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Stan Heptinstall to Stand as Liberal Democrat Candidate for Broxtowe in the Parliamentary Election in May?

According to the website YourNextMP, Stan Heptinstall is listed as the Liberal Democrat Candidate for Broxtowe for the May Parliamentary election.

The list of candidates to date given by the YourNextMP website for Broxtowe is:

Raymond Barry Justice For Men & Boys
Frank Dunne UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Stan Heptinstall Liberal Democrats
David Kirwan Green Party
Nick Palmer Labour Party
Anna Soubry Conservative Party

The Lib Dems are announcing their candidate on Tuesday but is the cat out of the bag? We await official confirmation with interest.

The YourNextMP website also lists David Watts as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Boston and Skegness. This seems to answer your question Donna M.

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Neighbourhood Watch News Letter – April 2015

Sam Cox (NHWN, Administrator, UK) Writes: Please find below the introduction to each article included in the April 2015 edition of ‘Our News’ (the NHWN 6 weekly newsletter). Continue reading

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Falls Prevention Classes‏

Toni Martin writes; I would like to make you aware of A Falls Prevention Class which is held every Thursday at 12.30pm at Stapleford Library. This was set up by Broxtowe Community Health and aims to provide muscle strengthening, balance and mobility exercises for older people who may be at risk of falling and wish to maintain their mobility and independence. The cost is £3.00 per session and provides an opportunity for social interaction as well as exercise.

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Don’t Leave It Too Late For Repeat Prescriptions This Easter

NHS NWCCGDon’t leave it too late for repeat prescriptions this Easter

Health leaders at NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are advising patients not to leave it too late to order and collect repeat prescriptions over the Easter and May Bank Holidays. Running out of daily medication could have serious consequences for patients who rely on them to control heart and breathing problems.

People are also being urged to use NHS services wisely over the Bank Holiday period as many GP practices will be closed and some pharmacies will also be closed. See Bank Holiday Pharmacy Openings. Continue reading

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Nordic Walking Challenge: 17 May 2015, Wollaton Park‏

British Nordic Walking LogoPaul Nathanail writes: If you can cast your mind back to last year’s Hemlock Happening, you may remember seeing quite a few folks, including me, trying out Nordic Walking for the first time.

Well, Nottingham is hosting a British Nordic Walking challenge on 17 May. The event will be held in Wollaton Park and involves 5km, 10km or 20km challenges – you picks up your poles and takes your choice!

Further details, including how to register, are at:

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Citizens in Policing – NottsWatch Annual Conference 21 March 2015

The theme for this year’s conference is based on the police force’s new directive, putting residents firmly in the heart of policing.  In past years, the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Paddy Tipping, along with senior Police Inspectors, have agreed the police have not always given the public and Neighbourhood Watch, the respect they deserve.  We have seen vast improvement in this area in the past decade and welcome an opportunity for a better working relationship.

NottsWatch Deputy Chair, Paul Macey, welcomed members and introduced each guest.  He started proceedings with an anecdote from his youth when he was a ski instructor at Carlton Forum.  Whilst instructing a couple, they were bombarded with abuse and missiles from local youths.  The man asked Paul if this was a regular occurrence.  Paul replied that, unfortunately, it was.  The man said that he would see what he could do.  Paul was sceptical to imagine what he could possibly do until the man introduced himself as Chief Constable McLachlan.  A police presence in the area, around school times, soon put a stop to the mischief!  Communication and cooperation between the public and the police can make such a difference. Continue reading

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Action Fraud Alert – Selling Your Vehicle

Action Fraud LogoAction Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) writes:


If you are selling your car via a classified advertisement or auction site, be aware of the following fraud scam:

Fraudsters may contact you through your advert, normally by text message and provide you with a link to a fraudulent website. Continue reading

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Health Fayre at the New Stapleford Community Centre

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJan Goold writes: I would like to introduce you to a new and innovative Patient Participation group who are promoting health and well-being in the community and at the same time raising money for local charities.

