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Scouts Firework Event in Bramcote – 1 November

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Wonderful Winter Cycling

Hannah Anderson (Events and Marketing Officer), TravelRight Broxtowe writes: It’s been a great year for cycling and in Nottingham the recent increases in cycle trips shows no sign of stopping around the 30% mark. September’s weather has made cycling a pleasure throughout but the onset of colder weather in October and the clocks going back provide a reason to use other forms of transport which might not keep you healthy or might increase road congestion. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Continue reading

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Councillor Stan Heptinstall – October 2014 Update

Stan Heptinstall 2Local Happenings

The next Bramcote CAT meeting is on Monday 1st December. The meeting is at the Memorial Hall, Church Street, and Bramcote at 7pm. The September meeting was the best attended ever with over 100 people present. The main item discussed was the possibility of using school land for housing to fund an extensive proposed rebuilding programme on the Bramcote Hills Schools campus and also the Alderman White campus.

The proposed developments adjacent to The Grange in Bramcote Village were turned down by the planning officers who were worried about the negative impact of the buildings within the conservation area. Another proposal for housing on Bridle Road was also refused.

Following on from the acceptance of Broxtowe Borough Council’s Core Strategy, the government has indicated that there are now no objections to the inclusion of Field Farm, Stapleford. Subsequently a planning application for development of this site has been received and consulted on. Continue reading

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Broxtowe Pubs To Be The Best Bar None

The ‘Best Bar None’ Board: Back row, left to right: Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping; Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Duncan Collings and Broxtowe Borough Council’s John Miley. Front row, left to right: Susie Rhodes-Best, Senior Police Licensing Officer at Nottinghamshire Police; Mansfield District Council’s Samantha Yates and Councillor Joyce Bosnjak, Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council Health and Wellbeing Board.

The ‘Best Bar None’ Board: Back row, left to right: Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping; Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Duncan Collings and Broxtowe Borough Council’s John Miley. Front row, left to right: Susie Rhodes-Best, Senior Police Licensing Officer at Nottinghamshire Police; Mansfield District Council’s Samantha Yates and Councillor Joyce Bosnjak, Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council Health and Wellbeing Board.

Pubs, clubs and bars in Broxtowe can now sign up to a new Nottinghamshire-wide accreditation scheme which launched this month.

Representatives from the ‘Best Bar None’ Board have been attending local Pubwatch meetings across Broxtowe to explain the new scheme, which is being funded by Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping and Nottinghamshire County Council, to licensees and encourage them to get involved.

To be awarded a ‘Best Bar None’ accreditation premises are visited by trained assessors who not only look at core standards but also note where premises have gone the extra mile to ensure customer safety and comfort such as handbag hooks under tables, CCTV camera, looking at ways to stop drug and alcohol misuse in premises, consulting neighbours over events and ensuring noise is kept to a tolerable level. Continue reading

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Nottingham Tram Extension Delayed Until at Least Easter

By Hop Pole

By Hop Pole

Click on the links to read:

The BBC article.

The Nottingham Post article.

 

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Bramcote Hills Community Association Autumn Newsletter 2014

BHCA LogoClick on Bramcote Hills Community Association Autumn Newsletter 2014 to read a copy.

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Further Reports on HS2

See the Nottingham Post – Is this the end of the line for Nottinghamshire’s HS2 hopes?

See the Nottingham Post – Toton HS2: Fears over more housing to replace Nottinghamshire station

See the BBC   – Other East Midlands HS2 hub sites to be considered

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Anna Soubry MP Expresses Disappointment Over HS2 Station Plans

Anna  Soubry  MPPress release from Anna Soubry’s office: Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe has expressed her disappointment that Toton is no longer the preferred site for an East Midland High Speed Rail Hub.

Speaking after HS2 announced they are considering other sites for the station Anna said, “I am clearly disappointed as I believe Toton would be an excellent location for the station, however an alternative route may mean the HS2 line completely avoids us in Broxtowe, which would be welcomed in Strelley Village and parts of Trowell, Nuthall and Stapleford.” Continue reading

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Golf Day Secures Hole In One For Charity

The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE presents first prize winners Meadow Lane Scrap with their prizes.

The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE presents first prize winners Meadow Lane Scrap with their prizes.

A charity golf day was on par last week as over £700 was raised for two local charities.

Around 72 local golfers took to the fairway at the prestigious Beeston Fields Golf Club on Friday 24th October to play in a tournament, supporting the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE’s chosen charities, Cancer Research UK and Hope Nottingham. Continue reading

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Broxtowe Matters – October 2014

BroxtoweThe link below is the latest Broxtowe Matters – October 2014 for you to read.

http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=31040&p=0

Source: Broxtowe Borough Council News Release.

