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trentbarton Fare Changes from 29 January

tb-logotrentbarton  be making some changes to their fares from Sunday 29 January. These changes will affect their MANGO day caps as well as saver7 and 28 day ticket prices.

trentbarton say they understand that increases to fares are never good news, and the decision was not taken lightly. These latest changes will enable them to continue to invest in their buses, their features and latest technologies, making sure they remain the really good bus company.

Here are the new prices from Sunday 29 January:

For ways to save money on bus travel, head to the saver and MANGO pages of the trentbarton website.

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Broxtowe Planners Advice on Local Plan Part 2 Published

Paul Nathanail, Chair, Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum writes: Broxtowe’s planning officers have published their advice to the Jobs and Economy Committee to consider at its meeting on 26 January.

The agenda and supporting papers, including the proposals for Part 2, for the Broxtowe Jobs and Economy meeting on 26 January are available from:

I will provide a summary of the key points as they affect Bramcote at the Bramcote Neighbourhod Forum meeting on Monday.‎ Forum members can contribute and vote at such meetings.

Anyone not yet a member can sign up at:

Paul Nathanail
Chair, Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum

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Garden Waste collection will cost more – We can pay online.

Broxtowe residents are being reminded to subscribe early to the 2017/18 garden waste service to ensure their collections continue seamlessly into the new subscription period.

2017/18 subscription letters will be delivered to households in the Borough over the next three weeks. The current subscription year ends on 2nd April and new prices for the upcoming year (3rd April 2017- 1st April 2018 inclusive) are as follows: Continue reading

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Comment from Nick Palmer 17 January 2017

nick-palmerAs you know, I’m being sparing in my comments at the moment, but I’d like to make a few specific criticisms of where Government and Broxtowe’s local representation is taking us.

Local hardline policies

Loyalty to Conservative hard-liners is now consistently trumping the public interest. The Conservatives on the County Council voted solidly against Nottinghamshire being one of the counties asking for greater help for social care, even though there is an obvious crisis and plenty of Conservatives elsewhere are among those pressing for action. Instead, the Government is cutting corporation tax on dividends, which is clearly nice for shareholders but not an obvious priority, since we already have one of the lowest rates in the developed world and we really need companies to be investing, not paying out fat dividends. Continue reading

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News from Anna Soubry MP 15 January 2017

jan1Anna Soubry writes: Like many constituents I was struck down by a nasty bug over Christmas. Unfortunately it returned with a vengeance on Wednesday so I was forced to miss an important debate in Parliament on the NHS. I am now on the mend. On Tuesday the Prime Minister will give a speech setting out her Brexit objectives. As I suspect you know I will honour the referendum vote and will vote to trigger A50. I want us to stay in the single market and I believe in the free movement of people – which is where the PM and I part company. I suspect most people are tiring of the Brexit debate – we all need to move on, come together and get the very best deal for everyone in the UK.

There’s a lot of news and views so please read on.

With all good wishes as ever,

Anna Continue reading

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New Gym Equipment at Bramcote Leisure Centre

Anyone looking to get fit for the new year or keep up their exercise regime will benefit from three full refurbished gyms at Liberty Leisure’s three leisure centres.

Over Christmas the gyms at Bramcote Leisure Centre, Kimberley Leisure Centre and Chilwell Olympia were fully refurbished with the latest fitness equipment by industry leading supplier Technogym. 

Members can now train on some of the finest and latest models such as SkillsMills, Watt Bikes and Excite Climb, a stepping machine which uses unique split step technology to name a few.    Continue reading

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Broxtowe Community reflects on Holocaust at Annual Memorial Event

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The Broxtowe Community will stand together at a short ceremony later this month to mark the 17th annual event on Friday 27th January which will take place in the Walled Garden at Bramcote Hills Park at 11.00am. 

