News From Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP 3March 2016

Anna  Soubry  MPAnna Soubry writes: There is still time to take part in the Clean for the Queen events taking place tomorrow morning throughout Broxtowe. There are details in the diary section.

I held a meeting with a very large number of cyclists who have been seriously injured in accidents on the tram tracks. My thanks to everyone who attended. We agreed that I will take up a campaign and

Following my meeting with the relevant parties, temporary warning signs have been erected along the route on Chilwell/High Road. A full review of signage and street markings is underway to stop cyclists being seriously injured.

Following my meeting with the relevant parties, temporary warning signs have been erected along the route on Chilwell/High Road. A full review of signage and street markings is underway to stop cyclists being seriously injured.

investigation, not only to make the route safer for cyclists, but to find out why it is so dangerous in particular between Central College and the former police station in Beeston and to ensure proper provision for cyclists is part and parcel of future public transport projects.

Over 30 cyclists have contacted me with details of very serious injuries suffered when their wheel became trapped in the tram tracks. these are all experienced and responsible cyclists.
Please contact me if you would like to help the campaign or you know a cyclist who has been injured. There is a lot of work to do and I am grateful for all the offers of help thus far.

There is a lot of news so please read on! Have a great weekend
As ever,
Anna

Toton’s Green Belt Vote

MR2It was with heavy hearts that Conservative and Independent Broxtowe Borough Councillors agreed to a planning application for up to 500 houses on Toton’s Green Belt land. On a positive note the Council has done an good job in changing the last Labour/Lib Dem Borough Council’s plans for over 500 houses and have made significant improvements to the economic development to take advantage of HS2 at Toton Sidings.

I remain opposed to the plans and will do all I can to stop hundreds of houses on Toton’s Green Belt. I fully understand why Conservative Councillors and the Independent, Richard Macrae voted in favour of the plans and make no criticism of them whatsoever. They simply found themselves with no alternative. The land was made a preferred site in the last administration’s “Core Strategy” and the advice from Council officers and indeed lawyers could not have been clearer.

Giltbrook/Ikea Road Campaign

MR3I held a meeting with Greasley’s Borough and County Councillors and officers from Broxtowe and Notts County Councils, to try and find a solution to the traffic problem at roundabout that serves Giltbrook Retail Park. This is a long standing problem which needs sorting. The solution is far from simple but Highways has undertaken to look at signage. Broxtowe and I have agreed to work together to look at improving the entire stretch of the A610 – I will keep you updated!

Broxtowe Fighting for a Fair Deal

MR4Broxtowe Borough Council leader Richard Jackson and Councillor Paul Simpson lobbied the Local Government Minister Marcus Jones, about the Council’s finances. There was disappointment that Broxtowe received a cut in Government funding so Richard and Paul made the case to Marcus in Parliament last week.

Awsworth Primary School Visit

MR5I had an excellent morning at Awsworth Primary School last Friday. I thoroughly enjoyed the dress rehearsal for Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ – the standard of movement, dance and drama was outstanding. I then received somewhat of a ‘grilling’ from year 5 and 6 students, who clearly care about their village (lots of issues to take up with their local Councillors) and have a keen interest in the EU referendum.

Beeston Library and Post Office Update

MR6Beeston Library is to undergo a £470,000 refurbishment. The library will close for at least 6 months in the summer whilst the renovations are carried out. A temporary home for the library whilst the refurbishment takes place is currently being sought.

My thanks to everyone who has signed a petition to “save” Beeston Post Office. In fact it is not closing – the Post Office is looking at moving it into a larger retail shop and extend and improve its services. The Post Office will consult with everyone and I will fully represent the views of residents.

Kimberley’s Madhatters No.1 Favourite

Well done Nygel and team at Madhatters, Kimberley our top tea room

Well done Nygel and team at Madhatters, Kimberley our top tea room

A huge congratulations to Madhatters of Kimberley which is the No 1 tea room in the Nottingham area according to Trip Advisor. Four Broxtowe tea rooms made the top 10. Lady Jayne’s Tearoom at the Japanese Water Gardens on Toton Lane came in fourth with Shabbylicious in Stapleford taking eight place.

