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At this morning’s County Council meeting, I asked the following question of the Chairman of the Transport and Highways committee: is the chairman aware that potholes (certainly in and around Stapleford) are being repaired to a sub-standard quality, in many cases, by subcontractors, employed by VIA EM, such that they are subsequently requiring further attention within a short time span, which must be extremely costly for the County Council.
The Chairman responded saying that an investigation was being carried out. I then asked how much the Council had to pay out for insurance claims where drivers had experienced burst tyres. I was advised that the insurance process takes 2-3 years and that a response would be forthcoming.
Paul Nathanail, Chair, Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum writes: The next meeting of the Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum will be on Monday 27 March.
The meeting will discuss a draft map and planning policies to include in the Bramcote Neighbourhood Plan. It will also be a chance for Focum members to hear the result of technical advice on land allocation issues that the Forum received on Monday 20 March from independent advisors.
In order to help with planning and to manage numbers, please register to attend at: http://tinyurl.com/kh5bjx7
I too was disappointed that the Council had reluctantly agreed to further build on Greenbelt, not least in Bramcote. The current Conservative administration had however little choice.
Over many years during the formulation of the aligned core strategy the then Conservative opposition argued strongly to no avail, that a figure of 6150 houses for the Borough was far too high over the plan period. The Liberal Democrat/ Labour Council by excepting this figure would inevitably require the allocation of Greenbelt sites for building. Continue reading
Hello again, I wrote to all our head teachers about the proposed changes to how our schools are funded. The consultation period ends this coming week and it appears most of our schools will lose out and all face rising costs. The current funding formula is ludicrously complicated, unfair and needs replacing. However, I am far from convinced the proposed formula is the solution. I have accordingly written to the Education Secretary – more details below. Please read on as I have a mixed bag of news and views. As ever, Anna Continue reading
Welcome to Broxtowe Enews, brought to you by the Liberal Democrats and edited by David Watts, on behalf of the Lib-Dems in Broxtowe. Many apologies that there wasn’t an edition last week, unfortunately work commitments got in the way. Continue reading
There was yet another incident on the A52 in Bramcote this Friday night on the stretch approaching the Sherwin Arms Roundabout, involving up to 10 vehicles being damaged, over a 100 yard stretch, both on the road and parked on Resident’s frontages. Two vehicles were written off in this incident but thankfully no one was seriously injured – miraculously!!
It appears that two cars were racing and one lost control, mounted the pavement, resulting in one sign being totally demolished, (see photo) a lamppost being completely sheered off and other sign damage. The driver and passenger of one of the vehicles fled the scene. Had anyone been on the pavement at the time, there would have almost certainly have been a fatality.
Hopefully this latest incident will be taken into account, and together with my Parliamentary Petition, and previous incidents, the need for some form of Speed Control is now more pressing than ever.
Tony Smith (Long term Bramcote Resident)
Councillor Jacky Williams writes: Bramcote Surgery has received a rating of outstanding from the CQC. The full report can be seen by clicking this link.
FREE BUGGY WALKS are back this spring, giving new parents in Broxtowe a chance to get back into exercise and meet with others in the beautiful surroundings of Attenborough Nature Reserve.
Liberty Leisure’s Get Active Team have organised the sessions which take place at Attenborough Nature Reserve from Tuesday 25th April at 10.30am. Just meet at the picnic benches!
Being a new parent can be tiring and you may not feel like going on a walk, but it can actually help boost your mood, help your body recover after birth and may help with postnatal depression.
Meeting others can improve your mental health and social or isolation fears you may have with a new baby – plus your child will love seeing the birds, ducks, flowers and surroundings Attenborough has to offer.
You will find below link to a copy of Anna Soubry’s response to the HS2 property compensation and route refinement consultations which closed on 9th March.
Anna Soubry MP – HS2 Consultations
Please contact the constituency office on 0115 943 6507 if you have any further questions.
Click on Bramcote CAT Meeting 6 March 2017 – The Official Unofficial Minutes to read my notes from the meeting.
The next CAT Meeting will be on Monday 5 June at 7.00pm at Bramcote Memorial Hall.
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