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Bramcote Old Church Tower AGM Thursday 21 May 2015 at 7.30pm

Poster Trust AGM 2015 A5 Colour copy

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Launch of the 2015 Lifestyle Fund

Lifestyle Fund 2015 A4_001Rachael Harrold writes: We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Lifestyle Fund. The fund, which is in its third year, has been provided by NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group to support local initiatives that aim to improve health and reduce health inequalities for the residents of Broxtowe.

Through the Broxtowe Health Partnership we are now inviting local groups and organisations to put forward proposals for projects that will take creative approaches to improving health locally. A maximum of £2,500 can be applied for per project. Successful projects will promote health and well-being by identifying and addressing inequalities in health or the factors that cause ill-health. Projects can cover a number of themes and deliver in one or more geographical areas. We are particularly keen to support projects which target the areas of highest need in the Borough. Continue reading

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Justice for Men and Boys Broxtowe Parliamentary Candidate – Ray Barry

Father son poster_001Ray Barry is standing as the Justice for Men and Boys Parliamentary Candidate for Broxtowe. Click on the links to read the Justice for Men and Boys Manifesto 2015 and Ray Barry’s Justice for Men and Boys Appeal

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Nick Palmer – “We Have Lift Off”

nick-_palmerNick Palmer writes: The full campaign is now officially under way. First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who has volunteered to help in the final weeks of the election. I’m extremely touched by all the support, and it’s going to be a fun period. If you’d like a garden or window poster supporting me, please drop me a note to my campaign email address,

You can also follow my campaign on Twitter: @nick4broxtowe, as well as on the parallel local election campaign, @BroxtoweLabour, and the websites and The official “short campaign” started on Monday and the first votes by post will be sent out in less than 3 weeks’ time. Practical notes: Continue reading

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Its Official – Stan Heptinstall is the Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Broxtowe

Click on the Liberal Democrats press release Its Stan For Broxtowe to read about it.

See our Election Literature page.

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The Labour Party – Positive Politics Spring 2015

The Labour party are distributing their news sheet Positive Politics Spring 2015 in Bramcote. Click on the link to read it if you haven’t seen a copy.

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News From Anna Soubry, Sunday 29 March 2015

MB1Anna Soubry writes: The final week of this Parliament has been hectic so there is a lot to report. From midnight (Last Sunday) I cease to be your MP and become a candidate as we go into the General Election campaign.

It has been a great honour and a privilege to be your MP. It has also been highly enjoyable especially when I (and my first class team) have successfully helped a constituent or won a campaign on your behalf.
I very much hope you might support me at the Election to continue my work as your MP as there is a lot more to be done! Notably, I want to continue to protect our Green Belt from housing development and promote brown field sites. I also want to help rejuvenate our great town centres and support businesses throughout the constituency.
My grateful thanks to everyone who has sent in kind wishes in the run up to the General Election.

If you would like to help re-elect me then please let me know.

My email address from now on is The constituency office remains open and the usual team is there on 0115 9436507.

Most importantly if you have contacted me with a case we will need your permission to pass on your details in the event I lose on May 7, to my successor. Please just reply to this email and Emma and the team will explain in more detail.

I will of course continue with my email newsletters in the run up to the General Election.

Finally, congratulations to our Mayor, Stan Heptinstall who hosted an excellent Civic Ball last night and raised almost £3,000 for his chosen charities.

as ever,
Anna Continue reading

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So You Think You Know Broxtowe 

Nick Palmer writes: Just for amusement to start the campaign, here’s a link to the BBC’s little quiz about Broxtowe constituency:

I have to confess I only scored the “cunning constituent” level!


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Bramcote Ward Broxtowe Borough Council

Paul Nathanail writes: I have been following the discussions on who is standing for what, where and how many times and thought it best to make clear my own intentions.

I am therefore making it known that I am standing as an independent candidate in Bramcote ward at next month’s elections for Broxtowe Borough Council.  The ward’s three seats are currently all held by LibDems at least one of who is unlikely to be standing for re-election – the closing date for nominations is not yet passed. Continue reading

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Stan Heptinstall to Stand as Liberal Democrat Candidate for Broxtowe in the Parliamentary Election in May?

According to the website YourNextMP, Stan Heptinstall is listed as the Liberal Democrat Candidate for Broxtowe for the May Parliamentary election.