Beauvale Priory was voted 3rd best tea room but the actual tea room is strictly outside of the constituency.

Read the full story in the Nottingham Post >>

I am very much of the view that we should remain in the EU and it was good to be out campaigning lwith Greens, Lib Dems and Independents in Beeston. I very much hope that Broxtowe Labour Party will play an active part in the local campaign.

I am making the positive case for us to stay in the EU as well explaining how leaving the EU will damage our economy, reduce growth and jobs and make us less safe.

I have done a fair bit of national media on the subject in my capacity as Business Minister. My debate with Nigel Farage on Channel 4 attracted quite a bit of attention so I hope you might watch it for both sides of the argument! The EU Referendum is on June 23rd and if you would like to support the Stronger In campaign then please let me know.

Watch my debate with Nigel Farage on Channel 4 >>

Bramcote launch for “Planting Plenty”

MR11Nottingham Trent University’s Horticultural students helped launch Broxtowe Borough Council’s new ‘Planting Plenty’ campaign at the Walled Garden in Bramcote Hills Park.

The Planting Plenty campaign is a follow on from the 100,000th tree initiative which saw the 100,000th new tree planted in the Borough at Jubilee Park in Eastwood earlier this month.

If you have a favourite public space that is in need of some plant therapy please let me know and I will send you details of Broxtowe’s scheme.

Congratulations to Eddie and Stephanie

Eddie Cubley was elected as the new Borough Councillor for Greasley and Stephanie Kerry was elected as Toton and Chilwell Meadows’ new Councillor in the recent by elections. Congratulations to them both. There was a good turn out considering the weather and a pleasing swing to the Conservatives.

Beautiful Attenborough Nature Reserve

MR12Attenborough Nature Reserve has been voted second best in the UK though most of us, I suspect ,would disagree and make it our favourite. As local photographer and publisher Sal Owens observes “yup it beat Rutland Water”. Thanks for the lovely Valentines Day photo Sal.

Leap Year proposal

MR13And finally, congratulations to Michelle Bakewell and Wayne Barker on their recent engagement. Michelle proposed to Wayne in Beeston Square on Leap Year Day.

What’s on in Broxtowe

Friday 4 March
Broxtowe Borough Clean for the Queen
10:30am till 12:30pm
Where: Kimberley, Stapleford and Chilwell.
What’s on: Special day of litter picking as part of a national Clean for the Queen campaign. Full details here.

Saturday 5 March
Saturday mornings with Dig In – Stapleford
10am till 12 noon
Where: Albany Allotments, Pasture Road, Stapleford, NG9 8HZ.
What’s on: Full details here.

Farmers Market – Stapleford
9am till 2pm
Where: Walter Parker Memorial Square, Derby Road, Stapleford.

Bramcote Old Church Tower Quiz Night
7:30pm
Where: Bramcote Memorial Hall.
What’s on: £10 per person which includes food. Full details here.

Attenborough Quiz Evening
7:15pm
Where: Attenborough Village Hall.
What’s on: Quiz night in aid of Christian Aid. Further details here.

WoW Bollywood Ball
7pm
Where: The Village Hotel, Chilwell.
What’s on: Wellbeing of Women Nottingham Branch are holding their annual ball, this years theme is Bollywood. Full details here.

Monday 7 March
Bramcote CAT meeting
7pm till 8:30pm
Where: Bramcote memorial Hall, Church Street.

Tuesday 8 March
Tea and Tech – Kimberley
2pm till 5pm
Where: Kimberley Town Council.
What’s on: Practical advice on how you can make payments when the cash offices close. Full details here.

Wednesday 9 March
Stapleford Jobs Fair
10am till 2pm
Where: The Meeting Place, 22-26 Nottingham Road, Stapleford, NG9 8HZ.
What’s on: Full details here.

Wednesday mornings with Dig In – Stapleford
10am till 12 noon
Where: Albany Allotments, Pasture Road, Stapleford, NG9 8HZ.
What’s on: Full details here.

