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

Shoppers formed a queue yesterday to sign the petition opposing the proposal to relocate Stapleford Post Office in Bargain Booze. The plan is particularly daft given Stapleford Co-Op is set to close and would provide a perfect alternative location for this important and valued service.
Stapleford Borough Councillors John Longdon, Chris Rice and Adam Stockwell with Town Councillor Jan Goold have already gathered hundreds of signatures on a petition opposing the plans to move the town’s Post Office into Bargain Booze. Let me know if you would like to sign it. Stapleford Community Group and Borough Councillor Richard Macrae have an on line petition. I have already written to the Post Executive Chief Executive outlining my opposition to the plans. I don’t believe youngsters should be encouraged into off licences, customers with strong religious views and recovering alcoholics will be denied Post Office services.
Have your say either by email comments@postoffice.co.uk or via the Post Office web site (use the code 327227)

Meet the Team success
ao5There was a good turn out for the Stapleford ‘Meet the Team’ with almost a full set of the town’s Borough and County Councillors. I have subsequently met with Bartons to discuss late evening improvements to their service into Nottingham and a service to Beeston via the tram terminus. I have also contacted the local police Inspector about Larry’s Bar and will meet him soon to discuss the concerns of residents and Councillors.
The next Meet the Team is next Saturday in Kimberley from 10am ’til noon at the Parish Hall (details in the diary).

Pavement update:Notts County Council have replied to my complaint about the state of pavements on Washington Drive and roads running off it notably Hobart and Perth Drives. They have promised to monitor the state of the pavements but say they are not a priority for resurfacing.
Beeston Park Run birthday celebrations

Beeston Park Run's David Patrick, runners and volunteer stewards.

Beeston Park Run’s David Patrick, runners and volunteer stewards.

A bumper turnout of 269 runners celebrated the 12th birthday of Beeston Park Run at Weirfields Recreational Park by the canal at Beeston Lock. Park Runs are growing in popularity with runners of all ages and abilities taking place. It’s been a few months since I put on my trainers so no more excuses and see you soon – one Saturday at 9 am!
>>Join Beeston Park Run >>
 

Forever Stars in Parliament debate

Richard and Michelle Daniels raised over £150,000 for the Serenity Bereavement Suite at the QMC

Richard and Michelle Daniels raised over £150,000 for the Serenity Bereavement Suite at the QMC

Parliament tends to be at its very best when we come together to debate some of the most difficult subjects. I made a small contribution to one such debate last week on baby loss. The topic encompasses still births, babies who die within a few days or months of life, the lack of support for parents, the need for more research and better screening and information for parents before their baby is born.
I praised the outstanding work of Forever Stars, a Chilwell based charity set up by Richard and Michelle Daniels after their baby Emily was still born. The Daniels raised £150,000 for a bereavement suite at the QMC in a remarkably short period of time. The suite opened earlier this year and Richard and Michelle said their work was done. Of course this remarkable couple have changed their minds! They are now fund raising for a suite at Derby and I hope you will support them.
>> Forever Stars >>
<< Read the debate on Baby Loss and my tribute to Forever Stars>>

George Spencer Prize Night tribute to Josh

More than 200 hundred turned out in Josh's memory for a fun run in Bramcote Hills Park.

More than 200 hundred turned out in Josh’s memory for a fun run in Bramcote Hills Park.

I was very pleased to attend this year’s George Spencer prize night and mark the various achievements of pupils throughout the school. At the end of the evening Principal, Fraser Mitchell paid a moving tribute to Josh Boothman who drowned in a tragic accident in the Erewash last month. Since then pupils, friends and neighbours of Josh and his family have taken part in various events to help support his parents through this dreadful time. For more details please check out Stapleford Community Group has helped organise and promote a number of events.
>> Stapleford Community Group’s support for Josh’s family >>

Standing up for our community pharmacies
ao9rI am not convinced it is right to cut the budget of community pharmacies and I have said the same in Parliament. It is however important to remember that the savings will be ploughed back in to NHS. The Government has also announced that two of our pharmacies (at Nuthall and the IKEA retail park) will receive special support. My fear is that some of pharmacies will close which is not a good idea given we need more people to use them thereby taking the pressure off GP’s and the Emergency (A and E) Department at the QMC.
» Community Pharmacy statement >>

NET must deliver tram promises

NET bosses joined me in Beeston to see the affect of the tram on trade in the town.

