News From Anna Soubry MP 27 November 2016

anna-soubry-mpAnna Soubry writes: A big thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s ‘Meet the Team’ in the Horse and Groom, Greasley. I was disappointed to hear that despite considerable efforts a few years ago, there is still a problem with speeding on Moor Green and surrounding roads. Working with local Councillors I will make finding a permanent solution a priority.
Brexit was a subject raised by a number of constituents and I have provided an update on my views and the various challenges we face below.
As we reach the beginning of December, Christmas festivals, fetes and lights switch ons dominate the diary section. I am pleased to learn that Chilwell High Road in Beeston will be very much part of the town’s celebrations next Saturday. I’m not yet sure if Santa will be arriving on the tram but am pleased traders’ ideas and views have been taken in to account! It’s Small Business Saturday next week so I hope everyone will do all they can to shop local and support our great small businesses.
As ever,
Anna

The Autumn Statement and Brexit matters
ano1The content of Wednesday’s Autumn statement, delivered by the Chancellor Philip Hammond, were somewhat overshadowed by the various pronouncements on the forecasts that underpin it.

The wholly independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is of the view that Brexit and the uncertainty of the type of deal we will reach with the EU, means that our economy will not grow as fast as had been forecast. The Chancellor has accordingly revised Government targets to reduce borrowing.
Instead we will borrow more to invest in projects which will help boost our economy and tackle some of its underlying problems. Britain doesn’t have very good productivity levels and it’s believed they can be improved in a number of ways. The Chancellor announced a £23 billion fund which will invest in research and development, upgrade and improve internet and mobile hone connections and improve our transport system. I very much hope that improvements to the A610 and Ikea roundabout, as part of a scheme to make a ‘growth corridor’, will be considered for substantial funding.
I will be seeking details of the £2.3 billion Housing Fund to help build 100,000 new homes.
The rise in the National Living wage to £7.50 an hour will be welcomed by many constituents as will the freezing of fuel duty.
Hard line Brexiteers refuse to accept that our economy has been weakened by the Referendum decision to leave the EU. It would be extremely reckless to worsen our economy by choosing a “hard’ Brexit – namely just leaving without any agreement in place. We need to negotiate the very best deal for our country which will take time and care.

I voted for a Referendum on our membership of the EU, I believed the people should decide whether we stayed in it or left. I said I would honour and respect the result, whatever it was. Notwithstanding the result was not the one I campaigned for and despite the fact it goes against my long held views, if there is a vote on the matter in Parliament, I would vote for us to trigger Article 50 which begins the process of us leaving the EU. My decision will no doubt please many a Leaver and hugely disappoint Remainers. I have given it much thought but given what I said during the campaign I do not see any alternative but to honour the result.

The debate now is what type of Brexit is in our country’s best interest. I am of the view that we should stay in the single market though I accept this is unlikely given the Prime Minister’s opposition to the free movement of people. The two go hand it hand though I believe in time the EU will revert to its original fundamental principle of the free movement of labour. I can assure you I will continue to make the case for both the membership of the single market and the free movement of people.

I am also of the firm view that we must now all come together and agree on our Brexit terms. There’s a small portion of the Leave campaign who have forgotten we live in a democracy which thrives on free speech and tolerance. We are all entitled to our views on the EU and Brexit and should be allowed to express them. It is worrying that a minority seeks to intimidate those of us who do not share their views. I believe most of us have moved on from the Referendum result. We now want certainty in our approach to the Brexit negotiations, an end to the rhetoric and for tolerance to prevail.

HS2 Update
ano2A number of residents have contacted me following the announcement of the HS2 route through Broxtowe and the siting of the East Midlands Hub at Toton Sidings.

I will write to everyone on or near the route. Public meetings are also in the process of being arranged for early 2017 and I will, as usual, keep everyone fully informed.

I attended the launch of the East Midlands Councils Growth Strategy for HS2 and it is encouraging that Councils are working together.
As you might imagine, I will continue to argue that business must drive the plans for HS2 at Toton Sidings. That’s why we need a world class business park on the adjacent Green Belt land and not hundreds of houses.

