Bramcote CAT Purrs Again!

Dr  John  DoddyAfter rumours that Community Action Team Meetings were to be abandoned after a review, Cllr. Dr. John Doddy writes: Bramcote CAT meetings will resume on the 1st of June. There will be the usual forensic update, talk of green fields, green spaces, golf courses, school building projects, Village Green status, potholes and  ………. a new Chairman!  Don’t miss it.

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Interested in Gardening?

My kind of gardening - Relaxing on a visit to RHS Garden Harlow Carr in April.

My kind of gardening – Relaxing on a visit to RHS Garden Harlow Carr in April.

Come along and join the Hemlock Garden Club.

It meets once a month in the Memorial Hall on Town Street with a comprehensive programme of speakers. There are special organised visits during the year as well. Click on Hemlock Garden Club for details.

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The Not So Fine Art of Investment Fraud

Action Fraud LogoAction Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) writes: People nationwide are receiving cold calls and are being persuaded to invest in ‘Fine Art’. Continue reading

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News From Rt Hon Anna Soubry Member of Parliament for Broxtowe 22 May 2015

Anna  Soubry  MPAnna Soubry writes:

Hello again,
This week Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE, completed his year as our Mayor. Stan has also retired as a Borough Councillor having served Bramcote for 24 years, though he will continue as a County Councillor. As Mayor, Stan has raised over £11,000 for his chosen charities – Cancer Research and Hope. Stan has won the respect and affection of many constituents who have known him over the years and I would like to congratulate him on an excellent year as our Mayor and pay tribute to his tireless service to the people of Bramcote. Our new Mayor is Eastwood Councillor, Susan Bagshaw and her Deputy is Chilwell’s Councillor, Graham Harvey.
After contacting them, Broxtowe Borough Council have agreed to take objections to a planning application to change the use of the New White Bull at Giltbrook up to June 15th. I have written to all members of the Planning Committee urging them to refuse the application. I very much hope the developer will sell the pub to local brewery, Blue Monkey. Please contact me if you would like to support the campaign.
There are a number of excellent local events including the Greasley Gathering this Bank Holiday weekend – details below.
I hope you enjoy the Whitsun break.
As ever,
Anna Continue reading

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Watch Out for Spoofed PayPal Emails

Action Fraud LogoAction Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) writes: Fraudsters often target ‘goods for sale’ adverts on popular online auctions sites, so watch out whenever you’re selling anything online. Continue reading

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CPRE Green Belt Meeting 29 May Attenborough Village Hall

See CPRE Green Belt Meeting 29 May 2015 Starts 18.30.

Poster G Belt meetg May 15 (1)_001

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Attenborough, Beeston and Chilwell Art Trail 30 and 31 May 2015

Click on Art Trail 30 and 31 May for details and see the map below for locations.

ABC Art Trail Map A4 Download

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Liberal Democrats Focus June 2015‏

Liberal Democrats LogoThe Liberal Democrats are distributing their Bramcote edition of Focus June 2015. If you haven’t seen a copy, click on the link to read it.

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Nick Palmer asks Questions about the future

Nick_PalmerI’ve now responded individually to all the (over 300) readers who sent kind messages after the election, and I’d like to move on to what happens next in Broxtowe. The time for congratulations and regrets has now passed: let’s look forward.

Specifically, a number of promises were made by Broxtowe’s Conservatives before and during the election campaign. This piece is to enquire politely whether they intend to keep them. Note that Broxtowe now has an entirely Conservative-led leadership, with a Conservative Government, an MP sitting in the Cabinet and a council with an overall Conservative majority. This might not be what everyone wanted, but it does mean that no bucks can be passed, and one of the jobs of opposition is to ensure that promises are not quietly forgotten.

So, five challenges for Ms Soubry and the council to consider: Continue reading

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Thank you Tea for Mayor’s Charity Fund Raisers

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Stan Heptinstall MBE presents cheques to Nigel Adams from Hope Nottingham and Margaret Boyd from the Beeston

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Stan Heptinstall MBE presents cheques to Nigel Adams from Hope Nottingham and Margaret Boyd from Cancer Research UK Beeston

An Afternoon Tea was held at the Town Hall in Beeston yesterday to thank the Mayor’s Charity and Fundraising Committee for their efforts in helping raise over £11,000 for two deserving charities.

