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MediLink bus charges reversed

The Medilink bus, which serves the Queen’s Medical Centre and City Hospital, is now free for County Concessionary bus pass holders again after charges introduced by Nottingham City Council last March were reversed.

From 2 January 2018 the previous restriction for use of your pass on these services has been removed. You can therefore use your pass to travel as follows:

  • before 9.30am: fares must be paid at all stops
  • after 9.30am: free from all stops

For more information about bus passes please see the Nottinghamshire County Council Website. 

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Councillor Martin Plackett seeks retention of Greenbelt status in Bramcote.’

Martin Plackett

‘Thank you Chairman for giving me the opportunity to speak briefly to your committee.’
> ‘I would first and foremost like to thank Bramcote’s Neighbourhood Forum for its diligence and hard work as it comes close to completing its Neighbourhood Plan.’
> ‘Their consultation process of meetings and workshops totally around 20 in the last 18 plus months, most of which I have attended,  giving Bramcote folk the opportunity to engage in the process have been  second to none, so I commend in public the Steering group for their work so ably led By Paul Nathaniel.’ Continue reading

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Bramcote Forum Meeting 25 January 2018

Please come along to hear the outcome of the Bramcote Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

Over 200 Bramcote residents and businesses in Bramcote responded to the consultation draft of the Bramcote Neighbourhood Plan.  Thank you to all those who contributed to the consultation.

The meeting at 8pm on Thursday 25 January 2018, in St Michaels Church Centre,  47 Church St, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3HD, will be a chance to hear a summary of the responses and of the modifications made to the Neighbourhood Plan in response to those responses. You will also hear what the next steps are. Continue reading

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Hemlock Garden Club Meetings at Start of 2018

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Mindless Vandalism to vehicles in the area

Cllr Richard MacRae, Broxtowe Borough Councillor for Stapleford North plus Stapleford Town Councillor, has written to Anna Soubry MP, the Police Inspector and the Police and Crime Commissioner, following a recent spate of vandalism to vehicles. He has also copied in several Councillors and awaits their replies.

Broxtowe’s MP, Anna Soubry has promptly replied:
Dear all,
This sort of criminal damage is often regarded as low level “anti social behaviour”. In fact, as many of us appreciate, for the victims it is distressing, hugely inconvenient and the repairs cost a lot of money.
May I suggest these incidents must be upgraded immediately and investigated as a matter of priority. Everyone who reports similar incidents should ask for a crime number and ask the person taking the call to have them flagged up for the attention of the local Inspector.
I am copying in Richard Jackson so the Borough Council is involved and can work with the police.
I am happy to bring the relevant authorities together if people think this would help.
Please keep me informed and if I can assist further please let me know.
With best wishes, as ever
Anna Soubry MP for Broxtowe
Barton House
High Road
0115 9436507

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Terry Holloway – Plessey Employee /Rufford Avenue Bramcote 1958

Our Facebook readers may recall an appeal I put out on behalf of Terry’s daughter in 2016. The post was very well received and shared and a number of people came forward who had fond memories of Terry. I was pleased to recently receive the following update:

Hi Sue
It’s been along time since we last had contact.(2016)
I want to thank you, Steve and Mick on your team for making it possible to find my late fathers co-workers from Plessey/GPT Beeston (1950s-1990s). It was proving so hard until I found Bramcote today.
It was such a comfort at a very difficult time to make sense of things, and I found having contact from the chaps he worked with so overwhelming with warmth and compassion.
The final cause of death at the hearing at the Council House Nottingham was Industrial Disease due to Asbestos. The Coroner had no doubt and I have the CD, a few paragraphs were quotes from his co-workers, which we are so grateful for.
The claim against Asbestos related death was rejected after a long case as it didn’t meet the criteria for compensation.
I wanted to update Bramcote Today, as you helped so much, and if any other employees in the future need support we could maybe support them as much as we were..
Thank-you to:
David Griffiths
Reg Woodward
Geoff Hatfield
John Marshall

Kind regards
Vivien Cooke-(Terrys daughter), Isobel and all his family

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Holocaust Memorial Event

Broxtowe Borough Council created the peaceful space in Bramcote Park to site A striking statue created by Naomi Blake, herself a survivor of the holocaust. (Left), This art work acts as a focus for the Memorial event held annually on 27th January.
Stapleford Town Council is officially represented by the Town or Deputy Town Mayor at this Service, hosted by the Mayor of Broxtowe. However, the event is open to the public and many people join the Civic Party to show their respect.

This year the Holocaust Memorial Service is being held on Friday, 26th January 2018 at 11.00a.m. and all are welcome to attend.
Councillor Richard MacRae has approached Stapleford Town Council requesting that the Carnegie Centre be available from 2.00p.m.-4.00p.m. on Friday, 26th January 2018 to mark this Memorial with an event allowing individuals to meditate on this year’s theme ‘The Power of Words.’

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News From Anna Soubry MP :Here’s to a great 2018!

Anna Soubry writes: There are various snippets of news so please read on. The diary section is growing so please send me details of all or any community events and I will include them.