Congratulations to Richard Hutchinson and team who have successfully formed the Chetwynd -Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum. They will now develop a neighbourhood plans to include all of Toton and the western side of Chilwell.
<< The planned HS2 route through Broxtowe >>
<< HS2 take calls on 02078444908 or by email Hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk.>>
My team and I continue to raise individual enquiries directly with HS2

Rumbletums wins Parliamentary prize
ano3I was honoured to welcome Abbi and Emma of Rumbletums to Parliament and present them with the Kids Count award for best Community Group. I didn’t hesitate to nominate Rumbletums; this Kimberley Cafe offers work experience and training to young people with learning disabilities. It’s a great social enterprise which also happens to do excellent coffee, cake, lunch and especially – breakfast!

Stapleford Post Office campaign update
ano4The Post Office is reviewing the process by which Bargain Booze was selected as the new home of Stapleford Post Office. The consultation is continuing (please be sure to have your say). There is widespread support for the campaign to stop the move to Bargain Booze. I am meeting senior executives in the next few weeks to explain that other businesses in the town should be given the chance to bid for the move. I will keep you updated.
<< Have your say about the plans to move the post office to Bargain Booze (the code is 327227) >>

Free Parking on Small Business Saturday

Giltbrook News is a great small businesses. Owner Ron Patel runs the busy shop on Nottingham Road, Giltbrook. Please shop local. Remember 'use it or lose it' !

Giltbrook News is a great small businesses. Owner Ron Patel runs the busy shop on Nottingham Road, Giltbrook. Please shop local. Remember ‘use it or lose it’ !

Free all day parking in Broxtowe will give everyone the opportunity to shop local and support our great small businesses on Saturday December 3rd. Broxtowe Borough Council is doing its bit to promote Small Business Saturday with free parking; local traders are advertising special offers on their website here.

If you are a small business you can also advertise for free on the Small Business Saturday website and if you are a customer you can look for events and brilliant shops near you. Click here for more information about how you can get involved.
<< Special deals on Small Business Saturday >>

Pupil power fixes pavements
ano6Poor pavements are all too common throughout Broxtowe. The School Council at Larkfields Junior School Nuthall, contacted me after one pupil ended up at A &E after falling on broken pavements outside the school. My team immediately contacted Nottinghamshire County Council who have assured me they will repair the footpath. It is good to see our youngsters taking up issues that effect everyone; it would be even better if our pavements were fit for purpose!

What’s on in Broxtowe
Monday 28 November
Beeston Market
9am till 3pm
Where: Beeston Square.

Tuesday 29 November
Young at Heart Club
1:30pm
Where: Equalised Working Men’s Club, Albert Avenue, Stapleford.
What’s on: Club for the over 60’s.

Wednesday 30 November
Beeston Weekly Market
9am till 3pm
Where: Beeston Square.
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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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Hope Computer Club
1:30pm till 3:30pm
Where: Hope House, Boundary Road, Beeston.
What’s on: For further details of this weekly event please call Michael on 0303 040 1110.
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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.

Thursday 1 December
Greasley Christmas Light Switch On & Festive Fun
6pm till 8pm
Where: Greasley Sports Hall, Dovecote Road, Newthorpe, NG16 3QN.
What’s on: Greasley’s Christmas Lights will be switched on from 6pm, there will be a performance from Greasley Beauvale Primary School, a visit from Santa and 3 special guests, seasonal refreshments and a firework finale.
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Bramcote Hills Badminton Club
7:30pm till 9pm
Where: Main Hall, Bramcote college, Moor Lane, Bramcote.
What’s on: The club are looking for new members, if you would like to try a free evening or join the club please call Keith on 0115 928 4643 or email keithdinsdale@btinternet.com.
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Chilwell West CAT meeting
7pm till 8:30pm
Where: Chilwell Community Centre, Inham Road, Chilwell.
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Beeston Camera Club
7:30pm
Where: Beeston British Legion Club, 16 Hall Croft, NG9 1EL.
What’s on: The Camera Club meet on a weekly basis, for further details please click here.
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Chilwell Ladies Circle
7:30pm
Where: Chilwell Road Methodist Church, Beeston.
What’s on: The Circle meets each week for a varied programme, including quizzes and talks. All ladies welcome.

