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Health Commissioners Launch Review of Gluten Free Prescriptions

NHS NWCCGPeople in parts of Nottinghamshire are being asked to take part in a consultation to review the provision of gluten-free foods on prescription. Some gluten free foods like bread, flour and pasta are currently available on prescription for people who have coeliac disease – a common digestive condition, triggered by the protein gluten which is found in wheat, barley and rye. Health commissioners from three NHS clinical commissioning groups are consulting on whether the NHS should continue to provide prescriptions for gluten free foods for the populations they serve. Continue reading

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You And Your Digital Tattoo!

Samantha Hancock (Police, Crime Prevention Unit Manager, Nottinghamshire) writes:It is important to remember that the things you put online and post on social media can stay there forever and might be the first thing people notice about you. A bit like a tattoo? Continue reading

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CPISRA World Games

final-mascot-248x300Claire Herrick, Fundraising and Marketing Officer, Cerebral Palsy Sport writes:

The Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games will take place in the heart of Nottingham, from the 6th – 16th August, with the majority of the competition taking place at the new iconic Harvey Hadden Sports complex site, with the kind support of Nottingham City Council.

The competition programme will include Athletics (including RaceRunner); Bowls; Football (Under 19); Swimming; Table Cricket, and Para-Taekwondo.

The Games were last staged in England in 2001 and the last CPISRA Games took place in Connecticut, USA in 2005 so 2015 will mark a very special time with the Games returning to home soil. Tickets are on sale now (click on the link).

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We’ll Keep You Posted

Signs at the entrances to the Coventry Lane playing fields from Moor Lane have been removed.

Whoever has removed them should realise there has been a similar sign near the main entrance to the playing fields for years. Its still there although not in good condition.

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The Continuing Saga That Is The Sherwin Island!

Sherwin Island Jan 16 2015Bramcote residents will recall the naturally overgrown but relatively harmless and rarely discussed (other than dangerous driving around it) island at the start of Bramcote, along the A52.  The Highways Agency told us (via our police/councillors at CAT meetings) there was no money for traffic enforcement but they had a budget to “transform” the island.  The first photograph was taken in January when the work commenced.

Sherwin island May 15 2015 1Sadly, the transformation was not executed well and we were left with an unsightly island. There have been several posts written and many comments on this website and they can be viewed here.  There is insufficient maintenance to keep up with the weeds – I understand turfing was not an option as access to utilities buried underground is required.  The second photo was taken in May, prior to the maintenance in Sherwin Island June 3 2015 3June, which massively improved the area.  Inevitably, it was short lived. (Did this really surprise Highways?)  On 23 July Anna Soubry wrote: Bramcote’s excellent new Borough Councillors are continuing the campaign to sort out the island. I am meeting Councillor Jan Goold tomorrow to discuss sponsorship of the Bramcote roundabout and some ideas of my own to re-create the roundabout at Dunkirk flyover which is a mix of living sculpture and low maintenance but imaginative planting and dry stone. Continue reading

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School Field Sign Vandalised


This sign is at the Moor Lane entrance to the playing field adjacent to Coventry Lane. One can’t condone this action but it is a clear indicator of feeling within the community regarding the installation of these signs.

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National Croquet Championships in Nottingham

dspreaddscf3120_csThe Women’s National Croquet Championships are being held this week at Highfields Park, Nottingham For more information click here.

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Free Tennis Experience this Summer

TennisAnyone who would like to try tennis for free can book a FREE Tennis Experience. This session consisting of cardio tennis, tennis coaching and touch tennis. The sessions are available from Monday 20 July to Sunday 30 August. To book onto this, contact 0115 876 1600.  For more information click here.      Continue reading

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Bramcote Today – One Million Views Since Launch

Since launch in 2011 Bramcote Today has nearly had one million views. Watch the counter on the right hand side of the Home Page below ‘How Popular Are We?’ as we should pass the million milestone in the next couple of days.

One million views milestone passed early this morning 28 July 2015

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New Signs Cause Concern

These signs have appeared at the entrances to the school grounds on Moor Lane:

The signs appear to prohibit the use of the school playing fields despite assurances to the contrary. I haven’t yet checked to see what signage there is on the other side of the playing fields.

Bizarrely the sign at the entrance at the Moor Lane A52 junction faces the wrong way. Did the contractor install it incorrectly or has it been turned round by a disgruntled resident?

Click on any picture to start a slide show.

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News from David Watts, Liberal Democrat 26 July 2015

David-Watts1. Scouts Campsite on Common Lane, Bramcote  2. Bramcote School   3. Kimberley Chapel  4. Beeston Shopmobility   5. Bramcote Liberal Democrats  6. Highways Issues  7. Highway Changes at The County Council   8. Public Toilets   9. Paying For Council Services   10. Real time bus information  11. Cats Protection League Open Day                 12. Stapleford Town Centre  13.  BMX Bike Event    14.   New Lamps for Old  15. Broxtowe’s response to a needle injury   16. Rumbletums Café  17.  Tram Sign   18. Ilkeston Railway Station 19. Car Park Charges  20. Shop Occupancy  21. Accidents At The Borough Council  22.  Happy Anniversary  Continue reading

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Councillor Stan Heptinstall: July Update on Matters Relevant to Bramcote and Stapleford

Stan Heptinstall 2 (1)Stan Heptinstall writes: Here is my July 2015 update on matters that may be of interest to those who live in Bramcote and Stapleford. I produce these updates as one of the County Councillors for the area. I hope you find something in it that is of interest.