NET bosses joined me in Beeston to see the affect of the tram on trade in the town.

I continue to press NET and the City Council to deliver on their promises to traders in Beeston. We were told the tram would be a benefit to shops and businesses in the town but so far the evidence is to the contrary. I met traders from High Road Chilwell who are particularly concerned at the lack of customers and we all fear yet more shops will close or move. NET’s new Chair, Peter Richardson and Chief Exec Adrian Wallace visited Beeston to speak to traders and see for themselves the impact of the tram on the town. They will report back on their findings and I will continue to make sure Beeston gets the promised benefits of the tram.

Brett – cross party working and being true to what I believe
3334253_portcullisAs you may have heard I have been working with MP’s from other parties to make sure we get the very best deal when we leave the EU. I believe we should stay within the single market and this should be the priority for the Government. I also believe in the free movement of people within the EU which is particularly good for a number of our local businesses as well as the economy at large.
Parliament has been pretty much excluded as the Government wrestles with what Brexit means however that is beginning to change though there is much more to achieve. With a number of MP’s I persuaded the Government to accept that Parliament must be more involved and you can read my speech on the subject below.

We will begin the process of leaving the EU when we give them notice (using Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon) and the Prime Minister has said she will do this by the end of March. Once Article 50 is triggered there is no way back and we will spend up to two years negotiating the terms of our exit.
A very important court case has attracted little publicity but I have followed it very carefully. In short some of our most senior judges will rule whether the Prime Minister or Parliament should ‘trigger’ Article 50. They will give judgement in the next few weeks and I anticipate which ever side loses will appeal the matter to the Supreme Court.

I am of the very firm view Parliament should trigger Article 50 (by legislation) and should decide the guiding principles of our negotiations as we leave the EU and move towards a new relationship with the EU. I don’t seek to ‘thwart’ or undermine the result of the EU Referendum – on the contrary I believe we need to bring everyone together and make sure we get the very best deal for our country.

I had a meeting with our Chief Constable Sue Fish, on Wednesday. She told me hate crime in Nottinghamshire is still running much higher than a year ago (up 18%) and that it stems from the Referendum. I believe we are, with few exceptions, good and tolerant people. For centuries people from other places have come to our country to settle and start a new and better life. In Broxtowe we have very few migrant workers; I believe we all need to come together and embrace people whatever their background, race, country of origin, skin colour, faith or sexuality. There are many things that make us Brits special (a great sense of humour for example) and also tolerance and a willingness to provide a safe place for people in the time of their greatest need.

Read more on my views on Brexit via the links below
<< Parliament debates its role in Brexit. My speech is at 4pm >>
<< My article in today’s Mail on Sunday >>
<< Article on why I believe we should stay in the single market >>

Haveli Charity event
Congratulations to Nottingham Building Society for organising a delicious fund raiser at Haveli in Chilwell in aid of Sports Aid and Framework. Thousands of pounds were raised for two excellent charities; Sports Aid supports young people to achieve their sporting ambition and Framework helps homeless and vulnerable people.

Hope keeps up the good work
Hope is a remarkable organisation providing active support and assistance to people in need. I was pleased to catch up with Nigel and his team at their base on Boundary Road in Beeston. I will keep on making the case that the Borough Council and others should be paying them for the enormous services they provide to the most needy in Broxtowe!

What’s on in Broxtowe
Monday 24 October
Beeston Market
9am till 3pm
Where: Beeston Square.

Tuesday 25 October
Young at Heart Club – Stapleford
1:30pm
Where: Equalised Working Men’s Club, Stapleford.
What’s on: Free Club for the over 60’s. Live entertainment, dancing, bingo and a free buffet.
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Bramcote and District Ladies’ Probus Club
10am
Where: New Stapleford Community Centre, Washington Drive, Stapleford.
What’s on: Classical music by Ken Goddard.

