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Friends jailed over double fatal A52 race crash

Bramcote residents will recall this tragedy and the aftermath, including Tony Smith’s petition to introduce traffic calming measures. Many previous associated articles can be read here.

Today, the two survivors were jailed for their part in this reckless act. The following is taken from the Nottingham Post – click here for the full article.

The four men were in two cars racing each other at “frightening” speeds on the A52 near Nottingham, a court heard.
One of the cars, a Honda, smashed through a central reservation and into the path of an oncoming lorry, killing Gurdip Singh Kareer, 41, and driver Kyle O’Connor, 22, instantly.
Latham Wilbraham and Kyle Bennett, in the other car, were both given six year jail terms at Nottingham Crown Court.

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Derby and Nottingham Metropolitan Area

Nottingham and Derby are planning to take over Broxtowe Borough Council.

To see the leaflet in full click here.  Derby Nottingham Metropolitan Area

The consultation ran over summer 2016 and the results and findings can be read here.

I have added their key findings summary in my comment below.

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Bramcote Hills park height restriction barrier

Following the problems with Travellers earlier in the year Broxtowe Borough Council are fitting a height restriction barrier at the Car Park to Bramcote Park off Ilkeston Road.

This will allow cars and vehicles under 2 metres in height unrestricted access, but will stop larger vehicles and caravans etc. The car park will remain open 24 hours. I am told that the Emergency Services have keys to such Barriers.

The post will be in a few days to let the concrete set, then the top will be attached and left in an open position for a short while. A sign will go up to warn people and the barrier will be moved across after a certain date.

Councillor Richard MacRae

Stapleford North Ward
Stapleford Town Council
Broxtowe Borough Council

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Employment Fraud Alert

Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) writes: The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified a number of reports where job seekers are being targeted by fraudsters trying to obtain personal and banking details from them, or requesting money to secure accommodation. Continue reading

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Bramcote Senior Citizens – WI Free Afternoon Tea 2 December

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THE HIGHLY anticipated first property in the exclusive new, Bramcote development has been released to market, with the public being able to see inside for the first time next Saturday (18 November).
Located at Chilwell Lane, the boutique development comprises of five homes with the first five bedroom, 2,400 sq ft property now being released. With top-of-the-line features and having been completed to the highest possible standard, the agent – FHP Living – expects a considerably level of interest at the open day.
“This is a really exciting development in an absolutely fantastic location,” said Ian Marriott, associate director at FHP Living.

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A 13 YEAR OLD from Beeston has been elected as Broxtowe’s new Youth Mayor. Alfie Russell, from Alderman White School in Bramcote, was voted in at a recent meeting of Broxtowe Youth Voice.

Alfie’s first official engagement as Youth Mayor will be at the Beeston Remembrance Parade on Sunday (12th November), where he will read a poem as part of the service at the War Memorial.
Explaining why he ran for the role of Broxtowe Youth Mayor, Alfie said: “The young people of Broxtowe matter. They should be able to have their say in how the community is run and be able to voice their thoughts. I would like to make this happen and make changes according to what young people think, not just myself.”
Alfie’s other main aim is to raise awareness for Mental Health and the PREVENT campaign and hopes to achieve a lot during his year in office.
He also encouraged other young residents to get involved, adding: “I would encourage people to get involved to help make changes in our community. We need to hear all sides of the story and to do that we need a diverse panel of young people. The more people we get involved then the more representative we become of our community. That can only be a good thing because it allows us to forge great relationships and build an understanding of the needs and beliefs of others to build a united Broxtowe.”
For more information or if you’d like to join Broxtowe Youth Voice, please contact Pav Ayoub at Nottinghamshire County Council by e-mail on or call 01623 626 972.

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St Michael and All Angels Christmas Fayre Saturday18 November

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Stapleford Christmas Lights Switch On Saturday 25th November

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Phantom Debt Collectors and Bailiffs Fraud Alert

Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) writes:

Action Fraud has recently experienced an increase in the number of calls to members of the public by bogus bailiffs requesting payments for a “phantom” debt. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a bailiff working on behalf of a court, attempting to recover funds for a non-existent debt.

The caller will request payment by means of bank transfer and if this is refused, will threaten to visit the premises to recover the debt that is owed. A range of different businesses and individuals are being targeted.