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed a break, unlike many of those working in our NHS who have found themselves working under considerable pressure. Winter is always a particularly busy time especially in the Emergency Department. In anticipation of the additional work load the Government made available an extra £437 million and have freed up an extra 1000 beds. Notwithstanding the extra resources, our hospitals (the City and QMC) have had to cancel operations and some out patient clinics. We really do have to grasp the challenges our NHS and social care system face. Extra money is important but so too are better systems and integration. I am pleased that the Secretary of State for Health (Jeremy Hunt) will have apparently have even more responsibility for social care, though its not clear whether the funding of social care move to his Department. We all need to take greater responsibility to make sure we are fit and healthy and use the NHS responsibly. We are all living longer which is a good thing but it means, more than ever, we must strengthen our NHS and other public services and it’s not simply a matter of more money. Continue reading

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Dads and Kids Saturday 13th January

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Stapleford CAT Meeting 18 January 2018

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Stapleford Post Office

Donna Macrae advises: The Post Office on Church Street is to close and there was a worry we could end up without a Post Office in Stapleford after there was opposition to the proposal to move into a local Bargain Booze, following the withdrawal of Bargain Booze by the Manager Councillor Richard MacRae visited all the businesses along the High Street and made them aware of the chance to take on the Post Office, 3 were interested but only one, Gadgets:Stapleford carried out the full process and applied and became successful in this, we would like to thank Councillor Richard MacRae for working hard to make sure Stapleford kept a Post Office on the High Street in Stapleford and of course thank Sharon at Gadgets:Stapleford for her hard work in taking on the Post Office.


We have received an update regarding the Stapleford Post Office which will be officially opened by the Mayor of Stapleford and the Mayor of Broxtowe at 1 pm on Monday 8th January 2018.

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Possible 25p levy on takeaway coffee cups

The environmental audit committee today published a report on coffee cups wastage and the effects caused. They found that the UK produces 30,000 tonnes of coffee cup related waste each year and less than 0.25% is recycled. MPs are calling for: – A 25p levy on coffee bought in takeaway cups to be used to reduce the number of cups thrown away and invest in reprocessing facilities.  See here.

See here also for more information at

Full Report – Disposable Packaging Coffee Cups

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Shed break ins – beware!

shedI have been advised of several shed break ins in the Russley, Valmont, Rufford area of Bramcote in the last week or so. Please think about what is stored in your shed. If it is of specific value, consider keeping in your house or garage. Police advice can be viewed here. Sadly, even those without valuables are also being affected.

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Bramcote Hills Community Association – Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Bramcote Hills Community Association will take place on Tuesday 20th February at 7.30pm at Grangewood Methodist Church.

The guest speaker will be Rob Greer, Chair Bramcote Conservation Society: “The Aims and Aspirations of Bramcote Conservation Society in 2018 – A Personal View”

For the agenda of the meeting click on Agenda Annual General Meeting Tuesday 20th February 2018

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Surplus Food Donations

Surplus Food Donations from Tesco via Frareshare which are kindly donated to Stapleford Community Group are available at the Church@MontroseCourt from 9am tomorrow.
Montrose Court off Melbourne Road Stapleford.
The food is available for anyone who can collect between 9am and 10am tomorrow.
We would like to thank Tesco for the generous food donations as it goes to help so many people who would otherwise be going without.

Donna MacRae

Stapleford Community Group

0774 034 4427


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Remember – bin day is a day later over the Christmas/New Year fortnight

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Action Hunger

Action HungerDr John Doddy and the Action Hunger team would like to wish everyone a happy Christmas.
The Charity is simple in its conception but uniquely positioned to target Homelessness and Rough Sleeping right on the street where the need is most acute. We envisage an Action Hunger Vending Machine in every town and city where homelessness and rough sleeping are identified.
PS there are still a few tickets left for the Conservative Annual Supper Party on 19th January – Guest Speaker Cllr. Dr. John Doddy . Phone Martin 07496445455 .

Cllr. Dr John Doddy
Chair Health & Wellbeing Board
Nottinghamshire County Council

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Where can I get mental health support over Christmas?

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Alderman White School in Nottingham signs Autism Alliance Charter

Alderman White School in Nottingham signs Autism Alliance Charter in partnership with Autism East Midlands and celebrates the unveil of The Haven (student space).

Alderman White School in Nottingham signs Autism Alliance Charter in partnership with Autism East Midlands and celebrates the unveil of The Haven (student space).  Since the summer of 2017 the learning and development team at Autism East Midlands working in partnership with the Autism Alliance have provided autism awareness training for all the staff at the school and have also produced an autism friendly environmental audit.  The school have worked closely and swiftly to ensure suitable changes have been made to improve their school and to ensure an autism friendly environment.

The school staff and student also proudly unveil The Haven (student space) originally created to support one young student with complex needs who required a classroom work space to accommodate his physical and medical condition.  This space has grown and become much more, designed and developed by both staff and students with the objective to create a workable space for students with additional needs, those on the autism spectrum, and for students who from time to time may require a quiet space to break from lessons.

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Crime updates for South Broxtowe

A few updates for you:-

Shed Breaks

Redwood Crescent, Beeston 1900-2100 20/12/2017
Baulk Lane, Stapleford – 1700 19/12/2017 and 0800 20/12/2017

Please can you check your shed security? Now is a great time to do so. Make it difficult for thieves to enter. Please ensure all valuable items in the shed are marked and locked (especially cycles and lawn mowers etc.)

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