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Explore Broxtowe’s History with Coffee and Cake

Beeston Town Hall will open its doors next month, giving visitors a unique opportunity to explore the history of Beeston over tea, coffee and cake, as part of this year’s National Heritage Open Days.

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Susan Bagshaw will attend the Open Day on Friday 11th September at the Town Hall, Foster Avenue, Beeston.

Employees from Broxtowe Borough Council have prepared a display including old maps, civic memorabilia and even press cuttings from over 100 years ago. Past Mayors will provide guided tours of the Town Hall.

Beeston and District Civic Society will also be on hand to answer questions about Broxtowe’s history and visitors to the event, between 11.00am and 2.00pm, can also buy tea, coffee and cake, with all proceeds going to the Mayor’s chosen charities, Forces In The Community and Nottingham Children’s Hospital between 11.00am and 2.00pm. Continue reading

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16 Year Old Broxtowe Sport Champion Rows to Success

Hannah in her role as Broxtowe Sport Champion

Hannah in her role as Broxtowe Sport Champion

A 16 year old from Trowell is celebrating after taking a gold medal in rowing at a doubles match as part of the Junior GB Rowing Team.

Hannah Stocks reached the heights of success at the event in July whilst competing in her first ever international regatta at the London Docklands.

Hannah was selected for the Junior Team just two weeks before the regatta, after being inspired to get involved in rowing by the London 2012 Olympic Games. In order to qualify for the Junior GB Rowing team, Hannah had to compete in a match at Holme Pierrepont against other teams from Great Britain. Continue reading

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‘Open Spaces Society’

The national Open Spaces Society have been in existence for over 150 years. They can help communities who wish to identify and create Open Spaces for future generations to enjoy.   Click here.

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SCI-FI Fun In Kimberley‏

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Broxtowe Sports Clubs – Broxtowe Borough Council Wants to Hear From You

BroxtoweFree sports equipment is up for grabs for local sports clubs in Broxtowe Borough, just for telling Broxtowe Borough Council how they can help their club develop.

Sports clubs can be in with a chance of winning £100 of sports equipment just by completing a short survey where they will then be entered into a free prize draw.

The Broxtowe Club Audit is aimed at ensuring that the Council’s Sport Development Team, Broxtowe Sport, can offer the best support they can to local clubs and help more effectively. From marketing and recruiting extra volunteers to applying for funding, the Council wants to hear what issues are affecting your club. Continue reading

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Special Constables

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Source: Broxtowe Community email.

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Fracking: Further Comment from Nigel Lee, Nottingham Friends of the Earth

Nigel Lee writes: The threat of fracking seems to have caused most response so far in the Beeston – Bramcote – Stapleford area.

However, I would suspect we are most likely to see initial exploration in the greenbelt in Rushcliffe and Derbyshire. It could be a couple of years or more before we find out. For information, we have summarised the government’s proposals on our website at: http://www.foe.co.uk/groups/nottingham/news/Will-they-frack-the-Nottingham-Derby-Greenbelt-Aug-2015-

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Short Story Writing Course

To be held Monday 28th September, 5th October and 12th October 2015 at Wollaton Park Community Centre, Harrow Road, Wollaton Park, Nottingham NG8 1FG starting at 6.30 pm.

Do you write for pleasure? Or would you like to be a published writer and receive payment for your writing? Continue reading

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A Ride on the First Tram Carrying Fare Paying Passengers From Toton Lane

IMG_7254The 06.01hrs on Tuesday 25 August 2015 from Toton Lane to Lace Market. Continue reading

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Moor Lane Field Village Green Application: Request for Statements of Evidence

Paul Nathanail writes:  Nottinghamshire County Council Rights of Way have deemed that an application made by the Planning Sub-committee of the Bramcote Hills Community Association to have the area of the Moor Lane Field declared a village green was valid. Further details have been requested about the land and its historical use by the local community.

Such status would help safeguard the area from development. You can read more about Village Greens at the Defra website: https://www.gov.uk/town-and-village-greens-how-to-register

The application requires evidence of the way the land has been used over the past 20 years. As part of the original application, a number of Bramcote residents submitted witness statements attesting to the continued use of the land for a variety of uses by the community.

We would welcome as many witness statements as possible to support the application to help the County Council determine that the Moor Lane FIelds merits the status of a Village Green. We are ideally looking for evidence that goes back as far as possible and certainly would be grateful for evidence of how the land has been used going back to 1995 and beyond.

If you could complete the form available via the link below, sign and send it back by Friday 4 September 2015 we would be most grateful. If you have any questions please do get back to Paul at the address on the form.

Village Green Questionnaire

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Bramcote Hills Golf Course Planning Application

The agenda for Broxtowe Borough Council’s Planning Committee Meeting on 2 September has been published on the Council’s website. The Bramcote Hills Golf Course planning application does not appear on the agenda.

