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How YOU Can Help Towards Helping the Hemlock Happening Grow Even Bigger and Better!

The organisers of the Hemlock Happening applied to Tesco’s “Bags of Help” scheme with the aim of attracting extra funding to make this annual event even bigger and better, and have just heard that they have been shortlisted for an award!

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects. “Bags of Help” offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store during May and June on who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.

The selection of which project gets which award is down to Tesco customers who will have the opportunity to vote for their preferred project after every purchase they make at one a local Tesco.

So please do vote for The Hemlock Happening when you do your shopping in local Tesco stores. Voting will start during the week ending 7th May and end on 30th June 2017.

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Happy 20th Birthday Beeston and Chilwell Garden Trail!

A date for your diary! This year is the 20th that our popular Beeston and Chilwell Garden Trail has been running, so please make a note of Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June, 1.00-5.00pm.

If you haven’t joined us before you have missed a treat! Local people in Beeston and Chilwell open their gardens to visitors. The Trail is a great opportunity to get ideas, with the gardens coming in all shapes and sizes, some with refreshments, plant sales, entertainment and/or activities for families to enjoy and all at £3.50 per adult for the whole weekend – great value! And children go free.

We have a wide range of gardens as always, showing a range of styles, large or small, gardens for plant lovers or with families in mind, low or high maintenance ones. We have some gardens new to the trail and some that have not been open recently as well as others that open regularly. If you would like your garden to be considered to join the Trail next year or maybe you know someone who has an interesting garden please contact us by emailing or ring 0115 9223703 and we will get in touch.

This year our website is being updated to include photographs and brief descriptions of gardens taking part as well as the charities that we are supporting. Please see the website ( ) or local advertising for details of the gardens taking part.

Beeston & Chilwell Garden Trail Team

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Alderman White and Bramcote College Celebrate Following Inspection Success.

Staff and students at Alderman White School in Chilwell and Bramcote College 6th Form are celebrating following their recent Ofsted inspection. Inspectors found that all aspects of the school and College, – Leadership, Teaching and Learning, Personal Development, Behaviour and Safety, and Outcomes for Pupils – are Good. Everyone is delighted that the hard work and dedication of teachers, support staff, Governors and, of course, students is recognised in such a positive way and that inspectors speak so positively about the progress we have made, and are continuing to make. Continue reading

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Response to petition for traffic enforcement on A52

Tony Smith’s petition will be presented to Parliament.

The Department for Transport have responded to Bramcote campaigner Tony Smith’s petition calling for traffic enforcement measures along the A52 in Bramcote and Beeston. Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry presented Tony’s petition of over 1600 signatures to Parliament in February.

In the response, Minister John Hayes confirmed that Highways England are reviewing the road and agreed to write to Highways England:

“The Department for Transport would like to thank the petitioners for taking this positive action to bring this matter to its attention and the Minister will write to Highways England to make it aware of the concerns of Parliament.” Continue reading

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Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum AGM 9 May 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum will be held on 9 May 2017 starting at 19.45 in the Bramcote Memorial Hall, Church Street, Bramcote‎.

Members of the Forum are welcome to take part and vote. Non members are welcome to observe the meeting.

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Is it Appropriate for the Chair of the Neighbourhood Forum to Run for Political Office and Remain Chair?

Councillor Richard MacRae observes:

Si Frost is the Chair of Stapleford Neighbourhood Plan. He is standing as a Liberal Democrat Candidate for the Toton, Chilwell and Attenborough Electoral Division of Notinghamshire County Council.

Tim Hallam is Vice Chair of Stapleford Neighbourhood. He is standing as a Liberal Democrat Candidate for thee Stapleford and Broxtowe Central Electoral Division of Nottinghamshire County Council and it seems will stand as a Liberal Democrat Candidate for the Broxtowe Constituency in the forthcoming General Election.

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Bramcote CAT Meeting 5 June 2017

Councillor Martin Plackett writes: General Election purdah unfortunately means that our June Meeting will have to be cancelled.

The next Bramcote CAT will be on Monday 4 September in Bramcote Memorial Hall at 7.00pm.

Will re invite you to the September meeting for your regular reports as usual.

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Is it Appropriate for the Chair of the Neighbourhood Forum to Run for Political Office and Remain Chair?

Chris Cooke writes: I don’t believe it is appropriate for an individual who is chair of an apolitical organisation to be running for political office else the whole thing risks becoming a political football in the county elections. I think Paul Nathaniel should step down as chair or withdraw his candidacy.

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Greens Say No to Fracking

Green Kat Boettge and Baroness Jenny Jones visit fracking site in Nottinghamshire.

