Home, Vehicle and Personal Security

NottsWatch LogoNeighbourhood Watch
Invites Residents
of
Bramcote Hills and Bramcote Moor
to a talk on
Home, Vehicle and Personal Security
from Nottinghamshire Police Pre-crime Unit
at
Grangewood Methodist Church
on
Wednesday 22 October 2014
at
8.00pm

See also Meeting Leaflet

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Comments on Bramcote Today – Reminder

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Revision to TrentBarton Bus Services Serving Bramcote

Peter Chatfield writes: Whilst details are not yet available the latest bus news by Nottinghamshire cc shows the following revisions;
17 November ClubClass revised route and timetable
17 November i4 revised timetable
1 December 21 revised timetable
There is nothing on TrentBarton site so far but it will no doubt show up in due course

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News From David Watts Broxtowe’s Liberal Democrat Leader 19 October 2014

David-WattsDavid Watts writes on: 1. Mental Health, 2. Chilwell Road, 3. Clinical Commissioning Group, 4. Oxylane Sports Village, 5. Ward Boundary Review, 6. HS2/Toton Advisory Committee, 7. Kings Mill Hospital, 8. Free School Meals, 9. Affordable Homes, 10. Remembrance Day Parades, 11. New Cycle Route, 12. Craft and Chatter Sessions, 13. Time to Join The Liberal Democrats, 14. Not Such A Good Time For UKIP, 15. Attenborough and Erewash Heritage Explorers. Continue reading

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Anna Soubry MP – Fessing Up – Tram Works and Immigration

Anna  Soubry  MPAnna Soubry writes: This afternoon I attended a special service at St Helen’s, Stapleford to commemorate the 188 men from the town who were killed in the First World War, and whose names are recorded on a memorial in the church. I hope you will take the opportunity to visit the church and learn more about each and everyone of them.

Congratulations to all the awards winners from George Spencer Academy – Thursday’s ceremony was great fun and further proof of the excellence of this outstanding school.

For more news and views please read on!

As ever,

Anna Continue reading

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Nick Palmer on Help Ensure a Fair Fight for Broxtowe!

nick-_palmerNick Palmer writes: This is partly to invite you to a party, and partly to make a request.

One of the unattractive features of modern politics is the increasing dominance of money. We’re not yet at the American stage, where basically someone who wants to stand for Congress needs to be either a millionaire or the friend of a millionaire. But increasingly survivors in British politics need to compete in the financial arena as well as in the world of policies and argument.

Continue reading

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Missing Person Appeal – Baljeev Johal

Misper Balijeev Johal_001

See also Missing Person Appeal – Baljeev Johal

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VAB Funding and Group/Community News 16 October 2014

VABAnthony Scarfe, Group Support Worker, Voluntary Action Broxtowe writes:

Funding News

The Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme:

This scheme is designed to support smaller charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Continue reading

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October Half Term Inclusive Holiday Activities!

Melissa Morrell, Inclusive Physical Activity Officer, Broxtowe Borough Council writes: Just a quick message to let you know that Broxtowe Sport and Foxwood Academy will again be running a holiday activity day this October half term, bookings are open now but close at the end of the day on Thursday 23rd October, and places are limited and tend to fill up fast so please book soon! Continue reading

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Anna Soubry MP – Press Release on Chilwell High Road

Anna  Soubry  MPBroxtowe MP Anna Soubry has branded the latest delay in reopening Chilwell High Road as “an absolute shambles”.

The latest delay comes after nineteen months of closure and numerous missed deadlines to get the road back open to traffic. Anna said, “broken promises have plagued this project from the outset. Traders, residents and I were promised that the road would be open this weekend, when traders have organised a reopening party alongside the Oxjam Festival. This will go ahead as planned and all are determined to make sure this weekend is a success.” Continue reading

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NET Phase Two Construction Newsletter (October 2014) and Street Festival

Matt Colver, Nottingham City Council writes: You may be aware that there has been some inaccurate press coverage today about the completion of the tram works on Chilwell Road and tomorrow’s street festival, the construction update below clarifies things about the timings of the works (the contractor distributed copies of this to the traders and residents on Chilwell Road yesterday) and, as you will see, tomorrow’s Chilwell High Road Street Festival is still very much on and we hope you can make it.

Organised by the traders and the Beeston BID, the festival is sure to be a fun packed day offering a host of free activities, including live music from Oxjam artists, street entertainers, stalls, cash giveaways to spend in the shops and the chance to win a family break to Disneyland Paris. This is a great opportunity for people to support their local businesses while enjoying the festivities!

See Chilwell Road – NET Phase Two Construction Update – October 2014

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NET Works Update – Toton Lane, From Monday 20 October

Matt Colver, Nottingham City Council writes: Please be aware that footway and kerbing works are due to take place on Toton Lane from Monday 20 October, for approximately one week. Two-way temporary traffic lights will be in use on Toton Lane from 9.30am – 3.30pm each day so that these works can be completed.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause you, and would like to assure you we will do all that we can to keep disruption to a minimum.

