Petition to urge Government to install traffic enforcement measures on A52

A petition is now underway to have some form of permanent 24 hour traffic enforcement measures installed along the busy A52 between Bardill’s Island and the Priory Island. A lot of local residents have expressed concern over the excessive speeding along this stretch of road which passes through Bramcote, and as a result I decided to ask our local MP Anna Soubry if she would support such a petition, to which she offered her full support. Continue reading

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£10,000 for Improvements to Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground

Mayor of Broxtowe Council Councillor Graham Harvey Miss Teen Nottingham Galaxy 2016/17 Emily Jane Redfern and the Mayoress of Broxtowe Council

Mayor of Broxtowe Council Councillor Graham Harvey Miss Teen Nottingham Galaxy 2016/17 Emily Jane Redfern and the Mayoress of Broxtowe Council

Miss Teen Nottingham Galaxy 2016/17 -Emily Jane Redfern presented a Cheque for £10,000 on behalf of Stapleford Community Group to the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Graham Harvey earlier this evening.  The £10,000 was awarded to the group from ‘Awards For All’ by the National Lottery and the money will be used for more improvements to the Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground. Outdoor Exercise items will be installed on the Recreation Ground and a new Tyre Park  which will be the first of its kind in the Borough of Broxtowe. 

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Traffic Enforcement Measures on the A52

Following the very serious recent accident our MP, Anna Soubry, has written to Jim O’Sullivan, Chief Executive of Highways England expressing grave concerns about the lack of any traffic enforcement measures on the A52 in Broxtowe. You can read the letter by clicking on this link.

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Free Parking on Saturdays (Selected Car Parks only)

Christmas Shoppers can take advantage of additional free parking in Broxtowe Borough Council’s car parks this festive season.   Continue reading

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Please think carefully before giving a Pet for Christmas

christmas petsBroxtowe Borough Council is urging residents to think carefully before giving a pet as a Christmas present this year, following a large increase in the number of dogs being abandoned.  [To See the image click on it.] Continue reading

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Broxtowe BC shortlisted for awards

Broxtowe Borough Council has been shortlisted for two awards for its Parks and Housing services at the Association of Public Services Excellence (APSE) Performance Network Awards. Continue reading

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We need to support the School Governing Body

schools-northern-playing-fields-jOur schools need a new building.  The playing fields are not in use by the school.  We understand from Paul Heery, Executive Head of White Hills Park Federation, that in the Spring next year they will be submitting a planning application to build on their playing fields to the North of the Bramcote College. Continue reading

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News from Anna Soubry MP

anna-soubry-mpAs you may have heard, I was subjected to two abusive and frightening threats last week. Although enquiries continue, a man was arrested this weekend in London and I am very grateful to Nottinghamshire Police and the Met for all their work. My thanks to everyone for their messages of support. Like all MP’s I regularly and increasingly receive offensive emails, tweets and the like. I have to say the level of abuse is noticeably higher in the wake of the Referendum. I have a significant birthday tomorrow (I am having the weekend off to celebrate) and I am pretty robust. I welcome forthright debate and do not object when constituents exercise their right to contact me in no uncertain terms. But I am no longer prepared to accept foul abuse, misogyny and hate. I am pleased to say I receive very little from constituents – the good people of Broxtowe are sensible, moderate and decent. We must all reset the dial of debate to a more tolerant, better informed and honest level. If we don’t, those who revel in bully boy tactics will win and we run the risk of losing our hard won rights to free speech and democracy. From now on all abuse will be reported!   As ever, Anna Continue reading

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Highways England update re Footbridge Cleaning


bridge-6-12-16The cleansing of the bridge has commenced and Highways England plan to continue during tomorrow , Thursday and Friday nights.

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Stapleford Post Office update

Anna Soubry MP has praised campaigners in Stapleford after Bargain Booze pulled out of plans to move the towns Post Office in to its shop in the town. Borough Councillor Adam Stockwell launched a petition to stop the move and hundreds of residents signed it.

Anna Soubry MP wrote to the Post Office and held a meeting with top executives and local Councillors. Continue reading

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Another incident on A52 – Road Closed for about 9 hours.

Jacky Williams

Jacky Williams

Jackie Williams informs us:  The A52 at Bramcote was closed in both directions yesterday (Sunday 4 December) following a police incident.

A car was cited by officers as driving erratically just before 1pm.