The list of candidates to date given by the YourNextMP website for Broxtowe is:

Raymond Barry Justice For Men & Boys
Frank Dunne UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Stan Heptinstall Liberal Democrats
David Kirwan Green Party
Nick Palmer Labour Party
Anna Soubry Conservative Party

The Lib Dems are announcing their candidate on Tuesday but is the cat out of the bag? We await official confirmation with interest.

The YourNextMP website also lists David Watts as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Boston and Skegness. This seems to answer your question Donna M.

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Neighbourhood Watch News Letter – April 2015

Sam Cox (NHWN, Administrator, UK) Writes: Please find below the introduction to each article included in the April 2015 edition of ‘Our News’ (the NHWN 6 weekly newsletter). Continue reading

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Falls Prevention Classes‏

Toni Martin writes; I would like to make you aware of A Falls Prevention Class which is held every Thursday at 12.30pm at Stapleford Library. This was set up by Broxtowe Community Health and aims to provide muscle strengthening, balance and mobility exercises for older people who may be at risk of falling and wish to maintain their mobility and independence. The cost is £3.00 per session and provides an opportunity for social interaction as well as exercise.

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Don’t Leave It Too Late For Repeat Prescriptions This Easter

NHS NWCCGDon’t leave it too late for repeat prescriptions this Easter

Health leaders at NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are advising patients not to leave it too late to order and collect repeat prescriptions over the Easter and May Bank Holidays. Running out of daily medication could have serious consequences for patients who rely on them to control heart and breathing problems.

People are also being urged to use NHS services wisely over the Bank Holiday period as many GP practices will be closed and some pharmacies will also be closed. See Bank Holiday Pharmacy Openings. Continue reading

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Nordic Walking Challenge: 17 May 2015, Wollaton Park‏

British Nordic Walking LogoPaul Nathanail writes: If you can cast your mind back to last year’s Hemlock Happening, you may remember seeing quite a few folks, including me, trying out Nordic Walking for the first time.

Well, Nottingham is hosting a British Nordic Walking challenge on 17 May. The event will be held in Wollaton Park and involves 5km, 10km or 20km challenges – you picks up your poles and takes your choice!

Further details, including how to register, are at:

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Citizens in Policing – NottsWatch Annual Conference 21 March 2015

The theme for this year’s conference is based on the police force’s new directive, putting residents firmly in the heart of policing.  In past years, the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Paddy Tipping, along with senior Police Inspectors, have agreed the police have not always given the public and Neighbourhood Watch, the respect they deserve.  We have seen vast improvement in this area in the past decade and welcome an opportunity for a better working relationship.

NottsWatch Deputy Chair, Paul Macey, welcomed members and introduced each guest.  He started proceedings with an anecdote from his youth when he was a ski instructor at Carlton Forum.  Whilst instructing a couple, they were bombarded with abuse and missiles from local youths.  The man asked Paul if this was a regular occurrence.  Paul replied that, unfortunately, it was.  The man said that he would see what he could do.  Paul was sceptical to imagine what he could possibly do until the man introduced himself as Chief Constable McLachlan.  A police presence in the area, around school times, soon put a stop to the mischief!  Communication and cooperation between the public and the police can make such a difference. Continue reading

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Action Fraud Alert – Selling Your Vehicle

Action Fraud LogoAction Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) writes:


If you are selling your car via a classified advertisement or auction site, be aware of the following fraud scam:

Fraudsters may contact you through your advert, normally by text message and provide you with a link to a fraudulent website. Continue reading

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Health Fayre at the New Stapleford Community Centre

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJan Goold writes: I would like to introduce you to a new and innovative Patient Participation group who are promoting health and well-being in the community and at the same time raising money for local charities.

On the 12th of March, the Hickings Lane Medical Centre PPG held a Health Fayre at the New Stapleford Community Centre. We raised £500 for our local hospice, as well as providing insight, advice and ways to achieve and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Continue reading

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Bramcote Old Church Tower – Plant Sale 31 May

Plant Sale Poster 2015 A5 copy

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Bramcote Old Church Tower – Ceilidh 9 May

Ceilidh Dance Poster 2015 A5 copy

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Revised Minutes For Bramcote CAT Meeting on 2 March 2015

Broxtowe Borough Council’s minutes for the CAT Meeting on 2 March have been revised. See Minutes of Meeting 2 March 2015 Revised

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