Can You Help With Memories of Bramcote Hall?

Bramcote Hall 1909

Bramcote Hall 1909

The research team of Bramcote History Group are preparing for a presentation in March 2015 about Bramcote Hall. This mansion served as a residence for the notable Nottingham banking families, the Wrights and then the Smiths. It is possible that there are people living locally whose ancestors worked at the hall and we would be very pleased to

Bramcote Hall Staff 1893

Bramcote Hall Staff 1893

make contact with them.

The contents of the hall were sold by auction over three days in June 1919 and many local folk attended and made purchases. Perhaps you have an item from that sale?

Bramcote Hall became a prep. school, primarily sending pupils on to Trent College, from 1922 until 1965. Did you attend this school or work there? Can you

Bramcote Hall School 1964

Bramcote Hall School 1964

add to our research?

If you can help, please telephone the research team’s leader, Mrs. Val Bird: 0115 925 1491

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Comments on Bramcote Today – Reminder

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Notice of Adoption of the Broxtowe Core Strategy: The Broxtowe Borough Aligned Core Strategy – Adoption

See Notice of Adoption of the Broxtowe Core Strategy

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Greens Join Climate Change March In Nottingham

gp-logoPress release from the Green Party: The Nottingham Green Party has joined the Climate Change March on Sunday in Nottingham to support the Climate Change Summit this week. The Green Party is calling for urgent action to address the increasing threat of climate change. Continue reading

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More Tram Work Photographs

Chilwell High Road

Chilwell High Road

I took a further set of photographs on 18 and 19 September to bring my record of progress on the tram work in Broxtowe up-to-date. Click on this link to see the photographs. The project moves forward but there is still a lot to be done.

If you would like to review progress on the project, you can select a date with which to compare my latest photographs by clicking on this link.

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Carers’ Road Shows

Come along to the Carer’s Road Show in Stapleford on 24 September. Elaine Morris from Bramcote Care Group will be there if you want to talk to her.

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News From David Watts, Broxtowe Liberal Democrat Leader, 21 September 2014

David-WattsDavid Watts writes on :1. Core Strategy, 2. Employment Figures, 3. Neighbourhood Planning Issues, 4. Fire Engines, 5. Stag Recreation Ground, Kimberley, 6. Acer Court Care Home, 7. Tesco, Toton, 8. Cars in Giltbrook, 9. Meet a Guide Dog, 10. Chilwell Police Surgeries, 11. Bin Collection Calendars, 12. New Water Pipes, 13. Pastures Road Recreation Ground, 14. Attenborough Nature Reserve. Continue reading

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News From Nick Palmer, Labour Party Candidate, 21 September 2014

nick-_palmerNick Palmer writes on:  A jump in the minimum wage/English votes for English Laws/Council plan approved.

Greetings from the Manchester Labour conference! I’ll post a couple of times this week as things develop. For starters: Continue reading

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Last Chance To See This.

100_4994Victor Perrett writes: Here are some pictures taken today (21st September) of fields being ploughed up at Field Farm (Stapleford).

Thanks to our Councillors on Broxtowe Borough Council this scene will not be repeated again next year!

I appreciate all efforts made by STRAG & other residents but as the PA to Colleriey Manager said in Film `Brassed Off!’ “I compile reports so that they are “Done to be seen but they are not seen to be done”.

There is an old saying as true and relevant today as it has ever been “You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time”. Councillors please note for future reference. Thank you for the legalised rape of our green lung



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We Want an English Only Parliament in Westminster

The Scots appear to be getting ‘Devo-Max’. They will be getting more control over their internal affairs.   They will possibly receive more money from the Central UK Pot.  What about the Welsh, Northern Irish and the English?   We should all have more control over our own affairs.   However, we cannot all have more money out of the Central UK Pot.   Continue reading

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News From Anna Soubry MP 20 September 2014

Anna  Soubry  MPAnna Soubry writes: The Scottish referendum has dominated the news and I suspect like you, I am very pleased the majority voted to stay as part of the United Kingdom. It has been a busy week and I have a real mix of good news, events and some bad news about Wednesday evening’s vote by Broxtowe Borough Council to allow thousands of houses on our Green Belt land. So I hope you will read on!