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Graham Harvey will join 14 year old Oliver Leask and Nathan Taylor pupils from Alderman White School and members of Bramcote Youth Voice, in delivering readings to reflect the theme of this year’s event, ‘How Can Life Go On?’  Continue reading

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White Hills Park – Our New School is Coming!

whpf-logoPress release from The White Hills Park Federation Trust:

The White Hills Park Federation Trust is pleased to announce that detailed planning has begun on the Bramcote College site as the first stage towards a new school build. Students arriving back from their Christmas break will have seen workmen around the site, carrying out the detailed topographical survey that will form part of the planning application for our new school buildings. It is an incredibly exciting start to 2017 to see this vital project moving forward so well and we are now looking forward to developing and submitting detailed plans. Continue reading

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Help shape the future of your health and care

Public events to hear views on joint plan for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (the STP)

 The organisations that commission and provide health and social care services across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County are seeking the views of patients and the wider public on their joint five year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

The draft STP for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire was published in November last year, and outlines how local NHS providers, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), councils, and other health and care services collectively plan to improve the quality of care, their population’s health and manage finances across the system. The full plan, appendices and a summary guide are available at

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Official Minutes of CAT Meeting held 5 December 2016

Click here to read the Minutes of meeting 5 December 2016

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Nordic Walking on Hickings lane Rec

Sat 14thnordeck January @ 11:15

Hickings Lane Recreation Ground Stapleford , Nottinghamshire


Call :  07713 948833 for details

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Bramcote Hills Community Association Annual General Meeting

BHCA LogoThe Annual General Meeting of Bramcote Hills Community Association will be held at  7.30pm  on Wednesday 15 February 2017 at Grangewood Methodist Church.

The guest speaker is Paul Nathanail ‘Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum Update’.

Members of the Association should note that items of Any Other Business must be notified to the Secretary, Alison Wilson, no less than 2 weeks before the meeting.

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Interested in joining Weightwatchers in Wollaton?

Weightwatchers meeting open at

St Leonard’s Community Centre Bramcote Lane Wollaton NG8 2ND

Meets Monday 5.30-6.30pm

Come and join us we are a very friendly group

Margaret Stone

Weightwatchers coach

07989 460231


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Come and Join Hemlock Garden Club


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Bramcote Hills Golf Course Planning Application Appeal

broxtoweMrs E Palmer-Barnes, Broxtowe Borough Council writes:

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)
Land at: Bramcote Hills Golf Course, Thoresby Road, Bramcote
Proposed development: Outline application to develop former Bramcote Hills Golf Course [part], all matters reserved except for access from Deddington Lane, for use as a continuing care retirement and specialist care community consisting of accommodation units comprising up to 38 x 2 bed bungalows, 4 x 1 bed bungalows, 40 x 1 bed assisted care units and 18 x 1 bed flats together with specialist care/ancillary communal facilities
Appeal reference: APP/J3015/W/16/3162096
Appeal starting date: 5 January 2017
Appellant’s name: Champions Gate Ltd

I am writing to let you know that an appeal has been made to the Secretary of State in respect of the above site after refusal of the proposal by the Council for the following reason: Continue reading

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Free Parking in Beeston & Stapleford – Selected Time & Car Parks only

Shoppers can take advantage of additional free parking in Broxtowe Borough Council’s car parks. 

In addition to no parking charges after 4.00pm Monday to Friday in all Council car parks (except Station Road car park near Beeston train station), there is now also free parking after 12 noon on Saturdays. Continue reading

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Beeston’s Chinese New Year celebration cancelled

chineseLiberty Leisure Limited have had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Chinese New Year celebration event that was planned to take place in Beeston Square on 28th January.

“It is with a heavy heart that we have been forced to cancel this event and we sincerely apologise for any disappointment it will cause” said Interim Managing Director, Chris Laxton-Kane.

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Literacy Volunteers needed for local primary schools


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Rolf Noskwith, Bletchley Park Codebreaker, Dies Aged 97

rolf-noskwithRolf Noskwith, thought to be the last surviving Bletchley Park Cryptographer, passed away aged 97 yesterday. Rolf lived for many years in Sandiacre and was connected with Bramcote through his membership of Bramcote and District Probus Club. Continue reading

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Major Oak leaves a legacy in Stapleford

Left to right Borough Councillor Ray Darby, Mayors’ Escort grand-daughter Amy Daykin, Mayor of Broxtowe Councillor Graham Harvey, Mr Norman Lewis MBE, Borough Councillor John McGrath.

Left to right Borough Councillor Ray Darby, Mayors’ Escort grand-daughter Amy Daykin, Mayor of Broxtowe Councillor Graham Harvey, Mr Norman Lewis MBE, Borough Councillor John McGrath.


An Oak sapling, grown from an acorn from the world famous Major Oak tree was planted last week in Stapleford.

Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Graham Harvey joined Norman Lewis MBE, Vice Patron of Sherwood Forest Trust to plant the sapling in Queen Elizabeth II Park, Toton Lane, Stapleford to mark the end of 2016, the Queen’s 90th year. Continue reading

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