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Meeting to Discuss Broxtowe’s Consultation on 300 Homes on Bramcote’s Green Belt Tuesday 30 August

Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum in conjunction with the Bramcote Hills Community Association is holding a Public Meeting to formulate the Neighbourhood Forum’s Response to the Broxtowe Borough Council Consultation on a Potential Additional Site in Bramcote.

The ‘Site’ includes all of Bramcote Hills Park and the land occupied by Bramcote Hills Primary School, Bramcote School, Bramcote 6th form college, Foxwood and the Leisure Centre as well as the Moor Lane running track area and the Coventry Lane playing Fields.

The meeting will be on Tuesday 30 August 2016 at 8pm in the Bramcote Memorial Hall.

The consultation details and response forms can be found online via the following Continue reading

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Field Farm Development – Appeal Made To Secretary Of State.

Councillor Richard MacRae would like to let you all know that an appeal against the refusal of planning application 15/00841/REM Field Farm has now been made to the Secretary of State. He received the following email below and wants to let people know about this. Please make sure you have a read of the message and send any comments asap to the contact details provided.  Continue reading

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Bramcote CAT Meeting 7.00pm 5 September 2016 Bramcote Memorial Hall

Click on Agenda For Bramcote CAT Meeting 5 September 2016 to see details of the Meeting.

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Wiz Around Oz at Bramcote Hills Theatre Event

Calling all muchkins! Visitors to Bramcote Hills Park can enjoy a spontaneous, interactive, fun filled walking adventure through the magical woods of Bramcote Hills Park this September, as part of the D.H Lawrence Festival of Culture.

Dorothy has lost Toto, The Cowardly Lion has lost the Scarecrow, the wicked witch has lost the plot and the Great Wiz has lost his marbles! Join the award winning ‘Walking Theatre Company’ for the special outdoor theatre experience on Saturday 10th September starting at 2.30pm.

Tickets are available from Broxtowe Borough Council’s Events Team and cost £2.00 for adults, £1.00 for children or £5.00 for a family ticket to include two adults and up to three children. Continue reading

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Bramcote Conservatives Annual Supper at Beeston Fields Golf Club on Friday 28th October

Conservative logoFor invitation and full details of Bramcote Conservatives Annual Supper at Beeston Fields Golf Club on Friday 28th October including how to book/reserve your place/s please see Supper 28th October 2016.

Bramcote Conservatives have been able to secure Andrew Lewer MEP as our guest speaker whose topic ‘The U K post Brexit’ will I’m sure be of interest to many people. Tickets are limited so please consider making your booking early again details below to avoid disappointment.

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Roadworks A52 Derby Road, Bramcote (Near Its junction With Bridle Way)

Monday 5th September 2016 09:30 hours to 15:30 hours lane closure to replace manhole cover. See A52 Derby Road Bramcote Traffic Signals Bulletin for details.

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Support from Nick Palmer for Jeremy Corbyn in Labour Leadership Election

nick-_palmerI’ve deliberately kept updates limited for a while, partly to give more space to others and partly as post-Brexit I’ve been busy myself with some non-political projects. But a number of Broxtowe Labour members have asked for input on the Labour leadership election, and some who aren’t currently members may be interested.

First, as usual, I’d like to discuss it amicably – with all that’s happened in the last few months, feelings have been getting heated. My views are simply my personal opinion, and naturally anyone is free to disagree. Continue reading

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Browtowe Consults on 300 Homes on Bramcote’s Green Belt

Paul Nathanail Chair of Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum comments on correspondence received this morning from Broxtowe Borough Council:

The council writes: “The Council is consulting upon potential additional sites which could be the subject of future development to meet the needs arising from the Core Strategy. These are sites which were not included in the Site Allocations Issues and Options consultation in 2013.  

We are now inviting your views on sites identified in the consultation; this is your opportunity to guide future development in your area. The responses from this consultation will help us to select sites to allocate for development and will help to identify and address issues that need to be considered at a local level.  

The consultation details and response forms can be found online via the following link: or paper copies can be viewed at the Council Offices on Foster Avenue, Beeston, NG9 1AB or in libraries across the borough. 

Responses should be made online or on the appropriate forms. The consultation period will run from Monday 22nd August to 5.00pm Monday 3rd October 2016. Please note that all representations must be received within this time.

For more information, contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3452, email or visit

Paul Nathanail identifies that for Bramcote this would mean 300 homes in the Green Belt along the Coventry Lane playing Fields. His detailed comments are: Continue reading

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Explore the History of Beeston over Tea, Coffee & Cake

Beeston Town Hall will open its doors next month, giving visitors a unique opportunity to explore the history of Beeston over tea, coffee and cake, as part of this year’s National Heritage Open Days.

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Graham Harvey will attend the Open Day on Friday 9th September at the Town Hall, Foster Avenue, Beeston.

Employees from Broxtowe Borough Council have prepared a display including old maps, civic memorabilia and even press cuttings from over 100 years ago. Past Mayors will provide guided tours of the Town Hall. Continue reading

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Have Your Say in Broxtowe’s Future

Broxtowe Resudents are being urged to have their say on future development in the Borough as part of a consultation on potential additional site allocations for the Part 2 Local Plan.
The consultation will run on the Council’s website at from Monday 22nd August until Monday 3rd October and will give local people an opportunity to have their say on additional sites in the Borough which may be selected for development such as housing.