As ever,

Anna Continue reading

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Have S&J Roofline Or SJ Roofline Designs Been In Your Area?

David Brocklebank (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire) writes: Nottinghamshire County Council’s Trading Standards would like to hear from any residents who have had contact with S&J Roofline or SJ Roofline Designs or seen them working in their area. Please contact Trading Standards on 01623 452 005 if you have any information regarding either of these companies.

Trading Standards recommend you ignore cold-callers. A good tactic is to tell them you are renting your house and so cannot give them permission to do any work.

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Delivering The Future Of Policing Services Across Nottinghamshire

Andrew Ward (Police, PCSO 9650, Broxtowe South) writes: We are interested in how you feel about the future of policing services across Nottinghamshire.

To find out more, see a short introductory video by the Chief Constable, Chris Eyre and the Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping and access the survey please click the following link to the Nottinghamshire Police Website – Continue reading

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Reminder: Part Of M1 junction 24 Closed This Weekend For Bridge Work

Highways Agency LogoThe Highways Agency is reminding road users – particularly those with flights to catch at East Midlands Airport – that part of the M1 at junction 24 in Leicestershire will be closed this weekend.

Advance notice is also given that the A50 eastbound will be closed overnight between the Warren Farm roundabout at junction 24A and M1 junction 24 for a period of 5 weeks commencing on Monday 22 September. Continue reading

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Video Of The Broxtowe Borough Council Meeting Held on Wednesday 17 September 2014

BroxtoweRichard MacRae has drawn our attention the the film of the Broxtowe Borough Council Meeting held on 17 September where the Core Strategy was approved. Click on this link to see it on YouTube.

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Accident on A52 By Bramcote Leisure Centre Reported To Us at 19.01, 18 September 2014

Richard MacRae reports: Multi car accident on the A52 outside Bramcote Leisure Centre heading towards Nottingham. Traffic backed up right down towards Bardills Island. Try and avoid the area.

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Nottinghamshire Parish Councils Threaten Legal Action Over Greenbelt Housing

Greenbelt campaigners have said they are considering legal action against plans for thousands of new homes. Click on this link to read the BBC News Website article.

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Star Safari 2014, The Bramcote Nativity

imageTickets are now on sale for Star Safari 2014, The Bramcote Nativity. This robust, outdoor, promenade play in the style of the medieval Mystery Plays was a sell-out in 2011, so with audience numbers limited, early booking is advised. See the dedicated Nativity website, for full details and a strong flavour of the event.

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Reminder – Quiz Night 18 October 2014 Bramcote Memorial Hall

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Mental Health Awareness Sessions at VAB

VABThe Time to Change Team at Voluntary Action Broxtowe writes:

Invitation to a Mental Health Awareness Session

At Voluntary Action Broxtowe’s Time to change logoVintage Tea Room, Beeston, Nottingham.

Free Tea and Cake!
I am writing to invite you to one of our Tea for Two Sessions.

VAB is part of a national campaign called Time to Change aimed at breaking down the stigma which surrounds mental health. Continue reading

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Broxtowe Borough Council Adopts Core Strategy

BroxtowePress Release from Broxtowe Borough Council: Following a public examination by an independent Planning Inspector, Broxtowe Borough Council resolved to adopt the Aligned Core Strategy at its Full Council meeting last night during a recorded vote. Continue reading

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Anna Soubry MP – Tonight and Tomorrow

Anna  Soubry  MPAnna Soubry writes: Apologies, if they are needed, this is a rather long and wordy email newsletter in contrast to my normal offering, but there are a number of important matters I would like to deal with.

Tonight’s Meeting of Broxtowe Borough Council to Discuss the Future Plans for Our Area

It’s called, rather unhelpfully, the Core Strategy; it’s a meaningless title to a very lengthy document that details the future development of Broxtowe, as determined by our Borough Council. It should be an exciting vision of a better Broxtowe for everyone but I am sorry to report it is not. Continue reading

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