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Agenda for the Bramcote CAT Meeting 6 March 2017

Click here to see the agenda for Bramcote CAT meeting on 6 March 2017

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Councillor Martin Plackett says ‘Positives for Bramcote’

martin-plackett-latestBroxtowe Borough Council Jobs and Economy Committee at its meeting last night voted unanimously to include in the Part 2 Local Plan the following areas in Bramcote to become protected LOCAL GREEN SPACE giving the same protection as GREENBELT. 

  • Bramcote Hills
  • Bramcote Ridge
  • Burnt Hill Bramcote
  • Land east and west of Coventry Lane at Bramcote and Stapleford

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A Woodland Dinner

A Fundraising Event for the Building of Bramcote Hills Park Community Cafe


3 Course Dinner
22 April 2017. 7.00pm for 7.30pm
£25.00 per person
St Michael’s Church Centre,
Church Street, Bramcote
For tickets, please contact 0787 060 0825

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Heroes needed for litter pick on Friday 3 March at Hickings Lane recreation Ground

clean-up-imageLITTER PICKERS and bin bags will be at the ready in Stapleford and Eastwood next week thanks to two tidy events organised by Broxtowe Borough Council, as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s The Big Tidy Up campaign.

Local people are invited to come along and a be litter picking heroes, along with Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Graham Harvey and Council Officers to tidy up litter hotspots in the towns and make sure the local area is clean and tidy and somewhere we can be proud of.

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Coffee morning at Hickings Lane Medical Centre on Friday 3 March


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Field Farm statement from STRAG

STRAG logoStatement from Stapleford & Trowell Rural Action Group (STRAG)

20th February 2017    Appeal Ref: APP/J3015/W/16/3154282

We are very disappointed and saddened with the outcome of the Inspector’s Report regarding Phase 1 of the development for 118 houses on Field Farm. Continue reading

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Bramcote Archery Club Event 26 February

bramcote-archery-clubSharon Dicks writes: Bramcote Archery Club would like to inform locals residents near to the Moor Lane playing fields of an upcoming event next Sunday 26th February 2017.

Cars will be using the bridle path from 7.30am onwards.

A large portion of the field will be roped off and warning signs placed around for safety.

We would like to ask you in advance to please take notice of signs and ask you to take care if using the field.

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Liberal Democrats enews edited by David Watts.

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 new readers that we have this week. There seems to be a lot going on at the moment so this is quite a long newsletter. Continue reading

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Application Form For Stall/Activity at the 2017 Hemlock Happening

hemlock-happeningJo Elliott, Events Officer, Liberty Leisure Limited has sent out an application form to the community groups & organisations that attended the Hemlock Happening last year.

Any other community groups or organisations that would like to attend the event, can complete and return the application form below by email to

Business stalls and food vendor pitches are also available at the event. If you are interested in having one, please contact for further information.

Hemlock Happening 2017 Application Form

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Coffee morning and Craft fair Saturday 11 March


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More roadworks in Stapleord


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Bramcote Hills Park Community Cafe Fund Raising

safe_imageGill Watts writes: The Bramcote Hills Park Community Cafe is now up and running with its fundraising. As part of this, a crowd funding page has been launched at and a Facebook page at Please promote these as widely as possible. Crowd funding works best by getting a cascade of support with people who know about the scheme passing details on to others and them then doing the same.

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Stapleford Town Team’s vision – Meeting 23 February

staplefordAs a priority, Stapleford Town Team have been obtaining quotes from local businesses to repaint the street furniture, introduce new planters along the length of the high street, to create a sensory garden at the Roach and an activity park with sensory planters in the Walter Parker V.C. Memorial Square.

Businesses, Local Residents, Landlords, Local Councilors and any other Town Centre stakeholders are free to attend the open meeting, which will follow a drop in format, enabling people to come and go at their own leisure.

Date: Thursday 23rd February 2017

Time: 5.30pm – 8.00pm

Venue: The Sanctuary Coffee House, 12 Toton Lane, Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 7HA

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Bramcote WI present Chilwell Military Wives Choir on Saturday 25 March 2017

wi-chilwell-military-wivesTickets maybe obtained from or or by telephone 0115 916 4884.

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Broxtowe Loses Appeal Against Refusal of Planning Permission at Field Farm

Paul Nathanail writes: The refusal of planning permission at Field Farm has been overturned. See:

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Coffee morning and craft fair Saturday 11th March

Julia Gibbs has asked that we publicise  a fundraising event at St Leonard’s Community Centre, Wollaton, on Saturday 11th March, between 10 am and 12 noon. The Speech, Sign and Song Group are hosting a coffee morning and craft fair, just in time for Mother’s day and Easter!

The Speech Sign and Song Group is based in Beeston, and supports pre schoolers with communication difficulties. Using songs and instruments, supported by signs and symbols, the group encourages children who may have struggled in more mainstream groups to develop confidence and communication skills. The weekly pre schooler sessions are lead by 2 experienced music leaders, one of whom is a trained speech therapist.

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Next Arrival on the HS2 Line: A Brand New City

HS2 LogoReading this morning’s Sunday Times an article with the above headline caught my eye. It starts:

With its bleak industrial landscape if crisscrossing rail tracks and long lines of parked freight trains, Toton Sidings is unlikely to win a ‘Beautiful Britain’ contest.

However, the rail depot in the East Midlands is set to be transformed into the site of Britain’s next city, Sir David Higgins, chairman of the HS2 rail project, said this weekend.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, Higgins predicted that plans to make Toton a station on the £56bn rail network will spark a wave of commercial activity and housebuilding that could ultimately result in the creation of a city sandwiched between Nottingham and Derby…………..

Extracted from the Sunday Times.

The article goes on to say the site is one of the best connected in England and that local authority leaders are considering forming a development body similar to the London Development Corporation that kick started Canary Wharf.

It goes without saying that there are huge implications in this!

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News from David Watts on behalf of the Liberal Democrats

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. Thank you for the comments when we returned last week after our server problems. Continue reading

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Day trip to London Friday 7th April

londonStapleford Community Group are organising their next Day Trip which is taking place on Friday 7th April. 

Leaving Washington Drive, Stapleford, NG9 8PY at 730 am promptly. Leaving London at 5 pm to returning back to Stapleford.  It’s only £15.50 per seat. 

Contact or call 07740344427 for details and to book your seat.

Full payment required asap to guarantee your seat. 

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News From Anna Soubry MP, 11 February 2017

jan1Anna Soubry writes: In line with most schools, Parliament has risen for half- term. I am taking the opportunity to visit a refugee camp in Jordan with a fellow MP, organised by Oxfam, so I will be away for about 4 days. I will share my experiences with you.
There is a great deal to report on this week so please read on.
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Anna Continue reading

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