Notts County Council Candidate Kat Boettge and the Green peer of the House of Lords Jenny Jones visited the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest and Tinker Lane near Bassetlaw where recently the County Council has passed a exploratory fracking application. Baroness Jenny Jones, who came from London to speak against fracking says “the Green Party has been the main political party strongly opposing fracking from the beginning, other parties have been following our example as public concerns have grown”. Cllr Kat Boettge argues that “Tinker Lane site is a beautiful spot on a lovely country lane, this will be destroyed by fracking. We must move away from fracking as environmentally speaking, it poses great risks to this area, including pollution of our ground water, earthquakes and the use of large quantities of water. The increase in earthquakes in other areas due to fracking brought a drop in house prices of 10 to 20%. The water used is being polluted with toxic additives. Continue reading

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News From Broxtowe Liberal Democrats 23 April 2017

David Watts writes on: 1. General Election, 2. Bramcote Park Café, 3. County Council Elections, 4. Toton HS2 Station, 5. Bramcote School redevelopment, 6. Police Recruitment, 7. Nursing Home Problems, 8. Free Easter Meals, 9. Five Pound Notes, 10. Hospitals Over Bank Holidays, 11. Primary School Places, 12. St Mary’s Church, Attenborough, 13. Bramcote School Fashion Evening. Continue reading

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County Council Elections: Online Event with Paul Nathanail

Sunday 23 April at 8pm – Another chance to hear Paul Nathanail Explain Why He Is Standing in Bramcote & Beeston North for Election to Nottinghamshire County Council

Thank you to those who registered for yesterday’s webinar.

In response to requests for a later time, I am repeating the event tonight at 8pm.

You can register at:


Paul Nathanail

PS Thank you to those of you who attended yesterday’s webinar.

PS Even if you cannot make it please pass this on to friends and neighbours in Bramcote & Beeston North
This message is promoted by Peter Nathanail on behalf of Paul Nathanail, both of 86 Moor Lane, Bramcote.

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News From Anna Soubry MP 22 April 2017

Anna Soubry writes:
Standing to be re-elected as your MP

Broxtowe Conservatives have unanimously re-selected me as their candidate to stand in June’s General Election. I am delighted and honoured to be seeking re-election as your MP. Continue reading

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Nick Palmer is Putting Name Forward to be Labour Party Candidate in General Election

Nick Palmer writes: This is a collective interim reply to your comments, as I’m completely overwhelmed by the response. Approaching 400 emails have come in, 98% of them urging me to put my name forward for consideration, and in many cases promising practical help – canvassing, leafleting, donating – to give us a real chance.

I’ve been responding individually, but the new emails are outpacing the speed of replies, so here’s an interim answer for everyone:

1.      Yes, I’ll put my name forward! Continue reading

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Invitation to Hear Paul Nathanail Explain Why He Is Standing for Election

Paul Nathanail is holding an online meeting at 5pm Saturday 22 April…
More details at:

This is a chance to hear about why he is standing for election in Bramcote and Beeston North and to ask him any questions you may have.

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Dr. John Doddy Runs the London Marathon

Dr. John Doddy is running the London Marathon this Sunday 23rd April for Breast Cancer Research .

50, 000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed every year . One in eight of all women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime . 1,000 women die every month from breast cancer .
The good news is that the 10 year survival rate in the 1960s was 17% , whereas now 74% of women diagnosed today would be expected to be alive in 10 yrs.
Breast cancer robs mothers of the chance to see their children grow into adulthood and grandchildren of the opportunity  to enjoy the company and wisdom of grandparents .
I remember holding my own mothers hand in the 1980s as she died of breast cancer . Her one wish was to see her son qualify as a doctor . She never did.
Support Dr Doddy’s fund raising at
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Will There Be Any Green-space Left in Bramcote?

George Read writes: Do any of our candidates for the local county council elections or candidates for Broxtowe MP want to protect our greenbelt? Over the last three years we have had huge areas be released for housing by successive administrations despite promises that they don’t want to but have had to as they all strive to reach this housing ‘bank’ target of 6,350 houses in Broxtowe for the next five years. We are told that that they have nearly reached this target but as to an actual figure achieved no one seems able to or wants to release this. If anyone in the council can let us all know it would be much appreciated so we will know what else is required. Continue reading

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SDGHA Children’s Poster Design Competition

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SDGHA Children’s Produce Competition

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SDGHA Annual Produce Show Save the Date!

The SDGHA Annual Produce Show will take place on


at the

 Conservative Club, Derby Road, Stapleford.

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