers from an allergy at some time in their lives. The numbers are increasing every year and as many as half of those affected are children. Some of the most common allergens include pollen, house dust mites, mould and pets. Less common allergens include nuts, fruit and latex. Continue reading

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Elvaston Castle Food and Craft Fair

Something to do over Easter. Catherine Winstanley writes: Over the Easter bank holiday weekend the castle will play host to a fine array of local handmade crafts and food producers from across Derbyshire and the East Midlands. Continue reading

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Plant Sale Sunday 1st June 2014

Plant Sale Sunday 1st June 2014 between 10am-2.30pm at 3 Edale Road, Toton. NG9 6JJ. Also:

  • Tombola
  • Books
  • Tea/coffee
  • Cakes

All proceeds to animal charities.

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South Broxtowe 20/20 E-news April 2014

Click on South Broxtowe 20/20 E-news April 2014 to read it.

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Bramcote Hills Community Association Spring Newsletter 2014

Click on Bramcote Hills Community Association Spring Newsletter 2014 to read it.

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