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Bramcote Hills Park Community Cafe – Architects Plans Received

David Watts writes: We are delighted to have received the revised architects plans from Pinelog, who are designing and building the cafe. These were on display last Saturday at the Hemlock Happening and we would like to thank the many hundreds of people who visited our stall. There was unanimous praise for the design and we will be moving towards applying for planning permission shortly.

Click on this link to see all visuals on display at the Hemlock Happening.

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Get Your Skates on to Support Homeless People

Party-goers in Nottingham can do their bit to support homeless people by pulling on a pair skates and dancing the night away.

Skateland Roller Skating Rink in Prospect Place, Lenton, is holding a fun-packed fancy dress roller disco on the evening of Saturday, July 1st in aid of Framework.

The event, which will feature music from the 80s, 90s, 00s, comes at the end of the charity’s annual Do It For Framework Week – seven days of activities to raise vital funds and increase awareness about its work.

Tickets are £6 per adult and £4 for children, with all proceeds going to Framework. Tickets can be purchased at Continue reading

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News From Anna Soubry MP, 22 June 2017

Anna Soubry writes:It’s just over a year since Jo Cox was murdered by an extreme right wing terrorist. Within days of many of us gathering to celebrate Jo’s belief that “we have more in common than that which divides us”, there was another hate filled attack in London. This time the target were Muslims and it seems the attacker was motivated by a hatred of Islam, no doubt based on ignorance and intolerance.
As we basked in the weekend sunshine at Great Get Togethers, it was also a time to reflect on where we are as a society – as a country. The last twelve months have indeed been momentous, but I am far from convinced we have emerged a better, more united people. Indeed, I believe we are more divided and the language of hate permeates through too much of British life. Continue reading

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Sprinklers for all Nottingham City Council’s Tower Blocks

Click on the link to read the BBC News article.

Click on the link to read the Nottingham Post article.

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Japanese Knotweed in Kilburn Close, Bramcote Moor

Sam Routley writes: A small clump of Japanese Knotweed has been found growing in a neighbour’s garden on Kilburn Close, Bramcote Moor.

This has appeared 6 months after work by a garden clearance company who may have brought it in on their boots / tools.

Japanese Knotweed is an invasive plant that is very difficult to control and will break through concrete including house foundations. The presence of this plant on any property can make it difficult to obtain a mortgage and it can be expensive to eradicate if allowed to become established. It can devalue both the property and neighbouring properties by tens of thousands of pounds.

Plans are in hand to kill the plant that has been found, but neighbours are advised to keep an eye in their own gardens in case the plant has already spread, which it does through underground roots. It needs to be treated with a Glyphosate weedkiller, repeatedly for about 5 years, and any remnants burned. Neighbours are advised against trying to dig it up unless you are prepared to dig down 3 meters, and 8 meters across! It is illegal to dispose of it in any of your bins as it is considered as controlled waste.


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Following the devastating fire at Grenfell Town in London last week, there is understandably concern about the safety of Council buildings and the fire safety measures in place.

Broxtowe Borough Council is reassuring its tenants with the following information: Continue reading

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Broxtowe Matters June 2017

Has your copy been delivered? If you haven’t seen it, click on Broxtowe Matters June 2017

Source: Broxtowe Borough Council Press Release.

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Advanced Roadworks Bulletin -Temporary Prohibition of Driving A6007 Ilkeston Road, Bramcote

A6007 Ilkeston Road, Bramcote – From its junction with A6002 Coventry Lane to its junction with A52 Derby Road (Bramcote island).

From 21:00hrs Sunday 3rd September 2017 to 06:00hrs Monday 4th September.

Click on BR17-058 Advanced Roadworks Bulletin for details.

Source: Councillor Steve Carr.

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trentbarton Bus Routes 18, 21 and Sunday Service 20

Peter Chatfield writes: The revised timetables for 9 July are now on the trentbarton pages. (18 21 20) The only thing I note is that reference is still made to the Happy and and the Jaguar as timing points although they no longer exist. Also the Chequers in Stapleford has been renamed.

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Crime Update 19 June 2017

Paula Hipkiss (Police, PCSO 7187, Beeston (Broxtowe South) writes:

Lovely weather set to continue but don’t forget to keep an eye on windows and doors. Please make sure they are locked before you go to bed.

Check on elderly neighbours where possible during the warm spell.

