Hello again, a very Happy New Year and I hope you have had a lovely Christmas.
Along with hundreds of Toton resident’s I braced the chilly wind this afternoon and enjoyed the 25th Annual Duck Race. Age Concern have benefited from the high turnout and a special thank you to all the businesses who sponsored prizes. There’s a full list on the Toton Duck Race web site (details below).
Enjoy the rest of the festive season and with all good wishes as ever,
Arise Dame Susan Jowett!
After 40 years in teaching and having taken George Spencer Academy to an “outstanding” rating, Exec Head Susan Jowett has been honoured. Susan has been made a Dame in the New Honour’s List and she is a worthy recipient.
Tram Lines Danger to Cyclists
I am grateful that both BBC East Midlands Today and Central News covered my long running campaign to make Chilwell/High Road safe for cyclists. For almost two years I have been telling NET and the City Council that this stretch of the tram is dangerous given the high number of serious accidents when bicycle wheels have become stuck in a tram track. I very much hope that they will now make the road safe for cyclists either by using rubber inserts on the tram track or making the danger clear to cyclists so they dismount and use the pavement.
Kimberley Brewery Site Development Gets Go Ahead
I am very pleased that plans to develop the former brewery site in Kimberley have been given the go ahead. I had a very useful meeting with the owners and have offered my support to this important project which will provide homes on a brown field site. Securing finance for the development is a priority .
Forces in the Community Wins Funding
I am delighted that the Beeston based charity Forces in the Community has some much needed funding from ABF The Soldiers Charity. Regular readers will know I am a firm believer in the work Forces in the Community does for veterans and their families – notably their mental health work. Last year Rick Harrington and his team supported over 400 veterans offering advice on housing, employment and welfare matters.
What’s on in Broxtowe
Saturday 2 January
Dig in, Stapleford
10am till 12 noon
Where: Albany allotments, Pasture Road, Stapleford, NG9 8HZ.
What’s on: Come and help your local community allotment and learn new skills. Please click here to learn more about Dig In.
Saturday 9 January
Global Beeston Film
White Lion, Beeston
More details here
Trowell WI – evening of Rock and Roll
6:45pm till 11pm
Where: Trowell Parish Hall, Stapleford Road, Trowell, NG9 3QA.
What’s on: Featuring Ronnie and the Rockets, tickets cost £6, please bring your own food and refreshments. For further details please call 01159287051.