On the 12th of March, the Hickings Lane Medical Centre PPG held a Health Fayre at the New Stapleford Community Centre. We raised £500 for our local hospice, as well as providing insight, advice and ways to achieve and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Continue reading

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Bramcote Old Church Tower – Plant Sale 31 May

Plant Sale Poster 2015 A5 copy

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Bramcote Old Church Tower – Ceilidh 9 May

Ceilidh Dance Poster 2015 A5 copy

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Revised Minutes For Bramcote CAT Meeting on 2 March 2015

Broxtowe Borough Council’s minutes for the CAT Meeting on 2 March have been revised. See Minutes of Meeting 2 March 2015 Revised

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News From David Watts, Broxtowe’s Liberal Democrat Leader, 22 March 2015

David-WattsDavid Watts writes on: 1. Parliamentary Candidate, 2. Combined Authority, 3. Allotments Available, 4. Tram Starting Times, 5. Befriending the Isolated, 6. Charity Mountain Climb, 7. Bramcote Nursing Home, 8. Local Focal, 9. Consultation on Green Belt Boundaries, 10. Fundraising Appeal.
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Nick Palmer, Broxtowe’s Labour Candidate

nick-_palmerIn previous instalments of my “personal manifesto”, I’ve talked about the economy, about linking training better to employment and about the NHS, in particular care services and mental health. I’d like to switch the focus this time to how I see the job of representing the constituency. Continue reading

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News From Anna Soubry MP, 21 March 2015

MB1Anna Soubry writes: My emails tend to be about my work as your MP and not too party political but I can’t ignore Wednesday’s budget which was very good news for Broxtowe.

We know the number of people claiming unemployment benefit has more than halved in the last five years in Broxtowe, which means hundreds more people in work. The facts speak for themselves – we have record levels of employment, a growing economy and better living standards.

Osborne’s budget takes even more of the less well paid out of tax, and continues our work of reducing the deficit and cutting our nations debt. There was also real help for first time buyers and savers. We are on the road to recovery and it would be foolish to change course now.

OK that’s enough politics. There’s a lot to report back on so please scroll on!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend (especially if you are of Irish Heritage!)

As ever, Anna

P.S We still have a few places at the Broxtowe business buffet on Thursday with the Treasury Minister Priti Patel at Haveli. Details in the diary section. Continue reading

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NHS Governing Body Invites Public To Have Their Say‏

NHS NWCCGPeople living in areas served by NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group are invited to the organisation’s next Governing Body Meeting on Thursday 26 at Durban House, DH Lawrence Heritage Centre, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, NG16 3DZ – 1.00pm-3.30pm.

The public can submit questions in advance about health services in their community and hear them being addressed at the Governing Body public session. Continue reading

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Vehicle Crime In Bramcote

Chris Archer (Police, PCSO 4662, Stapleford (Broxtowe South) writes: Theft from vehicle in Bramcote, ensure your vehicle is secure.

Please be aware that between Tuesday 17th March and Wednesday 18th March a vehicle was entered on Bridle Road, Bramcote. No damage was caused during the incident however a number of small personal items were stolen from the vehicle during the incident. Continue reading

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Adobe And Linkedin Phishing Emails

Action Fraud LogoAction Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) writes: Current spam email campaigns are trying to infiltrate or infect email accounts by pretending to come from either Adobe or LinkedIn Support. The emails from LinkedIn claim ‘irregular activities have prompted a compulsory security update’. With the Adobe emails attempt to direct the user to the latest updates Continue reading

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Euro Millions Peoples International Postcode Lottery Fraud

Action Fraud LogoAction Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) writes: The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has seen an increase in Action Fraud reports where victims receive a letter from a company claiming to be the ‘Euro Millions Peoples International Postcode Lottery’.

The amount of money they say you have won is typically £720,000 and the letter is usually signed by either ‘Peter LLOYD’ or ‘Johan NELSON’, with an address for the company similar to ‘202-205 Rue Wiertz/Wiertzstraat, Brussels B1099’. The letter may ask for a fee to release the funds or ask you to provide your personal details. Continue reading

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Please Help Spread The Word!

Andrew Ward (Police, PCSO 9650, Broxtowe South) writes: There have been two incidents recently that are easily preventable but continue to happen.

We are asking that you share the following message with two people and ask them to do the same. Between us we might spread the message widely and prevent further such incidents. Continue reading

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