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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.
Bramcote History Group have just published their 2014-2015 programme. You can find the details on our Diary page. Visit www.bramcotehistory.org.uk
Broxtowe 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
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
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.
David 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
Anna 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.
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Nick 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.
Anthony Scarfe, Group Support Worker, Voluntary Action Broxtowe writes:
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
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
Broxtowe 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Between Monday 20 October and 2 Sunday November 2014 inclusive, Bramcote Lane will be closed between Admiral Rodney and Wollaton Vale whilst the road humps are replaced.
NCT 30 and L10 buses will be diverted via Arleston Drive and will not be serving any of the stops on the closed section of Bramcote Lane. The nearest alternative stops will be on Bramcote Lane, adjacent to the Hemlock Stone or on Wollaton Road near Rectory Gardens.
Smoking could be banned in Trafalgar and Parliament squares and London parks if a report by the city’s Health Commission is implemented. For more information see this article on the BBC Web Site.
It would help remove the litter caused by cigarette ends. It would reduce the opportunity for smokers to actually smoke. It would also reduce the influence smokers have on young children as they would not see so many adults smoking.
Beeston Musical Theatre Group have recently moved rehearsal venues to Bramcote C of E school. They are currently in rehearsals for our next production of the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes – 27th Oct – 1st Nov at The Duchess Theatre in Long Eaton.
Tickets are still available. See below.