Friday 2 December
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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Kimberley Christmas Light Switch On
6pm till 8pm
Where: Toll Bar Square.
What’s on: Full details here.

Saturday 3 December
Small Business Saturday
What’s on: Show support for your local business, full details here.
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Beeston Musical Theatre Group Coffee Morning
9:30am till 12:30pm
Where: Beeston Parish Church, Middle Street, NG9 1GA.
What’s on: Coffee morning to help raise awareness and funds to make Myeloma history.
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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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Christmas Craft Fair – The Helpful Bureau
11am till 3pm
Where: Stapleford Methodist Church, Eatons Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Cakes, books, decorated glassware, shabby chic crafts and much more.
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Christmas Art and Craft Fair – Attenborough
10am till 4pm
Where: Attenborough Nature Centre.
What’s on: Come and meet 7 designer maker artists working in silver, glass, textiles, pottery and leather.
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George Spencer – Christmas Craft Fayre
11am till 2pm
Where: George Spencer Academy (Lower Site)
What’s on: Christmas Craft Fayre with unique crafts and gifts.
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Christmas Fayre
12 noon till 2pm
Where: Greasley Sports and Community Centre, Dovecote Road, Ng16 3QN.
What’s on: Cats Protection Nottingham are holding a Christmas Fayre, there will be refreshments, cakes, tombola, cards, calendars, local crafts and much more.
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Season of Lights event – Broxtowe Community Celebration Group
2:30pm till 5pm
Where: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, NG9 1EH.
What’s on: Come along and experience festive sights, sounds and tastes from the world. For further information please call Akbar on 0115 917 3712.
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Light Night – Bramcote Old Church Tower
4:30pm till 6:30pm
Where: Bramcote Old Church Tower, Moss Drive, Town Street, Bramcote.
What’s on: Free event for all the family, there will be live music, mulled wine and hot chocolate on sale.
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Beeston Christmas Light Switch On
5pm till 6:30pm
Where: Beeston Square.
What’s on: Full details here.

Sunday 4 December
Service to Remember Loved Ones – Bramcote
2pm
Where: Bramcote Crematorium.
What’s on: Annual Christmas Service of Remembrance, full details here.

Monday 5 December
Bracmote CAT Meeting
7pm till 8:30pm
Where: Bramcote Memorial Hall, Church Street, Bramcote.

Tuesday 6 December
Bracmote and District Ladies’ Probus Club – Christmas Party
10am
Where: New Stapleford Community Centre, Washington Drive, Stapleford, NG9 8PY.
What’s on: Full details here.
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Family Festive Fun
10am till 2pm
Where: Middle Street Resource Centre, Beeston, NG9 2AR.
What’s on: Christmas Crafts, community cafe and much more. (Parking will be allocated on a first come first serve basis).

Wednesday 7 December
Beeston Weekly Market
9am till 3pm
Where: Beeston Square.
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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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Hope Computer Club
1:30pm till 3:30pm
Where: Hope House, Boundary Road, Beeston.
What’s on: For further details of this weekly event please call Michael on 0303 040 1110.
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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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Stapleford and District U3A meeting
2pm till 4pm
Where: Stapleford Methodist Church, Eastons road, NG9 7EA.
What’s on: Come along to find out what to U3A is about, their activities include speakers and a wide range of interest groups.
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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.