The next Planning Committee Meeting is on 7 October.

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Pets (Puppies) For Sale Alert

Action Fraud LogoAction Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) writes: Action Fraud has noticed a rise in reports concerning the purchase of pets, in particular puppies, advertised for sale via popular online auction websites.

The fraudsters will place an advert of the pet for sale, claiming to have recently moved abroad and the need to re-home the puppies.

Once a sale is agreed and payment is made, usually by money transfer or bank transfer, the pet does not materialise. The fraudster will usually ask for further advanced payments for courier charges, shipping fees or vet bills. Continue reading

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New Tram Services from Toton Lane and Clifton Start Running Tomorrow, Tuesday 25 August, as Predicted

IMG_0444Click this link to see the official announcement.

A special discounted ticket offer has been announced to celebrate the launch of Nottingham’s expanded tram network.

Available from Tuesday 25th until Monday 31st August, NET has slashed the cost of its NETwork 7-day unlimited travel ticket to just £10 for adults and £5 for children. This can be purchased from all tram stop ticket machines across the network.

Click on Tram Timetable for details of the services. First service from Toton Lane 06.01hr

Click on this link to read a Nottingham Post article. Click on this link to read an article on the BBC website.

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Steve Carr: Interesting choice by new Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron to choose to write for the Mail on Sunday about Labour’s leadership travails and what it means for the Liberal Democrats.

Steve CarrSteve Carr writes: Although the Mail, both Daily and Sunday, is very unpopular with Liberal Democrat activists, it is actually rather popular with people who vote Liberal Democrat.

As well as the choice of the Mail, it is worth noting the continuities as well as the discontinuities with what Nick Clegg used to say. Farron talks about change, being on the centre-left and appealing to disillusioned Labour supporters. He also talks about being in the centre ground, prioritising economic credibility and using different words repeats the strong economy and fairer society mantra (“fairness and economic probity”).

Here’s what Tim wrote: Continue reading

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Broxtowe Borough Council Toilet Consultation.‏

Ian Blakeley has shared with us an email he has sent to Broxtowe Borough Council:

Dear Broxtowe Borough Council

I’ve just completed your consultation questionnaire about public toilets. I refer to questions 9 and 10 asking about use of non-public toilets if available. There was one answer missing from each of these questions, that being “I wouldn’t use any of these”. As the form would not submit without these questions being completed your findings will be skewed towards people using pubs, cafes etc. This is not acceptable. Continue reading

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Fracking: A Personal View From Graham Taylor

Graham Taylor writes: Fracking will cause massive Environmental damage as it will not only pollute the water system but will also cause subsidence and possible earth movements.

It will cause air pollution in an age when we are desperately trying to reduce it. We are already significantly polluted by Radcliffe on Soar Power Station. In addition a huge open cast mining operation, to feed Radcliffe on Soar Power Station will soon commence at Cossall. We do not need any more air pollution. Continue reading

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Car Stolen From White Lion Car Park

Ivan Greensmith writes: At 3.00am this morning a BMW car was stolen from the White Lion car park. CCTV shows The thief trying another luxury car first.

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Fracking: Input from Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson writes: You asked for a bit of light reading… or “substantial evidence”.

May I offer the following for starters:

The recent Medact report from industry medical professionals: Continue reading

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Fracking: Nigel Lee, Nottingham Friends of the Earth

Nigel Lee writes: You ask for credible research. Here is a summary of the findings of the State of New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation which considers potential environmental impacts of high volume hydraulic fracturing and possible mitigation measures and concludes:

“In the end, there are no feasible or prudent alternatives that would adequately avoid or minimize adverse environmental impacts and that address the scientific uncertainties and risks to public health from this activity. The Department’s chosen alternative to prohibit high-volume hydraulic fracturing is the best alternative based on the balance between protection of the environment and public health and economic and social considerations.” Continue reading

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Steve Carr: My Thoughts on Fracking

Steve CarrSteve Carr writes: In the Liberal Democrats, it’s not the leader who sets policy, it’s the membership. We fought the election on a platform of cautious support for fracking, that it should go ahead subject to strict regulation. That’s what our conference voted for in 2013. But I’ve been sceptical about fracking ever since I started to read the evidence. It will only be a matter of time for the Liberal Democrats to reverse this policy.

Most of the public debate has been around the potential impacts on health and the local environment. Back in March a number of doctors and health charities raised concerns over the incidence of cancer, birth defects and lung disease from air pollution and water contamination resulting from fracking. Scotland, Wales and New York state in the US have all banned fracking because of the potential health impacts – England has a higher population density than any of those, meaning that more people will be near each fracking site. Continue reading

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