Wednesday 26 October
Wednesday mornings with Dig In Stapleford
10am till 12 noon
Where: Albany Allotments, Pasture Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Full details of this weekly event here.
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Kimberley Memory Group
10am till 12 noon
Where: Rumbletums, 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley.
What’s on: Memory group for people with dementia and their carers.
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Kimberley Pensioners Association
1:30pm till 3pm
Where: Kimberley Parish Hall, Newdigate Street, Kimberley.
What’s on: Weekly event with bingo, dancing, entertainers etc. Cost is £1 which includes tea and biscuits. For further details please contact Anna on 0115 938 5362.
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Craft and Laugh
6pm till 9pm
Where: Kitty’s Handmade, 210 Derby Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Weekly craft and laugh sessions with refreshments.A bargain at £5.

Thursday 27 October
Toton and Chilwell Meadows CAT meeting
7:30pm till 9pm
Where: The Village Hotel Club, (Vibe Room), Brailsford Way, Chilwell, NG9 6DL .

Friday 28 October
Knit and Natter
10:30am till 12:30pm
Where: Kitty’s Handmade, 210 Derby Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Knit and natter session held on a weekly basis. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits cost is £3.50 per person.
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The Guardians of Ancora Light Party
6pm till 7:30pm
Where: St Michael’s Church Centre, Church Street, Bramcote.
What’s on: Fun, games, drama, crafts and stories. Full details here.
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Beeston RBL – Poppy Lanuch
7:30pm
Where: Beeston RBL, 16 Hallcroft, Beeston, NG9 1EL.
What’s on: Poppy launch with live music from “Big Dave Bopper” – Free entry.

Saturday 29 October
Saturday mornings with Dig In Stapleford
10am till 12 noon
Where: Albany Allotments, Pasture Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Full details of this weekly event here.
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Kimberley ‘Meet the Team’
10am till 12 noon
Where: Kimberley Parish Hall, 23 Newdigate Street, Kimberley.
What’s on: Got a problem? Can we help? Everyone in Kimberley is invited to meet Anna and Kimberley’s Borough and County Councillors.
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Official Opening of Kimberley Cemetery Chapel
1pm
Where: Kimberley Cemetery Chapel.
What’s on: Anna opens the newly restored chapel.
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Messy Church
3:30pm till 5:30pm
Where: St Barnabas Church, Barn Croft, Beeston, NG9 4HU.
What’s on: Free fun for children of all ages with crafts, singing, story sharing and a meal. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Stapleford Town FC Bonfire Night
6pm
Where: The Old Cross Pub, 26 Church Street, Stapleford, NG9 8DA.

Monday 31 October
Beeston Market
9am till 3pm
Where: Beeston Square.

Wednesday 2 November
Wednesday mornings with Dig In Stapleford
10am till 12 noon
Where: Albany Allotments, Pasture Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Full details of this weekly event here.
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Kimberley Pensioners Association
1:30pm till 3pm
Where: Kimberley Parish Hall, Newdigate Street, Kimberley.
What’s on: Weekly event with bingo, dancing, entertainers etc. Cost is £1 which includes tea and biscuits. For further details please contact Anna on 0115 938 5362.
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Craft and Laugh
6pm till 9pm
Where: Kitty’s Handmade, 210 Derby Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Weekly craft and laugh sessions; £5 includes refreshments

Thursday 3 November
Kimberley Discovery Wellbeing Group
1pm till 3:30pm
Where: Rumbletums, 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley.
What’s on: Support group for people with mental health issues.