For more information please call the NET hotline on (0115) 924 24 54 or email tram@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.

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Nottingham Tram Extension: Traders Vent Frustration As More Delays Announced

High Road, Chilwell, was due to open next week but will now remain closed until 10 November. Click on the link to read the Nottingham Post article.

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Bramcote Lane, Wollaton, Closure

Between Monday 20 October and 2 Sunday  November 2014 inclusive, Bramcote Lane will be closed between Admiral Rodney and Wollaton Vale whilst the road humps are replaced.

NCT 30 and L10 buses will be diverted via Arleston Drive and will not be serving any of the stops on the closed section of Bramcote Lane. The nearest alternative stops will be on Bramcote Lane, adjacent to the Hemlock Stone or on Wollaton Road near Rectory Gardens.

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Should Broxtowe BC create a Smoking Ban in Public Places ?

Smoking could be banned in Trafalgar and Parliament squares and London parks if a report by the city’s Health Commission is implemented.   For more information see this article on the BBC Web Site.

It would help remove the litter caused by cigarette ends.   It would reduce the opportunity for smokers to actually smoke.   It would also reduce the influence smokers have on young children as they would not see so many adults smoking.

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Beeston Musical Theatre Group – Next Production ‘Anything Goes’ by Cole Porter

Beeston Musical Theatre Group have recently moved rehearsal venues to Bramcote C of E school. They are currently in rehearsals for our next production of the Cole Porter musical Anything Goes – 27th Oct – 1st Nov at The Duchess Theatre in Long Eaton.
Tickets are still available. See below.

Anything Goes E-flyer

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Free Social Care for All , By Dr John Doddy

Dr  John  DoddyDr John Doddy writes: There exists in today’s society an unacceptable inequality , it resides in the gulf between care provided by the NHS and social care. Click on this link to read the Nottingham Post article.

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Local Jazz Festival 24-25th October

Jeanie Barton writes: You may already be aware there is a jazz festival happening in less than 2 weeks at Bartons’ event venue (formally the historic bus depot) on the High Road, Chilwell. I have been involved alongside Beeston JazzClub’s Ian Beestin in organising it. The two day festival is one of the ‘NOT’ series of events happening on the 24th and 25th of October and will hopefully become a bigger annual event.

You can preview more information about ‘NOT The Montreux Jazz Festival’ as well as videos of the acts here http://jeaniebarton.com/nottingham-jazz-festival-not-the-montreux-jazz-festival-beeston-jazzclub/

Discounted tickets are on sale now, we did a publicity stunt yesterday that was picked up by the Nottingham Post (the attached pictures are on pages 2 and 5 of today’s paper and here is a video of us https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRsoytbk26E

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Parking Advice and Support If You Live Near A School

There are often parking problems in streets near schools during school term time. Click on Parking Near Schools to see what the parking rules are and what help you can get to keep the highway clear and ensure the area is safe for pedestrians (especially children), cyclists and drivers.

Of course these rules apply to other streets where there are parking problems.

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News From Nick Palmer, Broxtowe’s Labour Candidate 13 October

nick-_palmerNick Palmer writes:

Two Sad News Items

Local people were saddened by two tragedies this week. The well-liked and hard-working Conservative councillor Marilyn Hegyi has died, I understand after a long private struggle with cancer. And the hugely popular former vicar of Beeston, Bryan Barrodale has died after a long illness. I was very fond of him (I used to think of him as “Baron Barrodale” a burly champion of goodwill) – he was such a good advertisement for Christianity, combining a mordant sense of humour with a passionate commitment to social justice. I think he would have liked this interview with him among his epitaphs:

How the miners’ strike divided Cotgrave   Continue reading

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GPs Urge People to Sit Up and Think About Back Pain!

NWCCG LogoPress Release sent by Luke Barrett, Communications Manager, Nottingham West Clincial Commissioning Group: Nottingham businesses are being urged to take action against back pain as it emerges that £37 million in sick days were lost as a result of musuloskeletal problems in 2013.

The total loss to Nottinghamshire businesses of all sickness is around £160,000,000. Continue reading

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News From Anna Soubry MP 13 October 2014

Anna Soubry writes:

Transport Secretary Visits Tram Works

TR1Patrick McLoughlin visited Beeston this morning to see for himself the effect of the tram works on residents and businesses. I took Patrick, who had arrived at Beeston Station, to meet Allison Dobbs who chairs the Lower and Fletcher Road Residents Association.

Alison didn’t hold back in telling Patrick what life had been like for almost two years. Poor communication and information was a particular complaint – along with living in the middle of a major construction project. Continue reading

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