Scouts Campsite on Common Lane

For many years the scouts and guides have used the land owned by the University of Nottingham on Common Lane as a campsite, but their ability to use the area into the future has always been uncertain. This has now changed because the University has now leased the land to the Scouts. The Scouts are now looking into the possibility of enhancing the usefulness of the site by providing some facilities (a toilet block for example). Incidentally, the date for the annual Fireworks Extravaganza on the site this year is Saturday 31 October. Continue reading

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Town Street Closure From 27 July – Trentbarton No 18

tb-logoExtract from Trentbarton website: Due to roadworks Town Street will be closed daily from 7am-5pm between Monday 27 July until Friday 21 August.

During the closures eighteen buses will divert via the A52 and Wollaton Road, meaning they will miss the following stops:

Towards Stapleford
Collin Street, Wilmot Lane, Central Colleage Nottingham, Cator Lane, Greenwood Court, Cator Lane Top, Motram Road, Alderman White School, Chilwell Lane, Moss Drive and Chapel Street.

Towards Nottingham
Chapel Street, St Michaels Square, The Grange, Chilwell Lane, Alderman White School, Motram Road and Cator Lane Top.

eighteen buses that run before or after the closures will follow their usual route.

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Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP: End of Term Report!

Anna  Soubry  MPAnna Soubry writes:

HS2, Toton and the Future of Our Green Belt

HS2 LogoIt is increasingly likely that Toton will be the site of the HS2 East Midlands hub given it is the only site under consideration! This is excellent news JUL1but will only be of benefit if Broxtowe Borough Council amends the previous Lab/Lib Dem administrations’ “Core Strategy”. You will recall this made Toton’s Green Belt a site for at least 500 houses

I am writing to the City and Erewash Councils plus the Local Enterprise Partnership (D2N2) asking them to join me in urging Broxtowe to amend the Core Strategy. Continue reading

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Two Bramcote Reserves Receive A Seventh Award

GF15John Appleton writes: The two reserves near Sandy Lane managed by the Friends of Bramcote Ridge have just received the Green Flag Community Award for 2015/2016. This is the seventh consecutive year they have received this award which is a mark of the quality of a green space area. It is a just reward for the hard working volunteers who turn out for the monthly working sessions. The group receive excellent support from Broxtowe Borough Council who are the landowners of the two sites. The Green Flag scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department of Communities and Local Government and this year saw a record number of successful applicants.
For more information on the group see

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Town Street & Cow Lane, Bramcote – Roadworks Notification (Update)

Councillor Stan Heptinstall has supplied this information. Updates in red:

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 Monday 27th July 2015 until Friday 21st August 2015 (07:00 hours until 17:00 hours daily)

Town Street will also be closed from 07:00 hours until 14:00 hours on Saturday 1st August and Saturday 15th August 2015

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

Times & dates (2):             Cow Lane will be closed from Monday 17th August 2015 until Friday 21st August 2015 (07:00 hours until 17:00 hours daily) No weekend working

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

Times & dates (3):             Chapel Street will be closed from Monday 17th August 2015 until Friday 21st August 2015 (07:00 hours until 17:00 hours daily) No weekend working

Carried out for:                   Nottinghamshire County Council

Carried out by:                   Lafarge Tarmac

Nature of restrictions:        Temporary Prohibition of Driving (Full road closure)

Description of works:         Carriageway and footway resurfacing

Diversion route:                 Via A52 Derby Road – B6003 Toton Lane / Stapleford Lane – Swiney Way – A6005 Nottingham Road – Attenborough Lane – High Road – School Lane – Bramcote Lane – Chilwell Lane (and vice versa – Please refer to accompanying plan)

Enquiries to:                       Lee Newton (Nottinghamshire County Council) Tel – 01623 444 854

Emergency Contact:          NCC Customer Service Centre Tel – 0300 500 80 80

See Closure Plan and Town Street – Cow Lane (Diversion Route)

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Bramcote School Redevelopment

Below is an extract from Bramcote College Newsletter Issue 60 – 10th July 2015 

School Building News

Paul Heery, Executive Headteacher writes: I have written before about the poor quality of much of our school building stock and the impact it has on our daily organisation, our budget and in some cases, our ability to deliver aspects of the curriculum. As you know, it is our ambition and intention to rebuild completely Bramcote College and The Bramcote School, and to rebuild parts of Alderman White School and substantially refurbish all other areas. Over the course of the last year, I have had many discussions with parents and other interested parties about how the plans were taking shape, and what the next steps are. We have explored all possible sources of funding, including all applications for grant funding. Continue reading

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Land Below Bramcote School

As reported by Councillor Martin Packett, the swing gate near the Deddington Lane/Moor Lane junction has been reopened.

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WEA Adult Education Courses In Beeston This Autumn‏

wealogoBeeston WEA are now enrolling for their autumn courses. Courses offered in: Astronomy, Chinese brush painting, Creative writing, beginners Family history, Maps and their journeys (not a cartography course but exploring a variety of visual forms of maps and their stories) Practical gardening – grow your own on a budget, Philosophy and Theatre Appreciation (plays and play going). We’ll also be offering an introduction to head, hand and shoulder massage course.

Brochures are available at local libraries and by phone 0115 962 8400. Course information can also be found at where people can enrol on line. We also have a blog for local news and information or simply search WEA courses in Beeston. If anyone would like more information about our programme in Beeston or Nottingham please contact Nikki Cleaver or 0115 962 8418

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Burglary Incident in Stapleford

Andy Freeman (Police, PCSO 8043, Stapleford North, Stapleford South East, Stapleford South West, Trowell & Bramcote (Broxtowe South) writes: Please be aware that on Sunday 19th July 2015 at approximately 10 pm a male was seen to be looking in and going into garages on Perth Drive Stapleford. Continue reading

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