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Field Farm: Further Information Meeting and Consultation Feedback‏

STRAG logoNathalie Morelle, Secretary, Stapleford and Trowell Rural Action Group (STRAG) writes:

Dear Friends of Field Farm,

Thank you to all of you who took the time to respond to the recent consultation organised by the Field Farm developers. Please see below the official feedback that STRAG has sent in. Continue reading

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Don’t Be A Monster This Halloween‏

Halloween Card 2014_001Young people in Broxtowe, along with their parents and carers are being encouraged to make Halloween safe and enjoyable this year, as part of Broxtowe’s ‘No Trick or Treat’ campaign.

As part of the campaign, Broxtowe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire Police are urging local people to help put a stop to the anti-social behaviour that is often associated with Halloween by not visiting houses displaying No Trick or Treat cards. Continue reading

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Bembridge Court‏ Trees

Councillor Martin Plackett writes:

Good News!

Nottinghamshire County Council have today informed me that they plan to prune the very large trees in Bembridge Court in the early spring next year.

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Frack Free Nottinghamshire – a public meeting 23 Oct 2015

FrackingA Public Meeting about the new fracking licenses in Nottinghamshire will take place Friday 23rd October, 7pm, John Clifford School, Beeston.   This meeting will focus on the Erewash & Broxtowe (including part of Rushcliffe) areas.  (Click here to view licences map on the DECC website).

The meeting will feature presentations on:

  • What is fracking and how it is framed for & against
  • Where fracking could happen in the area
  • The fracking experience from Lancashire
  • Next steps for local action.

From  Frack Free Nottinghamshire

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Tallest Sunflower in Nottinghamshire?

The flower stands proudly in the White Lion Pub and has now grown to 11 feet tall – just two months after it was first planted in the beer garden. Click on the Link to read the Nottingham Post article.

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New Marks and Spencer Simply Food Opens On Wollaton Vale

Click on the link to see the Nottingham Post article.

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Bogus Council Caller Alert

David Brocklebank (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire) writes: Nottinghamshire Trading Standards are warning people to beware of bogus telephone calls purporting to be from the County Council that target across the county. Continue reading

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Support For Sports Clubs‏

BroxtoweBroxtowe Sports Clubs can get help and advice on growing and developing their club thanks to Broxtowe Borough Council’s Club Development Evening in Eastwood next week.

The event, on Wednesday 7th October at 6.30pm at Eastwood Community Football Club, Coronation Park, Chewton St, Eastwood, NG16 3HB will be packed with information and advice on how clubs can develop. Continue reading

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Beeston BID To Finish‏

BeestonBID-Logo-300x256 (1)The Beeston BID (Business Improvement District) Company Ltd will finish in December. The announcement comes after all businesses in the BID area took part in a ballot to vote on whether they wanted the BID to continue.

The BID is a not for profit organisation that works with the business community of Beeston to make it a better place to live, work and shop. Continue reading

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Midland Main Line to Nottingham is to be Electrified by 2023

News just out that the Main Railway Line to Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield will be electrified by 2023.  To find out more click here.

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Bramcote Hills Golf Course Planning Application – Still Waiting

The Bramcote Hills Golf Course planning application is not on the agenda of the meeting of the Planning Committee to be held on Wednesday, 7 October 2015. Click on this link to see the agenda.

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Conservatives: Intouch

Conservative logoThe Conservatives are distributing their Intouch newsletter in Bramcote. Click on Intouch October 2015 to read a copy

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Nick Palmer: Snippet from the Labour conference

Nick Palmer writes: For those who’ve asked how it feels at the conference, a snippet from Central News on Monday (drag forward to 6 minutes 45 seconds), kindly sent on by ITV’s reporter Alison Mackenzie:

Best regards


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Stapleford Community Action Team Meeting 15 October

Community Action Team Meeting for the residents of all Stapleford Wards at the Meeting Place, 22-26 Nottingham Road, Stapleford, NG9 8AA on 15 October at 7.00pm. Full details including the agenda on the Stapleford Community Group website and Broxtowe Borough Council website

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High Speed Rail in the East Midlands

Click on this link for the September 2015 update from the team at HS2 Ltd.

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Keep Universal Infant Free School Meals in Schools in England

Councillor Steve Carr has written to draw our attention to a petition you might like to consider supporting:

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News From Broxtowe Liberal Democrats 27 September 2015

Liberal Democrats LogoDavid Watts writes: I’m sorry that there was no newsletter last week but I was in Bournemouth for the Liberal Democrat conference. Whilst there I heard one of the best expositions of what it means to be a liberal ever made, during the speech by Tim Farron. I have put a copy of his speech on my website at and would encourage everyone to take a few minutes to watch it. Continue reading

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Broxtowe Pubs Are Best Bar None‏

Ten pubs and bars celebrated last week after received a special Nottinghamshire Best Bar None award in recognition for their commitment to high standards of comfort and safety for their customers.

An award ceremony was held at the Town Hall in Beeston as part of the accreditation scheme which is open to all licensed premises in Nottinghamshire and is funded by the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner and Nottinghamshire County Council and sponsored by Fraser Brown, NET, Diageo, Gamestec and Beeston BID. Continue reading

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Broxtowe Resident Wins Tenant Of The Year‏

Tenant of the Year Richard MacRae

Tenant of the Year Richard MacRae

A local resident from Broxtowe was given a very special honour this week as he was named tenant of the year at the Association of Retained Council Housing Tenants Conference and Tenant Awards.

Richard MacRae, from Stapleford, received the award after being nominated by Broxtowe Borough Council’s Housing Team for his engagement with the local community and work to help shape the service offered to tenants in the Borough.

Some of the projects he has been pivotal in include:

· Actively promoting events and encouraging residents to support them

· Organising a range of events including healthy eating sessions, job clubs, recruitment drives, sports activities, employability training, day trips, CPR training, clean up days and more Continue reading

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Broxtowe Conservative Association Bramcote and Stapleford Branch Supper Party

Conservative logoBroxtowe Conservative Association Bramcote and Stapleford Branch are holding a Supper Party on 20th November 2015. Click on the link for details.

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