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Today Nottingham has taken over Parliament

Today Nottingham has taken over Parliament to raise the city’s profile at Westminster and let the Government know about the great things underway in one of the country’s top cities. Continue reading

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Wollaton Man Fined for Overgrown Garden

A Wollaton man was handed a £100 fine after being found guilty of an offence under the Town and County Planning Act 1990 at Nottingham Magistrates Court. He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £505 and a £30 victim surcharge. Continue reading

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New Youth Mayor for Broxtowe

youth-mayor-2016-17Broxtowe’s new Youth Mayor and Deputy Youth Mayor made their first public appearance in their new roles last night, at their first full Broxtowe Borough Council meeting since being elected earlier this month.  

Samaira Saleem, 17, from Nuthall, was elected the new Broxtowe Youth Mayor, taking over from Ellie Sandy.

Broxtowe Youth Voice also elected Yamam Alsudani as Deputy Youth Mayor 

At the meeting, Samaira and Yamam met the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Graham Harvey, as well as members.  Continue reading

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Sherwin Island maintenance this Friday

Paul Summers has advised that this Friday 28th October arrangements have/are being put in place to undertake a scheduled maintenance visit to the island.

The works in hand will include the following:
1. Hand weeding the larger weeds
2. Spraying of the smaller weeds
3. Litter picking and general maintenance

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Keeping The Village in Trim

Tony Smith (Treasurer Bramcote Conservation Society) Writes: Members of Bramcote Conservation Society have recently been busy tidying up and trimming the ivy and overgrowth away from the Herringbone wall around the vicarage in Bramcote Village. (The ivy had started to ingress into the wall and was gradually pulling away the mortar).

We regularly undertake small projects/ maintenance in the area on a voluntary basis and are always looking for new members to join in and help. If you are interested in local Conservation feel free to join, full details on the website

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News from Anna Soubry MP October 23 2016

a01Anna Soubry writes: It has been a busy few weeks in Parliament and locally so there’s lots to report. The Post Office has announced plans to relocate Stapleford Post Office to Bargain Booze in the town. There has been universal opposition to the plan and in addition to signing the petition, I urge everyone to contact the Post Office and make their views known – full details below.

As ever,

Anna Continue reading

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News From the Liberal Democrats 22 October 2016

Liberal Democrats LogoDavid Watts writes on: 1. Council Budget Consultation, 2. Boots Job Loses, 3. Chetwynd: Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum, 4. Keyring Proposal Approved, 5. Voluntary Firefighters Needed, 6. Charity and Second Hand Shops, 7. Stapleford CO-OP, 8. Coventry Lane Cycle Path, 9. Nuthall Island Adverts, 10. Term Time Holidays, 11. Road Salt, 12. Poverty in Nottinghamshire, 13. Empty Homes, 14. Beeston Enterprise Zone, 15. Chilwell Retail Park, 16. Stapleford Post Office, 17. Tram Compensation, 18. Bramcote Crematorium Christmas Service.  Continue reading

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A Superb Evening Awaits You

Almost time for the fabulous After Hours Quintet.   Join the Village Ventures Tour for One Night Only, at St Helen’s Parish Church, Stapleford; on Thursday, 20th October 2016 at 7.30p.m.

st-hThe After Hours Quintet play the fantastic sounds of the Roaring Twenties, from the wonderful romance of Django Reinhardt to the Hot Swing of Duke Ellington.   This music recalls the birth of Jazz and makes you want to tap your feet and DANCE!!!

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Charity Christmas and Gift Fayre 24 November


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serviceFAMILIES AND FRIENDS can remember their loved ones during the Festive Season at the annual Christmas Service of Remembrance at the Bramcote Crematorium on Sunday 4th December.

The service starts at 2.00pm in the Serenity chapel and will be led by Reverend Michael Grantham.

The service, which has become a poignant feature in the Crematorium’s calendar will last about an hour and include readings, prayers and Carols, with musical contributions from Soloist Sarah Carlin.