Though this type of fraud can occur throughout the UK, Action Fraud has noted that a significant level of reports are being made from those in the Yorkshire area. Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday parade 12th November 2017

Remembrance Sunday Parade.jpgRemembrance Sunday
Stapleford Town Council has the privilege to organise the Remembrance Services in Stapleford.
This year the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month falls on a Saturday.
You are invited to join the Town Mayor at the Walter Parker VC Square on Saturday 11th November 2017 AT 11.00a.m. to mark the date of the Armistice with a two-minute silence.
Remembrance Sunday Service will be held on the Walter Parker VC Square on Sunday 12th November 2017 at commencing at 10.45a.m.
This is a formal Service of Remembrance and any organisation desirous of laying a wreath should contact the Town Clerk immediately, if they have not already done so.
Both these Services are very poignant events and commence and end with a Parade of Uniformed Youth Organisations. (above)
The Town Mayor invites you to join him for tea/coffee in the Carnegie Centre following the Service on Saturday, 11th November 2017.

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Dads and Kids is on this Saturday at 10-12 at Bramcote Church

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Cafe in the Park – Fund Raising Dinner

For more information you may contact Malcolm Gent 0787 491 5976 or by email

To avoid disappointment please book before Christmas.

To book click here – Jewel in the Crown Booking Form

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Anna Soubry MP on Andrew Marr Show

Anna states that the scandal in Westminster has to be sorted out properly.

Click on this link to see the BBC Show.    

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Christmas Bazaar Saturday 18th November at St. Michael’s Church

DSCN1558.JPGEVENT – Christmas Bazaar

WHEN – Saturday 18th November from 10.30am to 1.30pm

WHERE – The Church Centre of St. Michael and All Angels, Church Street, Bramcote

The Bazaar is being opened by ANNA SOUBREY MP at 10.30am together with the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Haliman Khaled MBE.

Should you have any questions or require any further information please contact the Church Communicator, Richard Portwood at

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Calling All Wannabe Santas and Elves

It’s that time of year again! The Chilwell Santa Dash returns on Sunday 3rd December and we’re inviting all of you to join us for some festive fun. We provide the santa suits for the adults and the elf hats for the juniors and then we set you off on a 2km run/walk on our route around the grounds of Chilwell Olympia.

It’s a perfect way to kick off your yuletide season.
You can enter today on our website.

We look forward to seeing you there.
Ho Ho Ho!
The Liberty Leisure Limited team.

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New Refuse Collection Schedule

Councillor Martin Plackett writes:-

Broxtowe Borough Council NEW Refuse Collection schedule commences on MONDAY 4th DECEMBER. Collections will begin from 6.30am except glass which will remain at 7.00am. SOME collection DAYS WILL CHANGE.

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Carpenter Court safety visit 1 LRThe UK’s leading retirement developer, McCarthy and Stone, recently welcomed a team of children and the Councillor for Stapleford North, Richard MacRae, to the site of its forthcoming Retirement Living development, Carpenter Court.

Councillor Richard MacRae and the children donned hard hats and hi vis jackets to take a look around the site, where construction is now well under way.

Accompanied by John Causer, Stapleford Construction Site Manager, the children, aged between ten and twelve, were taken on a tour of the exciting new site with Councillor Richard MacRae and thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the diggers and cranes close up.

McCarthy and Stone organised the visit as a practical and fun way of engaging with a younger audience to reinforce the importance of being safe on a construction site and to promote all that is positive about the construction and housebuilding industry.

Councillor Richard MacRae, comments: “The children all had a fantastic day with the McCarthy and Stone team and they loved seeing the diggers in action. We’re really grateful to the Site Manager, John Causer, for inviting us to come down and to all the team for giving up their time. We found it really enjoyable and informative, particularly in reinforcing the message about the dangers of playing on building sites.”

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Primary school children take leading role in charity song for homeless people

Framework Charity Song - 2 (2)More than 300 singers and players from across Nottinghamshire and further afield have played a starring role in an unprecedented musical fundraising initiative – by producing a charity single to support local homeless people.
Reach Out and Lend a Helping Hand, on sale from Wednesday, November 1 in aid of homelessness charity Framework, is the result of an extraordinary nine-month project, initiated by Nottingham musician Andrew Randell and composer Chris Lawry and inspired by the children of Kirkby Woodhouse School.
Directed by project leader and song producer Chris Lawry, the lyrics were penned after workshop sessions with the schoolchildren; vocals were provided by six community choirs, with orchestral accompaniment by individual musicians from across the country. The resulting track was mixed by Mr Lawry and mastered by Ian Jones, a top engineer at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London.

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Press release from M.P. Anna Soubry’s office

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry held a debate in Parliament on behalf of 16 year-old speed skater Kyle Ross-Waddell.

Kyle, who attends Bramcote School, has been told he cannot study Speed Skating for his GCSE PE despite being identified as a potential Olympian. He is one of only fifteen 15-18 year olds training at the GB Short Track Speed Skating Academy. Kyle commits 6 days a week to training but because speed skating has been removed from the accepted sports list, Kyle has been forced to study other sports.

Anna called on the Department for Education to review the decision to remove speed skating and other Olympic sports from the accepted activities list.

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