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Crime Update 20 August 2017

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

A few crimes to be aware of from around the Broxtowe South area:-

Theft of Vehicle

18/08/2017 – Middleton Crescent, Beeston

Damage to Vehicles

12/08/2017 – 13/08/2017 – Banks Road,Toton
17/08/2017 – Waverly Avenue, Beeston
19/08/2017 – Station Road, Beeston

Theft from Motor Vehicle

16/08/2017 – 17/08/2017 – Brailsford Way, Chilwell – vehicle entered and items stolen from within.
20/08/2017 – Oakfield Road, Stapleford – vehicle entered and items stolen.

Theft Other

15/08/2017 – Church Street Stapleford – lead stolen from bay window.
19/08/2017 – Beeston Town Centre – Giant Revel 4 Hardtail mountain bike stolen.

Burglary Other Than Dwelling

11/08/2017 – 15-082017 – Moss Drive, Bramcote – shed entered and items stolen from within,
15/08/2017 – 16/08/2017 – Rushes Close, Beeston – shed entered and motorbike stolen.
18/08/2017 – Town Stret, Bramcote – attempt theft of lead.

We are still getting bike thefts….please use a d lock where possible. Chain locks can be easily cropped and it can take less than 1 minute to steal a bike. Don’t risk losing your bike. Continue reading

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Bramcote CAT Meeting Agenda – 4 September 2017

Click on Bramcote CAT Agenda for Meeting on 4 September 2017

See also Neighbourhood Watch update September 2017 which will be presented at the meeting.

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Cookies Pond Bramcote – Flood Alleviation Works

Paul Summers, Broxtowe Borough Council, writes to Councillors Plackett, Doddy and Gould:

Please note that following on from the recent potential overflow and flooding of Cookies pond( Westbourne Ct , Bramcote), Ms Adcock the Environment teams Project Officer  (she has extensive experience in drainage related works and Computer Aided Design) has reviewed arrangements for controlling the water level in the pond and has instituted measures to ensure that a repeat of the recent incident is prevented

The investigation has identified root blockage in the outlet pipe and to address this a medium sized tree over the pipe run has been removed and the pipe which has been viewed via a camera and confirmed to be in poor condition and will be replaced. In addition to provide a second line of defence a soil bund will be installed that provides flood protection and directs any potential overflow into a surface water gully.

Message forwarded to Bramcote Today by Councillor Martin Plackett.

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BROXTOWE BUSINESSES can get a free health check and advice next month at a drop in session at the Council Offices in Beeston.

Advisers from D2N2 Growth Hub and Beeston based Wren Accountancy will be on hand on Wednesday 20th September between 10.00am and 3.30pm to offer advice and support.

Each one-to-one session will last approximately 90 minutes and will give you the opportunity to ask questions and get practical tips:

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Water Leak on Church Street Stapleford

road.jpgCouncillor Richard MacRae reports:

The water leak is causing the road to fall apart. I reported this to Seven Trent weeks ago now and having been away on holiday I was so angry to see that it’s not yet been repaired when I got back the other night.

It has been reported to Seven Trent and Nottinghamshire County Council, by local residents and the Leader of Stapleford Town Council Councillor, Dave Pearson as well as myself.

Having been out to look again today it’s that bad that you can get your hand in the hole.

Further details on Notts TV at 5.30 this evening.

Stapleford North Ward
Stapleford Town Council
Broxtowe Borough Council

07740344427 @cllrrichardmacrae


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Conservative Councillor, Lee Fletcher, Secures a Stall for the Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum!

Councillor Fletcher writes: I am pleased to announce that the Forum will be present at the Chilwell Play Day taking place on Monday 14th August. Working with the Forum and the Council, I have managed to secure a late admission to the event. I am sure the Forum will do a fantastic job and I wish them every bit of success at the event. It’s great to see local people shaping their communities and I look forward to working with them on many more occasions.

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Welcome to Home Hardware

Town Mayor, Cllr Chris Rice, (Left: with Mr & Mrs Sandhu and local Ward Cllr Ray Darby) was invited to open ‘Home Hardware’ at 204 Derby Road, Stapleford.
Mr & Mrs Sandhu operate, ‘H Telecentre Euronics’ next door at 206 Derby Road, where they have been advising people on electrical purchases for 32 years. They have now branched out into hardware, with the Opening of Home Hardware, serving many more household needs for the people of Stapleford.
The Town Mayor cut a red ribbon declaring ‘Home Hardware’ open and was showered with flower petals and given a sweet, a traditional greeting, by Mrs Sandhu.
Chris said it was great to see investment in this end of Town and these sentiments were echoed by Cllr John Doddy, Nottinghamshire County Cllr, for this area, (below: with Chris and Mr & Mrs Sandhu who wished the new business well.

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Kids Competition for Dinosaurs of China

Roar-some competition gives Nottingham’s children a chance to win a bean bag starring their own ‘dream dinosaur’

● Inspired by the Dinosaurs of China exhibition in Nottingham

● Entrants must be aged 11 and under; competition open from Monday 10th July – Saturday 30th September.

