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When Will the Tram Start Running for Passengers Through Beeston?

IMG_0254Not yet!

The Nottingham Post reports today, 3 July:

Street Closed For Two Weeks Due To Tram Work

Temporary traffic lights are to be placed at a busy junction in Lenton as work is carried out on tramlines.

The lights will be positioned at the junction of Abbey Street, Abbey Bridge and Gregory Street from tomorrow for two weeks.

That’s the route to Beeston out of action!

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Don’t Let An Insecurity Ruin Your Weekend!

Samantha Hancock (Police, Crime Prevention Unit Manager, Nottinghamshire) writes: Did you know that insecurities account for one in three burglaries in Nottinghamshire?

Sadly that means a third were preventable and need not have caused the distress and trouble it did.

This method of entry is basically where an intruder is able to gain access through a window or door that has been left open and or unlocked. Continue reading

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Wine Investment Fraud

Message Sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National):  The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) wishes to remind investors that fraudsters are still active and are using various methods to dupe victims into investing in fine wine.   Continue reading

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Not With My Name – Protect Your Identity!

Samantha Hancock (Police, Crime Prevention Unit Manager, Nottinghamshire) writes: Identity crime – where criminals steal someone’s identity or create a false identity – is increasing, and it’s believed that one in four UK adults has fallen victim to this crime. If a criminal gets hold of someone’s personal data, such as a name, address, or bank details, they use this information to open accounts, get credit cards or apply for documents such as passports and driving licences. Continue reading

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Town Street & Cow Lane, Bramcote – Roadworks Notification

Temporary Restriction of Road – Notice issued by Nottinghamshire County Council

Road & location (1): Town Street, Bramcote
(Between its junctions with A52 Derby Road and Peache Way)

Times & dates (1) Town Street will be closed from 0700 hours on 27th July 2015 until
1700 hours on 21st August 2015 inclusive.

Road & location (2): Cow Lane, Bramcote
(Between its junctions with Town Street and Beeston Fields Drive)

Times & dates (2): Cow Lane will be closed frrom 0700 hours on 17th August 2015 until
1700 hours on 21st August 2015 inclusive.

Road & location (3): Chapel Street, Bramcote
(Between its junctions with Town Street and Church Street)

Times & dates (3): Chapel Street will be closed from 0700 hours on Monday 17th August
2015 until Friday 21st August 2015 inclusive. Continue reading

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Watch Your P’s and Q’s from Sunday 12 July

IMG_0411Changes at Beeston Bus Station Sunday 12 July

Bus Services will start using the stops in the new Tram/Bus Interchange in the centre of Beeston from Sunday 12 July. The old bus station accessed from Station Road will close and be demolished. This includes the toilets which are not being replaced.

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The European Parliament might destroy Photography as we now know it

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH  BEESTON

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH BEESTON

I have just received an email from the President of Nottingham & Notts Photographic Society about the removal of the copyright exception for taking photos in public places. If this passes, one consequence is that we in principle can no longer freely share images of buildings on social media.   This could prevent photographers taking photographs of St. Michael & All Angels Church in Bramcote or St John the Baptist Church in Beeston. Would the panoramic Photograph at the top of this page be lawful ?  Continue reading

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Advice on Hot Weather – Dogs in Cars

Samantha Hancock (Police, Crime Prevention Unit Manager, Nottinghamshire) writes:

Message to Dog Owners

As the summer weather has finally joined us, we would like to remind people to please not leave dogs in cars. Even in just a few minutes, temperatures inside vehicles can rise rapidly, and dogs feel the effects and can become very distressed.

Please also remember that the same applies in conservatories and caravans – these are not suitable for dogs to be left in when the weather is warm. Always ensure that your pets have plenty of cool, fresh drinking water available to them

Information for Everyone

There is a dog in a vehicle that appears hot and distressed, what should I do? Continue reading

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Theft From Vehicle in Bramcote: Ensure Your Vehicle is Secure.

Chris Archer (Police, PCSO 4662, Stapleford (Broxtowe South) writes: Please be aware that between Thursday 25th June and Friday 26th June a vehicle was entered on Hillside Road, Bramcote. No damage was caused during the incident and it is believed that nothing was stolen.

Please be aware that there have been a number of incidents recently were cars have been entered that have been left unlocked.

If you have any information about this incident please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 000312-26062015.

In light if these incidents we would like to offer the following crime prevention advice: Continue reading

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Level 2 Heat Wave Alert Prompts Health Warning

NHS NWCCGHealth leaders are urging people in Nottinghamshire to extra care as the Met Office has issued a level 2 alert which is the official warning that high temperatures can pose a significant risk to health for elderly people and children.