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Stan Heptinstall MBE welcomed the group into the Mayor’s Parlour to join him for tea and cake as a thank you for their help and support in raising money for Cancer Research UK & Hope Nottingham.

Cheques were presented to representatives from both charities for £5563.42 each with some final funds to be added in the coming weeks. Continue reading

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Hemlock Happening Saturday 6 June 2015


See also Hemlock Happening Flyer See the full programme at

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Tram Works Agonies More or Less Over

Not Quite Ready But Nearly There

Not Quite Ready But Nearly There!

Its a little while since I took some photographs over the tram route. Click on this link to see a set I have taken today, 19 May 2015. The photographs show the vast majority of the work is now over and the finishing touches are being done.

You can find the whole set of photographs I have taken since 1 March 2012 by clicking this link. Have a look. You’ll find the progress fascinating.

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Roger. Wilko. Over and In Beeston


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Exclusive Discounts For Broxtowe Leisure Card Holders

Broxtowe Leisure Card and Membership Application FormBroxtowe Leisure Card Holders can now take advantage of a host of exclusive discounts thanks to local businesses in the Borough.   They can now enjoy 20% off their food and drinks bill at participating Hungry Horse Pubs across Nottinghamshire.

In Nottinghamshire, the discount can be redeemed at the following locations:  Continue reading

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You are Requested to Help Protect and Enhance Green Assets in Broxtowe

MH1Broxtowe Borough has high quality green space, rich wildlife and good access to the open countryside which all make a significant contribution to our quality of life. Local residents are being urged to have their say on how this environment can be protected and enhanced in the future. 

The questionnaire is available on Broxtowe Borough Council’s website at and gives local residents an opportunity to give their thoughts on the Council’s Green Infrastructure Strategy, which has been produced in conjunction with Groundwork Greater Nottingham to help direct conservation and enhancement of green space in the Borough. Continue reading

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Theft From Vehicle in Trowell: Ensure Your Vehicle is Secure.

Andy Freeman (Police, PCSO 8043, Stapleford North, Stapleford South East, Stapleford South West, Trowell & Bramcote (Broxtowe South) writes: Please be aware that between 2230 hours on 17/05/2015 and 0630 hours on 18/05/2015 a Ford Ka has been damaged by smashing a window on the vehicle while parked on Ilkeston Road Trowell.

If you have any information about this incident please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 and quote incident number *000096-18052015*. Continue reading

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Broxtowe GP Calls for Action on Dementia

NHS NWCCGHealth commissioners are urging Broxtowe residents to become a Dementia Friend during Dementia Awareness Week (DAW) 17-23 May 2015.

Around 70%of Broxtowe patients living with the condition have a diagnosis, ranking the area amongst the best in the country at recognising dementia. Continue reading

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Beeston & Chilwell Garden Trail Weekend 13 & 14 June

Diane Diacon informs us:   Four new Gardens are in the Beeston and Chilwell Garden Trail on Saturday and Sunday 14 June.   See up to all 13 Gardens for just £3.50 for two days, children free.  For more information  including the addresses of the Gardens click on the link Beeston and Chilwell Garden Trail Poster 2015

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News from David Watts on behalf of the Lib-Dems in Broxtowe 17 May 2015

David-WattsWelcome to Broxtowe Enews, brought to you by the Liberal Democrats and edited by David Watts, on behalf of the Lib-Dems in Broxtowe. May I give a special welcome to the many new readers that we have this week. Continue reading

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News from Anna Soubry MP – 17 May 2015

Anna  Soubry  MPHello again,

As you may have heard I have a new job in Government; I will be attending the Cabinet as the Minister for Business and Enterprise. My thanks to everyone (especially a number of local businesses!) who have kindly sent their congratulations. I am delighted to be at the heart of the Government’s plans to make sure our economy continues to grow for the benefit of everyone in the United Kingdom. Parliament does not really get underway until a week on Wednesday when we have the Queen’s Speech, though we do sit on Monday to elect a Speaker.

My constituency work continues – details below.     As ever,   Anna Continue reading

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