The Part 2 Local Plan will identify sites to ensure that sufficient land is available in appropriate locations to meet the growth targets set out in the Core Strategy (Part 1 of the Local Plan).

The Site Allocations Potential Additional Sites document and response form are available online at or for inspection at Broxtowe Borough Council, Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1AB and at local libraries in the Borough.

For more information, contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3452, email or visit

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Two Way Traffic Lights on Hickings Lane

Friday 26th August 2016 9:30hrs to 15:30hrs for tree works. See Hickings Lane Stapleford Traffic Light Bulletin for full details.

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Road Closure – Ewe Lamb Lane

From 09:30hrs to 15:30hrs Thursday 15th September 2016 for telecom work.

Ewe Lamb Close, Bramcote – From its westerly most junction with Ewe Lamb Lane Northwards for 55metres.

See BR16-072 Advanced Roadworks Bulletin for and BR16-072 Diversion Route for full details.

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Road Closure for Resurfacing – Ilkeston Road and Coventry Lane

From Monday 5th September 2016 To Saturday 10th September 2016 (overnight working only, each night from 19:00hrs to 07:00hrs)

A6002 Coventry Lane, Bramcote -Between its junctions with Wollaton Vale and A6007 Ilkeston Road, Bramcote.
A6007 Ilkeston Road, Bramcote – Between its junctions with B6004 Hickings Lane, Stapleford and Stanley Drive, Bramcote.

See BR16-048 Proposed Roadworks Notification and BR16-048 Diversion route for full details.

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Sherwin Island and the A52

Martin Plackett

Martin Plackett

Councillor Martin Plackett reports:

I have this morning just viewed the Sherwin Island from the Bridge.
Whilst central reservation grass cutting and traffic management has been in place on the A 52, Broxtowe Borough Council Environment Team have for two nights worked to ‘tidy up’ the Island. The Team have done a first class job and are to be congratulated for a great effort!
Highways England have also cut the central reservations very well too, leaving the near sides up to Bardills Island to be hopefully cut very soon.
I am continuing to press Highways England to thoroughly clean the ‘filthy’ Bridge at the earliest opportunity, and to this end I have again e-mailed the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Asset Manager once again this morning.

Martin Plackett
Councillor Bramcote Ward Broxtowe Borough Council

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Free Sport Activities in Broxtowe Leisure Centres

Free Sport Activities will be on offer across Broxtowe Borough Council’s Leisure Centres next week to mark the Nation’s Biggest Sports Day, I Am Team GB.

Bramcote Leisure Centre, Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre and Kimberley Leisure Centre will be hosting a variety of activities on Saturday 27 August to get more people active in the local community and to celebrate Team GB’s achievements at the Rio 2016 Games.  Continue reading

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A MARKS & SPENCERS store will open in Broxtowe Borough in a prominent new position at Chilwell’s popular retail park.

Broxtowe Borough Council dealt with the planning applications necessary to enable the iconic retailer to move onto the site.

“The Council is committed to increasing the number of new businesses in the Borough and we’re delighted that such a well-known name will be adding to the existing offering at the retail park. The new store will also create new jobs for our local residents. We expect to be leading the way in attracting and retaining jobs and business. This vote of confidence in our Borough is very welcome” said Councillor Mel Crow, Deputy Leader of the Council.

For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3482 or email

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Ice Hockey Player Celebrates a Successful Season

JemmaA young Ice Hockey Player from Stapleford is celebrating the end of a successful season after competing in the British Women’s Ice Hockey Friendship Tournament.

16 year old Jemma Wallis regularly trains at Bramcote Leisure Centre as part of Broxtowe Borough Council’s ‘Elite Athletes’ scheme which supports talented athletes by offering free access to Council Leisure Facilities so they can train, to ensure their fitness is at a high standard to enhance their performance. Continue reading

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Heritage Open Weekend in South Broxtowe 8 to 11 September

Heritage Open DaysEileen Atherton of Beeston & District Heritage Open Day Group writes by email:  I attach a booklet containing over 50 events taking place in South Broxtowe during the Heritage Open Weekend from Thursday 8 September through to Sunday 11 September.  There are 4 events taking place in Bramcote.  i.e. St.Michael’s & All Angels, Bramcote Methodist Church and Bramcote Old Church Tower and St.John’s School of Mission, The Grove.  Click here Heritage Open Days 2016 to see the booklet.  If you need more information contact Beeston & District Civic Society.

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Visit D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum Free

Lawrence WashhouseNational Heritage Open Days are back next month and the D.H Lawrence Birthplace Museum will be one of a host of Broxtowe heritage sites which will open its doors for free.

Visitors to the Museum, on Victoria Street in Eastwood can enjoy a free taster tour of the ground floor and take part in an interactive demonstration of the Victorian Washhouse on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September between 11.00am and 4.00pm.   11th September is a particularly special date as it marks Lawrence’s 131st birthday. Continue reading

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Defibrillators in Bramcote

Martin Plackett

Martin Plackett

Defibrillator at Memorial Hall

The Yellow Box

Councillor Martin Plackett writes: I have today been informed that my negotiations with Broxtowe Borough Council to instal two life saving defibrillators for Bramcote have been successful.   One is currently being installed at the Memorial  Hall in the village and a second in approximately two weeks at the shopping precinct on Sevenoaks Crescent.


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