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Leonardo Da Vinci sketches in Nottingham from Today Saturday 30 July – 9 October 2016

Head of St AnneA “priceless” collection of Leonardo Da Vinci sketches which were never meant to go on view is being displayed at Nottingham Castle’s Museum & Art Gallery.    See this article in Nottingham Evening Post.
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Environmentally Friendly Buses are heading for Nottingham’s Streets

Over 50 gas-powered buses are heading to the streets of Nottingham after a successful bid for Government funding was confirmed today.  See this link to an article in the Nottingham Post.

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Bramcote Hills Park celebrated 10 years of Awards

Bramcote 1Bramcote Hills Park celebrated ten years of being a prestigious Green Flag Award winning park later this month at a special event to mark the occasion and thank some of local people who have been pivotal in its success.

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Graham Harvey joined ten friends of the park to raise a 10m x 5m flag in the Walled Garden at the park. Continue reading

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Extract from the minutes of the Broxtowe BC Planning Meeting held 20 July 2016

14.1 [Reference] 14/00677/OUT   Outline application to develop former Bramcote Hills Golf Course (part),  all matters reserved except for access from Deddington Lane, for use  as a continuing care retirement and specialist care community  consisting of accommodation units comprising up to 38 x 2 bed  bungalows, 4 x 1 bed bungalows, 40 x 1 bed assisted care units and  18 x 1 bed flats together with specialist care/ancillary communal facilities

Former Bramcote Hills Golf Course, Thoresby Road, Bramcote NG9 3EP  Continue reading

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Waiting for Christmas !! (or the response to our Neighbourhood Plan applications)

Paul Nathanail, Chair, of Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum, Writes : The Council response to the Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum’s application to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for the area of Bramcote Ward is due any day now.

Over the past week I and others from the Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum Steering Group have taken part in a series of 5 workshops hosted by Broxtowe’s planning team to discuss policies to include in Broxtowe’s Local Plan Part 2: Housing, Business needs, Green belt policies, Heritage, and Open Spaces.

Anyone wanting to find out more about such plans may enjoy watching this 2 minute video from Locality:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvAHhrKNVt0

People ask me what will be included in the plan. The short answer is whatever (within the rules) we – the residents and businesses of Bramcote – decide to. The best way to be informed is to join the Forum at: http://eepurl.com/b3LBK9

Meanwhile it’s back to waiting for that response… have we been good enough?

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Comments from Steve Carr, Liberal Democrat

Steve-CarrSteve Carr writes:   As you may be aware, the Conservative administration at Broxtowe have dithered about donating £2000 of the £4000 requested to Hope Nottingham. An organisation that does a huge amount of work for local people including a food bank, finding jobs for long-term unemployed people and rehabilitation for people who are alcohol dependent. This is a false economy. Continue reading

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Open Meeting in Stapleford to determine whether a Neighbourhood Plan is wanted

Margaret C Downie, Town Clerk of Stapleford Town Council writes : Just a quick reminder that  the OPEN MEETING RE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING will be held on Wednesday, 27th July 2016 at 7.00p.m. in the Carnegie Centre, Warren Avenue, Stapleford. Continue reading

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Official Reason for Rejection of the Planning Application for a Retirement Village

Here is a copy of the letter that was sent to the applicants informing them that the planning application to build a retirement village on the Golf Course land was  rejected. Broxtowe BC Rejection of Planning Application 14/00677

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News From Anna Soubry MP 23 July 2016

Anna Soubry MPIn the short time since my last email newsletter we have gained a new Prime Minister in Theresa May, who looks set to be a great leader of our country, we have a new Government and following my resignation as a Minister, I have returned to the back benches.

I can assure you that whatever the speculation – this was very much my decision. I am hugely looking forward to representing you from the back row of the chamber and to speaking with more freedom on my long held views on Britain’s place in the world and the positive benefits of immigration. Continue reading

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Bramcote Hills Golf Course Planning Application

The planning application was rejected at Broxtowe Borough Council’s Planning Committee  meeting this evening. 11 votes for rejection, 1 vote for.

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Bramcote – Old Golf Course Land – Letter to all Broxtowe Planning Committee Councillors

The following is the text of a letter sent to all the Councillors on the Planning Committee.