Thursday 8 December
Beeston Camera Club
7:30pm
Where: Beeston British Legion Club, 16 Hall Croft, NG9 1EL.
What’s on: The Camera Club meet on a weekly basis, for further details please click here.
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Chilwell Ladies Circle
7:30pm
Where: Chilwell Road Methodist Church, Beeston.
What’s on: The Circle meets each week for a varied programme, including quizzes and talks. All ladies welcome.
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Village Ventures presents – Shoo Shoo Baby Christmas Party
7:30pm
Where: St Helen’s Parish Church, Stapleford.
What’s on: Funny musical double act supported by their dedicated pianist. Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased on the door or from staplefordtc@yahoo.co.uk

Friday 9 December
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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Christmas Open Meeting – Beeston and District Civic Society
7:30pm till 9pm
Where: The Pearson Centre for Young People, 2 Nuart Road, Beeston.
What’s on: A talk and demonstration by Beeston First Responders, followed by seasonal refreshments. Further details here.
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RBL – Soul Shack Disco
8pm till 11:45pm
Where: The Royal British Legion, 16 Hall Croft, Beeston, NG9 1EL.
What’s on: Promises to be a great night playing Motown Classics. Tickets cost £5 please call Julie on 07894501987 to book.

Saturday 10 December
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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The Wollaton Singers Christmas Concert
7:30pm
Where: Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Beeston.
What’s on: Christmas concert in aid of Middle Street Resource Centre, tickets cost £5, children over 10 £2. For further information please call 0115 9281836.

Sunday 11 December
Charity Christmas Doggy Walk
11:30am
Where: From Beeston Weir Fields to Attenborough Nature Reserve and then back to Beeston Marina Pub for refreshments.
What’s on: Charity walk for Vincent Stimson, full details here.

Wednesday 14 December
Beeston Weekly Market
9am till 3pm
Where: Beeston Square.
– –
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.
– –
Hope Computer Club
1:30pm till 3:30pm
Where: Hope House, Boundary Road, Beeston.
What’s on: For further details of this weekly event please call Michael on 0303 040 1110.
– –
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.
– –
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.

Thursday 15 December
Beeston Camera Club
7:30pm
Where: Beeston British Legion Club, 16 Hall Croft, NG9 1EL.
What’s on: The Camera Club meet on a weekly basis, for further details please click here.
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Chilwell Ladies Circle
7:30pm
Where: Chilwell Road Methodist Church, Beeston.
What’s on: The Circle meets each week for a varied programme, including quizzes and talks. All ladies welcome.

Friday 16 December
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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Christmas Tree Festival – Beeston
10am till 4pm
Where: St. John the Baptist Church, Beeston.
What’s on: From Friday 16th till Monday 19th, the Christmas Tree Festival is a display of trees with decorations and lights etc. Light refreshments will be available.

Saturday 17 December
Christmas Tree Festival – Beeston
10am till 4pm
Where: St. John the Baptist Church, Beeston.
What’s on: The Christmas Tree Festival is a display of trees with decorations and lights etc. Light refreshments will be available.
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Christmas Concert – Ilkeston Brass Band
7:15pm
Where: Stapleford Methodist Church, Eatons Road, Stapleford, NG9 7EA.
What’s on: Seasonal refreshments will be available, adults £5, children £2.50 for tickets please call 0115 917 2346. Proceeds to the roof repair fund.

Sunday 18 December
Christmas Tree Festival – Beeston
2pm till 5pm
Where: St. John the Baptist Church, Beeston.
What’s on: The Christmas Tree Festival is a display of trees with decorations and lights etc. Light refreshments will be available.

Monday 19 December
Christmas Tree Festival – Beeston
10am till 3pm
Where: St. John the Baptist Church, Beeston.
What’s on: The Christmas Tree Festival is a display of trees with decorations and lights etc. Light refreshments will be available.

Contact me
High Road,
Barton House,
Chilwell
NG9 4AJ
0115 9436507
anna.soubry.mp@parliament.uk

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One Response to News From Anna Soubry MP 27 November 2016

  1. Howard Shakespeare says:

    The delay in invoking Article 50 was understandable, as David Cameron made no provision for a Leave victory. However, unless we start the ball rolling soon, the EU will have imploded before our formal departure.
    Just as the fall of the Berlin wall brought about a collapse of the Eastern Block, Brexit is the first domino in the collapse of the European Union.

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