Every year, accident and emergency departments are filled with people who have been affected by the hot weather – particularly those with heart conditions and respiratory problems so commissioners are urging people to take all precautions possible to avoid ending up in A&E. Continue reading

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Minutes of Bramcote CAT Meeting 1 June 2015

Click on Minutes of Meeting 1 June 2015 to see the minutes issued by Broxtowe Borough Council.

Compare with Our report on the meeting on 1 June 2015.

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Bramcote Conservatives Annual Hog Roast 19 July

John Doddy, Jan Goold, Martin Plackett, and Bramcote Conservatives invite supporters and friends to their Annual Hog Roast on Sunday 19th July from 2pm until 6pm at ‘Shortwood House’ Waterloo Lane, Trowell, NG9 3QQ. As in previous years, there will be lots of good food, a bar and raffle with a marquee should the weather be inclement. The cost is £12.50 per head, young children are free.

Please contact Martin Plackett to book your place/s or for more detail. See Hog Roast July 2015

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Disused Beeston Station Car Park ??

Disused Car Park - Beeston Station

Disused Car Park – Beeston Station

Adrian Hurst writes:   Logically it would have seemed sensible to upgrade last year’s temporary car park at Beeston Station to alleviate increasing nuisance commuter parking on nearby residential streets etc? It seems however that the current plan is for Network Rail to sell of this land on the basis that Broxtowe will provide additional parking using the Developer’   Community Contribution from the Plessey Site Redevelopment.  Continue reading

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News from David Watts, Liberal Democrat, 28 June 2015

David-Watts1. Midland Mainline  2  Parademic Responses 3  “Unknown Soldier” 4  Ashfield Dog Walkers  5 Save The Human Rights Act   6.  A Bendy Library   7  County Council Award   8 It’s Official – Attenborough Exists  9. Forever Stars  10. Hope Community Gospel Choir   11.  Green Infrastructure Consultation   12.  A453     13.  Jobs Fair    14.  Bramcote School Summer Fete  15. Nocturnal Nature Night   16. Teenage Sports Event   17. Strawberry Fayre   Continue reading

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Chilwell Munitions Disaster Exhibition

Chilwell Munitions Tragedy Event E FlyerClick the link below for a programme of the events planned.

Chilwell Munitions Tragedy Event E Flyer Programme

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News From Anna Soubry MP 25 June 2015

Anna  Soubry  MPAnna Soubry writes: You may have heard today’s announcement that the planned electrification of Midland Mainline has been paused because of problems with Network Rail’s poor performance and the slow delivery of other projects. The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin was clear that electrification of the line will happen, just not as quickly as hoped. Clearly this is disappointing news but I am pleased that Patrick was able to assure me and other MP’s that the other improvements to the line will continue. This means that there will be more trains per hour from St. Pancras per hour and train times to Beeston and Nottingham will be reduced. It goes without saying that I will continue to press for the electrification of Midland Mainline.

I’ve had a number of important meetings in the last week and am looking forward to some excellent events this weekend. I hope to bump in to you at some if not all of them!

As ever,

Anna Continue reading

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NET Works Update – Works in Beeston and Chilwell From 30 June

Click on NET Works Update – Works in Beeston and Chilwell From 30 June for details.

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Nick Palmer: A £50 bn Rail Project to Help in 2033 or a £1 bn Project to Help in 2019

Nick Palmer NewNick Palmer writes: Just a short comment. As you’ll be aware, the electrification of the Midlands Mainline has been indefinitely postponed, with priority given to works in the southwest. This work was already under way, and it was among the claims of progress that the Government made at the election last month. The reason it was being done are (a) that it would improve capacity and (b) that it would speed up the connections to the south. The total cost of the project is around £1 billion, and it was to be completed by 2019.

Meanwhile, we are going full speed ahead with HS2. The reasons this is being done are (a) that it would improve capacity and (b) that it would speed up the connections to the south. The total cost of the project is around £50 billion, and it is to be completed by 2019. Building work has yet to start. In addition, the necessary works will cause massive disruption in our area, and we won’t see any benefit for at least 18 years.

What should East Midlands MPs say about this? Isn’t it obvious that if something needs to be paused, it’s HS2, while the existing project is finished off? Continue reading

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Anna Soubry MP, Press Release – Midland Mainline

Anna SoubryAnna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe, has responded to the Secretary of State for Transport’s announcement that the electrification of Midland Main Line will be paused.

Patrick McLoughlin MP has announced the pausing of the project as part of a major shake-up of Network Rail following recent poor performance and delays to current upgrade works on the Great Western Main Line. Continue reading

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Bogus 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.

Officers are re-issuing the warning as complaints to the service about these calls continue to come in. Continue reading

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