It stopped and three men got out, one of them was detained at the scene and taken into custody. The other two were injured whilst trying to get away on foot, and subsequently arrested. They were taken to Queens Medical Centre with non-serious injuries. Continue reading

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Trees at Bramcote Hills Park have a new way to keep warm

tree-planting-1Trees at Bramcote Hills Park have a new way to keep warm during the cold weather thanks to a local knitter from Wollaton.

A Sweet Chestnut tree at the park was ‘yarn bombed’ by local knitter and Geocaching enthusiast Hannah Birch after she contacted Broxtowe Borough Council with a unique idea to dress the trees to celebrate the parks 10th year of Green Flag award success.   Continue reading

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Information session re Dementia, tomorrow afternoon

dimentiaSpaces still available.


For answers to many questions please attend our will writing and dementia information session. Our qualified, experienced professionals will enable you to have the support and confidence to make an informed choice about you, a loved one or to help you plan ahead.
The relaxed, friendly, informative session is being held on Tuesday 6th December from
3pm-4.30pm at Stapleford House, Wesley Place, Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 8DP.
Working in partnership with Metropolitan Connect Service , Amanda Siddle from
Tomorrows Together Consultancy (CIC) and Claudine Jackson from Just Wills and Legal
Services will be leading the session.

The session is free . If you have any queries or want to reserve a place please contact , phone 0790 586 6080 or

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News From Broxtowe Liberal Democrats 3 December 2015

Liberal Democrats LogoDavid Watts writes on: 1. Anna Soubry MP, 2. A52 Crash, 3. Beeston Cinema, 4. Plessey Club, Beeston, 5. School Place Petition, 6. Charity Collectors, 7. Police Numbers, 8. Rail Fares, 9. Dementia Friendly Bungalows, 10. St John The Baptist Parish Church, Beeston, 11. Joining The Liberal Democrats. Continue reading

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World Argentine Tango champion finalists to teach classes in Bramcote

daniela-and-julian-7 Weekly Argentine Tango classes are to start on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, in Bramcote Memorial Hall with a couple who are rated among the top tango dancers in the world.

Julian Vilardo and Daniela Barría were finalists in this year’s Tango Mundial in Argentina, a prestigious annual tango competition, which attracts competitors and spectators from all over the world. Continue reading

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MP Anna Soubry contacts police over ‘Jo Cox’ tweet

A tweet, directed at MP Anna Soubry but misspelling her name, said “Someone jo cox Anna sourby please”, in reference to the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox the week before the EU referendum.   See this link to the BBC Web Site

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Sherwin Island Bridge

martin-plackett-latestGood News update from Councillor Martin Plackett:

Just been informed that cleansing work has just started on the Sherwin Island Bridge.

Highways England update re Footbridge Cleaning

Initial trials were carried out on 28th November and some daytime work has been progressing since then. The bulk of the work which requires lanes to be closed under the structure will be carried out at night. This is currently planned for 7 to 9th December.

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SHOO SHOO Baby Christmas Party Thursday 8 December 2016 7.30pm at St Helen’s Parish Church Stapleford.

shoo-shoo-baby-s-christmas-partyThe nights are fair drawing in, the leaves are falling and Christmas Trees are twinkling from so many shop windows. Time to think about celebrating the Festive Season, so why not get the party started at the Shoo Shoo Baby Christmas Party. This is the latest in the ever-popular Village Ventures Events promoted by Stapleford Town Council.

Shoo Shoo Baby, (above) are an effortlessly funny musical double act supported by their dedicated pianist. There will be music, there will be fun and the partygoers, (audience), will enjoy a night to remember.

Tickets priced £10 are available from:

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Met Office Cold Weather Alert

See Met Office Cold Weather Alert sent in by Councillor Jacky Williams.

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News From Anna Soubry MP 27 November 2016

anna-soubry-mpAnna Soubry writes: A big thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s ‘Meet the Team’ in the Horse and Groom, Greasley. I was disappointed to hear that despite considerable efforts a few years ago, there is still a problem with speeding on Moor Green and surrounding roads. Working with local Councillors I will make finding a permanent solution a priority.
Brexit was a subject raised by a number of constituents and I have provided an update on my views and the various challenges we face below.
As we reach the beginning of December, Christmas festivals, fetes and lights switch ons dominate the diary section. I am pleased to learn that Chilwell High Road in Beeston will be very much part of the town’s celebrations next Saturday. I’m not yet sure if Santa will be arriving on the tram but am pleased traders’ ideas and views have been taken in to account! It’s Small Business Saturday next week so I hope everyone will do all they can to shop local and support our great small businesses.
As ever,
Anna Continue reading

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