Friday 4 November
Knit and Natter
10:30am till 12:30pm
Where: Kitty’s Handmade, 210 Derby Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Knit and natter session; £3.50 including refreshments

Saturday 5 November
Attenborough Craft Fair
10am
Where: Attenborough Village Hall.
What’s on: Craft Fair in aid of Christian Aid
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Farmers Market – Stapleford
9am till 2pm
Where: .Walter Parker VC Square, Stapleford.
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Kimberley Cemetery Chapel Open Day
10am till 2pm
Where: Kimberley Cemetery Chapel.
What’s on: Everyone welcome to see the newly restored Chapel which is available for weddings, naming ceremonies and funerals.
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Bramcote Scouts Fireworks Extravaganza
5:30pm
Where: Hemlock Scout Campsite, Common Lane, Bramcote.
What’s on: Bonfire, fireworks, stalls, music, food and licensed bar. Gates open at 5:30pm with fireworks at 7:30pm and 8:30pm.
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George Spencer Fireworks Extravaganza
6pm
Where: George Spencer Academy, (lower site).
What’s on: Hot food, licensed bar, fairground rides, tombola, raffle, live music and fireworks at 7pm and 7:45pm. Full details here.
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Nuthall Bonfire and Fireworks
6pm
Where: Nuthall Temple Centre Sports Field.
What’s on: Hot food will also be on sale. Tickets cost £2 for adults and £1 for children.

Tuesday 8 November
Broxtowe EnergyFest – Citizens Advice Broxtowe
10am till 3pm
Where: Broxtowe Council Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston.
What’s on: Full details here.

Wednesday 9 November
Wednesday mornings with Dig In Stapleford
10am till 12 noon
Where: Albany Allotments, Pasture Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Full details of this weekly event here.
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Kimberley Pensioners Association
1:30pm till 3pm
Where: Kimberley Parish Hall, Newdigate Street, Kimberley.
What’s on: Weekly event with bingo, dancing, entertainers etc. Cost is £1 which includes tea and biscuits. For further details please contact Anna on 0115 938 5362.
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Craft and Laugh
6pm till 9pm
Where: Kitty’s Handmade, 210 Derby Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Come along to the weekly craft and laugh sessions, where you will run your own project and also a mini project. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits, cost is £5.

Friday 11 November
Knit and Natter
10:30am till 12:30pm
Where: Kitty’s Handmade, 210 Derby Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Knit and natter session held on a weekly basis. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits cost is £3.50 per person.
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Armistice Day
11am
There will be a minutes silence in Beeston Square and Walter Parker Square, Stapleford (Kimberley Town tbc) to mark the 11th hour on the 11th day.
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Beeston and District Civic Society – Talk
7:30pm till 9pm
Where: The Pearson Centre, Nuart Road, Beeston.
What’s on: Jane Hutchinson from Broxtowe Borough Council will be giving a talk on recycling.

Saturday 12 November
Stapleford Craft and Produce Market
10am till 1pm
Where: Stapleford Salvation Army, Albert Avenue, Stapleford.
What’s on: Craft and produce market selling a variety of high quality hand crafted and homemade items.
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Bramcote Old Church Tower – Brass Band
7:30pm
Where: St Michael’s Church, Church Street, Bramcote.
What’s on: Full details here.

Sunday 13 November
Remembrance Sunday – Services
There will be a number of services taking place throughout the borough with the main civic services taking place in our Town’s; Beeston, Stapleford and Kimberley. Please click here to find details of your local services.

Contact me
High Road,
Barton House,
Chilwell
NG9 4AJ

0115 9436507

anna.soubry.mp@parliament.uk

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2 Responses to News from Anna Soubry MP October 23 2016

  1. I really enjoyed the Meet the Team event and it is always nice to work together to help the very residents we are all there to represent.

    What I didn’t like was again the unfortunate behaviour of john longdon who was rude once again. When Anna Soubry and john longdon were talking to some residents about an issue Ann called me over to talk to them as well, as I walked over john longdon got up and walked off as he refused to sit at the same table as me to try and help these residents. I was not the only person who noticed that and some members of his party also commented to me about how rude he has become, especially towards myself.

  2. Jacky Williams says:

    The Meet the Team event was very successful, with good representation, as Anna says, and Stan and I were able to address a number of specific County Council issues raised by local residents.
    On another note, I would like to add my thanks to Anna for her continuing support for Forever Stars, and their founders, Richard and Michelle.

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