Dear Councillor,

I understand that the Planning Application referenced 14/00677/OUT will be discussed at the planning meeting on 20 July.  I give a few reasons why you should reject the outline planning application to develop the site of the Bramcote Hills Golf Course for use as a continuing care retirement and specialist care community for the following reasons. Continue reading

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Home safety advice for your summer holiday

Holiday season is upon us which for many means getting away to somewhere fun and relaxing for a week or so.
To help you prepare and perhaps chill-out that little bit extra immobilise.com have a few pre-holiday crime prevention tips plus a special member only discount on their popular FakeTV product.
5 simple crime prevention tips
1. Ask a neighbour to park on your driveway and be sure to cancel milk or paper deliveries.
2. Arrange for a friend to put your bins out and take them in once collected.
3. Use light timers, consider ones with a random setting for the on/off times.
4. Partially close curtains – Leaving them open at night or closed during the day can be a tell-tale that you’re away!
5. Use a FakeTV or similar product to simulate occupancy. (See discount code below)
The majority of burglaries are opportunist – a few simple steps can be enough to make thieves think twice and move on! Continue reading

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Bramcote – Old Golf Course development

The meeting to decide the fate of the land that was the Bramcote Golf Course and the ‘Green Corridor’ is taking place this evening starting at 7.00pm in the Broxtowe Council Offices at the top of Foster Avenue, Beeston.  The General Public may attend.  The speakers against the development will be Councillor Dr John Doddy, Steve Beck and Ian Radmore.   We wish them all the best and trust that the Councillors who  have to make the decision will make the right decision.

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Final Minutes of Bramcote CAT Meeting Held on 6 June 2016

Click on Final Minutes of Bramcote CAT Meeting Held on 6 June 2016

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Upgrade Fraud

Action Fraud LogoAction Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) writes: Fraudsters are impersonating telephone service providers and contacting their clients offering a phone upgrade on a low monthly payment contract. The fraudsters will glean all your personal and financial details which will then be used to contact the genuine phone provider and order a new mobile phone handset. The fraudsters will either intercept the delivery before it reaches the victim’s address or order the handset to a different address. Continue reading

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News From Broxtowe Liberal Democrats 17 July 2016

Liberal Democrats LogoDavid Watts writes on: 1. Anna Soubry, 2. Bramcote Hills Golf Course, 3. Tram Boost, 4. Knife Crime, 5. Plessey Club, 6. Violence Towards Women, 7. Saxon Cross, 8. Kimberley Summer Fun Day, 9. Find The Sheep, 10. Eastwood Community FC, 11. Stapleford Town Council By Election, 12. Stapleford Road Works. Continue reading

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Anna Soubry Resigns from the Government 

The Times reports: Anna Soubry MP has resigned from the Government. She writes on Twitter ‘ I tendered my resignation this morning. Looking forward to representing my constituents and long standing views on the positive benefits of immigration and the EU.’

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Ten Award Winning Years For Bramcote Hills Park

Bramcote Hills 1BRAMCOTE HILLS PARK will celebrate ten years of being a prestigious Green Flag Award winning park later this month at a special event to mark the occasion and thank some of local people who have been pivotal in its success.

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Graham Harvey will join ten friends of the park on Thursday 28th July at 11.00am to raise a 10m x 5m flag in the Walled Garden at the park.

The Green Flag Awards recognise and reward the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities. Continue reading

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Bramcote Hills Golf Course

The planning application for Bramcote Hills Golf Course will be considered at the Planning Committee Meeting of Broxtowe Borough Council on 20 July. The Agenda for the Meeting has been published and the recommendation from the Council Officers is ‘The Committee is asked to RESOLVE that the Head of Neighbourhoods and Prosperity be given delegated authority to grant planning permission’ (subject to conditions).

You can read the agenda item at http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=34256&p=0 pages 15 to 49

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News From Broxtowe Liberal Democrats 11 July 2016

Liberal Democrats LogoDavid Watts writes on: 1. Local Migration, 2. Flooding Enquiry, 3. Cycling Safety, 4. Stapleford South West By Election, 5. Broxtowe Women’s Project, 6. Broxtowe Community Celebration, 7. Petrol Problems, 8. Dog Attacks, 9. Green Flag Awards, 10. Beeston Post Office, 11. Chilwell MOT Centre, 12. Stapleford and District Local History Society, 13. Beeston Hindu Temple, 14. Petrol Station to Close, 15. Beeston Park Rangers Soccer Coaching, 16. Tuberous Sclerosis Association Cabaret Night, 17. Proms On The Pitch, 18. Toton Community Fun Day, 19. School Summer Fairs. Continue reading

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