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Influence Policing in Bramcote

Paul Dickinson (Police, Partnership Coordinator, Nottinghamshire) writes: If you want to influence what issues your local beat team focuses on where you live or work for the next three months, complete our online Neighbourhood Priority Survey. Together with meetings with residents and community feedback, the results of the surveys are used to help local beat teams set their priorities. Continue reading

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Wine Tasting Evening for Bramcote Old Church Tower – 15 November

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Anna Soubry MP: HS2 Changes Mind on Toton Hub/Boris Update and More

Anna Soubry writes:

HS2 Says Toton Is Almost Out But We’re Not Down!TN1As I forecast some weeks ago, today’s report from HS2 has said Toton is no longer the site of choice for the East Midlands hub.

The Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin has made it clear to me that Toton is still a possibility but alternative sites are now being actively explored.

It goes without saying that I am disappointed as I believe the Hub should be at Toton; it will be a once in a generation opportunity for jobs and better transport connectivity for all of us in Broxtowe. Continue reading

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Careers in the National Health Service (NHS)

Richard MacRae, Chairman, Stapleford Community Group writes: Jobseekers are to be given the chance to find out more about careers in the National Health Service (NHS) at a special event today.

The event is taking place on Monday 27 October (2.15pm to 4.15pm) at Nottinghamshire County Council’s fortnightly work club session at Stapleford Library, Church Street, Stapleford NG9 8GA . Continue reading

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News From David Watts, Broxtowe Liberal Democrat Leader, 27 October 2014

David-WattsDavid Watts writes on: 1. HS2, 2. Tram, 3. Core Strategy, 4. Hickings Lane Park, 5. Icy Weather, 6. Chilwell Olympia, 7. No Trick or Treat, 8. GCSE Results, 9. Ambulance Service Changes, 10. Christmas Lights Switch On, 11. Desert Island Discs, 12. Abandoned Pets, 13. Town Centre Questionnaire. Continue reading

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HS2 Update

The BBC has reported that the East Midlands will have a hub station for High Speed rail despite fears it might miss out. The station will be near Toton but it’s precise location needs further work according to Sir David Higgins, Chairman of HS2 Limited.

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Tram Works 24 October 2014

By Central College. The infamous Severn Trent Manhole

By Central College. The infamous Severn Trent Manhole

I have taken another series of photographs to show progress with the tram works. Click On this link to see the pictures. You will see :

Street signage is starting to appear.
Tram Stop shelters and ticket machines are being installed.
Track has now been laid between Bramcote Lane and Cator Lane.
Progress is being made on Chilwell High Road and the tracks are nearly laid.
You can see the infamous Severn Trent manhole.
Chilwell Road between the Hop Pole and Devonshire Avenue looks nearly complete.
Note one picture where there are 2 parked cars on Chilwell Road. They won’t be stopping there once the tram starts running.
There is still quite a lot of work to be done on Chilwell Road from Devonshire Avenue to the Post Office and Middle Street.
Fletcher Road and Lower Road are open to traffic and work is now focussed on the pavements.

Steve Austin is the copyright holder of the photographs. You may download and use any provided the copyright holder and source are acknowledged.

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Poppies at the Tower

Yesterday on a trip to London I went to the Tower to look at the ceramic poppies being put in the moat. The installation, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Each poppy represents a British military fatality (888,2460) in the First World War. Volunteers are still planting the poppies and will complete this by 11 November. Here are some of the pictures I took from around the Tower:

See http://poppies.hrp.org.uk/ for more information. Click on any picture to start a slide show.

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News From Anna Soubry MP 24 October 2014

Anna  Soubry  MPAnna Soubry writes: The Chancellor, George Osborne, was in Broxtowe today visiting a couple of businesses run by women in Beeston before attending a large meeting to celebrate the work of women – scroll down for more details.
Have a great weekend,
As ever,
Anna Continue reading

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Anna Soubry MP Welcomes Chancellor George Osborne to Broxtowe

PA4Press release sent out by Anna Soubry’s Office: Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, paid a visit to Beeston this morning ahead of a Conservative Women’s event at the Pearson Centre in Beeston. Mr Osborne was in the area following an invitation from Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe.

Anna Soubry took Mr Osborne to see Chilwell Road businesses Local not Global Deli, and Relish Cafe where they discussed the challenges facing their businesses, not least during the current tram works. Continue reading

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