Tea and Tech – Stapleford
2pm till 5pm
Where: The Haven Centre, Stapleford.
What’s on: Practical advice on how you can make payments when the cash offices close. Full details here.

Thursday 10 March
Village Ventures Production – Call Mr Robeson
7:30pm
Where: St Helen’s Parish Church, Stapleford.
What’s on: Please click here for full details on this production.

Tea and Tech – Beeston
2pm till 5pm
Where: Broxtowe Council Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston.
What’s on: Practical advice on how you can make payments when the cash offices close. Full details here.

Friday 11 March
Fairtrade Fortnight – Bramcote
7:30pm
Where: St Michael’s Church, Bramcote.
What’s on: There will be a large selection of Traidcraft produce to purchase as well as star guest David Greenwood-Haigh, Professional Chef and Chocolatier. Please email fairtrade@bramcoteparishchurch.com for details.

Beeston and District Civic Society – Meeting
7:30pm
Where: The Pearson Centre.
What’s on: Meeting with Nigel Adams of Hope Nottingham, full details here.

Saturday 12 March
Saturday mornings with Dig In – Stapleford
10am till 12 noon
Where: Albany Allotments, Pasture Road, Stapleford, NG9 8HZ.
What’s on: Full details here.

Memorabilia Day – Attenborough
10am till 4pm
Where: Attenborough Village Hall.
What’s on: Attenborough Village memorabilia day with photos, postcards, records, displays and much more.

Quiz Night- Strelley Hall
7.00pm for 7.30pm
Where: Strelley Hall
What’s on: Quiz night in aid of the Parish churches: All saints Strelly, St John’s Bilborough and St. Martin’s Bilborough. Admission £3 and includes light refreshments

Monday 14 March
Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth – Beeston
10am
Where: Beeston Town Hall.
What’s on: Local Authorities, Civic Dignitaries, Community Groups and Charities will be taking part in flag raising event to mark Commonwealth Day.

Wednesday 16 March
Fun for me Fun for you
10am till 12 noon
Where: The Pearson Centre, Nuart Road, Beeston.
What’s on: Games Workshop; come along and have some fun whilst you are shown how to get the most from the games.

Wednesday mornings with Dig In – Stapleford
10am till 12 noon
Where: Albany Allotments, Pasture Road, Stapleford, NG9 8HZ.
What’s on: Full details here.

Beeston and District Local History Society – talk
7:30pm
Where: Chilwell Memorial Hall.
What’s on: A talk by Val Bird ” Bramcote Hall: from family home to prep school”.

Laurel & Hardy film show
7:30pm till 10:30pm
Where: The White Lion, Beeston, NG9 1FX.
What’s on: The Nottingham Branch of the Laurel & Hardy appreciation society run every third Wednesday. All are welcome to this free event, full details here.

Attenborough and Chilwell East CAT meeting
7pm till 8:30pm
Where: College House Junior School.

Friday 18 March
2nd Attenborough Scouts – Easter Egg Hunt
6:30pm
Where: Attenborough Village Hall.
What’s on: if you would like to join in on the fun please email scouts.2ndattenborough@gmail.com

Saturday 19 March
Saturday mornings with Dig In – Stapleford
10am till 12 noon
Where: Albany Allotments, Pasture Road, Stapleford, NG9 8HZ.
What’s on: Full details here.

Spring Festival – Attenborough
11am till 3pm
Where: Attenborough Nature Centre, Barton lane, NG9 6DY.
What’s on: Free family event for the Bloom Spring Festival there will be storytelling, art, bush craft, activities, walks and more.

Coffee Morning and Easter Bonnet Parade
10am till 12 noon
Where: Attenborough Village Hall.
What’s on: Various stalls, tea and coffee, Bonnet competition with prizes. All welcome.

Anna Soubry MP
Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, NG9 4AJ
0115 943 6507
anna.soubry.mp@parliament.uk
annasoubry.org.uk

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One Response to News From Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP 3March 2016

  1. Steve Carr says:

    Such a u-turn by the local Conservatives demands that a road on the new Toton estate be named in honour. I suggest that the main road be called The Road to Damascus.

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