Burglary other than Dwelling:-
15/06/2017 – Bembridge Court, Bramcote – attempt garage break.
16-17/06/2017 – Rufford Avenue, Bramcote – Shed broken into and a Specilized cycle stolen.
16/06/2017 – Stapleford Road, Trowell – garage broken into and tools stolen.
16/06/2017 – Baulk Lane, Stapleford – garage broken into, nothing stolen on this occasion. Continue reading

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National Neighbourhood Watch Week June 17-25

This is a message sent via Broxtowe Community. This information has been sent on behalf of Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network. We’re Neighbourhood Watch – the largest grassroots crime prevention movement in England and Wales.

We’re celebrating National Neighbourhood Watch Week (June 17-25) with a bumper edition of our bi-monthly e-newsletter Our News.

Click here to read it and find out how Neighbourhood Watch is helping to connect and protect communities.

Best wishes from the NHWN team

Neighbourhood Watch is proud to be supported by the Co-op Insurance and ERA Home Security.

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White Hills Park Federation – All Schools Rated Good in Latest Ofsted Inspections

Three schools across the White Hills Park Federation have all received three good ratings from Ofsted – rising from the previous ratings of requires improvement.

See Nottingham Post

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The Bramcote School Summer Celbration

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Army Cadet Force volunteers ready for Three Peaks Challenge

Adult volunteers who help young people in Nottinghamshire are set to reach new heights by taking on the Three Peaks Challenge for charity.

The instructors with Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) are looking to climb the mountains of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon within 24 hours beginning at 5pm on Friday 23 June. Continue reading

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Things May be Changing for You…

trentbarton write: From Sunday 9 July 2017, Broadmarsh bus station will close its doors and kick out the pigeons to make way for a shiny new bus station and car park.

The work is expected to last for two years, and during that time our buses will relocate to the surrounding streets.

We’ve tried to keep disruption to an absolute minimum, and during the works we’ll have team members on the ground to help communicate these changes and make sure we don’t leave anybody behind.

We appreciate you patience, and please be rest assured that our team will do their best to keep you moving.

Where to Catch Your Bus in the City Centre

Services through Bramcote
eighteen – Beeston & Stapleford – B1 Beastmarket Hill
i4 – QMC | Sandiacre & Derby – F3 Friar Lane
21 – Ilkeston | Kirk Hallam & Heanor – X1 Mount Street
20 – Beeston, Stapleford, Ilkeston and Heanor (Sundays only) – B1 Beastmarket Hill Continue reading

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Alcohol Orders to Tackle Anti-Social Behavior

Powers to help prevent anti-social behaviour as a result of alcohol consumption have been introduced in six public areas in Broxtowe. 

The Council’s Community Safety Committee agreed to transfer existing Designated Public Place Orders (DPPOs) to Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) for alcohol consumption in Beeston North, Beeston Town Centre, Eastwood, Kimberley and Manor Park, Toton, as well as designating a further area in Stapleford Town Centre. Continue reading

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Crime Update 15 June 2017

Paula Hipkiss (Police, PCSO 7187, Beeston (Broxtowe South) writes:

Lovely spot of good weather over the latter part of the week and the weekend – please be mindful of windows and doors being open….opportunist thieves love the warm weather!!

Please remember to remove all items of value from your vehicles.

If you are out and about on your cycles please remember to use D Locks…. thin locks are very easy to cut. Continue reading

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Group exercise and fitness training in Bramcote parks

We currently offer 5 classes between King George VI Park (Town St) & Bramcote Hills Park (off Coventry Lane) covering all adult age group & fitness levels.

Experienced instructors OMG (Our Mobile Gym) pride ourselves on our level of coaching and want to share our knowledge & passion for fitness.

Our aim is to keep everyone Mobile as well as Motivated. Our objective to offer sessions that are always original, effective & Fun !

For more information email us at

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Hemlock Happening

This picture was taken at the Hemlock Happening on Saturday. It features The Maypole Goodtime Band who entertained crowds at the event.


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Crime Alert Update

Paula Hipkiss (Police, PCSO 7187, Beeston (Broxtowe South) writes:

Crime update for last couple of days over Broxtowe South cluster:-

Theft of Motor Vehicle:-

Dennis Avenue, Beeston – 11/06/2017 – Theft of a Yamaha Ferago 535.

Theft from Motor Vehicle:-

Selside Court, Chilwell – between 05 -11/06/2017 – Number plates stolen from a vehicle.
Trevor Road, Chilwell – 12-13/06/2017 – Number plates stolen from a vehicle.

Burglary Other Than Dwelling:-

Attenborough Lane, Beeston – between 12-13/06/2017 – Shed broken into and tools stolen.
Trowell Moor, Trowell – between 06/06/2017 and 13/06/2017 caravan used for storage broken into.

Best wishes,

Neighbourhood Police Team – Broxtowe South Cluster

Source: Broxtowe Community email.

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