● Winner and two runners up receive family tickets to the Dinosaurs of China exhibition in Nottingham; winner also receives a giant bean bag featuring a print of their drawing ● Entries submitted online at: Continue reading

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More on Cookie’s Pond Ilkeston Road

Further updates from Councillor Martin Plackett:-

Just left the site having viewed the Councils sterling work to avert a serious flood. Staff have been on duty through out the night and are taking steps to view the outlet with a camera to ascertain the problem; which may be tree roots? They are continuing to monitor. As a side issue the tree Officer discovered a rather dangerous tree which sadly to avoid an accident is currently being felled.

I have spoken with a number of residents, some of whom I know personally for a number of years and reassured them including the Warden at Westbourne Court of the Councils intentions.

Cannot praise too highly Broxtowe’s Staff for their prompt and first class attention to this issue. Well done Broxtowe!

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Cookie’s Pond Ilkeston Road

Broxtowe Borough Council Bramcote Ward Councillor Martin Plackett writes:- Thanks to Broxtowe Borough Council’s staff’s sterling work serious flooding was averted last evening from Cookie’s Pond on Ilkeston Road in BRAMCOTE.   The site is continuing to be monitored by the Council.   Pumps and sandbags were used and are still in place.   Further work on the outlet is being considered to solve what could have been a serious issue for Westbourne Court and other local residents.

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#Crime Not To Care

Fly-tipping in this country is reaching epidemic proportions. A recent report revealed that many local authorities are dealing with up to 50 incidents a day, with some dealing with up to 100 per day.
Research carried out by Keep Britain Tidy with the public shows that there is a staggering lack of understanding about their role in preventing fly-tipping. This week the Nottingham Post reported on one of the worst cases of fly tipping and the article can be read here.
A campaign was launched earlier this year by Keep Britain Tidy and tweets, related to this campaign, can be read from #CrimeNotToCare.

Is it time for a rethink for council? Closing recycling centres and withdrawing free collections is, inevitably, contributing to the £50 million plus cost (201-15) to councils.

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Bramcote Conservatives Invite All Friends and Supporters to Join Them for Their Annual Hog Roast.

Click on Hog Roast 2017 for details and how to book.

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£1000 Raised For Women’s Charity

A great British summer garden party has helped raised £1,000 for Wellbeing of Women, a charity which funds research into women’s reproductive health and childbirth.

The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Halimah Khaled MBE is supporting Wellbeing of Women as her chosen charity this year and joined friend and fellow Councillor, Dr. John Doddy at his home for the garden party, where guests enjoyed a three course curry lunch, entertainment and a raffle. Continue reading

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Party in the Park 12 August

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News From Anna Soubry MP 4 August 2017

This will be the last newsletter for a few weeks as I am off on holiday first thing tomorrow. The office will of course remain open and I will be checking my emails on a regular basis (as much as my family will allow).

I will not be able to attend the funeral of Owen Jenkins, the 12 year old from Beeston Rylands who drowned whilst saving others. Owen’s remarkable parents Nicola and Gary want tomorrow’s event to be a celebration of his life and I very much hope it will be.

As ever,

Anna Continue reading

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Stapleford Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Planning At The Playday

Margaret Downie, Town Clerk, Stapleford Town Council writes: Stapleford Town Council is almost ready to take its draft Neighbourhood Plan out to public consultation.

As pretaster to the public consultations Town Councillors and members of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will be attending the Stapleford Playday on Thursday, 10th August at Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground to give people a taste of what the Neighbourhood Plan will contain and also pick up on any ideas that the younger citizens of the Town may have to contribute t the discussion.

Look out for the Town Council Gazebo and don’t forget to drop in for a chat.

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Nottingham Carers Conference -Save the date

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An opportunity to support local charities

Dear Everyone

Now that I am retired I have taken up several charitable appointments and currently I am helping raise funds for two of these. I chair the SW Notts Scouts Executive Committee which is raising funds to help Scouts attend the International Scout Jamboree that will be held in the USA in 2019. I am also the lay-chair of the St Michael and All Angels (Bramcote Parish Church) Parochial Church Council which is raising funds for a number of commitments, repairs and projects that will benefit the church and the local community. I would really love it if you could help me support both of these causes.

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Bramcote Conservation Society’s restoration in the village.

Several members of Bramcote Conservation Society have been busy restoring and repainting the Information Map at the junction of Church Street and Town Street. The window which had become discoloured for some reason, has been replaced and the whole sign has been repainted, and spruced up.

Phil Sands, Christine Dilks and myself have spent some time over the past few days on this project, and once again, the map and information can be clearly seen. Many thanks to Broxtowe Council for allowing the Society to undertake this work. (The photographs show before and after completion)

Tony Smith

Bramcote Resident

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The Queen’s Medical Centre celebrates its 40th birthday today

What were you doing 40 years ago?  My pregnant wife and two sons were part of the crowd at Dunkirk Roundabout to welcome the Queen as she was driven to the QMC or The University Hospital as it was then known.    The Hospital has been a big part of our lives during the years since.

See the Nottingham Post article here.  

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