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Nuisance Phone Calls

Chris Archer (Police, PCSO 4662, Stapleford (Broxtowe South) writes;


We have recently received a number of reports from local households about an increasing number of nuisance telephone calls people are receiving from companies stating they are working on behalf of government initiatives. We would advise anyone who does not want to receive such calls to contact their service provider and request more privacy measures on their phone line. Please ensure that you do not pass out any personal information over the phone. Continue reading

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News From Nick Palmer, Broxtowe’s Labour Party Candidate, 31 August 2014

nick-_palmerNick Palmer writes on: Rotherham Scandal/Big University Proposals/Council Row/NHS Decline.

Quite a few things have accumulated, but to start with the most serious:

1. The Rotherham Report Continue reading

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News From Anna Soubry MP 31 August 2014

Anna  Soubry  MPAnna Soubry writes: You may have seen this evening’s BBC East Midlands News report about recent events in Kimberley. I have called on Councillor Andy Cooper to resign following shameful comments he has made about a constituent. Full details below.

On a far happier note it was good to pop in to The Gate Inn in Awsworth this morning for the annual produce show which includes gardeners and E1cooks from Cossall.

It has been a busy few days so please read on.

As ever,

Anna Continue reading

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Fashion Show for Mayor’s Charities‏ – Still Time to Get Your Tickets

There’s still time to bag a bargain at the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE’s Charity Fashion Show and Sale on Monday 1st September (7.00pm) at Kettlebrook Lodge, Eastwood Road, Kimberley.

As well as a catwalk show, there will also be a wide range of top fashion brands for sale including Next, River Island, Monsoon, Wallis and Topshop, as well as French and Italian designers at up to 50% off, courtesy of SOS Fashion. Continue reading

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Weekend Of Tram Roadwork Misery… But End Of Chaos Is In Sight

Click on this link to read the Nottingham Post article about work taking place at the junction of Queen’s Road and University Boulevard this weekend.

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Anna Soubry MP Calls on Kimberley Town and Borough Councillor Andy Cooper to Resign Immediately

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Andy Cooper

Press release from Anna Soubry: Anna Soubry MP has called on Kimberley Town and Borough Councillor Andy Cooper to resign immediately, following racist comments about a former fellow Town Councillor. This morning a tenth Town Councillor, Janet Pearce, resigned after she received an email from Andy Cooper which he sent to all Councillors and in which he used racist language to describe Katharina Boettge who was born in Germany. Ms Boettge and fellow Green, David Kirwan, resigned from Kimberley Town Council last month after allegations that the Council was not being open about its finances and was being run in an undemocratic way by the controlling Labour group. Continue reading

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Have You Got What It Takes To Be A Councillor?

A special event is being held on 23rd October which aims to help the public find out if they have what it takes to become councillors ahead of the forthcoming Borough Elections in May 2015.

Prospective councillors are being invited to gain a unique insight into life as an elected member of Broxtowe Borough Council at an open event at the Town Hall, Beeston from 5.30pm. The special free event will provide a flavour of life as a borough councillor and is open to people who would like to know more about it. Continue reading

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News From Anna Soubry MP, 28 August 2014

Anna Soubry writes:

Kimberley Residents Meeting – People Power!

AU1More than 60 people attended a meeting of Kimberley Residents Association this evening amidst growing concerns about the running of the Town Council. 9 out of 15 original Councillors have resigned amongst them Independents, a Conservative and two Green Party members – most of whom attended the meeting. No-one is suggesting corruption but there is concern that the Council’s reserves have all but been spent and Councillors are consistently denied financial details.

I have already written to the district auditors and will take up all allegations with the Borough Council’s legal department. It now appears there will be a by-election for the two vacancies and I hope voters will exercise their right and send a clear message to the controlling Labour group that they are out of order, undemocratic and spending tax payers’ money irresponsibly. Continue reading

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Volunteers Wanted for Day Care Centres

Lisa Deane writes: I am a new Volunteer Coordinator at Crossroads Care East Midlands part of the Carers trust to set up a new exciting service to benefit carers. I’m looking for Volunteers to join our Day Centres which provides a caring and enabling place for people with care needs while their carers take a much needed break. As well as this service I am setting up a befriending service , this takes the form of a visit to someone’s own home to provide a short break to those with a caring responsibility for a husband ,wife, partner, parent, relative or friend. I would like to advertise on Bramcote Today regarding this exciting opportunity.

See Volunteer Recruitment Poster and Volunteer Service Poster Continue reading

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Canalside Heritage Centre Open Day – Grand Ceilidh

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Canalside Heritage Centre Open Day Saturday 13 September

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Play Day video

Councillor Stan Heptinstall writes: Here’s a nice video of a recent Play Day organised by Broxtowe Borough Council. There were 4 in total in Stapleford, Kimberley, Chilwell and Eastwood. This was the one at Chilwell. As the Mayor I opened them all.

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Bramcote CAT Meeting Monday 1 September – Agenda

2. Land that may be sold for housing development marked light green.

2. Land that may be sold for housing development marked light green.

Click in the link: Bramcote CAT Agenda for Meeting on 1 September 2014

The meeting starts at 7.00pm at the Memorial Hall, Church Street Bramcote.

This is an important meeting. Come along to hear Paul Heery’s presentation on the Development Proposals for Bramcote Schools.

See Bramcote Today’s Post: Bramcote School Development – Proposals Being Discussed

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VAB Funding Update – Sage Trust & VAB’s AGM

VABAnthony Scarfe writes: I have been contacted by Richard Eddleston of the Sage Trust who has asked that I pass on details of the funding they have available.

Part of the Trusts remit is to support small groups where health issues or poverty are present, particularly in Broxtowe, but also more widely in Nottingham. Continue reading

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Nottingham Post

Here are two items from the Nottingham Post which may be of interest:

Fears raised that tram passengers will park their cars in the way of driveways

Will Wollaton Park become a nature reserve?

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Proposed New Aldi Store for Stapleford on the Pinfold Trading Estate

Donna Mather, Secretary,  Stapleford Community Group has forwarded this information: Continue reading

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Steve Carr, Liberal Democrat: ‘Labour Out of Touch’

Steve Carr writes: as a County Councillor, I am totally shocked at the amount of money the Labour Party wastes. The latest project is a right corker! Despite having substantial cuts that have meant cut backs in Youth Services, Adult Social Care and just about every department, they plan to spend £498,000 on refurbishing the Council Chamber. Continue reading

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Labour Party Appears To Have Lost Control Of Nottinghamshire County Council

Click on this link to read the Nottingham Post article.

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A6007 Ilkeston Road, Bramcote, Overnight Road Closure

A6007 Ilkeston Road, Bramcote, overnight road closure from Monday 15th September until Saturday 27th September 2014. See Ilkeston Road Bramcote Roadworks Notification 2014. and A6007 Ilkeston Road, Bramcote – Overnight Temporary Road Closure Diversion Route

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Councillor Stan Heptinstall – August 2014 Update

Mayor's-Portrait-medStan Heptinstall writes:

Ward Happenings
The Bramcote CAT meeting on 1st September will include an item on the proposals to rebuild the Bramcote School and the Bramcote College on the Bramcote Hills Campus, and the possibility of funding this through release of some land for housing. The meeting is at the Memorial Hall, Church Street, Bramcote at 7pm. Paul Heery, the Executive Head Teacher, will be in attendance.

Proposed developments adjacent to The Grange in Bramcote Village are eliciting some major objections. The Grange is a Grade II Listed Building.

The Inspector who listened to all the proposals and objections has accepted Broxtowe Borough Council’s Core Strategy. No changes to the strategy were required. Continue reading

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