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Roadworks Coventry Lane and A6007 Ilkeston Road Bramcote

Closure overnight from Monday 31st October 2016 to Saturday 12th November 2016, 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 Roadworks Bulletin for full information and Diversion Route.

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Bramcote burglaries targeting Asian Gold

Police are appealing for information after two burglaries where the suspects were believed to be targeting Asian gold.

Both incidents happened in the Bramcote area, while the occupants were at home.

Asian gold is a general term which refers to jewellery bought and held by south Asian families, which is often passed down through the generations.

In the first burglary, three men smashed glass to enter a home in Thoresby Road, between 10.30am and 11am on Wednesday, October 5.

In another incident, two men stole jewellery, watches and electrical items after breaking into a house through the back door in Derby Road at about 8pm on Saturday, October 8.

Advice on protecting your jewellery includes:

  • Whether you are out or at home, always lock the doors and windows of your house.
  • When you are not wearing your jewellery keep it somewhere safe and out of sight.
  • Invest in a lockable concealed safe, for your home and use it. Or hire a security box. HSBC bank offers a service to account holders. Other banks and security companies may also do this.
  • Invest in a burglar alarm and remember to turn it on.
  • Insure your jewellery. If it is already insured, is your policy up-to-date?
  • Photograph your pieces and upload them to the Immobilise website – – so if they are lost or stolen, you stand a better chance of getting them back.
  • Security mark your pieces with methods such as Smartwater or SelectaDNA.
  • Be discreet with your jewellery in crowded, public places. Don’t make yourself a target for an opportunist thief.

To speak to Nottinghamshire Police’s Crime Prevention Unit about protecting your property and reducing your chances of becoming a victim of crime email crime.prevention@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.

To read the full article published in the Nottingham Post, click here

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Broxtowe Parliamentary Constituence – Boundary Commission Suggest a Change

Paul Nathanail has sent this to us by email:-   I have today made the following response to the Boundary Commission for England consultation on proposed changes to the Parliamentary constituency boundaries:

“Existing: BROXTOWE

Initial proposal: Broxtowe and Hucknall

Further to the consultation and based on the map data at I am writing to suggest an alternative boundary to the amended constituency of Broxtowe. Continue reading

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Sunrise This Morning

Linda Whitt writes: Here is a picture taken this morning in Bramcote. What a glorious sight to wake up to and I feel privileged to live here.


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Don’t Be Ghoulish This Halloween

sorry_no_county_001Young people in Broxtowe, along with their parents and carers are being encouraged to enjoy Halloween safely and respectfully as part of Broxtowe’s ‘No Trick or Treat’ campaign.

As part of the campaign, Broxtowe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire Police are urging local people to help put a stop to the anti-social behaviour that is often associated with Halloween by not visiting houses displaying ‘No Trick or Treat’ cards.

No Trick or Treat door and window cards will be available for free from various locations in the borough, including the Council Offices in Beeston, libraries and police stations, as well as being available to download from the Council’s website at

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What do we know about Brexit? What did we vote for?

Before the Referendum the Leave Campaign and the Remain Campaign both attempted to forecast the future.   Nobody can forecast the future with 100% accuracy.

I suggest that we should look back to Donald Rumsfeld’s response to questions about weapons intelligence on Iraq back in 2002.  When he said “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.”   Continue reading

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Long Eaton Silver Prize Band Concert 12 November Supporting the Friends of Bramcote Old Church Tower


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Guardians of Ancora Light Party Friday 28th October


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Fireworks Extravaganza Hemlock Scout Campsite 5 November


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News From Broxtowe Liberal Democrats 8 October 2016

Liberal Democrats LogoDavid Watts writes on: 1. Oxjam 2016, 2. Liberty Leisure, 3. HS2 Call, 4. Anna Soubry on Brexit, 5. New School For Lyncroft?, 6. Eastwood Cemetery Chapel, 7. School Refugee Appeal, 8. Death Café, 9. Barn Dance, 10. Harvest Celebration at Dig In, 11. Poetry. Continue reading

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